Born on September 4, 1824, at Mount Healthy, close to Cincinnati, Ohio, Phoebe Cary and her older sister Alice co-published poems in 1849 and then Phoebe went on to bring out three volumes of her own:
- Poems and Parodies (1854)
- Poems of Faith, Hope, and Love (1868)
- Hymns for all Christians, edited by Phoebe Cary (1868)
A few months after her sister's death, Phoebe died on July 31, 1871, in Newport, Rhode Island.