1925 Biography - Joseph McCorkle

Joseph McCorkle was the head of the McCorkle family in this county. He came here about 1818 from Virginia. The maiden name of his wife was Randolph. He entered land and settled east and a little south of Vienna about one and one half miles. He owned a tanyard here in the twenties, and later had a mill. His children were John R. (2), who was born 1825 on the home farm and resided there all of his life, which was eighty-nine years. He married Louisa J. Hogg and they had Joseph W. (3) who married Margaret Lundy and their children were Pansy (4) who married a Mr. Brown and resides in one of the Dakotas; Donald (4) lives at Anna, and Margaret (4) lives with her sister in the west. William N. (3) married first Mary Redden, and they had Lula (4) who married Oliver Fisher, a business man of Vienna, and they have William (5). Sadie (4) married Oscar M. Wiesenbaum and resides in California. Charles (4) not married W. N. (3) married second Gertrude (Verhines) Hundley. They have Helen (4). J. F. (3) married Martha (see Veach). John R. (2) married second Mrs. R. N. Shirley and their children are Mrs. May Anderson of Chicago, and Mrs. Adolph Baur of Kankakee. Amanda (2) married William (see Price). Nicinda (2) married Preston (see McFatridge). Lorina (2) married Robert Hight and their children were Frank (3) and Alonzo (3).

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 412.

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