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Silas McCarty (abt. 1700 - 1750)

Silas McCarty
Born about in Irelandmap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1722 in Bucks Co., PAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colonymap
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The McCarty family is 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 VIII. They derive their descent from Carthbach, son of Saorbbretrethbach or Justin, who was born in 969 AD. The name is modernized as McCarty, McCartie, MacCartney, Carty, etc.

According to family tradition, Silas McCarty left Scotland when about fourteen years old, with his brother Roland, and settled in Ireland for a few years. They afterwards imigrated to America. Roland settled in New Jersey and Silas settled in Pennsylvania.

On an old map of Bucks County Pennsylvania, dated March 11, 1724, Silas is represented as the owner of a tract of land in the southwestern part of Plumstead Township, near the Buckingham line. [1]

Silas married Sarah Carrell. Silas and Sarah had the following children:

  1. James b. 1 January 1725
  2. Silas b. 16 June 1727
  3. Carroll b. 17 September 1729
  4. Benjamin b. 5 October 1731
  5. Lydia b. 11 October 1733
  6. Elizabeth b. 30 October 1735
  7. Hannah b. 6 December 1737
  8. William b. 29 February 1739
  9. Thomas b. 12 April 1741; m. Elizabeth Lancaster
  10. Peter b. 14 November 1742
  11. Paul 29 April 1744[2]

Silas passed away in April of 1750 in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA.[3]

Silas and his wife Sarah are probably buried in the New Britian Baptist Church Cemetery, Haycock Twp, Bucks County, Pennslyvania. The stones have become obliterated making this fact uncertain. [4]


  1. McCarty History: Quoted from the book, The Lancaster Family by Harry Fred Lancaster, page 289
  2. Harry Fred Lancaster, The Lancaster Family (Huntington, Ind.: A.J. Hoover Printing Co., 1902). page 289
  3. Harry Fred Lancaster, The Lancaster Family (Huntington, Ind.: A.J. Hoover Printing Co., 1902). page 289
  4. Harry Fred Lancaster, The Lancaster Family (Huntington, Ind.: A.J. Hoover Printing Co., 1902). page 289
  • Marriage: Source number: 6526.004; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 4. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

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