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  Carr Family Tree

The Kerr-Carr-Tier Tree.

In the beginning the trees were hand drawn ...

When first begun, the content for this site was in several trees drawn by a sister for a college course. Those trees became the early content of a Family Tree Maker file. Occasionally family members would then request a family sheet or Ahnentafel report which would be prepared and sent via the mail. After finding a grand aunt on a TNG style website, the wheels began to turn in the direction of a public presentation for the express purpose of sharing. Despite strong hints that a website required more than simply importing a file, the challenge was worth the undertaking.

CarrFamilyTree remains very much a work in progress. When individuals, families, documents, histories and photos are found or contributed, they are added expeditiously.

From a presentation perspective, there are scores of very talented, technically-skilled, persons who constantly devise better ways to find, display, correct and enjoy family histories. Most of them very willingly share their techniques so that less talented folks such as myself can leverage their skills. Thank you.

Thanks to all the individuals and families for your contributions that have helped make this site useful to its many visitors. And thank you for your interest in our shared histories.

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Feature Articles

feature 1 Louis Drury Carr: 1899-1986.

This engaging man was born in 1899, the tenth of William Seward and Elizabeth Donnelly Carr's eleven children. Louis was a public school teacher in Paterson, NJ and later a principal in the Jersey City public school system. His WWI military service, while brief, was an area of interesting research.

feature 2 Sergeant James Elvie Pate: 1910-1944

In December 1941, James Elvie Pate was a 31-year-old, single ranch hand on the Tommy Brook Ranch in west Texas and a base violin player in a local band. By June 1944 he had landed on Utah Beach with the 90th Division - The Tough 'Ombres. Four days later and within several miles of the beachhead he was wounded and evacuated to England for treatment. Following his return to France in late June, he fought with his original unit, the 358th Infantry Regiment. In mid-August, just days before the Battle of the Falaise Pocket was won, Sergeant Pate paid the ultimate sacrifice. This story of his service reflects the great care his niece Virginia took to collect and retain artifacts of his service and her graciousness in sharing them with the author.

feature 3 Francois Boquel: 1826-1895.

Francois Boquel is thought to have arrived in the USA in the early 1840s from Alsace-Loraine, but nothing is yet known about the European port from which he embarked or the American port where he debarked. While he did travel as far west as St. Louis, Illinois, he spent most of his years in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

feature 4 John Edgar Scott: 1921-1986

In 1959 John Edgar Scott purchased a 20-acre farm through the Texas Veteran's Land Board. The next 25 years was a marvelous story of success made possible - the American way - with an entrepreneurial spirit, much hard work and strong family values. [This story begins the process of highlighting veterans on the homepage.]

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