Just this week I received my copy of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine for December 2012. I was excited because two articles written by me and my colleague Brendan P. Fox were published in this issue.
The first article is called “The McCarty Family in Virginia” and relates the story of the McCartys of the Northern Neck, and most especially, the stories of John M. McCarty and William Page McCarty, each of whom fought famous duels in the nineteenth century. Our second article is called “The McCarty Family: A Brief Genealogical Diversion,” which discusses genealogical details about William Thornton McCarty and James Ball McCarty, the half brothers of William Page McCarty.
How did we get interested in the McCartys? Well, in researching early graduates of the University of Virginia, we discovered that 9 McCartys had attended U.Va. in the first 50 years of its existence.
To purchase a copy of this issue of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine, contact:
Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
Post Office Box 716
Montross, Virginia 22520
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