MCCORMICK, ARTHUR (?–1824). Arthur McCormick, early Harris County settler and member of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was born in Ireland and on August 10, 1824, received title to a sitio of land on Buffalo Bayou, now in Harris County. Dr. Johnson Calhoun Hunter surveyed McCormick's land sometime before December 1824. McCormick drowned that year. His widow, Peggy McCormickqv, aged between twenty-five and forty, and her two sons were listed in the colony census for March 1826. In November 1826 Dr. Hunter was suing the widow for both the surveying fee and a medical bill. A labor of land was posthumously issued to McCormick in 1838. The battle of San Jacinto was fought on the McCormick land.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Diana J. Kleiner, "McCormick, Arthur," accessed April 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmc23.
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