Kentucky Family Group Sheet for the Chillon Conway CARTER Family

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Husband: Chillon Conway CARTER (1,2)
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   Birthdate: 4 Feb 1830 - , , Kentucky, USA (3)
  Death date: 5 Aug 1891 - , , Kentucky, USA
      Burial: 6 Aug 1891 - Smiths Grove, Warren, Kentucky, USA
     Address: Smiths Grove Cemetery, Warren County, Kentucky
      Father: Chillion CARTER (1807-Bef 1871) (4)
      Mother: Louisiana MURPHY (1812-After 1879) (5)
    Marriage: 30 Nov 1854                    Place: , Monroe, Kentucky, USA (6)
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   Wife: Lucinda Eveline MURPHY (7,8,9)
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         AKA: Bunch CARTER
   Birthdate: 3 Jul 1836 - , , Kentucky, USA (10)
  Death date: 7 Feb 1894 - , , Kentucky, USA
      Burial: 8 Feb 1894 - Smiths Grove, Warren, Kentucky, USA
     Address: Smiths Grove Cemetery, Warren County, Kentucky
      Father: John MURPHY (1804-          ) (11)
      Mother: Nancy ??? (1808-          ) (12)
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Children
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1  F  Nancy G CARTER (13,14)
   Birthdate: 2 Dec 1855 - , Monroe, Kentucky, USA (15,16)
  Death date: 30 Dec 1923 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA (17)
      Burial: 31 Dec 1923 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA (17)
     Address: Oakwood Cemetery, McLennan County, Texas
      Spouse: William Franklin LANDRUM (1853-1933) (18,19)
  Marr. Date: 5 Dec 1875 - , Monroe, Kentucky, USA (20)
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2  F  Louisa Adella CARTER (21,22,23)
   Birthdate: 16 Sep 1858 - , Barren, Kentucky, USA (24,25)
  Death date: 9 Dec 1924 - Oakland, Warren, Kentucky, USA (26)
      Burial: 10 Dec 1924 - Smiths Grove, Warren, Kentucky, USA
     Address: Smiths Grove Cemetery, Warren County, Kentucky
      Spouse: William M GRIMES (1852-1941) (27)
  Marr. Date: 26 Dec 1887 - , Logan, Kentucky, USA (28)
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General Notes: Husband - Chillon Conoway CARTER
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I've only included a couple of letters from CC to Bunch. They are all much the same, he
asked for prayers and reassured his family that he was still alive.

Chillon Conway Carter (1830-1891) was from Monroe County, Kentucky and served as a
private in Co. K, 9 th Kentucky Infantry (Union). He married Lucinda E. Murphy (referred
to by the nickname "Bunch" in the letters), and they had two daughters, Nancy and Louisa
Adella (called "Deller" in the letters). C.C. Carter was injured at the Battle of
Chickamauga and had a leg amputated. Most of Carter's letters were written for him by
relatives in his company.

Transcribed by Michael Ellis, September 2008

Chillon C. Carter to Lucinda E. Carter December the 5th 1861.
Dear Wife and Children and frieds and conection it is threw the kind mercies of God that
I am blest with the presant opportunity of dropping you a few lines to let you know that
I am well and hoping that these few lines may find you well and doing well Bunch do the
best you can and do not griev about me thar is no doubt bu what you want to see me but it
is un???ssabr how bad I want to se you and the children I never expect to forget the
tears that run over my face the last night we stad to gather I have tried to pray for you
I want you to pray for me I believ that I will be blest with the opportunity of meeting
you again in this world I want you to hug and kiss Nancy and deller for me tell them that
pap is still alive Bunch I want you to come and see
[page 2]
me as soon as you can now if any of you gets sick I want you to se a docter and get him
to right a sertificate to Cornel Grider I will come home and [Col. Benjamin C. Grider,
9th KY Inf.] if I get sick I want you to come and see me Bunch this is the third letter I
have sent to you and I have never received any ancer Send word ever chanc you have how
you are gettin a long Dear Uncle and Aunt you have bin a good father and mother to me and
I want you both to pray for me now I send you all my best respects Uncle Jack you would
be welcom hear during the war but I want you to tell all my friends that is able to fight
for ther contry that wont volenteer that reguards my fealins to never come hear tell the
young ladies that is any thang to me to never marry unless they get a soldier so I must
Close sayin do the best you can and pray for us all
C. C. Carter to L. E. Carter and Children

Chillon C. Carter to Lucinda E. Carter Columba Ky  Dec 30th 1861
Dear companion it is with the greats Pleasure that I have the pleasure of Riting to you  
I am well at preasant Hoping thes few lines may find you and the children Injoying the
same blessing from god I wat to se you all I would bee Glad to se you and to be at home
With you but I feel like <I?> am serving you and my god and my country here Bunch  I want
to se you wors Than everybody els  you know that you Are the one ganed my hearts best
love If you ever come to me while I am as Far off as I am dont try to fetch the Children  
hug Nancy and delar for me tell them to be good childrn nevr let expenses hender you from
coming To se me  I was born Feb 11 th 1830  I Want you to pray for me I have trid to pray
for you
Dear Unkle and famley I send you my best love and respets I dont know what to say to you
yet about renting my plase  Miles be a good boy
[page 2]
And feed my mar tell I come home Tell Sary and will I hant forgt them Remaines your
friend untell death
C. C. Carter to L. E. Carter
I Will Send <4?> <???> cotton
By H. Walbrt

