Chasing Carrs

One of my matches on AncestryDNA has indicated a connection through our respective Carr lines. This has prompted me to do some checking on the integrity of the Carr information in my tree and to develop further some of the lines that descend from my 3rd great grandfather Caleb Carr.  Caleb was baptised at Longbenton in Northumberland on 23 Feb 1772, His parents were Adam Carr and Jane Nesbitt.

Snip Caleb CarrMy efforts today have taken the total of Caleb’s children to 17 and I am still not sure I have found them all. The mothers of these children were:

  • Mary Vardy (no marriage found)
  • Elizabeth Young (marriage 1796)
  • Elizabeth Hume (no marriage found)
  • Rachael Smith (marriage 1808)
At the moment I am not sure if Elizabeth Young and Elizabeth Hume are one person or two.
The result of today’s Carr activity is over 40 new Carr people in my tree plus spouses for several of them. Pleased with the result of this Carr chasing stunt, but I know I still have a long way to go to document this very prolific branch of my tree. They did not apply much imagination to naming their children either, so the repetitive names and similar dates and locations add to the confusion in resolving this puzzle.


One of millions of Smiths

Just added a page under My Family to start collecting Smith relatives. I have found one so far in my direct line, but do have a several more scattered around various branches of the tree. My 3x great grandmother Rachael Smith 1785 married Caleb Carr in Longbenton in Northumberland in 1808.