I'm putting together my family tree, and working on my Father's side of the family, the McCarthys. I've been able to trace the family back to Tuolumne County in the 1850s. The father was John (or Jerry), born in 1810 in Ireland along with his wife Ellen, born in 1826. They had five living children: John W. and Jerry, twins born in 1853, Dennis, born 1855, Nellie or (Ellen), born 1857, and Charles F., born July, 1859. I'm descended from Charles through his son Alvin Charles, and grandson Alvin Joseph, my father. I'm trying to assembly information on the family. If any other McCarthys are descended from this family, and have stories and information, please contact me!