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Attention CARR researchers:
I received the following from John Carr:
Several descendants of Benjamin Carr, father of Caleb and Robert, are trying to define the genetic signature of their line. I am assisting them as administrator of the Carr Family DNA Genealogy Project. Do you
happen to be in contact with any living descendants of the Carrs of Rhode Island, or any male Carrs for that matter. There may have been other genetic Carr lines in the north east back in the 17th through
19th century who have adopted Caleb and Robert as ancestors. As a result some genetic signatures may not match others in the project, so we need as deep a definition of all the families in the region as is
possible to obtain. Genetic testing shows the probability of biological link between males (Y Chromosome) and females (mitochondrial DNA).

An interesting study would be a DNA study of the descendants of Stephentown. Such an isolated population amy have a great deal of
interrelatedness, which makes it a good candidate for genetic studies.

The Carr project participants are interested in obtaining the genetic signatures of as many Carr men as possible to develop a genetic Carr Family tree. This will enable Carr Families to see who they are most
likely related to and where best to search for their ancestors.

Any assistance you can provide with linking us to more Carr men and with Carr family history is greatly appreciated.
http://www.carr-genealogy.com/

Thank you.

Best wishes for the New Year,

John Carr
Linking Carr families around the world through their genetic record,
DNA.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carrfamilydna/
http://www.carr-genealogy.com/dna.html
http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_join.asp?code=D34322&special=True





William Henry Carr, son of Erastus Whitman Carr of Stephentown


The Kers, Kerrs, of Cessford were a famous border family. One branch, the Earls of Roxburghe, spelling it Ker; the other, the Earls of Lothian, writing it Kerr. Mark Kerr, was Abbot Newbattle, 1584. His son, Mark Kerr, was made Lord of Newbattle, 1587, and Earl of Lothian in 1606. His wife was Margaret Maxwell, daughter of John Maxwell, the 4th Lord Herries. Of their 31 children, Robert Kerr, first son, 2nd Earl of Lothian, died without heirs. Anne Kerr, second child married William Ker, her 4th cousin of the Roxburghe line, and by special charter of the King inherited the Kerr estate. (Robert Ker, of the Roxburghe line, was bestowed the first Earl of Ancrum in 1633. His son, William Ker, after his marriage with Anne Kerr, was created 3rd Earl of Lothian in 1631 and inherited his father's title Earl of Ancrum).

John Kerr, 2nd son, 3rd child of Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian, was granted a small estate near Ancrum. He assumed the ancient Celtic name Ankrom, and encouraged Celtic customs and language in preference to the English speech and manners of the titular line of the family. He was known as John Kerr of Ankrom and his descendants as the Kerr-Ankroms, which name later was registered as Ankrom in Scottish family history. Of this family, William Ankrom (Ancrum) resided in England and came to Virginia before 1700. He was styled "an English gentleman of means", but not an ardent supporter of English royalty.



"Karr-Carr Collector Vol 2 Jan 1984 No 1."



"The Carr (Kyr, Kjr, Kerr, Carre) Family
compiled by Francis Lee Thurman, MD on his trip to Scotland in the 1930's.

The line of this family goes even back to the old Testament times, to a tribe which were Standard Bearers to the King. The name in Hebrew is KIR. See Isaiah 22;6, also Isaiah 15:1. For places probably named for the tribe, see 11 Kings 3:25, Isaiah 16;7, Jeremiah 48; 31, Joshua 12:28, Amos 1:5, and 9:1, 2 Kings 16:9. But more recently all the KERS, KEERS, CARRES, CARRS in the British Isles, Scotland and Ireland are descended from a Baron KERR who went over to England from Normandy with William the Conqueror and some of his descendants to Scotland and others to the north of Ireland. This Baron KERR is one of the family of King Ollyf Kjrs, whoreigned in Normandy in 1005. Baron RERR's name stands on the earliest records of the Normans in England the rool of Battle Abbey, and edifice founded by William I to commemorate the victory which he gained over Harold on the 14 Oct 1066.

The name of KERR, or according to the Norman orthography, KARRE, stands conspicuously on this roll of fame, as corroborated by the celebrated chroniclers, Hollinshed and Dushesne. It has been said that the family was a noble and illustrious one in France before the Conquest, and William's companion was one of its members who became the progenitor of the England and Scottish Ker's, the former being no doubt the parent stock, which probably was settled at Kershall in Lancaster. Several of the names are mentioned by Prinne and others appear on the Ragman Roll, that ancient document which contains a list of those who swore fealty to Edward 1, 1272-1307. Two members of the family of KER, probably from Lancashire stock came to Scotland about the close of the 14th century where they settled in Roxburghshire, founding the two great families of Cessfore and Fernieherst or Kerashaugh as Ferneherst was first called. It is not know whether the two Anglo - Normans were brothers but they were probably related. Their names are John and Ralph, the former being ancestors of the Kerr's of Cessford, originally styled Auldounburn and the Forest of Selkirk - the latter being the progenitor of the Ker's of Fernieherst, first styled Kershaugh.

Both families were supporters of the great house of Douglass at that time paramount on the Scottish Border. But a more ancient family than either of the same name, those original derivation is probably from some Anglo - Norman race, existed in the west of Scotland at least 130 years before the Border Chieftan rose up. They no doubt like the Fernieherst and also the Lancashire stock called the property they had acquired after themselves for it was named Kersland, and to their honor and credit, they held it for 500 year. Though during that time it sent twice into female line: through the failure of sales; the name and title of Kersland being however continued by assumption, but owing to the improvidence and folly of the last John KER, ironically called honest Kirkland, in that well known Jacobits song called "The Awkward Squab" it was wasted.

The noble house of Lothian is derived from the two great Border Houses of Cessford, and Ferniehurst, and being also Earls of Ancrumthey derive from and represent the Ferniehursts through their Ancrum Ancestor. In treating of the two great houses of Cessford and Fernieherst, priority should be given to former, their chief being a Duke - the Duke of Roxburgh- although during the warfare that existed so long between them, neither would concede the superiority of the other. The Fernieherst race can show the oldest charter, or at least they possess evidence of having the most ancient holdings. A warned writer considers the Fernieherst the older, because they carried the same arms of the KER'S in England and France, without any difference or Change. The word KER signifies strength and carries this same meaning in the Bible. The first notable personage of the family was John KER of the Forest Selkirk, who in 1357 obtained from John de Copeland, an English warden all the lands and tenement of Auldtounburn with their pertainments which formerly belonged to "Adam of Beale" and next year received from William of Blackdeane part of the lands of Mow and Auldtunburn, being the territory which is now represented in the name of Mowbough extending to the English border at the summit of the Chevoits. This John KERR of Selkirk Forest, living in 1357 was father of Henry, sheriff of Roxburgh, whose son Robert was father of Andrew of Auldbounburn. This Andrew Kerr had three sons. From the youngest came the Kers, of Gateshaw and from the second came the Kers of Linton. The eldest was father of Walter of Cessford who had two sons. From the youngest descended the Kers of Delphinstoun, Littledeane and Morrison. The eldest Sir. Robert of Caverton, died in his father's lifetime, leaving two sons, George of Faudonside and Sir Andrew, who succeeded to his grandfather in Cessford. It was this Sir George of Faudonside, who was a prominent factor in getting rid of David Rizzio, who the nobles thought too intimate with Mary Queen of Scots. Ruthven, George Douglass, George Kerr of Faudonside, Lindsay and Darnley (Mary's husband) and other nobles came into the presence of the Queen and took Rizzio out and Douglass buried his dagger in his back before he crossed the threshold.

Sir Andrew had three sons. From the first are descended the Dukes of Roxburg. The second had a son, Mark, who was created Earl of Lothian, 1606. But the title became extinct in 1624. The third son of Sir Andrew of Cessford was ancestor to Sir Thomas of Fernieherst whose son by his first marriage was created Lord Jedburgh in 1622. By this second marriage he had two sons- Sir James who became Lord Jedburgh and Robert, Earl of Somerset in 1613. Robert of Ancrum, Uncle of the above named Sir Thomas had two grandsons, William from whom descended the Kerr's of Linton, and Sir Robert created Earl of Ancrum in 1633 and was succeeded in title by Charles, son of his second marriage. His grandson by his first marriage, Robert, fourth Earl of Lothioam also succeeded to the Earldom of Ancrum and was created Marquis of Lothiam in 1701. The present (1934) Marquis of Lothiam is his direct descendent. The direct line of the Kerr (Carr) family as worked out is follows:


John Kerr of Selkirk Forest 1357 was the father of
Henry Kerr, Sheriff of Roxburgh was the father of
Robert Kerr was the father of
Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn was the father of
Walter Kerr of Cessford was the father of
Sir Robert Kerr of Caverton was the father of
Sir Andrew Kerr of Cessford was the father of
Sir Thomas Kerr of Fernieherst was the father of
Sir James Kerr of Crailing, the brother of Earl Robert Kerr of Somerset, the favorite of King James 1, was the father of
Sir Robert Kerr, Colonel of his Majesty's Service, was the father of
Sir Thomas Carr, was the father of
Major Thomas Carr, William Carr, Robert Carr, and John Carr Gentleman.

This brings the line of descent down to the Virginia Carr's. Robert Carr & John Carr, Gentleman, settled south of the James River near Carrsville and for the purpose of this genealogy we pursue their line no further and confine ourselves to the lines of Major Thomas Carr and William Carr Gentleman. Major Thomas Carr and William Carr, Gentleman, were sons of Sir Thomas Carr & Mary Garland. Exactly when they came to Virginia is not definitely known, but they were suppose to have come on account of their loyalty to Stuarts and persecution of Cromwell. A grant of 25,000 aces of land was made to their family from King Charles, in the Counties of Louisa, Albemarle, King & Queen, etc. Written on parchment and granting this land "to our trusty and beloved Thomas Carr, Gentleman". In Edson Carr's book on the Carr family he designates them as coming from the Border land between England and Scotland. Sir Thomas Carr lived at "Topping Castle" in Carolin Co., Virginia.In the Abemarle group of places that came under the Carr's grants, were "Burnt Mills", "Carr's Book", "Dunlora", "Glenecho", "Ridge", known later as "South West Mountains". John Carr lived on Chestnut Mountain Ridge.

