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18 Saturday, Sept 9, 1961, The Palladium-Item Palladium-Item Palladium-Item and Sun-Telegram, Sun-Telegram, Sun-Telegram, Richmond, Ind. Our History Scrapbook:- Scrapbook:- McCarty Family Good Example Of "Gore's" High Type Group Editor's Note: Following is another another in a series of articles about the settlement and development of Richmond and Wayne county. No. 1,115 By Luther M. Feeger One reason for the power of the Whitewater group in the early development of Indiana was the sterling quality of the settlers who entered land east of the old Greenville Treaty line. The McCarty family is an example example of the type of settlers that came to the "Gore." Benjamin McCarty was a native of Virginia who came to later Franklin county in 1S03. He entered the first land in the Franklin county area, May 22, 1803. when it was still part of Dearborn county. He had been a Methodist exhorter and local preacher, but in later life joined the United Brethren church. He. his son Enoch, another "Lnoch, Patrick and William McCoy McCoy signed the petition. An excerpt from the "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Franklin County" County" (1882), in the collection of John Nixon of Centerville, says: "Judge Benjamin McCarty was one of the first judges of the (Franklin) County courts under the territorial government. He was a man of Herculean frame and strong mind.. "Enoch (his son) was a mem ber of the first convention that framed the state convention (constitution); (constitution); of the legislature repeatedly, repeatedly, and many years a clerk and judge of the Franklin Circuit Circuit court. "He was a cool, strong-minded strong-minded strong-minded man, of the very first standing in society and contributed largely to the mass of mind that controlled controlled early Indiana, cast all his influence on the side of morality and religion. "Gen. Jonathan McCarty, his brother, was one of the most talented talented men in the state. He was defective in education, but had great native powers. "He early became a politician; represented the county of Franklin Franklin in the legislature and procured the passage of a law laying off the county of Fayette, soon after which he removed to the new county and became the clerk of the court. General McCarty represented represented his district in the congress congress for several years . . . Got Into Politics "At one time he was receiver of public moneys at Fort Wayne, but soon voluntarily left his office for the more fascinating but less profitable field of politics and ul timately was defeated by James Rariden. He removed from the state to Keokuk, where he died . . ." Benjamin McCarty made several several attempts to extract salt from a spring that emptied into the Whitewater river near New Trenton. Trenton. McCarty sank a shaft at the site of the spring but a vein of fresh water rushed into the opening opening destroying its salty quality. Later attempts to produce salt from the spring also met with failure. Patrick McCarty settled west of Brookville, near McCarty's Run. Enoch McCarty was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1S16. Other signers of the 1805 petition follow: William Arnet entered his land, Dec. 27, 1804, in Brookville township. township. To years is to before 9 a. $165. Probation said taking drive-in West D. flying T-33 T-33 T-33 air jet aircraft, the program Ake

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