John Carder was born about 1767 in Culpeper
Co, Virginia, and died about 1850 or shortly thereafter in Taylor Co, now
West Virginia. His parents were possibly John and Frances Carder or John
and Mary Carder of Culpeper Co, Va., although that cannot be proven. He is
possibly the same John Carder who in 1783 was set up as an apprentice
millwright with another John Carder. See the earlier chapter on the early
Carders of Culpeper Co. for more information on the Culpeper County
Carders of the 1700s. According to Charles Brinkman’s History of Taylor
County, John Carder was in the Revolutionary War at age 16. However, no
war record has been found that states that he served in the war. John
married a lady named Mary. Her maiden name has been thought to be Day or
Deal, but based on some family letters that were written in 1878-1880 and
have recently come into the hands of Carder researchers, her name was Mary
(Molly) Shingleton. It is interesting to note that in 1792, John Carder
lived in the same household as Johnathan Shinglton in Culpeper County, VA.
John Carder purchased 100 acres in Hampshire Co. from George Carder,
probably an uncle, cousin, or older brother in 1801. It does not appear
that John Carder ever moved to Hampshire, however, because in 1807 he was
still of Culpeper Co. when he sold this 100 acres. John Carder went to
Harrison Co., now Taylor County, West Virginia, where his first two land
purchases, 160 acres from D. Davisson and 242 acres from John Prunty was
recorded in 1802 in the area north of Pruntytown (then Williamsport) and
northeast of Grafton. By 1844 this part of Harrison Co. had been split off
to form Taylor Co. (along with parts also taken from Barbour, Marion, and
Preston Counties). According to Emeline Breakiron and Anna Carder Reed
(1870-1958), John Carder traded with the Indians, bought furs from them
and sold the furs down river, using the profits to buy land. The Indians
respected him and never molested him. On one occasion, two Indian fur
traders came up Lost Run from Tygart River into Carder Run, and old John
Carder invited them up unto the hill and had breakfast with them. Other
Carders from Culpeper County migrated to this same area of West Virginia
at about the same time as John Carder. According to a letter written by a
son of James Carder of Culpeper County, Va, James had a brother John who
moved to the Upshur County area. This could have been this John Carder.
The 1810 census of Harrison County lists John Carder in the “45 and over”
bracket, indicating a slightly earlier birth date than that shown by the
1850 census record. The 1850 census of Taylor County shows John Carder,
age 83, living in the household of his eldest son, Isaac. John Carder was
buried in the Carder family cemetery on his farm. The land was later sold
out of the family and the landowner gathered up all the tombstones and
piled them up in a pile away from the graves. The graveyard then became a
cow pasture. In the 1960s some of John Carder’s descendants gathered up
some of the stones and took them home with them. Among these were John
Carder’s and Isaac Carder’s stones.
J1 Family of John (1767-1850) and Mary
“Molly” Shingleton Carder
- 1 Isaac Carder (18 December 1790 - 9
December 1865), married on 8 March 1814, in Harrison County, now
Taylor County, to his cousin Tabitha Bennett (6 November 1793 - 5
March 1860), daughter of William and Patty Bennett of Eastern
Virginia. Martha "Patty" Bennett was the sister of
John Carder (1767-1850)
- 2 Joseph Carder (1791- about 1861-63),
married first on 18 July 1817 to Rebecca Wiseman (1796 - after 1850),
daughter of John Wiseman. He married second, after 1850, to Mary “Polly”
Rogers (20 September 1815 - 15 February 1910)
- 3 Thomas Carder (1793-1833), married 14
January 1813, Jemima Riley (1786-after 1860).
- 4 John Carder (179?-1826), married 20
December 1819, Fanny Hawkins (1800-).
- 5 Mahalia Carder (about 1797-before
1850), married 4 March 1814, Robert Johnston (May 1795 - 2 August
- 6 Ealon Carder (1806 - 18 August 1882),
married 15 July 1824 George Wiseman (5 August 1802 - 27 November
- 7 Lucinda Carder, married 31 May 1820
John Cross (Harrison Co. records).
- 8 Elizabeth Carder (1796-), married 24
December 1815 to Elijah Davis.
- 9 Probably another son, possibly William
Carder who appears in the records living near John Carder in Taylor
County. This child is probably the father of Cassie, Oliver, French,
and Martha Carder. These children lived among the descendants of John
Carder. Their mother was most likely Sally Carder (1799-1870s), who
lived with Oliver and Martha Carder. According to some historians in
the John Carder family, there was a son named William Carder who
married a Reed.
Descendants of John Carder (1767-1850)
J1-1 Isaac Carder (1790-1865)
Isaac Carder, the son of John and Mary
Carder, was born 18 December 1790 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died 9
December 1865. His estate was appraised at $5,317. He married 8 March 1814
to Tabitha Bennett who was born 1793 and died 5 March 1860, age 66 at Lost
Run, Taylor County, W.Va. Tabitha Bennett Carder was the daughter of William
and Patty Bennett of Eastern Virginia (Notes of Earl Carder of Kansas City,
Mo.). Patty Carder Bennett was the sister of Isaac’s father.
Isaac Carder is recorded in the 1850 census
of Taylor County as a farmer, age 60; with Tabatha, 57; Emily, 24; Isaac,
19; Martha, 16; Susan, 15; also John, age 83 (his father). He probably lived
in the area north of Pruntytown and northwest of Grafton where his father
settled in the early 1800s. Isaac Carder was a prominant man and owned much
land. He was one of thirteen deacons who presided over the affairs of the
Beulah Baptist Church when it was organized. The first Grand Jury to sit in
Taylor County was sworn in on 22 May 1844 and Isaac Carder sat on that jury.
French Carder (1822-1888) had previously been
thought by many Carder historians, including myself, to be a son of Isaac
Carder, but after examining the facts it is obvious that French Carder
belongs to another Carder family that lived near Isaac Carder. Isaac Carder’s
will does not name French Carder, but does name his other children. The
proof that there was another family is in the estate settlement of Oliver
Carder. Oliver Carder of Taylor County died in 1906 and left no children.
His estate was to be split among the heirs of his brothers and sisters. This
settlement named French Carder’s children and the children of Cassie
Carder Smith (1816-1864). Oliver had another sister, Martha Carder, known as
Mattie or Patty, but she never married. So it appears that there was another
family in Taylor County, possibly of an unknown brother of Isaac Carder.
This family consisted of Cassie Carder (1816-1864), Oliver Carder
(1819-1906), French Carder (1822-1888), and Martha Carder (1831-after 1880).
J1-1 Family of Isaac (1790-1865) and
Tabitha Bennett Carder (1793-1860)
- 1 Mary “Molly” Carder (25 May 18?? -
), may have married a Shriver.
- 2 Catherine “Kitty” Carder, died
- 3. Harriet Carder (1815 - ), married 17
June 1839, Robert F. Dunham (1816-).
