Karr-Gore Genealogy
Karr-Gore Genealogy
McWilliams-Karr
McWilliams-Karr
Descendant Report

Descendants of William McWilliams
Generation No. 1

1.  W
ILLIAM2 MCWILLIAMS  (MCWILLIAMS1)1,2 was born 1739 in Armagh, Ireland, and died 11 Jan 1819 in Chililisquaqua Twp., Northumberland, PA.  He married (1) SARAH JOHNSTON NICOLS3 27 Mar 1771 in York, Pennsylvania.  She was born 11 Jan 1754 in Chililisquaqua Twp., Northumberland, PA, and died 06 Oct 1806 in Chililisquaqua Twp., Northumberland, PA.  He married (2) SARAH JOHNSTON NICHOLS/NICOLS/NICHOLSON4 27 Mar 1771 in York County Pa4.  She was born 11 Jan 1754 in Chililisquaqua Twp., Northumberland, PA4, and died 06 Oct 1806 in Chillisquaque Twp. Northumberland County,Pa4.
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More About W
ILLIAM MCWILLIAMS:
Burial: Old Churchyard, Chililisquaqua, Northumberland, PA
Civil: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania5

More About S
ARAH JOHNSTON NICOLS:
Burial: Old Churchyard, Chililisquaqua, Northumberland, PA
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Generation No. 2

2.  J
OSEPH WATT3 MCWILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, MCWILLIAMS1)7 was born 17 Jul 1797 in Chililisquaqua Twp., Northumberland, PA.  He married JANE ELWOOD7 16 Aug 1825 in Highland, Ohio8.  She was born Abt. 1808 in Ohio.

Marriage Notes for J
OSEPH MCWILLIAMS and JANE ELWOOD:
Elwood, Jane
Married:  Aug 16, 1825     in:  Highland Co., OH    
Spouse:  McWilliams, JOSEPH W.
Gender:  F     More:  Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film #s 0570612-0570614.  
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Generation No. 3

6.  S
ARAH ELEANOR4 MCWILLIAMS (JOSEPH WATT3, WILLIAM2, MCWILLIAMS1)10 was born 26 Sep 1825 in Abt Ross County, Ohio, and died 20 Jan 1909 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.  She married THOMAS KARR II10 10 Oct 1844 in Highland, Ohio, son of Unknown.  He was born 1822 in Abt Ross, Ohio/Ross Co., OH, and died 13 Oct 1869 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.

Notes for S
ARAH ELEANOR MCWILLIAMS:
OBITUARY

Mrs. Sarah E. Karr, an old resident of North Topeka, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, William Karr, 1156 North Kansas Avenue.  Mrs. Karr was 84 years old.  Mr. and Mrs. Karr came to Kansas 48 years ago from Ohio, and Mrs. Karr had made Topeka her home since that time, her husband having died thirty years ago.  She is one of the oldest members of the Kansas Avenue M.E. church and attended the church when the meetings were held in a log cabin at 331 North Kansas Avenue.  She is survived by four sons-William, Edwin, Scott and Earl Karr.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Kansas Avenue M.E. church, followed by interment in the Rochester cemetery.

Published in the Topeka Daily Capital, Topeka, Kansas, Thursday, January 21,1909.  
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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SARAH ELEANOR KARR

I, Sarah Eleanor Karr, of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, being of sound mind and memory, declare this to be my last will and testament.
                                                  1st
I direct that my Executor hereinafter named shall pay all my funeral expences, necessary for preparation, shipment, and intesment in Rochester Cemetary, in Shawnee County, Kansas.  And all my just Doctor bills.
                                                   2nd
I give devise and bequeth to my daughter, Sarah Emily Smith (now deceased) or her heir, the sum of one dollar.
                                                   
I direct my executor hereinafter named to sell my real estate situated in Shawnee County, Kansas, to-wit, The South 35 feet of Lot No. 93, Monroe Street, Eugene Addition, to the City of Topeka, (House No. 913 No. Mon. St) at private or public sale.  And out of all money received from said sale of the above discribed real estate, I direct my executor to first pay the aforesaid sums in Items number "1" and number "2" of this my last will and testament.  And the balance of said sum of money derived from said sale of the above discribed real estate, I give, devise and bequeth to my sons and daughters, not heretofore mentioned, share and share alike.  Mrs. Josephine O'Neill, W.S. Karr; Samuel M. Karr; Mrs. Nancy Frances Fisher; James Thomas Karr; Eleanor Penrod; William Karr; and Charles Edward Karr.  And those that are deceased I direct that their portion of my said estate, shall be paid to their legal heirs according to law.

