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View Tree for Silas McCartySilas McCarty (b. 1700, d. 1750)

Silas McCarty (son of John McCarty and Anna Harman) was born 1700 in Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA, and died 1750 in Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA. He married Sarah Carrell on 1722 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, daughter of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan.

 Includes NotesNotes for Silas McCarty:
Silas McCarty was buried in the New Britian Baptist Church Cemetery(Carrell p29).

The McCarty's

The McCarty's descend from one of the oldest families in Ireland. The name was originally McCarthy; Catholic descendants retained the h, whereas, the Protestants dropped the h.

Silas McCarty married Sarah Carrell of an old Presbyterian family. Their son Benjamin married Margaret Walton, the daughter of Isaac and Alice Davis Walton and, therefore, the sister of James and Isaac Walton.

Silas, Benjamin, William, and Isaac McCarty were the sons of Benjamin and Margaret Walton McCarty, and the nephews of James and Isaac Walton. David Lloyd was married to
Margaret, a daughter of Benjamin and Margaret.

Silas, the eldest of the brothers, never married and little is known about him.

Either just prior to, or soon after his arrival in Muncy, Benjamin married Mary Smallwood of Harrisburg. They had ten children--six sons and four daughters. Their son Isaac who was born about 1792 married Sarah Dunkleberger.

Benjamin, who started the town of Muncy by laying out lots and selling them off, built a public house on his tract of land. He kept the tavern until 1810 when he moved up Glade Run. He died there and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Walton Cemetery.

William McCarty was married to Mary Lloyd in 1787 in Bucks County. The children of Thomas Lloyd, Mary and her brother David descended from an old and prominent Quaker family. William and Mary's son Benjamin was born in 1788, and the following year they settled in Muncy.

William and Mary McCarty had 14 other children, one of whom died in infancy: Margaret, Silas, Anne, John, William, Mary, Jane, Lavina, David, Sarah, Seth, Joseph, and Lloyd.

Upon arrival at Muncy Manor, William built a temporary log house for his family between Muncy Creek and Glade Run. Then, between 1790-1792, construction began on what we now know as the McCarty House Inn, it originally had four rooms, but, as the family grew, the house enlarged. Often, Quakers traveling to meeting or back and forth to Philadelphia were entertained there. Before the Civil War, it was used as a station for the Underground Railway.

William followed the Quaker customs in dress, speech and daily living. He and his family attended services at the Pennsdale Meeting House.

William died January 21, 1813 of black fever" contracted when he assisted sick soldiers of the War of 1812 who were encamped on his land near Muncy Creek. Black fever was probably typhus fever, or camp fever, which sometimes caused a black appearance after death, due to cyanosis. There, however, were other diseases, which produced the same
appearance after death. Doctors didn't know the difference typhus and typhoid fever, and often were the carriers--if not the victims--of lice. Soldiers were together in camps and barracks and used straw for bedding. Not too many escaped without body lice.)

William was buried in the Walton cemetery, on land donated by James Walton. Supposedly, a marble slab marks or marked grave.

Mary was left with small children to raise, the youngest only two months old. She died in 1838 and was buried beside her husband. Five of the children died before she did. Six of them went west by covered wagon. Silas settled in Bradford County. Lloyd moved to Newberry where he had a cabinet shop, but returned, built a house on West Water Street, and farmed. John stayed in the family home, never married, and, by all accounts lived a life that was an example to all.

Isaac McCarty, the fourth brother, settled in Penn Township and lived there until his death in June 1847.


The Walton's

Around 1683 the four sons of William and Alice Martin Walton of Oxhill, Warwickshire, England, sailed for the colonies. Nathaniel, Daniel, Thomas and William Walton settled in Philadelphia County in an area they called Byberry Township, after the parish of Byberry where they were born.

Daniel married Mary Lamb probably in August 1688 and they had seven children. Their son Samuel married Marcy Waterman in 1709 and they had six children, one of whom was Isaac and another was Abraham.

Isaac married Alice Davis--probably in 1736. There is no evidence that he married anyone else. They had eight children. Daughter Margaret married Benjamin McCarty. James married Margaret Lewis in 1763; Isaac married Martha Lewis about 1770.

Abraham married a Mary; they had five children, one of whom was Ezekiel. Ezekiel married Rachel Vanhorn between 1775-1780. In 1791 he bought 130 acres in Muncy Creek Township. By November 13, 1798, he had died. A number of his children moved to Ontario, Canada after his death. His son Ezekiel married Margaret McCarty, the daughter of William. Ezekiel, Jr. died about 1832 and his one son died without marrying.


