Everingham Family History Public Record Reprint

"Charles Carson & Rebecca Everingham",
excerpt from; Genealogical and Personal Memorial
of Mercer County, New Jersey pg. 624

CHARLES HUNT CARSON, a farmer and road overseer of public roads in Lawrence township, New Jersey, was born at Quakerbridge, Hamilton township, Mercer county, New Jersey, December 24, 1852. He is a son of Isaac Hutchinson and Lydia Ann (Oakerson) Carson. The grandfather on the paternal side, Harley Carson, was an early settler of Mercer county. He married Rebecca Everingham, and among his children was Isaac Hutchinson Carson, who married Lydia Ann Oakerson, and they were the parents of eight children: 1. Mary, unmarried. 2. Louisa, married Gideon Updike, by whom she had three children: Wilbur and two deceased. 3. Charles Hunt, see forward. 4 and 5. William H. and John Wesley (twins), both deceased. 6. Sarah Elizabeth, deceased. 7. Theodore, deceased. 8. Isaac, married Elizabeth Whittle, and they had these children: Hannah, Verona and Jack Whittle. Isaac Hutchinson Carson, the father, cut large tracts of timber, at an early day in Mercer county, and made thousands of rails with which he built many miles of farm fences, most of which still stand.

Charles H. Carson, of this notice, received his education in the public schools and then assisted his father in cutting timber and making rails. His mother died when he was but twelve years of age, after which he had to assist in taking care of the family until 1878, when he married and went to Penns Neck, where he leased a farm of sixty-five acres which he worked on shares for six years, when he moved to the old Jessie Atchley farm, which he purchased. This comprised seventy-five acres, which he has successfully operated for twenty-one years. This farm is devoted to the production of corn and grain. He also conducts a small dairy.

Politically Mr. Carson is a Republican. He has served as township overseer of roads for a long term of years. In his church connection he is a Presbyterian, and one of the trustees of the Lawrenceville Presbyterian church.

Mr. Carson married (first) Eliza H. Dye, November 20, 1878, who bore him four children: Lydia Ann, born February 13, 1880, married William I. Leigh, one child, Frances Eliza. 2. Walter, born October 15, 1882. 3. Charles Hunt, Jr., born November 6, 1884. 4. Louis, born October 15, 1890. Eliza H. (Dye) Hunt died February 6, 1902. Mr. Carson married (second), April 19, 1905, Julia Hartwick Counet, widow of J. B. Counet, and daughter of Benjamin and Jane (Garretson) (Cortelyou) Hartwick, of Somerset county, New Jersey. Mrs. Carson was born March 11, 1849.


(c)1999-2000 Everingham Family History