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William McCorkle b.1844 son of William & Elizabeth (Froltz) McCorkle
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: December 03, 2004 at 03:48:39
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 322, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana

"WILLIAM McCORKLE was born in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, February 19, 1844, and is the youngest of the six children of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH (FROLTZ) McCORKLE, natives of Ireland and Pennsylvania. WILLIAM McCORKLE, when a mere child, was taken by his widowed mother to Lebanon County, where he attended school at intervals until fifteen, when he entered an apprenticeship of two years at blacksmithing. September 5, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, for three years, and was placed under GENERAL SHERIDAN in the army of the Potomac, and his first fight was at Kelly's Ford; he was met at Richmond in the seven day's fight. On the seventh day, at Malvern Hill, MR. McCORKLE was sunstruck, and for four weeks was not fit for duty; at the battle of Antietam, he was wounded slightly by a small piece of shell; later, he was placed under GENERAL BURNSIDE, and was at the fights of Frederickburg and Chancellorsville; then at Gettysburg and then at Petersburg. He was veteranized January 1, 1864, at Bristow Station, Virginia, reenlisting for three years, or during the war, and received his second discharge July 1, 1865, at Lynchburg, Virginia, and was mustered out at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On his return home, he entered the shop which he had left in 1861, then went with his employer for a short time to Martinsburg, Virginia, and October 18, 1865, came to Monticello, where, for awhile, he worked at his trade and afterward engaged in the saloon business for a short time. November 15, 1866, he married MISS MARGARET D. HOWIE, a native of Scotland and born 1845. To this union, there has been born one child - JENNIE. MR. McCORKLE disposed of his saloon and absented himself from the county for several years. In the fall of 1872, he returned and engaged in various occupations until the spring of 1882, when he entered into partnership with ROBERT JONES, and they are now running the only blacksmith shop in town. MR. McCORKLE is a Republican, and has served as School Trustee; he is an Odd Fellow and a member of the G.A.R., and he and wife are members of the Church of God."


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