Benjamin MCCARTY, son of Silas McCarty and Sarah Carrell, (Silas-2, John-1), was born on 5 August 1731 in Bucks Co., PA. He died on 27 October 1794 in Bucks Co., PA.

"BENJAMIN MCCARTY (3), (James 1, Sarah 2), son of Silas and Sarah (Carrell) McCarty, born in Bucks County, October 5, 1731, was reared on his father's farm in Haycock Township, then known as "Adjacents of Springfield."

He married, about 1757, Margaret WALTON daughter of Isaac Walton, Sr., of Richland Township, by his wife Alice Davis, and a descendant of Daniel Walton, one of the first pioneer Walton brothers who settled in Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, on the border of Bucks County, about 1683. (See "Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks," pp. 373-375.)

Margaret Walton was a member of Richland Monthly Meeting of Friends, and Benjamin McCarty not being a member, she was disowned by the Society for marriage "out of unity."

Isaac Walton was at that time, and for many years thereafter, a tenant on one of the plantations or divisions of the Logan tract in Richland, his son Isaac Walton, Jr., being a tenant on another division of the same tract. It is possible that Benjamin McCarty, on his marriage to Margaret Walton, took charge of the farm of her father. The two tracts " i n the tenure of Isaac Walton, Sr., and Isaac Walton, J r . , " were devised by the will of William Logan to his daughter Sarah, wife of Thomas Fisher, and on February 13, 1787, Thomas and Sarah Fisher conveyed 195 acres, part of both tracts, to Benjamin McCarty, and he and his family resided thereon until his death, on October 27, 1794. His will, executed on his deathbed, devised all his estate to his wife for life or widowhood, then to his children. His executors, his widow and his brother-in-law Daniel Walton, were directed to hold the share of his daughter Mary, wife of Peter Ashton, paying her the interest and paying the principal to her children at her death. The share of another daughter, Sarah Mitchell, a widow, was divided between her and her daughter Mira. Most of the children of Benjamin and Margaret McCarty removed with the Waltons to Muncy, and were prominently associated with affairs there."(6)

Benjamin MCCARTY and Margaret WALTON had the following children, all born in Buck County, PA:

  1. Silas McCarty born about 1758
  2. Mary McCarty born 1760, married 1787 Peter Ashton
  3. Isaac McCarty born1860, died1847 age 87
  4. Benjamin MCCARTY born in 1762, married Mary Smallwood, he died in 1828 age 66
  5. Sarah McCarty born in 1766
  6. William MCCARTY born on 11 March 1766, married 1787 to Mary Lloyd.
  7. Alice McCarty born 1771
  8. Margaret McCarty born 1772, married David Lloyd
  9. Elizabeth McCarty born 1775
  10. Rachel McCarty born 1731
  11. Jane McCarty born 180

  1. Friant e-mail
  2. Karen Haskett
  3. Broderbund: PA church archive CD
  4. THEN and NOW, pg 279
  5. THEN and NOW, pg 280
  6. The Descendants of James Carrell and his wife Sarah Dungan, his wife. Compiled by Ezra Patterson Carrell, 1928; page 71.