Elizabeth Mary Carey

21 April 1840– (Age NaN)
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Mary

When Elizabeth Mary Carey was born on 21 April 1840, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Benajah Cary, was 29 and her mother, Mary Bacon Adams, was 34. She married Henry Belcher Geer about 1861, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States. She died in Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States, and was buried in New Scotland Cemetery South, Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Henry Belcher Geer
Elizabeth Mary Carey

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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 8

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, a midland family name meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’, a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.3 English: habitational name from Carey in Devon or Cary in Somerset, named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love’, ‘liking’, perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Geer in household of Henry B Geer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elisabeth Carey in household of James Carey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Cary in household of James B Cary, "United States Census, 1850"

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