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LIEUT. JOSEPH CARY (1663 – 1722) of Windham m. Hannah Unknown (d. 1691)
JOHN CARY (1695 – 1776) of Windham
INDEX OF NAMES
JOHN CARY (d. 1681) of Duxbury and Bridgewater
Parents: Unknown. John Cary was an educated man, but he was not the son of John Cary and Elizabeth Hereford nor was he the son of the William Cary who was mayor of Bristol. See David Carey's remarks in the "Controversies" section of the Cary/Carey Family in America web page.
The public death records for West Bridgewater say, "John Sr., h. Elizabeth, Oct. 31, 1680" and "John Carey's death according to the record ... must be a mistake ... his death was probably in 1681."
John married Elizabeth Godfrey in June 1644. [Ref] Elizabeth, the wife of John, Sr., died on 1 Nov 1680 in Bridgewater. [Ref]
From Cary [Ref, pp. 19 -23] we have the following information: John came to New England about 1634. However, he does not seem to appear in the records until 1637. He moved to Duxbury where he was allocated ten acres of land on 2 Oct 1637. On 16 Jan 1650 he sold two acres of land to Steven Briant. John was an original proprietor of Bridgewater. The town records of West Bridgewater say, "He became in 1651 an Original Proprietor and Honored Settler on the River. The Clerk of the Plantation. When the Town of Bridgewater was incorporated in 1656 he was Elected Constable, the first and only Officer of That year. Town Clerk until his death. Tradition says he was the first Teacher of Latin in Plymouth Colony." On 3 Jun 1656 John was constable of Bridgewater. John took the oath of fidelity at Duxbury in 1657. He was elected town clerk in 1657 and held this position until his death. On 3 Jun 1662, 5 Jun 1672 and 5 Jun 1678 John was on the "Grand Enquest". John was selectman for Bridgewater from 1667 to 1679. On 16 Mar 1666/7 the town granted 10 acres to John on the condition that he book all of the 106 acres laid out and the three meadow lots to each. On 5 Jun 1667 John was part of a jury impaneled to lay out "waies requisett" to the town of Bridgewater. On 3 Jun 1668 land was laid out for John Cary and others. On 7 Jun 1668 the jury appointed to lay out the lands reported to the court and John and 11 others signed. John's name is on a 29 May 1670 list of freemen of New Plymouth. He was appointed, along with Dea. Willis, to take charge of expenses for King Philip's War.
The writer has access to a manuscript more than one hundred years old, and written by a grandson of John, which says that John Cary, when a youth, was sent by his father to France to perfect his education, and that while absent his father died. On returning to [his home in] Somersetshire he differed with his brothers about the settlement of his father's estate. He compromised by receiving one hundred pounds as his portion and immediately sailed for America. [Samuel F. Cary, Cary Memorials, cited by Seth Cary. [Ref]]
Children of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey:
The births of each of the children is recorded in Bridgewater as the child of John. John is called the first born; both John and Francis are said to be born in Duxbury; James is said to be born in Braintree. The year of Francis's birth is uncertain, but between 1645/6 and 1648/9. Given the birth dates of John and Elizabeth it is most likely 1647/8. [Ref]
The daughters of John Cary: One married a Howard; one, Dea. William Brett; one, Samuel Allen; one, a Thurston; and two of them Standishes. [Moses Cary, cited by Seth Cary. [Ref, p. 63]]
HANNAH CARY (1661 – 1718)
Parents: John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey
Hannah Cary was born on 30 Apr 1661 in Bridgewater. [Ref] She married John Thurston. [Ref] The widow Hannah Thurston died on 5 Jul 1718 in Rehoboth. [Ref]
LIEUT. JOSEPH CARY (1663 – 1722) of Windham
