John Jefferson CARTER
- Born: 29 Nov 1828, Patrick County, Virginia
- Married (1): 10 Jan 1856, Patrick, Virginia
- Married (2): 1851, Patrick County, Virginia
- Died: 15 Sep 1862, Pittsylvania Co, Virginia
Another name for John was J. J.
Had 6 children total.
First Married Nancy Joyce in 1852 and had Nancy and Joshua Thomas.
Second married Mary clifton in 1856 and had Almira, William Crawford, Elizabeth Jane, and John Madison
In the first few months after Virginia seceded from the Union, JJ Carter was part of a group of patriotic Southerners who qiuckly enlisted in the newly formed Rebel army. It enabled the South to block the first advances of the US army.
In October of 1861, after becoming a private in the 6th Virginia infantry, he left his home and fmaily, never to see them again. In September 15 1862, having made it to his sister's home, he died still miles from his home.
Died due to injuries received in the Civil War
John married Mary E CLIFTON, daughter of William CLIFTON and Elender Elly GROGAN, on 10 Jan 1856 in Patrick, Virginia. (Mary E CLIFTON was born on 30 Dec 1829 in Henry, Virginia and died ~1888.)
John also married Nancy Joyce in 1851 in Patrick County, Virginia. (Nancy Joyce was born on 12 Nov 1833 and died on 27 Aug 1854 in Spoon Creek, Patrick county, Virginia.)