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Sarah E. S. Baytop/Baystrop[1]

Female 1789 - 1879  (89 years)

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  • Name Sarah E. S. Baytop/Baystrop 
    Born 18 Sep 1789 
    Gender Female 
    Died Apr 1879 
    Person ID I15409  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2016 

    Family Gill A.6 Cary,   b. 18 Mar 1783,   d. 25 Mar 1843, Newport News, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
     1. John Baytop Cary,   b. 1819, Hampton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F5396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S100] Internet Source,
      Cary, Colonel John B.
      Colonel Cary was born in Hampton, Virginia, in 1819, a son of Col. Gill A. Cary, of Hampton, who was born March 18, 1783, and died in March, 1843; son of John Cary of Back River, Elizabeth City county, Virginia, born 1740, died 1795; son of Miles Cary, "The Elder,'' owner of "Peartree Hall," Warwick County, Virginia, who died in 1766; son of Miles Cary who died in 1724, who was a grandson of Miles Cary, "The Emigrant," who came to Virginia from Bristol, England, in 1640, and died in Warwick county, Virginia, 1667. His mother was SarahE. S., daughter of Major James Baytop, of Gloucester County, Virginia, born September 18, 1789, died in April, 1879. He was educated at Hampton Academy, and at William and Mary College, graduating from that time honored institution July 4, 1839. For five years he taught school, then was seventeen years principal of Hampton Academy, which was disbanded April, 1861, on the secession of the State of Virginia. He entered the Confederate States' service as Major of Virginia Volunteers; was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel after the fight at Bethel, and assigned to the 32nd Virginia Regiment; was subsequently appointed Assistant Adjutant and Inspector-General at the request of Gen. JohnB. Magruder, and assigned to duty on his staff, serving through the Peninsular Campaign, and the Seven Days' Fights around Richmond. After Gen. Magruder's transfer to the Trans-Mississippi Department, Col. Cary was transferred to the Paymaster's Department, in which he served until the close of the war, on duty in Richmond. After the evacuation of Richmond, and the surrender at Appomatox C. H., he returned to Richmond, and was paroled April 24, 1865. He farmed for one year: then in February, 1866, was elected General Agent of the Virginia Penitentiary. He went into business also, as general commission merchant, with the lute W. A. Armistead, of the firm of Armistead, Rice Cary & Co., later Armistead & Cary.
      Colonel Cary was removed from his official position by the Commander of Military District No. 1, December 24, 1868. In January, 1869, he entered the Insurance business as General Agent of the Piedmont Life Insurance Co.: after a few months, he went to New York, as a member of the firm of Morriss & Cary, but soon accepted an appointment as General Agent of the Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Co., serving as such nearly two years. He was then for several years associated with Gen. Harry Heth, as General Agent and Manager of the Virginia Department of the Life Association of America, of which he subsequently became sole manager, resigning this position at the close of 1887. In January, 1878, he was appointed General Agent for Virginia of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Milwaukee; and in 1883, with his son (T. A. Cary,) under the firm name of John B. Cary & Son, was appointed to the position they still hold as General Agents of this Company for Virginia and North Carolina.
      Colonel Gary served as Treasurer and Superintendent of the Democratic City Committee, of Richmond, Virginia, for about six years, to July, 1886, when he was appointed Superintendent of Schools for the City of Richmond, which position he resigned in February, 1889. Himself and family are members of the Seventh Street Christian Church, Richmond.
      At Seaford, Matthews County, Virginia, in January, 1844, he married Columbia H. Hudgins, of that county. The record of their children is: Gilliena, unmarried; John B., jr., died in August, 1861, aged thirteen years; Lizzie E.,married Wm.T. Daniel, of Richmond; Elfie M., married John L. White, of Caroline county, Virginia; Sallie Campbell, married Louis P. Knowles, of Pensacola, Florida; T. Archibald, married Maria B. Abert, of Columbus, Mississippi. [History of Virginia From Settlement of Jamestown to Close of The Civil War by Robert Alonzo Brock and Virgil Anson Lewis, 1888 - Transcribed by AFOFG]