Descendants of George Carder (1750?-1831) of Culpeper Co., VA and Hampshire Co., WV

George Carder, Sr. is the ancestor of the Carder families that lived around the Three Churches area on Jersey Mountain in Hampshire County, West Virginia. The earliest reference to George Carder is the date 1771, when he made five pairs of shoes for William Johnston in Culpeper County. This date is recorded in a 1788 estate settlement of William Johnstonís estate, when George was finally paid for the shoes by William Roberts, who was the executor of the Johnston estate. We next find him in the records in 1776 when George Carder with his wife Elizabeth and son William appear in a Culpeper County deed renting 200 acres for farming. He also appears on Culpeper County tax lists from 1782 to 1800. In 1785, a deed of gift recorded in Culpeper County shows that Mary Carder gave personal belongings and livestock to her son George. In 1784, Mary Carder is listed in the records of St. Markís Parish Church as being paid for the burial of John Carder. It is probable that Mary Carder in the 1785 deed is the same Mary Carder who had to bury John Carder and is probably his wife. Thomas Rand was a witness to this deed, and he was married to Elizabeth Carder (1767-), who may have been George Carderís sister, niece, or cousin. George was probably born about 1750 or slightly before in Culpeper County, Virginia. He appears on the Hampshire County tax lists from 1800 to 1825. Based on the early tax lists and church records, his parents were probably John Carder and Mary Carder of Culpeper County, Va. He has previously been thought by some genealogists to be the son of William (d. 1801) and Sarah (d. 1807) Carder. When all facts are considered, he does not fit into the William and Sarah Carder family. George Carder did not come to Hampshire County until after they left. He also is too old to be a son of William Carder. George Carder was married twice, first to a woman named Elizabeth. She apparantly died sometime between 1802 and 1810, because her name appears on a deed dated 1802, but by 1810, George was married to a Mary Ann (or Anna), because this name appears on deeds from 1810. This is mostlikely the Anne Hume who married George Carder in Culpeper County in 1806.

The farm that George Carder leased in Culpeper County was near Battle Mountain, which is about five miles northeast of Woodville. This is in what is now Rappahannock County, VA. James Carder (1765?-1836?) also lived near this area. Both the James Carder family and the George Carder family were involved in shoemaking. George Carder was living in Culpeper County in 1801, when he purchased 424 acres of land in Hampshire County, WVfrom William and Frederick Duncan for the price of 16,000 wrights of crop tobacco. This land lay near the South Branch of the Potomac River, near where the communty of Three Churches is today. On the same day, George sold 100 acres of this same land to John Carder of Culpeper County for 4,000 wrights of crop tobacco. In 1802, Georgeís wife Elizabeth was examined and agreed to the sale. In 1807, John Carder and his wife Mary, still of Culpeper County, sold this same 100 acres to William Case of Hampshire County for the sum of 100 pounds. John Carder was probably a close relative of George Carder. This John and Mary Carder are most likely the same John and Mary Carder who moved to the part of Harrison County that later became Taylor County, WV. In 1810, George Carder sold 57 acres to his son George Carder, Jr. for the price of 80 dollars. In 1812, he sold 89 acres to Peter Case for $277.47. In the same year, he sold 60 acres to Henry Slack for $133.34. In 1814, a Braxton Carder bought 42 1/4 acres from William Case, but this was not part of the George Carder land. This 42 acres was in the possession of George Carder, Jr. when he died in 1829. In 1814 George Carder sold 114 acres to his son John Carder for $1000, payable in crops of wheat, 100 bushels a year for 10 years. In 1816, Georgeís son William Carder of Hampshire County bought land bordering George Carderís land. This is probably the same William Carder who lived in the George Carder household in Culpeper County before George moved to Hampshire County. In 1826, Henry Slack sold his land to John Carder, son of George, for $150. In 1830, George Carder and his wife Maryann sold 50 acres to his grandson Joseph Carder for one dollar. Joseph Carder paid taxes on this land from 1830 until 1840, when he sold this land and moved to Ohio, then to Illinois.


