Ancestor 126 Dennis McCormack

When Dennis McCormack was born about 1764 in Virginia, his father, Micajah “Cager” McCormack, was 25 and his mother, Frances “Franny” Anderson, was 21.

He married Mary “Polly” Meador on May 18, 1791 in Bedford, Virginia per the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI.  The record adds that Mary Meador is the “dt Jeremiah.  Micajah Dowell, Surety.  Married by John Ayers”

Their children were:  Delilah, Jeremiah, Lorenzo Dow, William, and Derecy Jane Elliot.

1790 Bedford Co Personal Property first appearance on tax records
1791 Bedford Co Marriage to Mary Meador
Marriage license: 5-18-1791. June 02, 1791, Bedford, Virginia.
1810 Bedford Co census with 8 people in the household
1815 Bedford Co Deed Bk 14 pg 282 Grantee pd$500
1817 Bedford Co Deed Bk 15 pg 311 Grantor says he is a resident of Franklin Co sold $1200.
Now Dennis shows up in Franklin County His brother William moved to Franklin and so it seems that Dennis followed them.
1818A Franklin Co Personal Property
1819B Franklin Co Personal Property
1820 Franklin Co Personal Property census with 9 people in the household.
1821 Franklin Co Personal Property
1821 Bedford Co Court Order BK18 pg 85, 117 Injunction and Bond
1822 Franklin Co Personal Property
1825 Giles Co VA Per Prop Tax List–Denis McCormack and Son Lorenzo McCormack
1826 Son, Lorenzo, married Emly Brumfield by Landon Duncan Giles Co VA Per Prop Tax List–Dennis McCormack & Micajah Brumfield (father of Emly?)
1827 Gile Co VA Per Prop Tax List–Dennis McCormack & Lorenzo McCormack
1829 Giles Co VA Per Prop Tax List–Lorenzo McCormack & Jeremiah Meador (probably related to Mary Meador McCormack)
1830 Giles Co VA Per Prop Tax List–Lorenzo McCormack & Jeremiah Meador
Son, William McCormack married Lucinda Brumfield (sister of Emly Brumfield)
1833 Giles Co VA Per Prop Tax List–2 Jeremiah Meadors (relative of wife, Mary?)
Personal Property Inventory and Appraisal of estate sale of Dennis McCormack, deceased–a few of the household and farm items and farm tools with some to widow Polly. It’s unknown what happened to Mary (Polly) after his death in about 1833.

The oldest son William had already migrated to Kentucky by 1830, however the youngest child, Derecy remained in Virginia and married in 1837.  Derecy’s marriage was witnessed by her brother Jeremiah.  Jeremiah was on the 1840 census in Monroe County Virgina, near where Derecy was married.  Jeremiah also migrated to Kentucky and died there.  It does seem that Jeremiah was standing in for his parents and can be presumed both were deceased by the time of her marriage.