Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Carr Family Papers
Series Number: 69-04
Processed and Cataloged by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date Listed: January 11, 2010
Date Span: 1811-1890
Size of Collection: .25 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 legal sized document case; 13x27x39 cm.
Type of Material: Photocopies of correspondence, notes and legal documents.
Condition of Material: Fair to good. Some fading of photocopies due to aging.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: Benjamin Franklin Carr (1763-1845) brought his family to Fulton, Kentucky in 1828. Members of the Carr family have resided in Fulton and surrounding communities since that date.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, notes, legal documents, land records, receipts and ephemera associated with the Carr family of Western Kentucky. The letters include those written by Caroline E. Bard (1812- ) of Clarksville, Tennessee to her brother Benjamin Franklin Carr (1818-1870), pension requests from Sarah Ann Ligon from 1878 to 1884, a letter from E. B. Eddings describing property agreements with the railroad in Fulton, Kentucky from 1886, receipts of J. G. Mickle from 1878 to 1884 of Fulton, and a letter from T. F. Hallam of Covington, Kentucky describing the assassination of W. B. Goebel.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Fulton (Ky.) – History.
Fulton County (Ky.) – History
Clarksville (Tenn.) – History
Carr, Benjamin Franklin (1818-1870)
Fulton County History: Hickman, Kentucky, Volume One. Paducah, KY: Dave Turner & Associates, 1983.
Research Notes: Open to the public for educational research. Restrictions may apply due to deteriorating conditions of the originals. Check for copyright restrictions.