George Carder made his will in October 1829, leaving everything to his wife Mary Ann. The will was probated on September 19, 1831. His burial place is not known, but there are old stories of a Carder cemetery on Town Hill, and the earlier Carders are supposedly buried there. Verra Carder (1893-1986) says she was taken there as a child by her Aunt Sarah Kidner. The George Carder family is closely related to the William and Sarah Carder family and George, Jrís and John Carderís children always referred to Abbot Carderís family as cousins. They called Abbotís wife Edna ďAunt EdnaĒ. This further confuses the relationship among the families. For now, I will not assume what the relationship is among these families.

Will of George Carder, Sr.
I George Carder Sr. of the County of Hampshire and state of Virginia do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say.
After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give to my wife Mary Ann Carder all my property, both real and personal to be hers, to dispose off as she may think proper, and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife my executrix, of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all or other or former will and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this day of October 1829.
Signed, sealed, published as the last )             his
will and testament of the above named ) George   Carder (seal)
George Carder In presence of us - - )              mark
Wm Vance
John Myers
At a court held for Hampshire County the 19th day, of September 1831, This last will and testament of George Carder decd was presented in court, proved by the oaths of William Vance and John Myers witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Deed, Culpeper County, 1776
This indenture made the 18th day of Octr. 1776 between William Roberts of one part & George Carder of County of Culpeper, Planter, of the other part. Witnesseth that said William Roberts for rents & covenants herein after mentioned hath granted to farm lett unto the said George Carder 200 acres of land except mines minerals and quarries in Parish of Bromfield, County of Culpeper, and bounded beginning at John Flowrenceís line thence along said Flowrence to Gabriel Jones line thence along said Jones line to William Roberts line thence along said Roberts line to William Duncanís line thence along said Duncanís line to the division agreed upon between George Carder and John Shingleton Beginning at two spanish oaks on the West side of the road thence with the road two white oaks thence a North course to the top of Battle Mountain containing 200 acres to hold the said 200 acres during the natural lives of him the said George Carder and Elizabeth his wife and William Carder his son paying unto William Roberts every year on the 7th of December the rent of Three Pounds current money. Said Carder to plant 100 good apple trees at least thirty feet distance, enclose with sufficient fence and will erect a good dwelling house 20 feet by 16 after the manner of Virginia Building.
Presence: William Abbett, John Minor, John Jett W. Roberts


Deed, Culpeper County, 1785
Know all men by these presents that I Mary Carder of Culpeper County do freely give unto George Carder my son of said County the following articles (to wit) one feather bed of furniture, one heifer, one stear, on trunk, three slays, two pewter dishes & side plates, 7 basens, three spoons & three knives & forks, one large jug, one Pitcher, one butter pott, one mug, one chamber pott, one tea pott, one mug, one mustard pott, one bucket, one spice mortar & pestle, the above mentioned articles shall be my son Georgeís at my decease. Given under my hand this twenty ninth of November One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty Five.
Teste:                     her
Jn Golden         Mary X Carder
Thamas Rand          mark

