|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Carter, Jehu Neal, 1818-1858.|
|Title:||Jehu Neal Carter papers|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Jehu Neal Carter (1818-1858) was the son of a wealthy planter, Jesse Carter (1793-1868) and lived in Talbot County, Georgia on his father's plantation. In 1840, he married his wife Mary (1824-1853) and the couple had the following children: William Luther (b. 1844), Sarah Elizabeth (b. 1847), John N. (b. 1849), Robert F. (b. 1851), and Martha Julia (b. 1853). After the death of Jehu Neal Carter in 1858, his father became the guardian of his children and they continued to live in the plantation house in Talbot County.
This collection contains typed transcriptions of the 1857 diary and will of Jehu Neal Carter. Within this diary, Carter reflected upon his religious beliefs, life on his father's plantation, and the deaths of his wife and mother. Also included is a photocopy of a section of William H. Davidson's book, A Rockaway in Talbot: travels in an old Georgia county, which features information about Carter's father, Jesse Carter, and his plantation in Talbot County, Georgia.
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