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From: "B. Warner" <>
Subject: Re: [MOJEFFER] Peter McCormack Cemetery
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 09:46:22 -0600 (CST)
One of the articles I posted indicated that Mitchell McCormick's
grandfather, Peter, settled in the Plattin Valley in 1803. Possibly he
owned most of the valley at that time and that is why Atlas lists
McCormick where the town of Plattin is located. Did Peter receive a land
grant in the Plattin area, by chance?
> To answer your question No. The Cemetery I posted as the Peter McCormack
> Family Graveyard was deeded by D. C. McCormack, who I assume was a son of
> Peter, to John Tullock in 1900 and "...reserving out of the above
> land 40 feet square as a graveyard where Peter McCormack and family is
> burried.(sic)" D. C. is buried in this cemetery.
> According to the online database,
> Mitchell is listed in the James McCormack Family Cemetery. This would be
> one behind the Red Brick Plantation House located on the corner of Charter
> Church and Harness Roads. This is about a half mile away from the Peter
> McCormack cemetery. There are other McCormack cemeteries also in this
> general area.
> The obitutaries are notorious for listing the AREA instead of the exact
> Cemetery. Many times reporters didn't know the name of a particular
> only that it was in Plattin. As far as I can tell the name Peter
> Graveyard was never known and researchers listed it as Wagner Cemetery as
> was on the Wagner property and need some kind of a name for reference.
> doing cemetery research I came across a deed for the Peter McCormack
> Graveyard and after visiting the site and researching the location I was
> able to put the deeded name to the physical location. Researchers should
> aware of this. Many times recorders not knowing the name of a cemetery
> it as what it is locally called or who owns the land as in this case. So
> you are looking for Peter McCormack's cemetery one would never think it is
> "Wagner" Cemetery.
> I strive to be as careful as possible when putting a name with a cemetery,
> however I also am human.
> The McCorMICK cemetery that appears in the database was deeded by the
> of Oliver J. McCorMICK and is on the other side of the county near High
> Ridge on Old Sugar Creek Road. Adding to the confusion the 1898 Atlas
> McCorMICK where the town of Plattin is now located. Not sure if this was a
> typepo or not.
> Hope this helps clarify what is going on here.
> Dave Hallemann
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