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John Carr

Male 1706 - 1778  (71 years)


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  • Name John Carr 
    Born 25 Dec 1706  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan/Jun 1778  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I533  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

    Father Major Thomas Carr, Jr. Of Bear Castle,   b. 1678,   d. 29 May 1737/38, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Dabney,   b. 22 Jan 1688, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1748, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1704 
    Family ID F362  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Garland,   d. 10 Mar 1736 
    Married Abt 1733/34  [4
    Children 
     1. Thomas Carr,   b. 24 Nov 1735, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Barbara Overton,   b. 20 Apr 1720,   d. Dec 1794  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1737  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. John Carr,   b. 10 Feb 1739,   d. 3 Nov 1747  (Age 8 years)
     2. James Carr,   b. 20 Aug 1740,   d. 6 Sep 1740  (Age 0 years)
     3. James Carr,   b. 13 Nov 1741,   d. 10 Oct 1747  (Age 5 years)
     4. Dabney Carr,   b. 26 Oct 1743,   d. 16 May 1773  (Age 29 years)
     5. Samuel Carr,   b. 6 Jan 1745,   d. 16 May 1779  (Age 34 years)
     6. Elizabeth Carr,   b. 1747,   d. 2 Apr 1779  (Age 32 years)
     7. John Carr,   b. 16 Aug 1750,   d. 17 Jul 1753  (Age 2 years)
     8. Overton Carr,   b. 1752,   d. 1804, Prince George’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     9. Garland Carr,   b. 10 Jul 1754, Bear Castle, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1838, Gale Hill, Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Mary Carr,   b. 14 Sep 1756,   d. 17 Jul 1797  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F368  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Carr was born December 25, 1706, to Thomas Carr Jr. and Mary (Dabney) Carr of Bear Castle, Caroline County, Virginia.
      He married first to Mary Garland about 1733/34. They had one child, Thomas, born November 24, 1735. Mary died March 10, 1736, and John remarried to Barbara Overton December 27, 1737. She was born April 20, 1720 and died in December, 1794. They had 10 children: John, born February 10, 1739, died November 3 1747; James, born August 20, 1740; James, born November 13, 1741, died October 10, 1747; Dabney, born October 26, 1743, died May 16, 1773, married Thomas Jefferson’s sister, Martha; Samuel, born January 6, 1745; John, born Aug 16, 1750, died 17 Jul 1753; Garland, born July 10, 1754, married Mary Wnston, died 1837; Mary, born September 14, 1756; Elizabeth, born Dec 25, 1747; Overton, born July 17, 1751.
      John moved from Caroline County to nearby Louisa County and named his farm Bear Castle like his parents’ farm. He was one of the first Justices appointed for Louisa County when it was formed in 1742 and served as sheriff in 1753/54.
      John died June 17, 1778 in Louisa County. His will was dated July 22, 1773 and proved August 10, 1778, Louisa County Will Book 2, p. 406. Barbara died in December, 1794, and left a will, Louisa County Will Book 3, p. 580, with five other estate records. [1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] p. 143..

    2. [S208]

    3. [S1352] p. 107..

    4. [S1351]

    5. [S209]

    6. [S169] p. 107, 143..

    7. [S1245] p. 59..

    8. [S1637] 589-590..

    9. [S1637] p. 589-590..