Carter, Edward, of Aston, in the parish of Bampton, Oxfordshire, England,
came to Pennsylvania in 1682, and settled in Aston township, Chester Co.
The name of his wife was Margaret, and they had an only son, Robert, who
married Lydia Walley in 1688, and had children.-Prudence, b. 11,6,1689 m.
Caleb Pusey, Jr. of Marlborough; John, b. 4,8,1691, d. 2,21,1693; Hannah,
b. 12,22,1692, m. Stephen Harlan; Lydia, m. Joseph Coebourn, Jr.,
3,22,1718; John m. 1716 Isabell Atkinson; Edward; Mary, m. to Thomas Harlan in 1720.
George Carter, "late of Bucklebury, in Berkshire, England," purchased a farm in 1714 on the Brandywine, at what was afterwards called Jefferis' Ford, where he died about the close of the year 1726. The maiden name of his wife, according to tradition, was Elizabeth Tull. She married a second husband, James Jefferis, March 3, 1728. The children of George Carter were five in number,-Anna, m. William Mack; George, m. Lydia Worth; Rachel, b. 1719, m. Abraham Marshall and Richard Baker; Elizabeth, m. Samuel Worth; John, b. 11, 26, 1723, d. 6,14,1770 m. Hannah Cope, 2,10,1746.
George Carter, Jr., inherited the "upper plantation," of 260 acres in East Bradford. He married, 4,19,1744, Lydia, daughter of Thomas Worth, his next neighbor; she was born 9,22,1721, and died 6,20,1780. George was buried 6,23,1783. His children were,-1. Thomas, b. 6,23,1745. 2. George, b. 8,21,1747, d. 9,3,1813. 3. Joseph, b. 10,5,1749. 4. Mary, b. 6,21,1753. 5. Elizabeth, b. 2,5,1756. 6. Lydia, b. 9,24,1758, m. Isaac Davis. 7. Rachel, b. 6,3,1761, m. William Carpenter. 8. Rebecca, b. 4,23,1764.
Of these George inherited the homestead, upon which he continued to reside. his wife, Ruth, daughter of George and Martha Martin, was born 1,28,1757, and died 10,19,1843. Their children were Margaret, Emmor, Lydia, George, Joseph (married to Minerva Webb), Martha, Rebecca, and Ruth (married to Milton Marshall).
The land was divided between the three sons, but is now owned by the