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Dabney Carr (October 26, 1743-May 16, 1773) was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and brother-in-law of Thomas Jefferson.

Carr was born on October 26, 1743 to John and Barbara Carr (née Overton) at Bear Castle, a large farm in Louisa County, Virginiamarker. He studied law at The College of William & Marymarker at the same time as his friend, Thomas Jefferson. Carr married Jefferson's younger sister, Martha in 1765.

In 1771, Carr was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and again in 1772. In March 1773, he proposed the creation of a Committee of correspondence to help coordinate communication between Virginia and other colonies. He died of ill health soon after, on May 16, 1773, a few weeks after the birth of his son, Dabney Carr.


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