A timeline of John Charter and his descendant’s’ migration and fecundity follows:
John Charter and his family immigrate to North America from Edinburgh by way of Quebec and Montreal
John Charter and his family settled in Orwell, Vermont, the firt white settler there.
Leaving Orwell and sailing south on Lake Champlain, they settled in Skensboro, later becoming part of Whitehall.
A milita muster card shows he served in Warren's (15) Regiment, Vermont Militia. during the Revolutionary War.
They return to Orwell, Vermont where John takes the oath of allegiance to the United States and returns to farming. Their family grows to ten children
They move to what is now Rochester, New York
Francis serves as a Sergeant in the New York Militia for 28 days during the War of 1812
John Charter dies in Rochester
Francis builds a 42-ton schooner for use on Lake Ontario, which borders the north of Rochester. He describes himself as mariner/farmer
Francis marries Eunice, the first of three wives
George Charter is born to Francis and Eunice in Ohio. Eunice likely died giving birth. Or she just left
Fancis marries 2nd wife
Francis buys land in Monroe County, Michigan south of Detroit
Francis moves back in Ohio, marries 3rd wife, Theresa
George marries Susanna Starr in Monroe, Wisconsin where they have nine children, two of whom die at four years-old and 3 months-old
Francis Charter dies in Monroe County, Michigan
George and his family move to Dodge County, Minnesota. They now have seven children.
George, without his family, arrives in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. George winters there with the men in the old fort See Chapter 17 for more
George’s family comes to live in Redwood Falls
A daughter of George and Susanna marries a man in Redwood Falls, the first in the town
A son is born to George and Susanna, their last child; they name him Henry Defoyster Charter. (GF)