Monday, November 27, 2017

The Carter Deeds

Movement of Colored People

Deed Book 3S, page 186   Date: 15 Apr 1829   Returned to court: 11 Jun 1829
Margaret SPENCER of Holmes Co Ohio to Samuel CARTER of Ldn. Bargain and sale of 15a Lot #7 in div. of Jasper POULSON dec'd. Wit: Jesse MORGAN, Thos. POULSON. Delv. to CARTER 20 Jun 1846.
Deed Book 5M, page 241              Date: 28 Sep 1855     Returned to court: 15 Oct 1855
Samuel Carter the elder of Ldn to Samuel Carter Jr of Belmont Co Ohio. Bargain and sale of house and 15a lot now in possession of grantor, adjoining Samuel Beans, Anna Gooding & others, as described in deed from Margaret Spencer (widow’s dower, Lot No. 7 in division of estate of Joseph Poulson dec’d) to said Carter.
Deed Book 5W, page 269              Date: 20 Mar 1867     Returned to court: 29 Mar 1867
Samuel Carter Jr & wife Mary Jane of Belmont Co Ohio to William H. Green and Daniel Elliott of Ldn. Bargain sale of above 15a.

Samuel Carter, Sr. bought land in Belmont and neighboring counties in Ohio. He apparently handed this land over to his son Samuel Carter. Jr,.  Along with Samuel Carter. Jr.,  came Joseph and their sister Eleanor Thornton-Carter. Eleanor had received the blessing of her father Samuel Carter Sr,. to marry Abraham Thornton according to Loudoun County's governmental website. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Samuel Carter, Jr.,a Virginian dies in Ohio

Obituary for Samuel Carter Jr.,  ca. 1815-1892

This is my 4th great grandmother Eleanor Carter-Thorton's brother. Great grandmother Eleanor, Samuel Jr., and Joseph Carter all migrated to Ohio as Samuel Sr. purchased land in Ohio from Loudoun County, Virginia. 

Page: 2 Date Thursday, September 29, 1892 Paper Belmont Chronicle and Farmers, Mechanics and Manufactures Advocate (St. Clairsville, Ohio)

SAMUEL CARTER: An Aged Colored Man of Note Dies of Old Age.

Samuel Carter died from incidents of diseases to age at his home in Wheeling Township (in Belmont County) on the morning of the 21st, aged over 80 years. His death is worthy of more than a passing notice, as his was honest, pure and aspiring to higher place. He was born in Loudoun county, Va.., June 15th 1812, and removed to Ohio he set himself to build up a prosperous and happy home. He recognized the advantages of education, and made provision for his wife to attend school when they were located in the new home. Her teacher was Kirza Kirk and he informs the writer of this, that her progress was beyond belief. When the children were old enough they were sent to school, and race prejudice was so strong that were at times excluded from the public school. When this occurred, the money hardly earned was used pay for schooling, and the result most indeed have been gratifying to their parents. One of their daughters was a teacher in one of the high schools in Wheeling and continued in the profession until her death. Mr. Louis Carter is a teacher of music and their only daughter has a happy home in Cleveland. The family were kind and helpful in sickness and sorrow, and a respectable assemblage both white and colored, attended the funeral services which took place at the A.M.E. Church in Flushing, on the 23rd inst.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Carter Women get married

The Carter Sister's get married

Thursday, July 18th, 1878 in the Belmont Chronicle and Farmers, Mechanic and Manufactures Advocate (St. Clairsvile, Ohio)

QUITE AN INTERESTING EVENT occurred at the residence of Mr. Samuel Carter, on the evening of the 31 inst. Mr. James Harris and Miss Laura Carter--Mr. Frank Lee and Miss Ella Carter were united in marriage by Rev. Dr. Vincent of New Athens, Ohio. Mr. Carter with much difficulty secured his daughters a good education, and they were successful teachers, one of them having taught in the city of Wheeling, and their deportment was always such to entitle them to respect of all who knew them.


Friday, November 24, 2017

The Carters move from Virginia to Ohio

Legal Notice

February 5, 1880

Belmont Chronicle and Farmers, Mechanics and Manufactures Advocate (St. Clairsville, Ohio)

The colored citizens and residents of the town of Flushing and vicinity thereof are hereby notified that Washington Davis and Samuel Carter, survivors of William H Johnson dec'd on the 8th day of January, 1880 filed their petitions in the Court of Common Pleas in and for Belmont County, Ohio settling forth among other things, that on the 12th day of February, 1886, the petitioners, together with William H. Johnson now deceased, purchased from Daniel Huff and wife one third of an acre on the ground more or less situated in Flushing township, in said county more particularly described in said petition, which said real estate was conveyed to the undersigned and their successors in office for the education of colored children in Flushing and vicinity; that said William H. Johnson is deceased and that the undersigned are his successors in office that the said real estate has ceased to be used for school purposes, the State having provided for the education of said children and the same is going to decav. And pray that they, as survivors of William H. Johnson dec'd be authorized to convey to property to the Trustees of the M.E. Church for the benefit of the colored people of Flushing and vicinity, for the purposes of worship and that they are required to appear and answer by the 10th day of March 1880.

Washington Davis
Samuel Carter
Survivors of Wm. H. Johnson dec'd
1-29, '88 4w

Friday, June 09, 2017

Loudoun County Tax Records

Using the vast network of genealogy, I was able to find the household of Samuel Carter.

