1750 - 1812 (62 years)
||Matthew Carter |
||North Carolina, USA
||02 Apr 1812
||Carter Cemetery No 1, Jackson, Mississippi, USA 
||11 Apr 2015 |
||Matthew Carter, b. 1710, Bertie, North Carolina, USA , d. 1780, Camden Dist, SC, USA (Age 70 years) |
||Patience Lamb, b. 1715, North Carolina, USA , d. South Carolina, USA |
||Cassandra Barbour, b. 1760, North Carolina, USA , d. 1833, Jackson, Mississippi, USA (Age 73 years) |
||11 Apr 2015 |
- Revolutionary Soldier
Son of Matthew
Matthew Carter was a Veteran of the Revolutionary War and served from the State of North Carolina. He was born 1745 in Cumberland Co North Carolina. He died in the Mississippi Territory on the 2nd of April, 1812. One year after he moved to the area from Georgia. All of Matthew Carter's children came to Mississippi with the exception of a daughter, Susanna.
The wife of Matthew was Cassandra Barbour (Barber), daughter of Lt. William Barbour. She lived with and among her children in Jackson Co. until her death in 1836.
The following was copied (exactly not altered for spelling) from a letter that Matthew Carter wrote to Griffin Mizelle and Susannah his wife.
Directed to Mr. William Williams, living in the new purchase of Georgia, Jones Co. in Clinton, politeness of Mr. Neel by hand. Dated 11 June, 1811.
Dear Mr. William Williams, sir: After my compliments to you, please to send this few lines to Mr. Griffin Mizelle my son-in-law by first opportunity.
Dear Son and Daughter: In answer to your request I embrace this opportunity of informing you that we are all in common health at present. hopeing that these will find you well. In five weaks and 2 days we arrive to Chickashwhay without any loss or disappointment of note.
We expect in a few days to set out for Pascagoula where I have choosed me a place and there expect to settle myself and son William and William Goff all neare together. Matthew has gone on to Pearl River but expects to return at fall without he likes there extraordainary well. I am well pleased with the prospect of the country for I think it good, that is the cain land, water and range, and how the trade is will be unknown. Now things can be got reasonable. Provisions is hi (high) but we have lade (laid) in a supply of corn and 20 cows and calves.
Let this suffice for the present and when I have got more perfectly acquainted I'll rite more fully. No more at present, but remain bound to you in parential affection. signed Matthew Carter.
Since Matthew and his family was considerable north of the Pascagoula, it is most likely that he was near his brother, Isaac who was in Perry Co. MS.
Matthew and Cassandra were the parents of six known children.
1. Susannah Carter, was born 1780 SC., and died 31 August, 1848 in GA. She married 29 May, 1797 in GA., to Griffin Mizelle.
2. Matthew Carter Jr. 1781, and died 1852 in Jackson Co. MS. He married Mary Rester and Ann Nancy Goff.
3. William Barbour Carter, born 13 June, 1783 and died 10 October, 1852 in Jackson Co. MS.
4. Naomi Carter, born about 1788 She married 30 November, 1807 in Bullock Co. GA., to William Goff son of Thomas and Tomsin Mathis Goff.
5. Cassandra Carter, was born 1790 in Bulloch Co. GA. She married Edmond Goff, son of Thomas or William Goff, brothers and sons of John Goff of Duplin Co. North Carolina. Have seen ref. to both. Eight known children.
6. Jane Carter born 1795 Bulloch Co. GA. died 1856 Jackson Co. Jane lived mostly with her sister Cassandra. She had two sons, Noah and Seborn. From Probate records in Mobile Co. AL., Edmond Goff her brother in-law, names them as "MY SONS", Noah and Seborn Carter.
If there were more children born to Matthew Carter they have not been identified and would have remained in GA.
Unveiling of his Revolutionary Stone, the 6th of November, 2010 in Jackson County, Mississipp. Matthew was born about 1745 to 1750 in North Carolina and died 2 April, 1812 in the Mississippi Territory now known as Jackson County, Mississippi. Matthew came in 1811 from Bulloch County, Georgia with family and died one year after his arrival. He is buried on a portion of land that he owned and his descendants fell heir too his land holding after his death. Matthew served under the Swampfox General Francis Marion of South Carolina. He will have full honors by the Sons of American Revolutionary and the Daughters of American Revolutionary, plus other Dignitaries and speakers. If you are a descendant of Matthew Carter or of his wife Cassandra Barbour and would like for your family to be included in a family History book, please send email.
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