Cary, Charles F.
Charles F. Cary was born at about 1844 in Berne or Westerlo to Samuel Cary (B. about 1808, D. bef 1880) and Elizabeth Joslin (B. July 28, 1806, D. Sept. 11, 1845, Bu. Joslin Family burial grounds, Berne), who was known as Betsey. His surname also spelled Carey.
Marriage & Children
- Kate E. Cary (B. July 24, 1868, M. David Warner)
- Luellah Cary (B. March 18, 1871, M. Emery Whitbeck)
- Manly Cary (B. April 26, 1875, M. abt 1895 Florence Eldridge)
|Names of Parents:||Samuel Cary and Betsey Joshlin|
|Enlistment Date:||18 Aug 1862 or 2 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Company:||Company K or Co D|
|Wounded at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Wounded on:||16 Jun 1864|
|Promotion Date:||23 May 1865|
|Muster Out Date:||17 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Name also spelled Carey. He enlisted at the age of 18 or 19 for 3 years. He enlisted with his brother Daniel I. Cary in Company K of the 7th HA. He was wounded in the left thigh, left cheek and left ear. "Went with his Reg to Fort Reno, joined the Army of the Potomac May 15 1864, was wounded in his left cheek at the Battle of Petersburg June 16, 1864. Discharged June 16, 1865 POA Reidsville, Albany Co N.Y."
Beorn in Westerlo, NY, Age 19, Blue eyes, Light hair, Florid complexion, 5'6" tall.
|Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Charles F. Cary was first recorded in the 1850 US Census living in Berne with his father Samuel, a shoemaker, stepmother Sally and younger brother Alonzo. He has not been found in the 1860 Census. During the Civil War, Charles enlisted in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment with his older brother Daniel I. Cary (B. abt 1836, D. 1865). However Daniel deserted and did not serve until after April 27, 1864 when he was arrested and sent to join his regiment. On June 16, 1864 Charles was wounded in his left thigh, cheek and ear. Then two weeks later on June 30, 1864 his brother Daniel was captured and sent to Salisbury prison where Daniel died in early 1865. Charles mustered out as a Corporal on June 17, 1865 in Baltimore, Md. After the war in about 1867, Charles married Christina Alhoff and immediately started a family. About the same time on Nov 22, 1867 he filed for an invalid pension as a result of his wounds during the Civil War. In the 1870 US Census, he was recorded living in Westerlo and working as a stone cutter, along with his wife Christina and first child Kate. In the 1880 US Census, the family was recorded as living in Berne where Charles was still a stone cutter and their family now consisted of three children. In the 1890 US Veterans Census, Charles was recorded in Westerlo, specifically Reidsville, and his injuries were documented as "shot in the face".
Charles died on November 13, 1893 at Reidsville, NY. Charles died in 1892 and is buried at the Reidsville Cemetery.. He died as a result of his injuries to his face. His wife Christina filed as a widow for his Civil War pension on December 18, 1893. She survived for more than 2 decades, dying on September 11, 1916 in Voorheesville. All three of his children survived to adulthood and were alive at the time of his wife's death in 1916.
Additional Research Notes
Went with his Reg to Fort Reno, joined the Army of the Potomac May 15 1864, was wounded in his left cheek at the Battle of Petersburg June 16, 1864. Discharged June 16, 1865 POA Reidsville, Albany Co N.Y.
- Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year of 1898
- Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Obituary of his wife Mrs. Charles F. Cary; Altamont Enterprise Sept 22, 1916, page 1
- 1870 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
- 1880 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1850 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- Civil War Pension Index, www.ancestry.com
- 1890 US Veterans Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com