McLarty Family

First Generation

Alexander McLarty (1757-1824) was born in Kintyre, Scotland, and died in Cabarrus or Mecklenburg Co. NC. He is said to have immigrated around 1774, although this may be a confusion with another Alexander McLarty, probably related to this one but apparently too young to be his father. They might be uncle and nephew. Our Alexander married Jennie Morrison (1760-1850) in 1776 in NC.

Second Generation

Children of Alexander and Jennie McLarty
Jean McLarty (1777-?) m. Johnston Newell Bigger (1775-1849)
Polly McLarty (1783-1850) m. William Weddington
James McLarty (1789-?) m. 1) Sarah Ellen Shelby (1787-1827), 2) Deborah Freeman
Elizabeth McLarty (1790-?) m. David White
Rachel McLarty (1794-?) m. Robert Porter
Archibald McLarty (1796-1875) m. 1) Elizabeth Hasty (1800-1836), 2) Ellen Beckham Collins (1817-1892)
Catherine McLarty (1800-1869) m. Thomas Jefferson Jerome (1800-1872)
Nancy McLarty (1802-?) m. Isaac Helms
Sally McLarty m. Archibald Brown

Third Generation

Children of James McLarty and Sarah Ellen Shelby
Thomas Polk McLarty (ca. 1812-1859) m. Malinda Matilda Spears
Sarah Eleanor McLarty (1814-1881) m. 1) James Freeman Anderson, 2) John McLarty, probably a cousin
John McLarty (1819-?)
Catherine McLarty (1821-?) m. Charles Shelby Polk (1814-1879)
Jane McLarty (1823-?) m. Marcus McElreath (1813-1858)

Children of James McLarty and Deborah Freeman
Polly McLarty (1828-?) m. William Sumpter Brown (1819-1879)
Alexander McLarty (1830-?) m. Sallie Brown
Nancy McLarty (1831-1906) did not marry
Deborah Matilda McLarty (1832-?)
Elizabeth Susannah McLarty (1834-?) m. Robert Kyle Clay
James Fletcher McLarty (1836-1906) m. 1) Martha Jane McLarty, 2) Elizabeth Rhetrick Barnes
Amanda McLarty (1838-?)

*Amanda is listed in the McLarty genealogy as the daughter of James and Deborah on p. 727, but not on p. 698 in another list of their children. The entry on p. 727 gives her birth date as 1838 but on p. 697 it is stated that James died in 1835. I have not been able to resolve this inconsistency.


Children of Archibald McLarty and Elizabeth Hasty
Martha Adeline McLarty (1830-1863) did not marry
Eliza [Elizabeth?] McLarty (1832-1834)
Thomas Alexander McLarty (1835-1875) m. Mary Winchester

Children of Archibald McLarty and Ellen Beckham Collins
Frances Ann McLarty (1838-1925) m. Joseph Calvin Helms (1830-1865)
James Monroe McLarty (1839-1909) m. Sarah Amanda Gordon (1843-1932)
Benjamin Franklin McLarty (1841-1908) did not marry
George Collins McLarty (1843-1913) m. Mary Howard (1843-1919)
Laura Jane McLarty (1845-1912) m. C. Leander Helms? maybe confusion with her sister? or did he marry both?
Mary Elizabeth McLarty (1847-1891) m. Charles Leander Helms (1838-1916)
Sarah Ellen McLarty (1850-1925) did not marry
Amanda McLarty (1852-1896?) did not marry


McLarty, Adelaide, McLarty Family of Kintyre, Scotland and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Their Descendants. 1974, printed by Crabtree Press Inc., 550 Colonnade Drive, Charlotte NC 28205
Unfortunately this mammoth book contains many errors.

Lore, Adelaide, Eugenia Lore, and Lt. Col. Robert Hall Morrison, The Morrison Family of the Rocky River Settlement of North Carolina. History and Genealogy, 1950, Observer Printing House, Charlotte NC

Morrison, Alice Marie, and Morrison, Janet Sue, Descendants of James & Jennet Morrison of Rocky River, 1996, copyright Morrison Family Genealogy, 11631 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg NC 28075

Laney, Clara, compiler, Union County Cemeteries 1710--1914 and Roster of Confederate and Revolutionary Soldiers NC Historical Survey, 1958

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