Penny , This is your Line and Mine the Matthew Carter Line had Family living by our Jacob Carter in Mississippi and in Later years went to the same church as Marcus Elam Carter but They are to My Knowledge not Related to our Line. Our family is listed in some of the Family Genealogy Books of Matthew’s and Isaac Carter because They were living in The Same Areas. The Name Jacob Carter is used several Times in their Lines But The Other Jacob Carter in Early Mississippi is Theirs.I have listed some information below on Our Jacob and a few different Views of His Military Career of Others.If you want Photo copies of Census Records on Jacob , Marcus Elam Carter and Hardy Broom and Amanda you can Email Me. WE are currently at a Dead-End with our John Carter of Carter’s Station but hopefully with a few More DNA samples we can have a better Idea of where to search. My Best Guess would be in New Jersey.Some other's researching our line Beleive John Carter was in Surry County first before going to New Jersey. Below is My Family Line Down To Me.
1. Jacob Carter, son of John Carter who was From Greene County Tennessee at Carter’s Station, Jacob was born between 1755 and 1758, in New
Jersey, and died January 24, 1857 in Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi, burial in Carter Cemetery,
Bassfield, Jefferson Co Mississippi, along with his wife, Charity.
Jacob, R1746, NC Line also srv in PA in 1774, appl 5 Oct 1835 Marion Cty MS aged 77, lived in Monongalia Cty VA at enlistment..
Jacob Carter applied for a Military Pension in 1835 while a resident of Marion County, Mississippi.He gave his age as 77, but he was closer to 79. Jacob Carter served around 1776 in a MONONGAHELA County, Virginia, militia company whose field commander was Lt. Lewis Rogers (Rodgers). The company commander was given variously as Capt. Pierpont, Capt. Scott, and Capt. David Owens.
During their first three-month tour of duty the militia unit under the command of Lt. Rogers was marched into southwest Pennsylvania (then claimed by Virginia) to reinforce the Redstone fort, located on the Monongahela River at the site of present Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The mission of the force was to defend the scattered white settlements that were under attack or at least threatened by marauding bands of Shawnee Indians. The accounts of John and David Carter give no details of the tour, but Jacob Carter states that the expedition moved to Jacob Stradlers Station on Duncan's Creek (which empties into the Monongahela at the side of the Redstone fort), and from thence across the river Monongahela about 20 or 25 miles where he remained and served during the whole period of three months. . .This expedition to the Redstone fort and surrounding area probably took place in the fall of 1776
On their second three-month tour of duty the three Carter men served under the overall command of Capt. David Owens whose house of station, it was generally referred to, was located near present Morgantown on the east bank of the Monongahela River. After being mustered in at Capt. Owens place, probably in the spring of 1777, the unit appears to have been split up and its members sent to several forts or fortified places along the river. the so-called forts were probably no more than hastily constructed stockades in which settlers from the surrounding countryside could gather in time of danger.
In his account of his second tour of duty, Jacob Carter stated that he served for three months at a fort on station on the west side of the Monongahela opposite Owens Station. David Carter, after being mustered in for his second tour, served for some time at Owens Station and was then sent with Lt. Rogers unit to serve for a month at Dunkards Station on Dunkards Creek.
Soon after reaching Surry county, Jacob Carter and John Carter, Jr., sons of the senior John Carter, volunteered for duty in the county militia unit commanded by Capt. Salathiel Martin.
Jacob Carter must have possessed some qualities of leadership and a taste for the military life. He was soon commissioned a first lieutenant and appointed second in command to Captain Martin. He stated in his pension application that he remained and served for the term of three years, a term that ended in 1780 in which year he was mustered out and sent home. However, Jacob did not remain out of service for long. In May 1780 the British captured Charleston and, under the command of Lord Cornwallis, soon overran nearly the whole of South Carolina, forcing General Washington to dispatch an army under Maj. Ge. Horatio Gates to counter the British advance.
Jacob Carter, ardent patriot and good soldier, again entered the service as a volunteer under Col. Elijah Isaacs of Wilkes county and marched from Salisbury, North Carolina, to join General Gates who had decided upon a night march and surprise attack upon the British position at Camden, South Carolina. The American army met a shattering defeat at the hands of Cornwallis in August 1780. Few Americans escaped but Gates was among that number, and when he finally ended his retreat at Hillsborough, 160 miles to the north, he found himself with only about 800 survivors of his southern army.In addition to Jacob Carter, there was at least one other member of the Carter family, David Carter, who suffered the humiliation of the defeat at Camden.
