Born: April 6, 1823, Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Died: November 1, 1908, Galesburg, Illinois.
Buried: Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois.
Julia was the wife of Universalist minister Thomas J. Carney (married 1849).
She 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.