Judge John MCCARTNEY

Judge John MCCARTNEY

Male 1823 - 1899  (75 years)

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  • Name Judge John MCCARTNEY 
    Prefix Judge 
    Born 18 Apr 1823  Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1899  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Jan 1899  Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Response, dated Aug. 14, 2002, to query from GRLowell to Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County, 200 S. 6th Street, Indiana, PA 15701-3084, (724) 463-9600, ichs@ptd.net, regarding John McCartney’s parents, siblings, and ancestors:

      “In doing your reseach I searched the surname file on McCartney looking for family history tie and found nothing. The dates you provided looks like he was born here so I checked the census of 1830, 1840, and 1850 looking for his parents there are some McCartney’s listed but no real way to indicate a connection. It also looks like he was gone from this area before 1850. I checked the Indiana County Histories but again came up no connection. I am sorry but I was of no help to you except to indicate that his life in Indiana County was at the most just his childhood. Total cost of your research is $20.00 your check of $25.00 covers it with $5.00 credit. I want to thank you for your use of the library and supporting our society. (signed) Charles J. Spence, Vol. Researcher”

      Index of Deed Records of Monroe County, Indiana, Book 3 lists:
      Grantor: John McCartney
      Rec. No. 31897
      Grantee: Clelland F. Dodds
      Date of Deed: Oct. 22, 1855
      Book Q, p. 384


      1856 State Census, Iowa, Benton County lists:
      McCartney, Cynthia A.
      McCartney, George A.F.
      McCartney, John

      1860 Census: Iowa, Benton County, Taylor Township, p. 147 lists:
      John McCartney, age 34, lawyer, value of real estate: $20,000; value of personal estate: $5,000; born in PA
      Cynthia A., age 30, born in Kentucky
      George A. age 5, born in Iowa, attended school within the year
      Ella B., age 3, born in Iowa
      Steaphen A. D. (?), age 2/12, born in Iowa

      1870 Census: Iowa: Benton: Vinton Taylor Twp: p. 258a:
      McCartney, John, 45, lawyer, $8000, $1000, born in PA;
      Ann B., 31, keeping house, born in NY;
      Ella B., 13, at school, born in Iowa;
      S. C., 10, at school, born in Iowa;
      Ada Leta, 10/12, born in Iowa, July, 1869.

      Member of Legislature, State of Iowa, for the 16th and 17th General Assemblies, 1876 and 1878.

      1880 Census: Iowa, Benton County, Other Townships, P. 50 lists:
      McCartney, John; age 55, lawyer, born in Pennsylvania, father and mother born in PA
      Anna B., age 35, his wife, keeping house, born in New York, father and mother born in NY
      George A., age 24 his son, at school, born in Iowa, father born in PA, mother born in Indiana
      Ella B., age 23, his daughter, at house, born in Iowa, father born in PA, mother born in Indiana
      Samuel C. , age 20, his son, at house, born in Iowa, father born in PA, mother born in Indiana
      Ada L, age 10, his daughter, at house, born in Iowa, father born in PA, mother born in NY
      Burrell, Dorothy, age 72, his mother-in-law, born in NY, father and mother born in NY
      Redman, Hattie (?), age 26, domestic servant, born in Iowa, father and mother born in Ireland

      1889-90 City Directory for National City lists McCartney’s residence as the corner of 8th and Vermont Ave.
      1897 directory lists residence as 8th near “J”.

      San Diego Union, Sunday, Jan. 29, 1899:

      “John McCartney, father of Mrs. M. L. Ward of Chula Vista, died at National City last night at 9 o’clock, aged 75. Mr. McCartney came to this section ten years ago from Vinton, Ia., and had made his home with his daughter ever since.”

