Carter: Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Carter

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The church of the "Society of East Greenwich (now Warren) in the town of Kent" was formerly organized Sept. 22, 1756. [First covenant, names included:] Jonathan Sackett, Jonathan Sackett Jun., Justus Sackett. "Then the above named Persons publickly Covenanted and were declared to be a Church of Christ."

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Augustine [Curtis, son of Major Eleazer Curtis and Mercy Carter], b. Nov. 8, 1761; d. Sept. 16, 1832, Warren; m. there March 30, 1785, Lodema Sackett, b. Warren, Jan. 27, 1867 [sic: 1767], d. there Dec. 5, 1857, ae 91, dau. of Capt. Justus and Lydia (Newcomb) Sackett. Ch.: (1) Lucina, b. Jan. 3, 1786, d. May 7, 1855, m. Sept. 10, 1805, Joseph Peters Jr., b. July 8, 1783, son of Joseph and Dolly (Owens) Peters. (2) Homer, b. May 20, 1787. (3) Erastus, b. Sept. 20, 1789, d. April 16, 1859, m. (1) Harriet Tanner, b. April 1, 1795, d. March 28, 1837, dau. of Ebenezer and Lydia (Hatch) Tanner and siste of Ebenezer Tanner, who m. Dimmes Eldred; m. (2) Joanna Sturdivant, b. March 4, 1803, d. Jan. 2, 1883, dau. of Isaac and Lucy (Hopkins) Styrdivant. (4) Lodema, b. March 13, 1793, d. March 16, 1793.

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Mercy Matilda [Curtis, dau. of Major Eleazer Curtis and Mercy Carter], b. Oct. 19, 1767; m. May 3, 1786, Dea. Salmon Sackett, b. May 8, 1784 [sic: 1764], d. Nov. 24, 1846, son of Capt. Justus and Lydia (Newcomb) Sackett. Ch.: (1) Matilda, b. Feb. 6, 1787. (2) Norman, b. March 11, 1788. (3) Loranda, b. Dec. 17, 1789. (4) Harvey, b. Dec. 25, 1791, m. Thalia Tanner. (5) Leander, b. April 20, 1794. (6) Casander, b. Dec. 24, 1795. (7) Lodema, b. Nov. 7, 1798. (8) Betsy, b. April 24, 1800. (9) Eleazer Curtis, b. March 1, 1802. (10) Salmon, b. March 27, 1804. (11) Achsah, b. June 10, 1806. (12) Anna Filer, b. March 17, 1809.

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30. Benjamin Carter (Lieut. Samuel) b. Warren, Ct., Jan. 8, 1762; d. there July 30, 1853, ae 92; m. (1) Warren, Ct., Jan. 1, 1787, Lydia Sackett, b. Warren, 1768, d. March 20, 1813, ae 45, dau. of Dea. Justus and Lydia (Newcomb) Sackett. He m. (2) Hartford, Ct., Sept. 12, 1814, Mary Wadsworth, b. Hartford, Jan. 25, 1776, d. Warren, Aug. 15, 1845, ae 69, dau. of Gurdon and Mehitable (Wright) Wadsworth.
He lived on the "flat Rock Corner," (so called), and had a stentorian voice. It is related that he would stand on the flat rock and call to his son, Ward, who lived a quarter of a mile or more away, and tell him to return a borrowed plough, harrow or the like. He was Justice of the Peace many years, and representative from Warren in 1807, 1811, 1814, and 1820. "Squire" Benjamin Carter was one of the first to leave the Congregational church and join the Methodists. There was a split on the temperance question, the Methodists then being opposed to the temperance movement.
Children by first wife: 106. i. Ward, b. Feb. 11, 1788. 107. ii. Ralph, b. Aug. 8, 1790. 108. iii. Benjamin, b. March 15, 1797. 109. iv. Norman, b. Jan. 23, 1802.
Children (Second wife): [3 children].

