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James McCormick (1801-1870)


James McCormick (1801-1870) was born near Silvers Springs, Cumberland County, PA on February 24, 1801 and died in 1870. He was the son of William McCormick, who died in a farm accident in 1805, and consequently, James was greatly influenced by his mother, Margery Bines McCormick. He was graduated from Princeton at an early age, with high honors, and began reading for the bar. James entered Princeton in May, 1820 and graduated in 1822 with a BA. He went on to study law with Andrew Carothers of Carlisle and by 1825, he was a member of the bar of Cumberland and Dauphin Counties. He was the President of the borough council of Harrisburg for some years, President of the Dauphin Deposit Bank, of the Harrisburg Bridge Company, and of the Harrisburg Cemetery, and for many years, a trustee of the Pine Street Church. He managed his large estate of flour mills, furnaces and farms although totally blind ten years before his death.

He married Eliza Buehler, daughter of George and Maria Nagle. They had four children: Henry, who married Annie Criswell, James, born October 31, 1832, and married Mary Wilson Alricks; Margaret was born 1836 and died 1837, and Mary, who was born October 10, 1874, and married J. Donald Cameron.

Eliza died December 1877 in Harrisburg. James died in Harrisburg, January 19, 1870.

See a photo of James McCormick.

Sources: Historical Society of Dauphin County and Letter from Helen S. Wright, Office of the Secretary, (alumni records)(Alexander Leitch), Princeton University, to Mr. V. Hummel Berghaus June 9, 1942, in response to a letter addressed to a Mr. Donald Griffin, requesting information on James McCormick, McCormick Family Papers

Information compiled from original sources and written by MaryAlice Bitts.

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