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Family of Isaac Carter,
ca 1764, NC - 1834, MS


316. Isaac CARTER was born about 1764 in Cumberland Co., NC. He died on 24 MAR 1834 in Pike Co., MS.



MILITARY SERVICE: REVOLUTIONARY WAR

The above information was based on the Revolutionary War Survivor's Pension application and file of Isaac Carter. The file included his widow's application to receive the pension payments due to him at the time of his death. See Pension File #S-8147. When he entered service for the first time on 5 FEB 1777, he was residing in Cumberland County, NC, and had to rely on information from "friends" to estimate his age and year of birth, implying he was probably orphaned. He mentioned a brother, who was perhaps an older brother, but that is not certain. The name of the brother was not mentioned. His first tour of duty was initially under the command of General Francis Nash, in a regiment of the 7th North Carolina Continental Line (that is, a Regular Army unit rather than a local militia unit) commanded by Colonel Hogan, a Major whose name Isaac could not recall, in a company commanded by Captain John Welch, Lt. Robert Green and Ensign James Pearl. [General Nash was later killed in combat and Colonel Hogan was promoted to General to replace him.] During this tour Isaac also served in a company commanded by Captain Robert Fenner in a battalion commanded by Colonel Sylvanius Harney in the Third Continental Regiment commanded by Colonel (later General) Hogan. During this first tour of duty Isaac was at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and he was at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the winter of 1777. In 1778 his unit marched to New Jersey in pursuit of the British Army and he participated in the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey; his unit then pursued the British into New York. In the summer of 1778, his unit was "passing to and fro through the State of New Jersey". Part of his unit wintered at Morristown, New Jersey, and the remaineder wintered "at a place then called Perammus" [spelling not certain], New Jersey, implying the name had since been changed. In the Spring of 1779 his unit marched to West Point, New York. That summer the unit, under General Wayne, engaged the British at [uncertain, possibly "King"] Point and were victorius. In the Autumn of 1779, Isaac Carter marched with his unit to South Carolina and that winter [1780] they were marching on toward Charleston when his term of service expired. He was discharged by Colonel Harney at Lockhart's Folly "about thirty miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina".

"I then remained a short time in Cumberland County, North Carolina, my birth place..." [Underlining added.]

Isaac Carter stated he re-enlisted as a " Balloted soldier of North Carolina" on 1 JUL 1781 for a one year tour of duty. Upon further questioning, Isaac Carter added: "...the last twelve months of service I was what was called a Balloted Substitute in North Carolina. The militia of that state then being classed in the number of twelve in a class who had one of each class to enter the service or to hire a substitute, and I entered the service as a substitute for one of this class." This second tour of service, then appears to have been with the North Carolina Militia rather than with the Regular Army (Continental Line).

During his second tour of duty Isaac served under Captain Dennis Porterfield and his unit was in North and South Carolina. He described the route of the march to South Carolina, where his unit joined General Greene's forces about 1 September 1781. General Greene's army marched to Eutaw Springs and engaged the British there on 8 SEP 1781. "...I was wounded in the left arm..." at the Battle of Eutaw Springs. He was then marched through South Carolina to Bacon's Bridge, near Charleston, South Carolina. Isaac Carter was discharged at Bacon's Bridge then marched with about 100 other soldiers to Wilmington, North Carolina, where his discharge papers were delivered to him. The group march was to prevent individual dischargees from being attacked by the Tories [Loyalists] enroute home, he explained.

Isaac Carter stated he again returned to Cumberland County, NC [about JUL 1782], where he resided for three years after the war [until about mid-1785], then he relocated to Orangeburg District, South Carolina, where he remained until the Spring of 1810, when he relocated to Pike County, Mississippi. He filed his pension application from Pike County, MS.

When questioned about his age and date of birth, Isaac Carter made the following replies. He stated he was born "...In Cumberland County, North Carolina, and according to the best information ever received by me from my friends, I was born in the year 1764...I never had an exact record of my age but was informed by my friends who professed to be acquainted with my brother and who said they had children near my age and whose age was recorded, this being the only channel through which I could obtain any thing like a correct knowledge of my age."

The amount of time Isaac Carter served during his first tour was three years and 15 days. His second tour was one year. The total service during the War for Independence was four years and 15 days.

Isaac Carter listed as references James Y. McNabb and Rev. Joseph Raybourn, who signed his name Joseph Raborn. With a tremorous hand, Isaac Carter, age about 69 years, signed his sworn affidavit on 17 JUN 1833 and affidavits by his references were signed the same date. Also on the same date, George G. McNabb, Clerk of Probate Court, and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Police of Pike County certified the affadavits were the original records.

