This information is taken directly from the website, "Richard White's Confederate Kin" and is written by Richard White with whom I have talked on a number of occasions:

'Information that I have received that is supposed to be from a history of Craven County, North Carolina, but which has not been verified by me [Richard White], indicates that James M. Carter's [and his brother Henry C. Carter's] direct ancestor, Edward Carter, moved to North Carolina from Isle of Wight County, Virginia, after taking part in a rent rebellion against the royal governor.  His son, John Carter, a North Carolina plantation owner, was deputy marshall in Craven County.  This is an excerpt from the history, for which I do not have proper citation:

       In February of 1738, Carter committed his ultimate sin. As Deputy Marshal, he had to serve the Governor and Council. The Lower House called on him to help with an election and, according to their records, he sent back a very abusive and saucy answer and refused to go. So the Lower House asked the Council to bind him over to be punished. And the Council ordered Carter to appear at the bar of the Lower House and beg forgiveness for his contempt on his knees, which he did, and was severely reprimanded by the House.
        Whether by coincidence or design, Carter was sent out to arrest one Isaac Gould, who evidently killed Carter and held his body. A posse had to be organized to go after Gould and recover Carter's body.
        Carter's wife is unknown, but according to tradition, she was an Indian. There may be some basis for this tradition as John's son, Edward, was for many years Indian agent for the Colony, charged with entertaining and housing the Indians in New Bern and Edenton in their visits to the Government.
John Carter's great grandson, Herring Carter, moved to Leon County, Florida, for awhile around 1840, and then to Thomas County, Georgia.  Herring Carter's sons Thomas P. Carter [correction: William P. Carter], Henry C. Carter, Morris Carter, and James M. Carter [Herring's son, Alexander, is not mentioned in this website] served in various Confederate military units from Georgia and Florida.  Only Henry C. Carter survived this service.'