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James Thomas Carter[1]

Male Abt 1820 - Bef 1880  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name James Thomas Carter 
    • DNA from several male descendants test to Guthrie/Guthrey
    Born Abt 1820  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1880  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I67974  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2021 

    Family Martha McCann,   b. 1822, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1843  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Thomas Carter,   b. 3 Apr 1842, South Boston, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1943, Turbeville, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     2. Mary Jane Carter,   b. 1844, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1887, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +3. Callie A. Carter,   b. 1853, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1887, Halifax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +4. Joseph S. "G." Carter,   b. 17 Jan 1856, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1940, Sutherlin, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. John W. Carter,   b. Abt 1858, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F22722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Cemetery Records for James T. Carter, h/o Carolyn Wesley Carter, Eliza A. Hill, 2nd wife of James T. Carter and Martha Ann [McCann] Carter, Mother of James T. Carter, and unmarked grave, likely the Senior James T. Carter, husband of Martha McCann
    Cemetery Records for James T. Carter, h/o Carolyn Wesley Carter, Eliza A. Hill, 2nd wife of James T. Carter and Martha Ann [McCann] Carter, Mother of James T. Carter, and unmarked grave, likely the Senior James T. Carter, husband of Martha McCann
    67292-9-5-Carters.jpg
    James T. Carter and his Wife, Caroline Wesley Carter sell land to Addison Edwards in 1880
    James T. Carter and his Wife, Caroline Wesley Carter sell land to Addison Edwards in 1880
    67974&6-7291 Addison Edwards Deed.pdf
    1880 Census Halifax Co., VA/ Mt. Carmel
James T. Carter and wife, Carolyn Westley
Guthries listed on next page
    1880 Census Halifax Co., VA/ Mt. Carmel James T. Carter and wife, Carolyn Westley Guthries listed on next page
    679731880CenJamesT&CarolynWesleyHalifaxMtCarmel.jpg
    Marriage Record Martha McCann & James Carter; Person Co., NC
    Marriage Record Martha McCann & James Carter; Person Co., NC
    67974-5MarthaMcCann&JamesCarter.jpg

  • Notes 
    • James T. Carter m. Martha McCann; Martha Carter is shown on the 1850 Halifax Co., Census; Martha Carter again appears on the 1860 Census Halifax Co. and again in 1870; she is not shown with husband, although she is having children periodically;
      1850 - Sou Dist
      Martha Carter 28
      Mary J 6
      James T 4

      1860 Sou Dist
      Martha Carter 35
      Mary 16
      James 14
      Sally 7 (I believe this is Callie Carter that married Thomas O. Carter)
      Jos. 5
      Unnamed infant 3/12

      1870 Mt Carmel Dist
      Martha 46
      Caralee (?) illegible 17 (Callie?)
      Joe 15
      John 10
      Connie Springs texasmemom@gmail.com

      These named children are found on census records. Martha Carter's headstone/cemetery record show no maiden name;
    • This James T. Carter married Martha McCann in Halifax and lived there all of his life. He and Martha sold land to family members, Addison Lafayette Edwards and his wife, Sallie Frances Powell, [d/o Mastin Powell,] in Halifax Co. Based on that fact, and the several other James T. Carters named for him, it is probable that he is family. Deeds define the relationships of Powells, Edwards, Carters, Wesleys who intermarry in Halifax in the 19th century are neighbors. The land he sold to Edwards is land owned by his wife's father, Paul Wesley. Addison Edwards, s/o James M. Edwards married Sarah Frances 'Sallie Fannie' Powell, eldest d/o Mastin Powell.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Connie Spring.
      Callie (3rd child) b. 1853 married Thomas O. Carter on December 11, 1871 in Caswell County. His parents- Richard Carter & Catherine Carter. Her parent Mother "Sally". (no father's name). I am guessing of course, but I suspect that she eloped with him since she was 17/18 and he was 44/45. They moved around a lot. In the 1880 census, Thomas is shown as age 53 and Callie is 28. John 7 was born in TN; James 4 born in Georgia; Robert 1, born in North Carolina and the daughter born later in Kentucky. The daughter Lucy married her first cousin Walter Carter s/o James T. and wife Caroline. In the 1880 census Callie is shown C. L. Carter and in the census (1870) it looks like her name is Caralee or something similar. 1860 census Sally (Callie) age 7; 1870 census Caralee ? age 17, and 1880 census C. L. age 28. The marriage is recorded in Family/Search.
      Conversations with Connie Spring

