John Carr, farmer, sec.27, Big Rapids Tp., was born Jan 9, 1843 in Chittenden Co., Vt. Abraham Carr his father was born in Champlain, N.Y. April 6, 1806, of Irish and German parentage, and was married in 1828, in Vermont to Eliza Green, she was born Feb 18, 1811, in Louisville, N.Y. Of her marriage to Abraham Carr, ten children were born. The father died April 29, 1876. Mrs. Carr is still living.
Mr. Carr was the seventh child of his parents. He left his native State Sept. 15, 1863, a few months before he was 20 years old, and reached his destination, Lowell, Dodge Co., Wis., three days later. After a residence there of 11 years he decided on a change of base, and in the month of October 1874, he came to Big Rapids Tp., where he has since been engaged in farming.
Mr. Carr was married Sept. 17, 1873, to Lucy A. Parham, of Concord, Dodge Co., Minn. They have two children: Ina May and Jennie Eliza. Mrs. Carr was born Dec. 28, 1855. Mr. Carr votes with the Republican Party.