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1- Photocopy of Howard Cecil Carter's Social Security application made December 14, 1938.
2- 1850 US Census showing the family of Winston Carter (1798-1855). The list shows Winston, aged 53, Margaret Davis Carter 52, Mary Jane Carter 21, William Anderson Carter 14, and Laura Ellen Carter 11. It also indicates that William and Laura attended school that year; that everyone in the family was born in North Carolina, with the exception of Winston (who was born in Virginia), and that the family farm had a tax value of $400. To see this entire page of the 1850 US Census go here (requires free MrSID GeoViewer. Download here.)
3- This 1860 Stokes County, NC Census scan shows the same family ten years later. Winston Carter is no longer listed, due to his death in 1855. Added to the family from the earlier census are a James Carter , aged 7 and a child named Benjamin, 4. The farm this time is valued at $800 and her personal value is listed at $3,400. Occupation is listed as "farmer".

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4- Photocopy of Dora Coon Laws' Social Security application made April 24, 1944.
5- Photocopy of William Anderson Carter's (1836-1917) Civil War Pension application, made on June 26, 1901. 
6- Cover of the
Civil War Pension application
7- William Anderson Carter's signature 




  8- Photocopy of Amanda Hill Carter's (b.1838) Civil War Widow's Application for Pension, made on June 30,  1917. 
  9- Cover of the Widow's Application for Pension
10- 1870 US Census Scan for the
William Anderson Carter (1836-1917) family (Thanks to Michele Lee Grant). To see this entire page of the 1870 US Census go here (requires free MrSID GeoViewer. Download here.).




 11-12- Marriage Bonds (September 12, 1860) and Marriage License for William Anderson Carter (1836-1917) and Amanda Hill Carter (b.1838). The marriage license is signed at the bottom by G. W. Merritt, Justice of the Peace who writes, "I hereby certify that I solemnized the rights of matrimony between William A. Carter and Amanda Hill on the 13th of September AD 1860 G. W. Merritt J.P".
13- Bond signed by James Davis, William Davis and William D. Wilson that bound James Davis as the Administrator of the estate of Winston Carter (1798-1855). The date of the bond is December 10, 1855 and the amount is $5,000.  Winston Carter died without leaving a will.  James Davis submitted a full accounting of the estate on December 14, 1857. Some 48 pages of documentation are known to exist concerning this estate, copies of which are in my possession
(Notes by Kenny Carter, written September 16, 2002).

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 14-Death certificate of Amanda Hill Carter.

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