Person:Alexander McCorkle (7)

Alexander McCorkle
b.ABT 1725 Ulster, Ireland
d.1780 Virginia
  1. William H. McCorkleABT 1721 - 1792
  2. Alexander McCorkleABT 1725 - 1780
  3. Patrick McCorkleabt 1727 -
  • HAlexander McCorkleABT 1725 - 1780
  • WMary SteeleABT 1728 - aft 1781
  1. James McCorkleABT 1751 -
  2. Nancy McCorkleABT 1751 -
  3. Ensign John McCorkleABT 1753 - ABT 1781
  4. William McCorkleABT 1755 - 1818
  5. Samuel McCorkleabt 1760 -
Facts and Events
Name Alexander McCorkle
Gender Male
Birth[1] ABT 1725 Ulster, Ireland
Death[1] 1780 Virginia

Alexander McCorkle was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Alexander McCorkle's land (Borden Tract, SW, 300 acres) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 197.—llth February, 1761. Same (from Benjamin Borden's Executors) to Alexander McCorkle, £—, 300 acres of 92100; cor. John Smiley on west side North Branch of James River; Abraham Brown's cor., including a large island. Delivered: Alex. McCorkle, 9th January, 1796.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 104.--15th November, 1766. Alex. ( ) McKorkle and Mary ( ) to Patrick McKorkle, £25, 150 acres on North Branch of James, part of 300 acres whereon Alex. now lives; corner Abraham Brown's land. Teste: James McCluer, James Trimble, James Crow.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1753. - (75) John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.

Information on Alexander McCorkle

A history of Rockbridge County, Virginia By Oren Frederic Morton, pg. 278:

The wife of Alexander, ancestor of the MacCorkles of Rockbridge, was Mary Steele. The children of the pair were James, John, William, and Nancy, and perhaps also a Samuel, since there was a tithable by this name in Rockbridge in 1778. James married Margaret McCollom. John married Rebecca, a daughter of John McNutt and aunt to Governor Alexander G. McNutt, of Mississippi. William, who lived on Elliott's Hill and died in 1818, is described as a recluse of eccentric disposition. His first wife, the mother of his children, was a McCluer. The second, whom he married in 1802, was Ann, a daughter of Captain Audley Paul and widow of the grandfather of Bishop William Taylor.

2. ALEXANDER McCORKLESon of William. Purchased the McCorkle farm in the Borden Grant on North River. He conveyed one-half of this farm to his son, John, other children - Sam, William and Nancy. First mentioned in Rockbridge 1753. Alexander married Mary Steele. (Date unknown

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Husband's Name

Alexander MCCORKLE (AFN:G11M-69)    

Born:  Abt 1725  Place:  , Ulster, Ireland 
Died:  1780  Place:  , , VA. 
Married:    Place:   

Father:  William MCCORKLE (AFN:G11M-C5)    
Mother:  Mrs William MCCORKLE (AFN:G11M-DB)   

Wife's Name

Mary STEELE (AFN:G11M-7G)    

Born:  Abt 1728  Place:  <, Ulster, Ireland> 
Married:    Place:   



1. Sex Name

M  William MCCORKLE (AFN:G11L-VL)    

Born:  Abt 1755   Place:  Botetourt Or, Rockbridge Co.  
Died:  7 Sep 1818   Place:  Rockbridge, Virginia  

2. Sex Name

M  James MCCORKLE (AFN:G11M-8M)    

Born:  Abt 1751   Place:  <Botetourt Or, Rockbridge Co.>  

3. Sex Name

M  John MCCORKLE (AFN:G11M-9S)    

Born:  Abt 1753   Place:  <Botetourt Or, Rockbridge Co.>  
Died:  1781   Place:  Battle Ofcowpens  

4. Sex Name

F  Nancy MCCORKLE (AFN:G11M-B0)    

Born:  Abt 1751   Place:  <Botetourt Or, Rockbridge Co.>  

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