James R. Carter of Rippey enlisted as a Private on 23 August 1861 at the age of 18 in Company H, 10th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 7 Sep 1861.
James is the same age as Thomas. Carter was probably Thomas’s grandmother’s maiden name. So looking to see if there is a connection could help me. A bit of research shows there are no records of him in Greene County, Iowa in the 1860 census. I may want to scan the census in case the indexing is in error. I don’t see any James Carters in 1870 census that look like a potential match either. There is a 1890 Veteran’s Schedule which shows many James Carters. I guess this is a research project to put on my rainy day list.
Dennis Bell found the following entry for a James R. Carter in the 1860 census of Washington, Warren Co., Iowa. Dennis suggested:
... he might be the James R. Carter (b. ABT 1843 in Indiana) who lived in Warren Co. IA in 1860? See the below. It appears to me that Charlotte (b. ABT 1820 in Indiana) is his mother, and that she remarried to John Epps and started a 2nd family. John and Charlotte Epps were living in Washington, Greene, Iowa in the 1870 census. John Epps was a widower in the 1880 census (Indianola, Warren, Iowa).
1860 Census of Washington, Warren Co., IA for James R. Carter’s Family
That makes the Carter name a stronger connection for sure.
And as genealogical research can do, it provided another tangent to follow:
|1850 Census of District 84, Clay Township, Owen County, IN with E.A.D.J. Carter living in the Jesse and Leah Walker Family|
(The Turpin family wreath is perhaps turning out to be a braided wreath?)