[Rev. Joseph Raborn was probably the pastor of the church attended by Isaac Carter in 1833. Efforts should be made to identify the church and determine if any records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and funerals were preserved. One of Derrel Carter's daughters married Joseph Raborn, Jr., possibly a son of the minister.]

No reference was made by Isaac Carter in his pension applicaton to the date or place of his marriage or to the name of his wife.

A transcript of Isaac Carter's Pension Application is posted on the Pike County, Mississippi, USGenWeb site on the following web page.

http://wwwiocc.com/~swright/pikerev.html/

An abstract of Isaac Carter's military service and a brief family history is found in FAMILY RECORDS: MISSISSIPPI REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS, compiled by the Mississippi Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), State Board of Management, 1953-1956. According to this account, Isaac Carter resided near the town of Chatawa in Pike County. "Chatawa Convent said to be located on their old home."


MARRIAGE:

The Revolutionary War [Pension] Claim of Isaac Carter of Pike County, Mississippi,was approved on 12 DEC 1833. The document reported that Isaac Carter was entitled to receive a pension of $80 per year during his natural life, beginning on 4 MAR 1831. He died before receiving any pension payments. Nancy Carter then applied to receive the payments due to Isaac Carter for the period 4 MAR 1831 until Isaac's death on 24 MAR 1834. Nancy had to prove that she was indeed the widow of Isaac Carter. For that purpose she requested affadavits from some surviving friends who had known Isaac and Nancy Carter in Orangeburg District, South Carolina. Some of these were their neighbors in 1800, as proved by that census.

Leonard Varnado and Peter Felder of Pike County jointly certified on 2 JUN 1834 that they believed that Nancy Carter was the widow of the deceased pensioner. They stated they had been acquainted with the couple in both Orangeburg District, South Carolina, and in Pike County, Mississippi. In an second affadavit, dated 26 JUN 1835, Leonard Varnado stated he had known the Carters for 40 years before Isaac's death, or since about 1794.

On 11 MAY 1835, Benjamin Zachary of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, swore that " he was present and saw Isaac Carter married to Nancy Young in the State of South Carolina Orangeburgh District does not recollect the date but knows that the said parties were legally married."

[Zachary's affadavit is the only primary source record that has been found that alleges that Nancy Carter's maiden name was Young and that Isaac and Nancy Carter were married in Orangeburg District, SC.]

Family members also provided affidavits. On 2 JUN 1834 and again on 26 JUN 1835, John. J. Bankston, Derrel Carter, and Burrel Carter each signed an affadavit swearing that Nancy Carter was the widow of Isaac Carter, the pensioner. Derrel and Burrel were sons of Isaac and Nancy Carter. John J. Bankston was apparently a relative of Derrel's wife, Sarepta Taylor Carter, a Bankston descendant. The second affadavit was witnessed and cetified by Harvil Carter, another son of Nancy Carter, who was a Justice of the Peace for Pike County.

Another account of the Isaac Carter family is found in Resource Records of Pike / Walthall Counties, Mississippi, 1798-1910;... This volume includes a reprint of Pike County, Mississippi, 1798-1876, by Luke Ward Conerly, plus information added by E. Russ Williams, Jr.: "Miscellaneous Legal and Family Records Pertaining to the Areas of Pike and Walthall Counties, Mississippi". Williams included a brief history and genealogy of the Isaac Carter family which reported that "Isaac Carter ...married in Orangeburg District, South Carolina, in 1780; and died in Pike County, Mississippi, Mar. 24, 1834. He is buried on Rocky Creek in Chatawa, Mississippi."

No documentation proving the marriage was in 1780 has been discovered. The 1800 census of Isaac and Nancy Carter indicated they had no children born before 1785. A marriage about 1784 or 1785 thus seems more plausible. Using 1784 as a reference point and assuming that Nancy Young Carter was at least 16 years of age when she married, the best estimate of her year of birth is about 1768 or earlier.

Williams also reported that "Isaac Carter married Ann Elizabeth (Nancy) Young, supposedly "Dutch, short,dumpy, jolly, adept, etc." [No source was cited for this quote.] "She spoke Dutch and was born in Orangeburgh Dist., S.C. She died after Isaac, having spent her last years with her son Israel..."

The writer has as yet found no proof of any of these statements:

It now appears that Nancy Young Carter was confused with Elizabeth Young, daughter of William Young, Jr., and Mary Linder Young of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina. William Young, Jr. was the son of William Young, Sr., and his wife, Rebecca, who were from Holland and settled in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina in the mid-1730s. It is not certain whether William Young, Jr., was born in Holland or in South Carolina, but it appears certain that he spoke Dutch. Elizabeth Young, was possibly the first generation of this family to have been born in America, and she probably also spoke Dutch. Elizabeth Young was born in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, on 14 JUL 1764, according to personal correspondence received from Bill R. Linder, 4615 9th Street South, Arlington, VA 22204-5922. He reported that Elizabeth Young married, first, Richard Moncrieff, and second, Samuel G.Parsons.

