Carter

____ CARTER

Spouse: ______

Children: Thomas; James of Hinderclay, Suffolk, ENG. will dated 9/8/1655

 

Reverend Thomas CARTER born circa 1608-10, of Dedham, Watertown, Woburn. First minister of Woburn, died 9/5/1684 age 74; came from St. Albans, Hertfordshire Eng; graduate St. John's College Cambridge University 1629 & 1633

Spouse: Mary DALTON or PARKHURST [found both surnames in several places], died 3/28/1687

Children: Samuel born 8/81640, graduated Harvard 1660, married Eunice Brooks 1672; Judith born born 3/16/1642 married Samuel Somers/Convers & Giles Fairfield , Theophilus born born 6/12/1645 died 2/15/1649; Mary; Abigail 1/10/1649-50 married John Smith; Deborah born 9/15/1651 died 1667; Thomas born 6/8/1655 married Margaret Whitmore; Timothy born 6/12/1653 married Anna Fiske

 

Mary CARTER born 7/24/1648 Woburn MA, died 1688

Spouse: (1) John Wyman who was killed by the Indians at the Swamp fight; (2)  Nathaniel BATCHELDER born circa 1630 England married 10/31/1676 Woburn

Children: Nathaniel's children by 1st wife ____ Smith (1) Deborah born 10/12/1657; Nathaniel born 12/24/1659; Ruth born 5/9/1662; Esther born 2/22/1663-4; Abigail born 12/28/1667; Jane born 1/8/1669-70; Stephen born 7/31/1672; Benjamin born 9/19/1673; Stephen born 3/8/1675; Children by Mary Carter  (2) Mercy born 12/11/1677 married Samuel Dearborn; Mary born 9/18/1679; Samuel born 1/10/1681-2; Jonathan born circa 1683; Theodate born circa 1684; Thomas born circa 1685; Joseph born 8/9/1687; Mary born 10/17/1688

 

Samuel BATCHELDER born 1/10/1681-2 Hampton, Rockingham, NH

Spouse: Elizabeth DAVIS born 4/27/1687 Newbury MA

Children:  Judith born 1/23/1707-8; Henry born 10/30/1709; Mary born 10/30/1711; Samuel born 8/1/1713; Elizabeth born 5/10/1716; Zachariah born 12/14/1717; Hannah born 10/23/1720; Ruth born 10/29/1722; Mercy born 9/14/1724; Carter born 10/31/1726; Patience born circa 1729; Nathaniel born 3/2/1729-30


Pioneers of MA: Carter, Rev. Thomas, b. about 1608, as he deposed 17 (10) 1662, came first to Dedham, where he was propr. 25 (2) 1637. Rem. to Watertown; frm. 5/21/1638. Became the first minister of the church of Woburn, ordained 11/22/1642 (W) Sold land in Cambridge 18 (6) 1643. Was a much honored pastor, doing much to shape the character of the growing town. Wife Mary; ch. Samuel b. 8 (6) 1640, Judith b. 15 (1) 1642, Theophilus b. 12 (4) 1645, d. 19 (12) 1649, Mary b. 13 (3) 1648, Thomas, Timothy. He deeded lands to his children before his death; referred to this in nanc. will prob. 9/4/1684. Beq. library to his eldest son Samuel; rest to be divided between his three sons and his dau. Mary after the death of his wife. He d. 9/5/1684 ae 74. The sons Samuel, Thomas & Timothy and their mother signed an agreement to abide by the will. The children of my brother Thomas Carter, who is now in New England, are mentioned in the will of James Carter of Hinderclay, Suffolk, Eng. 9/8/1655.

