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looking for verification of info ref James Carter (1812 Vet) and his NA wife ? Deborah Newell

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looking for verification of info ref James Carter (1812 Vet) and his NA wife ? Deborah Newell

Posted: 1238197042000
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The quotes below was found on Rootsweb by searching Family Trees for James Carter born May 1765 in British Isles, spouse-Deborah Newell (indian ?)
3 submissions/results posted--THANKS-
June Ferguson, David James, Deborah

I'm hoping that anyone can find and then send attachments/ scans of military service records and other records that would verify the marriage or Indian heritage of Deborah Newell to James Carter.
this is all the info i have except for the names of many of James Carter's descendants

please contact


"One of the original proprietors of Eastport, c1788 ["Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel," p. 325]; later, a farmer at Pembroke.

Carter family tradition tells us James was an Englishman, a sailor who jumped ship and eventually married Deborah Newell, a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Passamaquoddy are now located principally at the Sipayiq [Pleasant Point] and Indian Township reservations in Washington County. The earliest records show James living in Eastport (then called Moose Island) in 1790, with a wife who was over 16 years of age. In 1796, he bought a lot on Moose Island from a Clark. In 1800, he had a wife and three daughters (Deborah, Hannah, and Nancy). Notes of Julia Taymon
NOTE by Dan Brown--the CLARK mentioned above may be related to Joanne Clark (dau of Manning Clark), who married Ezra W. Carter

Another family tradition says that James Carter was the son of a "wealthy" English family, who ran away and joined the American forces during the War of 1812 and married an Irish girl from Marblehead, Mass.

James Carter came to Pembroke c1810-15 and probably settled on Joseph Bridges' place [No 84a on Colby's Map].
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