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Monday, May 28, 2007

Brief Biography of Henry De Witt Carey, 19th Century Pelham Justice of the Peace

Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biographyof the Nineteenth Century published in 1908 includes a brief biography of a man named Henry De Witt Carey who once lived on City Island and served, for a number of years, as a Justice of the Peace in the Town of Pelham. The biography is transcribed in its entirety below, followed by a citation to its source.

"CAREY, HENRY DE WITT, business man, jurist, was born March 24, 1844, near Middletown, N. Y. He was a successful merchant of Middletown, N. Y.; for the past quarter of a century has been the manager of the export department of the New Home Sewing Machine company with headquarters at 28 Union square, New York city. He has always taken an active interest in democratic politics, and is a member of the Tammany society and the Sagamore and Pequod clubs and of the American Historical society. For four years he was a justice of the peace at City Island, N. Y.; and in 1889 - 90 was judge of the court of general sessions of Westchester County, N. Y. He is a thirty-third degree member of the Masonic fraternity; and a member of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Carey is president of the Pelham Park Street Railroad company; president of the Metropolitan dispensary; president of the board of trustees of the New York College of midwifery, and other institutions."

Source: Herringshaw, Thomas William, ed., Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Ninetheenth Century, p. 192 (Chicago, IL: American Publishers' Association 1898).

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