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From: John McCarty <>
Subject: John McCarty - Western PA
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 06:07:16 -0700 (PDT)


Does anyone have any data on this John McCarty:

Warrantees of Land for Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1858, Part 2: Surnames
M-Q
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON-1784 -583- Acres. Date of Survey.
McCarty, John, 300 Feb. 13, 1786.
McCarty, John, Jr 50 May 7, 1818
McCarty, Benjamin, 4 June 14, 1847.

US census 1790, Washington Co., PA, (no Twp.), lists John McCarty 1 2 7 [1 male >16,
2 males 0-15, 7 females]
US census 1800, Smiths Twp, Washington Co., PA, lists John McCarty 00201 30201 [2
males 16-25, 1 male >45, 3 females 0-9, 2 females 16-25, 1 female >45] and Timothy
McCarty (both indexed as Washington Twp.)
US census 1800, West Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA, lists John McCarty 00110
20010 [1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 2 females 0-9, 1 female 26-44] and Paul McCarty
US census 1810, Mt. Pleasant Twp, Washington Co., PA, lists John McCarty 21001 11301
00 [2 males 0-9, 1 male 10-15, 1 male >45, 1 female 0-9, 1 female 10-15, 3 females
16-25, 1 female >45] and Timothy and Thomas McCarty

Lists of inhabitants in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1800 or before : with maps
of early townships : 1776-80 petition, 1800 county census
Washington, Pa.: unknown, 1961, 70 pgs.
on the 1776-1780 Washington County petition are:
McCartney, John
McCarty, John
in an 1800 Washington County census are:
Smith Township
McCarty, John
McCarly, Timothy

Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County,
Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
"The earliest pioneer of the family name in this county was one John McCarty, who
settled in Robinson township and reared a family of children, of whom Timothy was
married to a daughter of Thomas McConnell. John McCarty (a son of Timothy McCarty)
was born, reared and educated in Mount Pleasant township, this county."

Boyd Crumrine, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical
Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts &
Co., 1882).
"John McCarty emigrated to what is now Washington County about the year 1773. He
located on a tract of land at the head of Cherry Run Valley. The farm is now owned
by Robert Farrar. He was an energetic, hard-working pioneer, and in the course of a
few years had made an extensive improvement. It was not until Feb. 13, 1786, that
Mr. McCarty took out a warrant for his land, which was surveyed to him the 10th of
June the same year under the name of "Rhodes," and contained three hundred acres.
The first cabin was built a little east of where the dwelling-house of Mr. Farrar
now stands. He lived here all his days and died here. He had five sons, -Timothy,
John, James, Samuel, and Robert, and a daughter Cassia, who married William Elder,
and settled on the west part of Midway village."

"History of Raccoon Church, Candor, Pa., 1778-1899"
by Margaret S. Sturgeon, published about 1899
Conrtibuted by Marsh Richins, Jan 2001
"Among those earliest on the field were the Baileys, Dunbars, Dunlaps, Atens,
Donaldsons, McDonalds, Pyles, Cardikes, McCartys, McFarlands, Riddiles, Scotts and
Crooks."

RACCOON CHURCH CEMETERY
Candor, Pa. (Near Midway, Pa.)
Timothy McCarty 1775 Apr. 25, 1858 83
Jane, his wife 1796 Aug. 5, 1845 59

Forrest, Earle Robert, "History of Washington County", Chicago, S. J. Clarke Pub.
Co., 1926, 2516 pp, page 516 says:
"MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP
On May 12 1806, Mount Pleasant was erected from parts of Cecil, Canton, Hopewell and
Smith townships, and in 1831 a slight addition was made to it from Chartiers. The
first settler of which we have a record in this section was Daniel McGugin, who came
there with his family in 1772, but was driven away by Indians, and returned in 1778.
In 1773, John McCarty went there, and during the years that followed other came in.
"

Some of these McCartys I can trace back to Silas McCarty (b. c. 1700, Ireland)of
Bucks County, PA, but not any of the John McCartys. I suspect they are all the same
extended family, but I don't have enough facts! Perhaps someone can see something I
have missed!

(Washington County, PA, is in the southwest part of PA, and was originally claimed
by VA as well. There are travel routes from both eastern PA and VA.)

John E. McCarty

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