Jacob Carder (1775-after 1860), John Carder (1810-1891), and Sylvester Carder (1822-1872)

Jacob Carder was born about 1775, probably in Culpeper County, Virginia. He first appeared on the records in 1799, when he is listed on the Culpeper County, Virginia, personal property tax lists. He is listed in the same district as James, John, and George Carder. Jacob and John Carder both moved about 1809 to the part of Harrison County, WV, that became Taylor County, WV. Jacob is listed in the tax records of Harrison County as owning tracts of 100 acres and 62 acres on the waters of Booth Creek. Jacob lived in the Booth Creek area of Taylor County until at least 1844, when he sold 145 acres in two tracts on Husteadís fork of Booth Creek. By 1850, he had moved to Wood County, where he is listed in the census, age 74, as a retired farmer. By 1860, he was in Harrison County, living with George Lawson Carder, who was a grandson of the James Carder who lived near Jacob in Culpeper County in 1799. It is very likely that Jacob, John, and James were brothers. Jacob was possibly the great uncle of George Lawson Carder.

Not much is known about the children of Jacob Carder. It is known that Jacob was married to a lady named Anna (1787-), who is listed as his wife in the 1850 census. He apparently was married earlier, because the death record of his daughter Elizabeth Carder Delong (1815-1853), lists her parents as Jacob and Frances Carder. William F. Carderís marriage record lists his parents as Jacob and Fanny Carder. In 1844, when he sold his land, he was still married to Fanny.

Based on the census records of Jacob Carder, the following family profile can be put together:

J4 Family of Jacob Carder (1775-1860s)

  • 1 Son, born 1804-1810
  • 2 Son, born 1804-1810, probably John Carder (1810-1891)
  • 3 Daughter, born 1804-1810
  • 4 Daughter, born 1810-1815
  • 5 Son, born 1815-1820
  • 6 Elizabeth Carder (12 April 1815- 12 March 1853), married Aaron Delong (1813-), who was a schoolteacher. She died at Middle Island, Pleasants County, WV, of pupual fever. Her death record states that she was a daughter of Jacob and Frances Carder. In the 1850 census, she had 7 children.
  • 7 Rebecca Carder (1820-), listed in the 1850 census of Jacobís family.
  • 8 Son, born 1820-1825. probably Sylvester Carder (1822-1872)
  • 9 William F. Carder (1824-), lived with Jacob in 1850. He married 10 May 1868 in Taylor County, WV, to Sophia Martin, age 40, daughter of Aquilla Martin. They had two sons, one of whom was named John Carder and was born about 1869/1870. Sophia already had three boys with the surname of Martin before she married William Carder. She and her oldest son were living with Lemon and Martha Tucker and Marthaís father Isaac Carder in 1860. Isaac left Sophiaís second boy, Oliver Harrison Martin, $400 in his will in 1865.

Second Generation Descendants of Jacob Carder (1775-1860s)

J4-6 Family of Elizabeth Carder Delong (1815-1853) and Aaron Delong (1813-)

  • 1 Francis Marion Delong (1838-1862)
  • 2 Sarah Delong (1839-), married 3 October 1856 to James W. Patterson.
  • 3 Cornelius Huff Delong (1840-1862)
  • 4 Louisa Delong (1843-), married 24 January 1868 to Charles Colvin.
  • 5 Littleton Delong (1846-), married 7 September 1865 to Melissa Ann Hanlin.
  • 6 Levi Delong (1848-)
  • 7 Deborah Delong (1849-), married 2 June 1867 to Martin Shook.

John Carder (1810-1891), probable son of Jacob Carder

John Carder was born about 1810, probably in what is now Taylor County, WV. Due to lack of good records, his parents have not been proven, although he fits in the family profile of Jacob Carder who moved from Culpeper County, VA, to Taylor (Harrison) County, WV in 1809. In 1850 he was living in Wood County, WV, and the only other Carder in Wood County who was old enough to be Johnís father is Jacob Carder, born in 1776. Based on the census records, Jacob Carder has an unidentified son the right age to be John Carder. Jacob is the most likely person to be the father of John.

John Carder married on 17 September 1831 in Monongalia County, WV, to Elizabeth Swisher (1811-), who was a daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Bonner) Swisher. He was living in Wood County, WV in 1850, where he was a farmer. John Carder died in April 1891 at West Union, Doddridge County, WV. at age 81.

