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CARR FAMILY







 

Descendants of Robert Carr






 

Generation One




1 . ROBERT 1 CARR was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, circa 1695. He married Mary Williams, daughter of Richard
Williams and Sarah (Williams), in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Robert died circa 1773 in Nansemond County, Virginia.
Efforts to determine his father have been unsucessful so his birth could be way off. We are inclined to think he may have had two
wives and his first one may have been the Lawrence by whom he had a son Robert. Robert appears to be older. The girls appear to be
younger and Mary would have been born after 1755 as she was not of age when her father wrote his Will. There were eight children
and probably one or two who died as infants indicating at least at a twenty year span of children. With Mary being born after 1755 this
would indicate the first was born by 1735 and possibly ten years earlier or more.
By the mid 1700's there were several Robert Carrs but we can't sort them. Both in NC and in Va there are cases of a Robert Sr and Jr.
N. C. JOURNAL - Book XI #4 - Early Livestock owners in Bertie County - p 8 dated 1729 - Robt. Carr Jr. Peter Durden etc
We know Robert and Mary were married by 1751 when her brother, Elisha Williams, died in Edgecombe Co and left a negro girl
Veanus to his sister Mary Carr
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Isle of Wight Co., VA, DB 6, pgs 318, 319. Deed. 28 November 1743 ROBERT CARR by the consent of his wife (no name) to
Walter BRYANT of same County, for 60 lbs, land in lower parish of I of W,
1) s.side of Currawaugh ---Marsh Branch upon s. side of the Plantation..Wm Bushes = 200 acres
2) plus another tract lying by sd place.... Currawaugh Swp....sd CARRS line.....trees to divide Joseph POWELL's land between
ROBERT CARR & Timothy Duck....this part of land left to JOSEPH POWELL by his father, decd = 85 acres
3] land.... patent to ROBT CARR, 10 February 1722....beginning at sd. CARRS line ----------
Hardy Council....John Butler....to ROBT CARR'S land...to have & to hold except 20 yards square in the orchard for a burial
place to the said CARR........ROBERT CARR is now the lawful owner of the granted land....
Wit: Henry Lightfoot, Junr, Rich: R.G.Gay
Signed: Robert Carr
( no wife signed)
Reg. 28 Nov. 1743 --- ack. by Robert Carr
Southampton Co., VA DB 4, pp 332-334, 10 January 1771. William Pope & Prudence Pope of Southampton Co. (abstract. RBF)
for 28 lbs curent money of Va., paid by Robert Carr of same county,
100 acres in said county....adj. William Edwards land...a corner tree of Henry Pope's land.... up run of branch to a red oak a line of
trees of the Nottaway Indians Land....this being a tract of land being the whole of a deed made to Francis Cox by Anthony Franco
dated 15 Dec. 1716....
Wit: Dempsey Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Matthew Johnson
Signed: William Pope, Prudence Pope.
Reg. Court Feb. 1771, ack. by Popes, she being first privately examined for consent.
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THE VESTRY BOOK OF THE UPPER PARISH, Nansemond Co., VA, 1743 - 1793, VA State Library, Richmond, VA,, Wilmer
L. Hall, editor
March 12, 1747/8 In Pursuance to an Order of Vestry bearing date Aug. 31st 1747, We have Possessioned all the Land of the South
side of Black water & Notaway River in Nansemond County except some small pieced of Lines which we could not get at for freshes
as JOHN POPE SIMON EVRITS GEORGE WILLIAMS DANIEL WILLIAMS....ROBT CARS ( etc.) THOMAS EDWARDS
JACOB DURDENS...ROBERT CARS SENR CARR DURDENS (etc.) signed: William Hart Joseph Curl
(p.69) Order of Vestry (to) procession (& have) Robt Car present...Jacob Darden Prest Robt Car Land Processd Car Darden (etc)
Signed: Robert Dardan, THOMAS EDWARDS
P. 215. Order of Vestry for the Upr Parish Nansemd Co........TITUS CARS land IN PRES. OF JOHN EVERITT ROBT CAR ....
Robt Cars Land in pres(ence) of JOSHUA CAR Josiah Williams

23 Dec. 1771...
Mention of Matt Edwards in presence of SOLOMAN EDWARDS & John Carr.....
Many Carrs & Dardens named within these pages.....
p. 235......Order of Vestry dated Dec. 19, 1775...we....have processiond the following lands...Geo Williams lines in presence of Wm
Hart DRED EVERITT........
in presence of TITUS CARR.......
(Note: too many names given for me to type in. Read book ! ]
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WILL OF ROBERT CARR
According to descendants of the last owner, this Will went out of the family and it is assumed to have been destroyed. There is a copy
in the Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers at East Carolina University and in the hands of a number of Carr descendants.
Will Written 1 May 1773 Nansemond County, Virginia
In the name of God Amen. I, Robert Carr of Virginia, and County of Nansemond, being sick and weak in body, but in perfect mind
and memory, thanks be to God for it, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, do
make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. Principally, and first of all, I recommend my soul into the hands
of God and my body to the ground to be buried in a Christian-like manner at the discretion of my Executors; and as to such worldly
estate which it has pleased to bless me with in this life, I give in the following manner and form:
First: I give to my loving son, JOSHUA CARR, all my lands on the south side of Nottoway river in the county of Nansemond, except
the pine wood land, he allowing his mother the free use and liberty of the one half thereof together with the Plantation I now live on
during her natural life or widowhood, and after her death or widowhood, to him the said Joshua Carr and his heirs forever. I also give
him my Still and one third part of all the liquors made on the said Plantation, he stilling the
other part for his mother toll free. I likewise give him two cows and calves, one feather bed and furniture, one iron pot, one pan, one
pewter dish and basin, half a dozen plates, one negro boy called Harry, after his mother's death or widowhood, to him and his heirs
for ever.
Secondly: I give to my loving wife, MARY CARR, during her natural life or widowhood the rest of my negroes, to-wit: One negro
fellow called Sam, one called Pompy, one negro wench called Kate, one called Rose, and one called Venus; I also leave to my loving
wife MARY CARR, all my household furniture except such as shall hereafter to be mentioned or given to my children the use of them
during her natural life or widowhood for the help and maintenance of all my daughters during the time they remain single.
Thirdly: I give to my loving daughter ELIZABETH CARR, one feather bed and furniture, one pewter dish, one basin, six plates, two
cows and calves, one negro girl called Jenny, to her and her heirs forever.
Fourthly: I give to my loving daughter MARY CARR, one feather bed and furniture, one pewter dish, one basin, six plates, two cows
and caves and fifty pounds cash, the cash to be paid when she shall come to the age of eighteen years,
or a negro girl of the value of fifty pounds if she should choose it rather than the cash to her and her heirs forever.
Fifthly: I give to my loving daughter MARTHA CARR, one feather bed and furniture, one pewter dish, one basin, six plates, two cows
and calves, one negro boy Jim, to her and her heirs forever.
Sixthly: I give to my loving daughter LYDIA CARR, one feather bed and Furniture, one pewter dish, one basin, six plates, two cows
and calves, one negro boy Abram, to her and her heirs forever.
Seventhly: I give to my loving son Titus Carr, five pounds cash, him and his heirs forever
Eighthly: I give to my loving son MATTHEW CARR, the Plantation whereon he now dwells, together with half my land, or near it
that lies in Hertford County, North Carolina, it being that part of my land lying on the south side of the water hole branch to the head
of the northeast prong to a pine a made corner, then along a line of marked trees near a southwest course to a red oak standing at the
fork of the roads, one to Hill's bridge, and the other to Washington's and Brown's, then running on
Hill's road near south to my line; also a fishing place on Meherrin river; also the particulars which I have already put in his possession
to him and his heirs forever.
Ninthly: I give to my loving son ROBERT CARR, the Plantation he now dwells on, And all the other part of my land in Hertford
County; also the particulars which I have already put in his possession to him and his heirs forever
Tenthly: After wife's death or widowhood, I give to my three sons, ROBERT CARR, MATTHEW CARR, and TITUS CARR, three
of my negroes, one a piece, which they may make choice, to them and their heirs forever.
And the rest of my Negroes and their increase I leave to be squarely divided among my children then living. Likewise all the rest of
my estate in any kind or quality whatsoever, land excepted, to be squarely divided among all my children then living, to them and their
heirs forever.
Eleventhly: My will and desire is that my pine wood land bought of Col. Jesse Brown, be sold by my three sons, ROBERT CARR,
MATTHEW CARR, and TITUS CARR, and the money arising thereby to be squarely divided among them three, to
them and their heirs forever. I do hereby appoint my two sons, TITUS CARR and JOSHUA CARR, my whole and sole Executors to

this my last Will, revoking and disannuling all other former Wills by me made, ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and
Testament. In witness whereof, I, the said ROBERT CARR, have hereunto set my hand and seal the first day of May and in the year of
our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy-three.
Signed ROBERT CARR
Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for my Last Will and Testament in presence of HENRY STEVENS, JOHN EVERITT,
WN. CURLE, JOSIAH WILLIAMS.
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MARY WILLIAMS was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Mary died.
The eight known children of Robert 1 Carr and Mary Williams were as follows:

 

2.

i.

ROBERT 2 CARR was born circa 1735 (Will of Robert Carr, Nancemond County Va - written 1773,

        probate not known. Copy in the Collection of Tabitha Devisconti, ECU.).
         We have no information on Robert. There was one later in Franklin County, NC and think that
        Robert could have been connected to the Hertford family.
        ABSTRACTS OF DEEDS NORTHAMPTON 1741 - 1759 - by Margaret Hofman
        1. p 74 DB 1 p 468 - Samuel Garland of I of W planter (or) to Jethro Durden of Upper Parish of
        Nancemond - 26 Nov 1750 - 10 lbs 90 Ac WS Chowan and NS Buckhorn Swamp - FO John Garland -
        Adj William Battle, Elisha Durden WIT Robert Carr, Elisha Durden, George Whille
        2. p 78 DB 1 p 500 - George Binn of Nancemond Va (or) to Robert Carr Jr. of upper Parish of
        Nancemond (ee) 10 Sept 1751 - 8 lbs - 330 Ac adj John Garner, Hog Penn Branch, Samuel Garland,
        Page WIT Thomas Holiday, Ecum Lewis
        3. p 103 BD 2 p 158 - William Macrome of Northhampton Co (or) Robert Carr Jr. of Nancemond Co
        - 16 Mar 1754 - 12 lbs 240 Ac - NS Maherrin River - ADJ Haw Branch and other lands of Carr - WIT
        D. William, Joshua William, Nicholas Magget
        4. p 136 DB 2 p 423 - James Waller (or) William Daughtrey of Nancemond 14 July 1757 - NS
        Mehrin River - adj Robert Carr, Thomas Davis, Bennett Smith, John Gardner Sr., John Gardner Jr. and
        Daughtrey's other land
        NOTE: Were these Roberts of Nansemond, his son or someone else? Obviously one Robert was of
        Nansemond but was Jr his son?
        1779 TAX LIST OF HERTFORD COUNTY, N.C. [Source: NCGSJ - Feb. 1994, begin p. 2 ]
        ROBERT CARR 700 acres Land, 1 Slave Between 50 & 40, 5 Between 10 & 40, 3 Between 10 &
        5, 1 under 5. Cash at Interest lb 300. 5 Horses, 23 head Cattle.
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        FRANKLIN COUNTY, NC
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        a. Moses Carr in 1771
        b. before 1800 - Robert, Elias, James, John
        c. Deed Book 13 - p 1 - Elias Carr, Elias Carr for James, Elias for John, Robert, Nancy, Laurence
        Eley, Elizabeth, Sally, and Council - heirs of Robert dec - 17 Sept 1803
        d. N. C. Grant to Robert Carr in Franklin - 10 Oct 1783
        e. Robert Carr and wife Mary - 1789 - Wit James Carr
        NOTE: This family moved to Ky
        f. The name Elias indicates a possible connection with the Pitt County family; however, since there
        was an Elias there before 1800 this may be an indication that the name Elias was used in other lines.
        Also the name Council shows up in this line. Someone might want to follow up on this Robert Carr to
        see if he was the brother of Titus and Lawrence or maybe their uncle. The names of both Roberts are
        almost identical.
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3.

ii.

