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Dennis Sylvester CARRICO
Ms. __?__
Husband:  Dennis Sylvester / Sylvestor CARRICO
Birth-1:  31 Oct 1774, Frederick Co., MD
Birth-2:  26/27 Oct 1778, Bryantown Hundred, Charles Co., MD
Death:  23 May 1852, Greene Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Thompson Cemetery, Greene Co., IL
Occupation:  wheelwright, farmer
Father:  James CARRICO
Mother:  Elizabeth CLEMENT
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__

Given the age difference between Dennis and Jane, we would immediately suspect he had an earlier marriage.  The children with him in the 1800 census support this view.

Marriage-2:  ca. 1803, Burks Co., PA
Wife-2:  Jane CLARKE / CLARK
Birth:  26 Mar 1785, Fayette Co., PA
Death:  5 Jan 1845, Kane, Greene Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Thompson Cemetery, Kane Twp., Greene Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Religion:  member, Methodist Episcopal Church
Father:  Nathaniel CLARK / CLARKE (1765-1844)
Mother:  Susan __?__
Marriage-3:  9 Jun 1846, St. Louis, MO
Wife-3:  Amy JAMISON
Birth:  31 Oct 1790, Madison Co., KY
Death:  11 Nov 1865, Greene Co., IL
Other Spouse:  m1. Phineas JAMES
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Wife-1:
  1.  (Son A) CARRICO, b. 1790-1800
  2.  (Daughter A) CARRICO, b. 1790-1800; d. by 1810
Children with Jane CLARK:
— born in PA or Mason Co., KY:
  3.  (Daughter B) CARRICO — said to be Susannah CARRICO, but…
She is definitely not the Susanna CARRICO, b. 1826/7, who married Francis G. HUTCHINSON.

— born in Mason Co., KY:
  4.  Nathaniel CARRICO, b. 7 Jan 1805
  5.  Elizabeth CARRICO, b. 14 Sep 1808
  6.  Tabitha CARRICO, b. 20 Jun 1810
  7.  Reuben CARRICO, b. 1812

— born in MO:
  8.  (Daughter C) CARRICO, b. 1810-15
  9.  (Daughter D) CARRICO, b. 1810-15
10.  James B. CARRICO, b. 1816/7
11.  John Clark CARRICO, b. 28 Feb 1819
12.  Dennis H. CARRICO, b. 20 May 1821

— born in MO or Greene Co., IL:
13.  (Daughter E) CARRICO, b. 1822

— born in Greene Co., IL:
14.  Thomas C. CARRICO, b. 21 Dec 1825

Children with Amy JAMISON:
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania

Year Location Event
1774/8 MD birth of Dennis Sylvester CARRICO
c1778/82   birth of Wife-1
1785 PA: Fayette Co. birth of Jane CLARKE
1790 Census    
1790 KY: Madison Co. birth of Amy JAMISON
1790-1800   birth of Son A
1790-1800   birth of Daughter A
1800 Census   can't find
c1803 PA: Burks Co. marriage of Dennis CARRICO to Jane CLARKE
c1803   birth of Daughter, Susannah CARRICO
1805 KY birth of Son, Nathaniel CARRICO
1808 KY birth of Daughter, Elizabeth CARRICO
1810 KY birth of Daughter, Tabitha CARRICO
1810 Census KY: Mason Co. Dennis CARRICO, head of household
1812 KY birth of Son, Reuben CARRICO
1810-15   birth of Daughter C
1810-15   birth of Daughter D
1816/7 MO birth of Son, James B. CARRICO
1819 MO birth of Son, John Clark CARRICO
1820 Census MO: no census taken  
1821 MO birth of Son, Dennis H. CARRICO
1822   birth of Daughter E
1825 IL birth of Son, Thomas C. CARRICO
1826: Oct MO: St. Charles Co. marriage of daughter, Elizabeth, to Joseph H. WHITE
1826: Dec IL: Greene Co. marriage of son, Nathaniel, to Mary BROWN
1827 IL: Greene Co. marriage of daughter, Tabitha, to Jesse WHITE
1830 Census IL: Greene Co. Dennis CARICO, head of household
1836 IL: Greene Co. marriage of son, James, to Priscilla SMITH
1839 IL: Greene Co. marriage of son, John, to Winna Ann VANMETER
1840 Census IL: Greene Co. Dennis CARRICO, head of household
1841 IL: Greene Co. marriage of son, James, to Manerva WILLIAMS
1842 IL: Greene Co. marriage of son, Dennis, to Achsah LAMMON
1847 IL: Jersey Co. marriage of son, Thomas, to Mary J. BEEMAN
1850 Census IL: Greene Co. Dennis CARRICO, head of household
1852 IL: Greene Co. death of Dennis CARRICO
1860 Census   Amy not found
1863 OR: Multnomah Co. marriage of son, James, to Sarah Rosalia VEAZEY
1865   death of Amy (JAMISON) JAMES CARRICO


