Name: James CARR 1
Birth: ABT 1751/1752 2
Death: BEF JUL 1810 3 in Rhea Co. TN
Walter Carr, John Carr, William Carr, and George Carr appear on Captain Doak's list of tithables in 1772. James Carr first appears on Captain Robert Doaks's list of tithables in 1774 in what would later become Wythe Co. VA (Botetort Co. in
1772)(Mary B. Kegley, "Early Adventurers on the Western Waters", Volume V, p. 479). Note: since men were first placed on the tax list at age 21, this would give James a birth date of 1751.
James Carr appears on a list of soldiers in Robert Doaks Company of Militia who participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant, on October 10, 1774. Also listed in this company are George Carr, William Carr, and John Carr, Alexander, Alexander,
Note: The name James Kerr appears on a list of men who were possibly in the Battle of Kings Mountain (7 October 1780) or were possibly in the Campaign. ("The Patriots at Kings Mountain" by Bobby Gilmer Moss)
Jr., Samuel and William Ewing and Robert Porter. The soldiers marched to Camp Union, now Lewisburg, West Virginia. The Battle of Point Pleasant, fought between the Long Knives of Virginia and the Shawnee Indians and their allies on October 10,
1774, was the final battle of Lord Dunmore's War and is considered by many to be the first battle of the American Revolution.
James Carr is listed in Penelope Johnson Allen's book "Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution" as residing in Washington and Sullivan Counties (1779-1783) and as being listed in North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, vol I, page 28, folio 4.
Will Carr is listed in vol I, page 46, folio 4. On 12 June 1783, James Carr turned in 2 Revolutionary War pay vouchers to Comptrollers Williams and Castor. One was for 4 pounds and 19 shillings (Voucher No. 1488) and the other was for 21
pounds, 15 shillings & 6 pence (Voucher No. 770).
A James Carr appears in Washington County, Tennessee court records for 1780-1782. Other Carrs listed during this time period include John Carr, Sr., John Carr, Jr., Job Carr, George Carr, Ann Carr, Margaret Carr, Mary Carr, Patrick Carr,
Thomas Carr, and Walter Carr. (Washington County, TN Court Records, FHL Microfilm #825510)
The Washington County Surveyors Record 1781-1797, page 155 - William Bays, assignee of George Eastis...124 acres Treasury Warrant...assignee of James Davidson, assignee of James Kerr...on the south side of Mockison Creek, north branch of the
Note: Greene County Tennessee Taxables of Captain Robert Campbell's Company, 1791 and 1792.
Note: James Kerr, 100 acres, 1 white poll.
Note: James Kerr served on a grand jury in Blount Co. TN in 1796. (Goodspeed, "History of Tennessee, Blount County", 1887, The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Nashville, TN. p. 52)
Note: A James Carr was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Greene County, TN Militia on October 10, 1796. () This may not be the same James Carr as the date suggests a younger man than the subject of these notes.
Note: James Carr appears on the following tax lists:
Note: Blount Co. TN 1800
Note: Blount Co. TN 1801
north fork of Holston River...Beginning at the foot of Clynch Mountain...100 acres by warrant #1249, dated December 29, 1780 and 24 ac by Warrant #8417, dated April 4, 1782...January 22, 1783
James Kerr first appears in Blount County, TN court records in September 1795 when it is ordered by the court that Jane Ewing lunatic remain in the care of James Kerr until the next court. (Blount County, TN Court, Deed Book A, p. 5) In the
Note: On Dec 12 1797 the amount of the estate of Jean Ewing Lunatick in the charge of James Kerr.
Note: Cash L79-1 1/4
Note: 2 feather beds and furniture
Note: 1 case of drawers
Note: 1 table
Note: 1 hunting saddle
Note: Received of William Davidson to her use 5 pounds four shillings and 8 pence by me.
Note: Dec the 12th 1797 James Kerr" (Blount County, TN Court Records, September 1795-May 1804)
next court James Kerr is appointed guardian of Jane Ewing lunatic. (Blount County, TN Court, Deed Book A, p. 10). Then, it is ordered that Jane Ewing and her property be removed by the Sheriff to George Ewing as her guardian till next court
before the 25th Day of December 1795.(Blount County, TN Court, Deed Book A, p. 13). In April 1797, on motion of William Kerr; William Lowry, William Wallace and John Wallace, Esqr. are appointed to settle with James Kerr guardian of Jean (Jane)
Ewing and make report to next court. (Blount County, TN Court, Deed Book A, p. 73).