For more detail about the William Young, Jr., and Mary (Linder) Young family and their descendants, go to this web page compiled by Gene Jeffries, the official Genealogist for the Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society:

http://www.netside.com/~genealogy/young.shtml

There is a companion web page that contains data of interest to a later Carter-Amacker union.

http://www.netside.com/~genealogy/varnedoe.shtml

The name "Ann Elizabeth ("Nancy") Young" appears only in applications for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Some of those applications should be obtained and critically evaluated to determine if documentation was provided and, if so, what were the primary source documents.

317. "Nancy" YOUNG was born before 1775, according to her 1800, 1810, and 1820 census records. [A birth year between 1765 and 1770 is plausible, based on the 1800 census data.] No other proof of the age or date of birth of Nancy Carter has been found.

Nancy Young Carter obviously died after 2 JUL 1835, when the payment from the pension of Isaac Carter was made to Hardy Carter, son and attorney for Nancy Carter. The sum of $244.38 was received by Nancy Carter, based on Isaac's having lived three years and 20 days from the effective date of the pension program, 4 MAR 1831.

The settlement of the pension claim does not prove that Nancy Carter died in 1835, although no records that are definitely hers have been found after the pension settlement and the 1835 tax list of Pike County. It has been purported that Mrs. Nancy Carter resided with her son, Israel Carter, after the death of Isaac Carter. In 1840 there was no elderly woman in the household of Israel Carter in Pike County, MS. The only elderly woman residing in a Carter household in Pike County, MS, in 1840 was found in the Henry Carter household; she was age 70-79, or born in the 1760s. That would fit Nancy Carter, but Henry Carter has not yet been proved to have been her son. The elderly woman in the home of Henry Carter was more likely Mrs. Charity Carter, widow of Samuel Carter, who died in Pike County in 1837. Tentatively, it is concluded that Mrs. Nancy Carter died before 1840 in Pike County, MS.


WHO WERE "NANCY" YOUNG CARTER'S PARENTS?

The parents of Nancy Young Carter have not been identified.

Assuming that Nancy Young Carter spoke Deutsch (German) rather than Dutch, could she possibly have been a descendant of Isaac Young, Sr., a bricklayer who arrived in the German-Swiss community near Savannah, Camden County, Georgia, on 21 AUG 1736? The following family members were named in A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia, edited by E. Merton Coulter and Albert B. Saye, published by The University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (c) 1949, 1967.

Other Youngs who migrated to the German-Swiss settlement in Georgia, named in the above reference, were the following:

Daniel Young, "quitted" before August, 1741
George Young, age 45, "Tr. Servant", died by AUG 1742.
Mary Box Young, wife of Thomas the Wheelwright.

All of the Youngs listed above went from Europe to the Georgia Colony "on their own account." They were Palantine refugees who went voluntarily to the American colonies in search of religious freedom. It is uncertain whether some of the Youngs, mentioned above, were indentured servents. That seemed to be suggested by the references to their "quitting"and going to the Carolinas, more likely to adjacent South Carolina.


RECORDS OF THE ISAAC CARTER FAMILY IN ORANGEBURG DISTRICT / COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA:

1790 Census:

1800 Census:

The Isaac Carter family was residing between the forks of the Edisto River. The Thomas Young family was nearby. Thomas Young was age 26-44 years, thus he could possibly have been a brother of Nancy Young Carter. A Samuel Carter, also age 26-44 years, and family was also residing nearby.




1810 Census:


1810 TAX LIST, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY:

This tax list was contibuted by Cynthia Samples, whose web site contains information about Isaac Carter, his children, and grandchildren.

http://pw2.netcom.com/~samples/index.html

The tax list was published in Residents of the Mississippi Territory: Miscellaneous, Books 2A and 2B, compiled by Jean Strickland and Particia Edwards, P. O. Box 5147, Moss Point, MS 39563, (c) 1995, the compilers. See Page 181 for Carters. The compiler indicated that the column titles were not indicated on the original tax lists and have been estimated.

Isaac, his son Allen, and daughter Mary, who married Britton Addison, were enumerated on successive lines of the unalphabetized tax list.

