Jesse McCarthy Family
Jesse McCarthy b. ca 1780 d. ca 1866, m. 1) Barbara Boland, d. ca 1814, d/o
John Boland & __Feltman; m. 2), ca 1812/13, ? Bickley/Wessinger; m. 3)
18 May 1826, Nancy Anna (Annie) Weed. Jesse and Annie & several children
are buried under the waters of Lake Murray, in cemetery #150 Coogler
Graveyard. (Lake Murray Cemetery Records, property of Backman Amick at time
of Lake Murray development).
Jesse's second wife could have been a Bickley, he owned land formerly owned
by Jacob Bickley; also mentioned the Bounty land in his will.
I. Jeremiah McCartha, II, b. 2 Jan 1814, d. 18 Nov 1885, m. 1839, Emiline
(Emily) Britain, b. 2 Apr 1821, d. 10 Jun 1890, d/o Alvis and Martha
Worthington Britain. (Files of Herberts M. Newel, Jr., AL & John G.
Rountree of St. Augustine, FL).
A. Clarence Linden McCartha, b. 15 Mar 1841,
Fairfield Co., SC, d. 29 Sep 1920, Troy, AL, m. 1) 5 Dec 1861, SC, Susan
Jane Farrow, b. 20 Feb 1844, SC, d. 2 Jun 1869, AL, d/o Rev. William T.
and Mary Wells Williamson Farrow; m. 2) 7 Jul 1870, Loula Louise Culver.
(4 children by first marriage & 3 by second marriage). (See FAMILY
By Prof. C. L. McCartha, 1906 for more information on
B. William McCartha, b. 1844, SC, d. age 9 mos. Fairfield Co., SC.
C. Walter McCartha, b. ca 1845, SC.
D. Franklin McCartha, b. ca 1851, Fairfield Co., SC.
E. Mary McCartha, b. ca 1853, Fairfield Co., SC.
II. Michael Luthran McCartha, b. 9 Apr 1816, d. 15 Nov 1863, m. Mary
Magdaline Martin, b. 6 Mar 1821, d. 17 Mar 1915. Both bur. Family Cemetery,
near Chapin, SC.
A. Catherine McCartha, b. 29 Aug 1844, d. 16
Oct 1928; single; bur. Family Cemetery, Chapin, SC
B. Solomon Franklin McCartha, b. 15 Dec 1845, d. 20 Oct 1864; single; bur.
Family Cemetery, Chapin, SC.
C. Juliann Mahaly McCartha, b. October 21, 1847, d. November 20, 1867,
buried in the Michael McCartha family cemetery on the McCartha homestead.
D. William (Billy) Luther McCartha, b. 22 Dec 1849, d. 7 Apr 1932, m. Jane
Elizabeth Comalander b. 14 Dec 1857 d. 14 Dec 1950. Both bur. Bethel
Lutheran Church Cemetery, White Rock, SC.
E. Samuel David McCartha, b. 7 Mar 1852, d. 17 Dec 1899, m. 1) Martha
Catherine (Katie) Hamiter, b. 15 Jan 1858, d. 12 Oct 1888; m. 2) Rosanah
Cummins Shealv b. 11 Feb 1861, d 29 Jan 1919, d/o Thomas Shealy and
Catherine Elizabeth Metts, widow of Jacob L. Meetze. Samuel and Katie are
bur. at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery, White Rock, SC.
F. Mary Caroline McCartha, b. 5 Aug 1853, d. 30 Apr 1936, m. 1) 1874,
James Andrew Ballentine. b. 23 Nov 1848, d. 11 Apr 1878, s/o John William
(18221897) and Mary Magdalene Derrick (18231893); m. 2) William Morgan
Shealy, b. 4 Jun 1858, d. 30 Jan 1944, s/o Richard and Mary Ann Corley
Shealy. Mary Caroline and William Morgan Shealy are bur. at Mt. Hebron
Lutheran Church, Leesville, SC.
G. Paul McCartha, b. 6 Jan 1855, d. 20 May 1933, bur. Family Cemetery,
Chapin, SC; twin to Silas; single.
H. Silas McCartha, b. 6 Jan 1855, d. 20 May 1926, bur. Family Cemetery,
Chapm, SC; twin to Paul; single.
I. Martha E. McCartha, b. ca 1858.
J. George S. McCartha, b. 16 Sep 1860. d. 30 Jul 1885, bur. Family
Cemetery, Chapin, SC.
