Gaelic: Mac Carthaigh, Gaelic Meaning: Loving Person
one of the twenty most frequently found Irish surnames. The MacCarthaigh Septs
were mainly based in the
prominent in Counties Kerry & Cork, where the majority of descendants are still found.
William McCarthy ancestors of Sarah Miltida McCarthy Cook MacKenzie
1. William McCarthy, born April 18, 1817 in
Lynch, Apr 18, 1817, born 1789 in
Carolyn Simpson)Margaret: Margaret Lynch had a previous marriage to a James Coombs however there were no children born to this marriage.
2. i Nicholas McCarthy b. 1827.
Nicholas McCarthy, (1.William1) born Nov 19, 1826 in
He married Sarah Ann Kilcup, Oct 14, 1847 in Windsor, NS, born Nov 20, 1821,(English Lady) died 1908, buried March 02, 1908 in Truro, NS. According to
Donnie’s family Notes; “Sarah had a twin sister who married Nicholas after her death. That is why there are two sides to the McCarthy family. Half sisters and brothers.”
I suspect they were together before Sarah’s death. There are 2 more children listed on the 1901 census in Nicholas McCarthy’s household with Mary Dixon sister in law.
below. Sarah Ann is listed as Joseph's Mother on the 1901 census. She was 79 living
with Joseph and family in
1901 District: NS Hants (#34)
Subdistrict: Gore e Page 15
Details: Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6452
Transcriber: R. Murray Leitch
35 145 McCarthy Nicolas M Head M Nov 19 1826 74
36 145 Dixon (?) Mary F Sister-in-Law S Jan 27 1842 49
37 145 McCarthy Austin ? M Son S Apr 5 1887 13
38 145 McCarthy John M Son S Oct 22 1866 34
39 145 McCarthy William M Son S Nov 7 1891 9
i William McCarthy, born ab 1848.
3. ii Joseph McCarthy b. Sep 14, 1850.
iii Mary McCarthy, born ab 1855.
iv Harriet McCarthy, born ab 1857.
v Nancy McCarthy, born ab 1859.
vi Arthur McCarthy, born ab 1862.
vii Leanne McCarthy, born ab 1863.
viii John McCarthy, born Oct 22, 1866
ix Daniel McCarthy, born ab 1867.
x Helen McCarthy, born ab 1868.
xi Almina McCarthy, born ab 1871.
He married or lived common law with Mary McKilcup Dixon his first wife’s twin sister.
xii Austin McCarthy born April 05, 1887
xiii William McCarthy Born Nov07, 1891
xiv Mary McCarthy Born Mar 09, 1877 (I found birth record for Mary McCarthy b Gore Father Nicholas McCarthy mother Mary Dickson.)
Joseph McCarthy, (2.Nicholas2, 1.William1) born Sep 14, 1850.
According to census records the family lived in
Excerpts taken from written Notes Don MacKenzie sent
me. “Joseph was a foundry worker at the
old Foundry in
would say they lived quite old maybe into their 90’s?
Joseph’s death record Joseph McCarthy living
death 2 yrs. Occupation Farmer Parents Nicholas McCarthy b.
He married Esther Martha Lemmons, born April 22, 1855. Esther: Note last name could have been changed from Lemmon to Lemont . Info from Donnie Mackenzie
a great grand son her full name was Mitilda Hester Lemmon. Nickname Mattie.
Marriage record: Jan 15, 1881 Joseph (b)
(30) farmer living Gore born
Her parents Lovett and Sarah Lemons. Witness Osborne Thompson and Amos Thompson Rev Adam Gorm Presbyterian
Esther’s death record Esther living at
were Lovett Lemons b.
also found a marriage record for Esther sister her name Sarah Melinda Lemons
Benjamin Isach Laws (31) (w)
Joseph and Mattie McCarthy
1901 Census Truro Town/village
22 187 McCarthy Joseph M Head M Sep 14 1850 50
23 187 McCarthy Martha F Wife M Aug 22 1855 46
24 187 McCarthy Olive F Daughter M Mar 14 1881 20
25 187 McCarthy Maggie F Daughter S Apr 25 1882 19
26 187 McCarthy Sarah F Daughter S Feb 4 1887 14
27 187 McCarthy Thomas M Son S Jul 1 1890 10
28 187 McCarthy Fred M Son S May 15 1893 7
29 187 McCarthy Mabel F Daughter S Dec 3 1897 3
30 187 McCarthy John M Son S Apr 27 1898 2
31 187 McCarthy Sarah Ann F Mother W Nov 20 1821 79
32 187 Frizel Vernon M Son-in-Law M Mar 11 1879 22
33 187 Frizel Norman M Grandson S Dec 5 1899 1
i Charles McCarthy, born ab 1870. possibly married a Minnie.??
ii Lonzo McCarthy, born ab 1871.
iii Christie Ann McCarthy, born ab 1876.
iv John McCarthy, born Apr 27, 1878 in East Gore.
He married #1 Margaret Dewolf and #2 Margaret Johnson
4. v Sarah Melinda McCarthy b. Feb 04, 1887.
vi Olive Dorothy McCarthy, born Mar 14, 1881, died 1972, buried in
according to her grave stone she was born in 1871??? She is buried with her
married Vernon Melville Frizzel, Nov 06, 1899 in
Lillian _____?) died 1920, buried in
vii Margaret(Maggie)McCarthy, born April 25, 1882 in Gore, NS. I got this info from Marriage records
assumed that she is a sister to Sarah as same parents listed.
married Henry Hughes, Jan 31, 1901 in
viii Annie McCarthy, born Nov, 1880. I suspect the child listed on the 1881 census as Sarah is actually Annie. On the 1891 the child which
would be the correct age is Annie age 12. She is lists as the next in age under brother John.
He married Alec Connolly.
ix Ruby McCarthy, born ab 1886. Ruby is included in this family on the 1891census age 5, however she is not included in the 1901 census.
Spoke to Donnie MacKenzie Nov 25, 2002 he said she had two children one named Lawrence who was called Lonnie. maybe named after
his Uncle (Ruby's older brother Lonzo).
She married M. George Henderson.
x Thomas McCarthy, born June 01, 1890 in possibly Stewiacke.
He married Jessie Woods.
xi Norman Frederick McCarthy, born May 15, 1893, died 1962, buried in
He is buried with his wife and a daughter Beatrice Teed (1916-1944).
married Florence Mabel Hamilton, born 1895, died 1979, buried in
daughter of George T Hamilton.
Sarah McCarthy and sisters Olive sitting and Ruby.
4. Sarah Melinda McCarthy, (3.Joseph3, 2.Nicholas2, 1.William1) born Feb 04, 1887 in East Gore, NS, died Oct 06, 1969 in Terrance Hill Cemetery, Kaulback Street, Truro NS.
Info found in marriage records
However have found out that her date was Feb 04, 1887. Which would correspond with info in marriage record. Information received from Donnie MacKenzie
,grandson from Sarah's second Marriage, that her mothers full name was Matilda Hester Lemmon maybe later changed to Lemont. According to the date off
Sarah grave she was born 1880. Sarah is buried with her second Husband Elven W. Mackenzie. I have found Sarah listed on several census odds are she was
born in1887 not 1880. Donnie MacKenzie gave me her middle name Melinda.
married (1) John A. Cook, May 20, 1908 in
Information found in Marriage record
Which would make him born 1881. Previous info from family said born about 1875?
See Cook Family Files for continued descendants of Sarah McCarthy Cook MacKenzie
married (2) Elvin Wilbur MacKenzie, born 1871, died 1941, buried in
Elven MacKenzie and Sarah McCarthy Cook MacKenzie