Biography of Thomas McCargar
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McCargar, Thomas, was born and lived until manhood, near Glasgow, Scotland, and came to Kemptville, Province of Ontario, Canada, as a farmer, where he died. He married Phoebe Beach, of Kemptville, Canada, daughter of Malvin Beach, and their children are Hugh, Henry, Benjamin, David, Tyrus, Milo, Betsey, Sarah, Mary, Nancy, and Phoebe. Hugh was born at South Gower, Canada, where the mother was temporarily moved on account of the War of 1812, but he lived and died at Kemptville at the age of fifty six. He married Elmina Denmark, of New York state, daughter of Peter Denmark, and their children were Margaret, Myron E., Phoebes, and William D. Myron E. McCargar was born at Kemptville in 1848, and came to Alburgh, Vt., in 1873, where he now resides. He married Emma E. Eddy, daughter of John and Adaline Eddy, and they have two children, Merrill E. and William E. Mr. McCargar is now a produce dealer, in which business he has been engaged for seven years. He has held the position of selectman of the town for two years. He also owns a farm in Alburgh. Hugh McCargar was captain of a company of militia at the battle of the Windmill Point, Prescott, Canada, in the Canada Radical war in 1837, when the rebels from the United States were cornered in the windmill for refuge. He was among the men who captured and took them prisoners of war. Their leader, General Van Shouts, and several others were hanged before Queen Victoria commuted the sentence to banishment to Van Dieman's Land instead.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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