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Mathias E. Gary
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1797
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1887
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA

MR. MATHIAS E. GARY MARRIED ON APRIL 24, 1818 IN JASPER COUNTY, GEORGIA TO MISS. SARAH MELTON.

THE MERIDIAN STAR NEWSPAPER
NOVEMBER 2, 1887

FROM A MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI CLIPPING PUBLISHED 2 NOVEMBER, 1887, IS THE FOLLOWING: "YESTERDAY AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK, MR. MATHIAS E. GARY, THE VENERABLE FATHER OF COLONEL JOHN H. GARY, SR., DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT HIS SON'S RESIDENT IN THIS CITY. "GRANDPA GARY" AS HE WAS FAMILIARLY KNOWN FOR MANY YEARS, WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST MEN OF THIS PART OF THE SOUTHERN COUNTRY, HAVING FIRST SEEN THE LIGHT IN NEWBERRY DISTRICT IN SOUTH CAROLINA, FIRST OCTOBER 1797. FROM THERE HE MOVED FIRST TO GEORGIA AND WAS MARRIED IN THAT STATE IN 1818 TO SARAH MELTON. FROM GEORGIA HE MOVED TO SUMPTER COUNTY, ALABAMA. IN 1853 HE MOVED TO SMITH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, LIVING THERE FOR 12 YEARS AND FROM THERE HE MOVED TO THIS COUNTY, (LAUDERDALE) WHERE HE WAS SINCE LIVED CONTINUOUSLY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW YEARS AGAIN SPENT IN SUMPTER COUNTY WHEREEVER THIS GOOD MAN DWELT, HE HAD THE RESPECT AND ESTEEM OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM, RETAINING TO THE LAST HIS DEVOTION TO PRINCIPLE AND HIS FAITH IN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION. FEW MEN HAVE LIVED SO LONG, AND SO BLAMELESSLY AS MATHIAS E. GARY, AND THOUGH FOR A LONG TIME SIGHTLESS HERE, HE SAW THE MERCIES ALLOTTED BY HEAVEN TO THE FAITHFUL ON EARTH AND WALKED CLOSE TO HIS GOD, FOR VERY MANY YEARS OF HIS LIFE. HIS FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM THE RESIDENT OF HIS SON, COLONEL JOHN H. GARY, SR. THIS AFTERNOON AT 3:30 O'CLOCK.

LIVINGSTON JOURNAL NEWSPAPER
LIVINGSTON, ALABAMA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3, 1887

MR. MATHIAS E. GARY, FATHER OF JOHN H. GARY, SR. DIED AT HIS RESIDENT OF LATTER, IN MERIDIAN, MONDAY AGED 90 YEARS. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Melton Gary (1799 - 1826)*
 
 Children:
  John Henry Gary (1820 - 1893)*
  Starling Tucker Gary (1821 - 1863)*
  Pernetia Gary Maggard (1825 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Robert Miller
Record added: Jun 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54322182
Mathias E. Gary
Added by: William McNeil, Jr
 
Mathias E. Gary
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Children: 1. West Melton Gary, born February 22, 1819, Jasper County, Georgia or Sumter County, Alabama2. John Henry Gary, born May 16, 1820, Jasper County, Georgia or Sumter County, Alabama3. Starling Tucker Gary*, born April 11, 1821, in Sumter County, ...(Read more)
- Jean Roberts
 Added: Oct. 31, 2011
In Memoriam...The Gary legacy continues...
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Virginia Anne Hughes England, Helen Bryan Hughes Smith, Great, great, great grandchildren
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 Added: Jul. 4, 2010
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