|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1824|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1907|
Nearly Two Hundred At Family Reunion
Away back in the year 1840 on January 13 Elizabeth Haizlip and Wilford Carter were married. Both young, both strong and handsome.
They built their home amidst one of the beautiful forests for which Rockingham County is noted. Here they raised their eleven boys and girls, all living to be grownup except one. When the war between the States in 1861 started, Mr. Carter, like so many of our brave men shouldered his musket and went forth to fight for his beloved country. He never returned and Mrs. Carter was left alone to work single-handed to raise her children.
Like so many other Southern women this she did splendidly, living to the ripe old age of 84, dying on March 5. 1907.
On last Saturday, August 20, 1921, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with a few honored guests, numbering nearly two hundred met at the old home in a family reunion. The day day was perfect. As one looked into the faces of the strong sons and daughters with their children and then the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, we felt could Mrs. Carter's sprit be hovering near she would indeed thank God and feel how good he had been to her family. The oldest of these children, George Carter, deceased, had ten children and 20 grandchildren. Mary Carter, deceased, one child and three grandchildren, Sallie Comer, 12 children,53 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, Will and Tyre Carter (twins) having respectively 5 children and 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, 4 children, 22 grandchildren, Mattie Allen, 7 children and 8 grandchildren. Allen Carter, 9 children and 12 grandchildren. Robert Carter 8 children and 2 grandchildren. John H. Carter, 1 child. Bettie McCollum, 7 children and 8 grandchildren.
As the noon hour drew near, a long table was set under the shade trees, and after the white cloth was spread came the bountiful provisions. And while a mocking bird on the topmost bough of an old apple tree trilled and warbled its song, with bowed heads we joined Mr. T. B. Lindsey in thankfulness to God for his goodness. And a more sumptuous and delicious dinner was never served. Then the parting hour came with handclasping we felt it was good to have been there.
Aming the life long friends present we noted Miss Fannie Scales, of Reidsville. X.
Printed in the Reidsville Review Friday August 26, 1921
Wilford Carter (1822 - 1865)
George Washington Carter (1847 - 1917)*
Mary C. Carter (1848 - 1920)*
Paul Tyre Carter (1852 - 1922)*
William James Carter (1852 - 1930)*
Martha Susan Carter Allen (1856 - 1933)*
Sarah Jane Carter Comer (1856 - 1942)*
J. H. Carter (1857 - 1935)*
Elizabeth Frances Carter McCollum (1858 - 1923)*
Unknown Carter (1860 - 1860)*
Alfred Clifton Carter (1860 - 1935)*
R. L. Carter (1861 - 1932)*
W/O Wilford Carter
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Jimmy Lawson
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
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