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Re: McCart, Co. Down, Ireland.
Posted by: Peter McCart Sr. Date: September 13, 2000 at 20:11:57
In Reply to: Re: McCart, Co. Down, Ireland. by Kevin of 427

Kevin,
I found my entire clan on geanology.com under find family.
My Great Great Grandfather is Read Thomas McCart he had seven sons and two daughters. He came to Canada in 1849 from Limerick Ireland. He married Margaret. They are burried at St. Anthony's Church Cemetery in Chatham Onterio Canada. Their children were:
1.Thomas McCart
2.Edward McCart
3. Peter McCart my grandfather
4. Frances McCart
5. Margaret Donna McCart
6. Lawrence McCart
7. Mary McCart
8. James McCart
9. George McCart

Peter McCart my grandfather had 4 wives. He settled in Bakersfied CA in 1880. He homesteaded 160 acres in Crezzo Plain and became a cattle rancher. His first wife died at the ranch. His second wife died during child birth at the ranch. His first and second wife and the child are all burried at the Carezzo Plan ranch. His third wife, my grandmother refused to go to the ranch. Can't blame her. She raised 4 kids in Bakersfield while my grandfather tended the ranch. She eventually left my grandfather over the ranch and took the kids, my father, to San Francisco. She died two years later. The 4 kids all returned to Bakersfield to be with my grandfather. With the help of his oldest daughter, my aunt Florence, raised all the kids.
My Grandfather became a Real Estate Broker and owned many homes in Bakersfield. He abbonded the ranch after 1/2 the cattle died of anthracks. He never gave up his dream to have a large cattle ranch at Carizzo. Later in his life he married a house keeper named Rose. He only married her so she could become a citizen of the US. He died property rich but penny poor at the age of 75 11/05/1938. His favorite saying was. Life is not a bowl of cherries. How true for him. Dashed dreams, dead wives, lost children. He is burried in Bakersfield at Union Cementary next to my grandmother Marcella lamb McCart an unmarked small grave and Rose McCart. We, the family have strong evidence his first two wives and at least two newborns are burried on carezzo plan. We intend to keep the property in the family. The US Buero of Land management has declared Carezzo Plan as a park. Next year it will become a government monument. A large historic head stone will be placed on our property dedicated to the early pioneers of Bakersfield and my grandfather.

Thanks for your help
Tom McCart Jr.


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