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45. Wm Wade Hutching MCCORCLE48,64,65 was born on 26 Aug 1853 in Belton, Bell County, Texas.48,64 Listed in 1860 Census, dated 9 June 1860, to be 6 years old. If correct, William was born 26 Aug 1853, one month before his mother died. He died on 26 May 1931 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.66 Record #26375, Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics. On the death certificate, his name is listed as William Hutching McCorkle. He was buried on 28 May 1931 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas. William Wade Hutching McCorcle's mother died shortly after he was born. His father, Archibald, remarried to a widow, Eliza Kneeland. Eliza had older children which are listed along "Wm. W." and his brother Whipple Wesson in the 1860 Bell County Census.

Apparently the step-mother situation was not pleasant and by 1870, William was on his own and I have been unable to locate information about his whereabouts. His older brother, Whipple, and sister, Lavinia, are listed in the Coryell County Census in 1870, but William is not listed with them.

William's father served in the Republic of Texas Army and later as a Texas Ranger and fought with Captain Bird's Company during an Indian uprising near where the town of Temple, Texas is now located. William's mother was Caroline Eliza Mitilda Cook Allen, a daughter of one the original Stephen F. Austin Colonists. Her father, Martin Allen and grandfather, Benjamin Allen, were involved in earlier attempts for Texas independence in which Benjamin lost his life at the Battle of Medina (Aug 1813).

William was a brick mason and at one time ran a brick factory at Colorado City, Mitchell Co., Texas.

In his later life, William was an alcoholic and was "railroaded" to a State Institution in Wichita Falls where he died in 1931. His son, Dean McCorcle, was bitter about the way some Colorado City officials had treated his father.

Wm Wade Hutching MCCORCLE and Amanda L. (Mandy) STUART were married about 1880. Amanda L. (Mandy) STUART64 (daughter of Henry D. STUART and Martha R. STEVENSON) was born on 13 Feb 1856 in Wayne County, Missouri.67 1860 Population Census for Wayne County, MO. dated 21 Jul 1860. Note that Stuart appears to be spelled Stuartt. Blackriver Township, written page 52, printed page 646, dwelling 51

Taskee Station (historical), Wayne, Missouri She died on 7 Feb 1900 in Snyder, Scurry County, Texas.64 She was buried in Snyder, Scurry County, Texas.64 Amanda Lavessa Stuart died soon after her youngest son Milton Flynn was born. After her death, Milton Flynn was adopted by the local Sheriff, Wilk Merrell, and his wife. The other younger children were placed in foster home situations most of their younger life.

Her son, Dean, was ten when she died. He remembered her fondly and often mentioned her and her long black hair. Typical of the time and place, her life was very hard. Many years later, in a letter from Oma to Milton, she told of a time when their mother Amanda had been gored by a cow horn. With no one to assit her, she sewed up the wound herself with a sewing needle and thread.

Amanda's middle name may have been Lavessa, Martha or Manerva. Her son, Dean, believed her middle name was "Lavessa" and her nickmane was "Mandy". In the 1870 census she is listed as "Menerva" which assumed to be a middle name. Stevenson family records list her as "Amanda Martha or Manerva". Wm Wade Hutching MCCORCLE and Amanda L. (Mandy) STUART had the following children:

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Archiie Deboyth MCCORCLE.

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Harlan Freeman MCCORCLE.

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Annie Lavinia MCCORCLE.

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Dean Phenix MCCORCLE.

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Cora Etta MCCORCLE.

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Naomi Ruth "Oma" MCCORCLE.

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Milton Flynn MCCORCLE MERRELL.