Thank you I also believe we have the correct spelling.My mother is a McGarity. My family have been in the Paulding County area of Georgia for the past five to six generations. I am certain that I am from the Elbert County McGaritys. I am told Abner McGarity. He also had a brother. I have found two Abners. One born in 1780s and one in early 1800. There are McGaritys in Elberton now, but have not contacted them. They are across the state couple hundre miles. E-mail me if you like and I will help.