David James McCord

b. circa 1834, d. 24 December 1894
  • David James McCord was born circa 1834 in Alabama.
  • He married Anna A. Powell, daughter of John Lewis Powell and Susan G. Orgain, on 20 May 1858 in Lowndes County, Alabama, with J. W. Perdue, MG, officiating.
  • David James McCord and Anna A. Powell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama. Other members of the household included S. P. McCord. Anna's father John L. Powell was enumerator for the area.
  • David James McCord became a widower at the between 1864 and 1870 death of his wife Anna A. Powell.
  • He married Sarah E. (?) circa 1869.
  • David James McCord died on 24 December 1894 in Avondale, Jefferson County, Alabama.
  • He was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.
  • The following appeared on 25 December 1894 in the Birmingham Age-Herald: Judge David J. McCord died at his home in Avondale last night of heart disease.
         He had gone home a little after 8 o'clock from the Methodist church, where a Christmas tree festival had been given. Shortly after 10 o'clock he went into his room, and about ten minutes later his daughter, Mrs. Valdibill, found him dead. He had died while on his knees, and had not been dead over ten minutes when found.
         Judge McCord was about 65 years old, and had four sons and one daughter living. He was a member of the Episcopal church, an Odd Fellow and also a member of Camp Hardee, United Confederate Veterans. He was one of the best known men about Birmingham, and universally liked.
  • The following appeared on 26 December 1894 in the Birmingham Age-Herald: The funeral of Mr. David J. McCord, who died night before last at Avondale, will take place this afternoon at Woodlawn cemetery.
         He will be buried by the United Confederate Veterans of Camp W. J. Hardee, of which he was ex-lieutenant commander.
         The following order has been issued by the commander of Camp Hardee:
                        Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 25.
    General Order No. --.
         Our ex-lieutenant commander, D. J. McCord, died yesterday.
         You are hereby ordered to assemble at the corner of First avenue and Nineteenth street at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and board the East Lake dummy and proceed to Fulton station, where you will assemble at the gate of the Woodlawn cemetery and await the arrival of the funeral procession. The following named members are ordered to be a the residence of the deceased at 1:30 o'clock to act as pall-bearers: N. W. Steele, T. Y. Cain, F. S. Ferguson, W. F. Smith and F. P. O'Brien.
                        P. K. McMiller.
         By order of Commander R. D. Johnston.
  • Last Edited: 21 May 2015

Family 1: Anna A. Powell b. circa 1836, d. between 1864 and 1870

Family 2: Sarah E. (?) b. circa 1838