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Alpha Ellen (Edgar) McCarty (1908 - 1995)

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Alpha Ellen "Alphie" McCarty formerly Edgar
Born in Vera, Knox County, Texasmap
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Wife of [private husband (1900s - 1960s)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , and [private daughter (1930s - unknown)]
Died in Granbury, Hood County, Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 May 2015
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Family records of Joseph J. McCarty and wife Mary Eviline (Ogden)McCarty as compiled 1975-2018 by B. L. McCarty/L. Essary.

  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 2, Cottle, Texas; Roll: T624_1542; Page: 34B; Enumeration District: 0066; FHL microfilm: 1375555
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 2, Dickens, Texas; Roll: 2323; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 2342057

Alpha was born about 1908. She was the daughter of Robert Edgar and Rettie Hale. She passed away about 1995.[1]


  1. A source for this information is needed. The TXGenWeb Project Crosby County USGenWeb Project Hosted by Rootsweb Crosby County Biographies Alpha and Colene McCarty Alpha and Colene McCarty rose spray Biography Colene Graham McCarty Dennis McCarty, the ggggggg-grandfather of Colene McCarty, came to America from Dublin, Ireland, settling in Farnham Parrish, Richmond Co., Virginia, American colony, where he married Elizabeth Billington in 1674. Their son, Daniel was born there in 1679. He married Elizabeth Pope about 1698. He died in Westmoreland Co., Virginia, in 1724. Daniel´s and Elizabeth´s son, Dennis, was born in Richmond County, Virginia, about 1701. He married Sarah Ball in 1724. He died in Fairfax County, Virginia, about 1742. Their son, Daniel, was born in Virginia. He started the westward migration of the McCarty family. He married Agnes about 1729 in North Carolina. He died about 1782 in Lincoln Co., NC. Daniel´s and Agnes´s son, Jacob, was born about 1765 at Mecklenburg Co., NC. He continued the move west, living in Georgia from probably 1780 to ca. 1806. He married Mary "Polly" Morrow in Georgia about 1800. About 1806, he moved to the northern Alabama territory near what is now Huntsville, AL. He later moved to central Alabama, living near Selma. He died in 1841 in Tippah Co., MS. Jacob´s and Polly´s son, James Madison, was born in Oglethrope Co., GA in 1802. He married Nancy Fike in Perry Co., AL about 1824 and shortly thereafter moved to Hardin Co., TN. By 1840, all of the McCarty family was living near Tippah Co. MS. James moved on to Anderson County, Texas, near Palestine, about 1845. About 1856, James moved to near Duffau where he became one of the first settlers of Erath County. He was a member of the first commissioners court. James Madison died at Meridan, Bosque Co., TX in 1869. James´ and Nancy´s son, Joseph Jackson, was born in Anderson Co, TX in 1846. He fought in the Civil war as a member of Hood´s Brigade. He married Mary Eviline Ogden in Erath Co., TX about 1867. Joe´s and Mary´s son, Willis Graham was born at Duffau, Erath Co., TX, in 1872. He married Jennie Ballow in Erath Co., TX, in 1894. During the summer of 1899, both Joseph Jackson and Willis Graham purchased adjoining land in Afton community in Dickens Co., TX. They were still living in Erath County at the time but probably moved to the Afton community, along with a number of other McCarty family members, sometime around the turn of the century. Mary, a doctor, was well known and loved in the Afton community. She and Joe, who died in 1906 while on a trip to Paducah, are buried at Afton. Colene Graham McCarty, the son of Willis Graham and Jennie (Ballow) McCarty, was born October 7, 1903 at Afton, Dickens Co., TX. He was the fifth of eight children born to this family and the only surviving son. A brother had died in infancy. His father, Willis died at the age of 39 when Colene was almost 8 years old. Colene and Alpha Ellen Edgar were married December 28, 1923, at Dickens, Dickens Co., TX. Alpha was the daughter of Robert Lee and Rettie Ann (Hale) Edgar. She was born at Vera, Knox Co., TX on December 27, 1908, the third of seven children and the only daughter. She moved to Dickens County with her family in 1922. Alpha´s great grandfather, Robert