J4-2 Family of John Carder (1810-1891) and Elizabeth Swisher Carder (1811-)

  • +1 Amanda Carder (1833 - 16 August 1853), married 26 September 1850, in Tyler Co., WV, to Absalom George (1828-). She was born in Marion County, WV, and died in Tyler County, WV.
  • +2 Catherine Carder (27 June 1836 - 3 June 1869), married 4 November 1852, in Doddridge County, to Amos George (9 December 1829 - 23 November 1916). They both died in Ritchie County, WV. She was born in Marion County, WV.
  • +3 James William Carder (16 May 1839 - 31 May 1904), married first, in Doddridge Co., WV, 8 March 1866, to Susan E. Culp (12 October 1844 - 28 March 1867); second on 21 March 1871 to Agnes Atlantic Smith (15 October 1851 - 15 August 1938). They lived in Doddridge County, WV. He was born in Marion Co., WV.
  • +4 George W. Carder (September 1840 - after 1900), married in Tyler Co., WV, 21 April 1864, to Mary E. Underwood (May 1843-). He was born in Tyler County. They lived in Tyler Co., WV. In 1900 they lived in McClellan, Doddridge County, WV.
  • +5 Martin V. Carder (8 January 1843 - 25 January 1891), married first in Doddridge Co., 3 December 1868, to Phebe Vandyke (1850 - 27 April 1880); second in Doddridge Co., on 25 May 1881, to Clarissa McKeoun (September 1843-). He is buried in Egypt Cemetery, Cairo, WV. Clarissa had a son Orion A. McKeown (November 1875-).
  • +6 Thomas Anderson Carder (8 February 1845 - 10 March 1940), married in Harrison County in 1868, to Sarah Hannah Meridith (5 February 1848 - 1924). He was born in Tyler County and died in Wood County. He was a Civil War veteran. He had only one leg and supposedly lost the other one in a logging accident.
  • +7 Nancy Carder (1848 - ), married 25 September 1867 in Doddridge Co., WV, to Oscar Peter Meyer (1841-). She was born in Doddridge County.

Second Generation Descendants of John Carder (1810-1891)

J4-2-1 Family of Amanda Carder George (1833-1853) and Absalom George (1828-)

  • 1 Avalina George (1851-), married 9 October 1870 in Tyler County, WV, to William Freeman (1836-), who was born in Ohio.

J4-2-2 Family of Catherine Carder George (1836-1869) and Amos George (1829-1916)

  • 1 Mary Elizabeth George (29 December 1853 - 14 September 1934), married 22 January 1874 in Ritchie County, WV, to William D. Braden (1849-). She was born in Doddridge Co, WV.
  • 2 Rachel Jane George (4 August 1855 - 5 September 1895), married 13 January 1875 in Wirt County, WV, to Lewis J. McFee (25 November 1852 - 5 January 1928). Rachel was born in Tyler Co, WV and died in Wirt Co., WV. Lewis was born in Wirt Co. and died at Akron, Ohio.
  • 3 Sarah Amanda George (17 May 1857 - ), married first 24 September 1876 to Hosier Buchanan (1 Jan 1852 - 24 July 1927); second to Robert Cain.
  • 4 Martha Agnes George (11 May 1859-), born in Tyler Co., died in infancy.
  • 5 Silas B. George (26 July 1861 - 6 April 1883), drowned with his brother Martin when their boat went over a dam at Freeport on the Hughes River. Silas was found on April 17, 1883, and his brother Martin was found on April 14.
  • 6 Harriet Ann George (31 December 1864 - 16 May 1898), married 6 May 1883 in Wirt Co., WV, to Ford Hughes McFee (22 November 1847 - 31 August 1919). She was born in Tyler Co.
  • 7 Martin V. George (30 November 1865 - 6 April 1883), drowned with his brother Silas. (see above)
  • 8 Olive L. George (26 May 1868 - 1950), married first on 21 August 1886 to James Whitecotton; second to Elzie Swisher. Olive died in Wood County

J4-2-3 Family of James William Carder (1839-1904) and Susan Culp Carder (1844-1867)