5th great grandfather Samuel Carter and his family in the household:
Loudoun Minute Book 3, page 26, 10 Aug 1819:
Skinner, Harriot (d/o Nelly Carter)

0371, Skinner, Ann (d/o Nelly Carter)

0372, Carter, Elias (s/o Nelly Carter)

0373, Carter, Wm. (s/o Nelly Carter)

0374, Carter, Jno. (s/o Nelly Carter)

0375, Carter, Samuel (s/o Nelly Carter)

0376, Carter, Eleanor (d/o Nelly Carter)

0377, Carter, Jos. (s/o Nelly Carter)

0378, Skinner, Jacob (s/o Harriot Skinner)

0396, Carter, Elizabeth (d/o Nelly Carter)

Loudoun Minute Book 1833-1834, page 29
0084, Thornton, Abraham

Friday, May 20, 2016

Cousin Julian Valentine

Urbana Daily
July 31, 1923
Julian Valentine, colored, residing on South Kenton Street was arrested by Chief Powers and Officer Bus Hill Sunday night at the home charged with possessing some "white mule" in a jug which was brought to the station as evidence. Valentine was found guilty before Mayor Henderson and fined the minimun $100 and costs, part of which he paid and arranged to pay the rest in a short time.

Urbana Daily
June 12, 1936
Julian Valentine, Hill Street, was arrested yesterday afternoon at South Locust and Water Street by Officer Howard Helfrich on a charge of intoxication.
He was sprawled across the sidewalk making it necessary for a passerby to step over him, the police said today. Valentine was being held in the city jail today pening his arraignment before Mayor Dallas McCrery.

Urbana Daily
October 5, 1936
Four local persons are being held in City Jail on charges of drunken and disorderly conduct following their arrest Saturday night by Patrolman Helfrich and Scott.
Julian Valentine, Walter Jones, and Kathryn Valentine all arrested at 8:15 on South Kenton Street, will have hearings before Mayor Dallas McCrery at 7:30 tonight.
Gilbert Howe, East Water Street, was arrested on East Market Street at 11:20pm Saturday and will also have his hearing tonight.

Urbana Daily
September 7, 1937
Three minor motor accidents marred the weekend holiday in Urbana and Champaign county and all occurred on Saturday night.
Julian Valentine, colored, of South Walnut Street, was injured when run down in front on South Ward School on South Main Street by an automobile driven by a man giving the name of OE Lutz of Springfield. The fire departmen ambulance removed Valentine to his home where his condition was said to be not serious. Firemen and Mr Lutz said that Valentine was walking in the middle of the street and that the driver of the car did everything possible to keep from hurting him.

Urbana Daily
November 24, 1937
Julian Valentine, colored, of Hill Street, was in an unconscious condition today at the Champaign County Hospital suffering from injuries received at 5:50am when struck by an automobile in front of the C&LE Depot on South Main Street.

from the Urban Daily in Springfield, Ohio

One Hundred and Eighty-one years!

Happy 181st Anniversary to Michael and Verlinda Payne Goins married on the 20th of May, 1835 in Belmont County, Ohio

Cousin Levi Valentine

From the Champaign County Library

Tuesday, November 24, 1959 in The Springfield (O) Daily News

Levi Valentine, 72 of New Carlisle, Route 3 died 6 a.m. Tuesday in City Hospital where he was admitted November 12.

A native of Licking County, he was born April 2, 1877. He was the son of Murray L. and Mary [Goins] Valentine. Mr. Valentine resided in Springfield from 1913 until May of this year.

His sole survivor is a daughter is Mrs. Mary Kernley of Los Angeles.
The body was taken John W. Patterson funeral home.

Levi's mother Mary is Riley's daughter. Riley is of one the first generation of Goins' born in Ohio when his parents migrated from Virginia circa 1835. Records on Ancestry lead me to his obituary.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Abraham's Civil War Pension

I lost it. I received it in 2015. I took it with me to the Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank and I lost the CD/DVD that has his Civil War pension on it. I lost my 4th great grandfather's Civil War pension. I looked everywhere for that CD/DVD. Resigned, I sat down and filled out another 85D form and emailed it to the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington and waited patiently for the second copy to come. It came at the end of 2015. I put the CD/DVD into my computer and the records would not open up. I took it to another computer and the record would not open up. I didn't know what to do. I didn't want to order another copy just to have the CD/DVD not open up. I contacted the NARA by phone and asked if I could return the 2nd CD/DVD for a new one. They told me where to send it. They received it and then told me that they could access the record. I sighed. They said they would send another CD/DVD. I received it today. It worked! I now have my 4th great grandfather's Civil War pension. He fought in Brownsville, Texas and Petersburg, Virginia. The only way I think they could have covered such a great distance is the train. It says he was born in Loudoun County, Virginia just like records I found in October of 2015 said. He was married there as well. The family moved to Ohio. My 3rd great grandmother Margaret stayed in Ohio and married W.M Balar and they moved to Knox County. Ohio. The rest of the family moved to Wisconsin and some to Minnesota and then on Washington. Abraham's son-in-law, William Stewart, a Civil War Veteran himself, vouched for Abraham's service, according to Abraham's pension. He was in Company F, the 29th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops. He gave testimony about the death of his first wife, his children and his ailments.