1764 June 9 (ca.): Marriage of Hanna Hobbs Oglesby (May 1739-1806) & James King Carr (b. 1739 in Pennsylvania - d.1782 Virginia).
Hannah had previously been married to Elisha Oglesby, with whom she had one son (source: Jerry Carr's web posting.)
1764-mid 1770's: Children born to Hanna Hobbs Oglesby & James King Carr (eventually had 5 sons & 2 daughters (source of this statistic: Jerry Carr's year 2000 web posting.)
- 1764 Oct 6 : James Carr ( www.alkire.org/gen/michael/d0001/f0000021.html)
- 1771/1775: Hanna Carr (b. Craven County, SC, d.1820) 1797, Sept 10, married to Major James Frazor (source: Ronald Carr Frazor's year 2000 web posting)
- 1773 Sept 5: John "Uncle Jackie" Carr, (b. near Ramhouse Mill, SC. - 1858 Sept 5) 1791 Nov 23, Sumner County, TN: Married Sarah Cage (1774-1841). In 1857 wrote Early Times in Middle Tennessee A
Son: Jesse Douglass Carr (b. 1814 June 10), went to California,
where he was quite prominent in California history (source: Mary Smith's 2002 web posting)
Early-mid 1770's: Hanna Hobbs Oglesby & James
King Carr & Family moved from South Carolina southwestern Virgina:
Houston's Fort on Big Moccasin Creek, about 20 miles north of the town
Houston's Fort, southwest Virginia
(Text of Historical Marker)
1769: Thomas McCulloch etablished the first settlement on this site in what is now Scott County.
1771: The settlement was abandoned in fear of Indian attack. 1774: William Houston - - assignee of Thomas McCulloch -- constructed a fort here.
1776: A large force of Cherokee Indians attacked the fort, and messenger Samuel Cowan was killed and scalped.
1776, Houston's Fort, Virginia: Birth of another son to Hanna Hobbs Oglesby & James King Carr, at Hannah & James' ages 37:
- 1776 Jan 29: William
Carr (d.Dec 12,1856) 1796: Married Elizabeth Dobbins (1778-1838) See Elizabeth Dobbins (1778-1838) & William
Carr (1776-1856) -- parents of William King Carr (1816-1885).
1782, Houston's Fort, Virginia: Death of James King Carr, the father of the family, age 43, of smallpox (source of reason for death: Jerry Carr's web posting.)
James King Carr's family ages at the time of his 1782 death:
- Hannah Hobbs Oglesby Carr, age 43
- John "Uncle Jackie" Carr, age 9
- William Carr, age 6
- 6 other children, the oldest already married
1782: Hannah Hobbs Oglesby Carr, age 43, & Family moved from Houston's Fort, Virginia to "Middle Tennessee" in the Nashville area, eventually to Hartsville.
After the 1782 death of the family's father James King Carr, the family's mother -- Hannah Hobbs Oglesby
Carr, age 43 and her 8 children (the oldest already married) -- left Houston's Fort, Virginia
and travelled along the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap into Cumberland
River Country of Middle Tennessee. They first went to Mansker's Station, Tennessee, a
fort on the west side of Mansker’s Creek about three or four hundred yards
below the site of Walton’s Campground -- in current-day eastern Nashville. The
next year they moved to Hamilton's Station, on
Drake's Creek, a short distance above Shackel Island.
Sources: Jay Guy Cisco (1909) Historic
Sumner County, Tennessee www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsumner/sumncarr.htm & John Carr, (1857) Early Times in Middle Tennessee.
1806, in possibly the Hartsville, Tennessee area: Death of Hannah Hobbs Oglesby Carr, age 67
First created -- extracted info from Carr/Kerr page