  • 1 Mary E. Carder (21 January 1867 - ), married Marsh Brown
  • Family of James W. Carder and his second wife, Agnes Smith Carder (1851-1938)
  • 2 Carrie Carder (21 March 1872 - 5 October 1878), died young; buried at Greenwood, WV.
  • +3 George Monroe Carder (3 July 1873 - 1910), married Jemima May Rollins. They are both buried at Duckworth Cemetery, Greenwood, WV. He was employed by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
  • 4 Lucinda Carder (20 March 1875 - 1963), married William Ramsey. She had children Kate, Mabel, Ruby, Nell, Rex, Ruth, and one other boy. Both boys died before they were 20.
  • 5 Eugene H. Carder (28 November 1877 - 5 February 1888), died of Typhoid.
  • 6 Leman Hit Carder (20 September 1879 - ), born at Greenwood, WV; married Bobbie _____. He had a son, Hal Carder, and a grandson Bud Carder.
  • 7 Effie May Carder (13 September 1881 - 20 February 1980), born at Greenwood, WV; married Jess Gatrell, had a child, Mary Agnes Gatrell (6 January 1924-). Effie died at Clarksburg, WV.
  • 8 Thomas Ignatius Carder (6 September 1885 - ), born at Greenwood, WV; married first to Kate Duckworth; second to Hazel Hummison. He had children Jean and Marjory.
  • 9 Kate Carder (2 December 1887 - ), born at Greenwood, WV; married Charles R. Mason. They had children Kenneth, Ruby, and June.
  • 10 Lula Carder (18 December 1889 - ), born at Greenwood, WV; died in childhood before 1900.
  • 11 Charles Raymond Carder (5 November 1891 - 9 November 1963), born at Greenwood, WV; married 21 July 1921 at Pittsburg, Pa., to Anna Gertrude Burkert (12 September 1894 - 30 July 1961). He died at Sewickly, Pa.
  • 12 Ida Olive Carder (5 November 1892 - 1943), born in Doddridge Co.; married Porter Davis; had a daughter Mary Evelyn Davis (14 December 1922-), who married 29 May 1947 to Robert E. Ellifritt.

J4-2-4 Family of George W. Carder (1841-) and Mary Underwood Carder (1843-)

  • 1 William H. Carder (1865 - 3 December 1887), died in Tyler Co., WV.
  • 2 Silas B. Carder (3 September 1868 - )
  • 3 son
  • 4 son
  • 5 Austin T. Carder (July 1870 - ), married 19 December 1897 to Icy _____ (August 1875-).
  • 6 Cora Carder (September 1872-), married about 1894 to Samuel H. Smith (May 1855-); may have later married a Cox. They lived in Doddridge County in 1900 and did not have any children.
  • 7 Ruth Carder (November 1887-), married an Ashenhart. In 1900 she was living at McClellan, Doddridge County, WV, with her sister Cora Carder Smith.
  • Two other children died prior to 1900. In 1900 only 5 children out of 9 were living.

J4-2-5 Family of Martin V. Carder (1843-1891) and Phebe Vandyke Carder

  • 1 Charles E. Carder (1869 -)
  • 2 John L. Carder (1871 - about 1900), probably the same person as John L. Carder who was born in 1871 in Doddridge Co. and married in Ritchie Co., 29 May 1898, to Addie Agnes Hewitt (October 1881-). In 1900 Addie was living with her parents, John and Salina Hewitt. She is listed as a widow and her youngest child was born in March 1900, so John must have died around this time.
  • 3 Laura M. Carder (1873 - ), probably the same Laura M. Carder who was born in Greenwood, Doddridge Co., and married Clifford M. Haddox, who was from Cairo, WV, and was an agent for the B&O Railroad from 1895-1897. They had a daughter, Ernestine Haddox (20 November 1895-), born at Cairo. and a child born 20 January 1897.

Family of Martin V. Carder and his second wife, Clarissa McKeoun Carder (1843-)

  • 4 Maggie E. Carder (30 May 1883 - ), born in Ritchie County. In 1900 she lived with her mother in Ritchie County, WV.

