McCarty, Jesse, farmer, was born at Dauphin, Dauphin county, August 2, 1830, and is a son of Jesse and Mary (Walker) McCarty. The first of the McCarty family to settle in this country were three brothers, one of whom was familiarly called "Big Dan," who came from Scotland. The father was born at Carlisle, Pa., and moved to Dauphin county in 1829 and located at Dauphin, where he engaged in tanning. He was an industrious worker, a good citizen and earnest Christian man. He died in May, 1857, and his wife in July, 1872. They had a family of nine children: Martin; William; John; David; Ann, wife of Isaac Williams; Mary, wife of Joseph Gallagher; William Henry, all deceased; and Jesse and Joseph, who survive. The father of Mrs. McCarty, who was of German descent, was engaged in the blacksmith business at Dauphin. He died November 29, 1874, and his wife survives him. They had one child, Mrs. McCarty.
Jesse received his education in the public schools of Dauphin. He spent some years at work on the canal and later built and became the owner of boats and engaged in freighting lumber and coal to Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York, continuing that occupation up to 1879. In 1863 he and his two brothers, William and Joseph, bought the present homestead, where he has resided up to the present time, and which, by constant and faithful work, he has brought up to its present standard of excellence. He married, at Dauphin, June 11, 1867, Miss Mary J. Novinger, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Fertig) Novinger. Their only child is George L., born July 29, 1868. Mr. McCarty assisted in removing the Sunday-school library from the Old Cemetery church library to Dauphin. He is a self-made man and is well known for his honesty and generous hospitality. In politics he is a Democrat and has served as school director and as assistant assessor. The family attend the Presbyterian church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: February 10, 2001
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