Descendants of John H. Karr

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN H.1 KARR was born ABT  1819 in TN, and died Aft. 1880 in TN.  He married (1) Unknown female (unproven).  She  died Bef. 1848.  He married (2) MARY CAROLINE January 9, 1848 in Grainger Co., TN1.  She was born 1816 in NC, and died March 22, 1873 in Mooresburg, TN.  He married (3) MARY June 12, 1878 in Grainger Co., TN2.  She was born ABT  1846, and died Aft. 1880.

Notes for JOHN H. KARR:

1850 census Grainger County, TN, p. 17a-17b (District No. 3, page 17, taken 26th of August by Wm. Williams), Household 236,248:
    John H. Kerr, age 31, male, Blacksmith, b. TN
        Mary C. Kerr, age 36, b. NC
        Henry P. Kerr, age 4, b. TN
        Nancy Dyer, age 17, b. TN
        James Dyer, age 15, b. TN
        Joseph Dyer, age 13, b. TN
        Wm Dyer, age 10, b.TN
        Susanah Dyer, age 8, b. TN
        Orlena Dyer, age 6, b. TN

1860 census Grainger County, TN, p. 423a (District No. 3, page 40, P.O. Rutledge, taken 25th of June by M. Goldman), Household 284,284:
    John M. Kerr, age 41, Farmer, person assets $600, b. TN
        Caroline Kerr, age 41
        Pleasant, age 14
        Seaburn, age 8
        Martha, age 5
        Mary A., age 3

1870 census Grainger County, TN, p. 101a (District 9, page 9, P.O. Beans Station, taken 9th of August by William Phillips), household 67,78.
    John Caar, age 51, Blacksmith, assets $200, b. TN.
        Caroline Caar, age 50, Keeping House, b. NC.
        Seborne, age 17, b. TN
        Catherine, age 15, b. TN
        Mary, age 13, b. TN

1880 census Grainger County, TN, p. 427a-427b (District 3, Enum. Distr. 96, pages 29-30, taken 17th of June by J. B. Lambdin), household 94,94:
    Karr, J. H., age 54, Blacksmith, b. TN, mother and father b. TN.
        Karr, Mary, age 34, wife, keep house, TN TN TN
        Dodson, E. T., male, age 14, step son, TN TN TN
        Dodson, W. H., male, age 13, step son, TN TN TN
        Dodson, William H., male, age 9, step son, TN TN TN
        Dodson, Nannie J., female, age 8, step daughter TN TN TN
        Karr, G. R., male, age 6/12, b. Dec., son TN TN TN

    Many, many thanks to Carolyn Lambert, whose diligent research produced these census findings!

Notes for MARY CAROLINE:

She was the second wife of John H. Karr.  She had been previously married to a Dyer.  She is buried in the Etter/Moore...Cocke Cemetery in Mooresburg, TN (cemetery is located between old 11W and new 11W highways on Holly Road).

Notes for MARY:

She was the third wife of John H. Karr.  She had been previously married to a Dodson, perhaps G.W. Dodson. G.W. Dodson married Mary E. Gray on September 1, 1865 in Grainger Co.  More research needs to follow.

Child of JOHN KARR and his first wife is (unproven):

2.                i.       HENRY PLEASANT2 KARR, b. ABT  1846; d. Aft. 1880.

Children of JOHN KARR and MARY CAROLINE are:

3.               ii.       SEBORN SEBASCOM2 KARR, b. August 16, 1851, Tennessee; d. March 17, 1886, Mooresburg, TN.

                 iii.       MARTHA CATHERINE KARR, b. ABT  1855.

                 iv.       MARY A. KARR, b. ABT  1857.

Child of JOHN KARR and MARY is:

                  v.    G. R.2 KARR, b. December 1879.

 

Generation No. 2

2.  HENRY PLEASANT2 KARR (JOHN H.1) was born ABT  1846, and died Aft. 1880.  He married CARLINE M. NOE10 Bef. 1870.  She was born ABT  1846, and died Aft. 1880.

