|POET (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)|
BORN 4 Sep 1824, Mount Healthy, Ohio (near Cincinnati) - DIED 31 Jul 1871, Newport, Rhode Island|
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn (Section K, Lot 13769)
Phoebe Cary was the daughter of a farm owner in Ohio. She had her first poem published in a newspaper in 1838 when she was only fourteen years old. She wrote for several magazines. She campaigned for women's rights and for a while she was the editor of "The Revolution". In 1850 she moved to New York with her sister Phoebe, who was also a poet.
In 1854 she published "Poems and Parodies", followed by "Poems of Faith, Hope and Love" in 1868. In 1869 she edited "Hymns for All Christians". She died five months after Alice in 1871, aged only 46.
is brother/sister of Cary, Alice