MATTHEW CARR, born circa 1738 in Nansemond County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Wilkinson.

 

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4.

iii.

TITUS CARR, born 30 October 1743 in Nansemond County, Virginia; married Winifred Stephenson.

 

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5.

iv.

JOSHUA CARR, born circa 1750; married Mollie Applewhite.

 

6.

v.

ELIZABETH CARR was born circa 1753 (Ibid.).

         One source sugested she married George Williams - no documentation but that George would have
        been her uncle. See unlinked possible lines.

 

7.

vi.

MARTHA CARR was born circa 1755 (Ibid.).

 

8.

vii.

LYDIA CARR was born circa 1758 (Ibid.).

 

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viii.

MARY CARR, born circa 1760; married Benjamin Williams; married John Williams.



Generation Two


3 . MATTHEW 2 CARR ( Robert1 ) was born in Nansemond County, Virginia, circa 1738 (Ibid.). He married Elizabeth Wilkinson.
Matthew died circa 1797 in Hertford County, North Carolina.
Try both Knox County and Tipton Co, Tenn for this family - Matthew and Robet H. Carr
Mathew Carr - b l738 - d ca 1799 - md Elizabeth (Wilkinson according to DAR application and the papers of Lula Carr Payne) - No
proof although there are dealings between Matthew and the Wilkinson family in Northampton Co., N.C. We are more inclined to think
he married a Parker or he could have had two wives.
Mrs. Payne said there are Pension Papers for the Revo at the Archives for Matthew. The pension was paid to his widow, Elizabeth
Wilkerson Carr. My search at the archives could not find this pension. The guns used by Matthew are now in the possession of M
Carr Payne of Atlanta.
According to l790 Census Records two males over 16 plus Matthew and three females in addition to his probble wife in his
household and 9 slaves and the l779 Tax List gives Matthew and Robert Carr together indicating Robert was a son who was at least l6
years old. Lawrence was already on his own in l790.
With Robert being on the 1779 Tax list, he would have been born no later than 1763. There is no proof that Robert was a son but
usually it was a son on the Tax List although he could have been a nephew.
On the 1800 Census, Matthew was already dec and it appears the Elizabeth on the Hertford Census was his widow. There were no
males in the household - 2 females 16-26, 1 female over 45; 6 slaves. On this census Lawrence had picked up 5 slaves so it appears
those came from his father. On this same census is Lawrence - 3 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-44; 2 females under 10, 1
female 16-26, l female 26-44; 9 slaves and Robert - Robert - 2 males under 10, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 26-44; 1 female under 10, 1
female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-44, 1 female over 45; 12 slaves. The latter Robert would not have been the son of Robert
of Nansemond. This Robert would be inconsistent with a son of 16 in 1779 unless the census was off.
Some of the information on this line came from the papers of Lula Carr Payne now dec. She did extensive work on the family but we
don't have all of her papers. Efforts to get copies from her grandson in Atlanta, were unsuccessful.
HERTFORD COUNTY
a. History of Hertford County - 1766 and 1772 Militia - Capt Robert Carr
b. Hertford Militia List 1758 - Robert Carr - Lt; Robert Carr - Capt
c. Hertford is a burned County
N. C. JOURNAL - VOL XIII - # l - Land Inquisitions and Fee Tails - 1751 1774 - 1769 - Hertford County - Thomas Brett - signing
for him were Robert Carr, Matthew Carr, Joseph Darden among others
From N. C. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY JOURNAL - Vol XX, No l - 1779 Hertford Tax List
This version does not list Robert in the household of Matthew
District 1- Robert Carr - 700 ac land, 1 slave between 50 & 40, 5 slaves between 1 & 40, 3 slaves between 1 & 5, 1slave under 5.
Cash at Interest 300 lbs. 5 horses, 23 head of cattle. Worth 991 lbs. under column labeled s - number 6. under column labeled d - the
number 8
Matthew Carr - right next door - 565 acs land, 1 slave between 40 & 50. 4 slaves between 1 & 40. 1slave between 1 & 5. 3
slaves under 5. Cash 26.1.4 lbs. at interest 400 lbs. 4 horses, 20 head cattle. worth 801 lbs. under column labeled s - number 6.
under column labeled d - the number 8
c. l784 - Matthew in Hertford, Robert in Hertford
d. l780 Greene - no Carr's listed
e. Hardy Carr - Northampton Co - l780
f. Wm - Northampton - l780
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1779 Tax List - from N. C. Journal Vol XIII #2
This was the version done by William Perry Johnston
Matthew and Robert Carr - same household
Elisha Copeland

RECORDS OF ESTATES OF NORTHAMPTON CO - 1781 - 1801 - Vol 1 by David B. Gammon
#422 - estate of Benj. Roberts - March court 1785 - by John Wilkerson exec Final actt included money due from the estate of John
Wilkerson, dec - money pd to John Wilkinson, Matthew Carr etc Money received from Bryan Daughtry, Titus Carr, Wm Daughty,
Robert Carr, Matthew Carr, Jethro Darden etc
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EDENTON DISTRICT NORTH CAROLINA LOOSE ESTATE PAPERS - Vol 1 by Dr. Steve Bradley
1800 - Summons to Hertford Co to Hardy Murfree esq to answer in Edenton Dist Ct William Ree assignee of Lawrence Carr excr of
Matthew Carr dec'd for debt
1800 - Summons to Pasquotank Co to Matthias W. Sawyer physician to answer in Edenton Dist Ct William Rea assignee of Lawrence
Carr excr of Matthew Carr dec'd for debt.
DAR APPLICATION OF LULA CARR PAYNE
Matthew Carr - b 1748 - d 1803 - md Elizabeth Wilkerson - Pvt Va
Son of Robert Carr who md Mary Williams of Nansemond Co, Va. - died Greene County c 1803 - had son Lawrence P. Carr b
May 4 1770 in Greene County and md Martha Barrett who was b 1775 and d 1834 - Lawrence and Martha had son Matthew Hart Carr
b 3 May 1793 d 4 August 1870 - md Sally Rosen Murphy - b 24 April 1793 - Matthew Hart and Sally Carr had son Titus Carr - b 1
Feb 1829 in Greene County, N.C. died in Texas on 16 Sept 1881 and md Mary Edwards who was born 24 Dec 1828 - the applicant
listed other children for Matthew Carr and she said Matthew was the brother of Titus - applicant said Matthew was a private in Capt
Silas Zane's Company 13 Va Reg under Col William Russell. She says there were pension Records in 1777. Applicant was Mrs. Lela
Carr Newman 2118 Capers Ave, Nashville Tenn - name of Chapter in Nashville is Col Thomas McCroy Chapter see Lines for
additional information on this application
Another applicant said older Robert (father of Matthew) was direct descendant of Sir Robert Carr of England and the said Sir
Robert was said to have died 1667 in Va - she says this Matthew had a daughter Margaret who md Daniel Williams
Two sisters, cousins of Lula Carr Payne also had applications based on Lula - Lela Carr Newman and Mamie Lillian Newman - all
were dead in 1993 the only information at the Archives under Matthew as a member of the 13th Reg. of Va was he enlisted Sept 1777
until Oct 9 17-- no date - enlisted for 3 years was discharged no year.
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The six known children of Matthew 2 Carr and Elizabeth Wilkinson were as follows:

 

10.

i.

ROBERT 3 CARR was born BY 1763 in Hertford County, North Carolina.

 

11.

ii.

ELIZABETH CARR married James Copeland.

         Information from Mrs. Payne and additional information from the papers of Mrs. Mary William
        Woodward.

 

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12.

iii.

SARAH CARR, married Solomon Sheppard.

 

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13.

iv.

LAWRENCE PARKER CARR SR, born circa 1765 in Hertford County, North Carolina; married

        Martha Ann Hart.

 

14.

v.

MATTHEW CARR. ESTATE RECORDS OF EDGECOMBE CO - by Joseph W. Watson

        Matthew Carr - inventory taken by Henry Austin - 1823
        Was this Matthew the son of Matthew of Hertford?

 

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vi.

