Sarah A. (Bateson) Carey was born on Valentine's Day 1841 near Millersport, in Walnut Township, Fairfield County, OH, the daughter of William and Rebecca (Miner) Bateson.
Sarah married Isaac Carey (1837- ? ) in about 1862. They had one son, William B. Carey.
We are investigating whether Isaac might have served in the Civil War, given that he would have been of the prime age to have been a soldier.
When the federal census was enumerated in 1870, the Careys made their home near New Salem, Fairfield County. Isaac's occupation was listed as "farm hand." By 1880, when the census again was taken, the family had relocated to nearby Perry County, making their home in Thorn Township. Both Isaac and 16-year-old son William labored on local farms.
Jumping ahead 20 years, in 1900, the Careys had moved back to Walnut Township, Fairfield County. Jacob was marked as a "cripple" in that year's census. Son William and his wife were living next door.
By 1920, Sarah and her son William both were widowed. The details of Isaac's death are not yet known. They made their home together in 1920 in the village of Millersport, Fairfield County.
Sarah fractured her arm in later years, and when combined with increasing "senility," she passed away at the age of 83 on July 7, 1924. She was laid to rest near her parents and siblings in the Union Cemetery. Son William signed her official Ohio death certificate.
~ Son William B. Carey ~
Son William B. Carey (1863-1953) married Mary Ella Boyer (1879- ? ). She was 16 years younger than her husband. They had one son, Waldo E. Carey.
The 1900 census shows them in Walnut Township, Fairfield County, with Charles employed as a brakeman on the railroad. That same census listing shows Mary's brothers Charles M. Boyer (age 18) and Franklin Boyer (12) living under their roof. The 1910 census lists them as living on Lancaster Street in the north portion of Walnut Township, with William working as a farm laborer.
Tragically, Mary died during the decade of the 1910s. The widowed William (age 46) and son Waldo (16) lived with William's aged mother in Millersport, Fairfield County, in 1920. William remained in Millersport for the rest of his life, primarily laboring with the Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad (T&OC).
At age 89, suffering from heart disease and hardening of the arteries, he went to the Home and Hospital in Circleville, Pickaway County, and died there on Oct. 5, 1953. His remains were returned to Millersport for burial at the Millersport Cemetery. Son Waldo was the informant on William's death certificate.
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