Notes for HENRY PLEASANT KARR:

1880 census Hawkins Co., TN, p. 248b (Civil District 12):
Pleasant Carr, age 34
Carline, wife, age 33
Lucy, daughter, age 10
George Shortes, other, age 19  

Unproven connection:

1910 census Hamblen Co., TN, p. 136b (Fourth District, Morristown, Enum. Distr. 62, page 3b), household 62,65:
Long, Seth, age ___, married once for 3 yrs, TN,TN,TN, salesman, Whole Sale ?
---, Mattie B., wife, age ____, no children born, TN,TN,TN, str???ther, wagon factory
Karr, Carline, grandmother, age 64, widowed, 1 child born, 1 still living

Child of HENRY KARR and CARLINE NOE is:

                   i.       LUCY3 KARR, b. August  186910; m. W. DUDLEY RICH10.

 

3.  SEBORN SEBASCOM2 KARR (JOHN H.1)3 was born August 16, 1851 in Tennessee, and died March 17, 1886 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN.  He married NANCY "NANNIE" A. GAMMON November 2, 1871 in Grainger County, TN, daughter of WILLIAM GAMMON and NANCY SCEARCE.  She was born May 28, 1853 in Pittsylvania Co., VA, and died December 6, 1935 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN.

Notes for SEBORN SEBASCOM KARR:  

See also Who Is Sebascom?

1880 census for Hawkins Co., TN, p. 357b (12th district page 32), household 256,256:
Sebron Carr age 29 works in blacksmith shop
Nancy, age 28
Walter, age 8
Harriete, age 6

More About SEBORN SEBASCOM KARR:

    Burial: Karr Family Cemetery, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

    Personality/Intrst: Member of Woodmen of the World

Notes for NANCY "NANNIE" A. GAMMON:

This surname appears on Robert T. Karr's Certificate of Death, but it is nearly unreadable. On Walter Karr's death certificate, the name is spelled Gammons.

1860 census, Danville, Pittsylvania Co., VA, p. 438:
Gammon, William, age 41, miller
Nancy, age 37
Joseph E., age 16
Nancy A., age 7
Mary J., age 3
John W., age 2/12

1870 census Thorn Hill, Grainger Co., TN, p. 121a:
Gammon, William, age 56, farmer, born in VA
Nancy, age 53, born in VA
Nancy, age 19, born in VA
Mary, age 17, born in VA
John, age 10, born in VA

1900 census Hawkins Co., TN, District 12 North of Stage Rd, p. 37-2a, household 28,28:
Karr, Nannie, May 1853, age 47, widowed, 4 children born, 4 still living, farmer, owned, free (not mortgaged)
Robert, son, Aug 1880, age 19, blacksmith
Grover, son, Aug 1885, age 14

1910 census Hawkins Co., TN, p. 49a, District 2, Enum. Distr. 108, page 7a, household 119,119:
Karr, Grover, age 24, farmer, general farm, owned, free (not mortgaged)
Nannie, mother, age 56, widowed, VA, VA, VA
Sue, sister-in-law, age 31, married 1 for 9 yrs, 5 children born, 3 still living
Robert, brother, age 29, married 1 for 9 yrs, engineer, lumber mill
Hattie, niece, age 8
Howard, nephew, age 6
Alice, niece, age 4 

1920 census Hawkins Co., TN, Second Civil District, p. 112-9a, household 172,172:
Karr, Nancy A., age 66, widowed, VA, VA, VA
Sue, daughter-in-law, age 38, widowed
Howard, grandson, age 15

1930 census Hawkins Co., TN, Civil District #2 Mooresburg, p. 37-4-13b, household 274,275:
Karr, Nannie A., age 76, widowed, VA, VA, VA, farmer, general farm

More About NANCY "NANNIE" A. GAMMON:

    Burial: Karr Family Cemetery in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

Marriage Notes for SEBORN KARR and NANCY GAMMON:

Listed in Grainger County Marriage Record book p. 137.  Seborn S. Karr to N.A. Gammon, Issued Oct 28, 1871.  Married by A. Dalton, J.P. 

