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Thomas McCORMICK

Male - 1869


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  • Name Thomas McCORMICK 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 1869 
    Notes 
    • (1) Kennedy, Mary Selden, Seldens of Virginia, Vol.1, Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, New York, NY: 1911, pp. 302-305:

      8. DR. CHARLES EDWARD9 LIPPITT (Mary Ann Frances8 Alexander, Charles7, Charles6, John5, Robert4, Robert3, John2, Sir William1) was born January 3, 1829. He was Senior Surgeon in Armistead's Brigade, Pickett's Division, C. S. A. He married Nannie McCormick, January 18, 1869. A letter from Doctor Lippitt is as follows:

      "My wife was Nannie McCormick, second child and daughter of Thomas and Eliza McCormick, who had four children, Hannah Taylor, married Governor Fred W. M. Holliday; Nannie, married Dr. C. E. Lippitt; Eliza, died young; Thomas, married Nannie Frost McCormick, his cousin. Thomas McCormick was the second son and child of Samuel McCormick and Margaret Hampton. Eliza McCormick was the youngest of ten children born to Thomas and Anne (Frost) McCormick. This Thomas McCormick was the son, or, perhaps, grandson, of Francis McCormick, who was born April 17, 1734. We have here an old English Prayer Book (10 by 15 inches), printed in London, England, in 1754, and bought August 2, 17(__) (date obliterated), by Francis McCormick. 'God give him grace,' follows his name. This book contains many names of the McCormick, Frost, and Hampton families, but entered without system. Also the names of many family servants."

      The two following letters from Doctor Lippitt, dated in 1902, give further information concerning his family.

      "Elmington, near Berryville,
      "Clarke County, Virginia.
      "September 22, 1902.

      "Dear Mary:

      "Your letter received and I hasten to answer you. * * * It will require some little time to tabulate the information you desire, but I will try and not keep you waiting very long. While you are not in the line of descent of the Alexanders, your grandmother Alexander's children bear the same relation to you that the Selden children do to me and I never felt or knew any difference in my relationship to either branch. As one by one the older members of the family are called away, I begin to feel alone in the world, and it gratified me to find you still remembered and cared for me. I wish we could meet and our children become acquainted. I am clannish to an extreme. You did not mention your family but I will tell you something of mine. Mary, you know, is married to Mr. C. W. Wattles and is living in Alexandria. They have one little boy who is a picture of health and beauty. Tom has just been retired from the Navy as Assistant Surgeon, on account of his wounds received in Pekin, China. He is now here at home, but subject to orders and likely to receive them in a few weeks. Eliza (Lila, as we call her), and Nannie Fontaine (called Nan), are at home. Bowles Fontaine, the youngest (but he is nineteen), is also at home. He will probably take the farm, as I have had rheumatism for the last six months and I cannot stand the exposure I once did. * * *

      "C. E. LIPPITT."

      "Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia.
      "November 20, 1902.

      "Dear Mary: -

      "* * * You ask about Tom. He was in Philippine and Japan waters when the Boxer rising took place, and a body of Marines was ordered to Pekin to protect the American Minister and suite. As there was no marine medical officer, the Admiral asked for a volunteer surgeon and Tom volunteered to go. It was a hard march to Pekin, but the party reached there in safety, but soon found they were prisoners. They had time to fortify and make some preparation for defence when the attack commenced and was kept up day and night for seventeen days without intermission. When not engaged in professional duties, Tom assisted in the defence, being several times placed in command of squads of men made up of such troops as were in the compound. On the 29th of June he was desperately wounded, and until December 1st, at times was at death's door. He was highly commended and promoted by the President of the United States for gallantry in assisting in the defence and attention to the sick and wounded. If you ever go to Alexandria you might go and see my Mary. She married Mr. C. M. Wattles, agent of the Washington and Norfolk Steamboat Company."

      Doctor Lippitt died in 1907.

      Children:

      9. i. Mary Alexander, married Charles William Wattles.

      ii. Thomas McCormick, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. N., medical officer in United States Marines at the Siege of Pekin, China, in 1900, during the Boxer Rebellion; desperately wounded in Siege and highly commended and promoted by the President of the United States for gallantry in assisting in the defence and attending the sick and wounded.

      iii. Eliza, married, June 18, 1908, to Bertram Douglas Fox, of England.

      iv. Edward Russell, twin brother of the above.

      v. Nannie Fontaine.

      vi. Bowles Armistead, nineteen years of age in 1902.
    Person ID I399  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Family Eliza McCORMICK,   b. 17 Aug 1807,   d. 1848  (Age 40 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Taylor McCORMICK,   b. 13 Oct 1840,   d. Oct 1868  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     2. Nannie McCORMICK,   b. 6 Nov 1842,   d. 9 Oct 1886  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     3. Eliza McCORMICK,   d. Youth Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Thomas McCORMICK  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart