The Cary/Carey Family in America Homepage

This site is to honor and is dedicated to the research of the descendants/ancestors and relatives of John Cary, (b. 1610) and
Elizabeth Godfrey, (b. 1620).

The Cary and Godfrey families were among the first families of European Immigrants to this country.   John migrated to America in 1634.  Elizabeth's family came earlier.  

This site currently contains:
32,029 Descendants
Ancestors, Cousins & Relatives
31 Generations and 5178 Surnames
Some info on lines of Miles and Thomas, etc. are also included

Lines include Mayflower Descendants Phebe Doty (Daniel Cary), 1762 and Sarah Alden (Recompence Cary), 1688
The wives are the direct descendants in the line from the Mayflower.


Monument to John Cary erected on/near his homestead in West Bridgewater, MA
in 1905 by a group of his descendants. 

Picture taken in July 1998 by Lisa Carey

Click here for a Google Map of where the monument is.

Last updated: October 18, 2016 08:01 PM

Descendants of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey
Their 12 children on down through 31 generations!

 All corrections and additions are welcome.  Send to:
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Descendants of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey
Their 12 children on down.

Newest Additions/Corrections to this site:
(last 180 days, as of Octl 18th,  2016)

Carey Cousins Page


Carey Cousins
Others researching this line.

Books Pertaining to this Cary Line

Revolutionary War Soldiers - Cary/Carey Roll Call List w/regiments.  (from National Archives; state and family records)

Places & Landmarks named for Carys
Working notes

Cary Groups and Organizations


An excellent source of early  history, arms & crest information! 

Controversial issues and corrections that are disputed between parties & sources

The amount of info on line is amazing, BUT it also means a huge duplication of efforts on a line like this with two spellings.  There are two Genforums.  
 Cary Family Genforum  
Carey Family
Genforum- a message board service.

Also, two Cary/Carey message boards.  Visit the Cary Family
Carey Family Message Board
- a message board service

AND, two rootsweb surname mailing lists!  Subscribe to the Rootsweb Cary Surname Mailing List 
Carey Surname Mailing List
a great place to meet other Cary researchers

A Brief History of Castle Cari, Somerset, England (if you visit there looking for documented history they will tell you there is no documentation linking the Cary’s to the castle. In fact, quite the opposite,) they believe the Castle is named for the river near there also called Cary.See the attached information about Castle Cari.

Nearly 100 miles away though in Clovelly there is a church at the top of Clovelly that does have tombs and the harbor wall is credited with being designed and built by the Cary who is an ancestor to John Cary b. 1610.)  this is a link to the page that explains the History of Clovelly and the Cary involvement.

Ancestors & Cousins  of John,
from Lord Adam de Kari, b. abt. 1170 & including Miles Cary, b. 1621 Line


This site was developed, built, and is maintained by:    

Lisa Carey
Aurora, CO S
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