MARGARET (MILLY) CARR was born in Hertford County, North Carolina ( Deed.). She married

        Daniel Holland.
         Edgecombe County Kinfolks - 1788 - 1855 by Joseph W. Watson
         1. Deed Book 8 p 844 - Milley Holland wife of Daniel Holland was daughter of Matthew Carr
        dec late of Hertford Co - 2 Jan 1797
        Edgecombe Co., Deeds, Vol. 5, 1794-1798 by Dr. Stephen Bradley, Jr.
        "p.92, DB 8. 2 Jan 1797. Daniel Holland & his wife MILLEY (X her mark) dau of MATTHEW
        CARR Decd of Edgecombe Co., grant power of Atty to Capt Henry Holland of same to receive our
        part of the estate of our said decd father and father-in-law Matthew Carr late of Hertford Co.
        Wit: Solomon Phillips, John "X" Stalens.
         Proved Feb Ct 1798. Edward Hall CC
        ESTATE RECORDS OF EDGECOMBE CO., NC, 1730- 1820 by Joseph W. Watson, 1970 The
        Seeman Printery, Inc. Durham, NC.
        p.134. DANIEL HOLLAND. Inventory taken by Exum L. Holland, December 11, 1804, February

        Court 1805.
         Account of sale by Exum L. Holland held same day. Buyers: Feb. Ct 1805 James Holland, Rachel
        Holland, MILLEY HOLLAND, & Exum L. Holland.
         Additional account of sale by Exum L. Holland, admr. Feb. Ct 1806. Acct current with admr Feb.
        24, 1808. Ten lbs was "cash reserved for Elias Holland, heir of Esther Holland, decd, it being a sum
        due for Alvan to purchase land " Feb. Ct 1809.
        CENSUS
        No Carrs listed in Edgecombe
        1790 - Edgecombe County
        Daniel Holland - 2 males over 16, none under, 6 females
        1800
        Daniel, Henry, James, Margaret and Richard all living next to each other
        Margaret - three males 0-10. two males 10-16, two males 16-26 - one female 16-16, one 26-45, one
        over 45
        since Daniel's estate had not been filed, this must be another Margaret Holland
        1810 Edgecombe
        Exum, Henry, James, Enoch and Peggy
        Peggy Holland - two males 10-16, one 16-26, one female 26-45, one female over 45
        The rest were in Hollands District
        1820
        Exum L still in Edgecombe
        No Margaret, Peggy etc but there was one in Greene County
        one male 10-16, two males 16-26, two females 10-16, one 16-26, one over 45
        she was the only Holland in Greene Co
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        WILL OF JOHN DUNN - 1793
        sons Jonas (under age), Jacob, Nicholas, Phillips, Steaphen, Burrel, Lamon - daughters MILLEY
        CARR, Luraney, and Sealey Dunn, Mary Sticklin, granddaughter Nancy Dunn
        Who was that Milley Carr?

4 . TITUS 2 CARR ( Robert1 ) was born on 30 October 1743 in Nansemond County, Virginia (Will of Robert Carr, Nancemond
County Va - written 1773, probate not known. Copy in the Collection of Tabitha Devisconti, ECU
.). He married Winifred Stephenson,
daughter of Abraham Stephenson and Unknown (Stephenson), in Southampton County, Virginia, circa 1770 (Near Boon's Bridge). He
died on 2 February 1804 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 60 (RR (Raleigh Register, newspaper) Mon.
20 Feb. 1804 issue:
D. at his seat in Greene County, the 2nd inst., MR. TITUS CARR, in the 61st year of his age. Page 2, column 5
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) (Raleigh Register, abstracted by Lois Smathers Neal.).
The birth of Titus, the place of marriage and the children and their order of birth comes from the short history written by Jonas
Johnston Carr in 1840. Did he have a daughter to marry Jesse Baker - several sources said a Jesse Baker married a Carr.
From Ruth
I was at VA Archives for a few days recently, going through some Southampton Co. records looking for someone else and came across
a suit involving Titus Carr. he signed CARR but body of suit called him KERR. His bro. Joshua Carr made a deposition from Hertford
Co., NC. No date given for the depo. but the one before it for someone else, also from Hertford, was 24 July 1773. Joshua said in yr
1770 he was living with father, to look after his business & he names Titus as his brother. We
knew that, of course, but still I was happy to find another bit about Titus, even if not much
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VESTRY RECORDS - Nansemond County
Mention of Matt Edwards in presence of SOLOMAN EDWARDS & John Carr.....
Many Carrs & Dardens named within these pages.....
p. 235......Order of Vestry dated Dec. 19, 1775...we....have processiond the following lands...Geo Williams lines in presence of Wm
Hart DRED EVERITT........
in presence of TITUS CARR.......
(Note: too many names given for me to type in. Read book ! ]

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Southampton County Residents from Nansemond County, page 74, by L. H. Hart, The Southside Virginian, January 1984.
"In the 1786 Land Tax List, transfers the following individuals were added to Southampton Co. from Nansemond Co. when the
county boundary line was shifted."
Below: Landowners name, acres, Value of land.
Among those named were:
Elisha Darden,
Do for Elizabeth Darden,
John Hart
John Williams,
Etheldred Everitt 1948 A, 1290 lbs.11shilling
Titus CARR 266 A 174 lbs 4 sh 6 p
Elisha Darden NC
Holland Darden
JOHN CARR 679 449 lbs 16 sh. 8 p
Richard Williams 134 71. 9. 4
William Hart 700 463.15.0
Jannet Hart 200 132.10.0
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VIRGINIA PUBLICK CLAIMS - Southampton County, compiled & transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie, Iberian Pub. Co., Athen,
GA
"The court booklets contain interesting and useful information about the contributions of ordinary people to the Revolutionary War.
They provide some details of people's service in the militia or as guards for prisoners of war."
"Not everyone who supplied articles to the armies is listed in the surviving records, and not everyone who supplied articles to the
armies did so willingly."
On page 17 of Southampton List : TITUS CARR 62 1/2 gal. brandy
DB 3, p.330, Southampton Co., VA. 13 Dec. 1764. (abstract RBF ) Thomas Gressonett of S'ton Co. to TITUS CARR of
Nansemond Co. ----for 80 lbs, 200 acres ----s.side Nottaway River...bginning on the s.side on the s.side of the Cypress Swamp adj.
John Everit.....in the County line betwixt S'ton Co. and Nansemond Co. ------John Pope Junr corner...it being part of a patent granted
Lewis Davis for 300 acres 16 June 1727
Wit: Nicholas Maget, Samuel Maget Junr, William "X"(his mark) Barnes, ROBERT CARR SENR
Ack. Court 10 Jan 1765 by Thos & wife Elizabeth Gressonnett
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DB 4, pp 107, 108. 26 Feby 1768. John Pope Junr to TITUS CARR -both of S'ton Co., Va - for 20 lbs current money of Va.----land
lying & being in the afsd county of Southampton ---on the Nottaway River containing by estimation 50 acres.....beginning on
Nansemond line at Robert Gilliams corner then running on the sd Gilliams line to Thomas Everitts line then on Thos. Everits line to a
great branch then ....on the various courses....(p.108) line between the aforesd John Pope Junr of the aforesd TITUS KERRS.... the sd
branch to the Nansemond line to the beginning the aforesd fifty acres of land bearing date June 16 1727 by the sd Lewis Davis
conveyed to John Pope Senr & by sd John Pope Senr to the aforesd John Pope Junr together with all houses & buildings thereon with
the division of various remains & remainders rent issues & profits thereof ----
Wit: Nicholas Magnet, Will Stevens, Thomas Vick, John Chitty, Jacob Turner
Signed: John Pope Junr
At a Court held for Co. of S'ton, 8th day of Sept 1768
This indenture was ack. by the within named John Pope party Thereto & ordered to be recorded
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From two deeds I have (copied in S'ton Co., VA, ) Titus & Winnie were in S'ton Co. Dec. 1784. And 20 March 1786, they were in
Dobbs. Titus supposedly born Nansemond Co., VA, but they md.(Jonas J. Carr's report) at Boon's Bridge, Southampton Co., VA.
Deed Bk 6, p. 379. 8 Dec. 1784 TITUS CARR & WINEFRED, his wife, of Southampton County, VA, to
WILLIAM BRYANT of DOBBS County, N. C.
....for 300 pounds for .....250 acres in S'ton Co. on the south side of the Nottaway River....beginning at a live oak on the side of
Cypress Swamp & on a line formerly JOHN EVERETT'S, then on the said Everett's line to the line which divides Nansemond &
Southampton Counties..then on the sd County line to Robert GILLIAMS's and JOHN HART's corner....EXUM EVERETT's
Cypress Swamp......50 acres of land , part of a patent granted to LEWIS DAVIS for 300 A dated 16 June 1727 & by Davis conveyed
to JOHN POPE & JOHN POPE to John Pope JR. ..... JOHN POPE JUNIOR deeded to TITUS CARR on 25 February 1768.....

The other 200 A granted to the aforesaid Lewis Davis by patent, & he conveyed to John Pope, & JOHN POPE to THOMAS
GREFSWITT to the said Titus CARR on 13 Dec. 1764..........
signed: Titus Carr Winefred Carr
Wit: Nicholas MAGET
William Maget
Nicholas Maget Junior
Joseph Benthall
Titus & Winefred Carr signed, saying they rec'd the money from Wm Bryant on 8 Dec. 1784. Same witnesses.
Titus & Winefred (wife) Carr of S'ton Co., VA, by their indenture 8 Dec. 1784, sold & conveyed to Wm Bryant the fee simple estate
of and in one certain tract - 250 A (etc)
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Nicholas Maget & Geo. Gurley met at house of Titus Carr & therein examined Winefred Carr as to her consent on deed....Ack by
Titus Carr in Court 14 April 1785, & recorded same day.
Deed Bk 6, p. 544. 20 March 1786. TYTUS CARR & wife WINEFRED CARR
of the County of DOBBS in the State of North Carolina, to WILLIAM BRYANT of Southampton Co., VA.,...for 206 lbs current
money of VA, to him in hand paid.....land in S'ton Co., VA on the s. side of Nottaway River, containing 206 acres.....adj. the corner
tree of ETHELDRED EVERITT's standing in the line formerly Nansemond line.....the said EVERITT's line south 29 degrees, and
east 150 poles....COUNCIL's branch....to GUILLIAMS branch and down the branch to the OLD COUNTY LINE & down the said
old line to the beginning......it being part of a patent granted to JOHN POPE for 404 acres, dated Sept the tenth 1755, & the said
POPE conveyed to JOHN POPE, JR. by a deed 17 Nov. 1764, & by the said JOHN POPE JUNIOR conveyed to the said TITUS
CARR
on the 25 February 1768...........
signed: TITUS CARR (seal)
Witnesses: JOHN JACKSON
WILLIAM BRYANT
THOMAS EVERITT
EXUM (X his mark ] EVERITT
Page 546. Proved by oaths of Wm Bryant, Thos. & Exum Everitt, 14 Sept 1786, S'ton Ct.
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Chancery Suit, Southampton Co., VA, Box ____
(RBF abstract) ....Jno Atkinson of Sussex County, VA, says that on or about the 20th of September or October in 1770, at the
courthouse in Brunswick Co., a certain TITUS KERR brought to that place his female negro slaves & offered them for sale....your
orator purchased them 57 lbs & 10 shillings payable about six months afterwards, Titus Kerr positively affirming the said slaves
whose names were Hannah and Judy to be found healthy slaves & also warranting them to be such your orator further sheweth that
soon after the purchase , he discovered Judy to be a fool & not capable of understanding the commands of your orator or any of his
family....orator says he sold her & lost money on her. The other slave, Hannah, your orator soon after his purchase (he) disposed of
to Benjamin Sykes for 55 lbs......Sykes soon after said Hannah was afflicted with a disorder called the Sleepy Disease ....the slave
died of the said disorder....the purchaser wanted his money back but could not get it.......
June 1772....
Reply of TITUS CARR to above -
true it is, he did expose for Sale the said two Negro girls, & the said Complainant John then became a Purchaser of them for the sum
of 87 pounds ten shillings payable about six months after that this Respondent did not, warrant the said Negro girls, but sometime
after the Bargain was completed, he this respondent was asked if they were sound, he replied that he believed they were, unless galded
y riding, if either that the said Judy was as sensible a child as could be expected for one of her condition & age (etc.).... He said he
purchased Hannah from William Thorn... & Judy from the estate of William Battle decd, & he hath commenced his action agst the
said Thorn......
signed: Titus Carr
Jesse Whitehead was sworn: said in April 1772 he was with Mr. Benjamin Sykes and Mr. Titus Carr when he heard Mr. Sykes ask
Mr. Carr if he knew something was wrong with the slave....& Mr. Carr said had he known he hardly would have parted from her to
Mr. Sykes.....The deponent further said that he heard Mr. Carr say, before he sold her, that she (the slave) was one of the sleepiest
bitches he ever saw....
Hertford Co., NC, Thomas Balis Abrams made oath that he had lived with Mr. William Battle decd, part of the year of 1768...& the
negro girl Judah was there...he said she always did as well as could be expected from any girl of her size & age....
Sworn to 24 July 1773 before me - George Little