Children of SEBORN KARR and NANCY GAMMON are:

4.                i.       WALTER F.3 KARR, b. September 3, 1872, Tennessee; d. February 1, 1948, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.

5.               ii.       HARRIETE "HATTIE" T. KARR, b. May 1875, TN; d. Aft. 1910.

6.              iii.       ROBERT T. KARR, b. August 11, 1880, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN; d. June 20, 1917, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN.

7.              iv.       GROVER CLEVELAND KARR, b. August 10, 1885; d. February 3, 1964.

 

Generation No. 3

4.  WALTER F.3 KARR (SEBORN SEBASCOM2, JOHN H.1) was born September 3, 1872 in Tennessee4, and died February 1, 1948 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.  He married ETTIE M. MEEK May 26, 1897 in Hawkins Co., TN, daughter of ROBERT MEEK and LUCY MOORE.  She was born March 12, 1875 in Grainger County, TN, and died May 19, 1963 in Hamblen Co., TN.

For more information about the Meek family, see the John Meek Genealogy Report.

Notes for WALTER F. KARR:

1900 census Hawkins Co., TN, District 12 North of Stage Rd, p. 37-2a, household 30,30:
Karr, W.F., Sept 1872/3, age 27, married 3 yrs
Etta, ___ [illegible], 1 child born, 1 still living
Lucy, Sept 1897, age 2

1910 census Hawkins Co., TN, District 2, p. 108-7a, household 124,124:
Karr, Walter, age 37, married 1 for 12 yrs, blacksmith, own shop, owned, free (not mortgaged)
Ettie, age 35, 1 child born, 1 still living
Lucy, age 11

1920 census Hawkins Co., TN, p. 40a, Second Civil District, Enum. Distr. 111, page 1a, household 2,2:
Karr, Walter F., age 47
Ettie, age 44
Lucy, age 21

1930 census Hawkins Co., TN, Civil District #2 Mooresburg, p. 37-5-1a, household 3,3:
Karr, Walter F., age 57, married at age 24, farmer
Eddie M., wife, age 55, married at age 22

More About WALTER F. KARR:

    Burial: Karr Family Cemetery, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

Notes for ETTIE M. MEEK:

Etta Meek appears in the 1900 census twice, once with her husband (see above) and once with her mother:

1900 census Hawkins Co., TN, District 12 South of Stage Rd, p. 88-4b, household 73,73:
Meek, Lucy, Aug 1849, age 59, widowed, 3 children born, 3 still living, farmer, owned, free (not mortgaged)
William, Aug 1876, age 23, farmer
Ettie, Aug 1878, age 21
George, Oct 1880, age 19, farmer

More About ETTIE M. MEEK:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen County, TN

    Other: known as Mammy or Grandma Karr

Marriage Notes for WALTER KARR and ETTIE MEEK:

Walter F. Kerr married Ettie M. Meek on May 26, 1897
License Issued May 19, 1897
Official was E.W. Mark   M.G.
Bondsman was S.D. Moore
From Hawkins County, Tennessee Marriages 1866-1899

Child of WALTER KARR and ETTIE MEEK is:

8.                i.       LUCY4 KARR, b. September 26, 1897, Hawkins Co., TN; d. April 15, 1975, Hamblen Co., TN.

 

5.  HARRIETE "HATTIE" T.3 KARR (SEBORN SEBASCOM2, JOHN H.1)5 was born May 1875 in TN6, and died Aft. 1910.  She married FRANKLIN L. WILLIAMS ABT  18966, son of WILEY WILLIAMS and JOANNA ELLIS.  He was born March 1867, and died Aft. 1910.

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

Notes for HARRIETE "HATTIE" T. KARR:

    Appearing in the August 5, 1899 Morristown Gazette, under the heading Mooresburg:

"Mrs. Frank Williams, nee Miss Hattie Karr, is home from Richmond, Kansas, with her son, Bryan."

