Marion County Biographies

W. W. McCarty

Contributed By: Judy Bailey
History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p. 648

W. W.* McCARTY was born in Marion County, Ky., February 2, 1826. His father Milburn McCarty, was born in Washington County, Ky., June 5, 1797, and moved to Daviess County in 1845, where he died in 1863, leaving a wife and seven children. He had been a member of the Baptist church since twenty-one years of age. He was married in 1819 to Catherine Kinnett, a native of Washington County, Ky., born March 13, 1797, who is still living, is hale and hearty, and can read without the use of glasses. W. W. McCarty was married June 25, 1849, to Elizabeth E. Beannon, a native of Ohio County, born Feb. 25, 1831. Nine children have been born to them, six of whom are living - James M., Catherine, Annie L., William M., S. S and Virgil E. Mr. McCarty owns 130 acres of fine land in Fordsville Precinct, Ohio County. He is now farming the land of William E. McFarland, six miles west of Owensboro. He has been a member of the Baptist church since seventeen years of age and his wife has been a member f thirty years. He has been a Mason thirty two years and a Royal Arch Mason twelve years, belongs to Jerusalem Lodge, No. 9, Henderson, Ky. Mr. McCarty is one of Daviess County's oldest and best citizens. McCarty Kinnett Beannon McFarland - Marion Washington Ohio.

* William Wesley McCarty, son of Milburn & Catherine Kinnett McCarty. Wm. Wesley had to go to Fordsville, Ky. to swear not to fight against the South,during the Civil War. He sold his farm in Whitesville and moved to Owensboro, Ky. after 1906.



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