IRA W. CARR
1 stTENNESSEE INFANTRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: about 1827 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 17 October 1871 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Carr-Anderson Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: John and Rebecca (Jones) Carr

Married: Martha Jane Lack on 9 March 1847 in Jackson County, TN
Born: about 1826 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 10 August 1896 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Possibly buried in Wallace Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Edward and Unknown Lack

Children:

  1. Mary "Polly" Carr
  2. John Wesley Carr
  3. Elizabeth Carr
  4. Lottie Carr
  5. Eliza Carr
  6. Rebecca Carr
  7. Rilda Carr
  8. Andrew Carr

MILITARY INFORMATION

1 thTennessee Infantry
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Age: 40
  • Enlisted 21 Oct 1863 at Carthage
  • 21 Oct - 31 Dec 1863: Private
  • Jan - June 1864: Present
  • Mustered Out 13 Dec 1864

US PENSION APPLICATION

  • Widow's Application Filed on 18 June 1885; Widow's: 327948; Certificate: 244689
  • Minor's Application Filed on 8 Sep 1931; Minor: 1701533
  • Download a Copy of His Application

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 245
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 52
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 171

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Date obtained from "Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903"
  • Heritage of Putnam County, TN - 2008, Page 116: Ira served in the Civil War as a Private. Somehow, he was injured and suffered with a hernia which eventually caused his death. When the hernia protruded, Ira pushed it back in and continued on this way, whether plowing or otherwise tending his crops. One day in 1871 he was unable to position the intestines that protruded. He was quite a distance from home and by the time he got there gangrene had set up and he died shortly thereafter.