Surname: Carr

General History of the Western Indian Tribes 1851-1870 – Indian Wars

Up to 1851, the immense uninhabited plains east of the Rocky Mountains were admitted to be Indian Territory, and numerous tribes roamed from Texas and Mexico to the Northern boundary of the United States. Then came the discovery of gold in California, drawing a tide of emigration across this wide reservation, and it became necessary, by treaty with the Indians, to secure a broad highway to the Pacific shore. By these treaties the Indians were restricted to certain limits, but with the privilege of ranging, for hunting purposes, over the belt thus re-reserved as a route of travel.

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Biography of Frank Henry Carr

Frank Henry Carr, one of the patriotic men who periled his life in the cause of the Union during the late Civil War, now an enterprising mill-owner of West Hopkinton, was born in West Hopkinton, February 8, 1841, son of Thomas W. and Caroline (Connor) Carr. The grandfather, John Carr, removed from West Newbury, Mass., to Concord, N.H., where he kept an inn for a short time. From Concord he came to West Hopkinton about the year 1821, making his residence on a farm which had been presented to his wife by her brother, Thomas Williams. While a carriage-maker by trade, he had a natural aptitude for general mechanical work. One of the most cherished possessions of his grandson’s family to-day is an old ‘cello made by him in his leisure hours. In politics he was an ardent Whig. He died on the old farm at the age of seventy-five. His wife, Abigail, who survived him some years, attaining the age of eighty-six, was a magnificent specimen of New England womanhood, strong, energetic, and cheerful up to the day of her death. She left a lasting impression upon her grandchildren, then growing up about her. Mr. and Mrs. John Carr had a family of eight children-Anna, Eliza, Emma, Abigail, Almira, Helen, Samuel, and Thomas Williams. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state:...

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Biography of David Carr

David Carr was the son of Elijah Carr, first cousin of Paddy Carr and second cousin to Charles Weatherford, of Alabama, the latter being son of the great warrior and hero of Fort Mimms, while the former is well known in the history of his country. David Carr’s mother was one of the Grayson family, of high reputation among the Muskogees. The subject of our sketch was born in 1841, and educated at the neighborhood schools; but, his parents dying when he was still a boy, he was deprived of many chances of enlightenment. He married, when scarcely twenty-one years old, Angelina Grayson, an aunt to Captain G. W. Grayson. She died the following year, and David married her sister, Caroline, by whom he had three children, Israel, now aged twenty-one years, Emma and Liddie. David’s father was the owner of a large plantation and negroes near Fishertown, a part of which is now the property of Mr. William Fisher, but the war destroyed the value of the property, and David went on a small farm on North Fork known as the Hobulchehoma place, which he has since sold (in 1887) to Pilot Grayson. Mr. Carr entered politics through the doorway of the House of Warriors, filling an unexpired term to commence with, after which he went to the House of Kings by election for four years. He also...

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Biographical Sketch of Robinson Carr

Robinson Carr, firm of Carr & Thomas, livery and feed stable, is a native of Otsego County, N. Y.; in 1853, came to Wisconsin; followed farming; in 1858, came to Burt County, Neb.; engaged in farming, which he continued till 1876, when he engaged in the livery business. He now owns twenty acres of timber land and property in...

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Slave Narrative of Margrett Nickerson

Interviewer: Rachel A. Austin Person Interviewed: Margrett Nickerson Location: Jacksonville, Florida Age: 89-90 In her own vernacular, Margrett Nickerson was “born to William A. Carr, on his plantation near Jackson, Leon County, many years ago.” When questioned concerning her life on this plantation, she continues: “Now honey, it’s been so long ago, I don’ ‘meber ev’ything, but I will tell you whut I kin as near right as possible; I kin ‘member five uf Marse Carr’s chillun; Florida, Susan, ‘Lijah, Willie and Tom; cose Carr never ‘lowed us to have a piece of paper in our hands.” “Mr. Kilgo was de fust overseer I ‘member; I was big enough to tote meat an’ stuff frum de smokehouse to de kitchen and to tote water in and git wood for granny to cook de dinner and fur de sucklers who nu’sed de babies, an’ I carried dinners back to de hands.” “On dis plantation dere was ’bout a hunnerd head; cookin’ was done in de fireplace in iron pots and de meals was plenty of pea, greens, cornbread burnt co’n for coffee – often de marster bought some coffee fur us; we got water frum de open well. Jes ‘fore de big fun fiahed dey fotched my pa frum de bay whar he was makin’ salt; he had heard dem say ‘de Yankees is coming and wuz so glad.” “Dere...

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Slave Narrative of Rose Adway

Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Rose Adway Location: 405 W. Pullen, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76 Occupation: Farmed “I was born three years ‘fore surrender. That’s what my people told me. Born in Mississippi. Let me see what county I come out of. Smith County—that’s where I was bred and born. “I know I seen the Yankees but I didn’t know what they was. My mama and papa and all of ’em talked about the War. “My papa was a water toter in durin’ the War. No, he didn’t serve the army—just on the farm. “Mama was the cook for her missis in slavery times. “I think my folks went off after freedom and then come back. That was after they had done been sot free. I can remember dat all right. “I registered down here at the Welfare and I had to git my license from Mississippi and I didn’t remember which courthouse I got my license, but I sent letters over there till I got it up. I got all my papers now, but I ain’t never got no pension. “I been through so much I can’t git much in my remembrance, but I was here—that ain’t no joke—I been here. “My folks said their owners was all right. You know they was ’cause they come back. I remember dat all right. “I been farmin’ till...

