Carr, Dabney, son of Dabney Carr (q. v.) and Martha Jefferson. his wife, was born three weeks before the death
of his father. in Albemarle county, in April. 1773. He attended Hampden Sidney College. and after his return home
studied law and became intimately acquainted with the celebrated William Wirt, who had married a daughter of Dr.
George Gilmer, and was then settled in Albemarle. Carr practiced in Albemarle county, and in 1811 became chancellor
of the Winchester district, and in 1824, on the death of Judge Fleming. was made a judge of the Supreme Court of
Appeals. His profound investigations of the questions which came before him for decision made for him a great reputation.
He held. his office on the Supreme bench till his death. January 8, 1837. He was buried in Shockoe Cemetery, Richmond.
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915
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