    2. [S170] Family Tree DNA, James Guthrey-Family Tree DNA.
      Ephraim Guthrie
      JAMES GUTHRIE

      Fri, Nov 26, 2021
      to Stephanie, Andy, Janet, me
      Stephanie thinks the NPE occurred between the father and mother of James Thomas Carter Sr. and that Ephraim Guthrie, son of Cason Guthrie and Dorothy Reeves, grandson of Thomas Guthrie and Mary Cason, was the culprit. Maybe so. I tend to think it was a later occurrence when Martha McCann Carter had no husband and 5 children over about a 16 year period. That brings some other Guthries into play but it remains genetically of the same family. You might save this information to your files for future reference.

      YOU CAN RUN RIGHT DOWN THIS PROGRESSION:

      1880 Census - Mt. Carmel District - Halifax Co., Virginia

      558/589
      EPHRAIM GUTHREY 86 WIDOWED Farmer VA/VA/VA
      NANCY GUTHREY 65 SINGLR Keep Hse VA/VA/VA
      PATTIE GUTHREY 60 SINGLE At Home VA/VA/VA

      (births of 1794, 1815, 1920)
      (at household 559/590 is Benjamin "Ben" Soloman who I think is his nephew, son of Lavenia Guthrie and Reuben Soloman)

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      Death

      Name Betsy Guthrie
      Sex Female
      Age 50
      Death Date 14 Oct 1875
      Death Place Halifax, Virginia
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1825
      Birthplace Mt. Carmel
      Marital Status Single
      Race White
      Ethnicity American
      Father's Name Ephaim Guthrie
      Father's Sex Male
      Mother's Name Nancy Guthrie
      Mother's Sex Female

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      1870 Census - Mt. Carmel District - Halifax Co., Virginia

      Census
      Name Ephraim Genteise
      Sex Male
      Age 76
      Event Date 1870
      Event Place Mount Carmel, Halifax, Virginia
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1794
      Birthplace Virginia
      Race White
      Page Number 15
      Other People on This Record

      Patsy Genteise
      F 40 Virginia
      Betsy Genteise
      F 38 Virginia
      Nancy Genteise
      F 30 Virginia
      Alexander Genteise
      M 29 Virginia
      Pattie Genteise
      F 29 Virginia
      Bettie Genteise
      F 0 Virginia

      (Yes, the Godfather himself! The Genteise Family or more appropriately, the GUTHRIE family)

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      1860 Census - Southern District - Halifax Co., Virginia

      750/731
      EPHRAIM GUTHRIE 70 M Farmer
      PATSY GUTHRIE 40 F
      ELIZABETH GUTHRIE 38 F
      NANCY GUTHRIE 29 F
      ALEX GUTHRIE 18 M

      (births of 1790.1820, 1822, 1831, and 1842)
      (Alexander Guthrie is Ephraim Guthrie's grandson, son of Ephraim Guthrie's son James H. Guthrie)
      (at household 749/730 is William H Hudgins and wife, Doretha H. (Soloman) Hudgins, 4 of their children, and his in-laws, Reuben Soloman, 80 M, and wife Viney (Guthrie) Soloman, 70 F)