III. David McCartha, b. 5 Jul 1819, d. 16 Oct 1893, m. 25 Feb 1841, Nancy
(Rhea) Wray, b. 8 May 1817, Spring Hill area, d. 31 Oct 1873, Black Creek
area, d/o Jesse Rhea and Mary Ann Eleazer. They moved from the Bear Creek
area to the Black Creek area in 1845. Both bur. at Bethlehem (Black Creek)
Lutheran Church, Leesville, SC. (Obituary: Wednesday, November 15,
1893, The Lexington Dispatch, Lexington, South Carolina - Mr. Dave
McCarthy one of our best and most respected citizens and a christian
gentleman, died at his home, in Gilbert Hollow township on the 16th of
October, in the 75th year of his age. He had been blind for the last two
A. Jesse McCartha, b. 21 Dec 1841, d. 16 Feb
1916, m. Margaret Ann Elizabeth Ballington, b. 22 Oct 1846, d. 19 Nov
1919, d/o James B. and Harriett Wingard Ballington. Both bur. at St.
Matthews Lutheran Church, Lexington, SC. (image from the 1869 South
Carolina State Census)
B. Mary Ann Margaret McCartha, b. 13 Nov 1843, d. 14 Jul 1903, m. 1) Jacob
T. Crout, b. ca 1838, d. 19 Oct 1864, s/o Thomas and Elizabeth Hallman
Crout; he served CSA, Pvt. 20th SC Inf, Co. K, was wounded at Strasburg,
VA on 13 Oct 1864 and d. at Mt. Jackson, VA hospital on 19 Oct 1864. He is
bur. at Mt. Jackson, VA (near Woodstock, VA) on the 20th row (Crout
Family, p. 40 & 256). Mary Ann m. 2) G. Alexander Meetze. Mary is bur.
Bethlehem (Black Creek) Lutheran Church, Leesville, SC. - G. Alexander
(Aleck) Meetze, b. 8 Feb 1843, d. 18 Feb 1893; he is bur. with his first
wife at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Lexington, SC, s/o Henry and Caroline
Elizabeth Dreher Meetze.
C. Martha Frances McCartha, b. 7 Oct 1845, d. 25 Jan 1923, m. 10 Feb 1887,
George Washington Lewis, b. 28 Aug 1845, d. 4 Aug 1931, Confederate
Soldiers Home, Columbia, SC s/o James R. Lewis and Margaret (Peggy) Smith.
Both are bur. at Pond Branch United Methodist Church, Gilbert, SC; no
issue, however she helped rear the children by his first marriage to
D. John James McCartha, b. 27 Sep 1847, d. 19 Jan 1921, m. Ellen Joan
Bickley. b. 3 Jan 1845, d. 26 Jan 1909, d/o John Martin and Elizabeth
Taylor Bickley. Both bur. St. Johns Lutheran Church, Pelion, SC.
E. Walter N. McCartha, b. Jan 1850, d. 5 Oct 1851, bur. St. Johns Lutheran
Church, Leesville, SC.
F. Catherine E. McCartha, b. ca 1852, m. David M. Shealy, d. Nov 1925, d/o
Bill and ____ Shealy; no issue. Both bur. Bethlehem (Black Creek) Lutheran
Church, Leesville, SC.
G. George David McCartha (photographs),b.
12 Jun 1854, d. 21 Dec 1911, m. 1) Missouri Adrian Price, b. 21 Mar 1858,
d. 6 Sep 1901 d/o Jacob and Mary Ann Long Price and m. 2) Alice Eugene
Bickley (daughter of John Martin & Elizabeth (Taylor) Bickley). George
& Missouri are bur. St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Lexington, SC. (more
information on this family)
H. Eliza Jane McCartha, b. 12 May 1857, d. 22
May 1912. m. Noah Henry Miller, b. 25 Aug 1853, d. 14 Jun 1924, s/o John
Miller and Rebecca Boone. Both bur. Bethlehem (Black Creek) Lutheran
Church, Leesville, SC.
I. Nancy Ellen McCartha, b. 11 Oct 1864, d.
11 Jun 1913, bur. Pond Branch Methodist Church, Gilbert, SC, m. 12 May
1889, Rev. David Anderson Lewis, b. 11 Jul 1870, d. 10 Oct 1944, d. and
bur. at Old Fort, N.C. He m. 2) Mae Elizabeth Freeman (1894-1986).
IV. Lovelia (McCartha) Cartha, m. Harrison Dominick Stockman, b. 8 Oct 1815,
d. 9 Oct 1882, s/o John Peter & Catherine Dominick Haupt/Hope Stockman;
bur. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Prosperity, SC. There is no
proof of this being a d/o Jesse McCartha, however, she would be within the
age bracket to a sister of Michael and John David. It is possible that the
pronunciation was not clear (Can anyone clarify?)
