West Virginia Pioneers

Catherine Jane Carter

Female CA 1861 - CA 1888  (~ 27 years)


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  • Name Catherine Jane Carter 
    Nickname Kitty 
    Born CA 1861  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died CA 1888  Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Daughter of Powhatan and Elizabeth Seaman Carter, Catherine Jane “Kitty” Carter died in Hancock County, Indiana. She had married George Heath 26 June 1881. She died of consumption at age 27. Daughter of Elizabeth Seaman and Powhatan Carter. She had married in Lewis County, Kentucky and her death was announced in the Vanceburg, Kentucky newspaper. I got her death certificate from Hancock, County to confirm a family story about Lt. George W. Seaman, CSA visiting the family and hiding “important papers” in the baby clothes of a child there in case his brother David G. Seaman came to arrest him. The story went on to say the kid was put on a boat going down the river so she couldn’t talk. Well, she was too young to talk but her brother William was older, and probably could tell. They did get on a boat, but went back UP the Ohio River to Jackson County, West Virginia. George’s Army records show he was AOL in Kentucky at this time, which I believe was on the occasion of Catharine Seaman’s last illness or her death in Nov. 1862. There may be some errors in this story because of Jackson and Roane County name confusion. Thomas Seaman bought his land in Clarksburg, Kentucky in 1858. [fromMarilyn Steber
    Person ID I110965  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 

    Father Powhatan Carter,   b. Apr 1827, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth Seamon,   b. Apr 1830, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1857  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 2/19/1857
      Place: Jackson
      Powhattan Carter, 30, Mason Co WV, Jackson Co, John & Jane
      Elizabeth Seamon, 27, Fayette Co PA, Jackson Co, Thomas & M

      1860 Jackson, VA # 130-121
      Powhatan, 33 VA
      Elizabeth, 30 PA
      James, 2 VA

      1870 Union, Jackson, WV #60-61
      Carter, Powhatan 42 VA
      Elizabeth 40 PA
      James B 12 VA
      Catherine J 8 VA
      Mary M 6 WV
      George F 2 WV

      1880 Vanceburg, Lewis, KY
      Carter, Powhaten 53 -- WV --
      Elizabeth 52 -- -- PA
      James B 21 son WV
      Catharine J 18 da WV
      Mary M 16 da WV
      George T/F? 12 son WV
      William D 7 son OH
      [Looks like the census taker put the place of birth of head in the father column and ditto for mother]

      1900 Center, Hancock, Indiana
      Carter, George P 2/1868 m 8y WV WV PA
      Viola wife 8/1870 m 8y 1-1 child IN France France
      Fredrick son 11/1899 In WV IN
      Powhatton father 4/1827 m 41y WV WV WV
      Elizabeth mother 4/1830 m 41y 1-1 child PA PA PA
      Heath, Adda niece 3/1882 KY KY WV
    Family ID F3971  Group Sheet

    Family George Heath,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Jun 1881  Lewis Co, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F29569  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S518] Cen.

    2. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    3. [S1067] Marilyn Steber.