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Stephen F. to Alabama Carter, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1777 - 1848  (71 years)


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  • Name Stephen F. to Alabama Carter 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1777  Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1848  Bellefonte, Jackson Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I67746  My Reynolds Line | Thomas Carter of Goochland
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2019 

    Father Stephen of Henry Co. Carter,   b. Est 1728, Goochland, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Margaret 'Peggy' Mrs. Stephen Carter,   b. Est 1728,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1752 
    Family ID F5588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Thomas/Terrell Lewis,   b. 1781, Goochland Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Bellefonte, Jackson Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Nelson Jefferson Carter,   b. 29 Jan 1818, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1890  (Age 72 years)
     2. Nancy Carter,   b. Abt 1825,   d. Yes, date unknown, Marshall Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Jane Carter,   b. 1822, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Austin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine P. Carter,   b. Abt 1816, Prob. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Austin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Lewis Carter,   b. Abt 1816, Prob. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Bellefonte, Jackson Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Elizabeth Brenham Carter,   b. Abt 1814,   d. Yes, date unknown, Lockhart, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F5592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Will of Stephen Carter-1
    Will of Stephen Carter-1
    stephencarter1.jpg
    Will of Stephen Carter-2
    Will of Stephen Carter-2
    stephencarter2.jpg
    Will of Stephen Carter 1807
    Will of Stephen Carter 1807
    Will15824StephenCarter1807.jpg
    First County Book of Jackson County Alabama - Stephen F. Carter, County Clerk 21 May 1824
    First County Book of Jackson County Alabama - Stephen F. Carter, County Clerk 21 May 1824
    First county book.pdf
    Carter Green Book
    Carter Green Book
    CarterGreenBook.jpg

    Histories
    History of Thomas Carter of Goochland
    History of Thomas Carter of Goochland
    14103Thomas Carter c 1680.pdf
    Stephen F. Carter
    Stephen F. Carter
    hist67746StephenFCarter.pdf
    Memoir of Thomas Carter by Unknown Author
    Memoir of Thomas Carter by Unknown Author
    ThosCarterDocs.pdf

  • Notes 
    • The Carter Family Tree, by Avis Carter Turner, (located at Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia) outlines the Stephen Carter family and shows his children as Nathan, Abraham, Thomas Stephen, Jr., John, William, Liza, and Lucy. This generation is shown as a 1st generation in this memoir.
      "After much study and consideration, the Daughter of the American Revolution accepted Mrs. Ruth Carter Burke (Elijah Carter line) as a member in 1979 on Abraham Carter's service to our country in the Revolutionary War."
      ***************

      Henry Co Will Abstracts, Vol 1&2, 1777-1820, Abstracted and Compiled by Lela C. Adams, Sherwood Forest, Bassett, VA 24055, Southern Historical Press Inc., 1985, p69 II:166-167 LWT of Stephen Carter Sep 28, 1806, probated Mar 30, 1807 "my six sons that is Nathan Carter, Abraham Carter *, Thomas Carter, Stephen Carter, John Carter, and William Carter" Marriage 1 Margaret "Peggy" (Carter)
      Nathan Carter [1750]
      Abraham Carter b: 1752 *
      Thomas Carter [1754]
      Stephen Carter , Jr. [1756]
      John Carter [1758]
      William Carter [1760]
      Liza Carter [1762]
      Lucy Carter [1764]

      Josiah Carter: His Forebears, Descendants and Allied Families, Randolph A. Malone, Pg. 19:

      "Stephen Carter was apparently the next youngest son after Edward, though he is not mentioned in his father's will. We know he was definitely a son, however, because Thomas mentioned him as a son in a deed to his son Edward and is named as a brother in Edward's will."

      Pg. 20
      Stephen Carter was deeded land by Wm Bayley. Stephen Carter owned property on Bird Creek in Goochland Co, but apparently lived near his brothers in Cumberland Co, as he deeded (as "Stephen Carter of Cumberland Co") his Goochland Co Bird Creek property to John Wadill in 1752. His brother Thos Carter Jr (father of Josiah Carter) witnessed the deed. Further records on Stephen are doubtless available in Cumberland Co.

      13. On 28 Dec 1748 Edward Carter signed a will with his mark and it was recorded [DB 5/534] on 18 Apr 1749 in Goochland County witnessed by: John Payne, John Hampton, and William Grymes. The will recited: To my daughter Judith Carter, part of land where I now live between the river and Beaverdam Creek. If my wife is with child, then to that child, the other part of land I live on northeast side of Beaverdam Creek. If not, then all to my daughter Judith. If my child or children die without issue, then all to my brother Stephan Carter. All rest to my wife Mary for life and then to my children. Executor: my brother John Carter. When his estate inventory (?24..8..6) was recorded [DB /14] on 15 Aug 1749 it identified him as Edward Carter, Senior.

      Stephen Carter first appeared on Henry County, VA tax lists in 1792. In a deed dated April 30, 1792, Abraham Penn of Patrick County, VA sold to Stephen Carter of Henry County, VA for the sum of 30 pounds, a track of land on Beaver Creek consisting of 450 acres. (Col. "Abram" Penn led the first body of troops from Henry County to join General Greene at Guilford Courthouse in 1781 near the end of the Revolutionary War.)

