John Cary (valet)

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John Cary (August 1729 - 2 June 1843) was the colored servant of American Revolutionary War General George Washington.

Cary was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in August 1729 and died in Washington, D.C., 2 June 1843. He was with Washington in the old French war at Braddock's defeat, and accompanied him through the revolutionary struggle.[1]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Cary, John". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.