ABRAM CAREY, farmer, P. 0. Plain City, was born in Canaan Township June 28, 1817 His father, Abijah Carey, was
born in Pennsylvania in 1780, and married Catharine Johnson, a native of Virginia. In 1800, he came to Madison
County, where he died in 1854, at the age of seventy three years. He was a farmer, and, at the time of his death,
owned 400 acres of land in Darby Township. He raised a family of nine children - three boys and six girls - all
of whom reached their majority. The girls married prominent farmers, viz., May married James Guy; Sarah married
Jacob Million; Rhoda married William Guy; Rachel married James Million; Eliza married George Rickard; and Lucinda
married Nathaniel Harrington. All but one live in this vicinity. Solomon died in July; 1882, and left his property
to two sons, who were wealthy before his death. He had retired from business, and was in independent circumstances.
Our subject has been a life long farmer. He owns a large and well improved farm in this township, on which he resides.
He was married, in 1853, to Jane Hogle, a native of Upper Canada, and a daughter of Peter Hogle. This union was
blessed with two children, Alice and Ella, who have attended to the household duties of the farm since July, 1877,
when their mother died. Mr. Carey was a Democrat until the breaking out of the late civil war, since which he has
been a stanch Republican.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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