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From Walter Cary — a French Huguenot, compelled to flee his country, upon the revocation by Louis XIV.
of the great Henry's Edict of Nantes,and who, with his wife and son, settled in England, where his son, likewise named Walter, was educated at Cambridge — the descent of the Ohio Carys is unquestioned.
The younger Walter migrated to America, very soon after the landing of the Mayflower pilgrims, and settled at Bridgewater, Mass., only sixteen miles from Plymouth Rock, where he opened a grammar school, claimed to have been the earliest in America.
Walter was duly blest with seven sons, whereof John settled in Windham, Connecticut; and of his five sons, the youngest, Samuel, was great-grandfather to the Alice and Phebe Cary of our day.
Samuel, educated at Yale, becoming a physician, settled and practised at Lyme, where was born, in 1763, his son Christopher, who, at eighteen years of age, entered the armies of the Revolution.
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