Talk:Lott Cary

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Blurb for DYK[edit]

Did You Know

...that Lott Cary was an African American slave in Virginia who became educated, bought his freedom, became a minister and physician, and helped found the Colony of Liberia in Africa in 1822?

Birth year[edit]

If he died when he was forty-nine in 1828, he couldn't have been born in 1780. He would have had to have been born in 1779. --Saforrest 19:36, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

I have multiple sources for the birth year, and one for claiming age 49 at death. The one about 49 at death is most likely the incorrect one, so I am deleting it from the text for now. If I come across a better birthdate than simple 1780, I will certainly revisit this issue. Thanks for the observation. the collaboration is a part of what makes Wikipedia so much fun. Mark in Historic Triangle of Virginia Vaoverland 20:15, 30 September 2005 (UTC)


Since the article is entitled "Lott Carey", use this spelling throughout.--Parkwells (talk) 18:47, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Cary preferred in official records[edit]

Have moved page to "Lott Cary" (and changed spelling in article) to reflect preferred spelling in official records: road honoring him, historical nomination of his birth site, etc.--Parkwells (talk) 18:39, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Maybe, but your article seems to make no mention of Careysburg in Liberia, also named after him. As a Carey myself I know the name gets mispelt in that way constantly that far back. I'm not aware of very many Carys, but Careys are everywhere. The only reliable source would be something he wrote himself, if he could write of course. (talk) 18:03, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

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