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BORN: 30 Jan 1820, Cheshire twp. Gallia county, OH
MARRIAGE: Elizabeth Ann CUMMINS, 17 Nov 1865, Spencer county, IN
DIED: 6 Jun 1911, Furnas county, Beaver City, NE
NOTES: Times Tribune, Beaver City, NE, 6 June 1911

Moses McCarty is Gathered to His Fathers at Ripe Age of 91.

Moses McCarty, one of the pioneers of Furnas county and the oldest resident of the community, passed peacefully away at his home, seven miles south of Beaver City, Tuesday morning, after an illness of several months.  He had gradually grown weaker with the weight of years and a general breaking up of his vitalities, and sank to rest without a struggle.  Mr. McCarty was one of the most prominent characters of this part of the county.  He was a warm hearted, generous, and loyal citizen.  He came to the county in the earliest days of its settlement and helped to develope the frontier into the present prosperous and progressive community.  Mr. McCarty left a history of his life which will be published next week, and will be of deep interest to those who knew him.

Moses McCarty was born in Ohio, January 30, 1820.  He died in Furnas county, Nebr., June L, 1911, being 91 years, 4 months, and 7 days of age.  He was married November 17, 1865 to Miss Elizabeth Cummins.  To this union eight children were born, of whom only two are living, being Mrs. John Wentling and James McCarty.  Mr. McCarty came to Furnas county from Jay county, Ind., in 1873, and has lived here continuously since.  He and his family endured all the hardships and privatious that are common to the settlement of a new country.  Uncle Moses has now gone to his reward leaving a wife, one son and daughter and legions of friends to mourn hi loss.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Pressly at the Advent church, Wednesday afternoon, and the internment was made in the Beaver City cemetery.
WIFE: Elizabeth Ann CUMMINS
BORN 23 Aug 1837, Indiana
DIED: 6 Oct 1911, Beaver City, NE
CHILD 1: Laura Matilda McCarty
SEX: Female
BORN: 9 Feb 1868, Indiana
MARRIAGE: Lewis THOMAS, 17 Sep 1886
DIED: 2 Aug 1910, Furnas county, Beaver City, NE
NOTES: Burial: Maple Creek cemetery, Beaver City, NE
SEX: Female
BORN: 2 Sep 1872
DIED: 7 Jan 1958, Oxford, NE
SEX: Male
BORN: 27 Jun 1876, Furnas county, Beaver City, NE
MARRIAGE: Elvira Alice VINING, 23 Feb 1903, Beaver City, NE
DIED: 27 Jun 1964, Furnas county, Beaver City, NE
NOTES: Burial: Precept cemetery, Furnas county, NE
CHILD 4: Elizabeth Ann MCCARTY
SEX: Female
BORN: 27 Jun 1876, Furnas county, Beaver City, NE
DIED: 16 Jul 1897
NOTES: Burial: Beaver City, Furnas county, NE
The Funeral Card:
RIFE--At the residence of her son.  Jonas McCarty, near Cheshire, Gallia county, OH.  September 4th, 1884, Mrs. Esther S. (Rife) McCarty was born in Greenbrier county, WV., March 23d, 1791 she was married to Jonas McCarty.  Her husband died June 20, 1851, she remained a widow until her death.  She was the mother of seven children, four of whom are yet living. She has 61 grandchildren, 104 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.  She joined the Free-Will Baptist church in 1811 and lived a devoted Christian life.  She was a kind and loving mother, a good neighbor, and has been a blessing to the community in which she lived, and will be kindly remembered by many.  She has lived with her son Jonas McCarty for 30 years, and received from him and his family every attention that loving hearts and hands could give.  Being 93 years, 2 months, 24 days, was perhaps the oldest woman in Cheshire township.  The Baptist minister not being at home, her funeral was preached by the Rev. P. Henry, of the M. E. church

Letter from Jonas McCarty to Moses McCarty telling of their mothers death:
September the 15 1884
Dear Brother I take my pen in hand this beautiful afternoon to write you a few lines to you but to tell you the sad news that Mother is dead and died the 4th day of this month.  She has been helpless ever since the 23 of March she didnt suffer much though until the last few days the night before she died I think she was concious that she was going to die for she said farewell Sophronia and the night she died she said farewell to Jonas and Sophronia.  Rachel stayed about a week with her.  The funeral was at the house a large crowd was there we had the hearse from Middleport the coffin was thirty one dollars   and her robe five dollars   the funeral text was the 7 chapter and 14 verse of Revelations.  Aunt Eliza & Uncle Ben says they dont think there can be fault found whatever about the way Mother was buried.

The balance of the folks is all well (*) is in Columbus he rented his farm and went there to stay in the office in a livery stable he has been there nine months   he gets a good price   Leon is a farming he raised about four hundred of wheat but not much corn.  Corn isnt way good Neither is Potatoes fruit pretty good except Peaches no Peaches atall   two of John Sissons boys and one Elsah Scott boys and families started to Kansas last tuesday yes and (*) Hooper and mon are down on a (*) they have got two babies both born in May how is that for the old cubs.  Joana McCarty mon died 2 weeks ago the have been married about a year he had consumption.  Uncle Jim McCarty has been very sick but is getting well he is going to move in John Grovers old house John built a new one We made a Ice cream supper on Turkey run and made money enough to fence the grove yard do you ever hear anything of Charlie Bing he moved to Nebraska this spring I think he is a county south of you he is Leather head Johns son he is a farmer.  Rus Bing was in here this spring and he says he thinks you and him goes to mill at the same place for he heard the Miller say that McCarty brought the nicest wheat to that mill and I am thankful it was you he meant.  Abe Darst moved to Indiana and his wife died this spring well I dont no what to write I guess I will tell you Prices Wheat is 75 cts and corn 75 cts Potatoes 50 cts Oats 33 1/3 cts Butter 15 cts eggs 10 cts   I forgot to tell you that Moses Grover is dead John Grovers oldest son he died with consumption.  Don Fraser is very bad with consumption dont think he will live long.
Well so guess I will close hoping you will write soon. To Moses McCarty and family from Jonas McCarty and family

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