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Jeremiah Carter[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male Bef 1670 - Bef 1737


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  • Name  Jeremiah Carter 
    Born  Bef 1670 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Bef 6 Jan 1736/37  Chester county, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 6-Jeremiah  Carter  (1660-1736),  a  Quaker,  landed  at Upland, Pa., with William Penn, 1682,, and  acquired  "Essex  House,"  now Carterville,  a  part of city of Chester, Pa., which was made  famous as being the house In which Penn was  first entertained upon his landing, Oct. 20 1682;
            Jeremiah CARTER,    the colonial immigrant who established the fifth branch of the American Carters first arrived in Pa. in 1682. Numerous legal records on that period state that he and his wife came to this province as "Came Servants into this Province" It appears that he indentured himself to some wealthy person in order to gain passage to the colonies.
            Though his record is sketchy, he was undoubtedly English is origin and was possibly moved to emigrate by his association with the Society of Friends (Quakers).
      Upon his arrival he settled in Chester County PA. along the south side of Chester Creek and in 1690 he acquired 20 acres of land for 6 Pounds and soon established himself as a linen weaver and landowner.
            In 1703 he acquired 200 more acres. All of Jeremiah and Mary's children were born in America. In 1709 it was recorded in the court records at West Chester PA. that Jeremiah CARTER was appointed Supervisor of Highways for the Chester township. He probably held other public offices as well. He died late in 1735 or early 1736 and there is a copy of his will in the book "A History of the Carter Family" I have a copy of a section that pertains to the Miller branch which has a copy of the will.
            Copy was sent to me my the Historical Society of Cecil Cty. MD. Reference: The CARTER Family , written and published by Thomas Maxwell POTTS in 1882 and a copy is in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
      Jeffrey Denis MILLER.
            The Carter family was and is still very large. They were very prominent citizens and very successful in the paper business and owned several mills in the Maryland area which supplied paper to the Baltimore Sun newspaper for almost half a century.
            Two descendants of Jeremiah who stand out in my mind are, Robert Somers BROOKINGS founder of the BROOKINGS Institute in Washington D.C. and Cloud CARTER , business man and co-founder of the Cherry Hill Methodist Church, but there are many more who were successful in business and life.
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          ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus
      THE ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM
      OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY
      FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA
      THE ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM
      OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY
      The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of
      THE FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA
      EDITED BY
      FREDERICK A. VIRKUS
      VOLUME I
      1925
      F. A. VIRKUS & COMPANY
      Genealogical Publishers
      440-442 S. Dearborn Street
      Chicago, Ill.
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      page 1696 and 1697
      6-Jeremiah  Carter  (1660-1736),  a  Quaker,  landed  at Upland, Pa., with William Penn, 1682,, and  acquired  "Essex  House,"  now Carterville,  a  part of city of Chester, Pa., which was made  famous as being the house In which Penn was first entertained upon his landing, Oct. 20 1682;
      5-Abraham (1700-89), m Lydia (Clayton) Spruce;
      4-Joseph (1749-1830), m Margaret Cloud;
      3-Robert (1778-1851), m Mary Reynolds.
      2-Son of Dr. Richard Brooklnge (1806-52), physician, Cecil Co., Md., m 1846, Mary Eliza Carter  (1828-67); Issue:
      1-H. G. (m Eliza Lamdin); 2-
      On a deed dated November 30, 1690 and recorded June 30, 1691 William Woodmanside of South Harold in countu of Chester, yeoman for 6 pounds granted to Jeremiah Carter, Linen weaver, a tract of land bounded by William Woodmanside, James Whitacres, & Thomas Calden containing 20 acres.  Delivered in the presence of Albert Hendricks, Mary Little & Lawrence Routh. [Chester County Land Records A1:B109]
      In a Warrant for survey dated 24th 3 mo. 1715:
      At the request of Jeremiah Carter of the County of Chester that We would grant him to take up in right of himself and his wife One hundred acres of Land they having made it appear to us that they came Servants into this Province in ye year 1682, And also that We would Grant him to take up one hundred and fifty acres of land in Right of Henry Swift & his wife and Richard Whigsted who also came Servants into this Province about the aforesaid Year And have now sold their several Rights to the said Jeremiah Carter; These are to Authorise and Require thee to Survey or cause to be Survey'd unto ye said Jeremiah Carter the aforesaid Two parcells of Land containing together Two hundred and fifty acres that has not been already Survey'd nor appropriated nor is Seated by the Indians, To be holden of the Proprietor under the Yearly Quitrent of one half-penny Sterel for every acre and make a Return thereof into the Secretaries Office in Order to a further Confirmation.  Given under our hands and Seal of ye Province at Philadelphia 24th 3mo 1715
                              R. Hill
                              Isaac Norris
                              James Logan.
