Stephen F. McCarty - is one of the substantial farming residents of Eagle district, and has made his home in Harrison county since he was ten years old. He was born in Rappahannock county, Virginia, July 7, 1835, and is a son of Enoch and Mary (Stigler) McCarty, whose record, with the war record of their son, Greenbury, brother of Stephen F., has been given in the sketch preceding this one.* Stephen F. McCarty served in Company K, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, during the 1861 war. In Eagle district, April 22, 1858, Stephen F. McCarty wedded Emily Heldreth, and their children are eight: William L., born January 14, 1859; Floyd Russell, June 27, 1860; Alvaretta, December 20, 1861; Dora B., February 19, 1864; Ulysses Grant, June 11, 1866; Schuyler Colfax, January 28, 1868; Edna Maude, August 10, 1875; Emma May, March 9, 1879. The wife of Mr. McCarty was born in Harrison county, December 9, 1835, a daughter of William and Rebecca (Wadsworth) Heldreth. Her mother was born on Patterson creek, Maryland, and died in Harrison county, May 2, 1880. Her father's early record and death are given in the sketch preceding this one. William McCarty, grandfather of Stephen F., was of Culpeper county, Virginia. Stephen F. McCarty has been for eight years one of the school trustees of Eagle district. His postoffice address is Lumberport, Harrison county, West Virginia.

     (*) Enoch and Mary (Stigler) McCarty, made their home in Harrison County. Enoch was born in Rappahannock county, December 11, 1801, died in 1860 and Mary, also a Virginian, was born January 16, 1805, and died in 1875. Greenbury T. served in the 12th West Virginia Infantry and was killed in the battle of Winchester, in June, 1863.

Source: History of Harrison County, by H. H. Hardesty.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.