Took part in many wars and died sometime between 1715 and 1717.John fought in many wars before his own death. He emigrated to County Tyrone, Ulster Province, Ireland with his seven sons. It seems they changed the spelling of McCord to McCord around 1705.
Another version comes from an old McCord notebook written by a T. J. McCord, from Split Log, Missouri (sometime in the 1800's) and passed down from family member to family member. It states that John Duncan died in 1715 and it was after that when his seven sons moved to Ireland and dropped the "a" from MacCord and changed it to McCord.
A HISTORY OF CENTRAL KANSAS, Vol. 1, 1902
The first James McCord of whom any record is extant, was a highland chieftain in Scotland, who lived in the seventeenth century and was killed in battle in 1689 at Killiecrankie Pass, while engaged in a revolutionary movement in behalf of his native land. His son, John McCord, took part in different wars and died about 1715-17. His sons were John, David, William, Benjamin, Robert, Samuel and James, who after the death of their father went to Stewarton, County Tyrone, Ireland, whence about 1720, John, David and William came to America and located in Pennsylvania. David and William were killed by the Indians and John went to North Carolina. John McCord, father of these McCords, was born at Argyle, Skye, Scotland, and his coat of arms consisted of a shield, gold and black, with three hearts and three lance heads surmounted by a closed helmet. A family of the same name still lives at Tyrone and its members are known as strict Presbyterians
WAKEFIELD MEMORIAL Author: Homer Wakefield Call Number: CS71.W147 This book contains the history and genealogy of the Wakefield family of Boston. Bibliographic Information: Wakefield, Homer. Wakefield Memorial. Privately Printed. Illinois. 1897
Robert McCord. of Peekskill, N. Y., writes: "James Maccord, about 1689, was a highlander and chief of his clan. He was killed at the battle of Killecrankie Pass, in Scotland, during the Revolution. His son, John Maccord, took part in the numerous wars and died about 1715-17. His sons were John, David, William, Robert, Samuel, Benjamin, and James. These, after the death of their father, went to Stewart's Town, County Tyrone, Ireland. John, David, and William went to Pennsylvania, about 1720, and John afterwards went to North Carolina. David and William were killed by Indians. Their father, John Maccord, was born in Argyle, Skye, Scotland. His coat-of-arms was a shield, gold and black with three hearts and three lance heads on it, surmounted by a closed helmet. Families of the name still live at Tyrone and are all Presbyterians
More About John Duncan McCord: Date born 2: Abt. 1660, County Argyle, Scotland. Died 2: Abt. 1715, Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland. Migration: Ulster, Northern Ireland. Name changed 1: 1707, From MacKorda to McCorde. Name changed 2: 1707, From John to James. Namesake: Clan Chieftain after the death of his father. Residence: Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland.
Children of John Duncan McCord and Mary "Sarah" MacDougal are: