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Benjamin McCarty
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1759
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 1837
Franklin County
Indiana, USA

Benjamin McCarty was born December 22, 1759, in Frederick County, Virginia, son of Darby McCarty and Hannah Richardson.

On August 20, 1778, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, Benjamin married Sarah Conner. Benjamin and Sarah ultimately would have nine known children: Enoch McCarty, Nancy McCarty, Lydia McCarty, Elizabeth Sarah McCarty, James Monroe McCarty, Benjamin McCarty Jr., Jonathan McCarty, Abner McCarty, and Isaac W. McCarty.

Benjamin and Sarah were among the earliest white settlers in the Franklin County, Indiana region. The area had been occupied by various Native American tribes who ultimately abandoned their claims in the region. On May 25, 1803, Benjamin McCarty signed for the first land entry in the county, a site in New Trenton. When the area was officially established in 1811 as the 7th county in Indiana Territory, it officially was named Franklin County in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin McCarty died on August 16, 1837, in Brookville, Indiana (Franklin County) and initially was buried in the Brier-Sims cemetery, but was moved to New Fairfield Cemetery when the Brookville Reservoir was built. His wife, Sarah, also was initially buried in Brier-Sims and then moved to New Fairfield.

Probate Inventory of Benjamin McCarty:
Benjamin McCarty Sr. Inventory
Franklin County
February Term 1839
Pages 133-134

On the 7th day of May A.D. 1838 the said administrator filed in the Clerks [office] of the county aforesaid the following inventory and list of notes and accounts. To wit Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Benjamin McCarty Senr. deceased

Bed and necessary covers 24.00
1 lot of bed clothing 7.00
1 bed, bedstead, bedding including trunnel 12 ?? 19.50
1 spinning wheel 1.00
7 chairs 2.00
7 sheets & 9 pillow slips 14.00
11 pillow slips 2.50
1 desk & book case 14.00
6 volumes Doctr Cokes notes 20.00
1 lot of books 1.50
1 stock lock 0.50
1 lot of cupboard ware 8.50
5 bottles, 1 tumbler, & 1 looking glass 1.00
6 barrels & 1 meal tub 1.75
1 arm chair .37
1 meal sieve & tray 0.75
2 wooden bowls & 1 bread tray 0.25
1 coffee mill .62
2 tin bucket & 2 tin cups .37
1 wooden bucket .37
1 lot of crockware 1.50
1 paint bottle & candlestick .12
1 weeding keg 0.25
2 pots, 2 skillets & 1 tea kittle 2.62
1 sad iron .37
1 box, knives & forks .12
1 crom & iron wedge 2.12
1 demaJohn 0.50
1 old axe 0.25
1 candle moal .06
1 small dining table 1.06
2 cows, calves $12 each 24.00
Total $153.30

Be it remembered that on this fourth day of April A.D. 1838 David S. Hanna and James Wright personally appeared before me Elijah Barwick a Justice of the Peace in & for the county aforesaid and being duly sworn depose and say that they did on this day appraise the goods and chattles belonging to the estate of the said Benjamin McCarty deceased exhibited to them by said exhibiter and as contained in the foregoing inventory proper to be appraised at their fair value the value of each article being annexed thereto and that said appraisement is just and true

This 4th day of April 1838
David S. Hanna
James Wright
Elijah Barwick J.P.

Family links: 
  Darby McCarty
  Hannah McCarty
  Sarah Conner McCarty*
  Enoch McCarty (1783 - 1857)*
  Benjamin McCarty (1793 - 1865)*
  Johnathan McCarty (1795 - 1852)*
  Abner McCarty (1797 - 1863)*
  Isaac Washington McCarty (1803 - 1873)*
  James McCarty (1736 - 1802)*
  Jonathan McCarty (1756 - 1827)*
  Benjamin McCarty (1759 - 1837)
*Calculated relationship
New Fairfield Cemetery
Old Bath
Franklin County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Community Section / Cemetery #2
Maintained by: Nancy Ladd
Originally Created by: MemoryFlickers
Record added: Jun 25, 2010
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Benjamin McCarty
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- Sherry McCarty Honn
 Added: Oct. 5, 2013
- Tonya Smith
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012

- Descendants of Darby and Hannah McCarty
 Added: Apr. 14, 2012
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