- 4 Helen “Daisy” Carder (1 March 1817 -
20 October 1877), married 26 March 1838, William Linn (12 May 1811 - 3
- 5 Elizabeth Carder (25 April 1820 - 13
April 1879), married 9 April 1840, Hiram Linn (22 January 1814 - 3 May
- 6 Joseph Carder (25 May 1821 - 16 August
1886); married 4 July 1842, Temperence Goodwin (27 November 1822 - 1
- 7 (The first edition of this book had
French Carder here, but he apparently was not a child of Isaac Carder)
- 8 Noah Carder (15 February 1823 - 27 April
1895), married first, 27 February 1844, Tabitha Bennett (19 February
1826 - 19 March 1856), second, 18 November 1856, Sarah Ann Poling (1 May
184? - 28 November 1879).
- 9 William M. Carder (1824 - 28 March
1891?), married first, 18 September 1848, Alcinda E. Martin (1826? - 14
April 1865), second, 24 December 1865, Amanda Clelland (4 January 1838 -
24 April 1888).
- 10 Emily “Kitty Ann” Carder (1826 - 8
March 1866), married 26 November 1849, John Newbrough (1828 - 1879).
- 11 Lucinda Carder (1829 - 10 January
1889), married Samuel Tucker (14 January 1825 - 25 January 1879).
- 12 Isaac B. Carder (27 September 1831 - 1
April 1876), married 23 September 1853, Clemenza Jane Harr (1837 - after
1900). After Isaac’s death, Clemenza married a Smallwood, but is
listed as divorced in 1900.
- 13 Martha E. Carder (1834 - 20 February
1912), married 17 September 1857, Lemmon E. Tucker (1834 - 26 July
- 14 Susan “Sukie” M. Carder (7 December
1834 - ), married 30 March 1854, James Minor Harr (23 March 1833 - 10
J1-2 Joseph Carder (1791-after 1860)
Joseph Carder was born in 1791 in Culpeper
County, Virginia. He married first, 18 February 1816, Rebecca Wiseman, born
1796. He married second, Mary “Polly” Rogers, born 20 September 1815.
Joseph Carder appears in the 1850 census of Taylor County as a farmer, age
59; with Rebecca, 54; Phebe, 21; Jose, 20; John, 16; Rebecca, 15; Joseph, 13
and Cornelius, 8.
In the 1860 census of Taylor County, Joseph
Carder is recorded, age 67, with Mary, 44; Cornelius H., 17; Clarinda, 15;
and Rebecca, 6. Thus it appears that Joseph’s first wife, Rebecca Wiseman,
died between l850 and l860, and he married second, Mary. The child Rebecca,
born l854 was presumably from another family as Joseph previously had a
daughter named Rebecca, born in l835. Joseph and Rebecca Wiseman Carder had
twelve known children, all born in Taylor County, West Virginia.
J1-2 Family of Joseph Carder (1791-after
1860) and Rebecca Wiseman Carder (1791-185?)
- 1 Isaac Carder (17 October 1819 - 9
October 1855) married Nancy Brooks (23 April 1823 - 4 October 1854).
- 2 (Plummer Carder #9)
- 3 Elizabeth Carder, married John Rinker of
- 4 Phebe E. Carder (l829-), married John
- 5 Jesse Wheat Carder (23 April 1830-),
married Laura A. Martin (April 1830 - 14 December 1891). They moved to
Richland Co., Illinois, before 1865. Laura is buried at Denver, Richland
- 6 Josina Carder (l832-), married Thomas
- 7 John Anderson Carder (19 November 1833 -
27 May 1908), married December 1858 in Taylor Co., WV to Mary Jane
Rinker (22 October 1842 - 31 July 1908). They are both buried at
Hillcrest Cemetery in Jay Co., Indiana.
- 8 Rebecca Carder (1835-), married Samuel
- 9 Joseph Plummer Carder (l837-1880), died
in Indian Wars in the state of Washington, according to Alwyn A. Carder.
The family received a braided hair watch chain and a locket with a
picture of a young woman.
- 10 Cornelius H. Carder (13 March l842 - 10
January 1914), married 14 December 1865 to Mary Ellen Peacock (4
September 1842 - 3 August 1915).
- 11 Clarinda Carder (l845-), probably died
- 12 Augusta Carder
J1-3 Thomas Carder (1793-1833)
Thomas Carder, the son of John and Mary
Carder, was born about 1793, probably in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died
in late 1833 or early 1834. He married 14 January 1813, Jemima Riley, born
1786. She was a sister of John, Jesse and Fielding Riley of Lost Run, Taylor
County, then Harrison County. As researched by Mary D. Atkinson of Cairo,
West Virginia, Thomas Carder was listed in the l830 census of Harrison
County with eight children. He is listed on the personal property tax
records of Harrison County from 1816 to 1833. In 1834 his widow Jemima is
listed, so he apparently died between the tax man’s visits in 1833 and
1834. His widow, Jemima Carder, Age 69, is recorded in the 1850 census of
Ritchie County, living with the family of her son George and near her son
John, probably in the Nutters Farm-Goose Creek-Marietta Run area. She was
also living with George’s family at the time of the 1860 census, her age
recorded as 74. Jemima’s sons Fielding and Ephraim Carder settled in this
same area as early as 1852 and apparently were in the Bull Creek-Borland
Spring section. Fielding was previously of Harrison County at the time of
the 1850 census. Living near George and John Carder at the time of the 1850
census were the families of William Everett and Andrew Shields. William
Everett’s wife, Emily Riley, was a niece of Jemima (Riley) Carder, and
Andrew Shield’s daughter-in-law, Aseneith Shields, was a grandniece of
Jemima (Riley) Carder. Thus close family ties are found among the settlers
of a small community such as this. Jemima was still living with her son
George’s family at the time of the 1860 census, but her son John had by
that time moved away.
J1-3 Family of Thomas Carder (1793-1833)
and Jemima Riley Carder (1786-after 1860)
- 1 Cincinnatus Carder (1815-after 1880),
married 4 February 1836, to Mary Golden Patterson (1817-)
- 2 Fielding David Carder (31 January 1818 -
26 February 1900); married Mary Ann Janes (1820 - 7 July 1887). They are
both buried at Newland Cemetery, Wood Co., WV.
- 3 Ephraim Carder (18 December 1819 - ),
married Nancy Jane Head (20 February 1829 -). Lived in White Co.,
Indiana, 1870; Cowley Co., Kansas, 1880. Both are buried at Arkansas
- 4 John Carder (April 1821- after 1900)
married in 1846 to Frances Powell (August 1825 -), born in West
Virginia; lived at Kildare Township, Kay County, Oklahoma in 1900.
- 5 George Carder (1824-), married 12 April
1849 in Ritchie Co., to Catherine Powell (1828-).
J1-4 John Carder (179?-1826)
John Carder, the son of John and Mary (Day?)
