Revolutionary patriot; served in the Virginia line during the Carolina Campaign under General Nathaniel Greene, enlisted from Rockbridge County VA and was at the battle of Guilford Court House.
Elder at Old Providence Church, Augusta County, Virginia.
ROBERT McCORMICK was born in 1738 in Hanover Township of Lancaster County. He married Martha Sanderson, daughter of George Sanderson, in 1770. He moved to Fermanagh Township in 1755 and was married there. In July 1779, he sold his farm and moved to Virginia. His new land was part in Augusta County and part in Rockbridge County. He fought in the Virginia line at Cowpens in the Revolution. Martha died in 1807 and Robert died October 12, 1818, both in Augusta County, Virginia.
Their children were:
George Elliot McCormick born 1771 and married Jane Steel.
Martha McCormick born 1773 and married Richard Brient. They remained in Rockbridge County.
Elizabeth McCormick born 1774. She married Hugh Gibson and they moved to Henderson, Kentucky.
William McCormick born April 12, 1776. He married first Mary Steel and then married Sarah McClelland.
James McCormick born January 7, 1778. He married three times. To Irene Rogers, Rachel Nisonger, and Rachel Clark.
Robert McCormick born June 8, 1780 and married Mary Anna Hall. He moved to Rockbridge County, Virginia. In 1806, he invented a reaper and it was improved upon by his son Cyrus McCormick. This is the famous McCormick Reaper.
Dau. of George Alexander SANDERSON and Jane ROSS,
1.+George Elliot McCORMICK, b.9 May 1771,
2. Martha McCORMICK, b.1773,
3. Elizabeth McCORMICK, b.1774,
4.+William McCORMICK, b.12 Apr.1776 Fermanagh Juniata Co., PA,
5.+James McCORMICK, b.7 Jan.1778 Juniata Co., PA,
6.+Robert McCORMICK, b.8 June 1780 Walnut Grove, Rockbridge Co., Virginia,