1959. Carter–Carttrith


  1. John Carter–Carttrith (d. 1706) m. 1686 Anna (____) Rackett (ca. 1650–1725); Southold, N. Y.
  2. Keziah Carter–Carttrith (1693–aft. 1752) m. 1715 Sylvanus Brown (b. 1692); Southold, Aquebogue, N. Y.


Bette Innes Bradway, Descendants of John Rackett of Southold, Long Island, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 126 (1995): 232-8, at 232-5, contains an excellent summary and analysis of the early records of this family. Notice that this rendering of the surname incorporates two variants applied to John, his widow, and their children at different times.

Related surnames

979. Brown

Comment: Dating the Death of Keziah (Carter–Carttrith) Brown

Kezia Brown appears on a list of parishioners of the churches of Mattituck and Aquebogue, dated 9 June 1752.[1] Another Keziah Brown married John Tuthill at Southold, 16 October 1746.[2] The two Keziahs are likely mother and daughter, although this possibility is not addressed in genealogical works on the Brown family.[3]

Keziah (Brown) Tuthill probably joined Anna (Brown) Mather and other neighbors in migrating to Morristown, New Jersey, where Kezia, wife of John Tuttle, died 30 December 1785, aged 63 years.[4] If this was indeed the daughter of Sylvanus and Keziah (Carter) Brown, her estimated birthdate, ca. 1722, falls well within acceptable range and there remains little reason to doubt that the Mattituck record of 1752 refers to her mother.


1 Charles E. Craven, A History of Mattituck, Long Island, N. Y. (Mattituck, N. Y.: author, 1906), 101.

2 William A. Robbins, ed., The Salmon Records: A Private Register of Marriages and Deaths of the Residents of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, N. Y., and of Persons More or Less Closely Associated with That Place, 1696–1811, Commenced by William Salmon and Continued by Members of the Salmon Family (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1918), 88.

3 For example, Lucy D. Akerly, A Brief Account of the Family of Lieutenant Richard Browne of Southold, on the Island of Nassau, or Long Island, N. Y., New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 31 (1900): 65-70, 166-70, at 70.

4 History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J., 2 vols. (Morristown, N. J., 1880–85), 1:127.

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