Carder, was born in 179?, probably in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died
about 1826. He married 20 December 1819, Fanny Hawkins, born in 1800, the
daughter of Walter and Mary (Yates) (Cross) Hawkins of Harrison County. Mary
Yates was a daughter of William and Nancy (Gibson) Yates, and Walter
Hawkins, born 1774 in Fauquier County, was a son of William and Elizabeth
Hawkins; both families were of Fauquier County and came to what is now West
Virginia about 1800 (Mary D. Atkinson). After John’s death, his widow
Fanny married second, 18 January 1827, John Hammond. John Hammond appears in
the 1850 census of Tyler County, West Virginia, a farmer, age 50; seven
Hammond children, ages 5 months to 24 years; and Mary Carder, age 27. His
birthplace is recorded as Pennsylvania; all the others, Virginia.
John Carder owned 100 acres on Lost Run in
Taylor County when he died. His brother Isaac was the adminitrator of his
estate. Isaac Carder eventually acquired John’s 100 acres in 1847.
J1-4 Family of John Carder (179?-1826) and
Fanny Hawkins Carder (1800-after 1850)
- 1 Jesse H. Carder (1822 - 21 April 1888),
married Sarah______ (1823-). He lived in the Volcano area of Ritchie
County. Several of their children died of smallpox within a period of
one month. Jesse lived in Wood County in 1850. It is said that he died
in the west. He lived in Ritchie County in 1880.
- 2 Mary “Polly” Carder (1823 - ),
living in 1850 with her mother and stepfather, John Hammond, in Tyler
County. No further information is known on her. The 1850 census has a
notation that she was idiotic.
- 3 Emily Carder (1824 - ). According to
notes of Robert Carder of Madison, Conn., she may have married 29
January 1845 Thomas (?) Lally in Tyler County. However, according to
History of Ritchie County (1911), pages 611-612, as noted by Minnie
Kendall Lowther, Emily Carder died young, when she fell from a boat
drowned in the Ohio River while attempting to dip a bucket of water.
- 4 John Carder (3 March 1825 - 16 May
1903), married 23 March 1848, Sarah Leeper. They lived in Tyler County
and then moved to Ritchie County and settled on the head of Bear Run of
Goose Creek. They lived in Ritchie County in 1880.
J1-5 Mahalia Carder Johnston
(b before 1800, d before 1850)
Mahalia Carder, daughter of John
and Mary (Day?) Carder, married 4 March 1814, Robert Johnston, son of Peter
and Eleanor (Peters) Johnston. Robert Johnston was born May 1795 and died 2
August 1882. He is shown in the 1850 census of Taylor County (misspelled as
“Johnson), age 55, farmer, with Lucy Ann, age 30; Isaac, 20; Hiram, 17;
Peter, 14; Harriet, 10; John, 7; Mahala, 4; Lucinda, 2; and Granville, 2
months. Thus evidently Robert’s wife, Mahalia, had died prior to 1850.
Ross Johnston, a descendant of Robert and Mahalia (Carder) Johnston, was the
West Virginia State Historian prior to his death a few years ago. He
compiled and edited West Virginians in the Revolution. The 1850 census
record of Robert Johnston and his family does not include several others of
his family who evidently had married and left the family household before
1850. Accordingly, further research in Taylor County records is needed to
round out the story on this family
J1-6 Ealon Carder Wiseman
Ealon Carder, daughter of John
and Mary Carder, was born 1806 and died 18 August 1882. She married 16
February 1824, George Wiseman. This George Wiseman and Rebecca Wiseman, the
wife of Joseph Carder, were brother and sister, children of John Wiseman of
Lost Run, Taylor County. George Wiseman, age 46, appears in the 1850 census
of Taylor County with Ealon (misspelled “Ellen”), 44; Marshall, 19;
Calvin, 17; George, 15; Matilda, 13; Eli, 11; Isaac, 9; Richard, 9; Hannah,
6; and Ella, 4 (meant for Ealon or Ellen?).
J1-6 Family of Ealon Carder
Wiseman (1806-1882) and George Wiseman (1804-after 1850)
1 Louisa A. Wiseman (1825-),
married first 4 January 1844, Joseph Powell (1829-185?). Joseph Powell
appears in the 1850 census of Marion County, West Virginia, age 31, with
Louisa, 25; James W., 5; Samuel, 4; and George F., 1. Joseph Powell
evidently died shortly after 1850, as Louisa A. Powell, age 50, widow,
daugher of George and Ellen Wiseman, married 30 November 1871, Abraham
D. Nuzum, age 61, widower, son of William and Martha Nuzum.
2 Marshall Wiseman (6 August
1831 - 1920). He married 23 November 1854, Martha (“Patty”) Mason
(29 March 1834 - 1920), daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Mason.
3 Calvin Wiseman (1833 - 12
November 1921), married Julia A. Cooper (27 May 1840 - ).
4 George Wiseman, (1835 -),
married a Miss Lambert.
5 Matilda Wiseman (1837 - ),
married Wesley Mauler.
6 Eli Wiseman (1839 - ),
married Lavina Cooper.
7 Isaac Wiseman, (1841 -
1922), married Kate Johnston, probably his first cousin, daughter of
Robert and Mahalia (Carder) Johnston.
8 Richard Wiseman (1841 -),
married Jenny Johnston.
9 Hannah Wiseman (1844 - ),
married James Johnston (1840 - 1921).
10 Ealon Wiseman (1846 - ).
J1-9 Probable unknown son of
John and Mary Carder
Living in the Lost Run area of
Taylor County among the children and grandchildren of John and Mary Carder
were several other Carders who cannot be placed in a known Carder family.
One of these, French Carder (1822-1888), has always been placed in the
family of Isaac Carder by genealogists, mainly because they thought that
French Carder and Joseph Carder who came to Missouri in 1855 and 1856 were
brothers. After reviewing the will of Isaac Carder (1790-1865) and the
estate settlement of Oliver Carder (1819-1906), it is obvious that there is
a separate family that has previously been unaccounted for. Isaac Carder
listed all his living children in his will, but did not name any of these
other children in his will. It is obvious that these other children are all
brothers and sisters based on the estate settlement of Oliver Carder, who
died childless. Oliver’s estate was split among the children of his
brothers and sisters. Listed in the settlement as nephews and nieces were
children of French Carder and Cassie Carder Smith. Martha (Mattie or Patty)
Carder lived with Oliver and died unmarried and childless, therefore she is
not mentioned in the estate settlement. She is listed as his sister on
several census records. In the 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records of Taylor
County, Sally Carder (born 1799) is always listed living with Oliver and
Mattie Carder. She is most likely the mother of these four children, but the
father is not known. Sally Carder is also listed as a head of household in
Taylor County in 1840. It appears that her four children were split up among
her household and the John Carder household in 1840. Sally Carder is not
listed in the 1880 census, so she must have died some time between 1870 and
J1-9 Family of Sally Carder
(1799-1870s) and a probable unknown son of John and Mary Carder
1 Cassandra “Cassie”
Carder (4 April 1816 - 10 October 1864), married about 1835 probably in
Taylor County, WV, to Elijah B. Smith (28 December 1817 - 23 August
1896). Elijah was a farmer and a shoemaker.
