Contributed by Charlene Holland

Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago and Nashville, 1891.


      Carr Allen, a native of Montgomery County, Ark., and now a resident of Park Township, Scott County, this State, is one of the most successful and enterprising farmers of the same. His opportunities for an education were poor, and when seventeen years of age he entered the army, serving nine months. At the cessation of hostilities he returned home and rented land for one year. He then homesteaded a tract, and made many improvements on the same, but later sold out and bought where he now resides. This was in 1873. He is now the owner of 390 acres of excellent bottomland, and has 100 acres under cultivation. His house, barns, outbuildings, etc. indicate that an experienced hand is at the head of everything, and that he has been successful is self-evident. He raises annually good crops of corn and cotton, and is prosperous and happy. He was born on October 5, l849, and was married in March, 1863, to Miss Mary Berry, a native of this county. The fruits of this union were seven children-two daughters and five sons. The eldest son and also the eldest daughter are married, and reside near the parents. Mr. Allen is a member of the Farmers' Alliance, and he and wife are worthy members of the Free-Will Baptist Church, of which he is deacon.

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