Thomas Lenoir Sr.1

b. 5 May 1701, d. 14 May 1765
     Thomas Lenoir Sr. was born on 5 May 1701 at New York, NY. He was the son of John Lenoir. Thomas Lenoir Sr. died on 14 May 1765 at Tarboro, Edgecomb Co., NC, at age 64. Birth may have been Brunswick Co. VA.

Children of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley

Citations

  1. [S28] Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of Early Deeds of Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1759-1772, Page 22, DB 00-104.

Mourning Crawley

b. 2 May 1707, d. 1790
     Mourning Crawley was born on 2 May 1707 at Brunswick, VA. She died in 1790 at Franklin Cnty, North Carolina.

Children of Mourning Crawley and Thomas Lenoir Sr.

Mary Sones

     Mary Sones was the daughter of Naomi Vaughan.

Child of Mary Sones and James Bates

John Lenoir

b. 1657, d. 1710
     John Lenoir was born in 1657 at Blain, Nantes, France. He was the son of Philippe Lenoir and Anne Henriet. John Lenoir died in 1710 at at Sea.

Child of John Lenoir

Ann Lenoir

b. 28 June 1731, d. 1823
     Ann Lenoir was born on 28 June 1731. She was the daughter of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley. Ann Lenoir died in 1823 at Spartanburg, SC.

Robert Lenoir

b. 3 March 1732
     Robert Lenoir died at Brunswick Co., VA. He was born on 3 March 1732. He was the son of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley.

Betty Lenoir

b. 19 July 1735
     Betty Lenoir was born on 19 July 1735. She was the daughter of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley.

Leah Lenoir

b. 18 December 1737, d. 1831
     Leah Lenoir was born on 18 December 1737. She was the daughter of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley. Leah Lenoir died in 1831 at Franklin Cnty, North Carolina.

Robert Crawley Lenoir

b. 1739
     Robert Crawley Lenoir was born in 1739. He was the son of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley.

Mary Lenoir

b. 30 September 1739
     Mary Lenoir was born on 30 September 1739. She was the daughter of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley.

Thomas Lenoir

b. 11 August 1741, d. 1816
     Thomas Lenoir was born on 11 August 1741 at Brunswick Co., VA. He was the son of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley. Thomas Lenoir died in 1816 at Camden District, SC.

Lewis Lenoir

b. 25 November 1745
     Lewis Lenoir was born on 25 November 1745. He was the son of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley.

John Lenoir

b. 19 November 1747
     John Lenoir was born on 19 November 1747. He was the son of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley.

William Lenoir

b. 8 May 1751, d. 6 May 1839
     William Lenoir was born on 8 May 1751. He was the son of Thomas Lenoir Sr. and Mourning Crawley. William Lenoir died on 6 May 1839 at age 87.

Eleanor Rosalynn Smith1

b. 18 August 1927
     Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born on 18 August 1927 at Plains, Sumter Co., GA. She was the daughter of Wilburn Edgar Smith and Frances Allethea Murray. Eleanor Rosalynn Smith married President James Earl Carter, son of James Earl Carter Sr. and Bessie Lillian Gordy, on 7 July 1946 at Plains Methodist, Plains, Sumter Co., GA.

Georgia Family Lines by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.


Graduated from Plains High School and Georgia Southwestern College in 1946. Married July 7, 1946 in Plains at the Plains Methodist Church, James Earl Carter, Jr., then of the U. S. Navy. Having been stationed with her husband at various naval bases they returned to Plains in 1953 after the death of his father. She was First Lady of Georgia during her husband's Governorship, 1971-1975 and became First Lady of the United States January 20, 1977 at his inauguration as 39th President.

Citations

  1. [S50] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Smith-Murray."

Wilburn Edgar Smith1

b. 20 November 1896, d. 1940
     Wilburn Edgar Smith was born on 20 November 1896 at Plains, Sumter Co., GA. He was the son of Wilburn Juriston Smith and Sarah Eleanor Bell. Wilburn Edgar Smith married Frances Allethea Murray, daughter of John William Murray and Rose Nettie Wise, in 1926. Wilburn Edgar Smith died in 1940 at Plains, Sumter Co., GA.

"Georgia Family Lines" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.


Educated in the local schools. After the death of his father he and his yourger brothers were able to obtain the school bus system. He also ran a local auto repair shop. At the time of his early death due to leukemia, at age 43, he was a steward in the Plains Methodist Church, a member of the Plains City Council, and a Mason.

Edgar and Allie M. were numerated in the 1940 Plains, Sumter Co., GA, federal census. He was a mechanic in an auto garage, age 42, she was 34. Children in the household were Rosalyn 12, Gerald 10, Murray 7, and Allethia 3. Also in the household was his mother, Sallie B. 64.

Children of Wilburn Edgar Smith and Frances Allethea Murray

Citations

  1. [S50] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Smith-Murray."