Historical Homes & Institutions: Rev Thomas Carter was born in Hertfordshire England about 1608 as he deposed December 17 1662 He was a graduate of St John's College at Cambridge University taking his degrees in 1629 and 1633 In 1635 with forty others he came in the ship Planter from England giving his residence there as St Albans in Hertfordshire He settled first in Dedham but soon removed to Watertown where he was an elder in the church He was admitted a freeman May 1 1638. On founding the church at Woburn he was called as the minister and ordained there October 22 1642. He served the people acceptably for a period of thirty six years until his death September 5 1684. He had in his possession what he believed to be a Bible of the martyr John Rogers from whom he descended in a maternal line. Johnson in his Wonderworking Providence calls him a Reverend godly man apt to teach the sound and wholesome truths of Christ. Another historian pronounced him a very pious exemplary man an able and sound preacher of the Gospel. The customs of the time good old Puritan times is shown by the bill of expenses for the funeral of the beloved minister. Of the total cost of four pounds nineteen shillings the coffin cost six shillings, the wine for the mourners cost half of the total bill over two pounds. It may be interesting to note that the town of Woburn paid him a salary of eighty pounds a year. His wife Mary died March 28 1687. Their children are mentioned in the will of James Carter brother of Rev Thomas dated Hinderclay Suffolk county England September 8 1655. The children were 1 Rev Samuel born at Watertown August 8 1640 graduate of Harvard 1660 married 1672 Eunice Brooks born October 10 165.15 daughter of John Brooks, 2 Judith born March 15 1645 married October 14 1660 Samuel Somers married second Giles Fairfield, 3 Theophilus born July 24 1646 died February 15 1649 50 4 Mary born July 24 1648 married 1671 John Wyman Jr second Nathaniel Batcheldcr 5 Abigail born August l0 1649 married May 7 1674 John Smith 6 Deborah born September 17 1651 died December 14 1667, 7 Timothy born at Woburn June 12 1653 married May 3 1680 Anna Fiske daughter of David Fiske resided at Woburn and died July 8 1727 8 Thomas born at Woburn June 8 1668 married 1682 Margaret Whitmore resided in Woburn 

Encyclopedia of CT Biography: The Rev Thomas Carter who was ordained the first pastor of the church at Woburn Massachusetts November 22 1642 and the founder of a family settled all over the United States. The family he founded is shown by the records to have been prominent in all matters of public interest the building of churches and the establishment of schools active in the military organizations and public duties of their day many soldiers legislators physicians lawyers and ministers bearing the name.  I Rev Thomas Carter was born in England in Hertfordshire at or near St Albans. He received his degree of AB at St John's College Cambridge April I 1626 and the AM degree in 1633. It is not known when he sailed for New England, but the Thomas Carter who came in the ship Planter April 2 1635 located in another part of Massachusetts. There were three Thomas Carters who came to New England all arriving at about the same time and all were about the same age and another Thomas Carter who went to Virginia. Rev Thomas Carter came to Massachusetts prior to 1637 as he was made a freeman of the colony in that year at Wedham shortly after moving to Watertown where he was elder of the church had a homestall of ten acres and in 1642 a farm of ninety two acres and a lot in the town plot. He first preached in Woburn December 4 1641 this being the second service of public worship ever held in the new town. After much persuasion he yielded a reluctant consent to leave the Watertown church and on November 22 1642 was ordained the first pastor of the Woburn church. At his ordination the town presented him with a house which they built for his use and agreed to give him a salary of eighty pounds annually one quarter to be in silver the remainder in various necessaries of life at current prices. This compensation was increased in 1674 by the grant of twenty cords of wood annually to be delivered at his door. He ministered constantly to his people without aid for thirty six years and then an assistant pastor was appointed. He served six years more in conjunction with the assistant until his death in 1684 in all forty two years. He is described as a reverend godly man apt to teach the sound and wholesome truths of Christ. There appears to have been the greatest harmony between him and the congregation and under his ministrations the church was greatly enlarged and built up. He died September 5 1684. There is little doubt that his wife Mary was the daughter of George Parkhurst Sr of Water town and that she was baptized in Ipswich England August 28 1614. She died in Woburn March 28 1687. No record of their marriage is found but their first child Samuel was born in Watertown August 8 1640. Children of the Rev Thomas Carter Samuel died in 1693 Judith died in 1676 Theophilus Mary Abigail Deborah Timothy Thomas 2 mentioned below. In the public library at Woburn is a painting of the ordination of the Rev Thomas Carter by Albert Thompson November 22  1642 the characters represented being John Cotton minister of the First Church of Boston, Richard Mather minister of the First Church of Dorchester, John Eliot Apostle to the Indians First Church of Roxbury, Captain Edward Johnson one of the founders of both church and town, Thomas Carter a lay member of the church, John Wilson minister of the First Church of Charlestown, two visitors, and church members. This painting is of great historic value showing as it does some of the first settlers of Woburn, II Thomas 2 Carter son of the Rev Thomas i Carter was born in Woburn June 8 1655 and was living September 21 1722 a farmer possessed of considerable land. He married in 1682 Margaret or Margery Whittemore born September 9 1668 died October 5 1734 daughter of Francis and Margaret Harty Whittemore, Children all born in Woburn Mary Thomas 3 mentioned below Eleazer Daniel Ebenezer Ezra III Thomas 3 Carter son of Thomas 2 Carter was born in Woburn Massachusetts June 13 1686 died November 18 1772 aged eighty eight years and his tombstone may be seen near the entrance in Warren Connecticut Cemetery the epitaph reading: All nature must return to dust.

