Attention: Was older than 65 years (75) when child (Susan Cora Carlisle) was born (March 27, 1883).
± 1737-± 1798
± 1770-± 1832
± 1770-± 1878
Benjamin Sims Carlisle
(1) ± 1835
Attention: Partner (Susanah Williamson) is 33 years younger.
He is married to (1) Rebecca Phelps about 1835 at Lockwoodsfolly Twp,brunswick Co.,nc.
On his marriage record it states that Benjamin is 60 and Susan is 40. Their actual ages are 72 and 39.
Settled Green Swamp near Bear Pen Island. (Location: on N211 N. of Shallotte) Source: Dr. Ben Little.
His siblings and mother went to Alabama after his father's death in 1833. Source: Sandra Little.
The Carlisle owned land on Simmons Bay which was commonly called as the Carlisle place. Apparently adjacent to land of Ezekiel Haws.
1850 Brunswick Co census, Page 177, 4 Oct 1850, HH/Dwelling 59/59
Benjamin age 42, real estate value 100, born NC
Rebecca, age 32 and the following children.
Etheldred, age 14, Margaret age, 12, Robert age 11, James age 8, Nancy, age 5, Rebecca age 3, Benjamin, age 1.
1870 Waccamaw Twp, Brunswick Co., census Dwelling/HH # 8/8 (next to Etheldred)
Benjamin, 60, farmer, RE value 1250, pers. prop.150, b. NC
Rebecca, 55, Keeping House, b. NC
Margaret, 28, at home
Rebecca,22, at home
Francis, 18, at home
Mary 16, at home
Martha, 14, at home
Benjamin 20, farm laborer
In 1880 Brunswick Co census, Household #140 and Dwelling #162 Benjamin 69, Farmer, Rebecca 60. Both suffer from rheumatism. Benjamin lists his parents as born in NC.
Benjamin's granddaughter Mabel Edwards Harden told May Appleberry the following about Benjamin Carlisle: "Benjamin was a small man and wore a heavy beard. He owned 160 acres of land near Ash in Brunswick Co. He was a great hunter and shortly before his death he decided to try his luck. He did not own a gun at that time so he borrowed one from a neighbor. It is said he killed two turkeys with one shot. Those turkeys provided a great meal for his family and his neighbor. He died in the winter of 1894 and the age of 86.
According to Patsi Levi Carlisle, Benjamin's granddaughter, Benjamin and his brothers worked in turpentine. Note that his brothers and mother left for Alabama in 1833.