Elijah Carr, farmer on sec. 6, Hinton Tp., was born in New Jersey, Oct. 21, 1834. His parents Samuel and Catherine (Wise) Carr, was born in New Jersey, and were pioneers in Oakland County, removing later to Greenville, Mecosta Co., where they died. Mr. Carr was but four years old when his parents became residents of Michigan. He obtained his education in the common schools, and worked on the farm until he was 22 years old. He sold it in 1878, and bought 160 acres in Hinton Tp., now his residence and under his management.
Mr. Carr was married in Oakland County Dec 13, 1846, to Mrs. Mary H. Stewart, second daughter of John and Amanda (Jordan) Clark. Her parents were natives of Vermont, and 1834 came to Michigan, settling in Montcalm County, where the mother died, June 5, 1849, the father dying several years later. Mrs. Carr was born in Pontiac, Oakland Co., Aug. 2, 1835. The family circle includes six children: Ellen E., John L., Alice M., Josephine B., Frances E. and Avery G. Mr. Carr is an adherent to the principles and issues of the Democratic party. Mrs. Carr’s first husband was Charles Stewart, and of that marriage one child was born, Sophia A.