Thursday, September 11, 2014

Samuel M Carter 1816-1882 #52Ancestors #28

Samuel M Carter was born in South Carolina to parents currently unknown. He married Agnes Coursey, also from South Carolina. They were living in Georgia by 1836 where their first child was born.

There is a Samuel Carter found in DeKalb county in 1840, and the 1850 census shows the family in Black Hall, DeKalb County:
Samuel Carter M 34y
Agnus A Carter F 38y
Wm J Carter M 14y
Isabella Carter F 12y
James H Carter M 11y
Samuel M Carter M 8y
Mary A Carter F 6y
Amanda Carter F 5y
Thos Kendrall M 3y
not named M 3m (Hiram)

In 1860 the family is found in the Stones District of Fulton County:
Agnes J, 50, born SC
James H, 20, born GA
Samuel M, 18, born GA
Mary A, 16, born GA
Thomas K, 14, born GA
Amanda, 13, born GA
Hiram, 11, born GA

In 1870 the family had moved to Buchanan in Haralson County, where Sam and Agnes would remain the rest of their lives:
Occupation Farming, Value of Real Estate 1000, personal 500
Agnes 60 born SC
Thomas 23 Farm Laborer, born GA
Hiram 19 Working on farm, born GA
Buchanan GA
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The 1880 census finds Sam and Agnes in the 1077 Militia District in Waldrup, Haralson County:
Carter, Samuel, 65, Farmer, unemployed during the year, SC, Parents SC?
Carter, Agnes, 69, wife, keeping house, born SC, Father SC, Mother ?

Samuel died three months after Agnes, in November of 1882. They are buried in the Brooks Cemetery in Haralson County, Georgia.
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