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Silas McCarty, born c.1700, died 1750; married c.1722, Sarah Carrell, daughter of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan of Warminster, and grand-daughter of Rev. Thomas Dungan, founder and pastor of the first Baptist Church in Bucks County (1684), born c.1700 in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. On a map of Bucks County, dated 11 Mar 1724, Silas is represented as the owner of a plot of land in the southwestern part of Plumstead Township, near the Buckingham line. Silas later took up a tract of 350 acres in what would became Haycock Township, just over the line of the present Richland Township, adjoining the Logan tract on the west, the Bryan tract on the south, and the Jacob Strawn tract on the east. The patent for this tract of land from John, Thomas and Richard Penn to Silas McCarty is dated 1 mo.3, 1737/8, but he was probably located there under a proprietary warrant of survey for some years prior to that date. He died seized of this land in the year 1750, leaving a will dated January 3, 1749/50, probated on May 1, 1750, which devised to his wife Sarah his plantation for life, then to all his children, his son Carrell excepted. To Carrell he gave 100 acres off the end of his plantation. Silas also gave 1 acre of land to William Bryan, Isaac Evans, and others, in trust, for the use of the Baptist congregation at New Britain, in an area known of as Strawnstown, upon which they would erect a church and locate a burial ground. A small log church was built and has long since disappeared. Sarah (Carrell) McCarty united with the congregation "July ye 16th, 1755." Silas and Sarah are probably buried in the graveyard, though the stones are broken and illegible.

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