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Patrick McGarity

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Patrick McGarity

Posted: 1041882564000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1069485665000
Surnames: McGarity, Magarity

Hi to list, possible family, and lurkers

i am new to the list wanted to try to see if there are any Magaritys' out there from Cecil County
Maryland. I have been working on the family genealogy for about 15 years,and between living near Salt Lake City, and having hired several researchers
over the years, would like to share with those interested, in hopes that we can get over the brick walls we all run into, and broaden our roots. i have
included my notes for two generations,and would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have information to add, or where information is wrong.

Descendants of Patrick Mc Garity

Generation No. 1

Known information, largely unconfirmed except where noted

Generational Line Summary:
Patrick McGarity- -immigrant ancestor ? found in Cecil County, Maryland.
Believed to have been a tailor ( as noted in archival court records) with
property and possessions; lost everything to settle debt. Also thought to be of Irish decent. copy of records consist mostly of deeds and court documents

Richard McGarity- -born Cecil County ca 1752. (Brother William fought in
Revolutionary War having moved to South Carolina.) still researching
positive link to Patrick with only circumstantial link being witness to
registration of estray horse found on Patrick's property. Census information as head of household, land records.

James Magarity born Cecil County, Maryland ca 1780-1790. Married Esther Shields.Links to Patrick information believed certain. Moved family to Philadelphia then to Illinois. Some brothers also thought to move to Philadelphia area where there is a number of family still concentrated .

John Magarity (Megarrity) born Cecil County, Maryland in 1825. then moved to Woodford County, Illinois. Married Elizabeth Woods and Maryann Brewer.Moves family to Missouri.

Charles Magarity born Butler, Missouri 1873. Married Rosa Delia Miller. Moves family to Kansas/Oklahoma

Roy Allen Magarity born Neodesha, Kansas 1899. Moved to Oklahoma

Roy Lee Magarity born Sperry, Oklahoma 1923. Moved family all over the world

Russell Magarity born Corpus Christi, Texas 1946. Moved to Wyoming from all over the world.
Source: Donna Valley Russell, Maryland researcher of State Archives

The name McGarity or Magarity is thought to be from Scottish Irish decent; however there could be found no records in any of the old Parochial Registers for Scotland. Found several references in the eighteenth century being in Tyrone County Northern Ireland, and Portsmouth, Hampshire in Great
Britain. Needs further investigation

Patrick McGarity first surfaces in 10 November 1756 when together with others, including a Joseph Rutherford, purchased an interest in the
unfinished term of a slave in Cecil County

There was a tract of land patented to George Talbot, an Irishman, in 1683 comprising 32,000 acres. Patrick McGarity owned 160 acres in this manor known as New Connaught (note Irish province) in Cecil County Maryland. Do not know when purchased other than a petition dated 23 Dec 1779 explains that Talbot parceled out the land to settlers on easy terms but that there had been a dispute earlier in 1744 when the land was claimed by Lord Baltimore who began ejecting some inhabitants. No McGarity name appears in this petition indicating that they did not own the land at this time, ie 1744 but prior to 1779.

7 March 1768 Patrick McGarity records a stray horse taken up on his property in Cecil County Maryland. This is witnessed by a Richard McGarity thought to be his son around age 16.

Maryland deed recorded 20 October 1768 whereby Patrick McGarity sells to
Samuel Patterson all of his personal property to satisfy a debt.
Rent Rolls of Cecil County Maryland. Under New Connaught it shows that
Patrick McGarity put in trust 160 acres to William Rowland and Samuel
Patterson on 2 March 1770 but was allowed to dwell on the land for 5
shillings. This land had to be sold in 7 March 1771 by the trustees as
forfeiture given to secure the release from confinement of Joseph Rutherford
It is thought that there is some relationship here between the two men but
it is unknown.
Oaths of Fidelity to the State of Maryland, page 6, were taken by Richard
and James McGarity in March of 1778 but not Patrick

