CRARY, Joseph 1
History of Washington County, New York, p. 238-239. Surety: 1. "By the family tradition, he [Peter Crary] had a brother, Roger, who came with him from Scotland, and settled at Woodstock, Conn., and there, by his wife, Mary, had Roger, born 1710; John and Joseph. He died May 12, 1791 in the eighty-second year of his age [see Comments]. His wife, Mary died October 13, 1777, aged about fifty-eight years.
John Crary, the son of Roger last mentioned, married and settled at Granville, N.Y., and there his wife died Nov. 10, 1793, and he, while on a journey on Thurman's patent in the now county of Warren, Dec. 15, 1794. Their children were:
1. Joseph Crary, born at Ashford, Conn., March 29, 1758; died at Antwerp, N.Y. April 15, 1810. He married, in 1789, Polly Proctor, a daughter of Leonard Proctor and his wife, Mary Keep, born at Westford, Conn., Oct. 20, 1770, and died at Farmersville, N.Y., in October, 1853. Among their children was Leonard P. Crary, born February 27, 1790, and died at Black Rock, N.Y., March 6, 1736. He was twice married. His second wife, Sarah Harris, a daughter of Asa Harris and his wife, Lydia Pitts, was born in Scipio, N.Y., November 18, 1803, and died near Harris Hill, Erie County, N.Y., March 28, 1868. Among their children was Charles Crary, who will be mentioned more fully hereafter.
2. John Crary, born 1780; married April 30, 1804, Eleanor, a daughter of Archibald Campbell and his wife, Flora McNeil, and settled in Salem, N.Y., in the practice of law, which he followed till his death at Salem, May 18, 1848.
3. Louisa Crary, born also at Ashford; married Louis Fairchild, and was the mother, among other children, of the Hon. Marinus Fairchild, born November 20, 1811, a long practicing lawyer at Salem, and died January 20, 1887.
4. Roger Crary, studied law with Hon. John Crary, his brother, commencing January 3, 1805, and continuing with him till October 1, 1810; in December following he was admitted to practice in the county courts, and at the October term of the supreme court in 1814, was admitted to the bar of that court. John S. Crary, who was commandant of the Salem company of the 123rd Regiment of New York State Volunteers at the time of the Civil War, was a son of Roger Crary. After the close of the war he became foreman of the railroad shops at Salem and continued such till June, 1871, when he was appointed inspector of signals by the United States Government at New York city."It should be noted that some of the birth/death dates and ages of the persons given in this narrative do not correlate with what is known of Peter Crary, specifically his age and the likely age of siblings he may have had. If the Roger Crary mentioned in this document was truly a brother of Peter Crary [who was born about 1645], and if the death date given for Roger is correct [died in 1791 in "the 82nd year of his age"], Roger would have been born when Peter was about 65 years old, making it impossible that he was Peter's brother. The Roger Crary in this record was actually the grandson of John Crary, believed to have been Peter's brother.