Hertford County, North Carolina in consequence of a Dedimus from the Co. CT of Southampton Co., Va.,
... JOSHUA CARR personally appeared & made oath ...in the year 1770 he lived with his father and to look after his Business &
during this time TITUS CARR MY BROTHER bought at the sale of Mr. Wm. Battle decd, a negro girl named Judah & brought her
to my father's and I had the girl afsd. under me to work in the crop with me, & I saw she could do her work as well as generally girls
of her age, & never saw or suspected her of being deficient of understanding, etc....
Sworn to 24 July 1773 before me, George Little.
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RECORDS OF ESTATES OF NORTHAMPTON CO - 1781 - 1801 - Vol 1 by David B. Gammon
#422 - estate of Benj. Roberts - March court 1785 - by John Wilkerson exec Final actt included money due from the estate of John
Wilkerson, dec - money pd to John Wilkinson, Matthew Carr etc Money received from Bryan Daughtry, Titus Carr, Wm Daughty,
Robert Carr, Matthew Carr, Jethro Darden etc
#760 - - estate of Charles Stephenson Court 1799 - money pd to Titus Carr, William Darden etc
NOTE: William Darden was Titus' brother-in-law
STATE OF NC ENTRIES OF CLAIMS FOR LANDS WITHIN THE COUNTY OF GLASGOW - 1790 - 1797 by Bill Murphy
#180 - 23 March 1795 - Roger Roberts from Roberts to Titus Carr - 140 acres - Entered for Roger Roberts 140 acres of land adj
Thomas Dail, Robert Hart, Melus Broom
#200 - 13 Nov 1795 - Titus Carr - 50 acres entered for Titus Carr 60 acres adj Ormonds, Olds, Broom and my own lines
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1816 GREENE COUNTY TAX LIST
Capt Wm. Allen's District
Rhoda Carr - 990 acres worth $1980 - two black poles
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CAPTAIN POPE'S district
Titus Carr - 1,092 acres worth $3,800 - 1 white pole, 8 black poles
Robert Carr - 1, 133 acres - worth $3,500 - 1 white pole, 12 black poles
Elias Carr - 58 acres worth $130 - no poles
The above are all children of Titus.
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RR Monday, 20 Feb. 1804 issue: D. at his seat in Greene County, the 2nd inst., MR. TITUS CARR in the 61st year of his age,
page 2, column 5. The Raleigh Register, newspaper.

WINIFRED STEPHENSON.
Winifred - called Winnie - Stephenson was born about 1752, Nansemond Co. or Southampton Co., VA, the dau of Abraham
Stephenson & wife.
Abraham Stephenson did not name a wife in his will (will proved June Court 1791, Northampton County, N. C.] We assume that she
died prior to the writing of his will dated 21 August 1788.
Abraham Stephenson named in his will:
1. dau Winifred Car(r) = negroes
2. s-in-l Wm Darden = use of 15 negroes. After his decease, to grchildren Sarah, Eliz.,
Priscilla, & Abraham Darden.
3. son Charles Stephenson = 3 negroes for life, & then to his son John Stephenson.
Also, my plantation, & at Charles's death, to my grson John Stephenson
4. dau-in-law Dorcas Stephenson = use of 3 negroes & at her death to her dau Polly
5. to grson John Stephenson & grdau Polly Stephenson = negroes each
6. to grson Abraham Dardin = land & plantation, & if no male heirs, to grandson
Robert Stephenson Car(r)
7. to son Charles, the residue of my estate & the use of 2 beds & furniture till his son &
& dau (no names) comes of age
EXR: my sons-in-law William Dardin and TITUS CAR
Wit: Thomas Boon, John Boon, William Boon.
The eight known children of Titus 2 Carr and Winifred Stephenson were as follows:

 

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i.

CHARLES 3 CARR, born circa 1773; married Rhoda Holliday.


 

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17.

ii.

ELIAS CARR, born 1 November 1775 in Nansemond County, Virginia; married Celia Johnston.

 

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18.

iii.

NANCY ANN CARR, born 7 January 1778 in Greene County, North Carolina; married William

        Holliday.

 

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19.

iv.

SARAH CARR, born 7 October 1780 in Virginia; married Redding Pope.

 

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20.

v.

ROBERT STEPHENSON CARR, born 22 December 1782; married Sarah (Sallie) Hart.

 

21.

vi.

WINIFRED CARR was born circa 1784.

         Could she have married Dr. Robert Williams? Elias named his oldest daughter Winifred Williams.

 

22.

vii.

PRISCILLA CARR was born circa 1786.

 

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23.

viii.

TITUS CARR JR, born 28 February 1788 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; married Absley Allen.


5 . JOSHUA 2 CARR ( Robert1 ) was born circa 1750. He married Mollie Applewhite, daughter of Arthur Applewhite, circa 1779 in
Southampton County, Virginia. He died By 1783 in Nansemond County, Virginia (Will of Robert Carr, Nancemond County Va -
written 1773, probate not known. Copy in the Collection of Tabitha Devisconti, ECU
.).
Revo War Records - he md Molly daughter of Arthur Applewhite - Molly md 2nd Absalom Williams on 20 Aug l785 probably as
his 2nd wife. Based on the ages of Joshua's children, he appears to have been younger than his brothers and was probably living at
home when his father died. His two children were not born until Ca 1780.
FROM SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN -
1. Jan 1990 Issue - by L. H. Hart p 3 - Chancery Suits
a. Joshua Carr d intestate 17--- - Heirs are children: Molly by gdn Absalom Williams and Arthur by gdn Arthur Applewhite - each
entitled to 1/2 of slaves
Molly CARR was on the 1783 and 1784 census of Southampton Co., VA. No doubt the widow of Joshua Carr.
VIRGINIA REVOLUTIONARY PUBLIC CLAIMS (in 3 volumes
Vol. II, compiled and transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie & Richard Slatten, Iberian Pub. Co., Athens, GA.
p. 691. Nansemond County. Nansemond County Court Booklet
Court 29 Janry 1782.
John Carr for state 336 # foder, for T. Newton 165# beef 2 lbs-11-3
Robert Carr for state 251 #bacon, cask to pack in 6 lbs-8
Joshua Carr for state delivd. Sept 1780 32 1/2 gal. brandy 13 lbs
Mary Carr for state delivd. Sept 1780 33 gal. brandy, for T. Newton 225#beef 16-0-3
James Carr for state 30# pork 12s-6
(p.699) Court of claims cont. & held for Nansemond County April the 1st 1782
Elisha Copeland for state 2 barls. pork 9 lbs
p.17. Mary Carr for state 4 barls. pork, carting same 5 miles, carting a load 6 miles
John Williams for state
George Williams for state
Isaac Williams "
Robert Lawrence "
Josiah Williams "
Elisha Darden "
John Lawrence "
( I did not copy all that was here )
p.701. Court of Claims cont. & held April 23, 1782, Nansemond Co.
William Eley for state sundrie certs. granted by JOSHUA CARR Comissioner of the provision law in August & Sept 1780 to
sundrie persons for carting provisions & collected in payment of taxes by the said Eley when he was Sheriff to the amount of (etc.)...
JOSHUA CARR for state services as commissioner under the provision law 16 lbs-13-4
p. 705. Court for Nansemond Co., July 11, 1785, among those named was TITUS Ogden for 7700# salted pork....
Joshua Carr - 1782, VA Public Claims, Nansemond Co.
Joshua Carr - Captain from Nansemond Co. in 1777 - List of Officers in VA. Archives
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LW&T of Thomas Applewhite, ww 26 June 1787 wp 13 Dec. 1787, Southampton Co., VA.
(RBF my abstract) 1. Arthur, son of Arthur Applewhite
2.Henry Wills Applewhite, son of John Applewhite
3.Mary Jean Carr, dau of JOSHUA CARR
4.George Thomas Williams, son of Absalom Williams

Witness: James Williams.

MOLLIE APPLEWHITE married Absalom Williams on 20 August 1785 in Southampton County, Virginia ( Marriage Bond.).
Molly CARR was on the 1783 and 1784 census of Southampton Co., VA. No doubt the widow of Joshua Carr.
The two known children of Joshua 2 Carr and Mollie Applewhite both born in Southampton County, Virginia, were as follows:

 

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i.

MARY JANE (MOLLY) 3 CARR was born circa 1780. She married Nicholas Maget on 20 April 1801

        in Southampton County, Virginia (Marriage Bond 20 Apr 1801, with consent of gdn Absalom
        Williams, to Nicholas MAGET,
         Southampton Co., VA. (Source:Marr. Bonds Southampton Co., VA, 1750-1810, revised &
        enlarged - by Catherine Knorr, page 73. 20 April
        1801. Nicholas Maget and Mary Jane Carr. Consent of Absalom Williams. page 144. ]
        ) (.).
         After her father died & her mother md Absalom Williams, she inherited 1/2 of slaves of her decd
        father, Joshua Carr, and her brother, Arthur Carr, inherited the other half.
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25.

ii.

ARTHUR CARR was born circa 1782. He married Jane Everette. He died circa 1831 in Southampton

        County, Virginia.
         Arthur was named after his grandfather, Arthur Applewhite.
        After his father, Joshua Carr, died abt 1783, he & his sister, Molly, each inherited 1/2 of their
        deceased father's slaves. Arthur's guardian at the time was Arthur Applewhite.
        Southampton Co., VA. Will Book 11, page 195. The estate of Arthur A. Carr, Account 23 February
        1831. JANE CARR, the widow.

