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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for William Cary, who resided at Logan Court House, West Virginia:
Was born in Logan county, W.Va., Dec. 6, 1844. In 1862 he enlisted in 36 Va. regiment Confederate States army, and served with honor and distinction until honorably discharged at Staunton, Va., in 1864; he was a brave soldier, and his military record in the cause for which he fought is an honorable one. At the close of the war he returned to his native county, where, on the 27th of July, 1865, he was united in marriage to Jenny McCoy, who was also born in Logan county, the date of her birth being Dec. 14, 1843. She departed this life in that county July 29, 1878, having borne several children: Leander, born Dec. 19, 1866, now married; Walter, born July 10, 1868, now married; Lavenus, born March 13, 1870, resides with father; Octavia, born Oct. 17, 1871, living with father; Henrietta, born Aug. 28, 1873, now married; John W., born Aug. 13, 1875, resides with father; Samuel, born Oct. 16, 1877, resides with father. In 1878 Mr. Wm. Cary was married to Elizabeth Curry, where she was born Aug. 10, 1863. Of the second marriage was born on April 12, 1881, a daughter, Barbara, who lives at home with her father; her mother, the second wife, died in Logan county, July 27, 1882; and there, Sept. 11, 1887, he was joined in wedlock to his third wife, Rosa Duty, who was born in that county July 30, 1856; the issue of the last marriage is a son, Kennie, born Dec. 30, 1888, and died 1889, and an infant, Mary, born May 6, 1889. Mr. Cary is a blacksmith by occupation, and is very skillful in his trade. He and his entire family are esteemed and respected by the people among whom they have all their lives resided; his last wife and his unmarried children constitute his interesting family, with which he lives in the happiest contentment in his commodious and pleasant home at Logan Court House, W.Va.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 822-823.