Looking for information on Carters from Bedford, Pittsylvania Counties in VA.
My gggrandmother was Mary Jane Carter Sullivan, b. 1827.Her parents were James Carter, Jr. (born 1776), and Elizabeth Vest (born 1794), married in Davidson County, TN, in 1814.
One son of James and Elizabeth was named Archibald Pullen Carter.James Carter's sister, Polly, married Archibald Pullen.Archibald and Polly named one of their sons James Carter Pullen.
Also, found a marriage record of Gabriel Vest and Phoebe Carter, 1810, also Davidson County, TN.Relatives of James and Elizabeth?
I know James Carter married at least twice, to Elizabeth Vest, and later, in his 70's, to Susannah (White) Morris, in Dickson County, TN.Elizabeth Vest Carter died in Dickson County in 1846.James married Susannah in 1847/48 (found two dates), and they are shown living next door to John and Mary Jane (Carter) Sullivan in the 1850 Dickson County, TN, census.Also in the household with James and Susannah are George W., age 14, and Archibald P., age 12.In the home of John and Mary Sullivan is a Catherine, age 12, who is not the child of this couple--could also be a child of James', a twin to Archibald?James and Susannah moved to Graves County, KY, between 1850 and 1860.
James and Archibald came from Bedford and Pittsylvania Counties in Virginia.Record of Archibald's and Polly's marriage (James Carter, Jr.--surety) is in Bedford County.
Does anyone have connections to this Carter family?I've seen the other names--Vest and Pullen--connected to the Carters, but haven't seen James, Jr. listed with any of them.Can anybody help?