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McCarty Family (Fairfax County, Virginia)

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the McCartys were one of Virginia’s most prominent families, associating with families such as the Balls, Lees, Masons, and Washingtons. The family’s progenitor in America was Dennis McCarty, who arrived in Virginia by 1675. … Continue reading

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Richard Justin McCarty (12 Mar. 1851-16 Jun. 1934)

This branch of the McCarty family was descended from Patrick McCarty of Hampshire County, Virginia, through his son Col. Edward McCarty.  Col. Edward’s son Edward was Richard Justin McCarty’s grandfather. His father, Edward McCarty the younger’s son, was Col. Joseph Cresap McCarty, a … Continue reading

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Emlyn Harrison Marsteller (9 Apr. 1850-23 Jul. 1916)

E. H. Marsteller was the son of Dr. Cyrus Cooper Marsteller (1797-1871) of Prince William County, Virginia, and his wife, Elizabeth Harrison (1814-1899). He attended the University of Virginia in sessions 47-48 and 51 (1870-1872 & 1874-1875), where he studied medicine, … Continue reading

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Frederick W. Meerbach (17 Jan. 1814-ca. 1893)

This bio is a bit unusual in that, because F. W. Meerbach left so few factual records of his life, we are forced to make educated guesses based on the little evidence we have. It is very tantalizing to look … Continue reading

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The McCarty Family in Virginia / Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine

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 … Continue reading

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