Abram Carey, farmer, P. O. Plain City, was born in Canaan Township, June 28, 1817. His father. Abijah Carey, was born in Pennsylvania in 1780, and married Catharine Johnson, a native of Virginia. In 1800, he came to Madison County, where he died in 1854, at the age of seventy-three years. He was a farmer, and, at the time of his death, owned 400 acres of land in Darby Township. He raised a family of nine children – three boys and six girls – all of whom reached their majority. The girls married prominent farmers, viz., May married James Guy; Sarah married Jacob Millikin; Rhoda married William Guy; Rachel married James Millikin; Liza married George Rickard; and Lucinda married Nathaniel Harrington. All but one live in this vicinity. Solomon died in July, 1882, and left his property to two sons, who were wealthy before his death. He had retired from business, and was in independent circumstances. Our subject has been a life-long farmer. He owns a large and well-improved farm in this township, on which he resides. He was married, in 1853, to Jane Hogle, a native of Upper Canada, and a daughter of Peter Hogle. This union was blessed with two children, Alice and Ella, who have attended to the household duties of the farm since July, 1877, when their mother died. Mr. Carey was a Democrat until the breaking-out of the late civil war, since which he has been a stanch Republican.


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