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Biography of Nelson F. Carr

It is more than six decades since Nelson F. Carr became a resident of Oklahoma and he is known to the people of Bartlesville and Washington county as the “Pioneer of Big Caney.” A native of New York, he was born in Wilton, Saratoga county, September 2, 1844, a son of William Henry and Sarah M. (Clancy) Carr, the former also a native of the Empire state, while the mother’s birth occurred in Vermont. He has a very faint recollection of his father, who died in September, 1848, at the age of thirty-one years. In 1859 the widowed mother, with her son and two daughters, removed to the western frontier, settling in Fort Scott, Kansas. They traveled by rail as far as Pleasant Hill, Missouri, then the terminus of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and thence they journeyed by stage as far as the present Kansas City. Nelson F. Carr was but fifteen years of age at this time, his active business life covering the entire period of railroad development in the country west of Missouri, the first railroad being put into operation in the United States sixteen years prior to his birth, or in 1828. Mrs. Carr remained a widow for sixty years, dying in California at the age of eighty-nine years. Her two daughters were : Anna Bridgman, deceased; and Jennie Bent of Colorado, who has two sons...

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Carr, J. J. Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon LA GRANDE, Or., April 1 – Mrs. J. J. Carr, wife of a prominent La Grande business man, died here last night. Death was said to have resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. Baker Democrat Herald – – April 1,...

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Paul Carr

1st Class Private, 120th Inf., Co. I, 30th Div. Born in Orange County; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carr. Entered the service July 25, 1917, at Hillsboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 16, 1918. Fought in the Hindenburg drive and all battles with the 120th. Wounded Oct. 10, 1918; machine gun wound. Returned to USA April 13, 1919. Landed at Charleston, S. C., and was mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 18,...

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Duffy Carr

Private, 120th Inf., Co. I, 30th Div. Born in Orange County; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carr. Entered the service at Hillsboro, N.C., July 25, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Was in all battles with the 120th. Returned to USA April 13, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 18,...

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Sally Todd Carr of Toddsville NY

CARR, Sally Todd7, (Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 14, 1793, died Jan. 18, 1874, married in 1815, Ephraim Carr, who was born May 17, 1787, died July 31, 1855. They lived in Toddsville, N. Y., where some of their descendants are living at the present time. Children: I. Daniel D., b. Sept. 23, 1816, d. Oct. 27, 1866. II. Delavan D., b. Aug. 22, 1818. III. Laura E., b. July 23, 1820. IV. Asaph H., b. Aug. 6, 1822. V. Ceylon W., b. Oct. 3, 1824. VI. Sarah T., b. Sept. 27, 1826. VII. Chester H., b. Aug. 3, 1828. VIII. Ann Eliza, b. April 3, 1830, d. April 13, 1830. IX. Edwin L., b. April 28, 1832. X. Theodore P., b. May 10, 1834, d. Sept. 13, 1836. XI. Theodore P., b. Aug. 10,...

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Carr, Billy Joe, Sr. – Obituary

Billy Joe Carr Sr., 60, died Oct. 3, 2005, after a long illness with his wife, Diana, and his brother, Floyd, by his side. At his request, there will be no service. Coles Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was a beloved brother to Floyd Carr and father to Billy Joe Jr., Shayne, Bob, and Terresa. He had 10 beautiful grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a strong and loving man. He survived through more than most would and accepted what life had offered him. He will be remembered by friends and family as a great man. He will be missed by all the people whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura; and his parents Clyde and Neva Carr. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 7, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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1910 Census of Fort Shaw Industrial Indian School

Fort Shaw Industrial Indian Boarding School opened in 1891 in Montana. It was discontinued 30 June 1910, due to declining enrollment. In 1904, it had a famous girls’ basketball team that barnstormed its way to St. Louis playing basketball and performing, and won the “World Championship” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. This census was requested by the Department of the Interior for a listing of all the Indians enrolled at Fort Shaw Indian School for June 1910 in answer to Circular #448. Key to Relation Father – F    Mother – M Sister – S    Brother – B...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of Elisha Hatch Carr

Elisha Hatch Carr, a well-known business man of Newport, was born in Hillsborough, November 17, 1842, son of Robert and Cleora (Goodale) Carr. The grandfather, Robert Carr, who was among the early settlers of Hillsborough, cleared his land, and became a successful farmer, living to be more than eighty years old. He fought in the war of the Revolution. Of his five children Robert, one of the elder, became the owner of the farm, spent his life there following the occupation of general farmer throughout his active period, represented his district in the State legislature, and died at the age of eighty-one years. Robert was a liberal in religion, and his wife was a Methodist. She died at the age of seventy-seven. Their seven children, all still living, are: Robert G., who resides in Haverhill, Mass.; Cleora A. Morrill, a resident of Peterboro, N.H.; Abbie J. Hadley, of Hillsborough Bridge; Sarah J. Barker, residing in Nashua; Angeline Gunnison, residing in Newport; and Celestia M. Booth, who resides in Worcester, Mass. Elisha H. Carr grew up in Hillsborough, where he attended the district school. In his early life he was employed as a clerk. Afterward he engaged in business for himself in East Washington, N.H., and in Goshen, N.H., keeping a general store. In 1891 he came to Newport, and opened a livery stable, which is now the leading establishment...

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