This is a copy from Dr. Francis Lee Thruman's writing.



Stephentown Carrs


My ancestry includes the Carr family of Stephentown. I had heard the name Carr all my life but honestly, I am sure that my mother never knew she was related to the Carrs who were living in Stephentown at the same time she was there. The Carr connection started for Mom with Joshua Carr and Sarah Whitman Carr's daughter Sarah Parthena, who married my mother's great grandfather, Paschal (Chouinard) Sweener. Both Sarah and Paschal had passed away before Mom was born.

The Carr ancestry that I will start with here is that of my mother's line. I will fill it out to include other families, and will add as much history as I can find. This family was prolific and it spread throughout the United States, but I will concentrate on the Stephentown branch. When you see * beside a name, it simply means that that is my direct line.

Generation No. 1




*Benjamin (Sir)10 Carr (*Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born August 18, 1592 in London, England, and died June 04, 1672 in London, England. He married *Martha Hardington September 02, 1613 in London, England. She was born 1593 in London, England, and died Bef. May 09, 1615 in London, England.

Notes for *Benjamin (Sir) Carr:
Sir Benjamin and his wife Martha were the parents of Governor of the Colonies, Caleb Carr, who died in Rhode Island in 1695.

Children of *Benjamin Carr and *Martha Hardington are:
i. Sir Baronet *Robert (Sir Baronet)11 Carr, born October 04, 1614 in England; died October 04, 1681 in Newport, R.I..
ii. Caleb (Gov) Carr, born December 09, 1616 in London, England; died December 17, 1695 in drowned.
iii. Richard Carr, born January 05, 1621 in London, England; died May 17, 1689 in Salisbury, Mass..
iv. Andrew Carr, born December 05, 1622 in London, England.
Notes for Andrew Carr:
Came to America with his brother Richard in August, 1635. It is supposed that he followed the sea with his uncle James Carr, and settled either in the West Indies or South Carolina.

Generation No. 2



Sir Baronet *Robert (Sir Baronet)11 Carr (*Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born October 04, 1614 in England, and died October 04, 1681 in Newport, R.I..

Notes for Sir Baronet *Robert (Sir Baronet) Carr:
Robert Carr, age 21 in 1635 and younger brother Caleb, age 11, came to America on the ship "Elizabeth Ann". They lived with their uncle, William Carr, Jr., brother of their father Benjamin, who along with his wife, had died. Robert worked as a skilled tailor.
Robert and brother Caleb both moved to Newport, Rhode Island, where Caleb became Town Commissioner from 1654 to 1662 and Treasurer General from 1661-1662, Deputy ot the Assembly from 1679 to 1690, Governor's Assistant from 1679 to 1691, Judge from 1687 to 1688 and was Governor of the Colony in 1695, when he accidently drowned.

From the Carr Family Records, page 13-14

Robert Carr born in London, England, Oct. 4, 1614, came to America with his brother Caleb, on the ship Elizabeth Ann, commanded by Capt. Roger Cooper, which sailed from Londan May 9, 1635. From an old shipping record in London, we find the following: "Calebb Carr, aged 19, and Robert Carr, aged 21, described as a "tayler", sailed for New England, on the 9th of May, 1635, in the "Elizabeth Ann." These two brothers who were both minors, were sent America after the death of their parents, to live with their uncle William, who had previously settled in Bristol, R.I. A few years later the two brothers settled in Newport, R.I.

Robert Carr was admitted as an inhabitant in Portsmouth, Feb. 21, 1639, and a freeman in Newport, March 16, 1641. He was one of the original purchasers of the island of Conanicut in Narragansett Bay, of the Indians, which contained about six thousand acres. He also acquired considerable property in Newport. His will was dated April 20, 1681, as he had determined on a voyage to New York and New Jersey. He died in 1681 and his will was proved, Oct. 4, 1681. The following is a copy of his last will and testament:

"Being now in my perfect health and memory, and being bound on a voyage to New York and New Jersey, and aged sixty-seven, and not knowing how th Lord may deal with me in my intended voyage, and knowing certainly that I must once die, though uncertain when, yet being desirous to set my house in order, do make and appoint this to be my last will and testament."

Imprimis,- I commit my soul into the arms of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and my body to the dust, to be decently buried, and so my worldly estate I dispose of as followeth:

Firstly, I give and bequeath to my loving wife, all my household stuff and movables, excepting my sheep at Conanicut, and 20 pounds in money to be paid her yearly during her natural life by my sons hereinafter named.
Second, I give my eldest child, Caleb Carr, all my land at conanicut, alias Jamestown, he paying my wife 10 pounds a year in money during her natural life, and pay John Hicks, his children by my daughter Mary, 20 pounds.
Third, I give my son Robert Carr, and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, my dwelling house and wharf fromt he corner post that leads into the well yard upon a straight line to the sea, (only the privilege of the highway between the house and the well yeard to be common up to John Brown's house, and the wharf to be free for my sons and daughters for any goods they shall bring on or off of said wharf,) and to have all the land upon the straight line from that post adjoining to the house and pasture, except what is given to my son in law, James Brown, and the privilege of the well and a way to it, and pay to his mother 7 pounds in money yearly during her natural life.
Fourth, I give to my son Esek, all my land from the corner post of the well yard next to the street side of land I sold Nicholas Davis, now in possession of Francis Brinley and Caleb Carr, together with the privilege of the highway between the house and the land and a highway down to my wharf, and the privilege of the wharf, only the well to be common and free for my mansion swelling house, and a highway to it for him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, to enjoy the same and to pay to his mother yearly 3 pounds in money.
Fifth, I give and bequeath to my son in law James Brown, and to his child he hath by my daughter Elizabeth, all that land he hath built upon and fenced in, with two rods in length more or less, even with his land as it is fenced in the uppermost piece behind his house next to Mr. Brenton's, with the privilege of the highway from the Broad street to his house and land.
Sixth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret, all my sheep at Conanicut, alias Jamestown and the horseflesh to be sold and the value of them to be returned to her, except one yearling colt come of the young mare which I gave my son Caleb.
I do nominate and appoint my beloved wive executrix and my two sons, Caleb and Robert Carr, executors to this my las will and testament, and as overseers I desire my brother Caleb Carr and Walter Clarke to be overseers to see my will to all intents and purposes be performed

(signed)
Robert Carr
Signed, sealed and published, before us, April 20, 1681
Henry Dyre, John Williams"

"John Williams and Henry Dyre appeared before the council, the 4th day of October, 1681, and aupon their engagements declared that they saw Robert Carr, deceased, of Newport, sign and own the above written will to be his last will, and that he was in perfect health and memory.
Taken before the court, Weston Clarke, Clerk"

More About Sir Baronet *Robert (Sir Baronet) Carr:
Cause of Death: drowning in 1695.
Fact 1: 1635, Came to America on ship "Elizabeth Ann"

Children of Sir Baronet *Robert (Sir Baronet) Carr are:
i. Mary12 Carr, born Bet. 1635 - 1663; died Bet. 1651 - 1740.
ii. Robert Carr, born Abt. 1637 in Aswarby, England. He married Isabel Falkingham July 13, 1662 in England; born 1641 in England.
iii. Margaret Carr, born Abt. 1650; died Bet. 1651 - 1744.
iv. Elizabeth Carr, born 1651 in Rhode Island; died December 08, 1697 in Rhode Island. She married (1) Samuel Gardiner. She married (2) James Brown.
More About Elizabeth Carr:
Fact 1: Bet. 1678 - 1682, Married
Fact 2: Abt. 1651, died


v. *Caleb Carr, born October 23, 1657 in Newport, R.I.; died October 11, 1700 in Jamestown, R.I..
vi. Esek Carr, born Abt. 1660 in Newport, R.I.; died 1744 in Little Compton, R.I.. He married Susannah (ne?) Carr Abt. 1684.


Caleb (Gov)11 Carr (*Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born December 09, 1616 in London, England, and died December 17, 1695 in drowned. He married (1) Mercy Vaughn. She was born 1630, and died September 21, 1675 in Rhode Island. He married (2) Ann Easton in Newport, R.I. Colony. He married (3) Sarah Clarke Pinner 1676 in Newport, R.I., daughter of Jeremiah Clarke. She was born 1651, and died 1706.

Notes for Caleb (Gov) Carr:
See Sarah Rothchild's diary entry re: his arrival in America.

Also see notes for Robert Carr for info on Gov. Caleb Carr.

Is buried in the family burying ground on Mill Street, beside his first wife. The inscription on his tombstone reads: "Here lieth interred the body of Caleb Carr, governor of this colony, who departed this life ye 17th day of December, 1695, in ye 73rd (79) year of his age."

An interesting fact, found in his will is "Further, I give and bequeath to my said son, Nicholas Carr, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever, forty acres of land lying on the west side of the highway, over against by brother Robert Carr, his land on the said Conanicut Island, as also ten acres of land on the said island which I purchased of John Peckham, Jr., and also twelve acres of land at the head of the forty acres aforesaid, which twelve acres I purchased or bought of BENEDICT ARNOLD." At another point in the will he says: "I give and bequeath unto my son, John Carr, and to his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever, my dwelling house I now live in above the highway here in Newport (Rhode Island), with all the housings and land and gardens thereunto belonging, (all which land I bought of Mr. BENEDICT ARNOLD in his lifetime), all which I give unto my said son John Carr."

