Born: April 26, 1820, Mount Healthy, Ohio.
Died: February 12, 1871, New York. At her funeral, the pallbearers included Phineas T. Barnum, founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, and newspaper editor and publisher Horace Greeley.
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
Cary moved to New York around 1852. She and her sister Phoebe were both gifted poets. Besides some prose works, Alice produced: