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    Cary Furnas, (deceased); was born in Newberry District, S.C. June 19, 1803. His father, William Furnas, located on northeast quarter of See. 28, in Newton Township, in October, 1806. Here Cary was reared. He made his first location just south of the homestead, and, at the end of six years, in 1832, he, located on Sec. 2, where his death occurred, at the age of 69. He married Matilda Leavell in 1825. Of the six children born to this union, two died in infancy, and one lives, at the age of 33. Matilda is the daughter of Robert and Sarah (Perry) Leavell.; Robert was born Oct. 22,1780, in South Carolina, and, in 1805, came to this State; in 1807 or 1808, he located on Panther Creek, in Newton Township, where he established the first home in that part of the township; in 1812, he moved, with his family, south of West Milton; during the war of 1812, he served as a teamster, and at close of war returned to his farm on Panther Creek, where his death occurred at the age of 87. He took a great interest in the welfare of his country, and voted at every Presidential election from his majority till his death. His wife, Sarah, died March 31, 1864, aged 82 years. He hid a family of four sons and four daughters; the daughters still survive.

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