The Road to Civil War

John Carey

(April 5, 1792 — March 17, 1875) John Carey, 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. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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