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Seal of Capt. Thomas Cartek, Sr.. 

"Barford." Lancaster County. \'irginia. 

(Signature of his grandson Jo-eph Carter). 

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Signature of Maj. Edward Dale. 1664. 
Signature of Capt. Thomas Carter. Sr., 1700. 
Seal showing Dale crest. \ 

How To Use This Book 

In tracing- your line of Carter ancestry back to Capt. Thomas 
Carter, of Barford, Lancaster County, Va., first by means of the 
index, find yourself or the parent, through whom you trace; then 
by means of the name numbers follow your line back till you come 
to the son of Capt. Thomas, from w^hom you descend. The book 
has been divided into sections, each or* which is devoted to an ac- 
count of a son of Captain Carter and his descendants. 


Not many persons but at some time long to open the chronicles 
of the past and read the records of their ancestors ; for, as Edward 
Everett says, "There is no man of culture who does not take 
an interest in what was done by his forefathers.'' 

"Beneath the roots of tangled weeds, 

Afar in country graveyards, lie 
The men whose unrecorded deeds 

Have stamped this nation's destiny. ' 

Genealog-y has a wider field of usefulness than that of merely 
promoting family pride. Among other things may be mentioned 
the collection and preservation of much that is valuable in ancient 
manners and customs, and the putting in easy reach of :he 
present day historians new and authentic ideas as to the source 
of our colonial population and their social and political character- 

This volume is the record of a family that for two hundred 
and sixty years has played a part in the social, political and 
military life of the Old Dominion and other States to the south 
and west. While many have held high places of trust and honor, 
the majority have not been mien of great wealth and public 
position, yet it is to their credit that they were good citizens. 
leading honorable lives — acting well their part in the local atifairs 
of their neighborhoods, and always finding a place on the battle- 
field for principle's sake. We should not love our kindred alone 
for their genius and glory, but also for their homely virtues 
and domestic affections that expanded and flourished unob- 
served save by the little world in which they moved. 

The first of the family in Virginia was Capt. Thomas Carter, 
planter and tobacco trader, said to have been the son of a London 
merchant, though it is pretty well established that ''gentle blood 
coursed through his veins." Among his descendants have been 


vestrymen, justices, sheriffs, legislators, congressmen, circuit and 
supreme court judges and candidates for Governor ; and in military 
affairs they have ranged from private to brigadier-general. In 
the hundreds of wills, deeds and other papers of the Carter 
family examined, but one man made his mark ; and in the in- 
ventories of their personal estates for two and a half centuries 
the possession of books is recorded in all. 

A noticeable fact is that many of the Carters of \^irginia as well 
as elsewhere, though they cannot give a connected account of their 
ancestry beyond the Revolution, are by '"tradition" descendants 
famous old "King Carter of,'" whose immense wealth 
has enabled his descendants to hold on to the splendid old homes 
of his sons, and the frequent appearance in print of accounts 
of these has done much to spread and maintain this idea. These 
"traditions" have been particularly hard to shake even in the 
light of comprehensive data to the contrary from the original 
public records, and in a few instances I fear the families, like 
the proverbial woman, convinced against their will are of the 
same opinion still — with them, it is ant Casar aiit nidlus. A 
writer in The Times-Dispatch a few years ago said: "Almost 
everybody by the name of Carter aspires to be descended from 
that lordly old John of Corotoman, whose son Robert is the only 
Virginian who rejoiced in the name of 'King.' He made the 
high-water mark of Virginia Carters. So prominent were these 
Corotoman Carters that one is apt to conclude that really no other 
Carters are worth a moment's notice. Such however is far from 
being the case." I believe that the following pages will show 
that during the same period there was another Carter family 
in Virginia to which no one need be ashamed to belong, though 
it has never possessed as great wealth nor been allied with as 
many of the really great families of the Old Dominion. However, 
their marriages in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries con- 
nected this Carter family with the Dales, Skipwiths, Balls, Thorn- 
tons, Fitzhughs, Masons, Chews. Beverleys, Armisteads and other 
well known families, and in the early nineteenth century with 
the Washingtons, Lees, Pages, Pendletons, Blands, Bacons, Talia- 
ferros, Marshalls and others. ;.. 



While there were a number of Carter emigrants to Mrginia 
during the seventeenth century, but five of them seem to have 
been of any prominence, judging from their possessions, poHtical 
preferment, etc. They were : 

1st. WilHam Carter, who patented more than two thousand 
acres in the county of James City between 1635 and 1640; and 
doubtless was the emigrant ancestor of the Carter families found 
in James City county and Surry and adjacent Southside counties 
in the next century, among whom were Dr. James Carter, of 
Williamsburg, about the middle of the iSth century, and Dr. 
Thomas Carter of the Revolution. The loss of the James City 
records precludes the writing of a history of this family. 

2d. Col. Edward Carter, who settled in Nansemond County 
prior to 1650,. was a member of the House of Burgesses, Coun- 
cil, colonel of militia, etc. He purchased large plantations on 
the Rappahannock in Lancaster County, but probably never 
lived on them ; returned to England, where his will probated in 
1682 styles him as '"Edward Carter, Esq. of Edmonton, ]\Iiddie- 
sex." So far as known he has no descendants in Virginia. 

^d. Col. John Carter, who settled in Nansemond County 
prior to 1650, was a colonel of militia, justice, Burgess, mem.ber 
of the Councill, etc. About 1650 purchased several thousand 
acres of land on Corotoman River, Lancaster, to which he re- 
moved and founded the famous "Corotoman" estate of this Car- 
ter family. He died comparatively young in 1669, but in the 
meantime had had five wives, one of whom was a daughter of 
Cleve Carter of England. In this connection the following notes 
may be of interest: Thomas Carter of Somerset, descended 
from Thomas Carter, Gent, of Crumdale, County Kent, died in 
1603 leaving issue — George, eldest son ; Thomas of Winchauck, 
yeoman (born in 1592), Christopher, Jonas, Richard, and Cleve. 
This Cleve Carter may have been the Clyve Carter, aged 25 
years, of St. Alphage, Canterbury, Woolendraper, who obtained 
a license April 17, 1624, to marry Elizabeth Boys, aged 19 years, 
daughter of Edward Boys of Boneington. parish of Goodnestone. 
They might have had a daughter who married Col. John Carter 


of Va. Col. John Carter of "Corotoman" left tliree sons — John, 
the eldest, died without male issue; Charles, the youngest, died 
unmarried, and Robert, the second son, was the famous Robert 
Carter of '•Corotoman" and ancestor of all of this family of Car- 
ters. Numerous accounts of this family have been published, 
and the late Mr. Robert Carter of -Shirley" and his daughter 
some years ago prepared an extensive chart of the family in both 
male and female branches. 

4th. Capt. Thomas Carter, who came to Virginia prior to 
1652— it is thought to Nansemond County — was a captain of 
militia, justice, deputy clerk of his county. Burgess (?), ere. 
Purchased a large plantation on Corotoman River from Col. 
John Carter and was settled there in 1652. Of his descendants 
this volume is the first published account, except some preliminarv 
notes in the IVUUam and Mary Quarterly. 

5th. Giles Carter, who came to \'irginia several years later 
than the others, and died in Henrico County in 1701 at the age 
of 67 years, leaving sons Giles and Theodorick, and daughters 
Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Williamson. So far as known he never 
held any military or political position, and is supposed to have 
belonged to the Gloucestershire Carters. His descendants were 
chiefly settled in Henrico, Goochland, Prince Edward, and Hali- 
fax counties. An interesting account of them has been published 
by Gen. W. H. G. Carter, U. S. A. 

In some counties in Virginia the untangling of the Carter 
lines has been very trying, as in addition to two or three branches 
of the Thomas Carter family there was also one or more branches 
of the descendants of Col. John Carter and Giles Carter. As for 
example in the small section of Southw^est Virginia, now in the 
county of Scott, there settled between the years 1772 and 1795 
the following Carters : Thomas, Joseph, and Norris Carter. -,ons 
of Peter Carter of Fauquier; Dale, John, and Charles Carter, 
sons of Charles Carter of Amherst, a brother of Peter of Fau- 
quier; John Carter, Sr., and sans John and Landon, supposed 
to have been of the Carters— later removed to Ten- 
nessee; Joseph and John Carter, who came direct from Enjrland ; 



and in the next decade William Carter, supposed to have be- 
longed to the Giles Carter family, and Richard Carter from 
North Carolina. ]Most of them were opposed to race suicide, 
left large families and few records, many of their descendants 
intermarrying until some of the present generation are descended 
from at least four of the original emigrants. 

Unfortunately many invaluable public records, as well as fam- 
ily papers, have been lost through the ravages of time, fire, and 
war. Much, however, remains, and it has been my endeavor to 
collect and perpetuate this in the present form for future genera- 
tions of the family. In the following pages I have tried to give 
more than a mere genealogical skeleton of names and dates by 
giving little peculiarities, description of personal belongings, ex- 
tracts from old letters, diaries, and other interesting data relative 
to the fam.ily. At this point may say that I have shown no in- 
tentional partiality to one branch over another, the difference in 
the accounts being in the amount of material available. The 
criticism may be advanced that I have included too many of 
these unimportant details, rendering the work cumbersome to 
the genealogical worker ; and that many of the accounts of the 
allied families, being only extracts from printed works, might 
well have been omitted. In reply will say that this book is in- 
tended primarily for the members of the Carter family, and it is 
thought that no detail of the lives of their ancestors will be 
without interest to them. The notes of the allied fam.ilies are 
included to give them in accessible form some data of their an- 
cestors other than Carter. It is hoped that the index will make 
the book useful to genealogical workers as well. Since my pre- 
liminary account in the IVilliam and Mary Quarterly, the dis- 
covery of the old Carter Prayer Book and other family records 
have made necessary some changes in the branches as formerly 
traced. After 1800 the accounts are given on the authority of 
one or more members of the branch in question ; previous to 
that year they are based on original public or private records. 

But few of the earlier female branches of the family have 
been traced, and many of the male branches were lost during 
the "scattering time" near the close of the eighteenth centurv, 


when there was such an exodus from the older counties of Vir- 
ginia to newer sections of that State or other States to the south 
and west — the emigrants forgetting to leave behind in the public 
records their new address. 

Delightful have been the weeks spent in the clerks' offices 
among the quaint and interesting records of past generations, 
and in the great libraries in Richmond, Baltimore, Washington, 
and Lexington, Ky. Of meeting and corresponding with many 
interesting members of the family, and gathering from all these 
sources extracts from the faded records, traditions, old letters, 
papers, pictures, etc., and then fitting them to each other like 
putting together the fragments of a piece of broken china. 

The following pages have been written at spare moments 
caught from professional duties, and the few who read them will 
not realize more fully, or regret more sincerely, their faults than 
the author. 

Joseph Lyon Miller. 

Thomas, West Virginia, March 19, 191 2. 

Authorites Consulted 


Wills, deeds, marriage bonds, guardians' bonds, court orders, 
etc., recorded in the Virginia counties of: 

Lancaster, Albemarle, 

Northumberland, Amherst. 

Westmoreland, Henrico, 

Old Rappahannock, Goochland, 

Essex, Cumberland. 

Richmond, Pittsylvania, 

Stafford, Halifax, 

King George, Amelia, 

Caroline, Nottoway. 

Prince William, Mecklenburg, 

Spotsylvania, Bedford, 

Fairfax, Washington, 

Culpeper, Russell, 

Fauquier, Lee, 

Orange, Scott. 

The existing records of the parishes of — Christ Church and 
White Chapel, Lancaster ; St. Stephen's, Northumberland ; Farn- 
ham, Richmond; Overwharton, Stafford; Stratton IVIajor, Fang 
and Queen ; Kingston, Gloucester ; and Dettingen, Prince Wil- 

Land Grant and Revolutionary War records in Richmond. 

Carter family records in — The Thomas Carter Prayer Book, 
1670-1782; Joseph Carter (Spotsylvania) records 1720-1812 in 
Davis Bible; Jeremiah Carter (Stafford) Bible, 1720-1778; 
Thomas Carter (Pittsylvania) Bible, 1734-1847; John Carter 
(Spotsylvania) Bible, 1757-1843; William Carter (Nottoway) 
Bible, 1771-1851; several other Carter Bibles beginning between 
1775 and 1800. 


Xorbourne Sutton ]\ISS. account of the Spotsylvania Carters, 
1845; and the John Carter MSS. account of the Carter Family, 
1858 ; original letters, deeds, commissions, etc. Records of Wood- 
ford and Fayette Counties, Ky., etc. 

Virginia Historical Magazine, 19 volumes; Jf'iUiain and Mary 
Quarterly, 19 volumes; IVest Virginia Historical Magazine, 5 
volumes ; Meade's Old Churches and Families ; Crozier's \'irginia 
Heraldica, Early Virginia Marriages, Colonial Militia, and Wil- 
liamsburg Wills; Stanard's Colonial Virginia Register; Hayden's 
Virginia Genealogies ; Hardy's Colonial Families of the South- 
ern States ; Xeale's Old King William Homes and Families ; 
Summer's History of Southwest A^irginia ; Cartmell's Pioneers 
of the Shenandoah Valley ; Boogher's Gleanings from Virginia 
History; Bagby's History of King & Queen County; Scott's 
Hist, of Orange County ; Greene's History of Culpeper County : 
Wood's History of Albemarle County; Waddell's and Peyton's 
Histories of Augusta County; The Thomas Book; The Carter 
Chart; The History of the Giles Carter Family; the printed 
registers and histories of the parishes of St. Mark, Culpeper; 
Truro, Fairfax; Christ Church, Middlesex; St. Peter's, New 
Kent ; Bruton, James City ; Henrico Parish, Henrico ; Overwhar- 
ton, Stafford ; Bristol, Prince George ; Woods-McAfee Memorial, 

The Carters in the Revolution 

Unfortunately \'irginia has never had a comprehensive roster of 
her soldiers and sailors in the Revolution, though various special 
lists have appeared from time to time in the past hundred years. 
However, the \'irginia State Library has now taken the matter up 
and is preparing a comprehensive alphabetical roster of all the 
Virginia soldiers, in the Revolution, based upon al! the known 
sources, both printed and manuscript; and doubtless will have it 
printed when completed. Anyone wishing to obtain the record 
of Revolutionary War service of some Virginia ancestor, no doubt 
can obtain it for a reasonable fee from the librarian of the Vir- 
ginia State Library, Richmond, \'a. 

In October, 191 1, the Virginia Historical Magazine began the 
publication of a comprehensive Bibliographv of printed and manu- 
script sources relative to the service of \'irginians in the Revolu- 
tion. To the present time this covers nearly forty pages in the 
magazine, and is not yet complete. 

Since it has been impossible for me to examine all these sources, 
I shall make no attempt to print here a list of the Carters who saw 
service in the Revolution, though from the few lists accessible to 
me I have found the names of thirty-six Carters. 


[NOTK.— The sepatate names in the notes (in smill type) of the allied families are not indexed; but ail ua.-nes 
ippeirine m the body of the boo'< will be found in tJie following pages. The notes are indexed under the name of 
tie chief family mentioned in ihem. Owing to tie great number of Carter name?, they are placed iu a sepata'e 
index at the end of the General Index.] 

Abbott, Noel Hughes 63, Robert Pace 
63, Robert Thornton 63. 

Aberdeen. Jennie JS- 

Ad.-mr, Emily 143. 

.Adaz, Emily 233. 

Aiken, Judge A. :\r. 115, 116, 118, Arch- 
ibald, Jr.. 118, Benj. Wilson 118, 
Martha H. 118. 

.Alley, Ethel Katharine 260, Janie Eliz. 
260, John Palmer 260, Margaret Se- 
vier 260. Rufus Carter 260. 

Alsop, Maj. Beni. 277, 286. 

Alexander, Margaret Carter 213. 

.Alston, Joshua 307. 

Allen. Agnts 23S, 244. Alice 175, 176, 
Rev. Beverley lOo, 173, 174, 175, 176, 
179. 184, Benjamin 176, Charles 144.1 
Charles Carnes 143, Clemency 174.1 

329; Herndon, 284; Hob?on." 135; 
Hopkins, 125; Hutchings, 138; Ireland, 
196; Jelf, 184; Lavvson, 135; Lanier. 
139; Lancaster (including Brooke, 
Calvert, Darnell. Digges), 232; Lee, 
84; Lewis. 342; Lyon. 186-189: Love- 
lace, 27^; Marshall, 2S6: IMa^on, 2-2, 
232: McAfee, 188: Miller. 190: Muir, 
197: Neale, 345: Payne, 109: Pendle- 
ton. 287: Peyton, 350; Pope. 224; 
Preston, 91 ; ,Primm. 365 ; Rosier, 102 ; 
Rutledge, 141: Shortledge, 197; Skip- 
\vith, 22-26; Spencer, 45; Stokes, 86; 
Stuart, 248; Thornton, 38; Thomas. 
70; Todd, 272; Upton, loi ; L'nder- 
wood, 100; Washington. 288; Wade, 
19S; Ward. 141; William.son, 100; 
Worth. 119; Yates. 

176, Charlotte 175, David 353, DavidI Ampert. Dr., 296. 

Jack.son 175. Emxeline 175, 176, Emmaj Anderson. Charles 65, Charles W 65. 

Lee 176, Elizabeth 174. 175, 176, 177,1 Elizabeth 65, George 164, George A. 

Ernest C 144. Frances 174, George 65. John 60, Martha J. 257, Mary 

i75, 176, Hayden 175, 176, Joseph 144,! Wvlds 65, Nicholas 60. 

176, 204, James 144. I74, James P.:Ancell. Thomas 2. Mary 2 

i/> 170. Lucy 144, 174, 175. 176, Lucas, Annad.ale, Anne Carter 219. Jane Carter 

^"M; ^^''-'^ ^"4- ^75, 176, Louisa 174.! 220, Joseph 220 
1/7, -Uartha 144, 175, 177, Mary Anne Arbuckle, Capt. William 190 

175, Mary Jane 174. Olive 144. Reuben 
^75, 179. barah 115, 353, Susannah 174 
177, WilHam 144, 174, 175, Winifred 
Allied Families, Notes on; 

Ball, 357, 359; Bacon, 76; Beale, 337. 
343 ; Beverley, 282 ; Bickley. 228 ; Bibb, 
128; Bland, 74; Blackwell, 351; 
Brown. 109; Bronaugh, 335; Camp- 
bell. 90; Catlett, 104; Chiles, 141; 
^-hew.^28i ; Chilton, 354, 161 ; Clement. 
142, Lhinn, 357; Conway, 361; Couch. 
M7: Colher. 274; Curtis, 199. 285; 
Uaie 12-22: Downman. 362; Dupuy, 
.-. A^h^-^^'^'^' Ellis, 229: Field- 
'"^-'^^.-'^^^F'tzhugh, 349; Hampton, 
'94-I99. Henderson, 191; Hereford, 

Armstrong^ Edward 80, John P. 358. 
Sallie L-by 80. Susie 80. 

Archer. Margaret Bailes 369. 

Armistead Family, note of 280. Eliza- 
beth 71, 279, 280, Francis 279, General 
140, Sarah 279. 

AsLiN, William 260. 

Atkins, Mary 174. 

Aylett, Col. W. R. 79, Sallie Brocken- 
brough 79. 

Ayers, Gen, Romayn 128. 

Ball Family, note on, 357, 359, Arabella 
100, Burgess 67. Elizabeth Roniney 
^71, Frances roc, 271. Capt. George 47, 
Grace 47. Grace Waddy 47, Harriet 
358, 359. Hillkiah 359, James 67. 100, 


Col- James 43, Col. Joseph 9. 271, 272, 
33O' 359. Lucy Hardin 100. Lewis 100, 
Lavenia 100, Mary Matilda 100, Maria 
100, Mary 272. Margaret 9. 100. Patsy 
100. Robert 100. Thomas 100, Capt. 
William o, <), 47. gS. 100. 272. 303. 

Balfour, Charles 92, 386, John 92, Milli- 
cent 92, Rosebud 386. 

Bacon Family, note of 76, Drury Allen 

76, 77, 78, Edmund Cummings 77, 7^, 
Frances 78, Francis Nathaniel 78 
James Lawrence 77. 78, Josephus Car- 
ter 77, 78, Kate E. 77. Lydall 76. 77. 
78. Lottie L. 78, Mary Eloise 7S. Mary 
Elizabeth 87, .Uary Jane 77, 7S, May 
78. Mildred Haynie 77. Nancy Aris 77. 
Nancy Goode 78, Nathaniel 77. 78. 
Robert Carter 77. 78, Richard Parkes 

77. Roberta B. 7S. Thomas Alex. 78. 
Virginia 77, 78. Virginia M. 77. Wil- 
liam 78, Wm. Allen 77. 

Baird. Charles N. 208. 

Bartee, Margaret 250. 

Bassett. Jesse 33S. 

Bang. Frances no. 

Baker, A. V. 178. Dr. W. A. 258. Eliza- 
beth 178, 291. Dr. James 178. James 
177, 178. John 178, Jennie 178. Molly 
A. 130, Polly Anne 178, Sarah 178. | 

Batte. James i6i. 

Barnwell, Maria Walker 133, William 

Barlow, Ephraim 312. 

Barrow, Artemisia 206. 

Bass, Ambler 207. Edwin Lucas 207, 
Mary Ellen 207. Russell Morton 207, 
Winnie Louise 207. 

Banres, Clinton 252, Dorothy 344. Mary 
Taylor 252, Sallie 252, Dr. W. L. 344. 

Bacot, Anne Cuthbert 296, David Tay- 
lor 296, Dr. D. D. 296, Florence 296, 
George 296; Jacquine Mercier 296, 
Laura 296. Mar>' DeS- 297, Mary Lou- 
ise 297, Norborne 296, Pierre 296. Ra- 
chel 296, Richard Hutson 297, Talia- 
ferro 296, Zachanah 296. 

Bailes. Beryl 369, Jenkins 369, John 
369, Dr. John 50, Margaret 369, Na- 
than 369, Sarah 369, Tabitha 369- 

Be.\le Family, note on 337, 343. Atlanta 
338. Dr. Andrew Jackson 336, 338, 
Anna Maria 338, Charles Moore 338, 
David 338, Eiia Augusta 33S. Emi 

M3, George 338 


James Monroe 338, ' John 338, 343] 

John Morgan 338. Dr. John Hereforrf 

341. 343. Maj. John W. 343, Lalla 338. 

Mary 339, Mary Margaret 343. Mar- 
garet 338. 343. Robert Wilson 33S. 

Richard Tavernor 337. 33S. Richard 

Eustace 337. 343. Sarah 33S. Thomas 

165. William 338, Wm. Clinton. 33S. 
Bethel, Dr. Pinckney 11 1. 
Beverley Family, note on, 282, Clnra 

Vass 80. Harry Stanard So, }vlargaret 

281, Robert 311. Robert B. So. Virginia 

Eppes 80. 
Bernard. Lutie 120. 
Bell, Carter 203, Charles 203. Claris^ 

203, Elizabeth 203, Henry 203, 204. 

Joseph 203, 204, Lucy 203. Thornton 

203. Willis 203. 
Benson, Price M. 296. 
Berry, George 360, Jane 360. Letitia 3S3. 

.William 260. 
Belcher, Edward R. 297. Robert 297. 
Berkeley, Catharine Elizabeth 221. 

Charles 221, Tohn 221. ^lartha Nelson 

80, Mr. 165. William R. So. 
Biddle. Joseph 51. 
Bibb Family, note on. 128, Eliza P. 128. 

129. Gov. Thomas 128. Gov William 

W. 128. 
Bickley Family, note on. 228. John 228. 

Mary Anne 228. 
Bird. Mattie 254, William Beverley 250. 

W. W. 250. 
Bland Family, note on, 74. Cornelia 

Alice 73, John Arqher 73, Mary Anne 

Blake, Benson .385, H. L. 385. 
Blair, Florence 93, Nannie Carter 143. 
Blankinship, Polly. 308. 
Ble\tns. Arthur 131, Arthur Hopkins 

131, Elizabeth 131, George Phillips 

131, Joseph 131, John Walker 131, 
Louisa 131, Llewellen 13:, Robert 131. 
Blankenbager, Eva 352. 
Bledsoe, Susan 256. 

Bl.\ckwell Family, note on. 351, Cath- 
arine 351, Charles 351, Edward 351. 

Elizabeth 351, George K. 351, Lucy 
351, John Wm. 351, G^n. John 351, 

Marie 351, William 351. 
Boone, Linnie 51. 
Bol'ldin, Alice 173, Briscoe S2. Isabella 

Carter 82, James 176, Thomas Van- 
derford 82. 



BoRVM, Asa 8^. Charles E. 85. Charles 
Havnie 85. Elbert Carter 85. Florence 
85. 'Bessie 65. Jef?res 85. Louise 85, 
Robert 85. Walker 85. William Ber-| 
nard 85. 

BowEX. Arthur F. 121. 

BoATRiGHT. Ellen 243. 

B<iL.»NZ. Horace 140. rjv- Vrv 9^^V^^\'^ 

BovD. Dr. Arthur zc,^), ^ WmiMu- 296- -* 

BsLTE. Armistead 85. Philip Alexander 
?. Rebecca Carter 85. 

BrV.nt. Catharine 43, Charles 43- Eleanor 
4 J. Hugh 391, Capt. Hugh 263, James j 
43. Mary 320, Robert 334. 

Bhf-'.ver, Sarah 221. 

Briscoe. Susannah 220. 

BaosvN' Family, note on. 109, Chastaine 
Wm. Scott 114, Eliis 234. John 183,' 
Juhn H. 110. Col. John E- no. 123. 
Dr. John Edmonds 123, Gen. John Car- 
ter 213. J. P. 183, James Williamson 
no. ni. Jessie Carter 123, Lelia ni. 
Lafayette in, Mary xA. ni, Me'villa 
207. Nancy Scott n4, Sarah 108, 109. 
123. 182, Sarah Anne 114, Sallie Car- 
ter 123. Susan Carter ni, n3. Maj. 
Thos. Jethro 123. T. L. 183, William 
114, 170. 183. Wm. Carter 123. 

Bri.vk, Grace 121. 
Branch. Sallie 80. 
Bra.vham, John B. 358. 

Brooke. Gov. Robert 22,^. 
Brooks, Philip 326. 

Broxaugh Family, note on, 335. Anne 
336, ^:i7. 355, Addison Carter 351. 354. 
Belle 351. 355, Bessie 354. Cora 336, 

353, Christopher Columbus 351. 35-. 

354. Catharine Pope Peyton 351, Carrie 
Maria 352. Charles Eastham 353. 
Charles Lewis 353. David Harrison 
354, Emily 348, 354. Eugenia 35^. Ed- 
win Addison 353. Frederick Peyton 

352, Frederick Lewis 352. Francis 354- 
Francis Eugene 352. Franci> William 

353, Frances Edith 353, Fitzhugh 354. 
Gertrude 355, Henry Peyton 352. 
Henry Lee 354. John 354, Dr. John 
334. 336. 339. 348. John Bushneli y^2. 
Dr. John Wm. 354, Dr. James W m 

354, Jennie 355- Ludwell Lee, 351. 353- 
Lilly 355. Lewis Ludwell 353, Martin 
336. Marshall 354- ^'ary 353- 355^ 
Mary Anne 334- 336. 339. 340. 34S. 350. 
351, Mary Mason 336, 339. Mary C<xike 

348, Mary Pe\ton 350. Mary Elizabeth 
T,^^. Mary Catharine 354- Margaret 
Murdock :i2>7, 355. Maria Fitzhugh 

349. Preston 354. Rosa 348. Robert 
Warren 353. Samuel Heath Peyton 
353, Sarah Catharine 353, Thomts Jef- 
ferson 351, 353, 354- William 336. 337, 
340, 349, 349, 350. 355. Wm. Yelver- 
ton 351. y:,2, 355. Wm. Daniel yi. 
Wm. Hampton 352, Warren barter 
351, 352, Virginia 351. 354. Yelverton 
Pejton 355. 

Buchanan, Samuel 243. 

BkANDENBEKG, David 176, James 176, 

Lester 176, Lucy 176. Lee 176, Sarahl Burgess, Sallie 178. 

179. Stephen 176, Solomon 179. Ibunton, Felix 175. 

Brock, Joseph 378. I BuTLER,'Mary 305. 

Briggs, Binnie 206, Dr. Charles 206. Elsie Burns Frank Norbury 316, John 316, 

M. 206. Wm. Thompson 206 

Brownlie, J. B. 208. 

Bbeckenridge, Wm. Clark 365, Lamiza 
Baird 365. 

Brunsox, Margaret 212, William 212. 

Bbockenbrouch, Bettie 251. 

BiroYLES, .Augustus Taliaferro 295, Avena 
296. Charles 295, Charles Edward 295 
Frank 296, Ferro 2'96. John Pendleton 
2fA Laura 29^^ \[argaret 296, Price 
2<^. Roberta 296. Robert 296, Sarah 
J^x'k Dr. O. R. 295, Tnomas 296. Wm. 
•lenry 296. 

Brando.v, Gen. W. L. 384. ^86, Robert 

Buckley, Ella 370. 

Byrne, Gen. J. J. 386, Ira DeLacy 386, 

Carter— see separate index. 

Campbell Family, note on, 90, Archi- 
bald 292, Ada Byron 282. Anne 95- 
Maj. Arthur (letter) 267. Rev. Alex- 
ander 292. Catha Cotton 292. Charles 
247. Elizabeth McDonald 92. Elizabeth 
95, 247, Garnett 93, James F. 292, John 
.247, Capt. John 92. Joseph 93. -^^ary 

92, 93, 96, Margaret 292, 247. Mary 
Fishback 292, Patrick 247. Robert R. 

93. Robert Cass 202, Rebecca McDon- 
ald 96, Gen. Willam 247. 

£mrflct 384, Samuel W. 386. 
BusHNEix, Hiram B. 352, John Adamsi Cain, Capt. Dem.psey 346. 
•JS-i- 1 Caplinger, Anne 2>72> 


Cameron, Margaret 242. , Clarke, Berkeley 164, Frances 93, Lucy 

Carson, Albana Caroline 205, Caroline- 93. 146. 

Hines 205. Thomas D. 205. [Clayton, Bettie 165. 

Carver, Pamelia Carter 57. ICorbin, Miss Lettice 8, Fielding 163. 

Carr, Blanche 54, Emeline Smith 54, Dr. 
Joseph Lonacre 54. 

Calhoun, Jane 68, Lucy Anne 67, 85. 
William 67, 68. 

Caru5I, Eugene iii, Julia in, Nathan- 
iel III. 

Carpenter, James Clark 96, Mary 180, 
Ozella 96, William .-Mexander 96. 

Conway Family, note on, 361, .\nne 
Downman 361. Edwin 8. 9, 39, 40, 41, 
152, 153 262, 331. George 361, Grace 
47. Grace Ball 361, Peter 309. 
Cook, Essie James 63. John 90. John 
Lewis 63, Lewis Harman 63. Swanson 
' 63. 
I CoBE, John 183, Lucv jz. 

Callahan, Stephen 30S. 1 Cooper, George 72, James 234. 

CAjLErr Family, note on. 104, Fhilip^^^^^^^^^^ 5^^,^^ _^ 

_ ^7''- ^ r- . T .'■ Colston, Thomas 278- 

r^ov'^F^': ;-""*" '^'^' •^^"'^' -•^-•■Conquest, E. H. 84. 

i Coleman, Colonel 302, Henrv- [43. Henry 
j 143, Henry C. 301, James C. 140, Ld- 
T-.,. . , gan 143. William 143. 
Elizabeth! c^«^.^^^^-*_^ Sarah 213. 

j Cox, .Anne 130, Alice 240. Phoebe 241. 

Cary, Eva 370 
Certain. Henry, Jr., 13 
Cecil, Mary 240. 
Chase, Josiah Brown 

Loving 38S. 
Chester, Mary 311 

260. Sarah 260. 

Chewning, Anne 9. Chattm 107., JCoates. Marj^ i^i, Richard 151. 

Chilton Family, notes on. 354, 301. Ar-'cocsiNs, William 135, Marv x^i. 
tem.sia 177. Catherine 355- Charles, ^^^^^^j^. ^^,,,^,^ jgj. 

Copeley, .\tchinson 314, Susan 314. 
Collier Family, note on, 274. Anne 

Eppes 274, John 274. Mary 274, Poily 


4^, Ellen 355, Eioise Blackwell 354 

Dt. Edward 354. Flannah 360. Judith! ^ 

Carter 41, 42, Dudley 177, Mark A. 

354, Mary Carter 41, 42, Sarah 357, 

Thomas 42. WiLiam 360. 
Chichester, Jennie 342, Richard 98, 262, 

Ch.\ndler, Sallie 64. 
Chestnut, Lucy 208. 
Chattin, Joseph 107. Mary 107. 
Cheatwood, Evaline ^72, Xancy Cottrell 

372, William 2,7^- 
Chalfont, Gertrude 316. 
Chinn Family, note on, 357, Elizabeth 

Cottrell, Cecelia 2:73< Ellsworth Mo-:-e 
273, Frank Lloyd Z72< Jame; ^72, 
Jacob 2,72,. Lloyd 272, Lois 272- R^- 
cetha 373, Robert Ancil 272, Truman 
272, Thomas 308. 

Couch Fa.mily, note on. 347, Dr. Daniel 
347, Edward 2^ Harry 2A7, Hallie 
347, Mary 347, Margaret 347- 

Counts, Edgar 242, J. A. 242, Nellie 242, 

357, Emily 341, John 357, Sarah 357,! Roy 242. 

Mrs. 262, Mr. 334. Coley, Edmund Randolph 242, L C. 2^.2, 

Chew Family, note on. 281, Beverley Lew Kennedy 242, John Palmer 2J_2. 

297, 300, Caroline 300, Hannah 27i,!Crensh.\\v, Jane 68, Lucy Anne 67, 85, 

281, 294. Capt. John 281. John 299,! William 67, 68- 

Larkin 299, Lucy 300. Mary 299, 301,! Craig. Armstrong 182, Frances 81. Har- 

Letters of, 299, 301. Margaret Bever-! riet 190. James Kenneriey 190, Rev. 

ley 281. N. 299, Ihomas 300. j James 81. Rev. John 190. Capt. Isaac 

Ch.\pm.\n, James 2?>7. Lucy 287, Martha! 182. William 182, David 85. 

2S7, Reuben 287, Robert 287, Ruth 315.1 Cr-\wford. David 388, James 13?, Kate 
Clement Family, note on, 142, Eliza-j Anderson 131, Maria Walker 131, 

beth Lanier 141, Mrs- N. C. 136, Henry! IMaud Louise 132, Robert C. 131, Ruby 

Turner 141, Nathaniel 141, Rutledgej 388. 

Carter 141. Cromwell, Joseph 178. 

Clay, Alice 72. Critzer, Charles 315. 

Clapham, Ashton 75, India Knight 75.! Crafts, Rev. J. B. 243, Rachel 243. 

Sarah Dunnington 75. I Gushing, Alonzo, 346. 


Curtis Family, notes on, 199. 2S5. Eliz- 
ahelh 285. Fay igg. Frances 27S. 2S3, 
2S5, George Bartemous 285, James 
285, John 2S5. Margaret 285. Mary 
^S\. Nancy 2S5, Pre-^ton Gilmore 199. 
Rice 278/2^0.^283. 285. 188. 

CfN'xiNGHAM, James 78. 

CuLLEN', Margaret 51. 

CfMMiN'Gs Family 42, Arthur 93. Ar- 
thur Campbell 93. 94. Bessie 93. Rev. 
Charles 42, 87. 88. 89. Charles 89. 
93. 96, Campbell 93, Carter 95, 96. 
I)avid 93. 95. 95, Elizabeth 89, 92, 93. 
Frances 93, George 89, John 87, 89, 
92, 96. John C. 94. James 87, 89. 92.1 
9-?. 96, Mary 89. 92. 95. 96. Mary Camp-; 
hdl 93. 95. Miliicent Carter 42. 85. 89.; 
Millicent 89. 94, Nancy, 89. Nellie 94.' 
Robert 89, 93. 9^. 96. Sarah 89. 92, 95.1 
g^., Sarah Polk 87. Thomas 89. Wil-: 
liam 89. 

DAPfow, Rev. Arthur 3^2. Maud 3^2. \ 

Dale Family, account of. 12-22. Edward 
6, 7, 8. TO, 105, 303. 330. Grace Web-, 
ster 316, Joseph 309. Library 20. Sam-; 
uel 316. Diana 8, Elizabeth 8, Katha-: 
rine 8. i 

Danford, Bessie 72, Henry Delaplaino, 
72. John B. 72. I 

Dandridge, Capt. John 144. i 

Darnell, Agnes Carter 260. Isliam Ran-j 
dolph 146, Katharine C. 146. Mary A.j 
146, Shapiey Boyle 146. 

Darney, Frances Glenn 149. FranciCj 
W'iait 352. ! 

Dawson, Edward Fioberts 177, Elizabeth' 
227, George 177, Hubbard Kavanaughj 
^77, Josepn 177, John Wesley 177, Lucy 
175, Lucy Anne 177. Mary M. 208, 
Martha 177, Myrtle Lee 177, Samuel 
177. Sarah Jane 177, Winifred J. 255. | 

Davl-nport. Birket 311. } 

Davidson, Cora 24^, Gillinctte 241, John 
240. O'Ferrall 243. W. O. 243. ! 

Davies, Dr. John B. 81, ^Laria Swift 81., 
Rev. Samuel 81, Samuel D. 81. j 

Davis Family, account of, 154, 382. Aus- 
tin Jeter 3.S0. 382. 3S3. 387, Asa 161.! 
.^nnle 175, 179. 383. Dr. Allen Field-' 
itig 179, iSo, 181, Benjamin 159. i6o.| 
• ''ji. 162. 164. 165, 383. Beniamin Hvatl 
17.^ Ba.xter 162, Charlotte 371. Charlesl 
159. KX). Carter 163, 165, Diana Dale 
173. 202. Ellen 384, Elizabeth (& 
f'-tty) 159, lO,, 161, 162, 1G3, 164, 165, 

168. 173. 183. Eliza 179. 181. Elijah 

161, Edward 162. Fletcher 182. 1S3, 
Felix 160, Fielding l6l, 163. 164, 173. 
174. 175. 179. 1S4. 3S0. 3S2. .-^83, 3S4, 
3S6. 387, Capt. George W. 161, PIcnry 
Hampton 384, Jean Allen 180. 181. 
Pres. Jefferson 380, James 154, 15S. 

159, 160, 161. 162, 163. 164, 173. 179. 
180. 202, 382. James C. 160, 165, James 
Battee 161. John 154, 159, 160, 161, 
164. 165. 179, John Fielding 160. John 
Carter 162. 173, Joseph i6t. 164, Joshua 

162. 384. Louis B. 182 Lewis 161. 

162, Larkin 166. 173. 181. 185, Lucy 
Taliaferro i8w3. Mary A. 3S2, 384. 387. 
Mary Elizabeth 154, 160. i5r, 165, 3S3. 
Marv 159. 160. 162. 164. 167, 177, 182. 
183. Mary Carrer 173. (Folly) 163. 165. 
166, 183, 383. Margaret 384. Malindi 

182. 183, }.laria 182. Milla Carter 22S. 
Martha iCo. 161. 182. 183. Maud 179. 
Odison 182, Phoebe 384, Rosa 3S4, 
387. Richard i6i, Sabrina 384. Sue 
Hampton 384. 367. Sophia 181. Samuel 
Allen 182. Sunah J. 182. 183, Samuel 
3.80, Sarah Ball 115, Sarah Alien irS- 
Sallie Stevens 173, 202. Sarah 161, 162. 
J82. 183. Su^an 179. 180, 181. 383, Su- 
sannah 164. 173. 181, 183, 202. Susan- 
nah Wvat 1^4, Stephen T. i8<->. Suead 

160. Theodore 1S2. Thomas is^. 158. 
159, 160. 161, 162. 1G3. 1G4, 166. ii^g. 
170. 171. 173. 174, 179, 180. 181, 182, 

183. 202, 382. Thomas W. 160, 161. i8r, 
Williamson 173. 183, William 161, 162, 

163, 164. 179, 324, William Dale 1(^0, 
162, Waters S. 115. William S. 314. 
Dr. Yancey 181, Zachary Taylor 3S7. 

Dearing, Anson 50. Marian 50. 

De Campe. ^larah Knight 73. 

Debb. Rebecca Mary 114. 

De Moss, Diana Dale 202. Belie 253. 
Frederick 202. Susan 202, William 202. 

Deacons, Mary 211. 

De Busk, Eura 239. _ 

Dillon, Amanda 243. Benjamin 243, tA- 
len 243. James 243, Jefferson 143. 

Dick, Judge Robert P. 115. 

Dismukes, Richard T. 59. Mary 59. 

Dillard, Annie ^iay 61, Bessie R. 61, 
Dora Edna 61, Emma Lee 61, Geor>;e 
Samuel 61. Charles Edgar 61, Jennie 
Alice 61. John Spencer Gi, Joseph V- 
61. Lucv Anne 61, Peter Stanford 6i, 
William Henry 61, Wm. M. 61, Wm. 
Lee 61. 



Dickinson', Elizabeth Guerrant 70, Lena, Lppersox, Dr. Jacob 213. 


Epler, Earl Xorbn 

William D. 316. 
Estill, Judge Floyd 51. 
EsKRiDGE, Maj. George 99. 
Eubank. Lucy 308. 

316, Mary L. 316, 

Eva 51- 

370. Rosamond 
DiAM, Mar>' 135. 
DiLL-XLCNTV, Louise M. 146. 
DiGCES, William 43. 
DoGGETT, Rev. Mr. 8. 9. 303^ ^I^rs. 262 

Sally 262. Betty 309. William 309, Rev.[ Eul. 

Benjamin 309. | Evans, C. 1. 59. ->Iary 372. 

Do'.vNMAN Fa.mily, note on, 362, Anne E\"ekett, France.^ 3^^- 

47, Joseph Ball 359, Margaret 359.; Ewing, Samuel 245. 

Traver:^ 47. Edwards, Elias 67. John 9, 320. Lucy 

DoDSON, E. 371. 253, Sally 367, William 322, 323, Wil- 

DowNS, Caroline 384. liam E. 253. 

DoHERTY, .\nthony 342. ^ t i- i^- /- 

Doe. Judge charles 114. Sue R. 134. Sam F-^R^s. Coleman 62, Julia W . 62. 

Rose 134, Sarah Ross 134. : Farley. Jona B. 348. 

DoLAN, Arthur 31^, Charles 315, Eliza-: F-^RR-^R- Pf"'^ 78. _ ^ -o 

j^^j.j^ ^j. I Farmer, Dr. Henry 61. Henry Hugn 81, 

Dove, G.orge R. 241. Hershall 241. John' }}^^ Sharpe 8i._ Viriginia Carter 81, 

241. Maud 241, Mima 241. i ^^ '"'^"^ LodovicK 81. 

DoRTON, Frances 241. | Ferguson .Tnomas 3^5- W uham 385. 

DuNCA.v. Judge Charles 257, 258, Charles Ferney. Olive Agnes 143- 

T. 2-.S. Elizabeth 2-,S. Emma 258. John Fitzhugh r amily. note on 349. Han- 

80. 258. 257. Katiianne 258, Maggie^ ^ "^h 349. Alaria 349. loI. \v lUiam 349- 

Lee 2;8, Martha 243, Marv J. 14^,: ^'I-^ '^""^ ^j^^"^''""'^„ 353- ^hajies 

Maxudl K. 80. Paul 258, Salliel Tnomas 353^ Houston tsrdi 353. Mary 

Branch 80, William R. 257, 2 
DuLix, Jonn 312. 
DuNMNGTON, John 75, James Wm. 75 

Elizabeth 353. Robert Garnelt 353, 
Sarah R. 353. Thomas Lee 353. ^Vil- 
liam Edwin 353. 

Lucie Knight 75, Sallie Everett 75- Fitzger.^ld, Sopnia 6> ^,. , . 

Walter Grey 75. ,FixcH Adam Tyree 78. Mary Ehzabetn 

Du\-ALL, Sarah Carter 57. ^ '^' Margaret 78, Tyree G. 78. 

DuN-AWAY, Fannie 57 Fielding Family, account 01 155-158. 

DroLEY, Thomas 9. Gov. Thomas 233. | Edward 154. Edwin 16^1^ Eppa 163, 
Dunn, America Calantha 313. Dr. John' ^^""^n 154. Sarah 154. 382. 

J. 313. Dr. John Robert 313. Mary, Fin'LEY Richard 112. 

Jane 313, Martha Anne Stevens 313.; {l^^''^^' Enoch 240, Joseph 239. 

Ruth Frances 313. Nancv J. 313, Ra-i Fleete, Henry 98. Sarah 8, 303. 

che! M. 313. Sarah Lavi'nia 313 Vir- Fletcher, Sarah 57, Mary L- 293. 

ginia Catharine 3^3. William L. 313 
Eaves, Lilli.; 200, Tliomas 176. 
Early, Polly 203. 
Eastin, Martha E. 375. 
Eastla.vd, Rebecca 245, Thomas 245. 
Eu.inrT, Lucy 371. .Martha 371, P. F- 

148, Robert 370. 
Ej-lis Family, note on. 229, Charles 229. 

J<-'hn 309, Mary Anne 229, Susannah 

H. 22S. 229, Thomas H. 229. 
F.Liti.ii, James 254. 
Hi-.^ER. Max 388, Frank Ball 388, Robert 

Eiclding 388. 

Fleming, Ida 75. 

Fluke, Nancy Matthews 7S. 

i-LOYD, John B. 130, Major 161, Martha 

161, William 161. Wells 161. 
Flesh, Edward 222, Frances 222. Keitie 

May 222, Lillie Lee 222. Laura 222. 

^.lattie 22, Matthew Martin 222.^ Arthur Heath 316, David 

Henry 316, Elizabeth Xorbury 316, 

Jerry Williamson 316, Joseph \V. 316. 
Footman, Hannah 366, John y/x 
Fox, Capt. David 8, 9, 303. Hannah 9. 
FoucHEE, Captain 39. 

En<:lish. Capt. John 326, 363, Sarah 3^6^ Foster, Edmund 2S3, Mary 316. Mr. 3S6. 

3<')3. .'64. I Ford, .-Mien Warren 179- Charles 62, 

tnE>, Lucy Jane 80, Dr. Richard Adamsl Elizabeth C. G. 62, James 17Q. J^s,ie 

i^. \ irg-.nia 80. i Cray 62, Zacnai-y Tliomas 179. 


FoNES, Naomi 21 

FouNTAiNE, Obediah 134. 1 

Fort, Anne Gibson 34S. Harrit 348, 

Tohn F. 348. Sallie A. 356. 
Fkeeze, R. p. 78. Frances 78. 
Frien-d, Carter Watkius S3, Caroline 

Scott 83, Isabella Carter 82, Joseph B- 

iGiBSOX, Andrew 95. Amelia Carter 95, 
i Anne Markee 95. Charles 95- Charles 
,■ C. 95. David 93, 95. Eliza 93- E'.'za 
1 Armstrong 95. Jane 95- James King 
95, John 94. -Mary 05. Millicent 95. 
:Mary Jane 95, Louisa 95, Sarah Hop- 
kins 94. 

bcott 03, isaoeiia >^ o^, juo.-pi. ^- - :'->■ 

82, Josephine Katharine 82. Joseph 82, Gillex water, Nancy 243. 

Marv Gaines 82, Mary Craig 82. Mary Gillispie, Ernest 189. John 189. Nettie 

iru^e 82, Ruth Elfreth 83, Robert May ic^ Richard 189. Thomas i.^ 

Crenshaw 82, SalUe Car>' 82. Shirley Gordon. Elizabeth 93. J"Het A. 12,. Col. 

Carter 82 William Berkeley 82, Wil-; James .39, 107 2b2, 331, 33> 

liam Sharpe S2. Thomas 82. Gore, W ilham 48. 

French George Reade ti6. 121, Jenme Goodson, Charks Lee 61. Jame. A. 5i, 

Maitland 131, Col. N. B. 131. .Robert W. 61. 

Frazier. Dicey 255, Sarah 245. ;Godsey. i.ula 240. 

Fa-nnRv Flizibnh T ;o , GooDWYN, Bettie Harrison 80. Camilla 

Fr^m^x Charles 370 Charles M. 254.: 79. Judge Charles Frederick 70. Indi- 

French 254. Simon 254, \\ illiam 254, 

Anna 370. , 

Franklin, Benjamin 242, J. D. 242, Liz-; 

zie 242. Mary 242. 
Fripps, Cuthbert 297. Edward Parker, 
.J^^.'i^l^. Alice 370. CharleJG<^:;^:|Hr^i:^ EH^eth Gibson 

370. Emma 370 Fred 370, Peter 370. ^,,^^;,^^f^JXl^;^ 3n. 
Fl-ql-a. Aaron 3o8_ ^^. ' ^^^^^^^ ^^^^.^^^^ ,^6. 

hL-RLONG Polly 3f. r^ ^^„,i^^^ .35. 

Fi.-G.^TE,\\ilham26o. GoodLoe, Carter 287, Martha 278. 280, 

Fl-r, Catharine 180. ^ , ,q^ Rnh^rt a^o 'St. 

FVLTON. Caroline Kyle 251. R^- Creed; ^8/ Roben «o^^-^»^ .^^^ 

251. Mary Taylor 251, Samuel Monroe gxo<3^. Ali^^Ca^r^t^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

251, Dr. \\1lham293. , ^j^^^h 363. Margaret Anne 49, ^ancy 

Gaines Family, note on, 47, Dorothy 47.' 204, Susan 49. T. P. 50. 

ana Davies 80, John 3. O. 79- Lilian 
79. Lucy Oliver 79- Lanetra Maion bo, 
Mary Powell 79, Peterson 79- R:chard 
T. 79. Rosamond 79- Susan Lacy 80, 
Virginia 79. Vermona 79- ^'^'irt 79, 
Wilfred Lacy 80. 

Francis 47, Susannah 47 
Garm, Mary 316. 
Garlington, Maria 297- 
Galeraith. Margaret 325. Robert 325. 
Gaddy, Anne 308. 

Galloway, Eliza 124. Robert no, 122. 
Garnett, Emeline 276, Nancy Short 276, 

Philip 276. 
George, William 4. 10. 3^6 327, 330, Rev. 

William 100. Bishop 327 

Gr-\ham, Richard 366. 

GR0SZCL05E, Adeline 257. Ibbie 257, Jez- 

reel 2^7, Nancy 257. 
Greenaway, Margaret Jane 95- 
Gr-^yson, Anne 58. ^ ■ o 

Gregory. Addie 176, Frances Craig 81. 

John Richard 176, James 176. Lnlie 

176, Margaret 176. Martha A. C. Si. 

Richard D. I75, 176, William 170. 
Grymes, Augustus 287. 

Gettys. Caroline Carter 206, Eliza 2o6,iGRiswoLD. Caroline 233. Ellen -33, i^a 
Francis McKeldin 206. I ward 233, Joseph Lancaster 2,3. Laar 

Gentry, Ella 293, Jael 293. Joel 293. Lucy] Isabella 233. Maria C. ijO, VV UUam 
2^,3. Lee Morrison 293, N. H. 293, Nan-| Dickinson 232. 6- 

nie -Q, JGray, Ellen I79, Elizabeth CnarhDtte 0-. 

Gheen;. Charles 207, Nora 207. j Lalla Beale 338, Milton 170. Dr. 330- 

Gilchrist. Sallie 86. Guinn, Abiah 48, Elizabeth Carter 48- 

GuJJERSi.EEVE, Benjamin 95, Bessie 95.'Guerr-^nt. Cornelia 64.^ -r.,-.nlP 

Ba^ii Q5. Grace 95, Mary 93, Virginia! Gw.^thmey, Anne Bayior 264, itmpie 
o; Nellie 95. i 264. 

viii INDEX 

"xXia's i^"""'" ^'"' ^"''"'' ^'H^-^'^^^: Anne 365. Bettie 296, Maj. 

w cl n- , , Benjamin 99. Coi. Charles 144 David 

"■l^'^^^'.^o '''-'' 'H-199. Anthony 382^ C. 351. Eleanor 343- Eliza W 2>i 

t-iuabcth Preston 3S3. Col. Henry 383.! Henr^- N 359. Hannah 366 chnP 

John 104. 3S3. John Wanng 193. Mar-| no. Luel^dd pSrte '96 ^ 

garet V\ ade 3S3. Pamelia Dorcas 193.I Haydex, Polly 208, Rev. Horace 100. 

Susannah 383 

Haclev, Buriey 176. 

Harp. George 176. Lewis 176, Mary Eliz- 
abeth 176. 

Hammon-u, Beverley 177, James 177. 

Hall, Anhur 133, Betty 177. Clemency 

Hawley Family, note on. 112, Frank 
Lafayette 113. Hezekiah 112, John 
Henry 114, 115, Joseph Henry iii, 113. 
114, 122. Lucie Malinda 113. Marv 
Carter 114, Robert Bradley 113. Susan 
Murry 11.3, barah Anne 11; 

.77, Delphme 123. Danetta 124, Emer- Hazelhurst, John in. 
.^n 12.3. George 177. Helen 177. John H.^dixg, Duncan 130, Philip Hopkins 

Hardin-, John 164, Lawson 149, Lucv 100 
Hardy, Stella Pickett 290. 
Hancock, Chester 143, Henry 143, Phili 

343. Magdalen 308. Oliver Hopkms 

Hax.van, Miriam 343. 
Hamiltox, Annie H. 380. Elizabeth 234. 
Harv,xx)d, Annie B. Davis 291. Jamie 283, 

M4, George Robert 344. Howard 344. Hexxixg, Robert 42 262 

Harvey Caroline Maria 356, George \V. 
.^56. Henry Lewis 356. Dr. Henry 
Bijwyer 356, James Craine 356. Jo- 
:^ph Hale 356. Lewis Henry 356, Mag 
dalen Louise 356. Martha Anne 3;6. 
Mary Margaret 356, Mary Elizabe^th 
Lee 362. Robert Trigg 356. Sarah 
Frances 356. Judge Thomas 337 

h.^YxrE, Bndger 262, Samuel 335, 
Thomas 8. 98. 

Hayxes, Lucy 276. 

■^ir'' ^[- ?''"" ^^- 371. John Hun- 
y^r 3/j. Lydia Hole 375, Dr. Thomas 
J- 375- 
Haxs, Matilda 57. 
Hatchett. Mary F. 85 ' ' 

Ha«kis. Annie M. 78. Dr. A. Sidney 130 
Anne 302. Adeline 34-'. Gainey 303 
r.^rdon Gillette 80, Marv O 130 
I:>d'a 80. Robert 255, Thomas 130.' 
g:nia 130, Virginia M. 64, 

P. 7S 
lALTEaMA.v. Frank 370. 

163, 312, 323. Edward Hampton i65 
Joseph 284, Capt. John 166, John W. 
284, Mary 284. 

i'Hexry, Alabama 146, Missouri 146. 

Heale, Catharine Chinn 216, Elizabeth 
216, George 216, Nicholas 216. 

Henderson Family, note on 191, Col. 
John 354. Nancy 353, Robert 370, Sam- 
uel 339. 

HiTT, Albert 176, Bettie 176, Dora 176. 
Henry 176, James 176, Lewis 176. Mat- 
tie 176, Manha 175, William 176 

Hixsox, Sallie 218. 

Hilton, Elizabeth 255. 

Hill, Grace 222, Joseph 65, Lerov 222, 
Polly 255, Richard 222, Ree K W 
371, William 222, 358. 

HoGAN, Mrs. Robert G. 35. 

Howerton, James 65. Jenriie 66. 

HoTTON, Lula C. 65. 

HoLDERBY, Clajton Sydnor 66. Frank 
Penn 66, Mary Virginia 66. Minnie 66 

-ri Af .. William P 66. 

rth 8= 
Peter 100, Peter 

j Hook, John N. 279. 298. 
I Hooks, Etta 133. 


Hereford Family, note on, 339, Adelei 
348. Alice 348, Anne 34S. Anna Maria 
341, 343, Anne Matilda 342. Andrew 
Chinn 341. Bettie Washington 343, 
Brooke G\Yathmey 343, Catharine E1-, 
len 341. 347, Catharine Mary 241. Eliz-| 
abeth Page 341, 344. Eliza 341, Emily' 

341, Frances 343. Francis Marion 341. 
348. Dr. Francis Robert 342. Frederick 
Stribling 345-. John Bronaugh 341, 342, 
Dr. John Robert 341. James Stirling 

342, Dr. James Wilson 346, Junius, 
Temple 345. 3.16, Isabella Semple 342, | 
Kate Bronaugh 343. Lawrence Berry; 
,^43. Lewis Stirling 342. Mary Mason 
341, Mary Anne 341. 346. Mary Catha-: 
fine 341, 3-13, Mary Bronaugh 348, 
Margaret Mason 341. 346, Robert Am- 
mon 341, 442. Robert Lewis 343. Robert 
Prentice 346, Sarah Turnbull 342,; 
Thomas Ammon 341, 346, Thomas 341. 
Virginia Lewis 340. 342. 348. William 
An>Iey 341, William Fort 348, Robert 

336, 339. 340. 341. ! 

Horn-, Capt. Thomas M. 285. I 

HoBSo.v F.\MiLY, note on. 135, Adcock^ 
135. Joana Lawson 135, Winifred 135.; 

Hopkins F.\milv, note on, 125, Judge; 
.\rthur Francis 115. 125, 126, 127, Ar- 
thur. Jr.. 124, Dr. Arthur 124. Arthur 
Moseley 127, 128, 129, 130, Arthur 
Francis 129, 130, Augusta 127, 132,: 
Anna Mary 130. Anne Margaret 130,' 
Annie Elise 130, Bessie 129, 130, Cor- 
nelia 126. Corinne Frances 127. Cor-; 
nella Carter 127. 131, Catharine Ers-. 
kine 127, 132, Charles Thomas 130, 
Dora 130. Dudley 130. Elizabeth Pettus; 
124, Elizabeth 126, Elizabeth May 130, 
Ella Cale 130, Emma 126, Eliz'abeth 
Pamelia 127, Frances Carter 129, 130,' 
Frank Webb 129, 130. Gertrude 130.; 
Holmes 126, James 108. 124. 125. James! 
Bibb 129, 130. Jennie 130. John Walker 
I -J*). 130. Louisa 127, 131, Lucile 130. 
Maria Malinda 127. 131, ^Iary Moseley, 
'27. 132, Maria Isabella 129. Porter! 
120. Robert Carter 125, Reuben 125, 
134. Robert Thompson 129. 131. Sal- 
be Earnet 129, Sallie 130; Thomas, 
Bibb 120. 130, Thornton 130, Thomas 
Harns 130, 131. Virginia 127. William 
U'igh 127. William 129, William Fran- 
cis 130. 

Holt, Joseph 202 

Hoover, Alice 177. Eudora 177, Moses 
I J77, Scott 177, Robert 175. 
Howard, William 202, Anne 202. 
Hollaxd, Daniel 217. Elizabeth 217, 

Joyce 217. 
Hollowelx. Edward 222. 
HocKER, Tilghman 234. 
Houston. John 234. 
HoRTOx. Eliza 243. 
HoLLiDAY, 3.1ary E. 258, Francis 258. 

HCGHLETT. Miss 362. 

HuLETT, Boswell 177. Clemency 177, 
Liona 177, Mar>- Elizabeth 177, Walter 

HuRLBirRT, Katharine Louise 255, New- 
ton C- 255. 

Hume. James 283, William Lewis 284. 

Huff, Ruth 312. 

HuNTOx, Anne 41, Hannah 43, 44, John 
43. Thomas 41. 

HuDSOx, Charles 85, George V. 221. Mil- 
dred Bruce 85. Dr. Robert 85. 

Hubbard. Barton 145, Bettie 206. Rosa 
85. Ralph no. Thomas 309. 

Hunter, Mahala Carroll 346. 

Hundley, Mattie 118. Olive 118, Thomas 

Hunt. Agnes 124. 

Hughes, Annie 132. Fulton 369. Sally 

HuTCHESON, H. F. 161, Miss 202. 

Hurt, Henry 143, Henry Hicks I43- 
Jane 143, John 143. Lucy 143. Mary 
228, Nannie 143. Philip 143, Stanhope 
143, Walker 143. William B. 143. Wil- 
liam 143. 

HuTCHixGS Family, note on. 138. Anne 
Laura 135. Chesley 134, Elizabeth 148, 
Dr. John M. 134. I35. John R. 134. 
Lucy Parke 133. I34. I35. 138, Lena 
134, Lucy A. 134, Moses 133. i34. ^35, 
138. Margaret 133. Nancy 138. Philip 
134, Robert 135, Sue D. 134, William 

Hyatt, Benjamin 167, John 167. L. T. 
258, Sarah 167. Susannah 167. Siephen 
167, Tabitha 167, William 167. 

IxGR-^M, Colonel 54, Fannie 54- 
Ireland Family, note on, 196. 

James, America 207. Copley 314. Eliza- 
beth 309, Mar)' Pollard 46. Th mas 
106. S. D. 314. 

Jefferson. Field 124. Miss 124. Presi- 
dent 124. 


Jenkins, Gen. A. J. 190. Ada 295, E>an- 
iel 296. Herman 218. John 3S6. Xancy 
311. Paul 296. Rosamond 296. 

Jackson, Gen. Stonewall 123, John D. 
207, Lina W. 207, Landon 79, Lucy 
Goodw-A-n 79. Xancy Arts '767~Richard 
50. 53, Wm. M. 35S. 

Jennings, Anne 147. Burley 244, Charles 
244. Dora 244, Lilly 244, Kyle 244. 
Mary 79. R. E. 244. \'enice 244. \\'il- 
liam 79. 

Jewell. .Asa 177. 

Jemison, Harry 370. 

Jeffres, Eliza 202. 

Jelf Family, note on. 1S4, Allen 185,' 
2CO. 201. .\nne 200, Benjamin 185, 201, 
Clemency Harp 185. 202, Eliza Jane 
185, 2CO, 201. Elizabeth 200. Ella 200, 
Ethc 200, Fin?tta 185, Henry 200, 
Josie 2or. James 173. 179, 183. 185. 
James Fielding 185, Judith Fletcher; 
185. John 200. Lucy Anne 200. Lewis 
200, 201, Liliian 200. Mary Elizabeth] 
185. Xettie Lee 200. Patsy 185. 200.' 
Robert J. 200, Sallie 167. 172, Sarah 
Jane 200. Sallie Stevens 185, 201. Su- 
sannah 185, 200, Wayne 200, Willis 
200. I 

KUYKENDALL. Ola I46. ^ - 

Knight. Alice Margaret 75, Alexander 
75, Carter Copeland 75, Carter Dupuy 
72, Creed Thomas 72. 7;^. Cleverine 73, 
Emmet Carter 72, Elizabeth Bland 75, 
Emmett Fitzgerald 75. Grace 73, 
George Walton 69, Indiana 75. In- 
diana W. 69. Capt. John Hughes 69, 
John Hughes. Jr., 69. 7^. 75. John 
Thornton 75. Jennie Wickliffe 72. Jes- 
sie 73, Lucy 69. Lucie Everett 7S. ^lary 
Cornelia 7^, Mattie 75, Mcllwaine 75, 
Mary Pryor 69. Dr. Oscar Mansrield 
69. 73. O'Ferrall 75. Robert Dickinson 
72, Sarah Everett 72. 7^. Sam Young 
75, William Barret 75, Wray Tliomas 
72, 72, William Carter 69. 70. 72, 
Woodson 69, William Oscar 72. 

Kjeller, Susan 93. 1 

Kennedy, Marv Louise 122, Dr. William 

E. 122. ' , 

Keene, Frances 143. j 

Kendrick, Maria 207. 1 

Kent, Betsy 209, Daniel 209. Fanny 209,' 

John 209. Molly 209, William 209. ' 
Kern. Xancy 255, Richard 255. ' 

Keith, Elizabeth 296. | 

Kearnes. Daniel 371. George 371, Georgei 

W. 371, Jacob D. 371, Robert 371,: 

Sarah Jane 371- j 

KiRKE, Catharine 43. James 43, 209. John' 

209. Lucy Carter 43. Mary Carter 43.^ 

William 209. | 

KiRBY, Anne Eliza 183. Giles 183, Leon' 

95, Mary 183 Thomas 183. i 

King, Ellen 296. Mary 278, Robert 278. I 
KiLGORE. Mary 255. I 

KiRKPA TRICK, C. M. 314. ! 

Kli-gh, a. W. 298, Louise 298, Wlliston' 

Knox, Georgia 354, Leona C. 354. 
Kuechler, Henry Xorbury 316, lone 

Selma 316. U>car 316. 
KuYK, Charles Frederick 79. Rev. Chris- 
tian R. 79, Dirk Adrian 80. 

Lawson Family, note on, 135, John 4, 
326. Joana 135. 

Landis, Absolom Lowe 50. 51. ^2. Abbie 
Lucile s^, Edwin Carter 52. Helen Xar- 
cissa 51, John T. 51, Lulan 51. Leonora 
51, Melvilla A. 51, Sallie X. 51, Solon 
Lee 51. 

Lane, Mary 253. 

Lanier Family, note on, 139. Adolphus 
138. Annie 138, David S. 138, John E. 
138. Lucy Washington 139. Capt. James 
Monroe 139, Alary Anne 138. 

Lancaster Family, note on, 232, Anne 
200, Betty 175, Benjamin Fielding 200, 
Catharine 2^2, Eliza 200. Fletclier 200, 
Isabella 232. James 200. Joseph 232, 
r^Iaria Aiosby 2^2, Merritt 200. Mary 
Lee 200, Roberta 200. Richard 200, 
Judge Raphael 232, Susannah 200, Wil- 
liam 200. 

Lambert, C. 230, Dianna 230. 

Lawless, William 234. 

Layne, Frances 235. Garnett 235, Gran- 
ville 235, Mary 235, Powhatan 235, 
Thomas 235. 

Lampkin, Dale Carter 250, John W. 250, 

John T. 250, Sarah Preston 250. 
! Ladreth, Bettie 256. 
I Leach, Sarah Ellen 176. 
! Lemon, Anne 312. 

Legg, Jane Carter 245. 
: Lecocql-e, Julia 342. 

Leftwich. Augustine 307, Frances 307. 

LeTellier, Letitia 291. 

Leybl'rn, Mr. 93. 

Leigh. William 126, Benjamin W'atkins 
i 385. Mr. 386. 



Lee Family, note on, 84, Anne 220,] 
Charles 362, Edward 243. Henry 220, j 
366, John 8, 98, John A- 84, Jane 68, | 
Lillie A. 84. Maria Crockett 84, Rich-j 
ard 99. 153, 220, Gen. R. E. 362, Susanj 
362, Thomas 98. W. A. S., 243. | 

Lewis Family, note on, 342, Bettiej 
Washington 340, Cadwallader 287,1 
Howell 340, 342. Dr. John 287. Janej 
2S7, Lottie H. 7S. Sarah 287. Robert! 
2S7, Dr. Zachariah 287- I 

Leake, Jennie 130, Vernon 130. j 

Liu-ARD, Catharine 181, Eugene L. iSo.i 
181, Jean Allen 181. Polly 53, Rosa' 
Hortense 179, Stephen 179. ! 

LiTTRELL, Daniel 243. 

LiNPSEY, Rev. David 127. 

Lillie. Elizabeth 138. 

Littleton, Belle 148. 

1 INTHICUM, Allen Carter 149. Arabella 
149. Chalmers 149. Edward 149, Ed- 1 
ward Hill 149, Edward Dale 150. Es-j 
telle 149, Kill Carter 149, 150, Henry 
THomas 149, Henry Colvin 150, Ida 
Su<an 149. John Terrell 149, James' 
Alfred 149, Leroy Freeborn 150, Susie; 
149, Susan Anne 150, Raleigh Dabney 
1 49, William Henry 149. 

Linn, Peter 166. 

Lively, David 203. 

Loving. Christopher B. 387, :^, Eliza- 
beth Watson 388, Fielding Davis 388. 
Ida Bennett 388. Mary Davis 382. 

Long, Michael 371. William 371. 

LfiPER, James 348. 

Love, Charles A. 353, Edwin 353, Edith 
3:-'3, Grace 353. 

LovELL, Judge Milton 139. 

L^jwe, Henry A. 131, Maria Walker 131. 

LowRY, Gawin 326, 330. George 362,' 
Judith 362, William 362. j 

Llcas, Charles 59. Emily 79, Frances! 
234, James 59. Matilda 59, Valinda 59.} 

LiTKE, Sallie 141. 

LiSK, Caroline Carter 206. Elizabeth, 
Fairfax 206. Robert 206. | 

Llse, Charles Anderson 255. \ 

L-V.)N Family, note on, 186-189, Allen! 
-<», Anne 200. Eliza 200. Eleanor An-i 
v-er<on 64. Fmetta Anne 189. Franklin: 
2W. Harp 200. Joseph 183. 186. i8q.' 
Joseph Mary 189, Josephine 189, James 
-^r,. Martha 64, Mary Elizabeth i8g, 
Faralee kSq, Sarah 200. Stephen 200, i 
1 homas 200. William 200 [ 

LuxsFORD, 6, 326, Rodham 335, 

Winifred 307. 
LvxoTT, Dr. X. J. 352. 
Lyxton, Anthony 332. Lettice 332. 356. 
Lynn, Sarah Carter 211. 
Lynch, Katharine 92. 

^LvRSH, George 6. 

^L\RTIN. Ada 66. Ada Love 131, Anne 
234, Beniamin 298, Charles E. 131, Dr. 
Chesley 143. Hon. Elbert S. 25S, 
George 314, Mary L. 258, }ilauer 298, 
Nellie 143. Richard 298. Robert 49, S- 
^L 298. Rev. Thomas 314. 

^L\xEY, James 312. 

^L\rshall Family, note on. 2S6. Altha 
178, Cora 17S, Elizabeth Williams 286, 
Horace 286. John 330, Capt. John 281, 
286, Rev. John W. 178. James H. 17S. 
Laura 178. Lvdia 178. ^Marv 204, Mar- 
garet 281. 2S6, O. L. 178. Paul 60, Wil- 
liam 2S6. 

^L\YO. Josephine 72. 

ALvxLEY, ^L Y. 73. 

^L\XGUM. Lucy A. 77. 

AL\sox Family, notes on. 232, 332, 
George 349. Henry 80. Lucy So, Mar- 
garet 332, Rosa 3S6. Simpha Rosa 349, 
Thomas H. 252. Virginia Eppes 80. 

^L\RSTON, Marian 278. 

^L\LLETT, Charles P. 118. Jane Carter 
118. Margaret Wright 118, Marion 
Alexander 118, Wilson Aiken 118. 

^L\GXER, Leonidas 254. Teresa 254. 

^L\DI.sox. Bishop 190, John 190. 

^LADDOx. Asa 222, 223. Effie A. 222, Su- 
san H. 54, Truston Annon 222. 

AL^RMADUKE. Joseph 224. William Car- 
ter 224, William B. 224. 

^L\xx, James 256. 

McAfee Family 188, Gen. Robert 
Breckenridge 185. 

McAllister, Elizabeth 204. J. M. 123. 
Nathaniel 204, Rachel 204. 

McCabe, Co!. Gordon 84, Peyton G. 84. 

McCrain, Amelia 95, Rev. James 95. 

McCoNNELL. Mrs. Malinda 112. 

McCormick, George 177. 

McClaxahan, Jane 204. Thomas 204, 
Rev. William 204. 

McCarty, Daniel 217, 219. 

McCartle. Lavinia 348. 

McElvey, D. D. 183. 

McElwain, .-Mexander 208, John 208, 
Vv'illiam 208. 


McClure, Catharine 315, Charles 315, 
Edwin 315. Edward 316. Effie 316. Elva 
Jane 315, Frank 315, James 315. John 
315, Paralee 316, Wilham 315. 

McFerrix, Anne 231. 

McGregor, Lillian May 146, Margaret 
Carter 139, Wiliam M. 146 

McGuiN-Ms, Dr. A. B. 338. Elizabeth 
Thornburg 338. Margaret 33S. 

McKeever, Katharine 293. 

McKixLEY. Dr. I. H. 180, Susan H. 180. 

McMain. Roben West 348. 

McXew, Polly 258. 

McNeil, Lillian 253. 

McSparran', John 80. Lucy Isabella 80, 
Sarah Margaret 80. 

McTyre, Sarah Carter 41. 42. 

Meriwether, Mary 296 

Moore, Dr. Blanche 374, 3S4. 385. Eliza- 
beth 50, Dr. George R. 374. Lee 222. 
Lavinia 338, Lewis 50. M^atthew 222,' 
Martha 53. Mary Ellen 3:,8. Perry 222, 
Rachel Roberts 374. Sharpless 374. T. 

Moorehouse, Frank 257. 

Morris, Dabney 67. 

Motley, Sallie B. 61. 

MosELEY, Arthur 126. Bedford 78, Dr. 

Bennett Willamson 126. Emilv 244. 

Hickory 244. Harris Bedford 7S. Tack 

244, Jeremiah 244. Pamelia Thorpe 

126, Miss 181. 
MosBY, Ellsworth Carter 86. Wade H 

Mortox, Benjamin 298, E. H. 298. Harry 

298. Peyton no. 

-","'• — "'J -yv^. vgo. reyton no. 

Mexg. Elmu-a Harrison 292. Jean Camp-KloRGAX, JJmes B r.l 

bell 292. Dr. John W. N. 292, Dr. Sam 

uel Thornton 292, Warren 292. 
Merimax, Richard 305, Susannah 305. 
Meekix.^. Cora Carlin 222, Neola 222. 
Meigs, Bait 231. 
Meredith. Benjamin 370, Esther 370, 

Jonah 270, Owen 370, Rebecca 370. 
Milam. Samuel 60. 63. 
Millard, Hallie 316. 
Mixor. Esther 255, John 154, 284, Mary 

284, Sarah Carr 284. 
Miles, I sham 308. 
Miller Family, note on, 190, Beatrice 

288, Benjamin 298, Caroline 298. 

Charles R. 313, Campbell 298, Doro- 
thea 298. Edith 298, Emma 315. Eliza- 
beth Swazey 123, Frederick 55^, 56, 58, 

Fay ^. 199, Frances 312. Harry C. 298. 

Henderson Hampton 184, Hugh Curtis 

199. Dr. H. 298. Ireland Fielding 194. 

Jean Anne 199. John Hampton 194. 

John 339, joana 106, James Henderson 

189. 193, Joseph 313, Dr. Joseph Lyon 

193, Mary Carter 56, 58. Maud 298. 

Mattie 298, Marston 298. Nancy Cath- 
arine 199, Percy 298, Resica Elizabeth jri«itry J45. 

298. Ruth 313. Rufus 314. StepTTen Kis- Neblett, Dr. Sterling 83, William J 83 

Jing 193. 199. Sue Pickens 298, Talia- Neer. Minnie 370. 

ferro 298. William George 298. Nelsox, Gilbert 259, John 161 

AHtchell, Adehna 360. Agnes Carter Neil, Elizabeth 246, Molly 246. 

VJ: nt^^' ?''^f ^^' Ha"ipto" 360. Newmax, Lucina 386, Samuel B. ^fi6, 

John Chmn 360, Laurence 360. Lom-I Thomas 366. 

oard 360 Maria 143, Margaret 360.INEFF, Thomas 2^9. 

Robert 360 Somerville 359. Wi'liamj Newell, Pauline 297. 

4 -559. VVilIlam Laurence Gunion! Nivex, James 370 
3:)», 359r Wilhelmina 359. 'Norris, Judith 226, 227. 

Moox, Mabel 141. 

Morrisox, Laura 123. Micca 2;5. 

Moxtaxe, Alice 124, Dr. B. "^W. 124. 
Mary Galloway 124, William. Carter 

Mullexscott, Frances Carter 222. 

Mullixs, Anne 371, Rev. J. C- 178. 

MuRPHEY, Judge Archibald DeBow 115, 
116, 117, Cornelia 116, 117, Capt. Peter 
Umstead 117. 

Myers, Helen 352, Matthew 334. Mar- 
garet 371, Thomas 334. 

Nash, Rhetta 353. 

Nax'xe, Bettie 177. 

NAXfc, Clarence E. 314, Clara 314. Eliza 
314. 1- ranees 313. Isaac 313. Isaac S. 
314, J. L. 314, Islary 311, Ruth 313, 
Susan Ellen 314, Wm. H. 313, 314. 

Neale Family, note on, 345, Catharine 
Beale 345, Daniel 217, 219, Ellen 339, 
Elizabeth 217, Frances 55, 56, Han- 
nah 320, John 220, 22^, Mary Carter 
219, 223, Presley 219. 220, 223, Rich- 
ard 220, Virgina Caroline 34;, Wm. 
Presley 345. 


Norton, Florence 296. IPannill Family, note on, 211, Edward 

NoRBURY, Arthur Frick. 316. Anne Car- 244, Elizabeth 210, Mary 138. Thomas 
ter 316, Elizabeth 316. Elizabeth S. 3it>.! 244, William 209, 210. 
Dr. Frank Parsons 316. Frank Garm Parker. Capt. Alex. 167. Edward L. 297, 
316, Henry Joseph 316. Joseph 316.I Col- Richard 167. Sue 297. 
Judge Joseph Britt 316, Lydia Jane Parr, Ethel 277, Harry 277. Julian 277, 
316, LeRoy 316, Martha Paralee 316-' Leslie 277. Robert 277, R. S. 277. 
Mary Gertrude 316. Nellie Cutter 316.' Palmer, Rebecca 370, Robert D. 309. 310, 
Kebf^cca Catharine 316. William^ Susan McMath 259. 
Spence 316. Percy, Clarence 342. Christien 333. E!iz- 

N'UTT, Dr. 357, Eliza Chinn 357. 
XuNALLY, ..^annie 65. 

abeth 342. Hampton 383. Dr. Robert 

383, Thomas 383. 
Peytox Family, note on, 350 Elizabeth 

,Heath 349. John 332, Mary Catharine 

Pope 349. Susan Travers 354. Yelver- 

ton 349. 
I'ENNiNCTON. Elizabeth 242. 
Penxis, Sallie Carter 251. A. A. O. 

Pexdleton' Family, note on, 287, Ed- 
mund 287. Elizabtth Page 297, Jane 
Burwell 2S7. 

Oakes, Hawley 113, Major John Calvin 

113, John C-. Jr.. 113. 
Obst, Susan 54. 
OcLESBEY, Jennie 53. Martha 53- 
0'FEKic\LL, Gov. Charles Triplett 72. 

Frank Rnight 72. Helen 72. McLain 

80. Mabel 72, R. M. 80, Wm. Carter, 

>2 IPenard, Kirkwood 151. 

Olfvtr, Arthur Hopkins 133. Charles' Peterson, Wesley 371. . 

Haynie 79, Collier 79- Catharine 133.1^"^"'' ^^''- }^'-.'^'^' ^^.^'^"^ '^'l; 

Cathariiie Hopkins 133. Cecil 133.! 

Etta 133, Henry Lowe 133. Henry 133.I 

John Billups 79, John Walker I33-L ^ , • o r.^- u i, 

James 70. Lucv Carter 45. 46, Lucv Pettus. Catharme 78. Elizabeth 124, 223, 

Jane 79. Margaret 11,3, Percy 133, Henry 177, Page 77, Wm. Henry 77. 

Richard 79. Samuel W. 133, Starkej PeRROTTe, Sarah g. 

H. 133. Tapscott 45, 46. I Phelps. Alma Eleanor 3S7. Jonn 387, 

Opie, Hiram Lindsay 127, Juliet A. 127,! Katharine Fielding 387. Thomas 308. 

Capt. Thomas 127. I Phillips, Rev. B. 361, Ellen 360. 

Otter, John Delawon 207, Melvilla W.IPigg, Bettie 141. 

207. j Pickens, Joseph 178, James 178. 

0\-ESMAN. Harry 118. Senator 118. I PixxiCK, Col. 182. Lucretia Anne 282, 

Over-Street, Mattie 181. Milton 181,; James 283, Mary 183. 

Preslev 181, Smith 181. Susan 181. Pierce, Anne 221. 

Owens, Qyde Carter 148. Elizabeth 148.; Pi^-'es, Anne 33^, John 33i- 

Jane S. 148. Lucy E. 148, Mattie Ara-I Pi-aster, Thomas 312 

bella 148. Nellie 148, Philip 255. 
liam 148. 

Wil- Pollard, Ellen Hackley 342. James 46, 
Mary 46, Thomas 46. 
Porter, Catharine 245, Duvali I49- Eliza- 
Pates, Nancy 57. beth 241, 245. Mamie 149, Tillman 53, 

Patterson, Katharine C. 85. Willia 203. 

Page. Gawin 344, Jane Burwell 287, John Poidexter, Sallie 63. 
Byrd 287, Mann 99. 163, 344. j Poitevant, Lolie 85. 

Payne Family, note on, 109, Anne 108. Pointer, Lucy 291. 

121. Eazel 183, Davis 183, Elizabeth Pope Family, note on, 223. Jane Carter 
Carter 225, Elizabeth 108. 121, Georgej 224, Laurence 223. 
'^l' Jf^^n 223, 233. 305, Miss 270, Mary Poston, Aleck 243. Archie 243. Elizabeth 
p3. 235. Oliver 339. Richard 303, Wil-i 243, James 243. Willner 243. 
''•irn 305. 339. JPRIM.M Family, 364, Elizabeth Langhead 

Hansborough 374, Capt. John 364, 
j Margaret 364. 
I Prather, William 204. 
'^" 372. i Presley. Elizabeth 238. 

rvrroN, Alice G. 133. 
Pminons, Norman 315. 
P^srsiwjE, Hcnrv 140 
PAI.NTEa, Ell 


Prescott, Frederick K. 130, Kate 141- 1 Rice, Arthur Hopkins M. D. 132, Lt. 

Arthur Hopkins 132. Cornelia Lovve 
132; Harriet McFarland 132. Jane 200. 
James 100, John \V. 132. Joseph Smith 
132, Louise 141, Mary Drake 113. Nan- 
nie Herndon 132, Sarah Martha 176. 

Preston Family, note on. 91. Anne 93.I 

Anne Amelia 94, 96, Arthur 93. Amehaj 

93, Campbell 93, Eugenia 95. Elizabeth! 

93, 94. Fairman H. 94. John M. 94, 

Col. John 93. 252, John 93, James 93. 

Kate 249, Margaret 93. 252. Mary 93.;Riggs. Charles 241. Moses 241, Rosa 241. 

Robert R. 92. 93, Robert A. 93. Robert! Robixs, Sally Nelson 5, 35. 

P. 93, Shelby 93, Sandy 93, Thomasi Rogers. Charles 335. Catharine 325, Ed- 

93, Thomas Wilson 93, Walter 93, Col.j ward 43, Elizabeth g, Joseph 202. 

William 260. j Rodney, Abner 58. 

PuLLEN, Archibald 308, Nancy 307, 308,1 Rosdel, Nehemiah 32;^. Sarah 2-3- 

Polly 307, 308. j Robertson, Anne 147. Edward 147. Eliz- 

PusLEY, John 221. abeth J. 342, Mollie 147, Gov. Wynd- 

ham 95. 
QuiGLEY, Agnes Law. 123. I Robinson, Anne Jennings 147 Anne 

QuiLLiN, Broaddus 243. Mamie 243. Rev.| Thompson 147. Christopher 147. Do- 

^L P. 243. Milligan 243, Rightly 243 
QrisENBERRY. Adam 203. Alice 224. Aus 
tin 224. Augustine 224. Catharine 224 
George 224, Jane Coleman 251, Lucy 
224, Martha 224. Mary 224. Nicholas 
224, Pope 224, Rously 224. Wm. Au- 
gustine 224. Hon. W. D. 251. 

R.wvLiNGS, Charles 65. Ernest L. 65. 

Frank Allen 65. Mary Sue 65, Martha 

Dandridge 65. 
Randolph, Sarah 123. 
Rayburn, James 100. 
R.\GSDALE, Belle 143. . 
Raines, Bettie 176. 
Rainey, Mary 296, Ursula 258. 
R.\MEY, Anna 240, Jennie 240, Mittie 

240, Wm. W. 240, 259. 
Reddish, Joseph 323. 
Redd, Anne Watson 144. Frank 144, Mar- 
garet 144. 
Redman, William 221. 
Repass. Dr. 257, Major 257. 
Reid. George 307. 
Reeves, Charles 313, Frank 374. G. W. 

313. I^ac E. 313. John David 313. Dr. 

John H. 313, Martin Winn 313, Robin 

313. Ritsy 313. 
Redford, Emma 354, Henry T. 354, 

rinda 386, Frances 2-6. Nancy 134. 
! William 98. 
Row, Nannie A. 353. 
Royall, Bettie 135. Jesse 135. John C. 

138, Nathaniel 135, Sallie 135. 
Ross, Anne Smith 145. 
Roach, James 177. 
Rodes. Robert 213. 
Rose, Samuel 241. 
Roller, Mohy 246. Ruth 246, 253. 
RucKER, Bessie 297. 
Rudd, Anne Benoist 234. Dr. Christopher 

234, Louise E. 234. 
RuMSEY, Saliie 175. 
RuFFNER, Elizabeth 355, Mary Chilton 

355. Owen crnest 355, Wm. H. 3;5, 

Wm. K. 355. 
Russell, T. S. 95. 
Ryals, William 221. 

Salee, Bo<one 200. 

Satterwhite, Susan 107. 

Saunders, Anne Pine iii. Agnes 315, 
Camillus iii, Ethel 315, Elva Jane 
315. George 315, John 315, James F. 
Ill, iMadeline 130, Margaret 220. Re- 
becca Carter iii, Hon. Romulus 
Mitchell no. iii, Thomas 315, Dr. 
William T. 130. 

Henrj- Lee 354, James B. 354, Mary; Sandridge, Delphia 234. 

■354- Sawyers, Frances 144, James 144. Mary 

Rhea, Stephen Ormsbey 348. 144. 

Rhodes, Kate 255. Schielshott. Alice 316. 

Richardson, Martha 60. Thomas 60. Scott, Albert 177, Rev. Alexander 121, 

Capt. Wm. 290. j Betsy 321. Gri.elda i8r. John 177. R'-^v. 

Rich.\rds. John E. 147. | John 321. Rev. James 321, Jane Arm.i- 

River.s, Edward Carter 148, Ida Ruth stead 117, Nancy 1x5. 

148. Julian 148. Marion Leon 148, Roy! Scholl, Georgia Carter* 147 

Dale 148, W. C. 148, William H. 148. , Seward, William Carter 207. 



\ Sewell, Gov. Nicholas 233. 
■ Seldox, Col. 262, Betty 262. 

Shoffner, J. M. 50. 
I Sh.ackelford, Anne 57. 

Sheipperd, benton 243. Elizabeth 60, Rev. 
i John 8. John T. 60. 

Sharpe, Sarah 67, Mrs. H. T. 386. 

Shelby, Mary 93. 

Shirley. Jackson 100, John 166. 

Sharfe, Harr\- 298, Martha 2<^. 

Sheltu.v. James 145. Pines 145. 

Shipp, Thomas J. 175. 

Simer. Fanny 181. 

Si.VKLER, Xancy, 308. 

SiMPSO.v. .\nne 298. John 298, John Gar- 
hngton 298. Jennie 298. Louis 297. 
Mary 298. Margaret 297, Maj. R. F. 
297. Richard W. 297, Richard 298, Su-I 
*an 297, Taliaferro 297. 298. | 

Simons. Campbell 296, John 296. Wil-j 
liam \V. 298. i 

Sloan, Ella 297, Jean 297, Louise 297,: 
Lela 297. Margaret 297, Mary R. 297.! 
Paul 297, P. H. E. 297, Susan 297. i 

Skipwith Family, account of, 22-26,; 
Lady Anne 8, 98. 

Skillern, Col. George 343, Margaret 

Smau., Charles 130. 

Smith, Duke Leon 63, Elizabeth Camp- 
hell 247, Fannie M. 132, Hampton 382, 
Hamilton 233. 234. Huntmgton 233. 
234, Col. Harry 247, John Scarlett 8, 
225, 235, Julia Frances 63, Joseph 181. 
James 200. 3S2. Laura Isabella 234. 
I-ouise Huntington 234, Nannie 143. 
Phihp, Jr., 153, Rachel 210. Ralph Lan- 
cester 234, Susan Davis 382. Virginia 
Lancaster 234. William 165, \Vm. Dick- 
inson Griswold 234. 

S.MAu,wooD, Lillian 298. 

Smithers, Hiram 221, John 41, Lucy 
Carter 41. 

Snead, Jane Winn 291, Robert 291, 
Sophia Harris 291. 

S<j.viERviLLE, Green 100, James 100, Mary' 
Anne 100. | 

S<:)YAB.s. .\lvis 64, B. F. 64, Eddie 64, Ed-| 
win Thomas 64. Jane Carter 59, Johni 
Ale.v-. 64. John 64, James Ruffin 64.J 
Saiiie Whitt 64, Thomas O. 64, Wil- 
liam S- 64. 

SoL-THARD, Elizabeth Carter 244. 

Sficer, .Alfred M. 49. Jane Carter 49. 

Span.n, Richard 262. 

Spexcer Family, note on, 45. Edward 
45, Edmund 77, Isabella F. 85, Capt. 
John R. 77, James 77, Joseph Carter 
8i. Mammie V. 85, Mattie Carter 85. 
Mary 77. Robert 84. Robert S. 85, Col. 
Robert 84. SalHe Bouldin 85, Thomas 
E. 85, Thomas 'Cole 77, Wm. 243, Wm. 
Sharpe 85. 

Spe.\rs. Mary 231. 

Spalding, Samuel 232, Rev. S. B. 230, 

Spillman, Clement 22c, John 220, Nancy 

S PENCE, Anne 315. Absolom Martin 315, 
David 314. 315. Elizabeth Peters 315. 
Isaac 315. 316, L^-dia Paralce 315. 
Mary Lemon 315, Mary ^IcElyea 314. 
315, Nancy Martin 315, Sarah Catha- 
rine 315, Rev. Tnomas 314, 315, Win. 

Stretchley", John 8, 270- 

Strother, George 323. Joseph 48. 

Stultz. Charles 141. Sarah M. 63. 

Stamps, William 43. 

Stagey, Avis 65. Alvis Louis 65. Eleanor 
Lyon 65, Guerrant 65, Irene 65. Janie 
Sue 65, Linda \'ernon 65, Wm. Carter 

St. Cl.\ir, Isaac 307. 
St. John, ]Mary 289. 
Stirling, Catharine Mary 341, Lewis 

341, 'Sla.ry Turnbull 341. 
Strickland, Claud L- 64. Ernest 64. 
Strachx, Dr. J. B. 75. John Blackwood 


Stout, 311. 

Storm, Arabella 375. 

Strong, W. C. R. 256. 

Stradford, Elizabeth 262, Peter 262. 

Stokes Family, note on, 83, Annie 
Bond 84. Allen 84, Capt. David R- 83, 
Edward 85, Irby 84. Isabella Overton 
84. Martha A. 84. Martha Craig 84. 
Richard Carter 84, Susan Jones 84. 
Susannah 68, Terry 83- 

Stone, Betty 151, Jeppy 150, Mary 151. 
Samuel 151. 

Stayley, Edison 373. Elroy 373- Oscar 
373, Winifred 373- 

Stevens, Catharine I53. Hiram 293, 
Horace 293. James 153. Judith 293- 
Lewis 293, Lucy 293, 301. Mary Bev- 
erley Carter 281, 301, Robert 293, Capt. 
Richard 281. 

Stitk, Elizabeth 262, Frederick Hill 252. 


Stanakii, John 357, Tames 299. Larkin Scttox, Armistead O. 2S7, 294, Anne 

301, L. 299. Mary P. 299, 300, Mr. and 
Mrs. of Roxbury 163. I 

Strange, l^ncy 200. } 

Stewart, Anne Carter 245, Annahellej 
370, Charles 370, Cora 370, J. Adgerl 
206, John Carter 206, J. Alexander 206.1 
Jean Hollingswoith 206, Lillie 370.' 
Laura E. 259. Michael 370, Nora 370,; 
Osie 370, Polly Carter 245, William 

249. 259- ! 
Stuart Family, note on. 247, Dale Car-i 

tcr 249, Hon. Henry Carter 240. 249. 

250, 252, Henry C. 249, Gen. J. E. B-i 
247, John J. 249, Piatharinc G. 249.1 
Margaret r". 249, Margaret Fulton 250,! 

Lewis 2S8, Bettie 2S7, Betty Burwell 
2iNS, 290. Charles 294. David" 294, Ed- 
ward 204, Elvira 294. Edmund Pendle- 
ton 2S8, Elizabeth Page 2S8, Hugh 
Carter 288, Joseph 2S1, 203. John Car- 
ter 287. 288, 294, John Oliver 2S7, 294, 
301. John Orsville 294, James 294. 
Judith 294, Logan 294, Lucv Carter 
28S. Maria Chew 2S7. 294. Mary Eliza 
294, ^Laria 294, 301, Norborne E. 270, 
279. 2S8. Uscar 294, Pulaski 294, Pat- 
rick H. 2S8. Robert 294, Robert Car- 
ter 294, Robert \V. 288, Sarah Dariey 
287, Sarah Jane 28S, Sarah Carter 301, 

Stephen 294. Dr. 
Ham 281, 286- 

Stephen 294, W'li- 

Mary T. Carter 248, 250. Walter P.| 

249, William A. 247, 248, 249, 250. JSwanx, Amanda 81, Jacob S. 8r. 
Stowers, Luke 221. Lettice 221. | Swope. William 86. 

Storry, Susan Carter 213. i Swingle, Michael 92. 

Stanley, Binnic 207. Caswell 29S. Jane Swanson, Sallie 135. 

^07, John W. 207, Lavinia 207, Wilberl 

207. |Tabb, Mr. 4., Archibald 363, Alexander 364,! Ta\xoe, Col- 40, 41, 262, Anne Ccrbin 

Charlotte 363, 364. Coleman 364. Cath-i 344- 

arine K. 365, Daniel 363, Evelina 365.1 Tannehille, Elizabeth 50. George £0, 

Jblizabcth 3G4, 365. Elizabeth Thornton: Keziah 50, Martha 50, Manan 50. 

^■>3, Frances 364. Henry Carter 364,: William 50. 

John Carter 326, 363. John 364. John Taleott. Louise Winn 73. P^nckney in. 

Primm 365^ James 363, 365. Jeremiah! ^-tary iii, Judge iii. 

326, 362. 363, 364. Joseph Carter 36;., Tapp, Susannah 312. 

Lydia 3^5. Louisa 365. Mary 363, Me- T.ate, Tabitha 78. 

hethlen 364, Margaret 364,' Mary },I. Taylor. Carter 297. David 297, Col. 

365. ^Largaret M. 365. Prudence 364.! David Sloan -296, Davis 296, 297. De- 
Robert 363, Sarah Anne 363. Sarah: Saussure 297, Edward W. 297 Ernsst 

297. Eubank 297, E. P. 95, 2c3. Eliza- 
beth 23-, Eleneta 297, Emma 315, 
Frank 297. Fountaine 208. Gabriel F. 
208, Gertrude 296, Hugh 297. Harriet 
III, 208, James 237. 206, John 2^7, 
John Ligon 297. Joseph 297. Lucy 297, 
Lucia 297. Louise 29;, Lavinia 2o3, 
Mollie 208, Mary 247, 251. Mary Rosa 

364, Tabitha Carter 326, 363, Thorn-j 

ton 364, i'omat 364. I 

Stai<ne.s, Ava 240, C. C. 259. Doc 241.! 

Elizalxth 255, Frank 240. Pliram 240.^ 

Joseph 240, Polly 240, Virginia 241. j 
Stair, Clara 243, Holdnay 243. Hannahj 

243, Roscoe 243. i 

Steenbekgln, Catharine Beale 34-, Gen. 

Peter H. 244- ' i 

Stkieling, Betsv Snickers 144, Catharine 

Beale 345. Elizabeth V. C. 345. Dr. 

Matthevv- Wright 344, 343, Mary Caro-i 

line 345, 346, Matthew Weightman' 

345. Otis f rancis 345, Dr. Robert Mac-: Terrell, Alfred H. 254. Charle 

'^^y 345 Taliaferro 344, Thomas 344.' Florence 254. Jesse 254. 

Wm. Neale 345. j Thornton Family, note on, 3S. Eliza- 

Sutherland, Betsy 371. I beth 38, 39, 163, 363, Edward 3S5- John 

Sc.M.MERS, Michael 204. William 203. | 355. -\Iarv 163, Priscilla Grammar 81, 
SviTKK, FiorL-ncc Carter 84, John A. 84, Robert G. 81, Richard Si, William 38, 

Overton 84. ' 39- r 

296, Meriwether 297, Xancy 
line 297, Kucker 297, Saraii 237, 24? 
Susan 297, Samuel 297. Taliaferro 297 
Winnie 208. Williamx 296. Zacharial 
296, 3?4- 


XV] 1 

UXDEKUOOD Family, not on, loi. 
L'pTox Family, note on, loi, Rev. G R. 

Taliaferro, Burton 2S1, 294. 301, Caro- 
line Virginia 295, 29S, Fanny 291, 

John Z. 295, Lucy 180. Lucy Carter 

279, 281, 301, Lucy Hannah 295, 296, 

Alargaret v^arter 279. 281. 301. Mary 

Boutwcll 295, Mary Margaret 295, 297, 

Rebecca 206, Sarah Anne 295. W'illiamj 

302, Walker 302, Zacharia'h 281. 294,1 ^'-^^'ghx, Jane 85. Nancy 227. 

295. Vax'ce, Eliza 95. James 92. 

Temple. PLdward \V. 387, Frank Ballh'AX Wyeth. Dolly 296, Elizabeth 29^^ 

\'ass, Clara ^L 80. Elizabeth 60. Eleanor 
H. S. So, James Cummings 80, James 

3S7, Mary Davis .387 
Thomas Family, note on. 70, Cleverine 

70, David no, Lottie 315, Owen 177. 

Robert 2Ci, Richard Moore 203, Sarah 

Kenyon 278, 280. 
Thacker, Thomas 322. 
Thorpe, Pamelia 120 

Lydia 296, Mariah 296. ^Lirgaret 296, 
Overman 296, Oze Broyles 296, Sally 
Anne 296, Samuel ^L 29^), Dr. Samuel 
296, Williams 206. 

Veatch, John T. 175. 

ViCKERS, 355. 
j\'iCKERY, Dudley 178. 

Thompsox, A-nna 372, Alfred R. 372. A'oglx. Etta 124. 
Edmund 372, Elizabeth 133. 272. HughA'ox Xieda, John Wolf 2^2. 
Alexander 371. ILattie 372, Jesee 109,1 Walker, Elizabeth Patton 133, Emma 

133, Moses 133. Margaret 133. Mary 
372, Nicholas 372. Robert L. 372, Rich- 
ard 371, Samuel 108, 133. 

TiPTOX, William 256. 

Tilleky, Nancy 183. 

Todd Family, note on, 272, Ellen 73 
Karvey 223. Margaret 272, Miss 271 
William 272. 

Towles, iricnrv 335. 

Trueblood, Mollie 254. 

Tredway, Thomas 14c. 

Trigg, Mary Boyd 93. 

Travis, Judith Anne 63. Capt. John C 
63, Margaret 245, Mary West 63. 

Tuck, Maria 64- 

TuxAX, Charles 21S. 

Tucker, Fannie 355. Jacob Hutton 3^^, 
Mary A. 33^^. 

Turner, Alma Loving 387, Fielding 
Davis 3S7, Ida Loving 3S1, 3S7, John 
W. 3S7. 

Tuggle, Clara Brooke So. Camilla Pres- 
't'y 79. So, Douglas Longstreet 80 
Eleanor Thornton So, Edward Arm- 
strong 80, Florence Lacy 80, Indiana 
Everett 79, &J. John B. 6. 79, So, John 
R. 80, James Wilfred 80. Lucv L. 8c 
Maria Va^s Sc, Dr. Richard B. 79. 
Richard Wilfred 79. 80, Richard B. 80. 
Robert Thornton 80. 

Tureerville, John 98, 99, Capt. George 

i v-LF.K, Carter 251, Elizabeth Dejarnette 
251, George William 251, lion. George 
251. Gov. J. Hoge 251, Jane Quisen- 
berry 251, Mary Stuart 251. 

2^S- Edith E. 300, Eloisefa L. 179, Ger- 
trude 175, John Simpson 132, Johti J. 

131, Margaret 133, Lt. Richard Wilder 

132, William 161, Z. T. 175. 

Wamsley, Benjamin 366, Elizabeth 3*^;. 

Water-S. Frances Coleman .•164, John 
364. Margaret 364, Mary S. H. P. 3^2, 
Mary Anne Elizabeth 352, Wiiiani 

Watkixs, Robert II. 213, Dr. W. W. 

Watsox. Edwin 355. James E. 355. John 
369, }^Iary 369, Maria 369, Wm. 369. 

Wade, Mary 36S. 369. 

Washixgtox Family, note on, 288, Au- 
gustine 216, Catharine 294, Dorothea 
288, Elizabeth Courts 2S8, Gen George 
272, George 288. Mary Ball 272. 

Wale (Whale). Anne 40, 41. 

Waddy, Grace 47. 

Ward, Mary Alma 51. 

Waddell, Anne 58. 

Wallace, Malcom 316. 

Waltox, Gen. George 69. 

Watt, George 70, 8r. 

Walter, Starr 121. 

Wellek, Arthur Douglas 121, Barzilla 
A\'orth 121, Jacob 121. Mary Ida 121. 

Wexdall, FAa M. 344. Margaret Ro- 
maine 344, Theodore 344. 

Wellford, Dr. Robert 290. 

Webb, Charles 264. 

Weaver, Richard 218. 

West, Katharine 245. 

Whiteley, Joseph 24.;. Sarah 245. 


White, Carter 291, Edgar 291. Eliza 93,! Whitehead, Asa Carter 86, Kate Carter 
Eliza Wilson 96, Eliza Anne 200. Flor-j 86, Thomas 85. 
ence 291, Granville Clackner 201, Gil-I Kearnes 371. 
bert Greenv.ay 96. Harriet 291. Janej Wishart, Dempster 222. 
Gibson 96. Col. James L. 93. 95. ^52.1 Wixthrop, Gov. John 2"33 
James B. 201. Joseph J. 291, Margaret! ^yj^^j^-so^.^ Sally 242. 

WooLFORK, Carter 123. Charles Marion 

Perry 200, Rittie 2S5. Roben A. 201, 
5aily 43. 93. Sally Preston 249. Sarah 
Givin 96, Stafford 291, Stuart 252, 
Thomas J. 291, Thomas Wil-on 95, 
96, Dr. Thomas W. 96, Dr. William 
252, W. Y. C. 95, Wythe 291, William 

Williams, Anne B. 134. Alexander 296, 
Charles 62. Green 113. George T. 314. 
John 296, Lu^ien 206. yiavy 296, Mar- 
garet 296, Mary Miriam 314. Marian 
113. Nellie K. 62, Richard 180. Sallie 
R. 314, Thomas J. 298, William D. 
296, Wm. Robert 314. 

