The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 736, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"THOMAS CAREY was born in New Jersey March 12, 1835, and is the son of PATRICK and ELLEN CAREY, natives of Ireland and parents of four children - CORNELIUS, ELLEN, THOMAS, and JAMES. The father died in Carroll County, Indiana, about the year 1837; the widow re-married and moved to Cass County, (Indiana), where she died in 1840. THOMAS CAREY was married in Cass County, March 16, 1852, to Miss HARRIET F. DOUGLASS, who was born in Cass County, March 25, 1836, and is a daughter of JOSEPH and SUSAN DOUGLASS. In the fall of 1858, MR. CAREY came to this county and purchased a part of his present farm. In November, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged at Indianapolis in December, 1864. His wife died July 2, 1879. May 19, 1881, he married SARAH E. JINKINS, who was born in Cass County, in 1847 Both MR. and MRS. CAREY are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. There have been nine children born to MR. CAREY, named as follows: JAMES W. (deceased), JOHN E., GEORGE R., WILLIAM F., JOSEPH W. (deceased), ALICE D., ANSON E. (deceased), EFFIE M. and THOMAS O. MR. CAREY is the owner of 106 acres in this township and eighty acres in Cass County."