Birth: 11 NOV 1836 Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio
Note:  Per Civil War Pension Records, there is a full page from Martin dated 25 SEP 1912 where he states that the above birth date is accurate.  1870 Michigan census states it is NOV 1837.  Tombstone says 1838.

Note:  in 1840, the only Carr family we could find in Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio was a Calvenell Carr and family.  Is this his father, Calvin?

1850 Census:  Redford, Wayne Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with an uncle Isaac and a cousin Luther D.  He is listed as Martin V. B. Carr

1st Marriage:  to Adaline Fredenburg

1860 Census:  Unable to find in Ohio or Michigan.

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1861
Name:  Eliza Carr

Birth of Son: 1862
Name: James G. Carr

Birth of Son: 1862
Name: Delbert Benjamin Carr

Living:  In Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan

Military: 08 FEB 1864
Place: Bangor, Michigan
Note: Enlisted in company C, 6th Infantry (heavy artillery), Feb 8,1864, at Bangor for 3 years, age 27. Mustered Feb 19, 1864.  Mustered out at New Orleans, La, Aug 20, 1865.  The 1890 Veterans census states that Martin enlisted Aug 12, 1861 and was discharged Aug 12, 1862.

Military Note:  One day, while on scouting duty, Martin found himself surrounded by Confederate soldiers.  He was able to hide in a hollow log until after they had left the vicinity and was thus able to escape capture.

Military: 20 AUG 1865
Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Note: Mustered out at New Orleans, La, Aug 20, 1865.  Have Martin’s civil war pension papers

Living:  AFT 20 AUG 1865
Note:  Lived in Bangor Twp, Bay Co, Michigan for 6 months after being discharged from the military.

Divorce:  1866 from Adaline
Place:  Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Case No. 462

Land Record: 01 SEP 1866
Place: Bought 80 Acres

2nd Marriage:13 NOV 1866  Berlin, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Note:  Martin V. Carr of Orange, Ionia County marries Mary Brand (Mrs. Mary Wright) of Orange, Ionia County

Birth of Daughter:  21 SEP 1867
Name:  Rachel Jane Carr
Place: Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

Birth of Son:  28 MAY 1869
Name:  Ashley May Carr
Place:  Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

1870 Census: 01 JUN 1870
Place: Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: 30 acres improved land, 80 acres woodland, 20 acres other unimproved land, Value of Farm is$2000, 2 milk cows, 2 working oxen, 8 sheep, 6 swine, Value of all livestock is $300, Winter Wheat $40, Indian Corn $20

1870 Census: 22 JUN 1870
Place: Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: Wife, Mary, and five children are living in his household.  Farmer

Birth of Daughter:  14 APR 1870
Name:  Agnes Lucinda Carr

County Directory:  1872
Place:  Ionia Co
Note:  Carr, Martin V, Farmer, Section 1, Odessa Twp, Ionia post office.

Birth of Daughter:  28 FEB 1874
Name:  Altha Etta Carr

Birth of Son:  31 MAR 1876
Name:  Calvin M. Carr
Place:  Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

Birth of Son:  22 MAR 1878
Name:  Oscar Clifton Carr
Place:  Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

Birth of Son:  17 OCT 1879
Name:  Scott Webster Carr
Place: Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

1880 Census:  07 JUN 1880
Place:  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Mary, and eight children are living in household.

3rd Marriage:  14 NOV 1899 to Alice Merritt Smith  City of Ionia, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Wedding performed by Frederick Hutchison, justice of the peace.

1890 Military Census: JUN 1890
Place: West Sebewa, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: Disability incurred was chronic diarrhea, piles, rupture.

1900 Census: JUN 1900
Place:  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Alice, is living in household.  Martin was a farmer.

1910 Census:  22 APR 1910
Place:  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Alice, is living in household.  Martin says he has been married 3 times, and that one of his previous marriages lasted 11 years (We believe he is referring to his first marriage.)

Picture of Martin Carr w grandaughter, Olive Jackson Terry

Physical Description:  18 MAY 1912
Note:  From Martin’s civil war pension file, he is described as being 5′ 8″ tall, with a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair.

Further Disability:  Martin later received an increase in his military pension due to stomach trouble and disease of digestion as a result of the chronic diarrhea.  He was troubled with bloating, severe pain and tenderness in the stomach and bowels.  He also had rheumatism in his back and hips which prevented him from doing any stooping or lifting and his heart also grew worse.  Martin also had double hernias.

Note:  Martin was a portly gentleman, full of good humor, pleasant, and he smoked a pipe continuously.  When he became old, he lived out his life with his daughter, Etta McRoberts, on their farm near Lake Odessa.

Death: 18 DEC 1919  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  83 years 1 month 7 days old.  Was a farmer.  Died from septicaemia from wound.

Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

Click here to see parents:  Calvin M. Carr and Rachel Jane Shephard

Mary Brand     

Birth: 02 MAY 1840 Michigan

1850 Census:  21 AUG 1850
Place:  Orange Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with parents.

1st Marriage:  03 MAY 1860 to William Wright   Orange, Ionia Co, Michigan

1860 Census:  Orange Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with husband, William Wright.

Death:  14 JUN 1899  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Died of heart failure.

Buried: Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

Click here to see parents:  Benjamin D. Brand and Jane Yaw

    
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