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  • ID: I20
  • Name: James Alexander GARY
  • Surname: Gary
  • Given Name: James Alexander
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 Aug 1832 in Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 21 Apr 1915 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
  • Burial: 24 Apr 1915 Pataskala Cem., Licking County, Ohio 1
  • _UID: FD97BC8FC2B51449BFE767A95285FA7BB5B2
  • Note:

    James Alexander Gary 1832-1915.

    James Alexander Gary


    !BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGES: Family Bible; ; Sarah Bisch (Aunt Sadie); ; in poss of Tom Gearhart, Cleveland, OH.

    !BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-BURIAL-RELATIONSHIP: Civil War Pension File #799-504; ; Natl Archives; ; Copy in poss of James J. Geary, Harrisonburg, VA; NOTE: Discloses second marriage. Application by James Gary dtd 12 Jul 1890. Widow, Anna Gary, applied 1915; John Pettit of Ned, Green Co PA, affirms 13 Oct 1915 he has known James Gary and Anna Gary for 30 years, indicating James Gary was in Greene Co. by 1885.

    !BIRTH-DEATH-CEMETERY: CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS OF LICKING CO, OH; ; Johnstown Genealogical Society, 1971, Vol 13; p 17; Libcong #F497.L6J63; NOTE: Pataskala Cem viewed & photographed July, 1991, by James Geary, Harrisonburg VA.

    !DEATH: Obituary of James Alexander Gary; 1915; Columbus Evening Dispatch, 22 Apr 1915; ; Ohio Hist Soc Library.

    !DEATH: Death Cert; 1915; Columbus, Franklin Co. OH, Board of Health; Cert #129; copy in poss of James J. Geary.

    1850 U.S.Census, 33rd Dist Marshall CO VA; 1850; p 325B; Natl Archives; NOTE: age 18, VA, enum with parents.
    1860 U.S.Census, Marshall County, VA; 1860; ; p 264; Natl Arch, Wash DC; NOTE: Age 27, VA.
    1870 U.S.Census; NIL, Searched Marshall Co WV, Westmoreland Co PA, Greene Co PA, and Belmont Co OH.
    1880 U.S.Census; NIL, Searched Marshall Co WV.
    1890 Special U.S.Census for Surviving Union Soldiers of the Civil War, Springhill tnp, Greene Co PA, Deep Valley Post Office; 1890; E.D. 106; p 1; Natl Archives.
    1900 U.S.Census; NIL; NOTE: He should be in Greene Co PA according to tax lists.
    1910 U.S.Census, Columbus, Franklin Co OH; 1910; E.D.30; p 4; Natl Archives; NOTE: Age 77, PA, living at 120 Rinehard, Anna 50, Lillie 18, adopted, mrd 20 yrs, parents born PA.

    !LAND: Deed of sale; 1856; Jonathan Gary, Washington Gary, and James Gary to Joseph Loudenslager, dtd 22 Jan 1856; : Marshall Co WV Courthouse, copy in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: conveyed land on Big Grave Creek, land that had been sold to the Garys by Joshu Burley but before they paid for it or received the deed, they sold it.

    !LAND: Deed of sale; 1866; W.V. Hoge, executor, to James Geary, dtd 14 Apr 1902 in place of deed dtd 24 Dec 1866; Book 87, p 166; Marshall Co WV Courthouse, copy in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: conveyed 140 acres on Big Run.

    !LAND: Deed of sale; 1867; James Gary and Elizabeth Gary his wife to James E. Whipkey, dtd 18 Oct 1867; Microfilm Box 88, Vol 18, pp 561-562; Marshall Co WV Courthouse, copy in poss of James J. Geary; conveyed 42 acres on Big Run for $630.

    !LAND: Deed of sale; 1869; James Gary and Elizabeth his wife to Catherine Hunt, dtd 2 Oct 1869; Microfilm Box 899, Vol 21, pp 313-314; Marshall Co WV Courthouse, copy in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: conveyed 98 acres on Big Run for $1274. On the same date James Gary sold one bay mare abt 9 yrs old, one brown mare abt 10 in trust to secure William Hoback the sum of $41.62 due by note. NOTE: James Gary signed the above deed of trust with his mark.

    !RESIDENCES: 1900 U.S.Census, Liberty Dist, Marshall Co WV; 1872; West Virginia Soundex; Vol 18 E.D. 70 S7 L21; Natl Archives; NOTE: James A.Geary's son John's birthplace (1869) is listed as PA; no confirmation of this has been found.

    !RESIDENCES: Greene Co PA bill of sale; 1893; from James Gary and Francis Barger to Duncan Heald, lumber, dtd 14 Jan 1893; Vol 83, p 284; Greene Co PA Courthouse.

