I really do not have any close links to the Carter family, they are related thru the marriage of a daughter of my gr gr grandfather William Burkett's brother. A good portion of this information comes from Woody Carter, who got himself a young wife and is still plugging away at 72 years young.
Generation No. 1
1. Matthew Carter was born in
Duplin Co North Carolina.
He married Patience
More About Patience:
Note 1: maiden name unknown
Children of Matthew Carter and Patience are:
+ 2 i. Matthew2 Carter, born 1745 in Cumberland
Co North Carolina;
died April 02, 1812 in Jackson Co Mississippi Territory.
+ 3 ii. Isaac Carter, born 1756; died 1840 in Perry Co Mississippi.
4 iii. Thomas Carter, born 1760 in
North Carolina; died c 1840 in Perry Co Mississippi.
He married Celia McDonald.
Generation No. 2
2. Matthew2 Carter (Matthew1)
born 1745 in Cumberland Co North Carolina, and
died April 02, 1812 in Jackson Co Mississippi Territory. He married Cassandra Barbour.
Child of Matthew Carter and Cassandra Barbour is:
+ 5 i. Matthew3 Carter, Jr., born January
26, 1781 in North Carolina;
died December 15, 1853 in Jackson Co Mississippi.
3. Isaac2 Carter (Matthew1) was born 1756, and died 1840 in Perry Co Mississippi.
Child of Isaac Carter is:
+ 6 i. William3 Carter, Sr., born 1783 in
North Carolina or South Carolina;
died 1859 in Perry Co Mississippi.
Generation No. 3
5. Matthew3 Carter, Jr. (Matthew2,
Matthew1) was born January 26, 1781 in North Carolina,
and died December 15, 1853 in Jackson Co Mississippi.
He married Mary Rester May 11, 1807 in Jackson Co Mississippi.
Child of Matthew Carter and Mary Rester is:
+ 7 i. Elizabeth4 Carter, born 1808 in Bulloch Co Georgia; died 1850 in Jackson Co Mississippi.
6. William3 Carter, Sr. (Isaac2,
Matthew1) was born 1783 in North Carolina or South Carolina,
and died 1859 in Perry Co Mississippi. He married Mary Evans.
Child of William Carter and Mary Evans is:
+ 8 i. Isaac Ervin4 Carter, born 1815 in
Perry Co Mississippi;
died 1875 in Perry Co Mississippi.
Generation No. 4
7. Elizabeth4 Carter (Matthew3,
Matthew2, Matthew1) was born 1808 in Bulloch Co Georgia,
and died 1850 in Jackson Co Mississippi. She married Thomas Wilson 1826 in Jackson
Children of Elizabeth Carter and Thomas Wilson are:
9 i. Mary Caroline5 Wilson. She married Mr. Bilbo.
+ 10 ii. Francis Wilson, born 1830 in Jackson
Co Mississippi; died May 1912 in Rapides
11 iii. Sabra Wilson. She married Mr. Bilbo.
12 iv. Jane Wilson. She married Mr. Bilbo.
13 v. Seaborn Wilson. He married Miss Goff.
8. Isaac Ervin4 Carter (William3,
Isaac2, Matthew1) was born 1815 in Perry Co Mississippi,
and died 1875 in Perry Co Mississippi. He married Sarah Pew Myers.
Child of Isaac Carter and Sarah Myers is:
+ 14 i. William David5 Carter, born December
24, 1844 in Perry Co Mississippi;
died November 06, 1911 in Jones Co Mississippi.
Generation No. 5
10. Francis5 Wilson (Elizabeth4
Carter, Matthew3, Matthew2, Matthew1) was born 1830 in Jackson
Co Mississippi, and died May 1912 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
He married Sarah Matilda Byrd March 1851 in Jackson Co, Mississippi, daughter of
William Byrd and Elizabeth Littleton.
Children of Francis Wilson and Sarah Byrd are:
15 i. Martha Jane6 Wilson. She married Mr. Coleman.
16 ii. James Albert Wilson. He married _____ Dyess.
