Guide to the Carr Family Papers, 1899-1940

Record Group 049

Date Span: 1899 - 1940

Extent:
0.25 cu ft

Historical Sketch:  The Carr family owned property in Elamville, Alabama, a small community in Barbour County between Ariton and Clio.  T. Florence, his wife Irene, and brother, Ellis are buried at nearby Holmes Baptist Church.  Some of the family is buried at the Carr Family Cemetery located on land owned by the Ketcham family in Elamville.  Evidence from these papers shows that they grew cotton, raised hogs, and also leased land to farmers including other family members.  These papers include mention of several family members including George Washington (or G.W.) Carr, Thomas H. (also known as T.H.) Carr, Mrs. Leola Carr, and Edward Ketcham as well as sharecroppers like Joe Johnston, Ammie Jackson, Tullis Lunsford, Johnnie Capel, Bennie Reese and others.

Scope / Content Note:  Collection documents the Carr Family’s interaction with New Deal agencies like the Agricultural Adjustment Administration; land and mortgage records, tax records and receipts for property taxes, district school taxes and poll taxes.  This collection also includes one personal letter from a relative working in San Francisco during World War II.

Provenance:  John J. Fallon acquired these papers during the late 1980’s at a local antique market.  Kathryn Castleman, his daughter, donated them to the The Wiregrass Archives. 

Access:  Open to public by donor agreement, June 8, 2005.

Date processed:   June 2005

Processed By:
T. Bernath and A. Hoffman


INVENTORY


File I.D.

File Label

049

05-0601

001

001

Agriculture Adjustment Administration - Crop Allotment and Land Non-Use Payment, 1928-1939 (sporadic)

049

05-0601

001

002

Agriculture Adjustment Administration - Hogs, 1935.

049

05-0601

001

003

Commodity Credit Corporation, 1930, 1934

049

05-0601

001

004

Crop Production - Fertilizer Accounts, 1921, 1926

049

05-0601

001

005

Mortgage - Federal Land Bank of New Orleans, 1920, 1931, 1939

049

05-0601

001

006

Land - Robert Ralston and Co., 1936

049

05-0601

001

007

Mortgage - Land & Equipment, 1924, 1927, 1925, 1931

049

05-0601

001

008

Receipts - General, 1899-1939 [sporadic]

049

05-0601

001

009

Poll tax receipts, 1903; Certificate of Voter Registration, 1926

049

05-0601

001

010

Taxes - Property taxes, 1920, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938

049

05-0601

001

011

Warranties-Tires, 1936-1938

049

05-0601

001

012

Letter, Edward Ketcham, San Francisco, CA to "Dear Florence + Irene," Ariton, AL, Nov. 26, 1940.


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