How many children and grandchildren did Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter have?
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was married to former President Jimmy Carter for 77 years. Together, they built a large family that now totals 38 members.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former president Jimmy were married 77 years before she passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. She leaves behind a big family, who were by her side when she died.
The couple were married in 1946, and their union produced four children. The former president has said that the reason for his long life and enjoyment of it is his wife and his family.
John William “Jack” Carter, 76 years old
John William, nicknamed Jack, is Jimmy and Rosalynn’s first-born, coming into the world on July 3, 1947. He worked in the Carters’ peanut farm before going to college, then joined and was discharged by the Navy. He eventually became a businessman and a politician.
He married Juliette “Judy” Langford, with whom he had two children, Jason James, and Sarah Rosemary. The two eventually divorced, and Jack married his second wife, Elizabeth Brasfield, who brought two children, John Chuldenko and Sarah Reynolds, to the union.
James Earl “Chip” Carter III, 73 years old
Chip was born on April 12, 1950, while Jimmy was stationed in Honolulu serving the Navy. Chip also worked in the family peanut warehouse and eventually became a political consultant for hundreds of Democratic candidates.
He married his first wife, Caron Griffiin in 1973, and they had one son, James Earl Carter IV. They divorced and he later married Ginger Hodges, by whom he had one daughter, Margaret Alicia Carter. Their marriage also ended in divorce and he eventually married his third wife Becky Payne, with whom he lives in Georgia.
Donnel Jeffrey “Jeff” Carter, 71 years old
Rosalynn gave birth to Jeff on Aug. 18, 1952 in Connecticut. He married Annette Davis in 1975, and they had three sons- Joshua Jeffrey, Jeremy Davis, and James Carlton.
Annette passed away at the age of 68 two years ago, while Jeremy tragically died of a heart attack at only 28 years old.
Amy Lynn Carter, 56 years old
Amy was born 15 years after Jeff, on Oct. 19, 1967. She was politically active as a young woman and joined many protests for various causes including apartheid and US foreign policy. She married James Gregory Wentzel, with whom she has a son named Hugo James Wentzel.
The marriage ended in divorce, and Amy married John Joseph “Jay” Kelly , with whom she shares one son, Errol Kelly.