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Mary Emily CARTER

Female 1853 - 1890  (36 years)


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  • Name Mary Emily CARTER 
    Born 11 Sep 1853 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 May 1890  Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Buried in the Hill family plot in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA. She is buried above and slightly to the left of her husband's grave. Her grave marker reads:
      "Mary Emily
      wife of B. H. Hill, Jr.
      Sept. 11, 1853
      May 25, 1890"

      Among the fifteen graves in the Hill family plot in Atlanta, there are two graves for a Robert Emmett Mitchell, b. May 14, 1853, d. Jan. 14, 1891, and his wife, Kate Carter Mitchell, b. March 6, 1857, d. Sept. 13, 1935. Their relationship to the Hills is unknown but I am guessing Mary Emily Carter may have been a sister to Kate Carter Mitchell.

      6/14/99 Per correspondance with Mitchell descendant, Sue, email: [email protected], there is a strong possibility of a link through the Carters. She sent the following information:

      "I thought it was very interesting reading the info you shared with me regarding this small HILL cemetery where Robert Emmett Mitchell and his wife, Kate Carter, dau of Samuel McDonald Carter and Emily Lane COLQUITT. I did check my entire database for this family line, also checking the 2nd wives and families for each generation for 4 generation and found no Hills listed. So I am inclined to think that you may be right in that the connection is probably because of the wife of Benjamin Hill, named Mary Emily Carter. I don't have any of the other Carter children listed, but that shouldn't be hard to figure out as I have the dates for Samuel M. Carter and Emily L. Colquitt. Here is their info:

      1 Samuel McDonald CARTER b: 01 Nov 1826 in Baldwin Co., Georgia d: 07
      Nov 1897 in Murray Co., Georgia
      . + Emily Lane COLQUITT b: 20 Jan 1830 in Campbell Co., Georgia d: 08
      Jul 1867 in Murray Co., Georgia m: 03 Jul 1850 in Muscogee Co., Georgia
      2 Katherine "Kate" CARTER b: 06 Mar 1857 in Columbus, Muscogee
      Co., Georgia d: 13 Sep 1935 in Fulton Co., Georgia
      .... +Robert Emmett MITCHELL b: 14 May 1853 in Gwinnett Co.,
      Georgia d: 14 Jan 1891 in Georgia m: 27 Apr 1887 in Altlanta, Fulton
      Co., Georgia
      ... 3 Robert Emmett MITCHELL, JR. b: 26 Jun 1888 in
      Gainesville, Georgia
      ...... 4 The line ends here "

      *There appears to be a connection through the name "Emily" as well.

      In an effort to find the children of Samuel and Emily Carter, I have checked Muscogee Co. Census data for 1850 and 1860. The newlyweds show up in the household of Walter T. Colquitt in 1850 (the bride's father), but are not on the census for 1860. They may have moved to another town/county by 1860 and I am in the process of trying to find them to verify they had a child in 1853 and in 1857.

      1/25/2002
      Found information in the book, "The Hills of Wilkes Co., GA & Allied Families, Vol. II", by M. B. Warren, pub. 1987, pg.481, which lists Kate Carter Mitchell as the sister to Mary Emily Carter who married Judge Benj. H. Hill, as well as the rest of the Carter siblings. This explains why Katherine Carter Mitchell and husband Robert Emmett Mitchell are buried in the Hill family plot in Atlanta. According to the book, Mary Emily died without issue.

      June 13, 2002. In same book as above, pg. 479 found the following:
      "Judge Benj. Harvey Hill... m. first Mary Carter, great-granddaughter of Ann Singleton Holt Colquitt...
      Mary d. circa Aug. 1892 without issue and he m. second Janie May Hill..."

      Dec. 15, 2003. Found image scan of May 27, 1890 issue of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper (GA). There is an article on the recent death of Mrs. B. H. Hill, Jr. and a poem published a year earlier called
      "Going". I have saved these images in the photo file.

      Found mention of Mary Carter and her ancestry in the book, "Memoirs of Georgia, 1895, The Bench Bar of Georgia, Murray County" p. 597. Written after her death but while her father and siblings were still living.
    Person ID I0210  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2008 

    Family ID F1493  Group Sheet