Saturday, December 18, 2010

Surname Saturday : GARY

The GARY surname is in my paternal line.  The origins of the surname are unknown.

Stories and history :

Ahnentafel # 41 : Rachel H. Gary (1816-1897).  Rachel was born March 25, 1816 in Fairfield County, Ohio.  She married January 1, 1835 in Hardin County, Ohio to George J. Haley (1814-1888).  George was born December 14, 1814 in Canton Basel, Switzerland.  George was a minister in the Evangelical Association and the family lived in Hardin, Fairfield, Marion, Marrow and Erie Counties, Ohio, raising 10 children.  George died February 27, 1888 in Huron Township, Erie County, Ohio.  Rachel died November 25, 1897 in Erie County, Ohio.  Both are buried in the Scotts Cemetery, Huron, Erie County, Ohio.

Ahnentafel # 82 : ________ Gary.  Rachel's father was claimed to have been born in Ireland, according to "Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Indiana", Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1887, page 665.

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Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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