About John Carey
John Carey (April 5, 1792 – March 17, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Carey moved with his parents to the Northwest Territory in 1798. He served under General William Hull in the War of 1812. He served as associate judge 1825–1832. He was appointed Indian agent at the Wyandotte Reservation in 1829. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1828, 1836, and 1843. Presidential elector in 1840 for Harrison/Tyler. Promoter and first president of the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, from Sandusky to Dayton, about 1845. He established the town of Carey, Ohio.
Carey was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861). He died in Carey, Ohio, March 17, 1875. He was interred in the family burial ground on the home farm. He was reinterred in 1919 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, Ohio. Family
John Carey was the second son and third child of Stephen Brown Carey and Sarah Mitten Carey. He married Dorcas Wilcox (1790-1867), of Worthington, Ohio, on January 9, 1817. She was a native of Connecticut. They had six children named Napoleon Bonaparte Carey (1818-1846), MacDonnough Monroe Carey (1820-1895), Emma Marie Carey (1822-1842), Eliza Anne Carey Kinney (1824-1904), Cinderella Carey Brown (1826-1892), and Dorcas Carey Dow (1830-1909)