Direct Descendants of Adam De Kari

The following outline contains the DIRECT Descendancy from Adam De Kari to Nancy Lou Sparks Morrison and her children, along with notes for selected De Kari, Cary, Carey  and other family lines. A gedcom of ALL descendants now in this file is available from me by e-mailing:

Lord Adam DeKari, Baron of Castle Kari

Sources for this family information are:

A.) The Cary Family in England by Henry Grosvenor Cary, published 1906 by Seth Cooley Cary, Dorchester Centre, Boston.

B.) Early History of Va. & Md. & 7 Centuries of Lines.
     Virginia Room, Roanoke Va. Library, V. Ref. 929.2 K62e

C.) Ancestors and Descendants of John Quarles Winn and his wife Mary Liscome Jarvis
     Winn   929.2 W
     Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va.
      Lynchburg Gen. Lib., Lynchburg, Va. copied June 20, 1996

D.)   Carey Highlights: Yesterday for Tomorrow by Virginia Miller Carey, copyright 1983.
           Dogwood Printing, P.O.Bo 716, Ozark, Mo 65721

E.)  Plymouth Pilgrim by Seth C. Cary published 1911, Boston Mass.

F.) From the records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

G.) Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, James Savage 4 vols.

H.) Peirce's Colonial Lists of Plymouth & Rhode Island,. 1621-1700 by Ebenezer W. Peirce.

I.) The Cary Family in America. By Henry Grosvenor Cary. Appe...
           Boston, (Press of Murray and Emery Company) 1907.
           Henry Grosvenor Cary, 1829-1905
          Virginia State Archives, Richmond, Virginia - July, 1996

J.)  Edward Poole of Weymouth, Mass. and His Descendants by Murray Edward Poole - 1893

K.)  1820 Census of Cabell County, Virginia (WVA

L.)  1830 Census of Logan Co. VA. (WVA)

M.)  1850 Census of Lawrence County, Kentucky.

N.) 'The History of Logan Co.' By Ragland

O.)  The McCoy's: Their Story by Truda Wiliams McCoy.

P.) Information for this family was given to me by Anna Lee Mayo Clay in Ballard,W.Va.
    Aug.19, 1977.  She was 75 years old and her memory was clear.

Q. Information for this family was given to me by Fanny Mayo, b.Dec. 25, 1904 in Ballard, WV,
    Aug. 19, 1977. She was 73 years old and her memory was clear.

1   ADAM De KARI  b: 1170 in Castle Kari, Somerset, England
....  +Amy Trevitt    Father: William Trevitt


1.)  For centuries the castle has existed only in history, but the town where it was located is known today as Castle Cary and may thus be found on maps.  It is in Somersetshire and twelve miles southeast of Wells.

2.) It is known that it was a fortified place in the time of the Saxons. About the year 1125, the Lord William Percival named 'Lovel the  Wolf" erected strong fortifications at Kari.

3.) Much of the time during the reign of King Steven (1135-1154) the Barons were divided into two parties, The Lord Kari being opposed to the King.

4.) He made so much trouble  that Stephen turned his whole attention to Castle Kari and took it.  In 1153, it was beseiged again and nearly ruined.

5.) The Manor House stands on the east side of the street and was a stately edifice. During the wanderings of Charles II, when his army was defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Worchester, the disguised King slept at Castle Cary on the night of 3 Sept. 1651.

6.) Reign of Henry II and Richard I.

2   John De Kary b: 1200
+Elizabeth Stapleton  Father: Richard Stapleton

1.) Reign of John and Henry III.
3   William DeKary b: 1230 in Castle Kary, Somerset, England
+Alice Beaumont Father: William Beaumont Mother: Alwyn
1.) Reign of Henry III and Edward I.
4   John DeKarry b: 1270 in Castle Karry
+Phillippa Archdeacon  Father: Warren Archdeacon

Notes on John DeKarry:

1.) The use of the French 'DE' was not universal.  Sometimes the children used it when their parents did not.

2.) Reign of Edward I and Edward II.

5   William Kary b: 1300 in Castle Kary, Somerset, England
+Margaret Bosun (Bozon or Bozume) b: in Clovelly of Devon

Notes for William Kary:

1.) The spelling of the name was changed during the reign of Edward II and has remained to to this day.

2.) Reign of Edward III and Richard II.

6   John Cary b: 1325 in St.Giles-in-the-Heath, Devon, England
+Jane DeBryen  Father: Guy de Bryen

Notes for John Cary:

1.) Reign of Edward III and Richard II.

