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  • ID: I00271
  • Name: Abraham McCarter
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BET 1790 AND 1800 in Abbeville or Edgefield Co., SC 1
  • Death: BET 1840 AND 1850 in Jefferson Co., TN 1
  • Note:
    RECORDS OF JEFFERSON CO., TN 1817-1831 CIRCUIT COURT MINUTES by the Tennessee DAR Society, 1939:
    p. 36: Samuel Stockden vs. Abel McCarty---Appealed January 1817
    p. 49: Samuel Stockdon vs. Abel McCarty--July 23, 1819
    p. 56: Samuel Stockden vs. Abel McCarty--venue changed to Cocke Co, TN on January 19, 1820

    Abraham McCarter and his family were listed in the 1830 and 1840 Federal Census of Jefferson County, Tennessee and also on the 1822, 1826, and 1827 tax lists of Jefferson County, Tennessee. Source: 'Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2', Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 61.

    Joseph McCarter, born Oct. 1780, died 05 Nov 1864 in Sevier Co.,Tennessee, buried in Sevier Co.,Tennessee. Joseph McCarter was listed in the 1860 Federal Census of Jefferson County, Tennesee. He was married twice and had children by both marriages. Family tradition says that he came with his brother, James McCarter from South Carolina to East Tennessee, probably with the Ogle clan from Edgefield County, South Carolina. He lived in Jefferson, Knox, and Monroe Counties, Tennessee. Also he appeared on 1825, 1826, 1827 tax lists of Jefferson County, Tennessee. Joseph McCarter was buried in the Proffitt Cemetery in the Glades. Source: 'Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2', 1983, Donald B. Reagan, p. 60, 61. 'In the Shadow of the Smokies,' Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p. 552.

    McCarter Clan Book, page 61 - it states Abraham McCarter is the son of William McCarter and his "second wife" Isabella. "Abraham McCarter born 28 OCT 1794. He was married to Nancy Brimer on 10 MAR 1813 in Jefferson County, TN." In the Jefferson County, TN Marriages is a listing for this couple. On page 61. "and remarried 31 OCT 1835 to Katy Berry in Jefferson County, Tennessee." (Note: Abraham was born between 1790-1800 per census info., but I would think that, since he was married in 1813, he was probably born closer to 1790; also, he married Elizabeth Berry in 1831 in Jefferson Co., TN, and his son Abel married Katie Berry there in 1835--I'm not sure if Elizabeth and Katie were related.)

    In Old Mt. Pisgah ARP Cemetery in Gaston Co., NC there is an Abraham McArthur who departed this life Sept. 29, 1840, aged 46 years. That would make his birth date, the year 1794. Abraham's dad is buried at Old Mt. Pisgah ARP too: William McArthur 24 Feb. 1843; aged 87 years. That would make his birth date about the same time that William McCarter (who filed Pension Papers) was born. Also in William McCarter's pension papers, it lists his son Abraham as being born 28 OCT 1794. And the Abraham McCarter getting married in Jefferson County, TN, he too was born on 28 OCT 1794, according to the above book. Therefore, there are definitely two different Abraham McCarters--one born 28 OCT 1794, who lived & died in Gaston Co., NC, and one born 1790-1800, who lived and probably died in Jefferson Co., TN.

    In the 1820 Lincoln Co., North Carolina Census there are two William McCarters. In the 1830 Census for Lincoln County, North Carolina, are William and Abraham McCarter. This is another Abraham in North Carolina, not the one in Jefferson County, TN. See below for 1830 Jefferson County, TN Census.

    Page 61 - "There were children by both marriages. The family is listed in the 1830 and 1840 Federal Census of Jefferson County, Tennessee." (note: there were two Abraham McCarters in the 1830 Jefferson County, TN Census. One is found on page 331 and the other on page 337). "Abraham McCarter also appeared on 1822, 1826 and 1827 tax lists for Jefferson County, Tennessee." Abraham and family are in Jefferson County, TN from 1822 to 1840. Abraham probably died sometime between 1840-1850 there.

    In 1818 Nancy McCarter's mother Eleanor Brimer tried to get land due her deceased husband Jesse Brimer for his service during the War of 1812 in East Tennessee. The county clerk wrote down Jesse and Eleanor's children. The first one mentioned is Nancy and says she has intermarried with Abel McCarter and that she is 22 years old. Abel McCarter signed the application. In the State of Illinois: an Isaac, John and Moses McCarter are applying for land in 1818.