      From The Vinton Review, Thursday, February 9, 1899:
      “Death of Judge McCartney”
      “A Pioneer of Benton County Dies in California.
      “News was received in this city last week of the death of Judge John McCartney, at his home in National City, Cal., from pneumonia. He had been a sufferer from diabetes for several years and it had left him in a weakened state and unable to successfully cope with disease.
      “Judge McCartney was one of the early settlers of Benton county, having come here about the year 1855, and was for some time associated with Judge Shane in the practice of law. He was elected judge in 1862 and served until 1864; he also represented Benton county in the legislature. He was a man of push and energy and was prominent in working for the public good. He, with his family, went from here to National City in 1888.”

      From “The Indiana Progress” February 8, 1899, Indiana, Pennsylvania:
      “JOHN MCCARTNEY: Pneumonia caused the death of John McCartney, at his home in National City, Cal., on January 28, 1899, aged 75 years, 9 months, and 10 days. He was born and spent his boyhood on what is known as the Experimental farm, near this place, was a son of George McCartney, deceased, and brother of Samuel McCartney, of this place. For many years he was a resident of Iowa, removed to California about 10 years ago. He is survived by a wife, son and two daughters.”
    Person ID I660  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2016 

    Father George MCCARTNEY,   b. 5 Jan 1796, Indiana Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1859, White Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Nancy ADAMS,   b. 11 Apr 1781, White Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1877, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Family ID F2218  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Cynthia Ann DODDS,   b. 7 Apr 1823, Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1862, Vinton, Benton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1854  Monroe Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George Andrew T. MCCARTNEY,   b. 16 Apr 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1890, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +2. Ella Bella MCCARTNEY,   b. 20 Jan 1857, Vinton, Benton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1931, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Samuel C. MCCARTNEY,   b. 21 May 1860
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F508  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Anna BURRELL,   b. 24 May 1836, Canisteo, Steuben, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1924, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Between 1860-1870  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ada Leta MCCARTNEY,   b. 6 Jul 1869, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1954, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Documents
    Death. Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego.  Map of Div. B, Lot 5, Gr. 1 through 12.
    Death. Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego. Map of Div. B, Lot 5, Gr. 1 through 12.
    Contains graves for Judge John and Anna B. McCartney, Martin Luther and Ella B. Ward, John McCartney and Della Elizabeth Ward, Quintillian Chaney Ward, Martin Luther and Dorothy C. Ward, Jr. and Luther Mifflin Ward.
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F232  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Apr 1823 - Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1854 - Monroe Co., Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1860-1870 - Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1899 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jan 1899 - Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    McCartney, John.
    McCartney, John.

    Documents
    Wills.  McCartney, John.  Probate documents.
    Wills. McCartney, John. Probate documents.
    Died 30 Jan 1899 in San Diego, California. John McCartney's son, George McCartney, preceded him in death. George McCartney's only child, Flora Georgia McCartney Luker, inherited her father's share of John McCartney's estate. Flora's mother was Minnie Lowell McCartney.

    Histories
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
    Written on 10 December 1890.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney.
    Written on 2 March 1891.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to son George A. McCartney.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to son George A. McCartney.
    Written in Vinton, Iowa on 25 Sep 1888.
    Heirlooms.  McCartney Clock
    Heirlooms. McCartney Clock
    This "eight day" clock originally belonged to Judge John McCartney. When he and his family moved from Vinton, Iowa to National City, California, in 1887, the clock was already old and the McCartneys didn't want to take it with them. Judge McCartney then gave the clock to his son, George McCartney and his wife Minnie Lowell McCartney. When George McCartney died unexpectedly in Parker, South Dakota, his young wife, Minnie, brought the clock with her to the farm that she acquired. After Minnie's death, her only daughter, Flora, inherited the clock. After Flora's death in 1974, the clock was inherited by her cousin, George John Lowell. When George Lowell received the clock, it had no hands, no face, and had a damaged case with split wood at the top. George repaired the clock with the assistance of a clock repair professional in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When George and his wife, Hazel Miller Lowell, died (in 1973 and 1974 respectively), their youngest son, Roger L. Lowell inherited the clock. It now rests on a mantel in Seattle, Washington.