Records related to this family include:
William Thomas Carter owned a store near his home in the Carter Cove area. One of his daughters had a child out of wedlock and when the child's father came to the house to see the baby, William Thomas refused to allow the visit. The man left and returned with a gun. He shot and killed William Thomas.
Margaret Greenwood is our ancestress, but William Thomas was married to another woman prior to his marriage to Margaret. He had a family with is first wife, who died. William knew the Greenwood family over in Macon County, NC, so he went there and married Margaret Betty Greenwood. She was 16-17 years old at the time of their marriage. Years later, she died of typoid along with some of the other children, when Carrie Carter was 3-4 years old. William Thomas then married a woman whose first name was Julia and had more children. Our ancestor, Carrie Carter, lived with her half-sister, Lily Carter Price, most of her life, and didn't have a close relationship with anyone. When Carrie was about 17-18, her Aunt Lily said she would take her to meet John Philo Hendrix. She did, and they were married.
Very little is known about the cousins, except Wilburn, who was a Baptist minister, and Aunt Myrtle and her family. John Philo used to take the family back to NC and they visited James and had a family gathering. There are other relatives here, in Indiana, but the family has not been close. Lillian, the grand-daughter of Lily (who raised Carrie Carter) was a good friend of Irene Basey.
Information received from Irene Basey and placed online by her daughter, Linda Dunn.