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  • ID: I668113225
  • Name: John MCCORMICK
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: McCormick
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Mar 1825 in Rush county., Indiana
  • IDNO: 2608
  • Change Date: 18 Dec 2001
  • Note:
    JOHN L. McCORMICK, late of Indianapolis, was widely known as a carpente
    r, contractor and builder
    of many years standing in that city. He was born in Rush county, four mil
    es south of Rushville, at
    Perkins Corners, March 24, 1825, son ofJames and Patsy (Perkins) McCormic
    k, who are fully mentioned
    ill the sketch of Lycurgus P. McCormick.
    Mr. McCormick was a year old when his parents moved to Shelby county, a
    nd seven years old when
    they returned to Indianapolis, in1832. He had his home in Marion county a
    nd in Indianapolis until 1855,
    when he moved to Hendricks county, living there until 1860. After that, un
    til his death, he made his
    home in Indianapolis, residing for forty years in the home at No. 1402 Nor
    th Capitol avenue, now
    occupied by his widow. He owned that place and other city property. His fi
    rst schooling was secured in
    an old-fashioned subscription school. When about eighteen years old he beg
    an learning the millwright
    and carpenter trades, which he followed from 1849. Mr. McCormick was indep
    endent in political matters,
    although he had Republican tendencies.
    Mr. McCormick was married Aug. 9, 1848, to Julia Ann Pitts, who was born M
    arch 2, 1826, near
    Pendleton, Ind., daughter of Stephen and Rachel (Hendricks) Pitts. To th
    em were born three children :
    (1) Rachel R. married John H. Koontz, and theyhad two sons, Ora L. and Har
    ry L. (deceased), both of
    whom married and lived in Illinois. The mother is now deceased. (2) Ma
    ry E. married Matthias Garver
    (deceased), and now lives on Capitol avenue, Indianapolis. They had five d
    aughters, but none are living.
    A granddaughter, Alta Garver Gladdon, lives with Mrs.Garver. (3) Fannie, w
    ho married Charles J. Miller
    (now deceased). of Chicago,now resides with her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Mill
    er had no children.
    Stephen Pitts, father of Mrs. McCormick, was born near Nashville, Tenn., a
    nd passed hisearly life in
    that state. His father died when the family, Stephen, James andseveral sis
    terElizabeth, Margaret and
    others, were young, and Stephen was bound out to a strict Presbyterian fam
    ily. When sixteen years old
    he enlisted in the war of 1812, after which he settled in Hamilton count
    y, Ohio, where he learned the
    tailors trade, becoming an usually skilled workman. He always made theclot
    hing he and his sons wore.
    Stephen Pitts was married in Ohio to Rachel Hendricks, a native of that st
    ate, daughter of David and
    Rose Hendricks. David Hendricks was a Revolutionary soldier and an early s
    ettler of Ohio, made his
    home in Eaton, that State, and died in Ohio. After his marriage Stephen Pi
    tts came to Indiana, settling in
    Richmond, where he worked for old Mr. Mansur, whose son, William Mansur, m
    arried a daughter of
    David V. Culley. David and George, the first two children of Mr. and Mr
    s. Stephen Pitts, were born in
    Richmond, whence in 182.1 or 1822 the family moved to Indianapolis, whe
    re Mr. Pitts owned,the ground
    now occupied by the Soldiers Monument. They remained there, however, on
    ly a short time, removing to
    Pendleton, where he took a claim. His wife always said her happiest days w
    ere spent on that place. The
    following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Pitts: David never married: G
    eorge W., of Indianapolis,
    married Mary Ann Beechart; Julia Ann was the wife of John L. McCormick; El
    iza Ann died in infancy;
    Cynthia married Joseph Butsch, of Indianapolis; Mary E. married Truman Fre
    nch, of Indianapolis;
    Martha married Granville Mathews, ofIndianapolis, and died nine months aft
    erward; Frank M. married
    Fredonia Morrell; Rachel died in infancy; Hiram died at the age of sixtee
    n. Only three of this family are
    now living, Mrs. Julia A. McCormick, Mrs. Cynthia Butsch and Mrs.Martha Ma
    thews. Mrs. Pitts died at
    the age of fifty-nine years, and Mr. Pittssurvived her a year, reaching t
    he age of sixty-one. He drew a
    pension for hisservices in the war of 1812. In his early days he was a gre
    at hunter,




    Father: James MCCORMICK b: 5 Dec 1797 in Butler County, Ohio
    Mother: Patsy PERKINS b: 22 May 1803 in Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Julia Ann PITTS b: 2 Mar 1826
    • Married: 9 Aug 1848
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