JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER CARTER FAMILY


1. JONATHAN CARTER was the son of JACOB CARTER AND MARY BARNES. He married 10 Jan. 1776 to ABIGAIL MOULTHROP and lived in Wolcott CT until 1803 when he moved to Champion, Jefferson Co NY. Abigail died in 1825 at 72 years and is buried in Champion. Jonathan died in 1817 at 67 years and is also buried in Champion.Jonathan died in 1817 at 67 years and is also buried in Champion.

Children of Jonathan Carter and Abigail Moulthrop:

            2          i           JOEL CARTER born 5 Dec. 1778

            3          ii           IRA CARTER born 4 May 1781

+         4          iii           ASA CARTER baptized 4 July 1784

            5          iv           ELI CARTER born 5 Oct. 1786; died 1805 at 19 years; buried in Champion

            6          v           TRACY R. CARTER born 6 Sept 1808; died 3 Feb. 1846 in Champion.

            7          vi           LUCINA CARTER born 22 Nov. 1812; married ALPHONSO LOOMIS and died 7 Aug. 1890 at her home near Pleasant Lake.

            8          vii           MARY ROXANA CARTER born 7 July 1815; married GEORGE GRISWOLD on 21 March 1838 and passed her last days at Milo, Bureau Co., Illinois.        

                9          viii           WILLIAM DENNIS CARTER born 8 April 1818 was for many years a tanner in Oneida Co., NY and died at Utica about 1898.

            10          ix           NEWELL W. CARTER born 9 Nov. 1822; was involved in tanning and later moved to Binghamton, NY

Joel and Ira migrated west.


4. DEACON ASA CARTER, son of Jonathan Carter and Abigail Moulthrop was born 13 Nov. 1776. He as 19 years of age when he moved with his parents to Jefferson Co NY. He was a successful farmer. Like his father before him, he was a deacon of the Presbyterian Church. He married ROXANA ROOT who was born 25 July 1784 and died 27 Nov. 1863. Asa died 16 Aug. 1855. Of their children, four sons and four daughters grew to maturity.

Children of Asa Carter and Roxana Root:

            11          i           ABIGAIL CARTER born 13 Dec. 1798; married SAMUEL HUBBARD on 29 Sept. 1816 and lived and died in Champion.

            12          ii           HULDAH CARTER; died unmarried at age 25

+         13          iii           ASA B. CARTER born 7 Feb. 1806, d 12 Nov. 1864 in Champion; m SHELOMA THOMPSON.


13.  ASA B. CARTER, son of Asa Carter and Roxana Root was born at Champion on 7 Feb. 1806 and died of pneumonia on 12 Nov. 1864 in Champion. He married on 12 Feb. 1828 to SHELOMA THOMPSON, daughter of JAMES THOMPSON, a farmer of Champion and his wife, ABIGAIL ROBINSON. He was an elder and acted as deacon of the Presbyterian Church and often led the choir in devotional services. Sheloma died 24 Oct. 1899.

Children of Asa B. Carter and Sheloma Thompson:

+           14          i           ASA T. CARTER was born 23 Oct. 1828, d 18 March 1893; m AMANDA CROSS.

            15          ii           CHESTER CARTER, born 23 Oct. 1828, became a resident of Hannibal, MO.

+         16         iii           LESTER CARTER (twins) born 11 May 1833; m 16 Sept 1857 to CORDELIA E. BURHANS

            17         iv c. FREDERICK C. CARTER born 2 Dec. 1839; resident of Champion and lived on the parental homestead. He served in the Civil War. On 22 Feb. 1866 he married ELIZA GRAVES of Champion and settled on his father's farm, which he had previously purchased of the heirs, the father having died in 1864. Eliza was born 22 June 1842 in Antwerp, daughter of ELIJAH and LORINDA (CLARK) GRAVES—Elijah of CT and Lorinda of VT.

            18         v           ARTHUR LEE CARTER born 13 May 1849; died 9 Sept. 1870 in Champion. He became a prominent business man of Hannibal MO.


14. ASA T. CARTER son of Asa Carter and Roxana Root was born 23 Oct. 1828 in the town of Champion; he died in Watertown on 18 March 1893. An active businessman and farmer. He helped construct a portion of the railroad line between Great Bend and Carthage and was the first station agent at Great Bend. He married 1 Jan. 1850 to AMANDA CROSS who was born 24 Feb. 1833 in Antwerp, Jefferson Co. and died 1897. She was the daughter of JUDE CROSS, an early settler of Jefferson Co. Jude came to Jefferson from Berkshire MA. He taught school in Rutland and married SOPHIA FAIRBANKS, daughter of SILAS FAIRBANKS; moved to Antwerp.

Children of Asa T. Carter and Amanda Cross:

            19          i           IMOGENE M. CARTER; married ZURIEL SARVAY and lived in Carthage

+         20          ii           A. BION CARTER; born 23 June 1857, m 17 Oct. 1883 to LELIA M. WENTWORTH

            21          iii           CORA A. CARTER; married FRED A. HALL of Elmira, NY


16. LESTER CARTER son of Asa Carter and Roxana Root born 11 May 1833; lived Champion. Lester Carter was a farmer who resided near Pleasant Lake in the Town of Champion. At the time of his birth, his father, Asa Barnes Carter, lived on the River Road east of Great Bend. He lived with his parents until 16, attending the district school. The family moved to the farm later owned by F. C. Carter, between Champion village and the "huddle". In 1859 he bought a farm below Champion which he kept and tilled for ten years.

