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Cismore Carr, farmer and stock raiser, Washington. His parents were Joshua and Susy Carr, who came from Virginia, to this county, in 1814. They are both dead. Mrs. Carr survived her husband many years. They were the parents of four children : two girls and two boys. Jason. M., married and moved to the State of Missouri, and died there. Mary Susy was married to Captain E. Henkle, and died some years since. Their biography appears in this work. Mary Jane was married to Henry Baughn, and lives in the neighborhood. Cismore, the subject of this sketch, was born October 28, 1818, on the very spot of ground where he now resides. He spent his earlier years in the vicinity of his residence. Mr. Carr remained unmarried until February 23, 1870, when he married Miss Margaret Jane Isgrig, daughter of Madison Isgrig of Missouri. They were married in Missouri, but came to his home in this county at once. They have four children : Christine Jane, Mary Susy, Wilber Jason and Harman. Mr. Carr owns and lives on a number one farm, containing three hundred and ten acres, situated three miles west from Washington, midway between the Wilmington and Plymouth pike. His house is built on a hill or elevation one hundred or more feet above the town of Washington. This is one of the most beautiful locations for building purposes in the county, being on the divide between the waters of Paint and Sugar creeks. Mr. Carr, all his life, has been a very active, energetic industrious man ; but few men in the county have performed so much hard labor as Mr. Carr. For a number of years past, he has devoted much time and energy in the late fall and early winter in the purchasing and shipment of hogs on commission for Cincinnati parties and elsewhere. Mr. Carr, for years, has had certain interests which has called him west. He has been west thirtyeight times. All of these trips may not have been very remunerative; but some of them most assuredly proved very profitable, for it was thus that Mr. Carr secured a most estimable wife, which certainly is no small thing, especially for an old bachelor to do. In politics he is a Republican.

 

From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County