For today's posting of Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories December 15 we are to share Holiday Happenings.
Were any of my ancestors born, marry or die on or about Christmas?
I had searched December for my " On This Day " Postings. I found that my 3rd great grandfather McCormick Zion passed away December 26th 1863.
McCormick was born January 22, 1795 in Virginia to John W Sr and Lucy McCormick.
McCormick was married twice, first to Sally Stuart with whom he had Sarah Zion. Sally died young some time before 1818. McCormick then married Mary Gobble shortly after Sally's death in 1818. McCormick and Mary had four children, Eliza , Mary, John Henderson ( my ancestor ) and Andrew.
I am thankful for each one of my ancestors. Because of them and their lives I am who I am. They once again come alive as I search and learn about their lives. This is why I will continue to tell their stories.