Thomas Walter McCormick, son of Francis and Catherine, married Celia Cox of Union Parish, La. Their daughter Lillie Katherine m. Herbert McCrae Nesmith, of Hayneville, Alabama, who was orphaned in the Civil War. (Father died heroically at Seven Pines, mother died of grief.) Lillie and Herbert, my great-grandparents, raised a family in Buffalo Gap, Texas. My grandmother always told me what a fine lady her mother was, and we just kind of snickered. I wish I could show her this!
You might like this article I gleaned from the net.
Dr. F.M. McCormick
"Biographical And Historical Memoirs, Vol. II"
The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1892
Dr. F.M. McCormick, physician and surgeon, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La., is a
native of Jasper county, Miss., and was born November 27, 1837. His parents,
who were natives of South Carolina, bore the names of Francis and Catherine
(Heidelburg) McCormick, and had fifteen children, of whom Dr. McCormick was
the eighth in order of birth. His father lived many years in Mississippi and
came from that state to Union Parish, La., in 1849. He was a planter of note
and died in 1876, his first wife having died in 1858. Twelve of their
children grew to maturity, and five of their sons served during the Civil
War, all of whom survived the same. The Doctor spent his school days mostly
in Mississippi and Louisiana and was a student at the Frankfort Military
Institute for one year. In 1861he entered the Confederate service as a member
of Smith's Mississippi Artillery, and was later transferred to the Nineteeth
Louisiana Infantry. He had, previous to his enlistment, devoted considerable
time to the study of medicine, and during the latter portion of his term of
service he was detailed to hospital duty, but he was in several important
engagements with the Army of Tennessee, including those of Shiloh, Missionary
Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, and others. When the war closed he was on
hospital duty at Macon, Ga. After returning home he resumed the study of
medicine, and soon entered the State Medical University at New Orleans, La.,
from which he graduated in 1869. He began the practice of his profession in
Union parish and practiced in Vernon and Monroe, La., and removed to Ruston
in 1885, where he built up a successful practice where he now resides. He
was married in 1870 to Miss Leonora C. Sholar, a daughter of John and
Catherine (Webb) Sholar, whose family are prominent in northern Louisiana.
Dr., and Mrs. McCormick have two daughters living and they are all members
of the Methodist Episcopal church of Ruston, La., and the Doctor is a Royal
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