      To Jacob Taylor Surveyor General.
      Among the surveyor's papers is filed a survey for Jeremiah Carter of 250 acres in Sadsbury township, dated 4 November, 1715.
      Will of Jeremiah Carter - West Chester, Will Book B, p. 17.
      I, Jeremiah Carter of the Township and County of Chester and Privince of Pensilvania yeoman being at this time in Rasonable Good helth of body and of a sound mind and mamory Thanks be to God for the same and now Considring the Unsertainty of this Life and that it is appoynted for all men once to Dye Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to say
      First, I Will that all my Just Debts and funaral Charges be fully satsfied Contented and Paid.
      Secondly, I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Mary Carter the Massuage Tenement plantation or tract of Land where I now Dwell Sittuate in the Township of Chester with the Dwelling hous and all other out Housing therunto Belonging and allso all my whole Estate both Real and Personall in Every kind and nature whatsoever to my said Wife during thetime of her widdow hud Butt if my said wife should Marry again after my decease Then I will and likewise Impower my said wife to make her one Chise of two of the best Rooms in my said house and no more and shee shal have Butt one half of my personall Estate and half of the Rents and profitts of all my said Lands and Teniments During the said Term and Immediately after my said wife Decese.
      Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Carter all that massuage Tenement plantation  or tract of Land abovesaid to the only proper uce benifeet and behoofe of him may said Abraham Carter his heirs and assigns for Ever.
      Fourthly I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Carter all my personall Estate in Every Kind and nature whot soever after my wifes Deceass.
      Fiftly I give and bequeth to my son Edward Carter five Pounds Current money of Pensilvania to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate and paid within three years after my wifes Deceas.
      Sixthly I Give and bequeth to my son Ninevah Carter five pounds Current money of Pensilvania to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate and paid within three years after my wifes Decease.
      Seventhly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Barnard five Pounds Current money of Pensilvania to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate and paid within three years after my Wifes Deceas.
      And I Do hereby nominate Contitute and appoint my Loveing wife Mary Carter and my son Abraham Carter and my son Edward Carter to be whole and sole Executors of This my Last will and Testament And I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul all and Every other former Testaments wills Legacies and Executors by me in any wais before this Time named willed and bequeathed Ratifyig and Confirming this andno other to Be mu Last Will and Testament.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventeenth Day of January In the Year of our Lord 1734-35.
                          Jeremiah Carter [Seal]
      The words [and funerall Charges] Enterlined between the first & sixt Line: and the words [of two] Enterlined between the Eleventh and Twelft Line and the word [Son] Enterlined between the 31 & 32 Line  and the Words [Day of] Enterlined between the 36 & 37 Line was before the Sealing and Delivery hereof.
      Signed sealed Published Pronounsed and Declared by the said Jeremiah Carter as his last Will and Testament In the presence of us the Subscribers viz: Richard Weaver, Elizabeth Weaver, Mary Weaver.
      Proved 6th January 1736-7, by all the witnesses on affirmation.
      Eightly and Lastly I Give and Bequeath to the Children of the said Sarah Barnard Ten Pounds Current Money of Pensilvania to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate and Devided Equally between the said Children and paid them within three years after my wifes Decease.
      Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834
      CARTER, JEREMIAH. Chester, yeoman.
      January 17, 1734/5. January 6, 1736/7. B. 17.
      To wife Mary my plantation where I now dwell in Chester Township and
      all other estate during widowhood, afterward the plantation to son
      Abraham. To sons Edward and Nineveh 5 each. To daughter Sarah Barnard
      5 and to her children 10 to be divided.
      Executors: wife Mary, sons Abraham and Edward.
      Witnesses: Richard Weaver, Eliza Weaver, Mary Weaver.
    Person ID  I85908  mykindred
    Last Modified  Feb 15, 2006 

    Family  Mary (__),   d.  
    Children 
     1. Lydia Carter,   b. Abt 1694,   d.
     2. Hannah Carter,   b. Abt 1695,   d. Abt 1731
    >3. Sarah Carter,   b. Abt 1696,   d.
    >4. Edward Carter,   b. Abt 1698, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1777
    >5. Ninevah Carter,   b. Abt 1699, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757
    >6. Abraham Carter,   b. 1 Jul 1700, Chester county, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1789, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ninevah Carter,   d. Between 1753 and 1757
    Family ID  F28922  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1254] Carter Family History by J.Montgomery Seaver, Page 37.
      Call #CS71.C376x

    2. [S1253] Gedcom - Casey, Beverly.

    3. [S1556] History of the Carter Family - Photocopy Vertical.

    4. [S1555] Bicentenary Memorial of Jeremiah Carter, p. 26.

    5. [S1555] Bicentenary Memorial of Jeremiah Carter, p. 30.

    6. [S1557] Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Land Rec, p. 18.

    7. [S1553] Gedcom - Johnson, Beth.



  
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