MALES:_______________ISAAC___ALLEN___BRITTON ADDISON

Age 21 of over__________02______01______01
Under age 21___________05______01______01

FEMALES:

Age 21 or over__________01______01______01
Under age 21___________02______00______00

Total: Free Whites______10______03______03

Other Free Persons_____00______00______00

Slaves__________________18______01______00

The 1810 tax list suggests that Isaac Carter had 10 children who were residing in Amite County: two sons and one daughter born 1789 or earlier; five sons and two daughters born 1790 or later, a total of seven sons and three daughters. It appears that one of the two eldest sons was still residing in his parent's home in 1810. No additional children were born after this 1810 tax list.


MILITARY SERVICE: WAR OF 1812:

In 1946, Mrs. Boyd Gardner, nee Vida Lamkin Lenoir, born 13 APR 1896, applied for membership in the National Society of United States Daughters of 1812, Mississippi State File # 85, National File #13904, based on the service of Isaac Carter of Pike County, Mississippi. Mrs. Gardner was residing in McComb, Pike County, MS, in 1946. She reported her line of descent was (1.) Isaac Carter, 1765-1834; (2.) Henry Carter m. Nancy Tate; (3.) Sarah Anne Minerva Carter m. Robert Lenoir; (4.) David C. Lenoir m. Gussie Hurst Lamkin; (5.) Vida Lamkin Lenoir. The Revolutionary War Survivor's Pension File of Isaac Carter shows Mrs. Boyd Gardner obtained a copy of the file in 1937.

None of the published genealogies of the Isaac Carter family have included a Henry Carter as a son of Isaac Carter. F. N. ("Doc") Carter, whose U. S. Mail address if 247 Mockingbird Lane, San Angelo, Texas 76901-4809, indicated that Henry Carter was a son of Samuel Carter, who was possibly a younger brother of Isaac Carter. Succession Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, 1804-1854 were abstracted by Clyde Purser Young and edited by E. Russ Williams, Jr., and published in 1966. An abstract of the succession of Samuel Carter, who was a resident of Pike County, MS, but owned land in St. Helena Parish, indicated that Henry Carter was the adinistrator of the estate and he purchased land from the estate, which he apparently resold to a son of Samuel Carter as part of the settlement. The abstract named seven children and heirs of Samuel Carter but implied there was an eighth heir. Henry Carter was not expressly stated in the abstract to have been a son and heir of Samuel Carter, but he might possibly have been. The original and complete succession needs to be studied to resolve this issue of whether Henry Carter was a son of Samuel Carter or, by exclusion, of Isaac Carter.

Few details about the military service of Isaac Carter in the War of 1812 were provided. He reportely served as a Private in a regiment under the command of Lt. Col. Nixon. A citation was make to "Vol. IV, Page 165, Mississippi Historical Society (Mississippi Territory in War of 1812) edited by Dunbar Rowland, Jackson, Mississippi. Official war record filed in Mississippi Archives and History".

Rowland Dunbar, Director of the Mississippi State Archives for many years, did publish that Isaac Carter was a Private in Col. Nixon's regiment. However, a search of the Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi, National Archives Microfilm Publications, Microcopy Number 678, failed to find a pay slip for Isaac Carter of Pike County, Mississippi, among the records of the 13th Mississippi Regiment, commanded by Col. Nixon. The following Carters from Pike County did serve under Captain Henry Quin and Lt. Col. George Henry Nixon: 1st Lt. William Carter, Sergeant Burrel Carter, and Privates Allen, Henry, Hardy, and George Carter. Marcus E. Carter and Michael Carter served in other companies of the 13th Regiment. These were all inducted between 4-8 JAN 1815 for a period of three months, unless discharged earlier. They were all discharged after one month's service, on or about 5 FEB 1815. There was no indication in their military records that any of them were present at the Battle of New Orleans on 8 JAN 1815.


RECORDS OF THE ISAAC CARTER FAMILY IN THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY PRIOR TO 1816:

TAX LISTS:

Greg K. and/or Paula L. Carter, 4805-A Highway 29, Petal, Mississippi 39465, contributed the following data to Rita B. Denman (her address below), who has provided a copy to this compiler. Persons age 21-50 years were taxed. The original tax lists need to be consulted to confirm that males of age 20 years were not taxed. The original lists may provide important clues with regard to family groupings, also.

1812 Tax List, Marion County, Mississippi Territory:



1813 Tax List, Lawrence County, Mississippi Territory:


1814 Tax List, Lawrence County, Mississippi Territory:


1815 Tax List, Marion County, Mississippi Territory:


1815 Tax List, Lawrence County, Mississippi Territory:


1815 Tax List, Marion and Lawrence Counties, Mississippi Territory:


LAND RECORDS:

Mrs. Rita B. Denman also obtained a copy of a map of original land grants in Township 1 North, Range 7 East, Pike County, Mississippi, which she shared with the compiler.