S. Edgar, his wife, Mary (Tenant), and their children had left Closeburn Mill, Dumphriesshire, Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1845. The family later moved to the United States in 1864, settling at Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska. Robert became a naturalized U.S. citizen on April 21, 1874. All of Robert´s and Mary´s children, except Andrew, settled in Nebraska or nearby states. Andrew moved to Texas where he met and married Virignia Ellen Rudder in Mason County, TX. They were the parents of seven children. Their son, Robert Lee, was Alpha´s father. Andrew died when he was about 45 years of age and is buried in Mason Co., TX. His widow married W.H. Teague in 1898. They eventually moved to Spur where she died in 1942. She is buried in Spur Cemetery, as is her son, Will Edgar. After Colene and Alpha married, they settled on the farm his father had purchased in 1899. Three children were born to this union: Elvis C., David Wayne, and Donna Waynell. In 1943, he moved his family to Spur where they lived for 5 years. He took a job with Allen Parts Store and Alpha worked at Gabriel´s Dry Goods Store. In 1947, he opened Max´s Service Station in Crosbyton. He hired a manager to run the station until a year later, in the fall of 1948, when he moved his family to Crosbyton. Colene died on October 17, 1960, at Crosbyton, TX. He was buried at Afton Cemetery on October 19, 1960. He was later disinterred and interred in the Crosbyton Cemetery in 1984. Alpha died January 24, 1995, at Granbury, Hood Co., TX. She was laid to rest beside Colene in the Crosbyton Cemetery on January 27, 1995. Submitted by Waynell Harris Others Researching This Family Burial Site Crosbyton Cemetery Block 31 Row Plot Site Map Location Headstone Inscription & Sentiments Headstone Photograph Additional Photos & Documentation Obituary Final Rites For Colene McCarty Held Wednesday A heart attack claimed the life of Colene (Max) McCarty, 57, at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Rushed to Crosbyton Clinic-Hospital, McCarty was pronounced dead on arrival. The Crosbyton service station owner moved here from Spur in 1948. He had suffered a previous heart attack about three years ago. McCarty was born at Afton, where he still owned a farm. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ethredge Norman Childress, officiating. McCarty is survived by his wife, Altha; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Harris, Artesia, NM; two sons, Elvis, Crosbyton and Wayne, Jackson, MS; six grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Lee McKnight, Midland, Mrs. Judy McKnight, Dickens, Mrs. Lorane Laster, Dickens and Mrs. Adele Petty, Plainview. Pallbearers were Joe Lemonds, Truett Mayes, John Criswell, Vernon Mitchell, Arlie Fewell, Tillman Reeves, all of Crosbyton, Richard Varnell and Jeff Randolph, Afton. Burial was in the Afton cemetery. King Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Source: The Crosbyton Review, October 17, 1960 Submitted by Waynell Harris Interment from Afton Cemetery to Crosbyton Cemetery in 1984 Alpha McCarty Funeral services for Alpha Ellen (Edgar) McCarty, 86, of Crosbyton will be held at 2:00 p.m. Fri. January 27, 1995 at the Primitive Baptist Church in Crosbyton, with Elder George Johnson and Elder Michael Rodgers officiating. Burial will be at Crosbyton Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Mrs. McCarty died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 1995 in IHS Nursing Home in Granbury after a long illness. She was born December 27, 1908, in Vera. She married Colene G. McCarty on December 28, 1923 in Dickens. They lived in Afton community until 1944 when they moved to Spur. They moved to Crosbyton in 1948. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband on October 17, 1960, and a son, David Wayne McCarty, on Mary 20, 1983. Survivors include her son, Elvis of Crosbyton, a daughter, Waynell Harris of Granbury, seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Source: The Crosby County News & Chronicle, Thursday, Jan. 26, 1995 Submitted by Waynell Harris Cemetery List | Home Page | Table of Contents | Helping with this Project USGenWebProject Crosby County TXGenWeb Project Webmaster Linda Fox Hughes The TXGenWeb Project ©Crosby County Historical Commission Hosted by RootsWeb

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