Williamson' Family, account of, 100- 


WoM-\CK, Arabella Carter 144. 148, Ana- 
bell 149, Bettie Anne 150. Charles 149. 
Dr. Charles 149, Dr. Hobson 149. Kale 
149, Dr. Lawson 149. Mary 149. Stone 
149. Watson 148, William 140. 

WoFFORD, Sarah 203. 

Wolfexbarger, Benjamin 242. Cora 2 [2. 
Elizabeth 243, Emmet 242, Frank 242, 
Harry 243, John 242, Joseph 242. 243. 
Kate 242. Kyle 242. Lou 242, Mary 
243. }ilamie 242. Peter 243. Randolph 
Carter 243, Rufus 242, Simpson 243, 
Venus 243. 

103, Arabella 100, James 100, Margaret Wolf, Dionisus 260, 

,100, William 100. 

WiNGO, Charles Evans 73. John Travil- 
lian 7^,. Jane 73. Sarah Johnson 73, 
Sarah Knght 73. William 73, Wm. 
Wj-the 73- 

WiLMER, Arthur Ponsonby 95. Eliza 
Frances 95, Frederick Bradford 95, 
'Frederick Ponsonby 95, Louisa 95, 
Louisa Gwendolen 95, Thomas Wilson 

Wilus, Henry Hawley 115. Mary 9, 
Mary Carter 114, Xarcissa W. 114. 
Olive Elizabeth 115, Richard Short 
114, 115, Short A. 114. 

WiAT, Charles 352, Frances 352, Francis 
159. John David 351. Katharine 352. 
Margaret 352, -Mary Anne 352, Xeoma 
352. Ruth 352, Rev. Samuel 351, Wil- 
Jiam 159, Wm. Edmund 352, Wm. 
Slaughter 352, Walter 352. 

WiNSLow, Capt. 158, Beverley 163, 203, 
William 203. 

Wilson-, Benjamin 181, Blanche 181, 
Cumberland 346. Eliza 181, Fielding 
Suther 181, George S. 181, Hannah 337, 
Isaac 181, James 181. 346, John 181. 
337- 338, John B. 181, Jerry 181. Jo- 
seph G- 308, Janet Allen 346. Mary 
181 ■' 

581, Willard 181, William 301. Zach., 
T. 302. j 

WicKWARE, James 208, I 

Wkv.vek, Glee H -!7t T v>^ 7-1 Reel 

Woodson, Elizabeth 69. 

Wood. Dale 148. Dr. T48, John 309, Mary 
2]7, Sparrell A. 80. 

Worth, Archibald Carter 120, Barzilla 
Fardner 118, 119, 120, Carnelia M. 
116, 120. 121, David Jonathan 120. 121. 
Eunice Virginia 120, 121, Elizabeth 121, 
Eunice T2i, Frederick Clarkson I2t, 
George French 121, Joseph Barzilla 

120, 121, Julia Ada 120, 121, Jessie Xe- 
mans 121, John Browning 121, Mary 
Jane 120. 121. Margaret Vv'right 121, 
Masie B. 121, William Elliott 120, 121, 
Wm. Hoffer 121. Wm. Anderson 120. 

Woodward, Cornelia 121. Charles Vv^orth 

121. Eugene 121, Eunice 121, Elizabeth 
121, Emma 121, Isabella C. 121, Manon 
121, Mary Clara 121, Letitia 291, W. J. 

Wright, Cornelia Anne 65, Ernest L. 65. 
Edgar 65, Ivey King 65, Jo.^eph Guer- 
.rant 65. Mary Carter 63, Sam King 
65, Washington 146. Wm. 65. 

Wroe, William 218. 

Yates, Mary Ella 118. 

Yarerough, Betty 214. 

Yeager, Amanda M. 353- 

YouxG, Edith 75, Eliza 177, James A. 

r, - — r-' i r y ^*t Vr ^ Youxg, tditn 75. t-liza 177, James A. 
\rary Cumberland 3^6, ^ ary 3^^^ Xorborne 346. Xancv W. 5S. Otis 
^-J^^i' o^^^^.'u'' ^""'"^ --i^?i Stribling 346, Sarah Harper 346. Sally 

Anne 174, Gen. S. B. M. 75. Uriah 177. 
Younger, Betty 149, Lawson 149, Xancy 
149, Raleigh 149. 

NEK, Glee H. 371, Lee 371, 
AiLKES, Lnzabeth L. 148. 9. [Zimmerman, Daniel 312, 324. 


Index of all members of the family having the surname Carter. 

Aaron. 325, 326, 330. 

Abner, 48. 49, 50. 53, 380. 

Abednego. 377. 

Abigail, 211. 212. 256. 

Abraham. 228, 256. 257, 2S3. 

Addison 53. 

Addison B. 211. 

Addison Lombard ;is^- 

Ada. 135, 141. 

Ada B.. 140. 

Addie. 255. 

Adelina Somervilie. 358, 359. 

Adcock', 379. 

Agnes. 260. 

Agnes Caroline, 213. 

Alley Bond, 68, 81 

Alba, 253. 

Alice, 2. 41. 42, 241, 275. 

Alice Lee. 62. 

Alexander, 59. 64. 213. 334, 357. 

Alpheus Barton, 308. 

Alfred. 60. 

Allen. 204, 239. 256, 257. 

Alien J.. 241, 242. 

Allen Rogers, 207. 

Allen W.. 151. 

Allen Taylor, 246, 254, 256. 

Ammon. 308. 

Ambrose, 213. 

Amy, 2. 

Amanda, 242, 253, 255. 

Anne, 2, 41, 58, 219, 235. 238, 239. 

245. 26r, 263. 271, 281, 286. 304. 

306. 366. 367. 
Anne B:, 85. 
Anne Downman, 47. 
Anne Eliza. 372, 373, 374. 
Anne C. 138. 
Anre Lucile, 63. 

Anne Pines. 331, 334, 335, 362, 365. 
•\nne Rebecca, 291, 292. 
Anne Vernon, 65^. 85. 
Atina. 2o8. 241. 
Anna Briggs, 206. 
Anncite Rose, 207. 
Annabclle. 208. 

216, 217, 

Ancell, 2. 

Anthony, 334. 

Andrew. 2^3. 276. 

Anderson. 213. 

Archibald Stuart. 247. 252. 

Archibald Gracie. no. 121. 

Archbald Murphey, 117, 118. 

Armistead. 378. 

Arg>-'le. 143. 

Arabella, 104. 105, 106, 152 

225, 261. 263. 265. 
Arabella Catharine, 226, 227. 
Arabella Williamson, 147, 148. 
Asa, 221. 
Asbury, 240. 
Atary Anne, 312. 
Augusta Cornelia, 65. 
Aubrey. 277. 
Audley. 255. 

Augustine, 210, 261, 263. 306, 307, 308. 
Augustus Esom.bert, iiS. 
Austin, 147. 

Ballard, 255. 256. 260. 

Barnabas, 377. 

Benjamin, 135, 212, 213, 255, 277, 36S. 

369, 370. 
Benjamin, M. D.. 213, 320. 
Eenjamm Franklin. 205, 208, 253. 254. 


I Bernard Hufft. 85. 
305'! Benton, 257. 
' Berry, 259. 
Belle, 254. 
Bessie. 143. 370. 
Bernilla Frances, 205, 208. 
Binnie, 208. 
Birkett, 311. 
Boyd. 242. 
Bonnie, 242. 
Braxton, 308. 
Braxton Emmerson. 122. 
Bradley, 243. 
Brent, 214. 
Burley, 256., 256. 


Catharine — see under Katharine. 

Carson. 64. 

Caswell, 204. 

Caswell lirown, 207. 

Caroline, 370. 

Caroline ^^.. 234. 

Caroline Matilda, 231. 232. 

Caroline Sophronia. 205, 206. 

Carmin, 362. 

Celeste, 134. 

Celisce B.. 291. 

Cecil, 122. 

Christopher, 135. 

Christopher Lavvson, 137, 144. 145, 

Christopher W., 145. 

Chanie, 290. 

Charmie, 242. 

Charlotte, 309, 370. 

Charles VI, 50. 57, 68. 86. 104, 105, 
216, 225, 229. 230. 231. 234. 236, 
253, 254, 255, 265, 268, 311, 312, 
323, 377, 378. 379. 3S0. 
Charles Burr, 245, 257. 
Charles Cabell, 63,. 
cnarles C. 240. 
Charles Dale. 247, 250. 
Charles E., 370. 
Charles Edward, 55, 56, 58. 
Charles G., 379. 
Charles H.. 231. 
Charles Haynie, 68, 85. 
Charles M.. 239, 240. 
Charles Oliver. 85. 
Charles Pinckney, 259, 260. 
Charles Randolph, 246, 256. 
Charles Robert 311. 
Charles Richard, 61, 62 
Charles Samuel, 60, 63. 
Charles Thomas. M. D.. 151. 
Charles Wesley, 85. 
Charles Williamson, 253, 254. 
Charles William, 85, 254. 
Charles Wall, 61. 
Charles Valentine, 62. 
Clifford, 373. 
Clarence Dandridge, 65. 
Claude Llewe'len, 85. 
Cleve. V. 
Ginton, 240, 255. 
Qay, 256. 
Clara, 371. 
Clara A., 260. 

Clara Vass, 85. - . ;• .= 

Cleo, 370. 


Cowan W-, 239, 240. 

Cornelia. 213. 

Cornelia Worth. 118. 

Cora, 277. 

Creasy. 234. 

Creed Fulton, 251. 

Craig, 259, 

Curtis, 289. 290. 291, 292, 293. 

Curtis Braxton, M. D., 123. 

CjTithia, 322, 371. 

Dale VI, 39, 40, 42, 99. 104. 105. 153, 
209, 210, 226, 227, 236. 244, 245, 246, 
252, 253. 256, 261, 262, 265. 267, 309. 
325. 330, 334. 377- 

Dale Campbell, 253. 

Dale Miller, 137. 147. 

Dale W., 256, 260. 

Dandridge, 379. 

Daniel, 2, 9, 99. 104. 105, 209, 210, 2ir. 
212, 213, 214, 218, 226. 227. 261. 264, 
310. 312. 314, 320. 321, 3S0. 

Daniel H.. 311. 

Davis, 260. 

Davidson, 246, 256. 

David, 307, 308, 377, 380. 

David L., 38G. 

David M., 242. 

Delphine Hall, 124. 

Dicey, 255. 

Diana. 9. 

Dora B., 373. 

Dora Edna, 62. 

Dora Lee. 63. 

Dora Lue, 63. 

Doyle, 256. 

Edna May, 65. - 

Edith Lee, 123. 

Edward. 2. 4, 8. 9, 38, 39. 4T. 42. 43. 5.S. 
57, 99, 104, 105, 137, 138, 144, 145. 165, 
216, 217, 218, 219. 230, 235. 270, 27f,, 
303, 37S, 379. 380. 

Edward, Col. V. 6, 7. 

Edward Dale 154. 

Edward L. 369, 371. 

Edward Robertson, 147, 148, 151. 

Edgar. 63. 141. 

Edwin, 3, 60. 

Edwin .-vlbert, 292. 

Edwin Harvey. 291, 292. 

Edwin Lucas, 207. 

Jtlbert, 245, 256. 

Elinu Embrie, 246, 256. 

Elijah, 237. 238, 239, 241, 253, 258. 



Elisha. 143- -228. 
Elkanah, 255. 
Eliza, 240, 241, 244. 
Eliza Anne. 291. 
Eliza Gailoway, 124. 
Ellen Hicks, 140, 143- 
Elaine. 141. 

Ella. 146, 242, 256, 370. 
Ellen, 240. 253. 260, 360. 
Eleanor Melvilla. 207. 
Elizabeth (Betty), 2. 4. 9. 10. 39. 48, 55 
56. 58. 68, 134. .137. 138, 146, 153. 154 

II, 2 

45. 253, 254 

208. 213. 214. 218, 

234. 235. 236. 237, 

-155. 256, 259. 260, 265. 271. 276. 280 

304. 305. 306. 308. 309. 310- 31^, 314 

326. 327, 369. 371- 
Elizabeth Armiitead, 281, 2S3. 
Elizabeth A. 234- 
Elizabeth Belinda, 283. 
Elizabeth Brown, no, 123. 
Elizabeth Batei. 60. 
Elizabeth Campbell. 247, 252. 
Elizabeth Dale, 252. 
Elizabeth Galloway. 124. 
EI:zaheth Jane. 64. G5. 371. 
Elizalx-ih Miller, 123. 
Eli/beth Matlida, 278. 281. 
Elizabeth Verlinda, 60. 
Elizabeth Winn. 291. 
Eniner 1... 145. 
Lnimet M., 239. 
Emory, 241. 
Emily Jane. 60. 
Emile Meredith, 54. 
Emily, 240. 241. 

Emma. 124. 135, 242. 243, 255, 275. 
Emma Isadora, 373. 
Eppes. J., 144. 
Ernest, 143, 256. 
Errol, 145. 
Esther. 255. 
Ethel. 371. 373. 
Eugenia 358. 
Eugene P., 277. 
Eva R.. 373. 
Ezra Thomas, 240. 

Eay. 370. 

Field. 308. 

Kleming, 308. 

FUtcher Woodward, 293. 

Floyd, 242, 255, 260. 

Flora, 240. 

Florence. 122. 141, 240, 277. 

Frank. 293. 371. 

Frederick, 245. 254, 310. 311. 

Frazier. 246, 256. 

French. 277. 

Francis. 68. 377. 379. 

Francis Marion. 259. 

Frances, 3. 4. 5.5, 56, 107. 108, 124. 135. 
143; 145. 176. 209. 210, 219, 220, 223, 
240. 243, 261, 263. 264. 271. 2S0. 283, 
289. 293. 305, 306 3(^7- 3^2. 323. 

Frances Ball. 226. 227, 272, 357, 358. 

Frances ^.urtis, 2S3. 2S4. 

Frances Everett. 359. 

Garland. 204. 

Gainey. 303. 304. 

Gertrude F., 62. 

Georgia. I47- 

George V. 2, ar. 4^, 55. 56, 57- 58, 59. 

60, 135. 143, 146. 153. 154. 216. 219. 

221, 222, 225, 226. 227. 22S, 230. 231, 

235. 236, 241, 246. 246. 2S3. 255. 275. 

276, 309, 321, 323- 33^- 3i^' 37^^ 377, 
378, 379. 3S0. 
George Adcock, M. D., 148, 150, 151- 
George E.. 260. 

George Washington. 221. 253, 372. 
Giles VI. VII. 7. 56. 370. 379. 
Grace Ball. 362. 
Grace Estelle. 63. 
Griffin. 275. 
Grover, 242. 
Guilford D., 283. 

Halsey. 377- 
Harold Lee. 65. 
Haynie, 45, 47- 
Haynie flatchett, 85. 
Hansford, 259. 
Harris. 305, 306, 308. 
Harry, 304. 305, 309. 
Har\ey Sutherland, 371- 
Hannah, 43, 242, 243, 27! 

Hallie, 277. 
Harriet, 309. 
Harriet Ball. 359- 
Harriet Woodward, 291. 
Hattie. 254. 
Helen, 146, 256. 
Helen Virginia, 65. 
Herbert, 208. 239. 
Hershal. 241. 
l.enderson, 256. 
Henry, M- D., 141. 
Henry Clay, 138. 
Henry Coleman. 85. 

301. 320. 321, 


Henry, 2. 4. O. 10. 3S. a7, 99- 243. 

245, 246. 2S3, 255. 25S, 25% 270. 

310. 311. 313, 3^5, 331. 335, 360, 

367. 377- 
Henry L.. I45- 
Henry Milton, 371. 
Henry Skip-.viih 8, 303. 
Henry Smith, 247. 
Hilda. 2-^Ji 
Hi!!, 85. 276. 
Hickory, 243. 
Hiram. 255. 259. 
Horton, 243. 
Hcscoe, 255, 256. 
Hotler. 259. 

Hugh. 260. 321, 323, 324. 
Hugh Lawson, 140, 143. 
Hugh Mercer, 277. 
Hugh W., 64- 
HuJdleston, 378. 
Huddlcsce. 37S. 
Hutchmgs Lanier, 140. 141. 
Humphrey, 261, 263, 379. 
Hy. 378. " 

Ibbic, 257, 260. 
Ida. 147. 
Ingram B.. 54. 
Ira. 260. 
I>aac, 213, 260. 
Isaac Law son, 146. 
Isabella, 82. 
Ivey, 277. 
Iverson, 58. 

Jacob D., 234. 

Jackson. 241, 142, 255. 

James V,. 2, 4, 9, 41. 50, 60, 105, 

138, 139. 140, 141. 143- 179, 212. 

217, 218, 230. 241, 242, 243, 253. 

256, 260. 261, 263. 271, 274, 275. 

277. 284. 285, 293. 307. 320, 321. 

323. 324. -330. 377, 378. 379, 380. 
James B.. 379. 
James Dale, 148. 
James D., 242. 
James E., 256. 
James Horace, 64, 65. 
James Heritage, 64, 66. 
James H., 255. 

jn.mes Garland. 205. 206. 207. 
James Lucas, 207. 
James M., 377. 
James Madison. 372, 373. 
James Milton. 291. 
James Meredith D. D., 54. 

244.' James P.. 246. 256. 
306. James R., 234. 380. 
361, James Rutherford, 213. 


49. 50, 54- T41, 380. 

:I9. 220. 245. 


James Sawyers. 145. 

Jane, 49, 59, (^, 79. 145 

Jane Crenshaw. 68. 84. 

Jane Rebecca, 117, 118. 

Jennie, 240. 

Jennie Eleanor. 65. 

Jemima, 239, 244. 256. 2:-,9. 260. 

Jeduthan. 106, 108. 125, 134, 137. 
261, 263. 

Jefiferson Caswell, 205, 208. 

Jenkins, 368. 369. 

Jedisiah. 310. 

Jeremiah. 331, 365. 366, 367, 378. 

Jesse, 104, 105, 106. 107. 108, 109. 
122. 123, 124, 125, 133. 134, 135- 
J45, 230, 234. 241. 255. 2G1, 263. 
378, 379. 

Jesse Adger, 123. 

Jesse, Rev., 263, 264. 

Jesse, M. D., 109, no. 122. 

Jesse Lawson, loS, 134. 

Jesse Lee, 293. 

Jesse Woodward. 291. 292. 

Job, 226, 227, 228, 234, 37S. 

Joel, 308. 

John VI. 2, 3, 4. 8, 9. 38. 41, 42. 45, 
47, 50, 55. 56. 57, 59. 108, 135. 153. 
164, 165, 202, 203, 204, 209. 210, 
212, 213, 214. 215, 218, 219, 221, 
234, 235, 236, 237, 238. 244. 245, 
253, 255. 261. 263. 265. 267. 270, 
273, 274. 275. 276, 277, 278, 279. 
283, 284. 285, 289, 290, .303, 304. 
306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 321, 
323, 361, 362. 368, 370, 377. 378, 

Joshua, 242- 

Josephine, 82, 83. 

Josepame Larue, 259. 

Joseph VI, 2, 4, 9, 10, 48, 49. 53. 68. 
104, 105, 108, 134, 138, 147, 152, 
154, 164, 165, 202, 203, 209. 210, 
I 213, 214, 226. 227, 236, 237, 23ii. 
I 241, 244, 246, 253. 
I 276, 285, 291, 308, 
325, 330. 3jr. 33^- 
360, 36:, 362, 365, 
378, 379- 

Joseph Addison, 357, 338. .359- 
I Joseph Ball. 272. 

253. 259, 200, 

320, 321, 322. 

3.34, 33-?, 35^, 

366, 367, 369, 


23 £, 




286. 2l 

Joseph Carr, 54. 
Joseph G., 379- 
Joseph H., 236. 241, 242, 243 
Joseph \V., 53. 311- 
Joseph Wilson, 54- 
Jo'^eph Woodward. L). D. S 
Jo^ephus, M. D., 68, 84, 83. 
John, Capt., 278, 279, 281, 283 
290, 293 294. 

John. Col. II. V. \ I. I, 2, 6, 7> 8, 27a 

John Allen. 205. 

John Arthur Shirley. 123. 

John Alexander. 64. 65, 66. 

John Coleman, 62. 

John Conyers. 213. 

John Chnmpe. 378. 

John Dandridge. 65. 

John Dale, 140. I43- 

John Donaldson. 253. 254. 

John Edward. 372. 375. 

John F., 253. 

John Henry, 291. 

John Jarret, 378. 

John Mosby. 243. 

John Miller. 357, 359- 

John X.. 256. 

John Payne, no, 115, 116, 117. 

John P.. 256, 379. 

John Pinckney, 260. 

John R.. 259. 260. 

John Robertson, 148. 

John Rivers, 213. 

John S., 221. 3»o. 

John Samuel, 61. 62. 

John Spencer, 60. 61, 62. 

John Tavlor, 247. 250. 

John Trigg. 246, 255. 256. 

John v.. 373. 

John W., 144, 370. 

Judson, 239, 276. 

Juditti, 9. 39, 41. 42, 146, 226. 227, 235 
236, 238, 239, 244, 245, 265, 271, 281. 
307, 330. 331- 

Katharine (Catharine and Kate), 2, 4, 
8. 9, 10, 38, 39. 43. 53, 85, 86, 98, 153, 
154, 202, 211, 218, 221. 241, 242, 243. 
245, 265. 270, 304, 305. 306, 309. 312. 
314, 321, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 330, 

Katharine Chinn, 360. 

Katharine Kyle. 251. 

Katharine Ross, 146. 

Katharine St. John. 293. 

Katharine W., 150. 

Keziah T., 50. 

Kenyon, 283. 
Kelley. 243. 
■King-' II, VI, 98, 236. 

Landon VI, 48, 49. 33- 220, 236, 

Landon C 260. 
Larkin, 234. 
Lakie. 242. 

Lawrence Sullivan. 146. 
Lanier. 141. 
Lawson. 306. 307. 308. 
Lawson Hobson, 137. 
Lavinia. 205, 313. 
Lavicia, 313. ^ 

Laura. 240, 2^^, 256. 
Laurabellj, 292. 
Lettice, 221. 334, 335- 
Lettie Anne. 33^' ^-2- 
Lenoir, 293. 
Leana. 322. 
Leora, 371. 
Lewis, 323. 
Lewis '■Randolph, 146. 
Lemuel, 378. 
Levy, 378. 
Leviti, 56, 58. 
Little B., 379- 
Lillian, 371. 
Lloyd, 241. 
Lottie, 146. 
Louisa. 253, 254, 256. 
Louise Michcm, 205, 207. 
Louie C, 373. 
Lonetta, 257. 
Luther, 254. 275. 
Lucas Hatchings, 144. 
Lunsford, 311. 
Lucretia. 309, 3^0. 
Lucy, 41, 45. 46, 47, 68. 139. 
219, 220, 265, 271, 275, 281, 
j 369- 

I Lucy F., 234. 
Lucy Lee. 148. 
j Lucy Leona, 255. 
i Lucy Margaret, 144. 
i Lucile Daniel, 65. 

I Marion. 241, 370. 

I Marshall Dermott, 254- 

I Martin. 43. 44, 370. 

Martin Everett, 57, 58. 

Matthew, 370. 

Mary Anne. 60, 68. 76. no, in 
235- 334, 359.' 372, 373- 

Mary Agnes, 123. 

:5s, 2f'o, 

143, U^ 

283. 2S4, 



Mary (May, Mamie, Minnie an 
2, 4. 41, 50, 55, 56. 60, S6, 
134. 135. 146, 14S, 163. 179. 

211, 212, 214, 218, 219, 2JO. 

240. 241, 242, 244, 245. 246. 

236, 2S7, 259, 260, 271. 275. 

286, 2S9, 306. 30S, 312. 313. 

3^3, 3-'4. 357. 3(-^- 
^[ary A. E., 205, 207. 
Mary Beverley. 2S1. 293. 
Mary Coleman, 85. 
Mary Chattui. 108. 12^. 

J Po 













INIary E.. 122. 

153. 154. 209, 210, 

Mary Ellen, €:•. 240. 

Mary Elizabeili Jessie, 118. 

Mary Frances, 221. 222. 

Mary Galloway. 124. 

Mary Jane. 359. 

Mary Lloyd, 259. 

Mary Margaret, 213. 

Mary Miller, 134. 

Mary \., 234. 

Mary Page, 334. 

Mary Pollard. 46. 

Mary Rr.berison, 147. 149. 

Mary btewart, 251. 

Mary Taylor, 247. 

Mary Thomas, 140. 

Z\Iay, 135. 

Mamie. 255. 

Malissa, 2<X). 

Maud, 143. 

Mahala, 259. 

Marcia Ray, 62, 

Maria. 276, 277. 

:Matilda.- 23B. 239, 271. 

Mattie, 84. ^5. 155, 256, 27s, 27; 

Mattic St!e. 65. 

Malinda. 234. ,]22. 

^^arian Uixon. 293. 

Martha, 50. 53. 118. 143. 234, 
243. 271, 278. 280, 286, 326. 

Martha E-, :;,o<). 

Martha L., 374. 

Martha Eonise, c^J^- 

Martha Maud. 141. 

Alartha Pleasants. 145. 

Margaret, 30, 49- 55- 5^, 107, 
139- 209. 210, 213, 220, 242, 
255. 2S7, 259. 165 27 T. 2S1, 
325, 326, 33^' 334. 303. 369, 3: 

Margaret Chew, 271. 281, 294, . 

Margarot Crockett, 247, 250, 2; 

Margaret Elizabeth, 338. 

^larggret ]., 63. 

Margaret Todd. 27S. 

Marguerite, 293. 

^^eilie Emmett. 207. 

Merriman (Merrv), 30^, 30Ci. 

Mesh., 37S. 

Meredith. 54. 

Mildred, 8^. 230. 235, 326. 3; 

Mildred Haynie. 68, Si, 85. 

Mitrie, 57. 240. 

Millie. 228. 310. 

Minerva. 239. 

Millicent. 42, 87. 

Miiion. 213. 240. 259. 

Miller, 134. 

Miles. 239, 313. 

Milton Laaa. 239, 260. 

Moses. 325. 379. 

Monroe. 241. 259. 

.Morgan. 237, 238. 25S. 260. 

Moxie, 2^5. 2^7. 

Mozelle, 148. 

^[ourning, 240, 241. 

Myrtle, 257. 

Nancy (Nannie), 49, 50. 57, ■ 

146, 204, 211, 227, 22S. 24:. 

246, 255. 256, 275. 308, 3Cr: 
j3i4, 323< 33^. 

Nancy Caroline, 205, 208. 

Naricy E.. 60, 64. 

Nancy Nunally, 63. 

Nathan, 260. 

Nelson. 255. 

Nellie, 134, -141. 

Nellie Allen. 253. 

Nettie, 255. 

Nicholas, 2, 9. 378, 379. 

Niel. 255. 

Nigel Bruce. 254. 

Norris \T, 226. 227, 236. 23S 
I 244, 245, 2S7r 260. 
'' Nora P.. 63. 256- 
' Numa Richardson, 64. 

Obediah, 37^- 
Oliver, 2. 

Oliver Parker, 144- 

;. I 13. 
;. 24 1. 



Othelo, 242. 



Owen. 275. 



Owa, 256. 



Pamelia. 57, 



Pamelia V., 
Patty, 228. 
Patsy. 139- 



Pattoit. 239, 24c, 243. 

Patrick, 313. 

Pa>cal, 58. 

Peyton. 58. 

Percy H-. 141. 

Peter VI, 4, 9v 10, 104. 
227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 
237. 23S, 244. 245, 2sS, 
27O. 32s. 330, 363, 37S. 

Peter D., 234. 

I'cter E., 231^ 260. 

PcliT Ro.-.<, 146. 

Peter Walton. 234. 

Penelope, 221, 223. 

F'hocbe, 2^7. 

Philip. 211. 276. 27 

Philip \'ai5. 6q. 63 

r'leajant^. 145, 146. 

Polly, 203", 239, 2^7. 259. 

Poval. 377- 

I'riiciila. 20.5. 

F'rcscott, 141. 

Pre-'iey, 55. 56, 57. 58. 59. 
221, 223, 2,38, 239. 2JI, 
243. 320. 321. 

Preble- Gi!b;:rt. 242. 

Kaciui. 210. 242. 311, 312. 
kaie^gh, 41. ^2. 45, 47, 6 

'47. 3^' I. 370. 
Ralt:?h DoAnman 362. 
Ka'e.^p Wriiamson, 137, 

«50. 15;. 379- 
R-,u],e::, I35. 
R--!.erca. S'i. 145. -40. 2|3. 

Rcltccca Pine?, no. 
Reh.l. 243. 
Rlica, 243, 235. 
Rice Curtis, 283. 
Richard V, VII, 39, 217, 

30.3. 306, 378. 
Richard Alexander, 5;, 56 
Richard T., 60. f.3. 
Rittie. 2;6. 
Rita. 277. 
R' Hcrt, 2. 4. 124. 134. 133, 

103, 209. 210, 212, 213, 

--V, 255, :?6o, 271. 271. 

305. 323.. 357. 361. 3^'2, 
R'^berf Allen, 205. 
Robert Curtis M. D., 292. 
Robert Ellsworth, 375. 
R-,bert Ford. 62 
Robert Galloway, 124. 
Robert L., 148. ' 

105, 22s. 

234, ^35, 
259, 26c, 

37S. 379, 380. 


218. 219, 
2A2, 243. 


7 6S. S: 

244, 256, 


138. 153. 
219, 220. 

278. 281, 

3<:>7, 370, 




Robert M.. 273. 
Robert X., 373- 
Robert P., 48. 

Robert Stewart, 369. 370, 372. 
Robert Trent, 372, 374. 
Robert W., 370. 3S0. 
Robert Wistar, 61- 
Robert ('"King"), VI. 5, 98, 330. 
'Roland, 239. 277, 373. 
Roger Mills. 242. 
Ross, 146. 276, 277. 
Roseweil, 141. 
Roy. 235. 
Roy S., 54. 
Rosa, 241, 255, 2G.J. 
Rosamond, 237. 259. 
Roseland, 243, 244. 
Roselina Althea. 35S. 
Rufh .233, 273, 313. 
Ruth Holmes, 60. 
Rufus, 143. 
Russell, 23S. 
Rutlcdge, 141. 

Sarena, 242. 

Sarah. 41, 42. 30. 53. -6. 
134. 135, 137. 144. 1^3- 
218, 210, 221. 226. 227, 
j 240, 241, 243. 243, 24^', 
I 271. 277, 281. 283. 2S7, . 
1 Sarah Anne, 234. 373. 
j Sarah Brown, no, 124. 
j Sarah Ellen. 334. 
I Sarah Everett, 68, 69. 
! Sarah Frazier. 233. 

Sarah Harda\\ay, 85. 

Sarah Jane. 61. 

Sarah Oliver. 83. 

Sarah Otey. 36'p. 371. 

Sarah Preston, 247, 231. 

Samuel. 63, 139. 239, 240. 242, 377, 37? 

Samuel Parson-. 291. 

Samuel Ross, 141. 

Samuel Stone, 151. 

Scott, 137. 140, 142. 143. 

Sharpe, 68, 8r, 85. 

Shirley, 85, 242. 
iShields, 141. 
jSheffey, 2^8- 

Shapley Prince, 146. 
I Smah. 309. 

Sidney Lee, 68. 

Solomon, 226, 227, 228, 22g, 230, 231 

Solomon Frazier, 2-0. 

37, 108. 


:oi, 210, 


:28, 237, 


261. 263, 


2. 323- 


Sophia Helen, 292. 
Sophronia, 82. 204. 
Spencer, 45, 46, 47, 55. 56, 57, 60, 64, 

Spencer M., 379. 
Stewart, 58. 
Stokeley, 138. 139. 143. 
Stonewall Jackson. 259. 
Stanley Wayman. 62. 
Stephen. 255, 313. 3S0. 
Stephen D.. 151. 
Stephen Obst, 54. 
Stephen Oglesbey, 54. 
Susan 50. 243. 370. 
Susan Anne, 148, 149. 
Susan Elizabeth, 221, 222, 291. 
Susan Lee, 64. 
Susan May, 54. 
Susan Satherwhite, no. 122. 
Susan v.. 122. 
Susannah, 50, 164, 202, 203, 230, 234, 265, 

Susannah Amelia, 213. 
Susannah Gaines. 48, 53. 

Tabitha, 326, 332, 362, 367, 368, 369, 370, 

Taylor, 140. 

Taylor W., 257. 

Tarpley Williamson, 147. "^ 

Tascoe (Tasker ?) Ccnway, 362. 

Temperance. 2. 

Thompson. 55, 56, 57, 58, 59- 

Thomas, Sr., Capt. I, VI, i, 2, 3, 4, 6. 
7. 8, 9. 10, 38, 98. 99, 236, 270, 303. 
320, 325. 330. 

Thomas, Jr., Capt.. S, 9, 10. 38, 45. 98, 
99, 100, 104, 106. 107, 148. 152, 165, 
209. 216, 217, 225, 261, 265, 270. 

Thomas V. VI. 2, 4, 39, 40, 40, 41, 42, 
45. 46, 47, 48, 50, 53- 60, 85, 86. 87. 
104. 105. 106. 107, 134, 135. 136. 137, 
138, 139, 142. 143, 144, 145. 209, 210,1 
216, 217. 218. 219, 220, 226. 227, 236. 
237, 238, 239, 241, 242. 244. 245, 259! 
260, 263, 271, 289, 290, 304. 309, 311, 
320, 321. 323. 377, 37S. 379. 380. 

Thomas, Col., 99, 214. 215. C, 380. 

Thomas Chattin. 108. 134. 

Thomas Franklin, I24. 

Thomas L.. 256. 

Thomas M.. 143, 146. 

Thomas Morgan. 237. 238. 

Thomas Robertson, 147. 

Thomas Spencer, 4S, 49. 

Thomas Williamson. 154. 245. 
Theodorick VI, 379. 
Tipton, 53. 
Towns, 37S. 

Ursula, 238. 

Van Buren, 241. 
Verjane, 234. 
Vicman, 379. 

Virginia, 85. 141. 240. 257. 
Virginia Emiline, 205. 
Virginia Hinckle, 259. 
Virginia Louise. 291. 
Virginia Page, 359. 

Walter, 63, 

Warren, 357. 

Warner P.. 144. 

Wayne. 241. 

Washington, 259. 

Walker, 379, 

Wesley, 259. 

Wheeler. 221, 222. 

Willis Green, M. D., 322. 

Williams, 141 

Willard. 143. 

Winfield, 253. 255. 

Winifred, 47, 134, 136. 137, 13S, 139, 204. 

258, 310. 311- 
Winifred H.. 134. 
Winifred Jane, 205. 
Winifred Louise, 255. 
Willie E.. 124. 
Willie Sue, 240. 
Williamson. 106, 245, 258. 
William V, VII, 2. 9, 48. 49, 50. 57, 68. 

84, 85. S6. 124, 135, 138, 139. 210. 211. 

212, 213, 221, 227, 228, 238, 245, 255. 

256, 260, 261, 263. 271. 274, 275, 276. 

277, 280, 283, 284, 289, 290, 307, 308. 

311, 3^2, 313, 321, 323. 361. 362. 3tS. 

369. 370, 371, 377. 378, 379. 380. 
William A., 148, 239. 
William Arthur. Rev. 122. 123. 
William Alonzo. 123. 
William Alvin. 65. 
William Austin, 65. 
William B., 260. 
William Brown, no, 124. 
William C. 234. 
William E., 311. 
William Edgar, 62. 
Wiriiam F., 121. 
William Fanning, 85. 
William H.. 60, (it, 62, 64, 148. 205. 
William Henry. 292. 357. 358. 359. 


William H. G., Gen. VI. 

William Harvey, Capt., 2>^2. 

William Harrison, 205. 

William J., I40, 143. 

William Joseph, 144. 

William L., 307. 

William Martin, 291, 293. 

William P., 2,7'i. 

William Pannill, 209, 210, 211. 

William Richard. 82. 
William Spencer, 65. 
William Stamey, 63. 
William Thomas, 54. 
William \^ass, 63. 
Worley. 241. 
Woodward Lee, 293. 
Wrenne, 85, z^^. 

Zion Pennington, 242. 



Co itlp iHotfjer 

(Mrs. Henderson Miller), 
From whom I derive my Carter blood, this history 
of her people is afFectionateiy dedicated. 

Genealogy of the Carter Family 

Captain Thomas Carter 


The name Carter is given among the fifty surnames most ccm- 
monly found in England, and is of quite ancient respectability, 
as it occurs among the country gentry as early as the four- 
teenth century. From early times there seem to have been two 
separate Carter families in England. 

The use of the talbot, buckle, and Catharine wheel, in various 
combinations in the arms of the different Carter families settled 
to the north of London in the small adjoining counties of Bed- 
ford, Hertford, Middlesex, Buckingham. Oxford, and the still 
more northerly shires of Northumberland and York, would seem 
to bind them all more or less closely to one fountain head of this 
blood, the original seat of the family probably being in Bedford 
or Hertfordshire. The other Carters were located to the south 
of London in Kent, Cornwall, Somerset, Devon, and Ireland, 
with no similarity whatever between their arms and those of the 
northern Carters, the original seat of the southern Carters proba- 
bly being in Kent. In the century preceding the settlement of 
Virginia a great many of the Carter families, both north and 
south, sent a number of their younger sons to London to seek 
their fortunes in business. 

The arms used by Col. John Carter of "Corotoman," Virginia, 
and by Capt. Thomas Carter of "Ear ford," Virginia, indicate 
that both belonged to the Carters north of London, though not 
the same family. 


Of the ancestry- of Capt. Thomas Carter, of "Barford," Christ 
Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia, we know nothing 
certain. The tradition preserved by a branch of the family in 
Lancaster and recorded in 1858 says that he was the son of a 
London merchant of good family. 


The circumstantial evidence of the crest on his seal, the nam- 
ing of his home "Barford," and the striking similarity of the bap- 
tismal names of his children and their descendants with those 
of Bedfordshire, makes it appear strongly probable that he was 
more or less closely connected with the ancient Carter family of 
'^Kimpson," Bedfordshire. I am of the opinion that he was a 
son of one of the sons of William Carter, Gent, of Kimpson. 
Bedfordshire (buried Dec. i. 1605), and his wife, ^larv Ancell 
(Buried March i, 1619), daughter of Thomas Ancell, Esq.. of 
Barford, in Co. Bedford. They had issue seven sons and ten 
daughters as follows : Thomas, eldest son and heir, born Sept. 
19. 1575; Xichoias, William, Anne. Winifred, Marv, Oliver, 
Amye, Elizabetli. Temperance. Anne, Ursula. Ancd. Robert,' 
Katharine, Alice, and John, the youngest, born Xov. 5, 1599., 
The names Henry, Edward and Daniel appear among the chil- 
dren of those sons of William and Mary Ancell Carter', of whom 
we have record. 

Capt. Thomas Carter of Virginia may possibly have been the 
youngest son of Ancell Carter, born Oct. 2d,, 1591, son of Wm. 
and Mary Carter of Kimpson, who settled in Lx)ndon. At the 
visitation of the Heralds from the College of Arms in 1634, 
Ansyll (Ancell) Carter of London, Grocer, had six sons living 
as follows : George, eldest son, John, Ansyle, William, James. 
and Tlwwas, youngest son, who could not have been over three 
or four years old in 1634. Capt. Thomas Carter of Virginia was 
born in 16303 1. 

No original paper of Capt. Thomas Carter bearing his own 
seal has been found (he sealed his will with the Dale crest), but 
his grandson, Joseph Carter of Spotsylvania, in 1739 u^ed a 
seal bearing the initials 'T. C." surmounted by a crest showing 
a demi-talbot out of a mural crown. This is one of the crest'^ 
of the Kimpson Carters and of Ancell Carter of London. 

Though the parentage of Capt. Thomas Carter is not known, 
as is likewise the case of Col. John Carter of "Corotoman- and 
a number of other prominent emigrants to Virginia, there is 
plenty of evidence to show that he came of a good family, who-c 
claim to gentility was unquestioned. He lived in an age when a 


man's pretensions to social consideration must bear thorough 
investigation before being allowed; and Capt. Thomas Carter's 
seem to have stood the test. 

Mr. Richard Alexander Bruce in his Social History of the 
Seventeenth Century in \'irginia says: "There was the clear- 
est recognition of class distinctions in every department of Vir- 
ginia life during the seventeenth century, a fact brought out in 
numerous ways by the silent testimony of different legal docu- 
ments which have survived to the present day. The colonial 
custom, following the immemorial English, was in such docu- 
ments to fix by terms, whose legal meaning was understood, tlie 
social position of the principal persons mentioned therein. In 
conversation the term "Mister" was no doubt applied to both 
gentlemen and yeomen ; the term seems in fact to have been re- 
served in those early times in all forms of written and printed 
matter for those whose claim to be gentlemen in the broad social 
sense was admitted by all." 

Mr. Bruce says further that in Virginia this use was observed 
most constantly in the county tax lists, where only gentlemen 
received any designation at all; and that was always cither "Mr." 
or a military title if such was possessed. The Lancaster records 
abundantly substantiate such a claim for Thomas Carter, as from 
his first appearance in the tax list of 1653 as "Mr. Tho: Carter" 
until his death in 1700 he does not appear without the distin- 
guishing "Mr." or "Capt." 


The first written account we have of Thomas Carter, Gent., 
the emigrant, is in a MSS. account of the family in 1858 by 
John Carter of "The Xest," Lancaster County, who derived most 
of his traditions from a maiden aunt— Miss Fanny Carter, born 
>n 1738, died in 1830, who seems to have known a great deal 
about the family. But in every generation the spinsters of a 
family, having no husband or children to occupy their time, have 
been the repositors of its genealogical lore. The account of 
Thomas Carter is as follows: 

"Our ancestors came to Mrginia about two hundred years ago 
& settled in Lancaster County. The first one of the Carters was 



my grandfather's grandfather Thomas Carter son of a London 
merchant of good family. 

"I have heard said there was two brothers of them the other 
being a John Carter who settled south of the river in Essex but 
further I can"t say. And I have heard said we are kin to old 
Robert Carter who is buried at old Christ Church in this County 
but have never found out how. He was very rich— some say 
the richest man in \irginia. 

"Our old Ancestor Thomas Carter was about 21 years old 
when he come to Lancaster and he was a man of substance and 
position as a planter and tobacco trader. He was married twice. 
First to an English woman whose name I've never heard, they 
had 2 or 3 children who all died young. She died and he mar- 
ried a Miss Dale of good connections and had seven sons and 
two daughters named Thomas, Edward, James, John, Henry, 
Peter, & Joseph and the girls was Betty and Katy. 

'•Betty married a IMiy George and has descendants in this ^ 
county. Katy aunt Fanny said was a great beauty and married 
a Mr. Tabb and I gtiess was the great grandmother of the Glou- 
cester Tabbs who are a rich and prominent family.'' Note.— 
The old Carter Prayer Book says that Katharine Carter married 
John Lawson on the i6th of June 1703. 

The remainder of this :\ISS. will be given under the different 
branches of the family to which it refers. It is written in a little 
leather bound "Diary" for the year 1858 and is nov.- owned by 
Miss Mary Carter, an aged lady, at present living in Lincoln 
County, Ky. It was sent to her uncle Thomas Carter, in 1S58, 
by his uncle John Carter of Lancaster County. The first page 
is as follows: "The Carter Family Tree, for Thomas Carter 
Esq', Lexington, Ky. Written out by John Carter of The Xest 
Lancaster County \'irginia from notes from the old papers at 
the Court House and the recollections of his aunt Miss Frances 
Carter who was born in the year 1738 and died in the year 1830." 
As shown by the above note and the Lancaster records, Cant. 
Thomas Carter was besides being a planter, a merchant and to- 
bacco trader and probably was the son of a merchant. This fs 
true of the majority of the seventeenth centurv Virginians whj 


made any stir in the social or political affairs of the colony. 
While most of them were more or less closely connected with 
the minor gentry at home in England, and an occasional "cousin 
to a lord," in the main the emigrants were either members of 
the various craft guilds or professions or sons of members. 

Of the social status of these ancient tradesmen we know that 
in the seventeenth century the military, clerical, legal and medi- 
cal professions and the mechanical and merchantile arts held re- 
lations to the social life of England vastly different from, what 
they now have. These professions and occupations at that time 
were filled by the younger sons of both the nobility and landed 
gentry, who, owing to the law of primogeniture fixing the par- 
ental estate upon the eldest son, were thus dispersed to seek 
their fortune and honor elsewhere, without in any way affecting 
their lineal traits or mental and social investments. So a great 
(leal of the very best blood in England entered the twelve great 
craft or livery companies as indentured apprentices to learn 
some trade or craft and later to be freem.en of the same. Long 
lists of titled persons who actually served their apprenticeship 
have appeared. It is said that "from these companies sprang 
many of the noblest houses and grandest characters of English 

Upon their arrival in Virginia many of these seventeenth cen- 
tury emigrants set up stores along the great rivers; commanded 
their own trading vessels, or went into business as master crafts- 
men, such as saddlers, carpenters, etc. Among the early mer- 
chants were the ancestors of many of the families that for three 
centuries have been pre-eminent in \'irginia, such as the Lees, 
Byrds. Randolphs, Nelsons, Carters of Corotoman, Lightfoots, 
and others. Upon acquiring land, which most of them did soon 
after landing, the English law gave them the right to resume 
the distinguishing title of "gentleman" and the coat of arms, 
which came to them from their landed ancestors in England. 

Mrs. Sally Xelson Robins, a descendant of some of Virginia's 
rr.ost prominent families, writes: "We Virginians should never 
be srornful of trade, for the best of our forefathers (and indeed 
tMc mo?t of the early ones) coined money in their houses of 


general merchandise. * * * They did not come to the New 
World for the pleasure of the thing — ah, no ! it was for a better 
living than England afforded them, and when they got here they 
had to hustle, as the pioneers who suffered and toiled in Alaska 
hustled twenty years ago. The Virginia colonist didn't have the 
snow and ice in abundance, but he had chills and fever — much 
worse — and other ills not accounted for. To make his living he 
set up a store, or contracted for the erection of buildings, and 
in consequence was called "carpenter." and this affix to his 
honorable name shocks his twentieth century descendants, who 
think of \'irginians as dashing cavaliers, never as tradesm.en. 
The little store helped to move the great plantation and evolved 
the lordly planter, the most picturesque personage (after the 
Indian) in America." 

Like Colonels Edward and John Carter, Captain Thomas Car- 
ter seems to have lived at first after he came to Virginia in 
Nansemond County and to have continued his store in that 
county after he had removed to Lancaster. He appears first in 
the tax list of Lancaster County in 1653 when '■M^ Tho: Car- 
ter" paid tithes on himself and four servants. Fromi this time 
on until his death he appears with a varying num.ber of ser- 
vants — in 1663 he paid for twenty, and in 1699, the year before 
he died, for nine. 

He purchased his first plantation of about eight hundred acres 
on the "Eastermost branch of Corotoman River" from Col. John 
Carter, and June i, 1654, acknowledged the debt in court — 
12,852 pounds of tobacco to be paid the following October "at 
■ ye dwelling house of the sd M' Tho: Carter," and 130 sterling 
on Sept. 18, 1655. "Mr. Thomas Carter," "Planter," "Mer- 
chant," and "Gent." acquired land as follows : 

Jan. 14, 1656, from George Marsh, 560 acres; 1658 from Ed- 
mund Lunsford a plantation, acreage not given: Dec. 8, 1674 
from his father-in-law Edward Dale, "Gent." 500 acres; May 
27, 1657 a patent for 150 acres; Sept. 20, 1661, patent for 220 
acres; and in the next thirty years patents for small parcels 
aggregating 470 acres. He seems to have kept practically all of 
tliis during his lifetime. The old court records show that he 


appeared frequently as the attorney for non-residents of Lancas- 
ter both in other parts of Virginia and England, thus showing 
that he had a wide acquaintance. 

"Oct" ye 21^ 1663 According to order the Oath of a Commis- 
sioner (justice) was this day Administered to Capt. Thomas Car- 
ter after which he sat in the Court," and continued on the bench 
until Nov. 8. 1665. March 8, 1670 the following order of court 
was recorded: "At ye request of Mr. Edward Dale, Mr: Tho: 
Carter is dep'td Clerke for the said Dale fifor conformation of 
whom in ye Clerke's place it is ordered by this Court Y*^ a 

bee sent to ye Ho^' Thomas Ludwell Esq^ Secretary 

for his approbation." The first order shows that he was a cap- 
tain in the Lancaster militia. It is also believed that he wa3 a 
burgess in 1667 and probably subsequently. The Randolph papers 
show that a "Captain Carter" was a burgess in that year and a 
member of one of the committees. This was during the "Long 
Assembly", which convened March 23, 1661, and lasted until 
Mar. 7, 1676 without a general election. At this time there 
seems to have been no other Carters, of any prominence, in Vir- 
ginia outside of those in Lancaster County, and Giles Carter of 
Henrico County, who is said to have never held any military or 
political position. In Lancaster County the tax list for 1667 
shows the names of "Col. John Carter, Sr."; Col. Edward Car- 
ter", "Capt. Thomas Carter," and ''Mr. John Carter, Jun." April 
II, 1666 Col. John Carter, Sr. as presiding justice administered 
the oath of a justice to his son "Mr. Jo: Carter", whose name 
appears in the list of justices with the title of "Mr." until 1670, 
when he appeared as "Capt." John Carter. For a number of 
years prior to 1661 Lancaster county had two and sometimes 
three representatives in the House of Burgesses, but the incom- 
plete lists of the "Long Assembly" give her but one, though it 
is presumed that she had as many burgesses during that period 
as before and after. 

Were the old vestry boote-of Christ Church in existence \f^x^^ 
would most probably show the name of Capt. Thomas Carter 
among the vestrymen and church wardens. The old vestry book 
beginning in 1739 ^or the combined parishes of Christ Church 


and St. Mary's White Chapel, gives the names of the two sons 
cf Capt. Thomas Carter sur^-iving at that time, and two of his 
grandsons among the vestrymen and church wardens ; and a 
grandson and a great grandson were clerks of the vestry for a 
number of years. 

From Mrs. John Scarlett Smith of San Francisco, whose step- 
mother was a Carter, I have obtained the old Carter Prayer 
Book, printed in 1662. which contains many valuable records of 
this family. 

The early marriage and birth records in this old bock are all 
in the same handwriting, but as it is a seventeenth century hand, 
they were probably written in by Capt. Thomas himself in his 
old days, or else copied from some other record by one of his 

His Marriage and Children. 

- "With this Book p^ R^ AP John Shepperd on Wedns"^'' y* 4^ 
Day of May 1670 — was Mar*^ ]\P Thomas Carter of Barford in 
y" County of Lancas'" in \'irg* & Katharine Dale y* eldest 
Daugh"" of IM"" Edw: Dale y^ same County." 

Capt. Thomas and Katharine Dale Carter had issue ten sons 
and three daughters, three of whom died in infancy, 

"Edward ye eldest Sonne of Tho: & KatlT* Carter was born 
on y* 9** Ap'll 1671 of a Sunday at 8 aClock in ye Morn^ and 
was bap*^ on Sunday the s^^ M"" John Carter, M"" Edw° Cona- 
way & M"- Edw : Dale Gdfath" & M"* Diana Dale & M^^ Lettys 
Corbyn G"dMoth"." 

"Thomas Carter son of Thomas was Born on the 4th day of 
June 1672 betw'n 3 & 4 aclock in y^ ^Morn^ and was Baptz*^ att 
ye new Church Aug' 5th. Capt° John Lee, M' Th: Hayne, ye 
Lady Ann Skipworth & Eliz^ Dale godpar'^" 

"John 3*^ Son was born^ ye S>'^ May 1674 and bap'' Sun''*'' y* 
24^ and had for God parents Coll. Jno : Carter, M*" Jno Stretchley 
and M" Ball." 

"Henry Skipwith, 4th sonn Tho. & Kath. Carter born'' of a 
Wedns^' the 7'' June & was baptzd att Home by R*' M"" Dogette 
en Sun''*' aff Service ye i8th Cap" W"" Ball, Cap= David Fox 
and M" Srah Fleete standing. 


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"Diana y^ Eldest Daugh'" Th : & Kath° Carter was born on the 
last Day of Ap" 1678 near 5 in the Affnoone and Christn*^ on 
Sunday 12 of May by M"" Doggett when was Entertain"^ a large 
Company. M" Diana Dale, :^I" Mary Willys & Cap° Ball God 
parents. She Depart"^ this Life of a Putrid Soar Throate at yc 
age of 2 yeares and 3 days." 

"\V° & Xich° twinn sonnes of Tho: Carter born 2^ Nov"" 1679 
and dyed on the nth & 12th July 1680 of a Cholrey. 

"Elizabeth 2^ Dauter was Born'^ 4'' day of Fieb^ 168° about 
Sunrise & weigh^ 11 lbs. Baptz"^ at S' ]Marys Sunday 15 ]May 
M" Margaret Ball. M" Elizabeth Rogers & Captain Ball stand- 
ing for her. 

"Daniel son of Thomas & Katharin Carter born 22^ Oct'br 
1682 and died on the 30'' of a Fit." 

"James 8th sonn was Borne on Chrisf^*^ Day 1684 it being 
Thursday at 2 in the morn^ & was Chris""' at Home on Sundy. 
M' Jno Edwards, M^ Tho. Wilkes & M" Edwards standing as 
God par'-*." 

"Katharine 3*^ Dau. was born at 6 aclock Easter Morning 4*" 
Ap' 1686 Bap"* on Whit-Sund^ M^ David Fox M^^ Hannah Fox 
& M" Sarah Perrotte Gdp*^" 

"Peter 9th Son was Born near Midnight 23'' May 1688 & 
Baptzd on 3"* June M' Edwin Conaway, M^ Tho. Dudly & ^1"* 
Ann Chowning standing." 

"Joseph Youngest son born Friday 28 Nov'' 1690 & Qirist"* 
at home on loth Dec' M' Rob^ Carter & W Joseph Ball God- 
fath'' & M" Judith Carter Godmother." 

Capt. Thomas Carter, Sr. died Oct. 22, 1700 "aged about 70 

Mrs. Catharine Dale Carter died May 10, 1703 in the 51st 
year of her life. 

Capt. Carter's will, dated Aug. 16, 1700 was probated Nov. 
14. 1700 by his second son Thomas Carter, Jr. He divided his 
estate as follows : Wife Catharine to have the home plantation 
for tlie rest of her life, a negro man named Dick, the great 
table, and one-third of the remainder of his personal property. 
Sons Edward, Thomas, Henry (then hi England) and John to 


each have a hundred acres of land ; son James to have the land 
devised to Henry if the latter did not return from England. 
Daughters Elizabeth and Katharine, and soni Peter and Joseph 
had been provided for by their grandfather Dale. Son-in-law 
William George to account for 1,560 pounds of tobacco that he 
had advanced him on the Dale estate due to his wife from her 
grandfather. Son Thomas to have the home plantation after the 
death of his mother. The rest of his real and personal estates to 
be divided equally between all children. 

Capt. Carter sealed his will with a seal showing the crest of 
his father-in-law, Edward Dale, which doubtless was more con- 
venient at the time of signing the paper than his own sea'. The 
original papers in Virginia show numerous examples of men 
using some other family seal than their own, though they are 
known to have possessed one with their own crest on it. 

The personal estate amounted to £236. and included a "parcel 
of old Bookes", a silver drinking pot, tankard, and twelve 'silver 
spoons, beside the usual household and plantation furnishings of 
a man of his class. 

I obtained from a Mr. Dorit, a Lancaster photographer, a 
photograph and description of a delapidated old frame house 
standing not far from Corotoman River, and said to have been 
the old Carter home. It is a long wooden building, a story and 
a half high, and dormer windows front and back. There are 
four rooms and a small hall on each floor. A small chimnev in 
the center and a great inside chimney at each end with enormous 
fireplaces upstairs and down. On either side of these end chim- 
neys were large alcoves or closets with windows in them. The 
main rooms were about sixteen by twenty- four feet. 

Imagination easily pictures Thomas Carter with his family and 
neighbors in the long winter evenings gathered about the huge 
log fires piled high in these wide throated chimneys at 'B^v- 
ford." And while the boys and girls played the old-time Eng- 
lish games, roasting chestnuts, telling apple seeds, or dancing the 
old English dances, their elders around a great bowl of steaming 
punch (as was the custom), sang the old songs and told tales oi 
the old days -at home"— their hearts and minds filled with haopv 


recollections, as they watched the tree in its last glorious hour 
giving back its memories in amethyst' and sapphire haze, and 
gold and crimson flam.c. Memories, like those of the men and 
women about it. of blue skies and lost rainbows of Junes far 
past ; of threatening clouds and scurrying snowflakes of gray 
days untinged wirh gold. The sweet perfume of flowers, soft, 
clear call of birds, and drifting mounds of fallen leaves — friendly 
ghosts of days long gone conjured back in swift changing 

'I love you, dwellirgs of the long ago. 

Round you a glamour of old sunlight shines; 
Beneath your eves my heart her nest doth know — 

Ah wing'd memories — amid your woven vines. 

'Shades of the generations darkly drawn 

Lengthen themselves athwart your threshold gra\ 

Cradled have ye the dreams of many a dawn. 
And covered o'er the fires of many a day." 

Ancestry of Katherine Dale, Wife of 
Captain Thomas Carter 

The Dales and Skipwiths. 

Among the royalists who sought refuge in V'irginia after the 
death of King Charles I., were Sir Grey Skipwith and his 
brother-in-law Edward Dale, Gentleman. Sir Grey was the 
second son of Sir Henry Skipwith, Baronet of Prestwould, Lei- 
cestershire, whose ancestry goes back in an unbroken line to the 
time of the Conqueror; and Major Dale was of the ancient fam- 
ily of Dale of Northampton and London, which originally was 
of county Chester, as he used the same arms, the crest of which 
is shown on his seal to a paper at Lancaster Court House, Va. 

They belonged to that class of emigrants to Virginia, who, 
Mr. Philip Alexander Bruce in his Social History of Virginia in 
the Seventeenth Century says: "Enjoyed an influence in the 
social life of the Colony which was out of proportion to their 
mere number. Some of these men, as we have seen, were per- 
sons of rank in England ; others were untitled officers in the 
royal armies, and with few exceptions all were sprung from the 
English landed gentry. They brought with them to Virginia 
the tastes and habits of the society in which they moved, and to 
which they belonged by birth as well as by association, the society 
of the English country gentleman." 

They settled on the Rappahannock, but on different sides of 
it ; Sir Grey Skipwith in what is now Middlesex County, and 
Major Dale in Lancaster. Major Dale soon began taking a 
prominent part in county affairs and from 1655 to 1674 was 
clerk of Lancaster county; from 1669 to 1684 a Justice, or Com- 
missioner of the County Court; in the years 1670, 1671, 1679, 
and 1680 High Shriff ; and in 1677 and 16B2-83 Member of 
the House of Burgesses. 

The old records of Lancaster for the first two or three years 
after the county was organized are not quite complete, but Ed- 

Portrait of Major Edward Dale. 
(In the posicssion of Dr. Joseph Lyon Miller, Thomas. \V. Vu-) 


ward Dale appears as Clerk of the county in 1655, and thence 
continuously until ]May 10, 1674 when John Stretchley took the 
oath as clerk of the county. 

In Colonial days the clerk was probably the most important 
officer next after the County Lieutenant, and besides belonging 
to the local gentry, was one of the leading men of his county, or 
what that champion gossip, Samuel Pepys denominates "'a very 
great man"; which needs no other proof than the mention of 
such names as Sir Marmaduke Beckwith, Sir Grey Skipwith, 
Peter Beverley, Benj. Harrison, \Vm. Nelson, Wm. Stanard, 
\Vm. Randolph, Robert Boiling, \\"m. Fitzhugh, Thomas Lee 
and dozens of other names of equal prominence, whose owners 
were clerks of their respective counties. The clerks were also 
the legal advisers to a large part of their constituents, and for a 
time were permitted to act as attorneys before the court, but 
even after this priviledge was taken from them they probably 
drew up more deeds and wills than all the other attorneys in the 
county. Edward Dale's library included the following law 
Ux>ks: The Compleat Justice, The Office of a Complete Attor- 
ney (in Octavo), Jure Maritimo (Quarto), De Jureaments by 
Sanderson, The Book of Oathes, and Virginia Laws (in folio). 

From sometime in 1669 till April 1684 Edward Dale was a 
Justice of the County Court, which included such men as Cols. 
John Carter, Sr. and Jr., Capt. David Fox, Capt. Wm. Ball, 
Capt. Thomas Carter, :Mr. Rawleigh Travers, :Mr. Richard Par- 
rott, and Mr. John Custis. :Mr. Bruce says, 'Throughout the 
Seventeenth century, the most important tribunal in Virginia for 
the administration of local justice was the monthly or county 
court," He continues, "According to the Act of 1661-2, the jus- 
tices were to be chosen from among the 'most able, honest, and 
judicious' citizens of their respective counties. * * * There 
are innumerable proofs that they were drawn from the body of 
the wealthiest, most capable and most respected men to be found 
Jn the whole community." "The office of a justice was looked 
upon as being &<:> purely honorable that, following the English 
precedent, it carried no salary in the strict sense of the term; 
nor were there any perquisites growing out of the position ap- 


preaching in importance those which made the office of Coun- 
cillor so valuable from a pecuniary point of view.'' The judges 
on the county bencli were allowed thirty pounds of tobacco from 
each litigant who failed to win his case. 

The old records show that in the years 1670, 1671, 1679 and 
1680 Major Dale was High SherilT of Lancaster, having been 
chosen by the governor from among the names presented to him 
by the county court, as for example the court held for ]\Iarch 
1679, "Ordered that ]Mr. Thomas Grymes, Major Edward Dale 
and Mr. Robt: Griggs be presented to the Rt. Hon^=« S^ Henry 
Chicheley Lt. Deputy Govern' and Capt Generall of Virg^ in 
election of a Sheriff for this county for the year Ensuing." And 
on May 12, 1679, "According to order of the Right Hono*"^ Sr 
William Berkeley, K'. Governor and Cap' Gen" of Virginia the 
oath of high Sheriff for this County was this day administered 
to Maj° Edward Dale." For 16S0 his commission was dated 
April 10, and he took the oath on May 26th. In 1681 he ap- 
peared as the security of Capt. David Fox who was commis- 
sioned high Sheriff. Bruce says. "From some points of view, 
the sheriff was a more important officer than the clerk.'' "The 
shrievalty was invested with as much dignity in Virginia as it 
was in the ]\Iother Country itself." Blackstone, the great Eng- 
lish jurist, says of the English sheriff' that, "as the keeper of the 
King's Peace both by common law and special commission, he is 
the first man in the county and superior in rank to any noble- 
man therein during his office." 

In Nov. 1677 and January 1683 Major Dale received from the 
county court his pay as a Burgees from Lancaster county — eight 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-five pounds for each service. 

The date of Edward Dale's commission as a major in the 
Lancaster militia has not been ascertained, he appeared in a 
list of militia officers in Virginia in 1680 as Major Dale, and 
in the various court records previous to that year. Bruce says, 
"The members of the House of Burgesses belonged to the circle 
of foremost citizens of the colony. Although all ranks of freem.en 
enjoyed the franchise down to 1670, there is no indication that 
this system of universal suffrage led to the frequent election of 


representatives of an inferior standing from a social point of 
view." And of tlie officers of the militia that ""The men who 
bore these military titles were the foremost in all the various 
departments of action represented in the Colony." 

Maj. Dale's part in Bacon's rebellion seems to have been that 
he represented Lancaster county "Att a Committy (by OrdCf 
of Ye Grand Assembly) for Laying a Levy in the Northern 
Neck for ye charge in Raisinge ye forces thereof for suppres- 
sing ye late rebellion mett at Capt. Beales ye 14'*" of August 
1677 being present Mr. \Vm. Presley, Maj' Ed. Dale, ^lajor 
Isaac Allerton, Mr. Peter Presley, Coll. Wm. Travers, Coll. Sam' 
Griffin, Coll. George Mason, & Mr. Martin Scarlett." 

In addition to his offices in Lancaster, his home county, Edward 
Dale was also the first clerk of Westmoreland county between 
the years 1652 and 1662, running the office by the help of a 

The old worthies of Seventeenth century Virginia were very 
careful of their honor and dignity, and prompt and severe in their 
resentment of any infringement of the same. On February 
8th, 1670, in contending for a point of this kind Mr. Dale routed 
the entire court, causing them to adjourn without transacting 
any business, as the only record of their meeting is as follows : 
"Mr. Edward Dale, Clerk of this county & in Commission for 
the peace, and high Sher'. of this County conceiving himself 
sufficiently qualified to sett covered in Court w"^ some of ye sd 
Justices would not allow of they did thereupon adjourn till ye 
second Wednesday in the month next." During his fifteen years 
on the county bench he dissented from the opinion of the other 
justfces more than any other one of them, and always saw to 
it that his dissentions were recorded. Another illustration of an 
affront to their dignity in which Major Dale played a part is as 
follows : "Att a court for ye County of Lancaster Nov. y® 8'** Ano 
Dni 1 67 1 at ye Co" house these 
Mr.Will Ball Sen. Mr.Bryan Stott 

Mr. George Wale ]\Ir. Robert Beckinham 

Mr. Tho: Hayne Mr. Will Ball, Jun^ 

Mr. Robt. Griggs Mr. Tho : :MarshalI 

Mr. Dan: Harrison. 


"Itt manifestly appearing to y*^ Co'^ several of its members 
being there psonally prte that on Sonday y^ first of y'^ instant 
of Nov: in ye tyme of divine service at ye p'she Church of St. 
Marys White Chappell in this County one Rich'^ Price did after a 
rude irrehgious and uncivil manner intrude himself e into y* 
seate purposely designed and made use off by his Ma'^ Justi' 
of ye peace for this County there beinge then psonally psent 
inye seate two of ye sd Justic' w"' ]M^ Edward Dale high Sherr: 
of y'^ County whom ye s"* Price did rudely force backward upon 
his seate whilst he endeavored to keep ye s"^ Price out which 
behaviou"" of ye s*^ Price tending to ye dishon"" of God Almighty, 
ye Contempt of his Ma^'* ]Mynister, offence of y* Congregation 
Scandall to religion and evil example of others. All of w'^^ this 
Court taking into Consideration and fearing they might bee 
thought ptiall (the Vindicacon of their s** membs and Sherifte 
considered) have ordered that Mr. Edward Dale doe send a 
messengere forthwith to ye Right Hon'''^ Govern'' to crave his 
hon" speciall warnt to command ye s** Price psonally to appear 
att ye next Gen" Co'^ at a day Certaine to ansv/er yo said' 
M"" Robert Beverley is hereby authorized and desired to precute 
ye sd Price at y* sd Court." 

The existing Lancaster records show no deed to ^Major Edward 
Dale prior to May 6, 1663, when he had a certificate for 750 
acres by assignment from Rich : Perrott ; and on the same date 
five hundred acres from Richard Merryman. March 30th, 1662 
John and Margaret Paine sold to Richard Merryman "the planta- 
tion whereon Mr. Edw"^ Dale now liveth." Feb. 2, 1664 ^laj. 
Dale had a deed from Edward Lunsford for three hundred and 
fifty acres of land on the Eastermost branch of Corotoman River; 
and Dec. 14th. of same year a deed from \Vm. Chappan for 
700 acres on the same branch, for the two of which he paid 
eleven thousand pounds of tobacco for five hundred acres ; and 
in May 1681 a like amount to Thomas Chetwood, mierchant, for 
six hundred acres in St. Mary's White Chappel parish to which 
he removed and where he lived the remainder of his life. 

Of this thirty four hundred acres Maj. Dale deeded five hundred 
to his daughter Katharine Carter in 1674, and six hundred acres 


to his daughter Elizabeth Rogers in 1677. In all of his deeds 
and other papers he was always styled "Edward Dale, Gentle- 
man,"' a title that in the seventeenth century was defined with 
legal precision, and its use not permitted to any one who had 
not the right to it. Major Dale's original will has disappeared 
from the clerk's office at Lancaster court house, but fortunately 
his son-in-law, Capt. Thomas Carter, sealed his will in 1700 with 
a seal that shows the crest of the Dales. Mr. Wm. x\rmstrong 
Crozier, a well known Xew York genealogist and authority on 
heraldry says this seal shows the crest of the Dales of Northamp- 
ton and London and gives the reading as following: "On a 
chapeau gules turned up ermine, a heron argent, beaked, legged 
and ducally gorged or." The arms are: "Gules on a mount 
vert, a swan arg. :Membered and ducally gorged or." At a 
visitation of the heralds from the College of Arms in 161 3 these 
arms were confirmed to Wm. E>ale, Esq., of Brigstock, North- 
ampton. He was the third son of Robert Dale, Esq., of Wencle 
in the county of Chester, whose first and second sons were, Rob- 
ert, Jr., of Wencle, and Roger of Inner Temple, London. Edward 
Dale of Virginia was probably a son of one of these. 

Major Dale was a '"cavalier" or adherent of King Charles L, 
as is plainly shown by his epitaph, the fact that he enjoyed 
numerous political offices under that rank royalist Sir William 
Berkeley, and the following story of him that has come down 
through his descendants: The story relates that upon one oc- 
casion a stranger stopped at ^lajor Dale's house one day just 
about the dinner hour. His horse was sent to the stable and he 
was invited to join the family at the dinner just then being served. 
When they were seated at the table the visitor immediately bowed 
his head and offered a long puritanical prayer, in which he 
asked rich blessings upon Oliver Cromwell (who was not then . 
dead) and especial m.aledictions on the head of the pretender- 
Charles H. This so incensed Major Dale that he ordered the 
man from his table, sent a ser\-ant for his horse and told him 
to hunt his dinner elsewhere, thus in his loyalty to his King 
transgressing one of the strongest unwrittt-n laws' of the time— 
the law of hospitality. 



A three-quarter length portrait of Edward Dale handed down 
in the Carter family showed him as a portly brown-eyed gentle- 
man dressed in black velvet coat, dark red waistcoat, cream col- 
ored satin breeches and a powdered wig. At the close of the war 
Its owner, the late Col. Thos. Carter of Kentucky removed to 
Chicago, where the portrait, with other valuable pictures and 
heirlooms, was lost in the great fire in that city. A copv is now 
owned by the author. 

Dec. 8, 1674 "Edward Dale of the County of Lancaster in 
Virg^ gent', as well for and in consideration of a marriage already 
had and solomonized between Thomas Carter of the same Countv 
Merch^ of the one parte and Katharine his wife, daughter of 
mee the aforesaid Edward Dale," etc.. convevs to Thomas and 
Katharine Carter a plantation of five hundred acres in Lancaster. 
His wife, Diana Dale, signing the deed relinquishing her dower. 
On the same day they conveyed to Thomas Carter and wife 
a negro boy named Dick, a gray mare and two-vear-old colt 
SIX young cows and their calve^. and half the hogs on the 

March 12, 1677, Edward and Diana Dale deeded to their 
daughter Elizabeth, "now the wife of Mr. William Rodgers, son 
of Capt. John Rodgers of the County of Northumberland, a 
plantation of six hundred acres in Lancaster." 

Oct. 7, 1687 Maj. Dale conveyed to "Mr. Thomas Carter and 
wife, Katharine," in consideration of "love and affection," etc 
Uvo negro boys named James and Robin; and after the death of 
-Thomas Carter and his wife, the bov Robin was to go to Dale's 
grandson, Edward Carter, and the other negro to his other 
Carter grandchildren. 

"In the Name of God Amen, the twentv fourth dav of \uo-' 
1694. I Edward Dale of the County of Lancast^ "in Rapp'k 
River in Virg- Gente. being of Sound & perfect Memory God 
be praised doe make and ordaine this my last will & Testament 
in manner and forme following. Ffirst I commend mv Soule 
mto the hands of Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer. Mv 
body to the Earth from whence it Came to bee decently interred 
w'^out any wine drinking. 


"As for such worldly Estate as it pleased God to bless me 
w"" I dispose of in manner and forme following. 
"Imp^ if it shall please God that my wife shall happen to out- 
live niee I give imto her for her maintenance during her life the 
whole proffit of my Estate whatsoever it being had to her as 
an honest woman a Gentlewoman, and a great many years my 
wife."' After the death of his wife his daughter Katharine Carter 
was to have control and use of all his estate until his Carter 
grandchildren were all of age, when it was to be divided as 
follows. Grandsons, Peter and Joseph Carter, to have his home 
plantation in St. Mary's parish with all plantation tools, etc., 
and a negro man each when they arrived at the ago of twenty- 
one years. This was about 171 1. as in January, 1712, tliey divided 
their grandfather Dale's plantation. Granddaughter Elizabeth 
his best bed and furniture and a trunk. To daughter ElizabetPi 
r<odgers twelve pounds in full of all claims on his estate. The 
residue of estate to be divided equally between his grandchildren. 
Elizabeth and Catharine, Peter and Joseph Carter, when they 
-hould become of legal age or marry. Daughter, Katharine 
Carter, and grandson, Edward Carter, to be executors of his 
will, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Carter, to also be one when 
she arrived at the age of sixteen. 

The inventory of his estate was returned to court ]\Iarch 30, 
1695. and amounted to ten thousand and six hundred and seven 
pounds of tobacco. It included besides the usual household and 
plantation furniture a parcel of books, three pictures, two silver 
dram cups without handles and a pair of silver tongs. This 
inventory does not list his books separately, but two of them 
have been preserved by his descendants, and in one of them is 
the following: 

•*A list of M^ Edw: Dales Books 

16 Ffeb'^y 1695 — Taken by Tho : Carter Sen"" & 

Edward Carter. 
\"'' Lav,-s — 1662— folio 

Mist : of the World— i577-fol° S^ Walt : Raleigh— 5 bookes. 
De Juraments 1655 — Sanderson 24""' 


Workes : Edmund Spenser — 1679 ^ollo. 
Sermons for All the Sundays of the Year — 1673 fo'". 
The Whole Duty of Man — 1660. 
St. Augustines Prayers 1585 — Ffolio. 
Sylva Sylvanum — Ffra: Bacon — 1670 — Ffol°. 
Chron : Kings of England— Rich'^ Baker. 1684. fol : 
The S''. everlasting Rest 1653— duo<^"^ 
The Book of Oathes 1649. 
Religio ^Medico — S^ Tho : Browne — 1659. 
Caba Sive Scrina Sacra: mysteryes of State 1663 fo: 
Chron: of Yeares — 1552 — 16""'. 
Shakespeares Workes— 1632 — folio, 
lohn Donnes Sermons — 1640. fo'". 
Eikon Pjasilike — 1649 — 32"". 

An English Exposition: or a Compleat Dictionary 1684. 
Cotton: Posthuma — S' Ro' : Cotton — 1679. 
The Compl\ Justice 

The Office of a Comply Attorney — in Oct'"''. 
Melliticium Chirurgiae — Ja : Cooke — 1648. 
Ciceros Orations, — 1645 — ^o^"- 
jMilitary Disciplin in Quart". 
Jure ^Nlaritino in Quar-°. 
Common Prayer Book — in Quarto 1633. 
Josepus — Workes — 1609 foI°. 
Hist : of y° Low Countries in folio 2 bookes. 
The Holy Bibcl in Quarto 1649. 

The Rum.p: Choysest poems & Songs of y- late Tirne^ — i66j. 
Gen'. Hist: of Ffrance in folio — in 2 bookes 16^. 
Satyres of Decimus Jun^ Juvenalis — in Quart'3 — 1673. 
The Practice of Physick — Xich : Culpeper— 1678. 
Godfrey de Boulogne: °^ the Recoverie of lerusa'cm — Edv. ; 
Ff air fax — 1624. 

The above list of books containing works on medicine, law, 
religion, poetry, history, and natural science show that Majoi 
Edward Dale was a broad and catholic minded man in his cdu 
cation and reading. The list also shows that he selected On- 
best, as Spenser, Shakespeare, Bacon, Josephus, Cicero, and 


Juvenal are classics to-day. His copy of Juvenal and the Post- 
humous Collection of Sir Robert Cotton are yet in existence. 
On the inside of the front cover of the Juvenal in a large and 
fine hand is v^•ritten — "S"" W'". Skipv/ith "". to Majo"" Edw : Dale 
Sep^ i6: 1686;" and below it is, "'Edw Dale to Edw Carter." 

I have not been able to locate Major Dale's tomb either in the 
St. Marys White Chappcl yard, near which his home v/as lo- 
cated or in the neighboring private graveyards. His epitaph, 
cither as it appeared on his tomb or as it was expected to appear 
is recorded in the Carter Prayer Book, and is as follows, the 
inscription being preceded by a faded drawing of the Dale arms 
enclosed in a circle, which by its shading indicates that the arms 
v.ere sunk below the surface of the stone: 


Hie Depcsitum 

Spe certe resurgendi in Christo 

quicquid habuit Mortale 


Tandem honorum et dierum Obiit 

2" Feb^: Anno Dom : 1695. 

He descended from an Ancient Family 

in England & came into y"^ Coll*' 

cf \'irg^ after the Death of his Unhappy 

i^Iaster Charles Ffirst. 
For above 30 years he enjoyed 
various Einployments of Public Trust 
in y* Cot^' of Lancaster w^^ he 
Discliarged w'^ great Fidelity & Satisfac". 

to the Governor & People. 
As Neighbor — Father — Husband he Ex 
celled and in early yeares Crown'' 
his other Accomplishments by a 

Felicitous Marriage 
w*'' Diana y* daughter of S"" Henry Skypwith 
of Preswold in y* Co"^' of Leices'-'' Bar^ 
who is left a little while to Mourn Him. 


The above epitaph shows that Edward Dale's wife was Diana 
Skipwith, daughter of Sir Henry Skipwith of Prestwold, Leices- 
tershire ; and the following letter from her brother Sir Grey 
Skipwith, substantiates it: 
"Brother Dale. 

Pray do me the favor to acknowledge in court on my behalf 
two bills of sale for Cattle made to Mary Bayley and this my 
note shall impower you for the doing of it as full as any letter 
of attorney. 

S"" I have not else only our love presented to y'selfe and my 

S' I am your lo : brother GREY SKIPWITH. 

Febr: prim.o 1664." 

The above letter is recorded on page 364, Record Book No. 
2, Lancaster County, Virginia. 

Mr. Austin Skipwith. of Prestwould, ^lecklenburg County, 
Va., writes me that an old copy of Burke says "that to Sir Henry 
Skipwith of Prestwould, Leicestershire, was born four sons and 
two daughters, viz : Grey, William, Henry, Thomas, Elizabeth- 
and Diana.'' ; but he has no record that will shovv the date of 
the marriage of Edward and Diana Dale. 

With the above conclusive evidence of the parentage of Diana 
Dale I will give an account of 

The Skipwiths. 

The Skipwith family is one of the most ancient in England, 
going back, as it does, to the time of William the Conquerer, 
and, in fact, through a marriage of one of its members in the 
sixteenth century, can trace back to the Conqueror himsel't. 
The following account of this family is taken in the main from 
Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies. 

This family, originally written Schypwyc, and denominated 
from a town and lordship so called in the East Riding of York, 
descends from Robert de Eitoteville, Baron of Cottingham in 
the time of the Conqueror, of whom and his descendants, the 
feudal lords of Cottingham. Dugdale treats fully, and at length 
in his baronage. 

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Coats of Arms 
r Carter of Bedfcrdshiie. Cre-t same a> seal of Thomas Carter, of 
"Barford." \'a. 

2. Dale of Northampton fcrest is not drawn correctlv). Same as 
used by Ma.ior Edward Dale. Lancaster. \'a. 

_ J. Dymcke of Lincolnshire- Aiuhoritv— histories of ihe Skinwith 
tamily. " 

4. Skipwith (if Leicestershire. Authcrilv— record- showirg D.ile-Skii)- 
with marriage. 


The first Robert de Estoteville had a son, Robert, Jr., who 
acquired a great inheritance with his \vife, Emburga, daughter 
and heir of Hugh, son of Baldrick, a great Saxon Thane, and 
among other lands had the lordship of Schypwyc, or Skipwic. 
He left three sons : Robert, his heir from whom the Lords of 
Cottingham ; Osmond, who died at Joppa, in Palestine, in one 
of the Crusades, and was ancestor of the Estotevilles of Gressing 
Hall ; and Patrick of Skipwith, who having by gift from their 
father, the lordship of Skipwith, his descendants took their name 
therefrom, in accordance with the custom of the age. He married 
Beatrice, daughter of Sir Pagim De Langtun, and was succeeded 
by his son, Jeffrey De Schypwith, who married Marian, daughter 
of Wm. De Schypwith, was hostage for the Lord Scales in the 
Barons' War in the ninth year of the reign of King John. His 
son and heir, Sir William De Skipwith, Lord of Skipwith in 
the time of King Henry HL, married a daughter of Sir John 
Thorp, and heir of Sir Wm. Thorp, through whom he became 
possessed of a great estate in Lincolnshire. He was the last 
of the family to reside at Skipwith in York. Their son. Sir 
John De Skipwith, living at Thorp, was sometimes styled De 
Thorp. He had the estate of Beakley from his mother and the 
estate of WVanby by his wife, Isabella, daughter of Sir Robert 
De Arches, Knight. 

He was succeeded by his son, John De Skipwith, who re- 
sided af Beakley, married Margaret, daughter of Herbert de 
Klinton of Yorkshire, and was succeeded by his son, William de 
Skipwith, who married Margaret, daughter of Ralph FitzSimon, 
Lord of Ormsby in County Lincoln and sister and sole heir of 
Simon Fitz Ralph, whence came that inheritance which was in the 
possession of Sir Ralph Fitz Simon, Knight, who in several 
charters was termed "Nobilis" and had obtained the estate and 
manor by his wife, daughter and heir of Ormsby of Ormsby. 
From this marriage of Wm. I>e Skipwith cam.e three sons: 
John, eldest son, d. s. p., in the tenth year of the reign of 
Edward HL, the same year in which his father died; Sir Ralph 
(3rd son), from whom descended the Skipwiths of Heburgh 
in Lincolnshire; and Sir William, 2nd son, who was bred to 


the bar and was King's Sergeant in the thirty-third year of the 
reign of Edward III., three years later Lord Chief Baron of 
the Exchequer, which he held for four years. He married 
Alice, daughter of Sir \Vm. de Hiltoft, and left Sir William, 
Sir John, Patrick, Stephen, Alice and Margaret. 
^ Sir William, Jr., also bred to the bar, was a justice of the 
King-'s bench in the fiftieth year of the reign of Edward III., 
and renewed his patent in the first year of Richard II. Was 
senior judge of the court, and his name is handed down with 
highest honor by historians. He left but one daughter and 
was succeeded by his brother. Sir John Skipwith, who was High 
Sheriff of Lincoln in the century. Richard II., and a Knight in 
Parliament from Lincoln in temp. Henry V. He married Alice, 
daughter of Sir Frederick Tilney, and left three sons: William' 
d. s. p.. Sir Thomas and Patrick, from whom the Skipwiths 
of Utterly in Lincolnshire. Sir Thomas Skipwith distinguished 
hjmself in the French wars and was knighted in Fra^nce by 
King Henry V. He married Margaret, daughter of John, Lord 
Willoughby de Eresby, and died before the nineteenth year of 
the reign of Henry VI., and was succeeded by his son. Sir Wm. 
Skipwith, Avho owned twelve different estates in the counties of 
York and Lincoln. Like his father he was knighted in France 
by Henry VI., and was sheriff of Lincoln in the thirtv-seventh 
year of that King's reign. He then married Agnes, daughter 
of Sir John Constable, Knight of Burton-Constable, and had John 
and Alice, and died in the first year of the reign of Henry VII. 
Sir John Skipwith was made a Knight Banneret for his services 
against the Cornish rebels, being with the King at the battle 
of Blackheath. He married Catharine, daughter of Richard 
Fitz William, Esq., of Woodworth, and had Sir William and 
four daughters. 

Sir William Skipwith, Knight, was sheriff of Lincoln in the 
eighteenth year of the reign of Henry VIII. He married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Sir W^m. Tyrwhit, Knight, of Kettlebv. and 
had Sir William, Lionel, John, George and four daughters." This 
wife died and Sir William then married Alice, daughter and 
heir of Sir Lionel Dymoke of Scrivelsby, by whom he acquired 

gexe:4Logy of the carter family 25 

a large estate. By this second marriage there was issue but 
one child, Henry Skipwith, who became the ancestor of the 
Skipwiths of Prestwould, Leicestershire, and of the Skipwiths 
and Dales of Virginia. It is through this Dymoke ancestress 
that the Skipwiths of Prestwould trace back to King Henry 
HI., which will be given later. 

Henry Skipwith, Esq., only son of Sir William Skipwith of 
Ormsby, and his second wife purchased the estate of Prestwould, 
in Leicestershire. He married Jane, daughter of Francis Hall of 
Grantham, and died in 1588: was succeeded by his eldest son, 
Henry Skipwith, who was created the first baronet of Prest- 
would, December 20, 1622. He married Amy, daughter and 
co-heir of Sir Thomas Kempe, Knight, by whom he had four 
sons and two daughters, viz, Sir Henry, d. s. p.; Sir Grey, 
removed to Virginia during the usurption of Cromwell, etc. ; 
William, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Diana, who married Edward 
Dale and removed to Virginia. 

Sir Henry Skipwith, the first baronet of Prestwould, father 
of Diana Dale, was a poet and man of letters, and is spoken 
of by Barton in 1622 as follows: "Sir Henry Skipwith, I cannot 
pass over in silence, for his so many good parts — his person, 
his valour, his learning, his judgment and wisdom do challenge 
more than I can express among the rest, yet I cannot omit to 
speak of his witty conceits in making fit and acute epigrams, 
poems, mottoes and devices."' Sir Henry was commissioned by 
King Charles 1. to raise troops against the Parliament forces 
under Cromwell, which like to have cost him his life, and com.- 
pelled his son. Sir Grey, to seek refuge in Virginia. This is set 
forth on the tombstone of Sir Wm. Skipwith, now in the church- 
yard at Blandford, Va. In 1653 Sir Henry Skipwith sold Prest- 
would to Sir Christopher Packe, Lord Mayor of London in 
1655 and an adherent of Cromwell. It is thought that Sir Henry 
was compelled to sell his estate to Sir Christopher Packe by 
Cromwell and his party in order to save himself from a worse 
fate because of his adherence to the royalist party. 

Accounts of the Skipwith family in Virginia have appeared 
in print several times, a most excellent one by Mrs. Sally Nelson 


Robins in Tlie Times-Dispatch on August 15, 1909, so their 
history will not be given here. 


Sir William Skipwith. Knight, sheriff of Lincolnshire, in the 
eighteenth year of the reign of King Henry VIII. married, as 
his second wife, Alice, daughter and heir of Sir Lionel Dymoke 
of Scrivelsby and had an only son, Henry Skipwith, Esq., of 
Preswould, Leicestershire. He died in 1588 and was succeeded 
by his only son, Henry Skipwith, who was created baronet of 
Preswould in 1622. His youngest daughter, Diana, was the wife 
of Maj. Edward Dale, of Lancaster county, Va., and mother 
of Katharine Dale, wife of Capt. Thomas Carter, Sr. 

It is through the Dymoke ancestress that the Skipwiths and 
Carters derive their "royal lineage'' and trace back to King 
Henry III. Besides his high estate and royal power, Henry 
III. possessed not a noble characteristic, nevertheless through him 
comes royal blood that is royal in the persons of Henry II., 
William "The Conqueror," and other early English, Scotch and 
French monarchs. 

Henry III.'s wife was Eleanor of Provence. Their son. Henry 
Plantaganet, Earl of Leicester, married Blanche, daughter of 
Robert, Earl of Artois, and granddaughter of Louis VIII. o^ 
France. They had a son. Henry, Earl of Leicester, who married 
Lady Maud, daughter of Patrick, third Baron de Mowbray. 
Their son, John de Mowbray, married Elizabeth, the only child 
of John, Lord Segrave, and had a daughter, Margery de Mow- 
bray, who married John. Baron de Welles, and had a son, Eudo 
de Welles, who married Lady ]Maud, daughter of a Baron de 
Greystock. They had a son, Sir Lionel de Welles, who married 
Joan, daughter of Sir Robert Waterton, and had a daughter, 
Margaret de Welles, who married Sir Thomas Dymoke. They 
were the parents of Sir Lionel Dymoke, who married Joan, 
daughter of Richard Griffith of Stockford, and had a daughter, 
Alice, who married Sir V/illiam Skipwith of Ormsby : and rhus 
comes the royal blood of the Skipwiths and Carters. 

Through Matilda of Flanders, wife of William "Tlie Con- 


queror," the Dymoke line of descent extends back through the 
Counts of Flanders to Baldwin I., Count of Flanders, who married 
Judith, daughter of Charles II., "The Bald," King and Roman 
Emperor, who was a grandson of Charlemagne, one of the world's 
greatest rulers. Through the wife of Henry I. of England, 
Margaret, daughter of Malcolm III., King of Scotland, and his 
wife, the Saxon Princess Margaret, called "Saint Margaret," 
the Dymoke line extends back through the Kings of Scotland 
and early English Kings to the good King z\lfred "The Great." 
Through the de Mowbrays the Dymokes trace back to Phillip 
II. of Swabia, German Roman Emperor, and from, him through 
a line of German Emperors back to Charlemagne again, includ- 
ing in the line the greatest among the German Roman Em-peror?. 
Frederick I., "Barbarosa." elected Emperor in 1152; Henry III., 
"Niger" ; the two great Ottos and others. 

With the above outline as a base, those who mxay wish to 
do so, can trace out the various lines and find enough noble 
and royal ancestors to "fill a book." 

Aside from their royal and illustrious ancestry, the history of 
the Dymoke family is full of interest, as for a thousand years 
they have held one of the most picturesque and historic of the 
hereditary offices to be found in England, that of Champion to 
the King on his coronation. The office of Champion was in- 
stituted by William "The Conqueror," who entrusted it to Robert 
de Marmion, conferring upon him at the same time the Castle 
of Tamworth and the Manor of Scrivelsby, in Lincolnshire, de- 
creeing that the office should always pertain to the Lord of the 
Manor of Scrivelsby. 

Though in the past hundred years the appearance of the Cham- 
pion as a part of the coronation ceremonies has become obsolete, 
in the days of long ago none, perhaps, of all the splendid and 
picturesque ceremonies held in connection with the coronation 
pageant of the Kings and Queens of England was more inter- 
esting, and certainly none pertook m.ore of chivalry than that 
of the Champion's challenge. 

In ancient times as soon as the King and Queen were crowned 
they sat down to the royal banquet, spread in We;tmin;ter, and 


during the course of this the great doors of the Abbey were 
thrown open and the Champion appeared on a magnificient 
charger, both clad from head to foot in armor, and at two or 
three stations in the great hall, he loudly challenged all comers 
to deny the right and title of the sovereign, and, throwing his 
gauntlet upon the floor, offered to defend their claims against 
any one with lance, sword or mace. The King then drank from 
a golden goblet, which was refilled and presented to the Cham- 
pion, who drained it and carried the goblet away as a perquisite 
of his office. Descriptions of several of these ceremonies have 
been preserved, but I will give here only the first and last. 
Some of the perquisites of the champion by prescriptive right 
were : 

"One of the King's best coursers, the second best in the royal 
stable, with saddle, harness and trappings of cloth of gold ; 
one of the King's best suits of armour, with cases of cloth of 
gold, and all other things belonging to the King's body v,hen he 
goes into mortal combat." Historians have enumerated the arms 
provided for Sir Charles Dymoke, Royal Champion at the Coro- 
nation of King James II. in 1685, as follows: "A complete suit 
of white armour, a pair of gauntlets, a sword and hanger, a 
case of rich pistols, an oval shield with the Champion's arms 
painted upon it and a gilded lance fringed about the handle ; 
also a field saddle of crimson velvet with gold and silver, a plume 
of red, w^ite and blue feathers, consisting of eighteen falls and 
a heron's top. Another plume for the horses head and trumpet 
banners with the champion's own arms depicted upon them." 

The first appearance of the King's Champion in England, of 
which we have knowledge was at the coronation of William, Duke 
of Xormandy, and his wife. Matilda of Flanders, as King and 
Queen of England, 1068 A. D., at Winchester. The challenge was 
delivered upon this occasion by Robert, Lord Marmyum in the 
following words: "If any person deny that our most gracious 
sovereigns. Lord William and his spouse, Matilcla, are King and 
Queen of England, he is a falsehearted traitor and liar, and I, as 
Champion, do challenge him to single combat." 

Robert Marmvum, Lord of Castle Fontenav in Xormandv, and 


a descendant of "Rollo the Dane/' who was made Dtike of 
Normandy by Charles III. of France, was in Normandy the 
hereditary Champion of Duke WilHam of Normandy, his kins- 
man, later ""Winiam the Conqueror," and thus the office was car- 
ried into England. 

The la?t official appearance was at the coronation of King 
George I\'.. July 19, 1821. Since then the coronation banquet has 
been abolished and with it the public appearance of the Champion. 
King Edward VII. changed the office from that of hereditary 
Champion, to hereditary Bearer of the Royal Standard. When 
this change was made, Frank Dymoke, Esq., of Scrivelsby pre- 
sented to the King a suit of armor that for centuries has been 
used at the coronation of English Kings, w^hich is now preserved 
at Winsor Castle. The banquet scene at the coronation of King 
George IV. is thus described : 

"Westminster, the scene of this magnificent pageant, which 
was one of the most memorable and splendid coronations ever 
held there, was a spectacle which beggars description. The in- 
termixture of waving plumes, glittering jewels and beautiful 
costumes of the assembled multitude, the magnificent coronation 
robes of the nobles, and in some instances the grotesque, though 
splendid dresses of those who were to form part of the grand 
procession, excited wonder and admiration and gave a singu- 
larly striking appearance to the scene. 

'•'As soon as the procession, which moved upon the royal blue 
cloth, spread from the throne in Westminster Hall to the great 
steps in the Abbey Church, where the coronation was to take 
place, had left the hall, the scene was immediately changed, when 
the floor, which only a few moments before had been thronged 
with by far the greater portion of the nobles of the land in 
all their pomp and splendor, was now taken possession of by 
workmen and w*ho transformed the hall as if by magic into a 
great banquet hall. On each side of the throne, sideboards were 
erected, which were quickly loaded with massive gold plate, and 
the great tables down each side of the hall were spread with 
covers for 334. The royal table had covers for seven and displayed 
a magnificent service of gold. Just before the return of the 



coronation procession to the banquet hall, the 26 great chandeliers 
and twelve beautiful candelabras on the tables, making upwards of 
2,000 candles were lighted. 

•'Before the first course, which was served in twenty-four gold- 
covered dishes, carried by many gentlemen pensioners, preceded 
by a large number of attendants representing all the officers of the 
household and four sergeants-at-arms, was placed upon the royal 
table by the clerks of the kitchen, the great doors at the lower 
end of the hall were thrown open to the sound of trumpets and 
clarions, and the Duke of Wellington, as Lord High Constable; 
the Marquis of Anglesea, as Lord High Steward, and Lord Effing- 
ham, as the Deputy Earl Marshall, entered upon the floor, mounted 
upon richly caparisoned horses. The Duke of Wellington was 
on the right and the Earl Marshall on the left, on beautiful white 
steeds, and the Marquis of Anglesea in the center on a magnificent 
dun-colored Arabian. Each was followed by a groom and at 
theliead of each horse walked a page. 

"Pausing for a moment under the archway as the trumpet 
sounded, they proceeded slowly down the aisle between the tables 
to the foot of the throne, where they remained while the twenty- 
four golden dishes were being placed upon the table. As the 
gentlemen pensioners delivered the dishes to the attendants they 
retired one by one backward between the horses and were fol- 
lowed by the three noblemen, who backed their steeds with great 
skill down the center of the hall. 

"The first course having been removed, the attention of the 
assemblage was called to the bottom of the hall once more by a 
loud and continued flourish of trumpets. The great doors were 
instantly thrown open, and the King's Champion made his ap- 
pearance under the Gothic archway, mounted on a splendid 
charger. He was accompanied on the right by the Duke of Wel- 
lington, and on the left by Lord Howard, but his polished steel 
armor, his plumes and the trappings of his steed instantly pro- 
claimed the capacity in which he appeared. He was ushered 
within the limits of the hall by two trumpeters with the arms 
of the Champion on their banners, and by the sergeant trumpeter, 
and by two sergeant-at-arms with maces. An esquire in half 


armour was on either side, the one bearing the lance and the 
other the shield. Each horseman was followed by a groom and 
at the head of each was a page. 

"The first challenge was given at the entrance to the hall, 
the trumpets having flourished three times. It was read by the 
herald attending the Champion: 'If anv person of what degree 
soever, high or low, shall deny or gainsay our Sovereign Lord 
King George IX . of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, Defender of the Faith, son and next heir to our Soverei,gn 
Lord Kmg George III., the last King deceased, to be the right 
heir to the Imperial crown of this United Kingdom, or that^he 
ought not to enjoy the same, here is his champion, who sairh 
that he lieth, and is a false traitor, being ready in person to combat 
with him, and in the quarrel will adventure his life against him 
on what day soever he shall be appointed.' After pausing a 
few seconds the Champion drew off his gauntlet and thr'ew 
It upon the floor. As no one appeared to accept the challenc^e 
the herald took up the glove and returned it to the Champion' 
The cavalcade then advanced half wav up the hall, where it 
again halted, and after the trumpets sounded, the same chal- 
lenge was given as before. 

At the foot of the throne the service was again repeated. Loud 
shouts of "Long live the King"! followed each restoration of the 
gauntlet. His Majesty, taking the golden goblet from his cup- 
bearer drank to the bold challenge, then the Champion received 
the cup and drank to the King— "Long live His Majestv, King 
George the Fourth." After draining the cup the Champion gave 
It to one of the pages, who bore it away as a perquisite of his 

At the coronation of King George II., when the Champion, 
Lewis Dymoke, threw down his gauntlet, an unknown man leapt 
from the crowd and seized it. A rush was made for him bv the 
^ergeants-at-arms, but the crowd, largelv composed of Jacobite 
sympathizers, opened a lane for his escape. Manv persons pro- 
h^mf 1 ^'^ ''^''°^"'^^ '" ^^^ "^^"'"^^ intruder, the young pretender 

The last of the Marmions was Sir Philip, a statesman, who 


died in the rei^i of Henry III., leaving but two daughters, the 
eldest of whom inherited Tanuvortli Castle in Warwickshire' and 
became the ancestress of the Grevilles, the other inherited Scriv- 
elsly and became the ancestress of the Dy mokes. For some time the 
tenure of the Royal Championsiiip was in doubt, but the Court of 
Claims decided in accordance with the original grant to Lord 
Robert de ^larmyum, that the office of Champion belonged to the 
owner of Scrivelsby. and accordingly Sir John Dymoke. the grand- 
son of Sir Philip .Marmion, was the Champion at'tlie coronation of 
Richard II. Sir Robert Dymoke was the Champion to three of 
England's rulers, Richard III., Henry VII. and Henry VIU. 
Sir Edward Dymoke was also Champion for three of his sover- 
eigns, Edv.-ard VI., and Queens Mary and Elizabeth. 

Sir Edward D}Tnoke's wife was Lady Ann Talbois, whose 
ancestry was equally as illustrious as his own, she being a lineal 
descendant of King Edward I. of England bv his first wife, 
Princess Eleanor of Castile, daughter of Ferdinand III. of 
Castile, by his second wife Johanna daughter of Louis VII. of 
France, thus giving her a long line of Spanish and French royal 
ancestry. Lady Ann was descended from two of the children 
of Edward I. of England, namely, Edward II. and his sister. 
Joan de Acre, who married Gilbert, ''the Red" Earl of Clare.' 
who was the seventh Earl of Hertford and the third Earl of 
Gloucester. She was descended from fourteen generations of 
Percy ancestors, the Earls of Northumberland, one of the greatest 
among the great baronial families of England. A warlike race, 
brave and loyal, though hot of temper, and ever to the forefront 
in contests of their time. The Percy was to England what the 
Douglas was to Scotland. One of these Percy ancestors wa. 
the famous Sir Henry Percy, the "Hotspur" of history, of whom 
It was said that "no other was ever more bold or brave" ; when 
Henry IV. made unjust demands of him for certain prisoners 
in his charge. Shakespeare thus voices his reply: 

"An*, if the devil came and roar for them. 
I will not send them: I will after straight 
And tell him so; for I '.vill ease my heart 
Albeit I make a hazard of my head." 



I Which he did, for he was slain in the battle of Shrewsbury, 

I and Henry IV. ordered that he be decapitated on the field '"so 

I that all men mig'ht see that he was dead." 

I The office of the King's Champion was in its very essence one of 

I romance and chivalry, and its influence is shown in some of 

I England's most delightful literature. In Ivanhoe there are a 

I number of references to the knightly service of the champion; 

I in Redgaiintlet the champion appears in person, and in Marmion 

{Lord Robert was to some extent the original of the picture drawn, 
and Tamwtjfth Castle, his home, is frequently mentioned. 
I Scrivelsby Manor is one of the most unique establishments in 

I England, situated in an extensive park, in one of the most beautiful 

sections of Lincolnshire. The entrance to the park is through 
a great old gray stone arch overgrown with ivy, and surmounted 
by the life-size figure of a lion, standing out in bold relief against 
the vivid green of the summer foliage or the soft dull gray of 
a winter sky. The lion is one of the crests of the Dymokes, and 
their arms show two lions passant upon a field of black, and the 
motto "Pro Rege Dimico." 

This quaint old manor of Scrivelsby has been immortalized by 
Lord Tennyson in his Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, and Lady 
Clare de Vere. Somersby, the childhood home of Tennyson, is 
but seven miles from Scrivelsby, and it has been said that the 
"stately park of the latter, with its wide stretching woods and 
meadows, was frequently the chosen scene of his rambles," and 
many times must he have passed through the great Lion Gateway : 

"Here is Locksley Hall, my grandson, 
here the Lion-guarded gate. 

There is one old Hostel left us when 

they swing the Locksley shield. 
Till the peasant cow shall butt the Lion 

passant from the field." 

There is the life-sized figure of a cow in the park at Scrivelsby. 

The Dymokes were also descended from Robert de Vere, Earl 
of Oxford, and were very proud of their many coats of arms 
and Norman blood. 


In Lady Clare \'ere de \'ere, the poet says : 

■"Nor would I brake for your sweet sake, 
A heart that dotes on truer charms, 
A simple maiden in her flower 

Is worth an hundred coats-of-arms. 

You sought to prove how I could love. 
And my disdain is your reply. 

The lion^ on your old stone gates, 
Is not more cold to you than L 

■Many curious ballads have been written on the subject of the 
Champion, one of which is as follows : 

"The Norman Barons Marmyan 

At Norman-Court held high degree; . . 

Brave Knights and Champions, every one, 
To him who won brave Scrivelsby. 

"The Lincoln lands the Conqueror gave, 

That England's glove they should convey, 
To knight renowned among the brave, 
The Baron bold of Fontenaye. 

'"The royal grant from sire to son. 

Devolved direct in capite. 
Until deceased Phil Marmyon, 

When rose fair Joan of Scrivelsby. 

