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John Caswell McCormick & Joseph Addison McCormick
Posted by: W.A. McCormick (ID *****5144) Date: June 20, 2007 at 07:38:56
  of 1986

John Caswell McCormick & Joseph Addison McCormick:

I need information on both these McCormicks. I have much information on both them, but need more, especially Joseph Addison McCormick. Joseph died in Trinity Mills, TX Oct. 31, 1863, but I cannot find any information about the circumstances of his death or the location of his grave. I suspect that he was shot as one fleeing the Confederate draft. If so, there might be a newspaper item on his death. His friends, and probably he, had recently been involved in a huge ordeal in Starrville, TX in which one man shot and killed a Methodist preacher who was forcing local farmers to serve in the Confederate Army. I think Joseph Addison McCormick was hiding in Trinity Mills when he died. He had first hidden in Arkansas till the drafters literally drafted his brother from beside him, and he escaped to Trinity Mills. Any research anybody can do in old newspapers or cemetery records would be welcome. Thanks.

By the way, The Starrville story is worthy of a movie.

W.A. McCormick


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