9 . MARY 2 CARR ( Robert1 ) was born circa 1760 (Will of Robert Carr, Nancemond County Va - written 1773, probate not known.
Copy in the Collection of Tabitha Devisconti, ECU
.). She married Benjamin Williams (Will of Benjamin Williams, written 9 June
1787 pro 13 Sept 1787 Southhampton Co, Va.). She married John Williams circa 1788.
From Ruth
I think she m (1) Benjamin Williams & had son Ethelbert Carr Williams, & then after her husband died, she m (2) John Williams
Notes for BENJAMIN WILLIAMS:
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Abstract of Will of Benjamin Williams, Southampton Co., VA, WB 4, Part 1.
ww 9 June 1787 wp 13 Sept 1787
1. to son ETHELBRT CARR WILLIAMS, & after he is 18, all my nergroes to be equally div. between my wife MARY, son Richard
Egbert Williams, & my dau Marion Williams
2.sons to be well educated "in the mathematics"
Exr: friend Josiah Vick & my wife
Wit: Jas Moore; Hardy Johnson; Reckah Johnson
NCGS Journal, 1977, p. 108. 13 Oct. 1769: to take deposition of ROBERT CARR of N. C.
regarding Sam Browne vs BENJAMIN WILLIAMS (S'ton Co., Va, Order Bk 1768-1772, P. 202.)
The Southside Virginian, Oct 1984 issue, "Unrecorded S'ton Co., VA Deeds" by L. H. Hart
p.43. Dec. 29, 1788 Mary Williams of S'ton Co. for love & affection, to my son Ethelbert Carr Williams - 1 negro girl mentioned in
the will of Benjamin Williams ded'd & allotted to me
Wit: Jos. Vick, Jeremiah Williams. Prov'd June 1789 by one witness & continued.
p.44. 12 March 1802. John Williams & wife Mary of S'ton Co. to ETHELBERT C. WILLIAMS of same. $100, all their right in the
lands of Benjamin Williams dec'd, held as dower by sd. Mary under the LW&T of sd. Benjamin Williams.
Wit: Jos. Ruffin, Jo. Vick, Nathan Porter.
Docket: July 1802. By 2 witnesses & cont'd.

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS died before 13 September 1787 in Southampton County, Virginia (Ibid.).
The three known children of Mary 2 Carr and Benjamin Williams all born in Southampton County, Virginia, were as follows:

 

26.

i.

ETHELBERT CARR 3 WILLIAMS was born (Ibid.).

 

27.

ii.

RICHARD EGBERT WILLIAMS was born (Ibid.).

 

28.

iii.

MARION WILLIAMS was born (Ibid.).



There were no known children of Mary 2 Carr and John Williams.
        


Generation Three


12 . SARAH 3 CARR ( Matthew2 , Robert1 ) married Solomon Sheppard. She died before 15 May 1831 in Hertford County, North
Carolina.
Sarah md Solomon Shepperd - according to DAR application of Lula Carr Payne - there is a Solomon Shepperd in Nansemond Co.
Solomon's mother suppose to be Lydia Roberts Shephard
From the papers of Mrs. Mary William Woodard - most of the information on the database is from her - not documented
From the Papers of Lula Carr Payne - most of this does not make sense but might be helpful to someone working this line.
Edward Bryan son of Lewis I md Martha West daughter of Thomas and Martha Blount West. Martha daughter of John Blount and and
Elizabeth Davis. John Blount son of James Blount and wife Ann who came from IOW to Bertie. Someone originally from Henrico Co.
Thomas West son of ? West and Martha Cullen daughter of Thomas Cullen member of Governor's council in 1670. Lydia Bonner wife
of Joseph Blount & grandmother of Mary ? Blount was daughter of Thomas Bonner died in 1775. His wife Mary Roberts? Died in
1789 sister of Jonathan Roberts. Mrs. Mourning Brickle both of Hertford also sister of
Mrs. Lydia Sheppard of Hertford mother of Solomon Sheppard husband of my great aunt Sara ?? Carr. (in another sheet says Solomon
md my father's cousin Sarah Shepherd
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Notes for Solomon Sheppard:
Solomon Sheppard was born, likely, in Nansemond Co., VA.
He died at the home of his son-in-law, Tilman D. Vann, Maney's Neck, Hertford County.
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Sources: Lula Carr Payne's Papers; Hertford Co., NC, by Winborne; Gates County, NC, records; Mrs. Martha R. Hayes, Norfolk,
VA, )
Deeds pertaining to the Sheppards:
Gates County, N.C. Deeds 1833-1851, by Mona Armstrong Taylor
Bk 11, 1819-1824.
p. 69 - 420 3 Oct. 1820. John Sheppard of Nansemond to Solomon Shepherd of Hertford, for $100, 272 A beg. at mouth of Bradys
Mill Swamp up swamp to William Sears line to a white oak a corner tree.....to Isaac Pipkins line to Jonathan ROGERS line to white
oak a corner tree and south to Mills Swamp to a cypress and down the run of swamp
Wit: John D. Pipkin, Riddick Gatling. Signed: John Shepherd
Gates Co. Bk 14, p. 102 542 30 Sept 1833. Tilman D. Vann and Sarah, his wife, to John Willey....
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Gates Co. Bk 15 & 16, page 108, p. 262, 26 March 1838. Herod Faison & Gulielma Mariah, his wife, of Northampton Co., NC, to
John Willey.
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The three known children of Sarah 3 Carr and Solomon Sheppard were as follows:

 

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29.

i.

MARGARET (PEGGY) 4 SHEPPARD, born circa 1809; married John Waddle.

 

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30.

ii.

SARAH (SALLIE) SHEPPARD, born circa 1812 in Hertford County, North Carolina; married Tilman

        D. Vann.

 

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31.

iii.

GULIELMA MARIA SHEPPARD, born circa 1817 in Hertford County, North Carolina; married

        Herod Faison.


13 . LAWRENCE PARKER 3 CARR SR. ( Matthew2 , Robert1 ) was born in Hertford County, North Carolina, circa 1765. He
married Martha Ann Hart, daughter of Unknown Hart and Jeanette (Hart), BY 1789. Lawrence died circa 1810 in Greene County,
North Carolina.
Lawrence d l803 very suddenly while at the dinner table in Greene County, N.C. according to Mrs. Payne. There are records to
indicate he died later than l803. Although Mrs. Payne states Lawrence md Martha Ann Barrett and she was the mother of Matthew H.,
I am inclined to think Martha Ann was the stepmother IF she was a Barrett. Lawrence was married and had children before he left
Hertford County. Without question he married a Hart. Mrs. Payne said Martha Ann remarried a Hart and had 5 children but there is no
evidence of that and it is rather doubtful and this may be where the family tradition got a little mixed up. It probably should have been
that Lawrence married a Hart and had 5 children. That would be almost perfect fit IF Argent was indeed a daughter and the unlinked
Margaret was a daughter. It would be one too many if Robert H. of Tipton Co was a son.
Records of Lela Elizabeth Carr Newman give Lawrence's birth as 4 May 1770 but no documentation.
Roster of N. C. Masons in the 18th Century, (continued from Vol. V, No.2, p. 103)
p.145 American George No. 17, Murfreesboro
(among those named): Jonathan Brickell 1797; William Brickell 1799;
LAWRENCE CARR, 1797
Source: "The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society ,"
Summer 1978, Vol. 5, No. 3.
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From Carolina Federal Republican - Laurence Carr, Greene County - horse standing ? 16 March 1809
FROM ROGER KAMMERER
This is what we base his death date of CA 1810 on.
RECORDS OF ESTATES OF NORTHAMPTON CO - 1781 - 1801 - Vol 1 by David B. Gammon
1. #740 - Acct of Sales Dec Court 1798 - estate of Mary Sharrard - buying were Lawrence Carr, Reddick Darden, Lemuel Lawrence
etc
#822 - estate of Thomas Barrett - June Ct 1800 - James Barrett and John Lockhard Adm - money pd to Benjamin Carr, James Barrett -
money pd for coffin for Mary Barrett in Dec 1796, money pd for lands in Southhampton and taxes in Tenn in 1797, 1798, 1799 - acct
current from Dec 1796 to 1800
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CRAVEN COUNTY
Acct of estate sale of Stephen Witherington - 28 July 1803 - buying was Lawrence Carr
EDGECOMBE COUNTY
Edgecombe County Kinfolks - 1788 - 1855 by Joseph W. Watson
Lawrence Carr had land in Edgecombe in 1805
NOTE: I made this note, but can't find where I got it
Was this a son of Lawrence -
Col. Robert H. Carr of Tipton County, TN, formerly of Greene Co., NC, died 8 December 1837 - Left a wife and several children "in
about the 36th year of his age."
From Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, N.C. Newspapers Vol. III, compiled by Lois Smathers Neal .
Tipton Co., TN Marriages has a Martha J. Carr and James Parker with
MB 31 March 1843. Bond date - no return.
He was on 1830 Tipton Co. census. On 2 Sept 1833, he was security for the gdnship of WM. COWARD for the children of
Robert W. Hart, 2 Sept 1833, Tipton Co., TN, etc.
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There is almost nothing on Tipton Co at the DAR and Ruth has tried to hire a researcher without any luck. If Robert H was bc 1800 he
either had to be a son of Lawrence or moved in from somewhere else. Not the continued connections with the Parker family. Ruth also
thinks this could be the family found in Arkansas along with the Cowards of Greene Co.
_

MARTHA ANN HART. Martha died in Greene County, North Carolina. Lawrence may have had two wives, with Martha Ann
being the 2nd one. The mother of Elizabeth was a Hart.
The four known children of Lawrence Parker 3 Carr Sr. and Martha Ann Hart were as follows:

 

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32.

i.

LAWRENCE PARKER 4 CARR JR, born between 1790 and 1800 in Hertford County, North Carolina;

        married Margaret Suttle.

 

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33.

ii.

ELIZABETH DAUGHTRY CARR, born 4 March 1790 in Hertford County, North Carolina; married

        William Phillips.

 

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34.

iii.

MATTHEW HART CARR, born 8 May 1793 in Hertford County, North Carolina; married Sally

        Roach Murphy.

 

35.

iv.

