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Isaac Carter was born in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had no record of his birth, but believed he was born in or near the year 1764. His ancestry is still unknown, although some serious research is being done right now. It was believed that he had a brother named Samuel Carter.
Isaac enlisted with the Army of the United States on February 5, 1777 with Colonel Hogan After seeing action at Brandywine, Germantown, Mommoth, and Valley Forge the army moved south he and was discharged at a place called Lockhart's folly, about thirty miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina. After a short time, he reinlisted again as a balloted substitute and served another year. He was wounded in the arm at Eutau Springs. He was discharged near Charleston, South Carolina. To see a transcript of Isaac Carter's Revolutionary War Pension Application, check The Revolutionary War Soldiers section on the Pike County, MS GenWeb Home Page.
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The following material is extracted from the book "They Came West" compiled by the Washington Parish Oushola Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This was also reprinted in an article,"The Saga of Issac Carter" July 26th,1976 Daily News, Bogalusa, LA.
Local lore has it that Isaac's house was located where the present Saint Mary of the Pines Convent now stands at Chatawa Mississippi.
|Believed site of Carter Home.|
|The Carter Home would have been atop this knoll.|
Isaac Carter, Revolutionary War Pension Application, File S8147. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files 1800-1900, National Archives Microfilm, Microcopy M804, Roll 484.
On the 17th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared in open Court before the Honorable Board of County Police in and for the County of Pike aforesaid now in session Isaac Carter a resident of the said County of Pike and State of Mississippi as aforesaid Aged about sixty nine years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Provisions made by the act of Congress passd (sic) June the 7th 1832
That he enlisted in the Army of the United States on the 5th day of February in the year 1777 with Colonel Hogan of the 7th Regiment of the North Carolina line of Regular Soldiers under the following named officers General Francis Nash Col. Hogan (Major's name not recollected) Captain John Welch Lieutenant Robert Greer and Ensign James Pearl and served under the same officers from the time of Enlistment until after the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown continued with the above named officers until the winter after my Enlistment then was placed under Captain Robert Turner who was commanded by Col Sylvanus Harney of the 3rd Regiment of continentals and remained at (Valley Forge then so called) on the Schuylkill in the State of Pennsylvania where the Army remained all the winter of 1777 and in the Spring of 78 when the Army Commenced a March in pursuit of the enemy to a place called Monmoth in A____y where the British Army halted and an other General engagement ensued from whence the British Army Retreated to New York and was pursued by the American Army some small distance until they took shipping for New York then was passing to and fro through the State of New jersey (sic) during the summer of 78 and was marched to head quarters to a place then called Morristown where the American Army in part passed wintered and another part wintered at a place called then called Perammus.
Afterwards in the Spring of 79 was marched to the State of New york (sic) to a place called West point (sic) where the American Army remained during the summer in which time General Wayne Strengthened his Army by raising Volunteers and Marched against a Fort of the British at Stony point (sic) where he proved Victorious and in the fall of that year was marched from West point (sic) to South Carolina and was marching on towards Charleston through the most part of the winter until my time of service expired having Served fifteen day (sic) after my term of enlistment before I received a discharge from Colonel Harney which was at a place called Lockharts Folly about thirty miles South east of Wilmington North Carolina
I then remained a Short time in Cumberland County North Carolina my birth place and about the 1st of July 1781 entered the service again for the term of twelve months in the above mentioned place as a Ballotted Soldier of North Carolina under the command of Captain Dennis Porterfield rendezvoused (sic) at Fayetteville then marched to Hillsborough Salisbury Guilford North Caroline thence to Charlotte thence to Camden thence crossing water__ and thence Conga___ at McCords Ferry where the Company Joined General Green on or about the 1st of September 81 Then marched on to the Eutau Springs where General Green met with the British Army and a warm engagement ensued where I was wounded in my left arm and afterwards marched through South Carolina to Bacins (sic) Bridge near Charleston where I was discharged but at this time do not recollect the officers names who signed the discharge
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency in any State
Interrogatories propounded by the Court
the 17th day of June 1833 ::Isaac Carter
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the Investigation of the matter and after putting the Interogatives prescribed by the war department that the above named Isaac Carter was a revolutionary Soldier and served as he states and the Court further certifies that it appears to them that the above named Joseph Rayburn who has signed the preceeding certificate is a Clergyman Resident of Pike
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On 26 Nov 2015 at 18:50 GMT Allan Thomas wrote:
"They Came West" compiled by the Washington Parish Oushola Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
On 16 Jun 2015 at 23:41 GMT Jerry Carter wrote:
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