2 Oliver Carder (20 October
1818 - 28 October 1906), unmarried; lived and died in Taylor County, WV.
He owned land in Taylor County, and his estate was split among the
children of his brother French and his sister Cassie.
3 French Carder (4 December
1822 - 1 August 1888), born in Taylor County, WV; married 13 September
1842, Amanda Goodwin (13 July 1824 - 17 October 1890). He moved to Knox
County, Missouri in 1855.
4 Martha Carder
(1831-after1880), unmarried; lived with her brother Oliver Carder in
Taylor County, WV. She was known as “Mattie” or “Patty”.
Descendants of John Carder (1767-1850)
J1-1-3 Harriet Carder Dunham
Harriet Carder, daughter of
Isaac (2) and Tabitha Bennett Carder, was born 1815, and married 17 June
1839, Robert F. Dunham, born 1816. He is recorded in the 1850 census of
Taylor County, a farmer, age 34; with Harriet, 35; Edith, 9; John 7; Isaac,
5; and Jacob, 2.
J1-1-3 Family of Harriet
Carder Dunham and Robert Dunham
J1-1-4 Helen “Daisy”
Helen “Daisy” Carder,
daughter of Isaac and Tabitha Bennett Carder, was born 1 March 1817, and
married on 26 March 1838, William Linn (12 May 1811 - 3 May 1893), the son
of John and Polly (Cooper) Linn, and buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery.
William Linn married second,
Sarah Lawler. She is buried at the Lawler Church. They had no children (“Family
of Williams Linn III” in published Linn Genealogy).
William Linn and his first wife, Helen “Daisy” Carder, had two children,
born in Taylor County (“Family of William Linn”):
J1-1-4 Family of Helen “Daisy”
Carder Linn (1817-) and William Linn (1811-1893)
1 Alcinda Linn (1841-),
married Zadock Parker. They had two children, both of whom died
2 Mary “Polly” Linn
(1844-), married Edward J. Knight. They had four children, Porter
Knight, Sarah Knight (died unmarried), Elizabeth Knight, who married
Albert Shaw, and Blanche Knight, who married William Brooks.
J1-1-5 Family of Elizabeth
Carder Linn (1820-1879) and Hiram Linn (1814-1890)
J1-1-6 Joseph Carder
Joseph Carder was born in 1821
in what is now Taylor County, WV. He married in 1842 to Temperence “Tempy”
Goodwin. They moved to Knox County, Missouri about 1856. Both Joseph and
Tempy Carder are buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Scotland County,
J1-1-6 Family of Joseph
Carder (1821-1886) and Temperance Goodwin Carder (1822-1891)
1 George Washington Carder
(22 June 1844 - 8 February 1917), married Caroline Virginia Coffman (30
August 1858 - 24 November 1937). George was born in Taylor County, WV.
He moved to Missouri with his parents and both he and his wife are
buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Scotland Co., Missouri.
2 Caroline V. Carder (9
January 1846 - 27 December 1897), married a Carter.
3 William Elmore Carder (23
September 1847 - 26 July 1912), married first to Sarah V. Husted, second
to Jemima Husted (20 November 1853 - 31 July 1878), third to Helen L.
Coffman (30 October 1862 - 5 April 1888), and fourth to Belle Linton. He
is buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery.
4 Nancy Carder (8 September
1849 - 9 December 1920), married Homer Harr.
5 Tabitha Carder (15 January
1853 - 3 July 1895), married Creed Coffman.
6 Harrison B. Carder (5
November 1855 - 23 May 1943), married about 1881 to Helen Coffman
(November 1861 - 1930). He was a twin of Isaac B. Carder. They are
buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery.
7 Isaac B. Carder (5
November 1855 - after 1943), married first, Achsah Golden (29 June 1861
- 6 November 1885); second, Sarah L. Funk (9 December 1860 - 23 February
1890); third, about 1894, to Mary Oliver (January 1873 - ). He and his
third wife Mary were living in Knox County, Mo., in 1900.
8 John “Johnny” G. M.
Carder (5 January 1857 - 29 March 1873)
9 French “Frenchie” L.
Carder (30 July 1861 - 29 August 1872), died at Knox County, Mo.
10 Mary J. “Sissy”
Carder (29 November 1864 - 29 August 1945), married 23 October 1887 to
Edward Boyer (8 June 1862 - 12 July 1945).
J1-1-8 Noah Carder
Noah Carder was born in what is
now Taylor County, WV, a son of Isaac and Tabitha Bennett Carder. He married
first to Tabitha Bennett, daughter of Reuben Bennett, in 1844. She died in
1856 and he then married Sarah Ann Poling, daughter of Barnett and Jennie
Sturm Poling. He and his two wives are buried at Silent Grove Cemetery, near
Philippi, Barbour County, WV.
An article in West Virginia
History, vol. 12, p. 161, “The Beverly-Fairmont Pike, Then and Now
1850-1950", relates that soon after 1848, Noah Carder, a blacksmith,
came from Taylor County to do smithing for the road construction. He bought
a house on the pike about three miles southeast of Philippi, where he lived
and had his shop for many years. The house was occupied by Carders for over
a hundred years.
J1-1-8 Family of Noah Carder
(1823-1895) and Tabitha Bennett Carder (1825-1856)
1 Albert Carder (1847 - ).
He migrated to Iowa and died there, but is buried at Silent Grove
Cemetery, Philippi, WV.
2 John Marshall Carder (May
1851 - ), married 1 June 1882, to Mary E. Rinker (May 1861 - ), daughter
of John and Elizabeth Rinker. According to Hu Maxwell’s History of
Barbour County, John M. Carder was a farmer and a stock raiser, and
owned 190 acres on the Fairmont and Beverly Pike. He raised 350 bushels
of wheat in one year, introduced a new variety of wheat into the county,
and had a very fine sugar grove. He spent a short time in Illinois as a
3 Reuben Bennett Carder (10
February 1854 - 7 June 1915), married 28 September 1855, to Mary
Angeline Fridley, daughter of Daniel and Rachel May Fridley. According
to the History of Barbour County, Reuben Carder was a Democrat, a
farmer, and a stockraiser, and lived four miles south of Philippi, on
the Fairmont and Beverly Pike. He owned 450 acres, mostly improved, and
all underlaid with coal. In 1898 he handled 800 sheep in addition to his
agricultural business. His father, Noah Carder, introduced the first
mowing machine into Barbour County, and was one of the most progressive
farmers of his time.
Family of Noah Carder and his
second wife, Sarah Poling Carder
4 Augusta Carder (January
1861 - 1873)
5 Susan Virginia Carder (10
February 1862 - 1933), married William McClennan Bolton. They had a
daughter, Winnie Bolton (3 April 1888-), who married on 2 November 1909
to her half cousin, Albert Noah Carder. For their descendents, follow
the Albert Noah Carder line.
