On September 1, 1799, John sold 102 3/4 acres to Henry Spaulding.
On Janaury 25, 1811 John McCorkle was granted 123 acres on the Holston River adjacent to Samuel McCorkle (deceased) and Benjamin Webb
In 1819, John McCorkle was in Washington County, Tennessee.
On January 23, 1823, Joseph, Francis and Finley M. McCorkle, heirs of John McCorkle sold their shares to Samuel McCorkle, Jr.
Carter County, Tennessee was organized from Washington County on April 9, 1796. Elizabethton is the county seat.
Mary McCorkle (abt 1760) married Henry Massengill.
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
Samuel McCorkle was born about 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia. He was the son of James McCorkle and Elizabeth Rhea.
He married Mary Alison.
They moved from Frederick County, Maryland about 1787 to Sullivan County, Tennessee.
Their children may have included:
John McCorkle (1789, married Polly Cunningham),
Samuel McCorkle (1790, married Christina),
Susannah McCorkle (1794, married Joseph Scott),
Francis McCorkle (1795, married Isabel Sevier granddaughter of Robert Sevier),
George McCorkle (1797)
Samuel McCorkle was in Sullivan County in 1796, 1797, and 1812.
John McCorkle was in the 1812 census of Sullivan County, Tennessee.
In 1790 the household was in Sullivan County, Tennessee.
In 1793, Samuel McCorkle bought 400 acres in Sullivan County next to Benjamin Webb and Joseph McCorkle.
In 1794 Samuel was appointed to be a Justice of the Peace for Sullivan County.
Samuel McCorkle sold the first town lots in Middletown (Bluff City) in 1798.
Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.
John McCorkle was born about 1789 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He was the son of Samuel McCorkle.
According to the 1850 census, John was a saddler.
John married Polly Cunningham on October 13, 1813.
John and Polly's children included:
James McCorkle (1821, married Nancy Hampton),
Samuel B. McCorkle (1822, married Margaret Britton),
Nancy McCorkle (1827, married William Oliphant),
McCorkle (1828, married Samuel Prothro),
McCorkle (1831), and
At the time of the 1830 census John McCorkle was in Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee.
The household consisted of
a man and a woman between 30 and 39
a man between 20 & 29
a boy between 15 & 19
a boy and a girl between 10 & 14,
2 boys and 3 girls between 5 & 9
In the 1850 census the household consisted of:
John McCorkle 61
Mary McCorkle 52
Nancy McCorkle 23
Francis M McCorkle 22
John McCorkle 19
David McCorkle 14
John, Jr. died in 1860 and is buried at Mount Bethel Cemetery in Greene County Tennessee where his sister, Nancy Oliphant is buried.
Son James moved to Marshall County, Alabama.
John, Sr. died in 1881 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee where his daughter, Francis Prothro ,was living. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Samuel McCorkle was born about 1790. He was the son of Samuel McCorkle.
His wife was Christina. Christina was born about 1798.
George C. McCorkle (1812, Susanna Torbett,
Lydia McCorkle ( 1820, married Samuel Torbett),
Minerva McCorkle (1825, married Joseph Jenkins),
Charlotte McCorkle (1826, married Tyre Lawson),
Clarissa McCorkle (1828),
Elizabeth McCorkel (1829, married Elisha Lillard),
Lucinda McCorkle (1834, married Lafayette Francis Lillard),
Robert McCorkel (1835)
At the time of the 1840 census, Christina was in Piney Flats, Tennessee. The household consisted of
a woman between 40 & 49 -Christina
2 men between 20 & 29
a girl between 15 & 19 -Minerva
2 girls between 10 & 14- Charlotte & Clarissa
2 girls between 5 & 9 - Elizabeth & Lucinda
a boy 5 thru 9: 1- Robert
Evaline McCorkle (1827, married W. Hodge, M. D.),
E.T. McCorkle (1829, married Emaline Witt),
Franklin McCorkle (1831, married Julia Hodge and Josephine Hodge),
Tennessee McCorkle (1831, married John T. Russell), and
Lafayette McCorkle (married Minnie Putnam).
Joseph McCorkle was born about 1790.
He married Mary Hendry on November 14, 1815 in Tennessee.
Samuel and Lucinda's children included:
Mary C. McCorkle (1838, married Rodney Webb),
William Monroe McCorkle (1840, married Catherine Webb), and John Joseph McCorkle (1846)
Susan McCorkle, and
Sullivan County is in far northeast corner of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia and was originally part of those states. It was formed in 1779 when it was divided from Washington County.
