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Absolom Milton "A. M." Gary
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Birth: 1810
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1875
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA

A.M. Gary was married to Rebecca Fincher Gary his first cousin. A. M.'s father was Arthur Gary and Rebecca's father was Isaac Gary, Arthur' s youngest brother.

The following is taken from B.C. Moye's Gary family history. Moye didn't document the sources for these stories. Presumably, they were part of the family oral history.

Deed Records in Refugio County, Vol. N. Page 568 record a deed to A.M. Gary from Joseph F. Smith, dated June 9, 1868 out of T.T. Williamson survey in the town site of Saint Mary located on Quarranato Creek, Quo Warranto Bayou. The price consideration was $50 cash, and a note for $90. The field notes are given, the entire area covered is not specified. According to the measurements, the tract was small -- estimate at 20 1/2 acres. The deed was not filed of record until July 1882, which tallies with the story that he moved off and left it for foreclosure.

Oral history has it that the men folks worked in a Hide and Tallow plant in Old Saint Mary, and the Census Record shows that Mr. Gary was a farmer, which indicates that the Hide and Tallow job played out.

Refugio County when the 1870 United Stated Census was taken which lists the following:
A.M. Gary Age 59 M Farmer born: So. Car.
Rebecca " " 45 F House-keeper born: Ala.
Arthur " " 18 M Miss
Charles " " 16 M Texas
Mary " " 13 F *** Our ancestor Mary Ann
Milton " " 11 M "
Susan " " 8 F "
Paddy " " 3 M "
B.S. Morgan " 25 M Tenn
Lydia " " 21 F Miss.
Isaac " " 2 M Texas
Sarah " " 1 F "

In 1872 the family moved to Karnes County, settling on Doe Creek, tributary of Escondido Creek, about three miles west of the present town of Kenedy."

One additional note: Moye speculates that A.M. Gary came to Texas in 1857, citing the deed for land in Parker County. However, the Census from Refugio Co. gives son Charles' state of birth as Texas; he was born in 1855.

Elsewhere in Moye's account:

"After the family moved from the coast [i.e. Refugio County, TX] to Karnes County Mr. Gary engaged in the horse business. He took herds up to the Northern Markets in 1873, 1874, and 1875, the first two times he returned on the train.

On one of these trips he bought a set of 'salt sellers,' and gave one to each one of his married children, and one of them is still in existence. In 1875 George Crain went up with Mr. Gary to help with the horses. They sold them at Dodge City Kan. and that night at the hotel Mr. Gary was killed and robbed. Mr. Crain had him buried in "Boot Hill Cemetery"."
Family links: 
  Rebecca Fincher Gary Gary (1828 - 1900)*
  Lydia C Gary Morgan (1849 - 1925)*
  Mary Ann Gary Bridges (1857 - 1899)*
  Milton Crassus Gary (1859 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Boot Hill Cemetery
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Katherine Torkelson
Record added: Jun 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92003577
Absolom Milton A. M. Gary
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