G2 Family of George Carder, Sr. (about 1750 - 1831) and Elizabeth Carder

  • +1 William Carder (1771 - 14 Nov 1849), mentioned in the 1776 farm rent deed of George Carder. He purchased 50 acres in Hampshire County bordering George Carder Sr. in 1816. He is in the 1850 mortality census, which says he died at age 78 of old age. His death is also mentioned in a letter dated 1850 from his son George Carder to Charlotte Carder Ely Stout in which George said, ďFather is dead he died the 14th day of November 1849, his complaint I believe was the consumption for he was a lingerring for two or three years with a cough.Ē William Carderís wife died between 1830 and 1840, as shown by the census records. Her name is not known. In 1840, William Carder was living in the household of his son George Carder. Williamís son George Carder (1806-1863) married his cousin Judith Carder (1802-1881) and lived on George Carder, Jrís land.
  • +2 George Carder, Jr. (about 1775 - 1828), married Lettice ďLettyĒ Brown (1774 - January 1850). He is probably the adult George Carder living in the household of George Carder in Culpeper County in 1795. George Carder and Letty Brown were married on 9 April 1799 by Rev. Absalom Kinsey in Culpeper County. He died in 1828 and left a large amount of personal belongings, as well as real estate. His will divided it among his wife and children. Letty is in the 1850 Mortality Census, which says she died at age 75 and was paralyzed. Letty had a stroke on Feb 6, 1841 and did not walk afterwards. Her death is mentioned in a letter dated Jan 18, 1850 from George and Judith Carder to Charlotte Carder Ely Stout in which George said, ďI must inform you that your motherís funeral was preached on the third Sunday of the present month by old Mr. Arnold. His text was the 20th chapter of Revelation and the 6th verse. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection, on such the second death hath no power.Ē
  • +3 John Carder (1790 - 24 June 1879), married Levina Pownall (5 June 1791 - 19 July 1877), who was a daughter of Elisha and Abigail Pownall, who came from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and moved to Hampshire County, W. Va. These Pownalls were not descendants of Governor Thomas Pownall, as some Hampshire County genealogies state. They were distant cousins. John Carder is buried at Mount Bethel Church at Three Churches, W. Va. He left a will, and gave his estate to his children and grandchildren. (The author, W. Ashley Carder, has considerable information on the POWNALL family. If anyone is interested, I can be contacted at the address listed in the front of this book.)
  • 4 A son born about 1794-1800. This is probably Braxton Carder, who purchased 42 1/4 acres bordering George Carder, Sr. and John Carder in 1814. Braxton appears on tax records until 1823, when he apparently died or left the county, as his name does not appear on any known records after 1823. George Carder, Jr. owned Braxtonís land in 1828.

George Carder, Sr. probably had more children, but no proof of this has been found. It is possible that he had some daughters, and based on the real estate dealings between the families of Henry Slack, Peter and William Case, and George Carder, it is conceivable that his daughters could have married into these families. Again, that is just speculation, and cannot be proven. A Lucy Carder who married Braxton Brown in Culpeper County in 1804 might be his daughter, because Braxton Brownís name shows up in Hampshire County census records living near George Carder, Sr. beginning in 1810.  When Braxton Brown died in 1834, many of the purchasers of items from his estate sale were the Carders of Jersey Mountain.

Here I have reconstructed George Carder's original 1801 plat based on the original deed.  This shows how the land was split up over the years, as well as the location of the properties of Braxton Carder and William Carder.

 

Second Generation Descendants of George Carder, Sr. (Abt. 1750 - 1831)

G2-1 Family of William Carder (1771-1849)

This family has been pieced together based on census records and the fact that George Carder is known to be William Carderís son. By careful study of the Jersey Mountain Carder census records of the time period from 1820 to 1850, this family can account for those Carders on Jersey Mountain that do not fit into either the George Carder, Jr. or the John Carder family. As far as is known, no other Carder families lived on Jersey Mountain during this time period.

  • 1 A daughter born between 1794-1804
  • +2 Joseph Carder (1806-1885), married Sarah ____, moved to Ohio about 1841, then moved to Marion County, Illinois about 1848, where he died in 1885. Joseph is assumed to be William Carderís son based on census records. William Carderís family is the only Jersey Mountain Carder family that has an unaccounted for male who is the right age to be Joseph.
  • -3 George Carder (1807-1863), was a farmer and lived at Three Churches, Hampshire County, WV. He married his first cousin, Judith Carder (1802-1881), who was a daughter of George Carder, Jr (1776-1828). George Carder was a religious man, as indicated by some letters written by him during the 1848-1854 time period. He and his wife Judith did not have any children, but they raised their niece, Emma Ann Ely Carder (1828-1909), who was a daughter of Judithís sister Charlotte. George is known to be Williamís son based on the fact that in an 1850 letter he stated that his father had just died. William Carderís death is recorded in the 1850 mortality schedule of Hampshire County. The census records also show two sons born between 1805 and 1810.
  • 4 William (John?) Carder (ca. 1815 - ), married Lucinda Brown in 1838; probably the same people as John Carder, Jr.with wife Lucinda, who are in the 1850 census living near the other Three Churches Carder families.
  • 5 A daughter born 1810-1820
  • 6 A daughter born 1820-1825. (Ida Carder ?) Either child 5 or 6 could be the Miss Ida Carder mentioned in Edna Carderís letter of 1841 who had just married. Ida Carder does not fit into any other Hampshire County Carder families.

