Clay County

John McCarty Family

Father: John Louis McCARTY
Birth: March 4, 1812
Death: September 11, 1897 in Oskaloosa, IL
Burial:
Parents - Father: Unknown; Mother: Unknown

Marriage: January 18, 1834 in Orange County, IN

Mother: Matgaret CUTSINGER
Birth: May 15, 1812
Death: February 11, 1894 in Oskaloosa, IL
Burial:
Parents - Father: Martin KRUTSINGER; Mother: Elizabeth SNIDER

Children:

Child No. 1: Martha Jane MCCARTY
Birth: November 20, 1834 in Orange County, IN
Death: November 27, 1865 in Marion County, IL
Burial: in Stipp Cemetery, Clay County, IL
Marriage: August 27, 1857 in Marion County, IL
Spouse: Alexander C SMITH

Child No. 2: William MCCARTY
Birth: January 1, 1837 in Orange County, IN
Death: August 14, 1912 in Kinmundy, IL
Burial: in Phillips Cemetery, Kinmundy, IL
Marriage: March 5, 1867
Spouse: Rebecca HATFIELD

Child No. 3: Henry Martin MCCARTY
Birth: November 23, 1838 in Orange County, IN
Death: February 4, 1915 in Rogers, AK
Burial: in Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, KS
Marriage: December 2, 1858 in Marion County, IL
Spouse: Rachel Ann CHARLTON

Child No. 4: Sarah Ann MCCARTY
Birth: June 12, 1840 in Orange County, IN
Death: August 7, 1896 in Marion County, IL
Burial:
Marriage: August 27, 1857 in Marion County, IL
Spouse: Martin Van Buren SMITH

Child No. 5: Mary Catherine MCCARTY
Birth: June 21, 1845 in Orange County, IN
Death: March 13, 1916 in Meacham Township, Marion County, IL
Burial: in Elder Cemetery, Meacham Township, IL
Marriage: April 7, 1861 in Marion County, IL
Spouse: Marion Eusa SMITH

Child No. 6: Lucinda E MCCARTY
Birth: February 19, 1848 in Orange County, IN
Death: October 9, 1890 in Marion County, IL
Burial: in Stipp Cemetery, Clay County, IL
Marriage: August 14, 1864
Spouse: James Martin WANTLAND

Child No. 7: Nancy MCCARTY
Birth: June 16, 1850 in Orange County, IN
Death: May 29, 1899 in Marion County, IL
Burial: in Stipp Cemetery, Clay County, IL
Marriage: December 20 1866 in Marion County, IL
Spouse: Frederick E PICKLE

Child No. 8: John Louis MCCARTY, Jr
Birth: July 24, 1843 in Orange County, IN
Death: August 26, 1843 in Orange County, IN
Burial:
Marriage:
Spouse:

Child No. 9: Jacob MCCARTY
Birth: June 20, 1844 in Orange County, IN
Death: August 3, 1844 in Orange County, IN
Burial:
Marriage:
Spouse:

Submitter's Notes:

Some researchers have speculated that John Louis McCarty's parents were a John McCarty and Margaret McElyea that were married in Davidson County, TN on March 14, 1806. This speculation is based on the fact that a McElyea family was in Orange County, IN with John Louis and moved to Illinois along with him. Another speculation that John Louis came to America in his early teens with a brother and probably worked his way across on a tobacco boat, left ship, and went inland very quickly, leaving very little evidence of his goings until he reached Orange County, IN. He gave his place of birth as Tennessee to the 1850 Census takers because they asked "where do you come from" or he may have been hiding the fact that he had no naturalization papers. If traditional naming patterns for children were followed by John Louis & Margaret, John Louis's parents would have been William & Sarah. His eldest brother would have been named Jacob. John Louis was probably in Orange County by 1832. The 1850 Federal Census lists John Louis living in Northeast Township, Orange County, IN as a farmer with 700 acres of land. John Louis & family moved to Illinois from Indiana in 1852/1853 with the Cutsinger, Gammon, & McElyea families. 1860 Marion County Census lists John L McCarthy (age 48), Margaret (age 48), Mary (age 15), Lucinda (age 13), and Nancy (age 11). 1870 Marion County Census lists John Louis as living in Xenia Township. February 1879 Clay County land purchase states John Louis McCarty from Marion County, Illinois. He purchased the East half of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter (20 acres) and the south half of the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter (20 acres), all in Section No. Eight (8) in the Town No. Three (3) North of Range No. Five (5) East of the third Principle Meridian from Edgar T. Moore (Songer Township in Clay County) on February 19, 1879. November 1894, sale of the above property to Mrs. Elizabeth Miller on November 7, 1894 states J.L. McCarty from Marion Co. Illinois. Any assistance in determing where John Louis came from or any additional information on his family while in Orange County would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me at [email protected]

Submitted by Steve McCarty


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