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Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

    Littleberry Walker Carter

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    • Great-grandfather of Jimmy Carter — 4th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1829 
    • Birth Location:
    • Christening Date:
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    • Death Date:
    • 24 Nov 1873 
    • Death Location:
    • Warren County, Georgia 
    • Burial Date:
    • 27 Nov 1873 
    • Burial Location:
    • Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, Sumter, Georgia 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 5 Jan 1851 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Warren County, Georgia 
    • Notes: 
    • Littleberry Carter was murdered at a carnival by his partner D. P. McCann over a dispute about receipts from a machine known as a Flying Jenny, a sort of small merry-go-round. His distraught wife died on the day of his burial.

      Sources tend to disagree on the date of Littleberry Carter's death. The confusion comes from misreading articles in The Weekly Sumter Republican. An article appeared in the December 5th edition mentioning that Littleberry's widow died just hours after his burial which occured the previous week on November 27. The November 28th issue of that newspaper (prepared the night before on November 27) mentioned the news of Littleberry's death which they just heard about at 9pm. As a result, many sources assume that his death occurred on November 27 or 28. However it was his burial that had just occurred on November 27. Also on page 3 of the December 5th edition is a proclamation from the governor mentioning a reward for the capture of Littleberry's murderer, D. P. McCann. The proclamation gives the murder date as November 24. This would be about nine days after he was wounded on November 15 and three days before his burial.

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