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Sarah Carr (Clarke)

Also Known As: "Carr", "Pinner"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Newport, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island
Death: Died in Newport, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Jeremiah Clarke and Frances Vaughn
Wife of John Pinner and Caleb Carr, 16th Colonial Governor of Rhode Island
Mother of Francis Carr; James Carr; Sarah Hammett and Elizabeth Godfrey
Sister of Frances Holden; Walter Clark, Governor of Rhode Island; Mary Stanton; Jeremiah Clarke, Sr.; Latham Clarke and 4 others
Half sister of John Dungan; Mary Dungan; Barbara Barker; William Dungan; Frances Latham Holden and 2 others

Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Sarah Carr


(I) CALEB CARR, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was born in London, England, December 9, 1616, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Hardington) Carr; he embarked in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', at London, in 1635, coming to America with his older brother, Robert Carr, in whose family he remained until he reached his majority. At an early age he became active in public affairs in Newport, and in 1654-1658-59-60-61-62 he served the Colony as general treasurer. On January 30, 1671, he was allowed L4 for services done by him. On April 11, 1676, he was appointed one of the commissioners 'to take care and order the several watches and wards of this island, and appoint the places.' This year he bought the services of an Indian captive (taken by Providence men). In 1679-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-90-91 he was assistant for Newport. In 1687-88 he was chosen justice of the General Quarter Session and Inferior Court of Common Pleas. In May, 1695, he was elected governor to succeed Governor John Easton, who had been in office for the five preceding years. Up to this period, for most of the time, public service had been rendered gratuitously by civil officers. It was now enacted that the governor should have ten pounds a year, the deputy governor six pounds, and the assistants four pounds each. Governor Carr did not live long enough to reap much reward for the discharge of his duties as chief magistrate. He died in Newport, December 17, 1695, the fourth governor who died while in office. He was buried in a small family burying ground on the north side of Mill street [moved to Jamestown], between Thomas and Spring streets, Newport. Caleb Carr married (first) Mercy ----; (second) Sarah Pinner, daughter of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, and widow of John Pinner; she was born in 1651, and died about 1706.

  • page 16 The Carr family records. Embacing [sic] the record of the first families who settled in America and their descendants, with many branches who came to this country at a later date  by Carr, Edson I. (Edson Irving), b. 1831 Published 1894
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Sarah Carr's Timeline

Newport, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island
Age 27
Newport, Rhode Island
Age 29
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
May 8, 1682
Age 31
Newport, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 33
Newport, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 55
Newport, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations