W1-3-2 Armstead Carder (1794
- 1857), son of Abbot Carder
Armstead Carder, son of Abbot
Carder, was born on 5 March 1794 in Hampshire County, W. Va. After his
mother died, he and his brother William were taken west by their uncle,
who moved to Ross County, Ohio. He married Mary Roberts (1795 - 8 July
1866) of Pickaway County, Ohio. His military service records show that he
served 28 July to 6 Sept 1813 as a musician in Capt. Isaac Pancake’s Co.
of Infantry, Col. John McDonald’s Regiment of Ohio Militia. Armstead made
a deposition in 1851 that he was age 57 (b. 1794), a resident of New
Holland, Pickaway Co., Ohio. He lived at one time on the Springfield Road,
south of Bloomingsburg, Fayette Co., Ohio. He is also reported to have
kept a hotel at New Holland, Fayette County, Ohio, according to the
History of Fayette County, Ohio by Putnam. He died on 5 July 1857, aged 63
years and 4 months, and is buried in Frankfort, Concord Township, Ross
County, Ohio, Methodist Cemetery.
His estate was settled in 1859 and
his heirs were : Mary Carder, widow, of Pickaway County, and children —
William, of Ross County; Susan, of Ross County; heirs of John, of Pickaway
County; Cordelia, wife of Benjamin F. Williams, of Livingston County,
Missouri; Clayton and Edward P. Tiffin, minor children and heirs of John
Tiffin (yet alive) and his wife Margaret Tiffin, formerly Margaret Carder,
residing in Ray County, Missouri; Mary, wife of John Bryant, of Ross
County, Ohio; and Samuel.
W1-3-2 Family of Armstead
Carder (1794 - 1857)
1 Margaret Carder (b. 1810-1820
- d. before 1859), married 12 November 1835, to John Tiffin of Ray
2 William Carder (1822 - after
1859), married 13 October 1845, to Mary Ann Goldsberry (21 December 1825
- 8 May 1862), lived in Concord Township, Ross County, Ohio, in 1850.
3 Mary Eliza Carder (12
September 1827 - 1879), married 1847 in Ross Co., Ohio, to John H.
Bryant. She was born in Ross Co., Ohio.
4 Cordelia Carder (6 February
1834 - 10 September 1919), married 2 June 1856, to Benjamin Franklin
Williams (4 September 1832 - 25 June 1908), who was a son of Edward B.
and Helen Fulton Williams. Cordelia was born and married in Pickaway
Co., Ohio. She and her husband were living in Livingston Co., Missouri
in 1859. They lived in Knoxville, Mo., in 1868, when she wrote a letter
to her sister, Susan, mentioning her children Alley (William Allen),
Frank, and Alonzo, and also mentioning a quilt her mother had given her.
This letter was preserved by Susan. Benjamin F. Williams died in June
1908 at Davenport, Oklahoma. In 1917 Cordelia was living at Hamilton,
5 Susan Carder (1 May 1835 - 10
May 1917), married 2 July 1861, to Dr. Henry Judy (19 September 1828 -
about 1910). They had no children, but looked after their nephew George
W. Bryant, son of Mary Eliza Carder Bryant and John H. Bryant. Susan
left George Bryant her small estate at her death.
6 John Carder (3 December 1825 -
22 April 1858), leaving children in Pickaway County.
7 Frederick Carder (1829 -
1854), married 3 October 1852 to Selina Timmons.
8 Samuel Carder (1836 - after
1859), living in Pickaway Co., Ohio, in 1859.
W1-3-3 Family of George
Carder (1795 - 1859) and Maria Hansborough Carder (1805 - 1866)
1 Mary Carder (1825 - ), born in
Allegany County, Md.
2 James F. Carder (1835 - ),
married 22 April 1856 to Jane Twigg (1832 - ). He was born in Allegany
County, Md. He was in the Confederate Army in the Civil War with Company
E, 2 Battalion, Md Cavalry.
3 John W. Carder (22 February
1837 - 24 July 1909), married 1857 to Julia Ann Nicely (3 May 1839 - 23
May 1923). He owned a store in Oldtown and served as the directorate of
several businesses in Cumberland, Md. He owned a farm in nearby Green
Spring, W. Va., in Hampshire County, where he lived after 1870. He and
his wife are both buried at Cumberland.
