April 6, 1823, Lancaster, Massachusetts.

November 1, 1908, Galesburg, Illinois.

Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois.


Carney began writing verses in early childhood, contributing poems to juvenile periodicals when she was only fourteen. She began teaching primary school in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1844. She married Universalist minister Thomas J. Carney in 1849.

  1. Little Drops of Water
  2. O Sweetly Breathe the Lyres Above
  3. Our Heaven Is Everywhere
  4. Speak Not Harshly, Much of Care
  5. Think Gently of the Erring One
  6. We Come to Thee, O God