In 1850, the following Cartwright families were enumerated. In household 31, we find William Cartwright and family. William stated that he was 40 years of age and was born in Tennessee. Another record states that his birth date and place as February 1, 1810 in Smith County Tennessee; parents were James and Jane (—) Cartwright. 

In this household were the following: Elizabeth, age 38  (was Elizabeth Kirby, born September 1812, in Smith County Tennessee); Nancy(?), age 19; Mahala, age 16; James, age 13; Sarah, age 11; John, age 9; William, age 8; Susan, age 6; Mary, age 4; Elisure, age 2; and Zachary, age 1.  Not listed in the household were children Martha Jane, Samuel and Joseph Franklin. Joseph was born in 1852.

William was enumerated on the 1860 census of Dade County with a Post Office of Running Water, Tennessee. Included in this household was the child Joseph who was eight years of age.  Near William in 1850, household 38, was Oliver C. Cartwright, who was probably the brother of William. This household was listed as: Oliver C. Cartwright, 35, born in Tennessee; Mary, age 38; Emaline, age 14; Nancy, age 13; John, age 11; William, age 9; James, age 7; Judiah, age 6; Louisa, age 5; and Manda, age 3. All were born in Tennessee with the exception of Manda who was born in Georgia. In 1860, Oliver and family are enumerated in Trenton, household 39. Included was the child, Leroy, age 7.

At household 47 were Lorensy (?) D. Cartwright, age 42; Polly, age 42; Milly, age 21; James, age 20; Ruben, age 19; and William, age 17. All were born in Tennessee.   In household 339 were Jane Cartwright, age 78, born in North Carolina and Parthania Cartwright, age 38, born in Tennessee.  Only Oliver Cartwright was enumerated on the Dade County 1870 census.

William T. Cartwright married Mary E. Pickett on 21 September 1821. Susan Cartwright married J. W. Merrill on 9 December 1965.

Written by SF

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  1. earleene gass prevatt

    this is the family of Martha jane cartwright who married Andrew brown of Trenton,there is a will on file in dade co ga




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