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Re: McGaritys in Elberton and vic (GA)
Posted by: Robert McGarity Date: July 31, 1999 at 09:07:06
In Reply to: Re: McGaritys in Elberton Ga. by Mac McGarity of 341

Greetings from Northern Virginia:

Read Mac McGarity's latest with great interest. Had meant to follow up with Steve W before now, who had answered me (thanx Steve)--but don't know where the early summer went.

Anyway, let me see what I can add from from up here. Probably mostly questions.

The DAR has a fairly extensive Rev War entry on a William McGarity who was born in Cecil Cnty MD, moved to Chester Cnty SC, and was in the SC militia (I believe) incl a stint as a Lieutenant in a Cavalry unit. I didn't see an entry on his brother, but I'll look again.
Do you have any idea where in Cecil Cnty they were from? That is way up in the NE corner of MD. I stopped by there for an hour or so a few months back and looked around in most of the old graveyards in Elkton (the Cnty seat) and found lots of "Mc's" from the period you mentioned, but no McGaritys. (Maybe they all went to SC...)

I also found an Abner (E, I think) McGarity who served as Asst Surgeon in the 21st GA during the unpleasentness of '61-'65. There is also the Gardner McGarity in the 24th GA I mentioned in an earlier entry--who I believe I must be related to somehow,'cause the name Gardner crops up again later. (There were some 50 McGarity's in the National Archives files as having been in Confederate service--counting all the spelling variations--but mostly "McOneR's.")

Finally, do your records connect to the McGarity's of the Vannah, Bowman, Royston (and later Athens)area--a little north of you? Those are the ones in my immediate background--although I still have to get down there and go thru records, graveyards, and things to try to get it all lined up better.

Anyway, enjoyed your entry and I'll try to fit those pieces into my particular puzzle.

Thanx again, Bob McG



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