Genealogical & Personal Memoirs Related to Families of the State of MA, Cutter: Rev Thomas Carter supposed CARTER to be the first of this branch of the family in New England was born 1610 He graduated at St John's College Cambridge England in 1629 He came from St Albans Hertfordshire and sailed from London April 2 1635 in the Planter He resided in Dedham Water town and Woburn Massachusetts Was ordained pastor of the church in Woburn November 22 1642 by the laying on of hands A painting representing this scene hangs in the public library in Woburn The artist is Albert Thompson the doner Leonard Thompson A copy of this painting was owned by the late Joseph Addison Carter and still hangs in his old home He married Mary Dalton who died March 28 1687. He died September 5 1684. Children i Samuel born August 8 1640 at Watertown mentioned below, 2 Judith married first June 8 1660 Samuel Convers married second May 2 1672 Giles Fifield, 3 Theophilus born June 12 1645 died February 15 1649, 4 Mary born July 24 1648 married first John Wyman Jr about 1671 he was killed by the Indians at the Swamp fight December 19 1675 married second Nathaniel Bachiler of Hampton New Hampshire October 31 1676 had eight children died 1688, 5 Abigail born January 10 1649 50 married May 7 1674 John Smith, 6 Deborah born September 15 1651 died December 14 1667, 7 Timothy born June 12 1653 married May 3 1680 Anna Fiske daughter of David Fiske of Cambridge Lexington died July 8 1727, 8 Thomas born June 8 1655 married 1682 Margery Whitmore of Cambridge born September 9 1668 died October 5 1734. Timothy and Thomas were both husbandmen and proprietors of their father's right of considerable tracts of land in Woburn. II Rev Samuel Carter eldest child of Rev Thomas Carter was born August 8 1640. He graduated at Harvard College 1660 and died minister of the church in Groton Massachusetts in the autumn of 1693. He married 1672 Eunice Brooks born in Woburn October 10 1655 daughter of John and Eunice Mousall Brooks Children i Mary born July 24 1673 2 Samuel born August 27 1675 died at Woburn September 10 1676 3 Samuel born January 7 1678 died at Lancaster August 30 1738 4 John born March 14 1680 died at Lancaster 1705 5 Thomas born April 3 1682 mentioned below 6 Nathaniel born April 7 1685 7 Eunice born March 29 1687 8 Abigail born May 1689 died young 9 Abigail born May 30 1690. III Thomas son of Rev Samuel Carter was born at Woburn April 3 1682 died at Lancaster March 31 1737 His gravestone is standing in the Lancaster burying ground. He and his brothers John and Samuel received land from their father at Lancaster. Thomas was a tanner by trade and an innkeeper. He lived on George Hill. He was town treasurer in 1723 and held other offices of trust and honor. He married in 1707 Ruth Phelps born June I 1684 at Andover died December 25 1739 at Lancaster daughter of Edward and Ruth Andrews Phelps.

History of Middlesex Co. MA:  THE PASTORS OF THE CHURCH Rev Tliomas Carter the first pnstor was born in England in 1610 probably at Hertfordshire at or near St Albans. He was matriculated at St John's College University of Cambridge April 1 1626 and took his degree of Bachelor of Arts in January 1630 and that of Master of Arts in 1633. In April 1635 when still a young man he embarked with forty others for New England. Soon after his arrival he became a citizen of Dedham taking the freeman's oath March 9 1637. He removed thence to Watertown where he became an elder in the church. 1 He had a place assigned him by Mather in what is called the Second Classis of ministers. 2 When he was first invited to preach in Woburn Novembers 1641 he was a member of the church in Watertown as well as an office bearer and doubt was expressed about the willingness of that church to part with him. By special invitation he preached for the first time December 4 1641 his text being the 22d chapter of Genesis and his subject Encouragement to trust in the Lord for the means. This sermon seems to have encouraged the people to press their suit more urgently than ever though he then and for several months subsequently declined to accept their call. He however at length yielded to the strong persuasion of the Woburn Church and accepted the position of minister with a salary of 80 per annum which in 1674 was increased by the addition of twenty cords of wood delivered annually at his door. The circumstances of Mr Carter's ordination have already been narrated and need not be here repeated. Of his long ministry of nearly forty two years much might be written. The highest testimony to its excellence has been given by various writers. Johnson in his history describes him as a reverend Godly man apt to teach the sound and wholesome truths of Christ and much increased with the increasing of Christ Jesus. 4 Mr Chickering in his Dedication Sermon says of him During his ministry there appears to have been the greatest harmony between him and the Society. And Mr Sewall says There is abundant evidence that Mr Carter was a very pious exemplary man an able and sound preacher of the Gospel and one whom God honored and prospered in his work. Under his ministrations the Church was greatly enlarged and built up and the town flourished and was for the most part in peace. Before his settlement in Woburn Mr Carter had married Mary Dalton of Watertown where he owned a homestead and a farm. His well known home in Woburn was on Pleasant Street facing the southern portion of the old Common or Square. His house built for him and presented to him by the town stood where the old Coolidge house lately known as the Sylvanus Wood house now stands. It is said that the original timbers of hewn oak that were in the house built in 1642 still remain in place as when first laid. Mr Carter had eight children of whom Samuel and Judith were born in Watertown and Theophilus Mary Abigail Deborah Timothy and Thomas in Woburn. Theophilus and Deborah died young. Samuel the eldest of the eight born Aug 8 1640 graduated from Harvard College in 1660 and was settled for a short time as pastor of the church in Groton. For some reason not now fully known he retired early from the ministry and besides being at different seasons a teacher he sustained various offices in the government of the town. In 1672 he married Eunice Brooks and had eight children. He died in the autumn of 1693.8  Of the other children of Rev Thomas Carter Judith married first Samuel son of Edward Converse and second Giles Fifield and died 1676 Mary married first John Wyman Jr about 1671 who being killed by the Indians at the Swamp Fight December 19 1675 she married second Nathaniel Bachelor of Hampton NH in 1076 and died 1678. Abigail married John Smith 1674 and died prior to 1684. Timothy married Anna Fisk of Cambridge 1680 and died 1727. Thomas married Margery Whitmore of Cambridge 1682 and died 1734. Rev Thomas Carter died September 5 1684. His wife Mary Dalton Carter did not long survive him. She died March 28 1687. 

Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography: genealogical-memorial ..., Volume 2: Rev Thomas Carter was born in England in Hertfordshire at or near St Albans. He received his degree of AB at St John's College Cambridge April 1 1626 and the AM degree in 1633. It is not known when he sailed for New England but the Thomas Carter who came in the ship Planter April 2 1635 located in another part of Massachusetts. There were three Thomas Carters who came to New England all arriving at about the same time and all were about the same age and another Thomas Carter who went to Virginia. Rev Thomas Carter came to Massachusetts prior to 1637 as he was made a freeman of the colony in that year at Wedham shortly after moving to Watertown where he was elder of the church had a homestall of ten acres and in 1642 a farm of ninety two acres and a lot in the town plot. He first preached in Woburn December 4 1641 this being the second service of public worship ever held in the new town. After much persuasion he yielded a reluctant consent to leave the Watertown church and on November 22 1642 was ordained the first pastor of the Woburn church. At his ordination the town presented him with a house which they built for his use and agreed to give him a salary of eighty pounds annually one quarter to be in silver the remainder in various necessaries of life at current prices. This compensation was increased in 1674 by the grant of twenty cords of wood annually to be delivered at his door. He ministered constantly to his people without aid for thirty six years and then an assistant pastor was appointed. He served six years more in conjunction with the assistant until his death in 1684 in all forty two years. He is described as a reverend godly man apt to teach the sound and wholesome truths of Christ. There appears to have been the greatest harmony between him and the congregation and under his ministrations the church was greatly enlarged and built up. He died September 5 1684. There is little doubt that his wife Mary was the daughter of George Parkhurst Sr of Water town and that she was baptized in Ipswich England August 28 1614. She died in Woburn March 28 1687. No record of their marriage is found but their first child Samuel was born in Watertown August 8 1640. Children of the Rev Thomas Carter: Samuel died in 1693, Judith died in 1676, Theophilus, Mary, Abigail, Deborah, Timothy, Thomas 2 mentioned below. In the public library at Woburn is a painting of the ordination of the Rev Thomas Carter by Albert Thompson November 22 1642 the characters represented being John Cotton minister of the First Church of Boston, Richard Mather minister of the First Church of Dorchester, John Eliot Apostle to the Indians First Church of Roxbury, Captain Edward Johnson one of the founders of both church and town. Thomas Carter a lay member of the church, John Wilson minister of the First Church of Charlestown, two visitors and church members. This painting is of great historic value showing as it does some of the first settlers of Woburn. II Thomas 2 Carter son of the Rev Thomas 1 Carter was born in Woburn June 8 1655 and was living September 21 1722, a farmer possessed of considerable land. He married in 1682 Margaret or Margery Whittemore born September 9 1668, died October 5 1734 daughter of Francis and Margaret Harty Whittemore. Children all born in Woburn Mary, Thomas 3, mentioned below Eleazer, Daniel, Ebenezer, Ezra.  

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