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    Hi Joyce, I was visiting your website and noticed your fantastic collection of Tri-counties bibles.  I would like to share our family records to your collection.  We obtained a copy of the Revolutionary War Pension Application of Absalom Cary and his bible record was included. A piece of a second bible was also in this pension.  Although the Nathaniel and Sarah Cooley did not live in Chemung Co, their daughter Temperance was the wife of Absalom Cary...both lived and died in Chemung.
    Lynda K. McGinnis
    descendant of this Cary family

    Cary - Cooley Bible

    Bible Record of Absalom Cary from his Am. Rev. War Pension File.

    Surnames in this record:

    Note: Absalom CARY and his wife Temperance Cooley were both said to be born in Orange Co, NY. The family moved to Chemung Co, NY c1820 where they died and are buried in the Old Dry Brook Cemetery.  This old cemetery is sadly neglected;  the old pioneer tombstones are sinking, disintegrating and disappearing.  Most or all of the children of Absalom and Temperance Cary were born in Orange County and several moved to Chemung. Nathaniel and Sarah (CARPENTER) COOLEY were also of Orange Co, NY. This record is a transcript of a single page in the pension file. It was handwritten and was probably entered into Absalom Cary's pension file c1893.  The odd statement in this record, "leaf of the New Testament, torn apart" suggests that this record was made from 2 separate bibles and that one was only partially included in the pension
    file. It is possible that someone else may have/find the remaining pieces of the page of Nathaniel COOLEY's bible record.  The following is
    a transcript from the papers in the Revolutionary War Pension Application of Absalom Cary:

    Bible Record of Absalom Cary from his Am. Rev. War Pension File.

    "Copy of the family record of Absalom and Temperance (COOLEY) CAREY on file with their pension
    papers, the originals (two pieces of paper) having been returned to M. E. POOLE of Ithica for himself and in behalf of Rev. Absalom CAREY, a son of pensioner aged 88 years.

    Nathaniel COOLEY born Feby 28 1744
    Sarah, his wife born Jany 11 174... (last figure mysing)

    (Children in part...leaf of New Testament torn apart)
    Temperance COOLEY born Nov 27 1769

    (Family record of Absalom CAREY)
    Absalom CAREY, born April 9 1765
    Temperance (his wife) born Nov 27 1769
    we were married in 1786

    Abner CAREY born April 18 1787
    Nathaniel CAREY born Nov 29 1789
    Stephen CAREY born Jany 1 1793
    Benjamin CAREY born Nov 11 1795
    Heather CAREY born May 6 1797
    Samuel CAREY born April 8 1800
    Absalom CAREY born June 6 1802
    David N. CAREY born June 19 1805

    I certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the family record. The
    originals of which have
    been returned to the above stated..."

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