Andrew C. McCorkle

Polly Meharry McCorkle

ANDREW C. McCORKLE, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 34, Jackson Township, where he has a well improved farm under find cultivation. He is a native of Indiana, born in Putnam County, October 12, 1837, a son of ANDREW McCORKLE, deceased, who was a native of Fleming County, Kentucky, and a grandson of JOSEPH McCORKLE, who was also a Virginian by birth, and of Scotch descent. The father of our subject was one of the early settlers of Putnam County, settling in Jackson Township, that county, in the year 1832, where he entered from the Government 120 acres of land and subsequently purchased a tract of eighty acres. He married MARY GOODING, a daughter of JOHN GOODING, who was of Scotch descent, and was a soldier in the War of 1812. Of the twelve children born to MR. and MRS. ANDREW McCORKLE eleven children reached maturity. Four of the sons were soldiers in the late war; JOSEPH a member of the Thirty-third Iowa Infantry and died from injuries received while in service; ABRAM, who was a member of the Eighteenth Indiana Battery, was killed in front of Chattanooga; NATHAN was a member of the Fifty-fourth Indiana Infantry, and participated in the siege of Vicksburg, battles of Jackson, Black River Bridge and others of minor importance; ANDREW C., the subject of this sketch, was a member of Company B, Seventy-eighth Indiana Infantry, and served under COLONEL FARROW, late of Greencastle, Indiana.
ANDREW C. McCORKLE was married June 30, 1864, to MISS POLLY ANN MEHARRY, a daughter of THOMAS and EUNITY (PATTON) MEHARRY, and one of seven children, all of whom reached maturity. Her parents were among the pioneers of Montgomery County, Idniana, removing thence from Adams County, Ohio, in 1827, when that county was principally inhabited by Indians and wild animals. To MR. and MRS. McCORKLE were born two children--CHARLES A., born July 2, 1865, and JOHN W., born May 15, 1868. They also reared and educated from childhood MAGGIE WEIGAND, who became the wife of JOHN B. SMITH and removed to Dakota. MISS MARY GARDNER, an orphan, has found a comfortable home in the family of MR. McCORKLE for the past fifteen years. MRS. McCORKLE died August 19, 1887, leaving a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a worthy and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was beloved by all who knew her for her many noble traits of character.
MR. McCORKLE located in Montgomery County in the fall of 1864, and in the fall of 1865 he came to Tippecanoe County, and has since resided on his present farm in Jackson Township. He is one of the most successful and enterprising farmers of Jackson Township, and is the owner of 1,053 acres of land. He makes a specialty of raising graded stock, in which he is meeting with success. He held the office of township trustee four years, serving with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. He and his sons are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1888, pp. 468,473
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888

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