Tracy, the McCarthys are so plentiful they say you can't throw a stone in Co. Cork without hitting one. I have McCarthys on both side of my tree. On my mother's side from Killarney and my father's Co. Cork. Did you know that
Eugene and Owen are interchangable? My great grandfather
John McCarthy came from near Blarney Castle. He had a
brother Owen McCarthy who had a son Eugene. John and
Owen and siblings Jeremiah "Jerry" and Nancy all settled in
New Marlborough, MA. I believe they came 1849. Their
mother was Ellen Barrett McCarty (no "h" in the name yet).
Owen's son Eugene was born 1870 New Marlborough, MA.
Some of Owen's line now in or near Norfolk, Ct. Does any
of this sound familiar? BTW my uncle Joseph McCarthy
married a Helen O'Leary NYC from a large O'Leary clan.