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 Daniel Joseph Carey

Daniel Joseph Carey

Birth
Northern Ireland
Death 3 May 1912 (aged 70)
Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
Burial Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 39903860 · View Source
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Daniel Joseph Carey appears to be the son of William and Catherine Carey, immigrants from Northern Ireland.

Report or Manifest of all the Passengers taken on board the Ship James Brown, whereof Wm. Henry Wilson is Master, from Liverpool, burthen 998 tons and owned by Stephen Baldwin and Others of Philadelphia and bound to Philadelphia.
William Carey, age 32, male, Laborer, Ireland
Catherine Carey, age 40, female, Spinster, Ireland
Daniel Carey, age 12, male, Laborer, Ireland
Martin Carey, infant, male, Laborer, Ireland
Michael Carey, age 17, male, Laborer, Ireland

There is some discrepancy in the Passenger List records. One record gives the ship's name as "Liddons" and another "James Brown". Whereas both vessels sailed from Liverpool, England, the former has the port of arrival as New York and the latter as Philadelphia. Perhaps Daniel arrived into New York on one ship, then sailed from New York to Philadelphia on the other.

Daniel served in the Confederate Army during the War Between the States and was stationed in Charleston when hostilities began. It is claimed that he fired the first shots of the war as he fired his musket at ships passing nearby, but history claims the artillary (which fired on Fort Sumter later) as making the first shots.

Daniel married Sarah Ann Ferguson (1847-1912), daughter of Noah Ferguson (abt 1819-abt 1885) and Mary Catherine Strain (1821-abt 1915) about 1864 in Greenville District, South Carolina.

DEATH NOTICE: "Augusta Chronicle," Augusta, GA, Vol. 117, Issue 114, p. 7B
DAN CAREY DEAD, Citizen of Dalton, Ga., Who Claims to Have Fired First Shot in the War Between the States.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 4.--A special from Dalton, Ga. says Dan Carey, who claimed to have fired the first shot of the Civil War, died there last night. Mr. Carey was a member of the Charleston cadets who volunteered their services when the state seceded and Mr. Carey claimed to have been on picket duty on Morris Island and fired the first shot on "The Star of the West."
The cadets then opened fire tat this alarm and the ninth shot struck the vessel and it back out to sea and was thus prevented in carrying reinforcements to Fort
Moultrie. This was prior to the bombardment of Fort Sumter.


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  • Maintained by: James Parker
  • Originally Created by: Karon Johnson
  • Added: 26 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39903860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Joseph Carey (9 Nov 1841–3 May 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39903860, citing West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by James Parker (contributor 47165812) .