William Cary (1854-1905)

William Cary — 1854-1905

Father: Abram Cary Mother: Margaret Patterson

Born: Ohio

Married: Jessie Stewart; January 2, 1889


Grace Cary


Elizabeth Cary  –  Catherine Cary  –  Robert Cary

Jacob Cary –  Stephen Cary –  Louisa Cary

Abram Cary –  Margaret Cary  –  Archibald Cary

Lived in Madison County Ohio; Columbus Ohio

Occupation: Farm Laborer

Buried: Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City Ohio


1860 US Census –  1870 US Census

1880 US Census –  1900 US Census

Additional Sources


Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 for Jessie Cary (familysearch.org)

Ohio Certificate of Death; Grace Cary

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958 (familysearch.org)


Much of the information gathered for this entry is a best guess. I was unable to find a birth record for William. The birth year was taken from estimates on the 1860, 1870 and 1880 US Census records and the grave stone photo from Findagrave.com.  An assumption was made that the findagrave.com entry is this same William based on the birth year noted and the estimated birth year on the census records.

However, the 1900 US Census cited here notes that William was born in 1865. This may have been an error on the census. By the 1910 census Jessie Cary is listed as a widow. A William Cary born in 1865 was found in census records prior to 1900 but that William was listed in Columbiana county in eastern Ohio. He was still living in that county in the 1900 and 1910 census records. While there were other William Carys in the census records born circa 1854 none of them appeared likely to be the one that would follow in this family line.

William may have been married once before he married Jessie Stewart. The Madison County Juvenile/Probate Court record index lists a marriage record (volume 2, page 286) for William H. Cary and C. M. Cromer on December 30, 1874.

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