Geary or Gary Family Genealogy

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Tracing the Descendants of Peter Gary, a Revolutionary War soldier of Somerset County, PA.
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  • ID: I76
  • Name: Peter GARY
  • Surname: Gary
  • Given Name: Peter
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1762 in , , New Jersey
  • Death: Nov 1843 in Turkeyfoot, Somerset, Pennsylvania
  • Burial: Scullton Cmtry, Somerset, Pennsylvania 1
  • _UID: E61074EE7DD8424F9500BC7AA7F2D2970B5C
  • Note:
    !MILITARY-SPOUSE: Rev War Pension record of Peter Gary; ;National Archives Revolutionary War Pension Claim W. 3675; ; National Archives File, Copy (partial) in poss of James J. Geary, Harrisonburg VA. NOTE: Enlisted (date not stated) in Northhampton Co PA about 7 miles north of Philadelphia, in Col. Butler's PA Rgmt; transferred 15 Mar 1782 and served as musician in the 4th Rgmt PA Artillery; discharged as Sergeant 7 Jun 1783.

    Peter Gary's Revolutionary War Pension Record - link will open new window.



    !MARRIAGE: Marriage record; 1790; Berlin Lutheran & Reformed Church records; ; Hist & Genealog Soc of Somerset Co PA; NOTE: Peter Gary married Catherine Kester, 29 July 1790, pastor Cyriacus Spengburg performed ceremony.

    !RESIDENCES: History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Cos PA; 1796; ; ; ;NOTE: A Peter Gary listed on Milford Twp tax list for 1796.

    !RESIDENCES-CENSUS-CHILDREN:
    Index, 1800 Fed Census, Bedford Co PA; 1800; ; ; Bedford Co Historical Society; NOTE: One child under 10.
    1820 U.S.Census, Somerset Co PA; 1820; Microfilm Roll 111; p 188; Natl Archives, Washington DC; NOTE: Living in Milford Twp, Age 45+, 2 white males under 10, 1 10-16, 1 white female under 10, one 10-16, 1 45+.
    1830 U.S.Census, Somerset Co. PA; 1830; Microfilm Roll 161, p 16; Natl Arch; NOTE: Living in Turkeyfoot Twp., Age 60-70, 1 white male 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 white female 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 50-60.
    1840 U.S.Census, Somerset Co PA; 1840; Microfilm Roll 494, p 144 ; Natl Arch; NOTE: Age 70-80, 1 white male 20-30, 1 white female 60-70.

    !LAND: Request for survey; 1786; ; ; ; NOTE: Peter Gary requested a survey of 100 acres in order to satisfy his warrant dtd 17 Oct 1786 for 100 acres that was granted Philip Marshall by warrant dtd 12 Oct 1786 for 300 acres.

    !LAND: Court order, 8 Sep 1827 term; 1827; Index to Somerset Co PA Sheriff's Deeds, Book C; p 361; Co Courthouse, Somerset, PA; NOTE: date of acknowledgement, 4 Sep 1827, Peter Garey, defendant or delinquent, Peter Garey Jr, purchaser, 144 acres Milford Twp; James J. Geary, Harrisonburg VA, could not find this record.

    !LAND: 1834 tax list; 1834; Turkeyfoot Twp, Somerset Co PA; ; NOTE: Peter Gary 93 acres, rate 9, 60 clear, 1 horse, 1 cattle, 1 house valued $407, Co tax $2.42.

    !LAND: 1835 tax list; 1835; Turkeyfoot Twp, Somerset Co PA; ; NOTE: Peter Gary, 93 acres, rate 9, 56 clear, 1 horse, 1 cattle, 1 house valued $438

    !PROBATE-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: Probate packet for Peter Gary; 1843; Co clerk, 1843; dtd 22 Apr 1843, Somerset Co. PA, will dated 22 Apr 1843, Catherine Gary quit claim dtd 20 Nov 1843; NOTE: copy in poss of James Geary, Harrisonburg VA; will later nullified.

    !PROBATE: Account of administrator of Peter Gary's estate; 1843; county clerk, Somerset Co PA; ; copy in poss of James J. Geary, Harrisonburg, VA.

    There is a tombstone in Scullton Cemetery for a John Garey/Gary who also served in the Revolutionary War. He was a Private in the North Hampton County Militia. Dates are 1722-1821. Was this man Peter's father??
  • Change Date: 2 Jun 2013 at 13:12:14




    Marriage 1 Catherine KESTER b: ABT 1766 in , , Pennsylvania
    • Married: 29 Jul 1790 in Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania
    Children
    1. Has No Children Anna Elizabeth GARY b: 26 Dec 1791 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania c: 17 Feb 1792 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children Peter GARY Jr. b: ABT 1792 in Milford Twp, Somerset, Pennsylvania
    3. Has Children Mary GARY b: 7 Jul 1798 in Milford Twp, Somerset, Pennsylvania
    4. Has No Children Sarah GARY b: BEF 1800
    5. Has Children Catherine GARY b: 1802 in Milford Twp., Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    6. Has Children Rebecca GARY
    7. Has Children Jonathan GARY b: 10 Apr 1806 in , Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    8. Has Children Rosanna GARY b: 11 Jul 1811 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania
    9. Has Children Killian GARY b: 20 Feb 1814 in , Somerset County, Pennsylvania c: 24 Jul 1814
    10. Has Children Adam GARY b: 30 Oct 1815 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania

    Sources:
    1. Title: Tombstone Inscriptions: Scullton Cemetery, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
      Author: Gary, Lisa - photograph
      Publication: Photograph taken 10/14/2006

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