My McCord Family


MCCORD is the line of my paternal grandmother Mabel Maude McCord Wood. At this time this family is my main “brick wall” family is McCord.

Samuel McCord left Pennsylvania circa 1845-48 with his wife Eleanor(e) and daughters Drusilla and Henrietta and moved to Johnson Co. Iowa where they had three more children; Almira, Samuel Q (my great grandfather) and Alice. What part of Pennsylvania they came from or who their parents were are unknown as there were many Samuel McCords found in Pennsylvania in the early 1800s.

Samuel was born 17 March 1817 and Eleanor was born about 1820, both in Pennsylvania.  I estimate they were married in the early 1840s. Samuel died in 1863. In 1874 Eleanor married Archibald Worley Blaine who was born in Carlisle PA in 1814. The Blaine name was associated with Pennsylvania McCords but no connection of Sam or Eleanor has been made to a specific McCord family. It is hoped that a DNA donor might be found to advance this line. This is family "MM" in the records of Clan McCord.

Descendancy Chart for Samuel McCord

Samuel Quinn McCord, the son of Samuel and Eleanor, was reported to have deserted his family around 1895. He went to town to sell a wagon load of grain and was never heard from again, even present day research has been unsuccessful in locating him. Unsubstantiated rumors were that he might have moved to another town in Iowa.