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View Tree for Darby McCartyDarby McCarty (b. 1710, d. 1787)

Darby McCarty (son of Timothy McCarty)408 was born 1710 in Ireland409, 410, and died 1787 in Sand Mountain, AL411, 412, 413. He married Hannah Richardson on 04 Jul 1736 in Philadelphia, PA414, 415, daughter of Joseph Richardson and Elizabeth Bevan.

 Includes NotesNotes for Darby McCarty:
Darby and Hannah were married at the First Presbyterian Church.

The children of Darby and Hannah were found in the McCarty Family Bible which was found in Hawkins Co., TN and may now be at the Lawson-McGhee Library in Knoxville, TN. All of the information given about Darby, his children and grandchildren (with the exception of Jonathan) has been gleaned from this bible.

Darby was in Grainger Co., TN for a short time and then was said to have moved to Sand Mountain, Alabama where he died.

He spent quite a few years in Virginia. There are land records for him in Shenandoah Co. and also in Frederick Co. between 1754 and 1785. He must have moved out shortly after the last land entry if he went to Grainger Co. and then Alabama.

From The McCarthys in Early American History
In a "Poll List of Frederick County, containing the names of those who voted for George Washington when a candidate for the House of Burgesses, taken July 24, 1758," the name of Darby McCarty is listed.(16) He also appears in the land records. By deed dated December 20, 1754, Lord Fairfax conveyed "400 acres of land on a branch of the North River of Shenandoah called Passage Creek," in Frederick County, to "Darby Macarthy" (Land Records, Book H, p. 590) and there is another grant on record dated December 17, 1771, by which Lord Fairfax conveyed to "Darby McCarty" a tract of 253 acres in the same vicinity, and the deed recited that the grant was made "as by survey thereof dated June the First, 1757, made for the said Darby McCarty by George Hume and forfeited by Virtue of an Advertisement issued from my office and recorded there in Book N, but on application of said Darby McCarty I have allowed a Deed to issue to him for said Land."(Land Records, Book P, p. 91)

(16)Among the electors of Frederick County, whose names appear in
this list were
Tobias Burke
James Burne
James Barrett
William Barrett
Thomas Carney
William Cockran
John McCormick
Pat McDaniel
Joseph McDonnell
Robert Cunningham
Matthew Coleman
William Carrel
William Coil
Patrick Duncan
Richard Foley
John Madden
Laughlin Madden
William McMahon
John Grinnan
James Grinnan
Murtie Hanley
William McGee
Darby McCarty
Robert Marney
Darby Murphy
Richard McMahon
James McGill
Robert McCoy
James McCormick
Joseph McCormick
William Reynolds
Patrick Rice

The next appearance of the name in North Carolina records was when "the petition of Darby McCarty" was read at a meeting of the House of Assembly on February 3, 1735. The purport of the petition was "that Darby McCarty be exempted from Public Duty," and that the application was granted is seen from an entry in the record which contains "an order that the Clke Certifie to the same."(Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. IV, p. 128) The reason for the request is not stated in the official transcript of the records as published by the Secretary of State, but since other similar petitions are recorded wherein the applicants stated they were serving in the militia in the wars with the Indians, it is probable that Darby McCarty claimed exemption as a colonial soldier. His name was again recorded on February 15, 1738, when there was read before the Assembly "the petition of Darby McCarty on behalf of his son, Dennis McCarty, Praying the said Dennis might be exempt from all Publick Duties and paying Taxes."(Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. IV, p. 390) It is evident that Dennis McCarty was physically unable to perform such "publick duties" as may have been required of him, since the above-mentioned petition bears a notation in these words: "The same granted during such time he shall continue infirm."

