Saturday, March 5, 2016

Surname Saturday~McRady

    McRady, McCrady, McReady, are some of the ways this surname can be found in the Sumter area of South Carolina. 

  Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896) and Mary Jane (Brown) McRady (1821-1894), my maternal third Great Grandparents, were residents of the Springhill area of Sumter County, SC. 
  They were the parents of at least 7:
 Mary J. (McRady) (1847-?)
 Thomas H. McRady (1849-?)
 Ella (McRady) McManus (1851-before 1900)
 Rosalie A. (McRady) Watson (1853-1899)
Frances "Fannie" Virginia (McRady) McManus (1856-1903)-my Great Great Grandmother
Sarah John (McRady) Shiver (1858-1940)
Louella (McRady) Barfield Hurst (1861-1928)

Thomas and Jane worked hard on the land to raise their family. They were members of the Pisgah Baptist Church and many of the family were buried there. 
  There were several men of the same name in the area from Kershaw and Charleston Counties. At this time, it isn't clear if there is any connection to this McRady family.    
Thomas J. McRady's death was reported in a local paper:
 "An old and highly esteemed citizen of the Pisgah neighborhood, died last week at 5 o'clock.
The burial took place at Pisgah Church yesterday afternoon. He was around 75 years of age."
                                                                 Camden Gazette 31 July 1896

Thomas J. McCrady Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Sumter County, South Carolina
photo credit: Remember Me FAG Contributor

                                                                         Do you have McRadys in your family tree?
 Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 



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