Emma Carr

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Carr was born on 11 February 1851, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Wesley Carr, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Pannill "Eliza" Bullock, was 35. She married John Franklin Heitman on 20 November 1879, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Trinity, Randolph, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 14 June 1914, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Trinity, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

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John Franklin Heitman
Emma Carr
Marriage: 20 November 1879
Eva Panill Heitman
Mabel Leigh Heitman
Nan Carr Heitman
John Carr Heitman
Albert Henry Heitman
Emma Polly Heitman

Sources (26)

  • Emma Carr in household of John W Carr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emma Carr - Individual or family possessions: Cemetery record or headstone: birth:
  • Emma Can, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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High Point was at the highest point of the 1856 North Carolina Railroad between Charlotte and Goldsboro, where it intersected the 1852 Great Western Plank Road. Its central location and transportation allowed for the delivery of raw materials like cotton and lumber as well as import and export of processed goods, contributing to its early growth. High Point was settled by Europeans, including English Quakers and German immigrants, before 1750, but was not incorporated until 1859. Before it became a major manufacturing center, the most important industries were tobacco, woodworking and textiles. The High Point furniture factory opened in 1889.


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Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’, explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname, Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop, otherwise unknown.

Irish: in Galway, a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire, see Keary .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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