Crary, Elisha, 1773 - 1861
Elisha Crary (August 22, 1773-February 8, 1861) was the son of Oliver Crary and Eunice Brewster of Preston, Connecticut and the husband of Abigail Avery. The Crary household had an indentured Indian servant, who ran away from them in the summer of 1805.
Crary served as Preston's representative to the Connecticut General Assembly (1815, 1826, 1838) and was a justice of the peace for the town. Like his father, he held the position of overseer to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. The 1860 census for Preston, indicated that Crary was a farmer with real estate valued at $4,000 and personal estate at $2,000.
Find A Grave (Avery Cemetery, Preston, CT). Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 614. Roll of State Officers and Members of General Assembly of Connecticut, 210, 255, 291. Green's Connecticut Register (1832, 1833), 37. Federal Enumeration of Connecticut (Preston, 1860).