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How to find Phinaes Carter Parents (1814)?

How to find Phinaes Carter Parents (1814)?

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 11:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CARTER, EDWARDS
I have my greatgreatgrandfather name & born New Richmond, OH, Through census - parents Chester County, PA - But have no names. (I don't know if Phinaes Lewis Carter has siblings. He married Nancy Caroline Edwards and they moved to eastern IA where they both died. What might my next step be? I don't know who either of their parents were. Thank you

Re: How to find Phinaes Carter Parents (1814)?

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 5:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

Do you know his date of death? An obituary would be a good step if you haven't found one already.

There are a lot of Carters in Tate at the time he was there, including some born in Ohio in the early 1800s. There is a George Carter born 1807 who doesn't look like he could be Phineas's brother -- there are many public member trees of him on Ancestry and his siblings seem pretty filled in but some of the better trees seem to have cousins etc. Just make sure there are actually sources and not just pasted-together trees. In general, I've been helped a lot by keeping an eye on neighbors with similar names so that I recognize them when a reliable record appears.

If you have any clues as to whether Phineas was religious, and if so what sect, finding a church in Tate may be helpful. If any of the other Carters are relatives, they could be witnesses to any baptisms of his children.

Also, have you looked at the historical society websites for the counties he lived in? He may appear in a book of local biographical sketches or something along those lines.

Re: How to find Phinaes Carter Parents (1814)?

Posted: 2 Dec 2012 10:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carter
I have an obit, but that only tells who survives him. I am not sure of the religion - I looked at some biographical items, but couldn't find anything.
Thanks for the ideas. If I get to Clermont County OH I will try to check out the wills, perhaps I will find his name as a (recipent) if a parent died and left anything.
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