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James Jefferson Carr
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1834
Grayson County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1877
Ezel
Morgan County
Kentucky, USA

James served with the 8th VA Cavalry Co. C, CSA during the Civil War.


On the 2 day of October, Jeff J. Carr, a prominent citizen of Morgan County, was shot while riding along the road and instantly killed. His slayer was hid in the bushes on the roadside and used a shot gun, and it is probable that Carr did not know or see the assassin. The whole community was aroused and every possible effort was used to discover who did the shooting, but to no avail.

Various persons were accused, but satisfactory proof was [not] made against any one, and no indictment was made, until at the recent session of the Morgan Circuit Court, when the grand jury, after examining a number of witnesses, returned an indictment against Thomas Fields, accusing him of committing the murder, and against James Perry, Cyrus Perry, Sr., and Jasper Perry as being accessories, and all conspiring, aiding, and abetting. As we are informed, the indictment was made on the testimony of the wife of James Perry, and circumstances surrounding the parties which go to establish the theory that Fields was hired to do the killing by the Perrys, who were enemies of Carr because he had [been] in a difficulty [and] killed John Harvey Perry, the son of Cyrus, and brother of James and Joseph.

Fields is a well known criminal and is now in the penitentiary serving a sentence in the Mason Circuit Court for horse stealing. The friends of the Perrys claim that there is no just grounds for the accusation against them, and the Commonwealth's Attorney, pro tem, who drew the indictment is of the opinion that no case can be made on the testimony produced before the grand jury.

(Sentinel-Democrat) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Carr (1804 - 1876)
  Elizabeth Porter Carr (1805 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Alice Jennings Carr (1837 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Charity Elizabeth Carr Hensley (1856 - 1937)*
  Thomas Floyd Carr (1857 - 1935)*
  William Emory Carr (1861 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fielden Carr (1832 - 1896)*
  Lucinda Carr Edwards (1832 - 1903)*
  James Jefferson Carr (1834 - 1877)
  William Wilborn Carr (1839 - 1919)*
  Charles Lewis Carr (1842 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carr Cemetery
Ezel
Morgan County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: BC
Record added: Feb 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65033411
James Jefferson Carr
Added by: Brenda Wagers
 
James Jefferson Carr
Added by: Brenda Wagers
 
 
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RIP GG Grand Father.
- Tom Jeter
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
Great Grand Uncle
- Rita Osborne
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
My Great Great Grandfather-a very tragic end.
- Brenda Wagers
 Added: Jul. 25, 2013
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