From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 533

Charles H. Cory is a native of St. Lawrence County, N.Y., born in 1843, a son of Ambrose and Eliza (Munn) Cory.  His grandfathers were both drummers in the war of 1812.  Ambrose Cory moved to Defiance County, Ohio, and in 1864 came to Steuben County and bought 160 acres of land in Jamestown Township where he died in 1883, and where the mother still lives.  They had a family of nine children -- Charles H., Edward, Myron, Lucinda, Melvin, Ambrose, Frank, Orley and Nathan.  Charles H. remained with his parents till manhood, receiving a common school education.  He was married in 1871 to Sarah Reed, daughter of William and Rachel Reed, old citizens of Lagrange County, Ind., and afterward residents of Steuben County.  Mr. and Mrs. Cory have two children -- Allie and Pollie.  Mr. Cory has taken a special interest in educational matters and is a strong advocate of the free-school system.