Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #42
Epitaph: Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep, from which none ever takes to weep, a calm and undisturbed repose, unbroken by the last of foes.
Israel was born about 1817 and died 11 Nov 1901 at the age of 84, the son of John and Elizabeth (Kelley) MacCormack. John’s family immigrated to the Plymouth Colony from Ballantrae in Ayrshire, Scotland and then John removed to Chebogue. Israel’s mother, Elizabeth, is a daughter of Capt James Kelley after whom Kelley’s Cove is named. Israel married Margaret Wyman on 28 December 1848. They had five known children. Israel died two years after Margaret who is buried next to him with her own grave marker.
The spelling of the family name appears as both McCormack and MacCormack. We have used the spelling that appears on Israel’s grave marker.
More about Israel, his family, parents, and siblings appears in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Israel and his family, particularly about the location of the family home. Is there a link with the McCormack Road in what is now known as Wellington?