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some names and dates are taken from family trees posted on the internet. Where possible I have found verification in official records and placed it on the bottom of the page.


Sarah Hefley Carter

3-27-1806 SC to 2-20-1847 TN

buried Rosamon Cemetery, Gadsden, TN





  1801-Mary Hefley Dunlap

  1804-Nancy Hefley Letsinger

  1808-Elizabeth Hefley


  1811-William Hefley

  c.1813-James Hefley

  1816-Henry Hefley



John Carter

3-6-1803 to 9-16-1865

buried in Rosamon Cemetery




1825-1904 Margaret T.(Hall)

1826 William L

1829 Mary Ann

1832 Elizabeth B

1835 James A

1838 JCK

1841 Christopher M

1843 John R



Michael Hefley


Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton


spouse's parents:

Jesse Carter


Mary Adams

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:


maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:


1810 census, Chester District, SC

 Michael Hefley

1 male 26-45 (Michael)

1 female 26-45 (Peggy)

4 females under 10 (Mary, Nancy, Sarah, Elizabeth)


1820 census, Chester District SC

Mich'l Hefley

3 males under 10 (William, James & Henry)

1 male 26-45 (Michael)

1 female under 10 (see below)

3 females 10-16 (see below)

1 female 26-45 (Peggy)

daughters should've been Mary-19, Nancy-16, Sarah-14, Elizabeth-12. It's possible the three 10-16 are Nancy, Sarah and Elizabeth, with Mary out of the household already, and some girl who did not survive in the under 10 category, or it's just census error)


1850 census, Madison County TN, District 9 (her widower remarried)

John Carter, age 48, farmer, $400 estate, born SC

Elizabeth, age 48, born Ireland

James A, age 15, farmer, born TN

JCK, age 12 (male)

Christopher M, age 9

John RM, age 6


Rosamon Cemetery has stones for:

John Carter 3-6-1803 to 9-16-1865

Sarah Carter 3-22-1806 to 2-20-1847


Corp. JCK Carter 1838 to 4-6-1862

killed at Shiloh TN "son of John and Sarah Carter"


Lieut. CM Carter 1841 to 10-8-1862

killed at Perryville KY "son of John and Sarah Carter"


Pvt. John RM Carter 1843 to 6-6-1863

killed at Chattanooga TN "son of John and Sarah Carter"