Surname: McCorkle

Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In...

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Washington Settlers from Oregon

William Craig was born in Greenbriar County, Virginia, in 1810. He entered the service of the American Fur Company in 1830, and for ten years led the life of a trapper. When the fur companies broke up, about 1810, he came to Oregon, and settled not long after at Lapwai, near Spalding’s mission, to which he rendered valuable assistance in controlling the Indians. He also was of much service to Gov. Stevens in making treaties with the Indians of eastern Washington. Stevens appointed him on his staff, with the rank of Lieutenant colonel, and he was afterward appointed Indian agent at Lapwai, for’ which position he was well fitted, and which he held for a long time. ‘But for his liberality he would have been rich, but he has given away enough to make several fortunes.’ Walla Walla Union, Oct. 23, 1869. ‘He was the comrade in the mountains of Kit Carson, J. L. Meek, Robert Newell, Courtenay Walker, Thompson, Rahboin, and a host of other brave men whose names are linked with the history of the country.’ Walla Walla Statesman, in Portland Oregonian, Oct. 30, 1869. Here are a few men who settled in Washington at an early period, but who had first resided in Oregon: Solomon Strong, born in Erie co., N. V., Nov. 11, 1817. At the age of fourteen years removed to Ohio, thence to...

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Biographical Sketch of David McCorkle

(See Ross)-Emma, daughter of John Thompson and Charlotte Gordon (Scales) Drew, was born October 29, 1856, and married May, 1876, William Green Robinson, born Jan. 1856 and died Nov. 8, 1886. Mrs. Emma Robinson married April 28, 1891, Joseph Loren McCorkle, born Sept. 19, 1837, in Louisa County, Virginia. She died Jan. 8, 1906, and Mr. McCorkle died Jan 3, 1916. William G. and Emma Robinson were the parents of Mary Charlotte Robinson, born August 7, 1877, and married January 28, 1898, David Wisel, son of Joseph Loren McCorkle, born March 17, 1867, in Muskogee County, Okla. They were the parents of Joseph Loren, born October 28, 1899, and James Milton McCorkle, born May 13, 1902; Catherine Elizabeth born August 4, 1906; David Wise, born July 12, 1909; Mary Louisa, born Nov. 27, 191 1 ; Drew Holt, born Dec. 31, 1913 and William Thomas born Sept. 23, 1916, on day first troop train left Muskogee to world’s...

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Alfred A. McCorkle

Sergt., 318th F. A., 81st Div., Btry C. Entered the service Nov. 2, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 8, 1918. Was on his way to the front when the armistice was signed. Sidetracked at Metz. Sailed for USA June 3, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 22,...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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