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Minnie Snapp McCarty, d. 1889 Illinois Bend

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Minnie Snapp McCarty, d. 1889 Illinois Bend

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 2:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCarty, Snapp
I am a volunteer researcher for the Texas Peace Officers Memorial. I am working on the case below and cannot find the place of burial of Dension officer Absolum Kyle McCarty killed on 25 Dec 1882. His first wife, Mattie, is buried in Oakwood cemetery in Whitesboro, Grayson County. His second wife, Minnie Snapp, was reported to have died in Illinois Bend, Montague County about 1889. I would appreciate locating her grave to see if perhaps A.K. "Kyle" McCarty was buried next to her.


Absolum Kyle McCarty was reported to have been born in 1842 in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee to parents James P. McCarty and Nancy H. Fain. He enlisted as a private in August 1861 in the 19th Regiment, Company K of the Tennessee Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War. He reached the rank of sergeant in the Confederate States of America (CSA) by 1865. He and his two brothers, James Carmicheal (Mike) and William Nicholas (Nick) McCarty, went to Texas after CSA service. James returned to Tennessee and died in 1936. William died in 1909 in Hamilton, Texas.

McCarty married Mattie McCamey (McKenis) in 1867 in Troup County, Georgia. They moved to Henderson, Rusk County, Texas where a daughter was born in 1869-1870. They then moved to Grayson County, Texas, where another daughter, Mattie, was born about 1873. His wife, Mattie, died on March 3, 1876 and she is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro, Grayson County. He sent both daughters back to Tennessee to live with their grandmother, Nancy. In December 1876 he married Minnie Snapp in Whitesboro. They had three children, Annie Ruth, Eddie Hassen and Absolum Kyle. Minnie died in 1889 in Illinois Bend, Texas. Illinois Bend is an unincorporated community on Farm to Market Road 677 twenty miles northeast of Montague in the extreme northeastern corner of Montague County, Texas, United States.

McCarty was apparently a deputy sheriff in Grayson County. He was awarded a gun and pistol for his meritorious service (Whitesboro Democratic 16 February 1878).

The 1880 US Census for Grayson county reports K.A. McCarty, 35, born about 1845 in Tennessee, married to N. Minnie McCarty, 20, and with a daughter R. Anna McCarty, 2. His occupation was a constable.

While it is probable A.K. McCarty was buried in Grayson County and probably in Whitesboro, his place of burial is unknown at this time.

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