Carter, Thomas

Carter, Thomas

Male 1686 - 1772  (86 years)

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  • Name Carter, Thomas 
    Born 13 Jun 1686  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Nov 1772  Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Warren Center Cemetery Old, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30882  Sackett
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2009 

    Family 1 Locke, Abigail,   d. 10 Apr 1729, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Feb 1713  Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F10924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gilbert, Sarah,   b. 10 Mar 1710, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1777, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1730  Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Carter, John,   b. 18 Jun 1736, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1816, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Carter, Sarah,   b. 21 Dec 1732, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1777, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +3. Carter, Mercy,   b. 14 Apr 1739, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1805, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Carter, Benoni,   b. 10 Jul 1745, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1812, Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Carter, Lieut. Samuel,   b. 31 May 1734, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1822, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F10923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jun 1686 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Feb 1713 - Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Dec 1730 - Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Carter, Sarah - 21 Dec 1732 - Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Carter, Lieut. Samuel - 31 May 1734 - Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Carter, John - 18 Jun 1736 - Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Carter, Mercy - 14 Apr 1739 - Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Carter, Benoni - 10 Jul 1745 - Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Nov 1772 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Warren Center Cemetery Old, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Carter Genealogy, p. 19;
      3. THOMAS3 CARTER (Thomas,2 Rev. Thomas1) was born in Woburn June 13, 1668[1686]. In 1710 his father conveyed land to him on "Reading Line," the deed being signed also by his mother, "Margaret Carter." In a deed dated 1611 he is called "Thomas Carter of Reading, Wheelwright."

      He married (1) at Reading, Feb. 19, 1713, Abigail Locke of Woburn. Feb. 19, 1720/21, Thomas Carter "owned ye covenant" in Weston, Mass., and his three children, Thomas, Abigail and Elizabeth, were baptized. Two other children, Anna and Benjamin, were also baptized in Weston later.

      Thomas Carter's brother Daniel was living in Weston in 1723,--perhaps earlier,-- and had several children born there.

      Oct. 20, 1726, William Smith of Weston sells to Thomas Carter of Weston, land in Hebron, Ct., and Dec. 12, 1726, Thomas Carter and wife Abigail "of Hebron" convey land and house in Weston, Mass. From the above and other records, it would appear that Thomas Carter removed from Reading to Weston about 1718 or 1719, where he remained until 1726, when he removed to Hebron, Ct. (Middlesex, Mass., Co. Records, vol. 44, p. 140; Hebron, Ct., Land Records, vol. 2, p. 48.)

      April 10, 1729, Abigail (Locke) Carter died leaving five children, and Dec. 9, 1730, Thomas3 Carter married (2) Sarah4 Gilbert, dau. of Samuel3 Gilbert (Samuel,2 Jonathan1) and Mercy, dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Boltwood) Warner.

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      After a residence of some 25 or more years in Hebron, Thomas Carter, with nearly all his numerous family, some of them already married, together with several related families from Hebron and vicinity, migrated soon after 1750 to what was then the northeastern part of the town of Kent, in Litchfield county, and took up a large part of what later became the town of Warren. Rough, wild and mountainous much of it is now and always has been, and to these early pioneers it must have presented difficulties which only stout hearts and strong arms could overcome. But it is doubtless to these very obstacles which faced these and other pioneers of New England towns, that the world is indebted for those splendid specimens of manhood and sturdy character which is typified by the stern and rugged aspect of the lands which they subdued, and in many cases made to "blossom as the rose."

      There is a tradition that one of the early Carters came first to Warren, then practically a wilderness without paths or roads, and selected a spot for a clearing. He then returned to Hebron and came back with the family, but so wild was the country that for some time they were unable to find the site which had been selected. The Carters settled in the north part of the town and never lived to any extent in the southern part, and there was always considerable rivalry between the north and the south. When the church was built each section tried to see which could bring the biggest corner stone. It is said that the "south" won in the contest.

      The church of the "Society of East Greenwich (now Warren) in the town of Kent" was formally organized Sept. 22, 1756, and as the name of Thomas Carter is first on the list of those who "owned the Covenant" on that occasion, it is believed that a copy of that first covenant will be of interest to many, and it is given herewith:

      "We whose Names are underwritten being united in the Belief of the Christian Religion as taught in the Holy Scriptures, an excellent summary whereof is contained in the Westminster Shorter Chatechism, And being united in Love and Charity towards one another, Do now give up ourselves to God through Jesus Christ to be forever the Lord's, to love him and walk in his ways, keep his Commandments, seeking his glory (???). And do mutually covenant and engage from this day and forward untill regularly dismissed, to live


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      together as a Church of Christ according to the rules of the Gospel, to attend publick worship and sealing ordinances together, to walk in the same faith, to maintain brotherly love, to be in subjection to the Government and Discipline Christ has established in his Church.