W1-3-4 Family of James
Carder (about 1804 - 1859) and Eunice Buckey Carder (died before 1825)
1 Abbott Carder (1822- 23 Jan
1852), buried in Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV. He is
listed in the 1850 census in the James Carder household, age 28.
2 William Martiney Carder, who
was possibly raised by the Buckey family and appeared in Peter Buckey’s
estate sale as Martiney Buckey. In a deed in 1859 he was listed as
William M. Carder, Martiney Carder, and Martiney Buckey, where he sold
land that he inherited from his grandfather Peter Buckey. He sold the
land to his uncle, David Goff, who married another daughter of Peter
W1-3-4 Family of James
Carder (about 1804 - 1859) and Lucinda Earle Carder (1801 - 1877)
1 Sarah (Sally) Ann Carder (12
July 1826 - 12 November 1854), married 6 July 1847 to Ebenezer Wilson
Patton (12 May 1822 - 28 October 1879). She was born in Beverly,
Randolph County, West Virginia and died in West Milford, Harrison
County, West Virginia. Her husband, Ebenezer Wilson Patton, was the
presiding justice of the Harrison County Court from 1857-1858. He was
also a hotel proprietor, civil engineer, builder of the West Milford and
New Salem Turnpike in 1851-1852, merchant, and attorney. He died in
Clarksburg, W. Va.
2 James W. Carder, Jr. (1828 - 6
September 1902), married Mary Emma Duncan (April 1849 - 23 June 1925),
who was born in Arkansas. James was listed in the 1850 census as a clerk
living with his father, James Carder, Sr. He moved to Texas before 1870,
then to Arkadelphia, Arkansas before 1872, and then back to Texas before
1880. He died at Hillsboro, Texas.
3 William M. Carder, probably
the same person as William Martiney Carder listed above.
4 George W. Carder (April 1831 -
), born in Randolph County, W. Va., married, 1863, Ellen M. McDaniel,
born about 1855 in South Carolina, who was a daughter of J. B. McDaniel.
George moved to Baltimore, Md. in 1849, to Marshall, Texas in 1863,
where he was in the Quartermaster’s Department. He then moved to
Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 1865. He was the mayor of Arkadelphia, Arkansas
from 1885-1888 and in 1890. In 1900 he was living in Caddo Township,
Clark County, Arkansas.
5 Mary E. Carder (1833 - )
6 Nancy Carder (1835 - )
7 Augusta Carder (1837 - )
8 Archibald Carder (1840 - )
9 Martha C. Carder (2 November
1841 - ), married a Kester.
10 Virginia C. Carder (1842 - ),
married a Fratheston or Featherstone.
11 Columbia Carder (1846-), not
listed in the 1850 census, but listed in the 1860 census living with
W1-3-5 Family of Abbott
Carder, Jr. (1806 - 1894) and Susannah Stalnaker Carder (1808 - 1883)
1 George A. Carder (1833 - ),
died in a soldier’s home.
2 Eli Judson Carder (November
1834 - after 1900), married in 1858 to Lucinda Virginia Kettle (December
1845 - ). In the 1900 census he was living at Soquell Township, Santa
Cruz County, California, with his wife Lucinda V., age 54, who was born
in West Virginia. They had 6 children, 4 of whom were living in 1900.
According to his son, they moved to Nebraska before coming to
3 James H. Carder (1836 - 1864),
born in Harrison County, W.Va. Died of wounds received in the battle of
Cloyd Mountain, in the area between Giles and Pulaski Counties, Va. He
had no children.
4 William W. Carder (2 August
1838 - 31 July 1902), married 18 April 1861, to Nancy Swarts (1842 -
before 1900). She was born near London, Ontario, Canada, and was a
daughter of Simon Swarts and his wife, Sarah Banghart. William Carder
came with his parents in 1839 as an infant to Turtle Creek, Lebanon,
Warren County, Ohio, and at age 16 started working for the Lebanon
Citizen. At age 19 he went to Cincinatti and worked as a typesetter for
the Enquirer and the Times. He then went to Peoria, Illinois, and worked
as a typesetter for the Peoria Transcript until 1857, when he went out
to the Nebraska Territory and spent seven years freighting goods across
the plains as far west as Salt Lake City. In 1864 he became foreman of
the Nebraska City Press, and in 1867 he came to Lincoln, Nebraska with
Charles H. Gere and started the first Journal. He disposed of this
business in 1868 and then spent four years in the railway mail service.
He then went into farming on his land at Middle Creek Precinct until
1885, when he started hotel keeping, running the Howard House, and in
1888 he opened Carder’s European Hotel. He represented his county in the
1879 legislature. In his later years he lived at the home of his
daughter, Emma, wife of J. B. Herrick, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and later
of Ogden, Utah. He had three children.
5 Zephaniah Carder (1839 - after
1884), married 1st to Mary, 2nd to Kitty, 3rd to Libby. He was living at
Dayton, Ohio in 1884.
6 John Hart Carder (28 July1842
- 30 June 1912), married 24 December 1863, in Warrensville, Warren
County, Ohio, to Mary Emily Ellis (21 February 1845 - 13 December 1909),
daughter of Preston Oglesbee Ellis and Lucy Ann Dakin Ellis. Mary Emily
Ellis was born at Fort Williams, Clinton County Ohio, and died near
Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio. John was born in Turtle Creek
Township, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio and died near Belle Center. Both
John and Emily are buried in Fairview Cemetery at Belle Center.
7 Joseph T. Carder (8 March 1844
- 26 March 1927), married 1st, 11 August 1864, to Emma T. Hawke, who
died 18 July 1877 at Middleton, Butler County, Ohio. He then married on
29 May 1879, to Sarah Belle McGillen Beard (died 16 March 1909), whose
first husband was Samuel Beard. He then married his third wife, Isabel
Stofer Reicholt Ewing, whose earlier husbands were Henry Reicholt and
Elmer Ewing. He was born at Turtle Creek Township, Lebanon, Warren
8 Charles G. Carder (28 October
1846 - 7 August 1918), married 22 November 1865, at Indianapolis,
Indiana, to Mary Elizabeth McKnight, who died 27 November 1915, probably
in Dayton, Ohio. He was born at Turtle Creek Township, Lebanon, Warren
County, Ohio and died at Dayton, Ohio.
9 Lewis Drake Carder (24 April
1848 - 8 September 1933), married 1st Molly _____; 2nd to Mrs. Cordelia
Rice Martin, who died 28 February 1952 in Dayton, Ohio. He was born at
Turtle Creek Township, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, and died at Dayton.
He is buried at Waynesville, Ohio.
10 Sarah H. Carder (25 August
1850 - ), married between 1888 and 1894, to Arthur Handsacker, of
Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born at Turtle Creek Township, Lebanon,
Warren County, Ohio
11 Abbott W. Carder (25 April
1853 - after 1900), born in Lebanon, Ohio. Lived in 1900 with his son
Charles C. Carder in Lincoln, Neb. He moved to Nebraska before 1881
because his son was born there in 1881.
W1-3-9 Family of Mary
(Polly) Carder and John Poland
W1-3-10 Family of Catherine
Carder Wamsley (1817-1893) and Abraham Wamsley (1811-1849)
1 Randolph Wamsley (8 September
1836 - 26 December 1907)
2 Judson Wamsley (19 December
1837 - 1901)
3 Eunice Wamsley (9 October 1839
- 23 February 1946)
4 Sophrona Wamsley (22 November
1841 - 12 October 1842)
5 Mary Candice Wamsley (5 March
1843 - 27 February 1846)
6 Dallas Wamsley (9 February
1845 - )
7 Sarah Ann Wamsley (2 November
1846 - after 1936), married a Craddock. Mrs. Alicia McCrackin of
Keswick, Iowa, wrote about Sarah Ann Wamsley Craddock: “Aunt Sally
practically raised Sarah Frances (Frankie) Rummery (daughter of Araminta
Cole Wamsley W1-3-10-9). Aunt Sally had two sons as I remember, and she
took them to town with her and brought them home with her when they were
in their 60s and 70s. She lived alone in the little town of Fruitland,
Iowa, and made quilts in her last few years. If someone had a party in
town and she was not invited, she would write to her state legislator
and complain. My dad, John Reed, remembers her for her sour plum butter
in the stone jars she always brought to them. I also remember her for
sewing black sleeves on all of my grandmother’s dresses (Frankie). Her
married name was Craddock.