G2-2 George Carder, Jr. (about 1775 - 1828)

George Carder, Jr. was probably born in Culpeper County, Virginia. The name George Carder appears on tax lists of Culpeper County from 1782 until 1804. During this time, both George Carder, Sr, and George Carder, Jr. Lived in Culpeper County. On April 9, 1799, the Culpeper County records show that George Carder and Letty Brown were married by Rev. Absalom Kinsey. George Carder, Jr. probably moved to Hampshire County about 1806 or 1807, when his name first appears on the tax lists of Hampshire County. He already had several young children by the time he set up home near Three Churches, W. Va.
George Carder, Jr. built a house near Three Churches, WV, in the first decade of the 1800s. The house was standing in 1986, but the roof had caved in. It was gone by Thanksgiving 1992 and a modern brick home now stands in its place. In 1999 the entire area that was previously the George Carder farm had been sold as lots and numerous houses were in various stages of construction. The George Carder Jr. Cabin was built of hand cut timbers and put together in the corners with wooden pegs. As you walked in the front door, there was a large fireplace with rooms on both the left and the right. At the back side of the house there was a spiral staircase on both the left and the right. These led up to rooms on both the left and right. This house was occupied by Georgeís wife Letty, their daughter Judith and her husband George after George, Jr.ís death. Later Abner Carder and Emma Ann Carder lived there. The last Carder moved out in the 1930s.

George Carder, Jr. died in 1828 and left a large amount of personal belongings. His estate was sold and each item was listed on a sale bill. He had many farming items, as well as bee hives, books, horses, cows, sheep, animal skins, coffee pots, and many other items. It is interesting that his widow, Letty, had to buy back her own household belongings, due to the way his will was written. The sale bill is listed in its entirety in this section. It sheds much light on the life of persons who lived in the mountains of West Virginia in the early 1800s.

Will of George Carder, Jr.
In the name of god Amen I George Carder Juner of the County of Hampshire and State of Virgeny Being of sound mind and memmery do make and publish this my last will and testament in the following maner I will and Bequeth my loving wife Letyts on full third of all my property both ralle and personal I will and Bequeth my Grandson Jackson wolverton twenty five cents I will and Bequeth my son William one Bay Colt and one Cow and one Rifle gun the cow and the gun that he has in possession the remainder of my property both rele and personal to be Equely devided between my three Daughters Judieth Ann Charlotty by reducting the value of the property that ann has recivd out of her part and appoint William Ely Juner Exeter of this my last will an testament in witness whare of I hear unto set my hand an seal this fifteenth Day of December in the year of our lord one thowsan Eight hundred twenty eight
                                        his
Witness present       George Carder seal
William Ely                      mark
Martin Hardy
At a court held for Hampshire County the 19th day of January 1829. This last will and testament of George Carder decíd was presented in court proven by the oaths of Martin Hardy and William Ely witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.


Deed, 9 Mar 1831, George Carder, Jr. heirs to Richard Blue, all of Hampshire County
For 150 dollars; 42 acres on the north side of Town Hill, on Stony Lick Run, being part of the tract that was patented to Francis Taggart. This is one tract among two conveyed to Letty Carder, widow of George Carder, Jr., which at her decease was to go to William Ely, Jr., and Sharlotte his wife, George Park and Ann his wife, and Judith Carder, the heirs of George Carder, Jr., deceased.
William Ely
George Park
Ann Park
             her
Scharlotte Ely
           mark
Judith Carder
      her
Letty Carder
    mark

Deed, 9 Mar 1831, George Carder, Jr. heirs to Judith Carder, all of Hampshire County
For 150 dollars; 57 acres, being the same which was conveyed by George Carder, Sr. to George Carder, Jr. on 15 Oct 1810.
William Ely
George Park
Ann Park
             her
Scharlotte Ely
            mark

G2-2 Family of George Carder, Jr. (about 1775-1828) and Letty Carder (1774-1849)

