Welcome to the Harty Family History Site!

This site is dedicated to researching the Harty Family in the United States of America. Drawing our lineage back to Hans Jacobsen Hartje, immigrating from Bern, Switzerland and arriving in America on April 16, 1663 in New Amsterdam (modern day New York City), our line has been based out of Southeast Missouri since the late 1790's. The primary aim of this site is to gather the family together from across the Nation and even the entire world, as we seek to number our family and take pleasure in the diversity of each individual in the Harty Family.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri

Here is a portion of Goodspeed's History of SE MO, 1888, on William Carrol Harty. William was Ruben Franklin's oldest brother. William is the oldest of that clan, with Andrew Jackson Harty being the father of those 7 children. So William is a great uncle to me. Enjoy the biography!


William C. Harty, a merchant at Bloomfield, was born in Stoddard County, Mo., July 1, 1844, and is the son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth (McComb) Harty, the father a native of Bollinger County, Mo., and the mother of Belleville, Ill. The grandfather, Daniel Harty, immigrated to Bollinger County, Mo., at a very early day, and to Stoddard County over half a century ago. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and died in this county in 1859. Andrew J. Harty was a native-born Missourian. He was reared to farm life on his father’s place and came with him to Stoddard County, when he was yet a boy. Here he grew to manhood and spent the remainder of his days in this county. He died in 1876. The mother died in 1884. They were the parents of a large family, only five now surviving: William C., Amanda (wife of T.J. McDowell), Frank, Sarah (wife of Thomas Fortner) and Sophia (wife of Samuel Wammack). William C. Harty was reared to farm life and remained with his parents until he became of age. In 1868 he married Miss Susan Moore, who bore him eight children, five now living: Alfred, Dora, Elizabeth, Robert and Willie. After marriage Mr. Harty engaged in farming and continued this occupation until 1876, when he moved to Bloomfield, and there he has since resided. He was tax collector of Stoddard County for ten successive years, and was elected county treasurer in 1886, which position he still occupies. While living on the farm he was constable for two years and tax assessor for four years. This it is seen that the most of Mr. Harty’s life has been spent in office. In February, 1864, he enlisted in Company A, State militia, and served until July 12, 1865. He is a prominent citizen of Stoddard County, is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and he and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.


Dad said...

Great job Brent. William Carroll Harty would be proud to see that a relative has kept his memory alive.

CSA Brent said...

Dad...I fixed the comment on how Cossairt is spelled...also added the picture of us with the headstone as proof.

Anders said...

Thanks for posting the information. Susan Moore, wife of William Carroll Harty, was the sister of my ancestor, Andrew Jackson Moore.
Your Andrew Harty also had a brother named William Carroll Harty who married Elizabeth Cryts. Elizabeth was the sister of my ancestor, John Cryts. So, we're not related, but as my grandma used to say, "Your family's dog ran through my family's yard."
Keep up the good work.

Margo said...

HI Brent. I was led to your blog via my niece who has happened upon this article via Ancestry. We are actually very distant relatives. I believe my great, great grandmother was Betty Harty who married Frank Brannock and begot John Ashley Brannock (Don't you think that's a very Southern name? I've always loved it. It sounds so "Gone with the Wind")Anyway, I just watched an episode of the Civil War on PBS last night and I, too, like Shelby Foote. He's very interesting. Nice to meet you. It seems that we all have that artistic thing in our heritage. My granddaughter turns 21 soon and she is an amazing visual artist, as was my aunt Fritz and my sisters. I dabble in all areas of the arts, a jack of all trades, but master of none.