John MCCORD

HAIRSTON.org ID#6739, d. about 1764
NOTE*John McCord was a neighbor of Peter Hairston (The Immigrant) and member of Mountain Plain Congregational Church. There are websites that claim John McCord or his son married a Hairston, but I have not found any sources for this. John McCord Sr. died in 1764 in Albemarle County, Virginia and his son John McCord Jr. moved to Abbeville County, South Carolina and witnessed John Hairston's will in 1806. 
Court Record*Court Order Book, Goochland County, July 1740 - Road to be Cleared. On Petition of James Martin, John McCord, Thomas Morrison, James Robinson, John Reid, Samuel and James Bell, John Weads, John and James Daben, William Verdeman, John Small and Lazarus Small, leave is granted them to Clear a Road from the Thorrowfare a little of above Morrisons to the Secretary Ford.1 
Court RecordJuly 1740, Goochland County, Virginia, John MCCORD, Road to be cleared - James Robinson, James Martin, John McCord, Thomas Morrison, John Reid, Samuel and James Bell, John Weads, John and James Daben, William Verdeman, John Small and Lazarus Small from the Thorrowfare a little above Morrisons to Secretarys Ford - July 1740.1 
Court Record15 September 1741, Goochland County, Virginia, John MCCORD, On 15 Sep 1741, Peter Hairston, Michael Woods, John Woods, William Wallace and two dozen other residents signed a petition to have a road cleared from Thomas Morrisons to Michael Woods property in Goochland County. It is well known that, in 1734, Michael Woods led a group of families from Pennsylvania through the Shenandoah Valley to settle in Virginia. The gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains that Michael Woods led these families through was called "Woods Gap" until the name was changed to "Jarman Gap" in the 1800s. Michael Woods obtained his first patent in Goochland County in June 1737. Michael Woods was a Presbyterian from Ireland and his grandson John Woods would later marry Agnes Anne Hairston, Peter's granddaughter.



"On this petition of James Bell, William Verdeman, William Miller, Peter Hairston, Edward Molloy, Thomas Bell, James Bell Jun., John & Thomas & Hugh Dobbins, Thomas & Charles Hughes, William White, Davis Stockton, Alexander Reid, John Heard, Samuel Bell, William Morrison, John Roberts, David Martin, James Armour, James Robertson, John Fulton, Geo. Powel, John McCord, Saml. Arnett, Richard Stockton, Thomas Stockton, & Hum Dobbins. Leave is given them to clear a road from Thomas Morrisons to the D. S. tree in Michael Woods road. And that the petitioners be exempt from working on any other road." Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 3.2,3,4
Court Record*Michael Woods acknowledges a deed from himself to John McCord, Sep 1743.3 
Court RecordJohn McCord is appointed surveyor of highway from D.S. to W.M. - Albemarle County, Virginia, 28 March 1745.5 
Church RecordIn 1747, Peter Hairston and other members of the church sent a letter inviting Reverend Samuel Black to be their minister of the Mountain Plain Congregation, Ivy Creek, Albemarle County, Virginia. They were Orthodox Reformed Presbyterians. Mountain Plains was built near Lickinghole Creek and Mechum's River. It was named after Michael Wood's plantation. Albemarle County had been formed from Goochland County in 1744. A transcript of the letter is shown below.

Albemarle County in Virginia by Edgar Woods, Appendix No. 1, page 362.

The original of the following Call was found by Mr. Nicholas Black in looking over the papers of his uncle, the late Thomas Black. It was published in the Charlottesville Chronicle of March 21st, 1879.

IVY CREEK, MARCH 29, 1747.

Whereas it is agreed or proposed that ye Inhabitants of Ivy Creek and ye Mountain Plain Congregation joyn together with ye Congregation of Rockfish, to call and invite ye Reverend Samuel Black, now Residing in ye bounds of ye Reverend Mr. John Craig's Congregation, to be our Minister and Pastor to administer ye ordinances of ye Gospel among us: All we, whose names are hereunto affixed, do promise and oblige ourselves to pay yearly and every year ye several sums annexed to our names, for ye outward support and Incouragement of ye said Mr. Samuel Black during his abode and continuance among us, for ye one half of his Labor in ye Administration of Gospel Ordinances to us in an orderly way, according, to ye Rules and Practice of our Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian Church: as Witness our hands.

Michael Woods, William Woods, Archibald Woods, William Wallace, Andrew Wallace, John Woods Sr., John Greer, Thomas Lockhart, Peter Hairston, Adam Gaudylock, Michael Woods Jr., William McCord, John Gamble, Davis Stockton, Hugh Dobbins, David Lewis, James Gamble, Charles Lambert, John Monday,Thomas Evins, Thomas Wright, William Little, Nathan Woods, Samuel Jameson, John Lockhart, Hendry Burch, Thomas Alexander, Patrick Woods, John McCulloch, William Ogans, William Chamberlain, Thomas Craig, John Thompson, John Corban, Hendry Carr, James Weir, Robert McNeilly, John Dicky, William Norris, John Kincaid, John Woods Jr., John Jameson, Benjamin Wheeler, W. Bucknall, John Burrisse, Robert Stewart, James Kincaid, William Whiteside, Andrew McWilliams, William Bustard, George Dawson, Thomas Whiteside, Joseph Kincaid, Matthew Mullins, John McCord, Richard Stockton and Archibald Woods.6 
Property*John McCord obtained 188 acres in Albemarle County on Moremans River on 10 Sep 1755.7 
Death*He died about 1764 in Albemarle County, Virginia.8,6 
Will*He left a will on 2 March 1764 in Albemarle County, Virginia. McCord, John Senior, Albemarle County Wills and Administrations, pp. 158-159. Will pro. 8 Mar. 1764., pp. 171-172. Inv. & appr. rec. 11 Oct. 1764. Will Book 2, 1752-1785 (Reel 34), Library of Virginia.8 
Probate*His estate was probated on 8 March 1764 in Albemarle County, Virginia.8 

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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3357] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 4, 1735-1741, Heritage Books, 2010, unknown repository.
  2. [S219] Goochland County Road Orders, 1728-1744 - Nathan Mason Pawlett, Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1975 VHTRC 75-R71 http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…
  3. [S3080] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, Heritage Books, 2007, Personal Collection - printed book.
  4. [S3272] Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, 1741-1744, Reel 22, Page 3, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  5. [S3436] Nance, Joanne Lovelace, Albemarle County, Virginia, Court Order Book, 1744/45-1748. Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 26, May 1988, Number 2. https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S146] Woods, Edgar. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., printers, 1901. Print. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044019921394, Personal Collection - printed book.
  7. [S3124] Hudgins, Dennis R. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants : Volume Seven, 1762-1776. Richmond, Va: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1999. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  8. [S3210] Miller, W. Harris. History and Genealogies of the Families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh, and Brown (illustrated): with interspersions of notes of the families of Dabney, Reid, Martin, Broaddus, Gentry, Jarman, Jameson, Ballard, Mullins, Michie, Moberley, Covington, Browning, Duncan, Yancey, and others. Richmond, Ky.: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/loc.ark:/13960/t1jh3mm0v, unknown repository.
  9. [S3454] Lofquist, Margaret U., The Genenealogical Record of Some McCord Families in America 1965, Ancestry.com.
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