Parents: John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey
Lieut. Joseph Cary was born on 18 Apr 1663 in Bridgewater. [Ref] He died on 10 Jan 1722. [Ref, p. 66] He married first Hannah Unknown. [Ref, p. 66] She died in 1691. [Ref, p. 66] It has been said that Hannah is Hannah Godfrey, but there appears to be no evidence of this. He married second Mercy Bushnell, the widow of Jonathan Rudd [Ref], about 1692. [Ref, p. 66, no maiden name] She died on 23 Jan 1741, aged about 84 years. [Ref, p. 66]
In 1680 Joseph went to Norwich. [Ref, p. 66] He was later one of the original proprietors of Windham. [Ref][Ref, p. 66] On 9 Feb 1694 he bought 1,000 acres for ten pounds and nine shillings. [Ref, p. 66] He was one of the original members of the First Congregational Church in Windham. [Ref, p. 66] At its organisation on 10 Dec 1700 he was chosen deacon and he held that position for life. [Ref, p. 66] He was deputy to the General Assembly in 1707 - 1709, 1715, 1716 and 1718 - 1720. [Ref] In Oct 1716 the General Assembly appointed him to a committee to help determine a location for the meeting house in Hebron. [Ref] In 1720 the General Assembly appointed him Lieutenant of the company or trainband in Windham. [Ref] "So highly was he esteemed that he was buried by his townsmen under arms, which was a very unusual occurrence." [Ref, p. 66]
In a 17 Jun 1712 Windham deed Nathaniel Rudd and Bernard and Abigail (Rudd) Case mention their "honored father Joseph Cary". [Ref]
Children of Joseph Cary and Hannah Unknown:
All of the births are recorded in Windham as the son or daughter of Joseph and Hannah. [Ref]
Notes for Joseph's children:
1. Probate Packets, Buel, William-Cary, M, 1719-1880.
2. Probate Records, vols. 9-10, 1775-1782. There is some ambiguity about whether Mary is a daughter or granddaughter.
JOHN CARY (1695 – 1776) of Windham
Parents: Lieut. Joseph Cary and Hannah Unknown
John Cary was born on 25 Jun 1695 in Windham. [Ref] He died on 11 Jan 1776. [Ref, p. 78] He married his first cousin Hannah Thurston on 15 May 1716 [Ref, p. 78] in Rehoboth. [Ref][Ref]
John's father gave him 100 acres in Scotland Society in Windham, east of Merrick Brook. [Ref][Ref, p. 78] John and Hannah were original members of the Third Church in Windham, organised in 1735. [Ref][Ref, p. 78] John's personal estate amounted to 397 pounds. [Ref][Ref, p. 78]
Children of John Cary and Hannah Thurston:
All of the births are recorded in Windham as the son or daughter of John and Hannah. [Ref] The names and birthdates are also given in Cary [Ref, p. 79].
LIEUT. BENAJAH CARY (1719 – 1773) of Windham and Scotland
Parents: John Cary and Hannah Thurston
Benajah Cary was born on 7 Mar 1718/9 in Windham. [Ref, s. John and Hannah][Ref][Ref, p. 98] He died on 11 Mar 1773 [Ref][Ref, p. 98] in Scotland and is buried in the Scotland cemetery. [Ref] He married Deborah Perkins on 11 Feb 1742 [Ref, p. 98] in Windham. [Ref][Ref]
Benajah Cary of Windham, being "weak and infirm", signed his will on 9 Mar 1773. He mentioned his daughter Zillah Luce, his son James and his unmarried daughter Deborah. He named his son James and his son-in-law James Luce his executors. The will was proved on 22 Mar 1773 and probate was concluded on 4 Sep 1773. Inventory of his estate, concluded on 7 Apr [?], amounted to about 494 pounds. [Ref, Note 1]
Benajah moved to Scotland (then Windham) and bought a large piece of land lying in the present towns of Hampton, Canterbury and Scotland. [Ref] He was a farmer and a lumberer. [Ref]
He was appointed ensign of the 3rd Company, or trainband, in the 5th Regiment of Connecticut Colony in May 1757 and in May 1760. [Ref]
He is said to have been a large man, weighing over 300 pounds and that it was difficult to carry his body, lying on a bier, over the nearly three miles from his home to the cemetery. [Ref]
Notes for Benajah Cary:
