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Martha Thomas Carlton
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Birth: 1751
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1810
Duplin County
North Carolina, USA


1. Rachael Carlton Rogers
born about 1771 in North Carolina and married Peleg Rogers

2. Anna Dove Carlton Gilstrap
born about 1773 in North Carolina and married Hardy Gilstrap in 1789.

3. John K (or C) Carlton, Judge
John Carlton was born in Craven County, North Carolina on 20 APR 1775, two days after Paul Revere's famous ride. John grew up in Duplin County, North Carolina. He married Nancy Ann Alderman on 17 Nov 1797, Nancy's 22nd birthday. She was the daughter of David Alderman, a Revolutionary soldier and Jemima Hall.
After marriage and the birth of seven children, John and Nancy Ann moved their family in 1822 to Bullock County, Georgia. After 2 -3 years there, they moved on to Thomas County, Georgia where a son and daughter had already settled. He bought land, a part of land lots 85 and 86 now adjoining the city of Thomasville. He built a home and lived there several years. The later sold out and moved up 8 miles north of Thomasville on the Ochlocknee River. There he had a large plantation, a saw mill and a grist mill, both powered by water. He lived there a few years and sold out to his son-in-law, Robert N Hendry, and moved to Florida. Some records say Madison County, Florida, others say Taylor County, Florida.
Some sources say his children were born in Duplin County, North Carolina, and other records list Sampson County, North Carolina. Duplin County was formed in 1759 and lost territory to Sampson County in 1784.

Written by Rubye Mae Steele Brooks

John Carlton greatly resembled old Abraham. I never read of old Abraham, but in my mind's eye I beheld my grandfather. He had his family worship mornings and evenings as regularly as the days came and went. I can recall vividly the verbiage of many of his prayers, and can sing many of the songs that I learned when but eight years old at my grandfather's hearthstone as though it was but yesterday.
Two of his sons - Thomas and Wright - were Methodist preachers. The former was among the oldest and the latter the youngest of the family. The whole family, from grandfather down, were exemplary Christians, their piety proverbial. Most of them held family worship, and their descendants are in evidence among many of their descendants till this day.
If there was ever a stronger evidence of the fulfillment of God's promise to the righteous than in his case, we never heard of it. Out of the entire number of his descendants which run into the thousands, if one has ever been convicted of a crime, we have never heard of it.
John Carlton was in his 93rd year and his wife in her 92nd at the time of their deaths, which occurred near Moseley Hall, in Taylor County, Florida, in 1867 and 1868, respectively.
As far back as I can remember Grandfather Carlton lived on the Ocklocknee River, in Thomas County, Georgia and owned a saw mill and grist mill, run by the waters of the river, which was standing only a few years ago. The mill passed from his hands to Robert M Hendry (his son-in law), after which William H Hendry owned it. The mill was located eight miles north of Thomasville, Georgia.

Recalled by grandson, George W Hendry in 1900.

Carlton: A Goodly Heritage By Spessard Stone

John Carlton, the third of seven children of Thomas and Martha, was born April 20, 1775 in Duplin County, North Carolina. John, as others of the family, changed the spelling of his surname to Carlton. In Duplin County on November 17, 1797, John married Nancy Ann Alderman, born November 17, 1775 in Duplin County, daughter of David Alderman, a Revolutionary War soldier, and Jemima (Hall) Alderman. John and Nancy Ann lived in Duplin County until about 1800 when they moved to Sampson County, North Carolina. In the early 1820s, the family migrated to Bulloch County, Georgia and then, about 1825, to Thomas County, Georgia. They lived on the Ochlockonee River, where John owned and operated a sawmill and gristmill and farmed. In 1852 John sold his property and relocated to Madison County, Florida. There Nancy Ann Carlton died June 4, 1867 and John Carlton died February 26, 1868. Sales from Carlton's estate, which included: 120 acres of land and 40 head of stock cattle, realized a modest $1,011.30.(3)
John and Nancy Ann Carlton had nine children, (1) Rev. Thomas (1799-1841), of which a branch settled in Plant City; (2) Mary "Polly" (1801-90, Mrs. John Chastain of Thomasville, Georgia); (3) Alderman (1803-56); (4) Stephen (1805-86, who eventually settled in Polk County); (5) William Carlton (1807-75, of Fort Green); (6) Elizabeth (1808-62, Mrs. John Simmons of Taylor County); (7) Lydia (1812-98, who married James Edward Hendry and Benjamin Moody of Riverview and Homeland); (8) Rev. John Wright Carlton (1818-94, of Polk County); (9) Martha Ann (1820-1900, Mrs. Robert M. Hendry of Taylor County).(5)

4. Elizabeth Carlton Carlton
born 20 Oct 1776, married Rev. Peter Carlton on 20 Oct 1793 in Duplin County, North Carolina

5. Lydia Carlton Mathis
born about 1777 in North Carolina, married William T Mathis

6. Stephen Carlton
born about 1779 in North Carolina

7. Thomas Carlton, Jr
Thomas was born 27 Nov 1788 and died 29 Dec 1863. On one bill of sale, his name is listed as William Thomas, but not on any other record. He married Nancy Anna Wade on one of two dates. The family Bible states they were married on 15 Nov 1804, but the marriage bond record of Duplin County, North Carolina, states they married on 1 April 1805.
He and Nancy moved to Tennessee around 1809. There was a letter received from Anna Gilstrap and her son Peter written to Thomas Carlton in Bedford County, Tennessee, dated 17 Jun 1854 from Pickens County, South Carolina.
Thomas was commissioned Ensign in the Tennessee 2nd militia in 1811 and fought in the War of 1812. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1820. He was then promoted to Major in 1821. His commission papers were in the possession of Mrs. Alta Carlton Lamb in Phoenix, Arizona, but are now in the possession of Myrtle Price in Tennessee. She also has the family Bible. Mrs. Lamb was the great-granddaughter of Major Thomas Carlton. 
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  Thomas Carlton (1747 - 1795)
  Lydia Carlton Mathis (1778 - 1857)*
  Thomas Carlton (1788 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Carlton Cemetery
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Sherry Perry
Originally Created by: RTB
Record added: Jul 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15090282

rest in peace great great grandmother!
- Kristy
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
My 4th great grandmother
- Shirley Ezell Garcia
 Added: Oct. 14, 2012

- nancy murray
 Added: Sep. 19, 2009
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