When John T Carter was born about 1764, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, Churchill Carter Sr, was 19 and his mother, Leah Moultrey, was 8. He married Mary Estes about 1793, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Chester, Chester, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in 1850, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 87.
English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
Irish: shortened form of McCarter .
Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.