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33. Sarah Carter (Lieut. Samuel) b. Warren, Ct., Oct. 30, 1768; d. there Oct. 25, 1852, ae 84; m. Warren, Aug. 19, 1787, Homer Sackett, b. Warren, Aug. 6, 1765, d. there May 17, 1853, ae 88, son of Justus and Lydia (Newcomb) Sackett.
Children (Sackett): i. Theron, b. Jan. 19, 1788; d. Aug. 3, 1843, unm. ii. Augustine, b. April 25, 1789; d. —; m. March 31, 1814, Arze Starr, b. June 11, 1793; d. Nov. 20, 1871, dau. of Platt and Lucinda (Finney) Starr. 8 ch. He was an enthusiastic militiaman and eventually became Colonel 11th N.Y. Infantry Reg. Res. Canandaigua, N.Y. iii. Aaron, b. Jan. 5, 1791; d. Jan. 8, 1872; m. March 31, 1816, Huldah Camilla Tanner, b. Aug. 10, 1793, d. —, dau. of Ebenezer and Lydia (Hatch) Tanner. iv. Arrilla, b. Nov. 30, 1792; m. Adoniram Carter (72). v. Polly, June 13, 1794; d. Jan. 15, 1862; m. March 24, 1819, Dea. Harry Swift, b. Sept. 25, 1793, d. March 7, 1883, son of Rufus and grandson of Gen. Heman Swift of Cornwall. vi. Orange, b. April 21, 1796; m. Anna Maria Shelden. vii. Sarah, b. Jan. 23, 1798; d. —, m. Frederick Starr, b. May 1, 1799, d. Rochester, N.Y., Nov. 27, 1869, son of Platt and Lucinda (Finney) Starr. viii. Seth, b. Feb. 6, 1800; m. about 1822, Hetty Galpin. He was a clergyman. ix. Homer, b. Dec. 8, 1801; d. Jan. 12, 1871; m. (1) Flora Skiff; m. (2) Julia Morris (Hine); m. (3) Sarah E. Carter. x. Patty, b. May 8, 1804; d. —, m. abt. 1825, Eleazer Curtis Sackett, b. March 1, 1802, son of Salmon Sackett. xi. Phebe Maria, b. June 6, 1807; m. April 24, 1834, Dea. Joseph Hatch. xii. Chester B., b. Oct. 11, 1812; d. March 11, 1813.

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44. Dea. Abel Curtiss Carter (John) b. Warren, Ct., June 22, 1769; d. Cornwall, Ct., May 21, 1857, ae 88; m. (1) Warren, Dec. 10, 1795, Minerva Sackett, b. Warren, 1772, d. April 12, (March, Cornwall Ch. Rec.) 1825, ae 54, dau. of Justus and Lydia (Newcomb) Sackett, and sister of Lydia Sackett, who m. Benjamin Carter (30). Her brother, Homer Sackett, m. Sarah Carter (33). He m. (2) June 17, 1827, Sarah Ann Johnson, b. —, d. Cornwall, May 7, 1836, ae 49, dau. of Timothy and Sarah (Mallory or Maltby) Johnson. He m. (3) Aug. 26, 1838, Mrs. Sarah Woodruff, b. —, d. Cornwall, March 5, 1844, ae 64.
Dea. Abel Curtiss Carter and wife Minerva (Sackett) Carter joined First Congregational church in Cornwall, Aug. 7, 1806. He was chosen deacon 1812.
Children, b. Cornwall, Ct.: 146. i. Abel Curtiss, b. May 23, 1797. ii. Infant son, b. Oct. 15, 1799; d. Oct. 20, 1799. 147. iii. Eliza, b. Sept. 4, 1800. 148. iv. Lydia, b. April 26, 1802. 149. v. Minerva Sackett, b. July 12, 1808. 150. vi. Polly (or Mary) Swift, b. May 3, 1810.

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Thalia [Eldred, dau. of Samuel Eldred and Dimmis Carter], b. [Warren, Ct.,] Dec. 14, 1795; d. Apr. 20, 1843, Ruggles, O.; m. Warren, Apr. 2, 1817, Dea. Harvey Sackett, b. Warren, Dec. 25, 1791; d. Aug. 11, 1875, son of Salmon and Mercy Matilda (Curtiss) Sackett. Ch.: (1) Dimmis Miranda, b. Jan. 2, 1818; d. June 19, 1879; m. Nelson Smith. (2) Erastus Tanner, b. March 10, 1821, Tallmadge, O.; m. Ruggles, Dec. 2, 1847, Lucretia Lurania Lyons, b. Lebanon, N.Y., Nov. 18, 1825, dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah (Johnson) Lyon; Ch. (Sackett) b. Ruggles: i, Ezra, b. Aug. 25, 1848, d. Sept. 25, 1850; ii, Infant dau., b. Sept. 19, 1850, d. the same day; iii, James Harvey, b. Dec. 24, 1851; iv, Erastus Nathaniel, b. Feb. 13, 1855, d. two weeks old; v, Myron Fremont, b. May 25, 1856; vi, Harmon Merit, b. Dec. 20, 1858; vii, Frank Irving, b. July 14, 1861, d. seven months old; viii, Julia Irana, b. March 31, 1864; ix, Harriet Adaline, b. March 18, 1867; x, Stata Annis, b. March 5, 1869. Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Tanner Sackett celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding in Dec., 1897. (3) Erasmus Mason, b. Sept. 20, 1822, Tallmadge; m. Ruggles, Jan. 31, 1850, Abigail Gates, b. Danville, N.Y., Dec. 31, 1828; d. Nov. 8, 1891, dau. of Gross and Abigail (Ames) Gates; Ch. (Sackett): 1, William A., b. May 4, 1851; ii, Charles G., b. Dec. 9, 1854; iii, Elmer S., b. May 25, 1759; iv, Gertrude A., b. Jan 1, 1865; v, Irana Curtiss, b. Dec. 27, 1826, d. Nov. 14, 1900, m. Miles Carter.