On March 21, 1743, "the petition of Darby McCartie, praying for one hundred acres of land in Hyde County," (Ibid., p. 628) was read and approved by the Council of North Carolina and on the same day like petitions by people named Kearney, McClendon, Kennedy, Carrol, Duggin, Lynch and Kelley were also passed upon by the Council. On November 19, 1744, Darby McCarty again appeared before a Council meeting at New Bern and presented a petition praying for 640 acres of land in Hyde County, which was granted, and on March 13, 1746, he secured a further grant of 600 acres in the same County, and on this occasion his application was read in conjunction with similar petitions from Daniel Sullivan, Daniel Quillen and Bryan Conner

The muster-rolls of the troops raised in the Province of New York for service in the Colonial wars contain a surprisingly large number of Irish names, and in those companies where the Captains or recruiting officers took down the nativity of the men it is seen that a large proportion of these Irish-named soldiers were natives of Ireland, and that most of them were in the prime of life and therefore physically fitted to render good service to the country. The original muster-rolls were transcribed by the New York Historical Society and were reproduced in that Society's publications, (Vol. XXIV. ) and from this source I have taken the following items, covering soldiers named McCarthy who were recruited in various parts of the Province for the French-English War:

Darby McCarty, age 28, born in Ireland, labourer, in roll of Captain Livingston's company raised in Albany County in May, 1760.

FROM Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol II, Part I, Surnames M-Me, Page 199

Darby ( as Darby Carty ) m. 4 July, 1736, Hannah Richardson, in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Penna.; res. 1754, Frederick Co. Va. Gen. 3:25

FROM Virginia Colonial Soldiers, Courts Martial Records, Page 351
William Whitson, Darby Mccarty, Henry Netherton, and Barnaby Hagan from Capt. Henry Spear's Company
Note all the various spelling's thru out the notes

Darby maybe Darbin

From "The McCarthys in early American History" by Michael J. O'Brien
Page 92, The provisions of "an Act concerning the Patowmac Company" passed january 27, 1803, in relation to the " deepening of the locks at the great falls of the Potomac" said " Tobias Lear, Stevens T. Mason, Lawence A. washington, Hugh Holmes, Nicholas Fitzhugh Osborne and Edward McCarty are hereby appointed Commissioners to explore and view the said river .....and shall report to the next General Assembly the manner in which said work is done ( Hening's Statutes, Vol. XV, p.465 )
The Edward McCarty here refered to was a son of Patrick McCarty, who with his two brothers emigrated from Ireland about the year 1740. Patrich located in Hampshire County and the others are supposed to have settled in the Valley of Virginia.note 34
note 34 reads, Patrick's living descendants are unable to furnish the names of the two brothers, but I am satisfied that they were the Darby McCarty of Orange County and Timothy McCarty of Pocahontas County, mentioned elsewhere in this book

No records prior to 1860 on marriages in Philadelphia per letter on file
"The McCarthys in Early America History" by Michael J.O'Brien shows the following:
In a "Poll List of Frederick County, containing the names of those who voted for George Washington when a candidate for the House of Burgesses, taken July 24,1758," the name Darby McCarty is listed. He also appears in the land records. By deed dated December 20, 1754, Lord Fairfax conveyed " 400 acres of land on a branch of the North River of Shenandoah called Passage Creek," in Frederick County, to Darby Macarthy" and there is another grant on record dated December 17, 1771, by which Lord Fairfax conveyed to "Darby McCarty" a tract of 253 acres in the same area.Copies of both deeds on file.

Who is Dickey by Walt Smith shows, Farther to the west, Darby McCarty lived alongside Greasy Run. McCarty claimed that he also owned the sixth settlement, "lying below Orvins", which once was occupied by Joseph Richardson.( Darby's father-in-law ). None of these settlers had a patent from the Colony of Virginia, nor a grant from Lord Fairfax.

