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William Carter

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chatham, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Becky River, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Carter, Sr. and Jane Carter
Husband of Elizabeth Carter
Father of David Teague Carter; Marie Carter; William Butler Carter; Rachel Carter; Mariam Siler and 2 others
Brother of John Carter; Jehu Carter; John Merideth Carter, Sr.; John Carter, Jr.; Joseph Carter and 7 others

Occupation: Father of 7 children
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About William Carter

Source: Chatham County, North Carolina 1771-1971 by James Williams:

During this period the county continued to enjoy great benefit from the academies, preparatory and private schools already in existence at the adoption of the Common Schools, clnd others were from time to time established. Perhaps, the most noted of those established in the fifties, was the School at Mount Vernon Springs, which was conducted under the auspices of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association. In the minutes of this venerable Association, which is one of the oldest in America, at its annual meeting for the year 1851 appears the following: "At the suggestion of several brethren, the Association agreed to build a male academy in the town of Pittsborough. Trustees were appointed, and a house put up, but for various reasons this location was abandoned, and finally the school was located at Mount Vernon Springs." At the annual meeting in 1854 appears the following in the minutes:

"The Trustees were instructed to secure a site for a male and female school in the bounds of the Association. Mount Vernon Springs was suggested as a ·suitable place." The Trustees were Rev. William Lineberry, Rev. Samuel Baldwin, J. R. Marsh, E. H. Straughan, J. Tysor, Dr. A. S. Holton, A. P. Stroud, William Carter, Josiah White, E. Hinton, and Robert Marsh. At the meeting in 1855 the Trustees reported that they had purchased of Abner Marsh "The Mountain Vernon Springs" and had established a male and female school there to be known as "The Mount Vernon Male and Female Seminary." In referring to Baptist academies in North Carolina, Dr. George Washington Paschal wrote: Probably the best equipped of all these schools was the Mt. Vernon Springs A~ademy in Chatham County. And here, let me confess, I am speaking under all the hazards that assail one when he tells of his first high school nearly seventy years afterwards. The village in which it was located had long been known as a watering place and it had a spacious hotel, which during the school year might provide board and lodgings for teachers and students ... Having fixed on this place as the location of their school, the trustees, all substantial men, raised $5,000 and bought the Spring and its property. They then formed a fifteen thousand dollar stock company, and bought several hundred acres of land adjacent to that already purchased. At the top of a beautiful slope, 200 yards north of the Spring, they built the male academy, a stately structure, large enough to accommodate 100 students. On another slope 300 yards to the east of the Spring and separated from the male academy not only by distance but also by a stream and a thickly wooded ravine which obscured all vision, they erected the buildings of the Female Academy, and equipped the rooms with pianos, and palettes and paints and brushes ...

There have been a number of fraternal orders in Chatham County since its founding in 1771, but undoubtedly the order that has attracted the most members for the longest period of time has been that of the Masons.

Rocky River Lodge No. 159 (Mudlick) was chartered in December, 1854. A deed recorded in the Chatham County Registry shows that James W. Culberson, master of the lodge, purchased land located in the south prong of Rocky River, from W. G. Albright for a lodge building. The 1855 officers were Culberson, master; W. B. Carter, senior warden; and S. J. Carter, junior warden. The charter was surrendered in 1869 and the lodge became extinct.

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William Carter's Timeline

1782
1782
Chatham, North Carolina, USA
1808
1808
Age 26
Chatham, North Carolina, USA
1818
August 29, 1818
Age 36
Chatham, North Carolina, USA
1820
1820
Age 38
Chatham, North Carolina, USA
1822
October 5, 1822
Age 40
Chatham, North Carolina, USA
1823
1823
Age 41
Chatham, North Carolina, USA
1826
1826
Age 44
North Carolina, USA
1827
1827
Age 45
Chatham, North Carolina, USA
1831
September 18, 1831
Age 49
Becky River, North Carolina, USA
1832
1832
Age 49
Chatham, North Carolina, USA