8 Frances Wamsley (23 November
1848 - )
W1-3-10 Family of Catherine
Carder Wamsley Beatty (1817 - 1893) and Sam Cole
9 Araminta Cole Wamsley (21 June
1853 - 4 October 1878), married, 20 September 1868, to George David
Rummery (25 January 1846 - 1919). She lived and died in Muscatine
County, Iowa. In the Wamsley family Bible, she is listed as Araminta
Cole, and in the marraiges she is listed as Araminta Cole Wamsley. After
her death, George remarried to Mary Miller, had nine more children, and
moved to Oklahoma.
Letter from Abraham Wamsley
to Catherine Carder Wamsley, February 22 1835
February the 22, 1835
My Dear Companion I have thought it
my duty of writing to you to let you know that I am Well at Presant and
Hope these few lines may find you in the Same State of Health and Have Had
my Health Very Well and am Well Pleased at this Country I Have Been in
this place not quite two month but Can Get Work here one year if I’ll Stay
I want to Know whether you Could not Come Without me Coming after you. If
you Can Come Without me it will Save me the trouble of coming and it will
Save me the Expense of Coming in. If you Will Come I’ll send you mony
Enought to pay your Way Here You can take stage there and in three Day you
Will Get Here I Want you to Write to me to Let me know Whether you Will
Come or not If you Will Come get your things to town and take stage Write
to me as soon as possable and I’ll Send mony in the Next Letter So no more
at Presant But Remain yours my Beeloved Wife
Direct your letter to Kirkersville
Licking County State of Ohio
Give my respects to William Carder
and to other friends and Relations tell all labor men can get from 75
cents to one Dollar a Day Work and every thing is Cheape than it is there
Any of you write to me
Direct your letter Kirkersville
Licking County State of Ohio Abraham Wamsley
Adressed to: Mrs. Katherine Wamsley
Romney Hampshire Co Va.
Letter from Edna Carder to
Abraham Wamsley and Catherine Carder Wamsley, June 8, 1841
June the 8th 1841
Dear Son and daughter I take this
opportunity to inform you that we are all well at present hopeing these
few lines may find you both enjoying the same blessing ————————— it has
bin four years last February sence we have received any letter from your
brother John Carder ———— mared last September to Mrs Ida Carder We have
had a very dry seson here Our harvest is light. Your Aunt Letty Carder was
struck with the palsy the sixth of last February an has not walked any
sence There is six of your Uncle John Carders family mared Wheat is one
dollar per bushel __y is 60 cts oats 25 cts bacon eight cts venison 4
cents corn is 40 cents potatoes 35 cents butter 11 cents ____hons 12 cents
There is four of Martha Shingletons family mared Money is very scarse here
but we have a new capton over the ship and we think times will be better
We wold be glad if you wod come and se us one time more but if you cannot
come wright to us as soon as you can So no more at present but remain your
affectionate mother from edny Carder to Abraham Wamsley
Addressed to : Mr. Abraham Wamsley, Kirkersville Post Office, Licking County Ohio
Mr. Abraham Wamsley, Bloomington,
Iowa Territory, Muscatine County
Letter from Edna Carder to
her daughter Catherine Carder Wamsley, July 15 1849
Hampshire County Va July 15 - 49
Dear Daughter I with gratitude
imbrace the presant opportunity of Writing to inform you that we are all
well at this time through the Mercies of God we have Been Spared to the
presant time and I hope that these few lines may find you and your family
enjoying Good health I am happy to inform you that I Received your letter
and to hear that you was all well But I am truly sorry to hear of your
Misfortun I am Sad to Simpathise with you on account of your Bereavment
But we all have to pay the Debt of Nature we all Must die But there is one
thing Requirt to make us happy in this World and that which is to come You
stated that your Children was Small But your friends were many This is
verry consoling to find that you have friends though in a fare distant
State But it is not often but what the fatherless and the Widow will find
friends. I Would have been better Satisfide if you had wrote in your
letter whether or not you had Been left with a hom or not you Stated that
you have had Several cases of the Colera that Dredfull and most fatal
Diseas has not Reached at Hampshire as yet But we know not how Soon it
will make its appearance among us I am happy to inform you that Mary
Poland is Married She Married a Mr Robertson and are living on the South
Branch at GKeykendalls old mill. Unice is still living With old Mrs Entler
Eloina is living at Mr Michael Entlor Lucinda is living at Mr James Blue
on Jersey Mountains I will give you the price of Produce Wheat is worth 70
cents per bushel Corn 50 cents Rye 62 1/2 cents Bacon 7 and 8 cents per lb
I stated where Several of the Girls was living and the balance are all at
home I must inform you that we have had a verry Cold Backward Spring fruit
is Schears hear and we have had a verry Drye Summer So fare though the
crops of Small Grain is tolerable Good I suppose that I will rais some 175
to 200 hundred Bushels of wheat this summer the Reast of our friends are
all Well so fare as I know and I supose that if they was not Well I should
have heard it Tims is hard and Money Schearse at this time I want you to
Write to me and state how you are Gitting along I must conclude by Sending
our love to you
Ever Remaining your Mother untill
death Edna Carder
Catherine Wamsley Muscatine County
Iowa Bloomington P.O.
