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William McCord (abt. 1680 - abt. 1739)

William McCord
Born about in Argyle, Isle Skye, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Derry Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2010
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This person was created on 22 September 2010 through the import of Crowell1_2010-09-21_01.ged.


WILLIAM McCORD The Immigrant

from Tom Hill at Roots Web - William McCord the Immigrant came to Derry in 1722 (Derry, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania) and was one of the founders of the Derry Church; when this became too large, a Hanover church was founded where John McCord worshipped. David McCord is presumed to be a son of William. [1]

from Stephen McCord - quoting W.H. Rutherford - According to the History of Paztang Presbyterian Church (Paxtang; a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania) a William McCord was a member of that church in 1732. Records of the Derry Presbyterian Church which was located near Harrisburg in what is now Dauphin County, state that William McCord (grandson of a Scottish Chieftain - James McCord) was an elder of that church in 1734. [2]

William McCord (the immigrant) was born about 1680 in Scotland. He married Martha, and may have had other wives earlier. William's son, William jr. married Mary Irwin. Both William McCord jr. and Mary Irwin died at the Massacre at Fort McCord in 1756. [3]


  1. McCORD-L Archives in RootsWeb [
  2. McCord Families of America by Stephen McCord [1]
  3. William McCord marriage discussed by William Balmer [2]
  • McCord Families of America - From the McCord-Landcaster, Pennsylvania Family Reunion by Stephen McCord : MC CORD FAMILY [3]
  • William McCord 1680-1739 in Geni by Erin Spiceland [4]
  • William McCord marriage discussed in Re: WILLIAM MCCORD AND MARY IRVIN PARENTS OF JANE MCCORD 1718 by William Balmer [5]
  • McCORD-L Archives Archiver > McCORD > 2009-11 > 1257190757 Author: tbrumhill1 [6]
  • Descendants of James Montgomery by David Faris pub: Gateway Press Baltimore 1987
  • Historical Review of Dauphin County, Bumbaugh chap:6 pub: Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project transcribed by Dorothy
  • Find-a-grave #194808249


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I agree with Jim Ward that McCord-31 poses inconsistencies and questions that prevent merge with McCord-2343. Documentation would help.

My own understanding is that all the children of William and Martha Ann (Sawyer) McCord were born in Northern Ireland, and much of the family migrated to Pennsylvania in 1722. In that case, the birth place of the two children listed in McCord-31 is incorrect. It is quite apparent that the William McCord of McCord-2343 and McCord-31 are the same person. However, greater detail and accuracy are needed properly merge. Both of these trees are questionable because of numerous inconsistencies. It has been established that William McCord Jr, his wife Mary, and other settlers taking refuge in Ft. McCord (near present day Chambersburg) were killed when the fort was overrun by French and Indian attackers on 1 Apr 1756. There is considerable history of that and subsequent events that may lead to better data for McCord-2343 and McCord-31.

posted by Joel Hollis Jr.
edited by Joel Hollis Jr.
McCord-2343 and McCord-31 do not represent the same person because: The daughter Elizabeth McCord Means has different birth countries so more research is needed
posted by Jim Ward
McCord-2343 and McCord-31 appear to represent the same person because: McCord-2343 data should be used even though -31 is an older profile. The only two children of -31 are the same as two daughters of -2343. After the merge the two duplicate daughters will each need to be merged.
posted by Jim Ward

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