Marriages: 1) Anne Easton, 2) Mercy Vaughn 3) Sarah Clark Pinner


Notes for Mercy Vaughn:
The inscription on her gravestone reads as follows:

"Here lieth interred ye body of Mercy Carr, first wife of Caleb Carr, who departed this life ye 21st day of September, in ye 45th year of her age, in the year of our Lord, 1675."



Notes for Sarah Clarke Pinner:
Referred to in the Carr Family Records as "Widow Pinner."

Children of Caleb Carr and Mercy Vaughn are:
i. Elizabeth12 Carr.
ii. Francis Carr.
iii. James Carr.
iv. Mary Carr.
v. Mercy Carr.
vi. Sarah Carr.
vii. Samuel Carr.

Children of Caleb Carr and Sarah Pinner are:
i. John12 Carr.
ii. Nicholas Carr.
iii. Caleb Carr.
iv. Edward Carr.
v. Mary Carr.
vi. Mercy Carr.
vii. Samuel Carr.
viii. Sarah Carr.
ix. Elizabeth Carr.
x. Francis Carr.
xi. James Carr.


Richard11 Carr (*Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born January 05, 1621 in London, England, and died May 17, 1689 in Salisbury, Mass.. He married Dorothy (ne?) Carr.

Notes for Richard Carr:
Birth, death and spouse information came from Ancestral File at LDS

Came to this country in August, 1635, in company with his brother Andrew, on the ship Abigail. As their parents were dead, they were probably sent over to their uncle George Carr of Ipswich, Mass. He settled in Hampton, N.H., but later in life he located in Salisbury, Mass., where he died May 17, 1689.

Children of Richard Carr and Dorothy Carr are:
i. Elizabeth12 Carr.
ii. Samuel Carr, born Abt. 1680.

Generation No. 3



*Caleb12 Carr (*Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born October 23, 1657 in Newport, R.I., and died October 11, 1700 in Jamestown, R.I.. He married *Phillippa Greene 1677 in Warwick, R.I., daughter of *Major Greene and *Anne Almy. She was born October 07, 1658 in Kent, R.I., and died March 31, 1690 in N.Y..

Notes for *Caleb Carr:
Caleb married Phillipa Greene, daughter of Deputy Governor John Greene of Warwick, R.I. Their first son, Robert died in infancy. After his death in 1690, his widow married Charles Dickinson.

(from a letter written to Lela Carwardine by her brother Richard Whitney, dated November 16, 1942.)

He died in 1690. His will was dated in Jamestown, Jan. 27, "1st of William K. of Gt. B.," and proved in Newport, March 30, 1690. He made mention of his wife Phillis Carr, sons Caleb, William, Robert and Job; and daughters Mary and Phillis; and also father in law Maj. John Greene, and brother in law, Peter Greene. His wife was executrix of the estate. She was born in Warwick, R.I., Oct. 7, 1658, and married Charles Dickinson for her second husband and had children by him.

Caleb Carr inherited from his father the latter's land in Conanicut, now Jamestown.

Notes for *Phillippa Greene:
Daughter of Major John Greene and granddaughter of Surgeon John Greene, who came to Boston in 1635 in the ship "JAMES", settled at Salem, where he was associated with Roger Williams, and in 1636, joined Williams at Providence, and was the ancestor of the distinguished GREENE family of Rhode Island.

Children of *Caleb Carr and *Phillippa Greene are:
i. *Caleb13 Carr, born March 26, 1679 in Jamestown, R.I.; died 1750 in W. Greenwich, R.I..
ii. Robert Carr, born January 02, 1678; died in died young.
iii. William Carr, born October 16, 1681.
iv. Robert Carr, born June 07, 1683 in Jamestown, Rhode Island; died October 12, 1722 in Swansea, Massachusetts.
v. Job Carr, born 1685.
vi. Mary Carr.
vii. Phillis Carr, born December 08, 1688.

Generation No. 4



*Caleb13 Carr (*Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born March 26, 1679 in Jamestown, R.I., and died 1750 in W. Greenwich, R.I.. He married (1) *Joanna Slocum April 30, 1701 in Rhode Island, daughter of *Ebenezer Slocum and *Mary Thurston. She was born January 02, 1680 in Rhode Island, and died November 30, 1709 in Rhode Island. He married (2) Mary (?) Carr 1712.

Notes for *Caleb Carr:
Caleb Carr, born in Jamestown, R.I., March 26, 1679, married Joanna Slocum, in Jamestown by her father, Ebenezer Slocum, warden, April 30, 1701. She was born in Jamestown, Jan. 2, 1680, and died Dec. 30, 1708. His second wife's name was Mary, whom he married the 11th day of -----, 1712. He settled in West Greenwich, R.I., in 1731 and bought 282 1/2 acres of land bounded on one side by what was afterward called Carr Pond, on John Williams and his wife Rose Williams, Aug. 3, 1733. He deeded 100 acres of land to each of his sons Joseph and William. In 1743, he deeded land to his son Charles, and in his will of 1750, gave his property to his five sons.

Children of *Caleb Carr and *Joanna Slocum are:
i. *Caleb14 Carr, Sr., born 1702 in Rhode Island; died 1769 in Rhode Island.
ii. Joseph Carr, born Abt. 1704.
iii. Patience Carr, born 1705.
iv. Mary Carr, born Abt. 1707.
v. William Carr, born December 26, 1708.

Children of *Caleb Carr and Mary Carr are:
i. Benajah14 Carr, born Abt. 1713.
ii. Charles Carr, born Abt. 1715.


Robert13 Carr (*Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born June 07, 1683 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, and died October 12, 1722 in Swansea, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Hale October 21, 1708 in Swansea, Massachusetts. She was born May 08, 1690 in Swansea, Massachusetts, and died May 31, 1771 in Warwick, RI.

Children of Robert Carr and Hannah Hale are:
i. Mary14 Carr, born March 02, 1710.
ii. Robert Carr, born July 02, 1715.
iii. Hannah Carr, born September 18, 1717.
iv. Caleb Carr.

Generation No. 5



*Caleb14 Carr, Sr. (*Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born 1702 in Rhode Island, and died 1769 in Rhode Island. He married *Sarah Richmond 1728 in Rhode Island, daughter of *Edward Richmond and *Rebecca Thurston. She was born December 20, 1711 in Rhode Island.

Children of *Caleb Carr and *Sarah Richmond are:
i. Patience15 Carr, born August 07, 1729.
ii. Mary Carr, born February 18, 1731. She married Thomas Rogers.
iii. Susanna Carr, born February 03, 1734.
iv. Robert Carr, born December 12, 1735.
v. Merebah Carr, born July 03, 1739 in W. Greenwich, RI; died July 12, 1785.
vi. Comfort Carr, born August 07, 1741.
vii. *Caleb Carr, Jr., born June 19, 1744 in Jamestown, Rhode Island; died 1793 in Stephentown, New York.
viii. Eleazer Carr, born April 22, 1746 in W. Greenwich, RI; died July 19, 1816.
ix. Joshua Carr, born December 28, 1748.
Notes for Joshua Carr:
Twice married, no children


x. Richmond Carr, born April 04, 1751.
xi. Deacon Edward Carr, born July 04, 1753 in RI; died September 02, 1845 in Stephentown, New York.
xii. Thurston Carr, born July 02, 1756 in Stephentown, New York.

Generation No. 6



Merebah15 Carr (*Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born July 03, 1739 in W. Greenwich, RI, and died July 12, 1785. She married Job Greene February 03, 1753 in E. Linn, RI, son of Henry Greene and Margaret Rathbone. He was born March 02, 1735 in Warwick, RI, and died September 25, 1792 in Parishville, NY.

Children of Merebah Carr and Job Greene are:
i. Margaret16 Greene, born August 05, 1753 in E. Linn, RI.
ii. Eunice Greene, born October 17, 1757 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.
iii. Sarah Greene, born January 01, 1759 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.
iv. Rev. Henry Greene, born July 17, 1761 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan; died January 20, 1849 in Parishville, St. Lawrence Cty., NY.
v. Job Greene, born November 07, 1765 in St. Albans, VT; died 1842 in St. Albans, VT.
vi. Nathan Greene, born November 07, 1767 in St. Albans, VT; died 1859 in St. Albans, VT.
vii. Susannah Greene, born January 13, 1770 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.
viii. Merebah Greene, born June 11, 1772 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.
ix. Humility Greene, born August 19, 1774 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.
x. Gardner Greene, born July 19, 1776 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.
xi. Polly Greene, born February 20, 1779 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.
xii. Amey Ann Greene, born September 07, 1782 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.


*Caleb15 Carr, Jr. (*Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born June 19, 1744 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, and died 1793 in Stephentown, New York. He married *Abigail Very Abt. 1773 in Stephentown, New York. She was born Abt. 1748.

Notes for *Caleb Carr, Jr.:
Caleb and Abigail settled in Stephentown, N.Y. They had eight children: Samuel, Joshua, Caleb, Gideon, Sarah, Patience, Jemima and Abigail.
(Richard Whitney's letter, dated Nov. 16, 1942)

According to DAR application # 38865, found in DAR vol. 39 page 317, great granddaughter, Abbie Wood Gillet, daughter of Henry Reynolds Wood and Catherine Moore and granddaughter of Arvin Wood and Patience Carr, Caleb served as private and corporal in the Mass. Militia.

Children of *Caleb Carr and *Abigail Very are:
i. Samuel16 Carr, born Abt. 1774.
ii. *Joshua Carr, born 1776 in Rhode Island; died 1848 in Stephentown, New York.
iii. Brigader General Caleb Carr III, born August 06, 1778 in Stephentown, New York; died February 06, 1840 in Williamstown, Mass..
iv. Gideon Carr, born Abt. 1780.
v. Sarah Carr, born Abt. 1782. She married Asa Brayton 1787.
vi. Patience Carr, born Abt. 1784.
vii. Jemima Carr, born Abt. 1786.
viii. Abigail Carr, born Abt. 1788.


