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The Carters of Mississippi
The Carters of Mississippi

Isaac Carter was born in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had no record of his birth, but believed he was born in or near the year 1764. His ancestry is still unknown, although some serious research is being done right now. It was believed that he had a brother named Samuel Carter.

Isaac enlisted with the Army of the United States on February 5, 1777 with Colonel Hogan of the 7th Regiment of the North Carolina line of regular soldiers. After seeing action at Brandywine, Germantown, Mommoth, and Valley Forge the army moved south he and was discharged at a place called Lockhart's folly, about thirty miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina. After a short time, he reinlisted again as a balloted substitute and served another year. He was wounded in the arm at Eutau Springs. He was discharged near Charleston, South Carolina. To see a transcript of Isaac Carter's Revolutionary War Pension Application, check The Revolutionary War Soldiers section on the Pike County, MS GenWeb Home Page

After returning to North Carolina for a few years, Isaac moved to Orangeburg District, South Carolina. He was married there to Nancy Young. In 1809, Isaac, Nancy and their children,some of whom had families of their own, and some of their friends and neighbors moved by covered wagon caravan to Mississippi, which was at that time still a territory. They settled on Rocky Creek, near Chatawa. He died March 24, 1834 and is said to be buried on what is known at Carter's Bluff, overlooking Rocky Creek.

Several of Isaac's sons served their country during the war of 1812 and many of his grandsons fought for the confederacy during the War Between the States. Some gave their lives.

Isaac owned lots of land and tracing the next two generations of his descendants would have been easily done. However, a fire at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia in 1882 destroyed all records of almost seven decades. In the early days of the DAR mistakes were made on applications, and erroneous information has been printed many times. The following records were taken from neighboring counties, from bible records, military records, and from some family members, who passed it on to their children. Much work still needs to be done, and if you have any information you would like share, please contact me.

Children of Isaac Carter and Nancy Young are:

  • William Carter, born in SC, about 1791, d. Pike County, MS in 1840 m. #1 Hannah Jemina Cole, daughter of Mark Cole and Hannah Spell, on October 22, 1812, and #2 Susannah Williams on October 5, 1820 in Amite County, MS. William died about 1840, Susannah died about 1850.
    More about descendants of William Carter

  • Hardy Carter b. abt. 1784, was a State Representative from Pike County in 1827, moved to Union Parish, LA, before 1840.

  • Allen Carter, b. about 1786, d. after 1850, m. #1 in S.C Elizabeth Addison, daughter of William Addison, m. #2 Martha Raborn, daughter of Joseph Raborn and widow of Calvin McClendon.
    More about descendants of Allen Carter

  • Mary Carter, b. March 18, 1792, in SC, d. June 3, 1861 in St. Halena Parish, LA., married John Britton Addison in 1808 in SC (He was born May 8, 1781 and died December 10, 1829 in St. Halena Parish, LA)
    More about Mary Carter and John Britton Addison

  • Burrell Carter, b. SC June 2, 1796, d. in LA August 18, 1860, m. October 29, 1818 to Judith Taylor, daughter of Nimrod Taylor and Judith Bankston, and widow of Robert White. They lived on Darlington's Plantation, Chipola, LA, and he was buried on Darling's Creek. Judith was b. November 3, 1796 and d. May 2, 1883.
    More about Burrell Carter

  • Derrell Carter, b. January 20, 1799 in Orangeburg District, SC, d. 1876 in LA, near Cotton Valley, married July 30, 1818 Sarepta B. Taylor, daughter of Nimrod Taylor and sister of Judith Taylor (b. GA 1799, d. 1876 in LA)
    More about Derrell Carter

  • Harville Carter b. 1805, SC, d. November 2, 1865, St. Cloud, LA, m. Carolyn Virginia White,(b. September 19, 1812, d. August 1, 1897 in Jackson Parish, LA), daughter of Robert White and Judith Taylor
    More about Harville Carter

  • Israel Carter, b. SC December 15, 1807 SC, d. July 11, 1878 in Sunny Hill, LA, b. Carter Cemetery, m. #1 Maria Felder, b. 1806 in SC, m. #2 Elizabeth Turner, (b. May 5, 1834, d. May 4, 1916) daughter of Phillip Turner and Mary Roberts.
    More about Israel Carter

  • Elizabeth Carter, b. SC 1809, d. LA in November, 1864, m. James Houston, bn PA abt. 1790, d. abt. 1858. They lived in Pike County till 1850 when they moved to Bossier Parish, LA. James Houston owned a large plantation and also a home in Minden, LA.
    More about Elizabeth Carter and James Houston

A Special Thanks to "Doc" Carter, Mike Curls, William Anderson Carter, Sylvia Magee,Rita Denman and Clemi Blackburn for their input

A Special Dedication To the Memory of Mary Page (1908-1995)
for her thirty years of research of this family which helped us all.

Last UpdatedFriday, 10-Oct-2003 12:34:55 MDT