    !RESIDENCES: Tax list; 1891-1899; Greene Co PA; ; Greene Co Courthouse, Waynesburg, PA; NOTE: Taxable property listed for James Geary: 1891, real est 50 o/t 50; 1893, real est 62, 1 horse 50, 1 cow 12; 1894, real est 52, 2 horse 40, 1 cow 12; 1895 real est 62, o/t 50, 1 cow 12; 1896, real est 50, occupa/trade 50; 1897 real est 50, occupa/trade 50; 1898 real est 100, o/t 40, 1 horse 25, 2 cow 35; 1899 real est 50, occupa/trade 50; presumably all of these were for property in Deep Valley. Name variously spelled.

    !RESIDENCES: Civil War pension file of James A. Gary; 1912; James A. Gary; ; Natl Archives, copy in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: gives residence as 120 Rhinehard Ave., Columbus, Franklin Co. OH.

    !MILITARY-SPOUSE: Civil War pension file of James A. Gary; 1863-1915; applications by James A. Gary and widow, Anna Gary; ;Natl Archives, copy in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: Enlisted at Cameron VA (WV) as a private 1 Oct 1861, Co. L, 6th Regiment, VA (WV) Infantry; honorably discharged 12 Nov 1864 at New Creek, WV, was in Parkersburg WV in 1863. Tom Gearhart, Cleveland, has copy of mustering out paper, JJG has photo of same. Marriage to Annie Archibald McLaine, widow of Harry McLaine (McLane?), 4 April 1883. On 8 May 1915, she was living at 676 Mohawk St. Columbus, OH.

    James Alexander Gary - A Civil War soldier
    includes images of his pension file, obituary, pictures of the man and his tombstone.

    NOTE: 1880 WV Soundex lists a James Gary, 37, b. PA in Wheeling (26th St. #86 [26th St. runs into some nail factory, Wheeling Steel & Iron]) with the following: Nancy, wife, 28, b.VA; Thomas, 18, son, b.WV; Ulysses Grant, 16, son, b.WV; Jonathan, 11, son, b.WV; Elijah, 9, son, b.WV; and Reggie, 11/12, b. WV (Vol 9, ED 207, Sheet 16, Line 37). The children, with the exception of Reggie, are too old to be Nancy's. PROBABILITY: These are James Alexander's. His wife had died two years before. Or, this James is JAG's nephew, son of George Washington Gary (Jonathan's oldest son), who was providing a home for JAG's male children. The names match and the ages nearly so. Marshall CO WV marriage records (Vol B p 362) show a James Gary 45 (25?) of Ohio CO WV married a Nancy Pearcy 30 of Marshall CO WV 7 Sep 1879. (OTHER POSSIBILITY: Was JAG who married Nancy Pearcy; he kept his sons and farmed out his daughters. WV 1880 Mortality Sked (AIS) has no infant Reggie Gary, but it does have a Mary Gary, 28, housewife, d. in Oct in Ohio Co of consumption. Could this Mary be Nancy?)
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  • Title: James Alexander Gary
  • Note: JAG in his Civil War uniform
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y
  • _SSHOW: Y

    Father: Jonathan GARY b: 10 Apr 1806 in , Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Nancy Agnes CLARK b: 15 Jun 1807 in Stahlstown , Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth MOOSE b: 1 Apr 1836 in , , Pennsylvania
    • Married: 15 Apr 1855
    1. Has Children Malinda Jane GARY b: 25 Dec 1856 in Grave Creek, Marshall, Virginia
    2. Has Children George Washington GEARY b: 11 Jun 1858 in , Marshall County, Virginia
    3. Has No Children Mary GARY b: 18 Feb 1860 in Grave Creek, Marshall, VA
    4. Has Children Sarah Ann GARY b: 28 Feb 1861 in Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia
    5. Has Children Thomas John GARY b: 6 Jan 1863 in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia
    6. Has No Children Elizabeth GARY b: 10 Nov 1866 in , Marshall, West Virginia
    7. Has Children Stephen Douglas GARY b: 9 Sep 1865 in Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia
    8. Has Children Jonathan Moose GARY b: 9 Jan 1869 in , , Pennsylvania
    9. Has Children Elijah Ellsworth GARY b: 30 Apr 1871 in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
    10. Has No Children Joseph GARY b: 26 Dec 1872

    Marriage 2 Annie Archibald MCLAINE b: 10 Jul 1844 in , , Scotland
    • Married: 4 Apr 1883 in West Alexander, Washington, Pennsylvania
    1. Has No Children Lillie MCLAINE b: 5 Mar 1872 in , , Ohio

    1. Title: Find A Grave: Online Cemetery Database.
      Author: Find A Grave
      Page: Find A Grave Memorial# 30479979

      Find A Grave for James Gary

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