Marion County

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McCarty Family

Contributed By: Judy Bailey

Doctor Milburn McCarty -Born June 04, 1828 Died May 07, 1906

From the book: The Past & Present of Woodford County Illinois

By: Wm. H. Perrin, Wm. LeBaron Jr. & Co., H. H. Hill & Co. Printed 1878, Pg. 553

*Milburn McCarty, M. D.

Physician and surgeon ; P. 0. Minonk ; born in Lebanon, Marion Co., Ky., June 5, 1828 ; removed to Ohio Co., Ky., in 1845, and three years later commenced the study of medicine with Dr. N. L. Lightfoot, of Whitesville; attended Louisville Medical College in 1851 ; spent five months at the Commercial Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio; graduating at the American Medical College of that place in 1856 ; in 1858, he attended lectures at the St. Louis Medical College ; came to Illinois in Nov. 1852, locating at Wilborton, Fayette Co., and to his present home in 1871 ; the Doctor has been in the constant practice of his profession in the South and West, over twenty-five years ; owns 800 acres of land valued at $8,000 ; married in 1853, to Miss Mary A., daughter of Judge Wilborton, of Fayette Co., 111.; she was born in Ky.; six children, one living—John S.; lost five—Lenora, died May 1,1857; Pallen, March, 14, 1860 ; William W., July 12, 1863 ; Willis W., Sept. 12, 1864 ; Fannie R., Dec. 19, 1876.

From the book: William G. Cutler's 'History of the State of Kansas' was first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.

*MILBURNE E. McCARTHY, M.D., was born in Lebanon, Ky., June 5, 1828. He was educated in the public schools and at St. Mary's College in Nelson County, Ky. He attended a course of lectures at the Louisville Medical College, then University of Kentucky, in 1852, and entered the American Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio from which he graduated in 1855. The following year he attended hospital lectures at Commercial Hospital, Cincinnati. He also graduated from Fallon Medical College, St. Louis, and commenced practice at Wilberton, Fayette Co., Ill., remaining there and in that vicinity for eighteen years. Subsequently lived in Minoka, Woodford Co., Ill., nine years and from thence moved to Peru, Neb., whence he came to Kansas in April 1880, and has since resided in Emporia and Newton, being at the present time largely interested in farming. Dr. McCarthy was married in Wilberton, Ill., May 17, 1858, to Mary A. Wilborn, daughter of Judge Willis Wilborn, and a native of Crittendin County, Ky. They have three children - John S. and the twins, Milburn P. and Mary D. Dr. McCarthy is a member of the Baptist Church and the A. F & A. M.

*MY NOTES: This is two different biographies on the same person. Dr. Milburn McCarty was the son of Milburn McCarty [son of Justin McCarty & Mary Graham McCarty] and Catherine Kinnett McCarty


Judge John Scott McCarty has been a member of the Lancaster County bar only since October, 1913, but for many years previous had practiced his profession at Auburn, Nebraska, and had become well known throughout the state as an able lawyer. He was born at Mason, Illinois, June 10, 1869, and since 1878 has lived in Nebraska.  

Judge John Scott McCartys'  father, Dr. Milburn McCarty, was a practicing physician throughout his entire active career, and was born in Kentucky, June 5, 1828. Dr. Milburn McCarty met with an accident which nearly severed the right leg, Tendering the foot almost useless. This prevented him from becoming a soldier in the Civil war, but he was a strong Union man and when General X. B. Forrest and his Confederate cavalry started to make a raid up through Kentucky, Dr. McCarty, who was practicing medicine in Kentucky, left that state and crossed the Ohio River to Illinois, establishing an office in Mason. In 1878 he came to Nebraska, settling in Auburn, and in 1890 he removed to Granger, Texas, where he died in May, 1907. On May 7, 1853, in Fayette county, Illinois, he married Mary A. Wilborn, who survived him a few months, dying February, 1908. They traveled life's journey happily together for fifty four years, celebrating their golden wedding in 1903. Two sons survive, John S. and Milburn, the latter being a practicing attorney at San Angelo, Texas, and now district attorney of that judicial district.

