(Ancestors' names are in boldface)
Moses McCarter b. 1730/32
Scotland d. 1787/88 Abbeville,
SC m. Catren Unknown b. 1732/33 PA d.
1800 Abbeville, SC Moses was a Revolutionary War veteran. He and
Catren had eleven children. The dates of birth
for Moses' children are from a McCarter family Bible owned by a granddaughter of Moses McCarter. We appreciate any updates,
additions, or corrections.)
1. Anne McCarter b. 09 Jun 1750 m. Richard York
2. Catren McCarter b. 09 Oct 1753 m.
3. John McCarter b. 16 Oct 1755 m. Unknown (John
was a Revolutionary War veteran serving in SC)
4. William McCarter b. 2 Oct 1756 d.
24 Feb 1843 Lincoln Co., NC
m. Unknown b. ? d. about 1790 (William’s
name was listed as "Wil" in the family Bible. His wife was reportedly killed by Indians but
we have no proof of this. (He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, serving in South Carolina)
McCarter b. 11 Jun 1759 m. Andrew
6. Agnes McCarter b. Mar 1761 m. Samuel Crawford
7. Margaret McCarter b. 2 Jan 1763 m. Fleming Bates
8. James McCarter b. 26 May 1765 m. Nancy Unknown. (James was a Revolutionary
War veteran serving in SC)
9. Jennett McCarter b. 27 May 1767 m. Thomas Morrows
10.Robert McCarter b. 28 Aug 1770 no recorded wife or children
11.Moses McCarter, Jr. b. 9 Aug 1774
(Moses served in the War of 1812 as a drafted soldier from Sevier Co., TN.)
(Hope McCarter, previously listed as #12 is probably simply a mistake in deciphering the old fashioned penmanship
for "Moses." The letter "s" inside a word sometimes looked like a "p." The writing is faded and part of the "M"
may be missing enough to look like an "H.")
(Point of interest: A McCarter cousin called the pronunciation of Catren's name to our attention.
She says it is KAY tren, not CAT ren.)
William McCarter b. 2 Oct 1756 d. 24 Feb 1843 Lincoln Co., NC m. (1) Unknown b. ? d.
c1790 m. c1775/76 in York Co.,(?) SC
(William’s wife was reportedly killed by Indians, but
at this point we have no evidence for this traditional story) He served in the Revolutionary War.
William and his wife had six children, two of whom survived.
_____ McCarter b.
Joseph McCarter b.
Oct. 1780 SC d. 5 Nov. 1864 Sevier Co., TN
b. 1782 SC d. 1815/18 Sevier Co., TN m.
Rebecca Jane Ogle b. 1782 NC d. 1870/80 Sevier Co., TN
_____ McCarter b.
_____ McCarter b.
_____ McCarter b.
James McCarter b. c1782 Abbeville
Co., SC d. 1815/18 Sevier Co., TN m. c1800 Edgefield Co., SC Rebecca Jane Ogle b. c1782 NC d.
1870/80 Sevier Co., TN (Tradition says that James died shortly after the birth
of his last son, Jeremiah who was born in 1815.) James and Rebecca made the arduous
trip from District 96 in SC to the Smokies in 1804 with Martha Jane Huskey Ogle and her family. Rebecca was Martha Jane’s daughter. In The History of Gatlinburg, James is described
as "a Scotsman." At one time the couple owned all of Cartertown where they had settled after arriving in TN. . James and Rebecca had eight children, all boys. Seven survived.
William McCarter b. c1801 Edgefield, SC d. ? m. Martha (Patsy) Waddle b. ?
d. ? Moved to Alabama
Isaac McCarter b. 1803 d. ?
Edgefield, SC d. ? m. Mary
(Polly) Waddle b.? d. ? Moved
John McCarter b.
1805 Sevier Co d. 1848/49 m. Nancy
Anderson b. 1804 d. 1893
Male child McCarter b.
1807 Sevier Co. d. ?
Joseph McCarter b.
1809 Sevier Co. d. 1884 m. (1) Nancy Reagan b. 1810 d. 1854 (2) Lydia Blazier b. 1808 d. 1886 (3) Malvina Bird b. 1850
Thomas McCarter b. 1811 Sevier Co. d. 1888 m. Mary Ownby b. 1814 d. 1886
James McCarter, Jr., b. 1813 Sevier Co. d. 1860/70 m. Edna Abbott b. 1815 d. 1870/80
Jeremiah McCarter b.