Eleazer15 Carr (*Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born April 22, 1746 in W. Greenwich, RI, and died July 19, 1816. He married Eleanor Stafford. She died October 26, 1813.

Children of Eleazer Carr and Eleanor Stafford are:
i. Stafford16 Carr, born July 09, 1769.
ii. Stutley Carr, born July 05, 1773. He married Sybil Dyer.
iii. Catherine Carr, born Abt. 1775 in Kent Cty., W. Greenwich, RI.
iv. Eleazer Carr.
v. Eleanor Carr.
vi. Olive Carr, born February 01, 1783.


Richmond15 Carr (*Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born April 04, 1751. He married Jemima Fish.

Children of Richmond Carr and Jemima Fish are:
i. Charles16 Carr, born December 18, 1813 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
ii. Sarah Carr, born March 23, 1835 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI.


Deacon Edward15 Carr (*Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born July 04, 1753 in RI, and died September 02, 1845 in Stephentown, New York.

He married (1) Eleanor Spencer on December 15, 1776. She was daughter of William and Mary Spencer and was born in East Greenwich, RI on June 22, 1754. According to Arthur Carr, who updated Edson Carr's "The Carr Records" in 1949, Eleanor was the mother of all of Deacon Edward's children. Eleanor died in Stephentown on March 20, 1798.

He married (2) Mary Brown Green (widow) on September 26, 1798. She was b. May 7, 1752 and d. in Stephentown on January 19, 1806.

He married (3) Sarah Potter (widow) on May 26, 1806. She was b. May 24, 1750 and d. December 25, 1831 in Stephentown.

He married (4) Margaret Lamfier (widow) on August 12, 1832. She was b. June 14, 1766 and d. in Stephentown on August 19, 1836.

He married (5) Bridget Williams (widow) on December 14, 1836. She was b. May 15, 1780 and d. in 1884.

According to Arthur Carr: "Deacon Edward Carr has been described as an unusual man, as far as his marital experiences were concerned. He was 5 times married. The history of Renssealer County casually mentions the six wives of Deacon Edward. Five however seems like the more correct number.

A little study of this remarkable man's record will reveal that although Edward Carr was first married at age 23 and died a married man at the grand age of 92, and although he was at that time enjoying the companionship of his fifth wife, he was in all those years never longer than 8 months in singleness and sorrow. I hope that it will not be misunderstood when I state that for a number of years before his death he was both blind and deaf.


The oldest burying place is in Stephentown, NY is thought to be the Stephentown Baptist Cemetary, started in 1795-96. Many of Stephentown's first settlers are buried there, including Deacon Edward Carr and his 5 wives. One of his wives, it is said, died in church and bears a unique tombstone inscribed:

"In Memory of Mary Carr, wife of Deacon Edward Carr, who departed this life January 19, 1806 in the 54th year of her age. Well to meeting she did go. Sang praises with the saints below. Rose in prayer as we did see and God took her home to praise Him eternally."

The Deacon's headstone reads:

"This stone erected by the three eldest daughters of Spencer Carr"

Edward Carr built his home in Goodrich Hollow, near Kinderhook Creek. He organized the Baptist Church with the help of Joseph Rogers and Jonathan Howard. Another settler in the south part of Stephentown was Caleb Carr, Edward's brother.


Children of Edward Carr and Eleanor Spencer are:
i. Sarah16 Carr, born October 20, 1777 in Stephentown, New York. She married 1) Silas Wood and 2) Benjamin Douglas. No children.

ii. Suzanna Carr, born September 09, 1780 in Stephentown, New York; died January 29, 1806. Married Samuel Gardiner - 1 child - Clark

iii. Peleg Carr, born October 07, 1782 in Stephentown, New York; died June 05, 1787.

iv. Spencer Carr, born May 02, 1784 in Stephentown, New York. Married Zylphia Goodrich who was b. April 28, 1783; d. November 19, 1842, just 10 days before her husband.

v. Meribah Carr, born December 09, 1785 in Stephentown, New York; died March 15, 1817 in Stephentown, New York.
Notes for Meribah Carr:
Her epitaph reads:

"Well to meeting she did go
The Lord did take her from
The Church below
Her last words she did say
I'll follow Christ all my day"


vi. Eleanor Carr, born January 24, 1788 in Stephentown, New York. She married 1) Britton Chase; 2) Philetus Glass. She had four children with Britton Chase: Britton; Henry O.; Eleanor, who m. Judge Mott and lived in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Eliza.

+ 97 vii. Edward Carr, born February 17, 1790 in Stephentown, New York. He married 1) Mary Spencer; 2) Electa Bennett. He had three children: Spencer; Philander and Eleanor who married Roswell Brown. They lived in Joliet, Ill.

viii. Mary (Polly) Carr, born May 07, 1792; died December 26, 1817.

ix. Peleg Slocum Carr, born April 23, 1794 in Stephentown, New York; died September 28, 1846 in Milton, Wisconcin. He married Deborah Goodrich January 11, 1816 in Stephentown, New York. She was b. January 26, 1794; d. September 24, 1874 in Milton, Wis. They had 10 Children.

x. Tracy Carr, born November 12, 1795; died September 29, 1796.

xi. Mercy Carr, born February 22, 1798. She m. 1) James Rogers; 2) Clark Vary. One known child: Horace Rogers.



Gravestone of Deacon Edward Carr. Upon visiting the "burying ground" in Stephentown, Stephentown Association Cemetery, it was interesting to see that the Deacon is buried, surrounded by his wives and children. You can just imagine him "holding court" in heaven, with his loved ones hanging on his every word.

Thurston15 Carr (*Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born July 02, 1756 in Stephentown, New York. He married Lorane Greene in Stephentown, New York.

Children of Thurston Carr and Lorane Greene are:
i. Mary Ann16 Carr, born March 31, 1833 in Stephentown, New York.
ii. Sarah Lavinda Carr, born March 23, 1835 in Onandaga Cty., Spafford, NY.




Generation No. 7



Rev. Henry16 Greene (Merebah15 Carr, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born July 17, 1761 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan, and died January 20, 1849 in Parishville, St. Lawrence Cty., NY. He married (1) Abigail Moon January 24, 1782 in Vermont, daughter of Asa Moon and Deborah Babcock. She was born September 30, 1764, and died April 17, 1824 in Vermont. He married (2) Betsey Munson September 24, 1824 in New Haven, VT.

Notes for Rev. Henry Greene:
Henry5's line--Job4, Henry3, Benjamin2, John1



Rev. Henry Greene, as a young man, united with the Baptist Church in Jericho, VT, under the pastorate of Elder Clark Rogers. He commenced preaching in Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT, in 1785, and was ordained to the Baptist ministry in Wallingford on Oct. 4, 1787, where he preached twenty years. In 1808 he removed to Cornwall, VT then to Shoreham, and closed a long and successful pastorate at Parishville, NY, having baptized more than a thousand converts. He was chaplain of the Vermont Legislature, also chaplain of a regiment in Addison County.

Notes for Betsey Munson:
Widow of Ephraim Munson of New Haven, VT.

Children of Rev. Greene and Abigail Moon are:
i. Isabelle17 Greene, born May 25, 1783; died January 11, 1806. She married P. Andrews.
ii. Merebah Greene, born December 12, 1784; died February 25, 1806. She married A. Aldrich.
iii. Moses Greene, born October 20, 1787; died March 1818 in Olean, NY. He married Betsey Barnet.
Notes for Moses Greene:
Moses was murdered near Olean, NY while on his way West, leaving a family, who were living in California when last heard from.


iv. Henry C. Greene, born December 20, 1790. He married Clarinda Post.
v. Abigail Greene, born January 20, 1793; died December 15, 1842 in Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Cty., NY. She married Jonah Sanford.
vi. Asa Greene, born January 24, 1795; died June 08, 1806.
vii. Nathan Greene, born October 21, 1796. He married Huldah HIll.
viii. Calvin Greene, born May 22, 1798; died March 03, 1806.
ix. Polly Greene, born May 01, 1801; died September 17, 1843 in Parishville, NY. She married John Hoyt.


*Joshua16 Carr (*Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born 1776 in Rhode Island, and died 1848 in Stephentown, New York. He married *Sarah (Sally) Whitman 1805 in Stephentown, New York, daughter of *Benoni Wightman and *Esther Bennett. She was born April 30, 1784 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1848 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for *Joshua Carr: Joshua was said to be an ecentric man, who was involved in his community and seemingly well liked. He was known to make up little "poems" when an occasion called for such, usually "off the cuff."
From Church records, his epitaph:

1776-1848

He has gone to a mansion of rest
Freed from sorrow and pain
To the glorious land of the blessed
Where he never can suffer again

Info. from The Carr Family Records by Edson Irving Carr 1894
Herald Printing House, Rockton, Ill.

Children of *Joshua Carr and *Sarah Whitman are:
i. Caleb17 Carr, born July 16, 1805. Removed to Horicon, Wis. and died there at the age of 72y. He married Jane Smart, who died in Horicon, Wis. at the age of 84y.((see bio at end of page of Capt. Calvin Carr, who was son of this Caleb, grandson of Joshua)
ii. Joshua Carr, born 1807.
iii. Amanda Carr, born 1810.
iv. Henry Carr, born 1812. He married Eunice Kittel.
v. Eurona Carr, born 1814.
vi. Henrietta Carr, born 1814.
vii. Lorenzo Carr, born 1816, d. October 16, 1888; m. Honor Harrington, daughter of John Harrington and Mary (Polly) Rounds; John was the son of Samuel Harrington.
viii. Samuel Carr, born 1818.
ix. Britton Carr, born 1820; m. Louisa Knight in 1848 in Stephentown. She was b. 1826.
x. Erastus Whitman Carr, born April 10, 1825 in Stephentown, New York; died July 1908 in Stephentown, New York.
xi. *Sarah Parthenia Carr, born December 30, 1826 in Stephentown, New York; died January 10, 1911 in Stephentown, New York.