6 Mary Louise Carder (about
1864 - ), married James O. Boyles.
J1-1-9 Family of William
Carder (1824-1891) and Alcinda Martin Carder (1826-1865)
1 John A. M. Carder (1850 -
29 March 1865).
2 Mary E. “Molly” Carder
(1851 - 31 October 1880), married 31 December 1872 to James W. Bradshaw
(1847-), son of John and Rebecca Bradshaw.
3 Child (died 12 March 1869)
Family of William Carder and
his second wife, Amanda Clelland Carder (1838-1888)
J1-1-10 Emily “Kitty Ann”
Emily Carder was born in 1826 in
Harrison Co., WV. She married John Newbrough (26 October 1828 - 28 December
1879) in November 1849. John was a son of Abel and Rachel (Ashcroft)
Newbrough. Kitty Ann died on 8 March 1866 in Taylor County, WV, and is
buried at the Newbrough Family Cemetery on the Abel farm in Taylor County,
WV, off Rt. 18, north of Pruntytown. Kittie Ann died when she was only 40
years old, apparently in childbirth, leaving her husband with several small
children. John Newbrough apparently married again, but then he died in 1879,
leaving several more young children. Several of the Newbrough children died
young, and it is said that tuberculosis was rampant in the family.
J1-1-10 Family of Emily “Kitty
Ann” Carder Newbrough (1826-1866) and John Newbrough (1828-1879)
1 Augusta J. Newbrough (19
October 1850 - 28 August 1879), married Joseph M. Currey. They had four
2 Noah W. Newbrough (26
December 1851 - 1935), married Margaret J. Riley. He is buried at
Harmony Grove Cemetery, Taylor Co., WV. They had six children.
3 Elias M. Newbrough (4
September 1853 - 8 July 1866), buried at the Newbrough Family Cemetery
in Taylor County.
4 Isaac M. Newbrough (1855 -
25 October 1882), married in 1878 to Mary E. Riley. They had one child
who died young. Isaac is buried at the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Taylor
5 Hiram G. Newbrough (23
February 1857 - 4 October 1882). He was a teacher and was unmarried. He
is buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Taylor Co.
6 Susanna Newbrough (1858 -
6 March 1866), buried at the Newbrough Cemetery.
7 Elizabeth T. “Lizza”
Newbrough (1 Feb 1860 - 28 January 1880), buried at the Harmony Grove
8 M. H. Newbrough (died
1873), buried at the Newbrough Cemetery.
9 Robert Jonah Newbrough (20
October 1863 - 29 August 1950), married 2 March 1886 to Mattie Mae
Hustead (7 September 1866 - 29 June 1950). They moved to Scotland Co.,
Missouri along with her parents and three brothers immediately after
their marriage in 1886.
10 Charles Newbrough (died
1872), buried at Newbrough Cemetery.
11 Fannie Newbrough (died
1873), buried at Newbrough Cemetery.
12 John Newbrough, Jr.
(1866-1866), buried at Newbrough Cemetery.
J1-1-12 Family of Isaac B.
Carder (1831-1876) and Clemanza Jane Harr Carder (1837 - )
1 Richard Homer Carder (1854
- 1925), married 8 April 1877 to Gertrude Zumbro (1854 - 1887).
2 George Lawrence Carder
(1855 - 1897), married Laura Devault (August 1864-) and lived in
Monongalia County, WV. In 1900 Laura and the family lived in Winfield
District, Marion County, WV.
3 Eunice Carder (December
1862 - ), married about 1880 to William Taylor (May 1857-).
4 John M. “Jack” Carder
(10 September 1860 - 19 May 1884), married about 1879 to Lora Helen
Provance (1863-). He died in Taylor County, WV.
5 William E. Carder (3
February 1865 - 1943), married in 1889 to Eveline Bennett (August 1867 -
1946). He was a farmer and lived at Booth’s Creek in Taylor County.
6 Mary “Molly” Carder
(15 October 1869 - 3 April 1882).
7 Luemma “Emma” Carder
(1870 - 9 July 1890).
J1-1-14 Family of Susan
“Sukie” Carder Harr (1834-) and James Minor Harr (1833-1873)
1 James Minor Harr, Jr. (30
June 1873 - 17 April 1961), died at Morgantown Hospital. He lived at
Grafton, Taylor Co., WV.
J1-2-1 Family of Isaac Carder
(1819-1855) and Nancy Brooks Carder (1823-1854)
1 Catherine Carder (19 May
1843 - ), married 15 August 1867 to Oliver Haulk (1843-).
2 Augusta Carder (November
1845 - ), married Isaac Hume.
3 Mary F. Carder (1848 - 6
July 1851), twin of John M.
4 John M. Carder (1848 - 19
May 1884), died unmarried.
5 Becky E. Carder (February
1854 - 1924), married 13 March 1882 to James Dixon (1853-).
J1-2-3 Family of Elizabeth
Carder Rinker (1829-) and John Rinker
1 Sarah Rinker, married a
2 John “Jack” Rinker,
married Mary Thornbury.
3 Isaac Rinker, married
Rachel Virginia Luzadder.
4 Joseph Rinker, married
5 Catherine “Kate”
6 Mary E. Rinker, married 1
June 1882 to John Marshall Carder (1851-), son of Noah and Tabitha
Bennett Carder. For their
descendants, see the family of John Marshall Carder.
J1-2-4 Family of Phebe Carder
Boggs (1829 - ) and John Boggs
1 Noah Edward Boggs, married
Clora Jane Kincaid.
2 Rebecca Boggs, married
3 Cornelius Boggs.
4 Quillan Boggs.
J1-2-5 Family of Jesse Wheat
Carder (1830-) and Louisa Martin Carder (1830-1891)
1 Zalus Lafayette Carder (3
May 1852 - 1910), married Luella Hall (July 1855 - 18 January 1913).
They are buried at Sailor Springs, Clay Co., Ill.
2 George H. Carder (18
November 1853 - 29 October 1885), married 8 December 1877 t o Florence
Helen Lyons. He is buried with his mother and two brothers at Pleasant
View Cemetery, Denver Twp., Richland Co., Illinois.
3 Arthelia Carder (1856-),
married 2 January 1876 in Richland Co., Ill, to Hugh L. Foreman.
4 Joseph M. Carder (12
October 1857 - 7 July 1889), married 28 February 1878 to Mary Graham (7
August 1861 - 18 February 1956). He was born at Wheeling, WV, and is
buried with his brother George and his mother at Denver, Richland Co.,
Ill. Mary is buried at Anacortes, Wash. Joseph was a telegrapher.
5 Margaret Ann Carder (23
March 1860 - 9 August 1930), married at Sailor Springs, Ill. to James
Elston. James was the postmaster of Sailor Springs for many years.
