ELIJAH WATSON CARR
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 17 December 1837 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 12 April 1905 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Believed to be buried in Cookeville City Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Jonathan and Martha (Lollar) Carr

Married: Elizabeth F. Harrison on 13 November 1862 in White County, Tennessee
Born: May 1845 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 25 August 1907 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Believed to be buried in Cookeville City Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Rankin and Eliza (Carr) Harrison

Children:

  • Harriet N. Carr
  • Nancy J. Carr
  • William Franklin Carr
  • Eliza ArillaCarr
  • J. R. Carr
  • Parsetta Carr
  • George Washington Carr
  • Maggie Carr
  • Elijah Harding Carr

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left service as a Corporal
  • Enlisted 12 February 1863 at Tullahoma
  • Jan - Oct 1863: Present
  • Nov & Dec 1863: Deserted 2 Dec 1863 near Knoxville, TN.
  • Appears on a List of Rebel Deserters who have taken the oath in Morgan County.

16th Tennessee Infantry
Company C

  • Entered the service as a Private and left service as a Private
  • Age 23
  • Enlisted 11 June 1861 at Camp Trousdale
  • Jul & Aug 1861: Present
  • Mar - Jun 1862: Reenlisted in McBride's Co on 10 Apr 1862

8th Tennessee (Smith's) Infantry

  • No Records Found

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S471

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 12 August 1891
  • Date: 8 August 1891
  • Accepted
  • Resident: Whitleyville, Jackson County, Tennessee
  • Enlisted in Col Starnes Regiment of Cavalry and P. H. McBride's Co in Kirby Smith Command
  • Wounded in Richmond, KY and struck in the breast by a piece of a shell in the Battle of Chickamauga
  • Born in 1837 in Jackson County
  • Enlisted in 1861 in 16th TN Infantry commanded by John H. Savage and enlist
  • Have a wife and five children. Wife is 45 years old. Girls: 23, 17, 7. Boys: 10, 4
  • Witnesses: S. B. Fowler, M. L. Gore, L. Washborn

Supporting Documents:

  • A. B. Fowler (ND) - Hand injury was the result of an artery wagon running backwards and catching his hand between the wheel and something eles. He has a very weak breast due to a shell striking him in the breast. He also has a gunshot wound to the hip.

S909

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 12 August 1891
  • Date: 25 January 1892
  • Filed: 24 February 1892
  • Resident: Whitleyville, Jackson County, Tennesse
  • Enlisted in Capt. P. H. McBride's 4th TN and in 25th TN Infantry
  • Wounds: a flesh wound in the hip and three fingers broken at Richmond, KY and in the breast at the Battle of
  • Chickmauga
  • Born: 17 December 1837 in Jackson County, TN
  • Family: Wife and 5 Children. Wife is 46. Three girls aged 24, 19 & 9. Two boys aged 14 & 6
  • Works a little in Blacksmith Shop
  • Surrendered at Washington, GA on 9 May 1865.
  • Took his parole home. His parole burned in a house fire.

Supporting Documents:

  • W. C. Morgan (6 Jun 1892) - Was with EWC at Waynesboro, SC at which time he was wounded by a bomb in the breast.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

W19

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 12 June 1905
  • Dated: 10 June 1905
  • Residence: Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Born: Jackson County, Tennessee
  • Maiden Name: Elizabeth F. Harrison
  • Married: 13 November 1862 in White County, Tennessee
  • Husband Died: 12 April 1905
  • Nine Children of which six are still living
  • Witness: Thos A. Head
    • Resident: Cookeville, TN
    • Known her for 20 years
    • She was born in Jackson County, TN
    • He was in 16th TN Infantry with EWC
  • Witness: C. J. Davis
    • Knows that Elizabeth is the lawful widow of E. W. Carr

Supporting Documents:

  • Marriage License: 13 November 1862, White County, Tennessee

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census:
  • 1860 Census:
  • 1870 Census: Barren County, Kentucky, Page 571
  • 1880 Census: Jackson County, Tennessee, Page 173
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, Tennessee, Page 15B
  • 1910 Census:

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
5 September 1907
Page 1

  • Mrs. Nancy Carr widow of Elijah Carr, died at her home in this city on Sunday, Aug. 25, 1907, after a long illness. [Note: The obituary does say Nancy. It is believe that it was intended to be Elizabeth.]