Children of PATRICK MC GARITY are thought to be as follows:
2. i. RICHARD2 MCGARRITY, b. 1752.
ii. WILLIAM MCGARRITY, b. February 14, 1756, Cecil County, Maryland.
WIlliam McGarity is thought to be the son of Patrick McGarity as William
applied for Revolutionary War Pension while residing in South Carolina.
Application states that he was born in Cecil County Maryland in 1756. The
only McGarity known to have been there at that time was Patrick.
follow up with DAR on query in magazine i June 1956 p. 590 seeking
information of William McGarity Sr. a revolutionary war soldier b. Cecil
County 14 Feb 1756; moved to Chester District South Carolina and married
Polly Jack. they had a daughter Rachel 1799-1862 who married a James Simms.
source a Mrs. Ilene Sims Yarnell of Versailles Missouri.
there is a publication by Virgil White of abstracts of Revolutionary War
Veterans showing a pension for a William McGarrity. it is #R6713, meaning it
was rejected. william was of the SouthCarolina line of Magaritys born 14 Feb
1756 in Cecil County Maryland where he lived at the time of his enlistment
enlisted december 1775 while residing in Craven County, Chester District,
under Capt. Robert Patton and Cols. Joseph Kershaw and Willliam Thomson in
Thomson's Rangers". During the fall of 1778, he served under Capt. John
Nixon and Col. Hohn Winn and was in the battle of Kettle Creek and Stono. He
also served under John McClure, Cunningham, Steward, and Richard Winn, Lacey
and Pearson. He ws in the battles of Rocky Mount, Williams Old Mace, Hanging
Rock, Fishing Creek, Fish Dam Ford and Black stock's Plantation. In August
of 1781, he was elected lieutenant under Capt. James Crawford and Col Lacey.
He served as a Lieutenant to the end of the war, ie three months,a nd as a
private for 18 months. he was employed as a scout. Source roster of South
Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. 1983. His pension was denied
as not submitted in accordance with pension requirements.
There is also a listing for a James McGarity who also served under Capt
McClure as a horseman but not likely to be his nephew given age.

