My Genealogy Back to James Alexander McCarter and Earlier
The following is my genealogy to my ancestor James Alexander McCarter:
Jack McCarter, Jr. – (1926-1989) Texas businessman who moved from Waxahachie to Dallas, experiencing its rise to modern cosmopolitan city along with the spiritual challenges that presented for himself and others – my father
Jack McCarter, Sr. – (1898-1963) Texas businessman in Waxahachie who paid off the debts his father left behind, with a nice store for his posterity
Henry Clay McCarter – (1871-1931) Texas businessman transplanted from Mississippi who committed suicide following a business failure associated with a catastrophic fire to his cotton gin business outside El Paso, in a place called Deming, New Mexico that people at the time thought was to be the “Chicago of the South”
James Henderson McCarter – (1832- 1917) Mississippi farmer whose first wife died, leaving him seven young children and a servant in the household
Alexander McCarter – (1789-1860) large plantation and hat factory owner (inherited from his father) in Georgia in the ante-bellum South
James Alexander McCarter – (c 1756-1830) large plantation and hat factory owner in Franklin County, Georgia who donated property to start historic Hebron Presbyterian Church of Georgia. Franklin County, Georgia lies on the border of South Carolina, not too far from Abbeville, South Carolina where likely relatives (the Moses McCarter family) resided.
Information about Hebron Presbyterian Church can be found at: http://hrcga.org/hebron-presbyterian-banks/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebron_Church,_Cemetery,_and_Academy . Information about the church as well as James Alexander McCarter and his family can be found at: https://books.google.com/books/about/Hebron_Presbyterian_Church_God_s_Pilgrim.html?id=YcxMtTlvsV4C .
It has been challenging to ascertain ancestry down this line any further. Y-haplogroup evidence suggests James Alexander McCarter’s ancestors may be Calhouns.