6 Samuel P. Carder (19
February 1863 - 22 March 1875), died of typhoid fever at age 12 and is
buried with 5 other children in the Marvel Cemetery near the old Carder
farm north of Noble, Illinois.
7 Josina A. Carder (1865-),
born in Illinois.
8 John A. Carder (25 October
1867 - 21 March 1885), born in Illinois, buried with his brother George
at Pleasant View Cemetery, Denver Twp., Richland Co., Ill.
9 William T. S. Carder
(1872-), was known to have visited the John Anderson Carder family of
Jay County, Indiana.
J1-2-6 Family of Josina
Carder Williams (1832-) and Thomas Williams
1 Martin Williams, married
2 Sarah “Sis” Williams,
married George Rinker.
J1-2-7 Family of John
Anderson Carder (1833-1908) and Mary Rinker Carder (1842-1908)
1 Margaret Rebecca Carder
(1858-), married 18 December 1878 to James J. Scott. They had no
2 Pernissa Ellis Carder
(about 1859-), died young.
3 Hannah Estella Eleandor
Carder (28 January 1861 - 19 October 1903), married 30 November 1879 to
Henry I. Current (1856-1946) and they had one son and one daughter. They
are buried at Redkey, IN.
4 Joseph Alfred Carder
(1862-), died young.
5 Cornelius Plumer Carder
(November 1864 - 1951), born in Indiana; married about 1891 to Anna B.
Hoppes (March 1873 - ). They had one daughter. Lucy Carder, who married
Hobart Meeks. Hobart and Lucy had a daughter, Barbara Meeks, who married
6 Phoebe Josina Carder
(1866-1947), married James Ritter. They had a daughter, Marietta Ritter,
who married Raymond Tharp and lived at Redkey, Jay County, In.
7 John Abraham Carder (8
September 1868 - 28 October 1937), married 19 October 1890, to Minerva
Alice Meranda (18 October 1872 - 15 January 1963). They lived at Eaton,
Delaware County, In. and are buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Jay County,
In. He was a farmer.
8 Jesse Oliver Carder,
married Leorra Whitenack. They had three children. He was a minister in
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
9 Fremont Parmer Carder (11
May 1876 - 10 August 1961), married in 1908 to Bessie Jane Flesher (19
January 1887 - 19 May 1937).
10 Ethel May Carder (1879-),
married George O’Grady.
11 Jasper Forrest Carder
(December 1882 - 6 March 1968), married Anna Flesher. They had three
J1-2-8 Family of Rebecca
Carder Rinker (1835-) and Samuel Rinker (1828-)
1 Ida Rinker, married John
Peden and lived at Galesburg, Knox Co. Ill., and Alexis, Warren Co.,
2 John Rinker
J1-2-10 Family of Cornelius
Carder (1842-1914) and Mary Ellen Peacock Carder (1842-1915)
1 Cora Carder (1867-),
married Henry Jackson.
2 Joseph Plummer Carder (24
October 1868 - 1 February 1941), married first 19 June 1895? to Mame
Wolf (1874-1919); second, September 1921, to Ida May Pennington (1875-).
3 Esther “Jenny” Carder
(3 July 1870 - 1 September 1955), married 16 January 1890 to John
Henderson (1865-1945). They had 3 children. They are both buried at the
Glady Creek Cemetery, Fairmont, WV.
4 William Carder (7
September 1872 - 15 March 1952), married 5 September 1907 at Oakland,
Md. to Minnie Huffman (12 June 1889 - 2 October 1990).
5 John R. Carder (26
December 1875 - 1944), married 12 January 1914 to Mary Virginia
Newbrough (6 September 1874 - 29 June 1962).
6 George Carder (21 June
1877 - 1905), died in a railroad accident. He was never married.
7 Sarah R. Carder (13 March
1881-), married 31 May 1911 to Walter “George” Peters (1887-). They
had four children.
J1-3-1 Family of Cincinnatus
Carder (1815 - after 1880) and Mary G. Patterson Carder (1817-)
1 John Wesley Carder (9
January 1838 - 7 April 1913), married 26 March 1866 at Shinnston,
Harrison County, WV, to Sarah Ann Morris (29 September 1842 - 21 July
1920), the daughter of James R. Morris and Lovina Patterson Morris. He
was a farmer and also served as a justice of the peace for 12 years in
Shinnston. He enlisted in the Union Army 9 August 1862, and served in
the 12th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Company E. He was discharged 16
June 1865 at Richmond as sergeant. In 1880 he was a landlord and
merchant in Harrison County, WV. In 1900 he is listed as a landlord in
Clay District, Harrison County, WV.
2 Martha E. Carder (1840 -
), married 2 October 1864 to a Morris.
3 Elizabeth Hannah Carder
(1842 - ), married 5 October 1865, in Harrison Co., WV to Lewis Belch,
who was born in Washington Co., Pa., a son of Joseph and Elizabeth
Belch. Their son William Belch was reported as living with his
grandparents, Cincinnatus and Mary Carder in Capps Creek Township, Barry
Co., Missouri, in 1880.
4 George Francis Carder (1
January 1845 - 9 June 1912), married 21 March 1867, to Margaret Jane
Friel (6 August 1848 - 1 March 1923). He was a farmer. By 1900 he had
moved to Pleasant Twp, Lawrence Co., Mo., north of Barry Co., where
Cincinnatus Carder has lived. They are buried at Pierce City, Mo.
5 Rachel A. Carder (1846-)
6 Mary J. Carder (1848-)
7 Jacob Carder (1850-),
apparently died before 1860 because he is not in the census.
8 Sarah Carder (1852-)
9 Harriet Louisa Carder (10
June 1855 - )
10 Laura B. Carder (22
January 1858 - )
J1-3-2 Family of Fielding
Carder (1818-1900) and Mary Ann Janes Carder (1820-1887)
1 William Carder (1838-)
2 Maria Carder (1839-1921),
married James Spencer Hendrickson (1839-1918). They are both buried at
Mt. Zion Cemetery on Marietta Run, north of Nutters Farm, in Ritchie
3 Thomas Carder (10 March
1842 - 24 April 1926), married Lucinda Chadwell (12 July 1845 - ),
daughter of William and Atha Chadwell. They resided at Bridgeport in
Harrison county, and are buried there at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. In 1900
Thomas was a farmer in Clay District, Harrison County, WV.
4 Sarah Elmore Carder
(1843-), married 21 December 1863 in Pleasants County, WV, to Thaddeus
Clark (1834-), a widower, and a son of Martin and Margaret Clark.
5 Isaac Carder (1844-),
buried at the Newland Cemetery, Wood County, WV, where his tombstone
reads, “Co. K, 15th W.Va. Inf.”.
6 James Carder (1847-),
probably died before 1850 since he was not listed in the census with his
7 Joseph Carder (5 November
1847 - after 1914), married 1 March 1866, in Pleasants County, WV, to
Mary E. Hendrickson (1844-), daughter of Jacob Spencer Hendrickson and
Margaret White Hendrickson. They lived in Wood County, WV, in 1880.