1. Probate Records, vols. 7-8, 1764-1775.
Children of Benajah Cary and Deborah Perkins:
All births recorded in Windham as the son or daughter of Benejah and Deborah. [Ref] The names and birthdates are also given in Cary. [Ref, p. 98-9]
CAPT. JAMES CARY (c. 1750 – 1827) of Windham and Scotland
Parents: Lieut. Benajah Cary and Deborah Perkins [Ref, p. 142][Ref]
James Cary was born on 27 Nov 1750 [Ref] on his father's homeplace in Scotland, Windham, Connecticut. [Ref][Ref, p. 142] He died on 28 Feb 1827 [Ref, p. 143], age 76 years. [Ref] He is buried in the Old Scotland Cemetery and he has a Revolutionary War stone. [Ref] Click here for a photo. He married first Abigail Kingsbury on 12 Aug 1773 [Ref] in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut. [Ref, p. 142, incorrectly calls her Abigail Kingsley] He married second Anna (Spaulding) Bradford, the widow of Rev. William Bradford, in 1809. [Ref, p. 143]. A matrimonial notice, calling Anna "Lydia", appeared in the 13 July 1809 Windham Herald. "Ann" died on 18 Jan 1829 at age 67 and is buried in the Old Scotland Cemetery [Ref]. [Ref]
James was a corporal in the company commanded by Capt. John Kingsley which marched from Windham in the Lexington Alarm. [Ref] He appears with the rank of sergeant on a pay abstract of Capt. Nathaniel Wales' company in Col. Jeremiah Mason's regiment of militia during the Revolutionary War. [Ref]
Anna Cary advertised in the 12 Jan 1810 Windham Herald that, as administrator of her late husband Rev. William Bradford's estate, she was holding a sale of as much of his real estate as would fetch $700.
In 1790, 1800 and 1810 James lived in Windham. [Ref][Ref][Ref] In 1820 James and Anna lived in Windham, where James farmed. [Ref]
James was a successful farmer and when he died he owned nearly 800 acres of land. [Ref] His estate was valued at $80,000. [Ref]
"The records of the estate of Capt. James Cary contain documents with
detailed descriptions relating to the executor's and lawyers' role in the settlement.
The records contain extensive inventories of Cary's real and personal property
and their worth. Cary's debts and the debts owed to Cary are also recorded.
The records contain both preliminary and final notes as to the division of these
goods. His will is not included; the names of the heirs are learned from 'Distribution
of the estate' dated Apr 30, 1827. Cary's heirs were his widow Anna, his sons
James Cary Jr.and Sanford Cary, his daughter Abigail Morse, and the heirs of
his daughter Sarah Morse." [Ref]
Children of James and Abigail:
JAMES CARY (1777 – 1861) of Canterbury
Parents: Capt. James Cary and Abigail Kingsbury [Ref][Ref, p. 208]
James Cary was born on 9 Dec 1777 on his father's homestead in Scotland, Windham, Connecticut. [Ref][Ref, p. 208] He died on 18 Aug 1861 [Ref, p. 188] in Canterbury. [Ref] He married Phebe Howard [Ref][Ref, p. 208] on 25 Oct 1804 in Canterbury. [Ref]
James was given part of his father's homestead, located in Canterbury. [Ref] He was a farmer. [Ref][Ref, p. 188] He was a member of the Westminster Congregational Church. [Ref]
"James Cary and family moved and took possession of the mansion house of my honored parents [Capt. Asa Bacon and Abigail Whitney] April 1829." (John Bacon [Ref])
In 1810 James and [probably] Phebe and his daughters Phebe and Abigail were living in Canterbury. [Ref] In 1820 James and [probably] Phebe were living in Canterbury and their household included a slave. [Ref] This seems surprising but slavery was legal in Connecticut until 1848. In 1830 James was living in Canterbury with [probably] Phebe, his children James, Abigail and Anne and five black servants or labourers. [Ref] In 1840 James lived next to his son James B. in Canterbury with [probably] his wife Phebe and his daughter Anne. [Ref] In 1850 James was a 72-year-old farmer living in Canterbury with his son James B. He had real estate worth $8,000. [Ref]
Children of James Cary and Phebe Howard:
All births recorded in Canterbury as the son or daughter of James and Phebe. [Ref] The names and dates and birthdates are given in Cary. [Ref, p. 208]
JAMES BENAJAH CARY (1810 – abt. 1880) of Canterbury
Parents: James Cary and Phebe Howard [Ref, p. 269][Ref]
James Benajah Cary was born on 22 Aug 1810 in Canterbury. Ref][Ref, p. 269] He died on his farm in Canterbury at age 70. [Ref] He is buried in the Carey Cemetery in Canterbury. [Ref] He married Mary Bacon Adams [Ref, p. 269] on 17 Sep 1834 [Ref][Ref] in the Congregational Church in Canterbury. [Ref][Ref] They later divorced; her petition in Windham County is dated 14 July 1864. [Ref]
