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‘  week, aged 92 years or more.’—Diary of Samuel Thompson, Esq., Woburn. He was a grandson of Capt. John Carter, of Woburn, and b. 31 Oct. 1694.—See Hist. of Woburn, 598. Mehitable, m. Nathan Whittemore, 7 Feb. 1781—see Wyman's Charlestown, 190, group 13. Susan, and Joseph W. Adams, both of Lowell, m. 17 May, 1835.1 Carteret (otherwise Cartaret and Cartwright ), Elizabeth, W. of Philip, adm. to ch. at organization, 9 Sept. 1739. Elizabeth Carteret, w. of same, and Dorithea Dunster, prob. her sister, were adm. to Medford ch. 21 Apr. 1728, and Elizabeth Carteret was dism. from Medford ch. to Menotomy, 1 Sept. 1739. She was dau. of Jonathan Dunster and Deborah, dau. of Maj. Jonathan Wade of Medford (second wife of Dunster）—see Paige—m. Philip Carteret (or DeCarteret) 16 Nov. 1727—Wyman—and> d. 25 Jan. 1787, a. 87 (g. s. Arlington). Capt. Philip, her husband, d. 19 Apr. 1767, a. 66 (g. s. Arlington). He was a Pct. committeeman ten yrs. from 1738 to 1760, and Pct. assessor for the same period. A negro boy of Capt. Carteret d. 12 Apr. 1747, a. 6 yrs. A negro girl of Capt. Car-Teret was b. 15 Aug. 1753. Pegg., woman-servant of Capt. C., d. 10 Dec. 1757. Coffee Cartwright d. 25 Jan. 1826, a. 77.2 Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Philip, d. 8 June, 1751, a. 14 yrs.; Mary, dau. of Capt. Philip, d. 19 Nov. 1751, a. 21 yrs.; Ruth, dau. of Capt. Philip, d. 2 June, 1754, a. 18 yrs. Abigail, another dau., then of ‘Charlestown this pct.,’ m. William Whittemore, A. M., of Camb. 12 Oct. 1758. See Wyman's Charlestown, 193. Hephzibah Page, of Hampton, d. at Capt. Carteret's, 5 Aug. 1765, a. 29—a niece of his wife, and dau. of Solomon, of Hampton, N. H., and Dorothy (Dunster) Page. The name is de Carteret on the gravestones of Capt. Philip, his widow Elizabeth, and daughters Mary, Ruth and Elizabeth, in Arlington burying-ground. Philip Carteret witnessed the deed of his brother-in-law David Dunster's sale of his home place to Joseph Winship, 12 March, 1742. He was prob. a mariner. Wyman states that he was executor of Edward de Carteret of St. Johns, Isle of Jersey,
1 Capt. John Carter, of Woburn, was ensign there 1663, lieut. 1664, and captain 1676, the time of Philip's War. Lieut. John Carter, his son, and father of Capt. Samuel Carter above, had a son Benjamin, who entered the military service and was killed by Indians near Dunstable, 6 Sept. 1724. Samuel Carter and Samuel Carter, Jr., of Woburn, are mentioned in the History of Precinct in this work, under 1761. The latter d. 14 (buried 16) Sept. 1806, a. 84, was intombed in a walled enclosure in a field on the present Winchester hills, adjoining Arlington—See Wyman's Charlestown.
2 He used to work by the day among the farmers, slept in barns and lived almost anyhow. One of his stories was that he was a servant to General Burgoyne, and that just before the capture of the latter at Saratoga, he was ordered to take the General's favorite horse one morning to the brook to water. The American and British armies lay on each side of it, half a mile or so apart. After the horse had drank sufficiently, Cuff concluded to join the Americans, and dashing through the brook, while the British bullets flew thick at him, reached our lines.—--J. B. Russell
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