Brigader General Caleb16 Carr III (*Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born August 06, 1778 in Stephentown, New York, and died February 06, 1840 in Williamstown, Mass.. He married (1) Theresa Bull 1815 in Stephentown, New York. He married (2) Lucinda Harris 1815 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for Brigader General Caleb Carr III:
General Caleb Carr was colonel of a regiment of state militia during the War of 1812, and in 1814, when the call came for every able bodied man to hasten to the defense of Plattsburgh, Col. Carr was foremost in action; but the progress of the troops was so slow, he asked permission of the commanding general to take 1500 men and hasten on the Plattsburgh with all possible dispatch. The permission was granted and he arrived there in time to help turn the tide of battle in our favor, while the balance of the troops did not arrive until the battle was all over. For this meritorious conduct on the part of Col. Carr, he was promoted to the generalship of all the state militia, which rank he held as long as he lived. He also was a member of the state legislature one term.

He moved to Williamstown, New York in 1828, where he died Feb. 6, 1840.
"The files of Rensselaer County Deeds contain two conveyances from Caleb and Lucinda. One dated 1 Mar 1827 conveys land to Benjamin Chase. The other, which is dated 16 Jul 1829, conveys land to Simeon Kettle and cites a land grant from Stephen Van Rensselaer to Caleb Carr of land on the Black River. One might surmise that these deeds roughly date the removal of Caleb and Lucinda to Williamstown, NY where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Caleb was a very public spirited man. His first public service seems to have been as Colonel in the State Militia. After the war of 1812 he became the head of the New York State Militia with the rank of General. He also served one term in the New York Legislature. His attainment of the rank of General was the result of his brilliant leadership at the battle of Plattsburg. He, as a Colonel of Militia, was with the troops hastening to repel the British troops that were advancing down the Champlain Valley. Being dissatisfied with the speed that they were making, he asked permission to take a picked force of fifteen hundred men and push on ahead. This he was allowed to do, arriving in time to greatly assist in turning the British back.
Sylvester's 'History of Rensselaer Co' says that Caleb was a Brig General in the war of 1812. It also says that he was an early innkeeper at Stephentown. In this it is my opinion that the author has confused the General with his father."
The Carr Book, by Arthur Carr, pp 96-7


He was also an innkeeper in Stephentown Center.

General Carr is listed as a member of Friendship Lodge #95 in Stephentown, NY in 1828, along with his brother, Joshua. The Masonic Friendship Lodge #95 was instituted Sept. 1, 1802. Between June 1827 and 1828, there were 25 members registered. The Masonic Order, founded on the Bible, complemented the Bible, teaching all church members to "live in peace and fellowship with their Masonick brethern." The Lodge was dissolved on March 13, 1837.(From Stephentown Historic Album #3)

Children of Caleb Carr and Theresa Bull are:
i. Horace N.17 Carr, born 1799.
ii. Louisa Carr, born November 29, 1800.

Children of Caleb Carr and Lucinda Harris are:
i. Cynthia L.17 Carr, born November 17, 1816.
ii. Caleb Lorenzo Carr, born July 10, 1818.
iii. Lucinda O. Carr, born 1821 in Stephentown, New York; died 1850 in Stephentown, New York.
iv. Charlotte L. Carr, born 1823 in Stephentown, New York; died 1840.
v. Henry Tibbetts Carr, born 1825.


Patience16 Carr (*Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born Abt. 1784. She married Alvin Wood.

Child of Patience Carr and Alvin Wood is:
i. Henry Reynolds17 Wood.


Spencer16 Carr (Edward15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born May 02, 1784 in Stephentown, New York. He married Zylphia Goodrich July 22, 1804 in New Lebanon, New York.

Spencer and Zylphia had a remarkable family of 12 children - six sons and six daughters. All grew to maturity and married With the exception of one, all presented their parents with grandchildren. This exception was Cornelius. He had graduated from Vermont Medical College at Castleton, VT as did his brother Henry. Cornelius was twice married, first to Anna Kinsley and second to Amanda V. Buell. He died in Missouri on September 2, 1868 and is buried in Rockton, Illinois.

Children of Spencer Carr and Zylphia Goodrich:
i. Amanda Malvina b. April 16, 1805; d. August 17, 1874; m. Joseph R. Brown, who d. on May 9, 1851.

Eleanor Almira who was b. Mary 25, 1806. She married Newton Goold of Stephentown. He was the son of David Goold and Rebecca.
SEE END OF PAGE FOR LISTING OF HER CHLDREN.

William Spencer b. January 8, 1808

Elijah Goodrich b. October 14, 1809

Sarah Ann b. March 8, 1811

Caroline b. September 11, 1812 in New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY.; d. in Stephentown on June 2, 1845. She married Edward Carpenter. They had four children, including a set of triplets: Frances Caroline b. May 1837; Ella Nash and two siblings, all b. April 22, 1839.

Edward b. September 4, 1816

Lucy Ann b. June 12, 1818

Caleb b. July 18, 1820

Henry Augustus b. June 16, 1822

Cornelius B. b. May 18, 1824

Louisa b. November 18, 1827


Edward16 Carr (Edward15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born February 17, 1790 in Stephentown, New York. He married Kate Sweet.

Child of Edward Carr and Kate Sweet is:
i. Ida Lillian17 Carr, born November 29, 1872 in Oswego, Scriba Cty., NY. She married John Giddings June 25, 1902 in Oswego, Scriba Cty., NY.

Generation No. 8



Lorenzo Carr, b. 1816; d. October 16, 1888; m. Honor Harrington, daughter of John A. Harrington and Mary (Polly) Rounds, who was b. August 29, 1796 and d. 1875.

Children of Lorenzo Carr and Honor Harrington:

i. John Henry b. about 1843; m. Mary Williams b. about 1845. (photo below)
ii. Melville b. September 17, 1844 in Stephentown; m. Frances Goodrich b. about 1850
iii. Calvin b. 1853 Stephentown;
iv. Lorenzo b. 5/1859 Stephentown; d. 1931; m. Emily Knight
v. Anna b. about 1855


Erastus Whitman17 Carr (*Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born April 10, 1825 in Stephentown, New York, and died July 1908 in Stephentown, New York. He married

(1) Louise Dean Bef. 1851 in Stephentown, New York. She was born 1835 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1852 in Stephentown, New York.

He married (2) Mary A. Kittel March 01, 1854 in Stephentown, New York, daughter of Stephen Kittel and Eunice Doty. She was born October 11, 1834 in Stephentown, New York, and died December 25, 1907 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for Erastus Whitman Carr:
Buried with his wives in Garfield Cemetary, Stephentown, New York.

Child of Erastus Carr and Louise Dean is:
i. Caroline Carrie) Sarah18 Carr, born 1852. She married John N. Crandall.

Children of Erastus Carr and Mary Kittel are:
i. Elbert Edson18 Carr, born September 30, 1855.
ii. Louise Elmira Carr, born February 04, 1857. m. Irving R. Coleman
iii. Elizabeth (Libbie) Carr, born June 22, 1860.
iv. William Henry Carr, born February 12, 1862. m. Florence Carr b. October 31, 1877 daughter of Melville Carr and Frances Goodrich. Melville is son of Lorenzo Carr and Honor Harrington (photo of William and Florence below)
v. Ezra Carr, born January 23, 1864.
vi. Alice M. Carr.




Carrie Rutherford sent me this photo of LORENZO CARR b. May, 1859 d. 1931; married Emily Knight. He was the son of Lorenzo Carr and Honor Harrington. Lorenzo (above) was the brother of John Henry Carr, pictured below.

l-r front: Mary E. Williams Carr (1844-1926) and husband, John Henry Carr (1845-1927); l-r back: Ashley & Norman Rathbun. Ashley and Norman were sons of Clovis Carr and Perry Rathbun and brothers of Hazel Rathbun Barrett (wife of Ralph Barrett) and Frances Carr Staples (wife of Arthur Staples. Arthur Staples was the son of William Otis Staples and Jennie Martin, d/o DeWitt Martin and Ada Belle Wheeler Martin Sweener. Jennie died very young, leaving her son to be raised by her husband and his second wife, Anna Mary Sweener, daughter of George W. Sweener, pictured in the photo below.
George Sweener, pictured fifth from the left in the back row, was the son of Erastus Whitman's sister, Sarah Parthenia (below). This photo was taken about 1892-3.



William Henry Carr and Florence Carr. They lived on Black River Road around 1893. Besides farming, William Carr was Superintendent of Schools in Stephentown. He was the on of Erastus Whitman Carr. I was told that he died in a house fire. He had no legs and couldn't get out. (true?)
*Sarah Parthenia17 Carr (*Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born December 30, 1826 in Stephentown, New York, and died January 10, 1911 in Stephentown, New York. She married *Pascal Sweener Bef. 1849 in Stephentown, New York, son of *Paschal Chouinard. He was born 1823 in Montreal, Canada, and died 1914 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for *Sarah Parthenia Carr:
Joined Stephentown Center Baptist Church Aug. 25, 1866. Died Jan. 1911 (re: church records).

Her death certificate reads:

She was 84 yrs. 11 months old at her death
She died of apoplexy (cerebral)
She died Jan. 10, 1911 at 5 p.m.
She was married at the time of her death.

