Wiley S. CARR, lawyer, was born near Tazewell, January 2, 1848, the son of John H. and Mary (Bryant) CARR, of Irish and German origin, the former born in Claiborne County in 1821, where he still lives, and the latter born in 1824 in the same county, and deceased April 16, 1865. The father was a farmer and since 1867 has been connected with merchandising at Old Town, but has been at other points. He is a Democrat. He next married Mrs. Nancy VENABLE, nee BARTLETT.
Our subject, the second of six children, was mainly self-educated on account of the war, and worked on the farm until of age, when he went to Millville, Mo., and read law under Col. GARNER. In 1870 he returned, and in August, 1873, was admitted to the bar at Jacksboro. Since then he has been a successful and prominent lawyer. In March, 1874, he came to Tazewell. His family now consists of a wife and three sons and one daughter. He is Republican, and his wife is a Missionary Baptist. It should be stated that his grandfather, Jesse CARR, is now about ninety-six years old.
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.