NameGeorge Asbury Carter
Birth2 Jan 1846, Scott Co., Virginia
Death22 Jan 1923, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Marriage8 Nov 1908, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseMalissa Clark, 1C4R
BirthFeb 1868, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialNew Sill Cem., Christy Creek, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for George Asbury Carter
His death certificate states George Asberry Carter, age 77 years 20 days, divorced, died 22 Jan 1923 in Laurel precinct, Elliott Co., Ky, born 2 Jan 1846 in Virginia, father George Carter, mother’s maiden name Sinthy Conn, born N.C., burial in Carter Cemetery.
Notes for Malissa Clark
Stone in the New Sill Cemetery reads "Malissie Pettit died August 1937". (The same cemetery that has the graves of her sons Frank & Roscoe.)
I could not find a death record for either Malissa Carter or Malissa Pettit (or spelling variants.) Perhaps she married a third time? Or maybe she died in West Virginia or another state and was brought back to Rowan County for burial.
1900 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hoggtown precinct, enumerated 17 June, lists on p. 8B with Samuel Clark (Malissa's father), family # 139:
Malisee Petit, 32, b. Feb 1868, married 14 yrs, mother of 4 children, all living; Roscoe, son, 12, b. May 1888; Linna, dau, 10, b. June 1890; Jipsey, dau, 9, b. Feb 1891; Frank, son, 8, b. Mar 1892. All born in Ky, Malissa's father b. in VA.
The year of birth for Roscoe, Gipsy and Frank are all one year later than the birth year in their death records. Since I don't know which is correct, I have entered their years of birth as a range. (Too bad the 1890 census was destroyed. :( )
In 1930 she was listed as Maliecia Pettit, age 63,
Notes for George Asbury & Malissa (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 6, p. 473, records the marriage on 8 Nov 1908 of George A. Carter, 62, b. Scott Co., Ky, s/o Geo. & Cynthia Carter (b. "east Va."), to Malissa Clark, 41, d/o Sam (b. Morgan Co.) & Lizzie Clark, at bride's home, by S. J. Porter, witnesses J. W. Fouch, Lucy Fouch. It is listed as the third marriage for him, the second for her.
In 1918 Malissa’s brother William listed as his contact “Mrs. Malissa Pettit”, so by then George and Malissa had separated and she had returned to her first married name, presumably because that was the name of her children.
1910 census of Elliott Co., Ky, precinct 8, enumerated in April, lists on p. 7B as family #127/130:
Carter, George A., 63, third marriage, b. Va Va Va, farmer; Lissie, wife, second marriage, married 1 year, mother of 4 children, 4 living; Edward, son, 23; Philip, son, 21; Mary, dau, 18; Augustus, son, 18. All children born Ky Va Ky.