Lt. Jacob Carter was with Col. Elijah Isaacs force of Wilkes and Surry County men
In the last year of the Revolution in the South, Carters of the Greene County family were present at King's Mountain, although none are known to have been involved in the actual fighting on the mountain. Lt. Jacob Carter and Ephraim Carter were in the force pursuing Ferguson, according to their pension applications, but both apparently were among the foot soldiers held in reserve at Kings Mountain as the mounted riflemen moved forward to the attack. Ephraim, Who was in Captain Allens company in the reserve force, stated that he was taken ill and sent home. Lt. Jacob Carter in Col.. Elijah Isaacs outfit joined the fight in mopping-up operations after the victory was won.
In his pension application, Jacob Carter described his services from Kings Mountain to the end of the war in these terms: immediately after the battle of the Kings Mountain he was taken prisoner by the Tories commanded by Col. Right, that in the commencement of the action he received a shot in the forehead which materially injured him -- And that he made his escape by taking Parole and returned home. That shortly after he entered the service as a substitute for one Peter Sally -- Under the command of Col. Smith commanded by Capt. Right --as first Lieutenant of said company we then took up the line of march in order to join Genl-Green at Gillford Court house North Carolina that on our arrival at said place the battle being fought the day previous we marched by Willmington to the sea cost. where we dispursed a band of Tories and shortly after received the news of the capture of Lord Corn Wallis we on receiving the news of said capture were verbally discharged and returned home. (The signature of Jacob Carter that followed this account was legible, but it was that of a very old man--actually he was nearly eighty years of age. The erratic spelling and punctuation must be charged to the county clerk of Marion County, Mississippi, who took down Jacob's words.)
Jacob was a Revolutionary War veteran, having served in both Pennsylvania (1774-1776) and North Carolina. He entered theservice in In North Carolina in 1777 and served three years under
Captain Sallathiel Martin of Surry County. He then volunteered under Colonel Isaac and marched from Salisbury, North Carolina, to the Cheraw Hills, South Carolina, to join General gates, and was at Camden when Gates was defeated by Lord Cornwallis. He was wounded in the forehead at Kings Mountain. And, was at the sea-coast when war ended.
Jacob Carter held the rank
of lieutenant while in the service of Captain Daniel Wright's Company, under General Rutherford, and then served in the 10th NC Regiment with Captain Quinn. He was at Gates defeat, and KingsMountain.
On September 20, 1787, Jacob recieved a North Carolina land grant of 200 acres on 'Roaring Fork of Lick Creek' inwhat is present day Greene Co Tennessee. He sold this land to Dennis Hartly, and on August 30, 1790, fromWilkes Co Georgia.. No.315 Page 47 For 10 pounds-per 100 acres -to Jacob Carter 200 acres in Greene County on Roaring Fork of Lick Creek, including improvement, adjoining Joseph Bullard. Richard Caswell at Kinston, 20 September 1787. Errors in Grant amended and corrected, 20 September 1787, adjoining Benjamin Anderson.
page 94 Indenture 30 Aug 1790 JACOB CARTER, Wilkes Co, GA, and DENNIS HARTY, Greene Co, NC, 100 pounds pd, tr on Roaring fork of Lick creek including his improvement, adj line between Carter and BENJAMIN ANDERSON, being 200 acre tr granted to Carter on 20 Sept 1787, No 355. Wit: JOHN REYNOLDS, WILLIAM BANISTER, ELISABETH NORRIS.
Jacob Carter R1746; served first term under Captain Martin. Volunteered in July, 1780, under the command of Colonel Isaacs and marched from Salisbury, North Carolina, to the Cheraw Hills in South Carolina where his company fell in with general Gates, and from there on to Camden by way of Rudfellies Mill, where he witnessed the defeat of General Gates. The troops returned home in great confusion. He was at the battle of Kings Mountain; that in the commencement of the action he received a shot in the forehead which materially injured him. That immediately after the battle he was taken prisoner by the Tories. He made his escape by taking parole and returning home. His next service was as a substitute for one Peter Sally under the command of colonel Smith and Captain Right; marched to join General Green at the Gilford Court House but on arrival learned the battle had been fought the previous day. He marched by Willmington to the sea coast. There they disbursed a band of Tories and shortly after received the news of the capture at Cornwallis.
Jacob Carter said he was wounded in the forehead at Kings Mountain; a battle fought October 7, 1780
Jacob Carter, son of John Carterborn ca 1757 in New Jersey, applied for pension (R 1746) October 5, 1835, in Marion County, Mississippi, in which he states that he was drafted in the army of the United States in the year 1774 or 76 (in blot) in the defense of the State of Pennsylvania against the hostile band of Shawnee Indians. His place of residence at the time of being drafted was in the fork formed by the junction of Cheat and Monongahela rivers. He served two terms of three months each there, and in 1777 he removed from thence to Surry County, North Carolina.
