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Dennis McCarty

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 03/03/2005

Dennis McCarty b. circa 1805-10 in County Cork, Ireland, d. Feb., 1848; (At an early age he landed in Quebec, Canada, then moved to New York state for 12 years, he came to the Town of Menomonee in 1842 , which became part of Waukesha County when the Milwaukee County Territory split in 1846.)

    Sarah Judge m. 1837, d. 1891. buried next to Dennis at St. James

        Thomas McCarty, b. 1838 d. 1897, m. 1894 at age 64.Buried at St. James. Arrived in Town of Menomonee at age 4.

            Alice Boyle (daughter of John and Catherine nee McCaffery) Boyle)

                No Children

        Child 2

        Child 3

        Child 4

        Child 5

    James Fox (married Sarah McCarty)



Thomas McCarty

     In the early annals of the Lannon area history, Thomas McCarty was a man to reckon with. He owned and operated a 240 acre farm in the Town of Menomonee, southwest of the intersection of Good Hope and Lannon Roads. Today this farm is a subdivision with streets named Fairview, Fillmore, Forest View, and Pleasant St.

   Young Thomas was reared in Menomonee Township and attended its' district schools. By Experience and observation, he became a well-informed man. His family met many hardships and trials in their early frontier days which only fortified him to the arduous labors of developing a new farm. His fellow ethnic townsmen and others. appreciating his worth and ability called upon him to serve in positions of public trust.

    McCarty was brought up as a farmer but his fame was attained in a larger arena. A Democrat, he was elected assessor at age 31. He was a state assembly member for several years, representing Menomonee, Lisbon, Oconomowoc, Delafield, Pewaukee, and Brookfield. At the same time, he was elected to 14 terms as the Town of Menomonee Chairman which entitled him to a place on the Waukesha County Board where he served on the Building Committee that built the County Jail.. He served two terms as Chairman of the Waukesha County Board.




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