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72. Adoniram Carter (Adonijah) b. Warren, March 1, 1792; d. Auburn, Ill., while on a visit, Sept. 2, 1842; m. Warren, Sept. 26, 1814, Arrilla Sackett, b. Warren, Nov. 30, 1792, d. Talmadge, O., March 31, 1848, dau. of Homer and Sarah (Carter) Sackett.
He lived on the old homestead in Warren.
Children: 251. i. Flora Maria, b. July 25, 1815; m. Platt Starr Carter (127). 252. ii. Homer Sackett, b. April 6, 1817. iii. Adonijah, b. Oct. 15, 1821; d. July 28, 1825. iv. Lucena, b. July 1, 1826; d. Aug. 4, 1828. 253. v. Patty Lucena, b. May 30, 1829.

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Edward Whiting Rouse, [son of Dea. Gustavus Rouse and Martha Carter], b. Oct. 23, 1834; d. May 30, 1887, Terryville, Ct.; m. (1) Mary Sackett, dau. of Rev. Seth Sackett; m. (2) Nov. 15, 1865, Elvira Fenn, b. Terryville, Ct., June 10, 1841, dau. of Elan and Lydia (Atwater) Fenn. Ch. [6 children].

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Sarah Evelyn [Carter, dau. of Ward Carter and Electa Carter], b. Dec. 31, 1823; m. May 10, 1862, Homer Sackett.

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131. Samuel Wallace Carter (Col. Dan) b. Warren, Ct., Oct. 31, 1828; m. (1) Warren, Aug. 5, 1855, Achsah M. Sackett, b. Warren, Sept. 12, 1828, d. Sept. 21, 1855, dau. of Benjamin and Thalia (Moulthrop) Sackett. He m. (2) Forest Grove, Ore., March 27, 1861, Abigail Annette Raymond, who d. at Gaston, Ore., April 14, 1908, ae 79. She was a sister of Calvin A, Raymond, who m. Susan L. Tanner. No ch.

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162. Mercy Carter (Maj. Lorenzo) b. Cleveland, O., April 3, 1804; d. Sept. 14, 1873 (Bible); m. Aug. 1, 1819, Asahel Abell, b. Sharon, Ct., March 3, 1790, d. Jan. 13, 1866, son of David Jr. and Chloe (Sackett) Abell.
Children (Abell): 1. Henry, b. Dec. 7, 1821; d. Oct. 11, 1823. ii. Orison, b. April 13, 1824; d. July 11, 1825. iii. John, b. June 22, 1826; d. April 25, 1852. iv. George, b. Aug. 8, 1828; d. Oct. 1, 1833. v. Dan, b. Nov. 15, 1830; d. May 14, 1885. vi. Henry, b. Dec. 19, 1832; d. Sept. 23, 1842. vii. Mark (twin), b. June 15, 1835; m. Rockport, O., Oct., 1863, Elizabeth Foot Taylor, [5 ch]. viii. Ann (twin), b. June 15, 1835d. May, 1897. ix. Lucy, b. Jan. 31, 1841; d. Sept. 21, 1849. x. Luke, b. Nov. 26, 1843; d. May 23, 1863. xi. Aseneth, b. Nov. 3, 1845; m. Rockport, Nov. 18, 1863, James A. Pease, [6 ch].

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Elizabeth Preston [Carter, dau. of Harley Peters Carter and Helen Louisa Preston], b. Sept. 25, 1870; m. Pittsford, N.Y., March 15, 1899, William Burholtz, b. Pittsford, March 10, 1871, d. there May 4, 1904, son of Frederick and Rekah (Sackett) Buholtz. Child: Elmer Carter, b. May 13, 1902; d. May 16, 1902.

Source:
Carter, Howard Williston. A genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Carter of Reading and Weston, Mass., and of Hebron and Warren, Ct., also some account of the descendants of his brothers, Eleazer, Daniel, Ebenezer and Ezra, sons of Thomas Carter and grandsons of Rev. Thomas Carter, first minister of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1642. Norfolk, Conn.: Carter, 1909, digital image, Ancestry.com.