Joseph Carder and family moved to Missouri, probably after 1886. He
married second, before 1899, to Mary E. Robinson Harris. He apparently
lived in Belleview, Texas when his last child Joseph Arthur Carder, Jr.
was born in 1914.
8 Julian Carder (1849 - )
9 Elizabeth Carder (1850 - )
10 Ephraim Carder (12
November 1852 - 12 June 1895), married first on 29 December 1870, in
Wood County, to Sarah E. Maiden (1848 - August 1885), daughter of Daniel
and Betsy Maiden. He married second, 11 March 1888, to Cordelia Jane
Treadway (1871 - ), daughter of Joseph C. Treadway. Cordelia was the
sister of Mary M. Treadway, who married Ephraim’s brother David. After
Ephraim’s death, Cordelia married on 24 October 1896 to Frank Thomas
11 John Carder (6 October
1853 - ), married 19 September 1876 in Pleasants Co, WV, to Sarah E.
Ruckman (1850 - ). He married second, about 1884 to Mary E. ______ (June
1865-). He moved to Kansas in 1888 and was listed in Saline Twp.,
Sheridan County, Kansas as a farmer in 1900.
12 Emily Jane Carder (11
December 1854 - 15 December 1860).
13 David Porter Carder (20
April 1856 - 25 September 1856)
14 Mary Catherine Carder (30
June 1857 - 15 September 1857)
15 Margaret Ann Carder (15
December 1858 - ), married 24 October 1878 to Peter Newland (1854).
16 Fielding Carder (7 June
1860 - July 1860)
17 David Porter Carder (June
1864 - ), married 24 January 1887 in Pleasants County, to Mary Margaret
Treadway (August 1866-), daughter of Joseph Treadway. He married a
second time and settled near Williamstown, Wood County, WV. He and Mary
Margaret were living in Ritchie County in 1900 where David was a
merchant in a general store. They were still in Ritchie County in 1910.
18 Child (8 June 1867 -
J1-3-3 Family of Ephraim G.
Carder (1819) and Nancy Jane Head Carder (1829-)
1 Granville Carder (2 July
1853 - 2 July 1853), born/died at Pleasants Co., WV.
2 Ann Eliza Carder (12
September 1854 - )
3 John Ervin Carder (29
December 1856 - ), born in Ritchie County, WV.
4 Child (1858-1858),
born/died in Pleasants Co.
5 James Leland Carder (22
July 1859 - ), married 16 April 1888, to Mary Frazier.
6 Ida Frances Carder (2
October 1863 - 30 January 1940), married 4 March 1885 at Arkansas City,
Kansas, to Charles Knoles (1 November 1862 - 26 March 1936). Ida was
born in Clark County, Ohio. Ida and Charles died in California.
7 Mary Ellen Carder (2
October 1866 - 16 April 1916), married about 1894 to Charles Spurrier.
8 Robert Carder (1868 - ),
born at Idaville, White Co., Indiana. He died in infancy.
J1-3-4 Family of John Carder
(1823-) and Frances Powell Carder (1826)
1 Mary Catherine Carder
(1848- before 1900), married at Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, to
Patrick F. Endicott (September 1835 - after 1900). They had a son,
Launey C. Endicott, who lived at Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1960.
2 Thomas M. Carder (1849-),
born in Ritchie County, WV. He moved to Illinois before 1873 and married
Mary C. ______ (1851-), who was born in Illinois.
3 David G. Carder (22
October 1852 - 19 October 1937), married Mary J. Daisy (13 January 1854
- 3 November 1936). They lived in WV, Oklahoma, Kansas, and California,
where they both are buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Pasadena.
According to David Carder’s grandson, Edward Carder of Dallas, Texas,
David Carder ran in the opening of the Oklahoma Strip, staked a claim in
Oklahoma, farmed it for several years, then sold it and moved back to
Arkansas City, Kansas. In 1880 he lived at Cresswell Township, Couwley
County, Kansas. He apparently lived there in 1875 when his son Charles
4 E. Hamilton Carder (22
December 1854 - ), married Temperence ____.
5 Andrew Jackson Carder (13
March 1858 - before 1948), married at Winfield, Kansas, 10 September
1885, to Anne Davis (20 March 1858 - August 1887). He married second, at
Winfield, Kansas, 18 September 1888, to Dora Anna Draper (18 April 1869
- 10 September 1948), who was a daughter of Noah and Lydia Dawson
Draper. Andrew Jackson Carder died in California. His second wife died
at Whittier, Los Angeles County, California. He lived in West Virginia,
Kansas, Oklahoma, and California.
6 Sarah E. Carder (1
November 1860 - )
7 (probably) James A. Carder
(January 1860 - ), born in W.V.; married about 1884 to Ida E. _____ (Jan
1864-), who was born in Ohio. He was a farmer listed in the 1900 census
of Kay County, Oklahoma. He lived in Illinois from 1885-1887, where his
first two children were born. It is also possible that James is the son
of George and Catherine Powell Carder (J1-3-5), who also lived in
Illinois after 1872.
J1-3-5 Family of George
Carder (1824-) and Catherine Powell Carder (1828-)
All children were born in
Ritchie County, WV. This family may have moved to Illinois before 1872.
1 Sarah F. Carder (June 1850
2 Virginia Carder (1852 - )
3 Elizabeth Carder (1854-)
4 James E. Carder (26 August
1856 - ), born in Ritchie County, WV.
5 William D. Carder (26
August 1856 - 26 August 1856), born in Ritchie County, WV.
J1-4-1 Family of Jesse Carder
(1822-1888) and Sarah Carder (1823-)
1 John R. Carder (1848 - )
2 Perrin Carder (1849 - )
3 George S. Carder (1852 -
), still living with his parents in Ritchie County in 1880.
4 Albert Carder (1854 - 9
December 1872), died of smallpox in Ritchie Co., WV.
5 Leander Carder (1858 - 12
December 1872), died of smallpox.
6 Homer Carder (died 15
December 1872), died of smallpox.
J1-4-4 Family of John Carder
(1825-1903) and Sarah Leeper Carder (d. 1890)
1 Susan L. Carder (1848-) ,
married David W. Howard (1849-). They lived at Vienna, Wood County, Va.
2 James Madison Carder
(1850-), married in Tyler Co., WV, to Rebecca A. Bradford (1856-). In
1898 he married Sarah E. _____ (October 1860-) They lived at Parkersburg,
Wood Co., WV. In 1880 they lived in Wood County. In 1900, they lived at
Murphy District, Ritchie County, WV. According to the 1900 census, James
and his second wife had 2 children who died. Also living in the
household in 1900 was a granddaughter Beatrice Carder (October 1896-).
3 Emily Carder, married John
Ingraham of Goose Creek, Ritchie Co., WV.