I hereby appoint David Annuel as my executor, of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I, Sarah Eleanor Karr have to this my last will and testament, subscribes my name this 8th day of January, 1906.

Signature of Sarah Eleanor Karr is present.

Witnesses signatures are:  J.S. Aillipigue (Last name is difficult to read)  and J.J. King
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More About S
ARAH ELEANOR MCWILLIAMS:
Burial: Rochester Cemetary, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas

Notes for T
HOMAS KARR II:
ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY

Shot by a Policeman

Officer Charlie Collins arrested Thos. Carr for stealing a box of silver ware from John W. Farnsworth.  Carr acknowledged his guilt, which, however, was unnecessary as the goods were found with him, but said he would rather die than go to the Penitentiary.  The officer cautioned him not to attempt to escape.  But he did attempt it several times and was shot at twice by Collins, one shot taking effect in the back, severing the spinal cord and producing instant death.  An inquest will be held this morning.  The officer surrendered himself at once to the authorities to await an examination.
This man Carr has more than once been up on charges of minor larcenies, but has in some way managed to escape punishment, and while we can but regret the necessity that ever compels an officer to resort to the use of fire-arms, yet the arrest is a mere farce if prisoners are only held while the officer is fleeter of foot or stronger of grip than they are.
Truly, "the way of the transgressor is hard."

Published in the Kansas Daily Commonwealth
Volume1,  Number 141
October 13, 1869
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THE ARREST OF A SUPPOSED THIEF

Attemped Escape of the Arrested Party.
IS SHOT ANDi KILLED BY POLICEMAN COLLINS.

Verdict of the Coroner's Jury.

About eight o'clock last evening, while in our sanctum, we heard the report of a pistol which seemed to come from an easterly direction.  A few moments afterwards, we learned that a man had been shot.  We hurried to the place whence the report of the pistol proceeded and found in the alley, in the reaf of Kansas Avenue between Fifth and Fourth streets, a man shot, and who was lying at the point of death.  The facts, as disclosed in the testimony before the Coroner's jury are as follows:

Some time ago a box of silver ware of the value of ninety-three dollars, belonging to John W. Farnsworth was stolen from the Kansas Pacific Railroad depot.  Major Anderson, the station agent, informed Charles Collins, a policeman of this city yesterday that he had discovered that a Thomas Carr had some of it in his possession and was going to dispose of it to a woman that evening on the railroad track.  Collins went with the railroad employee to the place where Carr had agreed to meet the woman and there they concealed themselves in the brush.  Soon after Carr came up the track and Collins arrested him, and told one of the men to search him.  They found on Carr's person, six table spoons.  They took Carr to his house where he gave up some more of the stolen property.  Collins took Carr over to the city to put him in the calaboose.  Carr said he would rather die than go to the penitentiary.  Collins told him that he should take him to the calaboose and would shoot him rather than let him get away from him, or words to that effect.   When he got to the calaboose he put Carr in front of him and told him to open the door.  Instead of doing so, Carr sprang from him and ran down the alley.  Collins pursued him, ordering him to halt.  Collins stumbled down and his revolver that was cocked was accidentally discharged.  While Collins was down, Carr made some headway and had got some distance from Collins.  Collins again ordered him to halt, but Carr continued to run.  Collins then fired and shot Carr.  The ball took effect in the back, a little below the shoulder blade and lodged in the vertebra.  Carr fell and died in a few minutes.  A Coroner's jury was summoned and a verdict rendered simply that the deceased came to his death by a pistol ball fired from a pistol in the hand of Charles Collins, without giving any opinion either blaming or exonerating Collins for the act.  Carr lived in North Topeka and we understand leaves a family there.