2.) The spelling of the name was changed to Cary during the reign of Edward II and has ever  since been spelled as Cary (until 1906).  Sometime after that some Carys added an "e" to the  name and there have been both Carys and Careys since.

7   John Cary b: 1350 in  England d: 1404 in Waterford, Ireland
+Margaret Holway

Notes for John Cary:

1.) He was banished to Waterford, Ireland, where he was no less than 4 years in banishment. A  long time living, to be confined to the shades of misery and sorrow.

2.) Among his estates were Cockington and Clovelly.

3.) He lived during the reigns of Edward III and Richard II

4.) From The Cary Family in Eng. by Cary,

"Prince says: 'On the fifth of November, 1387, he was by the King Richard II, made Chief Baron  of the Exchequer, and advanced to be a Judge of the land; who being now placed in a high and  spacious Orb, he scattered the Rays of Justice about him with great splendor.  In his post he  continued many years, manifesting in all his actions, an inflexible Virtue and Honesty; and indeed  it fell out at last that he had an extraordinary occasion laid before him, for the proof and tryal  thereof, upon which we find him as true as steel, for the greatest dangers could not affright him  from his duty and Loyalty to his distressed Master, King Richard II, unto whom he faithfully  adhered when most others had forsaken him.' After the king was put to death by Henry IV, Sir  John was banished and all his goods and lands confiscated for his loyalty to his royal master.

Westcote says: 'I will speak of Sir John Cary, Baron of the Exchequer in the time of Richard II.   This knight neither able nor willing, like a willow, to bow with every blast of the wind, so  confidently and freely spoke his mind, opposing the proceedings for procurators to take the  resignation of his master, King Richard,  his true and undoubted Sovereign, that there-upon he  was dis-officed, his goods and lands confiscated, and himself banished."

 "Prompt me, Muses, if you can,
And show me such another man."
8   Robert Cary b: 1375 in Holway, Devon, England
+Jane Hanchford Father: William Hanchford

Notes for Robert Cary:

 1.) b. in 1375, an extract from Burkes Heraldry: 'In the beginning of the reign of Henry V. (1413- 1422) a certain knight-errant of Aragon, having passed through divers countries, and performed  many feats of arms, arrived here in England, where he challenged any man of his rank and quality  to make a trial of his skill at arms.  This challenge was accepted by Sir Robert Cary, between  whom a cruel encounter and a long and doubtful combat was waged in Smithfield, London.  But  at length this noble champion vanquished the presumptuous Arragonois, for which King Henry V,  restored unto him a good part of his fathers lands, for which his loyalty to Richard II, he had been  deprived of by Henry IV.

 2.) He was authorized to bear the arms of a Knight of Aragon, which the noble posterity wear to  this day.  For according to the Laws of Heraldry , whosoever fairley in the field conquers his  adversary may justify the wearing of his arms.'

9   Philip Cary b: 1400 in, England d: 1437
+Christian Orchard

Notes for Philip Cary:

 1.) Lived during the reigns of Henry IV, V, VI.

 2.) Cary, Phillip Sir Knight

10  William Cary b: 1437 in , England d: May 06, 1471
+Elizabeth Paulett

Notes for William Cary:

 1.) He was an ardent supporter of the House of Lancaster, and took an active part in the struggle  between the adherents of Henry VI and Edward IV in the WAR OF THE ROSES.

 2.)  At the Battle of Tewksbury on May 4, 1471, the Lancastrians were defeated, and William  with others took refuge in the Abbey Church. According to the customs of the times the church  was a 'Sanctuary', so that they could not be taken out of it. They were enticed out on the  promise of pardon and two days later were beheaded.  His property was confiscated as usual in  such cases, but Henry VII restored it to his son Robert.  We cannot ascertain for what reason,  but probably because King Henry was a scion of the House of Lancaster in whose cause, his  father lost his life and property.

 3.)  William left two sons Robert and Thomas.  From Robert sprang the families of Clovelly,  Torre Abbey, and Somersetshire.  And from Thomas the three lines of nobles, Baron Hunsdon,  Earl of Monmouth, and Viscount Falkland Line.

 4.) He lived during the reign of Henry VI and Edward IV.

11  Robert Cary b: 1460 in, England d:  1540
+Agnes Hody  Father: William Hody

Notes for Robert Cary:

 1.) His tomb is in the Little Clovelly Church.  It has a figure if a Knight set in brass in the slab with  this inscription: PRAY FOR THE SOWLE OF SIR ROBERT CARY, ESQUIRE, SONNE  AND HEYER OF SIR WM. CARY, KNYGHTE. WHICH SIR ROBERT DECESSYD THE  XXV DAY OF JUNE IN THE YERE OF OUR LORD GOD M.V.XL O'WHO'S SOWLE  IHU MERCY.