iii. CATHERINE MCGARRITY. speculation

Generation No. 2
Richard McGarity- -born Cecil County ca. 1752. (Brother William ?fought in
Revolutionary War having moved to South Carolina.) still researching
positive link to Patrick.
In More Maryland Deponents 1716-1799 , a book, Richard McGarrity is listed
in extant land commission books and papers as holding land in Cecil County
being age 39 in 1791 making birth year ca.1752
Oaths of Fidelity to the State of Maryland, page 6, were taken by Richard
and James McGarity in March of 1778
Census information as head of household.
This is the first Federal Census in 1790 of Cecil County Maryland, South
Susquenhannah Hundred page 1
Richard Mc Garrity (born around 1752) being one free white male over 16 in
addition to residing with
2 free white Males under 16; one being James ca 1780-90 other John?
4 free white Females, one being probably the wife, another Ann around 4
years old, and maybe Agnes and one other daughter.
have copy. names of children speculative except Ann and probably James.
Federal Census 1800 Cecil County. no record of Richard McGarity indicating
prior death
The Cecil County Indenture 1794-1814 page 66 found an Ann McGarity recorded
as daughter of Richard, listed as an orphan (the youngest/)with no estate
born circa 30 August 1786 was bound over to a Hugh and Elizabeth Peden to
learn housewifery. Dated 20 March 1797. She is thought to also be the sister
of James Magarity and indicates that Richard had probably died by 1797. have
There is a marriage of an Elizabeth Mc Gairly in 1798 to a William Barker in
Cecil County and may be the widow of Richard. need confirmation
checked early records of St. Mary Ann's Church (Anglican), organized at
North East (North Elk parish) in 1706. no records of baptism. Film 140 State
it is possible that the following information applies to one of the
daughters listed above:
1840 Federal Census Baltimore County, 7th Ward page 35 image 37/56; roll
704_160 page 20 lists a Catherine Magarity age 30-40, and 2 Males age 10-15.
likely sister to Richard whose husband had died.
There is also a John Magarity Baltimore Ward 7 roll 704_160 page 29; image 55 age 50-60 plus 1 Male 15-20, 2 Females 15-20 and 1
Female 20-30. This is possibly James's brother, sons' of Richard.
1850 Federal Census of Ward 11, Cincinatti, Ohio lists an Elizabeth Magarity
who married a Hyram Snodgrass 24 December 1840 in Baltimore, Maryland.
source page 334. pure conjecture as to who this 30 year? woman might be
given Ohio location, and coming from Baltimore estimated 20 years old at
Another lost connection is Mary Magarity who marries a Myron Gloyd on 20
April 1837 in Pickaway County, Ohio. Source: FTW
Found an Agnes McGaraty married to a James Horner on 8 April 1813 in Cecil
County. this needs investigation to link possibilities to sister of much
older Richard, or more likely another daughter, on assumption she was born
around 1790.
Found a Rachel McGallaty married to a Samuel McCullough on 11 March 1813 in
Cecil County
Children of RICHARD MCGARRITY are:
i. JAMES3 MAGARITY, b. Bet. 1780 - 1790, Cecil County, Maryland; d. 1852,
Woodford County, Illinois; m. AISLER SHIELDS, March 24, 1814, Cecil County,
Maryland; b. 1793, Cecil County, Maryland.
1820 Federal Census Cecil County Maryland page 180
James Mc Garraty age 26-45
1 Female 26-45 Esther
1 Male under 10 William S there seems to be an error here
1 Female under 10 unknown. there is an error here as only married in 1814
1 free colored
note: two engaged in agriculture
1830 Federal Census Cecil County Maryland 4th Election District page 83
(image 11 Ancestry); image 154, roll m19_56.
James Magarity age 40-50 (1780-1790)
1 Female age 30-40 Esther (1790-1800)
2 Male under 5 John and James (1825-1830)
1 Male 10-15 William S. (1815-1820)
1 Male 15-20 unknown (1810-1815)
1 Female under 5 unknown (1825-1830)
1 Female 10-15 unknown (1815-1820)
1 Female 20-30 unknown (1800-1820)
1 Female 60-70 James's mother? (1760-1770)
note joseph and sophia not born; missing lots of kids.
1840 Federal Census Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Spring Garden Ward 3
page 5.Source image 13/96 finds a James Magarity* age younger
than James above at 30-40. born around 1800-1810. this is likely a son of
one of James's brothers.
2 Males over 10 under 15
2 Males over 30 under 40
1 Female over 5 under 10
2 Females over 20 under 30
*may not be related
Probate records of Woodford County Illinois, where died. have will of James
Magarity dated 24 april 1848. copy confirms siblings and wife.
1 Nov 1816 deed recorded to James Megerety of Cecil County Maryland for 2.75
acres on the Susquehanna River in Cecil County
2 March 1821 James Magarity sells to Samuel Rowland and John Carbon various
personal items. Note same Samuel Rowland that Patrick had dealings.
13 May 1837 James Magarity and Hadess, (esther) his wife, deeded to a
colored man land on the susquehanna river.

1850 Federal Census of Woodford County Illinois District #56, #125/125,
Esther Megerrity age 57 F Born Maryland
James 28 M Farmer Maryland
Joseph 18 M Maryland
Sophia 15 F Maryland
Ellen Carr 40 F Maryland
John and Mary Ann Brewer are listed separately
marriage is James Magaraty to Aisler Shields. the name Aisler is unusual and
is probably a transcription error. it is concievable that the name is Esther
and that this is the marriage of the parents of John Magarity
ii. AGNES MAGARITY, m. JAMES HORNER, April 03, 1813, Cecil County, Maryland.
marriage records indicate that James Horner married agnes McGaraty, likely
the sister to James
1840 Federal Census Baltimore County Maryland, Ward 7 finds a John Magarity
between 50-60 years old meaning born between 1780-1790. It is noted that
there is also one male between 15-20, and two females between15-20, as well
as one female between 20-30. Source image 55, second from
bottom. roll 704_160 pg 29
a John Magarity is found serving in the War of 1812, and he was from
Baltimore Maryland at the time.
v. ANN MAGARITY, b. 1786
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