James Carey died at his home in Dorchester, 7 Nov., 1893. He had been in his usual health, and dropped in death while conversing with his wife.
He was sheriff of this county from 1856, succeeding Thomas E, Payson, to 1867, when he was succeeded by Horatio G. Herrick. He was born in Newburyport, in 1819, was by trade a butcher; and celebrated his silver wedding 23 Jan., 1889. His wife was Sarah Wheeler of Newburyport, who survives him.
He leaves also three children, James, Jr.. Willis 8. and Mrs. James N. Allen of Brockton; two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Tenney Ross of Newburyport and Mrs. Elizabeth Green of Ipswich; and two brothers, David, of Dunkirk, N. Y., and Charles W., of Brooklyn, N. Y.
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