Isaac Carter received original land grants in Pike County dated 16 APR 1811, 28 NOV 1811, 11 FEB 1812, 10 MAR 1812, 10 JAN 1818 (2 plots). Most of these were in Sections 23 and 24, with one plot in Section 25. Other Carters who received original land grants were D.(?) W. Carter, 1818; Allen Carter, 1817, 1836 (2 plots); Samuel Carter, 1817; Henry Carter, 1836; Derrel Carter, 1836, 1850; Isaac Carter (2nd?), 1836; Hardy Carter, 1836 (3 plots); F. A. Carter, 1853; Pharaoh Carter, 1854; S. Carter (3 plots, dates illegible); Israel Carter, 1854; Jamison Carter, 1854 (3 plots); Isaac F. Carter, 1854 (3 plots); James Houston (husband of Elizabeth Carter), 1836.

A map of original grants in Township 2 North, Range 7 East, might reveal additional Carter family members.


PIKE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY AND STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, RECORDS:

When I visited the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Mississippi, I was informed that the Courthouse burned in 1882 and that all prior civil records were destroyed. It is thus necessary to rely on state and federal records, including census and tax records and land records, family records, cemetery records, newspaper accounts, and so forth.

It is possible that some of the pre-1882 land grants and deeds were re- recorded after the Courthouse fire. Under normal circumstances, persons owning land in the county after such a catastrophe would re-record their personal copies of deeds, which often included a title history for the land. Descendants and others researching the Isaac Carter family are encouraged to search the deeds of Pike County for the period immediately following the fire.

1816 "Census" [probably a Tax List]:

NOTE: This tax list shows six sons and two daughters and there was an additional daughter who married earlier, making three daughters. Allen Carter does not seem to be accounted for on this tax list and is probably a seventh son. Allen Carter was listed in 1817, below.

1817 Tax List, Pike County, Mississippi

1820 Census:

1825 Tax List:

1830 Census:

1835 Tax List:

1840 Census:

1843 Tax List:



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: I am endebted to Mrs. Rita B. Denman, Mrs. Peggy Cansler, and Mrs. Clemi Blackburn for sharing data about their Carter ancestries and the history of their Carter families. Their U. S. Mail addresses will appear below.


There is general (concensual) agreement that the following nine Carters were children of Isaac Carter "Nancy" (Young) Carter. There is a possibility that there was one additional son and/or one additional daughter that has not been positivley connected to this family. Several genealogies have included a John Carter, but there is not a concensus among researchers of the Isaac Carter family that John Carter was a son of Isaac Carter. Therefore, he has not been included in this list. Some early family histories included a Redmond Carter as a son of Isaac Carter; more contemporary research has excluded him as a son of Isaac Carter.

The following nine Carters were all apparently born in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, between 1785 and 1810. In 1800 the Isaac Carter family was residing between the forks of the Edisto River, which encompasses a large portion of the contemporary county of Orangeburg and the northern portion of contemporary Aiken County. No more precice locations of the places of birth of these children are known.

Lists of the proven, probable, or possible children of these children (that is, the grandchildren of Isaac and Nancy Carter) are posted on "The Carters of Mississippi", a web page developed and maintained by Mrs. Cynthia Samples.


• i. Allen CARTER, b. 1786, per his 1850 census in Pike Co., MS, was probably the eldest son, based on the fact that he appeared on tax lists a year earlier than William Carter. He was a legal adult in Amite County, MS, in 1810, proving a birth in 1789 or earlier. In 1835 he was a witness to the appointment by his mother, Nancy Carter, of his brother, Hardy Carter, as her attorney to represent her in obtaining the pension payments due to Isaac Carter at his death. Little has been published in print about Allen Carter and his descenants. The following are listed as children on Mrs. Sample's web site. Children with Elizabeth Addison: Bennet, Tarrant A., three unidentified daughters. Chidren with Martha Raborn: Jane Raborn Carter, Henry Young Carter, Hansford D. Carter, Duncan H. Carter.


• ii. William CARTER, b. ca. 1785-1790, probably in Orangeburgh District, SC. He was a War of 1812 veteran, serving with the rank of 1st Lt. in the 13th Mississippi Militia Regiment.

The first wife of William Carter was Hannah Jemima Cole. They were married in Amite Co., MS, on 22 OCT 1812. They were the parents of Isaac F. Carter, born about 1813, and Mahala Carter, who married Jacob Leonard Amacker. A second daughter, born between 1812-1820, has not been identified; she may have died young.

