No, I did'nt make it clear ... just danced around the facts, Eh?The bottom line is that June Carter and Jimmy Carter each have a Thomas Carter as their "earliest known ancestor" ... BUT ... those two Thomas Carters of very early Virginia were NOT related.
It was, it is, darned confusing.
June goes back to Capt. Thomas Carter of Barford, Lancaster County, on the Rappahanock ... while President Carter PROBABLY goes back to Capt. Thomas Carter of Isle of Wight, on the James ...
(There is a legitimate question about Moore Carer along the way).Yes, both Thomas Carters were Captains in the early County Militia, just to add to the confusion.
Once more, there was a time early professional researchers and historians BELIEVED the two Thomas Carters were related - the ubiquitous King Carter being the common thread.See discussion from Joe Carter and Dr. Barry Hayes on this forum for proof to the contrary - it's their work, but I heartedly concur.