Now that I have been doing genealogy for a while, I am so used to cousins marrying cousins that the first thing I assume is that there must be kinship somewhere!
I am aware of the earlier Meeker/Carley connection, but so far I haven't been able to connect Persis to that family line. (But they were kin and in the neighborhood, so I haven't given up.) I also have not found anything connecting her to the Columbia Co. Abraham Carley - Susannah Brookins family either except that several of their grandsons were in Schoharie Co. when Persis and Jonathan Meeker were there.
I have found a couple of records in Columbia county which mention a Joseph Carley Sr. who would have been the right age to be Persis' father, but I cannot find anything to connect her with him and I don't know where he came from or whether he was related to Abraham Carley.
So I continue to look for Carley information hoping that there will be a clue in it somewhere.