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Date Span: 1899 - 1940
Extent: 0.25 cu
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
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.
Date processed: June 2005
Processed By: T. Bernath and A. Hoffman
Administration - Crop Allotment and Land Non-Use Payment, 1928-1939
Administration - Hogs, 1935.
Corporation, 1930, 1934
Crop Production -
Fertilizer Accounts, 1921, 1926
Mortgage - Federal Land
Bank of New Orleans, 1920, 1931, 1939
Land - Robert Ralston and
Mortgage - Land &
Equipment, 1924, 1927, 1925, 1931
Receipts - General,
Poll tax receipts, 1903;
Certificate of Voter Registration, 1926
Taxes - Property taxes,
1920, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938
Letter, Edward Ketcham,
San Francisco, CA to "Dear Florence + Irene," Ariton, AL, Nov. 26,
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