The Caleb CARTER Sr. of this family is the one we are interested in.
Before John Denton Carter died, he conceded to me (Kathryn Carter) that the Caleb CARTER who received 500 acres on Lick Creek, in 1787 was PROBABLY an older man and the BROTHER of Levy Sr., instead of his son. But he didn't live to publish this in a second volume of his Carter History.
NORTH CAROLINA LAND GRANTS: [These were grants given for Revolutionary War service in NC; Caleb has no actual military record from NC but performed some kind of act to help the government, for WHICH HE WAS PAID, I have vouchers.]
CALEB CARTER (Bk. 7, p. 3) No. 539 - 500 acres 20 Sep 1787 - Greene Co., TN Surveyor's Plat is dated Oct. 22, 1785 Warrant of Survey is dated 7 Jun 1786
Abstract of Land Grant is dated 20 Sep 1787 [WE HAVE COPIES OF ALL OF THESE]
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT: the Caleb CARTER –
1765, Hampshire Co., VA
1772, land Monongalia Co., VA
1774, Dunmore's War, Monongalia Co., VA
1780, Washington Co., NC, tax list
1785-87, land grant on Lick Creek, Green Co., TN
ARE ALL THE SAME MAN?
b. ca. 1740-50 "probably left after 1794 when this deed was recorded," but we don't KNOW THAT.
Maybe went to Blount Co., TN 1795-99
Maybe moved to Mason Co., KY 1800
Maybe had sons LEVY, ISRAEL, BENJAMIN
I CAN'T PROVE THIS!!! *
IF ANYONE CAN FURNISH PROOF (land record, tax record, will or estate, ANY DOCUMENT that isn't "tradition" or "supposition")
THAT CALEB CARTER who received 500 acres in 1787 WAS INDEED THE SON OF LEVY SR., I will shut my mouth and plan to publish our known line back to 1800, Mason Co., KY and just forget TN.
Or, does anyone on the Internet know about a family of CARTERS in NEW JERSEY between 1720 and 1765-1770, John, Levy, Caleb, David, Ephriam???