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For whom Carter County was named. Captain Revolutionary War in South Carolina. Entry-taker and auditor Washington District 1784. Represented Washington District in House of Commons, North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Senate 1789, Secretary Franklin Convention, Speaker First Senate, First Council of State, Secretary of State, Entry-taker 1790. Lieut Col Commendant Washington District Militia, Justice of the Peace Washington District, Treasurer of Hamilton and Washington Districts. Colonel in campaign 1792, Trustee Martin's Acadamy and Greeneville College. Brigadier General of Militia of Tennessee. Built first iron forge in Tennessee. Married 1784
Capt Landon Carter was the son of Col John Carter and Elizabeth Taylor and was born in Virginia Jan 29, 1760. He was educated at Liberty Hall, now Davidson College, N.C. He signed the Watauga petition to have the settlement annexed to North Carolina and he was an active leader in all affairs of the upper East Tennessee country. Carter County, Tenn was named for him and its county seat Elizabethton, was named for his wife. He was a strong supporter of the State of Franklin and was Secretary of the first Franklin Convention. He married Elizabeth MackLin
Landon Carter's widow, Elizabeth Carter, applied for revolutionary pension while residing in Carter County, Dec 8, 1838. She was born Jul 9, 1765. Landon Carter was a Captain in the Revolution. He served under Col. John Sevier and Col Arthur Campbell in 1780 and 1781. He married Feb 26, 1784 and died June 5, 1800. Jeremiah Campbell testifies that Landon Carter served as stated and that he, Jeremiah Campbell, was in Capt Carter's company and was in the South Carolina campaign. Isaac Taylor also testifies that he was in Capt Carter's Company. They were in the battle of Boyd's Creek and in an expedition against the Cherokee Indians.
Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, First pamphlet, pg 8.