Stephen McCarry-- ANY information
By Julie August 02, 2007 at 06:14:18
I am searching for Stephen McCarry.He is my 2nd great grandfather.
My great grandfather was born in March 1885 in Pearl, Pike, Illinois.According to his birth cerrtificate, Stephen was born around 1860 in Arkansas.
I found another birth certificate for Marion's sister, Mabel was supposedly her name.It was less filled out and there was no information on him.
The following is the family story:
A few months after Marion was born, the mother died.Stephen, his mother-in-law, and the daughter (she would have been about 2 years old) left Pearl, Pike County, IL and headed for St. Louis, never to heard of again.
Marion was raised by a wonderful couple with the last name of Horner.
According to some censuses, Marion says his father (Stephen) was born in the United States (real helpful there)... Another census says France... Another says it is unknown...
The mother of Marion and Mabel was Lucinda... possibly Martin or Mantier... I am leaning toward Martin...
I have searched Pike County from top to bottom for information and there is none to be found.I have written to the church were the Horners were members, hoping there was some record of Marion... nothing...
Anybody that has any ideas, help, information would be greatly... Family knowledge is tough as my grandfather (Marion's son) was killed at the age of 29 and my dad was only 7... so there wasn't any family memories passed down.I have spoken with my dad's cousins and they also didn't have much information... I think that stems from Grandpa Marion not knowing much...
Thanks in advance for any help!