MARTIN L. CARSON, Company "I"
James R. Carson, a son of Samuel Carson, deceased, was born in now Hancock county, West Virginia, in 1807. He learned the tailor trade and followed that as his vocation for thirty-five years, then he changed his occupation to farming, and is pursuing that as his vocation at present. He married Sarah Conely of Beaver county, Pennsylvania, in 1835. They settled in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1835. They settled in Washington county, Pennsylvania, remained four years, and then moved on the farm, where they are now living, in Clay district, Hancock county, West Virginia. They reared eight children -Martin S. (should be "L" for middle initial), Samuel H., John M., James A., David M., William W., Matthew B., and Sarah W. His companion died in 1871. Martin L. served near two years in the war of 1861, in Company I, of the Twelfth Virginia Regiment.
From History of the Pan-Handle, West Virgina, page 450. Brant & Fuller, 1890.
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.