According to a later document, John Carr or "Kerr" was born about 1663. He was from Londonderry, Ireland.
In 1697, his Albany house was configured on the city census. It showed a man, a woman, and no children. That survey also noted that he was of "English" ancestry. In 1699, "Caer" signed a loyalty oath. He also affixed his name to petitions sent from Albany to the royal governor in 1700 and 1701.
During those years, he sought to engage in the Indian trade. However, he was fined for trading without possessing the freedom of the city. He also appeared before the Albany court on financial matters.
Sources: The life of John Carr is CAP biography number 6051. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining birth and death information as connecting this individual to the "Carrs" and "Kerrs" encountered online is now a daunting task.
first posted: 4/30/05; revised 8/30/09