[Memorial of Robert McCormick, 1885, p.1:] Thomas and Elizabeth Carruth McCormick came to America from the North of Ireland in 1735.
FAMILY RECORD AND BIOGRAPHY COMPILED BY LEANDER JAMES McCORMICK. CHICAGO: 1896
Thomas was born in 1702, also in Ulster. He married Elizabeth Carruth in about 1726 while he was still in Londonderry, Ireland. Elizabeth was the daughter of Adam Carruth and the sister of Walter Carruth, both early settlers in Hanover Township.
Thomas came to Pennsylvania with his parents and family around 1735. In1745 he and his wife warranted 100 acres of land in Hanover, Lancaster County. Shortly afterwards, he sold and moved to East Pennsboro in Cumberland County.
Both Thomas and Elizabeth died in East Pennsboro, he in 1762 and she in 1767.
They had six children.
••see Belinda McCormick:
[see: "The McCormick Family of Ulster Province, Ireland" by Gustaave Anjou, pp.3-15:]
"Cyrus Hall McCormick: Seed Time, 1809-1856" by William T. Hutchinson, asst. professor of history, University of Chicago, coppoyright 1930, first print, de luxe of Cyrus Hall McCormick, limited to 1025 copies. pp. 6-7:
"Among those Scotch-Irish who reached Philadelphia in the crowded immigrant ships of 1735 were Thomas McCormick and his wife, Ellizabeth Carruth. Assiduous genealogists in recent days have discovered medieval Irish kings and mitered appointees of St. Patrick at the roots of the McCormick family tree. Thomas was probably content to know that his father had distinguished himself at the siege of Londonderry in 1690. Fighting was bred in his blood and until his death in 1760 he found the frontier dangers of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, as congenial to his disposition as the two hundred acres of limestone soil upon which he eredted his homestead."
"During the French and Indian War his dwelling was stockaded and the refuge of frontier settlers, and hence designated McCormicks Fort at Conedoguinet."
McCormicks settled in Lancaster Co. PA., Paxtang Twp. This area split off into Dauphin County near Harrisburg, PA. White Deer Valley area in Lancaster Co. was site they first settled in. The entire area around and including the village of Alvira was taken by the U.S. Army for use as an ordnance depot in WWII. Most of that land is now part of the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary. This is where most of the early McCormicks of the White Deer Valley are buried. The ruins of the presbyterian Church and graveyard are now just outside the fence of the penitentiary.
[see Jean Cathay Index bk.M, p.49: Letters of Testament]
Will #104, Bk D, p.118
Tax lists F Cum, 1758 Index: p.36 John McCormick 3,89, 139,1766E,1767E
Tax Lists Cumberland Co. Pa :1750, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1762, 1763,1764
McCormick-Hamilton-Lord-Day Genealogy by McCormick
PA Genealogies by Wm. Egle: Buried in Silver Springs Churchyard of which church he was a member(located in Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Located in E. Pennsboro twp as early as 1745; and upon the formation of the Co. of Cumberland in 1750, was named in the act as one of the trustees for the purchasing of land onwhich to build a courthouse and prison. During the French and Indian War, his dwelling was stockaded and the refuge of the frontier settlers, and hence designated as McCormicks Fort at Conedoguinet.
[Wm. H. Egle , "Pennsylvania Genealogies, Chiefly Scotch- Irish and German", p.384]
Dau. of Adam CARRUTH,
1.+Thomas McCORMICK, b.1729 Ulster Province, Ireland, d.1778 East Pennsboro, Cumberland Co., PA,
2.+James McCORMICK, b.1731 North of Ireland, d. Jan 1802 Pennsboro, Cumberland Co., PA,
3.+William McCORMICK, b.1733 Londonderry, Ireland, d.1812 Perry Co., Ohio,
4.+Hugh McCORMICK, b.1735 Ulster Ireland, d. Sep.1799, Stott Co., KY,
5.+Robert McCORMICK, b.1738 Lancaster Co., PA, d.12 Oct.1818 Augusta Co., VA,
6.+Elizabeth McCORMICK, b.1740 Lancaster Co., PA, d.1790 Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA,