Biography of John Cary
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Cary, John, was a pioneer of Kendall, having come to that town in 1817, from Oneida county bringing, his family. His children were: Susan, who married Andrew Stangland, and died in Indiana; Bela, who died in Illinois; Richard, who died in Hamlin, Monroe county; James, who died in Illinois; Benjamin, who died in Michigan; John, now living in Chicago; Isophena, who married first a Mr. Edwards and afterwards Mr. Hakes; Ozro, who died in Albion; Cicero, now in Minnesota; Canute, who died in Hamlin and was a clergyman of the Methodist church twenty five years; Ira B., of Clarkson; Alexander and Leander (twins), the latter of whom died at Grand Rapids, Mich. John Cary cleared the farm on which he lived. From Holley to Kendall, he found his road by marked trees, at that time there being only one house on the lake shore. His first dwelling was a log cabin. His family came with an ox team to Holley, thence were conducted to their wilderness home by a Mr. Hubbard. John Cary built up a substantial property, and has one of the best farms in the county. For twenty five years he was connected with the Methodist church, of which he was a trustee. He died December, 10, 1863, and his wife in June, 1866. Alexander Cary, was born in Kendall. November 7, 1830, and lived on the old home farm until he was fifty years old. He was a farmer until he came to Albion, in 1881. In April. 1855. he married Sarah A., daughter of Russell Potter, of Carlton, by whom he had five children: Lillie, deceased; Jennie A., wife of Anson Hutton; Nellie I., wife of Charles T. Kerry, of Reed City. Mich.; Lydia E., wife of E. D. Hickox, of Gloversville, and Ira B., who died in childhood. Since his residence in Albion he has become connected with the Presbyterian church, and is now serving his third term as one of its deacons. He is a Republican, was elected assessor in 1891, and again in 1894.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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