James Carr was a born in County Armagh, Ireland in 1832. The lure of gold brought Carr to San Francisco in 1850 aboard the Glencoe. A recluse, he mined in Sacramento County until his death in Mormon Island on Oct. 21, 1884.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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