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McCay School


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Carrie M. S. Pipes (c. 1928, 1929)

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School History: The following sketch on the naming of the school is from the Manual of the Public Schools of the City of Chester, PA, and was furnished for it by Mr. McCay's granddaughter, Miss Caroline Maddock:

"Robert McCay 2nd, whose name the McCay School bears, was the son of Robert and Rachel Collett McCay. He was born in Concord township on July 10, 1783. His father and grandfather fought on the American side in the Revolutionary war. In March, 1812, he bought a property of one hundred and seventeen acres at Carterville, Chester township. Five years later he built an addition to the house standing on the property and brought his family to live there.

"In early life he was a contractor and builder, but gave that up to engage in farming and cattle and sheep raising.
He added to his property until he owned two hundred acres, his last purchase being the forty acres east of Flower Street and south of Concord road in the center of which the McCay School now stands.

"He died July 24, 1864, and to buried in the Upland Baptist Cemetery."








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