1.  St. Louis Genealogical Society.  1999.  St. Louis Marriage Index, 1804-76. St. Louis, MO (online at Ancestry.com):
Dennis Carrico Amy, Mrs James 9 Jun 1846 Vol. 3, p. 276

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Dennis Carrico
Birth: 26 Oct 1778, Bryantown, Charles, Maryland
Death: 23 May 1852, Saint Louis, St Louis, Missouri
Marriage: 09 Jun 1845, St Louis, Missouri
Spouse: Amy Jamison
Birth: 31 Oct 1790, Madison, Kentucky
Death: 11 Nov 1865, Greene, Illinois
Source: patron submission
Phineas JAMES
Birth: 1785, Virginia; Death: 1845, USA
Marriage: About 1808, USA
Spouse: Amy JAMISON
Birth: 31 Oct 1790, Madison, Kentucky
Death: 11 Nov 1865, Greene, Illinois
Source: patron submission

3.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

4.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 53 — a rebound county; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1810 KY Mason Co. Mason Roll 7 p. 27/280 Ln. 1 Carrico Dennis 11010-30100-01 8 Wheelwright
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Nathaniel (b. 1805)
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Son A
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = Dennis (b. 1774)
3 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Tabitha (b. 1810)
= Elizabeth (b. 1808)
= Daughter A (b. ca. 1804)
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Jane (b. ca. 1784) 
1 slave all ages by 1810 = ?

5.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, which jibes with them being in Missouri because Missouri Territory didn't become a state until 1821, and there was no territorial census in Missouri in 1820.

6.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #78-79 of 95; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1830 IL Greene Co. Roll 24 p. 42 Ln. 3 Dennis Carico 112 000 010 - 010 200 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Thomas (b. 1825)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Dennis (b. 1821)
2 males 10-14 1815-1820 = John (b. 1819)
= James (b. 1816/7)
1 male 50-59 1770-1780 = Dennis (b. 1774)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Susannah (b. 1822)
2 females 15-19 1810-1815 = Daughter C
= Daughter B
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Jane (b. ca. 1784)

7.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1-2 of 8; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1840 IL Greene Co. Roll 60 pp. 87B-88A Ln. 28 Dennis Carrico 011 000 001 - 000 100 010 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = grandchild?
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Thomas (b. 1825)
1 male 60-69 1770-1780 = Dennis (b. 1774)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Susannah (b. 1822)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Jane (b. ca. 1784)
2 persons employed in agriculture

8.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 23):  South of Macoupin Creek, Greene Co., IL, Roll M432_108, p. 111A, 55/55, enumerated 31 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Dennis Carrico 72 M   Farmer 1700 Maryland
Amy       " 58 F       Ky

9.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Amy, and I really searched.

10.  Clement L. Clapp, compiler.  1879.  History of Greene County, Illinois: Its Past and Present.  Donnelley, Gassette, & Loyd, Chicago (excerpts online at the Morgan Area Genealogy site):
p. 729-30 CARRICO, JOHN O... was the eighth of a family of fourteen children, and was born in St. Louis Co., Missouri, February 28, 1819.

His father, Dennis Carrico, was a native of Frederick County, Maryland.  At an early age he became apprenticed to the trade of a wheelwright, and subsequently became a skillful journeyman workman; attaining his majority, he set out for Pennsylvania, where he worked as a journeyman, and here formed the acquaintance of and married Miss Jane Clark, in 1813 ; in order to better his condition in life, he determined to adopt the West as his future home, and accordingly made his way to Kentucky, where he engaged in his occupation as wheelwright.  It was during the year 1813, that he became a resident of St. Louis Co., Mo., at a period of time, when the entire commerce of the city of St. Louis scarcely footed up to the insignificant sum of $100,000.  Hearing many glowing accounts of the fertility of Illinois, thither he directed his footsteps, and landed in that portion of Southern Illinois, then known as Greene County, since set apart and forming a portion of Jersey County; he necessarily lived a life of frugality for many a year, until such time as emigration flowed rapidly westward, although in after years he became moderately successful as an agriculturist, and became extensively known as a surveyor; his long and useful life ended in 1850 and his ashes repose in the Thompson cemetery, in Greene County.  Mrs. Carrico passed to that world of spirits to which we are all traveling, in 1834, and the survivors of the family, few in number, now reside in different parts of the Union... 

This bio may have been OCR'd because it has four glaring errors (when compared with other sources):  John's middle initial, Dennis's marriage year to Jane CLARK, Dennis's death year, and Jane's death year.  The initial 1813 date has to be wrong (it was probably 1803), if for no other reason than that it's internally inconsistent with the narative.  I can come up with a list of fourteen children, based on the censuses, but John comes out the 11th, not the 8th, unless he was not born in 1819.

11.  Messages posted to the Carrico Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

12.  Messages posted to the Veasey Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

13.  Archive of the CARRICO Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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