AUTHOR: Linda Carter Turman
In what was at the time Rutherford County, North Carolina, in the year 1831, William Jackson Carter, Sr. married Amey Alice Hastings.
Their marriage produced five known children, 4 boys and 1 girl:
John Wesley Carter, b. 1837
James C Carter, b. 1838
Ursley T Carter, b. 1840
Jesse J Carter, b. 1842
William Jackson Carter, Jr. b. 1845
All four sons fought in the Civil War; only 1 returned.
Pvt. John Wesley Carter enlisted in Company F, North Carolina 56th Infantry Regiment on 06 Jun 1862. Mustered out on 10 Sep 1864 at Richmond, VA. He died 10 Sept 1864, of Typhoid Fever in General Hospital in Richmond, Virginia and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.
Pvt. James C. Carter was in Company B, 49th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, and was killed instantly at Drury’s Bluff, 16 May 1864 in Chesterfield County, Virginia and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.
Pvt. Jesse J. Carter of Company F, 34th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was killed in action on 1 Jul 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg and is buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Pvt. William Jackson Carter, Jr. was 18 years old when he joined Co. F, 56th Regiment, of the Cleveland, NC Riflemen, the same unit as his brother, John Wesley. 17 Jun 1864 he was wounded in the leg. When he returned to duty he was captured at Ft. Stedman, Virginia 25 Mar 1865, where he was a prisoner of war at Camp Lookout, Maryland until his release 13 May 1865. He was the only son of William Jackson Carter, Sr. and Amey Alice Hastings to survive the war.
After returning from the war to his home in Cleveland County, North Carolina, William Jackson Carter, Jr. married Susan Peeler, and they had five children. After Susan’s death, William married her sister, Margaret Adela Peeler, and together they had eleven children, including my grandfather, George Pinkney Carter.
No records have been found that can identify the parents of William Jackson Carter, Sr. who was born in 1812.