John Carr (1737-1818) is my sixth great-grandfather, born in South Carolina and died in Tennessee's oldest town Jonesborough, Tennessee. He married Louvisa Isbell. More on her in a future My Modroots post.
I love a good county history book and thankfully someone wrote one for Washington Co., TN where most of my Carr line lived. In it, I discovered John served in the Revolution and the location of his property, some of which still stands!
"John and Louvisa were buried on their own land under a tall pine tree from which the home got its name, 'Lone Pine.'"
- History of Washington County, Tennessee, 1988 by Watauga Association of Genealogists