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Cary, John


Age: 44, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/15/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. K, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: abt 1813, Beridge, NH
Death: 03/31/1903

Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/3/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died at Soldiers Home.


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Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT

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Death Notice

John Carey Was the Oldest Inmate of the Soldiers' Home. Bennington, April 1. -- John Carey, an inmate of the soldiers' home, died in the hospital yesterday. Had he lived until August he would have been ninety years old. He was the oldest inmate of the institution, and death was caused by old age.

He served in Co. K, 16th Vt. Vols., and was admitted to the home from Proctorsville, August 25, 1890. The burial was in the home cemetery.

Source: St. Albans Messenger, April 2, 1930.
Contributed by Tom Ledoux.



John Cary, whose body was brought here April 2 from the Soldiers' Home at Bennington, was born at Rindge, N.H., July 8, 1813, was the seventh child of John and Judith Godding Cory. In 1814 his parents moved to Reading. Early in life, he learned the blacksmith's trade giving most attention to cutlery, (there are tools used in the mill today that bear his name) doing the work at his shop in Whitesville. Feb. 26, 1840, he married Mary Parkhurst. He enlisted in the civil war in the 16th reg., the nin month men. Some years after the war he went to Kansas and remained a few years, then returned east, since which time he has been rather unsettled until he entered the soldier's home, where he has been for several years. Two children survive him, Wm. W. of Seattle, Was., and Mrs. Sarah M. Kendall of Fitchburg, Mass. He was buried with Masonic honors.

Source: Vermont Tribune, 10 April 1903
Courtesy of Bill Powers.