Biography of John C. Carr

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JOHN C. CARR, of Bartlett, firm of Carr & Lobdell, flour, feed, lumber and coal dealers, was born in 1834, in Cannan, Columbia County, N. Y.; is a son of Calvin and Caroline (Humphrey) Carr. His family located, in 1838, in Kane County, Ill. Calvin Carr located in hanover in 1852, and died here in 1869. His widow survives him. He was fond of relating ins early illinois experiences, among them his refusal to take a bait interest in a forty acre tract now in the heart of Chicago, by paying off the Government price. J. C. Carr married, December 3, 1856, Miss Julia, daughter of Byrem and Sallie (Wiggins) Smith. Mr. Smith was born on Long Island and came from Amsterdam, N. Y., to Cook County, Ill., in February, 1836. With him caine his sons, Jarvis, George E., David, and a fourteen year old daughter, Sarah. The next year lie was joined by the wife and Emma. Rising Manard, Mary and Julia. Byrem Amith and several of his sons became prominent factors in the early settlement and reclamation of Hanover. The old gentleman is still living, at the age of ninety two. Mr. Carr engaged in farming several years in Du Page County, and was one of the first to locate in Bartlett, with the substantial growth and social and religious progress of which he has been closely identified. Mr. and Mrs. Carr are members of the Bartlett Congregational Church, of which lie is a deacon. He is a Republican, and his first vote was cast for John C. Fremont; and with his entire family has always been foremost in the ranks of the temperance workers. Mr. and Mrs. Carr have five children - Jay W., George S., Arthur W., Fred. A. and Mary J.

FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.