Belle and Molly were orphaned at ages 3 months and 10 years, when their parents died within days of each other. Belle was raised by her uncle and aunt, who lived nearby.

The McCart sisters married the Bly and Leavene brothers.

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the mccart family

John McCart (1827-1870) and Narcissa F. Brockman (1836-1870) married on 22 Nov 1855. Narcissa was the daughter of Jacob E. Brockman and Elizabeth Embree (see Cemetery Markers). Their children were all born in Chariton County, Missouri:

Belle and Frans Bly











Photo: Belle McCart and Frans Bly


Uncommon in America
A fully-indexed, 190-page publication of the Bly family's emigration from Sweden to the United States by Sharon Smith Kelley.

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