A pioneer of Gentryville, Missouri, Isaac Newton Carson, Sr. was born in Virginia, October ll, 1800. In 1803 his father, Isaac Carson, moved to Scott County, Kentucky, and there engaged in farming and teaching school. He was sheriff of the county, constable, collector, etc. Isaac Newton went to school first to Alex Bradford at the "stomping ground", so called. In 1814 his father moved to Henry County, Kentucky, and in the fall of 1817 Isaac commenced to learn the tailor's trade at New Castle, of L.N. Ackers. After learning the trade, in the fall of 1818, he wnt to Woodford County with his employer and opened a shop, and in 1819 they went to Hopkinsville, also establishing a shop there. In the summer of 1820 he joined the Baptist Church.

On October 10, 1821 he was taken sick 250 miles from home and remained ill all winter. In the spring of 1822 he regained his health and returned to the stamping ground and opened a shop for himself, this being his first start in life, and his future career, although varied, has been princapply very successful. In that same fall he went to Henry County to work and on January 23, 1823 he married Netta L. Eston, who was born in 1801. She lived 13 months, dying February 29, 1824. December 23, 1824 he married Nancy W. Foree, who was born January 20, 1803. She died October 7, 1881, leaving four children, Martha A., William F. Phineas H., and Mary Jane.

In the fall of 1827 Mr. Carson went to Indianapolis, Indiana, working there for some months and in the spring he returned to Kentucky. In the spring of 1832 he moved to Westport and in the seasons of1834-5, he followed boating on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In the fall of 1836 he moved to Sligo, Kentucky and opened a general store and also a tailoring establishment. In October, 1843, e settled n Clinton County, Missouri, near Gay's mill, now Gentryville, Gentry County, Missouri, and in 1849 started and store and hotel. December 25, 1847, he married Mrs. Mahala Hays (sp) Howell of Clinton County.

She died July 5, 1881, and left one child, Isaac N. Carson, Jr. He was born May 27, 1850, and was married May 26, 1870, to Lucy Duncan.

This article came from "History of Gentry County, Missouri" 1882 and sent to the Trimble County Genealogy pages courtesy of Judy Minnis, a descendant. I regret that I have no further contact information for her.

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