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*Nicholas McCarty

Male 1795 - 1854  (58 years)


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  • Name *Nicholas McCarty  [1, 2
    Born 26 Sep 1795  Moorfield, Harding, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1854  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I159218  My Genealogy

    Family Margaret Hawkins,   b. 26 Oct 1793, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1873, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1828  Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Selena Susanna McCarty,   b. 1824, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1873, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. *Cornelious McCarty,   b. 1832, Ohio Per 1860 Census, 28 Years Old. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Probably In Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret McCarty,   b. 1832, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1906, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Nicholas McCarty,   b. 8 Feb 1834, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Francis J. McCarty,   b. 1837, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1912, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F9374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Story told by Bertha Ethel (Tyler) Shoaf:
      "1" Generation:
      "Father McCarty and Mother McCarty along with other McCarty family andpossibly others were traveling by wagons. They stopped in MontgomeryCounty, Indiana, and built two houses. Only two sons were known.Cornelius and Nicolas McCarty." [Per Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins,c.1978 A.D.]

      "2" Generation:
      "Cornelious McCarty, about the age of twelve was chopping wood whenthe Indians captured him. Whe he was about 26 or 27 years old, hisIndian Father informed him that he would have to return to his whitepeople as they could not take a white man into Oklahoma where theywere moving to. He was returned to the place of his capture, but thetwo homes were empty and delapidated." [Per Joyce Lorraine CloreElkins, c. 1978 A.D.]

      In trying to find Father McCarty's other son Nicholas in the 1850Federal Census, fortunately the census showed not only FatherMcCarty's son Nicholas, but the rest of the family as well residing inIndianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Also, along with the family islisted a group of people who probably were the one's who traveled withthe family to Montgomery County originally. Whether or not they maybe related is not known at this time; From what the census displays,apparently, the family had gone to Marion County in Indiana after theIndians raid and taking of Cornelious in Montgomery County, Indiana.

      It is known for a fact that the Wea Indians who were a non-aggressivepeople ceded their land in 1820 to the Federal Government, which isnow Parke County State Park in Parke County, Indiana. Parke County isnot too far Northeast from Montgomery County, and there was areservation in that area; the Indians were moved from there to theWest in the early 1850's.

      Then in the 1860 Federal Census is found Cornelius with Nancy inMontgomery County, Indiana where the family had originally tried tosettle, and where Cornelius was suppose to have returned prior to theIndian migration to the West. In the 1860 census two children arelisted.

      CONCLUSION: As stated above, along with now knowing the name ofFather (Nicholas) McCarty and Mother (Margaret) McCarty by the FederalCensus Record of c.1850 A.D. in Indiana, plus all of their relatedinformation on the census record; They are the only Nicholas McCarty'slisted in the State of Indiana at the time with a group of peopleliving with them. However, I'd like to caution that there is no solidlink between Cornelius or Nicholas as yet with the census records. Itis only conjecture that Nicholas McCarty is probably CorneliusMcCarty's family. Indiana became a state in 1816, there probably wasnot any sort of census until around 1830 (no children's names wouldhave been listed), by the 1840 Census (no children's names would havebeen listed again) Cornelius was missing, the family was gone from thearea of Montgomery County by the 1850 Census, Cornelius turns up inthe 1860 Census married to Nancy, and it is conjectured that CorneliusFamily never returns to the area even though he seems to have stayedthere for some time. The only mention of a Nicholas who couldpossibly be his brother is found in the 1850 Census of Indianapolis,Marion County, Indiana along with his parents, several sisters, andother family members. A family genealogy is listed for the NicholasMcCarty Family on the Internet, and until further information surfacesthat information will be used for this familes history along with theother information provided by Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins research.[SLJuhl, 29 Aug 2005]

      25th Jul c.1850 A.D. Federal Census Monroe County, State of Indiana
      Enu. 457 Page 229 #470/682
      Nicholas McCarty, 55, M, Merchant, 67998, Virginia, Mar.
      Margaret McCarty, 57, F, Kentucky, Mar.
      Selena (difficult to read) MCarty, 19, F, Indiana
      Margaret McCarty, 18, F, Indiana
      Nicholas McCarty, 16, M, Indiana
      Francis J. McCarty, 13, F, Indiana
      Sarah Randolph, 7, F, Indiana (possibly grandchild?)
      Ruth Hawkins, 84, F, Virginia, Mar. (possibly Margaret's mother?)
      Nancy Hawkins, 53, F, Kentucky, Mar. (possibly Margaret's sister?)
      Ellen Caulewell, 24, F, Ireland, Mar.
      Christian Allman, 28, M, Germany, Mar.