James attended the local school in Canterbury. [Ref] When he was a young man he went to Ohio to live with an uncle Howard and he attended school there. [Ref] He returned to Connecticut and lived on a farm given to him by his father: "a fine farm property in the northwest part of the town, which was worth from $8,000 to $10,000." [Ref] He was an active Democrat, but later voted Republican and was a Republican selectman. [Ref]
In 1840 James was living next to his father in Canterbury. [Ref] In 1850 James was a 39-year old farmer living in Canterbury with his 43-year-old wife Mary B., his 14-year-old son Asa B., his 12-year-old son Fitch A., his 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth, his seven-year-old son George L., his three-year-old son Dwight, his 72-year-old father James and two farm labourers. [Ref] In 1860, James was a farmer living in Canterbury with his wife, his daughter Elizabeth, age 20, his son Dwight, age 14 and at school, a farm labourer and two other children. James had real estate worth $300 and a personal estate of $800. [Ref] The head of the household was his father. In 1870 James was a farmer living in Canterbury with a housekeeper, her young daughter and a peddler. [Ref]
Children of James Benajah Cary and Mary Bacon Adams:
Fri Oct 24 1862: The Youthful Hero.---Of the thousands who have gloriously fallen for their country, are many of whom it could not ask such sacrifices. One such was Dwight Carey, youngest son of James B. and Mary B. Carey, of Canterbury, Connecticut. In September, 1861, while yet but fifteen years of age he entered the service of the United States, as a private, in the Eighth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. This act originated in no rash, impulsive enthusiasm, impatient of restraint and headstrong for excitement and novelty, but was the result of calm discussion with his parents and friends, who unwillingly gave their assent on account of his extreme youth. He first engaged in battle at Roanoke Island and subsequently at Newbern and Fort Macon. In these engagements he exhibited the qualities of a brave soldier in a manner worthy a veteran of riper years, never for one moment regretting his choice in the past, or shrinking from the future. Under command of General Burnside he engaged in his fourth battle on the hard-fought field of Antietam. Here he fell. Noble youth! As a boy he was upright in principle, correct in habit; as a soldier he was bold and firm; as a comrade he was loved by all who knew him. Two brothers, Captain Asa B. Carey of the regular army, now commanding at Fort Union, New Mexico, and George L. Carey, of Co. A., First Battalion, Connecticut Cavalry, still remain in the army to battle for the cause, in defence of which the youngest died. (from an Ancestry message board, anonymous posting) Abstracts taken from: The Willimantic Journal William L. Weaver, Editor.
Eighth GenerationBRIG. GEN. ASA BACON CAREY (1835 – 1912)
Parents: James Benajah Cary and Mary Bacon Adams [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 273]
Asa Bacon Carey was born on 12 July 1835 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 273][Ref, in Windham county] He died on 5 Apr 1912 in Orlando, Orange, Florida. [Ref][Ref][Ref] He married Laura Melinda Colby on 31 Jul 1867 in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont. [Ref][Ref, p. 273]
He was paymaster general of the army during the Spanish-American War. [Ref]
When Asa was 15 he lived with his great aunt Abigail (Bacon) Paine and her family in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut and worked as a labourer. [Ref]
Asa entered the US Military Academy on 1 Jul 1854. [Ref] He was breveted second lieutenant in the 6th Infantry on 1 Jul 1858; he was appointed second lieutenant in the 7th Infantry on 22 Oct 1858. [Ref] He was appointed first lieutenant in the 13th Infantry on 14 May 1861 and was promoted to captain on 24 Oct 1861. [Ref] He was breveted major on 28 Mar 1862 for gallant and meritorious services in the Battle of Apache Canyon, New Mexico. [Ref] He was breveted lieutenant colonel on 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious services in the war against the Navaho Indians. [Ref] He became major paymaster on 5 Oct 1867, lieutenant colonel deputy paymaster general on 27 May 1895 and colonel assistant paymaster General on 10 June 1898. [Ref] He retired from active duty on 12 July 1899. [Ref] For more details click here to see his entry in Cullum's Register.
