Thursday, September 30, 2021

1869 - Carter's Island

1869 - Allen and Adeline Carter's Island

   Around 1869, Allen and Adeline Carter arrived at what would be called Carter's Island.

   Allen and Adeline Carter's son, Thomas, and daughter, Julia, would go on to marry James Lee's (from Monte Vista) daughter, Amanda, and son, John Henry.
   Both couples were married on the same day at Carter's Island on February 9, 1881 or 1882.

Carters Island, FL - Homestead of Allen Thomas Carter and wife Adeline Crosby Carter

c. 1890 - Carter Family:
Joseph (missing from photo), Ollie, Bessie, James, Curtis,
Stephen (father), Matilda (mother).
Rear - Pete Sheffield a hired hand.

   Stephen Carter became a Lake County Commissioner.

   Carter's Island had its own schoolhouse. The school closed in 1922 and the students were transferred to Mascotte School.

[Contributors: Cyleta Lee Austin, Mary Helen Myers, Jason Brown]

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