J4-2-6 Family of Thomas A. Carder (1845-1940) and Sarah Meridith Carder (1848-1924)

  • 1 Myrtle Bell Carder (20 February 1869 - 6 July 1956), married 13 March 1892 in Ritchie County to William E. Roach (1867 - ). She was born in Ritchie Co.
  • 2 Emma Thiennette Carder (1 January 1871 - 23 November 1958), married 13 March 1892 in Ritchie Co., to William H. Moats (1869-).
  • 3 William Grant Carder (13 January 1873 - 14 August 1956), married 3 July 1894 in Ritchie County, to Orrie B. Johnson (1878-). He was born in Doddridge County.
  • 4 James Walter Carder (5 October 1874 - ), married Rosa Belle Pratt. They lived in Parkersburg, WV.
  • 5 Phillip Otterbein Carder (2 September 1876 - 1949), married 19 November 1900 at Petroleum, Ritchie County, to Sarah E. Hartleben (1883 - ). He was born in Doddridge County.
  • 6 Mary Lucretia Carder (29 July 1878 - 24 December 1948), married 20 January 1877 to Edward Garvin.
  • 7 Wade Carlyle Carder (23 November 1880 - 15 December 1967), died at Parkersburg, WV. He married Rosa Cross (19 March 1881 - 23 April 1965). Wade Carder was a retired B&O Railroad conductor and was a member of Epworth Methodist Church.
  • 8 Bessie Pearl Carder (11 January 1883 - ), born in Ritchie County.

J4-2-7 Family of Nancy Carder Meyer (1848-) and Oscar Meyer (1841-)

  • 1 Elsworth Meyer
  • 2 Ernest Meyer
  • 3 Ott Meyer
  • 4 Hallie Meyer, married a Keys.
  • 5 Minnie Meyer, married a Smith.
  • 6 Blanche Meyer
  • 7 Hattie Meyer, married Wilbur Gould
  • 8 Lillian Meyer, never married.
  • 9 Orpha Meyer, never married

Third Generation Descendants of John Carder (1810-1891)

J4-2-1-1 Family of Avalina George Freeman (1851-) and William Freeman (1836-)

  • 1 Martha A. Freeman
  • 2 Emory Freeman

J4-2-3-3 Family of George Monroe Carder (1873-1910) and Jemima May Rollins Carder (1880-)

  • 1 Hallie Carder (1899-), lived in Doddridge Co., WV, with her parents in 1910.
  • 2 Harry Harm Carder (1902-) , born at Central Station, WV; married Laura Bell Patton. They are both buried at Duckworth Cemetery, Greenwood, WV.
  • 3 Fred M. Carder (about 1905-)

J4-2-3-11 Family of Charles Raymond Carder (1891-1963) and Anna Gertrude Burkert (1894-1961)

  • 1 James Philip Carder (25 April 1924 - ), born at Aliquippa, Pa.; married 11 June 1949 in Glenfield, Pa., to Mary Ann Cottage (17 September 1928 - ). He lived at Freedom, Pa., in 1992. He and his daughter contributed a significant portion of the information contained in this John Carder section of this book.
  • 2 Donald Raymond Carder (8 August 1930 - ), married first to Isabelle Knuhns (17 May 1931-); second to Mary Sophia Bean.

J4-2-5-2 Family of John Carder (1871-1900) and Addie Hewitt Carder (1881-)

  • 1 Maggie D. Carder (March 1899-)
  • 2 Ida M. Carder (March 1900-)

J4-2-6-2 Family of Emma Carder Moats (1871-1958) and William Moats (1869-)

The following children were born at Cairo, WV.

  • 1 Alta Moats (15 October 1893 - )
  • 2 S. L. Moats (9 December 1895 - )
  • 3 Russell Erwin Moats (17 October 1897 - )

J4-2-6-3 Family of William G. Carder (1873-1956) and Orrie Johnson Carder (1878-)

  • 1 Bertha Agnes Carder (1896-), born at Cairo, WV.

J4-2-6-4 Family of James W. Carder (1874-) and Rosa Belle Pratt Carder

  • 1 Edison L. Carder (7 February 1904 - 21 October 1977), had a daughter Florence, who married Robert E. Duemmel and lived at Columbus, Ohio, in 1992.
  • There may be others in this family.

J4-2-6-7 Family of Wade C. Carder (1880-1967) and Rosa Cross Carder (1881-1965)

  • 1 Mary Alberta Carder (28 September 1904 - 04 January 1989), married S. Emerson Starling, lived at Parkersburg, WV, 1967.
  • 2 William Thomas Carder (8 December 1908 - 23 April 1971), lived at Sacremento, Californa, 1967.

