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CALEB CARR (b. 12 December 1616, d. 17 December 1695)CALEB CARR (son of BENJAMIN CARR and MARTHA HARDINGTON) was born 12 December 1616 in London, England, and died 17 December 1695 in Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA.He married (1) MERCY VAUGHN in Newport, Rhode Island.He married (2) Sarah CLARKE, daughter of JEREMIAH ClARKE.He married (3) Ann Easton.
Notes for CALEB CARR:
Note: (I) CALEB CARR, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was born in London, England, December 9, 1616, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Hardington) Carr; he embarked in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', at London, in May1635, coming to America with his older brother, Robert Carr, in whose family he remained until he reached his majority. At an early age he became active in public affairs in Newport, and in 1654-1658-59-60-61-62 he served the Colony as general treasurer. On January 30, 1671, he was allowed L4 for services done by him. On April 11, 1676, he was appointed one of the commissioners 'to take care and order the several watches and wards of this island, and appoint the places.' This year he bought the services of an Indian captive (taken by Providence men). In 1679-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-90-91 he was assistant for Newport. In 1687-88 he was chosen justice of the General Quarter Session and Inferior Court of Common Pleas. In May, 1695, he was elected governor to succeed Governor John Easton, who had been in office for the five preceding years. Up to this period, for most of the time, public service had been rendered gratuitously by civil officers. It was now enacted that the governor should have ten pounds a year, the deputy governor six pounds, and the assistants four pounds each. Governor Carr did not live long enough to reap much reward for the discharge of his duties as chief magistrate. He died in Newport, December 17, 1695, the fourth governor who died while in office. He was buried in a small family burying ground on the north side of Mill street [moved to Jamestown], between Thomas and Spring streets, Newport. Caleb Carr married (first) Mercy ----; (second) Sarah Pinner, daughter of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, and widow of John Pinner; she was born in 1651, and died about
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the British Isles
Dec. 9, 1624
Dec. 17, 1695
(1) Ann Easton
(2) Mercy Vaughan
(3)Sarah Clarke (Widow Pinner)
1631 - 1651
1630 - Sept. 12, 1675
Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, 1651 - 1706.
Having thus listed the three wives of Caleb Carr, I must at once qualify it by saying that the records are very confusing on the subject of Caleb's wives. the above is the best guess that I can make after studying the many sources that mention his marriages. I feel very sure that the children of Caleb were all borne by his last tow wives as is indicated below.
The children of Caleb and Mercy were:
b. Oct. 22, 1654
b. April 6, 1656
b. Aug. 23, 1657
b. Dec. 15, 1659
b. Jan. 1, 1661
b. about 1664
b. about 1666
The children of Caleb and Sarah were:
b. about 1678
b. about 1680
b. about 1682
b. about 1684
More About CALEB CARR and MERCY VAUGHN:
Marriage: Newport, Rhode Island.
Children of CALEB CARR and MERCY VAUGHN are:
- +NICHOLAS CARR, b. 22 October 1654, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA, d. 17 February 1709, Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island.
- +John CARR, b. 1644, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA, d. 1714, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA.
- Mercy CARR, b. 06 April 1656, d. date unknown.
- Caleb CARR, b. 23 August 1657, d. 10 October 1700, Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island USA.
- Mary CARR, b. Bet. 01 January 1660 - 1661, d. date unknown.
- Edward CARR, b. 1667, d. 14 October 1711.
- +Samuel CARR, b. 15 December 1659, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA, d. Bet. 08 March 1693 - 1694, Probably on Long Island , New York.
Children of CALEB CARR and Sarah CLARKE are:
- +Francis CARR, b. 1678, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA, d. date unknown.
- James CARR, b. 1680, d. date unknown.
- Sarah CARR, b. 1682, d. date unknown.
- Elizabeth CARR, b. 1684, d. date unknown.