Theron Francis Carr

Theron Francis Carr was born to James D. and Jane C. Truesdale Carr on April 25, 1842 at Cedarville, Herkimer County, New York. The family moved from Cedarville to Marcellon, Columbia County, Wisconsin by 1850; by 1860 they were living in Cannon City, Rice County, Minnesota. On July 6, 1861 he married Harriett Emaline Kirkpatrick, in Pine Island, Goodhue County, MN. Harriet was born in Van Buren County, Iowa. Their first child, Celia Delphinia was born June 12, 1863 in Paynesville, Sterns County, MN. She died on August 14, 1864.With the Civil War raging, Theron joined Company G, 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry as a Sergeant on November 12, 1863 at Cannon City, Rice County, MN and was discharged as a Sergeant on December 29, 1865.The 2nd Minnesota Cavalry was organized during the fall and winter of 1863 and was mustered in during January 1864.The unit was never involved with the fighting going on between the North and the South. Rather, when they were not involved in garrison duty they were totally involved with fighting the Sioux Indians who were marauding in the area. On July 29, 1864 they engaged approximately 5,000 Indians in the Battle of Tahkahokuty Mountain (Killdeer Mountain). They engaged in battle again on August 8, 1864 at Mauvaise Terre, Dakota Territory; on November 8, 1864 at Rosemount, MN and on May 7, 1865 at Blue Earth River (in southern MN). All of these battles were with the Sioux Indians.After his discharge from the Army Theron and Harriet returned to Iowa where their second child, Thomas James (M) was born on December 15, 1865. The little family moved frequently over the years, and grew as they went along. Willie Byron (M), 1867, at Butler County, Iowa; Ella Jane (F), August 26, 1869, at Sauk Center, Sterns Co., MN; Herbert Pearl “Bertie” (M), 1872, at Boone Co., AR; Charles Milligan “Charlie” (M), October 7, 1874, at Montgomery Co., MO; Joseph Francis “Frank” (M), December 9, 1876, in MO; Sidney Lee (M), January 16, 1881, in MO and Effie Mae (F), November 26, 1885 in MO.In the 1900 Federal census Theron, Harriet, Charles, Sidney, Effie and Frank were living in Wharton County, TX and in the 1910 Federal census we find Theron, Harriet, Sidney Lee and Effie had moved to Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, CA.By 1916 Theron, Harriet, Effie and Sidney Lee with his wife Lela had returned to Texas and settled in Bay City. Sidney Lee and Lela’s first child, Francis Ray, was born February 12, 1917.Harriet Emaline died on October 27, 1927 and was buried at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas. Theron died on January 1, 1929 and was buried next to Harriet at Cedarvale.