Re: John Carter, Deerfield Mass. 1704
My ancestor was John Carter, son of Samuel and Mercy of Deerfield Ma. I would like to suggest two sources for your review regarding his ancestry and descendents.
The American-Canadian Genealogical Society, PO Box 6478, Manchester NH 3108-6478 has a wealth of information. Their Journal Issue #87, Volume 27, Number 1, 2001;ISSN 1076-3902 Pages 18 and 19 mentions his marriage to Marie Courtemanche in an article discussing Royal Ancestry. A member of this society has done extensive work on the ancestry of John Carter but I am not sure how conclusive his findings are. The latest information I am aware of is that John was the son of Samuel and Mercy and that Samuel was the son of Joshua Carter b Windsor, Ct. and Mary Field.
The "Chartier Families of North America, volume 5 tracks the ancestors and descendents of John Carter (Jean Chartier) who was born in Deerfield, Ma. on 22 Sept. 1695. and appears to agree with the John s/o Samuel s/o Joshua and presents an extensive argument to that end.
I am not smart enough to know whether John's father Samuel is the son of Joshua or Samuel although my leaning is toward Joshua simply because he has a history in that area in that he was married in Northampton, Ma. and died at the battle of bloody brook in Deerfield. It is worth noting that Samuel purchased two properties in Deerfield (Sheldon's History of Deerfield Ma. pages 610,621,622,626) which 25 years earlier had belonged to other victims of the Bloody Brook battle.
Hopefully I have provided some grist for the mill.....Regards