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Sarah Cochran daughter of Andrew Cochran married J. P. Carr
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: November 28, 2003 at 15:34:38
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 263, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana.

"J. P. CARR, (JOHN PRICE?), was born in Ohio, and is the son of SOLOMON CARR, a farmer of German and English descent, who became a resident of White County in 1854 or 1855, and here died. J. P. CARR was reared in Ohio, and came to this county in 1848, locating at the point where Chalmers now stands, where he was engaged in herding cattle for parties in Ohio, for whom he had been buying stock for a compensation of 50 cents per day. He next summer hired out, with two good horses, to JOHN PRICE, for $200 per year, and worked for him fourteen months, losing only one day. He married MR. PRICE's daughter, CATHERINE, and purchased 100 acres of timber land east of Brookston, and since, from time to time, has made purchases, until he now owns between 2,200 and 2,500 acres, of which 1,800 are included in his present farm. He is thus the largest landholder in the township, and is said to be the second largest tax payer in the county. In 1876, he was elected by the Republicans to the Legislature, and served in a regular and a special term, and in 1880 was re-elected, and served again one regular and one special term. Having lost his wife, he married, February 23, 1868, SARAH A. COCHRAN, daughter of ANDREW COCHRAN, and a native of Jefferson County, Indiana. MR. CARR has four children living, all born to him by his first marriage - WILLIAM W., JOHN P., SARAH L. and NOONIE."

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