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Corp Benjamin Harvey Gary
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1832
Greene County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1891
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA

Husband of Sarah Jane Yow Gary...This last name changed spelling with the children of this couple to Geary. Son of Thomas Garey and Catherine Unknown Garey. Note this is the 3rd spelling of this name used by the same family. The spelling of this name has changed from Garey to Gary then Geary.

Benjamin Harvey was a member of the Arkansas peace society formed in Searcy Co Arkansas to protect their families from Jayhawkers and bushwackers hiding in the woods. The men in this society were considered to be sideing with the Union cause. Benjamin was taken prisoner and taken to Marshall Arkansas along with 100+ other peace society members, they were then marched 100 miles to Little Rock Arkansas and given the choice to serve the confederacy or tried and possibly shot. Benjamin along with most of the prisoners decided to serve the confederacy. In Benjamins case he served both the Union and Confederate armies. I am told his headstone is for a Union soldier which is how he first served. 
Family links: 
  Sarah Jane Yow Geary (1839 - 1918)*
  Sarah Margaret Geary Rumley (1866 - 1939)*
  Sophia Ella Geary Clement (1870 - 1917)*
  John T Geary (1878 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Hatchett Cemetery
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Row 1
Created by: Cindy
Record added: Nov 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16641295
Corp Benjamin Harvey Gary
Added by: Cindy
Corp Benjamin Harvey Gary
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To honor my GG- grandfather. He signed up to served on the confederate side Com. "I" 18th Arkansas Infantry Regiment on Dec. 18th 1861. Family stories say he eventually deserted and found his way home and he later joined the Unions 4th Arkansas Calvary Co...(Read more)
- Cindy
 Added: Nov. 3, 2010

- Camp
 Added: Jan. 26, 2010
Rest in Peace.
- Kenneth & Carolyn
 Added: Oct. 31, 2009
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