September 20, 1787, Jacob received a North Carolina Land Grant of two hundred acres located on the Roaring fork of Lick Creek in Greene County, now Tennessee, including his improvement. By August 30, 1790, Jacob had moved to Wilkes County, Georgia, and had sold this land to Dennis Hartly. (Book 2 pg. 94)
Jacob married Charity, 179?, and in 1794 their son, Marcus Elam Carter, was born. they are listed in the Georgia Tax Digest, 1799, Jackson County; two males and one female. By 1801 the family had increased to four males, 1 female. (Note William Wilkins Carter Was not Born till around 1803 were their other sons of Jacob ?)
On September 16, 1811, the Executive Department of Georgia issued a passport for Jacob Carter, his wife, four children, and five Negroes, of Morgan County to travel through the Creek Nations of Indians.
June 5, 1818, Jacob Carter of Lawrence County, Mississippi, sold his portion of land in Greene County, Tennessee, as son and heir of John Carter (I) deceased, to Jacob Carter, son of John Carter (II).
Marcus Elam Carter served in the War of 1812, Corps 13 Regiment of the Mississippi Militia. He married Lydia E. Williams December 22, 1817, Jasper County, Georgia, and took her to Williamsburg in Covington County, Mississippi, to live. Jacob Carter was living with this family at the time of his death.
Charity Carter born 176?, died ca 1844. Jacob Carter died January 24, 1857. Both he and Charity along with Marcus Elam who died 1869 are buried in the Carter Cemetery in Jeff Davis County 1.6 miles north of the county line. On Highway 35 turn left and go west 0.8 mile, passing the Hathorn Cemetery, and where the main road curves right, bear left onto a gravel road and go 0.4 mile.
In 1811, Jacob migrated with wife Charity, four of his children, and five slaves from Jasper Co Georgia to Mississippi Executive Department
Monday 16 th September 1811
That passports be prepared for the following persons to travel through the Creek Nation ofIndians, to wit,
One for Messrs. Stephen Nobles with his wife seven children and seventeen negroes,Jacob Carter with his wife four children and five negroes,William Sparks with his wife five children and two negroes -Henry Askue with his wife one child and one Negro - Howell Holley with his wife Seven children and five negroes, Jeremiah Farlow with his wife and four children - Minor Johnson with his wife eight children Sixteen negroes - Bird Smith with his wife and one child, and Lodewick Henderson with his and two children - all from the County of Morgan in this State, and Edward Avery Lucy, both from the county of Jones in this State.
Which were presented and signed.
Thursday 26 th November 1807
That a passport thro' the CreekNation for Richard Bonner and Micajah Carter
which was presented and signed.
April 28,1812 Greene County Deeds book 9, page 415
Denis Hartey's estate to David Carter, David Robinson and David Key executors of the Last Will and Testament of Denis Hartey. One hundred and twenty one dollars paid for 44 acres of land on the Roaring Fork of Lick Creek. Being part of a tract granted by the State of North Carolina to Jacob Carter for 200 acres of No.315 dated the 20th of September 1787. Beginning at a corner of said Grant. Mentions Benjamin Andersons corner.
1813 Jacob Carter is listed in Marion County Mississippi which became Lawrence County.
On June 05, 1818, Jacob Carter 'of Lawrence Co Mississippi' sold his portion of land in Greene Co Tennessee thathe had inherited from his father, John Carter, Sr., to his nephew, Jacob Carter, son of John Carter, Jr.
Greene County, Tenn., Quit Claim Deed Book 12, page 264:
Dated June 5, 1818:
Know All Men by these presents that I, Jacob Carter of Lawrence County
Mississippi State as son and one of the Heirs of John Carter Deceased
Late of the county and State aforesaid who died Intestate as it is said
for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Dollars to me in hand paid.
I do hereby grant, bargain, sell, transfer, convey, confirm, release and
forever Quit Claim unto Jacob Carter of the County and State aforsaid
all my right, title, interest, possession of property, claim and demand
whe(?) either in Law
or Equity of in and to all my right....on the waters of the Roaring Fork
of Lick Creek it being a part of the tract said John Carter, deceased,
died possessed of and which I the said Jacob Carter Senior as one of the
Heirs aforesaid had any kind of claim or..... In Testimony whereof I do
hereby for myself, my heirs, Executors, Administrators, bind myself and
them and have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Fifth Day of
Signed: Jacob Carter (Seal)
In Presence of:
John Carter (Jr.)
State of Tennessee
First Judicial Circuit Court of Greene County, September Term 1821:
John Carter and Ezekiel Carter presented this Quit Claim as duly process
in open court to be registered.