After selling the farm he engaged in the manufacture of brick in partnership with his twin brother, Chester Carter, who became a resident of Hannibal MO. The brick yard was located below Carthage in the town of Wilna near the Houghton brickyard but the business did not prosper and was soon abandoned. In July 1871 he acquired 148 acres of land where he resided on the north side of Pleasant lake. For may years his farm was known as the Kelner place. When he acquired the property, the house had stood empty for 90 years and he brought all of the buildings up to order.

He married on 16 Sept 1857 CORDELIA E. BURHANS, a native of LeRay, daughter of GILBERT AND ELIZA BURHANS. Her mother, Eliza, was a daughter of JOEL P. RICE, one of the first settlers of Champion where he located in 1802.

Children of Lester Carter and Cordelia E. Burhans:

            22          i           LILA M. CARTER; married GEORGE M. HALL of Philadelphia; 2 children

            23          ii          L. J. CARTER; tilled his father's farm and married CARRIE O'HARA


17. FREDERICK C. CARTER born 2 Dec. 1839; resident of Champion and lived on the parental homestead. He served in the Civil War. On 22 Feb. 1866 he married ELIZA GRAVES of Champion and settled on his father's farm, which he had previously purchased of the heirs, the father having died in 1864. Eliza was born 22 June 1842 in Antwerp, daughter of ELIJAH and LORINDA (CLARK) GRAVES—Elijah of CT and Lorinda of VT.

Children of Frederick C. Carter and Eliza Graves:

            24         i           ASA B. CARTER; died 24 April 1891 at 22 years; cheesemaker.

            25         ii           FRED L. CARTER; born 6 June 1871; died 18 April 1900

            26         iii           MILTON G. CARTER born 23 July 1873; teacher, traveling salesman; lived Hannibal, MO

            27         iv           LEON T. CARTER born 2 July 1878; attended Syracuse Univ.


14. ASA T. CARTER was born 23 Oct. 1828 in the town of Champion; he died in Watertown on 18 March 1893. An active businessman and farmer. He helped construct a portion of the railroad line between Great Bend and Carthage and was the first station agent at Great Bend. He married 1 Jan. 1850 to AMANDA CROSS who was born 24 Feb. 1833 in Antwerp, Jefferson Co. and died 1897. She was the daughter of JUDE CROSS, an early settler of Jefferson Co. Jude came to Jefferson from Berkshire MA. He taught school in Rutland and married SOPHIA FAIRBANKS, daughter of SILAS FAIRBANKS; moved to Antwerp.

Children of Asa T. Carter and Amanda Cross:

            28          i           IMOGENE M. CARTER; married ZURIEL SARVAY and lived in Carthage

            29          ii           A. BION CARTER; born 23 June 1857 at Great Bend; married 17 Oct. 1883 to LELIA M. WENTWORTH, who was born 29 Dec. 1864 in Newport, Herkimer co NY, daughter of CHARLES O. and MELISSA (WINDSOR) WENTWORTH. She died 24 Jan. 1923 in Watertown.

            30          iii           CORA A. CARTER; married FRED A. HALL of Elmira, NY


20. A. BION CARTER; born 23 June 1857 at Great Bend; married 17 Oct. 1883 to LELIA M. WENTWORTH, who was born 29 Dec. 1864 in Newport, Herkimer co NY, daughter of CHARLES O. and MELISSA (WINDSOR) WENTWORTH. She died 24 Jan. 1923 in Watertown.

Children of A. Bion Carter and Lelia M. Wentworth:

            31          i           LULU IRENE CARTER married S. M. STRICKLAND

            32          ii           HELEN WENTWORTH CARTER; married P. M. LEE

            33          iii           ERMA LOUISE CARTER

Source: Oakes Vol. 1; tombstone records


ADDENDUM: Notes on the Burhans Family:

DAVID BURHANS was born 16 Nov. 1775 at North Hackensack NY and died 31 March 1834 in the town of LeRay, Jefferson Co NY. He married at Saugerties, NY on 8 July 1798 to ELIZABETH FLAGLER, daughter of SIMON FLAGLER. She was born 20 Jan. 1778 and died 20 March 1855 in LeRay. Soon after his marriage, Mr. Burhans settled in LeRay and bought land on which he lived until his death. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Evans Mills. Four of his sons and three daughters grew to adult age.

GILBERT BURHANS was born 15 May 1805 in Pleasant Valley NY and was raised in LeRay. He married on 29 May 1834 to ELIZA LAVINIA RICE, daughter of JOEP P. AND ELIZABETH (CROWNER) RICE. She was born 7 May 1808 in Champion and died 28 August 1840. For his second wife, Gilbert married on 11 July 1842 to LUCY CLARK of Halifax, Windom Co., VT. He died 9 Oct. 1846. Lucy was born in Windom Co. on 11 Oct. 1811, daughter of JOHN L. CLARK and LUCY GREEN. The only survivor of his two children was Cordelia E., who married Lester Carter, above.

Source: Oakes Vol. 1; Burhans Geneal.


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