Moore "Moses" Carter, I

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Moore "Moses" Carter, I

Birthplace: Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: 1740 (59-60)
Bertie County, North Carolina, British Colonial America
Place of Burial: Bertie, North Carolina, British C olonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Carter, II and Magdalen (Moore) Carter
Husband of Sarah Neville and Jane Elizabeth Carter
Father of Priscilla Carter; Catherine Anne Carter; Elizabeth Jones; Robert Carter; Jacob Carter, I and 9 others
Brother of Edward Carter; Thomas Carter, III; Alexander Carter; Martha Jones; Joseph Carter and 3 others

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About Moore "Moses" Carter, I

Moore “Moses”Carter was born about 1680 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, a younger son of Thomas Carter Jr. (abt.1648-1710) and his wife, Magdalene (Moore) Carter (abt.1656-aft.1737) (daughter of George Moore).

Moore Carter moved to North Carolina where he joined the revolt against King George II in protest against high taxes. “Moore Carter’s name was put on a list of tax delinquents,” but some years later, the tax was reduced, and he avoided imprisonment by paying it.

Moore Carter married Jane Kindred. No original source record can be found to give us the date or place of the marriage, for which a wide range of estimates from unsourced family trees and stories exist.

He and Jane had at least eight children who were identified in the division of his estate on 30 Apr 1741. Additional POSSIBLE Children are listed: Bullets include children (grandchildren of Moore Carter and Jane Kindred found, there may be more.

  1. Priscilla Carter - born ca. 1704 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. Died about Nov 1770 in Edgecombe, Edgecombe, North Carolina. Married: James Knight Sr. — married about 1726 in Isle of Wight County, Colony of Virginia Mother of:
  • James Knight Jr.
  • John Franklin Knight Sr.
  1. Catherine "Anne" Carter - Born about 1705 in Isle of Wight, Colony of Virginia. Died (?) (Alternate dates: b: c1720 - ?) in Bertie County, North Carolina, United States. Married William Knight - Date?
  • Unknown Issues
  1. Kindred Carter - (1706 - 1777) Born about 1706 in Colony of Virginia - Died 1777 in North Carolina, United States Alternate dates: (c1716-1777); m: Mary Brown or Mary Odom Children:
  • Priscilla Carter - married James Edward Knight Sr. about 1755 in Edgecombe, North Carolina
  • Mary Carter - married John Carter Knight before 1755 in Bertie, Province of North Carolina AND David Kenneth Knight Sr. married about 1756 in Orange, Province of North Carolina
  • Charity Carter - married Absalom Benton- married before 1755 in Edgecombe County, Province of North Carolina AND Wife of Moses Knight — married 22 Sep 1761 in Edgecombe County, Province of North Carolina
  • Winifred Carter- married Reuben Taylor — married 1786 in Nash County, North Carolina
  • Penelope Carter - married an unknown Whitaker
  1. Moore Carter, Jr. Born about 1715 (location unknown - Died??? (b: c1718 -?); m: Charity Vinson in 1758 in Potecasi, Northampton, North Carolina Child:
  • Charity Carter Born about 1763 - Died 1846 - married - Jessie Simmons
  1. Elizabeth Carter, (1717- 1740) Born 1717 in Colony of Virginia. Died 1740 in Province of North Carolina m: James Jones about 1733 Children:
  • James Sidney Jones
  • Fredrick Jones
  1. Jacob Carter - (1720 - 1815) alternate Dates:(c1714-1815) Born about 1720 in Bertie, North Carolina, Died about 1815 in Tattnall Co., Georgia, United States) ; m: Sarah Middleton (daughter of Martin Middleton) Children:
  • Jessie Tyge Carter Sr.
  • John Carter Sr.
  1. Isaac Carter - Born 1720 in Chowan County, Province of North Carolina: - Died 1790 in North Carolina, United States Marie “Sarah” Browne (widow of John Battle) Children of Isaac and Sarah Browne
  • Isaac Carter,
  • Jesse Carter,
  • James Carter,
  • Kindred Carter,
  • Lazarus Carter,
  • Silas Carter
  • Parthenia Carter
  1. Martha Carter, Born about 1722 - Died? m: Bryan O'Quinn, Jr. Child:
  • Patience O'Quinn

Additional Children Listed:

  1. Susannah Carter [ b: c1725; m: William Skinner, d: 1771 Northampton Co, NC
  • ** NOTE*** Questionable Child:
  1. Catherine Carter born 1730 – Died? In Bertie, North Carolina, USA. Married - Gertraund Bund — married about 1750

George Carter, Moore Carter and Henry White witnessed a deed transfer on 22 Feb 1710 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, by their grandparents, George Moore and his wife Jane.

He was a wealthy man who owned several hundred acres.

He died before Nov 1740 in Bertie County, North Carolina, at which time his widow, Jane Carter, presented an inventory of her late husband's estate.

Estate Estate of Moore Carter

1740/Nov Bertie County, North Carolina - inventory presented by the widow Jane Carter.

1741/Apr/30 Bertie County, North Carolina - Division of Negroes (sic) and personal property as follows ...

  • to the widow, Negroes Sam and Moll
  • to Jacob Carter, personal property only
  • to Kindred Carter, Negro Scipio
  • to Isaac Carter, Negro Jude
  • to James Jones, Negro Isabell
  • to Moore Carter, personal property only
  • to Bryan O'Quinn, father of Patience O'Quinn,
  • to Katherine Carter, personal property only
  • to Susanna Carter, personal property only.

Record notes that Kindred Carter and James Jones were to pay Jane Carter (mother of Susanna Carter) the over surplus of what they had received.

In 1710 Thomas Carter, Jr. left a last Will which did not name all of his children, but one of his sons is believed to be Moore Carter (c1680-1741) who married Jane and moved to Bertie County, North Carolina. Moore left a last Will naming a son Isaac who married Ruth and died after 1790. Isaac and Ruth were the parents of Kindred and James, among others. Kindred and James both came to Georgia.


  • Named in his will, to the widow: Sam Moll
  • Named in his will to Kindred Carter Scipio
  • Named in his will to Isaac Carter Jude
  • Named in his will to James Jones Isabell

Research Notes In the early 1700s, it was fashionable to name second born sons for their maternal grandfather. See for example, Naming Patters. Because Kindred Carter seems to have fit that pattern, it's the best - but admittedly weak-confirmation that Jane's maiden name was Jane Kindred.

Jane Kindred was (possibly) the daughter of John Kindred, Jr. (c1660-1703) and his wife Katherine Hunnicutt. Katherine had first married by 1704 to William Peacock, who died in 1722. The author of the referenced information added the annotation: This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment! (Refer to: Moor Carter & Jane Kindred at Sally's Family Place.)

However, Jane Kindred was also named as a daughter of Samuel Kindred in his Will. A loose Carter/Kindred/Middleton association is in evidence also because Samuel Kindred's estate was appraised by Martin Middleton, whose daughter, Sarah, married Jacob Carter (son of Moore Carter and Jane Kindred).

Daughter Susannah (Carter) Skinner is discussed at the site Descendants of Moore and Carter and also at Sally's Family Place.

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Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Colonial America
Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America
Isle of Wight County, Colony of Virginia
Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, Colonial America
Virginia, United States
Bertie, North Carolina, British Colonial America
Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America
Virginia, British Colonial America