"And ever since when England's kings 
Are diademed — no matter where — 
The Champion Dymoke boldly flings 

His glove, should treason venture there. 

"Then bravely cry with Dymoke bold, 

Long may the King triumphant reign, 
And when fair hands the sceptre hold, 
I More bravely still— long live the Queen." 





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■Or '" 



LiBRARv OF Dr. J. L. Miller. 



In addition to the descendants of Diana Skipwith Dale through 
her daughters, Cartharine Carter and Elizabeth Rogers, the 
Dymoke blood is represented in \'irginia through the descendants 
of Col. George Reade, who was the grandson of Sir Thomas 
Windebanke and wife. Frances Dymoke. 

Colonel Reade was Secretary of \'irginia, acting Governor in 
1638, etc.: from him are descended the Nelsons. \\'arners. Wash- 
ingtons, Lewises and other well known \'irginia families. 

For the Skipwith and Dymoke data presented here, I am, in 
addition to what I have from various English works on genealogy, 
indebted to Mrs. Sally Xelson Robins and Mrs. Robert G. Hogan 
for much of it. 


Descendants of Edward Carter, Eldest Son 
of Thomas and Catharine Carter 

Carters. Knights, Bacons, Tuggles, OTerralls, Friends, Landis, 
Stokes, Wingos, Cummins, Gibsons, Whites, Prestons, Bil- 
liards and others of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ten- 
nessee and other States. 

Descendants of Edward Carter 

Edward Carter, eldest son of Captain Thomas and Katharine 
Dale Carter born April 9, 1671. died in 1743, intestate. Son 
Thomas administrator. Inventory mentions only furniture for 
room and a parcel of books. He probably divided his estate before 
he died and lived with his son. In 1694 he was an e.xecutor 
of his grandfather Dale; appeared in tax list for 1696 When he 
paid for two persons. June 24, 1703. "Edward Carter of ye 
p'sh of Christ Church, in ye county of Lancaster, Gent." gave 
an indemnifying bond of t'500 sterling to brothers Thomas. Henry 
and John guaranteeing title of land left them by their father, 
"Thomas Carter late of this County Gent., dec'd." March 2, 
1716, "Edward Carter of Christ Church psh gent" and wife Eliza- 
beth sold land to John Rhodes. August 10. 1719, a negro boy, 
son of a free negro woman, was bound to '"Mr. Edward Carter" 
until he was of age, who. in addition to suitable maintenance in 
his service, was "to cause him to be taught to read and write." In 
172 1 he witnessed the will of brother Peter, and in 1733 that of 
brother Henry. Xo other mention of him in the Lancaster 

The Carter Prayer Book shows the following: 

"Edward Carter of y^ co^*' of Lanes*" & Eliz'' Thornton Dau : 
to M'. W-". Thornton of y^ Co*^ of Gloucs"" was mar** 3*^ June 
1697. It being a Thursday." 

This was probably Elizabeth Thornton, daughter of William 
Thornton, Jr.. of Petsworth parish, Gloucester, born August 26, 

Thorntox Excursus. 

\Vm. Thornton, Jr.. born Mar. 27, 1649, died Feb. 15, 1727. was a ves- 
tryman of Petswortli. Gloucester County, and owned a good deal of land 
in that parish. He was married three times, but his Bible while giving 
the date of his marriages and the names and dates of birth of his fifteen 
children does not give names of his wives. Elizabeth Thornton Carter 
being the eldest child, a- his first marriage took place Aug. 24. 1671. 


\Vm. Thornton, Sr., is supposed to have been the emigrant ancestor of 
this the largest and most prominent family of this name in Virginia. He 
is supposed to have come from Yorkshire, and appears first in York Co.. 
Va.. records May 11, 1646. He settled in Petsworth parish. Gloucester, 
and was a vestr\-man in 1677. He had several grants of land in Glou- 
cester and other counties along the Rappahannock, and in his old age 
removed to Stacord County, where he died after 1708. He had sons, Wil- 
liam, who remained in Gloucester, and Francis and Rowland, who removed 
to the Rappahannock lands in Richmond and Essex Counties. They were 
men of wealth and social prominence, and have many distinguished de- 
scendants, who have intermarried with the Pressleys, Fitzhughs, Gregorys. 
Washingtons, and other well-known families; and have left behind them 
several fine old homes, which in their day have been noted for elegant cul- 
ture and lavish hospitality. See William and Mary Quarterly, Vols. HI., 
IV., v., and VI. 

Edward and Elizabeth Thornton Carter had issue as follows: 
Margaret, born June i, 1698; Katharine and Tlioiiias (twins), 
February i, 1699/1700 — really 1700; Judith, June 22, 1702: all in 
"Gloucester att ^^. \\m. Thorntons." Edward. August. 1704; 
EIizab<;th, May 8, 1706; "in Lancaster to this time." There 
may have been others born subsequently and not recorded in the 
old Prayer Book. 

Thomas Carter of Lancaster. 

It is through his eldest son, Thomas Carter, born February i, 
1700, died December 3, 1776. that the descendants of Edward 
Carter are traced down to the present time. He probably owned 
his father's home-place on Corotoman River, as his home adjoined 
those of Dale Carter, his cousin, and of Col. James Gordon, in 
whose interesting diary, Thomas Carter is mentioned as follows : 


"Jan. 6. I went with Capt. Fouchee to Thomas Carter's to see 
about his son's board. Rained all day." 

"Jan. 9. Received a letter from Col. Conway and one to 
Nancy upon religion, but in my opinion very little to the purpo'-e. 
Thomas Carter rec'd one which displeased him very much. Col. 


Conway seems so great a bigot that people who are rehgiously 
incHned dispise his advice." 

"Aug. lo. Went to Col. Conway's in order to make friends 
with him about the letters he has lately rec'd from Thomas Carter, 
or in his name — which I performed with much difficulty. The 
old gentleman was in a great rage at first." 

"Oct. 22. Col. Conway has begun to write to Thomas Carter, 
which surprises us all, after his promise to have done with such 

"Nov. 30. Thomas Carter here and several of the neighbors." 


"Aug. 10. I went for some of the neighbors, viz : Dale and 
Thomas Carter, John Mitchell, etc.,"' about getting a new minister. 

"Dec. 26. Sent for several of the neighbors to dine with us — 
Col. Taloe, Mr. Dale Carter, Thomas Carter and many of the 
girls of the neighborhood. All very agreable." 


"April 29, We went to Mr. Thomas Carter's to Mrs. Whale's 
funeral, where Mr. Waddel preached an excellent sermon to a 
large number of people, who seemed well pleased." 

Note. — Mrs. Whale was probably the mother of Thomas 
Carter's second wife, who was Anne IVale, before her first 


"Feb. 13. Mr. Waddel proposed ten persons for elders — Col. 
Selden, Dr. Robertson, Mr. Chichester, Dr. Watson, Mr. Thomas 
Carter, Mr. Dale Carter, Mr. John Mitdhell, Mr. Belvard, Mr. 
Wright and myself." 

"Aug. 14. Told Mr. Criswell that his difiference with Mr. 
W. has m.ade it disagreeable at his boarding longer at our house, 
so he and his wife went to Thomas Carter's." 

Note. — Mr. Criswell the minister of the Episcopal church, 
and Mr. Waddel was the famous Presbyterian minister of that 



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Some Cuuixial Virginia Chlkches 
where tlic Carters were communicants, ve-trymen, and church wardens. 


I "Aug. 2^. After dinner went with Mr. Chichester to the meet- 

ing house to meet :Mr. Waddell and Mr.Criswell, who appointed 
this day to talk over their differences before Mr. Thomas Carter 
and Col. Selden. After much debate they agreed to be friends." 

"Sept. 13. This day our son Nathaniel was baptized by Mr. 
Wadell. No company but Mr. Chichester and Xancy, Molly Chi- 
chester with :Mr. Carter and their girls.'' 

In 1745 and '46 Thomas Carter was a member of the vestry 
of Christ Church as shown by the old vestry book. He seem.s 
later to have gone to the Presbyterians as in 1763 his name was 
one of ten proposed as elders in that church. In 1747 and 1752 
his name appears in a poll of freeholders of Lancaster, when 
he voted for Col. Edwin Conway and Capt. \Vm. Tayloe for 

Thomas Carter was married twice, but the date of the nrst 
marriage and the name of his wife have not been preserved. 
The second marriage took place Jan. 15, 1750, to Mrs. Anne 
Hunton, nee Wale, widow of Thomas Hunton, whom she had 
married on Nov. 15, 1737, and by whom she had at least one 
daughter, Anne Hunton, who was mentioned in Thomas Car- 
ter's will. 

Thomas Carter had issue by his first wife sLx sons and six 
daughters : 

1. Edward Carter, died in Lancaster in 1781. 

2. John Carter, died in Lancaster in 1782. 

3. George Carter, died in Halifax about i785-'86. 

4. Thomas Carter, living in Lancaster in 1785. 

5. James Carter, probably a cripple, as he was left to the care 
of his brother Edward for the remainder of his life. 

6. Raleigh Carter, youngest son, died in Nottoway between 
1815 and 1820. 

7- Sarah Carter, married a Mr. McTyre prior to 1776. 
8. Alice Carter, married a Mr. Griggs prior to 1776. 
9- Judith Carter, married a Mr. Chilton prior to 1776. 

10. Mary Carter, married a Mr. Chilton prior to 1776. 

11. Lucy Carter, married John Smithers, Nov. 11, 1761, died 
prior to 1776. 


12. Millicent Carter, married Rev. Chas. Cumminffs Feb n 
1766. . ' ^' 

Dec. I, 1776, '-Thomas Carter of Christ Church Parish. Lan- 
caster, Gent.,- made his will, which was probated on the 19th • 
he died Dec. 3rd. He disposed of his estate as follows : To son 
John, negroes Mima and W'inny ; son Edward to have his lower 
plantation and negro Frank : son Thomas, all that he had pai-^ 
on a hundred acres of land, half his wearing apparel and son 
Ihomas Carter-s son Edward a negro woman named Sue: son 
Oeorge to have negro woman Siller, and his book called "Becket 

he vts to hf "^.° to mamtain him during his natural life-and 
vas to have , ■ " '"' °'' '" '^°^^^^ ^^^-^^ Carter, who 
^on^ r\ T "'^'"'^ '' J^"'^^^ ^'-^^^ fifteen vears longer- 
son Rawleigh to have his upper plantation and a negro won^^n ' 
d ughter Mihcent Cummmgs to have the three ^roes he 
ter S ::; ^^^'T"" ''''\ ^''^^'^ -^^ ^" ^^ -^-^ed for her^; daugh- 

a he nad already g.ven her a negro divided in the estate of her 
fi.t husband. Robert Henning. Jr.; daughter Alice Griggs to 

Judith Chilton a negro woman; to daughter Marv Chilton-s 
son Charles Chilton £40, he having already given her son Thomas 
Chilton a like sum ; daughter-in-law (step-daughter) Anne Hun- 
on a negro girl, a side saddle, the least great Bible, a new 
table cloath, second best bed and furniture, the old desk and 
a loom and weaving gear; cousin Dale Carter five pounds for a 
mourmng ring. All children except Millicent Cummin... to 
share in the residuary estate. Sons Edward and Raleigh "to b^ 
executors. * 

Descendants of Edward Carter of 

I. Edward Cartcr (Thos.\ Edw.'. Thos/) had licence Jan. 
4, 175 1,, to marry Mrs. Catharine Brent, nee Martin, widow of 
James Brent, whom she married July 2', 1727. She had Bren: 
daughters, Eleanor married W'm. Stamps Nov. 15, 1750, and 
Catharine, married Chas. Rodgers, Mar. 20, 1762, with con.sem: 
of her stepfather Edward Carter. 

In 1752 and 1753 Edward Carter was one of the ''proces- 
sioners" of the lands in Christ Church parish, and in 1771 
served with Colonel James Ball and James Brent as proces- 

The will of Edward Carter. '"Gent." of Christ Church parish, 
Lancaster, dated April i. 1783, prob. March 18, 1784. wife, 
Cathharine, and son, Edward, executors, divided his estate as 
follows: Wife, Catharine, to have home plantation, six negroes 
and a third of other personalty ; after her death to son. Edward ; 
daughter, Hannah Hunton. and husband, John Hunton, six 
negroes ; granddaughters, Mary and Catharine Kirke, each a 
negro; son, Martin, £1.150 of lawful gold and silver money due 
by bond from Colonel James Gordon, "to purchase my son a 
plantation." Remainder of negroes and real estate equally to 
sons, Edward and Martin. His personal estate amounted to 
£1236.25. 2d. and included in the way of books, a large Bible 
at £i.ios., two dictionaries, a Latin dictionary and a parcel of 
old books. 

The granddaughters, Mary and Catharine Kirke, were the 
children of Lucy Carter, who married May 19, 1768. Jame> 
Kirke, son of James and Mary Carter Kirk; there was al-o a 
son, James Kirk. Jr., who was under the guardianship of his 
grandmother, Catharine Carter, in 1783. ]\Iary Kirk married 
William Digges, September ir, 1788. and Catharine Kirke 
niarried Charles Brent in December, 1791. Mrs Catharine 


Carter's will was probated July 21, 17S8. She left son. Martin 
her nding chair, horse and some other personal property- 
daughter, Hanna Hunton, a negro; granddaughters, certain oer- 
sonahty, and rest of estate to son, Edward. Edward Carter ^ 
may have been the Edward Carter who married Sally White' 
February 16, 1786. No other data of this branch of the family' 

Tjis following fraa Albemarle co.Y»* 
records undaubtedly bQlon^ witb tbis 
Caxter fecily:. 

11 :.oV.176a- p»377 Deeds Lib. 2 

Jabn '3annaway,Sr^,to Theodore C&rter, niy 
grandson. . .xlary^ wife ol^ Jobn Gannaway, 
consents to £:ift. 
J©bn aannaway^tba eld«r, or Aibemarlg co. 
for lovs and affection toward ^rv,rjl— 
sen Th god ore Gart^fc» s.on of John Ca rter 
of Menrico cOa, — 180 acres on the 

nortb side of Layes Crkoot etdj.Jcbn 
Peake^ Austin l^rtin <Sc Henry Perkins* 
Si^ed— John Gannaway,sr. 
kary Ganna-vv^y 

(Jgbn a^nnaway and ^ife iilaida Larriate^ui 
(n*in Barcelona 1704, Caine to Va • abo'jt 
(1720; the son John II rn.Liar^^ llacGregor 
(in 1745 • One ^f the daughters of Jorj:i I 
(evidently married J^hn Carter. K.K-A* 

Descendants of John Carter of 

2. JoHx Carter (Thos.', Edward', Thos.') owned a good 
plantation of about four hundred acres near Corotoman River, 
in Christ Church parish. In my incomplete genealogy of the 
Carters, published in the IViUiaui and Mary Quarterly, I 
gave this John Carter as the son of Daniel (died 1759) and 
grandson of Captain Thomas, Jr., but the Ca'-tcr Mss., 1858, 
shows that I was mistaken and he was a^lson of Edward Carter. 
The Carter Mss. says of him: "John Vv-as married twice. First 
to a Miss Spencer, daughter of Edward Spencer, of Richmond 
county, and lastly to a widow Pollard, who bore him no children. 
By the first wife he had Spencer, Thomas and Lucy, who married 
Tapscott Oliver, of Northumberland county, and has grand- 
children living there now. Tom went to Culpeper and married 
a Miss Gaines and had a big family. Spencer I remember very 
well. He married a Miss Hayney and had sons, Spencer, John, 
Rawley and Hayney, about my age, and daughters, Lucy and 
Winny. I was at the infair at his second wedding when he mar- 
ried the widow of George Conway." 

Spencer Excursus. 

There was a very prominent family of Spencer in the Northern Neck, 
which was connected with the well-known families of Ball, Roane, and 
other F. F. V.'s of that part of Virginia. This family sprung from Nich- 
olas Spencer of Westmoreland, a member of an ancient Bedfordshire 
family, and one of the most prominent m.en of the last half of the 17th cen- 
tury in Vrginia. See Virginia Historical Magazine, Vols. II. and IV., and 
William and Mary Quarterly, Vols- VI. and XVII. 

So far as is known there is nothing that will connect Edward Spencer 
of Richmond County with Col. Nicholas, except that they lived in the 
s.Tme section of the country^ and that Coi. Nicolas had descendants of 
whom we have no data. Little is known of Edward Spencer. In 1718 
Stanley Gower of Richmond County mentioned him as his "son-in-law" 
in his will; but from the wording, and from the custom of that day, it is 


th'jght that Spencer was a stepson of Gower and not his son-in-law as 
we now use the word. The old Farnham register says that Edward, son 
of Edward and Winifred Spencer was born Nov. 20, 1710. It may give 
ether Spencer data, but I did not know of this Carter-Spencer connec- 
tion when I examined the old register at the courthouse. The published 
extracts from the register and the county records show that the Gowers 
were people of means and intermarried with well-known Richmond County 
families. It is probable that John Carter's wife was a daughter of Edward 
Spencer, Jr.. as they were married in 1749, when Edward, Jr., was 39 
jears old. and that was a day of early marriages- 

A deed in 1757 shows that John Carter's second wife was 
Mary, the "widow of Mr. Thomas Pollard." In her will, dated 
February 10, 1792, she left all her property to her sons and 
daughters, Thomas and James Pollard, and Mrs. Ixlary Pollard 
James, children of her first husband. 

March 25, 1783, the personal estate of John Carter, deceased, 
was appraised and divided between his widow, Mary Carter, 
and sons, Spencer and Thomas, and daughter, Lucy, wife of 
Tapscott Oliver. It amounted to f237.6s.6d. and included a 
good lot of furniture contained in the following rooms: "The 
hall, chamber, upstairs, the red room, the kitchen and cellar." 
It mentions a china punch bowl, a Delf punch bowl, a great 
Bible, two sermon books, a hymn book and a parcel of old books — 
rather a close mixture of punch and religion. The negroes 
were: Mima, Winney (these came to John Carter from his 
father, Thomas Carter, and are named in the latter's will), 
Mildred, Lucy and Jonathon. John Carter had given each of 
his three children two negroes four or five years earlier, probably 
tiegroes that had come to him in the estate of his first wife. 

John Carter and his first wife, Miss Spencer, had issue: 

13. Spencer Carter, born 1750, died after i8cx). 

14. Thomas Carter, born 1752, died in 18 13-17. 

15. Lucy Carter, born 1754, married circa 1775 Tapscott 
Oliver, of Northumberland county, and had three children in 
1783. The Tapscotts and Olivers were well connected familie.s 
and people of means ; several families of the Tapscotts in Lan- 
caster owned large plantations and from nine to thirty-two 
seT^'ants each. 


13. Spencer Carter, born in 1750 (Hayden), married circa 
1775-76 a Miss Hayney, and in 1782 was living in Westmore- 
land county, where he appeared in a list of slave owners a^ 
possessed of three servants. After the death of his father he 
purchased thg home plantation in Lancaster from the other 
heirs, and was living there in 1785, the head of a family of 
seven. According to the Carter Mss. he had issue by this mar- 
riage sons, Spencer, Jr.. John, Raleigh and Haynie. and daughters' 
Lucy and Winifred. 

December 29. 1792. Spencer Carter was married to INIrs. Anne 
Conway, born September 20, 1748. widow of George Conway, 
and daugliter of Travers Downman and his wife, Grace Ball, 
daughter of Captain George and Grace Waddy Ball, of Wi- 
comico, Northumberland county. Captain George Ball was a 
son of Captain Wm. Ball, Jr., and grandson of Captain Wm. 
Ball, the emigrant to Lancaster. See Hayden s Virginia Genea- 
logies. She had a daughter, Grace Conway, who married John 
Carter, son of Henry Carter. Spencer and Anne Downman Carter 
probably had no issue. 

No further record of Spencer Carter's descendants. 

14. Thom.xs Carter, born 1754, in Lancaster, died in 1813 
in Culpeper, where he married circa 1776-77, Sussannah, daughter 
of Francis and Dorothy Gaines. 

Gaines E.xcursus. 

The Gaines family is one of the earliest in Virginia, and prior to 
the Revolution was scattered in several Tidewater and Piedmont counties, 
where they were people of means and good connections. The necessary- 
data for a connected sketch of them is not at hand. 

There settled in Accomac County, James Gaines in 1620, and Edward 
Gaines, aged 3c, in 1634. Doubtless they were the ancestors of the Vir- 
ginia Gaines family. In 1658, '61 and '63, Daniel, Robert, Thomas, and 
James Gaines had large grants of land in Rappahannock County. They 
may have been brothers and sons of one of the Accomac settlers- 

The family of interest here seems to have come from, a Gloucester 
County branch. The Abingdon register gives the following: Francis 
(later of Culpeper), son of Francis and Sarah Gaines, baptied Feb. 9, 
17-28: Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Sarah, born May 28, 1731; 
^lary, born .Aug. 19, 1733; Sarah, wife of Mr. Francis Gaines, was buried 
Oct. ye 13. 1736. John Perrins. -on of Mrs. Sarah Gaines, died Mar. 14, 


1733. This shows that Mrs. Gaines had married first a Mr. Perrins 
After the death of his wife Sarah, Francis Gaines, Sr., married again and 
removed to King and Queen County, where he died in 1774, leaving wife 
Betty and the following children: Francis, Jr., of Culpeper; Elizabeth- 
Mary married a Mr. Spencer; Catharine married Chas. Collier; Hannah? 
Anne; Patty; Thomas; Henry. The latter was a major in the militia. 
and left sons Harry of "Providence," \Vm. F. of "Greenway" (in King 
William), and Robert of "White House,"' all of whom have prominent 
descendants in King and Queen and King William Counties. 

Francis Gaines (Jr.) of St. Mark's parish, Culpeper, made his will 
Sept. 25, 1775, prob. July 15. 1776. Left land and personal estate, in- 
eluding 12 negroes, to amountii2o8. 7s. gd- to wife Dorothy for the reiit 
of her life, after v,-hich son James was to have the real estate, and the 
rest of the property to all children : James. Lucy, Sally, Betty, Dorothy, 
Anne, and Susannah Gaines. Daughters to each have a horse and saddle 
after his death. -3132 to Isabella, daughter of nephew Henry Gaines. She 
was probably the daughter of Wm. Henry Gaines who married Isabella 
Pendleton, sister of the great jurist, Edmund Pendleton. The will of 
Mrs. Dorothy Gaines, prob. June 19, 1786. divided her personal property 
between her daughters Susannah Carter, Anne Martin, and Dorothy and 
Betty Gaines, and granddaughter Elizabeth Carter. Desired that her son- 
in-law, Thomas Carter, continue in the management of her plantation ana 
negroes until the end of the year. 

See Greene's Hist, of Culpeper, Bagby's Hist, of King and Queen, 
Abingdon Register, and Culpeper records. 

Thomas Carter owned 237 acres of land that he probably pur- 
chased when he settled in Culpeper, which he sold Augu>t 8, 
1807, to Wm. Gore. March 30. 1797, he purchased a 402-acre 
plantation from Jos. Strother for £1500. 

An old index volume shows that Thomas Carter's will was 
recorded in a will book (now missing) for the period of 1813-17. 
A summing up of his personal estate in June, 1817, shows that 
it amounted to $2,687.50, and among other things mentioned a 
silver watch, a parcel of silver buckles, books, pair of money 
scales, etc. The will of Mrs. Susannah Carter, proh. June 
19, 1820, divided her property between her seven sons ; Thomas 
Spencer, James S., William, Landon, Abner, Robert P. and 
Joseph. She does not mention her daughter, Elizabeth, who 
married Abiah Guinn, January 2, 1806. 

Thomas Carter is said to have served in the Revolution, and 


the records show the service of several Thomas Carters from 
Virginia, one of whom may have been' Thomas, of Culpeper. 
Thomas and Susannah Gaines Carter had issue: 

16. Thomas Spencer Carter, born circa 1778. removed to 
FrankHn county, Ky. 

17. James S. (Stephen?) Carter, born circa 1780, living in 
Culpeper in 1832. 

18. William Carter, born in ^larch, 1782, died in 1837 in 
Bedford county, Tenn. 

19. Elizabeth Carter, born circa 1784, married Abiah Guin, 
January 2, 1806. 

20. Landon Carter, born circa 1786, living in Culpeper in 1S17. 

21. Abner Carter, born circa 1788, living in Loudoun count v in 

22. Robert P. (Pollard?) Carter, born circa 1790, in Cul- 
peper in 1823. 

2^. Joseph Carter, born in 1792, died in January, 1856, in 
Oldham county, Ky. 

16. Thomas Spexcer Carter, married January 3, 1803, ^lar- 
garet Anne, daughter of Isaac and Susan Green, of Culpeper 
county. February 7, 1824, Thos. S. and ^largaret Anne Carter, 
of Boone county, Ky., sold to brother, James S. Carter, of Cul- 
peper county, \'a., half of the tract of 185 acres in Culpeper 
left to the said Thomias and James by their father, Thomas 
Carter. December 3, 1828, Thos. S. Carter, of Franklin county, 
Ky., appointed his son. Isaac Green Carter, as his attorney to 
collect all debts owing to him in Virginia. January 13, 1859, 
James \V. Carter and wife, Xancy, and Alfred .M. Spicer and 
wife, Jane, of Franklin county, Ky. — the said Nancy Carter 
and Jane Spicer being daughters of Thomas S. and Margaret 
Carter, now both dead, and the said Margaret Carter being a 
daughter of Isaac and Susan Green, dec'd, late of Culpeper 
county. \'a.— appointed Robert ^vlartin, of Grant county, Ky., 
their^ attorney to recover their share of the Green estate in 
\ irgmia. Their descendants doubtless are now living in Frank- 
lin county, Ky. 


17. James S. Carter, and wife, Susan, sold to D. John Bailes, 
on September 10, 182 1, land left Janres S. Carter by his father, 
Thomas Carter. April 16, 1832, James Carter, of Cuipeper, 
purchased from Abner Carter, of Loudon county, a house and 
lot in the village of Flint Hill, Cuipeper county. No other data 
of James Carter or his descendants. 

18. WiLLi.\M Carter, born in >.Iarch, 1782, was married in 
Cuipeper county, Va., September 13, 18 13. to Keziah Tanne- 
hill, daughter of !Martha Tannehill, whose will was probated 
March 19, 1821, and mentions sons, William and George, and 
daughters, Xancy, Keziah, wife of Wm. Carter; Elizabeth, wife 
of Lewis Moore, Mariann. wife of Baker, and a daughter, the 
wife of Anson Dearing. 

Keziath T. Carter was born in September 1792, and she and 
her husband, Wm. Carter, lost tlieir lives when their residence 
in Bedford county, Tenn., was burned in 1837. 

September 8, 18 17, William and Keziah Carter, of Cuipeper, 
sold to Richard Jackson for S3. 500, half of a tract of 256 acres 
of land left to William Carter by his father, Thomas Carter. 
October 18, 1826, they made a deed to Susannah Carter for 
half of a lot in the town of Washington, Cuipeper county, 
and probably about this time removed from the county. 

They lived for a year or two in Halifax county, Va., and then 
removed to Bedford county. Tenn., where they died. The records 
of this county were also destroyed by lire, so that no data 
can be found of them. 

A grandson of William and Keziah Carter, Mr. Abb Landis, 
of Nashville, says they had issue eight children, as follows: 
James, Charles, John, Martha. Susan. Mary, Sarah and Xancy, 
^Ir. Landis' mother, 

Xancy Carter, born in March 1827, died February 5. 1901 ; 
married on June 27, 1843, Absalom L. Landis, born August 
31, 1823, died June 6, 1896. They had issue: 

(a) Melissa E. Landis, born September 4, 1844, married J. 
M. Shoffner, July 24, 1862, and lives at Shelbyville, Tenn. 

(b) Absalom ^Melville Landis, born April 3, 1846, died infant. 

Abd Laxois, E-so 
Nashville, Tenn. 


{c) Helen Xarcissa Landis, born January i, 1848, died 
October 25, 1887, married September 21, 1871, T. P. Green, of 
Shelbyville, Tenn. 

(d) Melville A. Landis, born Dec. 12, 1849, married Sept. 21, 
1871. Eva Euless. 

(c) Solon Lee Landis. born Feb. 26, 1852, married Oct. 23, 
1873. Fannie Dunaway and lives at Hanford, Cal. 

(/) Abb L. Landis, born Aug. 9, 1856, married Aug-. 18, 1S80, 
Mary Alma Ward and lives at Nashville. 

(S) bailie X. Landis, born May 10, i860, married Mav 14, 
J 878, Josepii Biddle and lives at Hanford, Cal. 

ill) Leonore Landis. born Xov. ro, 1863, married Xov. 10, 
1885. Judge IHoyd Estill, of Winchester, Tenn. 

(i) John T. Landis, born Aug. 4, 1866, married Dec. 17, 
1890, Linnie Boone and lives in Xashville. 

{;) Lulan Landis, born Oct. 27, 1S68, married in Xov., 1892, 
-Margaret Cullen and lives in Xashville. 

I regret that Mr. Landis has not furnished me with more data 
of his brothers and sisters: and also of his mother's brothers and 
sisters and their descendants. Of Mr. Landis himself I have the 
following, taken from an insurance Encyclopedia published at 
Hartford, Conn. 

"Abb Landis, seventh child of Absalom L. and Xancy Carter 
Landis, was born in Bedford County, Tenn., Aug. 9, 1856. He 
was graduated from the University of Xashville in 1875, took 
diplomas in special schools at Vanderbilt in 1876, and finished 
the law course at Cumberland University in 1879. Practiced 
law at Shelbyville, Tenn., for three years. He became editor of 
the Nashville Daily Banner in January. 1883. During 1881-82 
he was the owner and editor of the Shelbyville Gazette, and be- 
cause of his successful conduct of the Gazette, he was elected as 
cditor-in-chief of the Banner. Within six months he purchased 
the controlling interest in the latter paper and assumed personal 
Mipervision of its business management, and personally directed 
it-^ editorial policy. From a losing business he converted the 
paper into a profitable enterprise, and the vigor of his editorials 
<^n city and State affairs soon placed the Banner in the lead as 


an influential exponent of public sentiment. His criticism of 
the policy of leasing convicts and his exposures of the abuses 
incident to that system were the primary cause of its abandon- 
ment. His attack upon the system attracted attention through- 
out the country, and created intense excitement in Tennessee 
because of the prominent and wealthy citizens who became in- 
volved in the controversy, resulting in one of the most hotly con- 
tested libel cases of record in Tennessee courts. Arrayed against 
him was a powerful corporation employing a score of the most 
promiinent attorneys and counsellors of the State, while he relied 
upon a young lawyer and former schoolmate (now Circuit Judge 
T. E. Matthew). His fight sealed the doomi of the penitentiary 
lease system in Tennessee, but the cost of the prolonged litiga- 
tion so involved him that he was compelled to sell his paper. Ht 
practiced law with success in Florida during 1886-88, but con- 
tinued attacks of malaria caused him to seek other fields, and 
becoming interested in life insurance, he devoted several years 
to the study of the science of the business. He was successful 
first as an agency director and then as manager of the literary 
department of a large life insurance company, and for the past 
fifteen years has been a consulting actuary and legal adviser in 
insurance litigation. He has clients in nearly every State in the 
Union and Canada, and is recognized as authority in his line of 
work. He is the author of several books, those of a technical 
character being accepted as standards by the actuarial profes- 
sion, and those written in popular form having a wide circula- 
tion. He returned to Xas.hville in 1904. His father, Absolom 
L. Landis, entered the Seventeenth Tennessee as a major and 
afterward was quartermaster in general charge of the Depart- 
ment of the East for the Confederate Army east of the Missis- 
sippi. He surrendered with Lee at Appomattox and returned 
to his devastated plantation in Bedford County to begin life anew 
with vigor and determination and succeeded."' Abb Lowe Lan- 
dis, Jr., was married Aug. 18, 1880, to Mary Alma Wood, and 
they have a son and daughter: Edwin Carter Landis, born June 
29, 1884, and Abbie Lucile Landis, born Aug. i, 1888. 


20. Laxdon C.'vRter, born circa 1786, probably received his 
name from the acquaintance of his father with Landon Carter, 
of "Sabine Hall,"' as Landon is not an "inherited" baptismal 
name in the Thomas Carter family, though it appeared in two 
or three widely separated branches of the family in the late 
eighteenth and early ninteenth centuries. Nov. 16, 181 5, Landon 
Carter, of Culpeper, married Polly Lillard. Oct. 10, 1817, they 
sold to Richard Jackson 129 acres of land left to Landon by his 
father, Thomas Carter. They also made a deed for land Nov. 
3, 182 1. No other m.ention of them occurs in the records, so 
they probably removed from the county about this time. 

21. Abxer Carter, born circa 1788, married Martha Moore 
Dec. 19, 1816. Sept. 21, 1818 Jos. Micklin sold to Abner Car- 
ter two houses and lots in the town of Washington, and eight 
acres near there. April 16, 1832, Abner Carter and wife Martha 
sold to James Carter a house and lot in the village of Flint Hill. 
No other data of them. 

22. Robert P. Carter was a partner of a Joseph W. Carter 
as a merchant in Culpeper in 1823. April 13, 182 1, Robert Car- 
ter and wife Catharine sold his share of his father Thomas Car- 
ter's estate to Tilman Porter. No other data of Robert and 
Catharine Carter. 

2T^. Joseph Carter, youngest son of Thomas and Susannah 
Gaines Carter, born in 1792, died in Oldham County, Ky., Jan. 
I, 1856. at the age of 64. Sept. i, 1814. he married Martha 
Oglesby. She may have been of the Amherst County Oglesby^, 
as Joseph Carter is said to have lived in that county for a short 
time after his marriage, before he removed to that part of Shell'V 
County, Ky., which later became Oldham County. His wife was 
born in 1793 and died Nov. 7, 1842. He then married a cousin 
of his first wife, named Jennie Oglesby. Joseph Carter owned 
a good plantation and servants in Kentucky. He had issue by 
his first wife: I. Stephen Oglesby Carter, born July 4, 1820, 
died Jan. 15, 1863. H. Tipton Carter, died in Oldham County. 
Ky., leaving son Addison, and three daughters. HL Addison 


Carter, died unmarried in Oldham County. 1\'. Meredith Car- 
ter, died in Missouri during the war. leaving three daughters. 

I. Stephen Oglesdv Carter, farmer in Oldham County, Ky., 
married Aug. 3, 1843. Susan H. Maddox, born Jan. 27. 1820. 
died Sept. 2^, 1S62. They had issue as follows: 

(i) Martha Jane Carter, born May 18. 1844, married James 
W. Beall, Jan. 2j, 1863, and died without issue. 

(2) Joseph Wilson Carter, born July 26. 1846, married .May 
13, 1869. Fannie, daughter of Col. Ingram, of Oldham Countv. 
They have i^ssue : James S., a farmer in Oldham County ; Susie 
May. Roy S., a physician in Louisville; Ingram B., farmer in 
Oldham County, and William, d. s. p. 

(3) William Thomas Carter, born Jan. 27, 1849, died x\pril 
II. 1896. He was a physician in Louisville, where he married 
Susan Obst, and has a son, Steiphen Obst Carter, D. D. S. in 

(4) James Meredith, born Oct. 5, 1851, mmrried Blance Carr. 
daughter of Dr. Joseph Lonacre and Emeline Smith Carr, of 
Clarksburg, W. X'a., on June 7, 1882. They had issue, a son. 
Joseph Carr, who died of tuberculosis before the age of twenty, 
and Emeline Meredith. 

Mrs. Carter's father was one of the most prominent phy5ician> 
m his section of X'irginia before and after the war. and was de- 
scended from the Carr, Lonacre, and other well-known families 
of the Valley of \'irginia. 

James M. Carter is a minister of the Southern Methodist 
Church, Western \'irginia Conference. The writer is unable to 
express in a work of this character his affectionate appreciatioi^ 

of the beautiful and 


cnarmmg personality of Mr. and Mrs. Car- 

ter, whose intimate friendship he has enjoyed for nearly 

Descendants of George Carter, of Lancas- 
ter, Caroline and Halifax Counties 

3. George Carter. Thos./ Edw.,= Thos./ of Christ Church 
Parish, Lancaster, was probably born about 1725-30, and died 
in 1785-86 in Hah fax County. Ya. He seems to have possessed 
the restless spirit of his generation and to have lived in at least 
two other counties besides that in which he was born. The 
author of the Carter MSS. in 1858 speaks of him as follows: 
"George Carter settled in Caroline and had a big family. I 
think his wife was a Miss Xeale, of Westmoreland. He had 
son.s— Charles Edward, John, Richard Alexander, Thompson, 
Spencer, George and Presley— and daughters— Betsy, Peggy 
and Sally— and I think other children. I have seen George, 
Jun., a few times. He died in Fauquier about thirty years ago, 
and also spent a night once at John's tavern in Caroline. I 
think the others all moved to the southern counties, or may be 
out of the State." 

Thus we see he lived for a time in Caroline County, but the 
destruction of the county records limits our knowledge of his 
residence in this county. July 10. 1766, he had a grant of 185 
acres in the county of Halifax, and July 20, 1768, a patent for 
354 acres in the same county. 

The census reports for the years 1782, 1784 and 1785 show 
that George Carter was not a resident of Halifax County, but a 
letter of his widow in 1787 indicates that he had settled in Hali- 
fax and died there between the census of 1785 and the date of 
letter in 1787. The letter to the county clerk about a licenfe 
for the marriage of Frederick Miller to Mary Carter is as fol- 
lows : "Sir, as my husband has lately departed from this life 
and the distance is so far that I could not conveniently come 
down, should be glad if you would let Frederick Miller have a 
license to marry my daughter and send my son for a witness. 
"Yours, &c., 

'Tr\nces Carter." 


The marriage bond shows that the daughter's name was ^lary, 
and the son's, Presley Carter. 

There is no will of George Carter recorded in Halifax, or 
record of division of his estate — '"the county records at this time 
were very poorly kept and quite incomplete" — but Feb. 7, 1S05. 
Thompson Carter, Presley Carter, Levin Carter and Frederick 
Miller conveyed a hundred acres of land to Spencer Carter, 
which was bounded on one side by land of Charles E. Carter. 
As there are no deeds recorded to the above parties for the 
above mentioned land, it probably came to them by inheritance 
and was a part of the land originally granted to George Carter. 

There were several members of the Giles Carter family living 
in Halifax at this time, which complicates matters somewhat. 

The name Presley indicates that the author of the Carter 
MSS. was probably correct in his statement that Mrs. George 
Carter was a Mis? Xeale, as Presley was a favorite name in that 

George Carter received from his father a book called "Bcckct 
on the Nczu Testament," which he evidently left to his son 
George, Jr., as the latter in his will in 1829 mentions the same 

George and Frances Xeale (?) Carter had issue: 

24. Richard Alexander Carter, no other data. 

25. John Carter, died in Caroline after 1799. 

26. George Carter, died in Fauquier in 1829. 
2/. Presley Carter, living in 1805. 

28. Thompson Carter, living in 1805. 

29. Levin Carter, living in 1805. 

30. Charles E. Carter, living in 1805. 

31. Spencer Carter, died in 1858. 

2^2. Mary Carter, married Frederick Miller in 1787. 

33. Margaret Carter. 

34. Elizabeth Carter. 

35. Sarah Carter. 

They probably had other children, but these are all whose 
names are preserved by the Carter MSS. and the county records. 
George and Frances Carter were married probably about 1750- 


f -- — hi; brother John was married in 1749, and brother Edward 
I in 1 75 1, and settled about that time in Caroline County. The 
I old court order books of Caroline show that in Feb., 1755, 
I George Carter was ordered to deliver the estate of John Hub- 
I bard, dec"d to the securities; and June 9, 1759, George Carter 
r returned to court on account of the estate of the Hubbard or- 
phans. His name does not appear again in the order books of 
this county. 

25. John Carter is mentioned by the Carter MSS. as con- 
ducting a tavern in Caroline County, and the order book for 
1795-98 mentions John Carter's "ordinary bond." He is sup- 
posed to have been the father of the following Carters named 
in the Caroline County Marriage Register: Thompson Carter 
to Polly Farmer, on Dec. 22, 1S14: Spencer Carter to Sarah 
iHetcher, on Mar. 24, 1815; Charles Carter to Matilda Hans, on 
Dec. iS, 1818, and George Carter to Anne Shackelford, on Dec. 
18, 1S18. He may also have been the father of William Carter, 
who married Polly Carter on Jan. 2, 1813, or of William Carter, 
who married Xancy Pates on Jan. 9, 181 5. 

26. Gexirge Carter, Jr., settled in Fauquier County, where 
his uill was probated Oct. 29, 1829. He was married twice, as 
he mentions children by his second wife, but names neither one. 
He left real estate and a good personal estate. His inventory 
mentions ten negroes, a parcel of old books, a dictionary, lot of 
pamphlets, Becket Explanatory of the Bible and Xezi- Testament 
(this book was devised in the will to son Presley), a good lot 
of household furniture, etc., and amounted to $1,988.71. He had 
i^^sue as follows: 

\\ illiam Carter, died unmarried in 1812. y 

Presley Carter, no other data. 

Martin Everett Carter, under age in 1829. 

George Carter, Jr., no other data. 

Mitty Carter, married a Mr. Xorris, prior to 18 12. 

Sarah Carter, married a Mr. Duvall. 

Pamelia Carter, married a Mr. Carver. 


Anne Carter, married a Mr. Grayson, prior to 1812. 

Elizabeth Carter, unmarried in 1829. 

William Carter's will, probated July 27, 1812, mentions 195 
acres of land he had purchased from his father, George Carter. 
He left his estate to his brothers and sisters as follows: Mitty 
Norris, £250; Elizabeth Carter. £200; Melia Carter, £200: Anne 
Grayson, £50: George Carter. £50; and residue to brothers 
Presley and Everett. 

2y. Presley Carter removed with his parents to Halifax 
County. In 1787 he was the security at the marriage of his 
sister Mary to Frederick Miller. In January, 1789, Presley Car- 
ter and Anne Waddell were married in Halifax. In 1791 anfi 
92 he purchased two tracts of land from persons by the name 
of Waddell; and in July, 1794, Presley Carter, of Pittsylvania 
County sold to Abner Rodney 199 acres of land in Halifax. 
Feb. 7, 1805. Thompson Carter, Frederick Miller, Presley Car- 
ter and Levin Carter sold to Spencer Carter a hundred acres of 
land lying on the Halifax side of the Pittsylvania line, and ad- 
joining the land of Chas. E. Carter. This land presumably 
came to them from their father, George Carter. Presley Carter 
does not appear again in the records of either county. Presley 
and Anne Waddell Carter had issue four sons and probably 
other children. The sons were: Peyton, Paschal, William and 
Stewart Carter. ^Ir. Iverson Carter, an aged gentleman, who 
lives near Danville, \'a.. is a son of the latter, and writes that 
his uncles Peyton, Paschal and William settled at Dandridge. 
Tenn., and that his father, Stewart Carter, removed to x\labama. 
where he died, and that about 1840 the widow and her children 
returned to North Carolina. No other data of this branch. 

28. Thompson C.arter and his brothers, Levin and Charles 
E. Carter, do not appear in the Halifax records except as par- 
ties to the deed to Spencer Carter in 1805. A Thompson Carter, 
presumably a son of one of these, was married in Feb., 1830. 
to Nancy W. Young. I have no data of the descendants of either 
of them. 


31. Spexcer Carter was probably one of the younger chil- 
dren of George and Frances Xeale Carter, and was probably 
named for his first cousin, Spencer Carter, son of John Carter, 
of Lancaster. He appears first in the Halifax records in 1805, 
when he purchased a hundred acres of land from his brothers, 
Presley, Levin and Thompson and as he owned another hundred 
acres in the same tract, it is presumed that he inherited it. since 
no deed for same can be found in the records of either Halifax 
or Pittsylvania— the land lying in both counties. }*Iay i. 1856, 
Spencer Carter conveyed by deed to his son, Richard Carter, his 
home place of 200 acres of land lying in the counties of Halifax 
and Pittsylvania, with the exception of one acre — the burying 
ground. He had houses on each side of the county line, and 
Xov. 26, 1830, was living on the Pittsylvania side, when he pur- 
chased a hundred acres of land in Halifax from C. L Evans. 
His wife seems to have inherited half of a tract of 290 acres in 
Halifax from her father. James Lucas, as Dec. i, 1833. Spencer 
Carter and wife, :Matilda, and Richard T. Dismukes and wife, 
Mary, conveyed to Charles Lucas the tract of 290 acres, which 
James Lucas had died seized and possessed of. 

It is thought that Spencer Carter was married twice, the two 
wives being sisters. His descendants have perpetuated the name 
of \ ahnda Lucas, which they are certain was the name of their 
ancestress, and the above deed gives the name of Spencer's wife 
as Matilda Lucas. At any rate, Spencer Carter's father-in-law, 
James Luca.s, served as a private in the Revolution in an in- 
fantry regiment commanded by Col. Price. He lived formerly 
near Ellicott City, Md., but in 1805 ^vas living in Halifax 
County, Va., when he was a witness to the deed to Spencer 

Spencer Carter died about the year 1858 at the home of his 
daughter. Mrs. Jane Soyars, in Pittsylvania County. Her home 
was burned later, and the family Bible and other records de- 
stroyed. Spencer Carter had issue by his wife. \'eriinda Lucas: 

3^'. Richard Carter, born in 1808, died June 11. 1877 

37- Jane Carter, born Dec. 8, 1809, died Mar. 23. 1888. 

38. Alexander Carter, born in 18 17. died in 1858. 

39- John Carter, no data. 


40. James Carter, no data. 

41. George Carter, no data. 

42. Thomas Carter, no data. 

43. Alfred Carter, no data. 

44. Mary Carter, married John Anderson, and has a son, 
Nicholas, living now in Texas. 

4";. Ruth Holmes Carter, died voung. 

Halifax Carters. 

36. Richard Carter was married in Plalifax on Oct. 14, 1S30. 
to Elizabeth Sheppard, daughter of John T. Sheppard and his 
wife, Elizabeth \^ass. 

Mrs. Carter died Oct. 28, 1S63. and he married secondly ]Mrs. 
Martha Richardson, nee Bchannon, widow of Thomas Richard- 
son. She was born about 1832 and died March 11, 1907. Rich- 
ard Carter purchased the old home place from his father, Spen- 
cer Carter, in 1856, but had been living on a part of the farm 
previously. He had issue as follows : 

First Marriage. 

46. John Spencer Carter, born Aug. 15, 1831, died May i, 

47. Elizabeth Verlinda Carter, born Oct. 15, 1833, living, 
married W'm. Motley. 

48. Emily Jane Carter, horn Apr. 6, 1836, married Paul Mar- 
shall, of Pittsylvania County, and died without issue. 

49. Richard Alexander Carter, born Xov. 11, 1838, died Jan. 
29, 1867. 

50. Charles Samuel Carter, born Jan. 24, 1844, living. 

51. Phillip Vass Carter, born Oct. 15, 1845, living. 

52. Mary Anne Carter, born June 20, 1849, married Samuel 
Milam and had one son, who died young. 

Second Marriage. 

53. Edwin S. Carter, born July 22, 1866, living. 

54. Richard T. Carter, bom Sept. 29, 1869, died Sept. 8, 1884. 

55. Nannie E. Carter, born Feb. 10, 1871, living. 

56. William H. Carter, born Aug. 20. 1873, living. 


46 JoHX Spexcer Carter, married Jan. 25, 1853, Sarah Jud- 
ith Walters (born Aug. 29, 1S28, died March 20. 1891), daughter 
of Robert Wi-ter Walters, of Pittsylvania County. John Spencer 
Carter was a private in the Brooklyn Grays, 23d Va. Reg. C. S. A., 
and was slightly wounded in Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. Had 
issue as follows : 

57. Sarah Jane Carter, born Dec. i, 1853. 

58. John Samuel Carter, born Feb. 18, 1855. 

59. Elizabeth Bates Carter, born May 6, 1856. 

60. Charles Wall Carter, born Oct. 25, 1859. died May 21, i860. 
6r. Charles Richard Carter, born July 10. 1861. 

62. William Henry Carter, born July 7, 1866. 
6^. Robert Wister Carter, born Jan. 10, 1S69. died July 24. 1888, 

57- Sar^vh Jane Carter, married Dec. 15, 1868. William Mat- 
tj^iew Dillard. a farmer living near Ringgold, Pittsylvania County. 
They have issue : 

^M- George Samuel Dillard, born Dec. 10, 1869. married in 1896, 
Sallie B. Motley, and has issue: Willie Lee, Bessie Ree. and 
Annie May Dillard. 

65. John Spencer Dillard, born February 25, 1871, died Novem- 
ber 15, 1905, unmarried. 

66. Sarah Elizabeth Dillard, born September 6, 1872, died 
March i, 1907, unmarried. 

67. Lucy Anne Dillard, born February 3, 1874, died Septem- 
ber, 1894, unmarried. 

68. Emma Lee Dillard, born October 27, 1877, married April 
30, 1900, James A. Goodson, of Pittsylvania county, and lives 
near Danville. Has issue— Robert Wesley and Charles Lee 

69. Jenny Alice Dillard, born July 9, 1879. 

70. Charles Edgar Dillard, born October 20, 1880, died [May 
7. 1&81. 

71- William Henry Dillard, born July 13. 1882, died February 
20. 1901. 



72. Joe Youn-er Dillard, born April 7, 1886, is a merchant at 

73' Peter Stanford Dillard, born September 8, 1S88. lives near 
Ringgold. \'a. 

74. Dora Edna Dillard, born September 3, 1891. 

58. JoHx Samuel Carter, married on June 23. 1879 Julia 
W ilhe Fans, daughter of Coleman Paris, of Pittsylvania countv 
and lives near Danville. Has issue: 

75- Dora Edna Carter, born .March 9, 1880, died infant. 

76. John Coleman Carter, born .May 17, 1882. married Septem- 
ber 9. 1906, Xellie K. WilHams. daughter of Charles William. 
of Dry Fork, Va., and has issue: Stanlev Wavman, John Spen- 
cer and Alice Lee Carter. 

77- Gertrude F. Carter, born November 7, 1883, died infant. 

78. Rorer Carter, born June 17, 1893. 

61. Charles Richard Carter, Reno Xevada. Mr Carter ^vas 
for a number of years engaged in telegraph and station-master 
work in \ irginia and Alabama. In 1888, after livino- for a .hort 
time m California, he settled in Xevada, where he became in- 
terested in a mercantile business and holds a position in the 
Washoe County Bank. He is treasurer of The Union Building 
and Loan Association of Reno; treasurer of the Baptist church 
of that city ; treasurer of the Xevada Baptist Convention, and Y. 
M. C. A. : was vice-president of the Anti-Gambling League which 
after two years' hard fighting succeeded in putting licensed 
gambling out of the State; he has held several offices in his 
local lodge of L O. O. P.. as well as the Grand Lodge, of which 
he ,s now Grand Warden. Mr. Carter has furnished the data 
of his branch of the family. He was married in San Francisco, 
Cal., on July 10. 1894. to Jessie Gray Ford (born Xovember 15. 
1872), daughter of Charles Ford of \'erdi. Xevada, and his wife' 
Elizabeth Charlotte Gray. They have issue : Robert Ford Car- 
ter, born May 21, 1896. Marcia Ray Carter, born Mav 12, iqoo 
and Charles Valentine Carter, born Feb. 14, 1907. ' ' ' ' 

Charles Richaku Carter, 
Reno, Xevado. 



62. William Hexry Carter, married Jan. 21. 1890, Sarah M. 
Stultz (born Dec. 15, 1867), of Henry County, \'a., a lineal de- 
scendant of a brother of Chief Justice John Marshall. He lives 
in Danville, and has issue: Dora Lee, born Xov. 29, 1890; Cora 
Frances, born April 27. 1893 ; William Edgar, born ^^lay 21, 1895, 
and Xora P., born ^March 15, 1899. 

50. Charles Samuel Carter was a member of Co. A, 38th 
\'a. Regt. Armistead's Brigade in the Confederate army. He was 
married Jan. 14. 1873, to Judith Anne Travis ( born Feb. 29. 1852), 
daughter of Capt. John C. and 2^Iary West Travis, of Caswell 
county, X. C, and now lives in Salisbury, X. C. They have issue: 

79. Mary Edna Carter, born Oct. 27, 1873, died Xov. 14, 1895, 

80. Bessie Frances Carter, born Feb. 9, 1876, m.arried March 
21, 1903, Duke Leon Smith, of X. C, and died Sept. 13, 191 1, 
leaving one child : Julia Frances Smith. 

81. Charlie Cabell Carter, born Dec. 9, 1879, died infant. 

82. Grace Estclle Carter, born July 3, 1881. died infant. 

83. Samuel Carter, born June 6, 1884, now a pharmacist, Salis- 
bury, X. C. 

84. William Stamey Carter, born May 14, 1887. 

85. Walter Carter, born Aug. 19, 1889, a medical student. 

86. Annie Lucile Carter, born April 14, 1893, died infant. 

51. Phillip Vass Carter was a member of Co. A. 38th Va. 
Reg. C. S. After the war he was married to Margaret Woody, of 
Caswell county, X. C, and had issue : 

^7. William Vass Carter. 

^. Xannie Carter, married Samuel Milam, of Halifax county. 

89. Margaret J. Carter, married March 30, 1902, John Lewis 
Cook, and has issue: Lewis Harman, Essie James, and Swan- 
son Cook. 

90- Dora Lue Carrer, married March 13, 1903, Robert Pace Ab- 
bott, and has issue : Robert Thornton and Xoel Huorhes Abbott. 


56. William H. Carter, married Susan A , and 

had issue : Carson Carter, born April 22, 1901, died infant ; Hugh 
W. Carter, born July 17, 19-03 : Edgar Carter, born :\Iay 19, 1906; 
Gertrude Carter, born !\Iay 30, 1911. 

55. Naxxie E. Carter, married Ernest Strickland and has one 
child. Claud L. Strickland, born Oct. 24, 1897. 

37. Jaxe Carter, eldest daughter of Spencer and Verlinda Lu- 
cas Carter, married Thomas O. Soyars, of Pittsylvania county, and 
had issue: 

91. Thomas O. Soyars, born in 1851, married May 25, 1874, 
Maria Tuck, of Halifax, and had issue: John Alexander, Sallie 
Whitt, Jane C, and B. F. Soyars. All living. 

92. John Soyars, born Feb. 23. 1853, married March 5, 1874. 
Virginia yi. Harris, of Ruffin. X. C. They live near Ringgold, 
Va., and have issue : Edwin Thomas Soyars, born March 14, 
1875. married a Miss Giles, and died March 7, 1905, leaving a son, 
Alvis, and a daughter. Eddie ; James Ruffin, born August 30, 
1877, died 1895, and William S., born Oct. 12, 1879. 

38. Alexaxder Carter, one of the younger sons of Spencer 
and \'erlinda L. Carter, was married in 1840 to Martha Lyon 
(born 1820, died 1895), daughter of William and Eleanor Ander- 
son Lyon, of Pittsylvania county. They had issue: 

93. William Spencer Carter, born May 31, 1841, died June 14, 

94. Elizabeth Jane Carter, born July, 1843. 

95. John Alexander Carter, born in 1846, died in 1887. 

96. James Heritage Carter, born in 1848, died in 1885. 

97. Mary Ellen Carter, born in 1857, died in 1883. 

93. William Spexcer Carter, enlisted in Co. A, 38th Va. 
Regt. under Capt. Jos. Cabell, and was wounded three times, once 
seriously at Gettysburg. Sept. 16, 1863, he was m.arried to Cor- 
nelia Guerrant and had is-ue : 

97. James Horace Carter, born April 14, 1867, married ( i ) 
Sallie Chandler, April 27^. 1890, and had issue: Sue Lee, Xuma 


Richardson, James H., Jr., and William Spencer; (2) Bessie 
Borum, Oct. 25, 1904. Xo issue. 

98. Annie Vernon Carter, born April 27, 1869, married April 
22. 18S8. to Avis Stacey and has issue: Eleanor Lyon, Janie Sue, 
William. Carter, Irene, Guerrant, Linda \'ernon, and Alvis Louis. 

99. Jennie Eleanor Carter, born August 7, 1874, married Ernest 
L. Wright, Dec. 13, 1893. of Ruffin, N. C, and has issue: Wm. 
Brown, Sam King. Ernest Linwood, Joe Guerrant, Mary Carter, 
and Ivey King. 

100. Lucie Daniel Carter, born Oct. 9, 1877, married Edgar 
Wright, April 6, 1898, and had a daughter, Cornelia Ann. 

loi. Augusta Cornelia Carter, born Jan. 25, 1880, married 
Charles Anderson, April 8, 1903, and has issue: Mary Wylds, 
Charles Wesley and Geo. Augustus. 

94. Eliz.vbeth Jane Carter, married (i) in 1861, William 
Calhoun, and (2) in 1869, Joseph Hill. Issue: 

102. Eugenia H. Calhoun, born April 3, 1862, married James 
Jones, Dec. i, 1880, and has issue: John W., ]Minnie Anderson, 
Mary Lee, Annie Elizabeth, Charles Richardson, Nellie Gray, 
Margaret Eugenia, and James Russell. 

103. Pattie Will Calhoun, born 1865, died 1867. 

95. John Alexander Carter, enlisted as a Confederate ca- 
valr\nian, when but a little past fourteen years of age. He mar- 
ried first in 1867, Nannie Nunally, and (2) in 1880, Sallie Poin- 
dexter. . Issue by first marriage : 

104. Mattie Sue Carter, born Feb. 21, 1868, married in 1S87 
to James Howerton. 

105. Wm. Austin Carter, born x\ug. 20, 1871, married Lula 
C. Hotton, Nov. 25, 1897, and has issue: Edna May, Clarence 
Dandridge, Harold Lee, and Wm. Alvin Carter. 

106. Mary Ellen Carter, born June 6, 1875, married Charles 
Rawlins, Nov. 24, 1895, and has issue: Ernest Linv/ood, Frank 
Allen, Martha Dandridge, and Mary Sue. 

107. John Dandridge Carter, born Feb. 11, 1880, married 
Sophia Fitzgerald, Dec. 21, 1903, and has issue: Helen v'irginia, 
and Nancv Nunailv. 


John Alexander Carter had issue by second marriage two 
daughters, Xannie and Sallie, who died young. 

96. James Heritage Carter, married (i) in 1873, Emma 
Hagood (no issue) ; (2) in 1879, Jennie Howerton. and had one 

97. Mary El[.i;x Carter, married in 1874, Thomas Hagool. 
and has issue : 

108. Deborah Hodges Hagood, born in Aug., 1875, niarried 
Wm. P. Holderbv and has issue: Mary X'irginia, Clavton Svd- 
nor, Minnie, Thomas Moreau, and Frank Penn. 

109. William Courts Hagood, born in 1877, died in 1900. 
no. John Thomas Hagood. born in 1879, married in 1906. 

a Miss Clay, and has issue: Oakey. and Julian. 

III. Floyd Taylor Hagood, born in 1883. married in 1905. Ada 
Martin and has issue, Lillian Haygood. 

Mrs. William CAKTt;K, 

nee Jane Cre^hau•, 

Born July 19, 1777. (from old portrait). 

Descendants of Raleigh Carter, of Lancaster 
and Nottoway Counties 

6. Raleigh Carter (Thos.', Edw.'. Thos.' ) was probably the 
voungest of the six sons of Thomas Carter, of Christ Church 
parish, Lancaster, and his first wife. He was born in Lancaster 
about 1740 and died in Xottoway prior to 1820, leaving numerous 
and prominent descendants. He was married two times, first in 
Lancaster to Sarah Sharpe. a ward of James Ball — marriage bond 
dated Sept. 5. 1765: (2) to Lucy .\nne Crenshaw, daughter of 
\Vm. Crensliaw. of Xottoway county, in i798-"99. 

Between the date of his first marriage and Dec. 7, 1772. Raleigh 
Carter removed from Lancaster, to what was then Amelia county, 
as on the latter date "'Raleigh Carter, of Amelia county, planter" 
sold to Burgess Ball, of Lancaster, part of a tract of 468 acres 
of land left by Elias Edwards to his sisters ( half sisters ?), one 
of whom was the .said Sarah Sharpe Carter. In 1776 he inherit- 
e<l from his father a negro servant, "The Lpper Plantation." 
and a share of the residuary estate, in Lancaster. In 1777 he 
sold his share of his father's home plantation, which came to 
him in the division of the residuary estate, to his brother Edward 

In 1782 Raleigh Carter was a justice of the Amelia County 
Court, and doubtless continued as such until Xottoway county 
was formed. In 1792 he was high sherifif of Xottoway. The 
census of 1782 show.s him to have been the head of a family of 
eight whites and twenty-one servants. This indicates that ho 
had six children. 

The family liible was burned during the war and likewise 
most of the early records of Xottoway county, so that it is im- 
iKissible to get a complete account of Raleigh Carter's children, 
and the date of his death. An old tax receipt shows that Sept. 
4. 1821, Dabney Morris and Lee Jones, executors of Raleigh 
Carter, dec'd, paid taxes on 1,690 acres of land and 125 slavcj 
in Xottoway county belonging to his estate. 


He is said to have had issue six children by the first mar- 
riage and three by the last, but the names of four of the first 
have not been preserved. The others are as follows : 

112. Raleigh Carter, Jr., married Susannah Stokes, of Lunen- 
burg county, on June 30. 1805, and died later without issue. 

113. William Carter, born ]\Iay ii, 1771, died Xov. iS. 1817. 

114. Charles Carter, born in 1800, died in 1883. 

115. Francis Carter, born in 1802, married Jane Lee. said to 
have been a member of the great \'irginia family of that name. 
They had issue : Bettie, died in infancy ; Sidney Lee died in 
infancy; and Nancy, married her cousin, Charles Wesley Carter. 

116. Lucy Carter, said to have married a Mr. Osborne. 

113. William Carter, only son of Raleigh Carter and his 
first wife, who left surviving issue, was married Dec. 17, 1795, 
to Jane Crenshaw, daughter of Wm. Crenshaw, and sister of 
the second Mrs. Raleigh Carter. 

Wm. Carter owned a fine plantation adjoining that of his 
brother, Charles Haynie Carter, and about eight miles from Not- 
toway C. H. He was a captain in the county militia and a man 
of great social prominence in Nottoway and surrounding coun- 
ties. He had issue as follows : 

117. Sarah Everett Carter, born Oct. 29, 1796. 

118. Mary Anne Carter, born Feb. 23, 1798, died July 10. 1862. 

119. Jane Carter, born Nov. 24, 1799. 

120. Raleigh Carter, born Nov. 17, 1801, died in 1820. 

121. William Carter, Jr., born Oct. 14, 1803, died in 1817. 

122. Ailcy Carter, born Sept. 21, 1805, died infant. 

123. Mildred Haynie Carter, born Feb. 15, 1808. 

124. Ailcy Bond Carter, born Dec. 10. 1810. 

125. Sharpe Carter, born Oct. 25, 1812. 

126. Richard Thomas Carter, born Jan. 12, 1815, died in 1S21. 

127. Joseph Carter, ^[. D., born Dec. 4, 1816. 

Mrs. Jane Crenshaw Carter, born July 19, 1777, and died Dec. 
10, 1851. 

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Col. Jf.Hx Hughes Knight ( fruin old portrait). 
Mrs. Sallie Everett Cakter K.vight (tnm oki portrait). 
■■Claremcnt." Xottcnvay Co.. \'a.. iniilt 1818 by Cc!. Knight. 


Carters of Xottaway — Knight Branch. 

1.17. Sarah Everett Carter, married April 11, 1815, Col. 
John Hughes Knight, a prominent Xottoway banker and planter, 
-on of \\'oodson Knight, of Prince Edward county, and his wife 
Patty Walton, who were married June 18. 1781. She was the 
daughter of Gen. George Walton, of Prince Edward, and cousin 
of George Walton, the Georgia Signer of the Declaration of In- 
dependence. Woodson Knight was the son of John Knight, Jr., 
who settled in Lunenburg county in 1766, and married Eliza- 
beth Woodson, of a fine old Goochland family. Col. John Hughes 
Knight was a member of the \'irginia Legislature for a number 
of years, senior partner of the banking firm of Knight and Oliver, 
and lived at '"Claremont,'" near Xottoway C. H. Mrs. Charles 
E. Wingo, Richmond, has portraits of Col. and Mrs. Knight. 
They had issue : 

128. William Carter Knight, born June 18, 1818, died Feb. 
2, 1896. 

129. Dr. Oscar Mansfield Knight, born Oct. zt,. 1823. Living 

130. John Hughes Knight, Jr., born Oct. 2^, 1829. Living 

131. George Walton Knight, born March 31, 1836, died May 
27, 1857. 

132. Marv Prvor Knight, born Feb. ly. 1833, died Sept. 8, 


133. Lucy Knight. 

134. Indiana W. Knight, born Feb. 26, 1827, died March 4, 

The last four died of tuberculosis. 

128. Col. William Carter Knight, entered old Randolph- 
Macon College in 1832, remained two sessions and then went to 
Hampden-Sidney, from which he was graduated in 1835; and 
then took a course in law and modern languages at the L'jiiver- 
sity of \'irginia. Vv'as admitted to the bar in Prince Edward 
county in 1839. Preferring the life of a planter he purchased 
a place in Xottoway in 1841, where he was ^oon known as a 


model planter. In 1859 he became the owner of the famous old 
Randolph estate, "Wilton," below Richmond, the home of the 
colonial beauty Anne Randolph, known to her friends as "Nancy 
Wilton.'' During the war Col. Knight furnished the Confeder- 
ate government with over half a million dollars worth of supplies 
from this plantation, and like other creditors of this ill-starred 
government saw this fortune become worthless when it parsed 
away. After the war he removed to Richmond and engaged in 
the manufacture of farm implements in partnership with Mr. 
George Watt, Sr.. who had married Col. Knight's cousin. Amanda 
Swann. Later was president of the Richmond Stove Works. 
All his life he was a prominent and scientific agriculturist, antl 
one of the organizers of the Virginia Agricultural Society, and 
was successively its secretary and president. i883-'89 he was 
editor of the SoiitJicni Planter and Farmer, and in 1896 its editor 
paid the following tribute to Col. Knight: 

"In our daily intercourse with him we were often struck with 
the versatility of his knowledge and his capacity for applying 
the same to the every-day work of life. He was well versed in 
the theory and practice of mechanics, and no stronger proof of 
the vigor of his intelliect, even in his old age, can be given than 
when over seventy years of age he invented and patented a rotary 
engine. In all relations of life Col. Knight was pre-eminently a 
gentleman. Gentle in manner, courteous in demeanor, consider- 
ate of all. Whilst holding his opinions tenaciously and ^uppo^t- 
ing them, if need be, vigorously, he never allowed himself to be 
betrayed into language for which afterwards he need feel re- 

June 12, 1839, he married Elizabeth Guerrant Dickinson, who 
died Sept. i, 1849, ^"^ Nov. 12, 185 1, he married Cleverine 
Thomas, who died Dec. 29, 191 1, at the age of eighty-seven. 

DcpcY Excursus. 

Mrs. Elizabeth fti Ny- Knight, daughter of L. D. and Mary Du- 
puy Dickinson, and granddaughter of James and Mary Purnell Dupuy. 
Old French genealogie-; carry the Dupuy family back to a Roman 
origin; and Moeri in his "Le Grande Dictionaire les Genealogies Des 
France," in 1789- g'^"-'^ twelve named generations between Chevalii:r 


^ 'W^. 


I ifcfciasM^^a.:^ t£i^/A-*^,. 

Co[,. W.M. Carter Knigh: 
kicliniond, Va. 


Alleman Dupuy in |ii5 A. D. and Jean Dupiiy, died in 1583. founder 
of the Protestant or Hugenot branch of the family in Upper Languedoc 
lie was the great great grandfather of , Bartholomew Dupuy. exiled 
1 y the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, a favorite officer in the 
Household Guard of King Louis XI\'. A short time before the 
revocation of the Edict of Xantes, he married the beautiful Countess 
Susanne le Villain and retired to his villa at Velours. Here they 
were secretly warned l)y the king, and escaped across the frontier 
into Holland — he in his uniform as an officer of the king's guard, 
and his wife as a page. They remained in Holland eleven years, then 
went to England, and finally about 1700 came to Virginia. Between 
1685 and 1700 they had born five children — Pierre. Jean Bartholine^v^', Jean 
Jacques, Phillippa and Martha. 

Bartholomew. Sr., died in Virginia in 1732. and his sword was pre- 
served by his descendants until lost in the burning of the home of Mrs. 
Julian Ruffin near Petersburg during the war. Jean Batholomew Dupuy 
married a Miss La Garonde and had issue: John. Magdalen, Mary. Pierre, 
and James, who was the father of Mrs. Mary Dickinson, and grand- 
father of Mrs. Elizabeth Knight, also of Mrs. John A. Bland, whose 
.laughter Cornelia married Capt. John Hughes Knight. Jr. See Va. 
?list. Society Collections. Vol. \. 

Mrs. Qeverine &ip*<*r came of prominent New TSTS itc stock, and 
had two lines of Thomas ancestry, both early settlers in Marshfield, 
Mass., but unrelated. John Thomas, settled in Marshfield about 1643. 
and died there in 1671. In 1648 he married Sarah Pitney (died iS6:?--,lt>S 
and had son Neal Thomas (born 1670, died 1755), who married Bethia 
Shuman and had a son. Amos Thomas (born 1703), married Ruth White 
(died after 1752). They had a son. Abijah Thomas, who married 
Rachel McCaul and had a son, Abijah, Jr., born 1777, died 1843, who 
married Rhoda Lacy, born 1787, died 1859, and were the parents of 
Mrs. Cleverine Knight. The other Thomas family began with William 
Thomas, who settled at Plymouth in 1623. when past middle life, and 
vvas later Deputy Governor of that colony. His old home descended 
in the family until sold in 1837 to Daniel Webster by Capt Thom.a>. 

He had son. Nathaniel, born 1605, died 1774, married Elizabeth 

and had son, Nathaniel, Jr.. born 1643. died 1718. married in 1664 
Deborah Jacobs, and had Dorothy Thomas, born 1670, married Josepii 
Otis, born 1665, died 1754. They had son, Nathaniel Otis, who married 
Mary Thatcher, and had daughter. Hannah Otis, born 1717. marr-ed 
Benajah ^IcCaul, and had daughter Rachel, married Abijah Thomas, 
Ruth Whit'-, wife of Capt. .\mo- Thomas, daughter of Joseph White. 


was 'he g'-dnddaughter of Periguine White, the first white child born 
in Plyn.outh, son of \Vm. and Susannah White, who came over in the 
Maytlower. Data furnished by Mrs. C. E. Wingo. 

Col. William Carter Knight had issue four children by each 
marriage, as follows : 

135. CarterOupuy Knight, died infant. 

136. Robert Dickinson Knight, born in 1844. died in May. i8<j5. 

137. Jennie Wickliffe Knight, born June 6, 1846, died June 
13, 1908. 

138. Emmett Carter Knight, born in March, 1848. 

139. William Oscar Knight, born Sept. 6, 1852. 

140. Wray Thomas Knight, born Feb. 20, 1854. 

141. Sarah Everett Knight, born Oct. 15, 1855. 

142. Creed Thomas Knight, born in 1857. 

136. Robert D. Kxight, was a member of Co. I, Richmond 
Howitzers, during the war. He married Alice Clay and had is- 
sue six children. Lived in Chesterfield county. 

137. Jennie W. Knight, married first, Henry Delaplaine 
Danford, secretary of the Mutual Assurance Society, of Rich- 
mond, and had issue: Bessie, died infant.'and John B., an elec- 
trical engineer at Birmingham, Ala., married Lucy Cobb, of 
Montgomery, and has no issue. At the beginning of the war Mr. 
Danford enlisted as a private in Co. P., 21st \"a. Vols. C. S. A., 
and soon rose to the rank of captain. Mrs. Danford married. 
second, Hon. Charles Triplett O'Ferrall. a prominent lawyer 
and judge, colonel in the Confederate army, member of Congress 
for twelve years, Governor of Virginia. i894-'98, etc. They had 
issue: Frank Knight O'Ferrall, of Richmond; Wm. Carter 
O'Ferrall, of Birmingham; Mabel O'Ferrall; Helen O'Ferral!. 
married J. Taylor Thompson, a Farmville attorney. 

138. Emmett Carter Knight, married Josephine Mayo and 
had three daughters. Was a member of the famous V. -\L I. 
Cadet Corps in the Confederate army, that distinguished itself 
at New Market and elsewhere during the war. 

139. William O. Knight, farmer, at "'Elmwood,'" Louisa 
countv. Unmarried. 

Homes of Col. \Vm. Carter Knight Before the Wak. 


140. Wray T. Kxight, retired merchant of Richmond, post- 
master under Cleveland and Harrison : married in Jan. 1879, 
Louise Winn Talbott and has three sons and two daughters — 
Mrs. M. Y. Manley, Macon. Ga.. and ^Nlrs. George Cooper, Mon- 
terey, Mexico. Sons' names not furnished me. 

141. Sar.\h E. Knight, married Dec. 18, 1878, Charles Evans 
Wingo, son of Wm. A. and Sarah Johnson Wingo, of Amelia 
county. He was a member of Co. I, Richmond Howitzers until 
severely wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg. After the war 
he organized the wholesale boot and shoe firm of Wingo, Ellet & 
Crump: was vice-president of the American National Bank of 
Richmond, and the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Amelia, 
and director of the Bank of Commerce and Trusts, Richmond. 
Member of Virginia Legislature 1907 to 19 10. Born July 
12, 1843, died March 20, 191 1, after a short illness of double 
pneumonia; he was one of the most prominent and public-spirited 
citizens of Richmond and was mourned throughout the city. As 
a mark of respect the Governor ordered the flags on the capitoi 
displayed at half mast. They had issue: Jane; Charles E.. Jr., 
graduate of V. M. 1. in 1901, and Cornell in 1903; William 
Wythe, graduate of \^ P. L in 1905 ; John Trevillian, graduate 
of University of Virginia in 1909, now of the law firm of Well- 
ford and Wingo, Richmond. 

142. Creed T. Knight, merchant in Chicago, married Jennie 
Aberdeen, of Canada, and has issue : Creed T., Grace. Cleverine 
and Jessie. 

129. Oscar Mansfield Knight, M. D., of "Claremont." the 
old Knight home in Nottoway county, was a member of the first 
class to graduate from the \'. M. L, and later received the degree 
of M. D. from the Medical College of Virginia. Was a captain 
in the Confederate army. :Married Ellen Todd and has one 
daughter. Sarah Everett Knight, who married a ^Ir. De Campe, 
of New Jersey, and has tv/o children. 

130. John Hl'ghes Knight, Jr.. of -Poplar Hill," near Farm- 
ville, was educated at Hampden-Sidney, University of X'irginia, 
and Columbia University. Was graduated in law from the L'ni- 


\ersity of \'irginia and admitted to the bar in Prince Edward 
county. Entered Co. K., 3rd Va. Cavalry, as sergeant, and came 
out as captain at close of the war. Was twice wounded. Oct. 
12, 1853, married Cornelia Alice Bland, daughter of John Archer 
Bland, of Xottowav, and his wife Mary Anne Dickinson. 


John Bland and his wife Susan Duclere of Syth Lane, St- Antholin 
parish, London, had four sons who emigrated to Virginia in the latter 
half of the seventeenth century — John, Jr.. Edward, Adam, and The- 
odorick. This family is one of high respectability, and dates back to a 
remote period in England. 

Theodorick Bland, baptized at St. Antholin's, Tan. 16, 1629, died at 
Westover, Va.. April 2^. 1671. is the ancestor of the Virginia Elands. He 
was a merchant at Luars, Spain, with his brother Edward, when he came 
to Virginia in 1654. Here he purchased and settled the now famous James 
River plantation, "Westover." and gave for the use of the county and 
parish, ten acres of ground on which he had built a courthouse, prison, 
and church, known as "Westover Church," in the chancel of which he is 
buried. He was Speaker of the House of Burgesses in l659-"6l : member 
of the Council in 1665. and Campbell and Mead say that '"he was in 
fortune and understanding inferior to none in the colony." He married 
Anne, daughter of Col. Richard Bennett of Weyanoke and Kiccotan, who 
was a member of the House of Burgesses as early as 1629. member of the 
Council in 1639, and elected Governor by the House in 1652. Died in Vir- 
ginia in 1675. Mrs. Bland died at Wharton Creek, Md.. in 1687. They 
had issue: Theodorick, Jr.. of "Westover," member of the Council, died 
in 1702; Richard of "Jordon's Point/' and John. Richard Bland, born at 
Berkeley in 1665. died at Jordon's Point, April 6. 1720; was a merchant 
and planter, member of the House of Burgesses in i700-'02. and '06. etc. 
He married (i) Mary, daughter of Coi- Thomas Swann of "Swann's 
Point," Surry County, and had issue six children, all of whom. Mr. 
Slaughter says, died young; (2) Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Wm. Ran- 
dolph of "Turkey Island." founder of the distinguished Randolph family 
of Virginia. Mrs. Elizabeth R. Bland died Jan. 22. 1719. leaving five 
children: ^^ary, married Henry Lee of "Lee Hall." Westmoreland: Eliza- 
beth married Wm. Beverley of "Blandfield." Essex; Richard. Jr.. of "Jor- 
don's Point:' Anne married Capt- Robt. Munford ; and Theodorick of 
"Cawsons" and "Kippax." ancestor of John Randolph of Roanoke. 

Richard Bland of "Jordon's Point," born in 1710, died at Williamsburg 
of apoplexy. Oct. 26. 1776. where he was in attendance as a member of the 
first Legislature of Virginia after the Declaration of Independence. Camp- 
bell says of him: "His intellectual calibre was capacious, his education 

Mrss Elizabeth Bland Kxight. 
Capt. John Hughes Knight. 
Poplar Hill. Price E<l-A;\rd County. Va 
Col. John Thornton Knight. 


finished, his habits of application indefatigable. Thoroughly versed m 
the charters, laws, and history of the colony, he was styled the Virginia 
Antiquary. He was a political character of the first rank, a profound 
logician, and a writer perhaps unsurpassed in the colony." He married 
Anne, daughter of Peter Poythress of "Fleur de Hundred." and had issue 
twelve children, one of whom. Edward Bland, married Eliza Cocke and 
had a son John, who married a Miss Jones, who were the parents of John 
Archer Bland, father of :\Irs. Cornelia Bland Knight. See Meade's Old 
Families and Old Churches, and Slaughter's Hist, of Bristol Parish. 

Capt. and Mrs. John H. Knight had issue : 

143. Elizabeth Bland Knight, whose wit and delightful per- 
sonality, I have been told, make her one of the most charming 
members of the entire connection. 

144. Indiana Knight, married Walter Grey Dunnington. the 
largest independent tobacco buyer in \'irginia. and member of 
a fine old family of \'irginia and Maryland. They have issue: 
Sallie Everett, married Ashton Clapham, of Loudoun county, a 
Washington banker, and has two daughters, India Knight and 
Sarah Dunnington ; Lucie Knight ; James William ; Walter Grey. 
Jr.; and John. Mr. and Mrs. Dunnington live at "Poplar Hill." 
Prince Edward county. 

145. Lucie Everett Knight, married John Blackwood Strachan. 
of Lynchburg, son of Dr. J. B. Strachan. of Petersburg, and con- 
nected with the Bannisters. Boilings, Meades, and other well 
known Virginia families. 

146. John Thornton Knight, a graduate of West Point. Lt. 
Col. and D. O. M. G. United States army, Washington, married 
Edith Young, daughter of Gen. S. B. M. Young. U. S. A., re- 
tired. They have issue: Alice Margaret, Sam Young, John T.. 
O'Ferrall and Alexander. 

147. Emmett Fitzgerald Knight, merchant in Colorado. 

148. Mcllvaine Knight, member of the Atlantic Importing Co., 
Xew York. Married Ida Fleming, of Farmville, Va. 

149. Mattie Knight, died in infancy. 

150. Mary Cornelia Knight, died in early life. 

151. William Barret Knight, Main Division Engineer, Bos- 
ton and Albany R. R.. married a Miss Johnson, of Litchhhcld. 
Mass. No issue. 

152. Carter Copeland Knight, dead. 


Carters of Xottowav — Bacon Branch. 
Ii8. :>Iary Anne Carter, married Dec. 19, 1817, Col. Lydall 
Bacon, born Dec. 26, 1793, died Jan. 23, 1875, son of Drury Al- 
len Bacon and his second wife, Nancy Aris Jackson. At the be- 
ginning of the war, Col. Bacon was the second wealthiest planter 
in [Mecklenburg county, owning some fifteen plantations and 
about a hundred and fifty ser^-ants, valued on the Assessor's books 
at half a million dollars. His home place was called -Ten Oaks. 

Bacon- Excursus. 
The family of Bacon in England is said to date back to the Norman 
Conquest, and -of this name, Bacon, there have been many persons ot 
great account in former ages." The Virginia family is descended trom 
Capt Edmund Bacon, born in England circa 1641, died m Ne%v Kent 
County, Va.. Jan. 19, i/OS- He is said to have been a son of W ihiam 
Bacon and a cousin of Nathaniel Bacon, "The Rebel," who lett no son. 
as has been frequently claimed, to hand down his name, this W u.iam 
Bacon may have been the William Bacon, gent., who patented lana m 
Northumberland County, Va-, and died there about i^, leaving a:- nis 
property to wife Margaret. 

Edmund Bacon, as "Captain Edmund Bacon," patented land on the 
Pamunkey, in New Kent, in 1687; was a vestryman of St. Peter's and 
High Sheriff of New Kent; is said to have married Anne Lydall. sup- 
posed to have been the daughter of Capt. George Lydall, who patented 
land on the Pamunkey in 1654, commanded a fort en the Mattaponi in 
1679 etc Capt. Geo. Lydall was a son of Sir Thomas Lydall and his wite 
Bridget Woodward, daughter of George and Elizabeth Honeywood Wood- 
ward, and therefore maternally a coujin of Nathaniel Bacon, Sr., member 
of the Council, Acting Governor of Virginia, etc. Capt. Edmund and 
Anne Lydall Bacon had issue a son John Bacon, vestryman, sherirt, etc., 
of New Kent, married (i) Sarah Langston. who died Jan. 4- i/^- '^•;^^'- 
ing sons Nathaniel and William; (2) July 4, i/io, Susannah, daughter ot 
John Parkes, and had issue: John, born 1711 ; Sarah. 1712; Lydall. ITI7\ 
Edmund. 1722; Anne. 1727; Frances. 1734. Lydall Bacon married in 1740 
Mary Allen, and moved from New Kent to Mecklenburg, where hi; will 
was 'probated Oct. 12. 1775- They had issue: Eliabeth. Lucy, Langiton. 
-\nne Susannah, Sarah. Lydall, Mar>-, Edmund Parke, Richard, and Drury 
Allen, born Dec. 14. 1765, died Sept. 3. 1843. in Mecklenburg. Drury A. 
Bacon married second. Dec. 16, 1792. Mrs. Nancy Aris Jackson, daughter 
of Frederick Nance, and their elde-:t son Lydall married Mary Anne Carter 


in 1817. The Bacon arms are : Arg. on a fesse engrailed between three 
escutcheons, gules, as many mullets argent pierced sable. 

Lydall and ]Mary A. Carter Bacon, had issue : 

153. Nancy Aris M. Bacon, born Oct. 29, 1818, died in June, 

154. William Allen Bacon, born March 25, 1820, died June 
25. 1901. 

155. Drury Allen Bacon, born July 14, 182 1, died Nov. 8, 

156. Mildred Haynie Carter Bacon, born Nov. 20, 1822, died 
in 1823. 

157. Tames Lawrence Bacon, born Feb. 6, 1824, died Feb. 12, 

158. Robert Carter Bacon, born Julv 20, 1825. died Feb. 8, 

159. Edmund Cummings Bacon, born Feb. 16, 1827, died April 
25, i860. 

160. Lydall Bacon, Jr., born Dec. 2y, 1830, died August 15, 

161. \'irginia Bacon, born ^March 20, 1828, died May 5, 1904. 

162. Nathaniel Bacon, born April 16, 1833, died August 29, 

163. Richard Parkes Bacon, born Dec. 25, 1834, died Oct. 10, 

164.' Mary Jane Bacon, born ^Nlay 20, 1838, died Sept. 4, 188*9. 
165. Josephus Carter Bacon, born April i, 1840, died Feb. 18, 

153. Naxcv a. Bacon, married in June, 1846, Capt. John R. 
Spencer, and lived near Clarksville, Va. They had issue : Thomas 
Cole, lived in Prince Edward ; Mary, married a Mr. Branch ; Ed- 
mund, and James. The last three moved to Texas. 

154. William A. Bacox, married June 7, 1854, Lucy A. Man- 
gum, of Mississippi, and has issue: Mary Elizabeth, married a 
Mr. Tilly, of Durham, N. C. ; \'irginia M., married Simon Coz- 
art, of Oxford, N. C. ; Kate E., married W. Henry Pettus, a to- 
bacconi>t, Chase Citv, Va., and had issue: Henrv, Pajre, and 


Catharine: Roberta B. married Dr. .H. P. Hardee. Stern. X. C. ; 
May married and died in Texas; William, a farmer in X. C. ; 
Frances married R. P. Freeze. X'ewton. X. C. ; Lydall. 

158. Robert Carter Bacox, married Tune 8. 1858. Xancy 
Mathews Fluke, of Monroe county. \V. \'a., and had issue: 
Nathaniel Bacon, born ^lay 11. 1864. owner of the '■Walnut Hill 
Stock Farm."' Talcott. W. \'a. : and Mary Jane Bacon, born 
Dec. 30. 1867. died Jan. 22. 1896. Robert Carter Bacon was a 
Confederate quartermaster in West \'irc:inia. 

159. En.\[UND Cl'm.mi.vgs Baco.v, married in 1854. Mrs. Ta- 
bitha Tate, of Arkansas, and had issue: James Lawrence. Fran- 
cis Nathaniel and \'irginia. 

161. Virginia Bacox, married Dec. 19, 1866, W. S. Harris, 
of Powhatan county, and had a daughter. Annie M.. who married 
H. Bedford ]Moseley, of Charlotte county, and has a son. Harris 
Bedford Moseley. Lives at Chase City. 

164. Marv Jaxe Bacox, married in Dec, i860, James Cun- 
ning-ham, and had a son, James, who died unmarried. She mar- 
ried second, in Feb., 1871, Tyree G. Finch, and had eight children, 
all of whom died young, except Adam Tyree Finch, now a prom- 
inent physician of Chase City. Va., who married a Miss ^^forton, of 
Clarksville. and has issue: Mary Elizabeth, Margaret. Tyree 
and Adam, Jr. 

165. Joseph L's Carter Bacox. and his brother, Drury Allen 
Bacon, were in Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's Cavalry during the war. 
October 17, 188 1, J. C. Bacon married Lottie H. Lewis, of Green- 
ville, X. C, and has issue: Mary Eloise. Lydall and Lottie Lou, 
who married Xov. 15, 1910, Hugh Belfield Stewart, Wilson, 
N. C. 

166. Thomas .\lexaxder Bacox, served in the Confederate 
Army in a company from Lee county. In Jan.. i860, he married 
Pattie Farrar. of Chase City, and had issue : Drury, Xannie 
Goode, Virginia and fonr other children, who dierl voung. 


Carters ov- Xottowav — Oluer F.raxch. 

119. Jane Carter, married Dec. 18. 1819, John Billips Oliver, 
a Xottowav planter and banker. meml)er of the firm of Knight 
and Oliver. He was a son of Richard CMiver, said to have been 
a soldier in the Revolution, and his wife, Mary Jennings, daughter 
(if William Jennings, who owned ten thousand acres of land 
about "Jennings Ordinary. "" Xottoway county. Richard Oliver 
was a son of James Oliver, who moved to Xottowav from Hen- 
rico about 1760. James (Jliver patented two thousand acres 
of land in each of the counties of Xottoway. Halifax and Meck- 
lenburg, and had seven sons in the Revolution, six of whom 
came out alive. 

John B. and Jane Carter r)liver had issue: 

167. Charles Haynie Oliver, married a Miss Collier, of Mis- 
souri, and had a son. Collier Oliver. 

168. Lucy Jane Oliver, married Dr. Richard B. Tuggle, of 
Prince Edward county. They settled at "'Ravens wood." an 
old Carter place presented to Mrs. Tuggle by her father as a 
wedding present. Had issue : 

169. Susan Lacy Tuggle. 

170. Richard Wilfred Tuggle. 

171. John B. O. Tuggle. 

172. Indiana Everett Tuggle. 

173. Camilla Presley Tuggle. 

169. Slsax L. Tlggu:, married April 30, i86r, Charles Fred- 
erick Goodwyn. of Greenesville county, \'a.. Commonwealth's 
Attorney of Dinwiddie, and judge of the Xottoway court for a 
number of years. They had issuer a. Richard T. Goodwyn, mar- 
ried Sallie Brockenbrough Aylett, daughter of Col. W. R. Aylett : 
b. Peterson married Emily Lucas, of Texas, and has daughter, 
Lillian ; c. Luc}- Oliver ( joodwyn. niarried Landon Jackson and has 
daughter, Lucy Goodwyn. d. Wirt Goodwyn, married a Miss 
Chandler, of \'ermont. and has four daughters. X'ermona. Rosa- 
mond, Camilla and X'irginia. c. John B. O. Goodwyn, unmar- 
ried, f. Mary Powe'l Goodwyn. married Rev. Christian R. 
Kuyk, an Episcopal clergyman, and has sons. Charles Frederick 


and Dirk Adrian, g-. Wilfred Lacy Goodwyn, married Lydia 
Harris, of Richmond, and has \V. L., Jr. h. Susan Lacy Good- 
wyn, died unmarried, i. Indiana Davies Goodwyn, married 
Sparrell A. Wood, of Floyd county, j. Bettie Harrison Good- 
wyn, married John McSparran. of Lancaster county, Pa., and 
has issue, Sarah ^Margaret and Lucy Isabell. k. Lanetta ^lason 
Goodwyn, married Gordon Gillete Harris, of Culpeper county. 

170. Richard W. Tuggle, a tobacconist at Blackstone, Va., 
near which he owns a beautiful county home, "The Grove." In 
Oct., 1867, married Clara M. \'as5, daughter of James Cummings 
Vass, and his wife, Eleanor Hawkins Smith. For a number of 
years before and after the war ]Mr. \'ass was cashier of the old 
State Bank at Richmond : his father, James Vass, born in Fer- 
res, Scotland, died at Fredericksburg, \'a., in 1837. R. W. & C. 
V. Tuggle have issue: i. Richard B. Tuggle, tobacconist at 
Farmville, married Martha Xelson Berkeley, daughter of Wil- 
liam R. and }^Iartha Xelson Berkeley. 2. Susie Brooke Tuggle, 
married Maxwell K. Duncan, a tobacconist, son of John and 
Sallie Branch Duncan, of Petersburg. 3. Florence Lacy Tuggle, 
married Harry Stanard Beverley, a Blackstone merchant, son 
of Robert B. and \'irginia Eppes Beverley, and have one child, 
Clara Vass Beverley. 4. Eleanor Thornton Tuggle, married 
R. M. O'Ferrall, son of Gov. O'Ferrall, and has a son, McLain 
O'Ferrall. 5. Lucy L. Tuggle, married Dr. Richard Adams 
Epes, of Blackstone, and has a daughter, Lucy Jane. 6. Doug- 
lass Longstreet Tuggle, tobacconist at Blackstone, married Susie 
Armstrong, daughter of Edward and Sallie Irby Armstrong, of 
Mississippi. They have two children, Edward Armstrong and 
Clara Brooke. 7. John B. Tuggle, representative of the Rich- 
mond Paper Co., at Grand Rapids, X. C, married (i) a Miss 
Moore, and has son, Richard Welford ; (2) Lucy Lee Joyner, 
daughter of Rev. Francis Joyner, of Xorth Ca»-olina, and has a 
son, Robert Thornton. 8. Maria Vass Tuggle, unmarried. 
9. James Wilfred Tuggle, unmarried. 

171. JoiiN" B. O. Tuggle, planter, Xottoway county, married 
Lucy, daughter of Henry and \'irginia Epes Mason, of Surry 
county. X'o issue. 

Mrs. Richard B. Tuggle, 
H' c i ucy Jane Oliver- 


172. Indiana Everett Tuggle, married Samuel D. Davies, 
son of Dr. John B. and Maria Swift Davies, of Petersburg, \'a., 
and great, great grandson of Rev. Samuel Davies, second presi- 
dent of Princeton and one of the founders of the Presbyterian 
Church in Virginia. ^Ir. Davies was an attorney and opened and 
conducted for four years the first law course given at Richmond 
College. They had no issue. 

173. Camilla Presley Tuggle, married Robert Grammer 
Thornton, son of Richard and Priscilla Grammer Thornton, of 
Halifax county, and general manager of the Richmond Paper 
Co. They have no issue. 

123. Mildred Havne Carter, married May 21, 1823, Dr. 
Jacob S. Swann, of Kentucky, and had several children. Their 
daughter, Amanda, married George Watt, a prominent Rich- 
mond manufacturer. Xo other data of this family furnished me. 

124. AiLCY Bond Carter, married May 21, 1827, Dr. Henry 
Farmer, of Owensboro, Ky., and had issue : Henry Hugh, born 
May 28, 1828; Virginia Carter, Born Sept. 14, 1829; William 
Lodovick, born July 22, 183 1 ; Mary Sharpe, born April 5, 1833. 
Dr. and Mrs. Farmer died when their children were quite young 
and they were placed under the guardianship of their uncle, 
Sharpe Carter, of Xottoway, Va. After their return to Ken- 
tucky they were lost sight of by their Virginia connections. 

Carters of Hickory Hill. 

125. Sharpe Carter^ of "Hickory Hill,"' part of the old 
Raleigh Carter plantation in Nottoway, was a graduate of Hamp- 
den-Sidney. July 24, 1832, he married Alartha Anderson Craig 
Gregory, born Feb. 10, 1808, died May 5, 1892, daughter of 
Richard Claiborne and Frances (Craig) Gregory, of Lunenburg 
county. Frances Craig Gregory was the daughter of the noted 
Rev. James Craig, who served Hanover Parish, Lunenburg, from 
1759 until his death in 1795. He had studied medicine, and so 
doctored the bodies of his parishoners as well as their souls, and 
prospered in worldly goods as well as in heavenly riches. Sharpe 
and Martha Carter hadL issue: 


174. William Richard Carter, born April 22, 1833, died July 
8, 1864. 

175. Isabelle Carter, born July 29, 1835, died March 27, 1877. 

176. Josephine Carter, born Nov. 29, 1837. 

177. Sophronia Carter, born Jan. 26, 1841, died Jan. 29, 1843. 

174. Wm. R. Carter, was graduated from Hampden-Sidney 
in 1852 with the highest honors in his class; studied law and was 
practicing in Richmond at the beginning of the war, when he 
joined the Nottoway cavalry as a private and was soon made 
colonel of the Third Virginia Regiment. Early in 1864 was 
commissioned a brigadier-general, and died July 8, 1S64, from 
a wound received at Trevillian's. He was noted for his quick- 
wit and repartee ; an aged cousin recalls an early example of his 
quickness at retort. While attending an "old field school" near 
his home, the other pupils one day by hinting and otherwise tried to 
make him stand back from the fire and give them the best places. 
Finally one of them said : "You might as well assail a Tartar 
as to give a hint to Billy Carter," to which Master William in- 
stantly replied: "I might as well to quit this school as to take 
a hint from every fool." He was unmarried. 

175. Isabella Carter, married May 26, i860, Joseph Friend, 
born April 23, 1819, died Feb. 27, 1910, of "Green Levels," Char- 
lotte county. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Gaines Friend, 
and grandson of Joseph Friend, who patented and settled the 
"Green Level" place in 1767. Mr. Friend was a prominent citizen 
of Charlotte Co., an elder in the Presbyterian church, etc. By his 
third wife, Isabella Carter, he had issue: i. Mary Craig, born 
in 1862, died in 1864. 2. William Sharpe Friend, an insurance 
and real estate agent at Covington, Va., married Hunt, 
of Roanoke, and has issue : William Berkeley, Sallie Gary, Shir- 
ley Carter, Mary Bruce and Robert Crenshaw. 3. Isabella Car- 
ter Friend, married Briscoe Bouldin, of Charlotte county, now 
of Greensboro, N. C, and has issue: Isabella Carter and Thomas 
Vanderford. 4. Josephine Catharine Friend, who has a finely 
cultivated talent for music, and has been musical director of 
the schools at Greensboro for a number of years. 5. Joseph B. 

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Friend, Jr., present owner of "Green Levels," married Mary 
E. Scott, and this old mansion now shelters the fifth generation, 
in his children, who are : Ruth Elfreth, Carter Watkins and Caro- 
line Scott. 

176. Josephine Carter, married (i) Captain David Ritten- 
house Stokes of "Alt. Holly," Lunenburg county, September 27, 
1858. At the beginning of the war he owned a handsome planta- 
tion and about a hundred servants. Was captain of the Lunen-* 
burg Infantry during the war, and after the war he was the 
first treasurer of his county and continued in the office until his 
death, Sept. 30, 1883. 

Stokes Excursus,. 

Captain David R. Stokes was the son of John and Susanna Jones 
Stokes and grandson of Captain Peter Stokes, born Oct. 25, 1758, died 
in Feb., 1828, and his wife Sarah Smith, sister of James Smith, who 
ler resented Lunenburg county in the Virginia Assembly for a number 
of years. Capt. Peter Stokes was. a captain in the Revolution, a wealthy 
planter and brother of three very distinguished men, viz.: David Stokes. 
Jr., a. lawyer of great ability, colonel in the Revolution, etc. : John 
Stokes, a captain in the Revolution, United States judge of the Western 
District of North Carolina and law preceptor of President Andrew 
Jackson; Munford Stokes, United States Senator from North Carolina 
and Governor of that State. They were the sons of David Stokes, born 
Oct. 23, 1707, died Sept. 12, 1794. and his wife, Sarah Mountford, born 
Feb. 3, 1717, died April 9, 1800, daughter of Col. Thomas Mouitford 
of Old Point Comfort. David Stokes, Sr., was a vestryman, member of 
the first court of Lunenburg, 1746. etc., and son of John Stokes, who 
had patents for land on the north side of Nottoway River in 1701 and 
3723. The latter was a member of the House of Burgesses in i629-'30 
and died in 1646. He was probably of the Stokes family of Stanhawes, 
Gloucestershire. See Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. VL 

November 26, 1890, Mrs. Josephine Carter Stokes, married William. 
J. Neb'ett, of "Brickland," Lunenburg county, son of Dr. Sterling Neblett 
and nephew of the famous Richmond lawyer, W. J. McFarland, who 
had the honor of entertaining in his home— now the Westmoreland Club 
—the late King Edward, when he visited in this country as the Prince 
of Wales. Col. W. J. Neblett was a lawyer, planter and at one time 
represented Lunenburg in the Virginia Assembly. Captain and Mrs. 
Stokes had issue: i. Terry Stokes, born September 5, 1859, married 


Nvjv. 14. 1883, Annie B., daughter of Maj. Thomas Bond, of Peters- 
burg, and has issue, daughter, Annie Bond Stokes. 2. Martha Craig 
Stokes, born Feb. 19, 1863, married June 19, 1S95, Peyton G. McCabe 
of Martinsville. Va-, a cousin of Col. Gordon McCabe, of Richmond- 
and the Graveleys of Lynchburg. 3. Richard Carter Stokes, born 
June 14. 1865. manager of the Geo. W. Helme Tobacco Co., Lynch- 
burg, ried Lillie A. Lee. daughter of John A. and Maria Crockett 
Lee, and has a son, R C. Stokes, Jr., born April 14, 1895. R. C. 
Stokes, Sr., is a colonel on Gov. Mann's staff. 4. David R. Stokes. 
born Sept. 6. 1866, died July 3, 1902, unmarried. Was a merchant at 
South Hill. Va. 5. Irby Stokes, born May 9, 1869, lives at the old Stokes 
hoii.e, '"Mt. Holly," unmarried. 6. Isabella Overton Stokes, born .-Ypril 
29, 1S71, married Nov. 26, 1904. E. H. Conquest, of Oakhall. Accomac 
county. 7. Susan Jones Stokes, born Sept. 25, 1877, married Jan. 11, 
1899, John A. Suiter, merchant. Garysburg. N. C, and has issue : John 
A., Jr., Florence Carter and Overton Stokes. 

Lee Excursus. 

John A. Lee, father of Mrs. Richard Carter Stokes, was a son of Bev- 
erley Lee and his wife Rebecca, daughter of William and Ara Noel Lee of 
Bedford County. William Lee served in the Revolution in Capt. Cobb's 
company of militia from Bedford County, and was in the battle of Guil- 
ford C. H. — See Journal and Specie Waste Book in Auditor's office at 
Richmond, Vols. XV and XVL Beverley Lee was a son of Capt. John Lee, 
commissioned Jan. i^ 1777, and served until May, 1778, as captain and pay- 
master in the First Virginia Regiment. — See records in U. S. Pension 
office. After the Revolution he founded Leesville, Virgmia, where he 
died Jan. i, 1819, leaving sons, Henry, Burwell, Stephen, John, and Bev- 
erley. Captain Lee is said to have been a member of the great Lee 
family of Westmoreland, but I have not traced the connection. 

127. JosEPHUs Carter, ^L D., youngest son of William and 
Jane Crenshaw Carter, was graduated from Hampden-Sidney in 
1841 and from a medical college in Philadelphia in 1843, ^^'^ 
settled in Lunenburg as a planter and physician. His daughter 
writes that he saw hard service as an officer in the Confederate 
Army under General Chalmer, who was under General Forrest. 
December 19, 1838, Dr. Carter married Martha A. Stokes, 
daughter of Allen Stokes, and had a daughter, Mattie Carter, 
born in 1846. who married Oct. 28, 1868, Robert Spencer, son 
of Colonel Robert Spencer, of "Aspen/' Charlotte county. They 


have issue : Robert S., Mattie Carter, Joseph Carter, Sallie 
Bouldin, Thomas E., Mamie V., Isabell F. and William Sharpe 
Spencer — all unmarried. 

After the death of his first wife Dr. Carter removed to Panola 
county, Mississippi, where he married in 1854 Emma Jones and 
had issue two children: William Fanning Carter, born 1855, 
died 1908, planter and clerk of the county court for a number 
of years; married Lolie Poitevant, of an old French family in 
New Orleans, and had issue: Joseph, Virginia and William. 
Katharine Carter, born 1858, married (i) David Craig, (2) a 
Mr. Patterson. 

