- James McCorkleest 1740-1745 - bef 1794
- William McCorkleest 1745-1750 - bef 1798
Facts and Events
William McCorkle was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of William McCorkle in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Walter Crockett of Wythe vs. Gordon Cloyd and others--O. S. 33; N. S. 11--Bill filed 9th July, 1798. James McCorkle and Wm. Christian, partners in 1775, gave their bond with Walter Crockett as sureties. McCorkle is dead, leaving heiresses Peggy Adams, wife of William Adams and Rebecca Thompson, wife of Andrew Thompson. Copy of deed William Christian and Anne to James McCorkle, dated 16th August, 1784, and proved in Montgomery County 25th August, 1784. Copy of will of James McCorkle of Montgomery County, dated 5th February, 1794, proved in Montgomery May Court, 1794. Niece Margaret McCorkle, wife of William Adams. Nieces Martha and Rebecca McCorkle. Tract called Dunkard Bottom. Martha McCorkle, widow of brother William McCorkle. Martha and William were parents of three nieces above. Devise to Robert Currin, Jr., son of Robert. Depositions in Winchester, 29th June, 1805. Michael Switzer 25 years old. Paul Kauffman 23 or 24 years old. Michael Houseman aged 28. Conrad Cutliff aged 19 (Gotlieb?). Francis Cutliff aged 61.
Information on William McCorkle
Information on William McCorkle is contained in the article "James and William McCorkle of Ulster
& Montgomery Co., Virginia c. 1770", at the following site: []
Hale in his "Trans Alleghany Pioneers" states that seven families were settled West of New River in 1754, but gives the names of but two, Reed and McCorkle. [Source: A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory, by David E. Johnston (1906)].