Justin McCarty was born in Maryland in 1762, teaching school there when a young man. He then emigrated to Virginia and from there to Kentucky, where he died in 1822, leaving surviving among other children, Milburn, who was born in 1798, and who married Katherine Kinnett, whose father and mother were both born in New Jersey in 1754, and after their marriage emigrated to Kentucky. Milburn and Katherine were the parents of Dr. McCarty.

William Burks and wife Frances emigrated from Raleigh Court House, North Carolina, to Cumberland county, Kentucky, in 1794. Owing to an uprising of the Indians they, with other neighbors, took refuge in the fort at Boonsboro. where they were compelled to stay for nearly two years. While there in 1797 their daughter Kitty married Willis Wilborn, Sr., and among their children was Willis Wilborn, Jr., who married Frances Reese, whose father came to Kentucky from Alamance county, North Carolina, in 1797. Willis Wilborn, Jr., and Frances were the parents of Mary A. Wilborn, the wife of Dr. McCarty. Burksville, the county seat of Cumberland county, Kentucky, was founded by and named after William Burks.

Judge John Scott McCarty, when a young man, taught school for four years and then took up the study of law. For seventeen years he practiced law at Auburn and during that period served for two terms as county judge of Nemaha county, and was also for two terms mayor of Auburn. In October, 1913, he removed to Lincoln and formed a partnership with the Hon. G. W. Berge under the firm style of Berge & McCarty, a connection that has since been maintained and which has notable rank at the Lincoln bar. Mr. McCarty belongs to both the Lancaster County and Nebraska State Bar Associations.

On the 8th of March, 1893, Mr. McCarty was married to Miss Jeanette Opal Harmon, of Nemaha county, Nebraska, a daughter of Henry Harmon, who located in that county in 1853 upon land where he resided for forty years, when he moved into Auburn. She is a member of the First Christian church of Lincoln, of which her brother, the Rev. H. H. Harmon, is pastor. Judge McCarty belongs to the Country Club and the Commercial Club of Lincoln, and fraternally is a Mason, Elk and Knight of Pythias. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party and he keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day. In fact, he is known as a broad-minded man, interested in everything that has to do with public progress in civic affairs. At the same time he is an able lawyer, giving close attention to his practice, and his ability has kept him prominently before the public as one of the ablest advocates at the Lincoln bar.

Richard M. Milburn, of Jasper, represented the counties of Dubois and Daviess in the Senate of the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth General Assemblies. His Father, Richard Francis Milburn, was born in Kentucky. In early manhood he married **Eliza J. McCarty, and together they moved to Dubois County, Indiana, and settled on a farm, where he lived until his death. Both parents died at Jasper, Indiana, in 1900.  

Senator Milburn was born on his father's farm near Portersville, Dubois County, September 2, 1865, being the eldest of three children, the other two being James S. Milburn, of East St. Louis, and Mrs. Mattie J. Beck, of Fort Wayne. He attended country school until sixteen, and then completed two years' work in the State Normal at Terre Haute. He afterward graduated in the scientific course of the Southern Indiana Normal College, of Mitchell, Indiana. He is a graduate of the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, 1887, and of the literary department of the State University, Bloomington, Indiana. He was married in 1887 to Lizzie Fowler, four children being the result of the marriage—Norma, Frank, Raymond and Donald—all of whom are living. He was superintendent of the public schools of Jasper, Indiana, in 1887, and has since that time been continuously engaged in the practice of law at Jasper, except 1902-03, when he was associate professor of law in the State University at Bloomington. He is a Democrat, and has never before asked for nor held any office.  

From the Book: Laws of the State of Indiana, Legislative & State Manuel of Indiana, printed 1905, page 98.  

**MY NOTES: Eliza Jane McCarty was the daughter of James [son of Justin & Mary Graham McCarty] and Priscilla Hayse McCarty. Eliza Jane & Richard Francis Milburn married 1852 in Marion Co. Ky.









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