S. H. Cartzdafner, farmer. P. O. Plain City, was born in Canaan Township January 22, 1833. He is a son of Solomon and Anna (Millikin) Cary, the latter a daughter of Col. Millikin, and of Irish descent. Solomon was a son of Abijah and Catherine (Johnston) Cary. Abijah was born in Pennsylvania in 1780, of English parentage, and in 1800 came to Madison County. Solomon was born in Madison County in 1809 and died in July 1882. His wife was born in Washington County, Penn., in 1814. They had three children, two now living. Our subject, the oldest child, is a farmer by occupation, and he also deals largely in cattle, usually having about one hundred head on hand all the time. He breeds the Short-Horn Durham cattle and Southdown sheep. He owns 570 ½ acres of well-improved land, and is one of the leading farmers of the county. He is a Republican in politics; takes an active interest in the cause of education, and has served as School Director for twelve years. He was married, in 1858, to Flora E. Burnham, a daughter of Darius and Lucretia (Hunt) Burnham and a native of this county. They have six children, viz., Anna L., wife of J. B. Smith, of Canaan Township; Henry, Nettie, Rodney, Burnham and Frank Pearl.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]