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Updated May 22, 2004

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Hello; My name is Jack Carter, son of Noah E. Carter and Leona Virginia (Myers) Carter. My father's parents were Thomas Burleson Carter and Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" (French) Carter. My mother's parents were Archibald and Celia Myers, however they both died when mother was about 6 years of age. I have excellent genealogy records supplied many of my mother's family, so that is not too much of a problem.
So what is the problem? Tracing the Carters and the Frenchs. I have no knowledge, nor have been able to find information, as to either of my grandparents family - their parents, siblings, their grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc.
Thomas Burleson Carter was born in 1861 (month/day unknown) in Texas (I think) and died in 1927 (month/day unknown) near Mountain Park, Oklahoma and is buried in Mountain Park. Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" French was born November 22, 1868 in Texas (I think) and died on April 19, 1943 in Soper, Oklahoma and is buried in Soper. At time of grandmother's death she was married to T. J. Burns who she married around 1935/36.
Grandfather and Grandmother Carter were married in March 1889 in Denton, Denton County Texas. Together they had 6 children, Sylvester, Ada, William Jefferson, Ed, Marvin and Noah.
I vaguely recall hearing about an Aunt Jane, whether she was a sister to my grandfather or to my grandmother - I don't know. I do know of one nephew and niece named Butler French and Alice French Cable Church who were my grandmother's relatives. That is about the extent of my knowledge of the Carters and the Frenchs.
Perhaps someone out there can shed a bit more light for me. Could my grandfather be related to the Burlesons (as his middle name is Burleson) that were prominent in the 1800s in Texas?
Thanks for all your assistance.

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