ARGENT CARR. There is no proof that Lawrence had a daughter Argent, but the names below are

        too similar not to be connected to the Lawrence or Titus family. We also think it more than possible
        that at least one or two unlinked Harts in Greene and Pitt County came down the same Hart line as
        Martha Ann, wife of Lawrence Carr.
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        From: "Gray Jolly" <jollyson@gateway.net>
        Old-To: <carolinaroots@egroups.com>
        Old-Cc: <NCGREENE-D@rootsweb.com>
        Subject: [NCGREENE] John Hart m. Argent Cannon?
        _
        I have a brick wall with Rebecca Hart b. abt. 1833 in Pitt and she married Thomas Jolly abt. 1850,.In
        the 1860 census of Pitt a Agnes Hart is listed as living with them and being 70.The IGI records at the
        Family Search site show That a John Hart and Argent had Rebecca Hart in 1833 as well as Matthew
        L. Hart in 1829 in Pitt. They also have a listing for John Hart and Argent having been married about
        1810 in Pitt. I found an old photo copy I had of the Dobbs County Bible Records vol. 1 To . Under
        the Alonzo Dail Bible the families were listed as being in the Greene and Pitt area between 1751-
        1859. One line said "John hart the son John hart argant Wife was born July the first day 1833". Later
        among the children Of Thomas Cannon, " Argent Cannon was born 8 Day of May 1791". Most of the
        other children are listed in their sentence as being the son or daughter of Thomas Cannon, but not
        Argent although He/she is in the correct spot in the descending birth order.To add to my confusion A
        William Hart is in the Bible also and his two sons are Jesse and Titus the same names and same order
        that Rebecca Hart will name her first two boys. Is anybody familiar with these Families or the Dail
        Bible would like to hear from you. Thanks Gray Jolly.
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16 . CHARLES 3 CARR ( Titus2 , Robert1 ) was born circa 1773 (b. Charles Carr son of Titus - 1773 - 1816 - died Snow Hill on 28
Jan l816 43 years old) (Raleigh Register, abstracted by Lois Smathers Neal.). He married Rhoda Holliday, daughter of Samuel
Holliday and Elizabeth Duggan. He died on 28 January 1816 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
Jonas Carr gives the son Charles as the oldest.
Did Charles have a son -
1850 Bradley County Arkansas Census - found by Ruth Fentress
Elizabeth Carr 44 born in NC, Charles Carr b NC, Titus 22 b in Tenn, Martha 14 b in Tenn they were living close to Shadrack Coward
also from Greene Co, NC. Shadrack Coward married a Holliday.
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Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, NC Newspapers 1799-1819, Vol. 1, compiled by Lois Smathers Neal, 1979, The Reprint
Co., Publishers, Spartanburg, SC,
"RR 16 February. D. at Snow Hill, Greene Co., NC, 28 Jan. 1816, Charles Carr, Esq., in the 43rd year of his age (p.3, column 5)
_
New Bern District Superior Ct. = Civil Action Papers 1800-1801. D.S.C.R. 206.325.11
1800 File: Holiday & Carr vs Zach. Hart Glasgow/Greene Co. Read & filed 25 February 1800. Joseph Hardy to be witness for
Charles CARR, surviving copartner of HOLIDAY & CARR agst Zachariah Hart, 19 March 1800. Hart owed them a barrel of
brandy on 5 May 1796.
[They were Charles Carr & John Holiday. ]
Roster of N. C. Masons in the 18th Century, in the Quarterly Review of
the Eastern N. C. Gen. Soc., Summer 1978 issue, p. 151:
Glasgow (Greene) - Davie - Glasgow No. 26
(among those listed) = Charles Carr - 1796
Elias Carr - 1796
Reading Pope - 1797.
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The two known children of Charles 3 Carr and Rhoda Holliday both born in Greene County, North Carolina, were as follows:

 

36.

i.

ELIZABETH (BETSY) 4 CARR was born on 7 October 1797. She married Adam Tooley on 4 October

        1811 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ms Elizabeth Carr daughter of Charles Carr md to Adam
        Tooley - 4 Oct 1811 - Greene County) (Raleigh Register, abstracted by Lois Smathers Neal.). She died
        on 9 January 1857 in Aberdeen,, Mississippi, at age 59.
        ABSTRACTS OF VITAL RECORDS FROM RALEIGH, N.C., NEWSPAPERS, Vol. 1, by Lois
        Smathers Neal, page 498 ( same source for death of Titus Carr).
        RR, Fri. 4 Oct 1811, md in Greene Co., lately, MR. ADAM TOOLEY TO MISS ELIZABETH
        CARR, daughter of CHARLES CARR, Esq.
        Excerpts from Bill Murphy's introduction to his 1816 Greene Co.,NC, Tax List,state that Adam Tooley
        was a lawyer and Clerk of Court in Greene Co. where he md MISS ELIZABETH CARR, dau of DR.
        CHARLES CARR & RHODA (Holliday) CARR. Adam Tooley moved to MS about 1820. He md (2)
        Mary Bryan Hatch, d/o Edmund Hatch & wife Mary Bryan. Mary Bryan Hatch was a stepdau of
        Adam's uncle, Adam Tooley, Sr.
        According to Bill Murphy, Elizabeth (Carr) Tooley must have died before her husband Adam Tooley
        if he indeed md 2nd Mary B. Hatch. Yet Judge McFarland, you said, stated about 1919, that
        Elizabeth (Carr) Tooley md 2nd Geo. Pheney Lovick (1794-1845), according to the Pendleton Bible.
        I'm not familiar with the Bible record but if it states that Elizabeth
        Carr md 1st a Tooley, and then Geo. P. Lovick, I would go along with the Bible record and not Bill
        Murphy's account. What do you think ? Does the Bible say when Elizabeth Carr Lovick died ? There
        is some confusion on her husbands if more than one.
        _
        Source: Dr. McFarland's Papers:
        Elizabeth Carr, daughter of Dr. Charles Carr,
        born Oct. 7, 1797
        died January 9, 1857, Aberdeen, MS
        married George Pheney Lovick who died November 4, 1845.

 

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37.

ii.

DR. LAFAYETTE CARR, born 3 April 1814; married Jane Fairly.


17 . ELIAS 3 CARR ( Titus2 , Robert1 ) was born on 1 November 1775 in Nansemond County, Virginia (Family Bible of Elias Carr,
(1819 Bible, no further information).). He married Celia Johnston, daughter of Jonas Johnston and Ester Mann, on 27 July 1797 in
Edgecombe County, North Carolina (Married at her mother's home by Peter Hines) (Family Bible of Elias Carr.). He died on 18
February 1822 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, at age 46 (Ibid.).
Roster of N. C. Masons in the 18th Century, in the Quarterly Review of
the Eastern N. C. Gen. Soc., Summer 1978 issue, p. 151:
Glasgow (Greene) - Davie - Glasgow No. 26
(among those listed) = Charles Carr - 1796
Elias Carr - 1796
Reading Pope - 1797.

CELIA JOHNSTON was born on 31 May 1770 (Ibid.). She married Jesse Hines BY 1791. She died on 20 June 1840 in
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, at age 70 (Ibid.).
The eight known children of Elias 3 Carr and Celia Johnston were as follows:

 

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38.

i.

ESTHER JOHNSTON 4 CARR, born 5 June 1798 in Pitt County, North Carolina; married Allen

        Blount.

 

39.

ii.

WINNEFRED WILLIAMS CARR was born on 14 August 1800 in Pitt County, North Carolina

        (Ibid.). She married Dr. John T. Eason on 1 November 1822 (married at Celia Carr's home by Elder
        Thomas ?? - 1822) (Family Bible of Elias Carr.). She died on 10 May 1855 in Sumter County,
        Alabama, at age 54.
         Went to Sumter County, Alabama.

 

40.

iii.

MARY CARR was born on 3 November 1802 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She

        married Josiah E. Fowle on 17 January 1822 (Married at the home of Elias) (Family Bible of Elias
        Carr.).

        Letter to me from William Carr Fillmore, descendant of Jonas Johnston Carr & wife Betsy Hilliard, &
        thus descended from Governor Elias Carr, states the marriage of Mary & Captain Fowle was "in
        violent opposition to her father's wish, who then disinherited her. According to family tradition or
        legend, Mary and her husband were captured by pirates at sea and forced to walk the plank.
        However, I think the Fowle family of Louisiana is descended from or related to these two. " End
        quote.
        It is true that Mary's father, Elias Carr, did not mention her in his 1822 LW&T. Beyond that, I do
        not know.
        (RBF).

 

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41.

iv.

JONAS JOHNSTON CARR, born 15 March 1805 in Greene County, North Carolina; married

        Elizabeth Jane Hilliard.

 

42.

v.

WILLIAM CARR was born on 11 July 1807 (Ibid.). He died on 1 September 1827 at age 20 (Ibid.).

 

43.

vi.

MARTHA LUCY CARR was born on 2 December 1809 (Ibid.). She died on 30 October 1820 at age

        10 (Ibid.).

 

44.

vii.

CELIA ANN LUCILLIA CARR was born on 15 February 1812 in Edgecombe County, North

        Carolina (Ibid.). She married Thomas M. E. Prince on 20 August 1829 (Married at house of Celia
        Carr 20 August 1829, THOMAS M. C. PRINCE of Chatham Co., NC
        ) (Family Bible of Elias Carr.). She died on 3 November 1838 in Mobile,, Alabama, at age 26 (Ibid.).

 

45.

viii.

ELIZABETH CARR was born on 3 May 1814 (Ibid.). She died on 14 August 1821 at age 7 (Ibid.).


18 . NANCY ANN 3 CARR ( Titus2 , Robert1 ) was born on 7 January 1778 in Greene County, North Carolina (Bible of William
Holliday, (published in 1807, original in Aberdeen, Ms.).). She married William Holliday, son of Samuel Holliday and Elizabeth
Duggan, on 15 March 1796 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She died on 18 November 1847 in Monroe County, Mississippi,
at age 69 (John Holliday Family Bible, (published in 1843 by H & E Phinney, original in Ms.).).
William HOLLIDAY 1770-1835 m Nancy CARR 1778-1847 in Greene County, NC (he probably d NC, she d in northeast MS)
His son John md Maria Grimes Speight daughter of Jesse. See Speight information.
Nancy (Carr) Holliday's will abstract:
Written 6 Nov. 1844. Probated 6 June 1848, Monroe Co., MS
1. dau Sarah W.S. Bright - bed & furniture
2. granddau Ann Titus FORTSON - bed & furniture
3. grdau Ann Holliday - bed & furniture
4.grdau Mary Ann Holliday - same
5. to Ann Elizabeth GARLAND - $50 - no relationship given
6.son Thomas Holliday - negroes, etc.
7. son John Holliday to be my executor
Signed: Nancy X Holliday
Codicil 6 Nov. 1844.In case my son Thomas should die without heirs legally begotten, that my sons Samuel & John Holliday may
inherit what I have herein bequeathed to him Thomas Holliday. Nancy X Holliday. Wit: William A. Blanchard
Monroe Co., MS, Probate Court, June 1848: Will proved by Wm Blanchard, witness.

WILLIAM HOLLIDAY was born on 20 October 1770 in Greene County, North Carolina (Bible of William Holliday.). He died on
12 August 1835 in Mississippi, at age 64 (Ibid.). Will of William Holliday, Sr., written 30 July 1832
(abstract) Wife: Nancy
Dau: Sarah W. S. Bright
Son Samuel Holliday
Son William Holliday - providing he comes to Greene County on or before 1 March 1853.
Grandau: Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday, dau of Titus Holliday, decd
Granddau: Sarah Frances Eliza Darden
son Thomas Holliday
He wishes all debts paid & the balance divided into six parts, of which Sarah W.S. Bright to have 2 shares, & Frances GARLAND,
wife of Josiah Garland, & Thomas Holliday.
Codicil 11 August 1835.
Land lent to Wm Holliday if he should not return by March 1853, to be divided into 3 equal parts, - two shares to dau Sarah Bright &
one share to son Thomas.