  • -1 Judith Carder (1801-1881), married a cousin, George Carder (1807-1863), who was a son of her Uncle William Carder. Judith and George Carder are buried at Mount Bethel Church at Three Churches, West Virginia. Judith and George Carder had no children, but they raised their niece, Emma Ann Ely, after Emma Annís mother Charlotte went west to Iowa in the 1830s. Judith Carder lived at her fatherís place after his death. I have heard various second hand stories about ĎAunt Judyí Carder, and most of them tell that she lived on her fatherís home place and that she was the family Ďeducatorí. It is said that she taught several generations of the Carders to read and write. These stories were told by people who remember their parents and grandparents talk about Judy Carder. A letter that was written from George and Judy Carder to Charlotte Carder Stout is contained in the section on Charlotte Carder. In 1880, Judith is listed in the household of Abner and Emma Carder, age 78, aunt, and under occupation it says ďReadingĒ.
  • +2 William Carder (1805-1865), who married Jane ďJennieĒ ______ and moved to Putnam Co., Missouri in 1857. Letters written to Charlotte Carder Ely Stout from Williamís sons Braxton and John H. Carder speak of Charlotte Carder Ely Stout Harvey and Ann Carder Park as their aunts. William Carder moved to Putnam Co., Missouri, in the mid-1850s and died there in 1865. Putnam County is not far from Brighton, Iowa, where his sisters Charlotte and Ann moved. Williamís son John H. Carder even lived with Charlotte and her family for a brief while in the 1860s.
  • +3 Elizabeth Carder (180? - about 1827) married, 5 March 1825, Joel Wolverton, had a son, Jackson Wolverton (28 July 1826-). Elizabeth apparently died before January 1829 because she was not named in her fatherís will, although her son was named. Jackson Wolverton moved to near Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, in the 1850s. Joel Wolverton remarried in 1831 to Susan Pascal.
  • +4 Ann Carder (28 April 1809 - September 1893), married first on 8 October 1827, in Hampshire Co., WV, to George Park (1806 - 6 December 1846), second on 14 September 1850, to Michael Fornish, whom she divorced. After her divorce she was again known as Ann Park. She and her husband George Park moved to near Columbus, Ohio about 1830, and to Washington County, Iowa about 1836 or 1837, and were among the first landholders there. They lived a few miles north of Brighton, on the north side of the Skunk River. George Park was on the first list of taxpayers in Washington County, Iowa. Both Ann and George are buried at Custer Cemetery in Washington County, Iowa.
  • +5 Charlotte Carder (22 April 1811 - 6 December 1908), married first, 7 March 1828, to William Ely, Jr., second about 1838 to John S. Stout (21 June 1821 - 8 April 1849), third on 13 December 1854 to Nicholas Harvey (1794 - 1871). She is buried in Sandy Hook Cemetery near Brighton, Washington County, Iowa.

G2-3 John Carder (1790 - 1879)

John Carder lived most of his life near Three Churches, West Virginia. He was a farmer and owned 200 acres of land at one time. He was also a carpenter, and some of the chairs that he built are still used to this day. He married Levina Pownall about 1810. They had 11 children. John Carderís name appears on the Hampshire County tax lists beginning in 1814. His name first appears in Hampshire County deeds on September 19, 1814. This deed is abstracted as follows:


Deed, September 19, 1814
George Carder and Maryann his wife, of Hampshire Co., Va. to John Carder of the same. For 1000 dollars; 114 acres, being part of that conveyed by William Dunkin to George Carder in 1801, adjoining the lands of Charles Powelson, Henry Slack, George Carder, Jr., Peter Case and others, being the land and premises whereon the said George Carder now liveth, reserving nevertheless the dwelling house, kitchen, stables, all outhouses, garden and half the orchard, and the whole of the fields adjoining the same, and also the priveledge of a sufficient quantity of timber for rails to repair his fences, all for his own use during his natural lifetime, at his decease to go to the said John Carder. 

        his                          her
George Carder       Maryann Carder
       mark                      mark


A deed of trust was recorded on the same day, September 19, 1814, where John Carder was to pay for this land with one thousand bushels of wheat, payable to George Carder, Sr., in ten yearly installments of 100 bushels, each October up through 1823. If John Carder defaulted on the payments, Adam Hare was to sell the land publicly to the highest bidder.

