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John T. Carr
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1848
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1920
Erath County
Texas, USA

John Thomas Carr was born in Arkansas to Stephen and Martha Williams Carr. His father died before he was 10, leaving the widow and five children. On the eve of the Civil War, the family moved to Southern Missouri. Facing anarchy and near starvation in the war, John's younger brother William Elijah Carr joined the Union Army as a bugler in 1862. Shortly after that, the family moved back to Arkansas where John Thomas lied about his age and joined the Confederate Army. Both John Thomas and William served until the end of the war, but fortunately never faced each other in battle. In 1875 the by now adult Carr Siblings and their mother moved to Erath County, Texas. There, all of them became land owners. John and his brother Joseph "Newt" Carr never married and became owners of several farms together, renting some out and working others. Both lived well into the 20th Century. 
 
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 Parents:
  Martha Jane Williams Carr (1826 - 1891)
 
 Siblings:
  John T. Carr (1848 - 1920)
  Joseph Newton Carr (1853 - 1936)*
  James David Carr (1854 - 1939)*
  Martha Carr Riley (1855 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Plainview Cemetery
Dublin
Erath County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Jerry Carr
Originally Created by: Lola Fry
Record added: Jan 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33079731
John T. Carr
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John T. Carr
Added by: Jerry Carr
 
John T. Carr
Added by: Jerry Carr
 
 
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- abk
 Added: Jun. 29, 2015
To honor the service of a Confederate Soldier, my great-great uncle John T. Carr. Lied about his age to join the 45th Arkansas Cavalry in 1863, serving until the end of the war. Rest in peace, brave Soldier.
- Jerry Carr
 Added: Jun. 10, 2009
 
 
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