Elijah Harvey Carter
Father: Unknown Carter
Mother: Eleanor Hope
Lived in a county of Ireland called Arma?. Lived on North Sea. Immigrated in through New Orleans brought as a child during the Potato famine. Mother and father didn't speak english.
Served in Civil War, drafted into the Confederate Army. Involved in Battle of Gettysburg. Wounded in Gettysburg in the leg with a TN Infantry unit. Left on battlefield still alive and badly wounded leaning up against a tree. 3 Union soldiers came by and happened to be Irish and Elijah understood that they were speaking in Gaelic in the same dialect as the county of Arma that he was from. Walked all the way back from Gettysburg, PA to TN where he lived. Was in bed for almost a year after that before he regained his health enough. Women took care of him during that time.
Source: From Anthony Hall as per Georgia Ann Carter.
Dad (Fred Carter) told me when he was about 90 years old that Grandpa (Elijah Carter) had been a Confederate soldier who was at several battles, including the battles of Cayuga and Shiloh. There were others which I do not recall. Grandpa was taken prisoner by the Yankees at Shiloh and was finally pardoned and allowed to receive a pension after the war ended. Grandpa told Dad and he told me (Marvin Carter) of an incident at Shiloh when Grandpa's hat was shot off. On forced march and worried about getting in trouble for not having a cap, Grandpa saw a dead soldier alongside the road. When Grandpa reached down to pick up the dead soldier's cap, he found it had brains in it. He shook out the remains and marched on with his newfound cap. So it is that war is always the same, with some soldiers seeing and enduring things too terrible to bear without scarring of the soul.
Source: Marvin Carter, Fred Carter's son telling this info that Fred Carter told him. Fred Carter is Elijah Carter's youngest son.
Additional: Had post traumatic syndrome and had a hot temper.
Martha Ann Bailey
Father: William Bailey
Mother: Quintila Hamrick
Born in GIles County - from Elaine Walton Lewis in Conroe, Texas
Went by covered wagon to Oklahoma to get on the Indian roles and were turned away as they did not live in Oklahoma at the appropriate time. Info from Barbara Whisenant.
Georgia Ann Carter
Spouse: William Winfield Stout
Birthplace: Pinson, TN
Ophella C. Carter
Hettie V. Carter
James Oscar Carter
Spouse: Lula Jane Carter
Children: James Oscar Carter, Garland Carter
Source: Birth certificate
Ellen Quentila Carter
Spouse: John Henry Hamm
Children: Johnnie Quintilla Hamm, Edith Lone Hamm, Roy Carter Hamm, Martha Ruth Hamm, Helen Louise Hamm
Born: Madison County, TN
May be "J" for middle name
Note about her death confirmed by Charles Clellan Watson-Massengil: Marlin Stout & Weldon Stout (around 1920), were passing a creek near Atkins with the exquisite casket which was in a box. Upon crossing over the creek, pulled by horseback, the casket got loose from the box and floated down the creek! So, in turn, they buried Ella in the box.
Alfred Amos Carter
Spouse: Myra Belle Williams
Children: James Armour Carter, Martha Laverne Carter
Born: Pinson, TN
Spouse: Walter Terrel Cheek
Children: Mary Martha Cheek, Woodrow Wilson Cheek, Clelan Cheek
Fred Ambrose Carter
Spouse: Pearl Hazel Lacy
Children: Marvin Ambrose Carter
Ran away from home close to the time that Elijah had disciplined him with a stick.
Had a tough case of Typhoid fever.
Family Picture Album
Marriage license for Elijah Harvery Carter and Martha Ann Bailey. Source: Barbara (Carter) Whisenant
Marker for Elijah Carter and Martha (Bailey) Carter