 2.) Lived during the reigns of Edward IV and V, Richard III, and Henry VII and VIII.

12  William Cary b: 1492 in England d:  1572   England
+ Unknown

Notes for William Cary:

 1.) " William Cary died in 1572,,,,,, the Elder dwelling upon ye Back in St. Nicholas Parish in ye  city of Bristoll.  He was sheriff of Bristol in 1532, and Mayor in 1546 temp. with Henry VIII.  In  his will, dated April 2, 1571, he requests  'my body to be buried in the crowde of St. Nicholas  according to the religious custom of Christmas' and 'a sermon to be preached at my burial and  the preacher to have for his pains six shillings, eight pence.'  He died March 28, 1572, temp.  Elizabeth.  He married first, name unknown; issue; second Agnes____,died 1559.

2.) Lived during the reigns of Henry VII, VIII,  Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth I.

3.) His will dated 2 Apr. 1571 and proven on 10 June 1572, Having evidently retired from  business when he made his will, he does not give his trade, but he was undoubtedly a "Drapper"  like son Richard, "The Younger" who lived, and so carried on his business, in his father's house.

4.) William Cary was sheriff of Bristol in Somerset, in 1532, during the reign of Henry Viii.  He  was mayor of that city in 1546.

 5.) Reign of Henry VII, Edward Vi, Mary and Elizabeth.

13  Richard Cary b: 1515,  England d: Aft. June 11, 1570 in Bristol, England
+ Anne

Notes for Richard Cary:

 1.) Richard Cary, son of William, born 1515 - "the elder of the City of Bristol, merchant." He  died two years before his father and left a will dated 1570, the year of his death.  He married  first, Ann_____; issue; second, Joan, "sister of Robert Holton."
14   William Cary b: 1550 in England, Bristol d: March 01, 1631/32 in Bristol, England.
+Elizabeth Alice Goodale  d: 1623 in Bristol, England

Notes for William Cary:

 1.) William Cary 1550-1663, the Elder, Draper.  Was Mayor of Bristol in 1611.  Married Alice   Goodall.

 2.) 3 Oct. 1550, baptized at Bristol England as recorded at St. Nicholas Parrish.

15   John Cary I b: April 10, 1583 in England d: 1661 in Bristol, England
+Elizabeth Hereford

Notes for John Cary:

1.)  John Cary was a draper of Bristol.  He married first, in 1609, Elizabeth Hereford. Second,  Alice Hobson, daughter of Henry Hobson, Innkeeper and sometime mayor of Bristol.  p.65

2.) It is evident that, with others of his family, he suffered severely in estate during the Civil Wars,  when Bristol was alternately in possession of Round Heads, Cavaliers, and Roundheads again;  both parties preying on the resident merchants.

16   John Cary II b: 1610 in Bristol, Somersetshire, England, of Hackney d: November 02,  1681 in Bridgewater Colony of Massachusetts
+Elizabeth Godfrey b: in Massachusetts d: November 01, 1680 in Bridgewater     Colony of Massachusetts Father: Francis Godfrey Mother: Elizabeth

Notes for John Cary II:

 1.) JOHN CARY MASSACHUSETTS  (c1610-1669)

 John CARY was born near Bristol, Somersetshire, England, about 1610;  came to America about 1634, joined the Plymouth Colony, and made his  home at Duxbury, where he had a farm. In 1644 he married Elizabeth,
 daughter of Francis and Elizabeth GODFREY (who was a carpenter and  bridge builder, and in August, 1643, we find his name on the muster roll  of the Duxbury Company commanded by Capt. Myles STANDISH; he removed to  Bridgewater where he died in 1669; it is thought that the name GODFREY  comes from the Duke of Bouillon, the Crusader).

 Concerning John CARY, Moses CARY has this: "Mr. Cary was one of the  Proprietors (of Bridgewater), and one of the first settlers, and was  very useful among them. The town was incorporated in 1656. Mr. CARY was  the first Town Clerk and continued in that office a great number of  years.

 At first they settled near together and around where the Town House now  stands in West Bridgewater. Mr. CARY's lot was about a 1/4 of a mile  east of the Town House and on the farm where Dr. REED lived; and there  he spent the remainder of his days, and brought up a great family of  children. He had six sons and six daughters. They all lived to grow up  and have families and all took to good courses so that it was the saying  of some "that there were 12 of 'em and never a Judas among them.' "

 Judge MITCHELL, in his description of Bridgewater, speaking of the first  settlers, says; "Mr. CARY was among the most respectable of them, and  his family one of the most influential in the town"  Elizabeth GODFREY CARY died in 1680 and John CARY died in 1681.