She's buried in Garfield Cemetary, Garfield New York
(Upon visiting the cemetary, no grave for Sarah is marked as such.)



Notes for *Pascal Sweener:
Pascal died of "senile gangrene - right foot, and legs part affected." From death entry in Stephentown records.

The informant of his death was George Sweener, presumably his son, George W. Sweener.

Pascal was 91 yrs. 4 mos. 18 days old when he died and was a widower. Sarah had died three years earlier. His was listed as a farmer.

Uncle Pete says that Pascal ( or Pasqual as he called him) owned a saw mill on Black River Road. The sawmill could cut one log an hour.

From Stephentown New York Heritage Center Living Gravestones collection:

d. 26 May 1914, according to Horace Bateman's record book
1878 owned F89
1899 owned F84

Writer doesn't know where last two entries are, though they obviously refer to tracts of land.

Notes from Anne Marie Sweener's files:

French translation of Sweener is Chouinard.

"Pascal came from Canada and settled in Hancock, Mass. He was a charcoal burner. Moved to Stephentown, N.Y. and settled on Black River Road until his death. Pascal owned an up and down waterpowered saw mill. It sawed one log an hour."

Uncle Pete took Clint and Tina to the approximate site of the old saw mill on Black River Road in July 1997. It looks very peaceful there now, with no indication that such a place had ever existed. Up and down the road you can still see several stone walls. Uncle Pete told us they were left from when they had surrounded the properties of the families who had lived there many years ago. He said that every time you see one of those stone fences, you know that a family had lived behind those stones. A couple of the families he talked about as having lived on Black River Road besides the Sweeners were the Carrs and the Silvernails. The Carrs were probably the family of Sarah Parthenia, who married Pascal.

On Pascal's death certificate, Paschal Chouinard is listed as father. No mother is listed. Pascal's birthplace is listed as Montreal, Canada.

Children of *Sarah Carr and *Pascal Sweener are:
i. Mariett18 Sweener, born 1849.
ii. Nelson Sweener, born 1852.
iii. Lewis Napoleon Sweener, born June 20, 1856 in Stephentown, New York; died June 11, 1927 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
iv. George W. Sweener, born 1862 in Stephentown, New York; died 1946.
v. *Wilson Dodge Sweener, born August 08, 1873 in Hancock, Mass.; died April 17, 1936 in Stephentown, New York; Adopted child.


Henry Reynolds17 Wood (Patience16 Carr, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) He married Catherine Moore.

Child of Henry Wood and Catherine Moore is:
i. Abbie18 Wood, born in New Lebanon, New York. She married Mr. Gillet.
Notes for Abbie Wood:
From the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol. 39, pg. 317

"Mrs. Abbie Wood Gillet, DAR # 38865 Born in New Lebanon, New York
Dec. of Caleb Carr, Jr.
Daughter of Henry Reynolds Wood and Catherine Moore
Great granddaughter of Caleb Carr Jr. and Abigail Very
Caleb (1744-1793) served as private and corporal in the Mass. Militia. He was born in Jamestown, RI and died in Stephentown, New York."


Generation No. 9



John Henry Carr b. about 1843; m. Mary Williams b. about 1845.
Children of John Henry and Mary Williams Carr:

i. Grace b. 1866
ii. Byron b. 1870; d. 1972, buried in Berlin Center Berlin Baptist Cemetery; m. Hattie M. Bailey;
iii. Lilly b. 1872
iv. Fannie b. 1874
v. Addie b. 1876
vi. Frank (see "Carr-Casey" link below for more on Frank)

Melville Carr b. September 17, 1844 in Stephentown; d. 1910 m. Frances Goodrich b. about 1850.

Children of Melville Carr and Frances Goodrich:

i. Blanche b. April 18, 1874
ii. Florence b. October 31, 1877; m. William Henry Carr (cousin) b. February 12, 1862 in Stephentown Center; m. about 1900. Had one daughter, Ella.
iii. Clovis b. December 12, 1880; d. 1948, buried in Garfield Cemetery; m. Perry Rathbun (see Rathbun Genealogy link below)(photo below)
iv. William Calvin 1883-1946; m. Ina Rosetta Geerholt; known as Cal;



Calvin Carr family, taken about 1929 on Moore Hill. Grandma Frances Carr on left.
Front row: Ina Rosetta (Geerholt) Carr (mother), Lawrence, Reginald, Anna Shayne's son.
Middle row: Frances (grandma), Violet (b. February 23, 1930;d. July 1999 at 79y), Myrtle Kelly (friend), Anna Shayne (friend).
Back row: Elwood, Raymond, Kenneth and William Calvin Carr (father). The children listed were children of William Calvin (Cal) and Ina)







Lewis Napoleon18 Sweener (*Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born June 20, 1856 in Stephentown, New York, and died June 11, 1927 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He married Lydia Harrington. She was born 1854, and died December 30, 1905 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Children of Lewis Sweener and Lydia Harrington are:
i. Franklin Lewis19 Sweener, born January 08, 1878 in Stephentown, New York; died April 09, 1941 in Pittsfield, Mass..

ii. Pascal Nelson Sweener, born June 04, 1884 in Stephentown, New York; died February 22, 1942.


George W.18 Sweener (*Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born 1862 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1946. He married

(1) Mary (Mame) Hunt. She was born December 09, 1881, and died March 07, 1955.

He married (2) Laura May Hassan in Stephentown, New York, daughter of James Hassan and Celestia Hunt. She was born June 02, 1881 in Garfield, and died May 22, 1969 in Garfield.

Notes for George W. Sweener:
1862-1946

Calvin Atwater Collection #47

1913 tax, 47 ac farm, borders highway Staples, Lapp $375
also 25 ac. woodlot, borders Crandel, Fuller, Alderman, Casey $25.00
also 40 ac. Bacon lot, borders Sweener, Cole
also 39 as. Chase lot, borders Smith, highway, Baen, and Carr

1916 tax - 2 & 3 same as above, also 86 ac. farm, borders highway, Staples, app, Carr, $450. Same 1917

#3 & 5 in 1918
#3 taxed in 1919
#1,2,3,4 same in 1912

Notes for Laura May Hassan:
From Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones collection:

1-June 1881 - 22 May 1959 77 yrs. 11 months 20 days old at death
Wife of George
Dau. of James and Celestia Hunt Hassan
Issue: Mrs. George Brown, Stephentown; Milford J. of Glendale, Ariz.

1923 tax, Hassan Farm, 46 Acres, borders s. Dosch, e. Highway n. Brook w Reynolds

Children of George Sweener and Mary Hunt are:
i. Anna Mary19 Sweener, born February 26, 1893 in Stephentown, New York; died 1958 in Stephentown, New York.

ii. Irving E. Sweener, born 1898 in Stephentown, New York; died July 29, 1962 in Austerlitz, New York.

iii. Forrest Sweener, born Abt. 1905 in Petersburg, New York; died August 23, 1972.

iv. Harold Sweener, died Abt. 1920.

v. Lewis Sweener, born February 19, 1900 in Stephentown, New York; died July 21, 1901 in Stephentown, New York.


Children of George Sweener and Laura Hassan are:
163 i. Evelyn19 Sweener.

ii. Milford James Sweener, born October 09, 1910 in Garfield, New York; died August 12, 1967.

*Wilson Dodge18 Sweener (*Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born August 08, 1873 in Hancock, Mass., and died April 17, 1936 in Stephentown, New York.

He married (1) Maude Whitman September 05, 1893 in Stephentown, New York.

He married (2) *Ada Belle Wheeler June 30, 1899 in Stephentown, New York, daughter of *Milo Wheeler and *Mary Houghtling. She was born April 02, 1876 in Stephentown, New York, and died March 23, 1951 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for *Wilson Dodge Sweener:
From Living Gravestones - Stephentown Heritage Center

" 1911 tax, 10 acre farms from Stephentown Center to Cranston Ave. $225. and 1 dog. same in 1913, 1 dog, 1910, 1912. same in 1916, no dog, 1917-1923.

Died 18 April 1936
Registered Democrat 1926
Registered for draft 12 June 1917, age 44, general farming, b. 8 Aug. 1873

Was constable in 1921.

From newspaper clipping (encapsulated in Rhoda Horton's murder article), "Wilson Sweener pleaded not guilty to the charge of bigamy. He is charged with having married Maude Whitman on Sept. 5, 1893 and with having prior married to Ada Wheeler at Stephentown. Warren McConihe, he announced was his counsel." Appeared before JP 25 July 1932, disorderly conduct against Parker Poole.

Lived on Black River Road at the time of his death. Said to have very red hair. Gave Uncle Pete (Nelson Willis Sweener) the nickname of PETE. Uncle Pete has no idea why, as Wilson died when he was 3 years old and no one else seems to know why either.

From the notes of Ann Marie Sweener:

"Wilson was a farmer and a logger. He and his family lived on Black River Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Wilson had one of the first sawmills in Stephentown."

It is said that Wilson was abandoned by his natural parents, Andrew Dodge and Ellenor Kittle. There were are couple of stories, one being that he was abandoned in a corn field, the other being that he was left with the Sweeners. The logical one is the last, as we know what the names of Wilson's birth parents are, his natural siblings, birth dates, etc.

Written concerning his funeral:

Wilson Sweener Died April 17, 1936

"The funeral of Wilson Dodge Sweener was largely attended Monday afternoon from his residence in Stephentown Center, N.Y. Rev. Oscar Arnold officiated. The bearers were: Stephen Mattison, Frank Cole, Harry Launt, and Willis Launt. Internment was in Garfield Cemetary. Mr. Sweener was born in Hancock, Mass. on August 8, 1872, but spent most of this life in Stephentown Center, New York.
Death came as a great shock to his many friends and neighbors, although he had been ill health for several years.
Survivers are his wife, Mrs. Ada Wheeler, daughter, Mrs. Willis Goodermote, 2 sons, Ulysses of Stephentown and Nelson of Stephentown Center. Six grandsons and six granddaughters."

