Notes for CALEB CARR: Note: (I) CALEB CARR, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was born in London, England, December 9, 1616, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Hardington) Carr; he embarked in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', at London, in May 1635, coming to America with his older brother, Robert Carr, in whose family he remained until he reached his majority. At an early age he became active in public affairs in Newport, and in 1654-1658-59-60-61-62 he served the Colony as general treasurer. On January 30, 1671, he was allowed L4 for services done by him. On April 11, 1676, he was appointed one of the commissioners 'to take care and order the several watches and wards of this island, and appoint the places.' This year he bought the services of an Indian captive (taken by Providence men). In 1679-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-90-91 he was assistant for Newport. In 1687-88 he was chosen justice of the General Quarter Session and Inferior Court of Common Pleas. In May, 1695, he was elected governor to succeed Governor John Easton, who had been in office for the five preceding years. Up to this period, for most of the time, public service had been rendered gratuitously by civil officers. It was now enacted that the governor should have ten pounds a year, the deputy governor six pounds, and the assistants four pounds each. Governor Carr did not live long enough to reap much reward for the discharge of his duties as chief magistrate. He died in Newport, December 17, 1695, the fourth governor who died while in office. He was buried in a small family burying ground on the north side of Mill street [moved to Jamestown], between Thomas and Spring streets, Newport. Caleb Carr married (first) Mercy ----; (second) Sarah Pinner, daughter of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, and widow of John Pinner; she was born in 1651, and died about
GOV. CALEB CARR 12 Born in the British Isles
Dec. 9, 1624
Died by drowning
Dec. 17, 1695
Married (1) Ann Easton
(2) Mercy Vaughan
(3)Sarah Clarke (Widow Pinner)
of 1631 - 1651
1630 - Sept. 12, 1675
Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, 1651 - 1706.
Having thus listed the three wives of Caleb Carr, I must at once qualify it by saying that the records are very confusing on the subject of Caleb's wives. the above is the best guess that I can make after studying the many sources that mention his marriages. I feel very sure that the children of Caleb were all borne by his last tow wives as is indicated below.
The children of Caleb and Mercy were:
121 + Nicholas Carr b. Oct. 22, 1654
Mercy Carr b. April 6, 1656
123 + Caleb Carr b. Aug. 23, 1657
124 + Samuel Carr b. Dec. 15, 1659
Mary Carr b. Jan. 1, 1661
126 + John Carr b. about 1664
127 + Edward Carr b. about 1666
The children of Caleb and Sarah were:
128 + Francis Carr b. about 1678
129 + James Carr b. about 1680
12-10 + Sarah Carr b. about 1682
12-11 + Elizabeth Carr b. about 1684
More About CALEB CARR and MERCY VAUGHN: Marriage: Newport, Rhode Island.
Children of CALEB CARR and MERCY VAUGHN are:
+NICHOLAS CARR, b. 22 October 1654, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA, d. 17 February 1709, Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island.
+John CARR, b. 1644, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA, d. 1714, Newport, Newport,Rhode Island, USA.