Carter /Payson connection
My great grandfather, Edmund Payson married Lucretia Merchant in 1879, Gloucester, England. My grandmother, Eva Lucretia Payson, was born 24 April 1881, Haresfield, Gloucester, England. Edmund died before Eva was born. In 1893, Lucretia married Robert Carter at Wheatenhurst, Haresfield, England. My grandmother said her mother and Robert had more children. At the time of the 1881 British Census, Lucretia is shown to be 37 years of age, so I expect the other children were from a previous marriage of Robert. My grandmother immigrated to Canada and then later the U.S. She married Harold Winifred Wood, son of Albert Eugene Wood, and Victoria A. Durkee of Nova Scotia, Canada.