 From JOHN CARY the Plymouth Pilgrim by Seth C. Cary, Boston, MA 1911

 "John  , Bridgewater, said to have come from neighb. of Bristol, Eng. at the age of 25, and set  down first, 1637, at Duxbury, then hav. gr. of ld. m. June 1644, Elizabeth d. of Francis Godfrey,  had John, b. 1645; Francis, 1647; Eliz. 1649; and at Braintree, James, 1652; at Bridgewater,  Mary, 1654; Jonathan, 1656; David, 1658; Hannah, 1661; Joseph 1663; Rebecca, 1665; Sarah,  1667; and Mehitable, 1670.  He was first town clk. and early his name was written, Carew; but  as the Eng. pronounce that name Cary, spell. soon foll. sound.  Of  his death 2 Nov. 1681 is the  date in report, against wh. suspicion of course aris. that for this the identity of James Cary and  John Cary has been confound.  Eliz. m. William Brett the sec. and Rebecca m. 1685, Samuel  Allen the third. "

 2.) Town Officers of Bridgewater, Incorporated June 3, 1656, Indian name NUNKETEST.

  1656      Constable John Carey
  1673-74-75-766-77-78-79 Selectman John Carey
  1656-1681 Town Clerk, John Carey
  Bridgewater Grand Juryman 1672 and 1677

 3.) John Cary was born near Bristol, Somersetshire, England in 1610 (Some say 1608).   He was  one of  a family of eight sons and two daughters.  When a youth he was sent by his father to  France to be educated, and while there his  father died.  On returning home he differed with his  brothers about the settlement  of the estate.  He compromised by receiving one hundred pounds  as his portion, and immediately sailed for America. This was in 1634.

 4.) He first joined the Plymouth Colony.  In 1649 he, with others, purchased of Ousamequin,  afterwards known as Massasoit, chief of the Pockanocket Indians, a tract of land about fourteen  miles square, embracing what is now the Bridgewaters.  This tract was known as Satucket.  The  deed was made out to Miles Standish and two others, as trustees in behalf of John Cary and  fifty-three others.  The original is preserved by the old Bridgewater Historical Society, West  Bridgewater, Mass.

5.) The land was paid for with:

7 coats, a yard and a half in a coat.
9 hatchets
8 hoes20 knives
4 Moose skins
10 yards and a half of cotton
 6.) The deed is signed by Miles Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southwork.

 7.) The part of the land that John Cary settled was a tract  one mile wide by seven miles long.    This tract embraced what is now the city of Brockton.

 8.) The town of Bridgewater was incorporated in 1656.  That year John was chosen constable,  the first and only officer elected at that time.  The office of constable was second only to that of  governor.  The constable was the only officer in the town whose duty it was to execute the laws,  and his power was almost absolute.  He could even arrest on suspicion "without precept," a  power scarcely allowed at the  present day to the chief magistrate of a nation or state.  There  were no sheriffs in those days.

 9.) John was elected town clerk the next year, 1657, and held office till he died in 1681, a period  of twenty-four years.

 10.) He was prominent among his fellows, was intelligent, well educated and public spirited.  He  taught the first class in Latin in the colony.

 11.) The original 16 settlers lived in what is now  West Bridgewater. Their lots of 6 acres each all  abutted on Town River, or as called by the Indians, Nuncketest River.  John Cary had two of  these lots.  The boundary was as follows: on the west was South Street, the old road leading  from New Bedford to Boston and laid out in 1668; on the north was Ash Street, and on the  other two sides were the river and the cemetery. On this land are two houses, one, the older,  built in 1799 on the spot where stood the dwelling of John Cary, the old well being still in use,  and the cellar practically the same as then.  This house and two acres of land have been willed to  Mr. Fred E. Howard of that town for an Old Ladies Home.

 12.) The grave of John Cary can not be located. There is a John Cary Monument erected on his   homestead in West Bridgewater, Mass. 1905

It reads:
Near this spot was the home of
born in Somersetshire, England
He became in 1651 an original proprietor,
And honored settler on this River.
Was clerk o f the Plantation 
When the town of Bridgewater was Incorporated, in 1656. 
He was elected Constable,. The first and only officer of that year.
Was town clerk  until his death in 1681.
Tradition says, 
He was the first teacher of latin in  Plymouth colony.
This tablet erected by his descendants in memory 
Of their historic and noble ancestor.