114. Charles Havxie Carter, born in 1800, son of Raleigh 
Carter, Sr., by his second wife, Lucy Anne Crenshaw, inherited 
old Raleigh Carter plantation in Nottoway and was quite 
wealthy. He married (i) his cousin, Mary Carter Coleman, 
of Roanoke, (2) ]\Iary F. Hatchett, of Lunenburg county, by 
whom he had issue two sons, Claude Llewellen and Haynie 
Hatchett, both unmarried, and live in Blackstone. By the first 
marriage there was issue: i. Anne B. Carter, married Captain 
Ellsworth Howsen, a first cousin of General Winfield Scott. 
2. Charles Wesley Carter, married his first cousin, Nancy Carter, 
and had issue : Henry Coleman, Sallie Hardaway, Charles 
Oliver, William, ]\Iattie and Raleigh. 3. Rebecca Carter, mar- 
ried (i) Armistead Bruce, (2) Edward Stokes. 4. Mildred 
Carter, married Dr. Robert Hudson, and had a son, Charles 
Hudson, who married Jane Vaughn and had a daughter, Mildred 
Bruce Hudson. 5. Asa O/liver Carter, married in 1867 Maria 
Sue Crafton, of Prince Edward county, and had issue : a. Mil- 
dred Haynie Carter, married Charles E. Borum and has issue: 
Elbert Carter, Charles Haynie, Florence, William Bernard, Asa, 
Louise, Robert, Jeffres and Walter, b. Mary Coleman Carter, 
d. s. p. c. Charles William Carter, married Rosa Hubbard and 
has issue: Shirley, Sharpe, Hill and Catharine, d. Wrenne 
Carter, d. s. p. e. Catharine Carter, d. s. p. f. Bernard HuiYt 
Carter, g. Clara Vass Carter, d. s. p. h. Sallie Oliver Carter, 
married Thomas Whitehead, an attorney and stockman of Am- 


herst county and has issue: Asa Carter Whitehead and Kate 
Carter Whitehead, i. Lucy Ellsworth Carter, married Wade H. 
Mosby, of Lynchburg, and has a son, Ellsworth Carter Mosby. 
6. Thomas Carter, married Sallie Gilchrist, of Como, }*Iiss., 
where he is a professor in a college. They have issue: Mary, 
married William Swope. Annie, Charles and William, all of 
Panola county, Miss. 7. Katharine Carter, unmarried, of Black- 
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Descendants of Millicent Carter and 
Rev. Charles Cummings 

12. Millicent Carter, daughter of "Thomas Carter, Gent.," 
of Lancaster county, and his wife, was born in Lancaster, Aug. 
9, 1743. and married there on the 13th Feb., 1766. Rev. Charles 
Cummings, a prominent minister in the Presbyterian church in 
Colonial Virginia. 

Rev. Charles Cummings, son of John and Sarah Polk Cum- 
mings, was born in Denegal county, Ireland. Through the in- 
fluence of his brother, James, who was the captain of a merchant 
vessel, Charles came to America at the age of eighteen. He 
entered Carlisle College, Pa., from which he was graduated, and 
then went to Lancaster county. Va., where he was employed as a 
tutor, and studied theolog}' with the noted preacher, Rev. James 
Waddell. "The Carters, Gordons and others in that congrega- 
tion were in the habit of employing, as teachers, young gentlem.en 
of classical education from the mother conutry. A number of 
these became ministers in the Presbyterian Church." — Foote. 
He was licensed to preach by Hanover Presb>tery at Tinkling 
Spring, April 17, 1766. Oct. 15, 1766, Rev. Mr. Cummings 
received three calls, and accepted the one to ^laj. Brown's Meet- 
ing House in Augusta, and filled it until June 2, 1772, when he 
accepted a call from the congregations of Ebbing Spring and 
Sinking Spring on Holston in Washington county, where he re- 
mained until his death in 1812. He and his wife are buried in 
the Sinking Spring cemetery. Foote says that: "His call from^ 
the Holston was signed by one hundred and twenty heads of 
families, all respectable men, many of whom afterwards became 
distinguished ; a fact as remarkable as true.'* 

The following is extracted from a sketch of Rev. Mr. Cum- 
mings by ex-Governor Campbell: "Having accepted the call, 
he removed with his family, purchased land in the neighborhood 
of where Abingdon now stands, and settled upon it. His first 


meeting house at Sinking Spring was a very large cabin of un- 
hewn logs, from eighty to one hundred feet long, by about forty 
wide. . . . ]SIr. Cummings was of middle statue, about five 
feet ten inches high, well set and form.ed, possessing great firm- 
ness and dignity of character. His voice was strong and Had 
great compass ; his articulation was clear and distinct. Without 
apparent effort he could speak to be heard by ten thousand people. 
His mind was good without any brilliancy. He understood his 
system well, spoke always with gravity, and required it from 
all who sat under the sound of his voice. . . . When he 
came to Holston he was about forty years of age. 

''At this time the Indians were very troublesome, and continued 
to be for several years ; and generally during the summer months, 
the families for safety were obliged to collect together in forts. 
The one to which he always carried his family vv-as on the land 
of Captain Jos. Black and stood on the first knoll on the knob road 
south of Abingdon. In the month of July, 1776, when his 
family were in the fort, and he with a servant and wagon and 
three neighbors were going to his farm, the party were attached 
by Indians, a few hundred yards from the meeting house. Cres- 
well, who was driving the wagon, was killed at the first fire of 
the Indians, and during the skirmish the other two neighbors 
were wounded. }vlr. Cummings and his servant man. Job, both 
of whom were well armed, drove the Indians from their ambush, 
and with the aid of some men from the fort, who, hearing the 
fire, came to their relief, brought in the dead and wounded. 

"In his early ministry he became possessed of a valuable 
library ; and appears to have been devoted to his work as a min- 
ister of the gospel. ... He preached for many years and 
until far advanced in life to one of the largest, most respectable 
and most intelligent congregations ever assembled in western 

"Mr. Cummings was a zealous whig, and contributed much 
to kindle the patriotic fire which blazed forth so brilliantly among 
the people of the Holston in the war of the Revolution. He 
was the first named on the list of the Committee of Safety for 
Fincastle county, and after the form.ation of Washington 


county, 1776, he was chairman of the Committee of Safety of 
that county, and took an active part in all its measures. Mr. 
Cummings died in March. 1812, in about the eightieth year of 
his age, leaving many and most respectable descendants. He 
was a sincere and exemplary Christian, and a John Knox in his 
energy and zeal in support of his own church. He never lost 
sight of his object and always marched directly up to it with 
a full front. He performed a great deal of missionary labor through 
an extensive district of country, beyond his own large field. The 
fruits still remain. ... In the expedition against the Chero- 
kees in 1776, ^Ir. Cummings accompanied the forces from Hols- 
ton, and preached at the different stations now included in the 
State of Tennessee ; and in this way was the first minister of 
the gospel in that State." 

Summers' Southwest Virginia says that ]Mr. Cummings is ac- 
credited with the honor of having drafted the Fincastle resolutions 
which were adopted Jan. 20, 1775 '' ^^id that he assisted in drafting 
the petition from the Hanover Presbytery to the General As- 
sembly of Virginia asking for the separation of the Church and 
State, in October, 1776. 

Rev. Charles and Millicent Carter Cummings had issue : 

178. John Cummings, born August 24, 1767. Never married. 

179. Thomas Cummings, born Oct. i, 1768. Was educated 
for the ministry, but died young, unmarried. 

180. Sarah Cummings, born March 15, 1770. 

181. Mary Cummings, born Dec. 15, 1771. 

182. James Cummings, born Nov. 9, 1773, died Aug. i, 1840. 

183. Charles Cummings, born May 10, 1776. Xever married. 

184. Millicent Cummings, born Jan. 27, 1778. 

185. Xancy Cummings, born Nov. 30, 1779, died in childhood. 

186. Robert Cummings, born May 16, 1781. 

187. Elizabeth Cummings, born April 16, 1783, died in in- 

188. George Cummings, born T^Iay 14, 1784, died in infancy. 

189. William Cummings, born Oct. 7, 1788. Xever married. 
As the descendants of Afilly Carter Cummings have intermar- 
ried fourteen times with the distinguished families of Campbell 


and Preston. I will give brief sketches of these noted families 
of the Old Dominion before proceeding further. 

Campbell Excussus. 

The printed accounts of this family are all based upon that prepared 
in 1851 by Gov. David Campbell of Virginia. John Campbell and five or 
six grown sons and several daughters emigrated to Lancaster County, 
Pa-, from Ireland in 17^6, and a few years later removed to that part of 
Orange County, Va., which in 1738 became Augusta County. One of 
these sons, David Campbell, married in Augusta, Mary Hamilton and had 
seven sons and six daughters, all of whom removed to the head waters of 
the Holston in ijGs-'ji, where David Campbell owned a tract of land 
called the "Royal Oak." One of David Campbell's sons was the dis- 
tinguished stateman and patriot. Col. Arthur Campbell ; another, David, 
Jr., was the first Federal Judge, and one of the judges of the Supreme 
Court of Tennessee. Daughters of the ist and 6th sons married sons of 
Milly Carter Cummings. 

John Campbell, eldest son of David, born in 1741, received a good 
English education. In 1765 he accompanied Dr. Walker in his explora- 
tion and purchased the "Royal Oak" tract of land. He was a lieutenant 
in \Vm. Campbell's company, which arrived at Point Pleasant too late for 
the battle fought on Oct. 10, 1774. In July, 1776, he was second in com- 
mand at the battle of Long Island Flats of Holston. which resulted in a 
signal victory over the Indians. In October of same year he commanded 
a company under Col. Christian against, the Cherokees, and up untU 1781 
saw almost continuous military service. In 1778 John Campbell was ap- 
pointed clerk of the courts of Washington County and held the office 
until 1824. His most distinguished son was David, who was governor of 
Virginia i837-'4i. His wife was Elizabeth McDonald, and their daughter, 
Mary Campbell, married James Cummings, son of Rev. Charles and Milly 
C. Cummings. 

Robert Campbell, 6th son of David, born in 1752^ was a volunteer in 
the expedition of 1774, and a member of his brother John's company at 
Long Island Flats in 1776. He served against the Cherokees, and in 1780 
was an ensign under Col. Wm. Campbell at King's Mountain. For more 
than thirty years he was a justice of the Washington County Court. In 
his old age he removed to the vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., where he 
died in 1831. He was also a member of the Virginia Legislature for four 
years. He married Rebecca McDonald, sister of his brother John's wife. 
and daughter of Edward McDonald of Botetourt County, who was killed 
by Indians. Their daughter, Mary Campbell, married Robert Cummings, 
5th son of Rev. Charles Cummings. 


Preston Excursus. 


"Vieing with the Randolphs, Lees, Harrisons, BoUings, Lewises, Byrds, 
Berkeleys, Campbells, Russells, and many other notable makers of Ameri- 
can history in Virginia^ none are more remarkably connected with that 
history than the family of Preston." 

The emigrant, John Preston (a native of County Derry, Ireland), his 
wife, Elizabeth Patton (a native of County Donegal, Ireland), their chil- 
dren^ William, Lettice and Ann, came to Augusta County, Va.. about 1740 
with Mrs. Preston's brother. Col. James Patton, Alexander Breckinridge, 
and many others; and in May, 1746, he proved their importation "at his 
own charge" in order to obtain the fifty acres of land allowed for each 
emigrant. Mrs. Preston qualified as executrix of her huband's estate 
Feb. 6, 1747. In 1843 Mrs. Letitia Floyd, wife of the first Governor 
Floyd, and a granddaughter of John Preston, wrote an account of the 
Preston family. Mrs. Floyd says: "Col, James Patton had four sisters, 
two of whom married 'men of quality' in the old country. The youngest 
sister, Elizabeth, while crossing the river Shannon in a boat, had as a 
fellow passenger a young man of striking appearance, who proved to be 
a ship carpenter named John Preston. This casual interview led to an 
acquaintance and a runaway marriage. The young lady thus placed her- 
self 'out of the pale of her family.' " "While living in Augusta, remote 
from the seaboard, John Preston employed himself as a cabinet-m.aker, 
constructing household furniture for himself and neighbors." 

"John Preston appears to have been a quiet man, and without the bus- 
tling energy which characterized other pioneer settlers ; but the traits 
which he and his wife, Elizabeth, transmitted to their posterity is a 
noble testimony that the pair possessed more than common merit." 

William Preston, the only son of John and Eliabeth Patton Preston, 
was born in the town of Newton, Ireland, Nov. 25, 1729; and received 
most of his education from Rev. John Craig in Augusta County. He was 
deputy sheriff of that county, clerk of the vestry, member of the House 
of Burgesses in i766-'68-'69 from Augusta; first justice of the Botetourt 
County Court, county surveyor, colonel of militia, etc. Between 1750 
and 1780 he was prominent as a captain of rangers in the Indian wars, 
and held an important command in Southwest Virginia during the Revolu- 
tion. "His official papers show that he was a man of more than ordinary 
culture." He was married in 1761 to Susannah, daughter of Francis and 
Elizabeth Waddy Smith of Hanover County. Col. Preston died June 29, 
1783, at his home called "Greenfield," leaving five sons and six daughters. 
One of his sons was a governor of Virginia, a daughter married a gov- 
ernor of Virginia and was the mother of another governor of the State. 
Another son as a member of the Virginia Senate, the U- S. Congress, a 



Brig.-Gen. in War 1812, married a daughter of Gen. Wm. Campbell and 
niece of Patrick Henry, etc. Another son was a major in War 1812, mem- 
ber of Virginia Legislature, married a daughter of Edmund Randolph, 
Att'y Gen. of the U. S. in Washington's Cabinet, governor of Virginia, 
etc. Among his grandsons and grandsons-in-law may be mentioned — Wm- 
C Preston, U. S. Senator from South Carolina, one of the foremost orators 
and statesmen of his day; John S. Preston, member of the S. C. Legis- 
lature, Brig.-Gen. in the Confederate Army; Wm- Preston, member of 
Congress from Ky., U. S. ^^linister to Spain. Maj.-Gen. C. S. A-, etc; Wm. 
B. Preston, Secretary of the Navy under President Taylor, and member 
of the Confederate Congress; Gen. Albert Sidney Johnson; Gen. Wade 
Hampton; James McDowell, member of Congress and governor of Vir- 
ginia; John B. Floyd, Secretary of War, and governor of Virginia; Sena- 
tor Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri; Thomas F. ^vlarshall, Alex. K. 
Marshall, and Edward C- Marshall, members of Congress from Kentucky 
and California; Thomas L. Crittenden, Secretary of State of Kentucky; 
and a number of others prominent as officers in the Confederate Army, 
members of their State Legislatures, etc. 

Through his daughters, John Preston, the emigrant was the grand- 
father of John Breckinridge, U. S. Senator from Kentucky, and U. S. 
Attorney General under President Jefferson; Breckinridge, mem- 
ber of Congress from Virginia ; John Brown, U. S. Senator from Ken- 
tucky etc. ; and James Brown, first Secretary of State of Kentucky, many 
years U- S. Senator from Louisiana, and U. S. Minister to France; and 
a number of distinguished professional men and beautiful women. 

180. Sarah Cummixgs, born in 1770, married John Balfour, 
of Scotland, and had a son, Charles, who married a Miss King, 
and daughter, Millicent, who married James Vance. Xo data of 

181. Mary Cummings, born in 1771, married ^vlichael Swin- 
gle. No data of descendants. 

182. James Cummings, born in 1773, married Mary, daughter 
of Captain John and Elizabeth McDonald Campbell, of Wa.^h- 

• ington county. They lived at the old Cummings home near 
Abingdon. He was a justice of the Washington county court 
in 1803 and sheriff in 1827. Issue: 

190. John Cummings, married Katharine Lynch. 

iQi. Elizabeth Cummings, married Robt. R. Preston. 



192. Charles Cummings, married Eliza Gibson. 

193. David Cummings, married Eliza White. 

194. James Cummings, Jr., died in infancy. 

195. Arthur Campbell Cummings, married Elizabeth Preston. 

196. Robert Cummings, d. s. p. 

191. Elizabeth Cummings and Robert R. Preston had issue: 
I. Mary, married Joseph Campbell and had issue : Mary, Gar- 
nett and Robt. R., who married Mary Byrd Trigg, of Abing- 
don; II. Anne; III. Walter; IV. John; V. James, died infant; 
VI, Arthur, died infant; VII, Campbell, died infant; Mil. 
Amelia, married Robt. A. Preston and had issue: Sandy, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Gordon, Elizabeth, married Robt. F. Preston. 
Margaret, Thomas, married Florence Blair ; Mary and Robert ; 
IX. Thomas Wilson, married 2^1ary Shelby and had Issue: Nelly 
Cummings, Shelby, Margaret, Elizabeth and Miriam ; X. Eliza- 
beth, married a ]Mr. Leyburn. 

192. Charles Cummixgs, married Eliza, daughter of David 
Gibson, of Romney, W. Va., and had issue: Campbell who 
married Sallie White and has a daughter, Bessie : and David, 
who married Lucy Clark. Chas. Cummings v.-as admitted to the 
bar of Washington county in 1837. 

193. David Cummings, married Eliza, daughter of Colonel 
James L. White, of "Fruit Hill,'' Abingdon, \'a., and his wife, 
Margaret Preston, daughter of Colonel John Preston of "Walnut 
Grove." They had issue: I. James Cummings, married (i) 
Elizabeth Preston, and (2) Mrs. Frances Clark, nee Summers, 
and has issue Frances and Mary Campbell. II. Robert Cum- 
mings, married Susan Keller and has a son Arthur. III. David 
Cummings, Jr., born June 2^, 1861. He served as deputy clerk of 
Washington county, 1882-1887; clerk, 1887-1897; commission- 
ed judge of the Washington county court, Feb. i, 1897, and 
recently was elected State Senator. David C. Cummings, Sr., 
was deputy clerk of the courts of Washington county, 1 8*^x^-1871. 

195. Arthur Campbell Cummings was bom at old Cum- 
mmgs home about three miles west of Abingdon, Oct. i. 1822. 


In 1841 he was appointed a cadet at the V. M. I., from which in- 
stitution he was graduated in 1844. He studied law and was 
admitted to the bar of Washington county in 1846. Upon the 
breaking out of the Mexican War he raised and was elected 
captain of two volunteer companies under the call for volunteers 
by the United States government, but neither was called into 
service. In March, 1847, President Polk commissioned him a 
captain of Company K, nth United States Infantry. He reached 
Vera Cruz July t, 1847, and was attached with his company to 
the command of Major Lally, whose troops were the first to 
begin the march on the City of Mexico. Captain Cummings was 
dangerously wounded in an engagement at Paso Ovejas, near 
the National bridge leading to the City of ^Mexico, and was 
made brevet major for gallant conduct. He was discharged at 
Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Sept. i, 1848. Was appointed division 
inspector of the Fifth Division October 22. 1849, and colonel of 
the Fifth Regiment Artillery (militia) in 1858. Upon his return 
home he resumed the practice of law. In May, 1861, he was 
commissioned colonel of Virginia Volunteers and ordered to 
report to General T. J. Jackson at Harper's Ferr}-, who assigned 
him to the command of the 2d Regiment. He afterwards organ- 
ized the 33rd Regiment and was assigned to its command, which 
became a part of the famous Stonewall Brigade. He commianded 
this regiment at the first battle of Manassas. Col. Cummings was 
elected to the Virginia Legislature in 1863, 1869 and 187 1. In 
1854 he was married to Elizabeth Preston, daughter of John M. 
Preston, of Seven Mile Ford, and had two children — John C. 
and Nellie, both of whom died unmarried. 

184. MiLLicEXT Carter Cummings, was married Dec. 10, 
1801, to John Gibson, born Jan. i, 1775, at Winchester, Va., and 
died at his home near Abingdon Aug. 26, 1863. He was a justice 
of Washington county court in 1810 and represented the county 
in the Virginia Assembly in 1837. In the war of 1812 he held 
the rank of captain. They had issue : 

197. Sarah Hopkins Gibson, married Fairman H. Preston in 
1825 and had a daughter, Anne Amelia Preston, who married 


David Cummings, son of Robert and Mary Campbell Cummings 
and had issue: Sarah, Mary and Carter. 
19S. Milhcent Gibson, never married. 

199. Jane Gibson, born in 1814, married Rev. James ^IcChain 
and had issue : James and Amelia, neither of whom married. 

200. Louisa Gibson. No data. 

201. Charles Gibson, married Elizabeth Campbell. 

202. David Gibson. No data. 

203. Andrew Gibson, married Sarah Thurman and had is- 
sue: ^ Mary, married Benj. Gildersleeve, and has issue: Virginia, 
married E. P. Taylor; Mary, not married; Bessie, married Rev.' 
T. S. Russell; Nellie, married Leon Kirby; Benjamin; Grace, 
not married ; and Basil. 

204. James King Gibson, born Feb. 18, 1812. In 1834-1835 
he was deputy sheriff of Washington county; was a merchant 
at Abingdon 1835-1840; post-master at Abingdon (a distributing 
office) 1838-1849, and in 1849 ^vas appointed teller in the Abinc-- 
don branch of the Exchange Bank of Virginia, which position 
he held until the close of the war. In 1869 he was elected a 
member of the 41st United States Congress and served until 
March, 1871. He died March 30, 1879. He was married three 
times: (i) Anne Campbell; (2) Mary Jane Gibson, daughter 
of David and Eliza Armstrong Gibson, of Romney, W. Va. She 
was born in 1826 and married in 1847; (3) Eliza Vance, who 
bore him one son, Charles C. Gibson, who married Eugenia Pres- 
ton. He had no issue by the first wife. By the second marriage 
there were three daughters : 

Amelia Carter Gibson, born in 1848, died in 1864. 

Anne Markee Gibson, born in 185 1, died in 1855. 

Eliza Armstrong Gibson, born in 1849, married in February, 
1872, Thomas Wilson White, son of W. Y. C. White and his 
wife, Margaret Jane Greenway, of Abingdon, and brother of 
Hon. James L. White, one of the most prominent lawyers in 
Southwest Virginia, whose wife was a daughter of Gov. Wynd- 
ham Robertson. Thomas Wilson White was born in 1846, and 
vvhile a student at the Virginia Military Institute entered the 
Confederate army in the famous cadet corps from that institu- 


tion, and was wounded in the battle of New ^larket, when 
ieventeen years of age. This wound lamed him for the remainder 
of his life. Thomas \V. and Eliza Gibson White had issue: 

a. Margaret, born in 1873, married in 1894 Arthur Ponsonby 
Wilmer, son of Frederick Bradford and Louisa Wilmer, of Eng- 
land. They lived in Richmond, Va., where Mr. \\'ilmer is the 
English consul. They have issue : Thomas Wilson, Louise 
Gwendolen, Eliza Frances and Frederick Ponsonby. 

b. James Gibson White, born in 1875, died in infancy. 

c. Mary Gibson White, born in 1877, married in 1902 James 
Clark Carpenter, son of W. A. and Ozella Carpenter. They 
have issue : Wm. Alexander and James Clark. 

d. Sarah Givin White, born in 1880, married in 1909 Marvine 
Gorham, son of George and Ella Marvine Gorham, and has a 
daughter, Elizabeth Gibson. 

e. Thomas Wilson White, Jr., ]\L D., of Roda, Va. He was 
married in 1909 to Lucy, daughter of J. G. and Lucy Skelton. 

f. Eliza Wilson white, unmarried . 

g. Gilbert Greenway White, unmarried. 

186. Robert Cummings, born May 16, 1781, married ^lary, 
daughter of Colonel Robert and Rebecca McDonald Campbell. 
See Campbell Excursus. 

Robert Cummings was commissioned a justice of the Wash- 
ington county court Aug. 10, 181 1, and was a member of the 
Virginia Assembly in 1826-1830. In 1834 he removed with his 
family to East Tennessee, where he purchased a farm on Clinch 
River known as ''Eagle Bend." Robert and Mary Cummings had 
issue : 

Eliza, married James Strother. 

Sarah, died young. 

Campbell, married Sallie Pickett. 

David, married Anne Amelia Preston and had issue: Sally, 
Mary and Carter. 

John, married a ^Irs. Logan. 

Charles, never married 

James, never married 

Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter, Jr., 

Second Son of Captain Thomas and 

Catharine Carter 

Carters, Hopkins, Hawleys, Worths, Browns, Davis, Stewarts, 
Whites, Jelfs, Lancasters, Popes' Linlhicums Aliens, Rices, 
and many others, of Virg^inia, North Carolina, Tennessee? 
Alabama, Kentucky, Texas, Indiana, and other states. 

Descendants of Captain lliomas Carter, Jr. 

Thomas Carter, Jr., second son of Capt. Thomas and Katha- 
rine Dale Carter, born "on the 4th day of June 1672 betwn 3 
& 4 aclock in y"^ Morn^ and was Baptz*^ att y* new Church Aug* 
5th. Capt: John Lee — M"" Th : Hayne ye Lady Ann Skipworth & 
Eliz^*^ Dale god par'^", inherited after his mother's death 'Bar- 
ford/' the Carter home on Corotoman River, where he died the 
last of Septem.ber, 1733. He appears first in the Lancaster 
records in 16S6 when "Tho : Carter Jun""" was a witness to a 
power of Attorney given by \Vm. Robinson, of Belfast, Ireland, 
then in Virginia, to "my trusty and well beloved friend 2^Ir. 
Thomas Carter of Corotoman in the County of Lancaster and 
Colony of Virginia." In 1696 he paid taxes on four persons; 
July 12, 1699, was appointed attorney for James Corneline ; in 
1700 probated his father's will and is mentioned in the probate 
as the second son. Dec. 12, 1705, he took the oath as a Justice 
of Lancaster court and served continuously from that date until 
May 14, 1729, nearly a quarter of a century, on the county bench. 
Serving with such men as Col. Robert Carter, Capt. William 
Ball, Richard Chichester, Henry Fleet, Thomas Lee and John 
Turberville. April 7, 171 1, he was commissioned by Governor 
Spotswood a captain in the Lancaster militia ; his original com- 
mission has been preserved by the family. Besides being a 
planter he was also a merchant, and for a number of years was 
connected with "King" Carter of Corotoman in the mercantile 
business. "King^" Carter spoke of him in his will in very high 
terms, as follows : "Whereas Capt. Thomas Carter hath gone 
through a series of Business for me several years together in 
selling divers cargoes of Goods and upon other accounts, of 
whose honesty and integrity I have always had a very good 
opinion. It is my will that such accounts of my affairs as lie 
can make up. bi^ received as satisfactory from him by my Ex'tors, 
and he be to n<;- trouble at law upon my account." He also directs 
that all his "selling goodb" coming in by that shipping be de- 

:.*-v ^^;««ryi*fe^: 

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3^ •'Virj 


Capt. Thomas Carter, Jr. 
<Born 1672, died 1/33 )• 




.il ^. <•- . ^ rjio^viT-i- 





Said to he olu Cait. TfioMAS Caktrk 1I.)lse-"Bahfoki). 
(Probably the remains of ••C"r(") 


livered to Capt. Tliomas Carter to be disposed of hy him with 
the goods already under Fiis care. After appointing has three 
older sons his executors he continued, "And I do request, con- 
stitute, and appoint & make rny Hon'ble & good friends & rela- 
tions Mann Page. Esq.. of Gloucester Co., Maj. Benj. Harrison 
of Charles City County, Maj. George Eskridge & Capt. George 
Turberville of Westmoreland County, ]Mr. Richard Lee of 
Northumberland County, & Capt. Thomas Carter of Lancaster 
Co., to be assistant to my executors & to be consulted and ad- 
vised with upon all occasions." After dividing certain parts of 
his wearing apparel, as was the custom of those days, among 
his three older sons, he directs "& my other clothes I would 
have some given to my good friends Capt. Thomas Carter & Mr. 
John Turberville." 

Besides the land inherited from his father, Capt. Thomas 
Carter, Jr., had grants between the years 1700 and 1722 for 
1023 acres in various Northern Neck counties, and in 1712 a 
grant for 2,400 acres in Stafford. This latter grant, however, 
he seems to have disposed of before his death, but as the Staf- 
ford records for this period are gone, no record of it can be found. 
Sep. 12, 1706, he purchased lot No. 88 in Quecnstonni, Lancas- 
ter county. It was the second lot from Anne Street and lay be- 
tween Duke and Fairfax Streets. Aug. 6, 1720, "Thomas Carter, 
Gent." had a deed from "John Cook Butcher" for twenty acres 
of land adjoining land of Edward and Henry Carter in Christ 
Church parish. If the old Christ Church Vestry Book could be 
found for that period in which Capt. Thomas Carter lived in 
Lancaster, I am sure it would show that he was a vestryman of 
that parish, for few men of his station at that time but were 
members of the vestry, and his two brothers who were living in 
the period covered by the vestry book now in existence were both 
vestrym.en, as well as his son Dale, and his grandson Daniel. 

Among the papers of the late Col. Thomas Carter, of near 
V/illiamsburg, Ky., was found a faded photograph of an old por- 
trait, and on the back was written, "Portrait of Thomas Carter, 
2nd., Lancaster, \'a." No mention is made in the inventory of 
personal estate of Capt. Thomas Carter. Jr., of a portrait of him- 


self, but he probably had presented it to one of his sons prior 
to his death. 

*Tho : Carter Jun"" & Arabella William'"'^ was Mar'' ye 22'^ Aug'. 
1695." (Prayer Book). His wife probably was a daughter of 
William Williamson, son of James Williamson, of Rappahan- 
nock county, and a niece of Margaret Williamson, who married 
Capt. William Ball, Jr., prior to 1673. The descendants of Capt. 
Thomas Carter, Jr., and Capt. Wm. Ball, Jr., have handed down 
the baptismal names of Jesse, Jeduthan, William^son, Margaret 
and Arabella, which doubtless all came originally from the Wil- 
liamsons. As Rev. Mr. Hayden in his genealogy of the Ball 
family does not mention the use of the name of Arabella by that 
family, I will give here an example of it I found recently in a 
genealogy of the Ball and Hogg families, published in The 
State Gazette, Point Pleasant, West Va. "Julia Ann Hogg (i 
Peter, 2 Peter) married Aug. 21, 1828, Thomas Ball, son of 
James Ball and Lucy Hardin his wife of Virginia (early emi- 
grants to Mason County) Rev. Wm.. George officiating-. To this 
union were born: (i) Lewis Ball, unmarried. (2) Robert Ball, 
married Mary Ann Somerville. (3) Mary Matilda Ball, mar- 
ried Samuel Somerville. (4) Frances Ball, married James Som- 
erville. (5) Patsy Ball, married James Rice. (6) Lavenia Ball, 
married Green Somerville. (7) Arabella Ball, married Jackson 
Shirley. (8) Maria Ball, married James Rayburn, etc., etc." 

Williamson and Underwood Excursus. 

In the seventeenth century there were several Williamson families in 
Virginia of more or less prominence in the counties cf Henrico, Surry, 
Isle of Wight, York, and Rappahannock, of whom isolated notes have 
appeared from time to time in various historical and genealogical publi- 
cations. The family of particular interest here, and one of the more 
prominent ones seems to have become extinct in the male line with the 
death of Henry Williamson of Essex County in 1699. 

A writer in the Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. VI.. saays that 'The 
first Williamsons in Virginia settled in Surry, opposite Jamestown, nam- 
ing the estate 'Cobham Hall' after Cobham Hall, Kent, England, the seat 
of the English V/il!iamsons, and thence they spread over Virginia and 
North Carolina." Probably from this family came Dr. Robert William- 
son, who was Burgess in 1663 from the adjoining county of Isle of Wight, 


where he had grants for 3,850 acres of land in 1666; and also Mr. James 
Williamson (who doubtless was a brother of Dr. Robert), a Justice of 
the Isle of Wight court in 1646, et scq. This Mr. James Williamson was 
the ancestor of the family of interest here. He married Anne Underwood, 
sister of Col. Wm. Underwood, who died in Rappahannock County in 
1662, and daughter of Mrs. Margaret Underwood, who married (2) Capt. 
John Upton, a Justice of Isle of Wight in 1627, '31, '2>2', Burgess in 1630, 
'32, '22, '39, '45 and '47; and "Mint Zslaster General" of Virginia in 1645; 
died in 1652. In 1657, Zvlrs. Margaret Underwood Upton took a third 
husband in the person of Mr. Thomas Lucas, Sr., of Rappahannock, a 
Justice of that county in 1657, Burgess in 1658, died in 1673. Marriage 
contract dated in April, 1657. 

Capt. John Upton in his will, prob. Isle of Wight County, Dec. 16, 
1652, left his land on the north side of Rappahannock River to his step- 
daughters Elizabeth, Sarah, and Margaret Unden,vood, and Anne Under- 
wood, now tTTe wife of IMr. James Williamson. Also gave them 1,500 acres 
in Isle of Wight County, and likewise 850 acres if his son John Upton 
died before he reached the age of twenty-one years. About this time the 
Williamsons, Underwoods, and tlieir mother, Mrs. Upton, removed to the 
Rappahannock land, lying in that part of Lancaster County, that in Dec, 
1656, became Rappahannock County, and in 1692 Richmond County. In 
addition to this land. James Williamson had patents as follows : May 22. 
1650, 1,150 acres; May 9, 1651, 720 acres; and ilay 22, 1651, 1,800 acres, 
on the last of which he settled, as is shown by a deed in Essex County 
made Dec. i. 1697 by Wm. and Anne Tomiin for 700 acres of land on the 
north side of the Rappahannock, "where Mr. James Williamson formerly 
lived, and which was a part of a tract of i8co acres granted to him on 
May 22, 165 1. 

In Jan., 1652, Mr. James Williamson was a Justice of the Lancaster 
court, and probably continued as such until his death in 1656; and in 1654 
he paid taxes on seven persons. A statement in the Lancaster court 
records, Dec. 8, 1656, shows that "Mr. James Williamson late of this 
county, died intestate and administration was granted in behalf of the 
orphans to Mr. William Underwood, who was uncle to said orphans en 
the Mother's side." The record fails to name the orphans, but deeds :n 
old Rappahannock records show that three of them were William, Mar- 
garet, and Mary, and I think it very probable that Henry Williamson of 
Rappahannock, who died in 1699. was another son of James Williamson, 
and shall treat him as such in this account Rappahannock being cut off 
from Lancaster in Dec, 1656, James Williamson's Inventory of persona! 
estate was recorded in that county. It amounted to £330 besides 38,53'^ 
pounds of tobacco, and included "a small parcell of bookes" at fifteen 


shillings. He was in addiiion to being a planter a merchant, as is shown 
in a case in Baradall's Reports, which recites that ''Wm. Ball. Jr., was a 
grandson and a heir of the mortgagor, James Williamson, Merchant, re- 
siding in Virginia, who mortgaged an estate in England by deeds dated 
19th & 20th Nov., 1655." 

James Williamson was a friend of John Hammond, the author of the 
celebrated tract "Leah & Rachel" — an account of Virginia and ^Nlaryland 
about 1650, and which the author dedicated to him. In 1662 William 
Underwood gave to his nieces Margaret and Mary Williamson a tract of 
882 acres patented by him in 165S. Of the children of James and Anne 
Williamson I have the following: Margaret married prior to March, 1671, 
Capt. Wm. Ball, Jr., of Lancaster; Mary married prior to March, 1673, 
John Rosier, Gent., of Westmoreland ; and William died prior to 1673, 
leaving daughters Margaret and Arabella, of whom later; and Henry died 
in 1699, leaving daughters Elizabeth, Katharine, and Frances. 

Mar. 7, 1671. William i^Ioseley delivered to Mr. Wm. Ball, Jr., Mr. 
James Williamson's patent for 1,800 acres of land dated 22 May, 1651, and 
the Underwood patent to Margaret and :Mary Williamson for 882 acres, 
dated March 11, 1662. March 20, 1673, Capt. Wm.. Ball. Gent-, and Mar- 
garet his wife, a daughter and co-heir of Mr. James William.son, and A.n- 
thony Bridges of Westmoreland, attorney for John Rosier, Gent., of West- 
moreland, and Mar\' his wife, daughter and co-heir of James Williamson, 
sold to Charles Dacres, Gierke (Minister) of Westmoreland. 450 acres, 
part of a patent for 1.800 acres granted to Mr. James Williamson, dec'd, 
etc. They guaranteed title against themselves and the heirs of William 
Williamson, also dec'd. 

The Ball family has an original deed from Archdale and Elizabeth 
Combe, of Rappahannock County, dated Nov. 2, 1675, releasing her dower 
in a tract of 882 acres of land given by her formxer husband, Maj. Wm. 
Underwood to his nieces, Margaret and Mary Williamson. This deed 
bears a seal showing the following crest : "A pelican feeding her young," 
encircled by the motto. "Sic bis qiios diligo." Rev. Mr. Hayden says that 
works on heraldry give this as the crest of the Norris family of Scotland. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Underwood Combe, may have been a Norris, and thus had 
the seal, or it may have belonged to some bystander. There was a Norris 
family in Lancaster. For descendants of Margaret Williamson Ball see 
'•Virginia Genealogies." by Rev. Horace Hayden. There is no printed 
account of the Rosiers, but the Westmoreland records doubtless would 
give wills and deeds of this family. John Rosier, husband of Mary Wil- 
liamson, was a son of John Rosier, minister, of Northampton County, who 
married Elizabeth daughter of John Hillier of Maryland, and died leaving 
a son John, Jr. His widow. Elizabeth, afterv.ard married Antb.ony Bridges, 
clerk of Westmoreland County. 



^ William Williamson, son of James and Ann Underwood Williamson, 
bad a grant of 200 acres of land in Rappahannock County, March 18, 
1663, and Feb. 27, 1667, "William Williamson of the county of Rapp» 
Planter" leased it to John Webb, who was to build a house, plant an or- 
chard, etc. In March, 1673, he is spoken of as dead. And at a court held 
in Rappahannock County, June 4, 1684, "Mr. Henry Williamson exhibited 
an account as Guardian of Marg' & Arabella Williamson orphan Daugh- 
ters of Mr- Wm. Williamson dec'd which was Exam'i and made oathe to 
by him & Ordered recorded & vouchers filed." This Arabella Williamson 
I take to be the one who married Thomas Carter, Jr., in 1692. Her 
mother may have been a Miss White of Rappahannock County, as Ara- 
bella was a baptismal name in that family. 

Henr>' Williamson was a justice of Rappahannock in 16S0. et sen., 
and in 1692 was Presiding Justice. At the Apr:! court, 1684, Mr. Henry 
Williamson was paid for the services of a man and horse impressed for five 
days in bringing down corn and lumber belonging to the Rapp^ Indians 
from their fort to the River side. At the same court "]Mr. Henry Wil- 
liamson Did this day in open Court produce fiftysix Ells of Linen Cloath 
three quarters wide And Made Oath that the same was of his own 
Growth and Manufacture where upon this Court Ordered that Certificates 
thereof be Returned to the Next hone'able Assembly." 

Henrj' Williamson was married twice. First to a daughter of Ricliard 
Loes, who was a Justice of the Lancaster court, i652-'56, and of the first 
court of Rappahannock in Dec. 1656. and captain of militia. In his will, 
prob. July 7, 1675, he left all his land on Rappahannock and persona! 
estate to son-in-law, Henry Williamson. Henrv- Williamson married sec- 
ond. Catharine Weekes, daughter of Abraham Weekes, vestryman of Lan- 
caster in 1657, Justice in 1666. and later Justice of Middlesex court. In 
1688 Abraham and Milicent Weekes of Middlesex, conveyed to ]Mr. Henry 
Williamson of Rappahannock County, and his wife Catharine, their daugh- 
ter, a tract of land, the other half of which they had deeded to their son 
Francis Weekes. 

March 30, 1699. "Henry Williamson of ye County of Essex in ye Colony 
of Virginia Gen'." made his will. prob. Sept. 11, same year. He gave to 
each of his three daughters — Elizabeth, Katharine and Frances, ten negroes 
and several hundred acres of land, besides other property. The probate 
shows that Elizabeth Williamson had married Thomas Meriwether be- 
tween the making and filing of the will. 

In Rappahannock County contemporaneous with James Williamson 
and hi.s children, there was another family of Williamson, who evidently 
were of a different social class, judging by the fact that without excep- 
tion all of them from the midlle of the 17th century to the igth, made 
their marks in signing their nills snd deeds- The first of these uas 



Thomas Williamson, who with Evan Davis had a grant for 900 acres in 
1663. He seems lo have come from -York County. In 1669 Thomas X 
Williamson, Sr., deeded land belonging to wife Katharine's former hus- 
band, Richard Hubbeli ; and in 1671 he deeded land to children of son 
Thomas Williamson. The Essex records show the following wills of this 
family: James X Williamson, 1717: Toana X Williamson, deed as exec- 
of father, John Williamson, dec'd. 1716; John X Williamson, 1742; Wm. 
X Williamson, 1742: Edward X Williamson, 1748; Thos. X Williamson, 
1765; Wm. X Williamson, 1775; Alice X Williamson, iSoo; Thomas X 
Williamson, 1S02; Wm. X Williamson, 1804; and across the river in Rich- 
mond County, Jonah X Williamson, deed, in 1707. 

Of the sisters and brother of Anne Underwood Williamson: Elizabeth 
Underwood married (l) Capt, Francis Slaughter of Rappahannock County, 
a merchanr. justice of Rappahannock in 1656; and died m that year leaving 
a son Francis, Jr. (2) Col. John Catiett in 1657. He was presiding jus- 
tice of Rappahannock in 1665, and was killed by the Indians while de- 
fending a frontier fort near Port Royall in 1670- Col. Catiett was very 
wealthy. They had issue, — John, William, Thomas, Margaret, Sarah, and 
Elizabeth. Like her mother. Elizabeth Underwood took unto herself a 
third husband in the person of Rev. Amory Butler, by whom she had no 
issue. Margaret Underwood married about i6s5-'s6 Humphrey Booth, a 
merchant who came to Lancaster from. London in 1653. He was a justice 
of the first court of Rappahannock in Dec, 1656, etc. They had issue, 
Grace and Catharine, one of whom married Robert Brooke, and a son 
Humphrey Booth, Jr. Sarah Underwood married a Mr. Pierce, probably 
Maj. Wm. Pierce of Westmoreland, who had a wife Sarah in 166S. He 
was a justice of that county in 1668, and died in 1702. William Under- 
wood, only brother of Anne Williamson, was a merchant and planter in 
Rappahannock County, Burgess from that county in 1652, a justice of the 
first court in 1656, justice of Lancaster in 1652 before Rappahannock was 
formed, etc., etc Died in 1662, leaving a son William, Jr. 

April 24, 1728, "Thomas Carter of the County of Lancaster 
Gent." made his will, probated Oct. 10, 1733. He left all estate 
to wife Arabella during- her widowhood, after which it was to 
be divided among- his eight sons as follows : Thomas to have 
the home place ("Barford,"' the old homic of the first Thomas) ; 
Peter to h.ave the half of the King George plantation next the 
river — 250 acres; Edward the other half; Dale to have negroes 
Harry and Winny,. and he failing heirs to go to son Thomas Car- 
ter's son Jesse : Joseph to have negro Robin ; Daniel to have ne- 
gro Nanny; Charles negroes Sarah and ^vlar}-, and he failing 


heirs to go to son Thomas Carter's son Thomas ; James to have 
the "great bed and furniture above stairs" fXov. 13, 1728, his 
father deeded him a negro man) ; Peter to have best bed and fur- 
niture below stairs ; Edward another bed and furniture upstairs. 
Thomas 10 have the great Bible. All children to share alike in 
the remainder of his land and personal property. Peter to have 
the management of son Charles until he arrives at the age of 
tv.-enty years, which was prior to the death of his father in 1733. 
Wife Arabella to be executrix, but in case of her death or remar- 
riage then son Peter to be executor. The original will shows a 
fine signature and the mark of a large seal, but the wax has 
crum.bled away. The inventory of personal estate amounted to 
£415. and besides the usual furniture of a planter of that class, 
included twelve negroes, twenty and a half ounces of silver plate, 
portrait of Edward Dale, and picture called Hale's Xew Year's 
Gift. He had in the book line, a large old Bible, another large 
Bible worth three shillings more than the the first, a Common 
Prayer Book. History of the Bible, a small History of the Bible, 
The Whole Duty of ^lan, a Serman Book, Practice of Piety, Nel- 
son's Justice of the Peace, and twelve other old books, and an- 
other small Bible, making a total of tv/enty-two volumes. He 
had a seal worth six shillings, which doubtless bore the family 
arms, and probabily was the seal used by his son Joseph in 1739, 
as that one bore the crest and the initials '-'T. C." 

The family record of Thomas and Arabella Carter was evi- 
dently kept in one of tlie Bibles, as the Carter Prayer Book gives 
no record of births, etc., of their chhildren. The will shows that 
they had eight sons as follows : 

I. Thomas, HI., died in 1735 5. James, died in 1747. 
- 2. Joseph, died in 1751. 6. Peter, died in 1789. - 

3. Daniel, died in 1759. 7. Dale, died in 1776. 

4- Edward, died in 1760. 8. Charles, died in 1766. 

Mrs. Arabella Williamson Carter did not marry again, and 
after the death of her son,, in 1735, and his wife in 
^737, she took care of his two sons, Jesse and Thomas, both of 
whom in after years settled in Pittsylvania county and were the 
ancestors of that branch of the family. r - . . 

Descendants of Thomas Carter III., 
of Lancaster 

Thomas Carter, eldest son of Capt. Thomas and Arabella 
Carter, born about 1696. lived and died at or near the old home 
on Coroton^an River. He was married about 1720- 1725 to Joana 
Miller, said to have been of a ^laryland fam.ily, though there 
was a Miller family at that time in Lancaster, but the Lancaster 
marriage bonds do not contain his name. This Thomas Carter's 
descendants have perpetuated the Williamson-Ball of 
Jesse, Juduthan, Rawleigh and Williamson more than any other 
branch of Arabella Williamson Carter's descendants. Sept. 28, 
1730, he was granted 200 acres of land in that part of Gooch- 
land county that in 1748 becam.e Cumberland county, and four 
years later another grant for 400 acres. Thomas Carter, of 
Christ Church parish, Lancaster made his will April 17, 1735, 
probated July 9, 1735. He left all his estate to wife, Joan, 
and after her death to his tv.o sons, Jesse and Thomas Carter. 
He asked that no appraisement of his personal estate be made, 
but an inventory shows that he left a good lot of household 
goods, books, a gold ring, four negroes and seven sets of brick 
moulds, which shows that bricks were made in that part of \'ir- 
ginia. Joan Carter did not long survive her husband as on 
May 3, 1737, Mr. Thomas James was appointed guardian of 
Jesse and Thomas Carter, orphans of Thomas and Joan Carter. 
Jesse Carter was of age prior to March 10, 1748, as on that 
date the court made a final settlement with him for his share of 
the estates of his father, Thomas Carter, and his grandfather, 
Capt. Thomas Carter, Jr. Thomas Carter IV. was not of age 
until Nov. 27, 1755, but Feb. 21, 1752, the court decided in his 
favor a suit against his guardian, Air. Thomas, for his 
share of his father's and grandfather's estate. He then chose 
his brother Jesse as his guardian, and Aug. 17, 1753, Jesse Car- 
ter, as guardian of his brother. Thomas, returned to court an 
account for the services of two negroes belonging to Thomias. 

John Payne Carter. Eso.. of North Carolina. 
Miniature about 1820. 


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■'OAKLA-Sf)." PlTT^VIA-.\.N[ A C''f.\TV, \'a. 

Original -eat uf Jc^se CartL-r,^ 1782. 



Thomas and Joan Carter had two sons named Thomas, as often 
happened in colonial days. The elder of these, born before his 
grandfather made his will, April 24. 172S. died about 1733- 1734, 
and when another son was born Nov. 27, 1734, he was also 
christened Thomas. 

9. Jesse Carter, born circa 1724-1725, died in Pittsylvania in 
Nov., 181 1. 

10. Thomas Carter, born Nov. 27, 1734, died in Pittsylvania, 
July 15, 1817. 

Carters of "Oakland," Pittsylvania. 

9. Jesse Carter, appeared in the Lancaster records next after 
the settlement of his father's estate as, "Jesse Carter of the 
Parish of Christ Church, Lancaster, Schoolmaster'' when on Dec. 
8, 1749, he sold to Col. James Gordon 125 acres of land on 
Corotoman River that had descended to him from his grand- 
father, Capt. Carter. At this time he was unmarried, 
but in the next year he is said to have married Susan Satterwhite, 
or Satherwaite, of whose parentage no record has been locaied. 
That is a name that is found but occasionally in Virginia records, 
and Mr. Crozier in his Index to Southern Pedigrees of more 
than twenty thousand family histories and genealogical 
notes failed to find one of this family. By this marriage he had 
a son, Jesse, and daughters, Margaret and Frances. This v.ife 
died and Jesse Carter was married to Mary Chattin, prior to 
Dec. 6, 1760, when she joined him in a deed to William Griggs 
for their home place on Corotoman River when they were about 
to remove to Cumberland county. ]\Iary Chattin was probablv 
a daughter of Joseph Chattin, of Lancaster, who was one of the 
processioners of the land in the parish in 1743. She was prob- 
ably connected with the Chewning family as Chattin Chewning 
was a processioner in 1747. A search of the Lancaster records 
for wills of Chattin and Satterwhite might throv/ som.e light on 
the parentage of Jesse Carter's two wives. As said before, 
Jesse Carter removed his family from Lancaster about 1 760-1 761 
to his part of his father's land in Cumberland counr\, where 
they lived until 178 1, when they removed to Pittsylvania.. v,-hcre 


he was living: in 1782 as the head oi a family of ten whites and 
seventeen colored servants. In 17*85 he purchased thirteen hun- 
dred acres of land lying: on both sides of Bannister River, Pittsyl- 
vania, built a fine house, called the place -Oakland"' and settled 
down for the rest of his life. This old place is now owned by 
his great grandson, Jesse Lawson Carter, and is situated about 
four'miles from Chatham, the county seat. Jesse Carter of Oak- 
land, made his will Dec. 11, 1805, probated Dec. 11, 181 1. He 
left a fine estate in land, negroes, etc., to wife, ^^lary Chattin 
Carter, and his eight children, four of whom only shared in 
the residuary estate, as he had provided them their share of 
his property before he died. Jesse Carter had issue as follows : 

11. Jesse Carter, died in 1815 in Caswell county, N. C. 

12. Frances Carter, married James Hopkins of Pittsylvania. 

13. Margaret, married Samuel Thompson of Pittsylvania. 
Sarah, married Jedutlian Carter, of "Mt. Viev^," Pittsyi- 


Thomas Chattin Carter, died 1820 in Pittsylvania. 

[6. Joseph Carter, of "Oakland,"' died in 1838. 

:\Iary Carter, was the second wife of James Hopkms. 
18. John Carter, of "Sandy River,'' Pittsylvania. 

II. Jesse Carter, Jr., born in Lancaster county, died in Cas- 
well countv, N. C. in 1815. leaving a large estate in land, negroes 
and other property to his third wife and eight children. He was 
a soldier in the Revolution and his name appears in a list printed 
by Virginia in 1835 of non-commissioned officers and men of the 
Virginia Line during the Revolution, whose names appeared on 
the army register, but who had not received their bounty land. 
After the war he married Anne Payne, or Paine of Pittsylvania 
county, supposed to belong to the family of Payne of Gooch- 
land county, of which Mrs. Dolly Madison was a member, and 
which had a branch in Pittsylvania county. She bore him two 
daughters and two sons and died. He then married her sister, 
Elizabeth Pavne, who bore him a son and daughter. After her 
death he was married in Caswell ocunty, N. C, to which he had 
moved, to Sarah Brown on Dec. 17, 1809, who with a son and 
daughter survived iiim. In Caswell county, which adjoins Pitts- 


sylvania county, Va., Jesse Carter, Jr., acquired a large estate 
in land and negroes and was said to be at the time of his death 
one of the wealthiest men in North Carolina. Is said to have 
left his son, Dr. Jesse Carter III., about a hundred thousand 
dollars in gold. 

Payne and Brown Excursus. 
As I have not succeeded in getting from any of the descendants data 
from the Pittsylvania records that would show the parentage of Anne and 
Elizabeth Payne Carter, I am unable to give an account of their family; 
but I am reasonably sure that they were members of the Payne family of 
Pittsylvania, Goochland and Lancaster, which since their settlement in 
Virginia, has been a prominent fam.ily, taking an active part in the politi- 
cal life of their counties, frequently holding the various county offices, 
and marrying into the best families of Virgmia, such as the Balh Chi- 
chesters, Woodsons, Lees. Merr>-mans, Madisons. etc. Exceedingly in- 
teresting data of this family has appeared in the Virguiia Historical Maga. 
zxne, Vols. V., VL, VIL, and the WilUam and Mary Quarterly Vols II 
and VI. ... 

Sarah Brown Carter was the daughter of John Edmunds Brown and 
his wife Anne Bedford of Halifax County, who before the Revolution r- 
moved irom Halifax to South Carolina. During the Revolution he was 
driven out of South Carolina by the Tories, and on his wav back to Vir- 
ginia decided to settle in Caswell County, N. C, where he purchased a 
large plantation. 

Besides Sallie Brown Carter, he had issue. Nancy, who married Ed- 
mund Harper of Halifax; and sons Jethro, Bedford, and Vviliiam. one of 
whom IS said to have been the grandfather of John C. Brown, Maj.-Gen. 
C. S. A., and Governor of Tennessee. Jethro Brown married, Mav 28, 
1788, Lucy Williamson, and had issue: James Williamson Brown, 'who 
married Mary A. Carter, daughter of Jesse Carter by his first wife, Anne 
^ayne; Bedford Brown, U. S. Senator from North Carolina for a num- 
ber of years, and father of the well-known physician. Dr. Bedford Brown 
of Alexandria, Va. ; John Edmunds Brown who married his first cousin, 
thzabeth. daughter of Jesse Carter by his third wife, Sarah Brown; Jef- 
ferson, William, Martha, and Elizabeth. 

Jesse Carter's will, dated Sept. 30, 1815, probated in January, 
|«i6, m Caswell county, X. C, ordered his house and lot in 

etersburg, Va., sold ; mentions negroes brought by his last 
wife Sallie Brown ; gives $500.00 to his nephew Jesse Thompson ; 



Directs that all debts due him from Peyton Morton (the Paynes 
and Mortons had intermarried), Ralph Hubbard (likewise the 
Paynes and Hubards), and David Thomas, Sr. be cancelled. 
and that Peyton Morton be permitted to live the rest of his life 
on the Carter Plantation where he was then livin.^. Rest of 
estate to wife Sallie Brown Carter and his eight children. Son 
John Pavne Carter and son-in-law Romulus ]\[. Saunders and 
friends John H. Brown, and John P. Harrison to be his execu- 
tors. He left issue as follows : 

ist Mar. 19. Rebecca Carter, married in 1S12, Hon. Rom.ulus 
M. Saunders, U. S. Minister to Spain. 

20. Mary A. Carter, married in 1818. James William- 

son Brown. 

21. John Payne Carter, an attorney, died in Alabama 

in 1S30. 

22. Archibald Gracie Carter, an attorney, died in 

North Carolina. 
2nd Mar. 23. Susan Satterwhite Carter, married Robt. Gallo- 
way, of North Carolina. 
■24. Dr. Jesse Carter, died in ^Mobile, Ala. 
■3rd Mar. 25. Elizabeth Brown Carter, married in 1827, Col. 
John E. Brown. 
26. William Brown Carter, an attorney, in North 

19. Rebecca Pine Carter, married Nov. i, 1812, Romulus 
Mitchell Saunders, second son of William Saunders, Jr., and his 
first wife a Miss Mitchell. Wm. Saunders, Jr., was an officer in 
the 6th N. C. Regt. in the Rev. and one of the charter members 
of the Society of Cincinnati. He was also a member of the first 
"Provincial Congress" at Halifax, N. C. In 1794 he removed 
to Tennessee, where he died in 1803. Romulus M. Saunders was 
educated at tlie University of N. C, and was a prominent lawyer 
in that state. Vv'as a member of the N. C. House of Commons 
181 5 to 1820 and was Speaker of the House for two years. Mem- 
ber of Congress from N. C. in 1821 to 1827, and 1841-1845. 


Hon-. Robert Bradley Hawley, 
d.-ilvrston, Texas. 


I Attorney General of X. C. iSjS. and Judge of the Supre.T.e Court 

I in 1835. In 1833 was President of the Commission to settle the 

I U. S. Claims against France: and was Minister to Spain 1846- 

I 1850. Romulus and Rebecca Carter Saunders had issue:, 

I Franklin : Anne Pine ; Rebecca ; and Camillus : all of whom died 

I unmarried except Camillus Saunders, who married Harriet Tay- 

I lor, of Xewport, R. I., and died without i-sue 


I 20. Marv Axxe Carter, married July 30. 1818. Wil- 

I liamson Brown, of Caswell county. He was born Feb. 18, 17S9. at 

I Yanceyville, X. C. and died in Dec, 1866, in Washington, where 

I he was a clerk in the Treasury Department. He was educated 

i at Chapel Hiil. X. C, in iSo2-'5, Wm. & Mary, Va., 1807-9, and 

I after leaving college traveled extensively in Europe. He .uf- 

I fered financial reverses and spent rhe last twenty-five years of 

|- his life in the Treasury Department at Washington. J. W. and 

I Mar>' Carter Brown had issue as follows : 

I .27. John Payne Brown, settled in Des Moines and left descend- 

I ants there. 

2S. Lelia Brown, married a Judge Talbot of Shrevenort. La., a 
wealthy planter and attorney. They had a son, Pinkncv 
Talbot, died in the Confederate army; "and a daughter, 
Mary, married a Mr. Cagle. 

29. Susan Carter Brown, born Feb. 18, 1825. 

30. Lafayette Brown, died of tuberculosis at St. Paul, Minn.. 
in 1864. In i860 he was Lt. Commander of the U. S. 
sloop Powhatan on the west coast of Africa hunting vio- 
lators of the slave trade laws. He married Julia Caru^i, 
daughter of an Italian musician of note, sister of Eugene 
and Xathaniel Carusi, Attorneys at Law, Washington, 
D. C. ' ^ ' 

31. Mary A. Brown, youngest daughter, died of tuberculosis at 
age of 20. 

^29. Susan Carter Browx, born Feb. 18, 1825, Caswell Co.. 
N. C. died Sept. 27, 1867, Memphis, Tenn. Wh^ile visitir.g her 
uncle, Dr. Pinkney Bethel, at .Memphis, she met and marri-d 
Joseph Henry Hawley, September 27, 1843. Joseph Henry Haw- 


ley, born at Louisville, Ky., Nov. 7, 1820, died at his home three 
miles from Memphis, August 4, 1857. He was a son of Hezekiah 
Hawley, and his first wife Mrs. Malinda McConnell, daughter of 
Richard Finley, an early settler of Kentucky. Hezekiah Hawley 
(born at Bridgewater, Conn., Feb. 18, 1782, died at ^.lemphis, 
March i, 1859), an attorney at law, settled in Kentucky soon after 
1800, where he practiced law and was on the bench at Louisville 
for a number of years. He owned and built the famous mansion 
and race course seven miles out of the city known as "'Wood- 

Hawley Excursus. 

The Hawley family has been fully written up by Mr. Elias Hawley in 
a large tome, 'The Hawley Record." The English ancestry of this family 
is expounded back to 1006 A. D., with illustrations and coats-of-arms. 
The first to come to America was Mr. Joseph Hawley. who resided at 
Stratford, Connecticut, as early as 1629. He was the first town recorder 
of that place as well as magistrate. He owned several thousand acres of 
land in and around Stratford, and was returned to the General Assembly 
as a Deputy twenty-nine times between the years 1658-1687. His wife was 
Katharine Birdseye. Their eldest son, Samuel Hawley, was also a large 
land owner and farmer, and succeeded his father as a m.ember of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, being returned twenty-three times. He was a first settler 
of the town of Derby. He was twice married, his first wife, Mar>-, being 
a granddaughter of Governor Welles; and the second wife, Patience 
(widow of Lieut. John Hubbell), was a daughter of Isaac Nichoils. and 
granddaughter of Sergeant Francis Nichoils, through whom this family 
claims descent from King Robert Bruce. (See "Sergeant Francis 
Nichoils," by Walter Nichoils). 

Stephen Hawley, son of Samuel and Patience, settled at New Milford, 
Conn., where he owned a thousand acres of land and a fulling mill. He 
also has to his credit many civic services. His wife, Mary DeForest, was 
a descendant of the famous Huguenot, Jesse DeForest. who brought over 
the first Walloon emigrants to New York City; and also of Capt. Benj. 
Blagge. (See N. Y. Archives, Riker's History of New Harlem, and Baird's 
Huguenot Emigration to America.) Stephen and Mary Hawley had a 
son Hezekiah, who married Sarah, daughter of Daniel Phelps, and traces 
back to William Phelps, who came over in the "Mary & John" in 1630. 
and settled at Dorchester, Mass. This William Phelps was a member of 
the Massachu-etts Assembly, was governor for a year of the new Colony 
of Connecticut, with a commission from the government of Massachusetts, 

Sle Mlrrav Hawley, 
Wife of Mai. J.,hn Calvin Oakes. U. S. Enj 


and was a founder and first settler of the town of Windsor. Conn. See 
Judge Oliver Phelps' ■•Histor>- of the Phelps Family." Daniel Phelps was 
also a descendant of Edward Griswold, an original settler and principal 
promoter of the town of Clinton, Conn., originally called Kenilworth, 
after his birthplace in England; a member of the General Court of Con- 
necticut, etc. Also of Daniel Horsford, and William Thrall, both first, 
settlers of Connecticut. 

Hezekiah and Sarah Phelps Hawley had a son Joseph Chrysostom, who 
was a soldier during the Revolutionary War, and was in the battles of 
Flat Bush, White Plains, Germantown, and Monmouth, and spent the 
winter at Valley Forge. His wife was Amy Bradley, daughter of Grifian 
and Mabel Bradley of New Haven, descendants of first settlers of that 
place. They had three sons and six daughters, the third son being Heze- 
kiah Hawley, who removed to Kentuck-y. Copies of wills, marriage 
records, war records and other records of this family are possessed by 
Mrs. Short Willis of Washington, D. C, and are on file among the archives 
of the General Society 'D. A. R. 

Joseph Henry and Susan Carter Brown Hawley, of Memphis, 
had issue : 

(i) Robert Bradley Hawley, studied law under Judge Bow- 
man of Louisiana, and later settled in Galveston, Texas, but did 
not practice there; instead he opened a commission house and 
became largely interested in sugar plantations in Louisiana and 
Cuba. He was twice a member of Congress from Texas and re- 
fused a third term. Dec. 11, 1878. he married Aviary Drake Rice, 
and to them was born one child. — Susan ]Murry Hawley, on Oct. 
22, 1879. ^^ay 2, 1902, she married Maj. John Calvin Oakes 
of the L'. S. Engineers stationed at Galveston. iNIrs. Oakes was 
one of the most beautiful women of Galveston, and her untimely 
death in August, 1908, was a great shock to her wide circle of 
friends. She left two sons, Hawley and John Calvin, Jr. 

(2) Lucie Malinda Hawley, born Jan. 4, 1854, married Mr. 
Green Williams, a wealthy capitalist of Memphis, and has one son, 
Marion Williams. 

(3) Frank Lafayette, born Xov. i, 1857. died unmarried, in San 
Antonio Jan. 27, 1884. 

(4) Joseph FTenry Hawley, Jr., born in Memphis April 20, 1846. 
Appointed a cadet at the Xaval Academy by President Johnson, but 
in the fall of 1867 resigned at the earnest request of his miother 


when she was dying. Later engaged in business in Louisville, and 
about 1875 removed to St. Louis, where he was in newspaper 
work. In 1880 he was Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of 
Representatives, and as a mark of esteem and appreciation that 
body presented him with a handsome gold watch. Still later re- 
moved to Galveston where he is a member of the firm of Currie 
& Hawley, engaged in the export trade with ^lexico. Mr. Haw- 
ley has a most interesting and charming personality and a wide 
circle of friends and acquaintances. He is in great demand a:- 
an after dinner speaker, not only in his own city, but is often 
called upon to represent Galveston's various industries, etc.. at 
distinguished gatherings in all parts of the U. S. and Mexico. 
Feb. 22, 1870, Joseph H. Hawley was married in Christ Church, 
Louisville, by Rev. Dr. Craik, to Sarah Anne Brown, daughter 
of Chastaine William Scott Brown, of Louisville, and his wife 
Rebecca Mary Debb. He was a son of William and Xancy 
Scott Brown, who rem.oved to Kentucky early in the nineteenth 
century from Culpeper Co., Va. 

Joseph H. and Sarah B. Hawley had issue a daughter and son, — 
Mary Carter and John Henry. 

Mary Carter Hawley, born at La Grange, Ky., Dec. 23. 1871. 
like her cousin, Sue Murry Hawley, was one of the belles of 
Galveston, and on the 28th of March, 1894, became the bride 
of Short A. Willis, son of Richard Short and Xarcissa Wor- 
sham Willis, of Galveston. ]\Ir. Willis is a graduate of Prince- 
ton, and now a retired banker and merchant, living in Wash- 
ington, where he built a beautiful home in the Spanish style 
of architecture on Nineteenth street. He is a member of the 
Princeton Club of Xew York, and the Metropolitan and Chevy 
Chase Clubs, Washington. Mrs. Willis is Librarian General of 
the D. A. R., member of the Colonial Dames of Connecticut. 
Cannecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Red Cross Society, 
Daughters of Founders and Patriots Club of Washing- 
ton, Washington Women's Club, Washington Society of Fine 
Arts, W'ashington Colonial Dame Club, X'ational Geographical 
Society, .American Historical AsscKriation, the Stonewall Jackson 
Chapter U. D. C. at Washington, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Willis had 






Jo.-EPH Henkv Hauley, E; 
Galvestcn, Texas. 


three children, Olive Elizabeth, Richard Short, and Henry Haw- 

John Henry Hawley. born Oct. 21, 1873, at La Grange, Ky., is 
a cotton broker at Galveston. :March 5, 1898, he married Sarah 
Ball Davis, daughter of Waters S. and Sarah Allen Davis, of 
Galveston. They have two children, John Henry., Jr.,, and 
Sarah Anne. 

21. John Payxe Carter, eldest son of Jesse Carter, of Cas- 
well, X. C, born in 1797, died at the age of thirty-three, Jan. 
4, 1830, at the home of his cousin, Judge A. F. Hopkins, Hunts- 
ville, Alabama, after a long and painful illness. He was gradu- 
ated in 181 5 from. Princeton with the degree of A. B.. and was 
a member of the famous old Cleosophic Society of that college. 
After leaving Princeton he studied law at the Law School of 
Judge Archibald 'DeBow Murphy, at 'The Hermitage," Ala- 
m.ance County, X. C, and later m.arried the Judge's only daugh- 
ter, after wnich they removed to the Carter plantation, "The 
Oaks," formerly in Caswell County, but then in Davie County. 
He was associated with his father-in-law, Judge ^slurphy, in 
some sclieme for the improvement of the interior of the country. 
by which they lost heavily. After this John Payne Carter re- 
moved to Huntsville, Alabama, and entered into the practice of 
law with his cousin. Judge Arthur F. Hopkins. He had not re- 
moved his family from Xorth Carolina when he died in 1830. 
The members of tlie bar assembled and passed resolutions of re- 
spect to his memory, which they directed to be published and 
spread upon the minutes of the next session of the Circuit Court. 
They resolved that "in testimony of their regret for the death of 
their esteemed brother, John P. Carter, Esq., and as evidence 
of their respect for his integrity of character, urbanity of manner, 
and profound legal attainments (they) will wear crape on the 
left arm. for thirty days." X'ov. i, 1895, Judge Robt. P. Dick, 
United States judge of the Western District of Xorth Carolina. 
writing to Judge A. ^L Aiken, Danville, \'a.. a grandson of 
John P. Carter, about his grandfather and great grandfather, said 
in part as follows : "The letters called up vivid recollections of 
conversations I had fortv or fiftv vears ago with mv father — 


which fully correspond with Judge Turner's estimate of your 
great grandfather (Judge ]Murphy) and Judge Ruffin. ^ly 
father had a very high estimate of thej intellect and genius 
of Judge ]Murphy as the most highly gifted man he had ever 
known. That his intellectual resources were marvelous — ready 
for any company and equal to any occasion — genius of the 
highest order. .My father often told me of a speech made by 
Judge Alurpliy at Randolph Court, and said for manner, style 
and intellectual force it had never been excelled in forensic elo- 
quence in any age. It electrified the audience into breathless 
silence and admiration. My father's conversations filled my mem- 
ory with pleasant reminiscences of your grandfather, John Paine 
Carter, and grandmother, Cornelia }klurphey. I have heard him 
say that when married they were the handsomest bridegroom and 
bride in the State. He told me that your grandfather was a 
courtly gentleman and quite an orator at the bar, and highly 
gifted with conversational accomplishments and social qualities. 
I rem.ember your grandmother and the two little girls and boy 
in her home." 

Judge Aiken owns a very handsome miniature of his grand- 
father, John Paine Carter. — see illustration. The beautiful 
miniature of his wife. Cornelia Murphey Carter, was 
5loIen by one of Sherman's soldiers, from her granddaughter^ 
Miss Cornelia M. Worth, of Wilmington, now M^s. George 
Reade French. Mrs. French writes as follows of this incident: 
"I have a miniature of m.y grandfather, John Paine Carter ; it 
belonged to my mother, while the miniature of his wife was in 
possession of Judge Aiken's mother until a few months before 
the clove of the Civil War, when I was on a visit to my aunt 
and there saw it for the first time. I was so impressed with its 
beauty, that I begged her to allow me to bring it home with me 
that the other members of the family might see how lovely 
their grandmother was. It was painted on ivory, and vs-as in 
a gold case made into a large oblong locket, with gold beading 
around it and a little ring to suspend it by on a chain. We were 
refugeeing near the town of Fayetteville, N. C, on the line of 
Sherman's march, and I had the exquisite torture of seeing it 


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NJh.^. JosEi'H H. Hawlev (net^ Sarah A. Brown), Galveston, Texas. 

Mrs. Short A. Willis (ne:e Mary Carter Hawlcy). Wanhingto!.. 

Mr. John- Henry PIawlev, Galveston, Texas. 


Olive ELrv.\nETH Willis. 


taken away by a very rough soldier. I implored him to take 
the case and leave us the picture, but he said it would grace his 
northern home and he wanted it. My grandfather's was in a 
black case and did not appeal to him, this is why we have it 
now. The beautiful one of grandmama is, I expect, in the 
Atlantic Ocean, for the "Bummers" (Sherman's) took ^heir 
stolen plunder gathered all the way from Columbia to Fayette- 
ville, and shipped it by the steamer Mary Lyon to Xew York, and 
she foundered off the Jersey coast or Cape Hatteras. I have 
always hoped that miniature that awful soldier got was among 
the articles shipped. I was so deadly afraid of those terrible men 
I could not put up the fight for the picture I would now. I 
can recall now ho\\- my heart died within me when I saw the 
box in his hands containing all of mother's and cousin's jewelry. 
This cousin was visiting us at the time and had a large collec- 
tion of fine and valuable jewels which had been sent her by her 
father, Peter Umstead Murphey, son of Judge Murphey, a cap- 
tain in the United States Xavy before the war, but who had re- 
signed and entered the Confederate Xavy. The box in which 
we concealed the jewelry and miniatures was a small, beautiful 
tea chest made from a root of olive wood from the Zslount of 
Olives, in Jerusalem, and had been given to Uncle Umstead by an 
old merchant in the town of Jerusalem, who was very fond of 
him, he having spent some time there when he was a 
on a cruise in the Mediterranean. Had the soldier known a rare 
thing he would have kept the chest also, but we found it in the 
yard toward evening, and carefully hid it from the thousands 
who overrun our home for three long days. I have the chest 
now with its silver plate marked 'Gethsemane.' " 

On Thursday, January 4, 1821, John Paine Carter and Cor- 
nelia Anne Z^Iurphey (born April 20, 1806) were married at '"The 
Hermitage." She was the eldest daughter of Judge Archibald 
DeBow Zvlurphey and his wife, Jane Armistead Scott. They had 
issue three children : 

32 Jane Rebecca Carter, born Xov. 5, 1821 ; died Aug. 22, 1882. 
33- Archibald Murphev Carter, born Julv 23, 1824: died Oct., 


34. Mary Elizabeth Jesse Carter, born Oct. i, 1827; died Dec. 
31, 1896. 

32. Jaxe R. Carter, married on Feb. 17, 1846, at ''Eagle 
Falls," Rockingham county, X. C, Benjamin Wilson Aiken, an 
attorney at law of Madison, X. C. He was born May 19, 182 1, 
at his family home, "Somerset," Cumberland county, \'a., and 
died June 15, 185 1. Their son, Judge Aiken, of Danville, has a 
fine portrait of his father, and another descendant who lives out 
of touch with a photographer has the companion portrait of Jane 
Rebecca Carter. They had issue: (i). Martha H. Aiken, born 
Dec. 12, 1846, married Oct. 15, 1867, Chas. P. ]\Iallett, of Fay- 
etteville, X". C, and had issue : Margaret Wright Mallett, mar- 
ried R. L. Holmes, a Wilmington, N. C, merchant ; Jane Carter 
Mallett, married Harry Overman, a lawyer of Salisbury, X'. C, 
and brother of Senator Overman of Xorth Carolina; Wilson 
Aiken Mallett married and lives at Fayetteville ; and ]\Iarion 
Alexander Mallett, unmarried. (2). Judge ArchiJbald Murphey 
Aiken, an attorney, who has been on the bench for the past twenty 
years, at Danville, Va. He was born Aug. 9, 1848, and married 
on Dec. 14, 1881, to Mary Ella Yates, of Danville. They have 
one son, Archibald, Jr., who was graduated from the University 
of Virginia in 1910. (3). Benjamin Wilson Aiken, Jr., born 
July 18, 1850, died in Houston, Texas, March 30, 1899, un- 

33. Archibald Murphey Carter, only son of John and Cor- 
nelia Carter, was a shoe merchant. He married Virginia Esom- 
bert, of Wilmington, X''. C, by whom he had three children : 
(i). Augustus Esombert, who died in 1910, like his mother and 
father, of tuberculosis. (2). Cornelia Worth, married a Mr. 
Hundley and died leaving a son, Thomas Hundley, now in the 
United States Army or X'avy — lost sight of; and daughters, Olive 
and Mattie. (3). Martha. 

34. Mary Elizabeth Jessie Carter, youngest daughter of 
John Paine Carter, married June 26, 1845, Barzilla Gardner 
Worth, in Ashboro, Randolph county, X^. C. They lived for a 
couple of years in Xew Salem, X'. C, where Mr. Worth was a 

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merchant, then four or five years in Ashboro, wTiere he was in 
the same business, and finally settled in the fall of 1853 in Wil- 
mington, where for more than half a century Mr. Worth was 
one of the leading merchants, ship owners, manufacturers, etc., of 
that city. He died Nov. 19. 1910, in the eighty-ninth year of his 
age. The papers of his home city were filled with glowing 
tributes to his life and memory, too long to reproduce here. From 
that of Mr. James Sprunt, I take the following brief extracts: 
"The words are recalled (a glowing tribute to Henry Clay), 
upon the demise on yesterday of one of his devoted contem- 
poraries, our venerable and beloved fellow- citizen, B. G. Worth, 
at the ripe age of eighty-eight and a half years, whose honored 
career, a living epistle, known and read of all men, has been for 
more than half a century a benediction upon the people of \\'il- 
mington ; for this man, like Enoch of old, walked with God and 
was not, for God took him to Himself. 

"Pre-eminent as a ship owner in the maritime affairs of our 
port in antebellum times, when nearly a hundred vessels lintd 
our busy wharves or waited at anchor in our streams, he lived 
through peace and war, through pestilence and famine, to peace 
again, always abounding in the work which had been given him to 
do, and which he did so well that his labor has not been in vain. 

"He was the last survivor of more than fifty old time mer- 
chants of Wilmington of 1856, eminent among whom were the 
intrepid spirits Vvho had builded the Wilmington and Weldon 
railroad. 'A galaxy of moral excellence the most perfect, of in- 
tellectual ability the most eminent, of fidelity the most unwaver- 
ing,' in the annals of the Cape Flear. 

''Closely identified with our civil and religious developm.ent. 
since the date mentioned until his death, his patriotic spirit, his 
guiding hand, his consecrated devotion, have been manifest in 
the public life." 

Worth Excursus. 

The following is taken from the "'Biographical History of North Caro- 
lina." by Capt. S. A. Ashe, Vol. Ill-: 

'•Mr. Barzillai Gardner Worth \v.-i? born June 26, 1822. at Center, in 
Guilford County, twelve miles from. Greensboro, N. C. His ancestors v.ere 



all of English extraction, and were Friends, being followers of Fox. Wil- 
liam Worth, the tirst of the name to come to America, fled from England 
in 1662 to escape religious persecution, and landing in Massachusetts, he 
settled on the Island of Nantucket, where in 1665 he married Sarah Macy, 
whose father, Thomas Macy had come to Massachusetts in 1640. Wm. 
Worth was the fir>t justice of the peace of Nantucket, being commissioned 
by Governor Andrea, and in 1675 he was clerk of the court, and three 
years later was recorder and assistant justice of the colony, and in 16S0 
served as a clerk of the Admiralty. He attained a great age and died in 
1723. Barzillai Worth's grandfather, Capt. Daniel Worth, at fir-^t fol- 
lowed the sea, and was captain of a Nantucket Whaling ship, and m.ade 
five long voyages from his island home. When thirty years of age, how- 
ever, in 1769. he emigrated to North Carolina and purchased land near ihe 
Friends' settlement, in the vicinity of Guilford Court House, and there 
reared his family, dying in 1830. One of his sons, Dr. David Worth, mar- 
ried Eunice Gardner, and purchased a plantation at Center, a neighborhood 
which took its name from the Friends' Meeting House nearby. He was 
Dorn in 1776, and died in 1844. He had a family of twelve children, of 
v.hom Governor Jonathon Worth wa? the third and oldest to reach matur- 
ity, and Barzillai the youngest." Dr. David Worth was a member of the 
North Carolina Legislature in 1820, '22, and '23; and his son, Dr. John 
Milton Worth, a member of the State Senate in 1842, while his third son, 
Jonathon Worth, was Governor of the State. 

B. G. and Mary E. Carter Worth had issue : 
(i). David Jonathon Worth, born March 9, 1846, died April 
23. 1846. 

(2). Archibald Carter Worth, born Aug. 29, 1847. 
(3). Cornelia ^Murphey Worth, born Feb. 10, 1849. 
(4). William EUiott Worth, born Dec. 21, 1850. 
(5). Mary Jane Worth, born Sept. 13, 1852. 
(6). Eunice Virginia Worth, born Aug. 26, 1854. 
(7). Joseph Barzilla Worth, born Oct. 16, 1856. 
(8). Julia Ada Worth, born Sept. 22, 1864. 

(2). Arcpiibald C.\rter Worth, is a graduate of Princeton, 
and now a commission merchant at 434 Greenwich Street, Xew 
York City. Dec. 9, 1869, he married Elizabeth Anderson, of 
Fayetteville, X. C, and has issue: Wm. Anderson Worth, 
cashier of Appomattox Tru-t Co., Petersburg. \'a., married Liitie 
Bernard; Barzillai Gardner Worth, a graduate of Stephen- In- 



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stitute, Hoboken, and is now an electrical engineer in New York ; 
Dr. Archibald Carter Worth, a homeopathic physician, of Albanv. 
N. Y. ; Frederick Clarkson Worth, a mechanical engineer, Cres- 
kill, Xew Jersey; George French: and John Browning Worth, 
both now students at college. Thev had daughters: Elizabeth, 
wife of Walter Stillman Tennefly, X. J.; Jessie Xemans : 
Margaret Wright, and Eunice. 

(3). Cornelia ^Iurphey Worth, married Xov. 2S. 1872. 
George Reade French, of the firm of George R. French & Sons, 
wholesale and retail shoe merchants of Wilmington. They have 
no issue. 

(4). William Elliott Worth, is a manufacturer of ice and 
cotton seed oil at Wilmington. He married Xettie Shey. of 
Brooklyn, and has no issue. 

(5). AIary Jane Worth, married W. J. Woodward, a busi- 
ness man of Fayetteville, X. C. (now dead). They had issue: 
Charles Worth ; Marion ; Eugene ; Isabella C, wife of x-\rthur F. 
Bowen, of Raleigh; Mary Clara, wife of John Hazlehurst. of 
Wilmington ; Cornelia : Eunice ; Elizabeth, and Emma. The sons 
are in business in Wilmington. 

(6). Eunice \'irginia Worth, married Jacob Weller, a man- 
ufacturer of canned goods at Cincinnati. They have issue : :Mary 
Ida, wife of Starr Walter; Barzillai Worth, married Delia Sowls ; 
Arthur Douglass Weller. 

(7). Joseph B. Worth (deceased), was an ice manufacturer 
at Petersburg, \^a. He married Grace Brink and had issue: 
Jos. B., Jr., Wm. Hofifer. and ^lasie B., wife of John James Jones, 
of Craddock «& Jones, tobacconists of Petersburg. 

(8). Julia Ada Worth, married Wm. Graham Hessivy and 
had one daughter, Gladys Murphey Hessivy, of Wilmington. 

22. Archibald Gracie Carter, second son of Jesse Carter, of 
Caswell, by his first wife. Anne Payne, was an attorney and plant- 
er. He has a grandson, Mr. W. F. Carter, a lawyer living 


at Mt. Airy. X. C., but I have not succeeded in getting an account 
of his grandfather's family. 

2z. SusAx Satf.rwhite Carter, eldest child of Jesse Carter, 
by his second wife, Elizabeth Payne, married Robert Gallowav^ 
a very wealthy tobacco planter of -'Eagle Falls," near Rocking- 
ham City, X. C. Xo other data of her or her descendants. 

24. Dr. Jesse Carter, the second child and only son of Jesse 
Carter, of Caswell, by his second wife, Elizabeth Pavne, born in 
July, 1807 in Caswell, X. C, died in Dec, 1884,' in .Mobile, 
Alabama. He took a bachellor's degree from Chapel Hill X. c'., 
and then went to Philadelphia for a medical course, where he 
was graduated with distinction in 1830, after which he was resi- 
dent physician at the Philadelphia Alms House for some time. 
In 1833 he was appointed by the governor as physician at Fort 
Morgan, Alabama, and settled in .Mobile for the 'practice of his 
profession. In 1835 he was married to Mary Louise Kennedy 
daughter of Dr. Wm. E. Kennedy, a prominent earlv phvsician of 
Mobile, and connected with the fine old French families of 
Bienville, D'Olives and P.odin, who held large grants of land in 
Alabama from the French crown, a part of which is now owned 
by the children of Dr. Carter. Dr. Jesse and :vlarv L. Carter 
had issue: I. William Arthur, born in 1836, of whom later; 
n. Susan V. died a few years ago unmarried: HI. Cecil, born 
July 17, 1842, died June 8, 1903, unmarried. At the beginning 
of the Civil War he remarked that it had been said that this was 
a rich man's war and a poor man's fight, and that so far as he 
was concerned he would disprove it, so served throughout the 
war as a private in the Mobile cadets of the 3rd Alabama Reo-i- 
ment. Confederate States America, refusing promotion several 
times. After the war he lived most of the time on his beauti- 
ful plantation near Mobile. IV. Marv E., still living in Mobile 
V. Jesse Carter, living in Xew York City, unmarried. VI. 
Florence, living in Mobile, unmarried. VII. Braxton Emmer- 
5on born in 1S46. died May 9, 1909, in Mobile, unmarried. 
A few years ago Col. J. H. Hawley, of Galveston. Texas, paid a 
visit to his cousin, the .Misses Carter of .Mobile, and urotr^ a 
glowmg account of his delightful visit with these lovely old ladies 


Dr. Jesse Carter, 
Mobile, Alabama. 


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and of their charming personaHty, that I regret I have not at 
hand to reproduce here. 

I. William Arthur Carter, D. D., is a Presbyterian min- 
ister and brilliant classical scholar, living at Columbia. S. C. At 
the beginning of the war he was a private in the Woodruff RiPies 
of the 31st Alabama Regiment and later became a chaplain. 
March 21, 1864, he was married to Agnes Law Ouigley. by 
whom he had three sons and two daughters: (i). William Alonzo 
Carter, born Jan. 12, 1865, a lawyer, and now on the bench at 
Tampa, Florida. He married in 1890 Sarah Randolph and has 
issue: John Arthur Shirley and Wm. A., Jr. (2). Jesse Adger, 
born Feb. 12, 1866, d. s. p. (3). Curtis Braxton Carter, born 
Oct. 15, 1867, at Columbia, S. C. Pie is now a specialist in 
diseases of the eye, ear and throat at 105 West Seventy-first 
street, Xew York City. He married Elizabeth Swazy Miller, 
and has one daughter, Betty Miller Carter. (4). ^.lary Agnes 
Carter, born May 12, 1870, died July i. 1891. (5). Edith Lee 
Carter, born July 18, 1874, married Charles Marion Woolfork 
and has issue Carter and Charles Marion, Jr. 

25. Elizabeth Brown Carter, eldest child of Jesse Carter 
by his third wife, Sallie Brown, married in 1827 her cousin. 
Dr. John Edmonds Brown, a leading physician at Yanceyville, 
N. C. He was a member of the Xorth Carolina Legislature for 
two sessions. They had issue : L Col. John E., Jr., a colonel in 
the Confederate Army, and after the war an eminent attorney at 
Charlotte, X. C. He married Miss Laura Morrison, a sister 
of the second wife of General Stonewall Jackson, who survives 
him. Xo issue. H. William Carter Brown, ^L D., of Mockis- 
ville, X". C. His wife was Anne Carter. Xo further data. 
HL Maj. Thomas Jethro Brown, a major in the Confederate 
Army, and after the war an attorney at Winston-Salem, X. C. 
His wife was Delphine Hall, of Mobile. IV. Sallie Carter 
Brown, married Emerson Hall of Mobile, and lived on the old 
Brown plantation, "Ingleside," Lincoln county, X*. C. They have 
six children. Xo further data. V. Jessie Carter Broun, married 
J. M. McAllister, a capitalist, of St. Paul, Minn. Xo i==sue. 


26. William Browx Carter, youngest son of Jesse Caner, 
of Caswell, born July 15, 1814. died March 4, 1886. He was 
a graduate of the University of North Carolina and took a 
law course at the University of \'irginia, but preferred the life 
of a planter on his plantations at ^ladison, Hiberna and at Mt. 
Pleasant, Rockingham county, X. C. to the practice of law. 
Dec. 12. 1838, he was married to Eliza Galloway at "Spring 
Garden." the old Galloway home in Rockingham county. They 
had issue: I. Mary Galloway Carter, born Aug. 16, 1840, died 
Dec. 4, 1909. II. Sarah Brown Carter, born Feb. 8. 1842. 
III. Roben Galloway Carter, born ^larch iC\ 1844, died July 
20. 1844. I\'. William Brown Carter, born Sept. 8. 1845. living 
now at Winston-Salem, X. C. He was a Confederate ^soldier ; 
and Dec. 12, 1872, married Danetta Hall, of ^lobile. They have 
issue : Delphine Hall : Betty Galloway, married a :vlr. Woodrutt : 
Etta Hall; .Mary Galloway, and Willie Euphrazine Carter.' 
\'. Jesse Carter, born Jan. 29. 1848. married Etta Vogln, of Salem. 
and has issue: William, Emma, Jesse and Robert. VL Eliza 
Galloway Carter, born Sept. 5, 1850, married Dr. B. W. Montane. 
a Presbyterian minister, and has issue: Marv Gallowav, William 
Carter and Alice. VIII. Thomas Franklin' Carter, born April 
25, 1853^ died Alarch 13, 1804. Married Agnes Hunt, of Milton, 

Carters of "Oaklaxd"— Hopkins Branch. 
12. Frances Carter, daughter of Jesse Carter, of '-Oakland," 
it is said by his first wife, married October 23, 1793, James Hop- 
kins of Pittsylvania county, Va. He was a son of Arthur Hop- 
kins, Jr., and his wife, a Miss Jefferson, said to have been a 
cousin of President Jefferson, and supposed to have been a daugh- 
ter of Field Jeft'erson. of Lunenburg county, \'a., but the Jef- 
ferson records of this county have not been searched to verifv 
this. Arthur Hopkins, Jr.. was a son of Dr. Arthur and Eliza- 
beth Pettus Hopkins, of Goochland. 

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Hopkins Excursus. 

From Brown's "The Cabells & Their Kin,"' and Woods' "History of 
Albemarle County," we get the following facts regarding the Hopkins 

Dr. Arthur Hopkins, a highly educated physician, with a degree from 
Edinburgh, was born in New Kent County, Va., about 1690, and .■narriei 
in the same county about 1715 Elizabeth Pettus, a granddaughter of "Col. 
Thomas Pettus. who settled in Virginia in 1640, who descended from Sir 
John Pettus, one of the founders of Virginia." In 1731, "Arthur Hopkins 
of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, physician," purchased a 
tract of land in Goochland County, and soon after removed to that county. 
In 1737 he was commissioned a Justice of the county court, and in 1739- 
'41 High Sheriff; he was a vestrj-man of St. James parish, and in 1752 
commissioned by Governor Dinwiddie, Colonel of the County Militia — 
original commission is now owned by Dr. Arthur Hopkins Rice of Mis- 
sissippi. Dr. Hopkins purchased other land in Goochland, and between 
1734 and 1766 he had grants for more than four thousand acres of land in 
Albemarle County, in which county his will, dated May 31, 1765, was pro- 
bated March 12, 1767. He was survived by wife, Elizabeth, and sons and 
daughters: Samuel, John, Arthur, William, Dr. James, Lucy, wife of 
George Robinson of Pittsylvania ; Mary, wife of Col. Joseph Cabell, and 
Isabella, unmarried. Interesting accounts of these sons and daughters and 
their descendants, many of whom are among the most distinguished per- 
sons of this country, will be found in the two books mentioned. 

James and Frances Carter Hopkins had issue, one son, after 
the birth of whom the mother died : 

35. Arthur Francis Hopkins, born Oct. 18. 1794, in Pittsyl- 
vania county, Va., died in the spring of 1865, at Mobile, Ala^ 

In a year or two after the death of his first wife, James Hop- 
kins married her sister, Polly Carter, daughter of Jesse and Mary 
Chattin Carter, of Oakland. They had issue several children 
of whom but two grew to maturity : 

36. Robert Carter Hopkins, d. s. p. 

37. Reuben Hopkins, who was the heir of his uncle and Aunt 
Jeduthan and Sarah Carter, of "^It. View," Pittsylvania. For 
a number of years he was cashier of a bank in Danville. Va., 
but after his second marriage he sold his plantation and serv'ants 
and removed to a western non-slave-holding State, where he was 
unfortunate in his investments. His lirst wife was a native of 


Pittsylvania, and is said to have had a daughter who now has 
descendants in Danville. His second wife was a northern lady 
who was teaching in \'irginia. and by this marriage there was 
a son, Holmes, and daughters. Emma. Elizabeth, now a teacher 
in the public schools of Bakimore, and Cornelia, who married a 
Mr. Barnes, and is now a widow. The three sisters now live 
in Baltimore on Linden Avenue. 

35. Arthur Francis Hopkixs. was graduated at an early 
age from Chapel Hill. X. C, and then read law with the dis- 
tinguished lawyer. William Leigh, of \lrginia. April 6, 1815, 
Arthur Francis Hopkins was married to Pamelia Thorpe Alose- 
ley, of Bedford county. Va. She was born near the foot of the 
Peaks of Otter, Feb. 8, 1800, and was the daughter of Arthur 
Moseley and his wife, Pamelia Thorpe, who was the widow 
Crump when married to Mr. Moselev. Arthur Moselev had 
sons Dr. Bennett Williamson Moseley. of Lynchburg, and Jack 
Moseley, who married and removed to a plantation in Alabama 
or Mississippi. Judging by the name Arthur and the speHino- 
of the surname, the Bedford Aloseleys were a branch of the 
Moseley family that settled originally in Norfolk county, and is 
one of the most ancient and honorable in Mrginia. The Tide- 
water Moseleys have a collection of very fine old familv por- 
traits, silver, etc. Xo genealogy of this familv has appeared 

Between 1816 and 1818 Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins removed from 
Virginia to northern Alabama, where thev purchased a planta- 
tion near ^loulton. in which town Mr. Hopkins opened his lav- 
office. He practiced here about two years and then rem.oved 
to Huntsville, where he remained until 1843, and then removed 
to the larger city of St. Louis, Mo., but the water and climate 
disagreeing with him and his family so much, he returned to 
Alabama and settled in Mobile for the rest of his life. He was 
a member of the /^rst Constitutional Convention of Alabama and 
was the iirsf chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. A 
very fine portrait of him hangs in the Supreme Court room at 
Montgomery, and his descendants own several other portraits 
and miniatures painted at different ages. Besides his law practice 
he was largely interested in cotton plantations and other enter- 

Jl'dge a. F. Hopkins, (from a miniature), 
hrst ludge of Siinrem.e Court of Alabama. 

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Jllk;e Arthi r Francis Hopkins, (miniature). 
Mrs. P.>,meli.\ Moseley Hopkin.s, (miniature). 


^ prises in Alabama and Mississippi, and was president of the 

1 Mobile & Ohio R. R. It was said of Judge and ^Irs. Hopkins: 
"He was equal and true to every duty in life, brainy and chival- 

{ reus, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. She was tail and 

I beautiful, a loving wife, devoted mother, firm friend, charming 

^ hostess, kind mistress, and a sweet Christian.*' They had issue 

^ thirteen children: 

f 38. Arthur Moseley Hopkins, born July 14. 18 16, died March 

I 21, 1866, in Manchester, England. 

I 39. A son, born Sept. 28, 1817. and died same year. 

I 40. Corinne Frances, born Nov. 5, 1818, died in 1820. 

I 41. Maria Malinda, born Oct. 26, 1820, died in 1880. 

^ 42. James, born April 27, 1823, died in 1824. 

I 43. Elizabeth Pamelia, born Jan. 26, 1825, died in 1834. 

f 44. Louisa, born Xov. 26, 1825, died in 1853. 

I 45. Cornelia Carter, born Xov. 14, 1828, died in 1904. 

: 46. Augusta, born Jan. 13, 183 1, died in 1906. 

47. Mary Moseley, born Jan. 10, 1834, died in 1864. 

48. Virginia, born Jan. 2y, 1836, died in 1839. 

49. Catharine Erskine. born July 18, 1838. 

50. William Leigh, born March 9, 1841, died in 1873. 
Oct. 4, 1852, Mrs. Pamelia Moseley Hopkins died on their 

plantation in Hinds county, Miss., and a year later her remains 
were removed to ^Mobile. 

Xov. 7, 1854, Judge Hopkins married ^Irs. Juliet A. Gordon, 
widow of a Captain Gordon of the United States x-Vrmy, and 
daughter of Pliram Lindsey Opie, of Jefferson county, Va. He 
was a direct descendant of Rev. David Lindsey, and his grand- 
son, Capt. Thomas Opie. who were buried in the same grave in 
Xorthumberland county, Va. Mrs. Juliet Hopkins was known 
as the "Florence Xightingale of the South." At the beginning 
of the war she sold all her property in Xew York, \"irginia and 
Alabama, amounting to about two hundred thousand dollars, and 
gave the proceeds to the Confederate government for the hospital 
serv^ice, and enlisted as a nurse herself. She was appointed chief 
matron of the Hospital Corp^ and had special charge of tl^e 
Alabama Division. Her familv still have manv letters to her 


from General Lee, some of them in cypher, notifyinii: her of 
the movement of hi? army and advising her as to when and 
where her services might be needed. She was wounded twice — 
once when caring for a wounded Federal soldier on the battlefield, 
and again while helping to amputate the leg of a Confederate 
soldier in a field hopital near Richmond, she was shot in the 
hip, which made her lame for the rest of her life. Her portrait 
appears on the nventy-five cent note of the Alabama issue of 
Confederate currency ; and after the war, ex-Governor Oates 
tried to get a bill through the legislature to place a portrait of 
her at the State's expense in the capital at ^.lontgomery. Mrs. 
Hopkins died in Washington at the home of her uncle, Gen. 
Romayn Ayers, and was buried in Arlington cemetery with 
military honors. Judge Hopkins had no children by his second 

38. Arthur Moseley Hopkins, eldest child of Judge Hopkins, 
was a highly educated gentleman, and a very handsome man. as 
shown by his minature reproduced herewith. Having plenty of 
means he was engaged in no particular business. About the close 
of the war he went to England and died there near Manchester, 
in ;March, 1866. July 19, 1837, , he was married to Eliza P. Bibb, 
daughter of Hon. Thomas Bibb, second Governor of Alabamia, 
and neice of the first Governor, Hon. \Vm. \V. Bibb. 

Bibb Excursus. 

The data given here of the Bibb family is taken from the Virginia His- 
torical Magazine for April, 1910, Miss Hardy's "Colonial Families of the 
Southern States," and the Times-Dispatch Genealogical Columns for Sep- 
tember 20, 1908, and October 23. 1910. 

The first of the Bibbs in Virginia seems to have been Benjamin Bibb, 
who had sons William, James and Thomas. William Bibb had a son John 
Bilb of Hanover County, born in 1703 (Bible Records), who married Su- 
sanna Bigger, and besides several daughters had three sons — IVilliam, 
Richard, and Thomas. John Bibb had the following grants of land in that 
part of Amelia which later became Prince Edward County: Sept. 12, 1738, 
800 acres; July 10, 1745, 1.200 acres; Augt. 10. 1759, 159 acres. William 
rnd Richard Bibb settled on their father's land on the South Fork of Buf- 
falo River, Prince Edward County, and in 1782 the land books of that 


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Capt. John W. Rice ( Mexican War). 

(Cameos cut in 1851 by Saulini. Florence. Italy). 


Mcbile. Ala. 
Eliza P. B. Hoi-ki.vs, clai'.gluer of Governor Thomas 
(Miniatures about 1838)- 



county show that Richard Bibb owned 600 acres of land, and William Bibb 
1,602 acres. 

Richard Bibb was a major in the Revolution, and after the war a mem- 
ber of the Virginia Legislature. In 1799 he removed to Logan County, Ky., 
wliere he purchased large tracts of land. Later he manumitted his slaves, 
about fifty in number, and colonized them in Liberia. Richard Bjhb mar- 
ried Lucy Booker, and their eldest son was Chief Justice of the Kentucky 
Supreme Court, U. S. Senator, Secretary of the Treasury under President 
Tyler, etc. 

William Bibb, spoken of as "Capt. Wm. Bibb,"' was probably an officer 
in the Revolution. In 1775 he was a member of the Committee of Safety. 
and a few years later High Sheriff of Prince Edward Co'.mty. After the 
Revolution he removed to Elbert iJounty, Georgia. In 1779 Capt- \\'i!l!a!ii 
Bibb married Sallie Wyatt (born in 1762), daughter of Col. Joseph and 
Dorothy Peyton Wyatt of New Kent County. They had issue : Wm. Wyatt 
Bibb, born Oct. i, 1780, died July 9, 1820,— graduated from the University 
of Pennsylvania in 1801 ; served in both Houses of the Georgia Legislature ; 
member of Congress, i8o7-'i3; U. S. Senate, 1816; first Governor of Ala- 
bama, iSi7-'i9, etc. Tl'.ojnas Bibb, born in Prince Edv.ard Co.. V'a-, in 
1784. died in Alabama. Dec. 24, 1840, — was first president of the Senate of 
Alabama, and in 1820 succeeded his brother as governor of that State. He 
married Pamelia Thompson, and had issue: Thomas, Jr.. born 1813. died 
l.%l ; and Eli^a P., who married in 1837 Arthur Mosely Hopkins, eldest 
son of th? first judge of the Supreme Court of Alabama. 

Arthur Moseley Hopkins and his wife, Eliza Bibb, had isstie 
thirteen children: (i). ]Maria Isabella, born September 7, 1838, 
died 20 days later. (2). Arthur Francis, born August 9, 1840, 
died May 11, 1844. (3)- ]olm Walker, born July 22, 1842, died 
Sept. 2y, 1891. (4). Thomas Bibb. Sept. 11, 1844, died Xov. 
27, 1904. (5). Arthur !^vIoseley, born Feb. 17, 1846, died April 
6, 1854. (6). Bessie Moseley, born June i, 1849, died Jan. 13, 
1882. (7). Sallie Barnett, born Sept. 7, 1850, died Dec. 13, 1877. 
(8). Frances Carter, born Xov. 8, 1851, died Jan. 30, 1867. 
(9). and (10). Twins, James B. and William, born May 4, 
1854. William died Oct. 30. same year. (11). Porter, born 
Aug. 12, 1855, died June 9, 1861. (12). Frank Webb, born Oct. 
23. 1857, living at Birmingham, Ala. (13). Robert Thom.pson, 
born Sept. 19, i860, living at Xashville. 

(3). John Walker Hopkins, was a lieutenant in the 7th Ala- 
bama Regime 



was a merchant in nortliern Alabama until he removed to Nash- 
ville in 1S78, where lie was a cotton broker. April 17, 1866, he 
was m.arried to Anne Cox and had issue: John Walker, Jr., born 
Aug. 29, 1867, died June 30, 1S87; Lizzie May, born May 15, 1870, 
died in Xashville April 24, 1900. She m.arried Duncan Harding-, 
of Xashville, and has a son, Philip Hopkins Harding; Arthur 
Moseley born ]May 19. 1873. married in 1S94 Frances Bang and 
has John Walker. Arthur },[.. Jr., Wm. Frances and Anna Mary; 
Ellie Cale, born Aug. 19, 1876, died Sept. 3, 1899 — married Fred- 
erick Prescott. of Bo-ton ; left no issue ; Charles Thomas, born 
Oct. 14, 1870. died ^larch 4, 1883 ; Anne ^Margaret, born Oct. 15, 
i'3S3 ; Thornton, born June 15, 1S87. 

(4). Thomas Bibb Hopkins, was in Frank Curtey's Confed- 
erate Cavalry, and after the war was a merchant in northern 
Alabama until 1893, when he went to Xashville. He was married 
on Oct. 15, 1872, to \'irginia, daughter of Dr. Algernon Sidney 
Harris. She died in Sept., 1907. They had issue: Frances 
Carter Hopkins, born Dec, 1873, I'^iarried Dec. i, 1896, Vernon 
Leake and had Jennie and \'ernon, Jr. Lived and died at Guthrie, 
Ky. And Tom Harris Hopkins, born Xov. i, 1875, ^^^d in 1890. 

(9). James B. Hopkins, a hardware merchant at Birmingham, 
Ala. June 26, 1879, he was married to Madeline, daughter of 
Dr. Wm. Tell Saunders. She died Jan. 28, 1894. They had 
issue: Annie Elise, born April 7, 1880, married May 31, 1905, 
Henry J. Certain, a Huntsville, Alabam.a merchant; Bessie ]Mose- 
ley, born June i, 1882, married Dec. 22, 1901, Charles Small: and 
Gertrude, born Oct. 12, 1884, died in 1910. James B. Hopkins 
was married the second time on April 20, 1898, to Molly A 

(12). Frank Webb Hopkins, a real estate agent and coal and 
timber broker of Birmingham, was married on Xov. 21, 1882, to 
Mary O. Harris, daughter of Thomas Harris. They have issue: 
Tom Harris, born Sept. 30, 1883, married in X'ov. 1907, a 
daughter of John B. Floyd; Sallie, born X'ov. 10, 1S84, died 
1885 : Lucile, bom and died in 1886 ; Arthur Francis, born Sept. 
18, 1887; Dora, born 1888, died 1894; Jennie, born Jan. 12, 1891 ; 
Dudley, born June 2j, 1894; Leroy, born Aug. 18, 1895; ^l■icy 

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Phillips, born Dec. 2^. iSy6; Charles Drennan, born April 14, 
1899; Frank Webb, Jr., born April r4, 1899 (twins); Cornelia 
Lowe, born July 12, 1901. 

