Carter, Revolutionary War soldier.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina, Sampson County } Superior Court of Law Fall Term 1820
On this 25th day of October 1820 Personally appeared in Open Court being a Court of Record held in & for the County of Sampson, Moses Carter (a Man of Colour) aged Sixty Nine years who being first duly Sworn, according to Law, doth on his Oath, make the following declaratory in order to obtain the Provisions made by the Acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and the 1st of May 1820, that he the said Moses Carter enlisted for the Term of eighteen months on the 19th of July 1782, that he served in Captain Joseph T. Rhodes Company in the first Regiment of the North Carolina line in the Continental Establishment in the time of the Revolutionary War from the first of August 1782 until the first of July 1783 at which time he was discharged, and in Pursuance of the Act of the 1st of May 1820, I do solemly swear that I was a Resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th of March 1818 and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale of in any manner disposed of my Property or any part thereof, with intent thereby to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress Entitled “An Act to provide for Certain Persons engaged in the Land and Naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War,” passed on the 18th day of March 1818; that I have not nor has any Person in trust for me, any property or Securities Contracts or debts due to me, not have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed & by me Subscribed; that he has no other evidence now in his Power of his Services except what is hereunto annexed. Moses X Carter
A Schedule of Property held by Moses Carter
3 – 2 year old hogs $9.00
3 breeding sows 9.00
19 year old Hoggs 28.50
5 Piggs 2.50
2 old Pots 2.00
1 skillet 40
1 old Dutch oven 50
2 old Pails tubs & one Pail 1
5 old axes 3 hoes & 2 grubing hoes 4
56.94 Moses X Carter
I hereby Certify that Mosses Carter is inlisted in the Continental Army for eighteen Months and has leave of absence until the first of August Next then to Join the Reg’t at Duplin Courthouse and is not to be molested by any person whatsoever Ja’s Kenan Col July 19th 1782
Moses Tyler testified to Carter’s service and noted that he “is old & has lost his Speech & is very feeble, is a farmer.”
From the file of Moses Carter, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives and Records Administration.
Do you know who Moses Carter’s descendants were? I am wondering if Moses Carter is the father or uncle of Michael Carter (husband of Patience Carter), the father of William Carter (who is the father of Marshall Carter). Michael Carter lived in Sampson County, and was listed as free on the 1860 Census. His wife Patience Carter is listed on the 1840 Census as free; would love to know if Michael Carter is a direct descendant of Moses Carter.