Published in the Kansas Daily Commonwealth
Volume1,  Number 141
October 14, 1869
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Charles Collins was tried yesterday before Justice Barr for killing Thomas Carr, on Tuesday night.  The Court acquitted him from the charge on the ground that it is the duty of all officers of the law to use all lawful means to prevent crime and uphold the law.  The evidence of the coroner's jury was published in substance in this paper on the morning following the killing.  The people of this community generally endorse the action of Collins in killing Carr and ?? that Collins still ?? the ??.

Published in the Kansas Daily Commonwealth
Volume 1;  Number 143
Friday October 16, 1869
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Des Moines River Records Book A page 477 May 6, 1850

20 Jul 1849 Patent State of Iowa to Thomas Karr, Jr. filed for record
Aug 31, 1848 at e PM Marion Co IA.  Thomas Karr, Jr. purchased Lots No 4, 5,
and 6 and the W 1/2  NE 1/4 and the NE 1/4 of the SE fractional quarter of S
19 T 77 N R 20 W  and recorded in the Des Moines River Records Book A page
477 May 6, 1850
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More About T
HOMAS KARR II:
Burial: Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas

Marriage Notes for S
ARAH MCWILLIAMS and THOMAS KARR:
From the wedding records of Highland County, Ohio

Thomas Karr
to
Sarah E. McWilliams

on the 10th day of October 1844, I solemnized the marraige of Thomas Karr and Sarah E. McWilliams.

John Stevenson
Recorded October 20th, 1844
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Generation No. 4

8.  J
AMES THOMAS5 KARR (SARAH ELEANOR4 MCWILLIAMS, JOSEPH WATT3, WILLIAM2, MCWILLIAMS1)13 was born 22 Aug 1859 in Marion, Iowa/Marion Co., IA14, and died 07 Nov 1903 in Jefferson, Marion, Texas.  He married (1) ELEANOR SEALY 11 Jul 1879 in Shawnee, Kansas15.  She was born 1861 in New York16.  He married (2) MARY EMELINE ADAMS17 19 Nov 1886 in Tarrant, Texas, daughter of JOHN ADAMS and MARY SUMMERS.  She was born 02 Sep 1868 in Tennessee or Alabama, and died 12 Mar 1902 in Jefferson, Marion, Texas.

More About J
AMES THOMAS KARR:
Burial: Old Miller Cemetery, Harleton, Harrison, Texas
Occupation: Brick Mason

Notes for M
ARY EMELINE ADAMS:
Obituary of Mrs. J.T. KARR - Marion Co, TX

Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
June E. Tuck <jparks@neto.com>
19 March 2002
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Mrs. J. T. Karr, the wife of J. R. Karr, died Wednesday afternoon.
The remains were taken to Harleton for interment where her infant
babe of a days old was buried Sunday last. A husband and six small
children are left to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.
(Jefferson Jimplecute, Mar. 15, 1902)
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ARY EMELINE ADAMS:
Burial: Old Miller Cemetery, Harleton, Harrison, Texas

Children of J
AMES KARR and MARY ADAMS are:
i.THOMAS (PATRICK) HUGHEY6 KARR I, b. 17 Mar 1898, Kennedale, Tarrant, Texas18; d. 20 May 1975, Dallas, Dallas, Texas19; m. FANNIE LOU THOMAS, 29 Jun 1919, Pittsburgh, Camp, Texas20; b. 23 Sep 1895, Pittsburgh, Camp, Texas21; d. 26 Jul 1974, Dallas, Dallas, Texas22.

Notes for T
HOMAS (PATRICK) HUGHEY KARR I:
He is listed in the 1900 census as Patrick Karr.  No one in the family knows why he changed his name to Thomas Hughey.  He was adopted by a young couple in Jefferson, Marion, Texas.  He lived with them for about 2-3 years.  They were killed in a runaway buggy accident.  He then returned to live with his other brothers and sisters who were residing with the Joseph Custer family.
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More About T
HOMAS (PATRICK) HUGHEY KARR I:
Adoption: Abt. 1902, Jefferson, Marion, Texas
Boarder: Abt. 1905, Joseph Custer
Burial: 21 May 1975, Veteran Garden II, Lot 195, Grave 7, Laurel Land Cemetary, Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Military Discharge: 24 May 1919, Honorable, Camp Travis, Texas
Military service: 05 Sep 1918, Private; Enlisted United States Army, Pittsburg Camp, Texas
Occupation: 05 Sep 1918, Chauffer