(13). Robert Thompson Hopkins, cashier of the Phillips, But- 
torf Mfg. Co., Xashville, married Oct. 17, 1888, Ada Love ]\Iar- 
tin, daughter of Charles E. Ivlartin of Xashville. She died Feb. 
24, 1906, and Feb. 12, 1908. he married Jennie !\L^itland French, 
daughter of Col. Xapoleon B. French, of Mrginia. He had issue 
by first marriage: Martin Armstrong, born Oct. 23, 1889; Robert 
Thompson, Jr., born Dec. 24, 1890; Sallie Maddin, born May 10, 
1892; Irene, born Feb. 21, 1894, died r^Iarch 31, 1895; Ada Love, 
born Jan. 31, 1898; Douglas, born Aug. 26, 1900, died July 7, 
1901 ; Leslie Lyon, born Aug. 6. 1902. 

41. Maria ^L\LIXDA Hopkins (born 1820), spent four or five 
years in Europe, mostly in France and Germany, at school and 
traveling. She married John J. Walker, a prominent lawyer of 
Mobile, Ala. He was a captain in the Creek War, and a major 
of General Bragg's staff in the Civil War. They had no children. 

44. Louisa Hopkins (born 1825), married George P. Blevins, 
a lawyer of Selma, Ala. They had issue: (i). Arthur, died 
infant. (2). Joseph, died infant. (3). Louisa, or "Queenie," 
born 1 85 1, was finely educated in this country and the last two 
years of school, in Paris, France. She married in 1869 Robert 
C. Crawford, a cotton merchant of Mobile, and had issue: Maria 
Walker, Kate Anderson, both of whom died in infancy ; James, 
born in 1875, "ow a merchant at El Paso, Texas, where he married 
in 1903 Mary Mahoney; Maud Louise. (4). Llewellyn, born 
in 1853, is a lawyer and lives in Texas. He spent three years in 
France and two in Germany finishing his education. In 1877 he 

married ^linnie , and has issue: George Phillips, John 

Walker, Arthur Hopkins, Elizabeth and Robert Blevins. 

45. Cornelia Carter Hopkins (born 1828), spent several 
years in Europe, and then married Henry A. Lowe, an English 
cotton merchant of Mobile, who was born in Liverpool. He lived 
and died in Mobile, but held his allegiance to the English crown. 
They had issue : Maria Walker Lowe, died infant, and Flenry 




A. Lowe, Jr., a Mobile hardware merchant. He was educated in 
i Paris and X'ersailles, France. In 1SS6 he married Annie Hughes 

and died in 1896, without surviving issue. 

46. Augusta Hopkins (born 1S31,). married in 1851 John 
I W. Rice, a lawyer, born in Chester District, South Carolina, and 

i died in Mobile 'in 1857. He was a captain in the 13th Infantry, 

United States Army, in the ^^lexican War. They spent a year 
abroad on their bridal tour, and v/hile in Florence had beautiful 
cameo miniatures of themselves cut by Saulini, which are repro- 
duced in this work. Besides the European countries, they visited 
Egypt, and expected to go on to Palestine, but 3,Irs. Rice pre- 
ferring the overland route— like the Israelites — they missed the 
once a month boat by the water way. One night in the desert 
with its Bedouin camps, peculiar moonlight and countless m-llions 
of fleas, was sufftcient, so they fled back to the flesh pets of 
Eg>-pt, and later on to Europe. After the death of her husband 
she spent five years in France and Germany for the education 
of her son and daughter. They had issue: (O. Arthur Hop- 
kins Rice, born in Aug., 1852. He is a physician and lives at 
Starkeville, Miss. In 1880 married Fannie M. Smith, and has 
issue: Augusta Hopkins, born 1881 ; Arthur Hopkins, Jr., born 
1885; Nannie Herndon, born 1886; Joseph Smith, born 1888; 
Cornelia Lowe, born 1891 ; John Washington, born 1895. and 
Harriet McFarland, born 1897. (2). Nannie Herndon Rice, born 
in July, 1854, married in 1875, John Simpson Walker, a civil 
engineer, Nashville. Tenn. For a number of years he has been 
connected with the United States government improvements on 
the Cumberland River. They have issue one son. Richard Wilder 
Walker, "a six foot Viking," a first lieutenant in the United 
States Army in the Phillipines, but now (1911) on sick leave in 
the United States. Durmg the Spanish- American War, while he 
was a sergeant in the 37th Infantry, he distinguished himself at 
Muntinglupa by going alone in a leaky boat with three Filipino 
prisoners as oarsmen, twelve miles to bring reinforcements and 
ammunition to his entrapped comm.and. The whole distance he 
bailed water with one hand and held a cocked pistol on his oars- 

Lieutenant Richard Wilder Walker, U. S- A. 



men with the other. He was fired on twice from shore, but not 
struck. Once when one of the men became obstreperous he 
clubbed him into submission with his pistol rather than alarm the 
country by shooting. He got reinforcements to Maj. F. B. 
Cheatham and his command when they had but a couple of rounds 
of ammunition left. In 1904 he married Alice Greenway Patton. 
and has one daughter, Elizabeth Patton Walker. 

47. !Mary ^Ioselev Hopkins (born 1834), married William 
Barnewall. born in Xew York of Irish parents. He proved his 
right to the title of Lord Thimberton of Ireland, but preferred to 
live in America. He was a major on the staff of General Hardee 
in the Civil War. They had a daughter, Maria Walker, who 
died in infancy. 

49. Catharine Erskixe Hopkins (born 1838), married 
Starke H. Oliver, a ^Mobile merchant, and a colonel in Gen. Pat 
Claiborne's Division, Confederate States Army. They had is- 
sue: I. John Walker, born 1865, married Etta Hooks in 1897, 
and has issue : : John W., Jr., Plenry Lowe, Etta and Catharine. 
(2). Samuel W., born 1867, has two sons. (3). xA.rthur Hopkins, 
born 1869. (4). Henry, born 1873. (5). Percy, born 1875, 
married Margaret Walker in 1903 and has one daughter, Margaret. 
(6). Catharine Hopkins, born 1877, married in 1901, Arthur 
A. Hall, and has one son, Oliver Hopkins. (7). Cecil, born 1880, 
has three sons. (8). Starke H., Jr., eldest son, born 1862 — 
(omitted at the proper place). 

Carters of ''Oakland" — Other Br.\nches. 

13. Margaret Carter (Jesse 9), was married in 1787 to 
Samuel Thompson, of Pittsylvania. They had issue: Jesse, 
mentioned in the will of his uncle, Jesse Carter, of Caswell, X. C. 
Samuel, Jr., married ^Margaret, daughter of ^vloses and Lucy 
Parke Hutchings, and had issue Moses, Elizabeth and Margaret. 
Samuel and Margaret Carter Thompson may have had other 
children, but I liave no data of same. 



14. Sarah Carter (9 Jesse), married her father's first cousin, 
Jeduthan Carter, of "'Sh. \'ie\v," Pittsylvania. They had no 
children, and this beautiful place, with several negroes and other 
property, was bequeathed to their nephew, Reuben Hopkins. 

15. Thomas Chattax Carter (9 Jesse), married his first 
cousin, Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Thomas and Winifred 
Carter, of "Green Rock.'' His will probated in Pittsylvania Jan. 
15, 1821, left a good estate to the following children: Sarah; 
Winifred H., married in 1830 Obediah Fountaine ; ]^Iary Miller; 
Miller Carter, who had wife, Elizabeth, and daughter. Elizabeth, 
in 1821, and later removed to the west ; Jesse ; and .Thomas. 

16. Joseph Carter (9 Jesse), inherited from his father ''Oak- 
land" and eight hundred and fifty acres of the home plantation 
on Bannister River, half a dozen negroes and other property. His 
will was probated Sept. 13, 1838. He married Xancy Robinson, 
and had two children : I. Jesse ; H. Mary. I. Jesse Carter 
married Lucy Neale, and had issue: (i). Celeste, born in 1834, 
died 1856. (2). Nellie. (3). }^Iary, married first a ■Mr. Pen- 
nick, and second, Rev. Mr. Petty, and had a daughter, ]\, 
(4). Robert Carter, who inherited "Oakland."' 

(i). Celeste Carter, married about 1850 Dr. John M. Hutch- 
ings ; died April 5, 1887. Son of John and Anne B. Williams 
Hutchings and grandson of Moses and Lucy Parke Hutchings. 
Dr. John and Celeste Carter Hutchings had two sons : 

a. Chesley, who married a Miss Wiley, and had Philip, Lena 
and Chesley, Jr. 

b. John R., born May 14, 1854, head of the firm of John R. 
Hutchings & Co., tobacconists, Danville, Va. May 5, 1880, he 
was married in Danville to Sue R. Doe, daughter of Thomas B. 
and Sarah Ross Doe, and niece of Sam Rose Doe and niece of 
Judge Charles Doe, of the L'nited States Supreme Court. They 
have two daughters, Lucy A. and Sue D. Hutchings. Dr. John 
Hutchings was a surgeon in the \'irginia Infantry, C. S. A. 

(4). Robert Carter, of "Oakland," married a ]vliss Tovvnes 
and had five sons : a. Jesse, m.arried a Miss Tov/nes and had 
Jesse Lawson, present owner of ""Oakland," who married Mary 

^ -Mk. and ^Mks. James Cartek, and Son, James S. Cakvek, Chauiarn, Va. 
Greenrock." 1784. Built by Thomas Carter, great grandfather of James Carter. 


Diam, of Maryland ; Robert, married a Miss Williams, and 
George, married a Miss Carter, b. Robert, who also married a 
Miss Townes, and had sons James, Benjamin and Stephen. 
c. Reuben, d. Thomas, and e. William. 

II. Mary Carter, married on Dec. 2, 1824, Robert Hutchings, 
son of tyloses and Lucy, a wealthy planter of Pittsylvania county, 
and owned what was probably the first piano in the county. 
They had one daughter. Anne Laura, who married her first cousin, 
Wm. Hutchings, and removed to Georgia, and had two children, 
John and Anne Laura, married a Mr. Camp. 

18. John Carter (9. Jesse), of "Sandy River," Pittsylvania, 
married a Miss Riger and had issue: I. Jesse of "Sandy River," 
a wealthy bachelor. II. Mary. III. Sarah. I\'. John, liad 
sons Thomas and Christopher. V. Frances, married Xadianiel 
Royall and had three children : ( i). Bettie, who married Thomias 
Carter, of "Swansonville," and had Emma, May, married Wm. 
Cousins, and Ada. (2). Sally, married a ^Ir. Swanson. (3). 
Jesse Royall, married a Miss Graves. 

Carter, of "Greenrock," Pittsylvania. 

Thomas Carter (Thos.3, Thos. 2, Thos. i), bom at "Barford," 
Lancaster county, Xov. 2/, 1734, died at "Greenrock," Pittsyl- 
vania, July 15, 1817. 

In 1760 he sold his land in Lancaster and removed with his 
brother, Jesse, to the land they had inherited from their father, 
in Cumberland county. Here Thomas Carter married. July 10, 
1764, Winifred Hobson, eldest daughter of Adcock and Joana 
Lawson Hobson. She was born July 15, 1745, in Northumber- 
land county, and died Dec. 3, 1831, in Pittsylvania. 

Hobson and Lawsox Excursus. 

Adcock Hobson is supposed to have been a grandson of Thomas Hcb- 
son, who was clerk of Northumberland for the long period of fif-y-two 
years — 1664 to 1716- July 30, 1741, Adcock Hobson married in Richmond 
County, Joana, eldest daughter of John and Mary Lawson, born March 
17, 1721, and had issue: John, born Oct. 31. 1742; Winifred, born July 15, 
1745; Thomas, born Jan. 11, 1746; William, b. Sept. 7, 1748; Caleb, born 


July 15. 1751-alI born in Northumberland; and Lawson. Lucv Edward 
?nd Ehzabeth, born in Richmond and Cumberland counties. JoanL Law-on 
Hobson's mother. Mary Lawson. died July 16. 1740. and her father's w,ll 
was prob. in Richmond County. Feb. 2. 1761. They had issue: Christophe- 
Lauson, whose will. prob. in Sept., 1772, names wife Sarah, and children 
John, Betty D.gges. Epaphroditus. Joana. Katy and Lucy; Elizabeth born 
teh. 17 1719. w,fe of a Mr. Barber in 1758: loaua, wife of Adcock'Kob- 
son, and Catharine, wife of I^aac White, twins, born March 17 i~^i • 
Lucy, born March 3, 1732. married George Booker after 1758 

The parentage of John Lawson of Richmond County, but the names o-" 
h.s children and grandchildren show positively that he was a member of 
the Lawson family of Lancaster County, which is descended from Row- 
land Lawson, the elder of three brothers-Rowland, Richard, and Epaphro- 
ditus-who came to Virginia prior to 1637. when Epaphroditus Lawson 
had a grant of i.-oo acres of land for their transportation. Between 16^9- 
1656 they had large grants of land in Lancaster and Gloucester count-'es. 
Richard settled in Gloucester, and died prior to 1662. He w^as probably 
he ancestor of the Middlesex Lawsons. Epaphroditus and Rowland ^et- 
led m Lancaster; the former died in Lancaster in 1652, and seems to have 
left but one child, a daughter, who married Robert Davis. Rowland L-v 
son was a justice of the Lancaster court, 1652-1656. His will, proba'led 
May 8, 1661, names wife Letitia (named in the head rights in 1637) and 
children: Rowland. Jr., a justice of Lancaster. 1684. died in 1706. leavin^^ 
sons Rowland 3rd. (died 1717). Henry and John: Elizabeth; Henrv and 
John who died pnor to 1703, leaving sons John, Jr., and Epaphrodicu.'. and 
daughter Elizabeth. Rowland Lawson H.'s will in 1706 bears a seal show- 
ing a chevron between three martlets. Burke gives the arms of the Lawsons 

of Brough Hall, Yorkshire, and of Cramington, Northumberland as-\rg" 
a chevron, between three martlets sable. See Mr. W. G. Stanard's inter- 
esting notes of the Lawsons in [Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. IV. 

After their marriage Thomas and Winifred Hobson Carter 
hved m Cumberland county until 1783. when he purchased .67 
acres of land m Pittsylvania known as "Green Rock " Here'he 
built a log house, and in 1787 a frame house, which wascon^id- 
ered very fine at that time, part of which is vet standin- In 
1797-1798 and 1,802 Thomas Carter, Sr., had 'grants 
acres of land m Pittsylvania. In the census of 1782 there wer- ^Z 
white members of hi^ family and seven servants. 

His great, great granddaughter, Airs. X. E. Clement. Chatham 
Va., has given me great a.-i^tance in collecting data of rhi. famdv' 


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She tells an interesting story, as follows: '"Winifred Hob- 
son Carter became converted to Methodism in Cumberland 
county, but found no [Methodist church in Pittsylvania. She knew 
Bishop Asbury and wrote him to stop at her house in his journey- 
ings north and south. At his coming she notified the people of the 
county, who gathered at her home to hear the bishop preacli. 
Bishop Asbury was a man of low statue, so in order to address 
the crowd, called for something to stand on. The mo?t conven- 
ient thing at the time was one of Thomas Carter's liquor cases. 
They are stoutly built, covered with leather and lined with velvet, 
and are now owned by Mr. Scott Carter, Chatham. \'a. The 
bishop preached from the liquor case and Thomas afterwards 
teased his wife so much that before another visit from the bishop 
she had a small pulpit built in her parlor.'' Later Thom^as Carter 
gave a piece of land called the "Bold Spring Tract" for the erec- 
tion of the first ^Methodist church in Pittsylvania. 

'thomas Carter's will, dated Sept. 16, 1803, probated Aug. iS, 
1817, divided a good estate between wife and children. The 
personal estate included books, a large set of pink rose china, 
two sets of large silver spoons and six sets of small ones, besides 
a good lot of furniture, negroes, etc. 

Thomas Carter's old Bible, now owned by 'Slv. Hill Carter Lin- 
thicum. a prominent architect, of Durham. X. C, records the 
following children : 

51. Joana Carter, born Aug. 15, 1766, died in July, 1S09. 

52. Elizabeth Carter, born June 21, 1768, married her first 
cousin Thos. C. Carter, son of Jesse Carter, of '"Oakland." 

53. Sarah Carter, born Feb. 17, 1773, died Dec. 25, 1805. 

54. Edward Carter, born ^larch 8, 1775, died Sept. 18, 1843. 

55. Thomas Carter, Jr., born March 8, 1777, died in Oct. 1852. 

56. Jeduthan Carter, born ^Vlarch 22, 1779. 

57. Lawson Hobson Carter, born June 13, 1781. 

58. Christopher Lawson Carter, born Feb. 7, 1784, died Oct. 
7, i860. 

59. Dale :^riller Carter, born [March 17, 1786, died Sept. 8. 1796. 

60. Raleigh Williamson Carter, born Feb. 8, 17S8, died Oct. 
18. 1847. - 


61. Jesse Carter, eldest son (omitted above), born Xov. 30, 
1770, married a Mrs. Elizabeth. Lillie, and had sons, \\'illiam, 
Robert and Henry Clay Carter. 

54. Edward Carter, married Xancy Allen, died March 15, 
1832, and had issue: (i). Anne G. Carter, born in June, 1816, 
died Jan. 2^, 1870; (2). Elizabeth Carter, married John C. Royall, 
and died in 1855; (3). Winifred, married a Mr. Boaz, and died 
in 1855; (4). Joseph Carter; (5). Edward Carter, Jr.. married 
a ^liss Alorton. (r). Anne G. Carter, miarried David S. Lanier, 
a wealthy Pittsylvania planter, born June 25, 1813, died I\Iarch 
20, 1878, and had issue: a. John E., married Oct. 2, 1877, Sally 
Hughes and had issue : John E., Jr. and Annie, who married 
Charles Xoel. b. ^lary Anne, who married James Jones and had 
issue: John, married Mary Pannil, and had Marion, Stuart, 
George W. and Mary Hunter, c. Adolphus Lanier, killed in 
1865 in the Confederate army. 

55. Thomas Carter, Jr., married in 1806 X'ancy Hutchings, 
born May, 1788, died in Jan., 1835, daughter of Moses and Lucy 
Parke Hutchings. After the death of his wife Thomas Carter 
removed with his children, except sons James and Stokely, to St. 
Charles, Missouri, where he died. 

Hutchings Excursus. 

Moses Hutchings, son of Christopher (died in 1807, very old), and 
Elizabeth Hutchings, who removed from Cuipeper to Pittsylvania prior to 
the Revolution, was born in 1754, and died in 1836. The pension declara- 
tion of Moses Hutchings filed in Pittsylvania, Aug. 22, 1832, states that he 
enlisted as an Ensign under Capt. John Donaldson, Mar. 11, 1777, in the 
campaign against the Creek Indians; in Dec, 1777, was appointed Indian 
Spy under Capt. Dillard, and in 1778 marched to Boonesboro. Ky. In 1779 
he enlisted as lieutenant under Capt. Armistead, and was in the North 
Carolina campaign of i78i-'82, in battle of Guilford C. H., etc 

Dec. 13, 1780, Moses Hutchings married, in Pittsylvania, Lucy, daughter 
of John Parke, a vestryman, justice, etc., of Pittsylvania in i779-'So. They 
had issue: William, married Judith Johns, and had a daughter, Mary E., 
who married Edward Carter, son of Raleigh of Pittsylvania; John married 
Anne B. Williams, and had a son Dr. John, who married Celeste Carter, 
daughter of Joseph Carter cf '"Oakland;" Xancy married Thomas Carter. 


Jr-. Polly married Jesse Walton ; Samuel ; Peggy married Samuel Thomp- 
son, grandson of Jesse Carter of ''Oakland;" Robert married Mary Carter, 
daughter of Joseph Carter ; and Stokeley. 

Moses Hutchings was a justice of Pittsylvania in 1814, and sheriff in 

Thomas and Xancy Hutchings Carter had issue: 

62. James Carter, born Feb. 18, 1807, died April 27. 1884. 

63. Lucy Carter, born about 1809, married a Mr. Hubbard. 

64. Samuel Carter, born about 181 1. 

65. Winifred Carter, born about 1813, married a ]^vlr. Hubbard. 

66. Stokeley Carter, born April 23, 1815. 

67. William Carter, born Feb. 9, 18 17, died in 1900. 

68. Patsy Carter, born about 1S19. 

69. Margaret Carter, born about 1821, married, (i), a ]\Ir. 
McGregor; (2), Judge ^lilton Lovell, of Missouri. 

62. James Carter, a Pittsylvania farmer, m.arried July 21, 1834, 
Lucy Washington Lanier, daughter of Capt. James ]\Ionroe 
Lanier and his wife, Mary ^Merriman Johns. 

Lanier Excursus. 

James M. Lanier was a planter of great wealth and entertained in a 
lavish manner at his fine old brick mansion in Pittsylvania County. He 
was admitted to the bar in 181 7, was a captain in the War 1812, and died 
suddenly in 1820. He was the third son of Capt. David Lanier and his 
wife, a Miss Hicks, who purchased a plantation in western Pittsylvania, 
May 28, 1772, to which he removed from Brunswick County. In 1776 this 
was included in the new county of Henry, whose records show that David 
Linier was a captain of Henry County militia in the Revolution, which 
saw service under General Green. In early days the Brunswick Laniers 
intermarried with the Surry County Washington family, over which a 
heated genealogical controversy raged for a long time, until settled by a 
search of the county records a few years ago- Sidney Lanier, the poet, was 
of this family. 

Lucy Washington Lanier Carter, born Sept. 18, 1S17, died 
July 29, 1891, was "a woman of strong personality, possessing 
great intelligence and business acumen." James and Lucy Carter 
had issue: , 


yo. Mary Thomas Carter, born May 26, 1836, died in Xov. 

71. Hutchings Lanier Carter, born Mav 2, 1838, died in Xov. 

72. Ross Carter, born }^Iarch 8, 1S40, died in 1903. 
y^. James Carter, Jr., born April 3, 1842. Living. 

74. Scott and Taylor Carter (twins), born Xov. 5. 1847. 
Taylor died infant. 

75. John Dale Carter, born ^Nlay 2, 1849. Living. 

76. Ellen Hicks Carter, born June 7, 185 1. Living. 

yy. Ada B. Carter, born July 20, 1853, died June 2, 1872. 

78. Hugh Carter, born June 15. 1856. 

79. William Carter, born Jan. 9, 1863. 

70. ^Iary T. Carter, married James P. Johnson, a Chatham, 
Va., merchant, and has issue : Xeaie, Lyle. Lucy, married Henry 
Bolanz, a Chatham merchant; Foote, ^^lamie, married Horace 
Partridge, an attorney, Washington, D. C. 

71. HuTCHiXGS Laxier Carter, was ist lieutenant. Company 
I, 53rd \'irginia Infantry, C. S. A., the only company that 
crossed the stone wall at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. An ac- 
count of this by the color corporal in The Times-Dispatch, 
says: '"When the brigade reached the wall there was few men 
left and General Armistead, turning to Colonel R. W. ^.lartin, 
said, 'Colonel, we can't stay here,' and Colonel Martin replied. 
'Then we'll go forward*; and over the wall the few remaining 
went, but there were only seven or eight men left— General Ar- 
mistead, Colonel Martin, Lieutenant Hutchings L. Carter, 
Thomas Treadway. James C. Coleman and some others. When 
Color Sergeant Jones fell from the wall, Lieutenant H. L. Carter 
seized the colors and ran forward among the artillery, which 
the enemy had abandoned. But reinforcements coming up they 
returned and retook the guns, there being no one lef^t to hold 
them, and opened fire again on our lines. General Armistead 
was killed while trying to turn a gun on the enemy; Colonel 
^lartin was wounded, his leg being shattered by a ball, and his 
friend, Thomas Treadway. who ran to his assistance, shot 



and fell dead across his body. The others fell also, and Lieutenant 
Carter finding himself alone in the enemy's line surrendered and 
was sent a prisoner to the rear, leaving the liag among the gims. 
He had seventeen bullet holes in his clothes and yet was without 
a wound. Thus he carried the flag of the 53rd \'irginia to the 
farthest point in the enemy's lines that day. Of its ten guards 
eight were killed outright, and Jones and myself were severely 

Lieutenant Hutchings L. Carter married Eliza Poindexter and 
had issue: a. James S.. a lumber merchant of Lynchburg, who 
married Kate Prescott of X. C, and has issue Prescott and Sallie ; 
b. Edgar, for a number of year a banker in Cuba, died unma.r- 
ried March 11, 1909, at Thomasville. Ga. Buried at Chatham. 
\'a. ; c. Nellie : d. Dr. Henry Carter. ^IcKenna. Dinwiddie county, 

72. Samuel Ross Carter, captain of Company G, 53rd Vir- 
ginia Infantry, C. S. A., married Sally Lucke and had issue: 
a. Shields, married Louise Rice of Xew^ York and had Rosewell 
York and Elaine; b. Williams: c. Ada, married Ciias. Stultz; 
d. Florence ; e. Percy H.. a chemist, living in Georgia. 

73. James Carter, corporal Company I, 53rd \'irginia In- 
fantry, C. S. A., is the present postmaster at Chatham., Va. He 
married, Feb. 19, 1874, Bettie Pigg. Issue: a. Rurledge P., 
merchant in Danville; b. Lanier, physician at Chatham, married 
Mabel Moon and has James and Mrginia ; c. Martha Maud, mar- 
ried Nathaniel Clement, an attorney at Chatham, and has issue, 
Elizabeth Lanier, Rutledge Carter and Henry Turner; d. James 

Rutledge, Ward, Chiles E.xcursus. 

Bettie Pigg Carter, was the daughter of Hezekiah Ford Pigg and 
-Martha Ward Rutledge. Alartha Ward Rutledge was the daughter of Dr. 
John Biddle Rutledge of Maryland, and his wife, Lucinda Ward. He was 
I ihe son of Joshua Rutledge of "My Lady's Manor," Maryland, and his 
I Wife Augustine Biddle of Delaware. Joshua Rutledge served in the Revo- 
I iution as a lieutenant in the Fourth Maryland Regiment, Continental Line, 
t 2nd was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati. 


Lucinda Ward, born October 28, 1S04, married Dr. John Rutledge on 
October 14. 1823, in the ball room of "The Mansion," the old Ward home 
in Campbell County, Va. She was the daughter of Henry Ward, born 
April 2, 175 1, the youngest child of Maj. John Ward of "The Mansion" by 
his first wife, Anne Chiles, daughter of Co!. Henry Chiles, whose will was 
probated in Amelia County, March 20. 1746. "Major John Ward built his 
home, 'The Mansion,' about 1751. It is standing to-day, a quaintly beau- 
tiful home on the cliflf above the Staunton River overlooking the wide 
plains below. The rooms have the corner fireplaces, with tiny cupboards 
buih in the chimneys just above the mantles. It was the first weather- 
boarded, plastered house in that section of the country, and the friendly 
Indians and the people for miles around came to view the magnificence of 
the 'Mansion.' " Maj. Ward died at the advanced age of a hundred and 
five years, and his will was probated in Campbell County, Nov. ir, 1816. 

Clement Excursus. 

Maud Carter, daughter of James and Bettie Pigg Carter, married on 
June 24, 1902, Nathaniel Elliott Clement, a lawyer of Chatham, Va. He 
was born Nov. 15, 1872, and is the son of Henry Clay and Harriet Morri- 
son Clement of Pittsylvania County. Henry Clay Clement served in Flour- 
noy's Cavalry in the Confederate Army. He is the son of Dr. George 
Washington and Sarah Turner Clement. Dr. Clement, born in 1785, was a 
graduate of Jefferson College, Philadelphia, and was a physician of promi- 
nence and wealth in Pittsylvania County, where he died in 1867. He was 
the son of Adam and Agnes Johnson Clemet. Adam Clement was a cap- 
tain of the Bedford County Militia in the Revolution, and his old sword is 
now owned by Mr. N. E. Qement, his great-grandson. In 1786 he was 
one of the original trustees of the city of Lynchburg; died in 1813, and 
was a son of Benjamin and Susannah Hill Clement, pioneer settlers in 
this section of the State. As early as 1738, Benjamin Clem.ent was buying 
and selling lands in Amelia County; in 1752, before Pittsylvania was cut 
oflF from Halifax, he was a justice of the Halifax court, and in 1756 was 
commissioned captain of Rangers in that county. He was a son of Wil- 
liam Clement, who was sheriff in 1755, and died in 1760. Benjamin 
Clement built his home on a beautiful knoll overlooking the valley of the 
Staunton; it is a quaint old house with corner fireplaces and other old- 
time features, and is still owned by the family. Benjamin Clement died 
in 1786. 

74. Scott Carter, is the proprietor of the leading hotel in' 
Chatham, Va. He is the owner of the handsome old liquor 
cases of his great grandfather, Thomas Carter of "Greenrock." 


■| St •^ f . 


Edward Ri;i;ektsijx Caktek. Eso.. Pllg^n. Texa^. 

Mrs. Marv L. Cartkk Owens, < daugh'.LT ). 
Mrs. Jaxe S- Owens Carter ( graruklaugluer ) 
MozELLE AND Wii.i.iAM A. Cakter { great-giandch.M 



These cases may be much older than it is supposed, as the 
inventories of the estates of the father and grandfatlier of 
Thomas of "Greenrock"" both mention Hquor cases. 

Scott Carter married Behe Ragsdale and had issue : Mary, 
died in young girlhood ; Argyle, died infant, and Scott, Jr., 
a voung business rnan in Baltimore. 

75. Jopix Dale Carter, is a farmer in Missouri, where he 
married a Mrs. East and had one son. Ernest. 

76. Ellen Hicks Carter, married W'm. B. Hurt, a merchant 
at Chatham, \'a.. and has issue: Walker, a bookkeeper at Cov- 
ington, \'a. ; Henry Hicks, a chemist, married Emily Adair, of 
Richmond, and has sons, William and Henry ; Lucy, marrietl 
Dr. Chesley Martin, and has Nellie and Chesley, Jr.; Xannie, 
married Chester Hancock, an Albemarle farmer, and has sons, 
Henry, Chester and Philip ; Stanhope ; Jane, married Logan 
Coleman, a wealthy Pittsylvania farmer, and has sons, Henry 
and William ; John, m.arried ^laria ^vlitchell, and has a daughter, 
Lucy, and Philip Hurt. 

78. Hugh Lawson Carter, is a farmer in Texas. No other 

79. WiLLLiM J. Carter, is a wholesale merchant in Baltimore. 
He married Carrie Dufur, and has issue : Bessie, Lucy and 

66. Stokeley Carter, born in 181 5, lived at "Stoney Mills," 
Pittsylvania county. He was married prior to 1836 to Frances 
Keen, and had issue: Nannie, married a Mr. Blair; Thomas, 
of Danville, m.arried Nannie Smith, and had Wllliard, Charles 
and Bessie; James; Rufus, and Elisha, married a ]Miss Smith, 
and had a daughter Frances. 

67. WiLLL\M Carter, born in 1817, married Olive Agnes 
Ferney, born May 24, 1817, died in 1852, and had issue: James, 
born in 1840; 3.L, born in 1842; ^lartha. born in 1843, 
married Charles Carnes Allen, of IMis:50uri, and had issue: 


Olive, William, Joseph, Charles, Lucy, Lucas P., ^Martha, James 
and Ernest Clement; Lucas Hutchings born in 1S45 ; Oliver 
Parker in 1847; Lucy Margaret, in 1849; Sarah, in 1851, and 
WilHam Joseph, in 1852. 

56. Jeduthax Carter, born }klarch 22, 1779, ^''^'^ among other 
children a son. Jeduthan, Jr. (authoritv of the venerable Mrs. 
Arabella Carter Womack). Jeduthan Carter, Jr., born in 1821, 
was captain of Company F, 38th \'irginia Infantry, C. S. A. 
He married Anne Hubbard (died June 8, 1874). and 
other children had a son, John W. Carter, born ]\Iarch 25, 1S51, 
who in 1885 organized the first wholesale grocery firm in Dan- 
ville, Va., under the name of John W. Carter & Co. December 
3, 1879, he was married to ^vlargaret A., daughter of Frank and 
Anne E. Watson Redd, of Prince Edward county. They have 
sons, Warner P. Carter ; J. Eppes Carter, and John W. Carter, Jr. 

Being unable to obtain from the family any answer to my 
letters of inquiry, I have had to rely upon otliers for such 
data as is given of this branch of the Carter family. 

58. Christopher Lawsox Carter, born at "Greenrock.'' 
Pittsylvania county, \'a., Feb. 7, 1784, died in Lincoln county, 
Missouri, Oct. 7, i860. January 2, 1809, he was married in 
Pittsylvania to }.Iary, daughter of James and Frances Rogers 
Sawyers. She was born Sept. 2"/, 1791, and died on the old 
Carter place in Lincoln county, Dec. 2, 1876. The descendants 
of Christopher L. Carter have from him the statement that his 
father, Thomas Carter, of "Gre(enrock,^' Pittsylvania, was a 
soldier in the Revolution, and they think that he was the Thomas 
Carter who enlisted March 10, 1777, for three years as a private 
in Captain John Dandridge's comapny, ist Artillery Regiment, 
Continental Line, under Colonel Charles Harrison, and was as- 
signed to service in the State of Virginia. 

They also have the tradition that Christopher Lawson Carter 
and two of his brothers saw service in the War of 1812. I 
find from the Muster Rolls of the War of 18 12, published in 
1852, that Captain Edward Carter's troop of cavalry was at- 
tached to a regiment of L'nited States Cavalry under Colonel 


P. Holcombe in the service of the United States from the 3rd 
to the I2th of Sept., 1814, and inchided the following Carters: 
Captain Edward Carter, Sergeant Rawley \V. Carter. Sergeant 
Christopher L. Carter and private Jesse Carter. They were 
probably all four the sons of Thomas Carter of "Greenrock" — two 
undoubtedly were. 

Christopher L. and Mary Sawyers Carter had issue eleven 
children : 

80. Frances Carter, married Barton Hubbard, and has de- 
scendants in Missouri. 

81. Pleasants Carter, died young. 

82. Rebecca Carter, married Pines Shelton, and has descend- 
ants in Missouri. 

83. James Sawyers Carter, born in 1814, married Aviary J. 
Duncan, and had one son, Christopher \V. Carter, who saw service 
in the Confederate army. He married Xannie Ross Dyer and 
moved to Texas in 1874. They had four children, Martha Pleas- 
ants, married a Mr. McLeod ; Emner L. ; Henry L.. and Errol. 
All live at Seymour, Texas. 

84. Jane Carter, married James Shelton. and had several sons 
in the Confederate army. She has descendants living near Waco, 

85. Christopher Lawson Carter, Jr., born Xov. 4. 1818, was 
but twelve years old when his father removed to ]Missouri. In 
1848 he went to the gold fields of California, returning to Mis- 
souri in the fall of 1850 by way of the Isthmus of Panama. In 
1854 he removed his family to Waco, Texas, and a year later 
to Palo Pinto county, Texas, where he lived until his death in 
July, 1888. During the war he was in the service of the State 
of Texas, but always on the frontier against the Indians. He 
was a large cattleman^ and with Simpson. Slaughter and others 
formed the Texas Cattle Raisers' Association, which has become 
the most complete association of its kind in the country. He 
was m.arried in Lincoln county, ]Mo., on July 7, 1842. to Anne 
Smith Ross, born Oct. 18, 1825, in Lincoln county, died at the 
Carter homestead in Palo Pinto county, Texas, Xov. 17, 1895. 
They had issue eleven children: 


a. Ross Carter, born :\Iay 7, 1843, died Sept. 23, 1846. 

b. Pleasant Carter, born Nov. 11, 1845, died Sept. 13. 1846. 

c. Shapley Prince Carter, born Aug. 2, 1847, died of wounds 
received in battle with Comanche Indians, Alay 18, 1869. 

d. Ella Carter, born Oct. 19, 1851, died May 3, 1861. 

e. Lawrence Sulivan Carter, born Xov. 4, 1853, ^vas educated 
at Washington & Lee University, \'irginia. He is farmer and 
stockman at Canyon City, Texas. In 1878 he was married to 
Louise M. DiUalunty. and has four children, L. S., Jr., EHza- 
beth, Lewis Randolph and Helen. 

f. EHzabeth Carter, born Dec. 14, 1855, died Feb. 16, i86r. 

g. Peter Ross Carter, born Dec. 10, i860, died May ir, 1861. 
h. Christopher L. Carter, Jr.. born ^larch 25. 1863, Hves 

in Hardamon County, Texas. He married, (i), Lucy Clarke, 
and had issue: Lottie and Isaac Lawson ; (2) 

i. Mary A. Carter, born March 4, 1864, married Aug. 25. 
1887, Isham R. Darnell and lives at Benkelman, Nebraska. Thev 
have issue, Mary A., died in infancy; Katharine C, Shapley 
Boyle and Ruth Elizabeth Darnell. 

j. Thomas Miller Carter, born Jan. 22, 1867, married in 1897 
Ola Kuykendall and has one daughter, Nannie Carter. They 
live on the old Carter place in Palo Pinto county. 

k. Katharine Ross Carter, born July 26, 1870, married ^\'m. 
M.- McGregor, of Wichita Falls, Texas, on July 25, 1890, and 
has issue: William Carter McGregor and Lillian May Mc- 
Gregor. Mr. McGregor has been the cashier of the First 
National Bank of Wichita Falls for the past twenty years. 

86. Judith Carter, born in 1820, married Washington Wright, 
and died in 19 10, leaving descendants in :\Iissouri. 

87. George Carter, served four years in the Confederate army. 
He married Missouri Henry and had descendants in Missouri 
and California. 

88. Mar>^ Carter, died young. 

89. Colonel Thomas Miller Carter, born in Virginia just be- 
fore his father removed to Missouri in 1830. He served in the 
war with Mexico, and in 1861 raised a company and entered 


the Confederate army under Colonel F. M. Cockrell. He was 
wounded at Elkhorn, \'icksburg, Corinih and Franklin. When 
Colonel Cockrell was promoted to a brigade. Captain Carter com- 
manded the regiment until he was w'ounded at Franklin. He 
married Alabama Henry, sister of his brother George's wife, 
and had four children. Colonel T. M. Carter died in 1910. 

a. Ida Carter, married John E. Richards and has several chil- 
dren. Lives near Troy, ]Mo. 

b. Austin Carter, unmarried. Lives in St. Louis. 

c. Georgia Carter, married a Mr. Scholl and lives at Colorado 
City, Colo. 

d. Joseph Carter, married and lives in St. Louis. 

90. Raleigh Carter, never married, and died about ten years 
ago in the Confederate Home at Columbia, Mo. 

The data of this branch of the family was furnished by Mr. 
Isham R. Darnell, of Benkelman, Xabraska. 

60. Raleigh Williamsox Carter, youngest son of Thomas 
and Winifred Hobson Carrer, of "Greenrock," Pittsylvania, in- 
herited the old home and was a prosperous farmer. In 1S09 
he married Anne Robertson, daughter of Edward and MoUie 
Thompson Robertson, of Nottoway county. Edward Robert- 
son is said to have come to Virginia with General Lafayette, 
under whom he served as a sergeant in the Yorktown campaign. 
Another branch of the family says that Raleigh W. Carter's 
wife was Anne Jennings Robinson, daughter of Christopher and 
Anne Thompson Robinson, of Xottoway, and that Anne Thomp- 
son's mother was Anne Jennings, daughter of a wealthy Eng- 

Raleigh W. and Anne R. Carter had issue : 

91. Thomas Robertson Carter, born Jan. 11, 181 1. 

92. Dale Miller Carter, born April i, 1813, died Aug. 20, 1839. 

93. Edward Robertson Carter, born Oct. 17, 1814, died Feb. 
3. 1908. 

94. Raleigh Williamson Carter, Jr., born Oct. 31, 1815. 

95. Arabella Williamson, born May 18, 1818, living in 1911. 

96. Tarpley Williamson Carter, born IMarch 22, 1820, died 
July 23, 1833. ', 


97. Lawson Hobson Carter, born April 11, 1821, died July 6, 

98. Mary Robertson Carter, born Aug. 7, 1823. 

99. Lawson Hobson Carter (second of name), born March 
12, 1825. 

100. John Robertson Carter, born Jan. 5, 1827, died Feb. 3, 


loi. Christopher Lawson Carter, born July 31, 1830. 

102. Christopher John Tarpley Carter, born Sept. 15, 1832, 
died in 1852. 

103. Susan Anne Carter, born May 17, 1833, died in 1868. 

104. George Adcock Carter, born May 20, 1834, died March 
16, 1892. 

93. Edward Robertson Carter, married in April, 1848, Eliza- 
beth Hutchings, and removed to Bastrop county, Texas, in 1850, 
where he died Feb. 3, 1908. in his ninety-fourth year. "He was 
an exemplary man in every respect. 'Mark the perfect man, 
and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.' " 
Edward and Elizabeth Hutchings Carter had issue: (i). Mary, 
married William Owens, of Elgin, Texas, and had issue: 
a. Lucy E., married Dr. Wood, and has son. Dale: b. Jane S., 
married R. L. Carter, and has Mozelle, William A. and R. L., Jr. ; 
Clyde Carter Owens, married Lizzie Wilks, and has issue, Eliza- 
beth, Mattie Arabella and Xellie. (2). Lucy Carter, married 
William H. Rivers, of Elgin, Texas, and had issue: ]\Iarvin 
Leon, Edward Carter, Wm. H., Jr., W. C, Mary E., Roy Dale, 
Julian and Ida Ruth. (3). William H. Carter, married Belle 
Littleton and had issue : Edward Robertson, Mary E., Lucy 
Lee, James Dale and D. B. Carter. 

95. Arabella Willl\mson Carter, named for her grand- 
father Carter's grandmother, Arabela Williamson, wife of Cap- 
tain Thomas Carter, Jr., of "Barford," Lancaster. She is a 
most wonderful old lady of ninety-six years with an excellent 
memory and is a bright and interesting conversationalist. In 
early life she married Watson W^omack, of "Cedar Hill,'' Pittsyl- 
vania, where she still lives. They have no surviving issue. 

S-tjiftfii Mill ; loMiiiMiU'.m^Asmi^tnunt' m 



98. Mary Robertsox Carter, married a Mr. Younger, and 
had issue: (i). Xancy, married Chas. Womack, and had issue: 
William; Dr. Hobson Womack, married Oma Shields; Dr. 
Charles Womack ; Kate Womack, married Lawson Hardin, and 
had son, Lawson : Aviary Womack ; Stone Womack ; Dr. Lawson 
Womack; Annabell \\'omack. (2). Lawson. (3). Raleigh. 
(4). Betty Younger, married Duval Porter, and had daughter, 

^ 103. ScsAX AxxE Carter, youngest daughter of Raleigh Wil- 
liamson Carter, married April 7, 1S52, William Henry Linthi- 
cum, died Sept. 22, 1886), son of John Terrell Linthicum and 
his wife, Frances Glenn Dabney, of Prince Edward county. Mr. 
Linthicum was an architect of considerable ability, and fol- 
lowed this profession at Durham, X. C, where he was succeeded 
by his son, Hill Carter Linthicum. They had issue: 

(i). Raleigh Dabney Linthicum, born in Feb., 1853, died 
K'ov. 20, 1910. 

(2). George Williamson Linthicum. born in Jan., 1856. 

(3). Arabella Linthicum, born in 1858. Dead. 

(4). Hill Carter Linthicum, born April 8, i860. 

(5). Ida Susan Linthicum, born in 1863. Dead. 

(6). Henry Thomas Linthicum, born in 1864. 

(7). Edward Linthicum, born in 1867. Dead. 

(i). Raleigh D. Lixthicum, was a contractor and builder, 
and lived the last twenty-four years of his life in Durham, X. C, 
where he died in 19 10, leaving a wife and the following chil- 
dren: Allen Carter, Wm. Henry, Rawleigh Dabney, James, 
Alfred, Edward Hill, Chalmers, Estella, Susie and a daughter, 
the wife of Mr. P. T. Elliott. 

(4). Hill Carter Lixthicl-m, one of the m.ost promanent 
architects in the South, president of the Xorth Carolina Archi- 
tectural Association, designer of many well known buildings in 
Virginia and Xorth Carolina, such as the beautiful high school 
buildings at Front Royal, Va., and Durham, X. C. 

A writer in The Southern Architect and Building Nezfs savs 


of Mr, Linthicum : "With his experience of over twenty-five 
years and his continuous study of the new ideas as they are 
introduced makes him unquestionably one of the most able men 
in his profession in the entire South, being as he is most pro- 
ficient, not only in architectural design, but structural engineer- 
ing as well Outside of his professional work, 

Mr. Linthicum is well known throughout the city. He is an 
active fraternal man and member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, 
Knights of Pythias and other organizations." 

July 30, 1884, ^Ir. Linthicum m.arried at Stattord, Ontario, 
Canada, Elizabeth Freeborn, and has issue: Susan Anne, born 
Aug. 9, 1885 ; Henry Colvin, an architect, located in Richmond, 
Va., married Catharine Otino. of Roanoke, \'a.. and has a son. 
Edward Dale Lithicum ; Leroy Freeborn, died in infancy. 

The talent of the family is not confined to Mr. Linthicum, as 
his daughter, Susan Anne, besides graduating with honor from 
local schools in North Carolina, took the honors over seven 
hundred other girls at the American Institute of Applied Music, 
New York City, in June, 1910. She has been successful in the 
concert field, and has appeared in Carnegie Hall, New York 
City, and various places in the South. Her voice has been de- 
scribed as a "wonderfully sweet and pure lyric soprano, com- 
pletely captivated her hearers, and their intense appreciation 
of the varied and difficult classical selections rendered, evoked 
repeated encores." 

104. George Adcock Carter, youngest child of Raleigh W. 
and Anne R. Carter, was graduated in the early fifties from the 
University of Virginia with the degree of A. M., and from the 
Medical College of Virginia with the degree of ^L D. ; later he 
took a course in special work at the University of New York. He 
settled in Danville and for forty years or more was one of the 
foremost physicians of his section. He served four years in 
the Confederate army as surgeon of a company raised at Chat- 
ham, and came out unhurt except for the loss of his front teeth, 
which were knocked out by a stray bullet. December 21, 1858, 
he married Eettie Anne Womack. and had issue: (i). Kate \V., 
born Oct. 17, 1859, married Jeppy Stone, and had Betty, married 

Miss Slsw l \xtkr Linthilum, 
Durliam, X. C- 


Kirkwood Penard, of Lynchburg; Samuel and Mary. (2). 
George A., Jr., born Feb. 24, 1864. ,(3). Emma A., born in 
1865, married Jan. 17, 1893, Richard Coates. (4). Raleigh Wil- 
liamson, born May 14, 1868. married Mary Coates. (5). Samuel 
Stone, born Sept. 21. 1869. (6). Allen \V., born July 31, 1871. 
(7). Dr. Charles Thomas, born July 29, 1875, lives in Dan- 
ville. (8). Edward Robertson, born July 2, 1877. (9). Ste- 
phen D., born Oct. 11, 1878. 

Descendants of Joseph Carter, 
of Spotsylvania 

Joseph Carter, second son of Thomas and Arabella Williamson 
Carter, born in 1696-1697, at "Barford,"' Lancaster, died in 
April, 175 1, in Spotsylvania. He received from his father a 
negro named Robin and a share in the residuary estate, both real 
and personal. He lived in his native county until 1738, when 
he removed to Spotsylvania, where he had a grant of 215 acres 
of land, to which he added 89 acres in 1739, c>ne hundred acres 
in 1749, another hundred in 1749 and a hundred and ninety in 

From 1724-1725 until 1738 Jos. Carter was iobacco Inspector 
at the port of Corotoman ; and from correspondence relative to 
the manner in which he performed his duty, we get the only 
insight we have of his character, from which we may draw 
the conclusion that he was a man who had a strength of char- 
acter and purpose sufficient to do his duty as he saw it, even 
in the face of strong opposition and unpopularity. 

From as early as 1619, X'irginia had from time to time passed 
laws looking to the improvement in the quality of tobacco grown. 
These provided for an inspection of tobacco shipped from every 
port, and any that failed to come up to the quality of the lowest 
grade acceptable to the English merchants, was to be burned on 
the spot. There was always a great deal of trouble to get inspectors 
who would do their duty in the matter and not be governed by 
feelings of friendship for their neighbors and relatives. When 
one did what he thought was right there was always a great 
cry that he was partial to some and vented a private spite toward 
others. Joseph Carter was accused of an overbearing temper, 
partiality, and injustice toward many. Colonel Edwin Conway 
was the spokesman of this faction and several of his letters 
to the Governor have been preserved. The trouble began about 
1727 and by 1732 was widespread, as the greatly inferior crops 


of those years made it necessary for the inspectors to exercise 
their authority more. Several letters ■ of Colonel Conway in 
1732 are very bitter, but he does not seem to have been able 10 
persuade the Governor and Secretary, John Carter, that Inspector 
Joseph Carter had done anything but his duty, as they held him 
in the office until he removed to Spotsylvania, and then appointed 
Dale Carter in his stead. In one letter Colonel Conway wrote : 
"Yesterda}' I presumed to write to yor Honr to inform you 

how the Secretary had baffled me \\''e are willing 

the Secretary may Nominate whom he pleases to be in Mr. 
Carter's room. Enough are willing to take the office, so that his 
Honr may have great Choice and I hope we shall have no Occasion 
to be troublesome anymore." At a later date he v.-rites : '"Surely 
the Secretary may find a friend in Lancaster as worthy as ]\Ir. 
Carter ; if not in Lancaster, he may in Virga — we think none will 
do Less Justice." On the other hand such men as Mr. Richard 
Lee, Mr. Edwards (the minister at Christ Church), and ]Mr. 
Philip Smith, Jr., of Northumberland, wrote the Governor and 
Secretary very strong letters in favor of Joseph Carter. Mr. 
Smith said of him and the two inspectors associated with him : 
"I consider them very honest men, and as far as I see very 
careful in their office not to pass any tobacco but what was good, 
and in my opinion have done equal justice to all." 

In 17 19 Joseph Carter married Catharine Stevens, daughter 
of James Stevens, of King and Queen county, from whom he 
had a deed of gift for a negro woman, "Bet." Joseph Carter, 
of St. George's parish, Spotsylvania, made his will Feb. 19, 1750, 
probated May 7, 1751. Wife Catharine to have the home planra- 
tion of 215 acres and two negroes; son Joseph, the Wheeler 
land, a negro man, young horse and a gun called "Mary" ; son 
John to have the Matthews land, negro man, young horse and 
a gim called "Ye Reed" ; son George, the Brown land and thirty 
acres adjoining, a negro man, choice of other three guns and 
£3 current money; after death of wife, son Robert to have 
the home place, choice of other two guns and £30 current 
money; a negro girl to daughter, Mary Elizabeth (wife of James 
Davis); £33 current money to daughter, Elizabeth; £30 cur- 


rent money to daughter, Catharine. Sons to all share alike in 
his brandy still and residuary estate. Wife, son, John, and 
friend, Mr. John Minor, to be executors. The appraisement of 
the personal estate of "Mr. Joseph Carter" amounted to £404.2.2 
and besides a lot of good household goods, included a "parcel 
of books, a pair of silver buckles and four silver spoons." Catha- 
rine Carter was still living in 177 1, when she made a deed to 
her son, John Carter. 

Joseph Carter seems to have inherited the family seal men- 
tioned in the appraisement of his father, Thomas Carter, Jr.'s, 
estate, as on Jan. 2. 1739. "Joseph Carter of ye Psh of St. George 
in the County of Spotsylvania Planter" made a deed to his 
daughter, Mary Elizabeth, and her husband, Davis, for 
two negroes, and sealed the deed with a seal showing a crest 
of the Bedfordshire Carters — a demi talbot out of a mural 
crown, and below the crest the initials "T. C." 

Joseph and Catharine Carter had issue (Bible Records) : 
I, Thomas Williamson Carter, bom May 8, 1720; killed by 
the accidental discharge of a gun Christmas week. 1738. 
' 2. Mary Elizabeth, born Dec. 2, 1721. in King and Queen 
county, married James Davis, of "Broadfield," Spotsylvania. 

3. Edward Dale, born June 2, 1723, died prior to 1750. 

4. John, born June 8, 1725. 

5. George, born Dec. 18, 1728. 

6. Elizabeth, born Sept. 20, 1731. 

7. Joseph and Catharine, twins, born May 3, 1733. 

8. Robert, born Aug. 12, 1735. 

Davises, of "Broadfield," Spotsylvania. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Carter, was married at the age of six- 
teen, on Christmas day, 1738, to James Davis, of Broadheld, 
Spotsylvania. He was born Nov. 3, 1719, and was the second 
son of Thomas Davis (born Aug. 8, 1693, son of John and 
Susannah Wyatt ( ? ) Davis of StatTord), and his v.-ife, Sarah 
Fielding (born May 12. ifx}-., daughter of Edward and Hannah 
Fielding, of Northumberland). 


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Fielding Excursus. 

The earliest ancestor of the Fieldings of Northumberland. Va., to whom 
we can trace without a break is Rev. Roger Fielden. or Fielding, an Epis- 
copal clergyman at Horton, Gloucestershire. England, in the early part of 
the 17th century. Though the connection has not been discovered, it is 
almost certain that he was a member of the ancient family of Fielding of 
"Newham Paddox." Warrickshire, which was elevated to the peerage in 
1622 with the title of Earls of Denbigh. The first Earl of Denbigh had a 
brother. Sir Roger Fielding, who is the founder of a distinguished branch 
of that family. The sons and grandsons of Rev. Roger used the Haps- 
burg seal of the Fieldings of Newham, and similar baptismal names. 

Original wills, deeds, etc, show that Ambrose Fielding, the emigrant 
to Virginia, had the following brothers and sisters : 

Dr. Robert, born in 1620, died after 1693 in Gloucester, England. 
Richard, a merchant in Bristol, died in 1667. 
Edward, a merchant in Bristol, died in 1693. 
Elizabeth, married a Mr. Gwin of Horton, Eng., living in 1693. 
Margaret, married Walter Fryer, and was living in 1693. 
In 1696 certified copies of several Fielding wills, deeds, etc., were made 
from the English and Virginia records for one of the Virginia members 
of the family. These with some original papers are now ov/ned by the 
writer. They show the relationship of the above-mentioned brothers and 
sisters, but the name of their father comes from the records of the en- 
trance of Dr. Robert Fielding at Balliol College, Oxford. 

"Robert Ffeilden, son of Roger, of Horton, Co. Gloucester, Sacerd," 
matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, in March. i637-'38, at the age of 
18 years. May 7, 1641, he rec'd the degree of B. A., and was made a 
fellow of the college in 1646, but was ejected from his fellowship in 1648 
by the Parliamentary Party under Cromwell. He returned, and on Dec. 
14. 1653, rec'd the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In 1664 he was made 
honorary fellow of the College of Physicians, at which time his name 
was spelled "Ffeildinge." Later practiced in the city of Gloucester. (See 
Foster's Alumni Oxoniensis, and Munk's Roll of the Royall College of 
Physicians, London.) Richard and Edward Fielding each left small re- 
membrances to their brother, Dr. Robert Feilding of Gloucester. 

Richard Feilding, merchant and ship owner, of Bristol, England, lived 
for a time in Virginia, where on Dec. 14, 1662, he purchased from Capt. 
Peter Knight, a thousand-acre plantation, near the head of Great \\ ico- 
comico River, Northumberland County; and the old order books of North- 
umberland show that in the next four years he recorded deeds for several 
other tracts of land, but as the deed books were burned, the size of these 
can not be learned. His wili, prob. April 18, 1067 (see Virginia Historical 


Magazine for abstract), gave small legacies to sisters and brother Robert. 
his plantation in Virginia, with all stock, servants, household goods, etc., 
thereon, to brother Ambrose, and the rest of his property in England and 
elsewhere, ship Phoenix, etc.. to brother Edward of Bristol. 

"Edward Ffeilding, Esq^"^, one of the Alderman of the city of Bristol," 
made his will Feb. 9, 1690. prob. March 2, 1693 (see Virginia Historical 
Magazine for abstract). He was the wealthiest of the brothers, and be- 
queathed a large estate, consisting of lands in Lacock parish, Wiltshire, 
Eniterne and Landegge parishes, Monmouthshire, houses and stores in 
Bristol, ship Phoenix, plantation and servants in Virginia, a large lot of 
goods in his shops, some five thousand pounds in cash, a great deal of 
silver plate, Jewells, etc. The bulk of the estate was entailed upon his son 
William and his heirs; his wife, Elizabeth Fielding, receiving houses and 
land in Wiltshire and Bristol, besides a great deal of personal property; 
and his daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Susanna, Martha, and Anne from 
eight hundred to a thousand pounds each, sterling. Elizabeth, the eldest 
daughter, receiving also, an estate in Monmouthshire known as "Cardi;: 
Hall." He also gave from three to forty pounds each to his sisters. 
brothers-in-law. brother "Robert Ffeilding. Doctor in Physic" at Glou- 
cester, a servant, and to the poor of the parishes of St. Peter's in Bristol, 
and of Horton in Gloucestershire. And to "}>Iy nephew Edw. Ffeilding. 
son of my late brother, Mr. Ambrose Ffeilding. Dec'd 500 acres to be laid 
out of my lands and plantation at Wiccocomico. in the Co. of North- 
umberland in the Country of Virginia beyond the Seas." This plantation 
had about twenty-five hundred acres, seventeen hundred of which he had 
by a deed for from his nephew, Richard Feilding. son of Ambrose, on 
Sept. I, 1686. After laying out the five hundred acres for Edward 
Feilding of Virginia, the remainder of this plantation was sold by Edward 
Eeilding's executors in 1696 to "King" Robert Carter of Lancaster, to- 
getTier with all stock, servants and household goods thereon. These may 
have included silver plate, as Mr. Wm. A. Eliason, a descendant of "King 
Carter," living at Statesville, N. C-, owns a piece of very ancient plate, 
which bears a lion rampant instead of the regular Carter crest. This is 
the device on the arms of the Feildings of Northumberland. William 
Feilding. only son of Edward of Bristol, matriculated at Magdalen College, 
O.xford, March 2, i687-'88. at the age of 17. 

The Virginia Fieldings 

Ambrose Feilding. the other brother, was the ancestor of the fam.ily 
of interest here. To the original thousand acres he added 400 more in 
the years 166S, '70 and '71. and named the place "Wicocomico Hall." as 
shown by the inventory of his personal estate in 1675. Here was a brick 



house containing the following rooms: "Ye hall parlour," "Ye parlour 
Chamber," "Ye Chamber over ye hall parlour." "Ye Chamber over ye 
parlour chamber," "Ye Create Roome." (a sort of dining room). "Ye Oute 
Kitchen and Servts. Roome." 

A few years ago, Mr. Eppa Fielding, of Harrison, Ark., visited North- 
umberland County, and by tracing the title down, and other means, he 
located the old Fielding place, on which is yet standing an old brick house 
of five or six rooms. Its walls are unusually thick, and show the remains 
of loopholes for defending it against attacks of the Indians. An old man 
living there told Mr. Fielding that when he was a boy there had been a 
brick wall surrounding the yard, which also had loop holes in it. 

Ambrose Fielding was a justice of the Northumberland County Court 
from June 3. 1669, to Feb. 4, 1675. His will, probated Nov. 17, 1675, gave 
his wife Anne a mourning ring, and all the rest of the estate to his chil- 
dren, Richard, Edward, and Anne. The inventory of the personal e.^tate 
amounted to i279.og.06 ; Tho. Hobson, Wm. Presley, Tho. Brereton. and 
Peter Knight, appraisers. It included among other things, six negro ser- 
vants, and five white servants ; nineteen silver spoons, a '"silver tankered 
wth ye Ffeilding Armes on it," a smaller one "markt A. F-," a dram cup, 
a Sack cup, a tumbler "markt wth : ye armes," a bowl, and a salt dish, all 
of silver. A watch & seal, a pair of buckles. 2 pairs of buttons, and a 
"Tobaky bo.x" of silver, a plain ring, a "sealed" ring and two mourning 
\ings, all of gold. A "pcell of old small bookes," a "pcell of old large 
bookes," a large Bible, a pair of silver candlesticks, four family pictures 
and five other pictures. In the way of furniture there was in the parlour, 
an oval table, a Turkey work carpet, seven turkey work chairs, three 
Russia leather chairs, a Dutch carved chair, a silk chair, tapestry couch 
a "court cubbard," etc. The best bedroom contained besides other things, 
a "Great Bedd & Cord wth: Curtains & Vallaines lined wth; Silke, teas- 
ters, and a Damask & Silke Counterpayne," a carved chest of drawers, 
looking glass, etc. In other rooms were a number of beds, tables, chests, 
chairs, etc. 

The fragmentary condition of the early records of Northumberland 
add to the difficulty of writing a complete history of this family. Of Anne, 
the daughter of Ambrose Feilding, I have no data. Richard, the elder 
son, was the manager of. his uncle Edward's Virginia property, and had 
a good deal of trouble with his uncle about it. Finally, in 1686, he turned 
over to his uncle everything he had and probably left Virginia, as he 
does not appear again in the records. 

Edward Feilding, the second son, was a justice of Northumberland in 
March, 1679, and Sept., 1683, and doubtless during the interval. He 
seems to have been married twice, as in his will, probated June 16, 1696, 


he left to "my tiozi' loving wife Hannah Fielding" the use of all his estate 
until his sons arrived at legal age. when his estate was to be divided as 
follows : Eldest son, Edward .to have the home place and the tract called 
the "Mill Necke;" Son Richard to have half of a patent for 850 acres he 
had with Mr. John Harris; son Ambrose the tract he had from his uncle, 
"Mr. Edward Fielding of Bristol ; infant daughter Sarah to have fifty- 
pounds when she reached the age of eighteen; daughter Anne a hundred 
pounds on the following conditions : "I have refused my consent to the 
present marriage of my daughter Ann to M^ Dennis Connaway Jun^ and 
if they wait the four years till she arrive at the age of eighteen, Si Mr. 
Conaway is more settled, I hereby give my consent & direct my Ex" to 
pay to my daughter. Ann Ffeilding, £100 Sterl.. and if she whedle her 
mother's consent before sd time she shall have but fifty pounds from my 
estate." The sons were to maintain their sisters as became their station 
until they married, and to put Sarah to school as he had Ann. After they 
came into their land each of them was to pay their mother a thousand 
pounds of tobacco so long as she remained a widow, which was not long, 
as she married a Mr. Hill, and lived to an extreme old age — mentioned 
great-granchildren in her will, probated in Nov., 1740. The daughter Ann 
married Mr. Conway, but whether she waited the prescribed time, or 
"whedled her mother's consent" earlier, is not known. The infant daugh- 
ter, Sarah Fielding, born May 12, 1695 (parish register and family records), 
married in I7i6-'i7, Thomas Davis, born Aug. 8. 1693; and their second 
son, James C. Davis, born Nov. 3. 1719, was later James Davis of "Broad- 
field." Spotsylvania. For further account of the descendants of Edward 
and Hannah Fielding, other than the Davises, see IVilliam and Mary Quar- 
terly for October, 1910. 

James Davis owned a plantation of some six hundred acres 
on "Plentiful Run," Spotsylvania, where in 1740 he built a 
brick house, a story and a half high, with dormer windows, and 
great inside chimneys. An old letter tells of the burning of this 
house in October, 1789, but a quaint faded pen and ink drawing 
made in 1788 by Thomas Davis when he removed to Kentucky 
is still preser\-ed. Among the family traditions is one that the 
Davis children received the most of their education from a tutor 
kept by a neighbor — a Captain Winslow. This seemo to have 
been ample for those days, especially for a family of moderate 
means, as Thomas, the youngest son of James and Mary Eliza- 
beth Carter Davis, after his removal to Kentucky in 1 787-1788 
advertised for a school in the old Kentucky Gazette of May 31, 

The Hai'Sklkg Seal 


The Fieldings of Xewham Padi'.ox. 

r.-ed by 

Edward Fielding in 16S4. 

Sarah Fieldixg, eurx May 12. 
nanghter of Edward and Hannah Fielding 


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I SicNATLKE AND (Engraving retouched; of Eilward Fielding, 1684. 



1788, stating that he was qualified to teach "Reading-, writing, 
and Arithmetic in its various branches, bookkeeping, surveying, 
and Navigation, geography or the use of the globes, etc." The 
Woodford county, Ky., records show that he made a great many 
land surveys in that county. The old records show that the 
colonial \'irginians endeavored to maintain their families in the 
best possible position, as regarded their social connections, edu- 
cation, etc., some even going beyond their means to do this, 
as for example, the case cited in the extract from a letter written 
in July, 1772. by \Vm. Wiat, a Fredericksburg merchant, to his 
brother, Francis Wiat. Liverpool, England: "The X'irginians 
have no idea of bringing up their children. If a person has two 
or three negroes and a few acres of land, let him have what 
quantity of children he may, they must all be brought up gen- 
teely to preserve the dignity of the family, although he spends 
twice his annual income. Such has been the method all our 
relatives have taken, and when the principal prop was sunk, the 
greater part of them were reduced to poverty and obliged to 
be a burden on the rest of his friends." 

Another tradition is that, several years before his death, James 
Davis, while riding through the forest in a stcrm was struck 
on the head by a limb blown from a tree, knocked from his 
horse and dragged for some distance. When found he was un- 
conscious and paralyzed, but later recovered partial use of his 
legs and arms — he evidently suffered from a fractured skull and 
a clot of blood on some part of the brain. 

His will, dated Feb. 16, 1765, probated Oct. i, 1765, left to 
his wife a hundred and thirty acres of the home place, all fur- 
nishings, stock, etc. (she had three negroes of her own, not 
mentioned in this will) ; son James 200 acres and the home place 
after the death of his mother ; son John forty shillings, as he had 
already been given his share (a hundred acres of land and a 
negro) ; son Benjamin the rest of his land; daughter Elizabeth 
a bed and furniture and a cow and calf; the rest of his personal 
property and five negroes, amounting to £203, to be shared equal- 
ly by his four younger children, when they came of age — Mary, 
William, Charles and Thoinas. 


Mrs. James Davis, mentioned in a deed in 1770 by her son, 
John Davis, of Mecklenburg, and in a list of Spotsylvania slave 
owners (had three servants), died in the live years prior to 
1792 — letter of her daughter Polly. 

Her son, Thomas Davis, of Woodford county, Ky., when ap- 
plying for a pension for his services in the Revolutionary War, 
tore the birth records from his Bible and filed them with his 
application in the pension records at Washington. They give birth 
records of the following children of James and Marv E. Carter 
Davis, of ''Broadfield" : 

9. John Fielding Davis, born Jan. i, 1740, removed to Meck- 
lenburg in 1766. 

10. James C. (Carter ?) Davis, born March 5, 1741, died in 
1792 in Spotsylvania. 

11. Benjamin, born Jan. 10, 1743, died in 1791, in Spotsyl- 

12. Elizabeth, born Feb. 22, 1745. No other data. 

13. Snead, born May 16, 1748, died in infancy. 

14. William Dale, born Aug. 28, 1750. 

15. Mary, born May 24, 1753. Was unmarried in 1792. 

16. Felix, bom April 27, 1755, died in infancy. 

17. Charles, born Oct. 22, 1758, living in Spotsylvania in 1794. 

18. Thomas W. (said to have been Wyat by some, and Wil- 
liamson by others, but no record to prove either), born Nov. 30, 
1760, died Nov. 8, 1839, in Woodford county, Ky. 

See portraits of James and Mary Carter reproduced herewith. 

9. John Fieldixg Davis, born in Spotsylvania in 1740, died 
after 1782, in Mecklenburg county, Va. March 15, 1766, John 
Davis and wife, :\Iartha, of St. George's parish, Spotsylvania, 
deeded a hundred acres of land previously deeded to him by his 
father, James Davis. Doubtless this was the time of their 
removal to ^Mecklenburg county. October 17, 1770, John Davis 
and his wife, Martha, of Mecklenburg county, made a deed to 
his brothers, James and Benjamin Davis, of Spotsylvania, for his 
share, by reversion, in four hundred acres of land on " Plentiful 
Run, Spotsylvania County, where of their father James Davis 
dec'd died seized & possessed of," which share was expectant in 


the death of their mother, :^.Iary Davis, who held a life estate 
therein. The census of 1782 shows that John Davis, of Meck- 
lenburg, was the head of a family of seven white souls and 
twenty-three servants. The county records fail to show his Vv'ill 
or settlement of estate, but the will of his son, John Davis, in 
1798, shows that Martha Davis married after the death of her 
first husband, a Major Floyd, and had by him at least two chil- 
dren—Wells and William Floyd. In this will, probated June 
II, 1798, John Davis, Jr., directed that his son, James Batte 
Davis, have the proceeds, when he became of age, of the sale 
of a tract of two hundred acres of land and six negroes and 
their increase ; his daughter, ;Martha, to have five negroes when 
she was eighteen years old or married ; his mother, Martha Floyd, 
wife of ;Major Floyd, to have one negro, three horses, three 
choice cows and calves, four beds and other furniture, etc.. which 
was to be sold at her death and divided between his two children 
and his two sisters, Axny and Elizabeth, and his half brothers. 
Wells and William Floyd. The rest of his property to his two 
children equally. Wm. Walker and James Batte executors. 
Personal estate amounted to £600 6s. 9d. 

Captain George W. Davis, Goodes Ferry, Va., and the wife 
of Mr. H. F. Hutcheson, clerk of Mecklenburg county, are said 
to be descendants of this family. Data of other descendants 
not available. 

10. James Davis, born in 1741, died in 1792 in Spotsylvania. 
He was not married when he joined his brother, Benjamiin, and 
the latter's wife in a deed Jan. 17, 1771, to John Nelson. His 
will, dated July 14, 1790, names wife, Sarah, and mentions their 
children without naming them. They had sons ; Fielding, John, 
Wm., James, Thomas, and Joseph, and possibly other children. 
All are said to have moved to Kentucky prior to 1800. . 

11. Benjamin D.wis, born 1743, died in 1791 in Spotsylvania, 
will probated March i, 1791. Wife, Elizabeth, and Edward Col- 
lins executors. He married prior to January 17, 1771. April i, 
1794, Edward Collins gave bond as guardian of James, Lewis, 
Benjamin, Elijah, Richard and Acy Davis, orphans of Benj. 


Davis, deceased. Benj. and Elizabeth Davis had at least one son 
of age in 1791 — See Polly Davis letter. Benjamin Davis was 
a subaltern in a company under Captain \Vm. Mills in the Revo- 
lution, as shown by the pension declaration of his brother, Thomas 
Davis, in 1818. (See Booghcr's Gleanings from Virginia History, 
page 327.) 

Most of Benjamin Davis' sons moved to Kentucky and Ten- 
nessee. James, the eldest son, married his cousin, Mary Davis, 
and had several children, among others a son, John Carter Davis, 
a soldier in the Mexican War. He married Elizabeth Anderson 
and settled in Grimes county, Texas, where he acquired a good 
deal of land. They had issue: James Davis, a lieutenant in the 
Confederate army; John Davis, and Benjamin Davis, both of 
whom, served as privates in the Southern army ; and daughters, 
Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret and Sarah. 

14. William D.a.le Davis, is said to have removed with his 
brother John to jMecklenburg, and the census of 1782 shows that 
there was a Wm. Davis in that county the head of a family of 
five and four servants. The Davis family of Spotsylvania are 
said to have been cousins of the several families of Davis liv- 
ing in Mecklenburg, prior to the settlement of John Davis in 
1766. The census of 1782 shows that besides John and William 
mentioned above, there were the following heads of families by 
this name: Wm. Davis, a justice of the county court, who was 
the head of a family of nine and owned forty-five servants — it 
is evident that he was not the father of the other William Davis 
mentioned, else the distinguishing Sr. and Jr. would have been 
used; Baxter Davis, head of family of nine whites and twenty- 
one servants; Lewis Davis, of five; Edward Davis, of four and 
thirteen servants ; and Joshua Davis, of seven whites and thirteen 

15. ;Mary Davis, born May 24, 1753, died after 1792, in which 
year she was unmarried. She shows something of herself in 
the following gossipy letters v/ritten to her brother, Thomas, 
after he removed to Kentucky: 


Broadfield, Ocf 27-1789. 

Dear Sister, Mr. Jones brought your Welcome Letter today and I 

' hasten to tell you how Happy we are to hear from you & bro. Tom and 

Betty & Polly again. We are delited to hear you are Well and have a 

little Boy now and call him Fielding. That is a Good Name. I suppose 

we will never see any of you again it is so far to Kaintucky. We went 

Iinto Fredericksburg last week to the Races & saw Mr. Catlett and your 
Cousin Larkin. They ask'd about you & hop'd the Savages haven't killed 
? you. Cousen Beverly W. (supposed to have been Beverley Winslow, who 
I was said to have been related to the Carters, and thus related to the 
f Davises of Broadfield) and Mr Mann Page dined here last Sunday. Cousen 
I Beverly is as fine looking as ever & Mr Page is one of the most elegant 
I Gentlemen I ever saw. We had a Viset in the Summer from Cousen 
Eppa Filding & Edwin F. who we never saw before. They are fine looking 
men and very Clever gentlemen. Cousen Edwin talks of going to Ken 
and says he will go to see you. Two weeks ago I went to a big Ball at 
Newlands. Elliot Herndon and Cousen Sally Carter were there and very 
Lover like. Polly Carter is a great ... of beauxes. -i wore my straw 
colored Sattin and new . . . Jack Gordon was attentive to Betty 
Thornton & Mr Spottw ... to Polly Thornton. She wore a blew 
Lutestring . . . white muslin . . . Mr. Mortimer was .... 
Benton and Mr. R. . . . i^Ir & Mrs. Stannard of Roxbu. ... I 
shall be happy to do . . . they will regain . . . Cousen John 
Davis ... he said all was . . . Have you built your . . . ex- 
pect to go into Lexington. ... It has been very Sickley .... 
Brother Williams Family was sick all summer and little Carter died in July. 
old mrs Bowles died on the first. Little Fieldin Corbin is very sick with 
sum sort of Fever, I know you & bro Tom will be sorry to hear the eld 
Home Place was burnt up on the loth of last month, brother James lo~t 
all his furniture and the portraits of grandfather & grandmother Davis, 
and great grandfather & grandmother Fielding. They saved the spoons 
and the old Fielding Tea Service but not the candlesticks. The Fire was 
about midnight and brother James & his family Bearly got out Alive. 
They are living now in the little house where you use to live. Old Mr. 
Stubble fields Horse fell down with him about two weeks ago and broke 
his Leg and he is in a Bad Way I here. I saw Mr and Mrs Maurye at 
Church and they asked about you and how you lik the land in Kcn'ky. 
A great many people here are talking of Settling in that Country for their 
land is getting so poore here and Money hard to get a holt of. Write us 
by every Person that comes this Way for we are Anxious about you dear 
sister and brother in that far Wild country. God prosper and protect you 
both is our constant Prayer. 

Affect'Iy Your Sister 



October 30th 
Mr Wilhite informs me he will not set out to Kaintucky til next week 
so n conclude to finish my sheet. I forgot to tell you George Anderson . 
& his Bride who was Berkeley Clarke was at the ball. She is a prettie 
little thing and wore white gause over pink silk with pink silk roses m 
her hair. They were very Loving. This is a miserable Pen and John is 
not here to make me a new one. The Ball was a splendid one Beautiful 
Ladies and • ► . (The rest of the letter is torn off.) 

Addressed to Mrs- Susannah Davis, near Lexington, Kaintucky. 

Broadfield 4th Aprill 1790. 
Dear Brother. M^ John Hardin from Staff'd has just stopped for the 
Refreshment of himself & his horse and I will avale myself of the oper- 
tunity to send you dear Tom a few lines as he is on his way to Lexinton 
and expecks to join some Friends in Amherst and Bedford next week. 
This is the first opertunity Ive had to write you since in the fall thow 
you & yf Family is always in our Minds & Harts and never a day we do 
not talk of you. Bro. Ben has been in a pore State of Health all winter 
and I fere will never be any better in this World but he has made his 
Peace with God & is redy to go- he cofifs most all the time and has fallen 
to skin & bones. Bettie as you know is all a good wife ought to be and 
tends his every wish and the boys take the care of ever>thing from him. 
His oldest son has taken to himself a wife since I wrote you a Miss 
Hampton of Fairfax. She is aclever Sensible girl 20 years old and with 
some Mony from her mother the ist Wife of mr John Hampton junr. 
They stay at brother Bens now but talk much of going out to Kaintukie— 
at least they will not stay here long, brother James also talks of sellmg 
out here & taking his family to your section as the land is so pore here. 
Fielding tends to be a little Wild, but a good wife will Quiet him I know 
nothing like a good Woman to make a good Man. John, Wil i Jo arc 
Stedy enough— Jimmie is a great Gallante with the girls but Tom is the 
handsomest one of all and in a few more years will make ail the grls 
harts pitty pat when he comes near, the last we had from bro Will they 
was well and happy. The roads was dredful all winter and I did not 
stirr far from home amused my self reading all the books of the neigh- 
borhood some entertaining Xovells lately. Cousin Jo Carter was over 
from Orange to cous. Johns some two v,-eeks ago and come to see us he 
says uncle John is broken so since aunt Susanah died the rest was well- 
Mr. Hardin has sent for his horse to be of? so must close with our best 
love and Respecks to you & Sister & the dear Children, brother never 
let pass any opertunity to send us in a letter and we will do the same. 
Hope you can come in to see us this summer. God bless all of you. 

Yr sister Mary Davis. 


Broadtield Spotsylvania Virginia Novembr 6lh 1792. 

Dear Brother & Sister. 

I reseaved your letter of Aug't 2 which gave me the Agreeabel Account 
of yourselves & Familys health which I pray God may continue you. We 
have lost so many of our Dear Ones in the past five year Our Dear 
Mother, Bro. Benjamin little Carter & Bro James. As for myself I thank 
Providence I am in Perfect Health. I had great thought of going out to 
you in the Summer when Mr Aliens family set out to Caintucky but my 
Hart failed me &: went over in Stafford & Westmor'ld for a month. I 
stayed 2 weaks in Westmor'd at Uncle William Smiths & a day & night 
with Cousen John & Elizabeth Davis. They-af«in a Bad Way now they 
think, cousen J. is a bad ^Manager and they had to sell most of the land 
and all the black People but 8- Uncle William has a very pleasant seat on 
^ominy River and has set up a Charlotte. One Sunday we drove to 
Ucomico Church in great stile. Mr Berkeley— Mr. Thos Beal & Coll. Ball 
dined at Uncle Williams one day and Mr Berkeley inquired of you. He 
says K is a great country & thinks of going out and wants you to write him 
about the best Lands. Cousen Edward Carter & his Lady drove over from 
Lancaster and stayed a day & night. I never saw them before. Cousen E. 
is a man of few words and much Sense and Learning, he has a blunt 
mannor & drole way of expressing himself. His Wife is a Proud Peace 
with a sharp tongue & not Pretty. Uncle William drove me over in his 
Chair to uncle John Davises and from there I went the round of all the 
Carters and Davises in Staford. God is granting them all good Health & 
Prosperity. I thot you knew the old Fielding Bible v;as burnt up in the 
oldhouse. I have the Davis Bible & will enclose you a copy from it. I 
think you do right to put these records in your Bible for your Children. 
Grandfather Joseph Carter died in the Spring two years before I was born 
that would make it 'April or May 1751- I think he was about 53 or 54 
years old. Grandma Carter you remember. As soon as I can I will go 
to see Uncle Joseph Carter, and write Uncle Robert and sea if they can 
give me the Carter record- I think Uncle John use to' have the old Bible 
of mothers Grandfather old IMaj. Thos. C. of Lancaster. God must be 
prospering you if you can have a Silver Teapott & Shugar Dish. I did 
not think Lexington was big enough to have a silversmith. Miss Betty 
Clayton drank tea with me last Friday & I got her to draft the coats of 
arms from the old Fielding Teapott for you they are just the same on the 
other things. Are you going to have them on your teapott? I guess the 
Davises never had any. Uncle John Carter had a very curious old cup 
that belonged to the Carters along time ago in England. It had a hons 
head holding a star with a long tail in his mouth. I dont remember what 
was on the sheald. So little Betty and Polly are getting to be great 


Beautys — I did not doubt theyd be in your eye?, and Buty is a great ad- 
vantage to our Sex as I have felt the lack of before. How Time flies by 
heres little Fielding three & a half and Larkin past one and never saw 
their aunt Polly. You must tell them every day about me and may be 
Providence will bring us alltogether again. Your old friend Captain 
John Herndon has a fine Son just a month old today, they call him Ed- 
ward Hampton. I send a bundle of the Virginia Heralds which I am sure 
will afford you so great Satisfaction bro. Tom will not mind paying the 
carriage on them. And I put in them a red ribbin for Polly & a blue one 
for Betty from their Aunt Pollf with her Love. Tell Mam Sara rache! & 
Dick have a fine boy and they call him George Washington. We have had 
a number of Deaths in the last three months of a Fever & Disentery- Mr. 
Duvall, Mrs. Nicho. Hawkins, John Shirley. Peter Linn, and a iot of blacks. 
We made a pore Crop Tobaco this year — the crop of Corn is Prety good. 
Money seems harder to get holt of than during the War. The People are 
all stird up over old John Bagwel whipping his black Wench nearly to 
death. Such a black hearted Rascal oughtnt be allowed to have black Peo- 
ple. Mr Wyatt told me the poor things back was cut up like a piece of 
raw meat. Pray present my Compliments to Mr. Aliens Family when you 
see them. I must confess I'd be heartily glad to see you bro. To over here 
next Summer if I do not set out to Kentuckie. God keep and Prosper all 
of you. 

Affect'ly yr Sister 
f ; • • : Polly. 

Woodford Couxty. Kv., D.wis Family. 

i8. Thomas W. Davis, youngest child of James and Mary E. 
Carter Davis, was born at "Broadfield,"' Spotsylvania county, 
Va., Nov. 30, 1761, and died at '"Sinking Creek," Woodford 
county, Ky., Xov. 8, 1839. Though his father died four years 
after he was born, Thomas Davis received a good education, and 
after he removed to Kentucky turned it to good account by 
teaching school for a number of years. In April, 1788. he ad- 
vertised in one of the old Kentucky Gazettes for a school, and 
mentioned that he could teach "reading, writing and arithmetic, 
its various branches, bookkeeping, surveying and navigation, 
geography or the use of the globes, &c.'' The records of Wood- 
ford county show that he miade a number of land surveys in 
that countv. v ^ 

Thoma> Davis, \V..,;,iiord Cuunty. K> 
(Miniature t.bout 1795,'- 




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Birthplace of Ihomas U-i^-- 



I April 25, 1779, he enlisted under Captain Alexander Parker, 

^ in Colonel Richard Parker's \'irginia regiment in the Revolution, 
and according to his sworn declaration on file at Washington, he 
saw eighteen months' service ; was during that time stationed at 
Williamsburg for two months, in the battle of Waxhaws and 
the siege of Yorktown. where he saw General Cornwallis sur- 
renderr August 18, 1818, he received a pension for his services 
in the Revolution. (See Booghcr's Gleanings from rirginia 

May I, 1783, Thomas Davis was married in Orange county to 
Susannah Hyatt with her brother, John Hyatt as security on the 
marriage bond. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah 
I Hyatt, lier father having died prior to her marriage. Susannah 
f Davis had brothers, John Hyatt, who died in Orange county in 
I 1789; William Hyatt who, with wife, Tabitha, was living m 
I Lincoln county. Ky., March 23, 1789, when they joined 
I brother, John Hyat, of Orange county, Va., in a deed for a b.m- 
^ dred acres of land; Stephen Hyatt, who with his wife, Sally, 
sold their home place in Orange on Sept. 28, 1789, preparatory 
to removing to Kentucky; and Benjamin Hyatt. 

In preparation for his marriage an old account book gives the 
following items: "Februarv 17. 1783 Paid for & brought hom.e 
from Fred-ksb'g my Wedding Cloathes £18.3. i Black \ elvet 
Coat, I Green Silk Waistcoast, i pr black Cloath Breeches, i 
pr silk Stockings and one Hat." In 1781 Thomas Davis pur- 
chased a tract of 400 acres of land in Orange county from 
George Grace, and after his marriage continued living there 
until In February, 1784, he sold this place to W^m. Knight, and 
probably returned to Spotsylvania, as he was living in that county 
when he removed to Kentucky in the fall of 1787. His mother 
and sister, Mary, are said to have lived with him until his mar- 
riage, and this would account for the fact that in 1782 he ap- 
peared as the head of a family of three and six servants. The 
little account book quoted before, gives the names of fourteen 
servants that he had vshen he removed to Kentucky, six of whom 
had been brought to him bv his wife. They were: Sarah (the 
old Davis nurse or "Mammy-), Adam, Rachel, Matthew. Pallas, 


I^Iary, Ball, Josiah, Martin. Carter, Jane, Priscilla, Willia and 
Fanny. His Bible records tiled at Washington give the names 
and dates of birth of eleven others, as follows : Betty, Rachel, 
^SSy> George Lawson, Mary, Jr., ]!^,Iinnie. ]Mariah, John Bull, 
Charles Lewis ; and the inventory of the estate names four chil- 
dren born later, viz., George, Priscilla, Sarah and William. His 
granddaughter, Miss Sallie Jelf. also gives the names of several 
other servants who do not appear in any of the above lists, 
among them a big Guinea negress named Xan, who had lost 
but little of her savagery since coming to this country. She 
frequently went on a rampage and '"cleaned up tlie place,'' on 
one occasion poisoning thirteen of the other servants badly, after 
which she was sold to the cotton plantations in ^Mississippi. On 
one occasion he was offered a hundred acres of land, which is 
now in the city of Lexington, for a favorite house servant. The 
little account book gives lists of the new furniture purchased 
in 1783 for their home and also of the old things brought from 
their former homes ; among the new things purchased on June 
7, 1783, were a chest of drawers, a mahogany dressing glass, a 
cherry bedstead, a large and a small cherry table, a small chest 
of drawers, a candle stand, twelve winsor chairs and two leather 
chairs, a pair of brass candle sticks (now owned by the writer), 
a looking glass in a gilt frame, a set of blue decorated dishes. 
The old furnishings listed contained about everything necessary 
for an ordinary house. July 2, 1783, he purchased a dozen silver 
teaspoons, half a dozen tablespoons and a small silver ladle. 
These spoons were taken with them to Kentucky and were among 
the first silver spoons in that State. They descended to the 
eldest daughter, Betty, wife of Rev. Beverley Allen, whose de- 
scendants still have them. Among other items in this little book, 
which covers a period of several years of household expenses. 
are the names of the following books purchased at different 
times: The Art of Surveying, Bailes Dictionary, The Surveyor, 
in 4 Vols., History of Europe, in 3 Vols., Robertson's History 
of Scotland, Shakespeare's Works, in 6 \'ols., Blackzvell's Cias- 
sics, in 2 Vols.. Malvern Dale, a novel, Covnuon Prayer Bonk 
and Domestic Medicine. In 1784 he purchased a set of survey- 


ors chains and compasses. The youngsters of a century ago 
were no more immune to colic than those of the present, so that 
Dec. 7, 1784, about two months after the birth of their eldest 
child, we find mention of "Asafidity and Cordial Drops for 
Betty.'" December 20 he very extravigantly paid fifteen shillings 
for an English doll in a red silk dress for two-months-old Betty. 

After selling his place in Orange, Thomas Davis seems to 
have owned no land so far as the Orange and Spotsylvania 
records show; and in 1785 was hiring out his negroes, as the 
following item shows: "Hired Carter, William, :Martin. Fanny 
and Mary to William Dawson for one year for £40 sterling. 
He is to clothe and feed them well and pay for a doctor if 
much sick," dated April i, 1785. So, perhaps it was easy to 
get him to listen to tales of the fine land in Kentucky— so cheap 
as regards money, but so dear when one considered the perils 
and hardships that must be met by those courageous men and 
women who sought to better their forturne in this western wilder- 
ness. Doubtless there were many long talks and prayers before 
Thomas Davis and his wife decided to cut loose from their 
friends and relatives in Virginia and seek a new home beyond 
the great mountain ranges. Leaving what they knew for what 
they did not know, breaking the last tie with sad hearts, to 
press on in uncertainty as to what the wilderness held in store 
for them. 

At last, in the fall of 1787, they sold most of their servants 
and all household goods that could not be carried on horseback, 
took leave of jheir old friends and associations and set out on 
their six weeks' journey through the wilderness to the promised 
land of Kentucky. The main Wilderness Road extended from 
Philadelphia to central Kentucky, a distance of 825 miles. It 
crossed the Potomac at Watkins Ferry, and thence up the Val- 
ley of Virginia, through Winchester, Wocnlstock and Staunton to 
Fort Chiswell, on New River, built in 1758 by Colonel Wm. 
Byrd. Here the main road was joined by another from Rich- 
mond and that section of Virginia east of the Blue Ridge, over 
which the Davises travelled. From Fort Chiswell it was two 
hundred miles to Cumberland Gap, where the Kentucky emmi- 

170 gexlalogy of the carter family 

grants reached the borders of the great wilderness, through wh.ich 
the trail led for a liundred and twenty-five miles to Harrodsburg. 
Until 1792 this la.-t three hundred and twenty-five miles of this 
so-called "road" was merely a trail through 'the woods, impas- 
sible for wheeled vehicles of any kind, so that the great tide 
of emigrants had to make this tedious and tiresome journey 
on horseback or on foot; a trail so beset with ambushed In- 
dians, ferocious wild beasts and starvation, that hundreds of 
those who set out so bravely, left their bones bleaching along 
the way, or met a worse fate in some northern Indian town. 

The caravans were made up of men and women on horseback. 
often with one or more children before and behind them, pack 
horses with huge packs of bedding, provisions, etc., and here 
and there droves of domestic animals, many of which were 
forced to be burden bearers. The men were well armed and 
ever on alert for signs of the dreaded Indians. Fort Chiswell 
was the rendevous, and the different parties waited here until 
enough had come to make it fairly safe to undertake the re- 
mainder of the journey. It took William Brown from May 
2y to July 29 to make the journey from Hanover Court House, 
Va., to Harrodsburg, Ken. 

Happy indeed must have been Thomas Davis and his wife 
when they at last passed through this perilous way, and were 
greeted in this new country by friends who had come out before. 
When they went out, Thomas Davis had the title to 1,400 acres 
of land on Green River, but he chose to settle in the southern part 
of Fayette county near the Woodford county line on a farm of 
a little over a hundred acres, which later he gave to his son Larkin. 
He was settled here as early as April 5, 1788, as one of the copies 
of the old Kentucky Gazette preserved by the family bears that 
date, and is directed to "Thomas Davis. Sinking Creek," Fayette 
county. After their arrival it took them but a short timie to get 
settled, as "A new arrival was heralded with a cordial welcome 
for miles around and a neighborhood, which scarcely knew limits 
hastened to lend its friendly offices in rearing a cabin. A. day 
was appointed and no invitation was needed to draw together a 
company of capable, willing hands. To assist in raisincr a cabin 



for a new family was a duty which the unwritten law of the 
community imperatively laid upon every able bodied man, and to 
know of the occasion was a sufficient invitation."' A year later 
his sister Polly asks if he has built his new house. While in this 
work as in most genealogies emphasis has been laid upon the 
possession of servants, silver spoons, books, mahogany furniture, 
etc., we must not forget that our forefathers in Kentucky, like. 
their emigrant ancestors in \'irginia, lived in a primitive age and 
during the formation of a new country. They lived most roughly 
in their log cabins and under many difficulties — lighting their 
fires with flint and steel, m.oulding their candles and pewter spoons 
in mould brought from their old \'irginia liomes, spinning, weav- 
ing, and making their own clothes, most of their furniture crude 
and homemade ; doing their daily work or worshipping God on 
Sunday while holding their guns in one hand in momentary dread 
of the terrifying Indian warwhop. 

In 1806 Thomas Davis purchased a small farm of a hundred 
and fifty acres just over the line in Woodford county, still on 
Sinking Creek, to which he removed for the rest of his life. Here 
he built a two-story hewn log house (later weatherboarded) with 
two rooms on each floor, and a stone chimney at each end. In 
the northeast corner of the yard stood a two-roomed kitchen and 
dining room with an open passage between. The house stood 
about two hundred yards from the road in a grove of poplars 
and cedars. There was a beautiful old-fashioned flower garden, 
most of whose favorites came from seeds and roots carried across 
the mountains from the old home in Virginia. In addition to the 
home place he purchased several other small tracts of land in 
Woodford, some of which he sold later, and others gave to his 
children, as upon the marriage of each of them he gave as a 
wedding present, a hundred acres of blue grass land, or its equiva- 
lent in negroes. 

In August, 1809, the Lexington papers contained the advertise- 
ment of Messrs. Ollendorf & Mason, "who respectfully acquaint 
the ladies and gentlemen of Lexington and Vicinity that they have 
opened at the Kentucky Hotel a new and elegant collection of 
Wax figures equal if not superior to any exhibited in America." 


Among others mentioned in the advertisement were : ''An ex- 
cellent representation of Geo. Washington giving orders to tlie 
Marquis de la Fayette, his aid." "General Bonaparte in }klarsha!l 
Action,"' the duel between Hamilton and Burr, and a long list of 
other famous persons. And at the end of the advertisement 
stated that ••PROFILES TAKEX WITH ACCURACY at the 
Museum."' A forty mile journey did not prevent Thomas Davis 
and his family from visiting this •'unsurpassed collection" of 
famous folks, and fortunately he chose as a souvenir of the oc- 
casion to have '"profiles taken" of himself and wife. These quaint 
old silhouettes in the original gilt frame are reproduced here- 
with. This is the only "likeness" we have of Mrs. Davis, but a 
well executed miniature on ivory of Thomas has been handed 
down among his descendants and is nov.- owned by the wrire.*. 
It seems to have been painted in the last decade of the eighteenth 
century, and probably was executed by one of the excellent 
artists who had studios in Lexington at that tim.e. 

Some remininiscences of the old gentleman, by his grand- 
daughter, Miss Sallie Jelf, of ^lortonsville. Ky., say that he wore 
on all occasions a ''bee gum hat" — a tall white beaver — and always 
carried a red silk handkerchief, with which to brush smooth its 
nap when he took it off. His Sunday clothes were of blue broad- 
cloth, with brass buttons, and his everyday outfit one of home- 
spun and his second best beaver hat. He loved to have company 
about him and was a good story teller; and very fond of teas- 
ing his wife, whose quieter Welch blood didn't approve of much 
hilarity. Like most of his day, when every sideboard bore a 
decanter and every guest, no matter ho a- short the call, was oft'ered 
liquid refreshment, he was not a total abstainer, though he never 
was drunk in his life. "Sometimes when he returned from one 
of his weekly trips to town he would pretend to be intoxicated, 
and would have the black boy, John, who always waited to open 
the road gate for him, help him from his horse and into the house, 
where he would catch grandmother about the waist and dance 
her about the room, saying "Be jolly, old lady! Be jolly'! After 
he had teased grandmother enough he would settle down and be 
as straight as any one. She was a Methodist and did not approve 



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Sinking Creek. Woodford Co.. Ky 

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The Davises were all sensible 
people with good heads, which nothing could turn when once 
they set them to anything."' 

Thomas Davis gave to his children or sold before he died all 
his land but the home place on Sinking Creek and six negroes. 
The inventory of his household goods calls for a good lot of 
furniture, such as high post and low post beds, two chests of 
drawers, tea table, dining table, candle stand, two secretaries, 
books, chairs, silver spoons, etc. 

Thomas Davis died Nov. 8, 1839, and his wife, Susannah 
Davis, !vlarch 8, 1847. They had issue: 

19. Elizabeth, born Oct. 16, 1784, in Spotsylvania county, Va., 
died July 24, 1831. 

20. Mary Carter, born Dec. 22, 1786, in Spotsylvania. 

21. Fielding, born }vlay 9, 1789, in Fayette County, Ken., died 
in 1871. 

22. Larkin, born Sept. 27, 1791, in Fayette county, Ken., died 
Sept. 20, 1840. 

23. Thomas, born Jan. 3, 1794, died Oct. 20, 1794. 

24. Thomas, born Aug. 29, 1795, died in May, 1817, in Ten- 

25. Williamson, born April 7, 1798, died prior to 1839. 

26. John Carter, born June 8, 1800, died Aug. 9, 1800. 

27. Susannah, born Aug. 13, 1801, died Nov. 27, 1861. 

28. James, born April 17, 1804. 

29. Diana Dale, born June 17, 1806, died in 1825. 

30. Benjamin Hyat, born March i, 1809, died Sept. 6, 1828. 

31. Sallie Stevens, born April 17, 181 1. 

Davis Family — Allen Branch. 
19. Elizabeth Davis, or "Betty," ran off at the age of six- 
teen and married Beverley Allen, a young Virginian of good fam- 
ily, education and means, but at that time quite wild, which was 
the reason for her father's opposition to the marriage. However, 
he later became a member of the Methodist church and entered 
the ministry. In 1835 he and his brother-in-law, James Jelf, v/itii 
some assistance from other persons in their neighborhood had 


erected a stone church on the land of Mr. Jelf, which has ever 
since been known as ]\It. Edwin Chapel and is still used by the 
Southern Methodists. For a number of years Rev. Mr. Allen 
was the minister here, as his home was only a few miles away. 
I have not been able to tind the names of his parents or birth 
place. He was probably a member of the prominent Allen family 
of Fayette county. Ky., to which the distinguished novelist. James 
Lane Allen, belongs, as Beverley was a baptismal name in this 
family in the early days, and the marriage and deed records of 
Fayette prior to 1825 show the names of two or three Beverley 
Aliens, but neither of them the one who married Betty Davis, 
of \\''oodford county. Between 1822 and 1829 Beverley Allen 
purchased several adjoining tracts of land on Clear Creek, Wood- 
ford county, until he had a beautiful farm of five hundred acres. 
only a mile or two away from the homes of his wife's brother. 
Fielding Davis, and sister, Susannah Davis Jelf. He and his 
wife are buried in a graveyard near their home, and from the 
marble slab over his grave we learn that he was born March lo, 
1785, and died Dec. 24, 1854; and his wife was born Oct. 16, 1784, 
and died July 24, 1831. The inventory of Beverley Allen's per- 
sonal estate amounted to $1,400, and included among other house 
furnishings, seven high post beds with curtains, etc., three bureau^. 
two dressing tables and looking glasses, desk, bookcase and a 
great many books, twenty-one chairs of various kinds, wardrobe, 
fire screen, tall clock, twelve silver teaspoons, six silver tablespoons 
and a silver cream spoon (the silver that Thomas Davis pur- 
chased when he was married in 1783), a large quantity of small -^r 
furnishings of all kinds, etc. 

They had issue: 

32. William, t^^. 34. Lewis, 35. Clemency, 36. Lucy, 
37. Betty, 38. Susannah. The descendants of Rev. Beverley and 
Betty Davis Allen are nearly all farmers and stockmen in central 

32. William Allex, married Mary Adkins and had issue: 
Lewis, William., Louisa, Frances and Mary Jane. 

33. James Allex, married Sailie Anne Young, anl had issue: 


f Charlotte, married Robert Hoover ; David Jackson, married Betty 

I Lancaster and lives near \'ersailles ; Reuben, v.ho at the age of 

f seventeeen was married to his father's first cousin, Annie Davis, 

I age thirteen years, daughter of Fielding Davis. 

t 34. Lewis Allen, a Woodford county farmer, was married 

f twice, as follows: ist. Lucy Dawson, by whom he had issue a 

i son and daughter: (i). James P. (2). Elizabeth, married David 

I Brandenburg. He m.arried 2nd Sallie Rumsey, by whom he had 

I nine children: (3). George. (4). Lewis. (5). Hayden. (6). 

I Beverley. (7). Martha. (8). Mary Anne. (9). Emiline. (10). 

Lucy. (11). Alice. 

(i). James P. Allen, married Gertrude Vv'alker and had izoue 
a son, William, who died without issue, and a daughter, Lucy, 
who married Thomas Shipp and had a son, William. At the 
time of his death on April 11, 1907, the \'ersailles paper contained 
the "following account ot James P. Allen : 

"James P. Allen, Esq., one of the community's most respectable 
citizens, died last Thursday night at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Thomas J. Shipp, in this city, after a long illness, aged 
67 years. 

"Mr. Allen was the eldest son of the late 'Squire Lewis Allen, 
and spent all his life in this county. He was a valiant soldier 
in the Confederate army under General Morgan during the Civil 
War and for eighteen months was a prisoner at Camp Douglas. 
He married 2vliss Gertrude Walker, sister of Z. T. Walker, of 
this county. His wife died many years ago leaving two children — 
Lucy, now }tlrs. Shipp, and William Allen, who died several year? 
ago. }^lr. Allen is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bran- 
denburg, and seven half sisters and brothers, viz. : Mrs. Martha 
Hitt, Mrs. R. D. Gregory, Mrs. John T. Veatch. Mrs. Felix Bun- 
ton, Mrs. Alice Bouldin, of Missouri, and Messrs. Hayden T. and 
Beverley Allen. Mr. Allen was a member of the Methodist 
church. He was an honorable, upright, kindly man and a good 
citizen, who was esteemed by everybody who knew him. Funeral 
services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted 
bv Rev. W. S. Grinstead. assisted bv Dr. Williams. Interment 


in family burying ground on tiie Walker farm near ^^lortons- 
ville. Confederate veterans acted as pall bearers." 

(2). Elizabeth Allen, married David Brandenburg, a Wood- 
ford county farmer, and had issue : James, Lester, Lucy, Lee 
and Stephen. 

(3). George Allen, farmer, married Betty Raines, and had 
issue: Emma Lee, married Thomas Eaves, a Woodford county 
farmer; George, a railroad engineer; Joseph, a railroad engineer, 
and Benjamin, an electrician. George Allen, like his brother, 
James P., was with General ^lorgan. 

(4). Lewis Allen, was married twice, first to Sarah Ellen 
Leach, and second to Frances Carter, and had several children. 

(5). Hayden Allen, a Woodford farmer, married Sarah Martha 
Rice and has two children. 

(6). Beverley Allen, settled and married somewhere in ^^lis- 

(7). Martha Allen married Henry Hitt (died 1904). a Wood- 
ford farmer, and had issue : Lewis, William, Albert, James, 
Betty, married a Mr. Reece, of Owen county; Dora, married a 
Mr. Stephens, of }^Iercer county, and 3.1attie, married Burley 
Hackley, a Woodford farmer. 

(8). 3.1ary Anne Allen married Richard D. Gregory, a W^ood- 
ford farmer, who died in 1905. They had issue: John, Richard 
and James, farmers, William, a midshipman in the U. S. X. ; 
Addie, married a Mr. Shelton, of Fayette county ; Margaret, 
married a Mr. Smith, of Owen county, and Lillie. 

