An American Family History

James McCorkle

  also spelled McCorkel, McCorcle  

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

James McCorkle was born about 1720.

He married Elizabeth Rhea. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Rhea.

James and Elizabeth's children probably included:

Samuel McCorkle (1760, married Mary Alison),
James McCorkle, and
William McCorkle.

James was a Presbyterian pastor.

In 1775, James McCorkle was a member of the Fincastle County Committee of Safety.





from Notable Southern Families, Volume 2 by Zella Armstrong and Janie Preston Collup French

William Rhea, [son of Matthew Rhea] born in Ireland, came early to America and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He married a wife, name unknown, and had three children:
(1) James Rhea
(2) Mary Rhea, who married John Brown and lived near Wilmington, Delaware;
(3) Elizabeth Rhea, who married James McCorkle, and lived in Washington, D. C. They had several daughters and two sons:
(a) James McCorkle;
(b) William McCorkle, who lived in Pennsylvania and was editor of a newspaper.

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