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