Robert F. CARR, merchant and postmaster, was born in Claiborne County, June 4, 1857, the son of James and Jesse (Cloud) CARR, the former of Irish parentage, and born in Claiborne County in 1823, and deceased June 15, 1887, and the latter still living at the age of fifty-five. The father was always a farmer and stock trader, and moved about several times, but for fifteen years lived where his death occurred. Both were Missionary Baptists.
Our subject, the fourth of twelve children, was fairly educated in this and Lee County, Va., and soon after appointed circuit clerk by Judge J.G. ROSE, to fill an unexpired term, during which he read law, and in 1883 was admitted to the bar. His chief business had been as a collecting attorney, very extensively engaged. In March, 1885, he became a partner with his brother, John C., as a merchant at Tazewell, but since June, 1887, he has controlled the business, which reaches $20,000 a year. March 1, 1881, he married Kate S., a daughter of A.H. and Henrieta FULKERSON. They have three sons.
Our subject is a Democrat, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, while his wife is a Presbyterian.
Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.