Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thomas Kendrell Carter 1845-1881 #52Ancestors #29

Thomas Kendrell Carter was born October 21, 1845 in DeKalb County, Georgia. He was the son of Samuel M and Agnes Coursey Carter. This is his family in the 1850 census:
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 3m (Hiram)
(Thomas and Amanda's ages are switched)

In 1860 the family was living in Stones District, Fulton County:
CARTER SAML 43 M W SC GA FULTON STONES DIST 1860 Laborer
Carter, Agnes J, 50, SC
Carter, James H, 20, GA
Carter, Samuel M, 18, GA
Carter, Mary A, 16, GA
Carter, Thomas K, 14, GA
Carter, Amanda, 13, GA
Carter, Hiram, 11, GA

In 1870, Thomas was still at home with his parents. They lived in Buchanan, Haralson County:
CARTER SAMUEL 61 M W SC
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

December 14, 1873 Thomas married Artemesia "Artie" Wheat of Campbell County.


I have been unable to locate the family in the 1880 census

Thomas died at the age of 36 December 21, 1881 leaving Artie widowed with five children, the youngest being only 18 days old, and the oldest being six.
Their children were:
Mary Agnes Frances born February 18, 1875, married Walter Millwood;
Lela Ann born April 19, 1876, married James Benjamin Blackwell;
Samuel Thomas born July 13, 1877, married Mary Alice Warnick;
Augustus Felton born November 7, 1878, married Mary Ella Franklin;
William Jackson "Jack" born December 3, 1881, married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Salter.

Artie moved to Alabama with her children, and never remarried.

I do not know where Thomas is buried.