I am trying to find a Sarah Carter that was born around 1850 and lived in south Carolina.

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Sarah Carter is shown on the census report to have lived in south Carolina.  She was probably born around 1850 or so.  She had 4 or 5 children.  One daughter by the name of Caroline.   Caroline was one of my grandmothers. I am trying to find out where Sarah came from and who her parents were.
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I did find this from the US Census 1900 (but you may already have this info.)

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3R4-TW4  : accessed 03 Dec 2012), Caroline Carter in household of John Carter, ED 4 Buford Bridge Township Govan, Olar towns, Bamberg, South Carolina, United States; citing sheet 17B, family 331, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241517.

 It shows Caroline Carter (age 29) living with her parents and her 5 sisters. There are also two boys listed as grandchildren of John and Sarah Carter and they may be Caroline's sons.

The next step would be to find out what Sarah's maiden name was (if you don't know).

I am assuming her married name is Carter and that Caroline is a Carter as well. You did not tell me otherwise, so that is what I am going with.

The profile you are referencing on wikitree cannot be your Sarah Carter because that Sarah is born 30 years after your Sarah, and was born and lived in Michigan.

If you give me more information I could try and help. You could send it as a private message under the other Sarah Carter's profile and I will do my best to get more information for you.

Information that would be helpful: Birthdate of Caroline, what state she was born in, maiden name and married name of Caroline, maiden and married name of Sarah, other childrens name (Caroline's siblings), who was Caroline's father. These things help because you can search in different ways and sometimes just switching information around causes new facts to pop up.


by Theresa Carrier-Torrealba G2G3 (4.0k points)
selected by Mags Gaulden
Thank you soooooo very much for that infomation.  I can get you some more detailed info.  I know Caroline's children's names and I can get a more accurate date of birth for Caroline.  I know very little about Sarah Carter, Caroline's mother.  I will get back with that information soon.  Thank you again!!!

PS-- I guess that would be the wrong connection.  The race says "Black" on the report.  All of my people are white.

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