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McCarty, Justin

Justin McCarty [born 1757, month, day & place unknown] enlisted for one year and nine months in 1776 in Pennsylvania. Enlistment township, exact month, day and regiment unknown. At the time of Justin’s enlistment, his place of residence is unknown. It is documented in Washington County Kentucky history that Justin fought in the Battles of Brandywine and Long Island. Justin continued to serve in the military till 1781, at which time he was discharged at Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland. No military record for this Justin McCarty of Washington County Kentucky has been found to date, 9/4/2003. Springfield, Kentucky court records show Justin hired an attorney, Thomas P. Moore, February 1824, to: “for and in my name to collect and receive my claim or claims due from the general government to me as a soldier in the American Revolutionary War for services rendered.” A claim being filed or any document showing Justin ever received a pension has not been found to date 9/4/2003. He had a wife [Mary] and nine children, Mary, Milburn, Thomas S., William, Joseph, Sarah, James, Jane, and Samuel H. Justin died August 1825 in Washington Co. Ky. We’re still searching for information on Justin’s military records, parents and siblings. Justin is my 4th Great-Grandfather.

Judy Bailey

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