Based on the above deed, it appears that George Carder was selling the land containing his home place to his son John. George reserved the rights to his house and other buildings until his death. This land was part of the original George Carder land purchase of 1801. He had already sold portions of it to his son George, Jr., as well as Henry Slack, and Peter Case. John Carder would later purchase the Henry Slack land from Henry and Elizabeth Slack in 1826. These may have been relatives or close friends. Elizabeth could have been a daughter of George Carder, but there is no evidence that states this.


Will of John Carder (1790 - 1879)

I, John Carder of the county of Hampshire and State of W. Va., being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and establish this as my last will and testament as follows, viz. I appoint Jasper A. Carder as my administrator. I will and deed that after all my just debts shall have been paid by my administrator, the residue of my estate Real & personal shall be divided as follows, viz. I will to my son Reubin twenty-five dollars in addition to what he has already received from me. I will to my son Sanford Twenty-five dollars in addition to what he has already received. I will that the balance of the estate be equally divided among the remaining nine children after twenty-five dollars shall have been taken there from which twenty-five dollars I will to my daughter Rebecca in addition to her share. John Carderís child Lavina is to receive her fatherís share. I direct that my sons James and Elisha shall have my farm for two years after my death for the purpose of repairing the same and fitting it up for sale. They are to have all they can make on the farm for the above named time. If they shall have a crop in the ground at the expiration of the two years after my death, they shall be entitled to all the said crop.
This is my last will and testament made and signed by me this 18th day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.
John Carder
Signed by the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us and each one of us at the testatorís request signed it in his presence and in the presence of each other.
Witness J. Walker Pultz James W. Haws Geo. W. Emmart

G2-3 Family of John Carder (1791 - 1879) and Lavina Pownall Carder (1791 - 1877)

All the birthdates in the following family are from an old family Bible that is in the possession of Eddie Carder, Jr. of La Grange, Illinois

