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John McCarter

Male - 1807

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  • Name John McCarter  [1, 2
    Born Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 1807  [5
    Person ID I14973  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 

    Family Agnes Harris 
    +1. Robert Harris McCarter,   b. 1793,   d. 1852, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Came to America in 1773 or 1774; arrived at Philadelphia, described as a "single person, Protestant parents, County of Donegal, Ireland." Toward the end of his life he was clerk of Morris county, New Jersey.

      According to the 1881 History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey (citation details below), he was from Londonderry, he served as "commissary of hides and leathers in Col. Wind's regiment" during the Revolution, he contributed "many articles to the newspapers in support of Mr. Jefferson" under the byline "Old Man of the Mountain," and he was at various times county clerk, surrogate, and a member of the New Jersey legislature.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1595] Thomas Nesbitt McCarter's membership application, 26 Dev 1893, in U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, on

    2. [S1596] Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the State of New Jersey ed. William M. Brown. New Jersey Historical Publishing Company, 1900.

    3. [S1542] Scannell's New Jersey First Citizens: Biographies and Portraits of the Notable Living Men and Women of New Jersey with Informing Glimpses Into the State's History and Affairs by William Edgar Sackett and John James Scannell. Paterson, New Jersey: J. J. Scannell, 1917-8.

    4. [S1597] The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings and Addresses of the Seventh Congress, at Lexington, VA., June 20-23, 1895. Nashville, Tennessee: Scotch-Irish Society of America, 1895., country only.

    5. [S1594] History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers by James P. Snell. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881.