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John A. CARTER
FAMILY
Group Sheet

Submitted by
Carol Page Tilson





Gosper County Family Genealogy
FAMILY GROUP SHEET
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HUSBAND: John A. CARTER
BORN: 04 Mar 1823, St. Phillip's Parish, Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENG
MARRIAGE: abt. 1848, ENG
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE: 26th Regiment of Foot (Infantry), 1841-?
DIED: 11 Feb 1907, Arapahoe, Furnas Co, NE
FATHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Thomas CARTER
MOTHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
NOTES: Buried Arapahoe Cemetery, Furnas Co, NE
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WIFE: Emma FIFORD
BORN: abt 1830, ENG
OTHER MARRIAGES:
DIED: 1869, Chebanse, Iroquois Co, IL
FATHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
MOTHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
NOTES: Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse Twp, Iroquois Co, IL
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CHILD 1: Thomas Gage CARTER
SEX: M
BORN: 14 Jan 1849, Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENG
MARRIAGE: Mary MOODY, 08 Feb 1871, Kankakee Co, IL
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE: Co. G, 141st IL Infantry & Co. C, 156th IL Infantry (per obit)
DIED: 08 May 1946, Platteville, Weld Co, CO
NOTES: Mary MOODY, d/o George MOODY & HANNAH BROCK, b. 31 Aug 1849, Belton, Lincolnshire, ENG; d. 16 Oct 1913 , Arapahoe, Furnas Co, NE. Both Thomas and Mary buried Arapahoe Cemetery.
Thomas' wife, Mary MOODY, and his brother-in-law, George LEGGOTT (below), were half first cousins.
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CHILD 2: William Edward CARTER
SEX: M
BORN: 28 Nov 1854, Geneva, Kane Co, IL
MARRIAGE: Mary E CLIFTON, 20 Jul 1884, Iroquois Co, IL
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE: 1863 - 1865, Pvt., Co K, 48th Ill Infantry
DIED: 04 Apr 1925, Arapahoe, Furnas Co., NE
NOTES: Mary CLIFTON, d/o Phillip CLIFTON & Susannah HAWORTH, b. abt 1865, Manchester, ENG; d. 04 May 1951, Arapahoe, Furnas Co, NE. Both William and Mary buried Arapahoe Cemetery.
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CHILD 3: Mary Elizabeth CARTER
SEX: F
BORN: 02 Nov 1858, Geneva, Kane Co, IL
MARRIAGE: George LEGGOTT, 15 Dec 1881, Chebanse, Iroquois Co, IL
OTHER MARRIAGES:
DIED: 11 Nov 1936, Elwood, Gosper Co, NE
NOTES: George LEGGOTT, s/o Edward LEGGOTT and Ann PLATT, b. born 31 Oct 1856, Joliet, Will Co, IL; d. 13 Jan 1911, Elwood, Gosper Co, NE. Both Mary and George buried Elwood Cemetery (B 79 Old).
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CHILD 4: Ellen CARTER
SEX: F
BORN: 28 Aug 1863, Geneva, Kane Co, IL
MARRIAGE: Reynolds JOHNSON, 08 Feb 1891, poss. Long Island, Phillips Co., KS
OTHER MARRIAGES:
DIED: Bef. 1925?
NOTES: Ellen is not listed among survivors in obit of her brother William (d. 4 Apr 1925).
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CHILD 5: Charles Carter
SEX: M
BORN: 21 Jul 1865, IL
DIED: 29 Sep 1881, Clifton, Iroquois Co, IL (16 yrs, 2 mos, 8 days)
NOTES: Cause of death "cancer of liver & hemorrhage resulting therefrom," according to Iroquois County Register of Deaths, #128, Book 1, Page 73. Place of burial not given.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:  From 26th Regiment of Foot Account Book of John Carter, No. 1978:
Enlisted for the 26th Regiment of Foot on the 9th Augst 1841 at Birmingham in the County of . . . . at the age of 19 years . . . . months, Born in the Parish of Saint Philip in or near the Town of Bristol in the County of Gloucester.
Trade or Calling: Shoemaker
Size: 5 feet, 3ľ inches
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black
Marks: None
Services (if any) prior to Enlistment into 26th Regt:  None

"Geneva, Illinois -- A History of Its Times and Places" (pub. Geneva Public Library District, 1977) notes that among the town's early shoemakers were John, Frederick and Henry Carter, three brothers who came from England and "worked at the trade circa 1855 to 1876."

John Carter and his family moved to Iroquois County in the late 1860s, so apparently a brother or two remained in Kane County to carry on.


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