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      DEATH

      Name Nancy Guthrie
      Sex Female
      Age 70
      Death Date Apr 1860
      Death Place Halifax, Virginia
      Birth Year (Estimated) Apr 1790
      Birthplace Halifax, Virginia
      Marital Status Married
      Race White
      Ethnicity American
      Father's Name Robert Blackwell
      Father's Sex Male
      Mother's Name E. Blackwell
      Mother's Sex Female
      Spouse's Name Ephraim Guthrie
      Spouse's Sex Male
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      1850 Census -Southern District - Halifax Co., Virginia

      891/891
      REUBEN SOLOMAN 70 M
      LAVENIA SOLOMAN 65 F
      SUSAN SOLOMAN 20 F

      892/892
      JAMES A. GUTHRIE 24 M
      THOMAS GUTHRIE 60 M

      898/898
      LETITIA GUTHRIE 57 F
      ANN GUTHRIE 19 F
      (No Ephraim Guthrie to be found but I suspect he is in this general vicinity)

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      1840 Census - Soutern District _ Halifax Co., Virginia

      page 54 - position #28
      EPHRAIM GUTHRIE
      1 Male 40 & under 50
      3 Females 23 and under 30
      1 Female 50 & under 59

      ALSO:

      page 54 - position #15
      WILLIAM GUTHRIE
      2 Males under 5
      1 Male 20 & under 29
      1 Female 20 & under 29
      (as you know, this is my great, great grandfather)

      page 54 - position #2
      REUBEN SOLOMAN
      1 Male 10 & under 15
      1 Male 15 & under 20
      2 Males 20 & under 29
      1 Male 40 & under 50
      1 Female 10 & under 15
      1 Female 20 & under 29
      1 Female 40 & under 40
      (Mrs. Reuben Soloman is Ephraim Guthrie's sister)

      ALSO:

      page 55 - position #4
      LETTY GUTHRIE
      2 Males 5 & under 10
      1 Male 10 & under 15
      1 Female 40 & under 49
      (this is Ephraim Guthrie's spinster sister, Letticia Guthrie)

      page 57 - position #28
      THOMAS GUTHRIE
      2 Males 15 & under 20
      1 Male 40 & under 50
      1 Female 40 & under 50
      (as you know, this is Ephraim Guthrie's brother)
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      1830 Census - Southern District - Halifax Co., Virginia

      page 397 - position #10
      EPHRAIM GUTHREY
      1 Male under 5
      1 Male 10 & under 15
      1 Male 40 & under 50
      3 Females 10 & under 15
      1 Female 30 & under 40

      page 397 - position #9
      THOMAS GUTHREY
      1 Male 5 & under 10
      1 Male 10 & under 15
      1 Male 30 & under 40
      1 Female 10 & under 15
      1 Female 30 & under 40

      page 397 - position #12
      CASON GUTHREY
      1 Male 20 & under 30
      1 Male 30 & under 40
      1 Male 60 & under 70
      3 Females 20 & under 30
      1 Female 30 & under 40
      1 Female 50 & under 60

      page 398 - position #4
      LETTY GUTHREY
      1 Male 10 & under 15
      2 Females under 5
      ! Female 5 & under 10
      1 Female 20 & under 30

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      1820 Census - Meadville District - Halifax Co., Virginia

      page 88 - position #20
      EPHRAIM GUTHREY
      1 Male under 10
      1 Male 26-45
      3 Females under 10
      1 Female 26-45

      page 69 - position #7
      THOMAS GUTHREY
      1 Male under 10
      1 Male 26-45
      1 Female under 10
      1 Female 26-45

      (No idea about the whereabouts of Cason Guthrie)
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      MARRIAGE

      Name Ephraim Guthrey
      Sex Male
      Spouse's Name Nancy Blackwell
      Spouse's Sex Female
      Marriage Date 18 Dec 1809
      Marriage Place Halifax, Virginia
      Source Details P71

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      1790, 1800, & 1810 Censuses for Halifax Co., Virginia were destroyed by the British.