|About Our Carrier Ancestors
Hello, welcome to my Carrier family website. It has been a desire of mine for many
years to find my fathers ancestors. Sadly, it wasn't until after his death that I
found how easy that could be on the internet. Many other Carrier descendants that I
have encountered knew of our famous, or infamous ancestors, Thomas and Martha
Carrier of Billerica and Andover, Massachusetts. The incredible story of Martha having been
falsely accused of witchcraft and executed failed to be passed on through my fathers
family. Maybe that was in part due to the heartaches of my great-grandparents because
of my grandfathers illness. I often wonder if they thought somehow it would spare
their descendants unwarranted ridicule. Whatever their reasons may have been , my
hope is to bring light to our family with respect and love. However, these pages tell
a story of hardships and courage and how our family was an integral part of the
history of this great country more than 300 years ago. From the courage of Martha in
the face of death, enduring the torture of her children, the betrayal of her
neighbors and family, to the mysteries surrounding Thomas, ancestors who were
revolutionary war heroes, civil war heroes and many many more who make this family
tree blossom. I am more proud than ever to be a Carrier. My hope is that this
website shows honour to my father and all of those before him.
This site is a work in progress. Please be patient and visit often as I will be adding
information frequently, such as, photos, documents, stories and names. If you see any
errors or if you have old family photos or a family line you would like added to this
site please feel free to contact me.
Many thanks to the cousins that I have met along the way who have shared photos and
Also, please sign the guest book. I would like to know your thoughts and
hear your comments.
Many photos have been shared by others and many are owned
by the webmaster of this site. Please do not copy any photos without permission from the
webmaster of this site. Some of the photos
from this site have been copied to other genealogy sites. Once these photos
are on these sites they then become their property.
Kim Carrier Woods