"The Fairfax Proprietary", Chapter Five, The Manors of Leeds and Gooney Run described as " A certain tract of waste and ungranted land called and know by the name of the Manor of Leeds in the Counties of Fauquir, Frederick and Loudoun on the Northenmost Branch of Rappahannock River called Hedgman on the upper side of Carter's Run on the branchs of Goose Creek on the lower side of Shenandoah and below Happy Creek Gap and Ashby's Bent Gap.
William Green. Mar, 10, 1747-8
Robert Ashby, Thomas Whooper,
William Howell & John Chisum
Chain Cars
Markers & C
Capt Thomas Ashby, Pilot
"On the above survey is six Settlements Viz: Wm Owens Late of Westmoreland County, bought his Improvment of Samuel Wilson a Hunter lately a resident there-on. Darby McCarty late of Bucks County in Pensa. produced a Certificate of his Good Behavior. He also claims another Improvement which he bought of Joseph Richarson lying below Owins".

" Virginia, Northern Neck Land Grants 1694 - 1742", compiled by Gertrude E. Gray, states the paragraph above with a minor word variations.

The records of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, Penn., show the marriage on 4 July 1736 of Darby Carty and Hannah Richardson, by Rev. Andrews. Darby McCarty appears in the land records of Frederick Co., Va., in 1754 and on a Poll List there of 24 July 1758 (see Virginia Magazine o f History and Biography, v. 6, p. 165). In 1774 Darby McCarty of the Manor of Leads in Dunmore County, with sons Enoch and Benjamin, is mentioned (Shenandoah County, Va., Deed Book A, p. 51 6). Farther into the article, he says that "The families of Darby, James Sr., and William McCarty are complete. A surveyor, William Green remarked in his field note s in 1747, that he was surprised to find a Darby McCarty in what was then the wilds of the Shenandoah Valley. The only other person in the general area was a hunter named Wilson. Green said Darby McCarty, late of Bucks county, Pa. He also said Darby showed him a 'certificate of good behavior'. Such certificates were issued by big land owners in Northern Ireland t o loyal tenants who were migrating to the new world. There was another McCarty family in Buck's County about the same time as Darby. This one was a Silas McCarty, and in his children appear many of the same Christian names that appear in Darby's. Again, with the reputed parents of Hannah's, it seems the only tie is the similarity of the surname and the time period. Darby' s birth date of 1710-11 was calculated from his discharge (not court martial), in 1761. Men were required to serve in the militia until the age of fifty. So fifty from 1761 gives us an approximate date for his birth."

Lived at Powell's Fort, Shenandoah. ( Map on file )
In the green valley of the Shenandoah lies a valley that is called "The Fort Valley" or " Powell's Fort. It is 20 miles long and 5 miles wide.The only entrance to the northern end of the hidden valley used to be by the bed of a small stream, known as Passage Creek. George Washington learned this area at the age of 16, surveying the area for Lord Fairfax. He used the narrow entrance at Passage Creek. From the book
"A Valley Hidden from the World" by Julia Davis

From "Virginia's Eastern Shore", by Ralph T. Whitelaw, Vol. Two, Accomack County, Lot A 121, A 139 and A 147. On file , including map showing locations
Lot A-121,In 1726 the Royals sold their 50 acres to Darbe MackCarte and in 1732, Esther Kelley sold most of her 50 acres to Darby MaCarty.

Lot A-139, In 1719 Arther and Margaret Robins sold 200 acres to Darby McCartee. McCartee and his wife Hannah promptly sold 100 acres to Robert Jarvis.

Lot A-147, In 1712, John and Sarah Morris sold 41 1/2 acres to Darby Macarty, it being west of the above and along the southern bounds of the tract. Darby Mackcarter sold to William Lucas,jr. In 1712, John and Sarah sold 133 1/2 acres to Darby Macarty, it being west of the above. 1n 1724, Darby and Hannah Mackerty sold to Hancock Custis.

From Virginia's Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck " At a court Martial held 9 October 1761........ The following where discharged from Capt. Joseph McDowell's Company............Darby McCarty".
From Frederick County, Virginia Early Troop Records by Amelia C. Gilreath " Ordered that Darby McCarty of Capt. Henry Spears Company on the Motion of Abraham Keller Lt. be discharged from further Duty at Musters", Held for Frederick County on Fryday 9th October 1761.

