My grandfather Williard Sherman McCarty was born 5-7-1876 either in VA or Cloerain, OH. Memory has it that his father worked for a black plantation owner in VA prior to going to Colerain. Family has told me his father was Isaac McCarty, however, I have not found that as fact. I have contacted relatives in Martins Ferry, OH area that say his uncle was a John McCarty. They did come from Cork County, Ireland to the US, but I do not know when. They are supposed to have immigrated from Scotland to Cork before that. My grandfather was a Quaker.