The following transcribed Bible records were made available to Edgar M. "Russ" Bralley by Mrs. Emily Frye of Bluefield, Virginia. Both are descendants of Mitchell Carter & Idress Craig.


The Family Bible Record of Mitchell Carter

May 29th, 1836.
Riten [sic] by Sarah Carter
Mitchell Carter born September 9, 1774, died 20 May 1854
married February 13th, 1798 to
Idress Craig, born June 8, 1774 died 8 July 1847
John Carter born April 25, 1800
Nancy Carter born October 27, 1801, died July 14, 1887
Jane Carter born June 28, 1803
Elizabeth Carter born February 13, 1805, died August 18, 1857
Sarah Carter, born May 18, 1807, died 18 August 1854
Robert Carter, May 18, 1809
Margaret Carter, born January 24, 1811, died November 11, 1875
Jackson Carter, born March 12, 1813, died October 26, 1847
Julian Carter born June 12, 1815
James Carter, born July 20, 1817
Hiram Craig Carter born December 17, 1819


Family Bible Record of Jackson Carter

Record copied from Family Bible
published by Judd, Loomis, 1836, Hartford.
[Date written in ink in Bible - January 1, 1838]
Jackson Carter was born March 12, 1813
Emily A. Carter was born Oct. 31, 1819
Jackson Carter and Emily A. Elliott were married Feb. 13, 1838
Roderick Mitchell Carter was born April 24, 1840
James Craig Carter was born April 24, 1843
Leander J. Carter was born October 24, 1844
Leander J. Carter died Sept. 18, 1854. Aged 9 yrs. 11 mos. and 4 das.
Died in Mississippi.
Roderick Mitchell Carter died Oct. 18, 1888, Decatur, Ala. 48 yrs.
James Craig Carter died Feb. 15, 1910, Sylvatus, Va. Aged 66 yrs. 9 mos. 21 das.
Jackson Carter died Oct. 26, 1847 in Miss. Aged 34 years. 7 mos. 14 das.
Emily A. Carter died Nov. 28, 1877. Carter's Ferry, Wythe County, Va. Aged 58 yrs.


Note: Roderick Mitchell Carter was in Company C, 51st Virginia Infantry, CSA during the Civil War; he served four years and was in 15 battles.

Note: James Craig Carter served in Company K, 54th Virginia Volunteer Regiment for three and a half years in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. He enlisted at Hansonville, Virginia. James Craig Carter was wounded in the Georgia campaign by a bullet through one of his cheeks and was given medical care by Dr. Alexander Haller of Wytheville, Va., who was also in the Confederate service. The Bible Craig Carter was carrying at the time he was wounded has the following notation on the back fly-leaf: "I was shot down with this Book in my pocket on 22nd of June 1864. At Mount Zion Church, Ga."