Two granddaus to receive negroes
Sarah Bright also appointed an executrix.
Signed William Holliday, 11 August 1835
Witness: J. S. Hanks, Tillman Holliday.
The 10 known children of Nancy Ann 3 Carr and William Holliday were as follows:

 

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46.

i.

SALLIE W. S. 4 HOLLIDAY, born 30 December 1796 in Greene County, North Carolina; married

        Richard Graves Bright.

 

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47.

ii.

FRANCES HOLLIDAY, born 4 July 1798 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Josiah Garland.

 

+

48.

iii.

SAMUEL HOLLIDAY, born 7 April 1801; married Attelia Aldridge.

 

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49.

iv.

TITUS C. HOLLIDAY, born 7 April 1801 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth Ann

        Catherine Edwards.

 

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50.

v.

COL. JOHN HOLLIDAY, born 10 August 1803 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Maria

        Grimes Speight.

 

51.

vi.

WILLIAM HOLLIDAY was born on 7 April 1807 (Ibid.). He died on 4 November 1866 at age 59

        (John Holliday Family Bible.).

 

52.

vii.

ROBERT HOLLIDAY was born on 27 August 1809 (Bible of William Holliday.). He died on 2

        March 1820 at age 10 (Ibid.).

 

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53.

viii.

ELIZA C. HOLLIDAY, born 8 July 1811; married William Augustine Darden.

 

54.

ix.

EMILY ORRILLAY HOLLIDAY was born on 5 December 1813 (Ibid.).

 

55.

x.

THOMAS HOLLIDAY was born on 21 January 1815 (Ibid.). He died on 4 November 1866 in

        Monroe County, Mississippi, at age 51 (Ibid.).

19 . SARAH 3 CARR ( Titus2 , Robert1 ) was born in Virginia, on 7 October 1780 (Redding Pope/Sarah Carr Family Bible, Martha
Croom, Stantonsburg, Wilson County, North Carolina.). She married Redding Pope, son of John Pope and Mary (Pope) (Ibid.).
The 1830 Greene Census is consistent for the Sarah on it to be Sarah Carr.
Roster of N. C. Masons in the 18th Century, in the Quarterly Review of
the Eastern N. C. Gen. Soc., Summer 1978 issue, p. 151:
Glasgow (Greene) - Davie - Glasgow No. 26
(among those listed) = Charles Carr - 1796
Elias Carr - 1796
Reading Pope - 1797.

REDDING POPE was born on 29 May 1775 (Ibid.). Redding died By 1816. Sarah Carr - b 7 Oct l780 md Redding Pope b 29 May
l775 son of John and Mary Pope
a. Henry Pope
b. Edward Pope
NOTE: information on Sarah from Bible Records in hands of Martha Croom, dec of Stantonsburg, N.C.
The four known children of Sarah 3 Carr and Redding Pope were as follows:

 

56.

i.

HENRY 4 POPE.

 

57.

ii.

EDWARD POPE.

 

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58.

iii.

MARY POPE, born circa 1807 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Dr. Greene Davis

        Williams.

 

59.

iv.

ROBERT POPE was born on 20 February 1816 (Ibid.).


20 . ROBERT STEPHENSON 3 CARR ( Titus2 , Robert1 ) was born on 22 December 1782 ( Tombstone, Greene County, NC.). He
married Sarah (Sallie) Hart, daughter of Robert Hart and Hannah Holliday, in Greene County, North Carolina, circa 1807 (Ibid.). He
died on 10 November 1826 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 43 (Ibid.). He was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene
County, North Carolina.
Robert Stephenson Carr - named in grandfather Abraham Stephenson's will.
GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS OF GREENE COUNTY, NC DEEDS
By William Murphy
#20 - 2 Nov 1808 - Joel Dickinson of the town of Washington, NC to Elias and Robert Carr - 54 pds for 137 ½ acres on the WS of
Little Contentnea and SS of Sandy run adj Tutus Carr on the WS, Mary Broome on the ES, Frederick Old on the SS and Mary Broome
on the NS

WIT Franklin Gorham, Hardee Smith, Joel Moye
Aug Term 1810, J. Hooker CC
NOTE: Was Joel Dickinson's wife a daughter of Titus?
#60 - Nov 1829 - Division of lands of Robt. S. Carr
lot 1 to Robt Carr - land valued at $2,985.75 he to receive $228.12 from Hannah Carr, the Home place, 424 ½ acres adj the mouth of
the Plumb Tree branch, mouth of the dividing branch, the Spring branch, the head of the Plumb tree branch, the Jackson place --- acres
adj the road above the Hickory Field, Broom, the branch, the mouth of Porter's branch, the Broom's land, 137 ½ acres in deed from
Elias Carr to Robert Carr - 40 acres from Wm. Reddick by deed to sd Carr
Lot 2 - to Hannah Carr - land valued at $3,478 she to pay Robert Carr $228.10 and Susan - $35.91, the Grimsley land, 47 ¾ acres adj
Panther Swamp just above the road, Brand, Pope, the Wade Land 340 acres on Panther Swamp in deed from Sheppard to Robert. S.
Carr, 180 acres of the Sheppard land on the SS of Big Creek and ES of mill pond adj the Creek bank, the mill run, a small branch that
enters into the mill pond, the road
Lot 3 - to Susannah Carr land valued at $3,178 she to receive $35.91 from Hannah Carr. The Sheppard Place --- acres adj deep bottom,
the western prong of Mill branch, the main branch to the road
Signed by Wyatt Moye, Wm. Williams, Chas Edwards
Nov Term 1829
NOTES: appears to be a lack of commas. Note #20 above and 188 below and the 137 ½ acres
#188 - 11 Dec 1848 - Susan E. Williams to Theophilus Grimsley - $800 - 4 tracts totalling 600 acres - ---- acres known as the Jackson
land on the WS of Little Contentnea Creek adj Edwd. Carman, Jordan Whitley, Matthew H. Carr, the heirs to Titus Carr,near the road
above the hickory field, Broome, down the branch to the mouth of Porter's branch , 40 acres deeded from Wm. Riddick to Robert Carr
adj a patent to Tutus Carr now Robt Carr, Thos Dail now Jordan Whitley, Robt. Hart's patent now Mathew H. Carr. 137 ½ acres deed
to Robt and Elias Carr from George Dickson. ½ of the tract deeded from Elias Carr to Robert Carr
WIT Sarah Carr, Edward Carman
#415 - 15 Feb 1860 - Benj S. Hardy to Edward Patrick - $138 - Susan E. William did sell land to Theophilus Grimsley who on 22 May
1856 did convey sd lands now sd Patrick having married sd Susan E. Williams he is to make good the title of aforementioned land it
having been ascertained that at the time William conveyed the land to Grimsley the same did belong to and was held by Matthew H.
Carr by deed from Wm. Hart - 49 acres adj Titus Carr, Thos Dail, Robt Hard's patent line, Titus Carr's ptent line
WIT J. C. Potter, P. M. Hardy
_
NOTE: Why does it say it belonged to Matthew H. Carr??.
_
#33 - 2 March 1820 - Hannah Hart to Robert Carr - 50 silver dollars - 25 acres known as the Guard place adj the branch that runs
through Robert Carr's home plantation near the head of sd branch, contract line between Robert Hart Sr and Robert Carr, the head of
the dividing branch.
WIT J. Holliday Hart
May Term 1820
#43 - 12 Feb 1822 - Jas G. Sheppard to Robert S. Carr - $3,225 - 248 ¼ acres on the NS of Contentnea Creek on Panther swamp - etc
_
#299 - 5 March 1855 - Matthew H. Carr to Edward Patrick - $3,000 - 800 acres on the SS of Sandy Run formerly owned by Samuel H.
Hart, decd and a part of the land owned by Wm. Hart, dec, adj the mouth of the dividing branch and old mill run, where the old mill
formerly stood, Gardner Jones, old Thomas Dail land, Jackson land, the heirs of Titus Carr, dec, the Robt. Carr land, the dividing
branch between Robt Carr and Samuel H. Hart both decd
WIT Jesse T. Davis
CARR AND DIXON VS CARR - Supreme Court Case #2818
Very little information in the folder
1838 - case between the heirs and widow regarding the widow's dower
No indication who the deceased was, no indication who the widow was
WILLIAM D. MOSELEY was guardian to SUSANNAH and HANNAH CARR
This was a plea of trespass for damages of $500 in the matter of waste
The cleared land was assigned as Dower and was sufficient for support of the widow - the waste was for tending turpentine trees
growing on woodland
Found for plaintiff and awarded $20
According to NC Reports
Dec 1838 - Hannah and Susannah Carr vs Sarah Carr their mother - Robert was brother -

