John Cary Gary

Brief Life History of John Cary

When John Cary Gary was born in 1769, in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Gary, was 18 and his mother, Mary Ann Reeder Porter, was 16. He married Rachel Davis about 1791. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Newberry, South Carolina, United States in 1800. He died in August 1806, in Mountain Creek, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 37.

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John Cary Gary
Rachel Davis
Marriage: about 1791
Mary Annie Gary
Jesse Gary
Martha Gary
Rhoda Gary
Rhoda M Gary
John Gary
Cary Gary
Susan Gary
Cary Davis Gary
Col Van Davis Gary

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  • John Gary, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • U s census

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Geary .

Irish: shortened form of McGarry , from Mac Fhearadhaigh.

French: variant or diminutive of Garin .

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

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