Tillman W. McCarty Family.

This website was created to further the research of the McCarty clan - espcially those of us descended from Tillman (Till) Watson McCarty (b.7 Nov 1824, Edgefield County, SC d.24 Oct 1893, Fannin, MS) and his wife Sarah Jane Lovelace/Loveless (b.14 Mar 1831 Georgia d.2 Jan 1892 Fannin, MS). It is believed that Tillman is descended from Philip Michael McCarty (b.21 Jul 1791, Edgefield County, SC d.16 Jul 1879, Dale County, AL), Michael McCarty [II] (b.1754 d. 1843), Michael McCarty [I] (b.1732). It is believed that Michael I came from Cork County, Ireland, although we have not been able to confirm that.

In Memory of William "Bill" C Lansford Jr



William C. "Bill" Lansford Jr., 66, passed away at his home on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, after a short but courageous battle with Stage IV lung cancer, though he was not a smoker. Service: Bill's body was donated to UTSW. No service is planned at this time. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DFW Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County or the Hood County Senior Center. He was born in Fort Worth on Sept. 19, 1949. Bill's birth was announced in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when his mother told his dad, stationed in Guam, of his birth via a ham radio operator relay. As the son of an Army officer, he moved with his family frequently, living in Guam, Seattle, Wash., Frankfort, Germany, and Kansas City before returning to Fort Worth. Bill graduated from Paschal High School in 1968. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Wesleyan College in 1973. He received his Master's of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska (U of N) in 1975. Upon graduation from U of N, he was recruited and hired by IBM. He worked for IBM for 30 years, retiring as a manager in 2005. During his early years at IBM, Bill met his wife Kim in 1977, in Sioux City, Iowa, when she called him and asked him out on a blind date. They married Jan. 14, 1978. They lived in Sioux City, Marietta, Ga., Carmel, Ind., Chicago, Ill., and Round Rock, Texas, before moving to Arlington in 1996. Bill loved to travel and he and Kim had many great trips for work, pleasure or both, including travels to all continents. Some memorable trips were to China, Japan, Germany, England, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Antarctica, all 50 U.S. states, almost every province and territory in Canada, Russia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. He loved adventure. In 2011, Bill climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. He tried parasailing and sky diving. He and Kim went scuba diving in Bonaire, the Great Barrier Reef and swam with manatees and dolphins in Florida. Bill served on a number of non-profit boards over the years. He especially loved animals and his time working with the Humane Society Boards in Indianapolis, Ind., Round Rock, Dallas-Fort Worth and the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William C. Lansford and Virginia Hoff Lansford. Survivors: Wife, Kim Lansford; his special dog-daughter, Shadow; and Kim's sisters, who he claimed as his own sisters, Star Safi and Susan Paul; and numerous friends.

Several in our family have collaborated together to create our database which you can view.

We celebrate our family with a family reunion every June - usually the second weekend. Our next reunion will be June 10-12, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites South, 2421 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701, 903-566-0600. Hope to see you there!

A meeting was held in 1961 in Philadelphia, Mississippi to discuss the possibility of holding a reunion, and the first one was held in 1962 and there has been one every year since that time. We elect a vice-president each year to assist the president the first year and then be in complete charge of the reunion the following year. Our president is Amanda (Ward) Walling and our vice-president is Lacy Lansford .

As this site grows, we hope to include various pictues from past reunions, as well as some of the MANY stories that abound about our ancestors. Please let us know if there is anything specific that you would like to see here. After all - this is YOUR page too!

If you are a descendant of Tillman, please feel free to join our e-mail mailing list mccartys@yahoogroups.com.

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This page is maintained by Bruce Reeves. All information on this site is copyrighted (1998-2008) by myself or the various submitters of the information and cannot be reproduced in any form without our express permission. We welcome submissions by other members of our family and look forward to meeting you someday at the reunion. Bruce (b.13 Apr 1959, Jackson, MS) is descended from Nancy Sue Freeny (b.24 Mar 1937, Freeny, MS), Leola Lovelace Parkes (b.24 Apr 1905, Plymouth, MS d.12 May 1990, Carthage, MS), Rev. William McCarty (Mack) Parkes (b.30 Jun 1879, Neshoba Co, MS d.24 Feb 1924, Leake Co, MS), Nancy Alvenia (Venie) McCarty (b. 21 May 1854, Alabama d.6 Aug 1928, Leake Co, MS), daughter of Tillman.

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