A Guide to the Carr Family Papers, 1878-1884 Carr Family Papers SC 0008

A Guide to the Carr Family Papers, 1878-1884

A Collection in the
Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number SC 0008


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Processed by: Rebecca K. Ottinger

Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
SC 0008
Title
Carr Family Papers 1878-1884
Size
10 items
Creator
Carr Family
Language
English
Abstract
Stephanie

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

Carr Family Papers (SC 0008), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA

Provenance

Dora Ashe, Lynchburg, VA

Alternative Form Available

None

Accruals

2005.0022

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca K. Ottinger, 24 Jul 2006


Biographical Information

Little information is available about Samuel Carr and John C. Carr. Research suggests these two members of the Carr family are descendents of John Carr, known as the Emigrant, who was born in 1684 in County Down, Ireland. He moved to Loudoun County, VA about 1750, died in 1794 and is buried in Union Cemetery in Leesburg, VA. Samuel Carr appears to have been the grandson of Thomas Carr, eldest son of John, the Emigrant. He was born July 1814 and died in 1881. John Calhoun Carr, 26 March 1849-20 September 1915, was the great-grandson of Peter Carr, 1740-1812, the youngest son of the Emigrant.

Scope and Content

Of the ten items comprising the collection, six of the items are from John C. Carr: Four are signed promissory notes, apparently representing installment payments, for land sold by order of the Circuit Court of Loudoun County, VA in the case of Carr vs. Carr. This is probably the case of Elizabeth Carr (wife of Samuel, born ca. 1817) and others versus Samuel Carr's administrators. The case involves land which had been conveyed in trust to John Alexander to secure a debt allegedly owed by Samuel Carr. The land was advertised for sale and apparently was sold since the notes indicate John C. Carr bought some of this land. Two documents are from Samuel Carr's estate: a receipt in payment of an insurance premium, and a tax bill, indicating his estate still owned 230 3/4 acres in 1883. Two of the papers are land leases.


Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Ancestry Library Edition, United States census, http://www.ancestrylibrary.com. Carr, Elizabeth v. Adm. of Samuel Carr, etc., M 3951 Loudoun Co. VA Chancery, (1891). Carr, Joseph Julian. Carr Family of Loudoun County, Virginia. Falls Church, VA, 1990. Family File 105 (Powell), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Family File 369 (Carr/Mullen), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Family File 455 (Carr), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Family File 628 (Carr), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Other Finding Aid

None


Other Finding Aid

None


Bibliography

Ancestry Library Edition, United States census, http://www.ancestrylibrary.com. Carr, Elizabeth v. Adm. of Samuel Carr, etc., M 3951 Loudoun Co. VA Chancery, (1891). Carr, Joseph Julian. Carr Family of Loudoun County, Virginia. Falls Church, VA, 1990. Family File 105 (Powell), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Family File 369 (Carr/Mullen), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Family File 455 (Carr), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Family File 628 (Carr), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Contents List

Folder 1: Lease from John C. Carr to William E. Ellison, 1 Feb 1878
Folder 2: Lease from John C. Carr to William E. Ellison, 16 Aug 1879
Folder 3: Two receipts from Josephus Carr to John C. Carr, his son, showing payment of rent for 1879 and 1880 both indicating rent still due for previous years; 1879-1880
Folder 4: Four promissory notes signed by John C. Carr. The first three show payment due in next three years; the fourth is to be paid "on demand," 6 Dec 1881
Folder 5: A receipt from John B. Dutton to Samuel Carr for payment of interest paid to Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Loudoun County, VA. n.d.
Folder 6: A tax bill to Samuel Carr from J.L. McIntosh, Treasurer of Loudoun County, VA., 1883