William Carter married, second, Susannah Williams on 5 OCT 1820 in Amite County, MS. Their children, as reported by Rita B. Denman, were: Emily Carter m. B. D. Owens; Carolyn Carter m. Locke Martin; Francis Marion Carter; Artabanus Carter; Harmon M.Carter; Peter Horry Carter; Mary Carter m. William Cook; Jensey (or Jinsey) Carter m. Jesse Morris.

William Carter died about 1840, and Susanna (Williams) Carter died before 1850.

Mrs. Clemi Blackburn, 810 Avenue E NorthWest, Childress, Texas 79201, is a descendant and researcher of this family. She descends from William Carter via Mahala Carter who married, first, Jacob Leonard Amacker and, second, Silas Roberts.

Mrs. Rita B. Denman is also researching William Carter and his descendants because her husband is a descendant of William Carter. Her U. S. Mail address is 1008 Blue Ridge Place, Richardson, TX 75080-4925.


• iii. Mary CARTER, b. 18 MAR 1792, was m. 28 JAN 1808 to John Britton Addison. In 1808 her parents and family were residing in Orangeburgh District, SC, so that is the likely place of marriage. Mike Curls is a descendant-researcher of this family. He reported that Britton and "Polly" (Carter) Addison were residing near the town of Darlington in St. Helena Parish, LA, at the time of the 1820 census. In 1820 Mary Carter Addison had one son age 10-15 years, and four sons and one daughter age less than 10 years.

"Brittain" Addison died in St. Helena Parish, LA, intestate, prior to 22 DEC 1829, when an inventory was made of his estate. The settlement of the estate of Britton Addison was recorded in St. Helena Parish Succession Records, File 1-A. An abstract was published in Succession Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, 1804-1854 compiled by Clyde Purser Young, (c) 1966, and edited by E. Russ Williams, Jr.

The widow, Mrs. Mary Addison, was appointed curator [guardian] of her 11 minor children, of which 1. Daniel, 2. Hansford, 3. Nancy and 4. Mary L. Addison were "of the age of puberty", and 5. Archelaus K., 6. Ashford, 7. Lavica or "Lavicy", 8. Martha J., 9. Caroine Augusta, 10. William S., and 11. Elizabeth Addison were under the ages of 12 and 14. In 1840, Nancy Hazard, wife of Raleigh Hazard, "a child and forced heir", filed suit against her mother requesting partitioning of her father's land.

In 1847, Daniel Addison requested partitioning of the estate. In an 1851 partition, the husband of Caroline Augusta was Julius H. Alford. The husband of Levicy was Paul Harvin. Ashford and Archelaus K. Addison had relocated before 1851 to Sabine Parish, LA; Daniel Addison was residing in Livingston Parish. Levicy A. Addison Harvin deceased before 10 JAN 1851 (and probably before 1 JUN 1850; see 1850 census of Mrs. Mary Addison, below).

At a sale on 8 OCT 1840, Daniel Addison purchased 640 acres on Beaver Creek, "being the last residence of the deceased". At a sale on 15 APR 1848, Mrs. Mary Addison purchased 480 acres "being last residence of deceased".

1840 census of Mary Carter Addison, St. Helena Parish, LA.

1 f. age 50-59; 1 f. age 30-39, 2 m. and 2 f. age 20-29; 2 f. age 15-19,
1 m. age 10-14. Total 3 males and 6 females. Daniel Addison, age 20-29, was married and was not living in Mary's household. There was another male, age 20-29, possibly a brother, residing with Daniel Addison in 1840. At the time of this census, Mary Carter Addison would have been age 48 to 51, so the female, age 50-59, is apparently Mary. She did not have a daughter born before the 1810 tax list, however, so the female, age 30 or over, may not be a daughter.

A transcript of the Family Bible of Britton Addison and Mary Carter Addison, in the possession of Hart D. Addison of Conroe, TX, a Great-Grandson, was provided to F. M. "Doc" Carter. The Family Register indicated the eldest son of Mary Carter Addison was Israel Addison, b. 1808 and d. 1822. The register also indicated that Hansford Addison died in 1835 and that Levicy died in 1849. The husband of Elizabeth Addison was Joseph Woodward, according to the register. No husbands were recorded for Mary Addison or Martha Addison; they possibly never married. Mary Carter Addison died 3 JUN 1861, according to the Family Register; she obviously in St. Helena Parish, LA.

Mrs. Mary Addison was enumerated on the 1850 and 1860 census of St. Helena Parish, LA. In her household in 1850 were Martha, age 25, William age 22, and Elizabeth, age 20, and Nicholas Harvin, age 8 months. In 1860 Mary Addison was residing with her son, William S. Addison. Her age was given as 58 in 1850 and as 70 in 1860.


