Thomas J. McCarty
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Thomas McCarty
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Thomas J. McCarty was born 1802, christened in Virginia, died 21 Dec 1884, in Browning Ranch, Dickens County, Texas. He married (1) Sarah Eliza Jane LeFors about 1845, in Marion County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of James Jefferson LeFors and Jeanette Jones. He married (2) Rebecca Comstock? about 1825. He married (3) Rutha Wakefield Grogan 17 Jun 1857 or 15 Sep 1857. He married (4) Sara Elizabeth Farmer 14 Nov 1874.

Children of Thomas J. McCarty and Sarah Eliza Jane LeFors:
i. Janetta Angeline McCarty, born 4 Apr 1847, died 14 Dec 1931.
ii. Catherine Cerilda "Cass" McCarty, born 10 Feb 1848, died 9 Apr 1900.
iii. Ferwick Claxton "Dick" McCarty, born 20 Nov 1850, died 3 May 1908.
iv. Melvin McCarty, born about 1852, in Missouri.
Children of Thomas J. McCarty and Rebecca Comstock?:
i. Elizabeth McCarty, born 1825/1826.
ii. Allen McCarty, born 1828, in Indiana.
iii. John McCarty, born 1830, in Indiana.
iv. Girl McCarty, born about 1832, in Indiana.
v. Sterling McCarty, born 1834, died after 1880.
vi. Louisa J. McCarty, born about 1836, in Indiana.
vii. Francis Marion McCarty, born 1838, died 1867.
viii. James McCarty, born 1840, in Indiana.
ix. Preston J. McCarty, born 1843, in Arkansas, died after 1892.
Children of Thomas J. McCarty and Rutha Wakefield Grogan:
i. William McCarty, born 1859, in Texas, died 1 May 1915, in Hot Springs, Sierra
County, New Mexico.
ii. Erma Cordelia McCarty, born 1 Apr 1869.
Children of Thomas J. McCarty and Sara Elizabeth Farmer:
i. Flora Delany McCarty, born 23 Mar 1876, died 10 Aug 1962.

He is buried in the bank on his son's Preston McCarty land near Duck creek. He was married 4 times, divorced first two wives. First time taking only his sons and from second wife Sallie LaFors he took all the children with him. He was widowed from the 3rd and he died during his fourth marriage. Had a total of 19 children. He is written into the story of Mrs JAB written by his daughter Angelina. She does not mention all her brothers and sisters but does a good job in covering family history.


4/6/2015: Charlie Carter, Ranch Manager of Glass Ranch, verifies this date that McCarthy is buried on the ranch. Charlie knows exactly where the grave is and has built a small road up to the grave from the main road. The grave is marked with a carved fieldstone but no dates remain visible. Charlie said that the grave is in danger of washing away if the creek comes on a big rise.