(9). Emiline Allen, married Felix Bunn, an Owen county 

(10). Lucy Allen married John Veatch, a Jessamine county 
farmer and stockman, and has several children. 

(11). Alice Allen married James Bouldin, of Mercer county, 
and removed to Missouri. 

35. Clemency Allen, married George Harp, a farmer and 
member of a prominent Fayette county family. They had two 
children, Lewis and Marv Elizabeth. 


's6. Lucy Allen, married, first, James Hammond, and second. 
George Hall, both Woodford county farmers. She had issue: 
Beve-ley Hammond, farmer, married Atemisia Chilton ; Clemency 
Hall, married Dudley Chilton, farmer ; Helen Hall, married Asa 
Jewell, farmer ; Betty Hall, married George ^IcCormick, farmer ; 
Sallie Hall, married James Roach, farmer. 

37. Betty Allen, married Boswell Hulett, a wealthy Wood- 
ford farm^er, and had issue: Clemency, married Hugh Guym 
a Woodford farmer: Eugenia, married a Mr. Prather, farmer; 
Liona, married a ^Ir. Prather, farmer ; ^lary Elizabeth, died un- 
married, of consumption: Walter Hulett, farmer. 

38. Susannah Allen, married George Dawson, of Versailles. 
a contractor and house carpenter, and had seven children : Sarah 
Jane, married John Scott, farmer; :^Iyrtle Lee, married Albert 
Scott, a wealthy Woodford farmer ; Lucy Anne, married Uriah 
Young, a Woodford farmer ; Martha, unmarried, has for a num- 
ber of years been one of the chief clerks in Landowne's store at 
Versailles ; Edward Roberts, a carpenter and contractor, m.arried, 
first, Eliza Young, and second, a Miss Hawkins. During the 
war'he was a member of the famous '-Orphans Brigade," in the 
Confederate army; Samuel, married Betty Nance. During tne 
war he was with General Morgan ; John Wesley ; Hubbard Kava- 
naugh, and Joseph. Most of the above are dead. 

39. Louisa Allen, married Moses Hoover, a Woodford far- 
mer, and had issue: Alice, Eudora, and Scott, all of whom re- 
moved to Indiana. 

D.wis Family — Baker Bflvnch. 
20. ^L4RY Carter Davis, born Dec. 22, 1786, in Virginia, died 
at an advanced age in Orange county, Indiana. About 1804-1805 
she was married in Kentucky to James Baker, after which they 
removed to Orange county, Indiana, where they purchased a tarm 
near Paoli. He died in 1814 and is buried on his farm near an 
oak sapling that he selected just before he died, which is now 
a great tree. He left three small children to his widow to rear 


and educate, a task she performed with great fidelity and credit — 
one son was a prominent physician of his home county, and the 
other a lawyer, who for several years was on the bench, and be- 
fore the war a candidate for Congress. The daughter married 
well. I regret that the descendants of these have furnished me 
with so little data of this branch of the Davis family. The issue 
of James and Polly Baker was : 

40. John Baker, a lawyer, judge of the circuit court, and a 
candidate for Congress. He died a great many years ago in 
Vincennes, leaving several children, but of them I have no data. 

41. Jennie Baker, married James Dillard, an Indiana 

42. James Baker. ]^I. D., inherited his father's home farm, 
where some of his descendants now live. He was a physician 
besides being a farmer, and had an extensive practice in his 
home county. He married Sallie Burgess, and had issue one 
son and three daughters, as follows : 

(i). A. V. Baker, of Paoli, Ind. Xo other data. 

(2). Polly Anne, married Dudley Vickery, and died in 1873. 

(3). Sarah, married Stephen By rum, and lives in Marengo, 

(4). Elizabeth, married Jacob S. Marshall, a well to do 
farmer living four miles northeast of Paoli.. She is now sixty- 
two years of age. They had issue : Rev. John \V. Marshall, of 
Chicago, a well known evangelist in the Christian church, whose 
field of work extends from Chicago to Texas, and as far in other 
directions. James H. Marshall, a well to do business man in 
Oklahoma City. Orphes L. Marshall, a contractor and builder 
in Fort Worth, Texas. Cora Marshall, married Rev. J. C. }^Iul- 
lins, of South McAlester, Indian Territory. Altha ^larshall. 
married James Pickens. Laura Marshall married Joseph Pickens. 
Lydia Marshall married Joseph Cromwell. The husbands of 
the last three are farmers and all live near Orleans, Ind. Rev. 
Mr. Marshall writes: "I am told that I have taken m.y features 
largely from the Davis family. An old gentleman in Texas 
recognized a peculiar line or mark on my forehead, and almo-t 
gave the history of my antecedents. He said this peculiar shape 
was known only in the Davis family." 


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3. Stephe.v T. Davis. Eso.. Winchester, Ky. 
4- Rev. J. P. Davis, French Lick. Ind. 

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The Fielding Da\is Family. 

21. FiELDixG Davis, the first of the Davis children that was 
born in Kentucky, lived to the ripe old age of eighty-two years, 
dying in 187 1. He was born just over the line of Woodford 
county in that part of Fayette which later became Jessamine 
county, and spent all the remainder of his life in Woodford 
county, where he owned several tracts of land and about twenty 
to twenty-five servants. His home place on Clear Creek near his 
brothers-in-law, Rev. Beverley Allen and James Jelf, contained 
five hundred and ninety acres. He was married three times, as 
follows : 

First, to Susan Overstreet, of the ^Mercer county Overstreets, 
by whom he had four children: 

43. Thomas Davis, born in 1823, died in 1903. 

44. Allen Fielding Davis, 'SI. D., born Oct. 2, 1825, died March 
31, 1908. 

45. Eliza Davis, born in 1827. 

46. Susan Davis, born in 1829. 

He married second, in 1854, Sarah, daughter of Solomon 
Brandenburg, a Woodford county farmer and m.illowner, and 
had one daughter, Anne, who married at the age of thirteen, 
her cousin, Reuben Allen. He married third, Eloisefa L. Walker, 
who survived him without issue and married a 'Sir. Rumsey. 

43. Thomas Davis, in the latter years of his life removed 
to Kansas, where he died. He married first, Ellen Gray, daughter 
of ]Milton Gray, a wealthy Woodford county farmer. By this 
marriage there were four children: (i). Eliza, (2). John, 
(3). James, (4). Susan. Thomas Davis married second, Alary 
Carter, daughter of James Carter, of Woodford county, and 
had: (5) Maud, (6). William, and two others whose names 
are unknown to me. 

(i). Eliza Davis, married James Ford and removed to Kansas, 
where he is a farmer and stockman. They have sons, Allen 
Warren and Zacharay Thomas, and two daughters. 

(2). John Davis, is a large land owner in Woodford county, 
Ky., and one of the leading merchants of his section. He married 
(t). Rosa Hortense Lillard, daughter of Stephen Lillard, a 


farmer and stockman of Anderson county and a member of 
one of the pioneer families of Kentucky. By this marriage there 
are two sons, Stephen T. Davis and Jean Allen Davis. Married 
(2). Mary Carpenter and has no issue. 

Stephen T. Davis, born Xov. 28, 1883, received the degrees of 
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the Kentucky Wesleyn 
College, and Bachelor of Laws from the University of \'!rginia 
in 1904. A year later he began the practice of law at \\'incl:e5ter. 
Ky., and in 1909 was elected to the office of county attorney for 
Clark County. He was married in October, 1905, to Susan H. 
McKinley, eldest daughter of Dr. I. H. McKinley and his wife, 
Lucy Taliaferro. They have one daughter, Lucy Taliaferro 
Davis, born Jan. 3, 1908. Jean Allen Davis is a graduate of 
Georgetown College, Ky., and lives at \'ersailles. 

(3). James Davis is a Kansas farmer and stockman, and is 

(4). Susan Davis, married Richard Williams, and lives in 
Lexington, Ky. 

44. Dr. Allen Fielding Davis, born Oct. 2, 1825, took a 
course of lectures at the old Transylvania University, and began 
practicing medicine in his home county before he was twenty-one 
years of age, in which he continued for fifty years. In early life 
he was married to Catharine Fur, who died in 1905 at the age of 
yy years. The Versailles and Lexington papers contained the 
following notice of Dr. Davis : "Dr. Fielding A. Davis died at 
the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Eugene L. Lillard. of Stout 
Avenue, Wednesday at 10 P. AL (March 31, 1908), after a 
short illness. He was 83 years of age and was born and reared 
on a farm at Mortonsville, where he spent all his life except the 
last year when he came to make his home with his son and daughter 
in Versailles. For fifty years he was a practicing physician of 
that section of the county and beloved in every household. He was 
a great worker in the little Methodist church, and was the highest 
type of kindly. Christian character. His wife preceded him to 
the grave several years ago, and two children survive him. Mr. 
Thomas W. Davis and Mrs. Eugene L. Lillard, both residing 
here. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock. Rev. W. S. Griusiead 


conducted the service and then the body was taken to the family 
burving ground near the old homestead in ^^lortonsviUe.'" 

Dr. AHen Fielding and Catharine Fur Davis liad issue: 
Thomas \V. Davis, a farmer, unmarried ; Yancey, a physician, who 
died unmarried ; and Susie, who married Eugene Lillard. a wealthy 
farmer and stockman. They have two children, Catharine and 
Jean Allen. 

45. Eliza Davis, married Benjamin Wilson, a Woodford county 
farmer, and had issue: (i). James; (2). Isaac: (3). John; (4). 
George S. ; (5). Jerry: (6). Susan Mary: (7). Benjamin; (8). 
Fielding S. a merchant at ^lortonsviUe ; and Blanche, married 
Jos. Smith. 

(5). Jerry Wilson, married Fanny Simer and has issue: John 
B., Williard and Eliza. (8). Fielding Suther Wilson, merchant 
and farmer, married Sallie A. Egbert and had issue: Benjamin. 
a merchant living in Kansas, married a Miss Moseley ; James, a 
druggist, married a :\Iis5 Graves ; Mary and Sallie. 

46. SusAX Davis, married Smith Overstreet, a Woodford 
countv farmer, and had issue: (i). Mattie, died unmarried; 
(2). William; (3). :Milton, a lawyer living in lUinois ; and (4)- 
Presley, a minister. 

The Larkix Davis Family. 
22. Larkin Davis, second son of Thomas and Susannah Davis, 
was bom Sept. 27, 1791, in what is now Jessamine county, and 
died Sept. 20, 1840, in Orange county, Indiana. He inherited 
the first home of the Davises in Kentucky, but soon after he was 
married sold it and removed to Indiana. Aug. 5, 1813, he was 
married to Griselda Scott, of Jessamine county, Ky. She was 
born Sept. 19, 1793, and died in 1873. Mrs. E. W. Mcintosh, of 
Xew Albanv, Ind.. a granddaughter, has quaint, old water color 
portraits of' Larkin and Griselda Scott Davis, painted in 1822. 
They had issue : 

47. Sophia, born Oct. 18. 1814. died 1900. 

48. Thomas, born Nov., 1816, died in 1861. 


49. Samuel, born June 18. 1S18. died Dec. 30, 1910. 

50. Sunah ]., born Aug., 1820, died in 1852. 

51. Fletcher, born Dec. 6, 1823, died Sept. 8, 1873. 

52. Sarah, born June 13, 1825, died 1901. 

53. Mary, bom Sept. 9, 1827. living in 191 1. 

54. Martha, born Oct.. 1831, died in 1902. 

55. Malinda, born Xov.. 1835, Hving at Denver. Colo. 

47. Sophia Davis, married on Oct. 18, 1832, William Craig, 
a builder and contractor, and had six children. Two of her ?ons 
were in the war; Isaac as captain of the 50th Indiana \'olunteers, 
U. S. A., and Armstrong Craig, who was taken prisoner and died 
in Andersonville prison. 

48. Thomas D.wls, married Nov., 1839, Sarah Brown, and had 
issue four children. 

49. Samuel Allen D.wis, married in 1845, Li-'Crctia Anne 
Pinnick, whose father was an officer in the ^vlexican War. Tliey 
were the parents of fourteen children. The notice of Samuel A. 
Dav's in the paper at the time of his death is as follows: '"Cncle 
Samuel Allen Davis, who has been an invalid for a long while, 
departed this life Friday, Dec. 30 (1910), aged 92 years, 6 months 
and twelve days. He was born in Jessamine county, Ky., June 
18, 1818. At the age of four years he, with his parents, came to 
Orange county (Indiana), being one of our first settlers, where he 
has resided ever since with the exception of a few years spent in 
Missouri and Illinois in the seventies. In 1845 ^^ ^^'^^ united in 
marriage to Lucretia Anne Pinnick, daughter of Colonel Pinnick, 
and to this union were born fourteen children, eiglit sons and six 
daughters. After the war the family scattered. One of the older 
boys, Theodore, left home and was heard of but once or twice 
indirectly afterward. Only three of the children reside in Orange 
county. Samuel, Jr., Ix>uis B., who resides on the old homestead, 
and Mrs. Mary ]Moore, of Red Quarry. Mariah lives in Illinois, 
and Odison in Kansas. The rest are dead. ^Irs. Davis preceded 
her husband to the grave several years ago, and his body was 
laid to rest by her side la<?t Saturday at one o'clock, in the old 
Baptist graveyard." 


50. SuN'AH J. Davis, married in 1839, Bazel Payne, and re- 
moved to Texas. They had four children. One son, Davis Payne, 
was killed in the Confederate army. 

51. Fletcher Davis, married in Feb., 1848, Mary Pinnick, and 
had two children: (i). Rev. J. P. Davis, a minister of the 
Christian church at French Lick Springs, Ind. (2). Emma, 
married a Mr. Underwood, and lives at Yazoo, ^Miss. 

52. Sar-IH Davis, married in 18-14, John Brown, an Orange 
county They had issue eleven children. One son, J. P. 
Brown, was once a Commissioner of Orange county ; and another 
son, T. L. Brown, was sheriff of the county, and still another, 
\Vm. Brown, was treasurer of Lawrence county, Ind. 

53. ^Lary Davis, married July 18, 1849, Jo'"'" Cobb, an Orange 
county farmer, and had eight children. 

54. ^L\RTHA Davis, married James Pinnick and had issue five 

55. Malinda Davis, married D. D. McElvey, of Denver, Colo. 
No issue. 

25. Williamson Davis, born April 7, 1798, married March 27, 
1825, Xancy Tillery, and died some four or five years later, leav- 
ing two- children. 

D.wis Family — Jelf Branch " 

27 Susannah Davis, born Aug. 13, i8or, died Nov. 27, i86r, 
was married Oct. 7, 1819, to James Jelf, a Woodford county 
farmer. She was the first of Thomas Davis' daughters to be 
married at home, Betty and Polly both having eloped. James 
Jelf about the time of his marriage purchased a fine farm on 
the Kentucky River in Woodford county, but neglected to see 
that he had a clear title to it, and soon was involved in an ex- 
pensive law suit with another claimant, and finally lost it alto- 
gether. Having thus lost everything he had. and with a grow- 
ing family, he and his wife found the next few years extremely 


hard. Finally in 1S30 he purchased a small farm of a hundred 
acres on Clear Creek near the homes of his brothers-in-law, Field- 
ing Davis, and Beverley Allen, which is still owned by his de- 
scendants. Here he built a two-story hewn log house of five 
rooms and a two-room detached kitchen connected to the main 
house by an open passway, whose sides could be opened in the 
summer and closed in the winter. The chimneys were of iiewn 
stone and each of the large rooms had a great open fireplace. A 
grove of locust and cedar trees and a pretty, old-fashioned garden 
adorned the outside. 

Like the Davises, James Jelf and his wife were members of 
the Episcopal church, but joined the Methodists soon after that 
denomination appeared in Kentucky. In 1835 they gave the 
ground and a good part of the money used in building ]vlt. Edwin 
Chapel, a limestone church building still used by the Southern 
Methodists. James Jelf had a fine old English Prayer Book with 
many illustrations and possibly family records that belonged to 
his parents and probably grandparents, which after his death 
was given by his children to a Mrs. White, of Gloucester, who 
gave it to a Rev. ]Mr. \'enerable, an Episcopal minister. But 
further than this I have not been able to trace it. 

Jelf Excursus. 

James Jelf, born Jan. 28, 1794, died in 1867, was the third son of Isaac 
and Anna Crigler Jelf, who had emigrated from Culpeper County, Va., to 
Lincoln Co., Ky., where they purchased a farm near Danville. In January, 
1796 following their settlement, Isaac Jelf died of Pneumonia. He was 
the son of Elias Jelf, or Chelf, as it was originally written, and was born 
Dec. 25, 1765. His wife, Anna Crigler, born Dec. 16, 1768, died in 1S54, 
was the youngest daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Aylor Crigler of 
Madison County, Va. Nicholas Crigler was one of the Germans brought 
to Virginia by Gov. Spotswood about 1720. He lived on Robinson's River 
in Madison County, where he was granted two tracts of land containing 
340 acres and owned other land by purchase. Isaac and Anna Crigler Jelf 
had issue: Joel, born Sept. 8, 1787, died in 1876 at Carterburg, Ind. ; 
Thomas, born Dec. 21, 1789, removed to Indiana about 1835; Mary died 
unmarried at advanced age. She was born Dec. 21, 1791. fumes, born 
Jan. 28, 1794; and Laac, born May 5, 1796, died Sept. 4, 1877, in Woodford 


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1. James Fielding Jei.f— in i855-'56. 

2. FrxETTA Jelf.— ^IR.s. Thus. Kikbv. and Sox Giles — in 1862- 

3. Makv Elizabeth Jelf— Mrs. Jos. Lvo.vs and Dalghieks, Josephine, 

AND Joe .Makv— in iSCo-'bi 
4- Thomas Jelf — altout 1859. 


James and Susannah Davis Jelf are buried with other mem- 
bers of their famihes in the family graveyard on the old farm on 
Clear Creek. They had issue: 

56. Finetta, born Oct. 23. 1830. died in 1SS4 in Orange county, 

57. Mary Elizabeth, born July 13, 1820, died ]May 16, 1S90, in 

58. Patsy, born Dec. 21. 1824, died in June, 1S95, in Ken- 

59. Susannah, born Oct. 23, 1826, died in Aug., 1891, in Ken- 

60. Allen, born Dec. 7, 1828. died Aug. 6, 1834. 

61. Thomas, born Feb. 26. 183 1, died Jan. 10. 1910, at the 
old home place. 

62. Sallie Stevens, born Dec. 16, 1833, living in 191 1, un- 

63. James Fielding, born July 9, 1836, died March 21, 1861. 

64. Benjamin Wilson, born Sept. 10, 1838, living in 191 1. 

65. Eliza Jane, born ^May 13. 1841, died Dec. 5, 1855. 

66. Judith Fletcher, born Aug. 17, 1842, died Oct. 5, 1842. 

67. Clemency Harpe. born Sept. 12. 1844, died in 1872. 

56. FiXETTA Jelf, while visiting her uncle, Larkin Davis, in 
Indiana, met and married a wealthy widower named 
Kirby, and had issue : Giles Kirby, now a farmer and stock- 
man in Kansas; Susannah, married a ^Ir. Ireland; Mary; and 
Anne Eliza, each of whom married a ^Ir. Johnson, Kansas 

57. M.\RY Elizadetii Jelf. married Aug. 21, 1847, Joseph 
Lyons (in old county records the name is generally spelled with- 
out the final '"s"), born in 1827, and died of consumption in 
^lay, 1854. He was a descendant of the Lyon, Curran and 
McAfee families, all early settlers of Mercer county, Ky. ; his 
grandmother's brother, Gen. Roliert Breckinridge McAfee, was 
a m.ember of the Kentuckv Senate for ei2:ht vears, of the lower 


house for eleven years, lieutenant governor of the State 1824- 
1828, United States minister to the United States of Columbia 
1833-1837, etc. 

jMv grandmother, as I remember her, v,-as a tall, slender woman 
with black hair and eyes, and a firm mouth and chin. She was 
always busy, and while at work talked very little — a saying of 
hers being, ''your hands and your tongue can never work at the 
same time without slighting the work of one or the other."' 
She was a woman of strong religious convictions, and much 
inherent refinement and beauty of character. Left a widow 
seven years after her marriage, with four small girls, and but 
little means, as neither her father or husband had had much 
of this world's goods, she performed the task of rearing and 
educating the two daughters, who survived childhood with credit 
and honor to herself and them. 

Of my grandfather, a lady in Woodford, who knew him well 
said : "Joseph Lyons was a good man, the flower of his family. 
Being even tempered, accomodating and a pleasant and inter- 
esting companion, he gained a host of friends wherever he went." 
Another friend said: "I have heard my father say that Joe 
Lyons was one of the finest men in the county and had friends 
all over it." 

Ancestry of Joseph Lyoxs. 

The Lyon family of Mercer County, Ky., has a traditional Virginia 
origin, but no records have been found that will connect the emigrants to 
Kentucky with any of the known Lyon families in the Old Dominion. 
However, the frequent use of the names Stephen. James, and Joseph, 
would seem to connect the Kentucky Lyons with the family of Col. James 
Lyon, who was a prominent man in Henry County before and during the 
Revolution, and who probably was the brother of Stephen Lyon, killed by 
Indians in 1754 on the Holston River. Col. James Lyon, born in March, 
1736, died Dec 29, 1817, in Stokes County, N. C. He lived for a number 
of years in Henry County. Va., where he was a Justice of the Peace in 
1777, Lieut. -Col. of Militia in 1780, etc. He had son Stephen, v/ho died in 
1820 in Granger County, Tenn. ; a son Humberson. who died in 1793 in 
Virginia ; and a younger son, James, who died in 1849 in Stokes County, 
N. C. Another '^on was probably the ancestor of the Lyons family that 
continued in Henry County. A Captain HumberaOn Lyon and a Lieut. \Vm. 


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James Hexueksux Miller. Eso-, < i874.)- 
Mks. James Hexdeksox .Miller, n-je Fihetta Anne Lyon>. 1^74. » niir.aturc 
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Lyon were in the troops at King's Mountain, from Washington County. 
They may have been sons of the Stephen Lyon killed on Holston in 1754. 

The frequent use of the name Stephen by the Kentucky Lyon families 
would indicate a connection with those of Southwest Virginia. 

Joseph Lyon, the earliest known ancestor of the Kentucky family was 
settled on Lyon's Run, in what is now Mercer County, as early as 1775, 
when he was one of eighty-four men, inhabitants "of that part of North 
America, now denominated Transylvania." to sign a petition to the Vir- 
ginia Legislature energetically protesting against the unreasonable demands 
of Richard Henderson and his partners, and begging to be taken under 
the protection of the government of Virginia. In the spring of 1785 he, 
with other heads of families, settled on and near Salt River, Mercer 
County, assembled for the purpose of building a house for church and 
school purposes. A log house eighteen by twenty feet was erected and 
named "New Providence" in memory of that awful day in August, 1773, 
when the McAfee Company on their road back to Virginia from Kentucky, 
being without food and water for several days, had almost given up in 
despair on Big Black Mountain, when seemingly as an act of Providence, 
Robert McAfee killed a big buck standing near a spring of water. 

There was also in Mercer County, prior to 1795, an Ezekial Lyon with 
several sons nearly or quite grown at that time. His will, probated in 
1839, names sons Stephen, John. David, and William, and daughters Polly 
Cochran, Sally Renear, Elizabeth Cochran, and Susan McGee, also a 
number of grandchildren. Eekial Lyons was probably a brother of Joseph 

Sept. 26, 1803, Joseph Lyon and Jane, his wife, conveyed to Ezekial 
Lyon 80 acres on Lyon's Run ; July 24, 1803. Jos. Lyon purchased 250 acres 
on McAfee's Run; July 22. 1810, he had a deed for 150 acres on Lycn's 
Run. He evidently owned land on Lyon's Run prior to 1803, but I have 
found no deed for it to him. Sept. 24, 1824, he gave his son Robert 75 
acres on Lyon's Run. He died prior to 1833, as in that year John Lyon 
gave his brotHer Robert a quit claim deed to his father, Jos- Lyon's estate. 
Oct. 4, 1842. Jos- Lyon's heirs (Nancy Kennedy, Stephen. George, John 
and Robert Lyon) by Commissioner made partition deeds to John and 
Robert for land on Lyon's Run. Jan. 3, 1827, Stephen Lyon sold to brother 
George Lyon 150 acres on Dry Run of Salt River. Deed signed by his 
wife Anne, who was a daughter of James and Sarah McAfee Curran. 
Her father having come with several other gentlemen from Maryland at 
sn early date, and tradition says they were all m.arried on the same day to 
young women already settled in Mercer County. Sarah Mc.A.fee Curran 
was the second child of Robert and Anne McCoun McAfee, born about 
1770- Robert McAfee, born July 10, 1745. in Virginia, died in a hospital 
in New Orleans, May 10, 1795, as the result of a blow on the head with an 


ax in the hands of a man who was attempting to rob him. He was the 
sixth child of James McAfee, Sr., and his wife Jane McMichael. and the 
most daring and adventurous of the famous McAfee brothers-, w^s a 
soldier in the Battle of Point Pleasant: a member of the McAfee Com- 
pany that explored Kentucky in 1773. ^nd author of one of the Journals 
kept upon that expedition; and was Sergcant-at-Arms of Col. Richard 
Henderson's famous May Convention held at Boonesborough in I775- H-.s 
son. Robert Breckinridge McAfee, probably the most distinguished mem- 
ber of this family, was an officer of Col. Johnson's (Ky.) Regiment in the 
Battle of the Thames in 1S15. later general of the Kentucky militia; a 
member of the Kentucky Legislature (both Houses) for twenty years; 
Lieut.-Gov. of the State in i824-'28: U. S. Minister to the U. S. of Colum- 
bia, i833-'37; President of the Board of Visitors to West Point in 1842; 
author of some well-known MSS. on the early history of Kentucky; mem- 
ber of the Royal Antiquarian Society of Denmark, etc. 

James McAfee, Sr., father of Robert, and grandfather of Sarah Mc- 
Afee Curran, was born in County Armagah. Ulster. Ireland, in the old 
stone hou.~e erected in 1672 on the farm of his grandfather, John McAfee 
(this house was still standing in 1846). He was the son of John McAfee. 
Jr., and his wife Mary Rogers. He married Jane McMichael in I735, came 
to America in 1739, and died in Botetourt County, Va., in 1785- John 
McAfee. Jr., born in 1673, died in 1738. was a soldier under King William 
in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. as was his father, John. Sr., who was 
born in Scotland about 1645, married Ellen Montgomery about 1670, and 
removed to Ulster in 1672. For an extended account of this family see 
the "Woods-McAfee Memorial," by Rev. N. M. Woods. 

Joseph and Jane Lyon had issue : John, Robert, George— father of Capt. 
Wm. Lyons. U. S. A., and quite a wealthy man; Nancy married a Mr. 
Kennedy, and Steplwu. who about 1819 married Anne Carter, daughter of 
James and Sarah McAfee Curran. They had issue: James Lyons, who mar- 
ried Patsy Jelf; Thomas Jefferson: Jennie died unmarried: and Joseph 
Lyons, born in 1827, married Mar>- Elizabeth Jelf in 1847 and died in 1854. 
Anne Curran Lyon died before the Civil War, and Stephen Lyon died 
in 1867 at an advanced age. The death of most of this family years ago 
has made it practically impossible to get any positive data about them, and 
what is given is from the recollections of my mother after an absence. 
except for brief visits, from her old home for about thirty-five years. 

Allen Lyons, a son of James and Patsy Jelf Lyon, was said to be in pos- 
session of the old Lyon Bible, but claimed that the records were too much 
faded to be deciphered. Since his death several years ago, the Bible has 
not been located. 


Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Jelf Lyons had issue four 
daughters : 

(i). Paralee Lyons, born July 12, 1849. 

(2). FiNETTA AxxE Lyons, bom Feb. 26, 1851. My mother. 

(3). Josephine Lyons, born Jan. 24, 1853, died Sept. 16, 1863. 

(4). Joseph Mary Lyons, born Oct. 8, 1854, died Sept. 20, 

(i). Par^^lee Lyons, married in 187 1 Thomas Gillispie, of 
Woodford county, and had issue four children: Nettie May, 
Richard, Ernest and John — all in clerical positions in Lexmg- 
ton, Ky. John served as a private in a Kentucky regiment in 
the Spanish-American War. 

(2). FrxETTA AxxE Lyoxs, was educated at the Woodford 
schools and two years at Millersburg Female College, Kentucky, 
in 1866-1867. After leaving school she taught in several private 
families in Kentucky and West Virginia, until Sept. 29, 1874, 
when she married at Versailles. Ky., James Henderson ^liller, 
of "Beech Hill," Mason county, West Virginia. 

It has been said of her: '"She is a woman of fine personality, 
quiet in manner, educated, refined, who easily wins and keeps 
friends among every class with whom she comes in contact. She 
always sees the good in people, and even her most intimate 
friends never hear her speak unkindly of any one. During the 
thirty years she was mistress of "Beech Hill" she always met her 
friends, and the 'strangers within her gates,' with that dignified 
cordiality and beautiful hospitality typical of the Southern woman 
of the old school." 

Henderson ^^liller, l)orn June 6, 1829, in Mason county, Va., 
died at "Beech Hill," which had been his home for nearly fifty 
years, Feb. 19, 1898, of apoplexy. It has been said of him: 
"He was a man of very fine principles and a high sense of honor; 
he had good business judgment, but believing other men to be 
of the same high standard, he often suffered by his confidence. 
Being fond of the society of his friends and neighbors, especially 
young people, he kept open hou^e the year round at Beech Hill 


to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Like hi? father 
he was a Mason for about forty years ; and an active member 
in the Southern Methodist church. In 1S5S he gave about three 
acres of a grove of original forest trees and half of the money 
needed to erect a church, since known as "Beech Hill.' In an 
unostentious way he did a great deal of charity among the poor 
folks in the hill country back of his home." He was educated 
by private teachers, had two years at Gallia Academy, and two 
years at ^^larshall College, Cabell county. Va., in 1845-1846. 
Here he had for roommate, Albert Gallatin Jenkins, later a 
brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and in 185 1 grooms- 
man at the marriage of Henderson Miller and Harriet Craig, 
daughter of James Kennerley Craig. She was a great grand- 
daughter of Rev. John Craig, father of Presbyterianism in the 
Valley of \'irginia ; great granddaughter of John ^ladison, first 
clerk of Augusta county, and father of Bishop Madison, the first 
American bishop in the Episcopal church ; granddaughter of 
Captain William Arbuckle, a noted Indian fighter ; and other 
well known colonial Virginians. Mrs. Miller died in 1872 leaving 
six children. 

Miller Excursus. 

James Henderson Miller was the only son of John Miller of "Locust 
Hill,'" Mason County, by his second wife, Sarah Henderson. John Miller. 
born May 19, 1781, at Woodstock, Va-, died March 6, 1846, at "Locust 
Hill," Mason County, 3rd son of Christian and Catharine Wisemann Mil- 
ler left Woodstock in 1796 to "go west" to the Great Kanawha Valley in 
starch of his fortune. As his father's parting gift he received i40 in gold 
and the advice to go security for no man. After a short time at Fort 
Clendenin, he settled in the French town of Gallipolis as a hatter, where 
he learned to speak and read French, as there were but two English speak- 
ing men in town. In 1810 he returned to the Virginia side of the Ohio 
River, bought a large farm and built the second brick house in Mason 
County, now known as "Elwell," the homeplace of the late Judge C. P. T. 
Moore. A few years later he purchased from the heirs of General Wash- 
ington about nine hundred acres in the Kanawha Valley, comprised in the 
"Locust Hill" and "Beech Hill," farms — the former and part of the latter 
are still owned by his descendants. He also owned a thousand-acre farm 
in Tea; Valley, and about twenty-five servants. He married in Jan., i£o6. 

Seri.eant Christian Miller, of The Revolution. 

(£744- 1 836) 

Woodstock, \'irginia 



[ Sophia, daughter of Maj. Wilham and Margaret Handley Clendenin. The 

t Clendenins and Handleys are prominent in the military and poHtical life 

^ of the pioneer settlements of Virginia. She died April 17, 1823, leaving 

seven children, and he speedily consoled himself with another wife in the 
person of Sallie Henderson, Oct. 23, 1823. 

Christian Miller, born in 1744. in Germany, died at Woodstock, Va., 
April I, 1836. and was said by a newspaper of that date to be the last Rev- 
olutionary War soldier in Shenandoah County. In 1771 he married Catha- 
rine Wisemann, born in 1746, in Germany, died at Woodstock, in May. 
1837. From August. 17S0, till May. 1781, he served as a sergeant under 
Capt. Jacob Rinker in the Revolution — see U. S. Pension records. His 
greatgrandson, Thomas W. Miller, a Roanoke attorney, owns a fine por- 
trait of Christian Miller, said to have been painted by Sully. He was the 
3rd son of Jacob Mueller, born in Germany about 1698, died at Woodstock. 
Va., in May, 1766, and his wife Barbara. They landed on the Delaware 
I F.t Newcastle, Sept. 15, 1749, and two years later settled in the Shenandoah 

Valley, where he purchased from Lord Fairfax and others i,950 acres of 
land, twelve hundred of which, according to Hening. he laid out into lots 
and streets and founded the town of Woodstock, incorporated in 1761- 
His inventory- amounted to £527. 35. id., and mentions two servants and 
"to all the Books English & Dutch, £2. 55." See IVest Virginia Historical 
Magazine, for April, 1902. 

Henderson' Excursus. 

Sallie Henderson Miller, born Jan. 6, 1797, died Jan. 26, 1872, was the 
3rd daughter of Col. John and Elizabeth Stodghill Henderson, who settled 
in 1797 on a tract of 1,400 acres of land at the mouth of the Great Kanawha 
opposite Pt. Pleasant, granted his father, John Henderson, Sr., by Gov. 
John Henderson, Jr., born in Botetourt, Aug. 30, 1768, died in Mason, 
Aug. 19, 1824, 2nd son of 'Capt. John and Anne Givens Henderson, is said 
to have to have been a student at the old Liberty Hall Academy, now 
Washington and Lee University. His parents moved to that part of Green- 
brier now in Monroe County, about 1775, where John. Jr., was a lieutenant 
in the Greenbrier Militia in 1795; Commissioner of the County Revenue in 
i796-'97. After settling on Kanawha he was a justice of the first court of 
Mason County in 1804; represented the county in the Virginia Assembly In 
1809, '10, '13, '14, '17, '18, '19, '20. '22, and '24; Comm.issioner of Revenues, 
1814; High Sheriff, i8i5-'i6; colonel of io6th Regt. Va- Militia as shown 
by original orders in i8i2-'i4. His correspondence with public men of his 
day show that he was highly regarded by them. He was described as "A 
quiet courteous old gentleman, given to much reading and thinking, and 
shrinking from publicity though he spent many years in the public ^er- 



vice." A tax receipt in 1S15 shows that he owned 550 acres of land and 
12 servants. In 179:? he married Eliabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Harvey Stodghiil of Greenbrier, born Aug. 3. 1776, died Feb. 20, 1846. 
Two of her sisters married Hugh Caperton and John Arbuckle of promi- 
nent Greenbrier families. Col. John and Elizabeth Henderson had issue: 
Jane, married Charles Hoy; Sarah, married John Miller, after refusing 
four other elegible men ; Rhoda, married Henry Hannan ; Angelina mar- 
ried \Vm. A. MacMulIen ; Elizabeth married Rev. David Quinn Guthrie ; 
Nancy married Thomas J. Bronaugh — see elsewhere in this work: Emily 
married Dr. Joseph Cadwallader Shallcross of Philadelphia; James Madi- 
son Henderson, only son, died unmarried. 

John Henderson, Sr.. born in 1740, died March 24. 1787 in Greenbrier, 
married in 1765 Anne Givens, sister of Eliabeth Givens, wife of General 
Andrew Lewis of Pt. Pleasant fame (tradition in both families). At this 
time John Henderson lived in Botetourt, and in 1774 served under his 
brother-in-law as a lieutenant in the company of Capt. John Lewi?, at the 
battle of Point Pleasant, Oct. 10, 1774 (see Thwait's "History of Dunmore's 
War"). About this time he settled in Greenbrier County, and was a cap- 
tain in the militia in 1776 when he enlisted for three years' service in ihe 
Revolution under General Daniel Morgan; and served until April, 1779. 
as Corporal — see records of the Revolution at Washington. In Nov., 1780, 
he was a justice of the Greenbrier court. He left 2,100 acres of land and 
£536 of personal property, including four negroes, to wife and following 
children: Samuel, married Sallie, daughter of Col- Andrew Donnally: John 
married Elizabeth Stodghiil ; Margaret married \Vm. Vawter of a fine old 
Essex County family; James married Elizabeth Maddy ; Jean married Wm.. 
Kirkpatrick; William. 

Captain John Henderson, Sr., was the 2nd son of Lieut. James Hender- 
son, born Jan. 17, 1708. died in 1784 in Augusta County, Va., and his wife, 
Martha Hamilton (married June 23, 1738), daughter of Audiey Harrison 
Hamilton, "gent.," and his wife Eleanor Adams. James Henderson came 
to Virginia, circa, 1740, and served as a lieutenant in the French and 
Indian War — see Hening, Vol. VII. He was the 2nd son of William Hen- 
derson, Gent-, born April 30, 1676, died Aug. i, 1757, son of John Hender- 
son, Gent., of Fifeshire, Scotland. Wm. Henderson married Feb. 5, 1705, 
Margaret Bruce, born March 1, 1680, died Dec. 15, 1759. See West Vir- 
ginia Historical Magazine for April, 1905, and "Ancestry and Descendants 
of Lieutenant John Henderson. 

The order for Sallie Henderson's wedding outfit, which was carried on 
horseback over the mountains from Richmond calls for a white satin dress, 
seven India lawn and book muslin dresses, five silk dresses, and four crepe 
dresses, with the various accessories to complete the toilets. John and 
Sallie Henderson Miller had issue: Elizabeth, married Rev. John \'an Pelt: 

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^'^ Jo-Eui L\(j\ M'LihK (IK., r ini I H ill pti n ) 

1 ti-ANL) Fielding Miller and Henderson Hampton Miller (at age of J ycar>,). 

J"HN Hamiton Miller (at age of 4 ytari.j 

'"• J<J-~EiH LvoN Miller. 



I Nancy, married Rev. Stephen K. Vaught ; Anne Eliza, married Capt. Robert 

I Buffiington ; Mary Caroline, married A. P. Chapman ; Roda James, married 

I Capt- Edmund Pendleton Chancellor; Emily, married Hunter B. Jenkins; 

I and James Henderson Miller, only son. 

i James Henderson and Finetta Anne Lyons ]\Iiller had issue 

two sons: Joseph Lyons Miller, ^L D., born Oct. 10, 1875; 
I Stephen Kisling Miller, born ]March 9. 1880. 
f It is hoped that it w^ not be thought out of place for the 

i author of this work to state a few facts concerning himself. I 
was born at "Beech Hill." Alason county, ten miles up the Kan- 
awha from Point Pleasant, where my great, great grandfather, 
John Henderson, fought the Indians exactly one hundred and 
one years previously; and reared in a neighborhood, whose ideals 
and customs had been handed down from an old \'irginia 
ancestry. In 1892 entered ^^lorris Harvey College. Cabell county, 
and continued there two years ; in 1895 won a two years scholar- 
ship by competitive examination at the University of Xasville; 
and in Oct., 1897, entered the L'niversity College of ]vledicine 
at Richmond, \'a., then under the presidency of the famous 
surgeon, Dr. Hunter McGuire, from which I wsls graduated 
April 26, 1900. With the exception of eighteen months spent 
in private practice at Ashland, Ky., I have been first assistant 
physician and surgeon to the employees of the Davis Coal and 
Coke Co., at Thomas, West Va., ever since. In 1906 became 
one of .the surgeons of the Western ]\Iaryland R. R. ; and hold 
the position of examiner of several of the great life insurance 
companies. Member of several medical societies and several 
historical societies — The \'irginia Historical Society, The West 
Virginia Historical Society, The Filson Club, Louisville Ky., etc. 
I am a Phi Chi, Mason, Democrat and Southern Methodist. As 
a recreation and relaxation from my medical work, I indulge 
in a '"hobby" of the local history and genealogy of the Virginias 
and Kentucky; but hold that no man of breeding will bore his 
friends by "riding his hobby' publically, except among kindred 
spirits, or upon rare occasions in self-defense. 

June 3, 1902, I v/as married at Ashland, Ky., to Pamelia Dorcas 
Hampton, only daughter of Rev. John Waring, and Louise 



Virginia (Ireland) Hampton. She was educated at the Texas 
Polytech|}|c College and Randolph Macon Woman's College, at 
Lynchburg. She has a great deal of talent for music and has had 
especial training in piano and voice culture. Is an excellent 
conversationalist, witty and quick at repartee. We have three 
sons: Henderson Hampton, and Ireland Fielding (twins), in 
1903: and John Hampton in 1906. 

H.\MPTOX Excursus. 

John Waring Hampton, born May 16, 1S42, died Jan. ig, 1912, son of 
William and Sarah Buchanan Hampton of "Hampton." Boyd Co., Ky.. was 
a student at Emory and Herry College, Va., at the beginning of the 
He left college and entered the Sth Va. Cavalry, C. S. A., served two years 
and was transferred to Gen. Wm. Jackson's Brigade of Horse Artillery 
for eighteen months; was in a number of important engagements, includ- 
ing Gettysburg; and while swabbing a gun at North Mountain Depot on 
the B. & O., July 3rd, 1863. was shot through the head, the bullet entering 
in front of one ear and emerging in a similar position on the other side. 
He was nursed back to life by Dr. and Mrs. Buckles of Berkeley County, 
and returned to his command. After the war he was graduated in March. 
1867, from the lav,- department of the University of Loui-ville, Ky.. and en- 
tered upon the practice of law in his home county as the partner of Judge 
William Crutcher Ireland. In 1884 he became a member of the Southern 
Methodist Church, and feeling a call to the ministry, gave up a large law 
practice and entered the active ministry in 1885- From this time until 1902 
he filled many of the best appointments in Texas and West Virginia, such 
as Fort Worth, Charleston, Huntington, Ashland. Ky. In 1902, to 
the health of Mrs. Hampton, he retired from active work, returned to the 
old home at .\shland, and resumed that part of his law practice which had 
to do with the settling of estates, etc., and the conducting of the Boyd 
County Abstract Office, which he owned. July 4, 1871. he married Louise 
Virginia Ireland, born May 4, 1849, died April 7. 191 1, at Ashland, eldest 
daughter of Judge Wm. C. and Pamelia D- Robb Ireland. She was gradu- 
ated from Rose Ridge Seminary in 1869, and in the words of a friend of a 
lifetime — Judge John F. Hager : '"She was a woman of rare accomplish- 
ments, whose entire life was embellished by the refinements and graces of 
a sweet and abiding religious faith. From early girlhood to her last vital 
breath, her life was characterized by simple faith and the good works of a 
consecrated Christian- V\''ith culture and accomplishments of the highest 
order, and with a modesty born of a nature exquisitely sensitive, ?lie im- 
pressed all with her gentleness of spirit and the simplicity of abiding faith 
in her Lord and in love oi iier kind. She passed from death to lite eternal 


from the old home of her honored father and mother in which she spent 
a happy girlhood, and from whence she passed a lovely bride." Mrs. 
Hampton organized the f^rst Foreign Missionary Society in the Western 
Virginia Conference of the M. E. Church, South, and was an active worker 
in all departments of her church. 

"Rev. John W. Hampton was a man of extraordinary talent, having 
been far above the medium both in the ministry and in the law as a prac- 
titioner, having been a law partner oi Judge W. C. Ireland when the firm 
was regarded as one of the strongest in Eastern Kentucky. His person- 
ality was that of the real, polished gentleman, and he was greatly esteemed 
by all who knew him, being ever recognized as a sincere and dignified 
man who was honored and implicitly trusted by all good people." 

"It can be truly said of him that he ministered unto men. There are 
many preachers. There are fewer ministers. In the truest and most 
abundant and beautiful meaning of the word. Rev. John W. Hampton 
was a minister. A man among men, ministenng unto the hungry and 
thirsty soul. Such he would have been regardless of craft or callmg. Had 
he remained a lawyer, as was his original mtention, his life would no 
doubt still have been a continual ministration to the people about him. 
It is doubtful if any personality has ever left upon this city or upon this 
county a more golden than did Rev. John \V. Hampton. His 
name is linked with some of the really epochal chapters of Ashland's hi.^- 
tory, but more than this his memory is a living presence in the heart; ot 
hundreds of her men and women. He thought in sympathy with the needs 
of the time. He knew more of men than he did of theolog>-, and cared 

" 'I like a church, I like a coul, 
I like a church, I like a soul,' 

said Emerson, and Rev. Mr. Hampton was truly a prophet of the soul. 
That is why he touched all men, regardless of their creed or lack of creed. 
His death is a source of griet throughout this section, but his life is 
cause for even greater gratitude. In his seventy years he not only warmed 
both hands before the fire of life, but he warmed the spirits of others as 
well, and the service he rendered his time will remain a force for good 
and happiness long after the churches he filled have crumbled." 

"All that was mortal of this good man was carried to .\shland*s beau- 
tiful City of the Dead as the sun was red'ning the west at the close of a 
beautiful winter day. and laid to rest beside his wife who preceded him 
to the Spirit Land, and since whose death he has never been quite the 



" 'Sunset and evening star. 

And one clear call for me! 
And may there be no moaning of the bar 
When I put out to sea,' 

"Only two children survive him, and both were with him when the 
final summons came, Mrs. Pamelia Miller of West Virginia, and Ireland 
Hampton of Fort Worth, Texas. The honorary ball bearers were: Capt. 
J. M. Furguson (under whom he fought in '61. Mr. Wartield Lee, Co). 
Douglas Putnum, Dr. J. M. IVIartin, Judge J. F. Hager (his former part- 
ner), and Judge G. C. Kinner ; active pall-bearers were Judge J. J. Mon- 
tague, Capt. Wm. Kouns. Judge P. K. Malin. Mr. Charles Russell, Mr. 
Harold Means, and Mr. M. W. Thomas." 

The above extracts are from lengthy notices in the daily papers of 
Ashland and Catletsburg, Ky. 

To return to the lineage of Mr. and 'Mrs. Hampton, which has been 
prominent in Eastern Kentucky since early pioneer days. Mrs. Hampton 
was the eldest daughter of Judge William Crutcher Ireland, born Nov. 
28, 1823, in Mason Co., Ky., died Feb. 21, 1894, at Ashland, Ky.. eldest 
son of Capt. Samuel D. Ireland and his wife Sarah, daughter of Matthew 
Crutcher of Mason County. Capt -Ireland, born Aug. i, 1798, in the old 
block house at Washington, Mason County, Ky., son of James Ireland a 
pioneer settler irt Mason County from Pennsylvania, Indian fighter under 
General Wilkinson, and nephew of Rev. James Ireland, an early Baptist 
minister in colonial Virginia, was an early steamboatman on the Ohio, 
owning and running the "Emigrant" in 1826, and in the next 
twenty years, the "New Emigrant," "Cuba," and "Hunter." In 1845 he 
returned to his farm near Maysville, in Lewis County, where he died in 
1861. Sarah Crutcher Ireland, born in 1800, was the daughter of ^Matthew 
C'utchcr, who came to Kentucky from the Rappahannock section of Vir- 
ginia. Judge Wm. C. Ireland rec'd an excellent education and was ad- 
nitted to the bar in Lewis County in 1848, and in 1852 removed to 
Greenup County, and soon had one of the largest law practices in five 
neighboring counties. In 1859 he was elected to the Kentucky Legisla- 
ture, serving until 1863, being a strong Union man, he was active in his 
opposition to both Secessionists and Abolitionists. i863-'65 he was chief 
'-lerk of the State Senate, and in 1874 the Democratic party, of which he 
was an active mem.ber, elected him judge of the i6th Kentucky Judicial 
District. July 4, 184S, he married Pamelia Docas Robb, born March 23. 
182S, died August i. 1905, daughter of Joseph Robb and his second wife 
Dorcas Fee, whose mother, a Miss Curran, is said to have been a fir5t 
cousin and sweetheart of the great Irish Orator. Philpot Curran. their 
marriage having been opposed by her father on account of relationship, he 

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Willi \M Hampton. (1808-18K7), 

Boyd County. Kentucky. 
Mrs. \Villl\m Hamptox, (i8o7-i<S74). 

nee Sarah [juchanan. 
Hampton- Hol-sk, i8;,o. Boyd County, Kentucky. 


removed to Philadelphia, where his daughter married James Fee. Joseph 
Robb, was of Virgina parentage, and for forty-seven years was the clerk 
of Lewis County. 

William Hampton (father of Rev. John Waring Hampton), born in 
1808 in Cabell County, Va., died July 25, icSSj, at Catletsburg. Ky.. third 
son of William and Malinda Shortridge Hampton, was a large land owner 
in Kentucky and his old-time brick house, yet standing on the banks of the 
Big Sandy near Catletsburg, was built on a big scale, as, for exam.ple. the 
dining room is thirty feet long by twenty wide. August 31. 1828, he mar- 
ried Sarah Buchanan, daughter of William and Elizabeth Caldwell Buch- 
anan of Lawrence Co., Ky. Wm. Buchanan, born in Lancaster Co.. Pa- 
is said to have been closely related to President Buchanan: in early life 
he removed to Woodford Co.. Ky., a few years later to Montgomery Co.. 
and finally to a large farm on the Big Sandy in Lawrence County, where 
he died at the age of ninety. Sarah B. Hampton, born Nov. 6, 1S07, died 
April 20, 1874. Original portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Hampton are owned 
by their granddaughter, Mrs. J. L. Miller. They had issue: George Short- 
ridge, Wm. Oliver, Joseph N.. Charles H.. John JVariiig, Wade, and 
Frances. William Hampton, Sr., born in Prince William County in 1779, 
died on his farm in Cabell Co., \''a.. in Nov-, 1819, elddst son of [Dr. 
Henry and Elizabeth Pluncket Hampton, married Malinda Shortridge in 
the winter of 1803, and had issue : Wade, George Shortridge, William. 
Dr. Henry. Levi, Eliza, Eli, and Louisa. Malinda Hampton was the 
daughter of Col. George Shortridge, who married Margaret Muir in 1778 
in Fairfax County, Virginia, and removed to Harrodsburg, Ky., the next 
year. In 1802 they removed to a farm on the Kentucky side of Big Sandy 
opposite that of their future son-in-law, Wm. Hampton, Jr. They were 
the parents of Judge Eli Shortridge, a prominent jurist in Alabama in 
early and ancestors of Gov. John Shortridge of North Dakota- 
Col. George Shortridge (colonel of militia), son of John Shortridge of 
Fairfax Co.. Va.. is said to have served in the Revolution and later against 
the Indians in Kentucky. His wife was the daughter of John and Karon- 
happuch Muir of Fairfax, and had brothers, James, John. George, and 
Robert, and sister Elizabeth. 

Dr. Henry Ham.pton (father of Wm. Hampton, Sr., of Cabell), born 
at "Buckland," Prince William County, Va-, in 1750, died in July, 1834, 
in the summer house in the garden of his son. Dr. Anthony Hampton, on 
the Virginia side of the Big Sandy, was the second son of Henry Hamp- 
ton, Sr., of "Buckland." Dr. Henry Hampton was a surgeon or surgeon's 
mate in the Revolution from Virginia (positive tradition among a!i de- 
scendants), and a few years ago Judge Wm. J. Hampton. Ashland, Ky., 
saw Dr. Henry's original discharge from the army among his father's 
papers, which has since disappeared — probably destroyed with what was 


thought to be worthless papers. The official records of the Revolution at 
Richmond and Washington contain no record of service of Dr. Henry 
Hampton, but do of a Cary Henry Hampton, who was a surgeon's mate 
from Virginia. None of the records in Virginia of the Hamptons show 
any Cary H. Hampton. Traditions in the different branches of the family 
say that Dr. Henry's mother was a Miss Preston or a Miss Cary, but no 
proof of either, except the use of the name Preston, by descendants. After 
the Revolution Dr. Hampton practiced medicine in Prince William and 
Fauquier until iSoo, when he removed to Cabell County, where he ov.ned 
a great deal of land inherited from his father. He married Elizabeth 
Plunkett in i/'J-'/S. and had issue: ]Villiain, Dr. Anthony, Henry, Jr._, 
Richard Wade, and Ellen. 

Henry Hampton. Sr., of •'•Buckland," Prince Vv'illiam County, born 
circa, 1720, died in March, 177S, was the third son of John and }*Iargaret 
Wade Hampton of Fairfax County, and brother of Anthony Hampton, 
who married Elizabeth Preston and removed to South Carolina, where 
they were killed by the Indians in 1774; they were the parents of the dis- 
tinguished Col. Wade Hampton, :\rai. Henry Hampton, Col. Richard 
Hampton, Capt. Edward Hampton, and Preston Hampton, officers in the 
Revolution from South Carolina. Henry Hampton of "Buckland" was 
married twice, but we have only tradition for the name of the first wife, 
who was the mother of his children— that she was either a Miss Preston 
(her grandson. Dr. Anthony Hampton of Cabell, named his eldest son 
Preston) or a Miss Car>-; the second wife was Mrs. Eleanor Garner, 
widow of John Garner of Fauquier. He left about 1.500 acres of land in 
Prince William, and 800 in Cabell County on the Ohio, and £3.576 of per- 
sonal property, including seventeen negroes, to his sons, William of "Rock 
Hill." Fauquier, Dr. Henry, and daughters Mrs. George Newman Brown. 
and Mrs. Thomas Brewer. 

John Hampton, Sr., of Truro Parish, Fairfax County, son of a John 
Hampton of King William County, born about 1690, died about Jan!:ary, 
1748 (his will, probated March 31, 1748), married about 1710-11 Margaret 
Wade, born May i, 1694, died in May, 1773, daughter of James V.'ade of 
New Kent, and sister of Anthony, Henry, James, Mary and Sarah Wa.Je. 
It was from this marriage that the names of Anthony, Henry, and Wade 
entered the Hampton family of Virginia. Kentucky, and South Carolina. 
Owing to the destruction of the records of the counties in Virginia, where 
the Hamptons were originally settled, the line can not be traced iinbf-.ken 
further back; but from the few fragments of data obtainable, it is thought 
that, John Hampton of King William was a son of Rev. Thomas Hamp- 
ton, Jr., of James City County, and grandson of Rev. Thomas Hampton. 
Sr., who was graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Tan. 30. 
1627, and was the minister at Jamestown in 1629, and died in York County 



in 1648. For extensive history of the Hampton family see the Times- 
Dis patch for November 26th, Dec. 3rd, and Dec- loth, 191 1. 

Stephen Kislixg Miller, youngest son of Henderson and 
Finetta Anne Lyons Miller, was born at Beech Hill. Mason 
county, [March 9, 1880, and educated in the neighboring schools. 
He inherited the homeplace at ""Beech Hill" and continued there 
until 1903, when he became an agent of die International Har- 
vester Company in its southern Ohio territory. He has a great 
natural talent for mechanics and all his life made especial study 
of machinery. He was soon promoted to the place of manager of 
their southern Ohio branch: and in Feb., 1906, received an in- 
crease in salary and a handsome gold watch and a purse ciin- 
taining a hundred and fifty dollars in gold as an appreciation of 
his work. About a year later he became the general manager 
of the American Seeding [Machine Co. in Mrginia. and after a 
year in this State they placed him in charge of a third of their 
territory in Michigan, and in 191 1 gave him charge of their 
business in the entire State. He is an indefatigable worker, and 
has a personality that makes him a host of firm friends where- 
ever he goes. Jan. 4, 1904, he was married at Parkersburg, 
W. Va., to Fay Curtis, the accomplished daughter of [Mr. and 
Mrs. Preston Gilmore Curtis. Mr. Curtis is connected with a 
large railroad construction company, which has built some of the 
largest railroad bridges and tunnels in this country. For several 
years has been living at Lynchburg, \'a. 

Stephen K. and F^ay C. Miller have issue: Hugh Curtis, 
born July 5, 1907; Nancy Catharine, born June 15, 1910, and 
Jean Anne Preston, born [March 4, 1912. 

Curtis Excursus. 

Nancy Fay Curtis, born at Little Hocking, Ohio .Feb. 6, 1883, is the 
daughter of Preston Gilmore Curtis, born Jan. 24, 1857, and his wife Nan- 
nie Viola Dunfee, born Aug. 28, 1858, at Coolville, Ohio. P. G. Curtis was 
the son of Columbus B. and Anne King Curtis of Little Hocking. Colum- 
bus Curtis was the son of Horace Curtis, and Anne King Curtis was the 
daughter of Jacob King, born July 22, 1799, Westmoreland County, Pa-, 
near Props' Furnace, and his wife Mary Covert, who were married at 
Pittsburg, Nov. 7, 1826. 


Mrs. Nannie Dunfee Curtis was the daughter of George B. Dunfee. 
born Sept. 4, 1816, at Jersey City, X. J., and his wife Xincy Tipton, born 
Aug. 4, 1816, at Unionport, Ohio, whose mother was Xancy Waldron, a 
descendant of Resolve Waldron, one of the old Dutch Patroons of New 
York, and original owner of immense tracts of land where Harlem no.v 
stands. From his great wealth he was sometimes called "Lord" Waldron, 
but the title is said to have been one "more of fancy than fact." 

58. Patsy Jelf, born in 1S24, died in 1895, married Oct., 1844, 
James Lyons, of Mercer county, son of Stephen Lyons. They had 
issue: Eliza, FrankHn, Thomas, Sarah, Allen, Anne and Harp; 
all died unmarried except the last two, who married brothers by 
the name of Holburn. 

59. SusAXXAH Jelf, fourth daughter of James and Susannah 
Jelf, married Richard Lancaster, of W^oodford county, and had 
issue : Susannah, Roberta, Anne, married Boone Salee of an 
old Huguenot family ; Susan, married Perry White and had son 
William ; Eliza,- married James Smith ; Mary Lee, married a 
Mr. Foley ; James, married Ella Doty and has son William ; 
Merritt, married Jane Rice ; Fletcher, married Eliza Self ; Ben- 
jamin Fielding, married Ella ^Mitchell. 

60. Thomas Jelf, born Feb. 28, 183 1, died Jan. 10, 1910. at 
the home where he was born eighty-two years before. In 1854 
he married Eliza Anne White and had issue : Willis, Nettie 
Lee, Sarah Jane and Lucy Anne — all of whom died unmarried : 
Robert J., Allen, John, Lewis and Elizabeth. Robert J. Jelf 
married his first cousin, Eliza Jelf, and has a son, Wayne, now 
a private in the L'nited States engineers in the Philippines. Alien 
Jelf married Lucy Strange and has issue : Cora, Owens, Bessie, 
Charles and Foster. He owns the old Lilliard place near Mor- 
tonsville. Woodford county, Ky., and is considered one of tlie 
best farmers of his county. John Jelf married Lillie Eaves 
and has eight children. Lewis Jelf, died Jan. 6. 1910, at the age of 
thirty-nine, leaving issue: Lillian, Ethel, Anne, Ella, Henry 
and Elizabeth. 

Of Thomas Jelf and his wife the Versailles papers contained 


Mrs. Stei'HK.v Ki>i.ixf; Mh-Lkk ( ulc Fay Curii-s). 
High Clkti^.s Millek and Xa.vcv Catharine Millei 
Xancv C. Miller. 


"The shock of his son Lewis' death was more than Thomas 
[elf. in his enfeebled condition from old age, could withstand, 
and on ^Monday the loth instant, he passed away. (Jan. 10. 
1910.) ^Iv. Jelf was eighty-two years of age. He was one of 
the oldest farmers in the country and an honorable and highly 
respected man. His wife, who survives him. has been an in- 
valid and bedridden for several years and is now in a very 
serious condition. He leaves a brother, Benjamin Jelf, and a 
sister, 3.1is3 Sallie Jelf. of ^lortonsville. Universal sympathy 
is felt for this sorely afflicted family, and particularly for the 
aged m.other and the surviving son, Allen Jelf, who is ill and con- 
fined to his bed with fever and was unable to attend the funeral 
of either his brother or his father. Funeral services over the 
body of Lewis Jelf were held at the ^li. Edwin :Methodist Church, 
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral of Thomas Jelf 
took place at the residence Tuesday afternoon, the services being 
conducted by Rev. J. W. Crates, of \'ersailles. Both the bodies 
were interred in the family burying ground near the old home." 

"Mrs. Eliza Anne Jelf, aged seventy years, widow of the late 
Mr. Thomas Jelf, died Saturday morning at 6 o'clock at the 
home of her daughter-in-law, ^Irs. Josie Jelf, near Xonesuch. 
Mrs. Jelf was a great sufferer, having 'Deen confined to her bed 
with rheumatism for the past three years, though her death was 
hastened by the shock of the sudden death of her son, Lewis 
Jelf, followed in three days by the death of her husband, both 
occuring in the past two months. Mrs. Jelf's entire life was 
spent in the southern part of this county. She was a life-long 
member of Mt. Edwin Methodist Church and an exemplary 
Christian woman. Two children survive her — a son, Allen Jelf, 
of Pinckard. and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Day, of Lexington. 
Funeral services at Mt. Edwin. Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. 
Interment in the family burying ground." 

65. Eliza Jane Jelf, born May 13, 1841, married at the age 
of thirteen, in Oct., 1854, and died Dec. 5, 1855, after the birth 
of her son, David Allen Wilson, who m.arried ]\Iary Jane Hackney 
and has sons, Claud, James, and Joseph. 

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66. Clemexcy Harp Jelf. married Feb. 21, 1S67. Robert A. 
White, of Louisville, and had issue: James B., and Granville 
Clackner White. 

28. James Davis, born April 17, 1804, married Eliza Jettres 
and moved to Indiana. Xo other data. 

29. DiAXA Dale Davis, born June 7, 1806, died in 1825, four 
years after she married Frederick De^Ioss, who owned a large 
farm on the Kentucky River. She left issue. William and Susan, 
who were taken to 2\lis?ouri by their father about 1835, where 
Susan married Joseph Holt, of Clinton county. 

31. Sallie Stevexs Davis, youngest daughter of Thomas and 
Susannah Hyatt Davis, married William Howard, a wealthy 
Woodford farmer, and had issue : Anne, married Thomas White ; 
W^illiam, married a Miss Hutcheson and removed to ^Missouri. 

Carters of Orange County, \'irginia, 


Simpson County, Kentucky. 

After this lengthy account of the Davis descendants of Joseph 
and Catharine Stevens Carter, of Spotsylvania, will give such 
data as I have been able to secure relative to their other de- 
scendants. Regret that I have not been able to obtain either from 
the public records or the descendants more complete data of them 
and the allied families. 

4. John Carter, eldest son of Joseph and Catharine Carter, 
born June 8, 1725, died in Orange county, Va., after 1793. After 
his father's will in 1750 he appears next in the Spotsylvania 
records, Jan. 4, 1771, when his mother deeded him 215 acres, 
where his father, Joseph Carter, deceased, had lived. April 24, 
1780, Joseph Rogers, of Culpeper, sold to "John Carter, gent." 
of Spotsylvania an improved plantation of 188 acres in Orange 
county. Feb. 25, 1785, John Carter, planter, of Orange, pur- 
chased an improved plantation of 455 acres in that county from 
Robert Thomas. March 25, 1785, John Carter and wife, Susan- 

John- Allex Carter, 
Loiii.ivillc, Kv. 


nah, of Orange, sold to William Coats, 165 acres in Spotsylvania, 
purchased by the said John Carter's father. Joseph Carter, from 
Robert Goodloe, and April i they sold sixty acres of the same 
tract to Meredith Anderson. Both deeds witnessed by Beverley 
and William Winslow, said to have been cousins of the Carters. 
April 13, 1787, John Carter, of Orange, made deed of gift to 
son-in-law, David Lively, of Spotsylvania, for a negro servant. 
June 20, 1787, John and Susannah Carter sold to Joseph Bell 
thirteen acres of their home plantation in Orange. This is the 
last appearance of Susannah Carter's signature to her husband's 
deeds. Feb. 21, 1791, John Carter purchased 41 acres adjoining his 
home place from Richard r^Ioore Thomas, of Woodford county, 
formerly of Orange. This deed is witnessed by John Carter's son 
and daughter, Joseph and Priscilla Carter. Jan. 28. 1793. he sold 
276 acres of his home place to Roger and Henry Bell, and on same 
date 104 acres to Adam Quisenberry. April 22, 1793, he bought of 
Joseph and Jane ]\Iay an improved plantation of 200 acres, and 
does not appear again in the records of Orange county. 

In the census of 1782 he was the head of a family of sixteen 
whites and thirty servants. As no will can be found we do not 
know the names of all of his children, for the two Bibles in 
which he appears give only his birth and that of his son John. 
But from the sources given it is shown that he had issue : 

68 , daughter, married David lively, of Spotsyl- 

69. Priscilla Carter, unmarried in 1791. 

70. Joseph Carter, sold land in Orange in 1815 and 1817 
formerly owned by father, John Carter. Had wife Polly. 

71. Sarah Carter (?). 

72. John Carter, Jr., born Sept. 21, 1757, died June 20, 1808, 
in Spotsylvania. 

71. Sar.\h Carter. About T770-1771 Charles Bell and Sarah 
Carter were m?~ried somewhere in Mrginia, and in 1792 removed 
with their family to Mason county, Ky., when their youngest 
child was six years old. They had issue : Charles, Jr., married 
Willia Porter: Carter, married Sarah Wofford : Willis, m.arried 
Polly Early; Thornton, unmarried; Elizabeth, married William 


Summers ; Lucy, married W'ilHamx Prather, and Clarissa, married 
Michael Summers. 

From the fact that Joseph. Roger and Henry Bell were near 
neighbors of John Carter in Orange county, it is thought prob- 
ably that Charles Bell was a son of one of them and Sarah Carter, 
a daughter of John Carter, Sr. 

22. John Carter. Jr., married Sept. i, 1784, in Spotsylvania, 
Winifred Allen ^McAllister (widow of Nathaniel ^IcAllister, by 
whom she had issue: Nathaniel. Jr.. born Oct. 12, 1774, Eliza- 
beth, born Dec. 11, 1776, and Rachel, born March 26, 1779). Mrs. 
Winifred Carter, born Nov. 12, 1756, died Aug. 13. 1S31. in 
Simpson county, Ky.. was the daughter of Joseph Allen, of 
Spotsylvania. About a year after the death of her second hus- 
band 3ilrs. Carter moved from Spotsylvania to Simpson county. 
Ky., where she purchased a fine farm of six hundred acres, which 
is still owned by her descendants. 

The old Bible of John Carter, Jr., is owned by his great grand- 
daughter, Mrs. J. Adger Stewart, Louisville, Ky., and gives his 
children as follows: 

73. Garland Carter, born Dec. 15, 1785. IMay have been 
the maiden name of John Carter's mother, Susannah Carte/. 

74. Allen Carter, born Dec. 15, 1787, died Feb. 15, 1816, un- 

75. Nancy Carter, born Jan. 14, 1791, died June 26, 1792. in 

y6. Sophronia Carter, born Sept. 14, 1795, died Nov. 2, 1812. 

/J. Caswell Carter, born July 7, 1798, died May 28, 1883. 

J/. Caswell Carter, the only child of John and Winifred 
Carter, v\ho married took as his wife, Nov. 15, 1821, Lavinia 
Jones, born Feb. 10. 1802, died May 14, 1886, daughter of Allen 
Jones, Sr., and his wife, Jane McClanahan, of Simpson county. 
Mrs. Allen Jones was a daughter of Thomas McClanahan and 
his wife, Nancy Green, and granddaughter of Rev. William }.Ic- 
Clanahan and his wife, Mary ^ilarshall, of Westmoreland county, 


Simp.-un Cuiintj, K^. 



Caswell and Lavinia Carter had issue : 

I. John Allen Carter, born Aug. 22, 1S22, died March 16 

II. '.Viiiifred Jane Carter, born Jan. 26, 1824, died \Dril 30 

III. James Garland Carter, born Xov. 25, 1825, died Dec 
30, 1889. 

IV. ;Mary A. E. Carter, born Jan. 2^, 1828, died Dec. 12, 

V. Louise Mitchem Carter, born Mav 9, 1829, died Oct 8 

VI. Virginia Emmiline Carter, born Aug. 26, 1831, died June 
30. 1833. 

VII. Jefferson Caswell Carter, born Feb. 28, 1833. Living. 

VIII. Nancy Caroline Carter, born Jan 20, 183;, died Sept 
I, 1883. 

IX. Bernilla Frances Carter, born Julv 27, 1838, died Oct 
8, 1882. 

X. William Harrison Carter, born Sept. 10, 1841, died Julv 
21, 1854. 

XL Benjamin Franklin Carter, born Xov. 8, 1843. Living. 

I. John Allen C.\rter, one of the leading business men of 
Louisville, Ky., for nearly half a century, was associated with 
his brother, James Garland Carter, as owner of one of the 
largest dry goods stores in the city. He was a director in the 
L. & N. R. R., the Fidelity Trust Co., Bank of Kentucky, and 
many other institutions; trustee of the Institution for the Blind 

(and of Cave Hill Cemetery. Mr. Carter was a prominent lay- 
man in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and established a 
scholarship at Vanderbilt University. Jan. 28, 1852, he married 
Albana Caroline Carson, daughter of Thomas D. and Caroline 
Hines Carson, of Butler county, Ky. They had issue : 

(i). Caroline Sophronia Carter, born July 25, 1853, died April 
12, 1909. 

f (2). Levina Carter, born 3Iarch i, 1857, died March 6, 1S77. 

! (3). Robert Allen Carter, born Feb. 23, 1867, died Aug. 6, 


(4). Anna Briggs Carter, born July 15, 1875. 

(i). Caroline S. Carter, was married on April 26, 1876, to 
Dr. Charles S. Briggs. of Xashville. Tenn., one of the greatest 
surgeons of the South, whose name will live always in the annals 
of the great surgeons of America. They had issue three children : 

a. Elsie M. Briggs, born Jan. 31. 1877, married Francis ^Ic- 
Keldin Gettys, of Louisville, Ky. He is cashier of the Union 
National Bank, president of the American Clothing Co., and in 
1907-1908 was president of the National Credit ^vlen's Associa- 
tion. Mr. Gettys is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, 
and is a member of the S. A. E. Fraternity, the Sons of the 
American Revolution, the Pendennis Club, the Louisville Courtrv 
Club, etc. They have two daughters— Caroline Carter and Eliza. 

b. Binnie Briggs, born May 25, 1879, married Robert Lusk, 
a prominent attorney and clubman of Xashville, graduate of 
Yale, etc. They have two daughters — Caroline Carter and Eliza- 
beth Fairfax Lusk. 

c. William Thom.pson Briggs, born Aug. 19, 1S81. He grad- 
uated at Yale in 1905 and X'anderbilt Medical in 1909. Married 
Artemisia Barrow, of Lexington, Ky., April 26, 191 1. 

(4). AxxA Briggs Carter, married on April 26, 1899, J- 
Adger Stewart, a prominent business man and manufacturer of 
Louisville. ^Ir. Stewart is a member of the Pendennis Club. 
Louisville Country Club, Sons of the American Revolution. So- 
ciety of Colonial Wars, Society of Cincinnati in Virginia, Les 
Cheneaux Club. Piedmont Driving Club, S. A. E. Fraternity. 
Virginia Historical Society, South Carolina Historical Society. 
etc. Tliey have issue: 

John Carter. J. Adger. Jr.. J. Alexander and Jean Hollings- 

HL James Garland Carter, born Xov. 25, 1825, was asso- 
ciated with his brother, John Allen Carter, as a merchant in Louis- 
ville for more than thirty years. He was a director in the Colum- 
bia Trust Co., president of tiie L"nion Lime and Cement Co., etc. 
He was niarricd two times. 

Mrs. Caswell Carter. 
nee Lavinia Jones. 


First marriage, Dec. 14, 1847. to America James, to whom 
was born : 

(5). Edwin Lucas Carter, born Feb. 27, 1849, died Oct. 11, 
1879. He married Maria Kendrick, of Louisville, and had one 
son. James Lucas Carter. 

(6). Annette Rose Carter, born July 25, 1850. married first, 
June 9, 1 87 1, William J. Seward, and had a son, William Carter 
Seward; married second. Ambler Bass, of Russellville, Ky.. Xov. 
18, 1879, and has issue : Edwin Lucas, }^Iary Allen, Russell 
Morton and Winnie Louise. 

Second marriage on June 6, 1855, to Melvilla Brown, to whom 
was born : 

(7). James Garland Carter, Jr., born June 11. 1856. He mar- 
ried and has a son, James Garland Carter, HL 

(8). Caswdl Brown Carter, born xA.pril 14, 1858. Died Sept. 
4, 1864. 

(9). Allen Rogers Carter, was born Feb. 11, 1865. He is a 
graduate of and one of the trustees of A'anderbilt L'niversiiy, presi- 
dent of the Herndon Carter Co., director of the Carter Dry Goods 
Co., Union Lime & Cement Co., etc. Married Xora, daughter of 
Charles Gheens, April 3, 1894, and has a daughter, Eleanor Mel- 
villa Carter. 

(10). Mellie Emmett Carter, born Dec. 6, 1871, married Xov. 
7, 1894, John Delawon Otter, and has a daughter, Melvilla Wor- 
tham Otter. Mr. Otter is vice-president of Otter & Co., director 
of Louisville Title Co., Louisville and Kentucky Insurance Co., 
president of Board of Aldermen, member of the Louisville 
Legion, Pendennis Club, Louisville Country Club, Society of 
Colonial Wars, Virginia Historical Society, etc. 

IV. Mary A. E. Carter, was married in Simpson county to 
John W. Stanley, a wealthy tobacco planter of that county, on 
Aug. 12, 1846. They have issue: Jane, ]Mary, Lavinia, Binnie, 
Wilbur, Caswell and John. 

V. Louise Michem Carter, married April 12, 1849, J'^^''" ^■ 
Jackson, a Simpson county planter and had issue: Lina W. 
and John D., Tr. . . 


VII. Jefferson Caswell Carter, is still living at the old 
Carter place in Simpson county. H^ was married Sept. ii, iS6o, 
to Lucy Che^tnutt and has a daughter, Annabel, who married 
J. B. Brownlie, of Birmingham, Ala. 

VIII. Xan'cy Caroline Carter, married (i). Sept. 4. 1855, 
Gabriel F. Taylor: (21. James W'ickware. Issue first marriage: 
Mollie, Winnie, Lavinia, Gabriel, Fountaine and twin who died 
in infancy. 

IX. Per.millk Frances Carter, married (i). June 17, 1856, 
Alexander B. ]\IcElwain : (2), John W. Crow. Issue first mar- 
riage ; William and John. 

XI. Benjamin Franklin Carter, a Simpson county planter, 
was married Dec. 25, 1872, to Mary M. Dawson, and had issue: 
Anna, married Charles X. Baird ; Herbert, married Polly Hay- 
don ; Binnie Carter, and Elizabeth Carter. 

Descendants of Daniel Carter of Lancaster 

Daniel Carter, third son of Captain Thomas Carter, Jr., of 
'"Barford," and his wife, Arabella Williamson, was born in 1700 
and died in 1759 in his native county. He owned a farm of 
about 350 acres and eight servants. 

He seems not to have held any official position in his county 
and parish, and appears but three times in the county records. 
First, May 17, 1725, when he was the attorney for his friend, 
Robert Briscoe, at court; second, in his father's will in 1728, 
when he received a negro woman and a share in the residency 
estate ; and last, when his own estate was appraised and divided 
between his wife and seven of his nine children. One son had 
had a disagreement with his father and left home and was lost 
sight of before Daniel Carter died. The eldest son is supposed 
to have had his portion previously to his father's death, so did 
not appear in the division. 

We are indebted to a grandson of Daniel Carter for the account 
of the Carter family in the Carter AISS. of 1858. The account 
given of his branch is as follows : 

"Grandfather and his brothers, Dale and Tom. was all that 

staid in this county Grandfather Daniel Carter had 

a good plantation of about 350 acres and about a dozen servants. 
He died in 1759 in his 59th year. He married a widow who was 
a daughter of William Pannill of Richmond county ; she died at 
the age of 81. they had 6 sons and 3 daughters. Wm. Panil 
the oldest, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, and Daniel the youngest 
was my father, the girls was aunt Fanny died at my house in 
1830 at the great age of 92. Peggy married Wm. Kent and 
had sons Wm., John, and Dan'l. and daughters Betsy. Molly 
& Fanny. Mary Eliz*^ married a Kirk & had sons James, John, 
&William. Uncle William lived in Pr. William county & died 
just a m.onth before father died in 1794. He had 7 children, Dan'l., 


Billy, John, Molly, Sally, Catharine. & Rachel named for mother. 
Uncle John went to the western p^rt of the state & is supposed 
to have been killed by Indians. Uncle Joseph & uncle Tom after 
grandfather died moved to the southern counties Mecklinburgh 
I think, & then later on to Carolina, they had big families, but 
I don't know anything of them. Robert had a quarrel with his 
father and left home before grandfather died & was never heard 
of again. The youngest son Daniel was my father & your grand- 
father. He married late in life Rachel Smith & died Octo. i^"^ 
1794 at age of 56. }vIother died Jan'y loth. 1829 aged 78. they 
had three sons and one daughter Betsy who never married. Your 
uncle Ambrose v/as the oldest son and I was next and your father 
Joseph Carter was born seven months after father died as you 
know. I am now 79 years old & reasonably active for my age. 
Father and all his brothers fought in the war for Independence 
and I was in Captn. Sherman's Company in the last war with 
England." In speaking of another branch of this family the 
author of the }.ISS. says of his aunt, Fanny Carter, daughter 
of Daniel Carter, Sr. : '"Augustine (son of Dale Carter, brother 
of Daniel) and aunt Fanny was engaged to be married but she 
got mad one time when he danced 2 or 3 times at a ball with a 
girl she didn't like and told him he could marry her if he wanted 
to for she wouldn't have him. and they never made it up and 
neither one married. He died in this county during the last war 
with England." He made his will Oct. 21, 181 1, when lacking 
one day of being 70 years old. She died in 1830, at the age 
of 92. 

Daniel Carter, Sr., married about 1722-1725 Elizabeth Pannil, 
daughter of William Pannil, of Richmond county, and had issue: 

1. William Pannil Carter, died in Prince William county in 
Sept., 1794. 

2. John Carter. Supposed to have been killed by Indians. 

3. Joseph Carter, said to have settled in one of the Carolinas. 

4. Thomas Carter, said to have settled in one of the Carolinas. 
.5. Robert Carter..^' 

6. Margaret Carter, married William Kent. 

7. Mary E. Carter, married a Mr. Kirk. 

8. Frances Carter, born in 1738, died in 1830, unmarried. 


9. Daniel Carter, born in 1738, died Oct. i, 1794. 

The last two were probably twins, though the ^ISS. does not 
state so, though it is possible for one to have been born in the 
first part of the year and the other at the dose. 

Daniel Carter, Sr.'s personal estate amounted to £343 2s. 4d. 
and included eight negroes, a sword, books, and the usual furni- 
ture. It was returned to court in Lancaster on Xov. 16, 1759. 

Pannil Excursus. 

William Pannil, father of Mrs. Daniel Carter, died in Richmond County 
in 1716. Will, probated Augt. i, 1716, names wife Frances, and children, 
William, David, George, Eliabeth, Frances. Katharine, and Mary. 

A petition to the Richmond County Court on June i, 169S, from Wil- 
liam Pannil and Frances his wife, recites that William Mills formerly of 
Rappahannock, owned land which descended to his daughters Ann and 
Elizabeth, and that the sd Frances Pannil was the daughter and heir of 
the sd Elizabeth ; but it does not give the name of the husband of Eliza- 
beth Mills. 

Elizabeth Pannil Carter's brother, Wm. Pannil, Jr., removed to Orange 
County about 1735, and Ras had many prominent and distinguished de- 
scendants in Virginia and other Southern States, among whom may be 
mentioned the famous Confederate Cavalryman, Gen. J. E. B- Stuart, and 
the late Gov. Holt of North Carolina. See William and Mary Quarterly, 
Vol. VI. 

I. William Pannil Carter, eldest son of Daniel and Eliza- 
beth P. Carter, w^as born in Lancaster about 1724-1725, and died 
about the first of Sept., 1794, in Prince William county. His 
will was probated Sept. 5, 1794, and mentions the following 
children: Mary Deacons, Catharine Carter, died unmarried ini8i9 
— inventory ; Daniel Carter, died in 1839 — inventory ; Sarah Lynn ; 
William Carter, Jr., and John Carter, died in 1819 — inventory. 

One of the sons, Daniel, William, or John, had a son, Addison 
B. Carter, who sold in 1829 two hundred and seventy-two acres 
of land, part of which had fallen to him in the division of the 
estate of his aunt, Catharine Carter. 

William Carter, Jr.'s will was probated in Prince William, 
Sept. 6, 1858, and names wife, Xancy, son, Philip, daughter, 
"Abbigale, to have the manchion house," daughter, Jane Duvall. 
son, Daniel and his children, son. William, daughter, Mary Carter. 


and son, John Carter. Abagail Carter's will was probated Oct. 
12, and left all estate to brother John, and Sister Mary. 

Daxiel Carter Family— South Carolina Branch. 

5. Robert Carter, born between 1725 and 1738, v/ho quarreled 
with his father and left home before his father died, may have 
been the Robert Carter who emigrated from \'irginia (place un- 
known) to Sumpter county, Camden District. S. C, about 1752, 
where he was married in 1754 to .Margaret, daughter of William' 
Brunson. In my former account of this family, not knowing 
of Daniel Carter's son, Robert, I advanced the opinion tha't 
Robert of South Carolina was a son of Joseph Carter of Spotsyl- 
vania, who had a son born in 1735 and lost sight of between 

Robert Carter of South Carolina was a m.ember of the Pro- 
vincincial Congress at Charleston. S. C, in 1775. He made his 
will Dec. 28, 1791, in which he named the following children: 

10. Robert Carter, Jr.. born about 1755, who left issue two 
sons, who died without issue. 

11. James Carter, born about 1757, had a son, John, who was 
educated by his bachelor uncle, Benjamin Carter, served one or 
two terms in Congress and died without issue. Some members 
of this family say that the above John Carter's father was William 
Carter, and there was no Robert Carter, Jr. 

12. Benjamin Carter, born about 1759, served in the Revolu- 
tion as captain in the Xorth Carolina line, and after the war 
received a grant of five thousand acres of land in Williamson 
county, Tenn. He was a member of the Society of Cincinnati, 
which honor is now held by his grandnephew, ^Ir. Benjamin F. 
Carter, Pulaski, Tenn. Captain Benjamin Carter died unmarried 

13. Daniel Carter, born Nov. 27, 1761, died in Tennessee in 
1834. If Robert Carter of South Carolina was a son of Daniel 
Carter, who died in Lancaster county, Va., in 1759, then this 
son of his was probably named for his father after he heard of 
his death. Daniel Carter of South Carolina was a lieutenant of 
cavalry in the Revolution, and after the war purchased and settled 
on a part of his brother's grant in Tennessee. He married in 



South Carolina on July 2, 1782. Sarah Conyers, and had issue: 
James Rutherford, Robert, William, Daniel, Dr. Benjamin, John 
Conyers, Isaac, Alexander, ^Milton, Anderson, Margaret, IMary 
Elizabeth, Agnes Caroline and Susannah Amelia. Dr. Benjamin 
Carter, born June 14. 1792, died in 1865 in Pulaski. Tenn. He 
had issue : Elizabeth, married Robert Rodes ; Cornelia, married 
Dr. Jacob Epperson ; Mary Margaret, married Robert H. Wat- 
kins ; and an only son, Benjamin P., born in 1829. who served as a 
major on the staff of General John Carter Brown in the Con- 
federate army. He has sons, John .Rivers Carter, a civil en- 
gineer at Birmingham, Ala., and Benjamin Carter, Jr., an at- 
torney at Washington, D. C. 

Robert Carter also had daughters, ^Margaret Alexander and 
Susan Storrey, mentioned in his will. 

9. Daxiel Carter. Jr., youngest son of Daniel and Elizabeth 
Pannil Carter, bom in 173S. died in Lancaster in 1794. The 
old vestry book of St. Clary's and Christ Church shows that 
Daniel Carter was the clerk of the vestry of the lower church 
in the years 1759 and 1760, for which he received a salary of 
1,700 pounds of tobacco in the first year and 1.200 in the second. 
His will, probated Oct. 20, 1794. mentions wife, Rachel, and 
children. John, Ambrose and Betsy ; but the account of the famJIy 
prepared by John Carter of ''The Nest," Lancaster county in 
1B58 shows that Daniel Carter had a son, Joseph, born seven 
months after the death of his father. 

14. Ambrose Carter, born prior to 1779. Xo other data. 

15. John Carter, born in 1779, was living in 1858. Unmarried. 

16. Elizabeth Carter, born about 1781, died unmarried. 

17. Joseph Carter, born in April, 1795, died in 1849 in Ken- 

17. Joseph Carter, was born seven months after the death 
of his father, and when his mother had reached the age of forty- 
three. May 10, 1820, he was married to Sarah Anne Brent, of 
Lancaster county, Va., and the following year emigrated to Lin- 
coln county. Ken. He also owned a good deal of land in Whidey 
county. They had issue: 


i8. Sarah Anne Carter, died, unmarried, of tuberculosis. 

19. Elizabeth Carter, died, unmarried, of tuberculosis. 

20. Rachel Carter, died, unmarried, of tuberculosis. 

21. Frances Carter, died, unmarried, of tuberculosis. 

22. Brent Carter, died unmarried. 

23. Daniel Carter, eldest son, born June i, 18^1 died Oct 
30, 1848. 

24. Thomas Carter, born 1825. died Xovember, 1907. 

2^. Daniel Carter, was married June 8. 1842. to .Mary, 
daughter of James and Mary Smith, of Lincoln countv, and had 
issue two children-Mary and John Carter, who removed to 
San Francisco after the war. He died there in 1900 unmarried 
and his sister, Miss Mary Carter, has since returned to Ken- 
tucky, where she expects to make her future home. 

24. Thomas Carter, second son of Joseph and Sallv Brent 
Carter, was a lieutenant in the Confederate army, and after the 
war bore the popular title of -Colonel." He was married Oct. 
2, 1847, to Betty Yarborough, who bore him two sons and a 
daughter, all of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Carter died in 
Feb., 1861. At the close of the war Colonel Carter went to 
Chicago and opened a feed store and livery stable, which were 
burned in the great Chicago fire a few years later. Among the 
heirlooms and other personal belongings burned in his room 
above the store, were the portraits of Major Dale and Captain 
Thomas Carter, Jr., of Lancaster county, both of which had 
come down in the Daniel Carter branch of the familv. Fortu- 
nately he had had them photographed, after going to Chica-o, 
for his niece and nephew, and equallv as fortunate there hap- 
pened to be copies of these photos among his personal papers 
that were rescued from the fire, as the photographs sent to his 
niece were afterward misplaced and lost. 

A short time before Colonel Carter's death in IQ07 I had the 
pleasure of spending half a day with him, when he gave me the 
photo of the Dale portrait but thought the photograph of the 
Carter picture lost. After his death it was found among his 
papers, as well as the little leather bound diarv of 1858, in which 

Col. Thomas Carter, 1847, 



; was written for him by his uncle John Carter, of Lancaster, an 
I account of the Carter family. Though physically weak, being 
I then in his eighty-second year. Colonel Carter's m'ind was quite 
I active and he was able to give me a good deal of data that has 
I been of considerable assistance in tracing several branches of 
I the family. He was much interested in the history of his an- 
f cestors, and I regret that this book could not have been com- 
pleted in his lifetime. Colonel Carter was a typical "gentle- 
man of the old school," and my half day with him will Ilways 
be a most pleasant memory. As a m.emento of our friendship, 
as well as owing to the fact that he had no near relatives e.xcept 
his unmarried niece, Colonel Carter devised to me an iyory minia- 
ture, set in gold, of himself, and a gold pen and pencil set with 
a large topaz. These were the bridal gifts exchanged by him 
and his wife when they married in 1847, and were sent to me by 
his executor after he died. 

Edward Carter of Westmoreland County, 

Edward Carter, son of Captain Thomas Carter, Jr., and his 
wife, Arabella Williamson, of "Barford," Lancaster county, was 
probably the fourth son. 

I have been able to secure but little data of him and his 

The Carter }*ISS. of 1858, says: "Grandfather's brothers. 
James and Edward, settled in Westmoreland and had big fami- 
lies. James married a ^liss and had sons. Tom 

and Edward, and three or four others. Some of the Xeales and 
Popes are descended from him. Edward married a ^liss Betty 
Heale and had sons. George, John, Edward and Charles, who 
all moved away after the war of Independence."' In a list of 
slave owners in Westmoreland county in 1782 there appears the 
names of a John Carter, owner of 20 servants, and a Charles 
Carter, owner of 19. They may have been the above mentioned 
sons of Edward Carter. 

Mrs. Betty Heale Carter was probably Elizabeth Heale, born 
March 8, 17 10, daughter of George and Catharine Chinn Heale, 
of Lancaster, as there seems to be no other Elizabeth Heale of 
that period unaccounted for. If this is true she was a grand- 
daughter of George Heale, Sr.. who was a justice of Lancaster 
court in 1684, Burgess in 1695 and 1697. He was a son of 
Nicholas Haile, of York county, and died in Lancaster in 1697. 
His children intermarried with the Balls, Chinns, Do\vnm.an_>, 
Opies, and other well known families of the Northern Xeck. 

Sept. 29, 1747, Edward Carter, of Westmoreland, was ap- 
pointed by the court of that county the guardian of his brother, 
James Carter's orphans, and from that date until his death in 
1760 he returned annual reports of his charge. June 24, 1700. 
administration papers on the estate of Edward Carter, deceased, 
were granted to Augustine Washington. The inventory of his 
estate was returned to court March 31. i76[. and recorded, but 
is not to be found at this time in the records. 

Descendants of James Carter of Westmoreland 
County, Virginia 

James Carter, son of Captain Thomas Carter, Jr., of '"Bar- 
ford," and his wife, Arabella WiUiamson, was probably tlie sixth 
son. He was probably married about 1728, as in ihat year hi? 
father m.ade a deed of gift to him for a negro man, and also 
left h'm in nis will "the great bed and larniture above stairs,"' 
bcM-los a shar-j in the residuary estate. 

From the peculiar name of James Carter's wife — Joyce — it 
is thought that she may have been a granddaughter of Daniel 
and Joyce Holland, of Northumberland county. She may pos- 
sibly have been a daughter of Daniel Xeale (born 1642, died 
1727) and his wife. Elizabeth, a daughter of Daniel and Joyce 
Holland, as James Carter's descendants perpetuated names pe- 
culiar to the Xeale family. Richard Carter, a grandson of James 
and Joyce, owned land in Xorthumberland, which he seems to 
have had by inheritance, probably through his grandmother. 

James Carter does not appear in the Lancaster records after 
the death of his father, in 1733. Jan. 24, 1746, James Carter. 
of Washington parish, Westmoreland county, had a lease of a 
plantation in that parish from Daniel ^McCarthy for the term 
of his lifetime, for which he paid a yearly rental of £6 5s. This 
term was very short, as on ]\Iay 8, 1748, the inventory of the 
estate of James Carter, deceased, was returned to the Westmore- 
land court by Joice Carter, his relict and administratrix. 

Sept, 29, 1747, Edward Carter was appointed guardian of his 
brother's orphans, named as follows : Thomas, James, Edward 
and Sarah Carter. For the next thirteen years he returned an- 
nual reports of their estate to the court, and in 1758 petitioned 
the House of Burgesses for pay for a runaway slave of James 
Carter's heirs, who had been legally outlawed, and was later 
found dead in the woods. 

June 30, 1 76 1, the Westmoreland county court ordered that the 
estate of James Carter, decea.-ed, be divided between his orplians 



Carter and Saral, Carter. They must have all been of age at this 
time, and were probafalv born as follows- 

1. Thomas Carter, born circa .733-1734, died in i-8r. 

2. James Carter, born circa 1735-1736. 

3- Edward Carter, born circa 1737-1738. 

4- Sarah Carter, born circa 1739-40. 

The commissioners appointed by the conrt in 176. reported 

o the court on .March .9, ,763, that this division had been mlfe 

ctT l\ IV' '.^ ^^^""dants of Edward. James or Sarah 

of the Ca r '''''''\'"'' J^"^= "^y have been the ancestors 

bonds; '" ''' -°"""""'S "■^^""o-l-nd marriage 

Elizabeth Carter and Richard Weaver, .\u£.. 30. ,-S6- Martha 

a^J'Reu'b' ^r""-d' ^''™"'" -''"' '■ '^-9'^ EHz^^eth Cat 
and Reuben Gutr.dge, July ,3, .797: Sarah Carter and William 

7-° r':^ "'■ '?'"' ^°''" ^'"'' '"^ ^'->- Carter, Sept. ,9, 
1/97, Catharme Carter and Herman Jenkins, Oct. 20 ,80. 
Ehzabeth Carter and William Ryals, ,&6; Daniel Cart'er ^d 

fre Z'-B^'^V"'- "°"^ '^"'^ ^"'^ Chart Tu^n 
Jan. 6, ,819, Dan.el Carter and Sally Hinson, Oct. 30, ,822 

c'^^e'^lhSsrol J™es.^^™ ^"" '-"'''''-" -^--" 

Ta^'e^"°]'T' *^'"J"'' '"PP°''='^ '° ''^^•^ been the eldest son of 
under ^T ^r'""~^' '"^' '"^ ^"^-' °f 'hose who were 

Ty^.yi-' H ^7" ''"'" ''■^<'' P^°^='^'>- ""-d about 
>7&>I76> H.s w,fe s name was Ann and the name of her 
youngest son Presley Carter, suggests that she n.av have been 
a member ot the family of .Veale, Stone, McKennv Cox 1" 
a r' Td H°' "":';'' '''"'''■ "'^^ ^ S'^-" nameVho: ver 
of the Carter through the wife of James Carter 

Thomas Carter owned a small tract of land in Lancaster that 

:™:; ^.E -oT;' '° r '':■"'''''"■ ^^P-- Thomas Ca;'er 
„L ^,'"°"^- '° "'^' h,s will was recorded in the latter 


T, , , "■" 'v.,.vjiucu 111 me latter 

It was probated m Lancaster March i ^, ,,-8, and 
b.queatned h,s saddle, br.dle and certain wearing ap'pare'o 


brother, Edward Carter; the rest of his estate of all kinds to 
wife, Anne Carter, and her heirs — presumably his children. It 
is thought that his widow, Ann Carter, was probably the Mrs. 
Ann Carter who was the head of a family of seven whites and 
two servants in Northumberland county in 1782, as the Lan- 
caster census of 1782 shows no Mrs. Anne Carter, nor does 
the Westmoreland list of slave owners in 17S2, thoug^h her in- 
ventory of estate in Westmoreland in 1789 shows that slie owned 
slaves. At the same time there was a Richard Carter in Northum- 
berland, head of a family of three whites — this was probably 
Thomas and Ann Carters son, Richard, as deeds show that he 
was a resident of Northumberland at a later period ; also Thomas 
and Anne Carter's son, Thomas, Jr., is supposed to have been 
the Thomas Carter who was living- in Northumberland in 1784 
with a wife and two children. 

The will of ]Mrs. x-\nne Carter, widow of Thomas Carter, was 
probated in Westmoreland county. Jan. 5, 1789. She gave her 
daughter, Mary Neale. her riding mare, "Lillyfoot" : daughter, 
Frances Carter, a mare colt, a large oval table and half a dozen 
china cups and saucers ; daughter, Jane Carter, a bed, low bed- 
stead, chest, half a dozen china cups and saucers, tea pot and 
tea kettle ; daughter, Lucy Carter, the bed and furniture she 
lay on, looking glass and spice mortar ; sons, Robert, Thomas, 
John and George Carter, and daughters, Anne Annadele and 
Sarah Payne, five shillings each ; son, Richard Carter ; son. Presley 
Carter, and daughters, Frances, Lucy and Jane Carter to share 
equally in the residuary estate. Son-in-law, Presley Neale, and 
friend, Daniel }^IcCarthy, to be executors of her will and guar- 
dians of her son, Presley Carter, until he was of age. 

5. Richard Carter. 


Thomas Carter. 


Robert Carter. 


George Carter. 


John Carter. 


. Presley Carter. 


. Anne Carter, married 





. Sarah Carter, married 





13. Mary Carter, married Presley Xeale. 

14. Frances Carter, married Lawrence Pope. 

15. Jane Carter, married Joseph Annadale. 

16. Lucy Carter. 

5. Richard Carter, was married in \\'estmoreland, Dec. 21, 
1790, to Susannah Briscoe. She was probably his second wife, 
if I am right in thinking he was the Richard Carter who ap- 
peared in Northumberland county census of 1782. Xov. 18, 
1798, Richard Lee, gentleman, and wife. Anne, deeded to Rich- 
ard Carter, planter, of Westmoreland, 535"^i2 acres of land in 
that county, with the houses, mills and other improvements there- 
on. Richard Carter seems to have also purchased a tract of land 
from Henry Lee, as May 13. 1816, Richard Carter and wife, 
Susannah, of Northumberland county, sold to Richard Neale, 
a tract of 474 acres he had purchased from Henry Lee. This 
land adjoined the land of John Neale and other heirs of Presley 
Neale, on Presley Neal's mill dam, and cornering to the lands 
of his brother, Robert Carter. No other data of Richard Carter 
and his descendants. 

6. Thomas Carter, no data other than that he was probably 
living in Northumberland in 1784 with wife and two children. 

7. Robert Carter, was married in Westmoreland, June 22, 
1795, to Nancy Spillman. or Spellman, and was living in that 
county in 1816. 

The Spillmans were early and prominent settlers in West- 
moreland, going back to Clement Spillman, who was a justice 
of Westmoreland Court and died in 1677. They are connected 
with the Kenners, Foxes, Cralles and other well known N. N. 

Robert and Nancy Spillman Carter had issue at least three 
children, as Feb. 14. 1827, Robert Carter and wife, Margaret, 
Landon Carter and Presley Carter, of Westmoreland county, sold 
to John Spillman, of Richmond county, a small tract of land 
formerly owned by their father, Robert Carter, deceased. 

Robert Carter, Jr., was married on Feb. 16, 1820, to Margaret 


8. George Carter, married July 5, 1792, Lattice, daughter of 
Luke Stowers, of Richmond coumy, and died before 1816. He 
had a daughter, Lettice, who married Geo. V. Hudson, April 
2-f, 1814; a daughter, Elizabeth, who married John Pusley on 
Aug. 31, 1816, with the consent of her guardian, her uncle, John 
Carter, and daughter, Frances, who married William Redman, 
.\ug. II, 182 1, with the consent of her mother, Lettice Carter. 
There may have been other children, but I have no data of them. 

9. John Carter, married Feb. 15, 1798, Sarah Brewer, and 
died prior to 1824. They had issue: 

17. William Carter. No data. 

18. John S. Carter, married (i). Eliza Anne Harrison, March 
4, 1815; (2). Anne Pierce, July 31, 1824. He is said to have 
gone to Australia. 

19. Presley Carter, was a ship captain and died on board 
his ship off the coast of Valparaiso. 

20. George Washington Carter. 

21. Sarah Carter, married Hiram Smithers, June ii, 1824, with 
consent of mother, Sally Carter. 

20. George Washington Carter, married in Westmoreland 
county, Va., in 1834, Catharine Elizabeth Berkeley. She had 
brothers, Charles and John Berkeley. 

About 1838-1840 they removed from Virginia to Morgan 
county, Missouri, where Catharine Elizabeth Berkeley Carter 
died in 1847, and George W. Carter in 1849. Their children then 
went to live with friends in St. Louis., and there being no com- 
munication between them and their relations in Virginia, their 
descendants know but little of their Virginia ancestors. They 
had issue: 

21. Mary Frances Carter, born in 1835, ^'^^^^ March 30, 1866. 

22. Wheeler Carter, born in 1837, died about 1900. 
2^. Susan Elizabeth Carter. 

24. Lettice Anne Carter. 

25. Catharine Carter, died in infancy. 

26. Penelope Carter (later called Carrie by her foster mother). 


21. Mary Frances Carter, married in St. Louis on Feb. 22, 
1859, Asa Maddox. and went to live in Kansas City. Tliey had 
issue: Truston Annon Maddox, born in Xov., i860, died in 
April, 1861 ; and Effie A. ^laddox, born July 21, 1861, married 
Dempster Wishart on March 22, 1882. Xo issue. 

22. Wheeler Carter, married Emily Jones in 1S58. and had 
four children. Cora, married a Mr. ^deekins. and is now a widow 
with one child, Xeola, who is about twelve years old. They 
live in Los Angeles, Cal. 

George Carter, died in infancy. 

Frances Carter, married a Mr. Mullencott, and is now a widow 
with three sons. They live in St. Louis, Mo. 

Ophelia Carter, married Edward Hollowell, and has a daughter 
about 12 years old. They live in Chicago. 

Mrs. Wheeler Carter lives in Los Angeles. Cal., 1203 Arapahoe 

23. SusAX Elizabeth Carter, married Matthew Martin Flesh 
on March 30, 1858, and lives in St. Louis. They have five 

Laura Flesh, married C. L^ Goodloe, and has a son, Dem- 
ster Wishart Goodloe. 

Frances Flesh, married T. P. ]Moore, and died Aug. 26, 1905. 
They had three sons, Perry Moore, died in 1900, Matthew Moore. 
and Lee Moore. 

Lillie Flesh, married (i). a Mr. Fisher, and had a daughter, 
Irene Fisher, and (2). W. F. Olcar, and has a son, W. F. 
Olcar, Jr. 

Edward Flesh, had one child, Hetty May, who died at the 
age of six years. 

Mattie Flesh, unmarried. :Mrs. Susan E. Carter Flesh, died 
April 30, 1902. 

24. Lettie Axxe Carter, married (i). Richard Hill, and 
had three sons : 

Richard Hill, Jr.. died in infancy. 

William Hill, married, but has no children. 


Leroy Hill, married, and has a daughter, Grace, about 12 
years old. 

Mrs. Hill married (2). Wm. T. Jones, brother of her brother 
Wheeler's wife. She had four children by this marriage: 

Claudia and Olive (twins), the latter died in infancy, and the 
former married Charles Burlingame and died about 10 years 
ago, leaving a daughter, Annie, aged 6 years, and a son,, 
aged four. 

Clarence Jones, died in infancy. 

\''arilla Jones, married Harvey Todd, and lives in Chicago. 
Xo issue. 

25. Penelope Carter, married on Feb. 3, 1869, Asa Maddox, 
whose first wife was her sister, Mary Frances. She lives now 
in Chicago. No issue. 

The above data furnished by Mrs. Dempster Wishart, Kansas 
City, Mo. 

10. Presley Carter, may have been the Presley Carter who 
was married in Caroline county on Dec. 3, 1794, to Elizabeth 
Pettus, as the Presley Carter of the Caroline county family seems 
to have been living in Halifax county at that time. Xo other 

13. Mary Carter, married prior to 1789 Presley Xeale, who 
was probably a cousin. He was dead }>Iay 13, 1816, and left 
a son, John, and other heirs. 