      In the Presence of God the Searcher of hearts we do now make this covenant, hoping in his mercy thro Jesus Christ to keep it in perpetual remembrance, we have hereunto set our names and do now before all this Congregation publickly ratify and confirm the same.

      Thomas Carter
      «b»Jonathn Sackett «/b»
      Nathel Swift and Abiah his wife
      Nathel Fuller and Mary his wife
      Joseph Smalley and Jemima his wife
      Abel Comstock
      Nathel Tupper and Elizabeth his wife
      Benjamen Hutchens
      «b»Jonathn Sackett Jun.«/b»
      Daniel Mack
      Oliver Finney
      «b»Justus Sacket «/b»
      Jerusha Bliss
      Elizabeth Finney
      East Greenwich Sept. 22 A. D. 1756

      Then the above named Persons publickly Covenanted as above and were declared to be a Church of Christ

      Test Joseph Bellamy
      Daniel Brinsmade

      As already indicated, Thomas3 Carter died Nov. 18, 1772, at the ripe age of 88, and his tombstone may be seen near the entrance of the Warren cemetery. His will, recorded in the probate office at Litchfield, Ct., is as follows:

      In the Name of God Amen.(???)June 1st, 1768. I Thomas Carter of Kent in the County of Litchfield and Colony of Connecticut in New England being advanced into years but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefor,--Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and that it is appointed for all Men once to Die--Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say primarily and first of all I commit my Soul to God That gave it and I recommend my Body unto the earth, to be Buried in


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      decent and Christian Burial. According to the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the Same by the Mighty power of God. And as touching Such Worldly Estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life I dispose of in the manner following:

      First I Give and bequeath to my Dearly Beloved Wife, Sarah, after my just Debts and Funeral Charges are paid I Give her the use of one half of the Dwelling House I now live in and also the use of one third part of my Barn, and the Improvement of one third part of the farm that I now live on during the time she Remains my Widow, and also one Horse & Side Saddle & Bridle And two cows and ten Sheap and all my Household fumiture to dispose of as she thinks fit.

      And also I Give to my well beloved Son Thomas Carter five pounds Lawful Money toghther with what I have already given him.

      And also I give to the heirs of my Son Benjamin Carter Deceased four Pounds Lawful Money. And also I give to my Son Joseph Carter the farm that I now live on and all my cattle Sheape & Hogs and Horses but those that I gave to my Wife, and also all my outdoor movables and one half of my House and one third part of my Barn that I gave to my Wife when she has done with them with his paying all my just Debts & funeral Charges and all the Legacies above & bereafter mentioned in this my last Will and Testtament. And also I Give to my son Samuel Carter two pounds Lawful Money, and I also Give to my son John Carter one pound Lawful Monoy, and also I Give to my son Eleaxer Carter Nine pounds five shillings and six pence Lawful Money. And I Give to my Son Isreal Carter Six pounds four Shillings Lawful Money. And also I Give to my son Benoney Carter Four pounds ten shillings and Six pence Lawful Money- And also I give to my Daughter Abigail Gilbert Two pounds Lawful Money(???).

      And also I Give to Darius Swetland Son to my Daughter Elizabeth Swetland, Deceased one pound Lawful Money- And also I Give to Jonathan Hutchason Son to my Daughter Anne, deceased, one pound Lawful Money--And also I Give to my Daughter Sarah Finney five pounds Lawful Money(???)And also I Give to my Daughter Mercy Curtis five pounds Lawful Money(???)All the above Legacies to be paid within five years after my Decease--and last of all I make Constitute and ordain my Loving Wife Sarah Carter & my Son Joseph Carter to be the sole Executers of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby uterly Dlsolve Revoke and disanul all & every other Will, Testaments, Legacies. Bequaths and Extrs, by me in any ways before named Willed & Bequathed ratify and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above mentioned.


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      Signed Sealed Pronounced and Delivered by said Thomas Carter to be his Last Will and Testament in the presense of us

      Witnesses:
      Daniel Lee
      Hezekiah Gray Thomas Carter Seal
      Heman Swift
      Recorded by Hosea Hulbert Clerk

      On the same day an inventory of the estate was exhibited by Joseph Carter, his son, as follows:

      An Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Carter late of Kent Deceased, as follows:


