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This website is primarily for the sharing of my genealogy research of the Carr, Beeson, Tharp, Glenn, Thomas, Donley  families in Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois. 

I hope you will enjoy browsing through this site.  If you find a correction or would like to make an addition,

please contact me.


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Lucy and Bill


UPDATED Jan 2017

Family Stories



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Where did we come from?

This is one of the most common questions that other family members ask and my answer is unfortunately "I don't know".  The earliest documented record we have of our Carr family is Jonathan Jackson Carr born (according to census records) in approximately 1780 in Kentucky.  Jonathan married Marthe Warman Dec 3, 1802 in Jessamine Co, Kentucky. Jessamine County was formed from Fayette county in 1798. Fayette County, Kentucky was Kentucky County, Virginia until 1780.

Jonathan bought land in Morgan County, Ind in 1834 but moved up to Iowa before 1840.  The Cumberland County Carr family is descended from his son John Carr b May 21, 1804.

Cliff and Edna's descendents can claim some Irish blood, Elizabeth Little (born 1850) married John Donley. Elizabeth's father William was born in Ireland (ca 1806). So enjoy St. Patrick's day!

I recently did the DNA test through genetic makeup can be found at



Are the fish biting?

Another common question in our family.  Our Carr family has been known to travel many miles seeking the answer to this question.

Bill Carr and Lee Callahan