An American Family History


Carmack Family

In 1774 Governor Dunmore declared war against Native Americans. The war ended after Virginia's victory in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. However, during the American Revolution, the Indian nations regained power and mobilized to attack the colonists.

John Carmack, Sr. was born about 1720 in Frederick County, Maryland. His father Cornelius Carmack.

Cornelius Carmack (1750),
John Carmack (1751),
William Camack (1761),
Nellie Carmack
Catherine Carmack Gray (married Joseph Gray).

In 1774, John Carmack was wounded while serving in the Fincastle County Militia during Lord Dunmore's War.

John died in 1812 in Washington County, Virginia.

Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

Washington Count, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County in 1777. It originally contained Sullivan County, Tennessee.


Frederick County, Maryland was created in 1748 from parts of Prince George's and Baltimore Counties. In 1776 it was divided into Washington, Montgomery and, Frederick Counties. In 1837 parts of Frederick and Baltimore Counties formed Carroll County.

Cornelius Carmack was born on June 18, 1736 in Frederick County, Maryland. He was the son of William Carmack and Jane McDaniel.

He married Margery Jane Evans on October 26, 1756 in Frederick County, Maryland.

Cornelius and Margery's children probably included:

Cornelius Carmack, Jr. (1759)
William Carmack (1761, married Mary Catherine Hartsock and Mary Yeary),
Joseph Carmack (1763, married Mary McMillan),
Jane Carmack (1765, married Thomas Henry),
Sarah Carmack (1767, married Hugh McGhee),
Jesse C Carmack (1769, married Ann Black),
Margery Carmack (1771, married John Grimes),
John Carmack (1773, married Mary Dougherty),
Elizabeth Carmack (1775, married James Henry), and
Susannah Carmack (1777, married Henry Livingston).

December 31, 1774 John Carmack had 470 acres surveyed on Sinking Creek.
January 12, 1775, Cornelius Carmack had 100 acres surveyed on Beaver Creek.
On January 31 1775, John Carmack had 97 acres surveyed on Sinking Creek.

On September, 2 1776, John Carmack was in charge of the road from Beaver Creak to Major Bledsoe's in Fincastle County, Virginia.

Cornelius, Sr. and Jr., William and John Carmack signed the 1777 petition of men living on the north Holston River complaining about the division of Fincastle County. They felt the line was not equitable and the court house was too far away.

In 1780 Cornelius and John Carmack participated in the Battle of King's Mountain. John Carmack was a private with Captain Evan Shelby and was wounded.

Cornelius appeared on the 1782 tax list of Washington County, Virginia in Captain Fulkerson's precinct.

William Carmack was a soldier in the American Revolution.

Cornelius, Sr. died July 18, 1824 in Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee.

Fincastle County, Virginia, was created in 1772 from Botetourt County. In 1776 it was divided into three counties; Montgomery, Washington, and Kentucky (which the state of Kentucky).


The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.







American pioneers migrated west to settle areas not previously inhabited by European Americans.


Page 83 - Cornelius Carmack...225 ac...Treasury Warrant...on both sides of Cathrins fork, branch of Cove Creek, waters of the north fork of Holstein River...Beginning on the Hawfield Ridge above a path...at the foot of the knobs...October 19, 1782

Page 84 - Cornelius Carmack...130 ac...treasury Warrant...on the waters of Steels Creek...Beginning on the north side of the Big Ridge...corner to the land he now lives on...June 7, 1782

Page 84 - Cornelius Carmack...395 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the head waters of Beaver Creek & Steels Creek...Beginning on the north side of the big ridge...corner to Richard Moors land...corner to Moors & Nathaniel Gists land...at the foot of the big ridge...June 5, 1782 - Cornelius Carmack...400 ac...on the waters of Beaver Creek...100 ac surveyed on January 12, 1774...includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1773...September 1, 1781