IX. Rev. Horace Merwin Carr (3937) horn at Boston Corners,
Erie Co., N. Y., March 7, 1834. In the spring of 1850, he
went with the family to Illinois, and in the following autumn
entered the preparatory department of Knox college, of Galesburg,
and pursued his studies to the end of the junior year,
when he entered the senior class of Madison University, of
Hamilton, N. Y., graduating in the class of 1856, and from the
theological seminary in 1859. The same year he was called to
the pastorate of the first Baptist church of Ogdensburgh,
N. Y., and was ordained in November of that year. On the
breaking out of the civil war, he entered the army as chaplain
of the 3d Ills, cav., commanded by his brother, Eugene A.
Carr. He was present at the battles of Pea Ridge, Chickasaw
Bayou, Arkansas Post, and several minor engagements, and
also at the surrender of Vicksburgh. He married Sally Houston,
in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1863. She was born in Somerville,
Tenn., Oct. 11, 1835. She was a daughter of Major William
Houston, a brother of General Sam. Houston, of Texas. After
retiring from the army, he successively preached in Belvidere,
Springfield and Virden, Ills., and Cincinnati, Ohio, Farmington
and Downer's Grove, Ills., anl in October of 1880, removed
to Parsons, Kansas, where they now reside. They had,
6204x1. Sam Houston Carr, b. May 13, 1865.

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