13.) Abstracts and Index of the Records of the Inferior Court of Pleas (Suffolk Court held at   Boston, Mass.

1680-1698  January, 5, 1697 (1696/7)

  154. Isaac Bonowrier, London, merchant, vs. John Cary, Bristol, merchant; L90; money   due; D. costs.

  157. Richard Chauncey, London, linen draper, vs. John Cary, London, merchant;
          L300; money due; D. costs, app.

  158. Thomas Newton, Boston, gentleman, vs. john Cary, Bristol, merchant;
          L4; money owed; P.L3.6.6, costs.

   April 7, 1696
  136. William Slack, Boston, shipwright, vs. John Carey, Bristol, Merchant; L50; services; P.    by default, L40.9.8, costs.

  137. William Stretton, Boston, mariner, vs. John Cary, Bristol, merchant; L10; money owed;   P. by default, L5.

  140. John Cary, Bristol, merchant, vs. William Stretton, Boston, mariner, D. costs.

  October 1, 1695
  116. John Cary, London, merchant, vs. William Stretton, Boston, mariner; L1200; breach of    contract; D. costs.

  119. John Cary vs. William Ingraham, Bristol; no action entered; D, costs.
   January 1696(1695/6)

  121. John Cary, London, merchant, vs. William Stretton, Boston, mariner; L800; failure to    render accounting; D. costs.

  In the same court William III, King of England, vs. Garret Pursley, et al., L30; scire facias for   execution of judgment; court granted execution.

  April 2, 1695, sitting
  85. Richard Chauncey, London, merchant, vs. John Cary, Bristol, merchant; L300; goods    sold; D. costs, app.
  July 3, 1694
  57. John Cary, London, merchant, vs. Joseph Mallison, Boston merchant.
  September 19, 1693
  35. Richard Chauncey, London, merchant, vs. John Cary, London, merchant.
 14.)  Immigrated to Plymouth in 1634.

 15.)  In 1643 we find his name of the muster-roll of the Duxbury Co., commanded by Captain   Myles Standish.

 16.)  Moses Cary in his manuscript wrote; 'The daughters of John Cary: one married a Howard,   one Dea. William Brett, one Samuel Allen, one a Thurston and two of them Stanedishes.

 17.)  In 1785, one Moses Cary wrote an interesting story of the Cary's which is worthy of  preservation.  He begins with John Cary, the founder of the family that came to Duxbury about  1634, and says "When he landed it gave him a dreadfull shock, for was brought up delicately and  left a delightful country, and here he found himself not only in a strange land, but in a frightful  wilderness and destitute of any of the comforts of life.--saw no way to get a living but to go to  work,  though he was not brought up to any kind of labor.  He was so full of trouble that he shed  tears bountifully, which so moved the captain of the vessel that he offered to carry him back  again, but he said, "No, I will never go back."

17   Francis Cary b: January 19, 1646/47 in Duxbury, , Massachusetts d: 1718 in    Bridgewater
+ Hannah Brett

18   Samuel Cary
+ Mary Poole

19   Joseph Cary b: Bet. 1703 - 1704
+ Anne Brett  d: 1797 in Scotland, CT

20   Elihu Cary b: Abt. 1730 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts d: in Ovid, Ontario County,   NY
+ Catharine North

Notes for Elihu Cary:

 1.) Elihu Cary is said to be a Captain.

 2.) He moved from Orange Co. NY and settled in the Wyoming Valley, PA., but fled with his   family on the approach of the Indians to Fort Dolsontown, NY.

 3.) Artificer, as a carpenter, in Capt. Cummings Co. in Col. Mitchell's Regt., stationed at    Newburg, NY, in 1781 in The Revolutionary War. He participated in the Battle of the    Minisink on the Delaware River. He guarded the Walkill bridge July 11, 1781.

 4.) When Brant was expected, after leaving Wyoming he resided at Dolsontown until about  1807, when he moved with several members of the family to Ontario Co. near Ovid, NY.  His  daughter Anne lived with him till he died there, aged over 86 years.