      July 28, 1795; Abraham Penn of the county of Patrick to George Hairston of Henry County for sum of 40 pounds sells land in Henry County on waters of Beaver Creek 351 acres joins Stephen Carter and is the plantation where William Ketcham now lives.

      The tax list of 1800 shows that Stephen paid taxes on only 150 acres, having sold the rest.

      September 27, 1800 Stephen Carter and Peggy Carter (Margaret) his wife of Henry County to John Parsly of the same for the certain sum of money sells 200 acres more or less on waters of Beaver Creek, Crab Tree Branch and the line of George Hairston. Witness John King Jr., Solomon Poston, Elishas Pedigo & signed by Stephen and Peggy Carter "x".

      Stephen Carter's will was recorded in the Henry County, VA Courthouse in Will Book 2, page 166 in the year 1807. "In the name of God Amen I Stephen Carter of Henry County being in a low state of health but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament, my just debts being first paid and my body being ________ buried at the discreation of my executors will and desire is as followeth. Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Margaret Carter all the land and plantation where I now live together with my personal estate ______ of her natural life, also my will and desire is that after the death of my wife Margaret Carter that my land shall be sold and equally divided amongst my six sons that is Nathan Carter, Abraham Carter, Thomas Carter, Stephen Carter, John Carter, and William Carter for them and their heirs forever, also my will and desire is that all of my personal estate shall be equally divided betwixt my two daughters Liza (Carter) Snell, and Lucy(Carter) Hote (Holt?) for them and their heirs forever. I also constitute and appoint my wife Margaret Carter, Abraham Carter, and Benjamin Woodson Executors to this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal. This twenty-eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six.

      His "x" mark (Stephen Carter); atteste Martha Lesuers, Edward Poston, Elizabeth Alexander.

      At a court held for Henry County at the courthouse on the 30th day ofMarch 1807 the within last will and testament of Stephen Carter deceased was executed in court and proved by the oath of ___ of the subscribing witnesses hereto and the same was ordered by the court to be recorded and Margaret Carter Executrix and Abraham Carter, Executor therein named made oath and with George Hairston there (sic) security entered into bond and acknowledged the same for obtaining probate thereof in due term.

      Teste W. Redd cc (commissioner in chancery


  • Sources 
    1. [S193] Sue Ann Newquist Johansson.
      Sue Ann Newquist Johansson, Stephen F. Carter Line.
      > Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016
      Hello. Looking for any help to link to the parent(s) of my 3rd great-grandfather. Could he be from Stephen Carter 1726, and part of the Thomas Carter family that went to Georgia
      > Here is my line back to him:
      > Stephen F. Carter (1777 - 1848)
      > 3rd great-grandfather
      > Nelson Jefferson Carter (1818 - 1890)
      > son of Stephen F. Carter
      > Alfred Hinds Carter Sr. (1848 - 1935)
      > son of Nelson Jefferson Carter
      > Leonidas Rosser Carter (1891 - 1932)
      > son of Alfred Hinds Carter Sr.
      > Vivian Darlene Carter (1919 - 2014)
      > daughter of Leonidas Rosser Carter
      > Sue Ann Newquist
      > (NOTE: I am on Ancestry.com; familytree dna also.
      >
      > I am the daughter of Vivian Darlene Carter
      > Here is my info:
      > Stephen F. Carter
      > 1777?1848
      > BIRTH 1777 ? Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
      > DEATH 1848 ? Bellefonte, Jackson Co., Alabama

    2. [S84] Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=clark%2Dmoore&id=I03202.

    3. [S39] Will, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RRK-9LKF?i=1&wc=MX5P-G3D%3A314240701%2C315094701%3Fcc%3D1978117&cc=1978117.
      Probate of Stephen Carter

    4. [S84] Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=clark%2Dmoore&id=I03393.

    5. [S160] Correspondence, Christine Sumner cs2108@hotmail.com .
      Comments (Suggest a change: Stephen F. to Alabama Carter (I67746)): I don't need a copy but I would like to add to your information. I am writing a book on Bellefonre, Al and her pioneers. Stephen Carter along with George W. Higgins founded Bellefonte. They bought the Indian Reservation of Cherokee James Riley and owned land in Jackson Co before Al became a state. I was delighted to find this info on Stephen Jr as nobody has known much about him. Thank you for sharing.
      _____
      I wrote a history and genealogy column on the local paper for ten years. All the columns and what records I had then were copied by LDS and are in their library. Oh, local records list Sarah's middle name as TERRELL or TERREL.
      _______
      "Near Bellefonte there is a small abandoned graveyard where members of a Carter family are buried. In 1972(when I first started investigating) the tombstone of Lewis White Carter, born September 24, 1836, died August 7, 1837, was the only tombstone I found. Others who visited it in the past said there was a stone with S.T. C. Hand-carved on it. This may have been your Sarah and the infants name indicates it may be her son because of the name Lewis.