1767 James McCartney b. 1737, son John b.1764, arrive in Charleston, So Carolina, aboard "The Earl of Donegal". They are Protestant and likely from County Antrim or close by, the point of departure being Belfast. James is granted 150 acres of land, probably in the Craven District of SC which at that time extended across the northern and northwestern half [ or more] of the colony. Note: a careful reading of the data shows THERE IS NO JANE ! Just James and John and 150 acres in northern SC. 1763Samuel Killough b. 10 Sep 1763 Mecklenburg CO, NC...we'll get back to him in a minute 1772Mary McCartney b. place unknown, known daughter of Sarah/ Sally McCartney
1781 Sometime o/a May/June, a John McCartney signed on with a unit of NC militia. They marched south to the Edgefield District of SC to support a seige being conducted against Royalist forces. Shortly after they arrived, the American commander decided to give up the seige and withdrew. The NC unit then marched back to their base on the NC border. When they arrived, John McCartney and a dozen or so others were not to be found. The age for military service at the time was 16 to 60. The Earl of Donegal John would've been 17. No evidence this was him. [Muster Roll of Capt. Alexr Brevard Company [illegible word] to a Detachment of N. Carolina Continentals Serving in the Southern Army of the United States Service under command of Lt. Col. Jno. B. A]
1785Nancy McCartney b. in KY, poss. dau of Sally/Sarah McCartney ? In residence in Ohio with adult grandchildren of Sally/Sarah in 1850 census
1788A James McCartney dies Oct 1788 in Wilkes County GA. 1789Sally/Sarah McCartney marries Nov 1789 Wilkes County GA to John Wallace. This time period is precisely the "Widow's Year" but might be coincidence. They had issue: Jonathan Wallace. John Wallace dies in 1804 and Sally remarries a Frank Locke and is widowed again in less than two years. Along with Sarah's application for an Am Rev Veterans Pension as Wallace's widow was a statement by Sam Killough indicating they, Wallaces and Killoughs, had been neighbors in Mecklenburg NC for a number of years prior to the Revolution.
1793Sam Killough marries Mary McCartney, dau of Sally/Sarah McCartney-Wallace-Locke.
1801Sam and Mary have a son. They name him James McCartney Killough.
1803/1805Record transcriptions vary as to date: Sam Killough acts as bondsman for the marraige ofJohn McCartney to Mary Polly Thomas in Sumner County TN.
[Thank you Wilene] You can disregard the John Newton McCartney, Jr business. There is such, and a Sr. as well, in TN, descended from a James BUT they are accounted for elsewhere with different children etc. I believe this is a continuing mistake from a really old entry in the Mormon records around Daniel Stilwell Thomas, a Mormon Patriarch. He was Mary Polly Thomas' nephew, the son of her brother Henry Thomas. Henry Thomas and John McCartney farmed adjoining acreage on Goose Creek in Sumner County. The John Newton business comes from a statement by Daniel Thomas' wife, during an interview in Utah when she was in her 80's.
The balance of Wilene Thomas' posting is accurate as far as can be determined. I have verified her census data accounting for all of John and Mary Polly's children except two: an unnamed daughter and Josiah. They all wind up in Ohio except William Alexander McC who settled in Gibson County TN. He is listed in the 1830 Fed Census. Many of his descendants are still residents of Gibson County TN. In the 1830 Fed Census for Carroll County TN, there is a Josiah McCartney.This is the county just east of Gibson. This Josiah is shown residing with a woman of similar age and two girls. It is assumed this is a wife and his two children but the record doesn't indicate their relationship. It could be the missing sister, widowed, and her children. In either case, it does not link to a presence in Butler AL by 1832 married to Nancy Gilcrease, a minor child of the late Minor Gilcrease.I found a notation that the law in AL at the time provided for women to reach majority by 18, while men had to be 21. Nancy was 17 or less. I find it odd their first child was born in 1836. Much shall never be explained. :-) This is the gist of what I have. There is more info but nothing creating linkage.