Biography of Philander Karr
Monroe County, MI Biographies

PHILANDER KARR, farmer, receives his mail at Samaria. He is the son of George W. and Charlotte (Eighmey) Karr, and was born at Henrietta, Jackson county, Mich., February 23, 1848. In 1866 he moved to Erie, where he lived until he came to Bedford in 1886. He married Betsy, daughter of Robert and Olive M. (Southwell) Lockhart, at Jackson, September 7, 1865. at which place February 11, 1862, he enlisted as private in Co. I, 8th Mich. Vol. Inf. July 11, 1863, he was captured at Jackson, Miss., and sent to Libby Prison and Belle Isle. On his way to Andersonville, in September, 1883, be was returned, exchanged and sent to Camp Chase. Rejoining his regiment, he was wounded at Petersburg, July 11, 1864, and discharged as corporal, February 11, 1865. Is a member of William Bell Post, No. 10, G. A. R., at Dundee; a Presbyterian and a Democrat. Of his family of six children four are living and two dead.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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