CAREY, John (1792-1875)

CAREY, JOHN, a Representative from Ohio; born in Monongalia County, Va. (now West Virginia), April 5, 1792; moved with his parents to the Northwest Territory in 1798; served under General Hull in the War of 1812; associate judge 1825-1832; appointed Indian agent at the Wyandotte Reservation in 1829; member of the Ohio house of representatives in 1828, 1836, and 1843; promoter and first president of the Mad River Railroad, from Sandusky to Dayton, about 1845; established the town of Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); died in Carey, Ohio, March 17, 1875; interment in the family burial ground on the home farm; reinterment in 1919 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, Ohio.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1825-1861, 26 items.
Correspondence of John Carey (1792-1875), Ohio and U.S. legislator, and his family concerning health, family matters, schooling, and Ohio politics.


University of Toledo
The Ward M. Canady Center, Carlson Library
Toledo, OH
Papers: 1859, 1 item.
A letter from John Carey to Charles Lanman written on October 27, 1859.

  • Kinney, Muriel. John Carey, An Ohio Pioneer. Columbus, Ohio: N.p., 1937.
  • ------. "John Carey, An Ohio Pioneer." Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 46 (April 1937): 166-98.