CAREY, John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Monongalia County, Va. (now West Virginia),
April 5, 1792; moved with his parents to the Northwest Territory in 1798; served under General Hull
in the War of 1812; associate judge 1825-1832; appointed Indian agent at the Wyandotte
Reservation in 1829; member of the Ohio house of representatives in 1828, 1836, and 1843;
promoter and first president of the Mad River Railroad, from Sandusky to Dayton, about 1845;
established the town of Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth
Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); died in Carey, Ohio, March 17, 1875; interment in the
family burial ground on the home farm; reinterment in 1919 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, Ohio.
BibliographyKinney, Muriel. John Carey, An Ohio Pioneer. Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 46 (April 1937): 166-98.