CARY FAMILY - Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Muhlenberg County: In 1820, p. 143A Miles, Sr. was listed with 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45; 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.  He was the only one of the surname. In 1830, he was listed on p. 98] in Muhlenberg, Kentucky with 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 50-60.  Miles Carey was living next door to Lock A. Carey who had 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 40-50.

                Tax Lists:

                1823-1827 only Miles Carey

                1829 -   Miles Carey had 370 acres on Pond River—he was not paying a poll

                                Lock A had no land, but paid for one white poll of a male over 21, 2 black males and 6 total blacks (Lock A. Carey m. in Christian Co. Kentucky on 17 April 1828 Quiney Bass.)

                1831-       Miles had 300 acres on Pond River

                                Lock A. had 75 acres on Long Creek

                1832-33 no list

                1834-       Lock A. had 50 acres on P. River

                                Miles had 215 on P. River; 50 acres on Long Creek; 74 acres on Long Creek

                1835-       Wm. H. Carey [or Casey] appeared

                                Miles Carey still listed

                                Lock A Carey now had 100 acres

1836-1839 tax books are missing.

 Miles Carey left a will in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky signed 25 April 1843 describing himself in a low state of health.  He named his beloved wife, Tennessee who was to have all the negroes and their increase.  His son Lock A. Cary was to have all the land on the north side of Long Creek; son, Francis L. Cary was to have two tracts of land-50 acres known as Thomas Davis' place and 25 acres adjoining the same.  After the death of Miles' wife, Francis L. Cary was also to have the farm and land where Miles then lived.  He also named daughter July A. Cary, daughter Permelia C. Cary. At his wife's death, the negroes were to be divided among all the children except Nancy.  From the sale of negroes and the sale of personal estate, money was to provided for the benefit of Nancy Grace's children as they reached 21 years of age. James Wells had been already given $80.00 as this was to be accounted. Executors were to be Lock A. Cary and Francis L. Cary. Wit: M.P. Wells, Alden Bass and John J. Wells. Pvd. July Term 1843.[1]

Muhlenberg Co. Deed Book 28 p. 504-505.  20 Oct. 1877 Scion E. Cary and wife Lucy E. Cary, and James M. Cary joint owners of land owned by father Lock A. Cary wished to make division of that land. Same date M.L. Cary & wife, S.R. Cary, Jordan N. Cary, F.H. Cary and wife, L.M. Cary, M.C. Edwards and husband, J.H. Edwards to James W. Cary, all of Muhlenburg Co. Kentucky for $500 sold all the lands and tenaments of father Lock A. Cary consisting of 400 acres on Pond Creek.

 MSS in New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston gives birth of Lock A. Cary 22 March 1805 d. 15 October 1857 Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. m. 7 April 1828 in Christian County, Kentucky to Quinnie Bass d/o Jordan Bass, Sr. Children's births are given in NEHGS Mss 1-C-357.


        [1] Muhlenburg Co. Kentucky Book 3, p. 53-1843.