1815 Sevier Co., d. ? m. Nancy Jane Hollingsworth
b. 1821 d. 1891
Thomas McCarter b. 18 Jan 1811
Sevier Co., TN d. 12
Feb. 1888 m. Mary Ownby b. 1814 Rutherford Co., NC d. 1886 Sevier Co., TN. Thomas and Mary had twelve
Aaron McCarter b.
1836 d. 1837
Alfred McCarter b. 1837
d. 1912 m. Lydia Reagan b.
1835 d. 1904. (Alfred was a Civil War veteran)
Mack Lafayette (Fate) McCarter b. 1840 d. 1916 m. Elizabeth Jane Ogle
b. 1842 d. 1925 (Fate was a Civil War veteran.)
Thomas Hill McCarter b. 1842 d. 1923 m. Marriah Reagan b. 1842 d. 1923
Samuel McCarter b.
1845 d. 1855
Isaac McCarter b.
1846 d. 1921 m. Mary Ann King b. ? d.
Marian McCarter b.
1848 d. 1922 m. Moses Moore b. 1847 d. 1928
James A. McCarter b.
1850 d. ? m. Lavinia Ann Maples b. 1851
John McCarter b.
1852 d. 1935 m. Sarah Huskey Ownby b. 1856 d. 1915
10. William McCarter b.
1855 d. 1952 m. Luranie Brackins b. 1860 d. 1926
11. Radford Gatlin McCarter
b. 1857 d. ? m. Sarah Moore b. 1862 d. after 1898
12. Mary McCarter b.
1864 d. ? m. George Maples b. 1858 d. 1930
Thomas Hill McCarter b. 1842 d. 1923 m. Marriah (Rye) Reagan
b. 1842 d. 1923 Thomas Hill served
as a member of the Sevier Co, TN school board. He was a farmer and landowner. The large amount of land he owned was divided among his children when he died. He
and his wife both died in the influenza epidemic of 1923. Thomas Hill and Marriah
had eleven children. Two of his sons were ministers and two of his daughters
Mary Elizabeth (Polly) McCarter
b. 1862 d. Feb. 1932 m. Nathaniel Y. King b. 7 Feb. 1855 d.
24 Aug 1936
Rev. Wesley (Wes) Lafayette McCarter, Sr. b. 22 Jul 1864 d. 2 Oct 1951
m. Mary Anne Green b. 9 Mar 1871
d. 31 Mar 1928 Wesley was a Baptist minister
who performed the wedding ceremonies of his brother Eli and bride Betsy and his sister Alice (Sariah
Alice) and her husband Israel Hatcher.
Martha Jane McCarter
b. 14 July 1866 d. 15 Jan 1953 m.
Rev. James Wesley Houser b. 11 Jan 1862
d. 22 Mar 1943. James was a Baptist minister.
Thomas Zacharius McCarter
b. 7 Sep 1868 d. 1 Nov 1951 m.
Martha C. Proffit b. 16 Mar 1873 d.
15 Mar 1936
Daniel William Isaiah McCarter
b. 20 Nov 1870 d, 31 Dec 1967 m.
Martha Jane Ogle b. 9 Nov 1874 d.
1939. Daniel lived to be 97 years old.
Nancy Marriah McCarter b.
26 Aug 1873 d. 6 Aug 1949 Dallas, TX
m. George Washington Franklin b.
31 Mar 1872 d. 30 Sep 1932 Copeville,
TX Moved to Texas
Ephraim Moses Earl McCarter
b. 15 Feb 1875 d. 7 Apr 1960 m.
Alie Zanna Proffit b. 16 Jan 1880 d.
17 Mar 1905
Mariam Etta McCarter b.
5 Sep 1878 d. ? m. Silas Sylvester
Ownby b. 1875 d. ?
Noah Richard McCarter b.
20 Feb 1881 d. 6 Jul 1974 m. Elza
Ogle b. 13 May 1881 d. 20 Feb 1969
10. Sariah Alice McCarter b. 6 Nov 1883 d. 20 Dec 1971 m. Elder Israel
Alexander Hatcher b. 30 May 1860
d. 11 Mar 1950
Israel was a Primitive Baptist preacher. .
