Biography - J Cary

J. B. CARY, physician, Donnellson; son of Wilson and Mary Ann (CHILTON) CARY, was born in Bond County, Ill., December 29, 1843; his father was a farmer, born in Virginia and died in Bond County, Ill.; his mother was a native of East Tennessee. Our subject was the sixth of a family of twelve children; he graduated from the Hillsboro Academy in 1862; he was married in Lee County, Iowa, June 4, 1869, to Laura M. DONNELL, a native of Iowa, born February 25, 1848; daughter of William A. DONNELL, who was born in Guilford County, N. C. and of Callista (HAMILTON) DONNELL, a native of New York State. Our subject has been blessed with the following children: Flora C., Ada J., deceased, Alvin P. and Katie A. After graduating from the academy, he read medicine under Dr. HILLS, and has practiced in this county for eighteen years. During the late war, he served under Gen. J. J. PHILLIPS, of Hillsboro, in Company H, Ninth Illinois Regiment. The family are Presbyterian, and Mr. CARY is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Lodge No. 55, Donnellson.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 195-196.

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