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Sarah R. Dearington m. Carter 5/24/1814
Posted by: Matthew C. Alexander Date: July 27, 2001 at 07:47:14
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I am looking for information on the descendants of Sarah R. (Rees?) Dearington and her first husband, Robert William Carter. Sarah was born between 1788 and 1794 to Robert Dearington and Anne Rees in Sumter Co. South Carolina. Robert William Carter was born 6/28/1787 in Sumter Co. to Daniel Carter and Sarah Conyers.

Robert Carter and Sarah Dearington married 5/24/1814. He died young. At some point, Sarah moved west near her brother, Col. John Darrington in Clarke County, Alabama. She then married Gov. John Murphy of Alabama whose first wife had been Susannah Hails Richardson.

I believe that the daughter of Robert Carter and Sarah Dearington was Sarah Darrington Carter and she married the son of John Murphy and Susannah Hails Richardson, Duncan Witten Murphy in 1839.

Duncan Witten Murphy and his wife, Sarah Carter had a daughter, Annie Darrington Murphy in 1847. In 1849, their family moved to California. Duncan was elected to the California Assembly and became the Speaker of the Assembly. He returned to Alabama in 1853 for a visit and died of yellow fever.

Sarah and Annie remained in Alabama. Annie married her cousin, Benjamin Franklin McMillan, s/o of Col. Murdock Murphy McMillan and Celia Salter of Stockton, Alabama. I am searching for any information on the first Sarah Dearington who married Robert William Carter and the Sarah D. Carter who married Duncan Murphy.


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