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 Joseph Henry “Uncle Henry” Carter

Joseph Henry “Uncle Henry” Carter

Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Feb 1933 (aged 79)
Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Burial Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Plot Row 9, Grave 33
Memorial ID 62713078 · View Source
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Henry married Jeannette Elizabeth "Jennie" Williams, from whom he was estranged.

He was involved in Frontier Service protecting settlers from Indian raids.

Henry spent many years in Wyoming where he owned land and cattle.

1870 Census, Hamilton County, TX
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Carter M 48 Tennessee
Mary Carter F 40 Tennessee
James Carter M 21 Texas
John Carter M 19 Texas
Henry Carter M 17 Texas
Sarah Carter F 15 Texas
Martha Carter F 13 Texas
Fanny Carter F 11 Texas
George Carter M 9 Texas
Lee Carter M 7 Texas
Frances Carter M 5 Texas
David Carter M 3 Texas

1880 Census, Hamilton County, TX
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self Henry Carter M 27 Texas
Wife Jennie Carter F 19 Mississippi

1930 Census, Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Roomer J. Henry Carter M 77 Texas
Boarder George L Miller M 60 Texas

Death Certificate
Name: Joseph Henry Carter
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 13 Feb 1933
Event Place: Hamilton, Hamilton, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1853
Birthplace: , Texas
Father's Name: H J Carter
Mother's Name:
Certificate Number: 8272
GS Film number: 2115344
Digital Folder Number: 005145221
Image Number: 01472

The Hamilton County News February 17, 1933

Uncle Henry Carter Died Sunday Night

Uncle Henry Carter, pioneer of Hamilton, died about ten o'clock Monday night from the effects of cancer. He was one of the men who faced the Indians when Central Texas was being colonized and at one time was a Texas Ranger, helping to chase redskins to their reservations across the Red River.

Henry J. Carter was born in Tennessee, February 18, 1853, and with his parents H. J. Carter and wife, came to Smith County in 1855. He was one of a family of six sons and two daughters, and his father moved to this county shortly after locating in Texas, where land was plentiful and cheap. James Carter, a brother of the elder H. J. Carter came to Hamilton County about a year before Mr. Carter settled on the Cowhouse and who afterwards on the prairie at the location now known as the Stribling place and became an extensive land owner and well to do farmer. His children grew to maturity on this farm and as they reached heir majorities took their place in the social affairs of the county.

Henry Carter joined the rangers in the early seventies and remained with them for a year or more. He followed such pursuits as were general in this section, such as herding cattle and during the eighties went to the northwest and stayed in Idaho and Montana where he followed the stock business for thirty or thirty-five years.

Returning to Hamilton County, he located here and since lived in or near town. While away he cultivated a taste for scientific research and became familiar with astronomical phenomenon, learning to read many of the weather signals which forecast atmospheric situations.

More than a year ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis which interfered with his movements and this was followed by cancer which finally resulted in his death. He realized that nature was calling him … … … and he began to develop a deep interesting religious objects. He had been in conference with Rev. K. L. Smith of the Central Christian Church… … … and profited by the instructions received.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, conducted by Elder Smith. He was followed to the grave by a large concourse of old friends many of whom he had known all of their lives/ He is survived by a large number of relatives. Mrs. James Livingston, whose death occurred last week was his sister.

One by one the pioneers who made the habitation of Central Texas possible are passing on and it is with a deep sense of sadness we record the passing of Uncle Henry Carter

When Mr. Carter died there were two newspapers in Hamilton and both published an obituary. This is additional information from the obituary published by The Hamilton Herald-Record also on February 17, 1933.
>Henry Joseph Carter was the father of several children.
>When Jenny left him to move to Waco, she took with her their three daughters.
>When Henry Carter died, Jenny was living in with one daughter in New York City.
>Another daughter lived in Dallas and the third daughter lived in Boston, Massachusetts.




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