4 Lambert H. Carder (May
1854 - ), married in 1880 to Susan T. ____ (January 1856-). In 1880 he
was a minister in Jackson County, WV. In 1900 he was a farmer in Mason
County, WV. By 1909 he was a minister of the United Brethren Church in
5 Leonard H. Carder
(November 1857 - 1931), married in 1888, to Margaret “Maggie” Wolfe
Smith (January 1861 - ), who was formerly the wife of Silas Smith. She
was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Weinrich Wolfe, of Eatons, Wood
County, WV. He was a farmer and is buried at Hardman Chapel Cemetery in
Ritchie County, WV. In 1900 they lived in Murphy District, Ritchie
County, WV. In the household was a stepdaughter, Lulie M. (November
6 Iris Carder
7 Della Carder (1863-),
married Samuel Wamsley.
8 Flora B. Carder (November
1869-), married in 1886 to Alexander C. Cunningham (September 1859-).
They lived in 1900 at Ritchie Co., WV.
J1-9-1 Family of Cassie
Carder Smith (1816-1864) and Elijah Smith (1817-1896)
1 Americus V. Smith (1839-),
born in Taylor County, WV; married Rebecca ______.
2 Sarah E. Smith (1843 - 19
June 1919), born in Taylor County, WV; married Thomas D. Tibbs.
3 Menanias Smith (1845-),
born in Taylor County, WV; married 1 February 1866 to Hannah M.
4 Oliver Carder Smith (27
March 1848 - 2 November 1928), born near Pruntytown, Taylor County, WV;
married 8 September 1872 to Martha Jane Bolyard (23 November 1853 - 12
February 1888). They lived at Fellowsville, Preston County, WV. He moved
with his daughter to Oklahoma in 1907. He died at Guyman, Texas County,
5 Mary Ellen Smith (3
December 1851 - 23 December 1940), born in Taylor County, WV; married
Abraham Grimm of Preston County, WV. Mary Ellen was a twin of Martha J.
6 Martha J. Smith (3
December 1851 - ), born in Taylor County, WV; married 30 October 1871 to
William Jasper May of Preston County, WV.
7 Adelia Ann Smith (1855 - 8
November 1948), born in Taylor County, WV; married 16 October 1875 to
John Gibson May of Preston County, WV. She died at Moundsville, Marshall
8 John A. Smith (1857-),
born in Taylor County, WV.
J1-9-3 French Carder
(1822-1888) (previuosly J1-1-7)
French Carder was born in what
is now Taylor County, WV. His parents are not known, but it is known that he
had a brother Oliver Carder and sisters Casa and Mattie. He lived in the
same area as the John and Mary Carder family and their descendants, so it is
probable that he is a grandson of John and Mary Carder. He moved to Missouri
about 1855 or 1856. He and Joseph Carder (J1-1-6), probably his first
cousin, married sisters Amanda and Temperence Goodwin. French Carder and his
wife were charter members of Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Taylor County,
WV, at its organization in 1848. When they moved to Missouri, their church
there was built by the same pattern as the Harmony Grove Church in West
Virginia, and the church and cemetery there are by the same name. It is
believed that French Carder and Joseph Carder came to Missouri by the same
route. This story of the trip was told by a descendant of Joseph Carder:
“The family left Pruntytown,
Taylor County, WV, about 1856, came down the Ohio River to the Mississippi,
then north to Canton, Missouri, then west by land to Knox County and
settled. The settlement was called Cardertown and was populated mostly by
people by the name of Carder. It was called that until around 1945.”
Cardertown was located between Rutledge
(Scotland County) and Colony (Knox County).
Another account of French
Carder was in the History of Lewis, Clark, Knox, and Scotland Counties,
“French Carder, an old and
prominant citizen of Colony Township, Knox County, Missouri, was born in
Taylor County, W. Va. where he lived until 1855 and then came to Knox
County, Mo. where he has since made his home. He had previously visited Knox
and Marion Counties in 1840, and can relate many interesting stories of that
trip. While young he learned the stone mason’s trade, at which he worked a
great deal in later life, and also worked in timber, making his start in
life that way. When he came to Missouri he invested $4,000 judiciously, and
at one time owned over 2,000 acres of some of the best land in the county,
but he has given all but one half section, which he reserved for himself, to
his children. In 1844, he married Amanda Goodwin, a native of Taylor County,
W.Va. Their union was blessed with eight children - five sons and three
daughters - of whom seven are living: John S., Susannah, Julie A., Luther
J., Homer F., Calvin and Maggie. F.M., the eldest son, died in 1887. Our
subject started life as a poor man, but by industry, good management and the
assistance of a good wife, has been very successful in life. Mrs. Carder has
always been a good and faithful woman and wife, and has helped her husband
bear many trials and hardships, as well as share his joys. They have both
been active members of the Missionary Baptist Church for over forty years,
and Mr. Carder is a member of the A.F. & M. Colony Lodge, No. 168. In
politics he has been a Democrat until lately, but believes in voting for the
man and not the party. He is a strong prohibitionist and eagerly looks
forward to the day when the cause of temperence shall be victorious, He is a
public spirited man, and a hearty supporter of laudable public enterprises.”
French Carder’s wife Amanda
was a daughter of Francis and Nancy Goodwin. Francis Goodwin was born in
Ireland about 1760. Nancy was born in Virginia 10 May 1793 and died 2 August
1861. Nancy is buried in the Carder cemetery in Missouri.
J1-9-3 Family of French
Carder (1822-1888) and Amanda Goodwin Carder (1824-1890)
1 Francis “Frank” M.
Carder (1845 - 25 July 1887), married Matilda Farrand (1860 - ). He is
buried at Millport, Missouri.
2 Susannah “Sis” Carder
(1846 - 30 December 1930), married 7 February 1867, to Frank Stutenburg.
3 Sanford Carder (1848 -
after 1850), died young.
4 Julia Ann Carder (11
January 1851 - 12 December 1918), married Massanello Ford Buford (24
June 1848 - 4 May 1918). They are both buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery
in Scotland Co., Mo.
5 John L. Carder (5 March
1853 - 12 July 1913), married Anna “Sis” Funk (November 1854 -
1937). They are buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery.
6 Luther J. Carder (28 June
1855 - 22 May 1915), married Ann Farrand (1854 - ), who was born in
Kentucky. Luther is buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery.
7 Homer F. Carder (29 March
1858 - May 1936), married 16 March 1879 to Laura Henrietta Fry (29
August 1860 - 23 September 1942), who was a daughter of Montillion and
Rhoda Elizabeth Strandiford Fry. They moved to Stettler, Alberta,
Canada, where they both died.
8 Calvin Carder (1860-1938),
married Mary A. Dively Guinn (1860-1934).
9 Margaret (8 Mary 1863 - 24
October 1958), married 16 January 1881, to Benjamin Farrand (28 December
1856 - 12 August 1911).
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