McCargar Genealogy and History

The McCargar History

We have taken many different accounts and documents from diverse sources and compiled them into one information package that we are calling The McCargar History. These documents and accounts include: military muster rolls and orderly books, census records, land and property assessment records, probate records, town and village records, newspaper articles, third-party accounts, family lore, and a smattering of speculation.

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History Documents

The McCargar Name

Describes a possible meaning of our name and where the name may have originated. This document also includes many of the spelling variations we have encountered during our research.

War of Independence

Describes the McCargar Family's involvement in the American War of Independence and provides some information on the 21st Regiment of Foot (the British regiment in which Joseph and Thomas McCargar served).

McCargars in America

Describes what we know about the earliest McCargars in North America.