Sylvester Carder (1821-1872), probable son of Jacob Carder (1775-1860s)

Sylvester Carder was born 4 November 1821, probably in what is now Taylor County, West Virginia. He first appears in the records on 16 October 1843, when was married to Sarah B. Gabbert in Harrison County by the Rev. Elias Bowin. In 1850 he was living as a farmer in Wood County, WV, as was Jacob Carder. Sylvester is the right age to fit an unidentified male in the Jacob Carder family. Sylvesterís wife Sarah died 3 March 1872, aged 49 years, 3 months, and 20 days. Just a couple of months later, on 20 May 1872, Sylvester Carder died, aged 51 years, 6 months, and 16 days. They are both buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Deerwalk, Wood County, West Virginia. Sylvester Carder is most likely a son of Jacob Carder. He does not fit in any other Carder families of the area.

J4-8 Family of Sylvester Carder (1821-1872) and Sarah Gabbert Carder (1823-1872)

  • 1 Oliver M. Carder (May 1845-), born in W.V.; married about 1871 to Harriet ______ (November 1852 - ), who was born in Ohio. They lived at Bloom Township, Morgan County, Ohio, in 1900.
  • 2 Mary J. Carder (1846-)
  • 3 Sarah A. Carder (1848-)
  • 4 Louisa C. Carder (1850-)
  • +5 Marcellas L. Carder (1852-), born in W.V.; married about 1888 to Rohama _____ (August 1866-); was a farm laborer in Wood County in 1900. The 1900 census states that he was born in November 1850.
  • 6 Maria E. Carder (1853-)
  • +7 David F. Carder (1856-), married Elzada _____ (1860-); lived at Hundred, Wetzel County, WV in 1910. A David F. Carder, age 18, is listed in the 1870 census of Harrison County, in the home of William Law. In 1880 he and his wife are listed in Harrison County.
  • 8 Ida A. Carder (1859-)
  • 9 James Carder (1861-)
  • +10 William Asbury Carder (21 November 1864 - ), born in Wood County, WV; married 18 March 1884 in Wood County, WV, to Eliza Jane McFarland (February 1862-). He died in Ritchie County, WV. In 1900 he is listed in Grant District, Ritchie County, as a stonecutter.

Second Generation Descendants of Sylvester Carder (1821-1872)

J4-8-1 Family of Oliver M. Carder (1845-) and Harriet Carder (1852-)

  • 1 Lizzie C. Carder (July 1873 - ), born in Ohio. Lived with her parents in 1900.
  • 2 Carrie A. Carder (March 1884 - ), born in Ohio. Lived with her parents in 1900.
  • 3 Helen E. Carder (November 1887 - ), born in Ohio. Lived with her parents in 1900.
  • 4 Florence O. Carder (May 1890 - ), born in Ohio. Lived with her parents in 1900.
  • 5 Bernice O. Carder (February 1893 - ), born in Ohio. Lived with her parents in 1900.
  • 6 Mildred E. Carder (November 1895 - ), born in Ohio. Lived with her parents in 1900.
  • There were also 5 other children in this family, 2 of whom died before 1900.

J4-8-5 Family of Marcellas Carder (1852-) and Rohama Carder (1866-)

  • 1 Archer L. Carder (June 1891-)
  • 2 Rhul F. Carder (June 1898-)

J4-8-7 Family of David F. Carder (1856-) and Elzada Carder (1860-)

  • 1 Lessie V. Carder (August 1879 - )

J4-8-10 Family of William Asbury Carder (1864-) and Eliza Jane McFarland Carder (1862-)

  • 1 Myrtle Carder, married William Cantrell.
  • 2 Mary Carder
  • 3 Edward Carder
  • 4 Laura Carder (1884-1961), married Jake Bradford.
  • 5 James A. Carder (September 1889-), married Martha Haddox
  • 6 Sarah Lavina Ellen Carder (August 1891 - 1950), married Ed Ross.
  • 7 John William Carder (August 1894 - 1975), married Carrie Elizabeth Ingraham (1903-1989)
  • 8 Richard Carder (August 1896 - 1963), married Ruth Wooster.
  • 9 Ida Ethel Carder (June 1898-), married Forrest Shields.
  • 10 Archie E. Carder (1905-)

Third Generation Descendants of Sylvester Carder (1821-1872)

J4-8-10-7 Family of John William Carder (1893-1975) and Carrie Elizabeth Ingraham Carder (1903-1989)

  • 1 Norma Carder, married a Smith
  • 2 John Paul Carder (1925-1990), married Eva Lee Sheets (1924-1976)

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