From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Carr, George W.

(born: 1864) 

George W. Carr, born in Tennessee, later lived in Liberty, KY. His parents and his wife, Mollie S. Carr, were from Kentucky, according to the 1910 U.S. Federal Census.

In 1900, George W. Carr was a minister at the Second Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN. In 1913, Rev. Carr became the second pastor of the Hillsdale Baptist Church in Lansing, MI. Carr, then a property owner, is remembered for increasing the sunday school enrollment at Hillsdale Baptist: the church received $250 for having the greatest increase of sunday school scholars in the city. He  was also appointed the first sunday school superintendent and church historian. Hillsdale, the first African American Baptist Church in Lansing, is today known as Union Missionary Baptist Church. Also in 1913, Rev. Carr led the religious exercises at the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives.

George W. Carr was the husband of Martha J. Carr, his second wife, according to the 1940 U.S. Census.

For more see the last paragraph "Rev. G. W. Carr of Liberty, Ky..." in the column "Marion flashes," Recorder (Indianapolis, IN), 3/17/1900, p. 1;  p. 253 of the 1913 Journal of the Michigan House of Representatives [available fulltext at Google Books]; p. 311 of the 1913 Journal of the Michigan Legislature, Senate; and the Michigan Manual of Freemen's Progress, compiled by F. H. Warren [available fulltext on the Western Michigan University website].

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NKAA Source: The Indianapolis recorder (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Journal of the Senate of the State of Michigan (periodical)
NKAA Source: Michigan manual of freedmen's progress

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