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James McAffee McCarty

Page 990; History of Bradford County, with biographical selections; 1891, Chicago

JAMES McCARTY, a prominent farmer of Ulster township, P.O. Ulster, was born in Muncy, Lycoming Co., Pa., November 3, 1821, a son of Silas and Martha (McAfee) McCarty, natives of the same place; the father was of Scotch and German descent; the grandparents came to Muncy from near Philadelphia, and were among the early pioneers.

His maternal grandfather, James McAffee, was a major at the battle of Black Rock, in the War of 1812.

The son received his schooling at Muncy, until he was twelve years old. In May, 1832, his father removed to the Maumee Valley, Ohio, and in August of that year died, and the family returned to Muncy, reaching there in September of the same year; and next spring they removed to Wysox, their present home.

The family consisted of six children, viz.: William, James, John, Francis, Martha and Mary, of whom four survive; William and Francis are deceased. James married Sarah J. Baker, October 7, 1863, in New York State, a daughter of Daniel Baker, and the fruits of this mar- marriage were two children, Mary and Daniel, the latter of whom married Mary Sullivan.

Mrs. McCarty died in October 1867, and in 1871 Mr. McCarty married Louisa, daughter of John Lyons, of Bradford County; one child, Jennie, came to bless this union.

His mother married a second time, and the son took care of her and her husband, in their declining years, and afterward paid off the mortgage notes and acquired the old homestead, on which he had always resided. The farm consists of about 200 acres of fine river land, and is well improved, and under a high state of cultivation.

He is independent in his religious views, but his family are members of the Presbyterian Church; politically he has always been identified with the Democratic Party, and held the office of postmaster at Ulster over thirty years.

He assisted in clearing seventy acres of the farm he now owns, sawing the logs into lumber and rafting them down the river.

He is among the oldest men of this county, and has been eminently successful in his business; has acquired a beautiful home with an independent fortune, and, surrounded with an accomplished and interesting family, is now prepared to enjoy the fruits of his early toils and privations.

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