W1-3-11 Family of Susan
Carder (1820 - after 1900)
1 Sarah Margaret Carder (1847 -
), married Stephen Hannas (19 December 1847 - ). Stephen Hannas was nine
years old when his father died. He and his brother Jack Sloan went to
live with their uncle John Harris Hannas on the Little Cacapon River in
Hampshire County. When he was 17, he left by an upstairs window, swam
the river, and joined the Confederate Army. During the war he was a
member of Company D 18th Virginia Cavalry commanded by Col. E. H.
McDonald. He was also a member of the Stonewall Jackson Brigade. After
the war he married Sarah Carder at the home of his uncle John Hannas on
January 30, 1865. They lived at the old Hannas place south of Fairview
Church. This property was owned in 1980 by Sloan and Timbrook. At one
time Stephen Hannas owned about 1100 acres of land in the area. On some
of this property currently stands a Western Union and G.S.A. building,
which employs a lot of people in Hampshire County, W. Va.
W1-3-15 Family of Jackson
Carder (1830 - 1912) and Maria Carder (1829 - 1886)
1 Mary J. Carder (1854 - 1862)
2 Frederick A. Carder (7
September 1856 - 12 January 1938), married Margaret E. McDonald (1861 -
1952). He lived near Romney, W.Va., and is buried at Ebenezer Church
3 Joseph Edgar Carder (1858 - ),
married 27 November 1882 to Minnie Cheshire. He died at Dayton, Ohio.
4 James Sanford Carder (April
1863 - 1 February 1935), married 1st, 18 October 1887, to Mary Elizabeth
McDonald (April 1870 - ), 2nd, 20 April 1915, to Martha Ellen Hott (1890
- 1981). He was a carpenter
5 Abigail Carder (1861 - 1862).
She should be listed as child four.
6 Sarah E. Carder (5 June 1866 -
), married 16 March 1891, to John Shank.
7 Infant (1868 - 1868)
8 Rebecca K. Carder (October
1869 - ), married Thomas Starnes (March 1864 - ).
9 John W. Carder (18 June 1870 -
14 June 1954), married Olive _____, who died before 1944. Moved to
California and died at Rancho Los Amigos, Hondo, Los Angeles County in
1954. 10 Sarah (Sally) Carder (1873 -)
W1-3-16 Family of Frederick
Carder (1831 - 1870) and Sarah Starnes Carder
1 John Ferman Carder (7 December
1866 - 1955), married Cora B. Albright, buried at Ebenezer Church,
2 Anna Bell Carder (7 December
1866 - ), married 21 October 1885 to Charles Frederick Malone.
3 William Baker Carder (December
1869 - 1920?), married Phoebe Nickles (1878 - 1929), buried at Ebenezer
W1-3-18 Family of Hannah
Carder (1834 - before 1883)
1 Luther Carder, raised by the
Robinson family and later took the name Luther Robinson. He married
Elizabeth Davis of Romney.
2 Emma Carder (April 1860 - ),
married James Davis (December 1854 - ).
W1-3-19 Family of Sanford
Carder (1837 - 1869) and Rebecca Hannas Carder (1837 - 1911)