      (viz) One Blue Coat & Vest 2 10 0
      1 Great Coat 18/ one old Blue Coat and Vest 12/6d 1 10 6
      1 pair of old Leather Breeches 3/ one pair of Linnen Do 1/6d 0 4 6
      1 Old Black Vest 2/6d one pair of Leather Breeches 8/ 0 10 6
      1 pair of Blue Stockings 2/ pair of old Do 9d 0 2 9
      1 pair of grey do 1/6d 1 pair of Linnen Do 2/ 0 3 6
      1 Hat 4-6d 1 pair of Flannel Shirts 8/ White Linnen Do 1/ 13 6
      1 Checked Linnen Shirt 7/ 1 Flannel Vest 2/ 0 9 0
      1 pair of Shoes 2/ 1 Bed with two pair of Sheats two pair of Pillow Casses two Coverlids head Sheats & Vallons 4 17 0
      One other Bed with two pair of Sheets one pair of pillow Case one Coverlid 2 5 0
      One other Bed with two pair of Sheats old Coverlids 2 0 0
      1 Bed Stead & Covd 7/ one other Do 6/ one other Do 4/ 0 17 0
      1 Trundle Do 2/ one Chest with Draw 6/ 0 8 0
      1 Old plain Chest 1/6d 2 pair of Old Sheats 2/ 0 3 6
      1 pair old sheats 4/ one Table Cloath 4/3d old Do 3/ 0 11 0
      1 Towel 1/3d one Do 9d 0 2 9
      16 1b 3-4 of Pewter 16/9d 8 Pewter plates 7/ 1 Quart Cup Pewter 2/6d 1 6 3
      1 pair of Stealyards 2/6d one Tea pot Delph plates 1/6d 0 6 0
      1 Drinking Glas 8d 5 Milk pans 3/9d Earthern Platter 6d 0 4 11
      2 Earthen Pans 1/ and one Bed pan 1/6d 0 2 6
      1 Earthern Pot 9/ 0 9 0
      1 Brass Skimer 1/ one small earthen Platter 3d 0 1 3
      2 Earthen Cups 4d one Iron Pot 5/ One Iron Kettle 3/ 0 8 4
      1 Small Iron Kettle 2/ one Trammel 4/ Do 4/ 0 10 0
      1 Case of Draws ś1-5-0 one Small Table 4/ 1 9 0
      5 Old Chairs 5/one Great Bible 6/ 1 Colony Law Book 6/ 1 17 0
      1 Old fire peal 6d 1 pair of Tongs 1/3d 0 1 9
      1 Pair of Warping Bars 3/ 1 Quill Wheel 1/6d 0 4 6
      1 Woman's Saddle ś1-10-0 one Cow ś3-5-0 4 15 0


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      1 Young Cow ś2-10-0 Horse ś10 12 10 0
      1 half of a Dwelling House ś10 1 third of a bam ś4-10 14 10 0
      60 acres of Land 120 0 0
      1 Set of Cart Bands 4/1 Craw Bar 5/ Ten Sheap ś3 3 9 0
      Kent Decemr 15th A. D. 1772.
      180 9 11

      The above Quarterly made by us--Appraisas
      Heman Swift under
      Israel Holmes Oath

      Children of Thomas3 and Abigail (Locke) Carter:

      4. i. Thomas,4 b. 1715, Reading, Mass.
      5. ii. Abigail, b. 1717, Reading, Mass.
      6. iii. Elizabeth, b. March 5, 1719/20, Weston, Mass.
      7. iv. Benjamin, b. May 13, 1722, Weston, Mass.
      8. v. Anne, b. April 1, 1725, Weston, Mass.
      vi. Joseph, b. May 9, 1727, Hebron, Ct.; d. July 28, 1728, Hebron, Ct.
      vii. An infant, b. March 28, 1729, Hebron, Ct.; "still born
      7th child, and the mother died April 10, 1729."
      (Hebron Records.)

      Children of Thomas3 and Sarah (Gilbert) Carter:

      9. viii. Joseph, b. Sept. 13, 1731, Hebron, Ct.
      10. ix. Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1732, Hebron, Ct.
      11. x. Samuel, b. May 31, 1734, Hebron, Ct.
      12. xi. John, b. June 18, 1736, Hebron, Ct.
      13. xii. Mercy, b. April 14, 1739, Hebron, Ct.
      14. xiii. Eleazer, b. Aug. 23, 1740, Hebron, Ct.
      15. xiv. Israel, b. March 28, 1742, Hebron, Ct.
      16. xv. Benoni, b. July 10, 1745, Hebron, Ct.
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      Headstone Inscription:
      In memory of
      Mr Tho3 Carter
      Died Nov. 18, 1772
      AE. 88
      All nature must
      Return to dust.

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Carter Genealogy, (COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY HOWARD WILLISTON CARTER; NORPOLK, CONNECTICUT; 1909.; Printed by C. B. Fiske & Co., Palmer, Mass., 1909), Page 19 (Reliability: 3).


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