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Capt. John Carter

Male about 1617 - 1692  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name John Carter 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born about 1617 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 September 1692  Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried First Burial Ground of Woburn Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • “Here lyes ye body of Captain John Carter, aged about 76 years, deceased ye 14th o September, 1692”
    Notes 
    • John, in Charlestown 1640, was among the early settlers of Woburn, freeman 1644.

      Epitaph: “Memento Mori-Fugit Hora.”

      From Sewall’s History of Woburn:
      “John Carter, usually distinguished in Woburn Town Book, as ‘Captain John,’ or ‘the Captain’ was an early ihnhabitant of Woburn, having been a subscriber to the ‘Town Orders’ in 1640.” [3]
    Person ID I2809  Schirado
    Last Modified 23 May 2004 

    Father Thomas Carter,   b. about 1588,   d. between 5 May 1652 and 25 June 1652, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Mary,   d. 6 March 1664/5, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F58922  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Elizabeth,   b. about 1613,   d. 6 May 1691, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Carter,   b. 8 August 1643, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 December 1653, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    +2. Mary Carter,   b. 8 March 1646, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 July 1714, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Abigail Carter,   b. 21 April 1648, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1718, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. Hannah Carter,   b. 19 January 1651, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 26 September 1706  (Age > 55 years)
    +5. Lieut. John Carter,   b. 6 February 1653, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 April 1727, Dunstable, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F2004  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Elizabeth Gross 
    Married 1692  Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F25452  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] (Woburn MA: Andrews Cutler & Co, 1890).

    2. [S154] First Burial Ground.

    3. [S155] Samuel Sewall, (Boston: Wiggin & Lunt, 1868).


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