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Farish Carter

Nov 23, 1780 - Jun 17, 1861

Cemetery: Memory Hill
West Side, Section H, Lot 25, Grave 6
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Inscription and Notes:

b. Abbeville District, SC. d. Scottsboro, GA s/o Maj.James Carter & Letitia Martin Carter
natives of Va, who afterwards lived Abbevlle Maj. Carter killed siege of Augusta 1780.

Farish Carter

Farish Carter was a merchant in Sandersville and during the War of 1812 served as United States Army contractor for Georgia. With the resulting profits, he bought a plantation at Scottsboro, four miles south of Milledgeville, and another estate, Bonavista, on the Oconee River. As a plantation owner in 1845, he owned 33,293 acres and 426 slaves in Baldwin County alone .

Carter conducted extensive land speculations, shifting westward with the frontier. He also invested the income from agricultural and land ventures in a variety of enterprises. He owned interests in grist mills, marble quarries, and a woolen mill in north Georgia; toll bridges and ferries throughout Georgia; and steamboats on the Ocmulgee, Oconee and other Rivers.

Farish Carter married Eliza McDonald on 26 April 1811. Eliza McDonald and Farish Carter had five children: Mary Ann (d. 1844), Catherine (d.1851), James Farish (b. 1821), Samuel McDonald, and Benjamin Franklin (d. 1856).

(see,Farish.html for an excellent biography extracted from the Dictionary of Georgia Biography and other records).

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