Walter Martin Carraway (b. November 09, 1821, d. 1864)
Walter Martin Carraway (son of Ezekiel Carraway and ?) was born November 09, 1821 in Darlington County, South Carolina, and died 1864 in Arkansas. He married Elvira Grantham on October 17, 1844.
Notes for Walter Martin Carraway: Some sources list his year of birth as 1822.
Family legend says only two Carraway boys came to the states from the "old county" (?). Believed to be Martin and a brother (name unknown), but brother had a son named Delbert.
The following is from the book Our Ancestors by Adele Ashford, pg 344:
7-6. Walter Martin Caraway, b. ca 1823 m. Elvicy Grantham b. 1824 near Hartsville, S.C., died in 1901 in Bradley County, AR (per Mrs. Thos. H. Bowles of Little Rock AR). The Census of 1850 Darlington County, S.C. shows Martin Carraway 29 years old and a farmer worth $525, with wife Elvisa 23, sons John R. 4 & Ezekiel 1 year.
On 13 Feb 1850 Martin Carraway purchased from Adam Carraway 120 acres of land "between the Gully & the Branch" for the sum of $350. (Bk. Q-171, Darlington Co, S.C.)
Martin Carraway sold to Adam Carraway on 13 Feb 1850, "75 acres of land bounded by Benj Clements, McIntosh, Hendrix & Adam Carraway for $300. Dower; renounced 18 Dec 1851 by Elvicy Carraway. (Bk. Q-583, Darlington Co).
The original note showing; Martin, Carraway was paid $25.00 on 18 Dec (prob. 1853) in Mineral Springs, Fla., leads us to believe that Martin Carraway was living in Florida or visiting his kinsman William Oates in 1853-55. An original letter dated 31 Match 1855 from R.S. Josey of Darlington District to William Oates in Mineral Springs, Fla, speaks of JAMES OATS sending money to his son William Oates by Martin Carraway.)
One source says, "Martin CARAWAY enlisted in the 3rd Regiment Arkansas Volunteers. He was killed December 18, 1864."
More About Walter Martin Carraway and Elvira Grantham: Marriage: October 17, 1844
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