More About *Wilson Dodge Sweener:
Burial: Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, New York (Grave unmarked)

Notes for *Ada Belle Wheeler:
Gladys Sweener lived with Ada from the time of Wilson's death. Uncle Pete said that it was because Gladys didn't want Ada to be lonely. Gladys lived with Ada until her death in 1951, Gladys having married in 1949 and having 2 children in 1950. Tina's first Christmas was spent in this home. The first tree was a tree branch in a trash can.

Nelson Sweener says he always got along with her and loved her. He told Tina a story about Ada Belle telling him that she would love to go to the Empire State Building. When he was in the service, he went and got her a post card of the Empire State Building, so that she could see what it looked like. However, by the time he could get home and give the card to her, she had died. He placed the card in her casket with her, so that it would always be with her.

More About *Ada Belle Wheeler:
Burial: Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, New York (Grave unmarked)

Child of *Wilson Sweener and Maude Whitman is:
165 i. Frederick19 Sweener.

Children of *Wilson Sweener and *Ada Wheeler are:
i. Ulysses Pascal19 Sweener, born June 14, 1899 in Stephentown, New York; died October 09, 1981 in Stephentown, New York.

ii. *Louis Nelson Sweener, born July 12, 1900 in Stephentown, New York; died September 02, 1966 in Stephentown, New York.

iii. Elizabeth Amelia (Lizzie) Sweener, born September 07, 1910 in Stephentown, New York; died in Stephentown, New York.

More About Elizabeth Amelia (Lizzie) Sweener:
Burial: Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, New York
Fact 1: July 18, 1995, Died in Stephentown.



Generation No. 10



Franklin Lewis19 Sweener (Lewis Napoleon18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born January 08, 1878 in Stephentown, New York, and died April 09, 1941 in Pittsfield, Mass.. He married Flora Louise Houghtling, daughter of *Frederick Houghtling and *Eunice Hayes. She was born July 15, 1879 in Stephentown, New York, and died December 19, 1968 in Pittsfield, Mass..

Children of Franklin Sweener and Flora Houghtling are:
i. Lois Izetta20 Sweener, born October 18, 1900 in Garfield, NY.

ii. Marion Irene Sweener, born June 23, 1907 in Pittsfield, Mass.; died July 28, 1976 in Pittsfield, Mass..

iii. Bernice Ione Sweener, born August 27, 1911.

iv. Phyllis Isabel Sweener, born October 27, 1914 in Pittsfield, Mass.; died April 15, 1936 in Pittsfield, Mass..

v. Virginia Ira Sweener, born April 18, 1917 in Pittsfield, Mass.; died November 07, 1969 in Pittsfield, Mass..

vi. Franklin Irving Sweener, born May 06, 1921 in Pittsfield, Mass.; died March 05, 1997 in Pittsfield, Mass..

vii. Carol Iris Sweener, born April 23, 1923 in Pittsfield, Mass.; died April 18, 1983 in Pittsfield, Mass..

Pascal Nelson19 Sweener (Lewis Napoleon18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born June 04, 1884 in Stephentown, New York, and died February 22, 1942. He married Mary C. Shaw. She was born May 07, 1881 in Cherry Plain, NY, and died January 21, 1953.

Children of Pascal Sweener and Mary Shaw are:
i. Harold20 Sweener, born February 10, 1905 in Stephentown, New York; died May 11, 1927.

ii. Franklin Sweener, born June 14, 1907 in Stephentown, New York; died March 1917.

iii. Howard Earl Sweener, born May 25, 1913 in Stephentown, New York; died February 03, 1958.

Anna Mary19 Sweener (George W.18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born February 26, 1893 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1958 in Stephentown, New York. She married William Otis Staples in Stephentown, New York. He was born 1886 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1945 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for William Otis Staples:
Same William Otis Staples who later married Annie Sweener, daughter of George W. Sweener.

Child of Anna Sweener and William Staples is:
i. Clovis20 Staples. She married John H. Hoffman.

Irving E.19 Sweener (George W.18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born 1898 in Stephentown, New York, and died July 29, 1962 in Austerlitz, New York. He married Ann Meehan. She died 1984.

Children of Irving Sweener and Ann Meehan are:
i. Gladys20 Sweener, born Abt. 1918. She married Tom Nolan.

ii. Ann Sweener, born Abt. 1920. She married Loran Little April 1972.

iii. Irving J. Sweener, born Abt. 1922; died 1994.

Forrest19 Sweener (George W.18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born Abt. 1905 in Petersburg, New York, and died August 23, 1972. He married Irene Henderson. She was born March 17, 1917 in Boston, Mass., and died July 22, 1996 in Pittsfield, Mass.

Children of Forrest Sweener and Irene Henderson are:
i. June Irene20 Sweener.

ii. Marguerite Sweener. She married John Dexter; born in Clermont, Florida.

iii. Constance Sweener.


Milford James19 Sweener (George W.18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born October 09, 1910 in Garfield, New York, and died August 12, 1967. He married Fonda (ne?) Sweener.

Notes for Milford James Sweener:
Birth certificate indicates that he was the first born to this mother. Father was 47 years old, mother was 24.

Children of Milford Sweener and Fonda Sweener are:
i. M. James20 Sweener.
ii. Donna Sweener.


Ulysses Pascal19 Sweener (*Wilson Dodge18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born June 14, 1899 in Stephentown, New York, and died October 09, 1981 in Stephentown, New York. He married Elizabeth Matilla Travis February 09, 1921 in Stephentown, New York. She was born July 08, 1903 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and died August 17, 1991 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for Ulysses Pascal Sweener:
Interesting facts:

Leo and Ruth Sweener are brother and sister
Joan and Joseph Reiger are brother and sister
Leo married Joan
Ruth married Joseph

Donald and Stella Sweener are brother and sister
Linda and Walter Hoffman are brother and sister
Donald married Linda
Stella married Walter



More About Ulysses Pascal Sweener:
Fact 1: October 09, 1981, Died in Stephentown, NY

Children of Ulysses Sweener and Elizabeth Travis are:
i. Blanche Marie20 Sweener, born September 09, 1923 in Stephentown, New York; died November 22, 1979.

ii. Leo William Sweener, born August 03, 1925 in Stephentown, New York; died January 17, 1992.

iii. Ruth Magadine Sweener, born January 22, 1927 in Stephentown, New York.
iv. Phyllis Elizabeth Sweener, born October 29, 1928 in Stephentown, New York.
v. Ulysses Francis Sweener, born July 15, 1930 in Stephentown, New York.

vi. Lawrence Henry Sweener, born January 10, 1932 in Stephentown, New York.

vii. Donald Edwin Sweener, born August 28, 1935.

viii. Stella Jean Sweener, born June 22, 1938 in Stephentown, New York.


*Louis Nelson19 Sweener (*Wilson Dodge18, *Sarah Parthenia17 Carr, *Joshua16, *Caleb15, *Caleb14, *Caleb13, *Caleb12, *Robert (Sir Baronet)11, *Benjamin (Sir)10, *Sir William9, *Sir John8 Kerr, *Sir Lord Andrew7, *Thomas (Jr.)6, *Thomas (Sr.)5, *Andrew4, *Robert3, *Henry2, *John1) was born July 12, 1900 in Stephentown, New York, and died September 02, 1966 in Stephentown, New York. He married *Florence Doris Moon April 06, 1927 in Stephentown, New York, daughter of *Charles Moon and *Clara Houghtling. She was born February 09, 1911 in Stephentown, New York, and died December 11, 1967 in Baldwin Park, California.

Notes for *Louis Nelson Sweener:
From Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones Collection:

1922 tax, 3 acres, $15.00, part of Lane lot, bd. e. hgwy, n. Lapp, w.s. brook
1924 the same but value up to $140.00
1923 the value was $25.00
He also, in 1924, had 50 acre wood lot, $100.00 value, bd. n. Silvernail, e. hgwy, s. Earnst, w. Odell.
photo in Heritage Center album #1, page 49.

m. Doris Moon, April 6, 1928. "A quiet wedding, as Charles Moon died that week. He was her father which caused the quiet planned wedding."

More About *Louis Nelson Sweener:
Burial: Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, New York
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Medical Information: Walked out into the front yard, and collapsed. Died there in the yard.

Notes for *Florence Doris Moon:
Gram worked mostly as a homemaker, but also worked in a shirt factory in Lebanon Springs. She also baby sat after all of her children were grown. She took in laundry while her children were growing up. She is described as a "Lovely Lady" by person who wrote notes.
She was deeply religious, and attended the Stephentown Free Will Baptist Church in Stephentown Center.

She loved to iron and I remember her trying to iron everything in sight.

From Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones Collection:

m. Nelson Sweener April 6, 1928 dau. of Charles Moon

When her father died, there were 8 children and they were all to be sent to the orphan asylum so she married rather that join them. (as told by her dau Mrs. Amadon, 25 May, 1990).

No birth record was found in the Stephentown records for Doris.

More About *Florence Doris Moon:
Burial: Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, New York
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Medical Information: Gram was always overweight when I knew her. She had diabetes, which she kept track of. No other problems that I know of.

Children of *Louis Sweener and *Florence Moon are:

i. *Gladys Isabel20 Sweener, born February 25, 1929 in Stephentown, New York; died November 20, 1999 in Hickory, North Carolina.

ii. Ella Malin Sweener, born February 03, 1931 in Stephentown, New York.

iii. Nelson "Pete" Willis Sweener, born July 26, 1933 in Stephentown, New York.

iv. James Frederick (Sr.) Sweener, born April 08, 1935 in Stephentown, New York.

v. Anna Clara Sweener, born December 12, 1937 in Stephentown, New York.

vi. Douglas Arthur Sweener, born August 22, 1942 in Stephentown, New York.