An account of Asa's experience with Col. "Kit" Carson in the Navaho stronghold of Canyon de Chelly can be found on the Fort Tours website. Asa's experience in the Battle of Glorietta Pass can be found on Wikipedia.
In 1870 Asa, who is described as age 34 and born in Connecticut, and Laura, who is described as age 26 and born in Vermont, were living in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory. Asa was a Paymaster in the army and had real estate worth $12,000 and a personal estate of $3,000. [Ref] In 1880 Asa, who is described as 45, born in Connecticut and with parents born in Connecticut, and Laura, who is described as 36, born in Vermont and with parents born in Vermont, were living in Washington, DC. Asa was a major in the army and Laura was keeping house. With them lived their nine-year-old son Edward, who was born in New Mexico, their one-year-old daughter Edith, who was born in Washington, DC and two servants. [Ref] In 1900 Asa, who is described as 64 and born in Connecticut in July 1835, and Laura, who is described as 56 and born in Vermont in February 1844, were living in Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts. Asa was a brigadier general in the army. [Ref] With them lived their daughter Edith, who is described as 21 and born in Washington, DC in Nov 1889. In 1910, Asa and Laura were living with their daughter Edith and her husband M. L. Walker in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. [Ref]
In 1866 Asa was one of six investors who paid $30,000 for a land claim called the "Ramirez Grant". This grant was sold to the San Pedro and Canon del Agua Company in 1888. [Ref] In 1882 Asa and Laura gave a lot of land, 50 x 100 feet, on Main street in Tisbury, Dukes county, Massachusetts on which to build the Episcopal Church. [Ref]
According to the notes from his memorial service, Asa was a close friend of Kit Carson.
At the time of his death, he had a summer house in Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), Massachusestts and a winter home in Orlando, Florida [Ref]
His widow Laura filed for a veteran's widow's pension on 3 Aug 1912. [Ref] Click here to see the record.
Asa was 5'7" with a dark complexion and grey eyes. [Ref] He spelled his name "Carey" because of an error in the preparation of his record as a cadet at West Point. Rather than have the error fixed, he used the incorrect spelling.
obituary in the New York Times
Letter to Asa Bacon Carey from Kit Carson
Children of Asa Bacon Carey and Laura Melinda Colby:
COL. EDWARD COLBY CAREY (1871 – 1948)
Parents: Brig. Gen. Asa Bacon Carey [Ref, 4;563] and Laura Melinda Colby [Ref][Ref, p. 273]
Edward ("Ned") Colby Carey was born on 20 Apr 1871 [Ref] in Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory. [Ref, p. 273][Ref, 9;61, in New Mexico] He died on 16 or 19 Feb 1948 in Southern Pines, Moore, North Carolina, age 76. [Ref, 16 Feb][Ref, 19 Feb][Ref, 4;563, 19 Feb] He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Southern Pines. [Ref] He married first Ruth Palmer on 1 Aug 1895 [Ref, p. 273] at Fort Douglas, near Salt Lake City in Utah. [Ref gives the month and year][Ref] They divorced between 1910 and 1915. He married second Anne Kneeland Smith of Rutland, Vermont in 1915. [Ref] They divorced in 1930 in Bay county, Florida. [Ref] He married third Caroline Dorothy Tarver of Albany, Dougherty, Georgia. She survived him. Caroline, the daughter of Henry A. and Fannie H. Tarver, was born about 1897 in Georgia. [Ref]
Edward was appointed to the United States Military Academy by Senator Elkins of New Mexico and entered with the class of 1892. [Ref] Struggling with plebe math, he was required to join the class of 1893. [Ref] His roommate Jamie Jamerson wrote that Ned, "was not one to use recreation hours for extra boning but rather cultivated popular fiction and tennis. Nothing seemed to worry him and he was an even tempered, tolerant and unassuming person." [Ref]
