Samuel Carey, Sr. (1752 - 1823)

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Birthplace: Plumstead Twp. Bucks Co, PA
Death: Died in Salt Creek Twp. Ross Co, OH
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About Samuel Carey, Sr.

Samuel was a Private in the Revolutionary War.

"Samuel the youngest of that family a weaver by trade married Rachel Doane--brought up a large family of children; having dwelt in different parts, at length settled in highland county, Ohio, saw the most of his children married and settled. Returning from a journey some months ago was taken ill a few miles from home, and in a short time bid adieu to all subliumary things." -"Memoirs"

"When the Revolutionary War raged in Pennsylvania, Samuel Carey and two of his brothers, John and Elias, joined the Bucks County Militia...Rachel [Carey] belonged to the Society of Friends as did his mother, but Samuel did not become a Quaker until after the War. That he did is shown in the documenting of their various moves in Quaker records". -"Ancestry"

"He served in the Revolutionary War as a "Second-Class Private" under Capt. Robert Gibson from Plumstead Township, on June 6, 1780; and second class under the Militia Law on May 19th, 1781...Because of his service, members of our family can be members of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Sons of the American Revolution.

Samuel Carey married Rachel Doan, a Quaker, on March 18, 1776. It will be noted that Samuel fought in the Revolutionary War after his marriage. Quakers, being against war, did not enlist. If they were drafted, it was not considered their own offense and so they were not disowned, but given the protection of prayer. We have no record that Samuel was a Quaker at this time, even though his wife, mother and several sisters were. Many battles of the "Revolution" were fought near their home and when Washington "crossed the Delaware", that also was near their home." -"Branches"

"Minutes of Womens Meeting of Wrightstown MM May 6, 1777 on the overseers reported that they had spoke with Rachel Carey (late Doan) concerning her going out with her marriage with one not in membership with Friends" -"Plumstead"

"Samuel and Rachel begin their "Migrations" in 1783. See the first Certificate of removal, which Quakers gave when a family moved away from their Meeting area. Many families would move together in these Quaker Migrations." -"Branches"

"In 1783 Samuel and Rachel and their three oldest children followed Friends first to Louden Co., Virginia, then to Campbell Co. and finally to Grayson Co. Reports of friends and relatives, no doubt, influenced Samuel to again move his family to Highland Co., Ohio in 1817." -"Ancestry"

"Thus Samuel Carey, and wife Rachel, and their family lived first [after Bucks, Pa.and before Highland, OH] in Loudoun County [Waterford, VA], then Campbell County[near Lynchburg, VA], and lastly in Grayson County. -"Plumstead"

"They came to the new state of Ohio which was carved out of the "North-West Territory" and became a state in 1803. They arrived in Ohio about 1817 and the first record we have of Samuel buying land in Highland County, Ohio, where they settled, was in 1821." -"Branches"

"Samuel Carey and wife Rachel, were accompanied on their emigration to Penn Township, Highland County, Ohio by three sons: Jonathan with his wife, Ruth, and six children; Samuel, Jr., with his wife, Anna, and four children; and Elias then unmarried. Three other children had preceded their parents to Ohio, namely: Rachel Green with her husband, John, and family, John Carey with his wife, Margaret, and family, and Thomas Carey, unmarried when they came in 1815, but he married later in the year.

Later, Samuel Carey returned to Virginia and on his way back to Highland County was taken suddenly ill and died at Salt Creek, east of Chillicothe, Ohio. This grave is now marked by a stone wall, put there by Gershom Perdue, and is located on the farm of Martha Colwell... Thomas Greene has just recently [c.1920] visited the Salt Creek neighborhood where there was a friends meeting at the time of Samuel Carey's death. He found the grave of Samuel Carey with the stone wall around it, put there by Gershom Perdue. He talked with a number of men who said they had heard their parents talk about a man by the name of Carey dying with Cholera and his grave was inside that stone wall, so there seems to be no mistake about the grave. The graveyard is all gone down except this one grave marked by the stone wall. The grave is 11 miles east of Chillicothe and 1.5 miles south of Richmondale. He died at a friends house by the name of Stewart. Thomas saw the house where he lived. It is a very old house...In 1965 the Carey Reunion group arranged for a marker, similar to the other Carey grave stones, to be placed in Clear Creek (High Top) Cemetery in memory of Samuel Carey. The stone was furnished by the Daughters of the American Revolution." -"Plumstead"

Samuel Carey 1752-1823 Gravesite

The gravesite of Samuel Carey is located near the town of Richmondale, Ohio. To get to the site, take highway #35 west toward Chillecothe. Do not go into the town of Richmondale. Stay on #35 to about 3/4 miles west of Richmondale. Go under a railroad overpass and in about 200 yards make a right turn onto a single lane driveway. In a short distance after you turn onto it, this driveway becomes gravel. Proceed to a fork and stay to the right at the fork. This lane will go to a private driveway which is at the home of a descendant of Presley Caldwell family. The gravesite is to the left of the driveway up an incline, about 200 yards. There is a stone enclosure and two markers. One stone has a plaque on it for Thomas Beals. The white head stone reads "Samuel Carey PVT 2 CL BUCKS CO PENN MIL REV WAR Apr 2 1752 - Sept 6 1823.

 In 1823 Samuel had to go back to Virginia to take care of some business.  He went with several others on horseback.  He started back home before the others.  Before he got home, he became suddenly ill, stopped at the home of a Friend by the name of Stewart.  He grew worse and soon died.  Some reports say that he died of double pneumonia and others say cholera.  As the rest of the party were returning they saw one day several persons coming out of a cemetery (now on the Presley Caldwell farm).  On inquiry they were told that a man traveling alone giving his name as Samuel Carey, had stopped at a house close by and asked to stay all night, that he was sick, grew worse and died and that they had just buried him.
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Samuel Carey, Sr.'s Timeline

1752
April 2, 1752
Plumstead Twp. Bucks Co, PA
1776
March 18, 1776
Age 23
Bucks County,Pennsylvania
1777
January 11, 1777
Age 24
Plumstead, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
1778
July 7, 1778
Age 26
Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
1781
February 28, 1781
Age 28
Bucks County,Pennsylvania
1783
June 22, 1783
Age 31
Waterford, Loudoun, Virginia, United States
1785
December 2, 1785
Age 33
Waterford, Loudoun, Virginia, USA
1787
December 10, 1787
Age 35
Loudoun, Virginia, United States
1789
September 19, 1789
Age 37
Goose Creek, Loudoun, Virginia, United States
1791
January 13, 1791
Age 38
Waterford,Loudon County,Virginia