V. Sevier, Clerk of Court
Registered this 20th Day of March 1825
Attest: George Brown RGC
In 1819, Jacob and Charity were in Covington Co Mississippi, and were among the founding members of Ebenezer Baptist Church .Jacob Carter was living in Marion Co Mississippi in 1833.On October 05, 1835 he applied for a military pension while living in Marion Co Mississippi.In 1850, at age 94, Jacob is living with his son, Marcus Elam Carter in Williamsburg, Covington Co Mississippi,his place of birth shown as New Jersey. . Petition of Marcus Elam Carter states that Jacob Carter died last January 24th leaving a Will dated April 24 , 1844 witnessed by Thomas Allen and John R. Williams who reside in Marion Co. MS..The petitioner was appointed Executor and asks the Court to grant him letters. Jacob Carter’s Will : Daughters : Matilda , wife of Samuel Lane ; Serena R. Jones & Highly Roberts.
Sons : to son William Wilkins Carter – negroes Clarrissa age 37 & child ,Winston 20 ,Curtis 3 & Ellender 9.
To son Marcus Elam Carter – negroes Solomon aka Toby 16, Alaper , an old woman. ; M.E. Carter , William Loflin & Wilson Price post bond. May Term 1857.
Known children of Jacob and Charity Carter are:
2. Marcus Elam Carter was born c1794 in Georgia, and died March 04, 1869 in Mississippi.
He married Lydia Elizabeth Williams.
They too, were among the members of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Covington Co Mississippi.
3. Highly Carter
4. Sarina Carter
5. Mary Matilda Carter
+6. William Wilkins Carter was born c1803 in Georgia, and died in 1866 in Walker Co Texas.
6. William Wilkins Carter was born c1803 in Georgia, and died in 1866 in Walker Co Texas.
He married 1.) Appalonia 'Appy' Watson on December 19, 1825 in Marion Co Mississippi.
He married 2.) Delilah M.A. Bass on June 25, 1841 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
She was born c1813, and died c1872.
Child of William and Appy is:
+7. William Burton Carter born October 05, 1826 in Marion Co Mississippi, and died January 04,
1899 in San Jacinto Co Texas. (originally Polk Co)
Children of William W. Carter and Delilah Bass are:
8. George M.T. Carter
9. Melissa Jane Carter
10. Mahala Ann Carter
11. Jacob Lewis Carter
7. William Burton Carter was born October 05, 1826 in Marion Co Mississippi, and died January 04,
1899 in San Jacinto Co Texas. (originally Polk Co) Carter, William Burton
Born October 5, 1826, Mississippi. Died January 24, 1899. Buried Carter Family Cemetery, Willow Springs Community, San Jacinto Co., Texas. Enlisted February 2, 1863, Polk County, as a private, Company E, 20th Texas Infantry, Elmore's Regiment. Residence was Cold Springs, Polk County, Texas. Occupation was farmer. March-August 1864, on detached duty at Quartermaster Department, Galveston, as a teamster. Company disbanded May, 1865. Surrendered by E. Kirby Smith, June 2, 1865, Galveston, Texas.
He married Elizabeth Berry in Mississippi.
She was born January 01, 1834 in Mississippi, and died December 20, 1907
Both are buried in Carter Cemetery, Willow Springs, San Jacinto Co Texas.
Note On the Marker at His Gravesite it shows William served in 10th Miss Cav. Regt. as a Private, Co D Confederate Army , I believe this was an error.
Children of William and Elizabeth are:
+12. William Marcus Carter born July 31, 1851
13. Appia V. Carter born June 30, 1854
14. Willoughby M. Carter born December 13, 1855
15. Herman B. Carter born January 14, 1858, died in infancy
16. Harrison Berton Carter, twin of Herman
17. Elisha E. Carter - enumerated in the 1860 census; may be a child of Wm. and Elizabeth
12. William Marcus Carter was born July 31, 1851 in Marion Co Mississippi, and died December 28,
1928 in Willow Springs, San Jacinto Co Mississippi.
He married Margaret Eugenia Ellisor on July 09, 1874. She was born May 05, 1858 in Mississippi,
and died November 10, 1936.
Children of William M. Carter and Margaret E. Ellison are:
18. William Thomas Carter born February 26, 1877
19. Peter Cashaw Carter born July 21, 1882
20. Phillip Burton Carter born February 26, 1886
+21. Edward Lee Carter born May 10 1896, and died July 05, 1971
and two children that died in infancy
21. Edward Lee Carter was born May 10, 1896, and died July 05, 1971.
He married Louretta Adams on March 10, 1915. She was born August 26, 1891, and died March
THEN FROM HERE TO MY FATHER ROBERT EUGENE CARTER AMD THEN TO ME JOSEPH G. CARTER AND THEN TO MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN All Living.