Chillon C. Carter to Lucinda E. Carter the 6th 186[2]
  Laurence County Mississppy May Dear wife and children I take this opportunity of
writeing you a few lines to inform you that I am in tolerable good health at this time
and I hope that when these lines come to hand that they may find you all well and doing
well Bunch I am sorry to hear that you are Sick though I hope that you will soon get well
be shore to not trouble your self about me I want you to do the best you can and put your
trust in god and I want you to continue to pray for me for I intend to try to pray for
you
  Bunch hits a painful thing to my poor heart to be away from you and the children but I
intend to contend for yourn and my childrens Rights as long as I can raise my hand for I
feell that hit is my bounden duty a debt that I owe to you and the children Bunch pray
that I may have strong faith in God and put my hold trust in him I have got some money I
wish you had but hit takes a good deal to do me here [page 2] Crackers I cannot eat I
have to buy my bread and hit cost a heep
  Nancy and Deller your papy is still alive and wants to see you and your mother worse
than he ever did bee good children and mind your mother for them is the sort that the
good man loves Pap still hopes to get home and live with you and your mother again
  Dear Father and Mother I will drop a few lines to you I am sorry to hear of the
Sickness that is in your family but these things wee all have to bear but let us all be
shore to be prepared for the Solemn hour of death So when wee fall well fall to rise
again and strike hands on th e bright frontiers of glory there I expect to get shet of my
troubles I want you all to pray that I may live to get home again for I have got a heep
to tell you all
  Uncle Jack I used to tell you that I did not beleive that there was a true Soldiers
liveng now as did in Washingtons day but I tell you now there is as true soldier liveing
nou as ever marked the green earth I will tell you hou you can tell them they are men
that dont boast on their fighting
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nor wish their enemies in hell for I have seen them tried I would write a heep to you if
I could write myself I never intend that you Shell loose a thing by me or my family if I
live to get home and if never see you on earth again I hope the goverment which I will
help to restore will be worth more to all our children than I would be though my hearts
desire and prair to Almighty God is that I may live to see the day when we Shall have
peace in America again and will get home to See you all again
  Milles my dear brother I want you to be a good boy and remember me I still remember how
your little hand felt when I told you fare well that morning I left you tell Wm Brown and
Sarah I have not forgot them Sarah I humbly claim an intrust in your prairs James and
Henderson got to us Safe last Saturday eavening and I cannot tel you how glad I was to
see them again and to hear from you all again I must close my letter by Saying be sure to
write to me the first chance So I remain your affectionate friend and husband till death
from
CC Carter to Le Carter

Last Modified: 29 Aug 2015

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Sources
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    1. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 877B, f/d #1006/1047.  Chillion Carter.
    2. Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 (FamilySearch.org), Carter, Nancy G.  
         Conoway C Carter.
    3. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 877B, f/d #1006/1047.  age 20, Kentucky.
    4. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 419B f/d #742/745.  Chillion Carter.
    5. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 419B f/d #742/745.  Louisiana Carter.
    6. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 (FamilySearch.org), Carter, Chilion C.  to Lucinda E
         Murphy, 30 Nov 1854, Monroe County.
    7. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 877B, f/d #1006/1047.  Eveline Murphy.
    8. 1870 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 3, f/d 17/17.  Louisiana E Carter.
    9. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 (FamilySearch.org), Carter, Chilion C.  Lucinda E
         Murphy.
    10. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 877B, f/d #1006/1047.  age 13,
         Kentucky.
    11. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 877B, f/d #1006/1047.  John Murphy.
    12. 1850 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 877B, f/d #1006/1047.  Nancy Murphy.
    13. 1870 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 3, f/d 17/17.  Nancy G Carter.
    14. Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 (FamilySearch.org), Carter, Nancy G.
    15. 1870 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 3, f/d 17/17.  age 14, Kentucky.
    16. Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 (FamilySearch.org), Carter, Nancy G.  
         2 Dec 1855, Monroe County.
    17. Cemetery, Oakwood, McLennan Co, Texas (USGenWeb Archives, McLennan County),
         Nannie G Landrum.
    18. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 (FamilySearch.org), Landrum, William F.  to Nancy G
         Carter.
    19. Death Certificate, Landrum, Charles E #90330.  William Franklin Landrum.
    20. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 (FamilySearch.org), Landrum, William F.  to Nancy G
         Carter, 5 Dec 1875, Monroe County.
    21. 1870 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 3, f/d 17/17.  Louisa A Carter.
    22. Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961 (FamilySearch.org), Grimes, Mrs Della.
    23. Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 (FamilySearch.org), Carter, Louisa A.
    24. 1870 Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe, pg 3, f/d 17/17.  age 11, Kentucky.
    25. Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 (FamilySearch.org), Carter, Louisa A.
         16 Sep 1858, Barren County.
    26. Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961 (FamilySearch.org), Grimes, Mrs Della.  1924,
         Oakland, Warren County.
    27. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 (FamilySearch.org), Grimes, William M.  to Louisa A
         Carter.
    28. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 (FamilySearch.org), Grimes, William M.  to Louisa A
         Carter, 26 Dec 1887, Logan County.

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My Notes
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