Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Isaac McCarty

ISAAC McCARTY, one of the most honored and respected citizens of Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, has been located in the town of Valeda since 1890, and at one time was engaged in the grain and stock business. He is now virtually living in retirement. Although he has seen seventy-seven years of life, his capacity for business is unimpaired, and he uses the same keen judgment and foresight which has always characterized his transactions.

Mr. McCarty was born in the mountains of Tennessee, in 1824, and is a son of Thomas McCarty, a native of Tennessee, who followed the calling of a farmer. Isaac McCarty was but one year old when his parents moved to Putnam county, Indiana, and there he resided until he reached the age of twenty-three years. In the fall of 1847 he located in Henry county, Iowa, where he lived, six years, and thence went to Des Moines county, Iowa, where one of his sons now resides on the old home farm. He continued to live there until he came to Kansas in 1885; he spent the winter of that year in Oswego. He then went to Texas, but returned to Oswego in the fall of 1886. In the spring of the following year he located in the Indian Territory, five miles south of Valeda, and was engaged in ranching there for a period of four years. He located in Valeda in 1890, and was successfully engaged in grain and stock dealing until 1895. He is a man of pleasing personality, and a clever conversationalist, and has made many friends wherever he has lived. He now owns three farms in Howard township, all of which he rents.

Mr. McCarty was united in marriage with Miss M. A. Sharp, who was born in Owen county, Indiana, in 1833, and they have reared the following offspring: G. J., a farmer, of Howard township; W. D., a farmer, of Iowa; John L., who is also located in Iowa; Alexander H., of Oswego, Kansas; Mary; S. M.; Frank 0.; Charles B.; and Anna B. (Fitch). Politically, Mr. McCarty is a stanch Democrat, and while a resident of Iowa served as clerk of the township and county, and as a member of the school board. Religiously, he is a devout member of the Baptist church, and is also a minister of that denomination.