John S. Carter married Elizabeth Elliott 22 Jan 1818 Amherst County Virginia, he was the son of William Carter. His probate dated 31 Dec 1830 Amherst is listed in Amherst County Wills by Rev Bailey Fulton Davis. Book 8 page 89 does not list wife or children only slaves. Land records should lists heirs of John Carter.. Listed next is bond for Elisha Carter 17 Feb 1857 - Book 14 page 255. This information along with Elisha Carter being listed with his mother Elizabeth in 1860 census shows they were his parents. Elizabeth is listed in 1840 1850 and 1860 so she had not remarried.