William Carr


Spelled variously, William Carr probably was born during the 1750s. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany. This individual lived in or near Albany during the era of the American Revolution.

His wife was one Sara Wilson. Between 1777 and 1779, three children were christened by them in the Albany Dutch church.

In October 1779, two pieces of property were valued on the city assessment roll. His holdings do not appear to have been considered for the tax levied a few months earlier in March.

In October 1779, he was one of a number of men exempted from military duty by public storekeeper Philip Van Rensselaer.

Sometime afterwards, his name appeared on a list of those eligible for a land bounty right in conjunction with the city militia regiment.

In 1790, he was listed on the census for the town of Watervliet. At that time, his household consisted of a man, four boys and three females.

After that, his name appears to have dropped from the community based record.

During the 1820s, a "William Carr" was listed in the city directories as a grocer living on South Market and then South Pearl Streets.

Past diminishing returns, we move on for now from the life of Albany area resident William Carr

biography in-progress - 2019


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of William Carr is CAP biography number 7556. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

Perhaps he was a son of a prominent New England family of that period who christened a number of sons "William" during the middle quarters of the eighteenth century.

first posted 3/20/19; updated 5/11/19