I have been working on John McCartys for a while. There seems to be a lot of them. My Great-Great Grandfather was named John McCarty, and his father, and his father. Now I have been trying to find the senior John's parents names. My gg grandfather, John McCarty III was born in Caldwell(now Lyon)County Kentucky. In 1830s,he and his father and family moved to Sullivan County, Indiana. John Jr then moved with a son to Crawford County, Illinois, While John III moved to Leon County, Texas. This was about 1870. A fourth John, John McCarty IV, had moved to Texas abt 5 years before. The Senior John McCarty was born in Virginia, married Sally Torian in Feb 1798. John was their first born, born in 1798, months after parents' marriage. I keep finding Joseph as the first born on some research, but this is unlikely, The person who put Joseph down might have misspelled the name. They put John Jr being born in 1811, but Census records(1850) has him born in 1798, plus John Married a Mary Harris in 1813. She was the daughter of Stephen? Harris, and Nancy Conway, in Caldwell county Records. John's Brother, Henry D. McCarty, married Mary's first Cousin Charlotte Conway, dau. of Valentine Conway.
John jr. and Mary had children: John, Marcus, and Lewis Mccarty,and Isabel, whom all moved to Indiana. Mary Harris McCarty passed away in Caldwell co.,abt 1830, and John Jr remarried to a Mary Johnson. They had four children, Stephen,Sarah, Mary and Martha. By 1860 Mary Johnson was deceased, and John was living in Hutsonville, Illinois. He passed in the 1870s.
I have been reading a lot about the Senior John McCarty, who married Sally Torian. There is a John McCarty living in Eddyville, Caldwell, Kentucky, in 1810 in the Census. I heard that he was a Kentucky State Representative,
and that his wife had remarried in 1812 in Christian County, Kentucky, which is on record, but also hearing conflicting reports that he died enroute to Kentucky in Tennessee before 1810, and that he was the son of James 'Jarrod' McCarty, son of Darby McCarty and Hannah Richardson. There are more than one John being claimed to be the son of Jarrod McCarty. The other is a John McCarty who Married an Elizabeth Mayes. This John McCarty Died in Missouri. My John McCarty Sr had a Brother named Charles. Did Jarrod have a son named Charles?