|Biography of A. R. Cormack|
A. R. CORMACK, farmer, Section 4, Garfield Township, P. O. Solomon city, born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 23, 1831, where he was raised and educated. His first occupation in life was bridge and stone contractor, which he followed for some time, after which he settled in Knox County, Tenn., where he engaged in farming for seventeen years. In 1862, he enlisted in Company D, First Regiment of Thomas' Legion, and participated in the battles of New Hope, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek, Va.; was wounded and taken prisoner at the latter, and was confined in the various Northern prisons until the close of the war. He returned to Knox County Tenn., where he remained until 1871; he then came to Kansas, and first located in Junction City, where he engaged in the coal trade for seven years. In 1878, he came to Dickinson County, and settled on his present farm of 160 acres. He was married in Knox County, Tenn., July 12, 1854, to Miss Mary J. Carter; she was born in Knox County, Tenn., October 19, 1838. They have eight children - Mary S., William A., Robert S., John P., Lucy A., Oney, Ernest and Charley. Mr. C. is a Democrat, and is a member of the A. F. & A. M.
Source: Transcription of William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas. This page was originally located at http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~hisite/kancoll/books/cutler/dickinson/dickinson-co-p10.html -- no longer on-line; available in the Internet Archive.