Parham, Martha

Birth Name Parham, Martha
Gender female
Age at Death 85 years

Martha Parham born about 1780 in Va. Married on Oct 11 1797 in Wilkes Co. NC to Henry Carter born about 1775 in NC. He died about 1875 in Gilmore Co. Ga. Martha was dau of Wm. Parham born about 1753 in England or Va. He died about 1824 in Haywood Co. NC. He married Peggy Parham born about 1750 in Va. She died about 1836 in Haywood Co. NC.

She was 52 and from VA in the 1850 Census of Gilmer, GA


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1780 Virginia, USA    
Death 1865 Gilmer Co, GA    
Event Note

Not living with Henry in 1870 census and not in Gilmer. Assume she died between 1860-1870.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Parham, Williamabout 1753about 1824
Mother Mitchell?, Peggyabout 1750before 1836
    Brother     Parham, Posey about 1779
         Parham, Martha 1780 1865
    Brother     Parham, Mitchell 1787 after 1850
    Brother     Parham, Littleton 1789-08-31 about 1860
    Sister     Parham, Elizabeth 1790
    Brother     Parham, William about 1795


Family of Carter, Henry and Parham, Martha

Married Husband Carter, Henry ( * 1775 + 1875 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1797-10-11 Wilkes Co, NC   1a

probable parents. note married in 1797 but earliest known children start in 1810 - probably had several older children before 1810 but can not find in census. There is a older woman "Moring Carter" in Surry Co, NC 1800 census who could be Henry's mother, Mourning Hickman Carter, just after his father died.

1) They are neighbors to Jesse and Delilah Carter Prince in Buncombe Co, NC 1820. (6 hh away)
2) Henry and Martha's known children: Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha, Preshus, and George
3) Jesse and Delilah's children include a Preshia, Elizabeth, Martha, Sarah, George, and Henry!
4) Henry Carter was a Methodist minister
5) "Moring Carter" in Surry Co, NC 1800 would account for Delilah being born about 1800 in Surry.
6) Jesse and Delilah move from Jackson Co, AL to Fannin Co, GA - close by her parents.

Nathan and Levi are neighbors in Henry Co, TN. They are next to each other in the alphabetized tax list of 1836, 1837, & 1840, but in the same district with no other Carter's.

Court records Nathan Carter was executor following the death of Unknown Carter in 1825, and became guardian of a minor named Patsy Carter. This implies there was probably a 3rd brother who died ~1825. Ephraim Carter is nearest Carter in 1820 Census, Stewart Co, TN, but he is much older - 45+.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Carter, Delilahabout 1795after 1860
Carter, Nathan?1798before 1865-09-04
Carter, Levi?about 1800before 1845-10-24
Carter, Sarah A1810-08-001900-11-23
Carter, Elizabeth1812
Carter, Martha Ann1815about 1885
Carter, Preshus Mannerva1825about 1865
Carter, George B1829

Source References

  1. NC Archives via WPA: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
      • Source Reference Note:

        > Bride: Martha Parham
        > Groom: Henry Carter
        > Bond Date: 11 Oct 1797
        > County: Wilkes
        > Record #: 01 044
        > Bondsman: William Parham
        > Witness: Wm B Lenoir
        > Bond #: 000164507