Notes for F
ANNIE LOU THOMAS:
SISTER DIES AT DE SOTA

Mrs. Fannie L. Karr, of Route 1, De Soto, Texas, passed away on July 26.  Funeral services were held on Monday, July 29, in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas, with the Rev. Martin Spell officiating.
She is survived by her husband, T.H. Karr, Sr., De Soto; daughters, Mrs. Charlene Fowler, Azle, Texas, Mrs. Mary E. Chouinard, Dallas; sons, C.W. Karr, Abilene, T.H. Karr, Jr.; Dallas, W.L. Karr, Garland; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Addie Efurd, Pittsburgh.
Interment was in Laurel Land.
Those attending from Pittsburg were Nellie, Allen, Mrs. Pansie Johns and Edd Branks.

Published in the Pittsburgh, Texas newspaper 1974
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More About F
ANNIE LOU THOMAS:
Burial: 29 Jul 1974, Veteran Garden II, Lot 195, Grave 8, Laurel Land Cemetary, Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Endnotes

1.  v45t1995.ftw, Date of Import: May 6, 2002.
2.  Philadelphia, 1789-1880 Naturalization Records.
3.  Mary Karr Chouinard, Mary's Quest, Not Published-but copies given to family members..
4.  v45t1995.ftw, Date of Import: May 6, 2002.
5.  Philadelphia, 1789-1880 Naturalization Records.
6.  v45t1995.ftw, Date of Import: May 6, 2002.
7.  Mary Karr Chouinard, Mary's Quest, Not Published-but copies given to family members..
8.  Ohio Marraige Records, Family History Library, Salt Lake City Utah, Film Numbers 0570612-0570614.
9.  v45t1995.ftw, Date of Import: May 6, 2002.
10.  Mary Karr Chouinard, Mary's Quest, Not Published-but copies given to family members..
11.  Ancestry.com, comp., 1860 United States Federal Census,  (Database Online-Provo,UT: Ancestry.com.2001), M653_342 Page 42, Birth year calculated using 1860 census which states her age is 10 months.  Also important to note, Minerva has a twin brother, James Thomas Karr.
12.  v45t1995.ftw, Date of Import: May 6, 2002.
13.  Mary Karr Chouinard, Mary's Quest, Not Published-but copies given to family members..
14.  Ancestry.com, comp., 1860 United States Federal Census,  (Database Online-Provo,UT: Ancestry.com.2001), M653_342 Page 42, Birth year calculated by the 1860 census.  James Thomas Karr was 10 months old.  Also important to note, James Thomas Karr had a twin sister, Manervay.
15.  Kansas Marriage License, 649, Located original document on microfilm at the Kansas State Historical Society.
16.  Ancestry.com, comp., 1880 United States Federal Census,  (Database Online-Provo,UT: Ancestry.com.2001), Eleanor Sealy birth year estimated from her age of 19 on the 1880 Census.
17.  Ancestry.com, comp., 1870 United States Federal Census,  (Database Online-Provo,UT: Ancestry.com.2001), Original Document Page:  22, Ancestry.com Electronic Location:  Roll:  M593_286, Page:  444, Image:  90.
18.  Ancestry.com, comp., 1900 United States Federal Census,  (Database Online-Provo,UT: Ancestry.com.2001), Thomas always said his birth year was 1895.  According to the 1900 census, he was actually born in 1898.
19.  Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Death Certificate recorded June 13, 1975
20.  County of Camp Marriage License, State of Texas, County of Camp.
21.  U.S. Social Security Act Application For Account Number, Treasury Department-Internal Revenue Service-Form SS-5.
22.  State of Texas, Texas Department of Health Bureau Of Vital Statistics Death Certificate recorded 11 Sep 1974.
23.  Rochester Cemetery Transcription.
24.  Rochester Cemetery Records, None, Birth and Death Date provided by Rochester Cemetery Caretaker.
25.  Rochester Cemetery Records, None, Birth and Death date provided by Rochester Cemetery Caretaker.
26.  Rochester Cemetery Records.  Birth And Death Dates provided by Rochester Cemetery Caretaker.
27.  Rochester Cemetery Records.  Birth and Death Date provided by Rochester Cemetery Caretaker
28.  Casualty Form-Active Service Canadian Army.

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