|About The York, Patterson, McCormick, Hankins Families
This is a work in progress that I have been enjoying since the early 1970's. As with
any large project, there will be errors. If you are sure of an error, please notify
me. When there have been two sources of conflicting information, I choose the primary
source or most likely.
I hope to hear from relatives who have wanted information to be passed to them for some
time as well as relatives yet to be discovered. I created this website primarily to share
information with relatives near and far. Please add your own family information by getting my
permission as a family member and if there is something I need to add or change that you cannot, let
me know so I can do that for you. Feel free to print whatever you would like. If you want a complete copy
the website only allows you to purchase a CD for $28.00. (I would have to do the same thing
myself.) I do still have a ton of information that needs to be added as I get the time.
Be sure to check out the stories section on the bottom of this home page for several additions I
have recently made including one about York stone buildings. Please send me photos and your
information concerning more buildings or stories.
My York line consisting of Thomas Robert York, his wife, Elizabeth and his children immigrated from Piddington, Northampton,
England to Junction City, Kansas in 1870.
My McCormick line immigrated from Liverpool, England where Daniel was born. His parents were born
in Ireland area yet to be discovered. Daniel immigrated to Philadelphia before 1861 thence to
Wamego, and on to Junction City, Kansas. The McNichol, (McNickle, McNigle) line immigrated from
Ireland to Philadelphia where she married McCormick. They both died and are buried in Junction
My Patterson line and many of their various related lines (Copeland, Lasater, Moutray, Lehman) have been in the United
States since the 1600 to 1700's and I have not made a lot of progress on where or when they
immigrated to the U.S. The immigration within the United States was from Virginia, to
North Carolina, Tennessee, and to Missouri for many of them. The Copelands and
Lasaters moved with them and are related lines. The Moutrays came through Kentucky
before moving to Missouri.
My Hankins line immigration pattern was Virginia to Ohio to Missouri.
The Swedish connection is from my husband. The Beck, Johnson, Herman, and Besser lines
immigrated from Sweden and much research has been done by Aunt Alva Johnson Smith and Bernard
Johnson for the Johnson tree. That is on tribal pages The Beck and Johnson Families.
After checking people, dates, and places if any of this coincides with your family
information, please contact me. I love to find new "old relatives!"