Will of Charles Carter
Court of Ordinary, July Term 1842
In the name of God Amen... I, Charles Carter, of the state of Georgia and County of
Oglethorpe, being poorly and weak in body, but sound of mind and knowing that it is
appointed for men once to die, do publish this to be my last will and testament, revoking
and disannulling all other wills be me made. First, it is my will and desire that my body
be decently intered by my friends and executors, and I will and bequeath my soul to
Almighty God who gave it me, in hopes of its gracious acceptance with Him.
1st Item - It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid first out of my estate,
and the remainder to disposed of in the following manner:
2nd Item - I give unto my beloved son, Robert G. Carter all my land that I hold in the
said County of Oglethorpe, except one square acre where the burying ground now is.
3rd Item - I give unto my son Robert G. Carter the one half of my cows and calves, the one
half of all my hogs of every description, the one half of my stock of sheep and also my
cotton gin and running gear, and also the one half of all the plantation tools of every
description, and the one half of all my kitchen furniture of every description.
4th Item - And after my death the Negroes and balance of stock, my land in Early and also
my tract of land in Lee County, now Sumpter County, and all the rest of my property that I
have not disposed of in the following manner:
5th Item - To be equally divided with Frances Kidd, Edward Carter, Robert G. Carter, Mary
Dupree, Nancy Kidd, Elizabeth Farmer's children and Holley Gray.
6th Item - I do hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint my sons, Edward Carter, Robert G.
Carter executors of this my last will and testament, and I hereby revoke and disannul all
former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my
seal this twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord 1842.
Charles Carter (Seal)
Signed, sealed and published in presence of us - Charles G. Hargrove, James Carter, Jesse
This information is from "History of Oglethorpe County" Pages 118, and
Charles Carter born April 19, 1752 in Goochland County, Virginia, Veterans Administration
Information. While a resident of Granville County, NC he enlisted in the fall of 1778
served as a private in Captain Taylor's, Colonel Moore and Yancy's NC regiments. These
regiments were in a skirmish near Brier Creek, Georgia. He was discharged sometimes in
April 1779, having served five months. He enlisted in the fall of Colonel Joseph Taylor's
NC regiment. After the war he resided a short time in Virginia then moved to Georgia.
Charles Carter was allowed a pension on his application executed on September 4, 1832 at
which time he resided in Oglethorpe County, Georgia where he had resided for about 30
years, Certificate #12029, was issued on March 18, 1833, rate of $26.66 per annum,
commenced on March 4, 1831, Act of June 7, 1832, Georgia Agency.
This article also lists Charles as the brother of John Carter born 1751 who moved to
Oglethorpe County, GA in 1806 and the brother of Thomas Carter born in 1751, who also
moved to Oglethorpe County, Ga in 1806. (This article does not say they were twins, but
does indicate the same year of birth.) The article indicates they were from Mecklenburg
County, Virginia and were the sons of Thomas Carter who left his Will in Mecklenburg
County, VA in which he mentions his wife, Nancy, and children: John, Charles, Thomas,
Elizabeth Johnson, Judith Kidd (This Judith married William Kidd, the older brother of
Zachariah Kidd.), Robert, and Mary Freeman.
Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers of Georgia, page 48
Charles Carter - born Goochland County, Virginia on April 19, 1752/died Oglethorpe County,
Georgia. Revolutionary Soldier served 1778 in Captain's Taylors Company, Colonel Moore and
Colonel Yancey's North Carolina Regiment. Enlisted in 1780 as a private in Captain
Gillam's Company, Colonel Joseph Taylor's North Carolina Regiment. Received pension while
a resident of Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Had three brothers: John, Thomas, and Robert