21   Absalom Cary, Sr. b: April 09, 1766 in Walkill, Orange County, N.Y. d: December 30, 1841 in Waverly, Chemug County, NY
+ Temperance Cooley b: November 27, 1769 d: July 27, 1851 in Waverly, Chemung Co., NY  Father: Nathaniel Cooley Mother: Sarah Carpenter

1.) She lived at Chemung, Chemung Co., NY when she was allowed her pension executed on the 13 of Oct. 1843.
Notes for Absalom Cary, Sr.:
 1.) While a resident of Wallkill, NY Absalom Carey enlisted in the service of his country and  served 5 months as Wagoner in Capt William Cumming's Co., Colonel Mitchel's New York  Regt.; and enlisted in Nov. 1, 1779 and served until Aug. 1, 1780 as a Wagoner in Capt. William  Cummings Co., Colonel Mitchel's NY Regt.; and enlisted in 1780 and served one year under  said officers. He participated in the Battle of Wyoming, and afterwards, in the spring of 1779,   enlisted at Stroudsburg, PA for five months as wagoner and for fatigue duty, under Capt. William  Cummings, and was stationed in Newburg, Orange, Co. NY with,

 2.) COL. Mitchell's Regt. who was in command of the post where were 200 men employed as   'artificers.' ( a skilled and specialized mechanic in  the army or navy.)  He was soon sent on  an express across the Hudson River to Fredericksburg, distance of 20 miles. On the expiration of  his term he immediately re-enlisted in,

 3.) Nov. 1779, for one year, under the same officers, under the same duty at the same place and  when it was ended, engaged for another year.  At the end of the last term his father Elihu, who  was in the corps of Artificers, as a  carpenter, obtained his appointment as an artificer, but did  not state how long he remained.  He stood guard at the fort in Dolsontown, near Middleburg,  N.Y. at the time of the Minisink Battle on the Delaware River.  He afterwards drew a  Revolutionary War Pension),  Claim # W-17590) until his death. Afterwards so did his widow.

  4.) He resided in the Town of Walkill, Orange County, NY during the war and for fifteen or  twenty years thereafter, and then moved to the town of Minisink, Orange County NY where he  resided when he applied for a pension in Dec. 1832.  He afterwards  moved to Chemung,  Chemung Co. NY. Later moved to Galena, Ohio and then back to Waverly, Tioga Co. NY  where he died.

  5.) A deacon in the baptist Church at Brookfield (now Slate Hill ) Orange, Co. NY.

 6.) DAR app. of Cecilia Brown Webb March 15, 1991    birth:  Apr 9, 1766

 page 4 "Pension Record of Absalom Carey. the spring 1779 .. as a waggoner and fatigue  man for the term of five months taking the place of one Benjamin Parker .. This was in Newburgh  in Orange Co., ll lived. Wallkill, Co of Orange.  There were about twenty men at Newburgh as a  guard - Colonel Mitchel ws there in command of the whole post - ...staid principally with Colonel  Mitchel and was sent on ___ on some occasions by him over the river about twenty miles to a  place there called Fredrickburgh - he also drew wood for the use of the post there and for Col.  Mitchel ..when he first entered the service.. was about fourteen years of age - his father was then  in the service as a carpenter - Deponent recollects that soap and candles were made there for the  use of the Army. "

 The additional service dates were at the same location and under the same command until "... he  was discharged and went home to Wallkill.   And Deponent further saith that his father who was  in the service at the same place as an Artificer and got Deponent in the same service, and  received Deponents pay as he understood _____for the term mentioned, in a certificate hereto  ____signed by Captain Cumming and which Deponent transmits as evidence in favor of this  service.  The said certificate was given to Deponents father Elihu Carey and after the was was  over it was given by him to Deponent. ...received some clotherind dur the time he was in the  service ... he has no record of his age ... lived in the town of Wallkill when called into the service  that he has lived 15 or 20 years in the town of Wallkill (since the war and rest of the time in the  town of Minisink, where he now resides).  He was a volunteer. ..known to John Hallock Jr., Elihu  Carey (a brother) and David Moon inhabitants of the said town of Minisink and who resides in  his neighborhood, to whom he can refer to testify as to his character... signed X his mark .. 3rd  day of December - 1832"

 page 8 "Copy of the family record of Absalom and Temporance (Cooley) ___on file with their  pension papers, the originals (two pieces of paper) having been returned to M E Poole of Ethaca  for himself and in behalf of Rev Absalom Carey, a son of pensioner aged 88 years, lists,  Nathaniel Cooley, wife Sarah, Temperence Cooley, Absalam Carey, & children Abner,  Nathaniel, Stephen, Benjamin, Heather, Samuel, Absalam, & David.

22   Benjamin Franklin Carey b: November 11, 1795 in Walkill,  Orange County, N.Y.  d: 1891 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Ky
 + Hannah McNeely b: 1805 in Logan County, Virginia (WVA) d: 1868 in West   Virginia  Father: David McNeely

  1.) Hannah McNeely is not the daughter of David McNeeley and Rebecca Dickey.  Hannah's   father was David but, not the one who went to KY and married Rebecca Dickey.

