Elegy for William McCormick:
"As he fell from his wagon, while at work in the filed, one of
the wheels passed over his head, and he soon expired "
At the end it says: "Poem copied from "Poems on various subjects"
by Isabella Oliver of Cumberland County, PA printed by A. Loudon, Carlisle,
1805. At that time, Isabella Oliver lived on the next farm North on
the Canadaguinet Creek, now owned by W. Houston Eckels."
Ledger showing articles
purchased by Margery McCormick, administrator of William McCormick financial
estate. Includes exotic materials, such as a sword, $6, as well as necessities:
6 yards of woolen cloth $6, lot of books 5.65. There is also grain and
whiskey listed, as the family owned a still.
The subtotal shown on this page equals $413.1/2. The grand total (not
shown here) goes on to $1600.22. This site is sponsored by the Center
for Pennsylvania Cultural Studies at the Pennsylvania
State University at Harrisburg, in cooperation with the Historical
Society of Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Director of
the McCormick Family Papers Project at the Center is Professor Michael