Notes for FRANKLIN L. WILLIAMS:

1900 census for Franklin Co., Kansas, Richmond Township, Enum. Distr. 92  Sheet No. 5 (B), p. 316a:
    Williams, Frank L., March 1868, age 32, married 4 years, Grocer, TN, TN, TN
    ---, Hattie T., May 1875, age 25, married 4 years, 1 child still living, TN, TN, VA
    ---, Bryan, Oct 1896, age 3

1910 census for Franklin Co., Kansas, Richmond Township, Enum. Distr. 99, page 5B, p. 223b:
    Williams, Frank L., age 40, married 14 years, Salesman in General Store
    ---, Hattie, age 34, 3 children born, 2 still living
    ---, Bryan H., age 13
    ---, Anna K., age 1 6/12  

NEW: 1920 census for Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas, ED 162, p. 6B:

Williams, Frank L., age 52, salesman in clothing company
---, Hattie, wife, age 43
---, Bryan H., son, age 23
---, Anna, daughter, age 10
---, Genevieve, daughter, age 8
---, Rosela, daughter-in-law, age 22

NEW: 1930 census for Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma, ED 72-124, p. 2A:

Williams, Frank, age 64, married at age 29, occupation: hauling, industry: truck
---, Hattie, wife, age 54, married at age 20
---, Annis K., daughter, age 21, occupation: cashier, industry: grocery
---, Genevieve, daughter, age 19, occupation: salesgirl, industry: Dept. store

NEW: 1930 census for Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma, ED 72-126, p. 2A:

Williams, Bryan H., age 33, married at age 21, bookeeper in electric store
---, Rosella, wife, age 31, married at age 19, cashier in moving picture house(?)
---, B___, son, age 4

Children of HARRIETE KARR and FRANKLIN WILLIAMS are:

                   i.       BRYAN H.5 WILLIAMS, b. October 1896, Franklin Co., Kansas51.; m. Rosella ABT 1918.  She was born ABT 1898, possibly in Missouri

                  ii.       ANNA K. WILLIAMS, b. November 1909, Franklin Co., Kansas52.

                 iii.       GENEVIEVE WILLIAMS, b. ABT 1911, Franklin Co., Kansas.

 

6.  ROBERT T.3 KARR (SEBORN SEBASCOM2, JOHN H.1) was born August 11, 1880 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN, and died June 20, 1917 in Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN.  He married SUE MOONEY January 30, 1901 in Hawkins Co., TN.  She was born December 3, 18778, and died January 22, 1945.

More About ROBERT T. KARR:

    Burial: Karr Family Cemetery, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

    Cause of death (Facts Pg): Tuberculosis (per certificate of death)

    Occupation: Blacksmith (per certificate of death)

    Other: monument is WotW Memorial

    Personality/Intrst: member of Woodmen of the World

Notes for SUE MOONEY:

    In 1910 census, Sue said she had given birth to 5 children, 3 of whom were still living.

More About SUE MOONEY:

    Burial: Karr Family Cemetery, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

Marriage Notes for ROBERT KARR and SUE MOONEY:

License Issued 29 Jan 1901
Husband Karr, Robert
Wife Mooney, Sue
Marriage Date 30 Jan 1901
Official Akers, W D
Bondsman Williams, F M

Children of ROBERT KARR and SUE MOONEY are:

                   i.       HATTIE4 KARR, b. 19018; d. 1916.

More About HATTIE KARR:

    Burial: Karr Family Cem., Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

                  ii.       HOWARD KARR, b. ABT  19048; d. Aft. 19209.

                 iii.       MARY ALICE KARR, b. September 22, 1905; d. June 30, 1917, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN.

More About MARY ALICE KARR:

    Age at death (Facts Pg): 11 yrs, 9 mos, 8 ds. (per certificate of death)

    Burial: Karr Family Cemetery, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

    Cause of death (Facts Pg): Typhoid Fever & meningitis

                 iv.       JAMES EARL KARR, b. 1907; d. 1908.

More About JAMES EARL KARR:

    Burial: Karr Family Cem., Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

                  v.       ROBERT ELMER KARR, b. 1907; d. 1908.

More About ROBERT ELMER KARR:

    Burial: Karr Family Cem., Mooresburg, Hawkins Co., TN

 

7.  GROVER CLEVELAND3 KARR (SEBORN SEBASCOM2, JOHN H.1) was born August 10, 1885, and died February 3, 1964.  He married CORRIS P. Unknown.  She was born December 30, 1887, and died October 4, 1978 in Knoxville, TN.