    1830 Census McCarters in Jefferson County: Abram McCarter with females in his family. Joseph McCarter had two daughters; one married a Joseph Mills, and the other one was named Ruthie Vest; she died in 1921. There is also a Moses McCarter, but only one older female. Abram was most likely Martha Jane McCarter's father, since there are daughters the age of Martha in his home. He is shown as Abel McCarter in the 1840 census, and the ages of some of his daughters match the age of Martha Jane McCarter again.

    In 1830, Joseph McCarter with a male 15-20, one 40-50 and two females 10-15 and ABRAM MCCARTER with a male 5-10, two 10-15, one 30-40 and 2 FEMALES 0-5, ONE 5-10, one 15-20 and one 30-40 were found on p. 337.

    In 1840 Jefferson Co., on p. 350 is ABEL MCCARTER 40-50 with 1 female 0-5, one 5-10, TWO 10-15, ONE 15-20 and one 30-40; also, John McCarter 15-20 and a female 15-20; also, Joseph with a male 0-5 and one 20-30 and a female 20-30.

    Before Moses Sr. died in 1788, he willed the farm to Moses Jr. and Robert. Robert died in 1792. In 1804, Moses Jr. was a buyer at an estate sale for Thomas Russell in Abbeville District, South Carolina. According to info from the early 1980's, it states that Moses Sr. died in 1788, and that the whole estate was appraised for inventory in July 1800. Moses Jr. appeared on the muster roll for the war of 1812 from Tennessee. Also, he was on the tax lists for Jefferson County, 1825, 1826 and 1827, but after 1827, he disappeared. John McCarter was still helping to settle estates in Abbeville in 1815.

    Joseph in the 1830 census is the son of William that was a son of Moses. This Joseph is buried at the Proffitt's cemetery in Gatlinburg, TN. There were two William McCarters, one belonged to Moses McCarter, the other belonged to Abraham McCarter. It's unknown what happened to Moses' William, but Abraham's William is buried in Gaston County, North Carolina. Moses' son William had sons Joseph (again buried at Proffitt's) and James (buried at Cartertown), and they came to the Sevier Co., TN area. Abraham might be a son of William. Abraham McCarter married a Nancy Brimer in 1813. Abraham McCarter's son William also had a son named Abraham (and both Abrahams have been given the same birth date by someone), who died in 1840, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Abel McCarter married Elizabeth Berry in 1831. Joseph and John in the 1840 census could be the sons of James and Rebecca Ogle McCarter. John was born in 1805, and Joseph born in 1809. The 1840 census shows Abel. There was an Abel McCarter born in 1827, and he would only be 12 or 13 years old in 1840.

    Based on 1790 Federal Census of Abbeville County, 96th District, South Carolina, William McCarter and his wife had three sons and three daughters. They were: William McCarter (b 1778), Joseph (b 1780), James (b 1782) and three sisters not named. Perhaps there may be others in the family. Most likely Abraham of Jefferson Co., TN was also their son, he being born after the 1790 census.

    Father: William McCarter b: 2 OCT 1756 in Bart Twp., York (now Lancaster) Co., PA

    Marriage 1 Nancy Brimer b: 1793 in Morgan Dist., Rutherford, NC
    • Married: 10 MAR 1813 in Jefferson Co., TN 2
    1. Has Children Abel McCarter b: 1814 in Jefferson Co., TN
    2. Has Children Joseph R. McCarter b: ABT 1819 in Jefferson Co., TN
    3. Has No Children Male McCarter b: BET 1820 AND 1825 in TN
    4. Has Children Martha Jane McCarter b: 10 JUN 1824 in Jefferson Co., TN
    5. Has No Children Female McCarter b: BET 1825 AND 1830 in TN
    6. Has No Children Female McCarter b: BET 1825 AND 1830 in TN

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Berry b: BET 1800 AND 1810
    • Married: 1831 in Jefferson Co., TN 2
    1. Has No Children Female McCarter b: BET 1832 AND 1835 in TN
    2. Has No Children Female McCarter b: BET 1835 AND 1840 in TN

    1. Title: census records
    2. Title: marriage certificate
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