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James Carter, Sr.

Birthplace: England, Applegarth, Yorkshire, UK
Death: Died in Pembroke, Washington, Maine, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Carter and Mary Carter
Husband of Deborah Carter
Father of Samuel Carter; Hannah Carter; John Carter; James Carter, Jr.; Nancy Carter and 2 others

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About James Carter, Sr.

"One of the original proprietors of Eastport, c1788 ["Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel," p. 325]; later, a farmer at Pembroke.

Carter family tradition tells us James was an Englishman, a sailor who jumped ship and eventually married Deborah Newell, a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Passamaquoddy are now located principally at the Sipayiq [Pleasant Point] and Indian Township reservations in Washington County. The earliest records show James living in Eastport (then called Moose Island) in 1790, with a wife who was over 16 years of age. In 1796, he bought a lot on Moose Island from a Clark. In 1800, he had a wife and three daughters (Deborah, Hannah, and Nancy). Notes of Julia Taymon

Another family tradition says that James Carter was the son of a "wealthy" English family, who ran away and joined the American forces during the War of 1812 and married an Irish girl from Marblehead, Mass.

James Carter came to Pembroke c1810-15 and probably settled on Joseph Bridges' place [No 84a on Colby's Map]." Rootsweb.com

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James Carter, Sr.'s Timeline

May 17, 1765
Applegarth, Yorkshire, UK
Age 16
Age 32
Eastport, Washington, Maine, USA
April 7, 1800
Age 34
Eastport, Washington, Maine, USA
Age 36
September 9, 1804
Age 39
Eastport, Washington, Maine, USA
Age 41
Eastport, Washington, Maine, USA
Age 51
Eastport, Washington, Maine, USA
March 16, 1849
Age 83
Pembroke, Washington, Maine, USA
Eastport, Washington, Maine, USA