McCarty Family

The McCarty family was one of the larger families in Burke.

Forebears

The first known McCarty in the line was Michael, reportedly born in Cork County, Ireland, who received a land grant in Craven Co., South Carolina in 1767. His son Michael (1754-1843) died in Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama. His son Edward, father of Orange B. McCarty, Sr., moved to Wayne Co., Mississippi near Shubuta in what is now Clarke Co.

First Generation

Orange Bryan McCarty, Sr.

A plaque placed at the McCarty Cemetery by the Historical Texas Cemetery Assoc.in 2001 reads as follows:

In 1860 Orange McCarty Sr.(1813-1897) and his wife Mary Arrington(1820-1881) purchased 2200 acres in the Antonio Solis Survey that included this site. Their move here from Mississippi was delayed by the outbreak of the Civil War: two McCarty sons died in action fighting for the south. Joined by the Arrington and McCall Families, the remaining McCartys finally arrived here in 1866 and built a log cabin overlooking Jack Creek. This acre of land was set aside for a cemetery. The earliest marked grave indicates it was in use by 1873. The McCarty Cemetery Assoc. maintains this resting place for these Angelina County Pioneers.

Orange McCarty, Sr.was a native of South Carolina. He married Mary (Polly) Arrington, daughter of Arthur and Milly Ann Arrington, and sister of early Burke resident William James Arrington.

Orange and Mary Arrington McCarty had the following children:

IN 1860 Orange McCarty had real estate valued at $17000 and personal property valued at $42,000. in 2005 dollars these would amount to over $1.1 Million. At that time Orange McCarty had wealth almost three times that of Daniel McCall.

Second Generation

Orange B. McCarty, Jr.

According to peachtreebattlealliance.net:

Brookdale Drive resident, William McCarty "Mac" Benning was born at Piedmont Hospital in 1992. Thirteen years later, while conducting research for a history project, he discovered that his ancestor, Orange McCarty, Jr., fought and lost a leg in the Battle of Peachtree Creek...

Orange McCarty, Jr. served in Company E of the 37th Regiment of the Mississippi Infantry.  He was promoted in rank from Private to Sergeant and lost a leg in, but survived, the Battle of Peachtree Creek.  After the War, he returned home to Mississippi to his wife, Catherine Frances Walker, and his daughter, Sarah Rosetta McCarty who was born prior to the War on August 2, 1860.  In 1865, Orange took his wife and daughter across the Mississippi on barges to settle in Burke, Texas, where they kept cattle and hogs along the Neches River.  He fathered a son, William Madison McCarty, who was born on November 26, 1867.  Both children married and raised families in Burke and Lufkin, Texas, where many of their descendants still live.

Thye had the following children:

Berry T. McCarty

Berry T. McCarty was one of three founders of Bradley Prairie (Later Burke) School in 1885. However, by 1900 Berry and Molly McCarty had left Burke and resettled in Archer County, Texas, northwest of Fort Worth where he engaged in the cattle business. They still lived there in 1910. It appears that none of their children remained at Burke.

Elias D. McCarty

Elias and Melissa McCarty had the following children:

In 1900 Ken amd Mary (Mamie) McCarty lived in Precinct 2, which appears to be in the Beulah area, near Mamie's parents George and Sarah Weir. From 1910 on, they lived at Burke.

Third Generation

William Madison McCarty

William and Lena McCarty had the following children:

Benjamin Kendrick (Ken) McCarty

Ken McCarty (1872-????), the eldest son of Elias McCarty married Mary L. (Mamie) Weir. They had the following children:

William Reid McCarty

Reid McCarty, son of Elias McCarty, married Lillie Weir, who was believed to be a sister of Sherd Weir. They had the following children:

John Lee McCarty

Lee McCarty, the youngest son of Elias McCarty, married Bobbie Belote, daughter of Burke pioneer and merchant Harvey Belote. They had the following children:

Sources:

  1. 1860 Census, Clarke County, Mississippi, Energy, Page 142, Dwelling 954 (Orange McCarty)
  2. 1870 Census, Angelina County, Page 13, Dwelling 78 (Orange McCarty)
  3. 1870 Census, Angelina County, Page 13, Dwelling 79 (Orange McCarty, Jr.)
  4. 1870 Census, Angelina County, Page 14, Dwelling 80(Elias McCarty)
  5. 1900 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4, Page 20, Dwelling 187 (Etter Henington/O. McCarty)
  6. 1900 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 2, Page 22, Dwelling 202 (B. K. McCarty)
  7. 1900 Census, Archer County, Texas, Precinct 4, Page 2, Dwelling 11 (Berry McCarty)
  8. 1900 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4, Page 11, Dwelling 100 (Lena McCarty)
  9. 1910 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 10, Dwelling 95 (Benjamin K. McCarty)
  10. 1910 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 10, Dwelling 94 (Malissa E. McCarty)
  11. 1920 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 6, Dwelling 45 (Benj. K. McCarty)
  12. 1920 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 6, Dwelling 59 (William R. McCarty)
  13. 1920 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 6, Dwelling 53 (Etta Hennington/Charlie McCarty)
  14. 1920 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 8, Dwelling 68 (Annie Pate/Bryant McCarty)
  15. 1920 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 1, Dwelling 8 (John L.McCarty)
  16. 1920 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precinct 4, Page 15, Dwelling 152 (Gordon McCarty)
  17. 1930 Census, Angelina Co., Texas, Precincet 4, Page 7, Dwelling 79 (Earnest E. McCarty)
  18. Orders Establishing School Communities, Angelina County, Texas
  19. The Berry / Baker Connection
  20. Angelina County Cemetery Photographs Web Site
  21. Plaque at McCarty Cemetery (Historical Cemetery Association)
  22. http://www.peachtreebattlealliance.net/id52.html