      05th Jul 1860, Madison Township, Montgomery County, Indiana FederalCensus Record
      Page No. 4; Post office: Linden; #27/27
      Cornelius McCarty, 28, M, Laborer, 100, Ohio
      Emiline McCarty, 6, F, Indiana
      Nancy McCarty, 24, F, Ohio
      Child's name and identity missing, born in Indiana is all that isgiven (can only assume this was Nancy Ann, dau. since there is an openspace under the name of Nancy, and 19 females were counted for thepage which would include the open space)
      Page No. 5, Enu. 367 Post office: Linden
      Cornelius McCarty, 7/12, M, Indiana

      Sources:
      1). c.1850 A.D. Federal Census of Indiana, obtained 29 Aug 2005
      2). c.1860 A.D. Federal Census of Indiana, obtained 29 Aug 2005
      3). 17 aug 1976 - Letter from the U.S. Natural Resources Branch ofthe Civil Archives Division, National Archives and Records Service,Washington, DC 20408 to Sandra (Lee Elkins, McCoy) Wethington (nowJuhl - SLJuhl).
      4). Kathi Payne, Mon. 04 Aug 2003, Internet sitehttp:www.Rootsweb.com - Personal e-mail site: kppayne@comcast.net;Nicholas McCarty Family.

      Subdivisions and Villages:
      French writers divided the Miami into the following five bands:Piankashaw, Wea, Atchatchakangouen, Kilatika, Mengakonkia, andPepicokia. The first two later became recognized as independenttribes, the last may have been absorbed by the Piankashaw but this andthe other three divisions are no longer recognized.
      Population. Mooney (1928) estimated 4,500 Miami, including the Wea andPiankashaw, in the year 1650. An estimate of 1764 gives them 1,750,but a year later another substracts 500 from this figure. In 1825 theMiami, Wea, and Piankashaw, entered as tribes, were supposed to totalabout 1,400, of whom 327 were Wea. In 1885 only 57 Miami proper wereofficially recognized in Indian Territory, while the Wea andPiankashaw were enumerated with the Illinois, the whole numbering 149.These last had increased to 191 in 1903. In 1905 the total number ofMiami in Indian Territory was 124. In 1900 the Miami in Indiana,including many White-Indian mixed-bloods, numbered 243. The census of1910 returned 226 Miami, of whom 123 were in Oklahoma and 90 inIndiana. The United States Indian Office Report of 1923 gave 125Indians in Indiana, most of whom certainly belonged to this tribe. Thecensus of 1930 returned 284 Miami and Illinois; the 47 reported fromIndiana were, of course, all Miami. In 1937, 287 were reported fromOklahoma.
      Connection in which they have become noted. Historically the Miamiwere noted as one of those tribes which offered steady resistance tothe westward movement of White population in the eighteenth century.Their name has been given to three Ohio rivers of some importance, theGreat Miami, Little Miami, and Maumee; counties in Ohio, Indiana, andKansas; and to places in California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Missouri,Ohio, Texas, and Manitoba, Canada; also to a creek in Missouri. Thereare places of the name in Gila County, Ariz.; Miami County, Ind.;Saline County, Mo.; Colfax County, N. Mex.; Ottawa County, Okla.;Roberts County, Tex.; Kanawha County, W. Va. Miamisburg is inMontgomery County, Miamitown in Hamilton County, and Miamiville inClermont County, all in Ohio; and Miami Station is in Carroll County,Mo. The name of Miami, Fla., and the derived Miami Beach and MiamiSprings, Fla., have a different origin. The Miami tribe had a famouschief, Little Turtle, whose name often appears in historicalnarratives.
      Source: http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indiana/index.htm

  • Sources 
    1. [S2948] Nicholas McCarty Sr. of Indiana, 457/229/470 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2949] Information On The Indian Tribes Of Indiana - Primarily the Wea andMiami Indians.