14. Frances Carter, was married on Dec. 30, 1790, to Law- 
rence Pope, of Westmoreland county, as his second wife. 

Pope Excursus. 

Lawrence Pope, born in 1740, died July 31, 1810; will prob. Aug. 27, 
1810, in Westmoreland. He was a son of John Pope and his wife Sarah. 
daughter of Christopher Mothershead, whose will, June 11, I745. and men- 
tioned his daughter Sarah Pope. A deed from John Pope, Oct. 2-, 17,58, 
shows that he was a son of Lawrence Pope and his wife Jemima, who 
was the daughter of Thomas Wa.ldy of Westmoreland and \\\i widow 
of John Spence. Lawrence Pope's will was probated March 2, 1723. and 


left a large estate to his eight children. Lawrence Pope was ihe eldest 
son of Humphrey Pope the first of his family in Westmoreland and his 
wife Eliabeth, daugliter and heir of Richard Hawkins. Humphrey Pope 
appeared as surety on the bond of John Quisenberry in Rappahannock 
County, north side, now Richmond County, on May 12, 1656. Feb. 2. 1659, 
he appears or the first in the Westmoreland records when he bought 150 
acres of land near the Cliffs from Thomas Pope. They were probably 
brothers, or at least cousins. Thomas Pope was related by blood and 
marriage to the Washingtons. Humphrey Pope died in Westmoreland 
County in 1695. See William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. XHI. 

Lawrence Pope and his second wife, Frances Carter, had i?sue 
one daughter, Jane Carter Pope, born Sept. 25, 1791. 

Jan-e Carter Pope, married George Quisenberry, of King 
George county, and had issue: "" 

Nicholas Quisenberry, married (i). Mary L. Grimes, and had 
issue, Mary and George; married (2). Rosa Green, of George- 
town Heights, and had issue, Lucy, Nicholas, Alice and Rou"by. 

Austin Quisenberry. moved to La Grange, Mo., and had issu'e, 
Martha, Catharine and Augustine. 

William Augustine Quisenberry, never married. 

Catharine Quisenberry, married William B. Marmaduke, and 
had issue, William Carter and Joseph. 

Pope Quisenberry, never married. 

Descendants of Peter Carter of King George 
and Fauquier 

Peter Carter, fifth son of Captain Thomas and Arabella Carter, 
was born in 1706 at "Barford," Lancaster county, and died in 
1789 (or in January, 1790) in Fauquier county, \'irginia : and 
has left few notices of himself in the public records. His father, 
Captain Thomas Carter, Jr., in his will — dated April 24, 172S — ■ 
made him executor in case of the death or remarriage of his 
wife, Arabella Carter; and aho made him. guardian of his brother, 
Charles Carter, until the latter arrived at the age of tv.enty 
years. Under this will, Peter Carter inherited the half of his 
father's five hunderd acre plantation next to the river in King 
George county, and his just share of the residuary estaie. In 
the account written in 1858 of the Carter family it is stated that 
Peter Carter purchased the rest of this plantation and lived here 
until late in life, when he removed to Fauquier with his ^on, 
George Carter. Peter Carter owned the old Prayer Book of 
his grandfather, Captain Thomas Carter, Sr., which contains 
many valuable records of the family. This old book descended 
to Elizabeth Carter, daughter of George Carter, grandson of 
Peter, who in the fifties became the second wife of a ^Ir. John 
Payne. They removed to California after the war, where she 
died without issue. The old Prayer Book, with other personal 
belongings of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter Payne, passed to her step- 
daughter, Mary Payne, who is now^ Mrs. John Scarlett Sm.ith. 
She saw the Carter genealogy as it appeared in the William and 
Mary Quarterly and wrote me about the book. In addition to 
a great deal of data of other Carters, this old book contains a 
good deal of Peter Carter and his children. He evidently ex- 
perienced a deeper religious feeling in the years 1775 and 17SS 
than at other times, as under these dates he made several records 
in the old prayer book, of which the following is an examT)le : 

''Ye Datte of this Holy Book is at it stands from the priaicr 


as follows. MDCLXII (1662) in the year of my God 1775 and 
in ye year of my Xattral Life 69.'' 

"In ye Year of my God 1788 and in the year of my Nattral 
Life 82 Lord Give me a Clean heart And Renew a right spearit 
within me in ye of my Life 82." 

"Roman^ y^ 10 Chap & 9. vers. If thou shalt confess with 
thine mouth the Lord Jesus; and shall Believe in thine heart 
that God hath Rased him from the Dead thou shalt be saved. 

"Romans ye 10 & 9 vers my Xatral Life 82 in ve vear of my 
God 1788. 

Peter Carter." 

The inventory of his personal estate was recorded in Fauquier 
on 22nd of Februar}-. 1790, and he probably died either in Dec. 
1789, or Jan., 17-90. This inventory mentions two negro m.en 
servants, bed and furniture, chest, 6 chairs, and other furniture 
of a bedroom. He evidently lived with his son, George, who 
was living in that county. Peter Carter seems to have been 
the last of his generation of the family to die, as in recording 
the deaths of his brother, Dale, and cousin. Thomas, both of 
whom died in Lancaster in Dec, 1776, he said: "Xow indeed 
am I the last of my generation, the lone leaf on the tree Waiting 
the last Frost." 

The records of his own family seems to have been written in 
the Prayer Book at one time with a trembling, old hand, the 
year before he died: 

"In the year 1788 & in ye year my Life 82. 58 years last 
May Day (May ist, 1730) I was Married to Judith Xorris who 
passt on ye 15'' day :\Iay 1765. We was Blest with 9 sons and 

4 daughters viz. Dale & Thomas on ye 24^ April 1731. Judy 

on y« 2^ Xov"" 1732. Job on >■« i^' Jan'y 1734. Joseph on ye 
4^^ September 1736. Arabella Catharine on ye 17 August 1738. 
Solomon on ye 25 Septr. 1739. Frances Ball on ye 8'' Jan'y 
1 741. Peter on y-^ 9=' March 1743. Sarah on ye 16^' June 't744- 
Daniel on ye 22^^ Dec 1746 ye same Day and year as Dan' son 
of my cozen Roh^ Carter. Xorris on ye 8*^ Xovembr 1748 and 
George on 15 :\[arch 1757. of which Thomas, Joseph. Peter, 
Xorris, George. Frances and Sarah are now living. George 
with me Peter in Amherst and the others on Clinch." 


Mrs. Judith Xorris Carter, probably belon-ed to the Xorris 
family ot Lancaster, who were well to do people in that countv 
but there is nothing to give a clue to the names of her parent. 
Judith was a baptismal name in the Lancaster familv, as the 
marriage bonds of that county show the marriages of two Judith 
Nornses; one in 1788 to Fortunatus George, and one in iror 
to John Brent. 

The children of Peter and Judith Carter will be taken up 
according to where they lived, instead of in the order of their 

1. Job Carter, died in Amherst in 1782. 

2. Solomon Carter, died in Amherst in 1786. 

3. Peter Carter, died in Amherst in 1791. 

4. George Carter, living in Fauquier in 1782. 

5. Thomas Carter, died in Russell in 1803. 

6. Joseph Carter, died in Russell in 1809. 

7. Xorris Carter, died in Scott in 18 16. 

XoTE.— Scott was a part of Russell till 1813. 

Have no data of the sons Dale and Daniel and die daughters, 
other than the dates of their birth. The sons may have died in 

Amherst Carters. 
I. Job Carter (Peter,' Thos/, Thos.\) born Jan. i. 1734, prob- 
ably in King George county, died in Xov., 1782, in AmheVst— 
will probated Dec. 2, 1782. Fie left land and a good personal 
estate to wite (unnamed) and their seven children: a. Solomon 
(had a grant in Amherst in 1793); b. Peter; c. Dale; d. Job 
(had grant in Amherst for 290 acres in 1789) ; e. Elizabeth 
Dawson; f. Xancy Vaughn; g. William, who was executor. The 
sons are said to have descendants in Xelson county, Va. 

2. Solomon Carter (Peter^ Thos.=, Thos.^), born Sept. 25, 
1739, probably in King George, died in Amherst, Sept. 28. 1786. 
In 1767 had a grant of land in Albemarle near Amherst line, and 
had other land in Amherst by deed. In 1783 was head of familv 
of eight and two servants. Will, probated in i78rj, left land and 


good personal estate to wife, Mary Anne Eickley Carter, an-l fol- 
lowing chi'dren: a. William, head of family of three in 178;,: n. 
Abraham, granted 856 acres in Amherst between 17S8 and 1822; 
c. Milla Davis; d. Peter; e. Sallie ; f. Elisha ; g. Patty; h. Nancy.' 
Brother Peter and son Abraham executors. 

About 17CXD Solomon Carter married :\Iary Anne Bickley (will 
of her father. John Bickley, Amherst, 1793), daughter of John 
Bickley and his first wife, }^Iary Hurt. John Bickley's second 
wife was Mrs. Susannah Harding Ellis, of "Red Hill,*' Amherst, 
mother of the wife of Peter Carter, of Amherst. 

Bickley E.xcu.rsus. 
John Bickley, born in King and Queen County, Dec. 7. 1713. will 
probated in Amherst County. Sept. 16, 1793. was one of the six sons of 
Joseph Bickley of Stratton-Major parish. King and Queen, and his wife 
Mrs. Sarah Shelton Gissage, who were married in March, 1704. She was 
the widow of Richard Gissage, and previously of a Mr. Shelton. John 
Bickley married first, Mary Hurt, and lived in Louisa County: and second, 
Mrs. Susannah Harding Ellis, widow of Josiah Ellis of '"Red Hill." Am- 
herst County, between Aug. 14, 1760, and Feb. 6. 1769, and went to live 
at '-Red Hill," where he is buried. By his first wife he had issue: 
Charles, Wm., Jos., Elizabeth Coleman, Mary Anne Carter, Jane Holland, 
Humphrey, Matilda, Hannah, James, and Frances. And by his second 
v.'ife a daughter Mildred. 

Joseph Bickley, grandfather of Mary Anne Carter, was the Sth son of 
Sir Francis Bickley, third baronet, of ".Attleborough Hall." County Nor- 
folk, England, and his second wife. [Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir 
Humphrey Winch. Bart. This is proven by the fact that Joseph and 
Sarah Gissage Bickley's eldest son, William Bickley of Virginia, suc- 
ceeded to the baronetcy in 1752 upon the death of his uncle, Rev. Sir 
Humphrey Bickley, Bart., and rector of St. Mary's .\ttleborough. Joseph 
Bickley removed from King and Queen County to that part of Hanover 
which in 1743 became Louisa County, and was the first sheriff of the new 
county as well as a justice in 1754. His father. Sir Francis Bickley, 3rd 
baronet, was buried at St. Mary's, .Attleborough, June 19, 1687, and was 
the eldest son of Sir Francis, 2nd baronet, and his wife Mary, daughter 
of John Maw, sheriff of Norwich in 1649. etc., etc. See account of the 
Bickleys in JP'illla>n and Mary Quarterly, Vols. V. and X. 

Bickley arms: "Arg. a Chev. embattled, counter-embattled, between 3 
griffins heads erased sable, each charged with a plate." 

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Dai'ghter of Col. Charles Carter, wife of Judge Raphael Lancastei' 

Lincoln Countv, Kv. 


Of the descendants of Solomon and Mary Anne Bickley Car- 
ter I have no further data, but doubtless there are some of them 
now in Xelson county, \'a. 

Peter Carter of Amherst. 

Peter Carter (Peter*, Thos.'), born March 9, 1743, probably 
in King George county, died in Amherst about January. 1791. 
Besides purchasing land from private parties, he had grants in 
1768 and 1780 for land situated on Tobacco Row Mountam, 
Amherst. In 17S3 Peter Carter was the head of a family of 
ten whites and eight servants. And during the Revolution he was 
a private in the \'irginia artillery. About 1763- 1764 Peter Carter 
was married to ^lary Anne Ellis, born Dec. 25. 1747. daughter 
of Charles and Susannah Harding Ellis, of ''Red Hill." Am- 
herst county. She removed in 1798 with her eldest son, Charles 
Carter, to Kentucky, and died there. In 1S49 ^^i"- Thomas H. 
Ellis, of Richmond, Va., published an account of the Ellis family 
in pamphlet form, which contains data of interest to the Peter 
Carter family. 

Ellis Excursus. 

The first of the Ellis family in Virginia was John Ellis of Tuckahoe 
Creek. Henrico County, who is said to have been of Welsh descent. He 
aappears first in the Henrico records as a witness at court, Oct- i, 16S3. 
In a deposition dated Feb. i, 1691. he stated that he was born in 1661. 
Jan. 31, i697-'98, "John Ellis of Henrico. Planter," sold 240 acres of 
land to John Pleasants. Sr. Dec. 5, 1715. John Ellis and wife Susannah 
acknowledged deed to Robt. Napier. Dec. 16, 1714, John Ellis had a grant 
for 500 acres on eastern branch of Tuckahoe Creek; and March 24. 1725. 
a grant for 400 acres more in Henrico. They had issue: John, William. 
Thomas, Henry, James, Josiah, and Charles. For their descendants see 
the Ellis book. Charles Ellis, born in i7\g-'20. married in the "hard 
winter" of i739-'40 Susannah Harding, by the Rev. Wm. Stith. She was 
the daughter of Thomas Harding and Mary Giles his wife, born in 1721-22. 
died in March, 1817, at "Red Hill,"' Amherst County. In I754 Charles 
Ellis removed his family from Henrico to a tract of land he owned on 
Pedlars River, then in Albemarle County, since known as "Red Hill," 
where he died May 4, 1759, and is buried in the family graveyard at that 
place. They had issue: Hannah. Edith, Susannah. Josiah, Mary Anne, 
married Peter Carter. Charles, Sarah. Bethcna. Elizabeth, and Rosana. 


Peter Carter, by his will, probated Feb. 7, 1791, gave to each 
of his ten children a negro servant and seventy-five pounds cur- 
rent money and all of his land, and rest of personal estate to 
his widow during her widowhood and good management. Josiali 
Ellis and William Crawford, executors. His personal estate 
amounted to £849 is. 6. All children but Charles and Jesse under 
age in 179 1. Peter and 3>Iary Anne Ellis Carter had issue as 
follows : 

8. Charles Carter, born in 1765, died after 1837. 

9. Jesse Carter, born circa 1767. 

10. Peter Carter. 

11. Susannah Carter. 

12. James Carter. Xo further data. 

13. Edward Carter, born circa 1775, died in 1832 in Amherst. 

14. Solomon Carter, died prior to 1837. 

15. Mildred Carter. 

16. Elizabeth Carter. Xo further data. 

17. John Carter. 

8. Charles Carter, born in 1765, and in 1837 was living in 
Lincoln county, Kentucky. Oct. 11, 1787, he was married in 
Bedford county, Va., to Diana Lambert. In 1788 Charles Car- 
ter and wife. Diana, had a deed for land in Bedford from C. 
Lambert, who was probably the father or mother of Diana Lam- 
bert Carter. In 1798 they sold this land to John Sled, and re- 
moved to Lincoln county, Ky., where he owned a large farm 
and lived in considerable style. In 1896 Rev. S. B. Spalding, 
a great grandson of Charles and Diana Lambert Carter, had the 
following letters from Mr. I. P. Hill, Stanford, Ky., and >.Irs. 
}klaria Griswold, a granddaughter of Charles Carter, about ihe 
family. Mr. Hill wrote : 

"I have your letter of the 12th Nov., and will make it a point to see 
my friend Geo. Carter and get the information you desire. I was born 
and raised withn one mile of the home of Co!. Charles Carter, and knew 
him well sixty years ago. He was an exceedingly dressy, military look- 
ing man, then very old, but erect and commanding. Wherever he went 
two negro men accompanied him as servants. He was very often at my 
grandfather's when I was a boy, and was an object of great reverence and 


affection among his neighbors, owing to the fact then currently reporred 
and received as true, that he was one of the heroes of the Revolution and 
was said and believed to have been a Captain in the Army of the Revo- 
lution. He rode in a carriage and was driveft by one servant and another 
rode horseback, dressed in the most spotless cloth, and with large ruffles 
on his shirt. On reflection I can recollect him sixty-five years age." 

Mrs. Griswold wrote : 

"As regards the questions you ask about our grandfather Carter I 
deeply regret not being able to answer all of them. We knew but little 
of our Carter kin personally. A trip to Lincoln County from our home 
m those days was like a trip to California now. and there was scarcely 
any intercourse between our families. Aunt Pamela (Mrs. Bait. Meigs) 
as a young girl spent some time with mother (her sister), and my siLr 
Isabella visted Lincoln County once. Uncles George and Peter Carter also 
came to Taylorsville to visit us. When I was a very little girl Grandpa 
Charles Carter came to make us a visit, and I remember him very well. 
I can see him now coming down the broad stairway, looking like a prince. 
He was a great, tall man, with courtly manners. He had blue eyes and 
white, curly hair. I know that grandfather was called Colonel, that he 
was Charles Carter of Amherst County, Va., that he married Diana Lam- 
bert of Bedford, Va.. and emigrated to Kentucky in 1796. when my mother 
was four years old. Grandma Carter died when my sister Isabella was 
eight months old (about 1818). 

Colonel Charles and Diana Lambert Carter had issue: 

18. George Carter, born 1788 in Virginia, died in Lincoln 
county, Ky. He was a farmer, and married Mary Spears. In 
1837 they had eight children. 

19. Peter E. Carter, born circa 1790, was a farmer. He 
married Anne McFerrin, and in 1837 had seven children.— £//w 

20. Caroline Matilda Carter, born Jan. 21, 1792, died Jan. i, 
1852, of whom later. 

21. Catharine Carter, born circa 1794. 

22. Charles H. Carter, born circa 1804. He was a clergyman 
and in 1837 resided in Philadelphia.— £///.? Book. 

23. Permelia V. Carter, born circa 1806, married Bait :\Ieigs, 
a Lincoln county farmer, and in 1837 had four children.— £/7j:^ 



20. Caroline Matilda Carter, married near Danville, Lin- 
coln county, Ky., June 22, 1814, Judge. Raphael Lancaster, judge of 
probate at Springfield, Ky., formerly clerk of Spencer county, Ky. 

L-\N'CASTER Excursus. 

Judge Raphael Lancaster, born April 22. 1792, died of gout on Oct. 14. 
1852. He was a son of Capt. John and Catharine Miles Lansaster. who 
emigrated to Kentucky from Maryland prior to 1788- In 1799. 1800, '01. 
and '02 he represented Washington County in the State Legislature. An 
interesting adventure of Capt. Lancaster with the Indians is given in a 
history of "The Early Catholic Missions in Kentucky," but is too lengthy 
to reproduce here. He was descended from some of the leading Catholic 
families of Maryland, his descent being as follows: '"He was a son of 
Raphael Lancaster of Charles County. Md., and his wife Eleanor Bradford. 
Raphael Lancaster was the son of a Capt. John Lancaster and his wife 
Elizabeth Xeale. She was the daughter of Raphael Xeale of Charles Co.. 
Md. (son of Anthony Neale), and Mary Brooke, v.'ho was a daughter of 
Hon. Baker Brooke of De La Brooke Manor. St. Mary's County, Md. (aon 
of Gov. Robert Brooke) and Anne Calvert, daughter of Gov. Leonard 
Calvert, first governor of Maryland, who was the second son of Lord Balti- 
more. Ellenor Bradford (supra) was daughter of John Bradford of 
Prince George County, Md. (son of Col. John; son of John), and Anne 
Darnell, daughter of Henry (son of Dep. Gov. Henry Darnell) and Anne 
Digges. daughter of Dep. Gov. William Digges of Maryland, and grand- 
daughter of Gov. Edward Digges of Virginia (i655-'58)." 

Judge Raphael and Caroline ^I. Carter Lancaster were the 
parents of four children : 

24. Isabella Lancaster, born circa 181 5, married Samuel 
Spalding and has descendants at Lebanon, Ky. One son was 
Rev. S. B. Spalding. Xo other data. 

25. Catharine Lancaster, d. s. p. 

26. Joseph Lancaster, d. s. p. 

2y. Maria Mosr.v Lancaster, born Aug. 22, 1820, at Spring- 
field, Ky. ; June 22, 1842, married at Springfield William Dickin- 
son Griswold. of Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of \'ermont. They 
lived at Terre Haute until 1S72, when they removed to St. Louis, 


where ^Ir. Griswold died, March 30, 1896. He was born March 
6, 1815, at Benson, \'t.. and was a direct descendant of Edward 
Griswold, first of his name in Connecticut (1636), and of John 
Alden and PrisciUa MulHns, whose wooing was made famous by 
Longfellow. After graduating from Middlebury College he went 
to Indiana and began the practice of law at Terra Haute, and 
later became the partner of Judge Usher. Secretary of the In- 
terior under President Lincoln. He left his practice to become 
the president of the Evansville, Ind., and Crawfordsville. K\-., 
R. R., and afterwards president of the Ohio and Mississippi R. 
R. Mrs. Griswold died at her summer hom.e at Castleton. \'r., 
Sept. 20, 1904. Mr. and ]\Irs. Griswold were the parents of three 

28. Joseph Lancaster Grtswold, born in 1844. married Emily 
Adae and has one daughter, Ellen Griswold. now living in Cin- 

29. Carolixe Griswold, d. s. p. 

30. L-iURA Isabella Griswold, born July 9, 184S. died of 
apoplexy at her summer home at Castleton, \'t.. Aug. 9. 1904. 
She was educated at Eastern schools, and on the i8th of Nov., 
1871, married at Terre Haute, Huntington Smith, U. S. X. ; 
who was graduated from x-\nnapolis in 1867 and served in the 
U. S. X. until 1872. when he resigned and went to live in St. 
Louis. He was born at Louisville, Ky., March 15, 1847, ^^i*^ 
died at Castleton, \'t., Oct. 31, 1907, and was the son of Hon. 
Hamilton Smith, of Kentucky, and his wife, Louise E. Rudd. 
daughter of Dr. Christopher A. Rudd, and his wife, Ann Benoi-t 
Palmer, of Prince George county, Md. Hon. Hamilton Smith 
was born at Durham, X. H., where his ancestors had resided 
since the first settlement in X'ew England, and he numbers among 
them Governor John Winthrop, first Governor of Massachu>ett>. 
and Thomas Dudley, the second Governor. Louise Rucld Smith 
came of a long line of distinguished ]\Iaryland ancestry, number- 
ing among others, Robert Brooke, Governor of Maryland in 
^^^S-, and Deputy Governor Xicholas Sev/all. 



Huntington and Laura Isabella Griswold Smith had issue four 
sons: a. William Dickinson Griswold Smith, born iSth of Juiie, 
1873, of "Glenbrook," Castleton. \'t. b. Hamilton Smith, third, 
born Aug. 6, 1S75, of "Glenmore," near Brandy Station, Cul- 
peper county, \'a. He is married and has issue; Louise Hunt- 
ington, Virginia Lancaster and Hamilton fourth, c. Ralph Lan- 
caster Smith, born April 13, 1880. d. Huntington Smith, Jr., 
born July 3, 1885. 

9. Jesse Carter, son of Peter and Mary Anne Ellis Carter, 
married Frances Lucas and had issue five children, all of whom 
married and lived in Lincoln county, Ky. They were : 

Mary Carter, married James Cooper, a Lincoln county farmer, 
prior to 1837. 

Elizabeth Carter, married Ellis Brown, a Lincoln county 
farmer, prior to 1837. 

Lucinda Carter, married Tilgham Hocker, a Lincoln county 
farmer, prior to 1837. 

Jklalinda Carter, married John Houston, a Lincoln county 
farmer, prior to 1837. 

Richard Carter, m.arried a ]\Iis5 Hocker, of Lincoln county, Ky., 
prior to 1837. 

10. Fetter Carter, was married three times, and was living in 
1837, but the Ellis book does not say where. He married, first, 
Delphia Sandridge, and had a son, Larkin, who emigrated to 
Missouri and died prior to 1849. Second, Anne Martin, and had 
issue: Feter Walton, Charles, Job and John, whose will, probated 
in Amherst, July 15, 1833, mentions his wife, Creasy, and chil- 
dren — Mary X., }^Iartha, Jacob D., Shedrack, William C, Eliza- 
beth A., Xancy A., Lucy P., Sarah Anne, Peter D., Verjane, 
James R. and Caroline ^L Carter. Peter Carter married, third, 
Elizabeth Hamilton, and had issue seven sons and a daughter, 
none of whom are named by Mr. Ellis in his book. 

■ II. Susannah Carter, married William Lawless and had 
several children. The entire family removed soon after 1800 
to Indiana. 


13. Edward CARTFJi, son of Peter and Mary Anne Carter, 
married Anne Wright, and died in Amherst in 1832. Plis will, 
probated 'Sla.y 21, 1S32. left his estate to the following grand- 
children : Garnet. Granville, Mary, Thomas, Powhatan and 
Frances Layne ; and Anne Cashwell (daughter) wife of James 
Cash well. 

14. SoLO.MOX Carter, son of Peter and ^^lary Anne, married 
Anne Carter and died prior to 1837. They had five or six 
cliildren, all of whom married, but names not given by 'Slv. Ellis. 

15. ]\IiLDRED Cartpir, daughter of Peter and Mary An!ie, mar- 
ried James Tankersley. and liad a son. James, and a daugiiter, 
wiio married a Mr. Hocker. All moved to Missouri before 1837. 

17. John Carter, youngest son of Peter and }>Iary Anne Car- 
ter, married Gemimja Goff and moved to ^lissouri about 18 14. 
No other data. 

4. George Carter, youngest son of Peter and Judith Carter, 
of Fauquier, born March 15, 1757, was living in that county 
with his father in 17S2. Pie married and had at least one son, 
George Carter, Jr., George Carter, Sr., probably died inte-^tate 
and his son probably removed from Fauquier, as the v/ill of 
neither one is of record in that county. The George Carter wlio 
died in 1829, mentioned in my notes in The William & aIarv 
Quarterly, I have found to belong to another branch of che 
family. Little as we know about him, the old Carter Prayer P^ook 
seems to have descended in the family of George Carter, son of 

The latest records in the book show that Peter Carter at that 
time was its owner. Of its ownership and whereabouts from thyc 
date until 1911 I have the following: In 1851 a ]Mr. John Payne, 
of Fauquier, married as his second wife Elizabeth Carter, daugii- 
ter of George Carter — presumably of Fauquier — and removed <;o 
California before the Here Mrs. Elizabeth Carter Payne 
died without surviving issue, and her personal eltects later be- 
came the property of her stepdaughter, Mary Payne, who married 
Mr. John Scarlett Smith. A friend of }vlrs. Smith's who had 


seen the old Prayer Book saw my genealogy of the Carter family 
in The William & ^Iarv Quarterly and told her about it. 
Mrs. Smith wrote me about the book, and I was able to purchase 
this valuable old Carter record from her, together with three 
other books bearing the names of Edward Dale, Thomas Carter 
and other members of the Carter family on their tiy-leaves. Th.ey 
had doubtless been preserved as curiosities. 

The fact that Mr. Payne and Elizabeth Carter were married in 
185 1 would indicate that she was a granddaughter instead of 
z daughter of George Carter, youngest son of Peter and Judith 
Carter. :Mrs. Smith knows of no brothers or sisters of her 

The Southwest Virgi.via Carters. 
Between the years 1772 and 1795 the following Carters settled 
in that section of Southwest Virginia now comprised almost en- 
tirely in the county of Scott: Thomas, Joseph and Xorris Carter, 
sons of Peter Carter, of Fauquier; Dale, John and Charles Carter! 
sons of Charles Carter, of Amherst, brother of Peter of Fau- 
quier; John Carter and sons, John and Landon, supposed to 
belong to th.e -King" Carter family, but not found on the chart 
of that family ; and a Joseph and John Carter, who came direct 
from England. Many of their descendants have interm.arried. 
until some of the present generation are descended from four 
of the original emigrants. Few of the older generations kept 
family records, many of them left no wills, so that the proper 
assorting and classifying of their numerous descendants has 
presented a genealogical problem, beside which the solution of 
the famous Chinese Puzzle would seem easy. Fortunately, the 
late Hon. Joseph H. Carter (born in 1820), a grandson of one 
of the emigrants, a few years ago dictated a chart of the Carters 
of Scott to his grandson-in-!aw. Mr. I. C. Coley, of Gate City, 
who has kindly furnished me with a copy, as well as with other 
data -leaned fmm the old graveyards, countv and private records. 

The descendants of Peter Carter in Southwest \'irginia have 
represented their section in four of th.e seven Constitutional Con- 


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ventions of Virginia, beginning with the second one in 1788. and 
seven of them have been members of the State legislature. In 
the local affairs of their county they have frequently been sheriffs, 
county clerks, etc. 

Thomas Carter and His Descendants. 

Thomas Carter, eldest son of Peter and Judith Xorris Carter, 
of Fauquier, born April 24, 1731, died in Rye Cove, then in 
Russell county, in 1803. Was married probably about 1755- 1765 

to Elizabeth . She may have been a Morgan, as 

they had a son named Morgan, and a grandson named Thomas 
Morgan. In 1773 Thomas Carter removed his family to Rye 
Cove, near Clinch River, in what is now Scott county, but then 
in Fincastle. March 24, 1774, he had a grant for 197 acres of 
land in this Cove, and on }\Iarch 31, 1783, a grant for 1,420 
acres, to include his improvements. When Fincastle was abol- 
ished in 1776 his home fell in the new county of Washington, 
and from 1776 till 1784 he was one of the overseers of the roads 
in that county, and when Rye Cove fell in the new county of 
Russell he was a justice of the first court, May 9, 1780, and a 
lieutenant in the militia. In 1788 he represented Russell in the 
Constitutional Convention of that year ; and is said to have been 
a member of the legislature several times subsequently. His will 
was probated in Russell, Oct. 25, 1803, and left a third of his 
entire estate to wife, Elizabeth. Son Charles to have two-thirds 
of the remaining two-thirds of his slaves and other personalty, 
and daughter, Rosamond Dickenson, the remainder. Sons John 
and Morgan, and daughters, Phoeby Jones and Sarah Taylor, 
had already had their portions. Grandson, Thomas Morgan 
Carter, to have 1.300 acres of the home place. I have but little 
data of the descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth Carter. Sarah 
Carter married, first, a Pennington, who died about 1802. and in 
1803 she married James Taylor, by whom she had several chil- 
dren, among others a daughter, Sarah, who married Elijah Car- 
ter, a grandson of Thomas Carter's brother, Joseph. She also 
had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married a Wood, and had a 
daughter, Marv Wood, who married Charles M. Carter, a great 


grandson of Thomas Carter's brothers, Joseph and Xorris Carter. 
John Carter, died unmarried in 1804 aud by his will left freedom 
to three negro servants and their children, and gave the rest 
of his estate to his sister, Sarah. 

Morgan Carter, together with his cousin, Elijah Carter, was 
captured by the Indians and carried to Western Xev/ York. 
After about eighteen months captivity they escaped and made 
their way back to Mrginia. ^Morgan Carter died in 1809 inte- 
state, leaving wife. Ursula, and probably a family of children. 
Thomas ^lorgan Carter probably was the son of a son of Thomas 
Carter, who died prior to his father. He had a wife named 
Matilda and died about 1828, and is said to have left a son, 
William, and two or three others. 

Joseph Carter and His Descendants. 

Joseph Carter, third son of Peter and Judith Carter, of Fau- 
quier, born Sept. 4, 1736, seems to have had a survey of land 
in Rye Cove about the time his brother, Thomas, settled there, 
but which he abandoned until [March i, 1783, when he had a 
survey for 200 acres to contain his old improvements. To this 
he added 320 acres in 1795 and 200 acres more in 1799. He is 
said to have been a private in the Revolution. His wife was 
Elizabeth Presley, a half-sister to his brother Norris Carter's 
wife, Agnes Allen. They are buried in Rye Cove in the old 
Carter graveyard, and the graves marked by a stone. Joseph 
Carter's will, probated in Russell, Aug. i, 1809, left his entire 
estate to wife for life, after which sons Thomas and Presley 
were to have the home plantation ; his servants to go to such 
of his children as were willing to retain them in slavery — evi- 
dently some of his children had manumission ideas. Residue to 
be divided equally among all his children, none of whom were 
to be charged with what he had previously given them. Joseph 
and Elizabeth Presley Carter had issue: 
31. Elijah Carter. 
' 32. Thomas Carter. i 

33. Presley Carter. 

34. Anne Carter. 


35. Mima Carter. 

36. Judith Carter. 

31. Elijah Carter, after liis return from captivity amonT^ t!ie 
Indians, married and settled down in Rye Cove. Aug. 19, jSoi, 
he purchased 2CX) acres of land from his father, and on the next 
day 70 acres from Thomas Carter. March 19. 1813, Elijah Car- 
ter and wife, Anne, sold to brother, Thomas Carter. 196 acres 
of land formerly belonging- to their father. He had issue an 
only son, Allen Carter, who removed to Texas in 1S18. then a 
few years later to Arkansas and finally back to Texas, where 
he died leaving a large family, of whom I have no further data. 

32. Thomas Carter, born in 1782, was married about 
1806 to his first cousin, Judith Carter, daughter of Xorris Carter. 
She was born in 17S2 and died in 185 1. Both of them are 
buried in the old Carter graveyard in Rye Cove, and their graves 
marked. Thomas Carter was a constable of Scott county in 
1823 and commissioned a lieutenant in the 126th Regiment, \'ir- 
ginia Militia on June 13, 1823. They had issue: 

(i). Matilda, born 1807, d. s. p. 

(2). Anne, born 1809, d. s. p. 

(3). William A., born 181 1, d. s. p. He was in the 48th 
Virginia, C. S. A. 

(4). Joseph, born 1813, d. s. p. 

(5). Presley, born 1815, died 1900. 

(6). Samuel, born 1817, died 1854. 

(7). Polly, born 1826, died 1866. 

(5). Presley Carter, farmer, married circa 1864 ^Irs. Polly 
Horton, nee Collier, and had issue : 

a. Minerva, born 1865. b. Judith, born 1867, married Jos. 
Fields, c. Miles, born 1870. d. Emmet M., born 1874. 

d. Emmet M. Carter is a lawyer, and represented Scott County 
in the \'irginia Legislature in 1890-94. In 1902 he was married 
to Eura DeBusk, a great, great, great granddaughter of Xorris 
Carter, and has issue, Roland, Judson and Herbert. 

(6). Samuel Carter, farmer, born 1807. died 1854. married a 
Miss Horion and had i^^uc: z. Cowan W. b. Patton. c. Charles 


M. d. Florence, married John Davidson and removed to Kansas. 
a. Cowan W. Carter, farmer, was siieritif of Scott county 1899- 
1903. He married Ellen Gillenwater and had issue: Flora. Ellen, 
d. s. p.; Rebecca, married Asbury Carter (descendant of Xorris) 
and has daughter, .Mary Ellen; Samuel, married and has son, 
Samuel, Jr. ; Molly, married David Sargent and has son. David, 
Jr. ; and Ezra Thomas Carter, a lawyer at Gate City. \'a.. who, 
September 9, 191 1, received the nomination for tlie State Senate 
from the Democrats of the First Senatorial District •"by acclama- 
tion" and accepted the nomination in a strong speech, which sent 
the delegates home detennined to send a Democrat to the next 
General Assembly in place of Senator Xoel." "Great enthusiasm 
prevails here tonight as a result of the nomination at Big Stone 
Gap today of Ezra T. Carter of Gate City, as the Democratic can- 
didate for State Senator. !Mr. Carter is a brilliant } oung lawyer, 
an orator of wondrous power, a Christian gentleman and a man 
popular with all. He has always stood for high, clean politics 
and has the confidence of Republicans as well as Democrats. He 
is a near relative of Flon. Henry C. Stuart." 

b. Patton Carter, married Fanny Carter and has issue : Sarah, 
Eliza and Molly, who married Enoch Fields. 

c. Charles M. Carter was clerk of Scott County 1S87-1S94. He 
married first Mary Wood, thus uniting in their children the blood 
of the three brothers — Thomas, Joseph and Xorris Carter; mar- 
ried second, Alice Cox. Issue: ist. mar. James W. Carter, a 
banker, married Loula Godsey and has daughter, Willie Sue ; 
Julia, married Xoah ^ledley ; and Charles C. farmer, married 
Louise Moore. 2nd. mar. Mary Cecil, and Clinton, all unmar- 

(7) Polly Carter, born 1826, died 1866, married ^vlilton Carter 
and had issue: a. Virginia, b. Mary. c. Emily, d. Jackson, e. 
Mourning, f. Milton L. g. Marion, h. Martha 

a. Virginia Carter married Wm. Stewart and had a daughter, 
Laura, who married W. W. Ramey, present treasurer of Scott 
County. They have daughters, Anna, Mitrie and Jennie. 

b. Mary Carter married Joseph Starnes and has Frank, Polly, 
Hiram, Ava. 







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c. Emily Carter, married "Doc" Starnes. 

d. Jackson Carter married Mrs. Phoeby Carter, nee Cox, and 
has son, ]\Iosco. 

e. Mourning Carter married Emory Carter, a distant cousin. 
g. Marion Carter married Mrginia Starnes. 

T,^. Presley Carter, farmer, born circa 1784, died 1844, son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth Presley Carter, married in 1806 Elizabeth 
Porter, the step-daughter of his cousin Dale Carter, and had issue : 

(i). George, born 1807. 

(2). Elijah, born 1809, died 1900. 

(3). Allen J., born 1812. 

(4). Katharine, born 1812. 

(5). Thomas, born 1817. 

(6). Anna, born 1818. 

(7). Joseph H., born 1820, died 1909. 

(8). James, born 1822. 

(9). Eliza, born 1837. 

(i). George Carter, married and removed to Kentucky, where 
he had issue : Thomas, Jesse, Wayne, Presley, George and Anna. 

(2). Elijah Carter, married Sarah Taylor, a granddaughter of 
the emigrant Thomas Carter, and had issue: a. \'an Buren. b. 
Monroe, removed to Texas, c. Hershall. d. Emory, e. Eliza- 
beth, married Samuel Rose and removed to Kentucky, f. Sally, 
married Charles Green, g. Rosa. h. Polly. 

a. Van Buren Carter married and had issue: George, Van 
Buren, Jr., Joseph, Elijah and Mary. No further data. 

c. Hershall Carter, married Phoeby Cox, and had son, Worley, 
born 1876. 

d. Emory Carter, married his first cousin, Mourning Carter, and 
had issue : Alice, married Jesse Stone : Polly. He married second 
Frances Dorton and had sons, Hershel and Lloyd. 

g. Rosa Carter married George R. Dove of Bristol, and had : 
Mima, m.arried a Mr. White ; Maud, married Charles Leonard : 
Hershell, editor of the Bristol Herald-Courier ; and John. 

h. Polly Carter, 


(3). Allen J. Carter married and had: Anna, married a Jackson. 
b. Jackson, born about 1843, has a soji, James, c. David M. d. 
Presley, e. Floyd, f. Xancy, married a Harris, g. Sarena, 
married a Harris, h. Maggie, i. Lou. 

c. David ]\[. Carter married a Miss Jackson and had son, J. D. 
Carter, who married Sally Richmond and had Bonnie, J. D.. Jr., 
Charmie and Robert M. He then married a Miss Fraley and had 
Floyd, Boyd and Sliirley. 

d. Presley Carter married Sally Wilkinson and had Maggie and 
Othello. All live in Texas. 

e. Floyd Carter, born 1855, cii^*^ 1905- married Xancy Dishner 
and had Grover, Samuel. Presley and ^laggie. 

(7). Joseph H. Carter, farmer, born in 1820, died in 1909, v.-as 
a private in the 25th \'a. Cav. C. S. A. ; and after the war he repre- 
sented Scott and Lee counties in the State Legislature. In 18-1.4 
he was married to Elizabeth Pennington, and had issue: 

a. Presley Gilbert, born 1845, ^^^^ 1908. 

b. Rachel, born 1846. 

c. Zion Pennington. 

d. Catherine. 

e. Hannah, born 1850, died 1909. 

f. Martha. 

g. Emma. 
h. Amanda. 
i. Ella. 

a. Presley Gilbert, farmer, married Margaret Cameron, and 
had: Joseph, born in 1874; Elizabeth; James; Mary, Roger Mills; 
Thomas ; Joshua and Lakie. They all live at Kingston, Texas. 

b. Rachel Carter married John Wolfenbarger, farmer, born 
1834, died 1909, and had issue: Emmet, farmer, not married; 
Kate, born 1870, married J. A. Counts, a jeweler, and has Roy, 
Nellie and Edgar ; Cora, married L C. Coley, a teacher, and has 
sons, Edmund Randolph, Lew Kennedy and John Palmer: Joseph, 
born 1874, married Laura Johnson and has Mamie, Frank, Kyle 
and Rufus ; Lou, born 1877, married J. D. Franklin, a farmer, and 
has Lizzie, Mary and Benjamin; Benjamin, born 1879, unmarried; 



\ Randolph Carter, born 1885, unmarried; \'enus, born 1888, iin- 
I married, 

I c. Zion Pennington Carter, farmer, though but a young boy 

I when the war began, he was in the "State Line Service" of the 
i Confederacy. He married Xancy Gillenwater and had issue : 
I Henry, born 1869. farmer, married ^Martha Dimcan and liad Brad- 
I ley, Rhea, Kelly and Horton : Susan, born 1872, married Rev. J. B. 
• Craft, Baptist State Evangelist, and has a daughter, Rachel ; John 
I Mosby, born 1880, married Ellen Boatwright, and has Howard. 
F Nannie, Reba and Joseph H. ; ]\Iaude, married Samuel Buchanan. 
a pharmacist. 

d. Catharine Carter, born 1849, died 1907, married Rev. M. B. 
Ouillin and had issue: Alilligan. married Sally Tate; Rightly, died 
in 1905, leaving two children, Mamie and Broaddus. 

e. Hannah Carter, born 1850, died 1909, married James Jones 
and had Kate, married Aleck Poston and had James, Elizabeth, 
Archie and Wilmer; Betty, born 1879, married Roscoe Stair, and 
had Hannah, Holdnay, Clara. 

f. Martha Carter married Simpson W'olfenbarger, and had is- 
sue : Joseph, now in Kansas ; Harry, in Kansas ; Peter, d. s. p. ; 
Elizabeth, now in Texas ; Mary, married Wm. Spencer. 

g. Emma Carter, married \V. D. Davidson and had issue : Cora, 
who married W. A. S. Lee, merchant, and had issue : W. A. S., 
Jr., and Edward, Gilimette and O'Ferrall. 

(8). James Carter, youngest son of Presley and Judith Carter, 
married Eliza Horton and had issue : 

a. Presley, d. s. p. 

b. Hickory, no data. 

c. Sally. 

d. Fanny. 

e. Xancy. 

f. Roseland. 

g. Rebecca. 

c. Sally Carter, married Jefferson Dillon and had issue: 
Benjamin, married a ^liss Chesser ; Ellen, m.arried Daniel Lit- 
trell ; Amanda, married Benton Shepherd. 

d. Fanny Carter, married Patton Carter — see supra. 



e. Nancy Carter, married R. E. Jennings, of Duffiekl, \'a., and 
had issue : Charles, Dora, Lilly, Venice, Burley, Kyle and two or 
three others. 

f. Roseland Carter, married Jeremiah Aloseley and had issue : 
Emily and Hickory. 

g. Rebecca, married Thomas Pannell and had issue : Edward 
and several others, whose names I do not know. 

(9). Eliza Carter, born in 1837, youngest child of Presley and 
Judith Carter, married a Mr. Southard and removed to Kentucky. 
About 1908 she was still living at London, Ky. 

XoRRis Carter and His Descendants. 

XoRRis Carter, the younger of the three sons of Peter and 
Judith Carter of Fauquier, who settled on Clinch, seems to have 
gone there at a later date than his brothers Thomias and Joseph. 
He seems to have purchased a farm in Rye Cove, but the Wasli- 
ington records, which are not complete, fail to show record of 
same. In 1793 he had a small grant of land and in 1805 he pur- 
chased a part of a large tract that had been granted to his cousin, 
John Carter, in 1783. Xorris Carter, born Xov. 8. 1748, was 
married about i770-'7i to Agnes Allen, a half-sister of his brother 
Joseph Carter's wife. He made his will June 7, 1816, which was 
probated Aug. 13, 1S16; in which he gave to wife, Agnes Carter, 
his entire estate, both real and personal, for the remainder of her 
life, "it being my intention to give my said wife a fund sufficient 
for her comfortable maintenance during life out of its increase or 
profits, which I intend she shall use for that purpose." After 
death of his wife he desired that his granddaughter, Jemima Car- 
ter, eldest daughter of his daughter Molly, should have '"all my 
lands, building and household furniture lying below the big branch 
running through the plantation whereon I now live." And son 
Henry to have the remainder of the plantation. 

X'orris and Agnes Allen Carter had issue six sons and two 
daughters : 

37. Dale, born 1772, died 1847. 

38. John, born 1774. died 1836. 


39. Chas. Burr, born 1776. 

40. Williamson, born 1777. 

41. Henry, born 1779. died 1872. 

42. Judith, born 1782, died 1851. "•, 

43. Peter, born 1784. 
44.Molly, born 1786, died 1842. 

37. Dale Carter, eldest son of Xorri? and Agnes Carter, had 
a grant for 65 acres on Copper Creek, Russell County, June i, 
1796; Xov. 16, 1804, he purchased 186 acres known as "Camp 
Spring Place," from \Vm. Xash, of Sullivan county, Tenn. Prior 
to Oct. 7, 1806 (deed") Dale Carter was married to Mrs. Catherine 
Porter, who had a daughter, Elizabeth, whom he adopted. He 
made his will Aug. 6, 1847, ^nd named sens Dale \V. and Thomas 
W. as executors. He gave wife Catharine a third of his estate, 
and the remainder to be divided equally between his children. 
named as follows: Polly Stewart, Jane Legg, Agnes Mitchell. 
Anne Stewart, Margaret Travis, Katherine West, John Carter, 
d. s. p., Xorris Carter, d. s. p., Dale W. Carter, Thomas W. Carter 
and adopted daughter Elizabeth Carter (she had married his 
cousin, Presley Carter). 

Dale W. Carter, farmer in Scott, married and had issue : Dale, 
who had sons Elbert and Frederick ; Xorris, d. s. p. ; John, d. s. p. : 
Thomas, who was the father of Catharine : Mary married a 
Thompson ; William and Elizabeth. Thomias W. Carter, farmer, 
was sheriff of Scott i846-'5o. X'o data of his descendants or of 
other descendants of Dale Carter, Sr. 

38. John Carter, 2nd., son of Xorris and Agnes Carter, had a 
grant for 400 acres of land Oct. 2. 1798; purchased 120 acres on 
southside of Clinch from Thos. and Rebecca Eastland on October 
5, 1807; 200 acres on the southside of Clinch from Jos. and Sarah 
Whiteley on Dec. 16, 180S: 58 acres from David Cock, Sr.. on 
March i, 1813; and Jan. 25, 1815, 10 acres from Samuel Ewing. 
John Carter and wife Sarah sold land as follows: Jan. 3, 1803, to 
Joseph Carter 75 acres: June 17, 1809, to Wm. Cock 130 acres; 
Feb. 20, iSro. to Isaiah Solyers 120 acres. John Carter was mar- 
ried first prior to 1803 to Sarah Frazier, who died in 1823-24 ; he 


then married Mrs. Molly Xeil, nee Roller. She had a da'jghter, 
Elizabeth Xeil. who married James .P. Carter, son of John and 
Sarah, and a sister of Ruth Roller, who married George Carter, 
another son of John and Sarah Carter. John Carter made his will 
June 15, 1836. and gave a third of his estate to his wife and various 
legacies to all his children — sons Eiihu Embrie and John Trigg, 
being then under age. He had issue as follows : 
First marriage: 

45. Dale, born Oct. 14. 1S02, died Dec. 20, 1S78. 

46. George, b^rn 1S04, died in i8S$. 

47. Chas. Rando'ph. born 1806. died 1S53. 

48. Henr}-, born iScS. died 1879. 

49. Joseph, bom 1810. died 1880. 

50. James P., bom 1812, died 1897. 

51. Frazier. born 181J.. died 1852. 

52. Elihu Embrie, b:m 1S16. 

53. John Trigg, born 1818. 

54. Davidson. 

55. Polly. 

56. X'ancy. 
Second marriage : 

57. Allen T., born 1S28, died 1S62. 

58. Sally, born 1830. 

45. Dale Carter, bom Oct. 14, 1802, died at his home in Rus- 
sell count}-, "Carter Place," Dec. 30, 1778. He was the wealthiest 
and most prominent of the Southwest Virginia Carters, his suc- 
cess being entirely due to his own efforts, as he left home quite 
early in life to m.ake his own .vay. He studied law. was a.-~i::ed 
to the bar in Russell county, and soc'n becam.e cne of the m.ost 
prom.inent lawyers in Southwest Virginia. 

He represented Russell in the Constitutional Convention of 
185 1, and was elected from this county to the &rst session of the 
legislature after the war. He was one of the committee sent by 
this assembly to Washington to confer with President Johnson 
about the reconstruction of the State government. Hon. Dale 
Carter owned an immense area of land in southwestern Virginia 



I — said to be greater in extent than the entire State of Delaware. 
I Some sixty-five thousand acres of this was granted to him by the 
\ State between 1838 and 1856. His personal property amounted 
I to about twenty-one thousand dollars. 

I Dec. 15, 1829, Dale Carter married Elizabeth Campbell Smith. 

I born Jan. 2, 1813, died Nov. 6, 1897, daughter of Col. Harry 
'i Smith, of "Clifton", Russell county, and his wife Mary Taylor. 

^ Mary Taylor was the daughter of John Taylor of Botetourt and 
I his wife Elizabeth Campbell, eldest daughter of Charles and Mar- 
I garet Campbell of Augusta county, and sister of the distinguished 
I Gen. William Cam.pbell, the hero of King's ^Mountain, who mar- 
p ried a sister of Patrick Henry. Charles Campbell (died 1767) 
of Augusta is said to have been a son of Patrick Campbell who 
came with his father John Campbell about 1726 to Lancaster 
county, then later to that part of Orange that in 1738 became Au- 
gusta county, Va. 

Dale and Elizabeth Smith Carter had issue : 

59. Mary Taylor, born June 6, 1831. died July 3, 1862. 

60. Henry Smith Carter, born April 2, 1833, died 185 1, while 
a junior at Emory and Henry College. 

61. John Taylor Carter, born Jan. 18, 1837, d. 3. p. in 1908. 

62. Margaret Crockett Carter, born Aug. 27, 1839. died in 1874. 

63. Charles Dale Carter, born April 11. 1844, died Dec. 29. 1896. 

64. Elizabeth Campbell Carter, born Oct. 20, 1847. 

65. Sallie Preston Carter, born Jan. 21, 1843, ^li^d Jan. i, 1910. 

66. Archibald Stuart Carter, born Xov. 20, 1855. 

59. Mary Taylor Carter, married Aug. 7, 1849, William A. 
Stuart, a merchant and stockman of Saltville, V'a. He was a 
brother of the great cavalry leader of the Confederacy — Gen. J. 
E. B. Stuart, and son of Archibald Stuart. 

Stuart Excursus. 

About 1725 a young Scotchman, named Archibald Stuart, residing in 
Ireland, took part in a Presbyterian insurrection, which was quickly put 
down by the government and the leaders proscribed. He escaped to Penn- 
sylvania, and a few years later, owing to a general amnesty act, was able 
to send back for his wife and children. She was Janet Brown, a sister of 


Rev. John Brown, a distinguished devine, who also came to Pennsylvania 
and was the founder of a prominent family in Virginia and Kentucky. In 
1738 Archibald Stuart removed his family to Augu-ta Co.. Va.. where he 
acquired large tracts of land. He died in 1759,'leaving Thomas. Alexander, 
Benjamin, and Eleanor. 

Alexander Stuart, born 1733. died 1822, also patented large tracts of 
land. In the Revolutionary War he was a major in Col. Samuel Mc- 
Doweirs regiment, which he commanded at the battle of Guilford Court 
House, where he was dangerously wounded. He was an ardent friend of 
education and gave largely toward the endowment of Liberty Hall Acad- 
emy, now Washington and Lee University. Major Stuart was married 
three times: ist, to Mary Patterson, by whom he had Judge Archibald, 
Robert, Frances, Jane, Mary Elizabeth, and Eleanor. 2nd, To Mrs. Mary 
Faxton, nee Moore, and had, James. Priscilla. Benjamin, and Judge Alex- 
ander. 3rd, Mrs. Anne Reid. nee Miller, by whom he had no issue. 

Alexander Stuart, youngest son by the second wife, was educated at 
Liberty Hall, and read law with his brother. Judge Archibald Stuart, who 
had read law under Thomas Jei^erson. Alexander Stuart, then settled in 
Campbell County, but was soon elected a member of the Executive Council 
of the State and removed to Richmond. When the Illinois Territory was 
formed he was appointed U. S. Judge, and removed to Kaskaskia, which 
proving unhealthy to his family, he returned to Virgnia ; and later he 
became District Judge of the U. S. Court in Missouri, where he died in 
1832. While living in Richmond he was married to Anne Dabney, and had 
issue. Judge Archibald Stuart and Anne, who married Judge James Ewell 
Brown of Wythe County. 

Archibald Stuart, only son of Judge Alexander Stuart and his first 
wife, Anne Dabney. was a prominent lawyer and politcian in Patrick Co. 
He was an officer in the War 1812; represented his county several times 
in both houses of the Virginia Assembly; was a member of Congress: and 
was a member of the Virginia Constitutional Conventions of i829-'30, and 
l850-'5r. He married Elizabeth Letcher Pannill. only daughter of David 
and Bethenia Letcher Pannill of Pittsylvania County. For an account of 
the families of Pannill and Letcher see William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 
VI i 

Archibald and Elizabeth P. Stuart had issue: Anne, Betinna, Creva- 
lier, Mary, David P.. William Archibald, Dr. John, and Gen. J. E. B. 

William A. Stuart, once owned the Greenbrier White Sulphur 
Springs, and most of the salt used in Virginia during the war 
came from his works at Saltville. Mrs. Mary Taylor Carter 
Stuart, while nursing in a Confederate hospital fell a victim to 


"Camp Fever", of which she died July 3, 1862. They had issue 
three sons: 

67. Hexry Carter Stuart, born Jan. 15, 1855, of whom later. 

68. Dale Carter Stuart, born July 24, 1858, married Sallie 
Preston White in 1892 and has two sons, John White and Henry 

69. John J. Stuart, born April 15, i860, is a prominent at- 
torney at Abingdon. \'a. In 1889 he married Kate Preston and 
has issue : William A.. Katharine G.. Henry C, Walter P., and 
Margaret P. 

William A. Stuart, the eldest son, after a competitive examina- 
tion in December, 1909, won a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford Uni- 
versity, England. A notice of him says : "W. A. Stuart began 
his school life at Stonewall Jackson Institute, v/here he attained 
the distinction of receiving a High Honor Certiticate. being the 
only boy who has received one in ihe history of the school. When 
he was twelve years of age he went to the /\bingdon Male 
Academy, and while attending this school received the only prizes 
offered, namely : two gold medals for declamation. At the age 
of fifteen he entered Emory and Henry College, where he re- 
ceived the Williams medal for declamation in his freshman year. 
In his junior year he received the Collins medal for Englis'i com- 
position, and the Robertson prize medal for oratory. In his senior 
year he won the first honor of his class given for the highest 
average grades in his studies during the junior and senior ye^rs. 
He also received the gold medal awarded for the best original 
poem published in the College magazine in 1909. He was presi- 
dent of his class though the youngest man in it : and represented 
Emory & Henry College in the State Inter-collegiate oratorical 
contest held at Charlottesville in April, 1909. In athletics he re- 
ceived numerous prizes for running, jumping, etc., was twice 
awarded the prize as the best all-around athelete in college : and 
alono- ^vith H. L. Spratt won the tennis championship. He placed 
center on the basketball team and fullback on the football team. 
He entered the University of \'irginia in 1909 and was on the 


football squad there, etc.. etc." He won the Rhodes scholarship 
against ten other competitors. 

67. Henry Carter Stuart, eldest son of \Vm. A. and ]\[ary 
Carter Stuart, is a lawyer and one of the wealthiest and most 
prominent men in Southwest \'irginia. A newspaper notice of 
him in 1910 says: "Everybody in \'irginia knows who Henry C. 
Stuart is. He was a member of the State Constitutional Conven- 
tion, and proved by his work in that body his fitness for public 
service of the highest order. He was a member of the Corporation 
Commission and was generally regarded as the ablest member 
of that commission. He was a candidate for the nomination for 
governor last year, but could not make the race because of the- 
serious illness of a member of his family, which took him abroad 
at the time. He is a man of fine presence, of charming manners, 
of great intellect, and of large wealth." In 1910 ]\Ir. Stuart was 
the Democratic candidate for Congress from the 9th \''a. Dist. 
and after a hotly contested race reduced a Republican 
majority of more than five thousand to less than three hundred. 

Feb. 26, 1896, he was married to ^largaret Carter, daughter of 
his uncle Charles Dale Carter, and has one daughter, Mary Fulton 

61. John Taylor Carter, farmer, Carterton, Va., married 
Margaret Bartee and died in 1908 without issue. He served dur- 
ing the war in a Confederate regiment ; and in iSjj-'/S repre- 
sented Russell in the legislature. 

62. 2^Iargaret Crockett Carter, married Sept. 15, 1864, 
John T. Lampkin, farmer, a son of John W. Lampkin, of Russell 
county. They had issue, a son and daughter : Dale Carter Lamip- 
kin, born Dec. 25. 1868, a wealthy farmer and stockman, living at 
Carter Place, the old home of his grandfather, Dale Carter. He 
is unmarried. And Sarah Preston Lampkin, who was married 
Dec. 15, 1896 to \V. W. Bird, a prominent Russell county lawyer. 
She died Dec. 16, 1898, leaving no surviving issue. Mr. Bird is 
a son of \Vm. Beverley Bird of "Cypress Hall", King & Queen 
county and his wife ^vlartha K. Harwood, daughter of Samuel 
Fauntleroy Harwood (born 1817, died 1906) of "Xewington", 



Hox. Henry Carter Stuart 
(Candidate for Governor of \'irginia, 1913). 

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(ncc -Margaret Carter.; 


King (S: Queen, and his wife Bettie Brcckenbrough. For an ac- 
count of Xewington and the Harwood^, see Bagby's Hist, of King 
& Queen county. 

65. Sallie Preston Carter, was married Oct. 17, 1S7S to A. 
A. O. Pennis, a prominent civil engineer of Holland, who was 
sent to this country by his government to study American methods 
and systems of fortitications. They had no children. ^Irs. Pen- 
nis was greatly interested in her ancestry and sent me the first 
data I had of the Southwest \'a. Carters. She died at Johns- 
Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, on Xew Year's day, 19 10. A notice 
of her said in part: ■'Mrs. Pennis was in the 67th year of her 
age, and was the daughter of the late Dale Carter, one of the most 
prominent men of this section in his day and generation. Her 
mother was ^liss Elizabeth Smith, of a family notably linked 
with the history and progress of Russell county. The deceased 
was a woman of unusual attainments socially and mentally, of 
commanding personal appearance in her younger days, possess- 
ing a beautiful Christian character, having been a consistent mem- 
ber of the IMethodist Episcopal Church, South, from her child- 
hood. The early part of her life was spent at the home of her 
uncle Charles Smith, at "Clifton,"' who was a man of public af- 
fairs, etc., etc." 

63. Charles Dale Carter, was a prominent farmer and stock- 
man in Sm}th county, where he died Dec. 29, 1896. June 19, 
1866, he married Mary Taylor Fulton, daughter of Rev. Creed 
Fulton and his wife ]^Iary Taylor of Smyth county. They had 
issue : Creed F. Carter, born Sept. 6, 1867, of "Seven Mile Ford."' 
Oct. 24, 1900, he married Caroline Kyle Fulton, daughter of Sam- 
uel Monroe Fulton, and has issue, Charles Dale, Allen Taylor, 
Katharine Kyle, and Creed Fulton, Jr. 

Mary Stuart Carter, born Feb. 8, 1870, was married Feb. 8, 
1893, to George William Tyler, a brother of Ex-Gov. J. Hoge 
Tyler, and son of Hon. George Tyler, of Caroline, and his wife, 
Jane Coleman Quisenberry, sister of Hon. W. D. Quisenberry. 
They have issue, Alary Stuart, Carter, Sarah Fulton, Jane Quisen- 
berry, Elizabeth Dejarnette, and George William. 


Elizabeth Dale Carter, born May 8, 1873, married on }vlay 23, 
1894. Frederick Hill Stith. a descendant of Rev. VN'illiam Stith. 
He died leaving a daughter Elizabeth Stith. April 25, 1903. she 
married John Wolf \'on Xieda and has no issue by the second 

Mary Crockett Carter, born Feb. 17, 1877, married Feb. 26, 
1896, her first cousin, Hon. Henry Carter Stuart. See under head 
of Stuart. Dale Carter, born Jan. 25, i88r, died Jan. 4, 1907, mar- 
ried Sept. 25, 1904. Sadie Barnes, daughter of Clinton and ]\Iary 
Taylor Barnes, of Tazewell county. 

■ * 
64. Elizabeth CA^[PBELL Carter, born Oct. 20, 1847, married 

Nov. 25, 1868, Dr. William White (born 1830, died 1904) of 
"Fruit Hill," x\bingdon. \'a., who for a great many years was the 
leading physician of that place. He served in the war as a cap- 
tain in the Confederate army. Dr. White was the son of Col. 
James L. White of "Fruit Hill" and his wife Margaret Preston, 
daughter of Col. John Preston of "Walnut Grove," Russell county. 
The Preston family is'one of the most distinguished in Virginia 
and has intermarried with many of the notable families of the Old 
Dominion and other southern States. Dr. and Mrs. White had 
issue, a son and daughter: Stuart White, born Sept. 15, 1870, 
an electrician now in Oregan. June 30, 1894 he married Emily 
West, but has no issue. Pauline C. White, born Sept. 25, 1871, 
married Xov. 23, 1898, Thomas H. Mason, a large lumber ex- 
porter of Abingdon. 

Mason Excursus. 

Thomas H. Mason is a son of Judge Mason of Charlestown, West 
Virginia, ?nd grandson of Hon. James Murry Mason, born November 
3, 1798. died April 28. 1871. He was a United States Senator from Vir- 
ginia from 1847 until expelled in July, 1861, with the other Southern sena- 
tors. He drafted the "Fugitve Slave Law" in 1850, and in 1861 was sent 
by President Davis as minister from the Confederate States to England 
and France, but was captured by the United States authorities and held 
prisoner until January 1862. James M. Mason was a son of the distin- 
guished George Ma^on of "Guston Hall," Virginia, author of the famous 
Bill of Rights, etc. This is one of Virginia's oldest and most notable 
families. See Mason Notes elsewhere in this book. 

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66. Archibald Stuart Carter, born Xov. 20, 1855, youngest 
son of Hon. Dale Carter, was married in 1891 to Lillian McXeil 
and removed to his ranch near Newbury, Oregon. They have no 

46. George Carter, born 1804, died 1888, second son of John 
and Sarah Frazier Carter, was a farmer in Scott county. He mar- 
ried Ruth Roller and had issue : Andrew, v/as in the 25th Va. 
Cav. C. S. A. ; Charles, was in the Federal army ; James was in 
the Federal army; Winfield, was in the 48th Va. Inf., C. S. A.; 
John F., was in the 64th \'a. C. S. A., married Mary Lane and 
had issue, Elijah, Ruth, Amanda, George, Joseph, Charles and 
Alba, Henry, Xancy, and Ellen. 

47. Charles Randolph Carter, born in 1806, died in 1853 at 
Bryantsville, Indiana. He was married near Glasgow. Barren 
county, Ky., to Lucy Edwards (lived to be 82 years old) daughter 
of Wm. E. Edwards, and removed at once to Lawrence county, 
Indiana. They had issue : 

a. Dale Campbell. 

b. George Washington. 

c. John Donaldson. 

d. Charles Williamson. 

e. Louisa. 

f. Elizabeth. — 

g. Benjamin F. 

a. Dale Campbell Carter, married Belle DeMoss, and died 
without issue at the age of 73 years in E>alla5, Texas. He was a 
prominent civil engineer and helped to survey the Union Pacific. 
When the war began he happened to be in West Virginia, where 
he raised a company and joined the 13th West Va. Regt. L'. S. A., 
with the rank of captain. In the later years of his life he w^as 
the senior member of the firm of Carter, Bird & Co., who owned 
a large planing mill at Dallas. Texas. 

b. George Washington Carter, removed to Missouri before the 
■>var, but was colonel of the 2i5t Texas Regiment in the Confed- 
erate Army under Gen. Price. After the consolidation of the 
armies of Gens. Price and Pemberton. he Transportation 


Quartermaster and was in the besieged city of Mcksbiirg- with 
Gen. Pemberton. but a few days before' the surrender he was given 
an indefinite furlough and succeeded in escaping through the 
Federal lines. He went to a little place in Illinois opposite his 
^Missouri home, where his wife joined him. A few months later 
Gen. Rosecrans. hearing of Col. Carter's retreat, sent a detachment 
of soldiers with a special invitation for the colonel to visit him 
in St. Louis. Under the circumstances he could hardly refuse to 
go, but having more option in the matter of taking the oath of 
allegiance he refused that and so spent nine months in prison, and 
was then released on his parole not to go south of the Ohio River 
or west of the Mississippi during the remainder of the war. After 
the war he removed to Terrell, Texas, where he died in 1890. His 
wife was flattie Bird and they had issue : Marshall Dermott, 
Charles, Hilda, and Hattie, all of whom are said to live in Terrell, 

d. John Donaldson Carter, born in 1834. died 1908 at Orleans. 
Ind., was orderly sergeant, Co. D. i6th Ind. Vols., and "was 
wounded in his first engagement at Richmond, Ky., where Kirby 
Smith worried Xelson in a manner which the latter despised.'' 
He married Mary Carter (not related to him) and had issue: 
Luther, Frederick, and Belle, who married Leonidas Magner and 
has a daughter Teresa. 

d. Charles Williamson Carter, born in 1836, died at Havre. 
Ind., Aug. 3, 1863, unmarried. He was sergeant in the iSth U. 
S. Regulars for two years and was captured by Gen. Kirby Smith 
at Richmond, Ky., being connected with the i6th Regt. in that 

e. Louisa Carter, married circa i860 Afred H. Terrell of Huron. 
Ind. They have issue : Charles, Jesse, Florence, married James 
Elrod, a merchant at Orleans, Ind. 

f. Elizabeth Carter married Chas. M. Freeman, of Salem, Ind., 
and has sons \Vm., French, and Simon. 

g. Benjamin F. Carter, born Oct. 28, 1843, ^'^'as orderly sergeant 
Co. D. 145th Ind. \'ols. during the war. He married Mollie True- 
blood on Dec. 8, 1S63, and lives now near Cumberland, Ind. They 
have issue: Xigel Bruce Carter, born Sept. 19, 1S64. He is a 


railroad man and lives at Cheyenne. Wyo. Is unmarried. Charles 
William Carter, born Xov. 6. 1871. is stock superintendent at the 
Atkins Saw Works at Indianapolis. He was married Oct. 19, 
1895, to Winifred J. Dawson and has a daughter, Winifred Louise. 
Lucy Leona Carter, born X'ov. 15, 1875. married Chas. Anderson 
Luse, auditor of the Continental Casualty Co., of Chicago. Xellie 
Allen Carter, born Oct. 29. 1887, married Xewton C. Hurlburt. 
of the Kenney Machine Co. of Indianapolis, and has a daugluer 
Katharine Louise, and a son. 

48. Henry Carter, born in 1808, died in 1879, farmer in Scott 
county. During the war he was in the '"State Line Service" in 
the Confederate army; i867-"69 was sheriff of Scott county; and 
about i878-"79 represented that county in the State Assembly. 
He married Dicey Frazier and had three sons : 

a. James H. 

b. Solomon Frazier ("Keon"). 

c. Jackson. All three were in the 25th Va. Cav. C. S. A. 

a. James H. Carter, farmer, married first a ]Miss Horton, who 
was the mother of twelve of his twenty children. He had issue 
as follows : W' infield married Xancy Kern and had James, Rosa, 
Charles, John, Ballard, Xettie, Henry, Esther, William, }^Iattie, 
Emma and George ; Henry married Mary Kilgore and had Benja- 
min and William ; Jessee d. s. p. ; Hilary married Robert Harris 
Esther married Vigie Bray ; James married Polly Hill ; Robert 
married Kate Rhodes ; Xancy married Richard Kern ; Charles 
married Esther Minor ; John married a Miss Kiser ; Solomon 
married Elizabeth Starnes ; Hiram; Benjamin; Addie ; Laura; 
Amanda ; Stephen ; Audley ; Rhea and Clinton. The last named 
are by James H. Carter's second wife. 

b. Solomon F. Carter, farmer, married and had issue: John 
Trigg married Emma \\'alker and has Roy ; Elkanah ; 'Slavy 
ried Philip Owens. 

49. Joseph Carter, born 18 10, died 1880, farmer, married Rit- 
tie White and had is>ue ; Xelson married a Mi'^s Gray: Ho^coe 
married ]\Iicca Morri-on and had Elizabeth, Mamie, M'jxie and 
Mary; Henrv married Elizabeth Hilton and had Xeil. Fiovd and 


Nora ; Dale ; Helen : Abigail ; Margaret ; Dicey ; Louisa and Rit- 

50. James P. Carter ("Squire Jim"), born 1812. died 1897, 
farmer, was in the "State Line Service** in the war. He married 
his step-sister Elizabeth Xeil and had issue: Hoscoe : Clay, who 
was in the 25th Ya. Cav. C. S.,, after the war, married and had 
James of Chattanooga, Ella married first James [Mann and second 
W. C. R. Strong, and Elizabeth who married Wm. Tipton; Bal- 
lard ; John X. who had son James E. and a daughter Laura who 
married an Edwards and lives on the old Carter place. 

54. Davidson Carter, married Bettie Landreth and removed to 
Indiana. They had issue : Thomas L. : Dale \V. ; John P. : Hen- 
derson and Xancy. They are all dead now, but some of them left 
decendants of whom I have no data. 

52. Elihu Embrie Carter, born in 1816, removed to Indiana 
with his brothers John, Davidson and Charles Randolph. He had 
a son John who was blown up on one of Admiral Farragut's ves- 
sels in Mobile Bay, and other children of whomi I have no data. 

53. JoHx Trigg Carter, born in 1818, removed to Indiana and 
was married twice. First to a Miss Ard, by whom he had a son 
William, and second to a :Miss Williamson of III, by whom he had 
several children. 

51. Frazier Carter, while cutting down a tree one day acci- 
dentally killed one of his little sisters upon whom the tree fell. 
He brooded over this till he was nearly insane. Finally went west 
and was lost sight of. 

57. Allen T. Carter, born 1828, died 1862, only son of John 
Carter by his last wife, was married in 1852 to Susan Bledsoe and 
had issue : 

a. Burdine, born in 1853. 

b. Abraham, born in i860. 

a. Burdine Carter married Frances Robinson and had issue : 
Allen, H. P., Burley, Doyle. Elbert, Ernest, Jemima, Rebecca. 
Mollv, Owa and Mattie. Th'?v all live in Lee county. 


b. Abraham Carter married Martha J. Anderson and has issue- 
Virgima, Myrtle, Lonetta, Minnie, Moxie, Allen, Benton and 
McKmley. All live in Lee county. 

55- Polly Carter, daughter of John and Sarah Frazier Carter 
ran away and married a Mr. Solomon. Her grandson, Frank 
Morehouse, Lynchburg, writes: -'Her maiden name was Pollv 
Carter, and she married a man by the name of Solomon (he was 
a very handsome man, and was the overseer of her father's slaves) 
They ran away. I do not know his given name as she never spoke 
of him." 

39- Charles Burr Carter, third son of Xorris and Agnes 
Allen Carter, born about 1776, died in 1842, was a farme^'r in 
Scott county. He married Xancy Taylor and had issue: 

a. Taylor \V., who was an invalid for many vears and died in 
1838 unmarried. Fie is said to have been well educated and had 
he had good health would have been one of the prominent men of 
his section. 

b. Ibbie, married in 1839 John Duncan and died in 1843. 

c. Margaret, married Jezreel Groseclose, of Wvthe countv 
(now Bland) and had issue three daughters: Adel'ine married 

Maj. Repass ; Xancy married Jerome Harmon : and Ibbie 

married Dr. Repass. Xo other data. 

John and Ibbie Carter Duncan had issue two sons: Charles T.. 
born July 9, 1840, and William R., born in Xov. 1841. 

Charles T. Duncan is a prominent attorney at Jonesville. Lee 
county, who has served two terms as Commonwealth's Attorney 
and one term as judge of the countv court. During the war he 
was Lieutenant of Co. D. 37th Va. Vols. C. S. A. and "served 
quite a large part of the war as aide, first to Gen. \Vm. B. Talia- 
ferro, and later to Gen. Geo. H. Stuart, of Baltimore, who com- 
manded the Brigade after the promotion of Gen. Taliaferro." 

"My brother belonged to the same companv and regiment a> 
myself. We were both in the army of the Confederacy from the 
begmning to the end. being mustered into service on the 20th dav 
of May, 1861, and getting home from prison about the ist of Julv, 
1865. Vv'e were captured on the 12th day of .May, 1864, at the 


Bloody Angle near Spotsylvania court-house in the battle of the 
Wilderness. I was twice wounded during the war, the first time 
at Sharpsburg, :Md., and the second time at Chancellorsville, \'a. 
I was under fire forty-three times and participated in eighteen of 
the hardest fought battles of the war in Virginia, missing none 
except first Manassas, from the beginning up to the time I was 
captured. My brother participated in about the same number." 
Judge Duncan writes also: '"I was a member of the State Consti- 
tutional Convention of i86/-'6S, better known as the 'Black and 
Tan Underwood Convention.' But I want you to distinctly under- 
stand that I was on the white man's side of that Convention, and 
therefore very much in the minority." 

Judge Duncan has been married twice. First to Mary L. ]\Iar- 
tin, daughter of Col. William S. Martin, and niece of Hon. Elbert 
S. Martin, who represented his District in Congress in iS6o-'6i. 
Second to Mary E. Holliday, daughter of Francis Holliday. of 
Illinois. He has five children: Maggie Lee. who married L. T. 
Hyatt, an attorney at law at Abingdon; Elizabeth, wife of Dr. 
W. A. Baker, of Big Stone Gap. \^a. : Emma, unmarried ; Charles 
T., Jr., and Paul, who are students at Emory and Henry College. 

William R. Duncan, removed m 1888 to a cattle ranch he owns 
in the Cascade Mts., near Spokane, Washington. He married 
Sallie \'ermillion in \'irginia and has issue: Katharine, Charles. 
and John. 

40. WiLLi.\MSOX Carter, farmer, born about 1777, died after 
1850. On Feb. 23, 1805, he purchased a hundred acres of land 
on the north side of Clinch river, from John Carter. It was 
probably about this time that he married a Miss England. They 
had issue: Elijah. Sheffey, Winifred, Russell, Landon and Mor- 
gan. Russell and Landon were in the 25th Va. Cav. C. S. A. Xo 
further data of this branch of the family. 

41. Henry Carter, born in 1779. died in 1872, farmer in Scott 
county, married Polly IMcXew and left no issue. , 

43. Peter Carter, born about 1784, farmer Scott county, 
ried Ursula Raine\-. .-aid to have be^n one of the mo.-t beauiiful 



women in that section of \'irginia. They had issue, a son Hiram, 
and two daughters. Jemima and another who married ^lilton Car- 

Hiram Carter, born circa 1810, died about 1900. married Eliza 
SalHng and had issue: Craig: Hotler : Joseph Larue married 
Thos. Xeff; Henry; Berry: Washington; ^^lonroe; ^Margaret ; 
Elizabeth married first a Mr. Hogan and second a ^Mr. }^Iarkman ; 
Mahala married Gilbert Xelson ; and a daughter who married C. 
C. Starnes. All are of Scott county. 

Jemima Carter, eldest daughter of Peter, married in 1S20 John 
R. Carter, whose father. John R. Carter, Sr.. came with his brother 
Joseph Carter in 1790 to Southwest Va.. direct from England. 
John R., Jr., had brothers Wesley, and ^.lilton, who married a 
younger sister of Jemima Carter. John R. and Jemima Carter 
had issue: 

a. Hansford, clerk of Scott county i852-'58, died in 1866. 

b. Charles Pinckney. born 1832, died 1905. 

c. Francis ^Marion, was in the 25th Va. Cav. C. S. A., and died 
in 1885. 

d. :Milton Ladd. 

e. Rosamond, married Wm. Berry. 

John R. Carter was commissioned a lieutenant in the 124th Va. 
Regt. Mil., April 22, 1822. 

b. Charles Pinckney Carter, farmer, Scott county, is said to 
have been "'one of the brainest men that lived in this or any other 
county, a veritable encyclopedia of information on every subject 
from the growth of plants to the functions of a government." He 
married a Miss Egan, and had sons, Thomas, Stonev.-all Jackson, 
and Hansford. He was in the 48th Va. Inf. C. S. A. 

d. MiLTON' Ladd Carter, at the beginning of the war entered 
the Confederate army as a lieutenant in the 48th Va. Inf., and 
later was promoted to the rank of major in the 7th Battalion. He 
was married twice: (i) Polly Carter of Scott county, (2) Susan 
McMath Palmer, of Montgomery county. Issue by first marriage : 

Virginia Hinkle Carter, married William Stewart, a Scott 
county farmer, and had one child, Laura E. Stewart, who married 
Wm. W. Ramey, the present treasurer of Scott county. 

Mary Lloyd Carter. 


John Pinckney Carter, farmer, married Phoebe Cox. 

Milton Ladd Carter, Jr., merchant. 

Thomas Marion Carter, dead. 
Issue by second marriage : 

Charles P. Carter. 

George E. Carter, farmer, Scott county, married Elizabeth 

Clara A. Carter, married John J. Alley, a merchant and manu- 
facturer of hardwood lumber at Bristol, Va.-Tenn. He is a 
native of Scott county, and at one time was sheriff of his countv 
and later Deputy United States Collector of Internal Revenue for 
the Western District of Virginia. They have five children : Janie 
Elizabeth, Margaret Sevier, Ethel Katharine, John Palmer and 
Rufus Carter. 

44. Molly Carter, daughter of Xorris and Agnes Alien Car- 
ter, married a ^Nlr. Carter. Could this have been Landon Carter, 
son of the John Carter who settled at Wolf Hills (Abingdon) 
about 1777, and several years later settled Carter's Valley, Ten- 
nessee? She had issue: 

a. Landon C. Carter. 

b. Jemima Carter." 

c. William B. Carter. 

a. Landon C. Carter, farmer, was in the 25th Va. Cav. C. S. A. 
He married twice and had issue: Dale W. (was in the 64th \"a. 
Regt. C. S. A.) v.ho m.arried and had Davis and Malissa ; Morgan 
(in the 64th Va.) who married and had James, Rosa, and Sally; 
Joseph ; Agnes, married a Mr. Darnell ; Elizabeth married a Mr. 
Boatright ; Ibbie ; Ira ; Isaac ; Robert and Landon. 

b. Jemima Carter married Wflliam Aslin and had a daughter 
who married a ^Ir, Davidson. 

c. William B. Carter, married and had issue: Thomas, d. s. 
p.; Peter; John R. : Polly married Dionisus Wolf. 

Peter Carter married Phoeby Cox and had William. Marion, 
Nathan, Peter E., Ballard; Ellen married Vwn. Fugate. and Eliza- 
beth married J. F. Richmond, present clerk of Scott county. 

John R. Carter married fir^t a Miss Moore and had Wilh'am. 
Hugh, Floyd ; Mary m.arried Chas. Egan ; he then married Sarah 
Cox and had Isaac and Robert. 


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2. ChaKLE:^ PlNl. KXF.V CaKTEK. 

3. Hox, E. M. Cakteh. 

4. Mrs. Claka Caktek Am.ey. 

Descendants of Dale Carter of Lancaster 

I Dale Carter, son of Capt. Thomas and Arabella Williamson 

f Carter, was probably the seventh son in point of birth. He was 
I born circa i/oS-'io, and died Dec. 12, 1776, in the county where 
f he was born. The account of the Carters written in 1858 by John 
I Carter, a ^andson of his brother Daniel Carter, says: "Grand- 
I father and his brothers Dale and Tom was all that staid in this 
I county. Dale owned a good plantation in Christ Church parish 
I and was a man of great respectability, he died in 1776 and his will 
I is at the court-house. He was married twice. The first one I 
I think was a ^liss Edwards and was the mother of his children, 
I the last one was a widow I think but I don't know her name. He 
i had six sons and three daughters nam.ed Jeduthan, Augustine, 
I John, Jesse, Billy and James, the girls were Bell, Fanny and Ann. 
I Jed went south and I don't know what became of him. Augu?- 
1 tine and aunt Fanny were engaged to marry, but she got mad one 
i time when he danced two or three times at a ball with a girl she 
I didn't like and told him he could marry her if he wanted to, for 
she wouldn't have him. And they never made it up, and neither 
one married. He died in this county during the last war wiih 
England. John married a Miss Yerby and went west. Jesse was 
an Episcopal minister and lived a long time in King & Queen 
county, but I don't know much about him. think he had a son, 
James and a son John. Billy died in this county and left no wife 
or children. James died in this county twenty-five or thirty years 
ago, leaving sons, Humphrey, James, Dale and Tom, and sam.e 

Dale Carter was a vestryman of Christ Church and appears first 
in the vestry book of the combined parishes of St. Mary's and 
Christ Church at a vestry meeting Xov. 29. 1744, and at many 
of the meetings in subsequent years. From Xov. 7, 1763, till Xov. 
II. 1776 — just a month before hi? death — he appears as t'ne clerk 
of the vestry of Christ Church. He seems, however, to liave been 


interested at least, if not actually a member of the Presbyterian 
church, as Col. James Gordon, in his diary in 1763. names Dale 
Carter, among others, proposed by Mr. Waddel for elders in the 
Presbyterian church. "Dale Carter, Gent." was a justice of the 
county court in i763-'64-'65-"66; and in 1774 and 1776 he was a 
member of the Comimittee of Safety for Lancaster county (see 
Wm. & Mary Quarterly). In 1769 he was Tobacco Inspector at 
the Davis and Lowry Warehouse on the Rappahannock; and 
succeeded his brother Joseph as tobacco inspector in 1738. 

The following extracts mentioning Dale Carter are taken from 
Col. Gordon's diary: 

June 9, 1758. "This day my daughter Anne was m.arried to Mr. 
Rich'^ Chichester about 1 1 o'clock forenoon ; had a very agreeable 
company, viz. : Col. Conway. ^Irs. C. and her children. Col. Tay- 
loe. Dr. Robertson, & his wife, Mrs. Chinn, Mr. Armistead, Mr. 
Dale Carter & his wife, Mrs. Dogget & Sally, Bridger Haynie, 
Col. Seldon & Miss Betty Seldon, Richd. Spann, and Robt. Ken- 

Oct. 14, 1761. "Went with Col. Tayloe and Mr. Dale Carter 
to Mr. Chichester to get his English papers ready to send to Wmrg. 
to have the Governor's certificate & seal of the Colony." 

Jan. 6, 1762. "Mrs. Conway and her children, Col. Tayloe, and 
Dale Carter to dinner. Stayed all night.'' 

March 24, 1762. "This night Sallie Carter died— Dale's daugh- 

Feb. 16, 1763. "Mr. Dale Carter came to let us know that ^Irs. 
Edwards has cleared up Sally Dogget's character by oath." 

Oct. 5, 1763. "Went with my wife to see Mr. Dale Carter, 
found him very ill. My wife carried him something and he was 
better in the evening." 

Oct. 6, "Mr. Dale Carter's negro came to tell us his master 
is very ill all night. ]My wife rose very early and went to see him. 
We called there as we went to Col. Conway's funeral and found 
him better." 

Dale Carter's second wife was a Mrs. Elizabeth Stradford, who 
had a son Peter Stradford by her first husband. She was prob- 
ably from Middlesex county. 


Dec. II, 1776, "Dale Carter Gent." of Christ Church parish 
made his will, which was probated on the 19th. He left to wife 
all the estate she had brought with her and what he paid out for 
Peter Stradford, in lieu of her dower. Son James to liave the 
home plantation ; daughter Anne to have negroes Mary and Spen- 
cer ; son John to have £5 cash ; and he and Anne to have the right 
to live at the home place until married. Rest of estate equally to 
all children. Dale Carter evidently inherited his great grand- 
father Edward Dale's seal, as his will bears a seal showing the 
Dale crest similar to that on his grandfather Thomas Carter's 
will in 1700. Dale Carter and his first wife Miss Edwards (?) 
had issue : 

I. Jeduthan. 

II. James, died circa 1825. 

III. William, died in 1790. 

IV. Augustine, died in 1812. 

V. Rev. Jesse, died after 1800. 

VI. John. 

VII. Sallie, died March 24, 1762. 

VIII. Frances, married a Mr. Edwards. 

IX. Anne. -i ^ 

X. Arabella. " '' 

I. Jeduthan Carter, removed to Pittsylvania county, where 
he married his cousin Sarah Carter, daughter of Jes?e Carter of 
"Oakland", and died in 1820 without issue, leaving a fine planta- 
tion known as "T^It. \'iew." 

II. James Carter, was married and had three children in 1785. 
He is said to have had sons Humphrey, Dale, James and Thomas, 
besides others. Humphrey and Thomas Carter, were privates in 
Captain Hugh Brent's company of Alilitia that saw service in the 
War 18 1 2. 

IV. AcGUSTixE Carter, born Oct. 22. I74[, made his will Oct. 
21, 181 1. He mentions brother James Carter, and left his prop- 
erty to be divided equally between "Mr. Charles Webb for his 
kindness to me this present year, and to the poorest man in Lan- 


caster county." As stated above he was at one time engaged to 
be married to liis cousin Frances Carter, daughter of his uncle 
Daniel Carter, and the engagement was broken. Neither one 
married and she died in 1830 at the age of 92 years. 

V. Rev. Jesse Carter, was an Episcopal clergyman, but owing 
to the loss of the records of King &: Queen and Caroline counties, 
but little is known of him. In 1772 he applied for the parish of 
Southam in Cumberland county and preached there until Novem- 
ber, 1773, when a Mr. Saunders was chosen rector. After this 
he seems to have been the minister of one or more churches in 
Drysdale parish, King &: Queen county, where between Sept. 10, 
1778, and April 26. 1796. he baptized ten of the children of Temple 
and Anne Baylor Gwathmey, Between 1794 and 1816 the parish of 
South Farnham, Essex county, was without a regular minister, 
and Bishop ]\Ieade gives the name of Rev. ^Ir. Carter, of Drysdale 
parish, King & Queen, as one of the ministers of nearby parishes 
who officiated in South Farnham for the rites of baptism, mar- 
riage and burial. In 1785. 'Sj, & '89 he represented Drysdale 
parish, Caroline county, in the Episcopal conventions ot" those 

Descendants of Charles Carter of Stafford 
and Amherst 

Charles Carter, youngest son of Thomas and Arabella William- 
son Carter, born circa 17 lo' 12, died in Amherst county in 1766. 
He was under twenty years of age when his father made his will 
in 1728, and was left in the care of his brother Peter until he 
reached that age. He inherited a good plantation of several hun- 
dred acres of land in Stafford from his father, who at one time 
owned twenty-four hundred acres of land in that county. About 
1755 he removed to that part of Albermarle which became Am- 
I herst in 1760, where his will dated June 21, 1766, was probated 
I Dec. I, 1766. He died Nov. 2, 1766. He left to each of his five 
s children two negroes .and the rest of his estate to '"laving wife 
I Lucy" during the rest of her lifetime. His personal estate 
amounted to £764. 2s. 8d., and included 14 negroes, eleven shil- 
lings worth of books, good lot of furniture, etc. The surname of 
Charles Carter's wife and the date of their marriage is unknown. 
The Overwharton Register records the birth of four of their 
children. They had issue: 

I. John Carter. 

n. Dale Carter, born Aug. 9, 1744. 

HI. Judith Carter, born March 17, 1747, died Dec. 18. 1750. 

IV. Lucy Carter, born Feb. 16, 1750, died August 22, 1751. 

Y. Catharine Carter, born Oct. 26, 1753, died prior to 1766. 

VL Susannah Carter, probably born in 1755 in Amiherst. 

Vn. Elizabeth Carter. 

VHL Charles Carter. 

L John Carter, on April i, 1783, had a survey for 172 acres 
of land lying on north side of Clinch river below the mouth of 
Cane creek, and on the same day the county "Com", certify that 
Jno. Carter is entitled to 400 acres adjoining the mouth of Cane 
creek on north side of Clinch river, 92 of which was surveyed Mar. 
26, 1774, by virtue of an order of Council passed 16 Dec, 1773 


to include his improvement?, he having proved to the court that 
he was entitled to the sam.e by actual settlement niade in the year 
I773-" ^Vhen Russell county was formed John Carter and his 
brother Charles qualified as deputy sheriffs on May 9, 1786. A 
year later his entire family was murdered by the Indians, and is 
mentioned by Summers as follows: "On the 9th day of July 1787 
a party of Indians came 10 tlie house of John Carter, on tlie Clinch, 
and killed his wife and six children, and after plundering the 
house, placed the dead bodies in the same and burned the whole.'* 
His deeds for land show that he married again, but I have not 
been able to locate his will or any descendants. ]\Iay 26, 1803, 
John Car^^r sold ^2 acres of his 1783 grant, to Robert Mitchell. 
No wife mentioned. February 23, 1805, John Carter and wife 
Margaret sold 100 acres of this grant to \Vm. Taylor; and on the 
same day they sold another 100 acres to Williamson Carter, son 
of Norris Carter. 

As they do not appear again in the county records. John Carter 
and wife may have removed from Russell county after this date. 

II. D.\LE Carter, born August 9, 1744, in Stafford county, 
was killed by Indians on October 6, 1774, near Blackmore's 
Fort. About 1772 he removed to the Clinch River settlements 
with his brother John and cousin Thomas, of Fauquier. ]\[arch 
26, 1774, had a survey for 97 acres on Clinch River. Original 
letters from ^Major Arthur Campbell to Colonel \Vm. Preston 
(preserved by the Wisconsin Historical Society) give an account 
of his murder as follows: 

"Royal Oak, October 12, 1774. 
" * * * Yesterday also I had an Express from Ciynch, 
with the following intelligence. Thursday ye 6th Ins. at Black- 
mores one Dale Carter was killed and scalped within 55 Steps 
of the Fort. Mr. Anderson, who had a man with him, fired at the 
Indian as he was Scalping the ^Man killed, while the other }^Ian 
.•shot another Indian. The Indians fired several shots at Ander- 
son and the other, when they fired off the Bastion at them. The 
Indians had like to done Andersons Job, having struck the stock- 
ade a few Inches from his head. Evidently the Indians inten- 
tions was to m.ake a bold push to enter the Fort as the PeOi'>le 


was chiefly all some distance away from the Gate upon Logs, and 
the Enemy it seems had silently crept along under the Bank of 
the River completely out of view, until poor Carter discovered 
them, he immediately commenced hallooing ^lurder ; one Gun 
fired and missed — another shot him thro the Thigh, but not 
]\Iortal, he could not escape as he was too lame (from the shot) ; 
one fellow more bold tlian the rest soon ran up and tomaliaked 
and scalped him, the remainder of the enemy escaped at the 
distance of about 100 yards and fired as mentioned before. 
* * * This unlucky affair happened when there were but 
few men in the Fort and Capt. Looney happened to be in this 
settle^Tient & Lieut. Cox has not got out." 

Four days later ]\Iaj. Campbell wrote: "There was an ac- 
count came here last Xight that a woman & two children were 
killed or taken near Blackmores since the Murder of Carter. But 
as it has come thro several hands by way of report I hope it is 
not true; as the people in that Quarter suffer of late a kind of 
Seige and I think Women and children would not be straggling 
out." I have not been able to get any abstracts from the old 
Fincastle county records as to the distribution of Dale Carter's 

VL Susannah Carter, born circa 1755, made her will in 
Jan., 1 78 1, which was probated in Washington county, where 
she then resided. She left to brother Charles Carter of the 
same county all her property, which included three negroes, two 
of whom had been devised to her by her father Charles Carter, 
of Amherst county. 

VIIL Charles Carter, qualified as Deputy Sheriff of the new 
county of Russell on May 9, 1786. Six years later his home in 
Russell fell in the new county of Lee, which was cut off from 
Russell in 1792. He became the first clerk of Lee county and 
continued in that office from 1792 until 1824. From 1793 until 
1826 his name appears frequently in the deed records of Lee. 
but the records of this county do not contain his will, so it is 
impossible to say if he left de-cendants. He is supposed to be the 
Charles Carter, buried in tlie old Carter graveyard in Rye Cove, 
Scott county, whose tombstone states that he died in 1828. 

Descendants of 

John Carter, Third Son of Capt. Thomas 
and Catharine Carter 

Carters, Taliaferros, Simpsons, Bacots, Taylors, Millers, Suttons, 

Stevens, Marshalls, and Others of Virginia, South 

Carolina and Other States. 

John Carter, Gent., of Lancaster and Caroline 

Counties, Virginia, and His 


John Carter, third son of Captain Thomas and Katharine 
Dale Carter, "was born*^ ye 8'^ May 1674 and bap'^ Sunday ye 
14th and had for God parents Coll. John Carter, ^1' Jno : Stretch- 
ley and :M" Ball."— Prayer Book. 

The Colonel John Carter mentioned as a godfather must have 
been Col. John Carter, Jr., of "Corotoman," as Col. John Carter, 
Sr., died in 1669. 

June 24, 1703, John Carter and his brothers, Thomas and 
Henry, gave bond of five hundred pounds sterling to their brother. 
Edward, guaranteeing his possession of a hundred acres of land 
left by their father, "Thomas Carter late of this county Gent 
dec'd." This is the last appearance of John Carter in the records 
of Lancaster, and until I had access to the Carter MSS. of 185S 
I was at a loss as to where he settled after leaving Lancaster. 
This speaks of him and his descendants as follows : 

'T have never known but one member of this branch of the 
Carter family and that was a Mr. Norborn Sutton, a lawyer 
living in Caroline. A few years ago he spent several days in 
Lancaster, taking depositions in a suit I saw him at the court- 
house, and on hearing my name he said his grandfather was 
a Carter. He spent Sunday with me and I found him a pleasant. 
well informed man. He knew a lot about his people and told 
me that his grandfather's father was a John Carter, who settled 
in Caroline from Lancaster before the county was formed. He 
did not know the name of John's father, but I believe it must 
have been our old ancestor. Tom, who had a son, John. He 
said that this John was married three times ; first to a ^liss Ball. 
who was a sister or cousin of General Washington's mother. She 
died without leaving any children. He then married a ^liss 
Pavne and had several daughter^ none of which m.arried, and 

-MuLRNi.NG Rixr, (.F Ji I H X Carter. Sr-. df Spots vlvax (A. Silver Kxitti: 
Needle Shield, axd Cap Strixgs uf Mrs. Hanxah Chew Carter. 


after she died he married a ]\Iis3 Todd of King- and Queen 
county and settled in that county. She was an heiress and brought 
him a nice dot in land and slaves. They had sons, Thomas. John, 
Mr. Sutton's grandfather, WilHam, who has descendants now in 
Carohne, Robert, of King and Queen, and James, v.-ho left no cliil- 
dren ; and a daughter, ^Margaret, who never married. John, the 
oldest son, was married twice, first to a IMiss Betsy Armstead, of 
Richmond county, and last to a Miss tiannah Chew, of Spottsyl- 
vania. The first wife had sons, William, married Curtis; John, 
married Sinjon, and daughters, Fanny, married Curtis ; Martha, 
married Goodlo ; xA.nn. married Heslop : Peggy, married Mar- 
shall ; Betsy, married Thomas, and Sally, married Sutton, and was 
the mother of Mr. N. S. The last wife had son, Robert, never 
married, and daughters, Mary, married Stevens ; ^^largaret Chew. 
married Taliaferro ; Judy, married Sutton. Lucy, married Talia- 
fero, and Tilly, never married. He was a captain in tb.e War 
of Independence and was a man of great means and fine style 
of living. His children all had big families, who are scattered 
everywhere. John Carter, first of Caroline, lived to be very 

The old Prayer Book has the record of John Carter's first and 
last marriage, but gives nothing of the second. 

"John Carter & Frances Ball was Mar'd on Tuesday the 21st 
Day Xov^'r 1698." She was a daughter of Joseph Ball, of 'Epping 
Forest,' and his first wife. Elizabeth Romney, as shown by the 
notice of her death in the Carter records. She was born in 1681 
and was, therefore, Jos. Ball's eldest daughter. As her only 
child died in 1700 it is easily seen why she does not appear in 
the partition deed made in 1707 by Colonel Ball to his daugh- 
ters, and likewise in his will in 171 1. 

"Frances the loving & dear wife of John Carter and Dau. 
of M^ Joseph Ball and Elizabeth his Wife Departed this life at 
5 min*^ to 8 a clock in the ]Morning of y^ 3'^ day of Sep"" 1699 
three hours after she was Deliv** of a Son in the i8th Year of 
her life. And was buried on the 5^ day at S' Marys White 
Chappell attended by an Aftectionate and Sorrowing Husband 
and a large Concorde of Relatives and friends." 


"Joseph Ball Carter followed his mother to the Grave on the 
1st day of July 1700 of a Flux and was bur"^ at S' Marys on 
ye 2"^.'" 

Colonel Joseph Ball, as is well known, was the father of ^lary 
Ball Washington, the mother of General George Washington. 
As his daughter Frances Carter left no surviving issue no notes 
of the Ball family will be given here; but will appear at other 
places in this book, as there were five intermarriages between the 
descendants of the emigrant?, Captain William Ball. St., and 
Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. 

Nothing is known of the second wife and children of John 
Carter more than is given above. The date of the third mar- 
riage is as follows : 

"John Carter was married to Margaret, the Dau*" of ^1" W"" 
todd dec'd on the 4th day of June 17 14 by R' M' J. Shafe at 
10 o'clock in the morn^." 

Todd Excursus. 

The traditon in the Carter MSS-, the fact that the marriage was per- 
formed by a King and Queen minister, the similarity in names, etc., makes 
it almost a certainty that Wm. Todd, father of the third Mrs. John Car- 
ter, was the Wm. Todd who had a grant of 238 acres of land in King and 
Queen in i6gi, and 500 acres in 1693, which in 1695 was regranted to 
Margaret and Frances Todd, orphan children of Wm. Todd, dec'd. 

It is also reasonably certain that this William Todd was the William 
Todd (born circa, 1665) one of the untraced sons of Capt. Thomas Todd, 
Sr., and his wife Ann Gorsuch, of "Toddsbury," Ware Parish, Gloucester 
County, Va., and Baltimore County, Md., where he settled in 1664; was 
Burgess from Baltimore County, i674-'75; and died at sea in 1676- He 
patented land in Elizabeth City County in 1647, and in Gloucester in 1664, 
and probably was a son of Robert Todd, who was mentioned in the York 
County records for 1642 who bought land in Gloucester in 1652. 

Another point in favor of the assumption that Mrs. Carter's father, 
Wm. Todd of King and Queen, was the son of Thomas Todd, Sr.. of 
"Toddsbury," is that Thos. Todd, Jr.. of "Toddsbury," patented land in 
King and Queen in 1696, and in 1709 his son William married Martha 
Vicaries and settled in King and Queen County, where he died in 1736, 
and was the founder of the distinguished Todd family of "The Mount," 
on the upper Mattaponi. See "Todd Family Chart" by Mr. Stanard in 
the Virgnia Historical Magazine, Vol. III. 


"Toddsbury," the Gloucester home of the Todds, is said to be probably 
the oldest colonial home now standing in Gloucester County, that Virginia 
county that has been noted for generations for its splendid old homes 
and hospitality. It is a very quaint old brick house, and contains much 
beautiful panelling and deep, recessed windows. 

Anne Gorsuch, wife of the first Thomas Todd of Virginia, and ances- 
tress of the Virginia Todds, was a daughter of Rev. John Gorsuch of 
Walkhorne in Hertfordshire, and his wife, Ann Lovelace a sister of Sir 
Richard Lovelace, poet and cavalier, who sang: 

"Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, 
That from the nunnery 
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind 
To war and arms I fly. 

"True a new mistress now I chase, 

The first foe in the field. 
And with a stronger faith embrace 
A sword, a horse, a shield. 

"Yet this nconstancy is such 
As you, too, shall adore; 
I could not love thee, dear, so much 
Loved I not honor more." 

Ann Lovelace was the daughter of Sir William Lovelace and Ann 
Barne. Sir Wm. Lovelace was a great-great-grandson of Launcelot Love- 
lace, who owned Hever Castle, Kingsdown. The wife of one Wm. Love- 
lace, Anne Lewis, was burned ^t Canterbury. One Richard Lovelace, an- 
cestor of Mrs- Todd, was pardoned in 1450 for joining Jack Cade's rebel- 
lion. Anne Barne, the grandmother of Mrs. Todd was the daughter of 
Sir Wm. Barne of Woolwich, Kent, who possessed Borstall Manor and 
Plumstead, dating from Henry VH. in the Barne family. The wife of 
Sir Wm. Barne was Anne Sandys, daughter of Sir Edwin Sandys of St. 
Bees, Lancashire, and Archbishop of York, and sister of George Sandys, 
the first Virginian poet, who made his verses at Jamestown in the early 
days of the colony. Sir Wm. Barne was a son of Sir George Barne, a 
member of the London Company. The above data furnished by Mrs. Sally 
Nelson Robins in an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

The records of King and Queen and Caroline having been 
destroyed, nothing further of John Carter, Sr., can be learned. 


John Carter, Sr., had issue by his third wife, 2^Iargaret Todd, 
as follows : 

1. Robert Carter, of King- and Queen. 

2. WiUiam Carter, of CaroHne, died after 1770. 

3. James Carter, died unmarried after 1760. 

4. John Carter, II, probably eldest son, died in 17S3. 

Carter Family — Kixg axd Queen- Branch. 

I. Robert Carter, of King and Queen county. Owing to the 
loss of the county records no positive data can be gotten of him, 
but he is supposed to have been the Robert Carter who wa^. 
married about 1740-1750 to Mary Collier, daughter of John and 
Ann Epes Collier, of "Porto Bello," King and Queen county. 

Collier Excursus. 