2.) According to unconfirmed reports, this David McNeely actually moved to Indiana where he   died.

Notes for Benjamin Franklin Carey:
 1.) Benjamin Franklin Carey was a carpenter.

 2.)  1820 Census of Cabel Co. VA (WVA), 1830 Census of Logan Co. VA. (WVA) HE  PROBABLY NEVER MOVED AS PART OF CABEL CO. WAS TAKEN TO FORM   LOGAN Co. In 1824, 'The History of Logan Co.' By Ragland says that Ben Carey settled at the  mouth of Rum Creek. It is said that he built the first jail in Logan Co., and that he is the  progenitor of the West Virginia Carey's. Statement of Lewis Carey that Ben died in Catlettsburg,  KY, but no death record has been found.

 3.) Cabell County was formed from Kanawha County in 1809, and Logan county  was formed from parts of Giles, Cabell, Tazewell and Kanawha counties  along the southern boundary of present day West Virginia in 1824. Then  in 1842 Wayne county was formed from a western section of Cabell county.

 4.) 1850 Census of Lawrence Co., KY

Carey 659
Name Age Born
Benjamin Franklin 53 NY (carpenter)
Hannah 43 VA (dau. McNeely)
Lewis 15 VA
Henry (Edward) 13 VA (m. Elizabeth dau Wm. & Nancy Queen Napier)
Sarah C. 11 VA ( m. Solomon Williamson moved to Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY)
Margaret 8  (m. Franklin s/o Alfred & Matilda Castle Bowen  4-29-1859 Law. Co.)
Nancy 6  (m. Silas Wooten)
George (W.) 3 b. 6-7-1848, d. 8-18-1922 m. Hannah dau of Robert & Mary Osburn Napier 4-9-1866. She was b. 1846,d.12-23-1899
Osburn Napier
 5.) Sarah G. or C. did marry Solomon Williamson  and they
 moved to Catlettsburg , Boyd Co., Ky. Benjamin F. was living with them
 when he died. No death certificate found as yet. June 06, 1998

 6.) "Benjamin Carey was born in New York, probably Wallkill, on November 11, 1795. This is  shown on a copy of his father's pension papers from the Revolution. He was the so of Abasalom  and Temperance Cooley Cary. How he came to the area of Logan Co., VA (W.VA) is still  undetermined. However, he served in the War of 1812 from Wallkill, New York. He would have  been only 18 years of age when he enlisted.

 7.) We first find him in the 1820 Census of Cabell County, Virginia (WVA) and the 1830 census  of Logan County. He possibly never moved as part of Cabell County was taken to form Logan  County in 1824. The "History of Logan County" by Ragland says that Ben Carey settled at the  mouth of Rum Creek, and married a daughter of David McNeely, born in Logan County in  1805 and died in Virginia in 1868.

23   Henry Edward Carey b: April 23, 1837 in Logan County, Va. (WVA) d: April   1925 in Wayne Co., W.Va.
+Elizabeth Margaret Napier b: July 12, 1845 in Lawrence County, KY d: November  03, 1913 in Wayne Co., W.Va.  Father: William Napier Mother: Nancy  Margaret Queen

Notes for Elizabeth Margaret Napier:

 1.) Elizabeth Margaret Napier was buried at Journey's End Cemetery or Carey-Mayo Cemetery   -  see Henry Edward Carey.

 2.) My mother said that although she was not born when this grandmother died she remembered   it being said that she was larger than her husband.  She was talked about as being big boned   and heavy.

 3.) The Napier line goes to Scotland in 1000 and can be traced back to 245 AD via the lines of   the clan chieftains of Scotland and Ireland.

Notes for Henry Edward Carey:

 1.) Henry Edward Carey was called "Cad".
 2.) My mother, Shirley Evelyn Mayo Sparks, remembers him as being a small man with a long  white beard, which reached down to the middle of his chest. She said he was very kind and  gentle. She said he was a minister of the United Baptist Church. She remembered a time when  she was visiting him and she had a toy which was a little man that climbed a string. She said it  must have been making some noise because he offered her a quarter to put it up.  She said he  always sat with one foot in front of the other and with his cane in hand as though he was always  about to stand up.

 3.) He is buried in Journey's End Cemetery, Mouth of Bob's Branch, Wayne County, W.Va.

