James Harvey Carter

3 February 1844–28 August 1927 (Age 83)
Coles, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Harvey

When James Harvey Carter was born on 3 February 1844, in Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, William Lewis Carter, was 30 and his mother, Matilda Ann Nash, was 22. He married Rebecca Jane Todd on 24 January 1861, in Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Red Oak Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Buffalo Township, Newton, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 28 August 1927, in Spring City, Newton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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James Harvey Carter
Rebecca Jane Todd
Marriage: 24 January 1861
Alferata Carter
Charles Carter
Sandusky Nora Carter
John Carter
Lydia Carter
Frank Carter
Albert B. Carter
Robert Henry Carter
Walter Gilbert Carter
Daisie Carter

Spouse and Children

24 January 1861
Shelby, Illinois, United States


    Alferata Carter


    Charles Carter



    Frank Carter


    Albert B. Carter


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 16

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Crcet or crat, a carriage, a cart, and ere, an agent, meaning a person who drives a cart or carriage, a carter, a teamster. In Anglo-Saxon, craet-waen was applied to a wain, or a chariot. Craet or crat may be traceable through the Gaelic words cairt and carr to Latin carrus, meaning a car or a chariot

Sources (3)

  • James H Carter, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • James Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Carter in household of John Good, "United States Census, 1860"

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