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Thaxton Carter of Flynslick TN,Jackson Co.

Thaxton Carter of Flynslick TN,Jackson Co.

K Ingargiola (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 11:39PM GMT
Looking for information on Thaxton Carter's parents. He was b. Aug 1805, d July 25,1884 in Flynslick TN. Married Jane Richmond, b.Sept 30, 1814. Had 10 kids. Any info will help. Thanks

Jackson/Clay Co, TN Carters

Lea Head (View posts)
Posted: 3 Feb 2000 7:39PM GMT
Could 1 of the 10 kids been named Hiram? I am looking for info on Hiram's dau Mary who married John Head around Jackson Co.


barbara (View posts)
Posted: 3 Mar 2000 9:01PM GMT
James Carter second wife, Jane Pate had six children. James had a youger half brother Richard b. 1800-181, m Alcie or Elsie. Eldest son was "tack" Carter b. 1826d 1910. The dates don't match for yours though. if your dates are correct maybe missing son of charles Jr and his paramour Mille stanton. what documentation to have on those dates?

Hiram's daughter Mary

Posted: 4 Mar 2000 10:58AM GMT
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 3:13AM GMT
I have Mary, b. abt. 1840 KY, daughter of Hiram Carter b. 1809 SC and Elizabeth b 1814 SC. Hiram appears in 1850 Jackson Co TN census as "Hirum Oarter". Hiram is son of Charles b. 1770-80 SC and Rachel.

Thaxton Carter

Posted: 4 Mar 2000 11:02AM GMT
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 3:13AM GMT
K., Can you tell us anything more about this Thaxton. It would help to track him down if we had the names of his 10 children. Can you provide those names?

Mary Carter Head

lea Head (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2000 9:06AM GMT
Dave, Your info on Hiram C. was wonderful news. How did you know they were listed in the "O's" in the 1850 census. I suspect that the "Oarver" family listed below them are actually Carvers'. Do you have more data on these folks? Mary was my husband's ggrandmother. I know very little about this family except that her bro Vinson moved to Celina, TX prior to 1877. I plan to try to locate him since Celina is close to our locale. Thank you so much. I am e-mailable at

Lea Head

Thaxton Carter's parents

Karen (View posts)
Posted: 21 Mar 2000 2:05PM GMT
According to the McCann/Richmond Book, Thaxton's parents were James Carter b 1781 in VA; d 1849 in TN and Mary Thackston (dates places unk). His wife Jane was the dau of Jane McCann and John Richmond. According to censuses in Jackson Co, Jane and Thaxton had 13 children. First born in 1834; last in 1858. Thaxton and Jane are my g-g-g grandparents.

Thaxton and Jane Richmond Carter's Children

Karen (View posts)
Posted: 21 Mar 2000 2:37PM GMT
According to censuses Thaxton and Jane had 13 children. I have listed them below with dates and the spouses that I know of.
1. Unk Male CARTER, b. 04/18/1834,TN

2. LEROY CARTER, b. 05/27/1835, TN; d. 03/02/1907; m. MARGARET MERCILLA BROWN, 04/25/1854, Jackson Co, TN; b. 05/22/1839, Jackson Co, TN; d. 11/29/1914, Jackson Co, TN.

3. JANE MCCANN CARTER, b. 12/13/1836, Jackson Co, TN; m. (1) JOHN HALE, c 1856;
d. c 1831, Jackson Co, TN; m. (2) WILLIAM MARSHALL RAGLAND, c 1869; b. 1809, Jackson Co, TN; d. 1890, Jackson Co, TN.

4. JAMES MCCANN CARTER, b. 02/13/1839, TN; d. 05/13/1938; m. TENNESSEE WHEELER; b. 02/08/1847, Jackson Co, TN; d. 04/12/1925, Holdenville, OK.

5. ? CARTER, b. 02/20/1841, TN; d. TN.

6. MARGARET LOUISA CARTER, b. 07/29/1842, Jackson Co, TN; d. 08/06/1922, Jackson Co, TN; m. JAMES RUSSELL SPURLOCK, 06/03/1860, Jackson Co, TN; b. 11/15/1838, Jackson Co, TN; d. 08/03/1923, Jackson Co, TN.

7. ? CARTER, b. 01/14/1844, TN; d. TN.

8. ELIZABETH PATE CARTER, b. 02/22/1845, TN.

9. HENRY WADE CARTER, b. 06/16/1847, TN; d. 09/05/1893; m. ALSA M. RAGLAND; b. 1844, TN.

10. HANNAH DIANAH CARTER, b. 05/31/1849, Gainesboro, Jackson Co, TN (Source: Her tombstone.); d. 08/12/1918, Jackson Co, TN (Source: Her tombstone.); m. JOHNSON RILEY SPURLOCK, 05 or 03/24/1866; b. 10/29/1843, Gainesboro, Jackson Co, Tn; d. 04/06/1929, Jackson Co, Tn.


12. JULIA ANN CARTER, b. 10/12/1854, Jackson Co, TN; d. 05/07/1931, Jackson Co, TN; m. JOHN SAVAGE RAGLAND, 11/20/1870, Jackson Co, TN; b. 03/09/1847, Jackson Co, TN; d. 02/15/1926, Jackson Co, TN.

13. WILLIAM THOMAS THACKSTON CARTER, b. 09/27/1858, TN(Source: 1880 census, p 118, enumerator 58.); d. 03/24/1893; m. MARY A. ?; b. Abt. 1860.

According to the 1850 census there was a Marlida Jones living with them. I don't know her connection with the family. By 1880 all of the children were gone from the home.

My ancestory comes from their daughter Hannah Dianah and Johnson Riley Spurlock. Hannah's sister married James Spurlock, Johnson's brother. I have approx 80 pages on the descendants of Thaxton and Jane.

Jackson Co. Family

Brenda (View posts)
Posted: 27 Mar 2000 4:24PM GMT
Hi Karen, Please e-mail me i have some of these names in my family tree files (Mercilla Brown)etc.Thanks hope to hear from you.

Leroy Carter/Marcilla Brown

Karen (View posts)
Posted: 10 Apr 2000 5:19AM GMT

I don't know how to e-mail you directly so I'm going through the message board.
Leroy's sister Hannah Dianah is my g-g grandmother. But if you are related to Marcilla Brown (his wife) as well, we are related in another way. Her sister Nancy L. Brown was my g-g-g grandmother
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