24   Elizabeth Margaret Carey b: September 10, 1885 in Ebenezer, Wayne, W.Va. d:   July 17, 1962 in Huntington, W.Va.
  +James Glen Mayo b: November 28, 1878 in Wayne Co., W.Va. d: April 12, 1951 in   Huntington, W.Va.  Father: John Tyler Mayo Mother: Susan Frances   Perdue

25   Shirley Evelyn Mayo b: November 01, 1916 in Ceredo, Wayne Co.,  W.Va..
  + William Frank Sparks

    1.) I have much data on the SPARKS family line which I will gladly share.

26 Nancy Lou Sparks
 + Richard Philbert Morrison

27 A Kathryn Kaye Morrison

27  B Richard Philbert Morrison, Jr.

Notes for Nancy Lou Sparks:

 1.) I had my mtdna run through Oxford Ancestors. I intended to do the Melungeon
  dna too, but was sick and never got around to sending in 3 hairs from my
  head!! :-) Here is the story that Oxford sent back re my mtdna:
 Oxford Ancestors noted that dna generally mutates only ONCE in every 20,000
  years. My dna showed one mutation which was quite near the beginning of the
  sequence and another nearer the end. They say that usually these mutations
 are harmless and no report was sent on exactly WHAT my mutation means, but
  you know I have to wonder if that is the cause of my Familial Mediterranean

  Jasmine is the mother of my maternal line and she comes from the  MEDITERRANEAN!!

 So, here is her story:

 While the other six clan mothers had to endure the hardships of the
  European Ice Age to bring up their children, Jasmine was enjoying the
 comparative warmth of the SYRIAN savannah. Life was good.  The spring and
  autumn migrations of the gazelle passed through her territory and provided a
  supply of meat which could be dried and made to last. There were sand grouse
  to trap and abundant small game on the open grasslands. So reliable was the
 food supply that it became unnecessary to move from one temporary camp to
 another.  Jasmine was born in one of the first semi-permanent camps that would
  become the villages and towns that most of us now inhabit. With the pressure
  to spend all of the time searching for food removed, there was time to
  experiment. A man from a settlement nearby had found that the seeds of dry
  grass could be collected without much trouble and made a tasty alternative to
  dried gazelle. Someone else found some larger grains on a distant hill and
  spilled a few at the campsite. After the rains, he noticed that the seeds had
 grown into new plants, and that they too, held the larger grains of their
  parents. Thus began the greatest shift in human evolution, the invention of
 agriculture.  Soon the population began to grow as wheat replaced meat.
  Brave souls captured wild sheep and cattle and fed them with  the new crop.
  Slowly, over the years these animals lost their savage tendencies through the
  first selective breeding and settled to a life of domestication, where they
  remain. Before long it was getting crowded and so it became the custom that
  the second sons moved away to establish their own farmsteads. Slowly at first
 the children of Jasmine spread across ANATOLIA and into GREECE.   Then the
  bands split up.  One forced its way across the Balkans and up the fertile
 valleys of the Danube and Elbe tilling and planting in the fine soil formed
 by the wind blown particles ground from the mountains of the retreating
 glaciers. The other band took to the sea, wending round the MEDITERRANEAN as
  far as SPAIN and PORTUGAL. But they were not arrivals in an empty land.  At
  every turn they encountered the hunter-gatherers. At first these were uneasy
 confrontations but as the hunters realized they faced no competition from the
  much slower farmers who couldn't catch a deer to save their life, the process
 of integration began. Little by little the proud hunters abandoned their
  nomadic ways for the comparative comfort and security of life on the farm - a
  way of life brought to Europe by the children of Jasmine.>>

 The report does not tell me which branch my line took, but the first part
 says that my 'mothers' were in SYRIA, the ANATOLIAN plain where modern Turkey
  is today and in GREECE. This is Mediterranean enough!!! <grin> So that takes
  care of one side.

 Aside from when I found out about FMF and realized this is what I had, I
  think this is the most exciting thing I have done re: my genealogy. I knew
  intuitively that I had it and this just shows that the possibility really is
 there and that makes me feel good.

 I will be glad to share information on the Mediterranean aspects and the inherited illnesses  that may be involved. Please see the following urls:


  Melungeon Definition:
  Also includes several urls.

  Melungeon Information and Common Surname List:
  Diagrams of physical characteristics
  Common surnames

  Fibromyalgia in YOUR family? Inherited? Maybe!!
  Causes of Fibromyalgia, Nancy, Fibromyalgia

  MelungeonDNA info

  Sparks Genealogy:
  (Select: Index/Nancy's Corner/The Melungeon Connection)
  (Select: Index/The Melungeon Media Release)

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