17 iii. William M. Wilson. He married _____ Musselwhite.
18 iv. Mary Carolyn "Carrie" Wilson,
born October 24, 1857 in Jackson Co Mississippi;
died February 19, 1925 in Rapices Parish Louisiana.
She married Jeremiah "Jerry" Smith c1877.
More About Mary Carolyn "Carrie" Wilson:
Burial: Fellowship Cemetery, Hineston, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Notes for Jeremiah "Jerry" Smith:
Jeremiah and Martha moved to Texas shortly after their marriage.
In the late 1860's Jeremiah "Jerry" and
his family moved to Vernon Parish, Louisiana, to a sparsely settled area
near Pitkin, Louisiana. It was later called Smithville probably because
Jeremiah boosted its population by fathering twenty two (22) children.
Jeremiah was postmaster of the Post Office in Smithville. Today all that remains of the old settlement is the Old Smith Cemetery. This can be seen by special appointment only, because it lies inside the firing range of the Fort Polk Military Base.
10 childen born to Jeremiah and Martha
In 1887, Jeremiah married Mary Carolyn "Carrie"
They had twelve children. In 1889, Jeremiah moved his family to Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
On May 6, 1919 while boarding a train at Woodsworth Camp -near Gardner on Valentine Creek- to take his son Wilburn to New Orleans for treatment of appendicitis, Jeremiah suddenly fell dead.
More About Jeremiah "Jerry" Smith:
Burial: Fellowship Methodist Church Cemetery at Hineston
19 v. Sabra Ellen Wilson. She married _____ Dyess.
20 vi. Jefferson Davis Wilson. He married Miss Busby.
21 vii. Luella B. Wilson. She married Mr. Goleman.
22 viii. John Allen Wilson. He married Miss Maddox.
23 ix. Sarah Elizabeth Delphine Wilson. She married Mr. Smith.
Children of William Carter and Eran Burkett are:
24 i. Ida6 Carter, born 1866; died
in San Antonio, Texas.
She married 1) B.F. Thomas. She married 2) Mr. Hancock.
25 ii. Lillie Carter, born 1869; died 1943. She married Henry Campbell.
26 iii. Mary Carter, born November 07, 1872; died May 07, 1948. She married John Rush.
27 iv. Maggie Carter, born 1874; died 1966. She married James William "Will" Ridgeway.
28 v. Eran Lela Carter, born July
25, 1877; died August 07, 1967.
She married Ranson Fairchild.
29 vi. William D. Carter, Jr., born
October 04, 1879; died January 20, 1931.
He married Ida Dunam.
Notes for Ida Dunam:
Remarried - died about 12 years ago... (as of 1999)
30 vii. Maude Ethel Carter, born January
25, 1881; died September 1979.
She married Joseph Carl Williams.
31 viii. George W. Carter, born May 11, 1884; died May 26, 1900.
Notes for George W. Carter:
Died age 16
32 ix. Mignon Carter, born March 1886; died 1971. She married Cleveland "Cleve" Collins.
+ 33 x. Royal R. Carter, born January 22, 1888; died April 24, 1971.
Generation No. 6
33. Royal R.6 Carter (William
David5, Isaac Ervin4, William3, Isaac2, Matthew1) was born January
22, 1888, and died April 24, 1971. He married Laura Lula Hill.
Children of Royal Carter and Laura Hill are:
34 i. Ray L.7 Carter, born October
25, 1916; died September 02, 1974.
He married Viola "Myers" Grayson.
35 ii. Lamar Carter, born August 1918. He married Agnes Copeland.
36 iii. William D. "Woody" Carter,
born February 07, 1927.
He married 1) Christine Tadlock. He married 2) Shelia Sumrall.
Notes for William D. "Woody" Carter:
Woody says he traded his first wife for a later model! <GGG>
Information for this family of Eran Louvinia and William Carter was supplied by:
37 iv. Helen Carter, born February 22, 1929. She married Travis Hodge, Jr.Woody Carter Moselle, Mississippi email@example.com
38 v. Annie Lou Carter, born January
22, 1932. She married Douglas Bradley.