Biography of Richard Carr
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Carr, Richard, son of Peter and Eliza (Snell) Carr, was born in Schenectady, N.Y., October 31, 1845. John Carr, grandfather of Richard, was a. native of Kinderhook, and removed to Schenectady when he was young, where he was a farmer and a member of the M. E. church. He raised a family of five sons and two daughters: Abraham, James, John, Peter, Richard, Catherine and Margaret. Peter Carr was born in Schenectady in 1821, and has been successfully engaged in farming there ever since. He married Eliza Snell, and they had six sons and one daughter: Richard (the subject), John, Daniel, James, Peter, Joseph and Carrie. Richard Carr was brought up on the farm, educated in the public schools, and at the age of seventeen learned the moulder's trade, which he followed eight years. He then became an employee on the New York Central Railroad, first as brakeman for fourteen months, then freight conductor between Albany and Syracuse for ten years, baggage agent at Schenectady for three years and then station agent at Aqueduct for six years until 1890, when he returned to his home and has been in Rexford Flats since. He is a staunch Republican and has been town clerk since 1893. He is a member of New Hope Lodge, No. 730. F. & A. M., Schenectady City 186, A. O. U. W., and an honorary member of the Iron Worker's Society. In August, 1864, he enlisted in Co. D. 69th N. Y. Vols., and was connected with the second corps of the Army of the Potomac and took part in all the campaigns from Hatcher's Run to the surrender of General Lee. On January 12, 1866, he married Catherine, daughter of Yost Miller, and they had one daughter, Elizabeth, wife of George Eaton, jr., merchant of Clifton Park.


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