According to the diary of a descendant of Isaac Walton, Lewis Walton Grier Bowen, James Walton "had strongly marked features, frank manners, nine children, and survived all but son James, who had a family... U

James, Jr. married twice--first, a Catharine, and second, Catharine Webster. According to the Now and Then, Catharine was Kate Webster, the daughter of Abraham Webster, she was
captured by the Indians when she was twelve and did not want return to her white family when located. James, Jr, was father of 13 children, probably one by his first wife twelve by his second.

James Jr.'s youngest son was Fleming who married Maria Williams Garnhart, the daughter of Philip Garnhart and Mary Magdalena Bieber. Fleming built the house on Water Street
That we know as the Walton Bed and Breakfast. Fleming, the of three children, died at age 32 in 1855 after mustard plastering for abdominal pain, for what was probably appendicitis.

Isaac Walton was married to Martha Lewis, the sister of James's wife Margaret and the daughter of Lewis Lewis and Ann Lord. Isaac and Martha had 13 children. According to granddaughter Martha Lewis Walton Grier Bowen, "Isaac Walton was well formed, below medium height, fair complexion, delicate regular features, mild small blue eyes, Grecian nose, small mouth, placid expression, reserved, seldom smiled, never laughed, usually wore 'Quaker drab, seldom left his farm except to attend Friends meeting, three miles away, or on hunting excursions, often camping out several nights in succession even after he was advanced in life. He was temperate, used no tobacco, and lived to be over 80."

Grandmother Lewis was born and brought up near Quakertown, Bucks Co. She was tall, erect, handsome, high forehead, large prominent dark blue eyes, large slightly aquiline nose, delicate mouth, short upper lip, sound teeth, perhaps rather large. She wrote beautifully, and was an arithmetician, not usual for girls then... Grandmother had rheumatism in her old age. She must have been over 70."

Isaac built a log house at the far end of Mechanic Street, originally called Lovely Lane. He operated a sawmill and a gristmill there.

Martha probably died after 1824; Isaac died in 1832. The shares of the estate that he bequeathed to the four living daughters were not to fall under the control of their husbands.

Silas McCarty probably was born in Ireland about 1700. In 1722 he married Sarah Carrell, daughter of James and Sarah (Dungan) Carrell. She was born in Northampton Township, Bucks County in 1700. The McCarty family was founded in Bucks County, Pa. by Cornelius McCarty of Middletown and Silas McCarty of Haycock. Silas was a Presbyterian but after his marriage, he joined the Baptists. His wife was a Baptist.

The McCarty families probably descended from the ancient family of MacCarthy, which was the dominant family in Desmond or South Munster, Ireland, from the period of the establishment of surnames down to the reign of Henry VII. The name is modernized as McCarty, MacCartney, Carty, etc.

According to one family tradition, Silas McCarty left Scotland with his brother Rowland, when he was 14 years old. They settled in Ireland for a few years and then came to America, His brother, Rowland settled in New Jersey and Silas settled in Pennsylvania.

In 1724, Silas owned a tract of land in the southeastern part of Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Penna. In 1738, John, Thomas and Richard Penn conveyed to him 350 acres of land in Haycock Township. He gave one acre of this land to the Baptist Church as a site for a church and burying ground. It is likely, both he and his wife were buried here, but the head stones have become obliterated so the names are not distinct. He died in 1750 and his wife died in 1755.


More About Silas McCarty:
Burial: Unknown, New Britian Baptish Church Cemetery, Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA.

More About Silas McCarty and Sarah Carrell:
Marriage: 1722, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Children of Silas McCarty and Sarah Carrell are:
  1. +Benjamin McCarty, b. August 05, 1731, Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA, d. October 27, 1794, Richland Township, Bucks County, PA.
  2. Carrell McCarty, b. July 15, 1723, Bucks County, PA, d. date unknown.
  3. Elizabeth McCarty, b. August 30, 1735, Bucks, PA, d. date unknown.
  4. Hannah McCarty, b. October 06, 1737, Bucks, PA, d. date unknown.
  5. James McCarty, b. January 01, 1725/26, Bucks, PA, d. date unknown.
  6. William McCarty, b. December 29, 1739, Bucks, PA, d. date unknown.
  7. +Thomas McCarty, b. February 12, 1740/41, Bucks, PA, d. October 09, 1804, Muncy, PA.
  8. Silas McCarty Jr., b. April 16, 1727, Bucks, PA, d. date unknown.
  9. +Lydia McCarty, b. October 11, 1733, Haycock Township, Bucks, PA, d. date unknown.
  10. Paul McCarty, b. April 29, 1744, Bucks, PA, d. date unknown.
  11. Peter McCarty, b. November 13, 1742, Bucks County, PA, d. date unknown.
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