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Samuel Fenton Cary
Birth: Feb. 18, 1814
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1900
College Hill
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

U.S. Congressman, Lawyer, Temperance Movement Leader. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he graduated from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio in 1835 and from the Cincinnati Law School in 1837. Cary was admitted to the bar in Ohio and commenced to practice as an attorney in Cincinnati. A few years later, he declined to accept election as Judge of the Ohio State Supreme Court. He served as Ohio's Paymaster General from 1844 to 1848 while gradually spending more time with his involvement in the Temperance Movement. He resigned as Paymaster and abandoned his legal profession to devote all of his time to writing and addressing lectures on prohibition. He was elected as head of the order of the Sons of Temperance in 1848 and traveled to Canada and Europe to speak about prohibition and lectured against slavery as well. During the Civil War, he was active as a recruiter for the Union Army in Cincinnati, Ohio. He returned to politics in 1864 and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. He was appointed as Collector of Internal Revenue in Ohio in 1865 and was elected by the United States House of Representatives as an Independent Republican to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Congress caused by the resignation of Rutherford B. Hayes. Hayes resigned to accept election as Governor of Ohio and Cary was seated in Congress to represent Ohio's 2nd District on November 21, 1867. Two weeks later, he was the only Republican to vote against the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. As Congressman, he was Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor and a member of the Committee on Weights and Measures. He was unsuccessful for reelection in 1868 and served until March 3, 1869. In 1875, he was defeated in Ohio's election for Lieutenant Governor. In 1876, he was nominated for Vice President of the United States by the Independent Party, more commonly known as the Greenback Party. With his running mate, Peter Cooper, he was defeated in the election and retired from political life. He died at the Cary Homestead in College Hill, Ohio near Cincinnati in 1900 when he was 86 years old. Cary, North Carolina is named for him. His brother, Freeman G. Cary, was the founder of Farmers' College in College Hill. His cousins, Alice and Phoebe Cary, were nationally recognized poets. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Cary (1783 - 1862)
  Rebekah Fenton Cary (1791 - 1889)
 
 Spouses:
  Lida Stillwell Cary (1833 - 1903)
  Maria Louise Allen Carey (1818 - 1847)*
 
 Children:
  Lou Allen Carey (1847 - 1847)*
  Olive Carey (1851 - 1851)*
 
 Siblings:
  Freeman Grant Cary (1810 - 1888)*
  William Woodard Carey (1812 - 1852)*
  Samuel Fenton Cary (1814 - 1900)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 57, Lot 14, Grave 15
 
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Record added: Nov 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6921902
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