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September 10, 2010 : The Intelligencer
The McCartys were Roman Catholic and emigrated from Ireland, seeking religious freedom. Patriarch Edward McCarty bought the 500-acre farm as part of William Penn's Walking Purchase in 1739, she said. more...
Battle's History of Bucks County _ McCarty
HAYCOCK, in 1743 (or, properly speaking, the unorganized territory between Richland, Rockhill, Bedminster, and Nockamixon, and the proposed township of Springfield), had a population of thirteen families, the names of eleven of which were as follows: Joseph Dennis, Edwin Bryan, John Balzar Hubner, James Sloan, Griffith Davis, Dennis Onan, John Doan, Michael Weinich, Silas McCarty, George Shuman, and Henry Hauk. This was the first generation of actual settlers. The Bethlehem road was opened through this territory in 1738, and it is not probable that their appearance preceded that date by any considerable interval. Two years later (1745) the families of McCarty, Nicholas, Henche, Steinbach, Scheiff, Steuber, and Deech were represented. From that time to the present the population has been almost exclusively German. That language prevails to a great extent, and has not, as in localities reached by railroads, given place to English.
On an old map of Bucks Co., Pa., dated March 11, 1724, Silas McCarty is
Chapter XXXIX Biographical Sketches – Nockamixon CAPTAIN JOHN E. CORCORAN HENRY AND AUSTIN McCARTY
…the former a farmer and the latter a retired merchant, P.O. Bucksville, are sons of Nicholas McCarty. Edward and Thomas McCarty, with their parents, Nicholas and Unity, came from the south of Ireland and located in Haycock and Nockamixon townships. Four children were born to Edward, one of whom died when quite young. Thomas, Nicholas and John grew to manhood and at their father’s death inherited equal shares of the two hundred and fifty acres purchased by their father. Thomas remained on the homestead and had two sons: Nicholas B. and Justus. Nicholas, at the age of 21, married Julia Kohl and had two sons, Henry and Austin, and four daughters. Henry was born in 1836 on the original tract purchased by Edward, a part of which he now owns. In 1871 he was married to Mary Ellen, daughter of Allen and Lydia McCarty, of Haycock township. Their children are: Arthur, Nora, Selesta, Grace and Blanche. Mr. McCarty purchased from his mother the farm consisting of forty-eight acres and has always led the life of a farmer. He is a member of the Catholic church and in politics a democrat. AUSTIN, the second son of Nicholas, was born in Nockamixon township in 1838. He received a good education and remained at home on the farm until he was 25 years old. In 1872 he married Lucinda, daughter of Nicholas Buck. They have three children: Frank, Henry and Stella. Mr. McCarty has been an active and progressive man. He was a merchant at Bucksville for many years. He has retired from the mercantile business, but still retains the position of postmaster. In 1881 he was elected by the democratic party to the office of recorder, which position he faithfully and ably filled. The family are members of the Catholic church.
THOMAS Y. McCARTY
…merchant, P.O. Bucksville, was born in 1850. Thomas and Edward McCarty, two brothers, came from Cork, Ireland, to America about the year 1737, and purchased two hundred and twenty-three acres of land in HAYCOCK and two hundred and fifty in Nockamixon. Edward took possession of the land in NOCKAMIXON . He is known to have had two sons, Nicholas and John. Thomas is presumed to have had no children and adopted his brother’s son, John, as the latter came into possession of the land in Haycock township at the death of Thomas. John had three sons and one daughter. One of his sons, Nicholas, was the father of three sons, Ross Thomas, John D. and Paul Abner, who was the oldest, and who married Louisa McIntyre, who bore him seven sons and two daughters. Paul died in 1869. His widow is still living, at the age of 77. Thomas Y. was the youngest son. In 1877 he married Isabella McCarty. Four children have been born to this union: Leo, Angels, Roscoe and Alacoque, all of whom are now living. Nine years ago Mr. McCarty located at his present place, where he carries on quite an extensive business, dealing in general merchandise. He has also a farm, the work of which he superintends. He is a member of the Catholic church and a republican.
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