More About GROVER CLEVELAND KARR:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen County, TN  

Notes for GROVER CLEVELAND KARR:  

1920 census Hamblen Co., TN, p. 231b (Morristown, 4th District, page 3b, Main Street), household 65,69:
Karr, Grover, age 34, TN,TN,VA, blacksmith, wagon co.
Corris, wife, age 32
Annie Kate, daughter, age 4
Grover Jr., son, age 1/12

1930 census Hamblen Co., TN p. 180b (Morristown, 4th District, page 3b, Main Street), household, 59,59:
Karr, Grover C., age 43, married at age 24, TN,TN,VA, Blacksmith, Construction Co.
Corris C., age 42, married at age 22, TN,TN,TN
Annie Kate, daughter, age 14
Grover C., Jr., son, age 10
Marion F., daughter, age 3 9/12

More About CORRIS P.:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen County, TN

Children of GROVER KARR and CORRIS P. are:

NEW!        i.       ANNIE KATE KARR, b. ABT 1916.

                 ii.       GROVER CLEVELAND4 KARR, JR., b. December 15, 1919; d. October 1977, Clinton, TN; m. MILDRED J.; b. January 6, 1925; d. March 2, 1985, Gravestone has 2 dates carved.

More About GROVER CLEVELAND KARR, JR.:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen County, TN

    Military service: SSGT U.S. Army, WWII

More About MILDRED J.:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen County, TN

                 iii.       MARION FRANCES KARR, b. ABT 1927.

 

Generation No. 4

8.  LUCY4 MAE KARR (WALTER F.3, SEBORN SEBASCOM2, JOHN H.1) was born September 26, 1897 in Hawkins Co., TN, and died April 15, 1975 in Hamblen Co., TN.  She married CHARLES BRISCOE THOMASON March 5, 1925, son of JOSEPH D. THOMASON and VINA WILLIAMS.  He was born January 13, 1899 in Slop Creek Rd., Russellville, Hamblen County, TN, and died November 30, 1983 in Hamblen Co., TN.

For more information about the Thomason family, see the James Thomason Genealogy Report.  

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

More About LUCY KARR:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen County, TN

More About CHARLES BRISCOE THOMASON:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen County, TN  

Marriage Notes for LUCY KARR and CHARLES BRISCOE THOMASON:  

    See their marriage certificate.

Children of LUCY KARR and CHARLES BRISCOE THOMASON are:

                   i.       CHARLES DAVID5 THOMASON, b. March 27, 1927, Mooresburg, TN; m. GLADYS JUNE PURKEY, June 19, 1954, R.C. & Ruth's House, Morristown, TN; b. June 2, 1932, Morristown, TN.

For more information about the Purkey family, see the Christian Purkeypile Genealogy Report.

                  ii.       MARIETTA JO THOMASON, b. April 13, 1932, Russellville, TN; d. November 8, 1995, Russellville, TN; m. (1) LOY LEE GOFORTH, March 25, 1950; b. December 15, 1926, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN; d. September 23, 1988, Florida; m. (2) DOYLE PALMER MAHAN, September 26, 1969; b. June 4, 1926; d. September 3, 2000.

                 iii.       JOSEPH BRISCOE THOMASON, b. August 1, 1938, Russellville, Hamblen Co., TN; m. (1) DOROTHY WOODS, 1955; b. Unknown; m. (2) WANDA, 1981; b. Unknown.

 

Endnotes

1.  TN Marriage Records.

2.  Carolyn Lambert.

3.  Death Certificate for Walter F. Karr.

4.  1910 Census, Hawkins County, TN

5.  1880 Census for Hawkins Co, TN.

6.  1900 census Franklin Co., Kansas, p. 316a.

7.  1910 Census Franklin Co., Kansas, p.223b.

8.  1910 Census, Hawkins County, TN.

9.  1920 census for Hawkins County, TN.  

10. Arlene Purkey Watkins

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