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The Carrs were a prominent family in Albemarle County who had close associations with the Jeffersons. Dabney Carr (1743-1773) was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson, and married Jefferson's sister Martha on 20 July 1765. After Dabney Carr's early death in 1773, Thomas Jefferson oversaw much of his sons' education, and Martha and her six children spent a great deal of time at Monticello.
- Jean Barbara Carr (1766-1840, also sometimes referred to as Jane or Jenny) m. Wilson Cary (1760-1793)
- Lucy Carr (7 March 1768-1803) m. Richard Terrell (176?-1802) on 5 October 1792
- Mary (Polly) Carr (7 March 1768-?), twin sister of Lucy, never married
- Peter Carr (1770-1815) m. Hetty Smith (1767-1834)
- Samuel Carr (8 October 1771-1855) m1. Eleanor B. Carr (?-1815); m2. Maria Dabney
- Dabney Carr (1773-1837) m. Elizabeth Carr (1780-1835)
Carrs in Jefferson Family Correspondence
[1786? cMay 22]. (Mary Jefferson to Jefferson). "Aunt Carr, Aunt Nancy and Cousin Polly Carr are here." 
1793 February 27. (Martha Jefferson Randolph to Jefferson). "Poor Jenny Cary has Lost her husband and her sister Lucy is married to a Mr. Teril with whom she goes to Kentucke this spring so that Aunt Carr will have only one of her children with her it being the intention of Sam to settle imediately upon his own Land in this neighbourhood."
1798 March 20. (Mary Jefferson Eppes to Jefferson). "Aunt Carr is return'd from Celies in good health and is at present with Aunt Bolling, who is in tolerable health, the former will be here soon, where she will stay I expect and go up with US." (FAH) 
1799 April 13. (Jefferson to Mary Jefferson Eppes). "I suppose you have heard before that Peter Carr had a son and Sam a daughter. Sam and his wife are daily expected from Maryland." 
1801 June 19. (Martha Jefferson Randolph to Jefferson). 'Your stockings are at last disposed of, but not to my satisfaction because I am sure they will not be so to yours. Aunt Carr after many ineffectual efforts to put them put acceded at last to the united and importunate entreaties of Mrs. Randolph and Mrs. Lilburn Lewis to let them knit them for you...."
1802 March. 3. (Jefferson to Mary Jefferson Eppes). Suggestions on route from Bermuda Hundred to Washington, "and crossing Patomac at Boyd's hole you would come up by Sam Carr's to this place."
1802 July 1. (Jefferson to Mary Jefferson Eppes). "Dabney Carr was married on Monday (28th. ) and set out yesterday (30th.) with his new wife for Albemarle where he will join his mother now keeping house at Dunlora, till he can fix himself in Charlottesville which will be soon. Sam Carr returns decidedly to live at Dunlora. The marriage of the other sister to Dabney seems to have effected this. Peter and his wife are expected here daily on their way to Baltimore."
1803 April 25. (Jefferson to Mary Jefferson Eppes). "Mr. and Mrs. P. Carr staid with me 5. or 6. days on their way to Baltimore. I think they propose to return in June. Nelly Carr continues in ill health. I believe they expect about the same time to get back to Dunlora."
1805 July 11. (Martha Jefferson Randolph to Jefferson). "The marriage [between Virginia Randolph and Wilson J. Caryl will take place at Monticello early in August entirely private except the old Gentleman and Lady and Aunt Carr. There is however a possibility of it's being delayed by the illness of Mrs. Cary's youngest daughter whose situation is extremely critical and will be lingering, which ever way it terminates. I am afraid however the phisicians will expedite the business; a feeble constitution reduced as low as she is, is not apt to linger in their hands.... We have this moment heard of the death of S. Carr's eldest daughter, the little girl my Aunt had with her at Monticello."
1807 March 20. (Martha Jefferson Randolph to Jefferson). "To give you a still better idea of the labours which await you, Mr. Carr told me of their putting 9 horses to one waggon..." <Ibid, 303.</ref>
1808 February 26. (Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge to Jefferson). "Cousin Polly Carr is here at present. Cousin Dabneys little daughter had a narrow escape the other day. She was in the yard and she fell down. She cried as she had hurt herself. A mule was tied near her. He broke loose and going to the place where she was stamped on her until1 he had broken a silver hook and eye off of her frock. When she was carried in the house she was horribly bruised but none of her bones broken."
1809 January 10. (Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph). "....I sincerely wish it [proposal to sell Varina to John Patterson] success, but I am afraid Mr. Carr has been misinformed of Mr. Patterson's views, or, which is as likely, that Mr. Patterson has changed them."
 February 3. (Thomas Mann Randolph to Jefferson). "But upon availing myself of the councils of Judges Brook, Cabell, Green and Carr and their weight of character and soundness of views, to act upon gentlemen of less experience and decision...."
- ↑ "Register of St. James Northan [sic] Parish, Goochland County," William and Mary Quarterly 15, no. 2(1906):116.
- ↑ Ibid., 15, no. 4(1907):251.
- ↑ Ibid., 15, no. 2(1906):116.
- ↑ Ibid., 118.
- ↑ This information is from a detailed genealogical chart in a letter from Martha Jefferson Minor to Virginia R. Cary at the University of Virginia Library.
- ↑ PTJ 6:359-361.
- ↑ Ibid, 7:110.
- ↑ Ibid, 9:560-1.
- ↑ Ibid, 16:384
- ↑ Ibid, 25:64.
- ↑ Mary (Polly) Carr was the "only one" of the Carr children left.Ibid, 25:297.
- ↑ Ibid, 28:429.
- ↑ Ibid, 28:599.
- ↑ Ceelys was a Cary plantation in Elizabeth City County. Family Letters, 158.
- ↑ Ibid, 174.
- ↑ Footnote says Jefferson reversed sexes of children. Ibid, 177.
- ↑ Ibid, 205.
- ↑ Ibid, 219.
- ↑ Ibid, 230-231.
- ↑ Ibid, 245.
- ↑ Footnote says Jane Blair Cary's death reported in 24 July Virginia Gazette, and that Carr genealogy makes no mention of a daughter by SC's first marriage, nor was a gravestone found at Dunlora. See Ibid, 277-278.
- ↑ Ibid, 287.
- ↑ Ibid, 330.
- ↑ 331.
- ↑ Ibid, 332.
- ↑ Peter Carr is referred to (see Thomas Mann Randolph to Jefferson, 6 January 1809. Ibid, 377.
- ↑ Ibid, 467.
- Martha Jefferson Trist Burke to Jefferson Taylor, 15 July 1902, Acc. #68-71-12, Thomas Jefferson Foundation (on deposit at University of Virginia). Contains genealogical information on Carr family.
- Carr Family. Washington, D.C.: American Genealogical Research Institute, 1975.
- Carr, Edson I. The Carr Family Records: Embracing the Record of the First Families Who Settled in America and their Descendants, with many Branches Who Came to This Country at a Later Date. Rockton, Ill.: Herald Printing House, 1894. This book is noted in our files as being less reliable in its sources, but may be of interest nonetheless.
- Coleman, Elizabeth Dabney. The Carrs of Albemarle. University of Virginia, master's thesis, 1944.
- Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph, Letterbook, pp. 31-35, Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.
- Jefferson Library Information Files - People - General - Carr Family & Genealogy.
- Sinnett, Charles N. Concerning the Early Members of the Carr Family in America. Fertile, Minn.: n.p, n.d.
- Woods, Albemarle 159-163.