Ancestors of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

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About the Book

During his presidency, Jimmy Carter received a comprehensive analysis of his family’s genealogy, dating back 12 generations, from leaders of the Mormon Church. More recently Carter’s son Jeff took over the family history, determined to discover all that he could about his ancestors. This resulting volume traces every ancestral line of both Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter back to the original immigrants to America and chronicles their origins, occupations, and life dates. Among his forebears Carter found cabinet makers, farmers, preachers, illegitimate children, slave owners, indentured servants, a former Hessian soldier who fought against Napoleon, and even a spy for General George Washington at Valley Forge. With never-before-published historic photographs and a foreword by President Jimmy Carter, this is the definitive saga of a remarkable American family.

About the Author(s)

The son of President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, Jeff Carter is a researcher for the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Jeff Carter
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 20 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017 [2012]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7229-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8954-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword by President Jimmy Carter      1
Preface      3
Introduction      5

1. THE CARTERS      9
Jamestown      10
Bacon’s Rebellion      20
The Thomas Carter Conundrum      24
Another Thomas Carter      32
Moore Carter and Jane Kindred      34
Kindred Carter and Mary “Molly” Odum      36
Isaac Carter and Sarah Browne      37
Kindred Carter and the Rozier Mystery      39
James Carter and Eleanor Duckworth      41

2. THE MORRIS, COX, AND ANSLEY ANCESTORS AND THEIR ANCESTORS      44
Monmouth County: A Haven for Baptists and Quakers Except for the Government      44
Thomas Cox and Elizabeth Blashford—Puritanical Persecution      46
Lewis Morris of Passage Point: Uncle Lewis Morris of Tinton Falls; The Monmouth Riots      48
The Almys and the Cornells: They Thought Quakers Were Bad Until They Met the Antinomians      52
The Very Strange Case of Thomas Cornell      53
The Pottses Arrive from England      54
More Scots: All Is Forgiven Between the Ansley, Cox and Morris Families      55
More Taxes, the Regulators, and the Battle of Alamance      56
Duckworths and Ramseys and Carters and Ansleys      57
Wiley Carter and Ann Ansley      58

3. ANCESTORS OF MARY ANN DILIGENT SEALS      62
The Terrells: Polecat Swamp, Some Quakers Some Not, More Than One Affair      62
The Burnleys: Revolutionaries, Friends, and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse      64
The Barksdales: Early Virginians      65
The Muses and the Seales: An Illicit Relationship      66
A Tory Loyalist in the Family      67
The Seals: A Muse No More, the Yazoo Land Fraud      68
Littleberry Walker Carter and Mary Ann Diligent Seals      70

4. ANCESTORS OF CAPTAIN JAMES PRATT      71
The Kays      72
Captain James Pratt and Sophronia Cowan      72
5. ANCESTORS OF SOPHRONIA COWAN      74
Ireland and Charles II      74
Immigrations at Charlestown, Boonesborough, and the South Carolina Wilderness      76
The Clinkscales from Scotland, Probably Not That Ann Buchner      77
The Brownlees: More Irish Ancestors Who Marry Irish Ancestors      79
The Seawrights: The Battle at Pratt’s Mill, Bloody Bill Cunningham, the Cloud’s Creek Massacre      80
The Cowans: More Irish, More Revolutionaries      82
William Archibald Carter and Nina Pratt      84
6. ANCESTORS OF JAMES JACKSON GORDY      86
Perry Scott and Captain Allen McLane      87
Wilson Gordy and Mary Scott      89
The Helms Family, the Waxhaw Settlement and the Revolution      91

7. ANCESTORS OF MARY IDA NICHOLSON      95
The Nathaniel Nunn Nicholson Line      95
Patrick Jack      97
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence      97
Joseph Nicholson and Lillis McAdoo Jack      99
Were John Nicholson and John Candor Nicholson the Same Person?      99
Nathaniel Nunn Nicholson      102
The Very Interesting Dawson Ancestors      103
The Nicholsons from Ireland      105
The Gaines and Brown Families      106
Malekiah Dawson and Mary Marcus Brown and Back to Nathaniel Nunn Nicholson      109

8. ANCESTORS OF JOHN WILLIAM MURRAY      112
The Provable Murrays      113
The Albrittons      115
The Search for Susan Champion      116
The Bethunes in America      119
The Legend of Martin Bethune      121
The Short Ancestry of the Lawhons      122
The Short Ancestry of the Parkers and the Kellys      122
John William Fulwood Murray      123

9. ANCESTORS OF ROSA NETTIE WISE      127
If Not for Martin Luther, Half the Family Wouldn’t Be Here      127
The Palatine Ancestors      130
The Trip from Wittenberg      132
Dutch Fork      133
The Coogles and the Kleckleys, Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, More Civil War      134
The Wises      135
The Etheridges: In Theory, Five Names Are Enough      137

10. ANCESTORS OF WILBURN EDGAR SMITH      140
Colonial Maryland      140
The Prathers Arrived in 1622, the Odells, Ridgelys, and Biggers a Little Later      142
The Offutts and Captain Edward Brock Arrived Before 1672      145
The Isaac and Pottenger Families Arrived Around 1670      147
The Jacobs, Cheyneys, and Westalls Arrived in the Mid-1600s      148
The Halley, Haley, Hailey, Hawley, Holly Family      150
The Fulford and Bell Families      150
The Smiths      152
The Descendants of George Lynch Smith      160
Afterword: The Quest      163

Appendix A: What’s a Cousin and How Do They Get Removed?      165
Appendix B: Pedigree Collapse      165
Appendix C: The Search for Kindred Carter’s Wife      167
Appendix D: The Bethune Lineage in Scotland      168
Appendix E: Loyal “Regulators” Association      172
Appendix F: Land Grant to Ellis Marcus by the Earl of Granville      172
Appendix G: Wills      174
Last Will and Testament of Dr. Samuel Browne      174
Last Will and Testament of Francis Clinkscales, Sr.      175
Last Will and Testament of Charity Dysart      176
Last Will and Testament of William Nicholson      176
Last Will and Testament of Wilson Gordy      177
Last Will and Testament of Abel Ansley      177
Last Will and Testament of Joseph Pratt      178
Last Will and Testament of James Brownlee      179
Last Will and Testament of George W. Carter      179
Last Will and Testament of Peter Gordy      179

Chapter Notes      181
Bibliography      203
Index      211