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Elias "Eli" Carey
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1816
Grayson County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1881
Lane County
Kansas, USA

Elias was the fourth of ten children born to Samuel Carey, II and his wife, Anna McPherson. Eli was a farmer. He married Mary Kelso on February 2, 1837 in Highland County, Ohio. They had ten children; five sons and five daughters. Eli suffered from a lung disease (similar to emphysema today) which caused his declining health and eventual death.

CHURCH RECORDS: Friends Monthly Meeting records; Birth records: Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting; Grayson County, Virginia

CHURCH RECORDS: Newberry Friends Monthly Meetings Minutes: Martinsville (Clinton County), Ohio.

MARRIAGE RECORDS: Family History Library; Salt Lake City, Utah (Film #0570612-0570614) Marriage between Elias Carey and Polly Kelso; Highland County, Ohio; February 2, 1837.

GENEALOGIES: Historical Family Text: "Branches of the John Carey Family to Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and on West", by Dorothy Carey Toennis; published 1977.

Obituary Notice: Lane County Gazette; Dighton (Lane County), Kansas. Article dated, June 9th, 1881. Excerpt from article; " ... Elias Carey, age 64, died Saturday, June 4, and buried Sunday in the cemetery one mile west of this place. He was born in West Virginia {at time of Elias' birth West Virginia was still Virginia.} in 1816 and moved to Ohio at an early age. He moved to Missouri in 1866, to Iowa in 1872 and to Kansas in 1879. With three sons he lived in Lane County little more than a year. He had ten children, nine still living, and 37 grandchildren. A widow also survives. Mr. Carey contracted lung disease about 12 years ago and gradually lost his health, since that time. He was born of Quaker parents and has always been of that faith. ..."

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 Parents:
  Samuel Carey (1785 - 1879)
  Anne McPherson Carey (1786 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Kelso Carey (1814 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  M. Elizabeth Carey Nordyke (1837 - 1910)*
  Samuel Carey (1839 - 1918)*
  Mary Ann Carey Nordyke (1844 - 1914)*
  Jonathon Carey (1846 - 1930)*
  Rachel Jane Carey Day (1848 - 1932)*
  Cynthia Carey (1855 - 1882)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elias Carey (1816 - 1881)
  David McPherson Carey (1822 - 1885)*
  Rhoda C Carey Green (1824 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Cemetery was known as Carey Family Plot (small farm pasture land) it is 3 miles north and 1 mile west of Dighton, Kansas
 
Burial:
Dighton Cemetery
Dighton
Lane County
Kansas, USA
Plot: There are only two graves in original cemetery; then Dighton began burying the town folk out there
 
Maintained by: M. Richards
Originally Created by: 5chandlers
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94351988
Elias Eli Carey
Added by: kaschu
 
 
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