Eleanor Almira Carr b. March 25, 1806; d. April 19, 1891, d/o Spencer Carr and Zylphia Goodrich, m. Newton Goold, b. November 21, 1801; d. June 11, 1886, s/o David Goold and Rebecca. David d. April 22, 1832 at 75y. Children of Eleanor Almira and Newton Goold:

1. Edmund b. July 17, 1830

2. William H. b. August 9, 1832

3. Charlotte b. June 5, 1834

4. Luther b. March 27, 1836; d. January 25, 1870 at 33y 10m

5. John N. b. February 18, 1838d. May 2, 1849 at 1y 1m.

6. Walter B. b. January 6, 1840d. 1927. Married Adaline Manchester.

7. James Spencer b. November 9, 1841

8. Fanny Louisa b. February 13, 1847

David and Rebecca Goold also had a daughter, Fanny d. 1830 at 38y. Fanny married Orry Bush.



l-r: Emma Smith (1841-1908), Adeline Manchester Goold (1839-1916), married Walter B. Goold (1840-1927) and Mary Green.

Captain Calvin Carr


Captain Calvin Carr, who is deeply versed in the current affairs of the lakes, and who has a vivid remembrance of the events that occurred away back in the 'forties, is at this writing engaged in the vessel and insurance business in Chicago, and is highly esteemed by lake men, who generally place great confidence in his views concerning the conditions which regulate lake commerce, and their bearing on future events. He is a man of dignity and refinement, and lives much within himself, although his stately form is one of the most familiar about the marine offices in Chicago, where he has carried on business during a period of twenty-five years. His forefathers came to the colonies in 1620, landing at Plymouth. His grandfather, Joshua Carr, was born in New York State, and settled in Rensselaer county, N. Y. in an early day. Two brothers, Caleb and James (1), settled in Rhode Island in 1635, and our subject's grandfather was a descendant of James (1).

Captain Carr, the subject of this article, was born in Oswego county, N. Y., March 4, 1835, a son of Caleb Carr, the eldest son of Joshua. The father and mother moved west, locating near Horicon, Wis., where they operated a large farm for thirty-five years. He died at the age of seventy-two years, from paralysis, induced by a severe injury received. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Jane Smart, and was a native of New York State, lived to the advanced age of eighty-four years.

The Captain remained at home, assisting his parents and attending school until he reached the age of sixteen. In the spring of 1851 he determined to adopt the life of a sailor, and shipped as boy in the brig Arcadia. The next two seasons he sailed in the barque Norman. In 1854 he came out in the Seminole, but closed the season in the Saxon with Capt. John Davis, going with him in the schooner Hungaria the next season. Being an active, intelligent young man, he soon attracted the attention of his captain, who appointed him mate, in the spring of 1856, on the schooner Indiana, he continuing in that berth until September, 1857, when he was promoted to the command of the schooner Augustus Ford. From this time until he retired from active duty on shipboard he was master of several notable vessels. In the spring of 1858 he was appointed master of the Syracuse; in 1859 master of the Maple Leaf, sailing her two seasons; 1861-62 he again sailed the schooner Syracuse; and the next three years he was master of the bark Champion, at that time the largest vessel on the lakes. In the spring of 1866 he assumed command of the Southwest, and in 1867 he was appointed master of the bark Northwest, sailing her four consecutive seasons. In 1871 he was chosen weighmaster for the Chicago Board of Trade, and held that office two years. In 1873 he joined the schooner Maringo as master, sailing her two seasons.

In 1875 Captain Carr retired from the lakes, and became a marine agent for the Orient and Mercantile Mutual Insurance Companies, engaging the next year with Capt. W. M. Eagan in the charter and commission business, remaining with him until 1881, when he established a vessel agency and insurance business on his own account, and he is still successfully engaged in that business. Socially he is a Royal Arch Mason.

On May 4, 1857, Captain Carr was united in marriage with Miss Caroline Allport, a daughter of Zachariah and Phoebe (Edwards) Allport, of Oswego, N. Y. Five children have been born to this union, but all have passed to the Master who said "suffer little children to come unto me." Willis, the eldest, was drowned at Ogdensburg, N. Y., in 1866; Frank died when but eighteen months old; the other three died in infancy. The family residence is at No. 6939 Perry street, Englewood, Chicago, Illinois.

(from Marine Captain's Biographies - History of the Great Lakes)




Here is what I have for Richard M. Nixon through the Carr family....

1 Benjamin Carr (1592 - abt 1635)
+Martha Hardington (1593 - 1635)
2 Robert Carr (1614 - 1681)
+Mary Hargrave ( - )
3 Margaret Carr (abt 1648 - 1718)
+Richard Hartshorne (1641 - 1722)
4 Mary Hartshorne (1676 - 1744)
+Zebulon Clayton (1663 - 1744)
5 Thomas Clayton (abt 1700 - )
+Hannah ? ( - )
6 Thomas Clayton (1742 - 1813)
+Mary ? ( - )
7 Mary Clayton (1777 - 1822)
+Isaac Newton Brown (1771 - 1795)
8 Jane Brown (1807 - 1886)
+Joseph Dickinson Moore (1794 - 1860)
9 Mary Louise Moore (1832 - 1918)
+Thomas Wiley Wadsworth (1826 - 1879)
10 Sarah Ann Wadsworth (1852 - 1886)
+Samuel Brady Nixon (1847 - 1914)
11 Francis Anthony Nixon (1878 - 1956)
+Hannah Milhous (1885 - 1967)
12 Richard Milhous Nixon (1913 - 1994) 37th U.S. President

Contributed by:
Dave Lehman - mailto:historian@ancestralarchives.com - ALWAYS willing, ready and able to share!

Ancestral Archives - http://www.ancestralarchives.com
Genealogy is learning where you came from!

Surnames:
Acton, Allen, Alton, Atwood, Ayers, Babbs, Badlesmere, Baker, Ballou, Bass, Beeston, Betts, Bigge, Bill(s), Bobrik, Bosworth, Bourn(e), Bowman, Brayton, Brown, Buckland, Bullock, Butter, Butterworth, Calveley, Capen, Carlson, Carr, Chapman, Choke, Cole, Coley, Cross, Davis, de Audley, de Beauchamp, de Beaufort, de Burgh, de Chaworth, de Clare, de Clifford, de Geneville, de Lichte, de Londres, de Montague, de Mortimer, de Neve, de Neville, de Percy, de Warenne, Dell, Donne, Eliot, Erickson, Eure, Evered, Fellows, Fitzalan, Foxwell, Fuller, Gale, Gard(i)ner, Greene, Gregory, Griswold, Haile, Haughton, Hayes, Hellesby, Hill, Hoo, Hubbard, Humphrey, Ingraham, Johnston, Jordan, Kalmbach, Kimbereley, Lance, Lawrence, Lawton, Leadbetter, Leech, Lehman, Lincoln, Luther, Lymings, Mallory, Marvin, Mason, Moton, Newgate, Nixson, Norton, Odding, Oliver, Ormeston, Parker, Parre, Payson, Peck, Peene, Plantagenet, Pratt, Purchis, Raymond, Robbins, Rucke, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shell, Shelley, Sherman, Sisson, Slingsby, Smith, Spencer, Spooner, Stephens, Tallman, Taylor, Tempest, Thornton, Thorolde, Thurber, Thwaites, Tolman, Tracy, Trott, Turner, Tuttle, Udall, Vavasour, Waite, Waller, Ward, Weare, Webb, Wheeler, Wells, White, Whitebread, Wignal, Wiswall, Withington, Wolterton, Wright, Yaxley, Zubaly.



The Carr family, as you can see, led into the Sweener family, and is recorded here because, that is my family. Of course, members of the Carr family married into many other families as well. Mention of some of them will exist, with no particular depth.

If you have any additions to this genealogy, please feel free to e-mail me and let me know. I will be happy to add it.

Carr and Casey Incident
Rathbun Ancestry
Stephentown Baptist Cemetery
Photos from Stephentown Historical Society Albums 2 and 4

A note from William Carr - wcarr4@nycap.rr.com

My family was one of the first (if not the first)settlers of Stephentown before it was Stephentown and was given a land grant by Stephen Van Rensselaer close to the Massachucetts border. Killian Van Rensselaer was given the orginal land grants by the Dutch West India Company during the early 1600's ironically he never set foot in the new world. He sent his son Killian 11 to oversee and purchase lands from the Mohicans. The Van Rensselaer's alleged his orginal land grant was allong the west side of the Hudson just south of Albany north to what is now Saratoga co (Mohowk River) then East to about 15 miles into Vermont (About Bennington) which legitimized New York's claim to Vermont lands pre constitution days. Then south along the Hoosantonic River to just south of Stockbridge, Mass then west to its orginal starting point. When the English kicked out Peter Stuyvesant and the Dutch in about 1664 a new issue arose between the colonies as to where the colonal borders were that separated the New York colonie from the Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut Colonies. this was not a Royal issue but strickly a colonial issue. New York Governor claimed based upon the Van Rensselaer claim that their land grant was east to the hoosatonic River that flows south through Mass. and Conn. Massachusetts and connecticut claimed through English Royal Grant that their colonies borders within 15 miles east of the Hudson River. Connecticut settled first and Massachusetts settled after the french and indian war. Stephen Van Rensselaer Granted to the Carr family lands along the current border just after that conflict.

My line comes from Rhode Island and were in Stephentown by 1776 or earlier. He had married Elizabeth Very whose family came from Danvers and Salem Mass. her grandmother may have been Rebecca Nurse. Elizabeth Very's father had been in Stephentown before 1748. when she was born. Well enough of this tandum keep up the good work.