Sand Mountain, Alabama. So far have found Fyffe,Alabama, the town is located atop Sand Mountain.

The children of Darby and Hannah were found in the McCarty Family Bible which was found in Hawkins co. Tn. and is now at the Lawson-McGhee Library 500 West Church Street, Knoxville,Tn.37902.

May have lived in Grainger co. Tn. prior to going to Sand Mountain, Al.

McCarty Bible Records, by Prentiss Price from Virginia Genealogist, Volume 3, Number 1, January - March, 1959 on file.The names in the bible are spelled M'Carty, Bible printed by Alexander Kincaid, his Majesty's Printer MDCCLXII, Edinburgh

Note the following:
Bonded Passengers to America by Peter Coldham, page 517, Darby McCarty II was transported, June 1764 from Kent on the ship Dolphin

Pennsylvania Gazette, 1763 for runaway slaves, servents, convicts and apprenticies...Darby McCarty age 25 is listed

Other spellings: Gaelic = MacCarthaigh, Macater, Macatee, McCatee

1711 - Darby born Ireland
1712 - The Morris's sell 41 1/2 acres and 133 1/2 acres to Darby Macarty ( on file )
1719 - The Robbin's sell 200 acres to Darby McCartee, Darby and his wife Hannah promply sell 100 acres to Robert Jarvis ( on file )
1724 - Darby and Hannah sell 133 1/2 acres to Hancock Custis ( on file )
1726 - The Royals sold their 50 acres to Darbe MackCarte ( on file )
1732 - Esther Kelley sold most of her 50 acres to Darby MaCarty ( on file )
1736 - Darby Carty & Hannah Richardson married in Philadelphia, PA.
1736 - First child, James, born in Bucks Co., PA.
1738 - Daughter, Mary, born in Bucks Co., PA.
1741 - Son, Isaac , born in Bucks Co., PA.
1743 - Daughter, Sarah, born in Frederick Co., VA.
1745 - Daughter, Rachel, born in Shenandoah Valley, VA.
1747 - Surveyor William Green remarks in his field notes that he was surprised
to find a Darby McCarty in the wilds of the Shenandoah Valley. ( on file )
1748 - Daughter, Elizabeth, born in Shenandoah Valley, VA.
1750 - Daughter, Hannah, born in Shenandoah Valley, VA.
1753 - Son, Enoch, born in Frederick Co., VA.
1754 - Lord Fairfax conveyed 400 acres of land on a branch of the North River of
Shenandoah called Passage Creek, in Frederick County, to Darby Macarthy.( on file )
1756 - Twins, Jonathan and Lydia, born in Shenandoah County, VA.
1757 - Buys land in Frederick county, Va. ( on file )
1758 - Darby's name appears on a Poll of Frederick Co., VA.
1759 - Son, Benjamin, born in Shenandoah Co., VA.
1761 - Darby discharged from Shenandoah Co. Militia (assumed at the age of 50).
1763 - Darby of Frederick County leases land to Job Combes, 400 acres he bought in 1754
1772 - Darby of Beckford Parish, Dunmore County, the Colony of Va.sold land in the county of Prince William. ( on file )
1775 - Census for 1775 show Darby in Shenandoah County
1787 - Consent of Darby for his granddaughter Sarah to marry in Shenandoah County, Va.


More About Darby McCarty:
Residence: 1754, Bucks Co., PA.

More About Darby McCarty and Hannah Richardson:
Marriage: 04 Jul 1736, Philadelphia, PA.416, 417

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Darby McCarty and Hannah Richardson:
1st Presbyterian Church, Rev. Andrews

Children of Darby McCarty and Hannah Richardson are:
  1. +Benjamin McCarty, b. 22 Dec 1759, Frederick Co., VA, d. 11 Oct 1835, Brookville, Franklin Co., IN418, 419.
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