V. Joshua McCartha, b. ca 1825, d. 25 Sep 1863, Mt. Pleasant, SC CSA m. 7
Feb 1847, Anna Lindler, b. 5 Dec 1825. Both bur. Family Cemetery, no dates;
he was a Private in Co. C, 20th SC Regt, CSA. She m. 2) John Frick.
A. John Henry McCartha, b. 28 Apr 1849, d.
bef 26 Mar 1866; bur. Family Cemetery, no dates, Chapin, SC. He was not
listed in his father's estate dated 26 Mar 1866.
B. George Calvin McCartha, b. 18 Oct 1852, d. bef26 Mar 1866; bur. Family
Cemetery, no dates, Chapin, SC. He was not listed in his father's estate
dated 26 Mar 1866.
C. Mary Jane McCartha, b. 6 May 1855, d. 25 May 1921, m. Paul Washington
Addy, b. 4 Apr 1851, d. 8 Feb 1931. Both bur. St. Jacobs Lutheran Church,
Chapin, SC. Nine children listed in the 1910 Census however, we only
obtained information on five.
D. James Silas McCartha, b. 3 Apr 1859, d. 15 Nov 1942, m. 1) Mary
Cummings Derrick, b. 23 Oct 1856, d. 8 May 1905, d/o Solomon and Anna
Elizabeth Monts Derrick; m. 2) Anna Barbara Wessinger, b. 16 Apr 1874, d.
16 Feb 1926, d/o J. Austin and Eady Ann Shealy Wessinger; there were five
children by first marriage and two by the second. All three are bur. at
Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery, White Rock, SC.
E. Jonas Patrick McCartha, b. 25 Jan 1862, d. 30 Mar 1919, m. Laura
Catherine Smith, b. 21 Oct 1861, d. 19 Jan 1928, d/o James W. and Margaret
A. Jones Smith. Both bur. Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC.
F. Godfrey Neapolia McCartha, b. 8 May 1863, bur. Family Cemetery, no
dates on stone, married Willie Thomson Slice, b. 25 Nov 1866. d. 9 Nov
1907, d/o James L. and Amanda Shealy Slice.
VI. Randolph McCarthy b. ca 1828, d. 14 May 1964, m. 1) unknown, d. bef.
1860; m. 2) 23 Feb 1860, Barbara C. Slice, b. ca 1838. Bur. Coogler
Graveyard, #150 Lake Murray Cemetery Records, left undisturbed under waters
of Lake Murray, by request of family members.
A. Adelaide McCartha, b. ca 1856, d. bef.
B. Jacob Elliott Brooks McCartha, b. 12 May 1860, d. 3 Sep 1937, m. Rita
Adrian Black, b. 26 Apr 1862, d. 12 Apr 1952, d/o Samuel and Pricilla
Williams Black. Both bur. Whittenberg Lutheran Church, Leesville, SC.
VII. Mary Ann Rebecca McCartha, b. 22 Feb 1829, d. 29 Mar 1910, bur. Oak
Grove Baptist Church, Lex., Co., SC married (his 2nd wife) Michael Rish, b.
1820, d. 31 Jan 1898, s/o John and Anna Barbara Long Rish (Files of Roy G.
VIII. Harriet McCartha. b. 17 Mar 1831, d. 24 Nov 1889, m. Noah Schumpert,
b. 14 May 1831, d. 11 Jul 1901, s/o Peter and Barbara __ Shumpert. Harriet's
body entombed in Coogler Graveyard, #150 Lake Murray Cemetery Records; left
undisturbed by request of relatives; tombstone at Boiling Springs United
Methodist Church, Lexington, SC.
A. (Daughter) Shumpert, m. A. C. Shealy
(Note: A. C. Shealy, no dates) bur. Boiling Springs United Methodist
Church, Lexington, SC with four unmarked graves beside it.)
B. Alice Emmaline Shumpert, b. 10 Jun 1868, d. 29 Dec 1933, m. 14 Sep
1890, James Daniel Elkins, b. 24 Apr 1856, Richland Co., SC, d. 3 Jan
IX. Sally Classa Ann McCartha, b. ca 1834. Her body entombed in Coogler
Graveyard, #150 Lake Murray Cemetery Records, left undisturbed by request of
X. Martha Catherine (Katie) McCartha, b. 3 Feb 1838, d. 25 Apr 1927, m.
Jacob Coogler, b. 6 Dec 1823, d. 13 Jun 1905, s/o Mathias and Elizabeth Weed
Coogler. Jacob Coogler's first wife was Rodella Hite (18371860). Katie and
Jacob are bur. in Coogler Graveyard, #150 Lake Murray Cemetery Records, left
undisturbed by request of family members. Markers are at Bethel Lutheran
Church, White Rock, SC
Original Submitter: Carolyn L.
Harwell (17 April 2001)
(15 November 2011)
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