Hi Mary! I hope the information does help.I have been to the cemetery and there is a lot of history there.
Did you by chance see any thing on the early Methodist churches of Abbeville, South Carolina.I would say probably before 1788.
I think, I have heard that the Republican Church that once existed near Abbeville and the Long Canes area of South Carolina was Methodist, but I cannot seem to find any information on this church.
My ancestor Moses McCarter may have been a practicing Methodist because I have searched some history of the early A. R. P. churches in South Carolina and I can not find any McCarters in HIS family that were practicing Presbyterians.
Also, he had in his possession a book by James Hervey.James Hervey belonged to the Oxford Methodists.A group began by Charles Wesley and his brother John Wesley was a member.James Hervey was a famous preacher in England.And the Wesleys and George Whitehead came down to the Savannah River area and held meetings in the Methodist faith.
I believe Moses' children were practicing Methodists.
His son James McCarter moved to Alabama in 1818, him and his wife Nancy were practicing Methodists.
Moses McCarter had a son named William McCarter.And I have located a grandson of William McCarter and that grandson's line is buried at a Methodist church in Iva, South Carolina.
Moses great-great grandson Mack Lafayette McCarter was a preacher of the United Brethren Methodists and established McCarter chapel in the Sugarlands in the Great Smokies of Tennessee.After it burn to the ground in the early 1900's, he and his wife joined the Huskey Grove Methodist Church on Huskey Grove Rd. in Gatlinburg, TN. This is my line.
Also at the Zoar Methodist Church is a grave for Elizabeth Tucker McCarter "Mother" born 4/17/1878 and that is all the marker states.
If you have a lot of Turner and Pressley in your husband's line then he may be related to some McCarters down the line.
When Moses daughter Agnes McCarter Crawford passed away around 1838.Jane M. Pressley was a witness to her will.
A Turner McCarter operated a mechanics shop in Bullock Creek, South Carolina.
Also, here is a bit of information and you may have it already.I got it off the internet concerning the history of Cedar Springs Church, Signers of 1797 petition to call Rev. Alexander Porter to be the church's pastor.
One of the petitioners is Andrew Jones.In my family line they had Moses' daughter Mary married to Andrew Jones, but I found information that he had married I believe it was Martha Weed, daughter of Reuben Weed, Esq.Andrew Jones had something to do with settling the estate of my ancestor Moses McCarter.
Also in this petition is Samuel Leard, Sr. and Samuel Leard, Jr.They bought items from the estate sale of Moses McCarter.Also, Agnew Massey was a buyer at the estate sale and a signer of the petition.
David, John, Samuel and William Presley signed the petition.Nat Weed and Nat Weed, Sr. and Rueben Weed signed the petition.
A lot of people in this petition, I usually come across them having business with my McCarter line.So I would say everybody knew everybody.