My Paternal Aunt Goldie (May 2, 1910 - Jan. 15, 2003) with her parents Serenus & Barbara Carter. Probably taken in the late 1920s or the early 1930s.
Serenus was born 23 Feb 1847 in Lexington, Richland, Ohio. As a youth Serenus' ambition was to get an education. The story, passed on in the family, was that when the Civil War was declared he saw an opportunity to acquire money for an education. He waited until he was 16 so that he could be hired to take the place of a draftee. Serenus was paid between six and eight hundred dollars. There is no official documentation of this story, the official documentation begins in 1865. He Enrolled at Mansfield, Richland County Ohio, Feb 16, 1865, as a private in Company A, 187th regiment, Ohio Infantry Volunteers, in the service of the United States in the Civil War. Honorably discharged in Macon, Ga, on Jan 20, 1866. Served in the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of the Cumberland.
He seemed to have a touch of wanderlust, because he moved to Bement, Illinois, abt. 1874, to Gallion, Ohio abt. 1880, to Sullivan Illinois abt. 1885, to Nickelton, Missouri abt. 1894, to St. Paul, Arkansas 1899, Linville, Johnson County, Arkansas, 190?. During the 1881 Oklahoma land rush Serenus was a civil engineer surveying for David L. Payne.
He married Mary Elizabeth Atchison, 07 Feb 1875.
He married Barbara Bruner in 1881, in St. Paul Arkansas, and their six children were born in nearby Mountain Top Arkansas. The family moved from Arkansas to Finley, Oklahoma by covered wagon in 1919. They moved to escape malarial mosquitos.
He was appointed Justice of the Peace in Finley.
Serenus Warren Carter's Certificate guaranteeing his right to 160 acres of land in Paynes Oklahoma Colony in 1881: My Paternal Grandfather Serenus Warren Carter worked as a surveyor for David L. Payne. This is his Certificate of Location that guarantees his right to 160 acres in Oklahoma, signed on May 4, 1881.
My Paternal Grandfather Serenus Warren Carter enrolled February 16, 1865, a volunteer in the Ohio Infantry. He was a Private in Captain William W. Cockley's Company A 187 Regiment. Discharged on January 20, 1866 at Macon, Georgia. I found this in my parent's safe deposit box after their deaths.
Nora Belle (Carter) Brinker b. 18 Oct 1878, Stafford, Stafford Co., Kansas, was the daughter of Serenus Warren Carter and Mary Elizabeth Atchison.
Leon Heston Carter b. 18 Jun 1890 in Illinois- son of Serenus Warren Carter and Mary Elizabeth Atchison. Lived in Arkansas & Oklahoma.
The Scotts - Robert Ellsworth b. 20 Feb 1887, Alice Jeanette b. 28 Sep 1905, Jennie Almarie(Cooper) b. 22 Jun 1865, Walter Irving b. 08 Apr 1889, Lincoln Ellsworth b. 18 Jun 1861, Doris Almarie b. 05 Jan 1903 & Glenn C. b. 10 Oct 1898.
Picture was taken in Blue Earth Co., Minnesota.
The Scott Siblings - Judson Philander b. 28 Dec 1866, Celia Viola b. 22 Aug 1874, Charles Lester b. 12 Feb 1871, Calista Arletta b. 14 Aug 1865, Lincoln Ellsworth b. 18 Jun 1861 & Philip Philetus b. 18 Oct 1855.
They were all born in Michigan & later moved to Blue Earth Co.,Minnesota. They were the children of Charles Clark Scott and Lydia Marilla Sprague.
May(Campbell)Carter, with sisters-in-law Gladys(Carter)Webb & Goldie(Carter)Webb and Goldie's husband, Amacy Thomas(Tom) Webb. Gladys and Goldie were my father's sisters. Photo was taken in Oregon.
My Great-Grandfather, Reuben Bruner.
b. 08 Dec 1828 - Scott County, Virginia
d. 27 Jan 1918 - Laurel County, Kentucky