Fountain Branch Carter

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Fountain Branch Carter

Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 22 Aug 1871 (aged 74)
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 7680873 · View Source
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Son of Francis Watkins and Sarah Holcomb Anderson Carter, Fountain Branch Carter was born in Virginia and moved west to Tennessee with his family in the early 19th Century. The Francis Carter log home still stands on Waddell Hollow Road.

In 1823 he married Mary "Polly" Armistead Atkinson, granddaughter of the Reverend John Atkinson who fought in the American Revolution. They were the parents of twelve children, eight of whom survived to adulthood. Two of their children's graves have not been identified, one being the one for little Samuel Carter who died June 11, 1837 from a fall from the staircase landing, and for Annie Vick Carter McKinney Baltishweiler, b. Nov. 16, 1838 and d. June 2, 1901 in Triune, Tennessee.

The Battle of Franklin was fought around the Carter House on Nov 30, 1864, while family and neighbors sheltered in the basement. Fount Carter's son, Capt. Theodrick "Tod" Carter, CSA, was mortally wounded in the battle and died in his home two days later. Financially ruined by the war and the government's refusal to compensate him for the extensive damages to his property, Fountain Branch sold off much of his land after the war. He died in 1871 in the Carter House home which he built in 1830, and was laid to rest beside his beloved wife, who had died in 1852 and never had to witness the horror of the war in her home.

  • Maintained by: Mary Reagan
  • Originally Created by: kimshockey (reb)
  • Added: 13 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7680873
  • Mary Reagan
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fountain Branch Carter (6 Apr 1797–22 Aug 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7680873, citing Franklin City Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Mary Reagan (contributor 47555317) .