William Archibald Carter1

b. 1858
     William Archibald Carter was born in 1858.2 He was the son of Littleberry Walker Carter and Mary Ann Diligent Seals.2 William Archibald Carter married Nina Pratt, daughter of James E. Pratt and Sophronia Cowan, in 1885.2 William Archibald Carter died at Arlington, GA. He was buried at Arlington, GA.2

Nina met her future husband through her sister, Lula (1860 - 1890) who married W.A.'s first cousin, David. W.A. and Nina were living in Arlington, 50 miles SW of Plains, where they had moved in the mid-1880's, when he died at age 45. 2

Child of William Archibald Carter and Nina Pratt

Citations

  1. [S49] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Carter-Gordy."
  2. [S48] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Carter-Gordy."

Nina Pratt

b. 1863, d. 1939
     Nina Pratt was buried at Lebanon Cemetery, Plains, GA. She was born in 1863. She was the daughter of James E. Pratt and Sophronia Cowan. Nina Pratt married William Archibald Carter, son of Littleberry Walker Carter and Mary Ann Diligent Seals, in 1885.1 Nina Pratt died in 1939.

Child of Nina Pratt and William Archibald Carter

Citations

  1. [S48] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Carter-Gordy."

Littleberry Walker Carter1

b. 1829, d. 27 November 1873
     Littleberry Walker Carter was born in 1829 at Warren Co., GA.2 He was the son of Wiley Carter and Ann Ansley. Littleberry Walker Carter married Mary Ann Diligent Seals, daughter of William Archibald Seals and Eliza Harris, in 1851 at Warren Co.3 Littleberry Walker Carter died on 27 November 1873 at Sumter Co., GA.2

Litleberry and Mary Ann moved c. 1860 to Sumter Co. near his father's plantation. He enlisted at Americus in 1862 in Capt. Cutts Co., Sumter Flying Artillery and his unit served in Va. until the war's end. His brothers Wileym, Jr. and Jesse T. enlisted in the same unit. Littleberry was a farmer and was buried on his farm at the time of his accidental death at age 42. In 1918 he and his wife were reinterred in Oak Grove Cem., Americus. 3

Children of Littleberry Walker Carter and Mary Ann Diligent Seals

Citations

  1. [S49] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Carter-Gordy."
  2. [S157] Jr. James Earl Carter, Wiley Carter, Page 73.
  3. [S48] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Carter-Gordy."

Mary Ann Diligent Seals

b. circa 1838
     Mary Ann Diligent Seals was born circa 1838.1 She was the daughter of William Archibald Seals and Eliza Harris.2 Mary Ann Diligent Seals married Littleberry Walker Carter, son of Wiley Carter and Ann Ansley, in 1851 at Warren Co.3

Children of Mary Ann Diligent Seals and Littleberry Walker Carter

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 165.
  2. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 166.
  3. [S48] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Carter-Gordy."

Wiley Carter1

b. 1798, d. 1864
     Wiley Carter was born in 1798. He was the son of James Carter and Eleanor Duckworth. Wiley Carter married Ann Ansley, daughter of Abel Ansley and Lydia Morris, in 1821. Wiley Carter married Sarah Wilson in 1849 at Warren Co., GA. Wiley Carter died in 1864.

Georgia Family Lines by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. Wiley Carter sold his land in Waren Co. on Rocky Comfort Creek near Gibson, (now in Glascock Co.) in 1851 and moved permanently to his plantation in Schley Co., in southwest Georgia, 20 mi. north of Plains. The home, known today as the "Battle Place", is located along with the family cemetery, on the Ellaville-Friendship Rd. (Ga. Hwy. 153) at its intersection with Ga. Hwy. 45. This is the site of the Quebec community, originally in Sumter Co., but included in Schley Co. at its creation in 1857. It was here that Wiley Carter, farmer, planter, and Baptist, was buried when he died at age 66 in the midst of the Civil War. His plantation contained 2400 acres in both Schley and Sumter Cos. and produced 147 bales of cotton in 1860. Wiley's first wife, Ann, had died c. 1848 and he had m. second, in Warren Co. in 1849, Mrs. Sarah Wilson, widow, of Newton Co. After Wiley's death, Sarah married a Mr. Ross and died in 1870.

Children of Wiley Carter and Ann Ansley

Child of Wiley Carter and Sarah Wilson

Citations

  1. [S49] Jr. Kenneth H. Thomas, "Carter-Gordy."

Ann Ansley

     Ann Ansley was the daughter of Abel Ansley and Lydia Morris.1 Ann Ansley married Wiley Carter, son of James Carter and Eleanor Duckworth, in 1821.

Children of Ann Ansley and Wiley Carter

Citations

  1. [S710] Gary Boyd Roberts RD600, page 882.

Amanda Carter

b. 1822, d. 1893
     Amanda Carter was born in 1822 at Warren Co., GA.1 She was the daughter of Wiley Carter and Ann Ansley. Amanda Carter died in 1893 at Warren Co., GA.1

Citations

  1. [S157] Jr. James Earl Carter, Wiley Carter, Page 13.