11. Rev. Eli McCarter b. 29 Mar 1886 d. 10 Oct 1955
m. 8 Jul 1904 Mary Elizabeth Hatcher b. 25 Feb 1889 d. 17 Feb 1969 Eli was a Baptist minister.
Rev. Eli McCarter b. 29 March 1886 Sevier Co., TN d. 10 Oct 1955 Sevier Co.,TN m. 8 Jul 1904 Mary
Elizabeth (Betsy) Hatcher b. 25 Feb 1889 Sevier Co., TN d. 17 Feb 1969 Bristol, TN Eli was a farmer, blacksmith, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
When he and Betsy were married, his parents were in their sixties. He
and Betsy lived with the older McCarters, helped work the farm, and took care of his parents until their deaths. During this time the family became so big that Betsy had to make cornbread in a dishpan. After Thomas Hill and Marriah died, Eli sold the farm to his brother, Richard, and he, Betsy, and the children
moved to Gatlinburg. Eli and Betsy had twelve children; all except the
last three were born on the McCarter farm in Cartertown. Betsy said that her
husband worked from sunup till sundown to keep his family fed. All of the couples’
sons and one of their daughters served in the armed forces in WWII.
Martha Marriah McCarter b.22 Jul 1905 Cartertown, Sevier Co.,
TN d. 22 Feb. 1997 Johnson City,
TN m. Charles Emmitt Bullock b.
22 Jul 1905 d. 22 Mar 1974 Bristol,
2. Alice Susan McCarter b. 8 Oct 1907 Cartertown, Sevier Co., TN d. 13 Sep 2006 Toledo, OH
m. Herman Victor Harget b. 16 Apr 1907 Toledo, OH d. 25 Nov 1962 Alexandria, VA
Edna Izena McCarter
b. 5 Jan 1910 Cartertown, Sevier Co., TN
d. 25 Aug 2000 Richmond, VA m.
Frank McFall b. 25 Sep 1909 d. 18
Jul 1968 Powhatan, VA (Edna was in the Women’s Army Corps in WWII)
Earl McCarter b.
15 Apr 1912 Cartertown, Sevier Co., TN d. 29 Sep 1988 Bristol, TN m. Glenna Jane Stout b. 11 Nov 1911 Bristol, VA d. 25 Apr 1988 Bristol, VA
(Earl was in the Seabees in WWII)
Thomas Israel (Pete) McCarter
b. 19 June 1914 Cartertown, Sevier Co., TN d. 3 Feb
1964, VA hospital, Johnson City, TN m. (1) Living relative and (2) Opal Geneva
Huskey b. 4 Jul 1916 Bullhead Mtn., Sevier Co., TN d. 24 May 2001 Pigeon Forge, TN (Pete
was in the Army Air Corps in WWII)
Willie Etta (Billie) McCarter
b. 21 Feb 1917 Cartertown, Sevier Co., TN d. 14 Sep 2000 Sevierville,
TN m. Robert Roger Pickel b. 30
Aug 1914 Knox Co., TN d. 29 May
1999 Maryville, TN
Eli Valentine (Tine) McCarter
b. 2 Feb 1920 Cartertown, Sevier Co., TN d. 23 Sep 1988 Evensville, TN m. Betty Louise Ray b. 18 Sep 1934 Spring City, TN d. 13 Oct 2000 (Tine was in the Army Air Corps in WWII)
(Twin) Betsy Mae McCarter b. 6 Jul 1922 Cartertown, Sevier Co., TN d. 21 Feb 1924 Gatlinburg, Sevier Co., TN (The twins
died during the same influenza epidemic that killed their grandparents, Thomas Hilll and Marriah Reagan McCarter.)
(Twin) Mary Lillie b.
6 July 1922 Cartertown, Sevier Co, TN d. 7 Feb 1924 Gatlinburg, Sevier Co., TN (see note above)
10. John Wade McCarter b. 17 Aug 1924 Gatlinburg, TN d. 6 Mar 1975 Toledo, OH m. Barbara Mae Nagle b. 6 Jun 1927 d. 11 Sep 1990 Sylvania,
Ohio (John was in the Navy in WWII)
11. Living descendent
12. Living descendent
of Eli McCarter
The History of Gatlinburg. Nashville, 1931.
family charts, and pedigree charts
Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans
Vol II, rev. ed., 1983