Edward was appointed to the USMA from New Mexico and he graduated on 12 Jun 1893. [Ref, 4;563] He ranked 46 out of a class of 51. [Ref, 9;61] He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 16th Infantry on 12 Jun 1893. [Ref, 4;563] He served at Fort Douglas in Utah between 30 Sep 1893 and 17 Sep 1896. [Ref, 4;563] He served at Fort Spokane in Washington between 16 Sep 1896 and 14 Apr 1898. [Ref, 4;563] He was promoted to First Lieutenant in the 16th Infantry on 26 Apr 1898. [Ref, 4;563] He fought in battles around Santiago de Cuba. [Ref, 4;563] He served with distinction in Cuba and was promoted to Captain of Volunteers [Ref] on 9 Nov 1898. [Ref, 4;563] He was promoted to Major in the 42nd US Volunteer Infantry on 17 Aug 1899, joining the regiment at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. [Ref, 4;563] He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. [Ref] After the Spanish War, he served at Fort Reno in present-day Oklahoma and in San Antonio. [Ref] He was acting commander of Fort Reno from Jan to Mar 1907. [Ref, p. 233] He later served in Boston, Hawaii and along the Mexican border in 1916. [Ref] During World War I, he served with distinction as a Colonel in command of the 903rd Infantry. [Ref]
Edward Colby Carey arrived in New York from London on the Minneapolis on 11 Jul 1904. [Ref] In 1910 Edward was living as a lodger in Boston. [Ref] In 1920 Edward and Anna S., age 47, born in Vermont and with parents born in Vermont and New York, were living in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [Ref] In 1930 Edward and Anna were living in Bayhead, Bay, Florida. [Ref] "The years from 1920 to 1948 were largely spent in shooting quail, fishing, raising bird dogs, gardening and golf." [Ref]
Carolyn T. Carey "wid Edw C" was living in Albany, Georgia in 1949. [Ref]
Edward Carey's description of the Battle of San Juan Hill
Children of Edward Colby Carey and Ruth Palmer:
Tenth Generation 10
LAURA CAREY (1898 – 1991)
Parents: Col. Edward Colby Carey and Ruth Palmer [Ref][Ref, p. 273][Ref][Ref]
Laura Carey was born on 15 Jan 1898 [Ref] in Fort Spokane in Washington [Ref, p. 273]. [Ref] She died on 21 Oct 1991 [Ref] at Fort Belvoir, Fairfax Virginia. She is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington county, Virginia. Click here to see a photo of her grave on the Findagrave website. She married first Maj. Gen. Edwin Luther Sibert on 10 May 1919 in New York. [Ref, p. 11][Ref][Ref] She married second as his third wife Lt. Gen. Charles Edward Hart. Edward was born on 17 Jun 1900 in Fort Washington, Maryland and he died on 9 Dec 1991 at Fort Belvoir. [Ref] Edward married first Virginia Hereford. [Ref] She was born in 1899 and died in 1970. [Ref] He married second Anne Harris. [Ref] She was born in 1900 and died in 1982. [Ref]
Ruth Palmer Carey mentions her daughter Laura Carey Sibert and her son-in-law Edwin Luther Sibert in her will. [Ref]
Laura was 5'5", fair skinned with brown eyes and dark brown hair. [Ref]
Laura Carey of Indianapolis, Indiana applied for a passport on 14 Sep 1917 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. She intended to leave New York City on the Panama to visit friends in Panama on about 24 Sep. [Her aunt] Edith C. Walker of Vineyard Haven identified her. She was to travel with Mrs. Harding [the wife of Chester Harding, Governor of the Panama Canal Zone]. [Ref]
Laura C. Sibert of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, born on 15 Jan 1898 in Fort Spokane, Washington arrived in New York from Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama on the Chateau Thierry on 29 Jun 1932. She was traveling with her three children. [Ref] She arrived in New York from Cristobal on the Chateau Thierry on 5 Jul 1933. She was traveling with her three children. [Ref] Laura C. Sibert of Vineyard Haven left the United States on 28 Apr 1946 and returned to New York from Bremerhaven on the George Washington on 16 Sep 1946. She was traveling with her daughter. [Ref] Laura C. Sibert of Vineyard Haven arrived in New York from San Juan, Puerto Rico on the Suzanne on 31 Jul 1950. She was traveling with her daughter. [Ref] She arrived in New York from San Juan, Puerto Rico on the General H F Hodges on 20 Dec 1950. She was traveling with her daughter. [Ref] She arrived in Seattle from Yokohama, Japan on the General Hugh J Gaffey on 7 Nov 1953. [Ref] Laura and her husband Edwin arrived in New York from Alexandria, Egypt on the Exeter on 30 Mar 1955. [Ref]