The fact that James Carr was appointed guardian to Jane Ewing when there was a George Ewing, probably a son, who had served as a temporary guardian, suggests a close relationship between James and Jane. Perhaps Jane Ewing was his mother-in-law
as he named a daughter, Jane.
March 1797, Blount County Court Minutes: James Kerr vs Andrew Paul. Jury was sworn and decided for the plaintiff and assessed his damage to 40 and 6 cents. In April 1797 James was in court again when he sued Andrew Woods. The jury found for
the plaintiff amd assessed his damage to fifty five dollars and 90 cents.
In 1801 James (one white poll) and Samuel (300 acres, one white poll) Carr are listed as being in Captain Cowan's Company in Blount Co. ("Early East Tennessee Taxpayers", compiled by Pollyanna Creekmore, p. 42.) After a man reached the age of
50 in Tennessee he was no longer assessed with a poll tax. The fact that James was assessed at one white poll suggests that he was born after 1751.
"James Carr and Henry Heirheart to Andrew Miller for value received property on bank of Tennessee River, conditional line between William Barker and James Carr, conditional line between Samuel Carr and James Carr, warranted to be the oldest and
Note: Jan 1810--Rhea County Court Records. Samuel Kerr and James Kerr were purchasers at the estate sale of Daniel Kennedy. Other purchasers were Henry Airheart and John Howard.
best settlement right." Witnesses; Hugh Kelso, Patrick Salvedge. Acknowledged in Blount Co. Court Feb 1807 by Hugh Kelso. (Blount County, Tennessee Deeds: Deed Book 1, 1795-1819, p.180-181.)
26 July 1810--Rhea County Court Records. A relinquishment from Ann Carr to Henry Airheart of her right of Administration on the Estate of her late husband, James Carr (deceased) was produced. Henry Airheart agrees to "take upon himself the
Note: Pg. 17. Henry Airheart returns an inventory of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of James Carr, deceased.
Note: October Session 1810.
burden of the Administration of the estate of the said intestate '' Bond with Samuel Carr, his security; letter of administration issued to Airheart. ( Data from County Court Minute Book B, 1810-1813 Rhea County, Tennessee, p. 54 . Published
in Rhea County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (County Court) January 1810-April 1813, Minute Book B, pg. 16. Abstracted by Bettye J. Broyles, Rhea County Historcial and Genealogical Society.)
p. 20. Henry Airheart exhibited his account of the sales of the estate of James Carr, deceased. A list followed indicating the items of personal property sold, the name of the buyer and the amount paid for each item. Henry Airheart, Samuel
Note: James died between Jan 1810 when he was a purchaser at an estate sale and July 26 1810 when Henry Airheart was named administrator of his estate.
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Change Date: 22 FEB 2011
Carr, and Mrs. Carr were named as buyers of most of the property. Jonathan Carr owed a debt to the estate.
Father: Walter CARR b: ABT 1720
Mother: Susannah BUCKALEW ?
Ann (EWING) ?
- Samuel CARR b: ABT 1774/1775
- Jane CARR b: ABT 1778 in VA (See wife's notes)
- Name: From "Early Adventurers on The Western Waters" Vol. 111, Part 1 by Mary B. Kegley: page 395 original source: Wythe County Order Book 1801-1805, Will of Walter Carr, entry dated February 10, 1802, no page number.
- Name: "Early East Tennessee Taxpayers", compiled by Pollyanna Creekmore, p. 42.
- Name: County Court Minute Book B, 1810-1813, Rhea County TN, pp. 54, 56 and 60. Transcribed/Abstracted by Betty Broyles, Rhea County Historical and Geneaological Society, pp. 16 and 17.
- Name: http://www.rootsweb.com/~varockbr/pntplsnt.htm#Robert%20Doak's%20Company%20of
- Name: Bobby Gilmer Moss, 1990, "The Patriots at Kings Mountain", Scotia Press, Blackburg, S.C., p. 286.
- Name: "Record of Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia, 1796-1815", compiled by Mrs. John Trotwood Moore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977, p. 228.
- Name: Blount County, Tennessee Deeds: Deed Book 1, 1795-1819, abs. by Mrs. Jane Kizer Thomas, p.180-181.