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The McCAFFERTY Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on McCafferty. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

There are no books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte that apparently deal in part with the McCafferty family.

There are 7 first-name entries for McCafferty in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' McCafferty neighbors in 1890:

BELLEFONTE Borough:

Alexander, 66, stonemason--263 E. Lamb
	Bessie
	Julia
	Alexander Jr. 26
Charles, 61, contractor
	Catharine
	George 27
Harriet M.--121 N. Allegheny
James, 29, stonemason--217 E. Logan
	Mary
James L., 39, drayman--Pike Alley
	Elizabeth J.
	Clarence 12
	Bessie
	Morris 6
	Ruth
Richard, 58, stonemason--102 E. Logan
	Catharine
	Martin 24
Thomas, 47, stonemason--19 W. Logan
	Lizzie
William L., 72, stonemason--169 W. Beaver