This information is NOT anywhere in the case folder.
_
CARR VS HOLLIDAY - Supreme Court Case #2440 & 4310
Greene County
NOTE: There are two different folders with two separate numbers for this case but it appears the papers in each are duplicates. This
abstract was taken from #2440 but 4310 was checked briefly. In the folder 4310 the only difference I saw was TILGHMAN
HOLLIDAY was referred to several times as JOHN HOLLIDAY and the date was 1847. It is possible that a close reading of the case
would indicate that TILGHMAN HOLLIDAY had died but I noticed in the index cards there were several cases with the same names
with different numbers. Time was a problem in reading the 2nd folder in detail.
SARAH CARR guardian of ROBERT CARR a lunatic against TILGHMAN HOLLIDAY - filed 20 December 1835
ROBERT CARR was the son of ROBERT S. CARR dec and SARAH CARR - by the death of his father ROBERT CARR became
entitled to property of a considerable estate consisting of land, Negroes and money - value of $10,000 to $12,000 - for sometime had
symptoms of derangement and insanity - he became 21 years of age on 10 Jan 1829 - since becoming 21 he has been duped and taken
advantage of and lead to intoxication in order to get his property
TILGHMAN HOLLIDAY of Greene County continued to defraud him - HOLLIDAY purchased a Negro woman Pansey or Fanny and
her child worth about $350, and a Negro man named Dempsy worth about $250 or $300 and 1/3 of a tract of land called Haw Landing
worth about $400 or $500 for which HOLLIDAY only paid with a stud horse worth about $150 or $200, a Negro boy Henry aged 6 or
7 years worth $150, a note for $140 on a credit of 12 months, a note on NATHAN LASSITER for $60 or $70 and a judgement on
WILLIAM POPE for $94.35 - SARAH CARR says this is insufficient consideration
HOLLIDAY resold the Negro woman Pansey/Fannie and child back to said ROBERT CARR for $400
SARAH CARR asked HOLLIDAY in a friendly manner to cancel the contract and he refused
(there should be another page right here but it appears to be missing)
HOLLIDAY answers - he says ROBERT not a lunatic - and he did not take advantage of him. HOLLIDAY sold ROBERT the stud
horse first on a note and then ROBERT sold him the Negro boy Edmund to pay the note and the horse was worth $400 - Negro boy
Edmund was worth $300 - then ROBERT sold Pansey/Fannie to HOLLIDAY - ROBERT had purchased a 1/3 part of Haw Landing
using Pansey/Fannie as part payment (does not state from whom he purchased Haw Landing)
NOTE: In places the name of the Negro woman looked like Pansey and in some Fannie
HOLLIDAY says all property was worth
Boy Edmund was deficient in eyesight and worth only $250
Dempsey was worth $400
1/3 of Haw Landing purchased for $400 sold for $300 - land was improved
HOLLIDAY would take the stud horse back if SARAH would pay for the season
ROBERT was declared a lunatic on 6 April 1829 and the transactions with HOLLIDAY were 10 Jan 1829 BEFORE ROBERT was
declared a lunatic
At this point in the case there were numerous depositions and from the number of them most everyone in that section of the county
made a deposition and mostly said the same thing. Below are some of the people who gave a deposition
UZZELL LASSITER - 19 Sept 1834 - indicated ROBERT did not stay sober very often - lived ½ mile from ROBERT
ROBERT DIXON - said ROBERT had common sense
THEOPHILUS GRIMSLEY - ROBERT had common sense when sober
HENRY KNOX - lived with family for one year - ROBERT had common sense
HENRY S. TAYLOR - lived no more than a mile from ROBERT who had common sense when sober
WEST ELLIS - had good sense
ALLEN CARR - common sense when sober
JOHN TURNAGE - lived ¼ mile from ROBERT - had common sense when sober which was not often
DICK H. WILLIAM - common sense when sober
JESSE GRIMSLEY - common sense when sober
HENRY WILLIAMS - common sense when sober
ROBERT E. ALLEN - knew father from the time he was 10 years old
WYATT MOYE - questioned his mental ability
RUFFIN GRAINGER - thought him deranged - in 1820 when he taught ROBERT at school in Sandy Run he was ok - 3 years later he
was drunk
THOMAS MOORE - mind not sound
BLANA BRAND - not good mind
HENRY DAIL - in sound mind - knew the family and as a child ROBERT was not of as good a mind as his brother LEWIS ??

CHARLES JOINER - not capable
EASON JOINER - lived 3 miles from him - lived with SARAH CARR for awhile in 1832 and he died in 1833
(assume he was referring to ROBERT S. CARR)
MICAJAH HART - did not know him well but he was a drunk
WILLIAM SILABINT?? - not of sound mind
FLETCHER ORMOND - did not know him well
JOHN EASON - not of sound mind
GATSY SILAVANT - weak minded
LOUIZA EASON - not sure what to think
WILLIAM G. HUDSON - was a WIT to the various Bills of Sale and did not see anything out of the ordinary - lived at Haws Landing
at time of sale - stated that HOLLIDAY did make improvements - HOLLIDAY did not get CARR drunk - sometimes ROBERT was
rations and sometimes not - lived with HOLLIDAY before moving to Haw Landing
HENRY MILLER - never saw him perfectly sober
WADE BUTTS - did not know him well
WILLIAM ORMOND - never sober
THEOPHILUS DAIL - did not know him well
HENRY DAIL - not well acquainted
BLANEY TURNAGE - not capable
There were many other deposition but all said the same thing
At the end of the case it states that ROBERT CARR is deceased but it is not clear if he died before or during the case.
Ruth Fentress sent this from the NC Reports
From The NC Reports: " On 12 May 1830, Sarah Carr filed present bill to have the property returned, etc. After filing of the bill,
Robert Carr died, & Sarah adm. on his estate.
Judge Daniel: Court delares Robert Carr was a lunatic.
Verdict: Direct a reference
I just searched my NC Reports booklet and found in BOOK 40, p. 167,
SARAH CARR v. JNO HOLLIDAY, Greene(?) Dec. 1847.
Case under consideration of this Court June 1836, Robert Carr a lunatic. Bill seeks to rescind certain contracts entered into between
the intestate Robert Carr and the Deft. Bill dismissed with cost.
_

SARAH (SALLIE) HART was born on 19 October 1789 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She died on 28 July 1849 in
Greene County, North Carolina, at age 59 (Sallie Hart Carr d. 28 July 1849 of consumption, age 61, sick 90 days, a widow (from the
1850 Greene Co. NC, Mortality Schedule)
) ( Tombstone .). She was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene County, North Carolina.
The eight known children of Robert Stephenson 3 Carr and Sarah (Sallie) Hart all born in Greene County, North Carolina, were as
follows:

 

60.

i.

ROBERT 4 CARR was born on 10 January 1808 (Ibid.). He died in April 1842 in Greene County,

        North Carolina, at age 34 (Ibid.). He was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene County, North
        Carolina.
         Ruth gives his middle name as Hart.

 

61.

ii.

ELIAS CARR was born on 1 December 1809 (Ibid.). He died on 13 November 1826 in Greene

        County, North Carolina, at age 16 (Ibid.). He was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene County,
        North Carolina.

 

62.

iii.

JAMES CARR was born in January 1812 (Ibid.). He died on 7 November 1826 in Greene County,

        North Carolina, at age 14 (Ibid.). He was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene County, North
        Carolina.

 

63.

iv.

HANNAH H. CARR was born on 26 February 1815 (Ibid.). She died on 13 September 1848 in

        Greene County, North Carolina, at age 33 (Ibid.). She was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene
        County, North Carolina.

 

64.

v.

SAMUEL CARR was born on 3 June 1817 (Ibid.). He died on 29 August 1823 in Greene County,

        North Carolina, at age 6 (Ibid.). He was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene County, North
        Carolina.

 

65.

vi.

SALLIE S. CARR was born on 29 October 1819 (Ibid.). She died on 23 August 1823 in Greene


        County, North Carolina, at age 3 (Ibid.). She was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene County,
        North Carolina.

 

66.

vii.

MARY E. CARR was born on 15 December 1821 (Ibid.). She died on 25 July 1823 in Greene County,

        North Carolina, at age 1 (Ibid.). She was buried in Robert S. Carr Cemetery,, Greene County, North
        Carolina.

 

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viii.

SUSAN E. CARR, born 15 October 1824; married Edward Patrick.


23 . TITUS 3 CARR JR. ( Titus2 , Robert1 ) was born on 28 February 1788 in Dobbs County, North Carolina (Family Bible of the Carr
and Westbrook families, (copy found by Jack Elliott in the Bryan Public Library, West Point, Mississippi).) ( Tombstone .). He married
Absley Allen. He died on 5 February 1837 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 48 (Matthew L. Carr Family Bible, in possession
of Martha Mewborn Marble, Washington,, District of Columbia.) (Family Bible of the Carr and Westbrook families.) ( Tombstone .).
He was buried in Titus Carr Cemetery,, Greene County, North Carolina.
Titus Carr II & wife, Absley, are buried in the family cemetery at their home place called "Willow Green," near Carrs Community,
Greene County.
_
Did he also has a son Robert that Ruth found in Burleson Co, Texas?
Robert Carr, born Abt. 1816 in North Carolina; died February 1870 in Burleson Co., TX.
Notes for Robert Carr:
1870 Burleson Co., TX, Mortality Schedule: Robert Carr, b. NC, d. age 54, February, Lung Cancer, a farmer.
(Does Robert belong here ? Was he son of Titus & Absley Carr ?)
Dates fit. No proof yet.
Same Mortality List: Louisa Carr, b. TX, age 18, died in March of measles, Burleson County.
_
GREENE COUNTY ESTATES - by Bill Murphy
#3 - Richard and Elias Carr - minors - 1 February 1839 - guardian Absley Carr - money paid for keeping of a Negro, tuition, board
#309 - Elias and Richard Carr - heirs of Titus Carr - Feb Term 1843 - Matthew L. Carr was now guardian
several other references
GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS OF GREENE COUNTY, NC DEEDS
By William Murphy
#20 - 2 Nov 1808 - Joel Dickinson of the town of Washington, NC to Elias and Robert Carr - 54 pds for 137 ½ acres on the WS of
Little Contentnea and SS of Sandy run adj Tutus Carr on the WS, Mary Broome on the ES, Frederick Old on the SS and Mary Broome
on the NS
WIT Franklin Gorham, Hardee Smith, Joel Moye
Aug Term 1810, J. Hooker CC
NOTE: Was Joel Dickinson's wife a daughter of Titus I
#216 - 24 Oct 1850 - Elias Carr to Frances J. Randolph of Pitt - $575 - 175 acres on the NS of Pole Cat Swamp being the lot of land
set apart for sd Carr in the division of land between himself and his brother Rich'd Carr and purchased by their father Titus Carr of
Alligood Olds, adj Wm Hart
WIT Alfred Moye, W. J. Moye
#94 - 28 Jan 1837 - Allen Carr to Edward Carman - $1,050 - 82 acres on SS of Sandy Run adj Moye, William S. Darden, main road,
Aldred S. Darden
WIT Titus Carr, Josiah Harrell
_
EDGECOMBE COUNTY KINFOLKS - 1788 - 1855 by Joseph W. Watson
Elias Carr and wife Celia Carr - she formerly a Hines - she heir of Jonas Johnston - l799
_
Titus of Greene County - 1824 - witness was Allen Carr.
_

ABSLEY ALLEN was born on 5 April 1790 (Stone gives 1 April 1790) (Family Bible of the Carr and Westbrook families.)
( Tombstone .). She died on 26 February 1853 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 62 (Ibid.). She was buried in Titus Carr
Cemetery,, Greene County, North Carolina.
The six known children of Titus 3 Carr Jr. and Absley Allen were as follows:

 

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68.

i.

ALLEN 4 CARR, born circa 1807 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth Wooten;


        married Jane Worthington.

 

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69.

ii.

PRISCILLA CARR, born circa 1811 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Thomas ? Holliday;

        married William Jordan.

 

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70.

iii.

MATTHEW LAWRENCE CARR, born 4 January 1812 in Greene County, North Carolina; married

        Sarah F. Saunders.

 

+

71.

iv.

SIDNEY ANN CARR, born January 1814; married Moses Westbrook; married Lewis Whitfield Carr.

 

+

72.

v.

ELIAS A. CARR, born 16 May 1828 in Greene County, North Carolina; married Nicey Frances

        Harper.

 

73.

vi.

RICHARD T. CARR was born on 29 December 1834 in Greene County, North Carolina (Ibid.). He

        died on 19 March 1855 in Greene County, North Carolina, at age 20 (Matthew L. Carr Family Bible.)
        ( Tombstone .). He was buried in Titus Carr Cemetery,, Greene County, North Carolina.






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