• iv. Hardy CARTER, b. ca. 1790-1794. He was a War of 1812 veteran. He was married prior to the formation of Pike County, MS, in 1816. He was born before 1794, per the 1820 census of Pike Co., MS, which indicated he had two daughters born after the 1816 "census". In 1835, Hardy Carter (Sr.) was appointed by his mother, Nancy Carter, to serve as her attorney in securing the pension payments due to Isaac Carter at his death. In 1837, a Hardy Carter served as a Representative to the Mississippi State Legislature. By 1840, Hardy Carter was residing in Union Parish, LA. His first, unidentified wife, appears to have died in Union Parish shortly after the 1840 census and Hardy Carter married, second, in Union County, ARKANSAS, just over the state line, Mrs. Jane F. (Cook) Cason, on 12 NOV 1841. They were enumerated on the 1850 census of Union County, Arkansas. They were apparently residing in Claiborne Parish, LA, when Mrs. Jane Carter died. Her estate was being settled in Claiborne Parish on 29 AUG 1857 and identified James M. Carter as her minor son. Hardy Carter has not been found on the 1860 census. A person named Hardy Carter was granted land in Caddo Parish, LA, in 1860. The 1860 mortality schedule for Claiborne and Caddo Parishes should be checked for Hardy Carter. The following were probably children of Hardy Carter and his first, unidentified wife: two unidentified daughters, born 1816-1820; Derrel Carter (b. MS, about 1818), Moses Carter (b. MS 1826 or earlier), Franklin Carter (b. MS about 1829), Pinckney Carter (b. MS about 1833), possibly Meridith Carter and possibly John J. Carter. The latter two, who participated in the estate settlement, have not been researched. James M. Carter, b. about 1845 in Arkansas, was a son of Hardy Carter and Jane Cook Cason Carter.

Hardy Carter was named on two land grant documents in Union Parish, LA, signed by him on 10 APR 1843 and 1 OCT 1845. On 3 OCT 1860 a person named Hardy Carter was granted land in Caddo Parish. LA. On 1 SEP 1849, "Derril" Carter received a grant in Union Parish. For particulars about the land grants, go to this URL and perform a search for Hardy Carter and/or "Derril" Carter:

http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/laland.pl

The research notes of Frank Norris ("Doc") Carter of San Angelo, TX, were invaluable in preparing this synopsis about the Hardy Carter family.


• v. Burrel CARTER, whose signature contained only one letter "L", was b. ca. 1795 or 1796. He m. Mrs. Judith (nee Taylor) White, widow of Robert White. Judith has been reported to be a daughter of Nimrod Taylor, formerly of Wilkes County, Georgia. Judith had children by her first marriage, including Caroline Virginia White, called "Callie", who married Harvil Carter., younger brother of Burrel. Burrel served as a Sergeant in the 13th Mississippi Regiment in the War of 1812. Burrel and Judith Carter were enumerated on the 1850 census in Pike County, MS, with one sons and three daughters in their home. Conerly and Williams reported that Burrel later resided at Darlington Plantation, Chipola, Louisiana, and that he died 28 AUG 1860 and was buried on his plantation. Chipola is located in northwest St. Helena Parish, LA, near the Amite River.

Mrs. Judith White was enumerated on the 1860 census of St. Helena Parish, LA, Microfilm Page 490 and Slave Schedule Page 21. The 1860 Mortality schedule for St. Helena Parish should be checked for Burrel Carter.

Information about the ancestry of Judith Taylor White Carter can be found on Gayle Erickson's Home Page. See specifically the following four web pages: /GENE14-0012.html/; /GENE14-0017.html/; /GENE-0022.html/; /GENE14-0027.html/.

The children of Burrel Carter and Judith Taylor, as listed by Mrs. Samples, were: William A., Melitia Ann, Walton N., Wilford M., Wellington W., Sarepta, Nancy A., Angeline, and Elizabeth.


• vi. Derrel CARTER, whose signature contained only one letter "L" was b. ca. 1799. He m. Sarepta / Sareptha Taylor. She was reported in one genealogy to have been a sister of Judith (Taylor), who married Burrel Carter. The fact that Burrel and Judith Carter named a daughter Sarept(h)a Carter seems to support this conclusion. Also, Derrel and Sarepta Carter named a daughter Judith Carter, further supporting the connection.

See the web page for the Derrel Carter family for a discussion of their children.

Mrs. Peggy Cansler, 5151 South Greenway Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85706, like the compiler, is a researcher of the Derrel Carter family. Her husband, Ronald Cansler, descends from Derrel Carter through his son, Jasper Newton Carter.

Frank Norris ("Doc") Carter, who descends from Minton M. Carter, son of Derrel Carter, is another researcher of this family.

