|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1876|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1958|
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Carter was the second child born to Henry Kane Carter and Amanda Jane Taylor Carter Fain. He was born and grew up in Pumpkin Valley, near Eidson, Hawkins County, TN. He was an eighth generation descendant of Captain Thomas Carter, Jr., who migrated from England to Lancaster County, VA in the mid 1600s. He was the brother of Cicero Carter and Ida Carter Sizemore
Jack Carter married LouVerna Manis (b. 24 March 1885, d. 29 July 1944) on August 18, 1901 in Hawkins County, TN. He was baptised and became a member of Beech Hill Primitivie Baptist Church which was in the Hancock County portion of Pumpkin Valley on 15 May 1908. He was a farmer and a preacher for most of his adult life and was both the preacher and moderator beginning in 1925 for the Beech Hill Primitive Baptist Church.
He and LouVerna were the parents of ten children of which one survives:
Mandy Elizabeth Carter Jones b. 20 March 1903 d. 12 June 1972.
Ora Mazella Carter Cook b. 2 Jan. 1901 d. 16 April 2002.
Eva Marie Carter b. 27 May 1907, d. 18 May 1991.
Loranza Dow Carter b. 1909, d. 1920 Clifton, SC.
Jess B. Carter b. 16 Sept. 1911, d. 16 July 1996.
Curtis Carter b. 1913, d. about 1915.
Sarah Ellen Carter b. 15 March 1916, d. 5 Dec. 1980.
Rev. Willard Harvey Carter b. 15 Sept. 1918 (living).
Lillian Betty Carter Gibson b. 29 Dec. 1921, d. 5 Mar. 1987.
Bertha Inez Carter Nelson b. 15 Nov. 1925, d. 5 Jan. 2011.
In an effort to make money to support the family farm in Pumpkin Valley, the family moved around to follow work which was common at the time. In 1919 they moved to Clifton, SC to work in the cotton mills that were springing up all over the southern USA and that is where their child Loranza Dow Carter died and was buried. They also lived for awhile in Kingsport, TN during the 1920s while the older family members worked at the Borden Mill cotton mill which was of the area's largest employers at the time before Tennessee Eastman expanded.
Jack spent his later years still preaching the Gospel and was widely known and respected in the area. His son Willard followed him into the ministry and still sings at churches at the age of 91. He was loved by all who knew him.
He along with his wife are buried in the old Jones Cemetery which is immediately across the Hancock County line in Pumpkin Valley. It is located just inside the woods across a field on the left side of the road. Unfortunately, it has not been maintained and some of the grave sites have been invaded by trees over the years.
Henry Kane Carter (1852 - 1882)
Amanda Jane Taylor Fain (1857 - 1942)
LouVerna Manis Carter (1885 - 1944)
Zella O. Carter Cook (1905 - 2002)*
Eva Carter (1907 - 1991)*
Dow Carter (1909 - 1919)*
Curtis Carter (1913 - 1915)*
Andrew Jackson Carter (1876 - 1958)
Cicero C. Carter (1876 - 1917)*
Minnie Ida Carter Sizemore (1880 - 1937)*
Alvin Fain (1887 - 1968)**
Dina Victoria Fain Stapleton (1889 - 1952)**
Created by: David Sizemore
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55983308