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John Bradford Carter

Male 1884 - 1973  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name John Bradford Carter  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born May 1884  Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1973  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Besides farming, he helped his father and grandfather operate Carter's Ferry, and later he and his wife owned and operated cafes at various locations in East Texas. Virgie Speights, in November 1963,  interviewed him prior to his upcoming eightieth birthday. He stated that he helped with the ferry "as soon as I was large enough." He recalled in great detail numerous incidents of feuding, fighting, and flight from the law. The ferry had previously been called the Paterson and Pugh Ferry, and the former owners met a tragic end, through such shenanigans. The river provided the Carters witha  means of livelihood in many ways. They hauled pine knots to fire the boilers on various steamboats. Mr. Carter also made log runs down the Sabine River to Orange, which took 12 days and netted him $1 per day. They also raised cotton which they took to Robeline, Lousiana, necessitating they camp out during the trip.

      In 1909, Mr. Carter came to Texas, walking from Pendleton to Strickland Crossing, where he caught a train to Browndell, worked in a sawmill for a week, and then came back to Pineland. There he worked various jobs, including curing some of the first logs sawed in the old Know Lumber Company Mill. 

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      Name: John Bradford Carter
      Death Date: 27 May 1973
      Death Place: Hemphill, Sabine, Texas
      Gender: Male
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      Death Age: 88 years
      Estimated Birth Date: 1885
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      Father's Name: Ben Carter
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      Mother's Name: Della Russell
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      Film Number: 2242845
      Digital Film Number: 4005482
      Image Number: 59
      Reference Number: 48349
      Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1910 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP 1
      Enumerated 30 Apr 1910
      SD 2 ED 131 Sheet 11A Stamped 96
      Hemphill and Homer Road
      175-177
      Carter, John B M W 25 M1 0 La La La Farmer
      Carter, Beulah E F W 16 M1 0 0/0 Tx Tx Tx
      176-179
      Quitman and Martha Carlton and Family

      1920 Census
      Texas, Sabine, JP 1
      Enumerated 20 Jan 1920
      SD 326 ED 168 Sheet 24A
      Bronson and Hemphill Road
      466-488
      Carter, Brad Head m W 34 M La La La Sawyer Lumber Mill
      Carter, Bula Wf F W 24 Tx Tx Tx
      Carter, Myrtle Dtr F W 7 S Tx La Tx
      Carter, Masellr Dtr F W 5 S Tx La Tx
      Anderson, Ernest Boarder M W 33 Wd Tx Tx Tx Laborer Lumber Mill

      1930 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP 1, East Mayfield
      Enumerated 7 Apr 1930
      ED 202-1 SD 19 Sheet 5A
      320-85-88
      Carter John B Head m W 45 M 25 La La La Lumber Stacker
      Carter, Bulah E Wf F W 34 m 15 Tx Tx Tx
      Carter, Myrtle Dtr F W 17 S Tx La Tx
      Carter, Vivian M Dtr F W 15 S Tx La Tx
      Carter, Ollie L Dtr F W 8 S Tx La Tx
    Person ID I38816  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2013 

    Father Benjamin Bradford Carter,   b. 21 Jan 1860, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1906, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Della Mary Russell,   b. Jun 1866, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Dec 1880  Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F11843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beulah Elizabeth Carlton,   b. 26 Feb 1894, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1957, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Oct 1909  Pine Hill, Pineland, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    • Virgie Speights writes that they were married in Pine Hill by Brother Marshburn. They went to Beaumont in 1935 and operated a cafe there until 1937. After that, they came back to Hemphill, and operated Carter's Cafe on the square until 1948, when they built there own building two blocks off the square on Highway 87 which the operated until 1957 when Mrs. Carter died.
    Children 
     1. Myrtle Lee Carter,   b. Abt 1913, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Vivian Mozelle Carter,   b. 12 May 1914, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1938  (Age 24 years)
     3. Ollie Lucille Carter,   b. 28 Aug 1921, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2013, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F11844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - May 1884 - Sabine Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1973 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Louisiana, Sabine Parish, Ward 5 Enumerated 6 Jun 1900 SD 4 ED 93 Sheet 2A Stamped 92 40-41 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S481] 1910 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.), Texas, Sabine County, JP 1 Enumerated 30 Apr 1910 SD 2 ED 131 Sheet 11A Stamped 96 Hemphill and Homer Road 175-177 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S33] FamilySearch.org, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, (http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/).

    4. [S374] Speights, Virgie "Old Timers of Sabine County, Texas Vignettes of Pioneer Families" (S. Malone, c. 1983), p. 30 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S339] Betts, Leatha A--Family Researcher (jlabetts@burgoyne.com) 777 West 1000 South Woods Cross, UT 84087, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=leathaabetts).

    6. [S374] Speights, Virgie "Old Timers of Sabine County, Texas Vignettes of Pioneer Families" (S. Malone, c. 1983), p. 31 (Reliability: 3).