Information about the ancestry of Sarepta Taylor Carter can be found on Gayle Erickson's Home Page. See specifically the following four web pages: /GENE14-0012.html/; /GENE14-0017.html/; /GENE-0022.html/; /GENE14-0027.html/.


• vii. Harvil CARTER, whose signature contained only one letter "L", was b. ca. 1805. In 1835 Harvil Carter was a Justice of the Peace in Pike County, MS, and in that role certified some of the legal documents submitted for his mother, Nancy Carter, to obtain the payments due on the pension of Isaac Carter. Harvil Carter, born about 1806 in South Carolina, was residing alone in Bossier (now Webster) Parish, LA, in 1850. A "Harville" Carter was indexed on Microfilm Page 93 of the 1850 census of Amite Co., Mississippi. That census report should be compared. The "H. Carter" enumerated in 1860 in East Feleciana Parish, LA, on Microfilm Pages 25 and 204 (Slave Schedule) may be Harvil Carter.

Some family historians have reported that the wife of Harvil Carter was Caroline Virginia "Callie" White, daughter of Judith Taylor White Carter. Slaton reported that Harvil Carter died 2 NOV 1865 at his St. Cloud Plantation, located at McManus, in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Harvil was reported to own up to 1100 acres, including all of Section 47, Township 2 South, Range 1 East. The most extensive published account of this family was by Claude B. Slaton in the Louisiana Genealogical Register, DEC 1985 issue.

Information about the ancestry of Caroline Virginia White can be found on Gayle Erickson's Home Page. See specifically the following four web pages: /GENE14-0012.html/; /GENE14-0017.html/; /GENE-0022.html/; /GENE14-0027.html/.

The children of Harvil Carter and Caroline White, reported in published family histories were: Marcus Tallious, Hannibal (male), Robert S., Haley Montgomery (or Haley McCalister), Addie M. (or Addie E.), Lilah Virginia, and Dewitt Carter. Documentation is needed for these children.


• viii. Israel CARTER, b. ca. 1807 or 1808. He was enumerated on the 1840 census of Pike Co., MS, and the 1850 and 1860 census of Amite Co., MS. Conerly and Williams reported a birth date of 15 DEC 1807 and a death date of 22 JUL 1878, with interment in the Carter Cemetery in Sunny Hill, Louisiana, which is not shown on a contemporary road map of Louisiana. Using MapQuest the town was found in northwest Washington Parish, LA, on Louisiana Road 450, near the border with Tangipahoa Parish, and on a line between Franklinton, LA, and Osyka, MS.

Israel Carter married first, Maria Felder, and second, Elizabeth Turner. By these marriages he fathered 13 or 14 children. Maria's children: Fenderland (Finland), Isaac, Augustus, Elizabeth, Laban (Labron), Brazella (Brazilla), and Eveline (Evaline). Elizabeth's children: Mary Augusta, possibly Joseph, Martena, Cora Arlena, Aria Carmadia, and Lola Mary (Lola Mae).


• ix. Elizabeth (Betsy) CARTER, b. ca. 1809, m. James Houston, b. about 1790, a native of Pennsylvania, per his 1850 census in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. James Houston appears to have arrived in Pike Co., MS, after the 1820 census and before the 1825 tax list. James Houston and Elizabeth Carter were married about 1826. Their 1840 census in Pike Co., MS, indicated four sons and one daughter. Two more sons and two more daughters were born in the 1840s, per the 1850 census of this family in Pike Co., MS. Three children born before 1840 were not in the home in 1850, one having married and two being boarded out while attending school.

In November,1850, James Houston was residing in Bossier (now Webster) Parish, LA, with Nancy (Carter) Cook, daughter of Derrel Carter, and family in his household. He was apparently making preparations to relocate his family to Louisiana, near Lake Bistineau. James Houston died before 18 FEB 1858 when his son petitoned the court to be appointed administrator of the estate. The estate settlement indicated that James Houston was survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and that by 1863 she relocated to Natchitoches Parish, LA.

The children of Elizabeth (Carter) Houston were: Nancy Houston m. Isaac F. Sibley; John Houston, James Franklin Houston; Thomas Houston [d. 1852]; Mary Elizabeth Houston m. Jasper Oliver; Josephine Letitia Houston m. John Randolph Bosley; William W. Houston; Eugene L. Houston.

Mrs. Rita B. Denman is a descendant and researcher of this family and provided the identification of the children.

Some publications have incorrectly identified this James Houston as John Houston. His name is proved by the 1825, 1835, and 1843 tax lists of Pike County, MS; the 1840 and 1850 census of Pike County, MS; the 1850 census of Bossier Parish, LA; land records of Pike Co., MS, and in Bossier/Webster Parish, LA; and his estate settlement in Bossier Parish, LA.

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