J. J. [John Joseph] McCorkle, farmer, was born in Sullivan County, January 4, 1846, the son of Samuel and Lucinda (Colbaugh) McCorkle the former a native of Tennessee, and born in 1818, the son of Joseph, a native of Pennsylvania, and of Irish origin.
The father was a highly successful farmer, and died in 1885. The mother, born in 1812, in Sullivan County, was the daughter of John Colbaugh, a soldier in the war of 1812, and a farmer. Their children were William M., John J., Eliza, Mary, Martha, Susan and Harriet.
North Carolina was one of the thirteen original Colonies. It was first settled by small farmers and grew quickly in the mid 18th century.
Sullivan Co., Tennessee Deed Book 2, p. 673:
State of North Carolina to Samuel McCorkle
Transcribed by Robert W. Keyes
State of North Carolina No. 586
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting know ye
that we for & in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings
for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury
by Samuel Mccorkle have given & granted & by these
presents do give & grant unto the sd Samuel Mccorkle a
tract of land containing four hundred acres  lying & being
in our County of Sullivan on the south side of Holston river
including the plantation where Edward Chote formerly lived
Beginning at Andrew Cittles corner forked poplar near
then on a dividing line between said Samuel Mccorkle & Jos Mccorkle South 29 degs West 152 poles to a pine tree
then on sd line North 80 deg west 70 poles to a poplar
South 6 poles to Benjamin Webs corner white oak then with his
line South 75 West 84 poles to his corner spanish oak
his line South 66 degs west 178 poles to a forked poplar
on sd line North 130 poles to a stake then up said river the
several courses to the beginning as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear
together with all woods waters mines minerals
hereditaments & appurtenances to the sd land belonging or
appertaining to hold to the sd Samuel Mccorkle his heirs
& assigns forever
yeilding & paying to us such sums of money
yearly or otherwise as our general Assempbly from time to time
may direct provided always that the sd Samuel McCorkle shall cause this grant to be registered in the registers office
of our sd County of Sullivan within the time limited by law
otherwise the same shall be void
& of no effect in testimony
whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent
our great seal to be hereunto affixed witness Richard Dobbs
Spraight Esquire our governor Captain general & commander in chief at Newburn the 27 day of June in the 17 year of
our independence & in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred & ninety three .
By his Exclly Com'd Richard Dobbs Spraight
J Glasgow Secretary
June 24 th day 1794 Reg'd Ex'd Exed M.A.
American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (orli) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.
Sullivan Co., TN, Deed Book 6, p. 152:
State of Tennessee No. 1932 to John McCorkle
Transcribed by Robert W. Keyes
To all to whom these Presents shall come greeting.
Know ye that in
consideration of an entry made in the office of the Surveyor of the
Sixth District of nunber 349 dated the Thirteenth day of October Eighteen
hundred and and nine  founded on a Warrant of number 149 issued
by Archibald Roane to John Nave for Two hundred acres of land dated
the Sixth day of July Eighteen hundred and eight which said
Warrant is assigned to John McCorkle the enterrer
There is granted
by the said State of Tennessee unto the said John McCorkle and his heirs
a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and
twenty three acres lying in the county of Sullivan in the District of
begining at two sugar trees on the South bank of Holston
Thence along down the same South sixty West two poles to a hickory
then South five West Twenty two poles a long a line of
Samuel McCorkle Deceased to a Poplar
then south Twenty nine West
one hundred and fifty two poles to two white oaks
then north eighty
West Seventy poles to a white oak South six poles to a white oak and
then south seventy five West twelve poles to three chesnut
saplings on Benjamin Webbs line
then along the same South
Twenty East one hundred and sixty eight poles to two Chesnut oaks
and a white oak on the on the top of a hill
thence North fifty East
one hundred poles to a forked white oak on Elijah Watsons line
Then north seven East two hundred forty poles to the Beginning
Surveyed December the Fourth 1809
With the herediaments
and appurtenances to have and to hold the said Tract or parcel
of land with its appurtenances to the said John McCorkle
and his heirs forever
In witness whereof Willie Blount governor
of the State of Tennessee hath hereunto set his hand and caused
the great seal of the said state to be affixed to Knoxville
on the twenty fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and Eleven and of Americas independence
the thirty fifth
By the governor Willie Boount
R Houston Secretary
Washington County, Tennessee Marriages
McCorkle, Joseph married Harrison, Jean on 30-Dec-1793
McCordle, Jacob married Ball, Rebecca on 18 August 1814
McCordle, Hannah married Speck, Tobias on 21-Sept-1817
McCorkle, Mary Jane married Vance, David on 10 June 1834