  • +1 Malinda Carder (2 October 1812 - about 1879), married Aaron Levi Baker (1811 - after 1880), and lived near the North River Meeting House in Hampshire County. Malinda died about 1879 when her death is mentioned in a letter. Her husband remarried.
  • +2 Reuben Pownall Carder (1 November 1814 - 4 September 1894), married first on 25 August 1837 by the Rev. John Arnold, at Hampshire Co, WV, to Susan Lewis (died 5 Aug 1844), daughter of Jacob Lewis; married second in Hampshire County, WV, in 1847, to Mary Rhinehart, a widow; third in Illinois on 8 March 1865 to Sarah A. Fahs (January 1838-1913), who was born in West Virginia. He was a farmer and lived in Hampshire County, WV, until the 1850s, when he moved to Adams County, Illinois. In 1862 he was living in Section 25, Richfield township, Adams County, Illinois. From 1862 to 1891 he lived at Stones Prairie, which was called Plainville in 1891. In 1891, he tried to claim a pension for his son John J. Carderís Civil War service, claiming that he was a dependent parent at the time John J. was in the war. At that time he was living in Adams Co, Illinois. He made a will dated 23 August 1894. In the 1900 census his widow Sarah A. Carder is listed at Richfield, Adams County, Illinois.
  • +3 Levi M. Carder (2 May 1817 - 1893), married twice, second to Hannah ______ (1843 - after 1910). In the 1860s he moved to Hardy County, W. Va., where he was a farmer and a stiller. He lived in Capon District. He was in the Civil War, and being in his 40ís, he did not fight, but played a drum.
  • +4 Sanford Carder (14 July 1820 - 1894), married Mary Powell (died about 1881). He lived down the road from his father, John, and farmed the land. He died in 1894 and is buried in an unmarked grave behind Mt. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church near the marker that says ĎIn Memory of the Unknown Deadí. He was a big tall man and said to be as strong as an ox. Jim Kidner bought Sanfordís 60 acre farm in 1894 and sold it at auction in 1905.
  • +5 Abner Carder (26 Dec 1821 - 2 May 1916), married 11 October 1846 to Emma Ann Ely (Sept 27 1828 - 23 March 1909). who was his second cousin. He lived all his life at Three Churches, most of it in the house that George Carder, Jr. (1780-1828) built. The old house was still standing in 1986, but part of the roof was caved in. By 1992 the old house was gone and a new brick home was built there. Abner farmed all his life, had orchards, and was a respected man in his part of the county. He worked in the fields even when he was in his 80s. He died of a stroke in 1916 at the age of 94 and is buried at the Mount Bethel Church near his parents.
  • +6 Emily J. Carder (5 April 1824 - after 1885), married John A. Moorhead (1822 -), about 1855 or before, and lived near Springfield, in Hampshire County, later moving to Knox County, Ohio, where they lived in 1885 when the John Carder estate was settled.
  • +7 Rebecca Ann Carder (3 December 1826 - 15 Feb 1900), married John B. Trenton (1823 - 1892), who was a cooper (barrel maker). They had moved to Wheeling at one time, but later moved back to Three Churches. ďBeckyĒ Trenton lived some of her last years with Abner and Emma Ann Carder at Three Churches and she and her husband are buried there.
  • +8 John T. Carder (4 April 1829 - 12 January 1870); little is known about him. He moved to Missouri in the fall of 1856, stayed one year, and then moved to Indiana. It appears that he moved to Illinois, because his daughter was living in Clay County, Ill. in 1885. He was dead in 1877 when his father made his will, and the will stated ďJohn Carderís child Levina is to receive her fatherís shareĒ. (Death date from Eddie Carder Bible).
  • -9 James Henry Carder (5 June 1831 - 1917), lived all his life in Hampshire County. He was a musician in the Civil War, playing a fife. He married at the age of 55, in 1886, to Margaret Ann Haines. They had a child that died young. His wife died not long afterwards and he was left with many of her possessions. As the story goes, his wifeís relatives came over, beat him up, and took all they could. One source said he lived a good while longer, but did have a broken shoulder. A feud nearly started when his nephews, Albert and Lafayette Carder, decided that they would get revenge on the people who beat up their uncle. They did not do much, however, and things settled down. He is buried at Three Churches.
  • +10 Elisha Edward Carder (18 November 1833 - about 1911), lived in Hampshire County. He was in the Civil War, and was a musician like his brothers Levi and Jim. He was injured at Fisherís Hill. In 1876 he married Anna Catherine Hardy, who was an orphan, who died 31 May 1877 (Eddie Carder Bible). Elisha never remarried, but did raise his daughter, Alverda (Verdie). He lived with his brother Abner one winter in the early 1900ís, and also lived with his daughter after she married. He died about 1910 or shortly thereafter. He is buried at Three Churches. My grandfather, Taylor Carder told me that when his Uncle Elisha stayed with them one winter, he and his brother Marshall would drop little chicks from the top of the staircase down on top of their great Uncle Elisha to aggravate him. Elisha is mentioned in a Civil War diary of a fellow serviceman. In the diary he is said to have been nicknamed ďPurtyĒ. The diary also states that at one time Elisha Carderís unit was down to two men, one of whom was Elisha Carder. He was a drummer, but at one point was given a gun and fought with the others.
  • +11 Minor Gilmore Carder (25 May 1836 - before 1900), married three times, first in the early 1860s to Mary Collins (1844 - about 1879), who was born in Virginia and died about 1878/1879; second on 5 December 1882 to Josephine A. Tracy;  married third on 18 October 1883 to Serena ďRenaĒ Stephenson (born in Illinois in July 1856). He went to Missouri in 1857 with his brother John, married there, and lived in Harrisonville, Cass Co., Mo. in 1865. He later went to Marysville Township, Miami County, Kansas in 1871-72. His died sometime after 1885 and before 1900, most likely in the late 1890s. It is said that he was a stubborn man who had a temper. One story says that he became angry at his wife once and picked her up by the hair on her head. His widow Serena was living in Spring Hill Township, Johnson County, Kansas, (just north of the Miami County line) in 1900. Her son John W. Carder was living with her.
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