The first of the King and Queen County Collier family was William 
Collier, "Citizen and Weaver of London," who came to York County. Va., 
in 1670, and later settled in Xew Kent County, where in 1675 he appears 
as lieutenant-colonel of the county militia. He is said to have been the 
ancestor of a numerous progeny in the counties of Xew Kent, King Wil- 
liam, King and Queen and Charles City. Among his sons was Charles 
Collier of King and Queen, born in 1660, probably in England, and died 
in King and Queen in I735- He had a son John Collier (shown by will of 
John Collier, Jr., probated in Hanover in 1749), who was born in 1685 
and died in 1765. — Dates from "Colonial Families of the Southern States. '" 

John Collier, Sr., was a vestryman, and in a list of King and Queen 
militia, June 12. 1707, was a captain of foot. This is also shown by a 
patent he had for 103 acres in King and Queen in 171 1. The "Colonial 
Families of the Southern States" says that Capt. John Collier married, 
(i) Elizabeth Ballard, daughter of Capt. Thomas Ballard, a Burgess from 
James City County in 1666; (2) a Miss Gaines; and (3) Nancy, daugh- 
ter of Col. Francis Eppes. The authority for these marriages is not given. 
but the will of his son, John, Jr., would seem to bear out the last two. as 
he mentions his "sister-in-law" (step-sister) Martha Gaines, which indi- 
cates that the second wife was a Mrs. Gaines instead of Miss Gaines; he 
also mentions his mother-in-law (step-mother) Ann Collier— the names 
Ann and Nancy often being applied to the same person. A suit in the old 
General Court records for 1722 shows that John Collier. Jun's. mother 
was a daughter of Franci- nnd Elizabeth Ironmonger; so if Capt- John 
married Elizabeth Ballard, Mrs. Gaines and Ann Eppes, he must have had 


four wives. Mary Collier, said to have been a daughter of Capt. John by 
his last wife, Ann Eppes, married Robert Canter and had issue, three sons 
and three daughters. 

5. John Carter, no data. 

6. James Carter, no data. 

7. William Carter, no data. 

8. Daughter, married a 1\lr. Meredith. 

9. Daughter, married a TnIt. White. 

10. Daughter, married a Mr. Phillips. 

Carter Family — Caroline Branch. 

2. WiLLL\M Carter, probably named for his grandfather, Wil- 
liam Todd, appears in the old order books of Caroline county 
in various suits, for and against, between the years 1745 and 
1770. Xo other data can be gotten of him from the records. But 
we have the statement of Mr. Sutton that he left descendants 
in Caroline. The genealogist is hampered in his account of the 
Carters of Caroline, not only by the irreparable loss of the county 
records, but aloo by the fact that besides John and William Car- 
ter, sons of John Carter of King and Queen, there were settled 
in Caroline at the same time, George Carter, of Lancaster, 1750- 
1785, a cousin of the first two, who had a big family, and whose 
son, John, married and settled in Caroline about the time his 
father and the rest of the family removed to Halifax, in 1785. 
There was also in Caroline between 1760 and 1775 Owen Carter 
and Grifiin Carter, of an Essex county family. 

The Carters now in the county cannot go further back than 
1800 in their family records, but would seem to be descendants 
of William Carter. 

The marriage register shows the following marriages of Car- 
ters who cannot be placed in the line, but probably are descend- 
ants of William C. 

John Carter and Xancy Carter, ]\Iay 19, 1786. John is sup- 
posed to have been the son of George Carter, who removed from 
Caroline in 1785, but his wife was probably a daughter of 

Molly Carter married Eanjamin Murrah, Oct. 24, 1787. 


Lucy Carter married Thomas Reynolds, Dec. 25, 1794. 

Joseph Carter married Xelly Carter Feb. 2, 1802. 

John Carter married Catharine Timberlake. Feb. 4. 1801. 

Phillip Carter married Betsy Carter Dec. 14, 1803. 

The other Carters in the marriage register can be placed fairly 

There was a George Carter, of Caroline, who bought land in 
Orange county in 1789, which was sold by the executors of 
George Carter, deceased, of Caroline, on Feb. 27, 1797. This 
George Carter was not the George Carter who settled in Caroline 
about 1750, nor his son George, but may have been a son of 

Philip Carter, who married Betsy Carter, Dec. 14. 1803, was 
probably a younger son or grandson of William Carter, and is 
supposed to have been the same Philip Carter who married about 
1807 a Miss Hackney. They are the ancestors of the present 
Carters in Caroline, and had issue: 

11. William Carter born circa 1808. 

12. Peter Carter, born in 1810. 

13. James Carter, born in 1812, died 1885. 

14. Maria Carter, bom about 1814, died unmarried. 

15. Phillip Carter, born about 1816. 

11. William Carter, removed to Alabama, where he married 
a half-breed Indian girl, and had one son, Ross Carter, who was 
graduated from the University of \'irginia at the age of twenty, 
and died shortly afterward. 

12. Peter Carter, married Sarah , and settled in 

Hanover county. They had issue: Edward, Hill. James and 
Mattie, who married a Mr. Brock and lives at Ashland. \'a. 

13. James Carter, third son of Phillip Carter, was married in 
1843 in Caroline county, to Emeline Garnett, daughter of Phillip 
and Xancy Short Garnett. of Caroline county, but a member of 
the Essex county Garnett family, which is one of the m.ost distin- 
guished families of Virginia. James and Emeline Garnett Carter 
had issue : 

16. Luther Carter, married Lucy Haynes and has issue: Lucy, 
B., William, Emma, Andrew, Alice and Ruth. 



17. French Carter, d. s. p. at the age of 21 years. 

18. Eugene P. Carter, of Sparta. \'a.. He married (i) a Miss 
Carter in 1S81 and had issue: Ivey and Ross; (2) in 18S6 a 
Miss Robinson, and had issue : Aubrey, Mattie, Benjamin and 

19. Sallie Carter, married R. S. Parr, and has issue: Julian, 
Robert. LesHe, Harry and Ethel. 

20. Florence Carter, married Phillip Catlett and has issue four 

15. Phillip Carter, married Emeline Penney ( ?) and had issue: 
Hallie. Judson, Ross. William. Rita, Roland and Cora. These 
all live in Caroline near Zion and Deloso postoffices. 

Mr. Eugene P. Carter writes that in his father's lifetime there 
vvas a Captain John Carter who was quite wealthy and lived about 
four miles from Bowling Green. "He had a son. Hugh Mercer. 
and three daughters, none of whom married. My father was born 
in 1S12 and was first or second cousin to him." He must have 
been a son of an older son of William Carter, or possibly his son, 
as all the Johns in the family of William Carter's brother John 
are accounted for. until after that period. 

Major Benjamin Alsop, writing in 1828 to Mr. Zacariah Talia- 
ferro, of South Carolina, says : "Your old friend, James Carter, 
is still living and well the last I heard of him." As he was writ- 
ing of Caroline people, this James Carter was probably a son of 
William Carter. 

Descendants of John Carter of Caroline 
and Spotsylvania 

4. John Carter, son of John and ^Margaret Todd Carter, was 
probably born in King and Queen county about 171 5-1720, and 
died at his home on the CaroHne-Spotsylvania county line in Nov., 
1783. His will was dated May 9, 177S; had a codicil recognizing 
daughter Elizabeth ^^latilda. born after the will was made, dated 
Oct. 13, 1783; probated in Spotsylvania Dec. 18, 1783; sons John 
and William, and friends Thomas Colson and Joseph Brock, ex- 
ecutors. Son Robert Carter to have a hundred pounds for his 
education ; son John to hold in trust two negroes for granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah Kenyon Thomas ; son-in-law, Rice Curtis, and his wife, 
Frances, to have the 300 acres of land upon which they lived ; 
wife, Hannah, and all children to share in residuary estate; his 
daughter, Martha Goodloe, died without issue, her portion was to 
return to the other children. 

Capt. John Carter appears frequently in the old Court records 
of Caroline between 1744 and 1775, and is said to have owned a 
good deal of land in that county. He appears first in the Spotsyl- 
vania records when he purchased on May 3, 1743, 140 acres in that 
county from Robt. King and wife, Mary of Orange, and Sept. 6, 
1743, from same parties 150 acres, and in 1763 "J'^^n Carter, 
Gent.," from "Rice Curtis, Gent.'" 594 acres. July 17, I773< ^^^ 
purchased two tracts of land from the executors of Owen Thomas. 

Oct. 2, 1758, John Carter was commissioned a captain in the 
Spotsylvania militia. Oct. 2, 1759, was a vestryman in St. 
George's parish; Oct. 20, 1768, Capt. John Carter, Sr., was ap- 
pointed by the Governor High Sheriff of Spotsylvania; and July 
17» '^77^, ^vas a justice of the county court (Crozier's Abstracts of 
Spotsylvania records). In a list of Slave Owners in Spotsylvania 
County in 1783, Capt. John Carter, Sen'r, had 31. The above 
political positions would seem to indicate that Capt. Carter's home 
'.vas on the Spotsylvania side of his plantation. His home plan- 

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tation is said to have been about twelve miles west of Bowling 
Green. The house was built of brick, was of good size and set in 
a large grove of trees. The old gentleman is said to have lived 
in considerable style, and entertained lavishly. He was a captain 
in the Revolutionary War, as stated by his grandson, Mr. Xor- 
borne E. Sutton, in an account of the family he prepared in 1845 
for his cousins in South Carolina — the original MSS. is now owned 
by Mrs. J. X. Hook, Clemson College, S. C. ]Mr. Sutton bases 
his statement upon the authority of his mother, a daughter of 
Capt. Carter, and of an old uncle of his, a ^lajor Sutton, who said 
that he had served in the Revolution with Capt. Carter. Mr. 
Sutton is also the authority for the account of the John Carter 
family of King and Queen and Caroline counties, given by 'Sir. 
John Carter, of Lancaster, in his }^ISS. account of the familv in 

In the division of his estate the old home of Capt. Carter and 
142 acres around it fell to the share of the only one of his chil- 
dren who removed from the State — Sirs. Margaret Chew Talia- 
ferro, of South Carolina. In 1825 the old mansion was burned 
and later the bricks sold for other purposes. ]Maj. Benj. Alsop, 
Mr. Taliaferro's agent in Spotsylvania, wrote him in 1827, saying: 
'"Your place is truly unlucky after the mansion house was burnt, 
Mrs. Lucy Taliaferro repaired the Overseer's house and lived in 
that, and a few days before last it took fire and was 
burnt down. She is living on the land near where the old house 
stood, has put a chimney to the carriage house and is living in 
that in a very uncomfortable manner." He continues: "^[rs. 
Taliaferro talks very much of coming to your country as soon as 
she gets her m^atters rounded up." . . . "We have had a very 
Cold Winter, the coldest we have had for many years, and at 
this time (March, 1827) our roads are almost impassable." 

Capt. John Carter was married twice, both wives coming from 
prominent families of the Old Dominion — the Armisteads and 

He married first about 1735-40 Elizabeth Armistead, born 
March 28, 1716, daughter of Francis and Sarah Armistead, of 
Richmond County — Carter MSS., 1858. 


Armistead Excursus. 

Francis Armistead, father of Elizabeth Armistead Carter, died \n Rich- 
mond County, April 4, 1719, where his will was probated, and leaves his 
estate to wife Sarah, and children. — Elizabeth Armistead, and John Armi- 
stead, born Feb. 26, 1718, and in default of surviving issue to his son and 
daughter, his property was to go to Francis Armistead, son of Ralph 
Armistead. who was probably his brother. Francis Armistead's place in 
the Armistead family of Virginia has never been definitely settled, but his 
line of descent probably should be as follows : 

Francis and Ralph Armistead were probably sons of the John Armi- 
stead, whose inventory of estate was recorded in Essex County in 1703 
with Francis Moore as executor. He is supposed to have been the John 
Armistead who was married in Essex County (at that time old Rappa- 
hannock) in i6S8-'89 to Mary Brown. This John Armistead was probably 
a son of a Ralph Armistead, who patented land in Gloucester County in 
1678, and who is thought to have been a son of William Armistead, the 

William Armistead, the progenitor of this distinguished Virginia fam- 
ily, is thought to have been a son of Anthony and Frances Thompson 
Armistead of Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, who was baptized at "All Saints' 
Church," the only one in the parish of Kirk Deighton, August 3, i6ic. 
He came to Virginia about 1635 and obtained large grants of land in Eliza- 
beth City County, subsequently Gloucester County, where he died prior to 
l66o. This William Armistead has many distinguished descendants. One 
of his sons was a member of the Council, and ancestor of President Har- 
rison; another was ancestor of President Tyler; his only daughter mar- 
ried into three well-known families — Aylmer. Elliott, and Wormley. A 
granddaughter, Judith Armistead. was the first wife of Robert Carter of 
Corotoman, the wealthiest American of his day. 

The Armistead arms are: "Or. a Chevron between three points of 
spears sable, tasseled in the middle." Crest: "A dexter arm in armor 
embowed ppr. holding the butt end of a broken spear." Motto : "Suizez 
raison." See IVilliam and Mary Quarterly, Vol. VI., and Virgiiiifj 

Capt. Carter and Elizabeth Armistead had issue two sons and 
six daughters, as follows : 

21. William Carter, born circa 1740, died in 1802. 

22. Elizabeth Carter, died prior to 1778, leaving daugliter, 
Sarah Ken\on Thomas. 

22). Frances Carter, married Rice Curtis II. 

24. Martha Carter, married Robert Goodloe, no issue in 177S. 


25. Anne Carter, married William Heslop. 

26. Margaret Carter, married Capt. John r^Iarshall. 

27. Sarah Carter, married William Sutton. 

28. John Carter, Jr., born circa 1750, died after 1800. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Armistead Carter probably died about 1763-65, 
as in i767-'68 Capt. Carter married Hannah Chew, the fifth child 
of Capt. John and ^Margaret Beverley Chew, of Spotsylvania 
County. Of the marriage of Capt. John Carter, Sr., and Hannah 
Chew there was issue : 

29. Mary Beverley Carter, married Capt. Richard Stevens. 

30. Margaret Chew Carter, born Jan. 14. 1771, mar. Zachariah 

31. Judith Carter, born in 1773, married Joseph Sutton. 

32. Lucy Carter, born in 1775, married Burton Taliaferro. 

^;^. Robert Carter, born in 1777. died unmarried prior to 1827. 
34. Elizabeth [Matilda Carter, born in 1780. died prior to 1827, 

Chew and Beverley Excursus. 

The first of the Chew family in Virginia was John Chew, born in 15:^, 
and died in 1668, said to have been of a Somerset family. He came to 
Virginia about 1620, and in 1636 was mentioned by the governor as "one 
of the ablest Merchants in Virginia." He settled first at Hog Island, and 
was the Burgess from that place in 1623, 1624 and 1629: and for York 
County in 1642, '43. and '44. In 1624 he had a deed for a small parcel of 
land near his dwelling house in James City. His wife's name was Sarah. 
and they had issue: Samuel Chew, later of '"Herrington." Maryland, a 
justice, burgess, etc., in that colony, and ancestor of the distinguished 
Chew families of Maryland and Pennsylvania ; John Chew and Joseph 
Chew, ancestors of the Virgnia family- John Chew, Sr., was a justice of 
York County, Va., 1634 to 1652. and about the latter date removed to 
Maryland, where he died in 1668. 

Joseph Chew, born 1641. died 1716, in Anne Arundel Co., Md., where 
he removed from York Co., Va., after 1659, married a daughter of a Mr. 
Larkin of Annapolis. They had a son, Larkin Chew, born 1686, died i7-9r 
returned to Virginia about 1700, and lived subsequently in counties of 
King and Queen, Essex, and Spotsylvania. Justice of Peace of Spotsyl- 
vania in 1722; Sheriff, i727-'28: Burgess, 1723 and '26. Will prob. April i, 
1729- Married Hannah, daughter of John Roy of Port Royal, Va. Had 
issue: i, Thomas, justice of the peace, sheriff, etc., Spotsylvania; 2. Anne; 
3, John, of whom later; 4. Larkin, justice of the peace, sheriff, etc. 


John Chew, justice of the peace in 1731 of Spotsylvania, married. Jan. 
26, 1729. Margaret, daughter of Capt. Harry and Ehzabeth Smith Beverley 
of "Xewlands," Spotsylvania, christened in Middlesex, March 27, 1704. 
Their daughter, Hannah, married Capt. John Carter, circa, 1767. 

Chew Arms: "Gu- a chevron arg., on a chief az. three leopards' faces 


The Beverleys are one of the most distinguished and wealthy families 
of Virginia's ancient aristocracy. The first of the family in Virginia was 
Maj. Robert Beverley of Beverley, Yorkshire, who settled in Middlesex 
County Va., about 1663, where he died March 16, 1687, leaving an estate of 
more than fifty thousand acres and a large personal property. In 1670 
he was elected clerk of the House of Burgesses, and from then until his 
death took a most active and varied part in the political turmoils of Vir- 
ginia 2t that time. In Bacon's Rebellion he was "the most active and suc- 
cessful com.mander on Berkeley's side." His first wife, Mary, was the 
widow of George Keeble. She is buried in Christ Church yard, Middle- 
sex, and the slab over her grave states : 

Here lyeth interred the Bodi of 

Mrs. Mary Beverley, wife of 
Maj. Robert Beverley. 
Mother of nine sons & three daughters 
Who depa^ed this Life the ist Day of 
June 1678 aged fortie one yeares & three 
Months, having been married to him • 

12 years & 2 months — and was 
A careful Mother teaching Vertuous Life 
Happy and making happy when a wife 
Religious to Example, may all strive 
To imitate her vertues whilst alive. 

One of her sons was Capt. Harry Beverley, who was a justice of Mid- 
dlesex in 1700 ; surveyor of King and Queen and King William, i702-'i4; 
one of the chief surveyors of the Virginia-North Carolina line in 1713; 
and presiding justice of Spotsylvania Court for a number of years. In 
1716 Governor Spotswood gave him command of a sloop fitted out to go 
to the Bahama Islands in search of Spanish wrecks and pirates. They were 
captured by a Spanish Man of War and taken to Vera Cruz, where sev- 
eral of the men died of privation. .A.fter seven months, Capt. Beverley 
escaped, and reached Virginia agam in 1717. In 1720 removed his family 


from Middlesex to Spotsylvania, where he died in 1731. His wife, Eliza- 
beth, was the daughter and heiress of Robert Smith of "Brandon." Mid- 
dlesex, and granddaughter of Maj.-Gen. Robert Smith of "Brandon," who 
was for a number of years prior to his death in 1686, a miCmber of ;he 

The Beverley book plate and seals give the arms as: Arg, c cJicvron 
sa. on a chief of the second, three bulls Jieads cabossed of the first." 
In 1739, Wm. Beverley of "Blandfield" sent his London merchant an ex- 
pensive seal to be re-cut. It was cut in 1723 and had the arms as given 
above, but— "Ye arms my father used are a Red Rose seeded and barbed 
on a field ermine with an Unicorn's head for ye crest, and not the bui's 
heads." For extensive and interesting history of this family, see Mr. 
Wm. G. Stanard's history of the Beverleys in the Virginia Flistoriccl 
Magazine^ Vol. II. and Vol. III. 

21. William Carter, son of John and Elizabeth Armistead 
Carter, married prior to 1761 Frances Curtis, daughter of Rice 
Curtis, II, "Gent.," of Spotsylvania County, as shown by a deed 
to Wm. Carter from Rice Curtis, III, on Nov. 20, 1761, which 
states that a marriage had already taken place between Wm. Car- 
ter and Rice Curtis, Sr.'s daughter, Frances. 

William Carter inherited a good deal of land and other prop- 
erty from his father, but in 1783, prior to his father's death, he 
appeared in a list of Spotsylvania slave owners as the owner of 
ten servants. His will was probated in Spotsylvania County Xov. 
26, 1802, and left his estate to his wife, Frances Carter, grand- 
daughter Polly Carter, daughter of son John, sister Elizabeth 
Carter, stepmother Hannah Carter, and the following children: 

35. Lucy Carter married a Mr. Aylett prior to 1802. 

16. Elizabeth Belinda Carter. 

37. Sarah Carter, wife of Edmund Foster. 

38. Frances Carter, wife of Rice Connor. 

39. Rice Curtis Carter. 

40. John Carter, died in 1815. 

41. Guilford D. Carter. 

42. Kenyon Carter. 

43. Abraham Carter. 

44. A daughter who married James Hume, as shown by a deed 
made Sept. 15, 1794, by William Carter to James Hume for four 


negroes to be held in trust for William Lewis Hume, son of the 
said James Hume and grandson of the said Wm. Carter. 

I have no data of any of the descendants of Wm. Carter except 
of his son John. 

40. John Carter, son of Wm. and Frances Curtis Carter, had 
a deed from his father Sept. i. 1789. for 216 acres of land in Berke- 
ley Parish, Spotsylvania. John Carter was married in 178S to 
Mary Herndon. born May 4. 1770, died after 1834, daughter of 
Joseph Herndon, of "^Mattaponi." Spotsylvania, and his second 
wife, Mary Minor, whom he married Aug. 15, 1765. She was a 
daughter of John and Sarah Carr ]\[inor. 

Herxdox Excursus. 

Joseph Herndon. born May r. 1737, died October 28, 1810, lived on a 
beautiful estate called "'Mattaponi,'' six miles southeast of Fredericksburg. 
He was a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, and after his return 
to Virginia took a prominent part in public affairs. Was vestryman, col- 
lector of levies, etc., in St. George's parish; and was one of the citizens 
who took action June 24, 1774, regarding the Boston Post Bill. April zS. 
1775, he was a signer of the famous Fredericksburg Resolutions drafted 
by Peyton Randolph and Edmund Pendleton, thus more than a year before 
the Declaration of Independence, he, with the other signers, banded them- 
selves together "to resist to the death all attempts against their rights from 
whatsoever quarter they might be assailed," and pledged themselves to 
reassemble at a moment's notice "by force of arms to defend the laws, 
the liberties, and the rights of this or any other sister colony from unjusc 
and wicked invasion," and concluded with "God save the liberties of 

He was the third son of Edward and Mary Brock Herndon— daughter 
of Jos. Brock. Edward Herndon. died 1759, lived on the Brock Road, 
where a century later the battle of the wilderness was fought. He was 
sheriff of Spotsylvania in 1734, '38, '39, and '40, and was a son of Edward 
Herndon, born 1678. died 1742. of New Kent County, and his wife Mary 
Waller. Edward Herndon. Sr.. was the eldest son of Wm. Herndon. who 
patented lands in St. Stephen Parish, New Kent, in 1674 and 1677, and his 
wife Catharine Digges, youngest daughter of Edward Digges, Governor of 
Virginia in 1655. See Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. IX. 

John Carter's will was probated in Spotsylvania Oct. 2, 181 5, 
with son James Carter and friend. John W. Herndon. executors. 
Wife Mary was to have all his property, both real and personal, as 


long as she remained a widow. Daughter Polly to have on lier 
marriage a negro man. horse, cow and calf, six head of sheep and 
a bed and furniture. After wife's death or remarriage the rest 
of the property was to be divided "among all my children, except 
my daughter Polly." Sons John and Joseph to account for $150 
each. It is not known if he had other sons than the three named 
above or other daughters than Polly. Polly Carter was married 
on Sept. 24, 1834, to Capt. Thomas M. Horn. Xo other data of 
this family. 

23. Frances Carter, daughter of Capt. John and Elizabeth 
Carter, married Rice Curtis, III., born July 30, 1729, in Middlesex 
county. He must have been at least ten years older than his wife, 
Frances Carter, who may have been his second wife. Aug. 27, 
1779, Rice Curtis, III, made a deed to his children and wife 
as follows : Wife Frances Curtis, children — Xancy, John, Eliza- 
beth, Mary, Frances, ^largaret, George Bartemous, and James 
Curtis. He was the owner of 8 servants in Spotsylvania County 
in 1783. Xo other data of Frances Carter Curtis' descendants. 

Curtis Excursus. 

The Curtis family was quite numerous in Middlesex and Gloucester 
Counties in the 17th and i8th centuries and prominent as vestrymen, jus- 
tices, officers in the militia, etc. A thorough search of the Middlesex 
•records should give some iteresting data of this family, which probably 
originated with Major Thomas and Avarilla Curtis of Ware Parish, Glou- 
cester County. In Middlesex there was a Mr. Charles Curtis, a Mr. James 
Curtis, a Mr. Giles Curtis, and a Mr. Christopher Curtis prior to 1685, 
who were probably sons of Major Thomas of Gloucester County, as the 
names of Thomas and Avarilla appear in the Middlesex Curtis family. 
Rice Curtis appears first in the Middlesex register in 1704, and probably 
was a son of James or Christopher Curtis mentioned above, though he 
may have been a younger son of Major Thomas of Gloucester. 

Rice Curtis I. and his wife Elizabeth, had a son Rice Curtis II. , bap- 
tized at Christ Church. September 30, 1704. This family of Curtis moved 
to Spotsylvania after 1730, where Rice Curtis, Sr. (I.), was a vestryman 
of St. George's Parish in 1738. His will was probated in 1753, and names 
wife Elizabeth and son Rice. I have lost my notes of the Curtis wills in 
Spotsylvania, so cannot give the other legatees. 


Rice Curtis II., born in 1704. and his wife Martha had three children 
born in Middlesex before they removed to Spotsylvania. They were: 
Elizabeth, born Aug. 19, 1724; Mary, born March 18. 1725; and Rice 
Curtis III., born July 30, 1729. After they removed to Spotsylvania, Rice 
Curtis, Jr. ((II.), was a vestryman of St. George's in 1741, and April 3, 
1750, was commissioned a Major of Horse in the Spotsylvania Militia.' 
The will of Rice Curtis II. was probated in Spotsylvania in 1774, and 
names son Rice Curtis III. (notes of will lost), and others. 

Rice Curtis III., born in 1729, is supposed to have married Frances 
Carter about i755-'6o. He died sometime after 1783. 

24. Martha Carter, daughter of Capt. John and Elizabeth 
Armistead Carter married Robert Goodloe, and had no issue when 
her father made his will in 177S. The Goodloes were a family of 
excellent standing in Spotsylvania and Middlesex, and later in 
Kentucky, where a .Mr. Carter Goodloe was quite prominent, and 
from his name was probably a descendant of :Martha Carter and 
Robert Goodloe, of Spotsylvania. 

^ 25. AxxE Carter, daughter of Capt. John and Elizabeth, mar- 
ried William Heslop, and had one son, Horace, and probably other 
children. Xo other data of them. 

26. Margaret Carter, daughter of Capt. John and Elizabeth, 
probably named for her grandmother, Margaret Todd Carter, 
ried Capt. John Marshall, of Caroline, said to have been a son of 
William and Elizabeth Williams Marshall, of Caroline County. 
Capt. John died before 1794, as in that year ^largaret Marshall, 
widow, joined her brother Capt. John Carter and his wife :^Iary 
m a deed for land left to them by their father, Capt. John Carter, 
Sr. An old letter of Maj. Alsop's mentions a son of John and 
Margaret Carter Marshall, named Horace, who was a bankrupt in 
1827, and at time living in Philadelphia. Xo data of other chil- 

Marsh.\ll Excursus. 
A Capt. John Marshall, born in 1396 in England, came to Vlrgnia about 
1650, and settled in Westmoreland County. He is said to have had sons 
Thomas, born in 1655. and John, born in 1660. I believe that either a 
generation has been omitted or else the birth of Capt. Marshall placed too 


Thomas Marshall, born in 1655, married Martha Jane Pendleton, and 
died in Westmoreland County, where his will was probated May 31. 1704. 
They had issue: William, married Eliabeth Williams, and settled in Caro- 
line; Thomas, born in 1678; and John, born in 1682, who was the grand- 
father of Chief Justice John Marshall. 

William Marshall, born in Westmoreland in 1672, died in Caroline 
after 1730. His son. William, Jr.. was born in Caroline August 27. 1730. 
and is supposed to have been the eldest son. Capt. John was probably 
born about 1735. See "Colonial Families of the Southern States." 

Carter Family — Suttox Br.\xch. 
27. Sarah Carter, dangliter of Capt. Jolm and Elizabeth Car- 
ter, married William Sutton, of Caroline coimty, and had issue: 

45. Bettie Sutton, married a ^Ir. Chapman and had issue: 
James. Reuben, Robert. ^^lartha and Lucy. 

46. Sarah Darley Sutton, married Robert Lewis, son of Dr. 
John Lewis, of Spotsylvania, and brother of Drs. Zachariah and 
John Lewis, Jr., and had issue: Cadwalader. Sarah married Ar- 
mistead O. Sutton, and Jane married Augitstus Grymes. 

47. John Carter Sutton, of "Pine Forest," on the Mattaponi. 
He was married twice. First to his first cousin, Maria Chew 
Sutton, daughter of Joseph and Judith Carter Sutton, by whom 
he had a son. John Oliver Sutton. ^^laria C. Sutton died in 1813. 
and he married Elizabeth Page Pendleton, only child of Edmund 
Pendleton, of '•Edmundton," and his first wife, Jane Burvveli 
Page (married in 1794), daughter of John Byrd Page. 

Pendleton Exct-Rsus. 

The above named Edmund Pendleton was the favorire grandnephew of 
the famous jurist. Edmund Pendleton, who gave him the plantation called 
"Edmundton." He was born in 1774. and was the eldest son of Edmund 
Pendleton of "White Plains," Caroline County, and his wife ^^lildred Pol- 
lard. Edmund Pendleton, Sr.. born 1750, was the eldest son of Hon. John 
Pendleton ad his first wife, a Miss James. Of him. Rev. Philip Slaughter 
wrote: "John, 4th son of Henry and Mary Taylor Pendleton, born 1710, 
died 1799. was in his 58th year at the beginning of the Revolutionary War; 
he held various offices of trust and honour in the Colony of V^irginia. and 
in the Senate. He was appointed by a Convention of Delegates of the 
Coimties and Corporations of Virginia at Richmond on Mond.iy. July 17, 


1775, to sign a large issue of Treasury notes." ""The issue was about 
i350,ooo and the ordinance read: 'of the notes to be issued 50,000 shall be 
of the denomination of one shilling and shall be signed by Johrv Pendleton. 
Jr. Gentleman, which notes shall be on the best paper.' " Later he was ap- 
pointed by the Governor of Virginia a judge of the court. John Pendle- 
ton was the son of Henry and Mary Taylor Pendleton and grandson of 
Philip Pendleton, born in England in 1650, and came to Virginia in 1674, 
etc. For an interesting account of the Pendletons see Slaughter's history 
of St. Mark'sParish. The Pendleton arms are: "Gu. an incsciitchcon arg. 
between d escallop shells in saltire or. Crest : On a chapeau gn. turned up 
ermine a demi-dragon, z^-ings inverted or. holding an escallop shell arg." 

John Carter Sutton and Elizabeth Page Pendleton had issue: 
Edmund Pendleton, William Carter, Hugh Carter, Xorborne E., 
John Carter, Robert W., Patrick H., Sarah Jane, Lucy Carter, 
Anne Lewis, and Betty Burwell. 

48. Xorborne E. Sutton, an attorney at law of Bowling Green, 
Caroline County. In 1834 he was the postmaster at Bowling 
Green, and in 1845 represented his county in the Virginia Senate. 
He is the authority for the account of the Caroline Carters in the 
Carter ^ISS. of 1858, and of an account of them sent in 1S45 ^^ 
his South Carolina cousins. 

About i827-'30 he was married to Dorothea Washington, born 
Nov. II, 1808, and died in 1844, daughter of George and Eliza- 
beth Courts Washington, of "Woodpecker," Caroline County. 

Washington Excursus. 

George Washington, father of Mrs. Dorothea Washington Sutton, v.-as 
born July 8, 1775, married Elizabeth Courts, daughter of Dr. John Courts, 
on July I, 1794; served as major in the War of 1812, and died at the 
family home in Caroline, July 15, 1815, at which time he was a member 
of the Virginia Senate. He was the second son of John Washington, who 
married in 1770 Elizabeth Buckner. and is thought to have been the John 
Wasfiington who lived in King George County, who was one of the County 
Committee of Safety in 1775. 

If the ancestry of all the Washington fam.ilies of the Rappahannock 
and Piedmont region of \''irginia are ever traced back, it is almost a cer- 
tainty that they will go to the Westmoreland V/ashingtons or emigrant 
ancestors of General George Washington. Just as those in the southern 
part of the State who have so long been a bone of contention to genealo- 
gists in connection with the Lanier family will trace back to em.igrc'nr 



Mrs. AkcHiKAi.L) M. Aikes, 

nee Mary E. Yates, 

Danville, \'a. 

(.See page iiS-j 


ancestors in Surry County, contemporaneous with, but so far as known not 
related to the Westmoreland family. 

Late in life r^Ir. Xorborne E. Sutton removed to Texas, where 
he died. It is thought that he had no issue. 

John Carter, of 
"Brandywine," King William County. 

28. John Carter, Jr. (III.)? youngest son of Capt. John and 
Elizabeth Armistead, born about 1750, was sent to England to be 
educated, and from strong circumstantial evidence is thought to 
be the John Carter who, after the Revolution, settled on a planta- 
tion in King William County, called "Brandy wine," he 

The evidence that seems to indicate that John Carter, of 
"Brandywine,'' and John Carter, son of John and Elizabeth Carter, 
were one and the same, is as follows : The approximate year of 
birth is about the same; descendants of John of "Brandywine" 
say that he married Mary St. John ; the Carter MSS. of 1858 says 
that John Carter, Jr., of Caroline-Spotsylvania, married Miss 
Sinjon, which is taken as the phonetic spelling of St. John, and 
deeds in 1784 and 1794 show that John Carter, Jr.'s wife was 
named Mary; John Carter, of "Brandywine," named his eldest 
son 0/r//.j; "William Carter, brother of John, Jr., married Frances 
Curtis, and had a son named Curtis, and Frances Carter, sister of 
John, Jr., married Rice Curtis ; other family names in both fami- 
lies are similar, such as William. John and Thomas. John Carter, 
Jr., disappeared froin the Spotsylvania records some time prior to 
1800. So that in lieu of proof to the contrary John Carter, Jr., 
of Caroline-Spotsylvania, and John Carter of King William, will 
be considered as one and the same person. 

Sept. 18, 1777. John Carter, Jr., was commissioned a captain in 
the Spotsylvania [Militia. In 1783, before the death of his father, 
he was the owner of nine servants. In 1784 John Carter and wife 
Mary with his brother Wm. and sisters and their husbands joined 
in a deed of partition of their father's lands. May i, 1794- Capt. 
John Carter and wife Mary (residence not stated) and sister Mar- 


garet, widow, signed a deed to Dr. Robert Well ford for a small 
tract of land formerly belonging to their father, Capt. John Carter, 
St., in Spotsylvania county. There is no will or other record of 
this John Carter to be found in Spotsylvania. 

There are two traditions among the descendants of John Carter 
of "Brandywine," King William County, as to his origin. One 
is that he came to \'irginia with two brothers from near the border 
of Wales and settled in King William county, while one brother 
settled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and the other in one of 
the Southside counties. The other tradition, and I think the cor- 
rect one, is that he was born in Mrginia and sent to England for 
his educaion, that he returned to \'irginia about the beginning of 
the Revolutionary War. in which he served with distinction as an 
officer; his sword is still cherished by his descendants. He set- 
tled in King William "late in the i8th century." and named his 
plantation "Brandywine,'' which doubtless came from his partici- 
pation in the battle on the Brandywine in the Revolution. It was 
rather common for a soldier of the Revolution to name his home 
for some place associated with his war experiences, as for exaniple 
Gen. Daniel Morgan called his home in the Shenandoah Valley 
"Saratoga." "Brandywine" was probably a Todd plantation and 
inherited by Capt. John Carter, Sr., from his mother, Margaret 

John Carter married, when about twenty-five or six years old 
Mary St. John, in the year 1776 or yy. They had issue : 

49. Curtis Carter, born Oct. ri, 1778, died Aug. 2, 1850. 

50. Thomas Carter, no data. 

51. John Carter, no data. 

52. Chanie Carter, no data. 

53. William Carter. Had son Henry Lockwood Carter. 

An account of the descendants of Curtis Carter has been given 
me by Miss Stella Pickett Hardy, the compiler of Colonial Families 
of the Southern States. 

49. Curtis Carter, the eldest son, inherited the plantation at 
"Brandywine," where he died in 1850. In the war of 1812 he 
served as a private in Capt. Wm. Richardson's company of Rifle- 
men from Richmond, \"a. He was married four times: ist. May 


26, 1801, to Lucy Pointer, who died in 1802; 2nd.. Jan. 10, 1S05, 
to Elizabeth Baker, who died in 1814; 3rd., Oct. 11, 1815, to 
Letitia La Tellier, a widow, nee Woodward, who died in 1S37; 
4th., March 21, 184S. to Fannie Tahaferro. Of the first three 
marriages there was issue fifteen children — one by the first, five 
by the second and nine by the third, as follows : 

54. Celisce B. Carter, born Aug. i, 1802, died May 13, 1S04. 

55. Eliza Anne Carter, born Oct. 5, 1805. died Sept. 10, 1S42. 

56. Edwin Harvey Carter, born July 8. 1807. 

57. Anne Rebecca Carter, born April 28. 1809. 

58. William Martin Carter, born July 20, 181 1, died Jan 19, 

59. Susan Elizabeth Carter, born May 18. 1814. 

60. Curtis Carter, Jr., born Sept. 22, 1816. 

61. Joseph Carter, born Oct. 4, i8r8. 

62. Harriet Woodward Carter (twin), born Nov. 5, 1820. 

63. James Milton Carter (twin), born Xov. 5, 1820. 

64. Jesse W^oodward Carter, born June 13, 1825. 

65. John Henry Carter, born Dec. 25, 1827, died July 22, 1S32. 

66. Samuel Parson Carter, born July 4, 1830. died in infancy. 
6j. John Henry Carter (second of name) born ^vlay 10, 1833, 

died July 10. 1833. 

68. Virginia Louise Carter, born Feb. 24, 1836, living in 1910. 
Eliza Anne Carter married Thomas J. White; and \lrginia 

Louise Carter married Joseph J. White, of Richmond, Va. Issue: 
Edgar, Carter Florence, Harriet, Stafford, and Wythe White. 

58. William Martin Carter, second son, who owned a great 
deal of property in Richmond and plantations in Henrico County, 
where he died. He was a successful planter and for many years 
was an elder in the old Sycamore Church, Henrico County. He 
was married Feb. 2. 1833, to Jane Winn Snead, born in 181 1, died 
in 1859, daughter of Robert Snead and his wife Sophia Harris. 
They had issue. nine children: 

69. Elizabeth Winn Carter, born Dec. 22, 1833, living at Dover. 
Del., in 1910. Married James Davis Harwood, a merchant, son 
of Gassoway Harwood, of Belleville, West Va., and his wife Annie 
Braidon Davis. 


70. Alpheus Barton Carter, born Oct. 3, 1835, ^i^d in infancy. 

71. Robert Curtis Carter, M. D., born Jan. 12, 1838, died July '5, 
1909, at Higginsville, Mo. During the war he was a member of 
Shelby's Brigade of the Confederate army, and after the war a 
distinguished and much beloved physician in Missouri. He mar- 
ried Lenoir Church Campbell, daughter of F. and Mary 
Fishback Campbell. 

22. Laurabelle Carter, born Jan. 8, 1840, died in infancy. 

7S- William Henry Carter, born Jan. 30. 1842, died Aug. 20. 

1895, at Lafayette, Mo. He serv^ed as a member of the ^Missouri 
Legislature ; later while living in Coldwater, Kansas, was a Demo- 
cratic nominee for Congress. He married Ada Byron Campbell, 
daughter of Robert Cass Campbell and his wife Catha Cotton 

74. Sophia Helen Carter, born April 10, 1844, died in Oct., 

75. Anne Rebecca Carter, born Jan. 27, 1846, married Aug. 27, 
1874, Dr. John \Vm. Meng, who was a son of Dr. Samuel Thorn- 
ton 2\Ieng and his wife Elmira Harrison. Dr. Meng, Jr., served 
in Shelby's Brigade in the Confederate army. Dr. and Txlrs. ^leng 
live at Lexington, Mo., and have a son, Warren Meng, and a 
daughter, Jean Campbell :\reng, both unmarried. 

76. Edwin Harvey Carter, born Oct. 20, 1847, died in infancy. 

77. Edwin Albert Carter, born Nov. 17, 1848, died in infancy. 

64. Jesse Woodward Carter, son of Curtis Carter of ''Brandy- 
wine," King William County, and his third wife, Letitia Le Tel- 
lier, born June 13, 1825, died at Waverly, Missouri. Sept. 20, 

1896, where he was superintendent of the public schools. July 4, 
1850, he was graduated from Bethany College, Virginia, with the 
degrees of A. B., and A. M. ; and in the same year married at 
Bethany, Margaret Campbell (born in 1823 at Xenry, County 
Down, Ireland, died at Sedalia, Mo., Oct. 25, 1899), daughter of 
Archibald Campbell, a Presbyterian professor, uncle of Alexander 
Campbell, founder of the church of Disciples of Christ. After 
his marriage, Jesse W. Carter settled on a plantation called 
"Ravenswood," he owned in Henrico County, Va., until 1852, 
when he removed to Missouri. They had issue six sons and 
daughter, as follows : 


I. Curtis Carter, died infant. 

II. Frank Carter, died infant. 

III. James Carter, died infant. 

IV. Jesse Lee Carter, born 185 1 in \'irginia, died Nov. 19. 188S, 
Waverly, Mo., married Jennie Harwood in 1882 and had issue: 
Jesse Lee, Jr., of Oklahoma City, who was graduated from the 

. University of Missouri with degree of A. B. in 1910, and A. ^l. in 

* 1912; and Lenoir Carter, born 18S7. 

I V. Marian Dixon Carter, born 1853, Dover, Mo., married in 

i 1875 ^'- H. Gentry, Esq., of Wooddale Place, Sedalia, Mo., and 
[ has issue: Jael Gentry, born 1878. married \Vm. Fulton. M. D., 
I of Chicago; Ella Gentry, born 1879; ^'annie Gentry, born 18S0, 
[ married ^lajor Kidd. of Sedalia; Lucy Gentry, born 1881 ; Joel. 

died infant; Lee Morrison, A. B. 05 University Missourn., 

ried 1910 Christian Spencer. 

VI. William Martin Carter, D. D. S., born 1857, lives at Se- 
dalia, Mo., married in 1880 Mary L. Fletcher and has issue: 
Fletcher Woodward, born 1883. D. D. S., graduate of Washington 
University, Missouri; ^.larguerite, born 1887; Frances, born 1890. 

VII. Joseph Woodward Carter, D. D. S., born June 29, 1863, 
graduate University of ^Maryland, 1885, lives at Marshall. ^Mo. 
Married in 1888 Katharine McKeever, and has issue: Woodward 
Lee Carter, born in 1889, A. B. '10 University of Missouri, now a 
student at Northwestern University, Chicago ; and Katharine St. 
John Carter, born in 1903. 

Carter F.\mily — Stevens, Suttox and Taliaferro Br-\>:che5. 

29. Mary Beverley Carter, eldest daughter of Capt. John 
Carter, Sr., and his second wife Hannah Chew, married Capt, 
Richard Stevens, of Caroline or Spotsylvania County, and had 
I issue: Lucy, Lewis, Robert, Hiram. Horace, Polly and Judith. 

The daughters and sons Lewis and Robert all married, but have 
no data of them. 

31. Judith Carter, 3rd. daughter of Capt. John and Hannah 
Chew Carter, born in 1773, died in 1827. She married Joseph 
Sutton, a Caroline county planter, and had issue : 


7S. Maria Chew Carter, married her first cousin, John Carter 
Sutton, of "Pine Forest," on the Mattaponi, and died in 1813, 
leaving one son, John Oliver Sutton. 

79. Stephen Sutton, M. D., married Eliza Oliver and had issue: 
Armistead O. Sutton married his cousin, Sarah Lewis. David 
married a Miss Xoland, Pulaski, d. s. p., Elvira, Stephen, d. s. p., 
and Mary Eliza Sutton. 

80. Robert Carter Sutton married Catharine Washington, of the 
Caroline County Washington family, and had issue : John Ors- 
ville Sutton married ^Martha Chapman and had Charles. Logan, 
James, Maria Chew, and Judith ; Susan Sutton, Maria Sutton, 
Judith Ann Sutton married a 'Sir. Shepperd, Robert Sutton. Oscar 
Sutton, and Edward Sutton. 

32. Lucy Carter, daughter of Capt. John and Hannah Chew 
Carter, born in 1775, ^^^^^ ^^ 183 1 "of a fit." She was the second 
wife of Burton Taliaferro, brother of her sister Margaret Chew 
Carter's husband. They had no issue. After the death of her 
husband she rented the old Carter home from her sister, Airs. 
Zachariah Taliaferro, of South Carolina, and lived there until she 
died. The old mansion house was burned in 1825. and among 
other things it is thought she lost two or three Carter portraits. 
After the home was burned she lived in the overseer's house until 
it was burned in 1827: she then built a chimney to the carriage 
house and lived there "in a very uncom.fortable manner." There 
are several Carter portraits owned by the descendants of ^largaret 
Chew Carter Taliaferro in South Carolina, but are scattered in 
plantation homes and not easily accessible to a photographer. 

The Taliaferros of South Carolina. 

30. Margaret Chew Carter, the 2nd. daughter of Capt. John 
Carter by his second wife, Hannah Chew, born Jan. 14, 1771, in 
Virginia, died May 19, 1822, at her home, "Mt. Jolly," near Pen- 
dleton, S. C. July 31,1802, she was married at her father's home 
in Virginia to Zachariah Taliaferro, an old bachelor lawyer of 
South Carolina. He was born in Caroline County, \'a., April 28, 
1759, and died in South. Carolina April 14, 1831. He was a son 


of Zachariah Taliaferro, Sr., and his wife Mary Boutwell. Zach- 
ariah Taliaferro, Sr., owned large tracts of land in Amherst 
county, to which he removed about 1770, and in 1 775-76 was a 
member of the Amherst County Committee of Safety. 

Zachariah Taliaferro, Jr., was a soldier in the Revolution, and 
after the war studied law and settled in South Carolina, near Pen- 
dleton, where he was a prominent lawyer and planter for about 
forty-five years. He has been described as "A man six feet tall, 
weighing over two hundred pounds, blue eyes, black hair, and 
clean shaven face. He was a man of good understanding, equable 
temper, liberal to the poor, and a most humane master." One 
summer when about the age of forty years he was visiting his 
relatives and friends in Mrginia. On the eve of his return to 
South Carolina he was persuaded to remain a day longer and 
attend a grand ball at Fredericksburg the next night. The night 
before the ball he dreamed that he attended the dance and on 
entering the room saw a beautiful young lady at the other end of 
the room tying her slipper. The night of the ball, as he entered 
the room his dream was singularly verified. He sought an intro- 
duction and later the young lady — ^Margaret Chew Carter — lie- 
came his bride. The Taliaferro arms as used by this 
are described as : "A hand and arm holding a dagger cutting a 
bar of iron. The motto, Fortis et firmis." 

Zachariah and ^Margaret Chew Carter Taliaferro had issue : 

81. Sarah Anne, born June 2. 1803, died Aug. 12, 1888. 

82. Lucy Hannah, born May 5, 1806, died Aug. 17, 1875. 

83. ^lary Margaret, born May 5, 1808, died June 4, 1896. 

84. John Zachariah, born Nov. 22, 1810, died in infancy. 

85. Caroline Virginia, born Xov. 5, 181 1, died }klay 14, 1877. 

86. Zachariah, born Xov. 5, 1813, died in infancy. 

8r. Sarah Anne Taliaferro married on March 20, 1823. Dr. 

0. R. Broyles, of "Ashtabula," Pendleton, S. C, and had issue: 

1. Augustus Taliaferro, born 1824, died 1904. He was a grad- 
uate of the South Carolina College, a lawyer, and captain in the 
Confederate army. Unmarried. H. Charles Edward, also a law- 
yer, a colonel of a Georgia regiment in the Confederate army, and 
after the war a member or the Georgia Legislature. He married 


Lucy Johnson, and had issue : Laura, married >fr-AL T4-r^c Bo^i • "" 
Sarah married Dr. Arthur Boyd; Charles, Frank. Robert, and 
i^rice. III. \\ m. Henry, a private in the Confederate armv, mar- 
ried Rebecca TaHaferro and settled in Alabama. IV. Mar-aret 
married Dr. Sam \-an Wyeth. of Xew York citv, and had Ssue • 
VVUIiams, d. s. p.; Samuel M., married Pierce Harrison and had 
Mariach. .Margaret May, Dolly, and Sallv Anne; Oze Broyles 
married Elizabeth Keith and had Lydia. married John Shuford 
Overman removed to Texas, O. B.. Jr.. and Elizabeth. V. Robert' 
private C. ^. A., married Ella Keith, of Charleston, S. C. and had 
issue; Roberta, Avena. Sarah, Ferro and Robert, none of whom 
married. \ I. Sarah married \Vm. D. Williams, a wealthy Ten- 
nesseean and had issue: Ale.xander, Wm. D., Jr., Lucien, John 
Margaret, and .Alary, none of whom married. VII Thomas pri- 
vate C S. A., married ( i ) Mary Raeney and settled in Tennessee. 
Mar. (2) Bettie Harrison, of S. C. VIII. John Pendleton, C S 
A., married Bettie Hubbard. 

^2. Lucy Hanxaii Taliaferro married in Sept., 1826, Col 
David Sloan Taylor, a wealthy planter of Anderson Countv S C 
He was born in 1808 and died in 1867. Thev had issue : f Zach- 
ariah, served in Confederate army, married Marv Meriwether and 
had issue : Mary Rosa married Dr. Ampert ; Zachariah, Jr. ; Davi. • 
William; James; and Gertrude married Price M Benson II' 
Rosa married Dr. D. D. Bacot, a member of one of the oldest and 
most prominent French families of South Carolina, which traces 
back to Pierre Bacot, born in Tours, France, about 1670, married 
Jacquine Mercier in 1690 and fled to South Carolina in 1694. where 
he purchased a large plantation on Goose Creek, 19 miles from 
Charleston, and died there in 1725. Dr. Bacot was a graduate of 
the Charleston Medical College in 1848 and practiced at Oran-e- 
burg and Piedmont, S. C. Died at Pendleton in 1862. They had 
issue ; David Taylor, married Florence Norton and had Xorborne • 
Florence married a Mr. Reed, of Virginia; George; and Rachel 
who married Campbell Simons, member of another of South Car- 
olma's most prominent families; Laura married Paul Jenkins and 
had Ada, married John Simons (brother of Campbell), Paul 
Daniel, and Rosamond ; Zachariah, d. s. p. ; and Taliaferro, d. s p' 



III. Joseph Taylor, C. S. A., married Ellen King, of Charleston, 
and had issue: Eleneta, married \Vm. H. Heyward ; Lucia 
ried Moultrie Clement, Pauline. Taliaferro and Hugh — all of 
Charleston. IV. Lucy married Edward R. Belcher and had 
Robert, who married a Miss Ligon. \'. Susan married Edward 
L. Parker, of Charleston, and had Sue, who married Cuthbert 
Fripps and had Edw. Parker and Marion. \T. Sam.uel. died in 
the Confederate army at the age of nineteen. \'II. Davis. C. S. 
A., married Bessie Rucker and had issue : John Ligon. Lucia mar- 
ried a Mr. Hudgins, Eubank. Rucker and Frank. VIII. William. 
d. s. p. IX. Meriwether married Mary DeSaussure Bacot. daugh- 
ter of Richard Hutson Bacot and his wife Mary Louise Cuthbert. 
Her father was a graduate of West Point, and after several years 
in the army, resigned and retired to a large plantation near Beau- 
fort, S. C. They had issue: Ernest, DeSaussure and Louise. X. 
Carter, d. 3. p. XI. Edward \\^ married Anne Cuthbert Bacot. 
born in 1858, a sister of Meriwether Taylor's wife. They had 
issue: a son, David, who married Pauline X'ewell, of Georgia. 

83. ]VIary ^Margaret Taliaferro married Dec. 2/, 1836. ^laj. 
R. F. Simpson, of Laurens Co.. S. C. He was born in 1798 and 
died at ''Mt. Jolly," the old Taliaferro home near Pendelton Oct. 
29. 1882. He was a major in the Seminole War. i835-"42, a mem- 
ber of the South Carolina Legislature several times, a member of 
Congress in 1845 ^^^ later, a member of the South Carolina Sen- 
ate, a member of the South Carolina Secession Convention, and 
after the war was a candidate for Governor (when the South 
Carolina Governors were elected by the Legislature) and lost it 
by but one vote. He was a graduate of the South Carolina Col- 
lege, and a planter. They had issue: I. Taliaferro, killed in 
the Confederate army at Chickamauga. II. Richard W., a pri- 
vate in the Confederate army, a lawyer, and a member of the 
famous "Wallace House" that redeemed South Carolina fro:n 
negro rule in 1876. For many years "Col." Simpson was Chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees of Clemson College, S. C. He mar- 
ried Maria Garlington and had issue: i. Margaret married Dr. W. 
W. Watkins ; Susan married P. H. E. Sloan and had Paul. Loui-e. 
Ella, Jean, Lela, Margaret. Mary R., and Susan ; 2. Louis ; 3. 


Anne married Prof. S. M. :\[artin and had Mauer, Richard and 
Ben; 4. Jennie married A. W. Klugh and had Williston and 
Louise; 5. Richard: 6. John married Lucy Jones and had John 
Garlington; 7. TaHaferro, married C. Bradfield and had Talia- 
ferro, Jr. IIL :^Iary married Thos. J. WiUiams, of Tennessee. 
IV. Anne T., died infant. \'. John G., died infant. 

22. CaroHne \'irginia Taliaferro married }^Iay i, 1844. Dr. H. G. 
Miller, of Abbeville, S. C. He was born in 1820 and died ^larch 
21, 1899, at his home "Vallambrosia," near Pendleton. S. C. They 
had issue: L Harry C, killed in battle near Strasburg, in the 
Confederate army, on the 2nd. Aug.. 1863. aged twenty-four years. 
n. Resica Elizabeth, married John X. Hook, of Clemson College, 
S. C. Xo issue. HL Caroline, married Wm. W. Simons, of S. 
C. Xo issue. IV. Wm. George, married Edith E. Walker and 
has issue: i. Harry married Lillian Smallwood and had Dorothea, 
Harry and Ben ; 2. Percy married ^larian Marston and had son 
Marston; 3. :Maud ; 4. Mattie married Harry Scharfe and has 
Harry and Martha; 5. Edith; 6. Beatrice; 7. Campbell: 8. Sue 
Pickens; 9. Caroline married E. H. :\Iorton and has Harry and 
Ben. V. Taliaferro ^Miller. Xo issue. 

Mrs. Hook has the following gossipy letters written to her 
grandmother and grandfather Taliaferro: 

Neulich August 2^ 1801 
With inexpressible Sati^facton- I received My Dear Cousin's much 
esteemed favor, dated July 7th. Was sorry to hear aunt Carter had had 
another attack of the cholic; and hope she is now well enough to visit 
us as she promised when I was in Caroline that she would be up this 
month, and that she would come first to Xeulich ; we have been looking 
for you and counsin Lucy ever since we came from Caroline. 

Mama's quilt is not put in the frame yet. She has been waiting for 
you; it has been ready ever since I wrote you last. I wish you would 
come. I want to see you all very much. You complained of not having 
any way — that is a trifling excuse Cousin; for I am certain Kindness can 
bring you as far as this. I would not be cerem.onious. I would come 
down but am very busy making wax work; and hope in the course of a 
few weeks to have two boxes compleated. One 3 and the other 4 pains of 
glass. I wish you were here to assist me, I expect you are quite a hand. 
Mrs. Marye has promised to learn me to paint as soon a.s I finish my wax 
work. Mrs. Marye and Mrs. Stevenson were here last week and some 


very agreeable young ladies & I wish you could have been with us. 
Cousin Mary P. Stanard left us last Friday; we were very sorry to part 
after living with her ten weeks. Caroline cries at hearing her name men- 
tioned. I was sorry to hear that cousin Sutton was so much disappointed 
in our not going to see her. I hope the next time I come to Caroline we 
shall certainly go as I never wanted to go eny where mont in my life. 
Give my best love to Cousin Stevens and her family; and tell cousin Lucy 
Stevens I shall expect her up with you: she must certainly come. Cousin 
L. C. (Larkin Chew ?) promised to bring her. Mama desires to be re- 
membered to Aunt Carter in the most afifectionate manner and says it has 
never been in her power to visit her this summer as she intended, but 
shall be happy to see her up this month. You say that you have never 
had any opportunity of writing to m.e ; Cousin L. Stanard's James comes 
here every Sunday almost; if you will send your letters there he can bring 
them. I now write by him. Mrs. Scott and E. W. have gone to New 
York. Nellie came to take leave of us- She cry'd very much, she de- 
sired to be particularly remembered to you. You write me cousin that 
the young, the gay, the Spritely was paying his vows there. I can guess 
the name begins with T. I heard you were to be married very soon. I 
want to see you very much, cousin N. Chew is now at cousin L. Stan- 
ard's. ^ I expect he will visit you before he returns. I shall flatter my- 
self with the hope of receiving a letter from you by him. Excuse bad 
writing James hurries me, mama and sisters unite their love with your 
affectionate cousin, 

Mary Chew. 

Do write me. I shall expect some of them handsome beaux up with 
you. We have had several letters from Brother C. lately, and 2 from 
Brother B. they desired to be remembered to you all. Brother John came 
up last week in a very low state of health & is gone to the springs. 
Miss Margaret Chew Carter 

.Care of Miss M. P. Stanard. 

Spotsylvania Standfield 

4th October 1805 
How pleasing the reflection my beloved cousin . . . (large piece 
missing). Accept my best wishes to entertain you in whatever way they 
are concerned. I have just returned this morning from Caroline, and 
have thepleasure to inform you that I left your amiable parent and sister 
Lucy well. I had the satisfaction of perusing your last letter, and assure 
you my beloved cousin it was my pleasure to observe I was not forgotten, 


thoi:gh you have neglected me in not writing (another mis5:ng part). 
your fond mother and sisters perfectly happy, and add much to the felicity 
of all your friends and relatives. I left home a few days ago. and with 
infiinite pleasure enform you my beloved and Honored parent and amiable 
sisters were well. We have letters from all our beloved brothers of very 
recent date they were all enjoying perfect health that finest of all bless- 
ings. Brother B. was in London when he wrote last and it is with the 
greatest regret I tell you his return to America is uncertain, he has for- 
warded us a bale of handsome goods and intends to send each of his 
sisters his minature elegantly set. We are flattered with hopes of a visit 
from brother Thomas in december. I note what you say respecting a 
certain gentleman to cousin Lucy. I think he is rather uncivil in his re- 
quest. You must tell him the sight of the Virginia girls would be suf- 
ficient compensation for the expenses of his journey even if he could not 
prevail on cousin L. to accompany him back. My sisters Lucy, Caroline 
and my self are preparing ourselves for the races, which will commence 
on the 20th inst. We promise ourselves great pleasure as the players are 
to be m Town and we have many particular friends and acquaintances in 
Fredericksburg. We spent the most of last winter there, the assembly 
balls were unusually pleasant. I have made you two models of caps which 
were the newest fashion when I left home. I intend to send you some 
pieces of my drawing and painting, if I have an opportunity from N. Lich 
to Caroline before Mr. Boothe sets out, if I do not will send them by 
the first safe opportunity and all tho' they are not elegantly executed, I 
must request you will accept them as a small mark of my affectionate 
remembrance, and have them framed as they will serve to remind you of 
your fend Mary. It is with the greatest regret I tell you that the family 
here is much indisposed with ague and fever. My esteemed Cousin Stan- 
ard and sweet little Caroline both had an attack yesterday and five of 
the servants. Cousin M. P. S. is now on James River on a visit to her 
brother and sister. I shall make no apology to you for my stile or in- 
accuracies. I write with out the least study, never aim at anything more 
than the eflFusions of a heart tenderly attached to you. and which feels 
deeply interested in your happiness. Cousin S. is now very sick, which 
obliges me to be more brief than I intended. I have a particular request 
to make of you, which is to send me some of your hair when you write 
me as I wish to have a ring made to put it in. Cousin Stanard, Hugh, 
Tom, and Betsy all unite with me in love to your good companion and 
yourself. Kiss Sarah Ann for me and teach her to call my name. I have 
nearly finished my paper, and must bring my ill composed narrative to a 
close. By assuring you my ever dear friend that you both have my sincere 
wishes for your mutual happiness, and believe me I am never more at a 


loss for words than when I attempt to express with what sincerity and 
affection I remain, 

Your unchangeable friend, 

Mary Chew. 
Mrs. Margaret C. Taliaferro, Pendleton, S. C. 

My Dear Child , , ^'^^ ''' '^'^'■ 

You can't imagine the pleasure it gave me to hear from you tho' anf 
sorry to hear of the loss of your dear sons. I hope that you will con- 
sider that they are happy. You say that you cannot account for mv long 
s.lence; ,t ,s not for want of respect, or of a parent's true affe'ction 
tho must acknowledge that you have a right to complain. Don': let that 
hender you from coming to see me, if you do not come this summer, and 
the dear children, I do not ever expect to have the pleasure of seeing 
hern. ^. our sister Sutton has had a very sick family; poor dear Mana 
.s dead. She married Sally Sutton's son John. She had three children 
but one living which is a son. They are all well at present. Mr T and 
Lucy IS well and as fat as they can be. Polly intends to write; so expect 
she will inform you. Tell my dear Sarah Ann I shall show her letter 
to her cousin John O. Sutton and ask him if you do not outlearn him 
My eyes and fingers give out, I can scarce hold the pen. If any thing 
will keep me alive it is the thought of seeing you all. 

Hannah Carter. 

Her daughter, Mrs. Burton Taliaferro, adds a postscript saying: 
"My dear old mother has solicited me to write for her, as her trem- 
bling hands are incapable. Do my Peggy, do not fail you and Mr Talia- 
ferro, together with all your children to visit us this summer." 

In November 1829, Maj. Alsop wrote Mr. Taliaferro the following 
about the connection and friends in Virginia : 

"Horace Marshall is broke and sold out. Was in Philadelphia the last 
I heard of him. Mrs. Mary B. Stevens has become very poore. She is 
living with her son Lewis at present. Lucy Stevens is with Mr. L. Tal- 
iaferro. Capt. Stanard is still here, but in bad health." 

In January, 1830, he wrote: 

"With respect to your Old Acquaintances I will endeavor to give you 
some Account. Larkin Stanard is still living-he has a sore leg which 
keeps him Confin^. Henry C. Coleman is living in Caroline, Wm & Zach 


T. Wilson has been dead for several years, the children of Wm. Taliaferro 

are all living but the oldest son Walker he has been dead some time ; the 

daughtrs all Married. Some doing pretty well & some badly. One of the 

! daughters is dead and left 2 or 3 children. Your old friend James Carter 

I is still living and v,-ell the last I heard of him. Capt. Jones and his 

i wife are dead & the land sold and the children Squandered off. Col". 

I Coleman's widow & her Children has moved to Kentucky, we have lately 

heard her oldest Son is dead. So goes the World some Coming in Others 

Going Out." 

! Another letter of his shows that Mrs. Hannah Carter died in 1821, 

I leaving a personal estate of about seven thousand dollars- 

I r 

Descendants of Henry Skipwith Carter of 
Lancaster County 

"Henry Skipwith, 4th son Tho : & Kath : Carter, born'^ of a 
Wednes^ the 7^ June. 1676. & baptzd att Home by R"''' ]\P Doggettc 
on Sun^^y aft^ Service ye 18^. Cap." W^ Ball, Cap.'' David Fox and 
M" Srah Fleete standing." — Old Carter Prayer Book. He died 
in Lancaster in 1743. 

At the time of his father's death in 1700 Henry Carter was in 
England, either on business or a visit to his relatives. He re- 
turned, however, to Mrginia, where he was married on ]\Iay 6, 
1704, to Anne Harris — old Prayer Book. Her parentage is shown 
by a lease for 200 acres of land on Nov. 9, 1704. from Henry 
Carter and wife Anne, ''who was daughter of Gainey Harris, late 
of this county, Gent, who by his will dated 14th April, 1693, left 
the above mentioned premises to his daughter Ann." 

June 24, 1703, Thomas, Henry and John Carter, "gentlemen," 
gave a bond to their brother Edward Carter guaranteeing his pos- 
session of a negro man, Robin, left to him by their grandfather, 
Edward Dale. 

From 1728 until 1740 "Mr. Henry Carter" was continuously a 
member of the county court. He was a vestryman of Christ 
Church, probably for several years, as shown by the fragment of 
the old Vestry Book of St. Mary's White Chapel, which gives his 
name in a list of the vestry of the two parishes in a general meet- 
ing in 1743. April 5, 1737, he was one of eleven signers to a 
memorial to the governor complaining that W'm. Ball. Jr., Gent., 
who had been a justice of Lancaster for nine years, had been 
omitted from the Commission because of misrepresentation. 

In a deposition made April 8, 1743, Henry Carter stated that he 
was about sixty-seven years of age. 

March 21, 1732, "Henry Carter, of the County of Lancaster. 
Gent.," made his will, which was probated Oct. 10, 1743. He left 
home plantation and negro man, Courtney, to son, Gainey Carter. 



Negroes Tom and Jack to his three daughters and son Robert, all 
of whom were to have the right to remain at home imtil the 
daughters married and Robert arrived at the age of i6 years. 
Daughters to have two beds and furniture and their m.other's 
jewelry — Catharine to have the biggest gold ring, and Anne the 
lesser one. and Elizabeth the gold bobbs. Son John to have a 
chest in the "outward room," a new hat, "my silver cup, my ten 
shilling piece of gold my mother (Katharine Dale Carter) gave 
me, to make him a mourning ring; and one-eight part of my cattle 
after miring time is over." Son Harry a little trunk, a new drug- 
get coat and breeches and dimity linen clothes. Son Jcsiah a 
horse named Jack, new saddle and bridle and one steer. Son 
Robert the smallest bed and furniture upstairs. All children to 
share equally in the rest of personal and real estate. Brother 
Thomas to have "my silver seal." 'Tt is my desire that my 
cousin Thomas Carter be assisting to my son Gainey in managing 
the negroes." Sons John, Harry and Gainey Executors. This 
mention of his "cousin Carter" would seem to indicate 
that Capt. Thomas Carter had had a brother who had settled in 
that part of Virginia. The account of the family writen in 1858 
says that he had a brother John Carter in Essex. There was also 
a family of Carter in Middlesex contemporaneous with those of 
Lancaster, who had similar given names. On the other hand, 
Henry Carter may have meant his nephew Thomas Carter, son 
of Edward, as in that day the term "cousin" was used to cover al- 
most any degree of relationship. Henry Carter's personal estate 
was inventoried but not appraised. It included a large amount of 
house furnishings, a bass viol, 15 books, silver cup, silver shoe 
buckles, tw^o gold rings and gold "bobb," five suits of clothes, an 
overcoat, and numerous other articles of his wearing apparel, a 
great deal of earthen and pewter ware, including the unusual item 
of 2 pewter flower pots, four negroes, etc. 
Henry and Anne Carter had issue: 

1. Gainey Carter, eldest son, died prior to ^lay 12, 1749, un- 

2. Catharine Carter, died unmarried in 1749. 

3. Anne Carter, unmarried in 1749. 


4. Elizabeth Carter. No data. 

5. Jchn Carter, died in Stafford prior to 1785. 

6. Josiah Carter, died in Lancaster in 1763. 

7. Harry Carter, died in Lancaster in 1784. 

8. Robert Carter, died after 1767 in Culpeper. 

2. Catharine Carter, died unmarried, in Lancaster. Her 
will, prob. July 14. 1749, disposed of her estate as follows: To 
loving brother Harry Carter her silver studs and one pistole ; to 
brother Josiah Carter her plain gold ring ; to sister Ann Carter her 
mourning ring; to brother Harry's wife her best suit of clothes 
and cloak ; to brother Robert Carter one-third of her estate, and 
the remainder to sister Ann Carter. The inventory mentions the 
following books: one large Bible, Speed's Chronicles. Byfield's 
Senrions, and a Common Prayer Book. 

5. JoHX Carter, second son, died in Stafford prior to 17S5. 
The Carter MSS. says of him: ''John married first a ]^Iiss Payne 
and had sons Richard, Merriman and Josiah. and a daughter Ann. 
He then married a Miss Butler and settled in Stafford. They 
had sons Harris, John and Robert, and daughters Molly, Fanny, 
Kitty and Betty. John was born at my grandpa Smith's when 
his parents were returning to Stafford from a visit in Lancaster. 
The date is in grandpa's old Bible first day of May. 1752. Aunt 
Fanny was very fond of the last Mrs. Carter and her daughters, 
and for many years made them a yearly visit in Stafford. After 
the death of the old folks Harris lived at the home place. The 
other sons all moved to the southern counties." 

We have no other data of the first wife of John Carter, but 
the names of her sons. Richard and ]\Ierriman, sugr^ests that she 
may have been a daughter of either Richard. William, John, or 
George Payne, who were the sons of William Payne. Sr.. and his 
wife Susannah ^, only daughter of Richard Merriman. 
Gent., and his wife Susannah. Rich'd Merriman's will was proved 
in Lancaster June 10. 1696. 

John Carter married (2) Mary Butler, of Stafford County, on 
Feb. 4, 1745. May 12, 1749. John and Mary Carter, of Staff<,rd. 
sold to broiher Josiah Carter, c;! Lancaster, 95 acres of land on 


Corotoman River, part of a tract of land left by their father, 
Henry Carter. "Gent.." to his eldest son. Gainy Carter, who, dving- 
without issue, the land descended to John Carter as next eldest 
son of Henry Carter. 

John Carter had issue : 

I. Richard Carter. Xo data. 

n. Merriman Carter. 

HI. John Carter, born ]\Iay, 1752, died after 1840. 

IV. Josiah Carter. 

V. Anne Carter. Xo data. 

VI. Harris Carter. The census of 1785 shows that Harris Car- 
ter was living in Stafford County, with a wife and four children. 

VII. Robert Carter. Xo data. 

VIII. Mary Carter. Xo data. 

IX. Frances Carter. X'o data. 

X. Catharine Carter. X^o data. 
XL Elizabeth Carter. Xo data. 

The Carter MSS. says that all the sons except Harris removed 
to the southern counties. I find traces of a Merry Carter, Josiah 
Carter, and John Carter in several of the southern counties, who 
finally settled in Bedford County, and doubtless were the sons of 
John Carter, of Stafford. 

The following disconnected notes are given with the hope that 
some descendant may have private records that will supply the 
missing links. The use of the names Harris, Laicsou, and Angus- 
tine, which are peculiar to the Thomas Carter family, furnishes 
another bit of evidence that John, Josiah, and Merry Carter, of 
Bedford, belonged to that family. 

The records of the French and Indian War give the name of 
Merry Carter as a soldier in 1758 from both Lunenburg and Bed- 
ford counties, but probably refer to the same man. In 1774 John 
Carter was a member of Capt. Buford's company of Bedford Co. 
Militia in Dunmore's v.-ar. Josiah Carter took the oath of alle- 
giance in Henry County in 1777. Between 1755 and 1775 they 
appear in the deed records of Lunenburg, Pittsylvania. Henry and 
Bedford Counties. 


ir. .Merry Carter of Bedford Countv (probablv the son of 
John Carter of Lancaster County)., married Frances Leftwich 
daughter ot Augustine Leftwich of Bedford Countv, and had 
issue as follows : 

a. Augustine Carter, married Xancy Pullen, in 1790. 

b. John Carter, married Polly Pullen in 1789. 

c. James Carter. 

d. William L. Carter. 

e. Alolly Carter, married in 1782, Joshua Alston. 
d. Nancy Carter, married George Reid. 

There may have been other children, but the Bedford County 
records do not contain a will or other record of Merry Carter's 
estate; except a power of attorney, dated Oct. 17. 1S18. to Isaac 
St. Clair of Bedford County, from the above mentioned children 
of Merry and Frances Carter, all of whom were then living in 
Davidson County, Tennessee. St. Clair was to sell for them a 
tract of land on Little Otter, Bedford Countv. \'a., formerlv 
owned by their father, Merry Carter, Dec'd ; and to receive all 
moneys due them from the estate of their grandfather Auo-ustine 
Leftwich, Dec'd. as heirs of Frances Carter, deceased. 

Merry Carter appears in the Bedford deed records in 1761 '6c) 
'77, '96, and 1816. 

in. John- Carter of Bedford stated in 1840 that he was 88 
years of age, which would make the year of his birth 1752. the 
same as that of John Carter son of John of Lancaster ; this I think 
IS a strong indication that they were one and the same person. 
He had wife Frances, born in 1768 and living in 1830. His will is 
not of record in Bedford, but the deed records give the names of 
his sons, John, Jr., and Lawson, and probably of a son David. 
In 1802. David Carter and Judith Carter (probably his wife) 
gave a deed of trust on a part of a tract of land that had been 
sold in 1789 to John Carter, Sr., by James Buford. 

John Carter appears in the Bedford deed records in 1778, "89. 
'99,^ ^805, '06, '17, '18, '20, '22, 25. '27, '3c>-from 1820 on appears 
as ''Sr." He was a soldier in the Revolution and appears in a Ii>t 
of pensioners of that war publi>hed in 1840. at which time he was 
88 years of age and was then residing with Thomas Stewart. His 


pension was allowed Apr. 26, 1S30. at which time he had at home 
a wife aged 62 year?, a single daughter aged 2S years, and a son 
Lawson. He enlisted in 1779 and served 2 years as a private in 
Capt. Taylors company, under a Col. Scott ; and was at the siege 
of Yorktown. In 1820 John Carter, Sr., deeded land to John 
Carter, Jr., and in 1827 to his son Lawson Carter. He may have 
been the father of some of the other Carters who appear in the 
marriage record. 

IV. Josiah Carter was security at the marriage of James An- 
thony in Bedford County in 1772. He probably owned land in 
Bedford by patent, as he does not appear in the deed records of 
that county until 1820, '22 and 28. In the first two deeds he was 
styled "Sr." There are no will or settlement of estates of ^lerry. 
or John Carter, but in 1832, Thos. Cottrell settled his account as 
administrator of the estate of Josiah Carter, Dec'd. A Tosiah 
Carter, probably, "Jr.," was married in 1817 to Ann Caddy. 

Betw^een 1800 and 1830 there appeared in the deed records of 
Bedford, Wm. Carter, David Carter, Augustine Carter. Joseph 
Carter, Sr., and Field Carter, who probably were sons of the first 
three. In 1818 there was a division of the estate of Joseph Carter 
between Joseph Carter, Joseph G. Wilson, Josiah ^McKenny and 
wife Polly, Ammon Carter, Priscilla Burnett, and Isham Miles. 

There was an allotment of the estate of Harris Carter to the 
children of Edward Jones, viz. : Thomas G. J., Mary E., Dolly, 
and Joseph H. Jones. 

The Bedford County marriage records show the following Car- 
ter marriage between 1782 and 1830, which I am unable to place: 

John Carter & Polly Pullen, 1789; Augustine Carter to Xancy 
Pullen, I79C'; David Carter & Anne Duefill, 1800; Joel Carter & 
Nancy Sinkler, 1804; John Carter & Mima Gough, 1804; Josiah 
Carter & Ann Gaddy, 1817; John Carter & Magdalen Plall, 1820; 
Braxton Carter & Polly Furlong, 1823; John L. Carter & Lucy 
Eubank, 1825; Fleming Carter & Polly Blankinship. 1827. Mary 
Carter & Joshua Alston, 1782 ; Xancy Carter & Xed Alatthews, 
1794; Elizabeth Carter & Aaron Fuqua, 1796; Febey Carter & 
Stephen Callahan, 1796; Polly Carter & Arch'd Pullen, 1807; 
Xancy Carter & Pheips. 1814: Rebecca Carter & Charles 


Kerr. 1818; Xancy Carter & John Wood. 1822; IMartha E. Carter 
& John Ellis, 1829. 

6. JosiAH Carter was married twice (Carter Family, 1858), 
but name of first wife not known. He was married Juiv 24. 1753, 
to Betty Dog-get, daughter of William Dogget, who probably was 
a grandson of Rev. Benjamin Dogget, an Episcopal minister, who 
died in Lancaster in 1682. 

Josiah Carter voted at an election of Burgesses Jan. 15. 1752. 
"Xew Style." May 12. 1749, he purchased 95 acres of land from 
his brother John : and Feb. 6, 1756. 138 acres from Thos. Hubbard. 
The inventory of his personal estate was recorded July 13, 1763, 
and included among other things '"5 painted plates," a punch bowl, 
a pair of silver clasps, and "four pounds weight of bookes." The 
division of the estate names wife Betty, and children George, 
Betty, and Xancy. but does not state whether they were the issue 
of the first or last wife. This George Carter was probably the 
George Carter who married Elizabeth Jam^es Xov. 16, 1780. and 
had one child in 1783. 

7. Harry Carter. "Planter," in Sept., 1750, added to the land 
inherited from his father 180 acres from Peter Conway. His 
sister Catharine's will shows that he was married prior to May. 
1749. He made his will July 5, 1775. it is supposed as he was 
about to enter the Revolutionary army. This will was probated 
June 17, 1784. He gave all his land and other estate to wife, 
Lucretia, during her widowhood, after which it was to be divided 
between his son Thomas and daughters Lucretia, Betty, Chloe. and 
Sinah. The inventory of his estate included the following books : 
a Bible. The Connection of the Old & Xew Testament. Drib.^ 
Court, The Prodigal Son, and a Parcel of old Books. 

9. Thomas Carter, only son of Harry Carter, by his will pro- 
bated in Lancaster, Feb. 16, 1824, left "the land which was my 
father Harry Carter's," to his daughters Rebecca and Lucretia. 
and they failing issue, to the children of his brothers-in-law. Jos. 
Dale and Robt. D. Palmer. Wife Judith to have all the rest of 
his estate as long as she lived, after which it was to go equally to 
all their children, viz.: Dale. Lucretia, Rebecca, and Harriet. 



10. Lucretia Carter married Jos. Dale. 

11. Betty Carter married Root. D. Palmer. 

12. Chloe Carter died unmarried in 1827, leaving her estate to 
her nieces and nephew, Dale, Lucretia, and Rebecca Carter. 

8. Robert Carter, youngest son of Henry and Anne Harris 
Carter, was not 16 years old in 1732 when his father made his will. 
About 1744 he was married to Winifred Lunsford. They prob- 
ably lived in Lancaster for a few years, but were in Stafford Feb. 
17, 1748, when their third son. Robert. Jr., was born. In 1760 
Robert Carter was an appraiser of the estate of Solomon Carter in 
Stafford, but was not there in 1785. The descendants of his son 
Daniel have the tradition that he lived in Culpeper; so he prob- 
ably removed from Staft'ord to that county between 1760 and 1785. 
It is certain that some of his sons lived in Culpeper ; and Robert 
Carter probably lived with them and did not own land in that 
county, as its records contain no will or other record of him. The 
birth records of the children of Robert and Winifred Carter are 
taken from an old Bible and confirmed by the Overwharton Reg- 
ister for part of them. They were : 

13. William Carter, born May i, 1745. 

14. Daniel Carter, born December 22, 1746. 

15. Robert Carter, born Feb. 14, 1748. 

16. Mary Carter, born }klay 21, 1750. 

17. Jedisiah Carter, born July 29, 1752, living in Stafford in 
1785, unmarried. 

18. ^lilly Carter, born ]\Iay 22, 1755. 

19. Henry Carter, born June 28. 1757. 

20. John Carter, born Xov. 8, 1759. 

21. Winny xA.nne Carter, born Dec. 4, 1762. 

22. Frederick Carter, born July 28, 1767. 

The descendants of Robert and Winifred Carter have been 
traced only through their son Daniel Carter, but before proceed- 
ing with these will give some notes from the Culpeper records 
that probably refer to the other sons of Robert Carter, as they 
cannot be placed in any other branch of the family. 



Between July 19, 1771. and Oct. 19, 1795, William Carter ap- 
pears in the Culpeper records five times in deeds for land, negroes, 
etc. June 19. 1797. a W'm. E. Carter had a 21-year lease of a 
plantation in Culpeper from Robt. Beverley of "Blandficld." and 
on same date appointed Robt. Green, Jr., his attorney as he was 
"going- to move his family a long distance from his Beverley 
lease." Wm. Carter married Mary Chester May 3, 1789; and W'm. 
Carter married Susannah Googe (Gooch?) Feb. 26, 1795. After 
1800 there was another \\'m. Carter in Culpeper, son of Thomas 
and Susannah Gaines Carter. 

In 1797 Henry Carter of Culpeper deeded to Frederick Carter 
of Richmond County, Georgia, nine negroes and other personalty 
for £1500 current money. This may have been the Frederick Car- 
ter who married Xancy Jenkins July 28, 1797. 

Oct. 19, 1795, John Carter purchased a negro and other per- 
sonalty from William Carter (brothers?). Deeds for land in 1S05 
and 1819, wife Rachel in 1805. Dec. 31, 1825. John Carter of 
Montgomery Co., Tenn., "formerly of Culpeper Co., \'a.," ap- 
pointed Richard Field his attorney. June 9. 1783, the inventory 
of a John Carter recorded. 

The above William, Henry, Frederick, and John Carter were 
probably sons of Robert and W^inifred Carter. There was also in 
Culpeper Thomas Carter and his sons, cousins of Robert ; Wm. 
Champe Carter of "Farley," and Charles Carter and wife Betty 
Lewis, both of the Corotoman Carters ; and Joseph W., and Charles 
Carter of the "Barford" Carters. Some of the following named 
Carters were probably grandchildren of Robert and Winifred 
Lunsford Carter: 

Daniel H. Carter, and Charles R. Carter deeds in 1817 — one 
indicates they were brothers. In 1824 Charles Robert Carter of 
]Vradison, formerly of Culpeper. sold 1749 acres in Culpeper. He 
married Sally Stout., Dec. 6, 1832, and July ir. 1846, his inven- 
tory was recorded with Sally M. Carter as Admx. In 1789 Luiis- 
ford Carter had a deed from Birket Davenport ; in 1795 his inven- 
tory was recorded, and in 1798 his wddow. Elizabeth, sold same 
land. Oct. 30, 1805, Birket Carter married Xancy Hawkins. 


L'nidentified Carters in marriage records : Charles Carter to Su- 
sannah Tapp, Dec. 28. 1797; Sally Carter to Elliott Herndon. Dec. 
10, 1791: Mary Carter to Daniel Zimmerman, Feb. 6, 1794 (old 
letter of Polly Davis of Spotsylvania in 17S9 speaks of Sallv and 
Polly Carter as her "cousins.") ; Atary Ann Carter to Ephraim 
Barlow, Jan. 27. 1789. 

14. Daniel Carter, born in Lancaster or Stafford Dec. 22, 
1746, second son of Robert and Winifred, married in Culpeper 
about 1 77.1 -"72 Anne Lemon. The Culpeper marriage records do 
not extend this far back. Later they removed to the southern part 
of the State, probably Franklin County, as their eldest daughter 
was married there in 1788: still later they settled in Robertson 
County, Tenn., near old Mt. Zion church, around which i? the 
Carter burying ground. 

They had issue : 

2Z. Mary Carter, born July 16, 1773 (old Bible). 

24. William Carter, born June 2t„ 1775, diecl July 11, 1837. 

25. Elizabeth Carter, born about 1777. 

— c;26. Nancy Carter (twin), born in 1790 in Virginia. 

2y. Catharine Carter, born in 1790 in \^irginia. 

In the thirteen years between 1777 and 1790 it is very proi)able 
that Daniel and Anne Lem.on Carter had other children, uho 
doubtless died in infancy. 

23. Mary Carter, married in Franklin County. \'a., May 26. 
1788, Thomas Plaster, who was born Oct. 30, 1767. in Charles 
Co., Pa. They have descendants living now at Chandlerville, 111., 
and Auburn, Nebraska, but no other data has been furnished of 

24. William Carter was a farmer and local Baptist m.inister. 
In 1802 he was married near Richmond. Va., to Ruth Huff, born 
in Feb., 1783, died July 12, 1843. They settled near Cooperstown. 
Robertson Co., Tenn., and had issue: 

28. Rachel Carter, born Sept. 7, 1803. Married d). Jolm Du- 
lin; (2). Jas. Maxey in 1847; (3). to a Mr. Hackreeder. 

29. Mary Carter, born Nov. 3. 1805. 


30. Steven Carter, born June 11, 180S. died Nov. 15, 1846. un- 

31. Xancy Carter, born April 5, 1810, died in 1890. 

32. Lavenia Carter, born Aug;, i. 18 12. 

33. Ruth Carter, born Aug. 2, 18 16, died Feb. 17, 1890. 

34. William Carter, born July 21. 1817. 

35. Henry Carter, born April i, 1819. died in Oct.. 1892, un- 

36. ^Miles A. Carter, born Jan. 19, 1822, died in 1893, unmar- 

37. Lavicia A. Carter, born Aug. 24, 1S26, married Oct. 16. 
1850, Patrick M. Carter in Robertson County. Tenn., and re- 
moved to Pleasant Plains, 111. 

29. Mary Carter, married Dec. 15, 1825. Dr. John Johnson 
Dunn, of Robertson County, Tenn., and had issue : Xancy J., born 
Sept. 24, 1826; \Vm. L., born Feb. 3, 1828, never married; Rachel 
M., born Jan. 5. 1830, never married: John Robert, Yi. D.. born 
Jan. 22, 1832; Sarah Lavinia. born May 7. 1S34; America Calan- 
tha, born Oct. 29, 1837: \'irginia Catharine, born Feb. 7, 1840; 
Alary Jane, born June 9, 1843 • ^lai'tha Anne Stephens, born June 
22, 1845 ; ^"^ Ruth Frances, born ]\Iarch 4, 1848. 

31. Xancy Carter, married in 1832, Isaac Xa^e, born in 1805. 
died in 1883, in Robertson County, Tenn. They had issue: 

38. Frances Xatfe, born in 1833, died in 1873. 

39. Ruth Xa^/e, born in 1837, died in 1874. 

40. William H. XaVfe. born in 1841, died in 1893. 

41. Mary X'axle, born in 1844, died in 1896. 

42. Eliza Xifrfe, born in 1847. 

38. Fr-vxces X'aVe married John David Reeves and had issue: 
G. W. Reeves, a Baptist minister who lives now in Oklahoma, and 
has sons G. W., Jr., and Ritsy : Xancy Reeves married Jos. Miller. 
farmer, Springfield, Tenn., and has Frances, Charles R., I-red- 
erick H., and Ruth — all unmarried ; John H. Reeves, a physician 
at Coopertown. Tenn., has two sons, Charles and Rabon : and 
Isaac E. Reeves, an attorney at law, ]\IcKinney, Texas, and has 
one son. Martin Winn Reeves. 



40. William H. Xa>/e, farmer, Robertson County, Tenn., 
served in the Confederate army during the war. He married 
Susan Pilen and had issue : Clarence E. : Clara married Atchison 
Copley and had a daughter, Susan, who married S. D. James and 
has a son, Copley James ; Isaac S., living in California, unmarried ; 
J. L. Xane. All are dead but I. S. Xane. 

42. Eliza XaVe, married Rufus L.^^Iiller, and lives near Joel- 
ton, Tenn. 

33. Rlth Carter, married William X'aT^, Robertson Co., 
Tenn.. on Xov. 14. 1839. They had two children, one of whom died 
in infancy, and the other, Susan Ellen Xane, married Jan. 2, 1867, 
George T. Williams. They had issue: ^Islvx ^.liriam, born July 
16, 1870, married Dec. 28. 1884, William S. Davis, and had a 
daughter. Myrtle W. Davis, who married in 1907 C. }*I. Kirk- 
patrick; \\'illiam Robert Williams, born Oct. 4, 1872, living now 
at Eldorado, Oklahoma; and Sallie R. Williams, born Jan. 29, 
1874, living now in Xashville, Tenn. 

25. Elizabeth Carter, born circa 1777, daughter of Daniel 
and Anne Lemon Carter, married a Mr. Farmer, and in 1834 was 
living in Illinois on the banks of the Ohio. Xo other data of them. 

26. X^axcy Carter, born in 1790 in Franklin County ( ?), Vir- 
ginia. She married Rev. Thomas 3tlartin, a Methodist munister, 
son of George Martin and his wife, a ]\Iiss ^McFeran, who removed 
from Virginia to Robertson Co., Tenn. X'ancy Carter ^lartin 
died in Robertson Co., Tenn., in 1831. and her husband in 1855. 
They have descendants living near }vlt. Zion Church, in that 

27. Catharine Carter, born in 1790, in Virginia, probably 
Franklin county, was married in Robertson county, Tenn., to Rev. 
Thos. Spence, a Methodist minister who lived on a fine farm about 
six males from Springfield in that county. He was the eldest son 
of David and Mary McElyea Spence and was born near the Yad- 
kin River in Surrey county, X. C. David Spence was born in 
Xew lersev and was the son of Thomas Spence, who came from 


Scotland to New Jersey and married there Sarah Herriman, 
daughter of David Herriman, who had emigrated to America 
from Wales. -David Spence fought in the Revohitionary war 
under Gen. Alarion. While the troops were passing the home of 
Mary McElyea (in North Carolina) she helped to give them water, 
and he was so pleased with her that he came back after the 
and married her. She lived until after the Civil War and was 
one hundred and four years old, straight as an arrow, and had 
never taken but one dose of medicine." Thomas Spence re- 
moved his family in 1828 to Union county, Illinois, where his v.-ife 
died April 8, 1833. and he in 1835. They are buried near Anna, 
111. They had issue: 

43. David, died at the age of four years. 

44. Anne, married her cousin Spence. 

45. Isaac, married twice. He died in 1876 at Houston. Texas, 
Vv'here he has one daughter, [Mrs. Samuel Allen, living now. 

46. William, died in Bardstown. 111. 

47. Mary Lemon, married twice. First a Mr. Cannon, second 
a Mr. Ritchie and died near Corsicana, Texas, where her descen- 
dants now live. 

48. Xancy [Martin, married twice. First a [Mr. Peterson, sec- 
ond a Mr. Madden. Died in Vienna, 111. Her daughter, :vlrs. 
Ruth Chapman, lives there. 

49. Absalom [Martin, died in Texas. 

50. Sarah Catharine, married twice in Beardstown, 111. First 
Thomas Saunders, second Xorman Parsons. She had issue: 
John Saunders, who married Emma Taylor, and has issue : Agnes, 
Ethel and Thomas, lives at Aspen, Colo. ; George Saunders, mar- 
ried Emma [Miller, and lives in Beardstown, 111.; and Elva Jane 
Saunders, living at Beardstown. 

51. Sinah B., died in infancy. 

52. Lydia Paralee, married James ^^IcClure, of Philadelphia. 
Both died at Beardstown, 111. They had issue : William, died in 
Beardstown; Catharine married Arthur Dolan and has Charles 
and Elizabeth,— lives at Spokane Falls, Washington ; Elva Jane, 
married Charles Critzer and lives at Spokane Falls. War^h. ; 
Charles ^IcClure lives at San Francisco ; Frank :yIcClure married 


Gertrude Chalfant and has Effie and Paralee,— lives at Beards- 
town; Edward McCIure married Anna Wolf and has son Edwin, 
— lives at Beardstown, 111. 

53. Elva Jane, married John McCIure. of Philadelphia, and 
had no issue. Both died at Beardstov/n, 111. 

54. Elizabeth Peters Spexce, born in Robertson county. 
Tenn., Sept. 16, 1822. In 1828 she was taken to Union county, 
111., when her parents removed to that place, where they died in 
1833 and '34. In Oct., 1835, she. with her sisters and brothers. 
went to live with their brother Isaac Spence at Beardstown. Cass 
county, III. Here she met and married Charles Joseph Xorbury, 
son of Judge Joseph Britt Xorbury, of Philadelphia, whose fam- 
ily is one of the oldest in England. They were married Jan. 9, 
1839, and had issue : ( i) Rebecca Catharine, married David Henry 
Flickwir, of Philadelphia, and lives now at Los Angeles, CaJ. 
They have issue, Jerry Williamson married Alice Schielscbott ; 
Elizabeth Xorbury married :\IalcoIm Wallace ; David Henry. Jr. 
married Lottie Thomas; Joseph W., Arthur Heath married a 
Miss Guinn. (2) William Spence Xorbury, died at Beardstown. 
(3) Lydia Jane Xorbury married Samuel Dale and had a daugh- 
ter, Grace Weston Dale. Her husband and daughter are buried 
at Canon City, Colo. (4) Martha Paralee Xorbury, married Os- 
car Kuechler, of Berlin. Germany, now living at Jacksonville, 
111. They have two children, Henry Xorbury Kuechler, a civil 
engineer, who married :\Iary Foster, of San Rafael. Cal., and 
lone Selma Kuechler. (5) Arthur Frick Xorbury married Hal- 
lie Millard and lives at Denver, Colo. They have sons, Arthur 
LeRoy, and Henry Joseph. (6 ) Elizabeth S. Xorbury, living now 
in St. Louis. (7) Xellie Cutter Xorbury married John Burns and 
had one son, Frank Xorbury. She and her son are buried at 
Beardstown. (8) Anne Carter Xorbury, married Wm. D. Epler, 
of Beardstown, 111., and has two children, Mary L., and Earl Xor- 
bury. (9) Frank Parsons Xorbury, a distinguished physician of 
Springfield, 111. At one time he was president of the Mississippi 
Valley Medical Association. He married Mary Garni and has 
two children, Frank Garm, and Elizabeth. (10) Marv Gertrude 
Xorbury married Gustave B. Hegardt, civii engineer, of Stock- 



holm, Sweden, now living in Portland. Oregon. They have three 
children, James Xorbury, IVIary Elizabeth, and Nellie. 

In the Xorbury family is the tradition that Daniel Carter, their 
ancestor who removed from Virginia to Tennessee, was a soldier 
in the Revolution. 

Descendants of James Carter, Elizabeth Carter 

and Katherine Carter, Sons and 

Daughters of Capt. Thomas 

and Catharine Carter 

Descendants of James Carter of Lancaster 
and Stafford Counties, Va. 

James Carter, eighth son of Capt. Thomas and Catharine Dale 
Carter, was born at "Barford", Lancaster county, on "Christmas 
Day, 1684, it being a Thursday at 2 in y" :Morn^ & was Christn^ 
at Home on Sunday. M'. Jno: Edwards, ^.P. Tho : Wilkes & 
M". Edwards standing as Godpar'^" 

James Carter was married twice, first on Oct. 3, 1715, to Han- 
nah Xeale, daughter of Daniel Xeale, presumably of the North- 
umberland family. 

"M^. Hannah Carter Deparf^ this life on 9th Octo., 1722, and 
left a sorrowful Husband and 4 tender Children Tho. Dan\ Presly, 
and Hannah.*' On Aug. 12, 1724, the "sorrowful Husband" con- 
soled himself with another bride in the person of Mary, daughter 
of Hugh Brent, of Lancaster. They removed to Stafford county, 
where "^Mr. James Carter, of Stafford" had the following grants 
of land in that county: 393 acres, Feb. 5. 1725 ; 1.137 acres Sept. 
26, 1726 — his brother Joseph, of Lancaster, was a half owner in 
this, but later sold out to James; 188 acres, April 19, 1728; 549 
acres in King George county, Oct. 18, 1727; and 605 acres in 
Prince William county above the Falls of the Potomac, adjoining 
land of the said Carter, June 13, I73i- Thus he owned about 
twenty-nine hundred acres, besides what he may have had from 
private parties. The mutilated condition of the Stafford records 
makes it impossible to obtain very full data of this branch of the 

The Overwharton Register says that James Carter, "an honest, 
good man," died Oct. 24, 1743. The will book for this period is 
missing, but the old order books show during the next ten years 
numerous mention of Charles Brent as executor of "Mr. James 
Carter, Deed" and also guardian of his younger children. From 
the old Carter Prayer Book and the Overwharton Register we 
find that James Carter had issue as follows : 


First ^vlarriage. 

1. Thomas Carter, no other data. . ' - - - 

2. Daniel Carter, no other data. • - ■ ' 

3. Hannah Carter, no other data. 

4. Presley Carter, no other data. ' - - ■ 
Second marriage. 

5. Joseph Carter, born in 1725. probably in Lancaster at his 
grandfather Brent's in accordance with a custom of those days. 

6. John Carter, born May 7, 1727. in Stafford. 

7. James Carter, born }vlar. 31, 1729, in Stafford. 

8. William Caner. born Jan. 11, 1731. in Stafford (twin). 

9. George Carter, born Jan. 11, 1731. in Stafford (twin). 

10. Catharine Carter, born April i, 1735, in Staft'ord. 

11. Hugh Carter, born Xov. 8, 1740, in Stafford. 

12. Charles Carter, born Oct. 10, 1743, in Stafford. 

5. Joseph Carter, eldest son of James and Mary Brent Carter, 
with his brothers, John and George Carter, heirs of James Carter, 
Dec'd had a grant on Sept. 4, 1747. for 1,137 acres of land 
formerly granted to their father and his brother Joseph Carter, 
of Lancaster county. He is mentioned in the will of his brother 
William Carter probated in Stafford in 1761, and does not appear 
again in the Stafford records. The census of 1785 mentions a 
Joseph Carter, of Stafford, head of a family of three. 

He may have been the Joseph Carter, ancestor of the Carters 
of Bath and Morgan counties, Kentucky. They have a tradition 
that their ancestor, Joseph Carter was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tion, and after that emigrated to Kentucky, and settled on a farm 
in Bath county. This Joseph Carter had a son. Dr. Benjamin 
Carter, of Bath county, and a son Joseph, who was 14 years old 
when they removed to Kentucky. Joseph, Jr., married Betsy 
Scott, said to have been a daughter of Rev. John Scott, of Prince 
William county, \'a., son of Rev. James Scott of same county, 
who was a brother of Rev. Alex. Scott, of Stafford — all distin- 
guished ministers of the Episcopal Church in \'irginia prior to 
the Revolution. Rev. James Scott was also an ancestor of the 
well-known families of Bullitt and Blackfiurn. of Kentucky, and 
Wa-hingtcn, of Jeff'erson county, V'a. 


Joseph Carter, Jr., represented Morgan county, Ky., in the 
State Legislature in 1S44. He had issue: Asa, Cynthia, Benj. F., 
Dr. Willis Green, Winifred, Polly, Margaret, and Frances. 

6. JoHx Carter, born Alay 7, 1727, in Stafford, died in thai 
county in 1790. In addition to being a planter, he was a "House 
Joyner" by trade, as in his day it was the rule that every boy 
should be apprenticed to learn some trade, unless he was heir to 
a very great fortune. June 12. 1759, Thomas Thacker, orphan of 
Thomas Thacker, of King George county, apprenticed himself to 
John Carter, "Joyner," of Stattord, binding liirnself not to "play 
at cards, or dice or arfy dther unlawful games." John "Career was 
married circa. i75o-"5i to Leanna . . The Overwharton Reg- 
ister records the birth of two of their sons, but they had other 
children: one, probably a daughter, was at home with them in 
1785. They were: 

13. James Carter, born Ju'y 17, 1751. died in 1793. 

14. John Carter, Jr., born, June i, 1754, died in 1791. 

In June, 1790, William Edwards gave security as executor of 
the estate of John Carter, Sr., and in Sept. of same year was 
summoned by the court to settle the estates of John and Leanna 
Carter, Dec'd. 

13. James Carter, was the head of a family of seven in tlic 
census of 1785. Dec. 4, 1785. James Carter and wife ]\Ialinda, of 
Overwharton parish, Stafford, made a deed for 62 acres to Chas. 
Porter; and in July, 1792. they acknowledged a bill of sale to 
Edw. Xorman. James Carter had a judgment against Wm. 
Sharpe at the March court in 1793. -"^n old index volume shows 
that his inventory of estate was recorded in 1793. They probably 
were the parents of John Carter, who on April 4, 1803, had an 
assignment of a lease from Wm. Edwards, his grandfather. Jolm 
Carter's executor. Xov. 27, 1807, this John Carter, of Staft'ord. 
gave a deed of trust on four beds and furniture, a mahogany 
dining table, "beaufet," desk, bookcase, candle stand, drcs.-in:: 
table, looking glass, walnut table, a dozen v.indsor chairs, eleven 
silver spoons, and a parcel of earth.en and china ware. kitcl:cr. 


utensils, etc., at liis liome in the town of Woodstock, Stafford 

14. JoHx Carter, Jr., born June i, 1754. died a year after his 
father, leaving six children under 21 years of age. In March, 
1792, Joseph Reddish, guardian of Wrenn Carter, Robert Carter, 
Hannah Carter. Xancy Carter, Hugh Carter, and Thomas Carter, 
orphans of John Carter, brought suit against \Vm. Edwards, ex- 
ecutor of John Carter, Sr.. their grandfather. 

Sept. 17, 1799. Wrenn Carter, '"House Joiner" of Prince Wil- 
liam county, sold his right and title to two negro girls, which he 
brought suit that day to recover from his brother Thomas Car- 
ter, who was a non-resident of the State. Which slaves were al- 
loted to the said Thomas Carter as his proportion of "our De- 
ceased father John Carter's estate allotted by the Commissioners 
appointed by the Court of Stafford county, subjected to the sum 
of £13 .4 .4d., which sum I have accoumed for and paid my father's 
other legatees." 

7. James Carter, third son of James and ]\Iary Brent Carter, 
seems to have inherited his father's plantation of 509 acres in 
King George county, and does not appear in the Stafford records 
after the settlement of his father's estate, except in the Over- 
wharton Register, which states that Catharine, daughter of James 
and Rachel Carter was born April 21, 1754. 

In 1758 James and Rachel Carter leased to George Strother a 
hundred acres of their land in King George county, and a year 
later released him from the same. They probably were the parents 
of sons, James and Lewis Carter, of King George county. Nov. 
II, 1782, James Carter, of King George county, purchased from 
Xehemiah and Sarah Rosdel a hundred acres of land in Orange 
county, and on Oct. 24, 1809, James Carter and wife Frances, of 
King George, sold the same land to brother Lewis Carter, of 
King George. 

8. William Carter, born 173 1, m.arried and died in Stafford. 
His will probated Dec. 22, 1761, names wife Catliarine. and bro- 
thers Joseph and John Carter, all of Stafford. Xo children men- 


9. George Carter, the twin brother of William, inherited a 
third of the 1,137 acres mentioned before, and settled in Staitord. 
In 1777, George Carter, of Stafford, paid \Vm. Green, of Cul- 
peper, £700 for an improved plantation of 184 acres in Culpeper. 
and Sept. 14, 1778, George Carter and wife Sally, of StaiTord, 
sold the same to Henry Field and Leonard Barnes. The census 
of 1785 does not name George Carter among the heads of families 
in Stafford. The old general index shows that a Geo. Carter 
died in 1813. 

10. C.\th.\rixe Carter, only daughter of James Carter and 
his second wife, was married Xov. 2^, 1755, to William Davis. 
Xo other data. 

11. Hugh Carter, born Xov. 8, 1740, was evidently named 
for his grandfather Brent. Aug. 15, 1769, Hugh Carter, of Pr. 
William county, deeded to William Davis, a sorrel horse and 
feather bed. This Wm. Davis may have been Carter's brother- 
in-law. X'o other data of Hugh Carter. 

12. Charles Carter, youngest son of James and Alary Carter, 
of Stafford, probably was the Charles Carter, who died in Cul- 
peper in 1781 — inventory of his estate recorded Dec. 29, 1781. 
amounted to £138.25.. and included besides a good lot of furni- 
ture, a dozen pieces of china, and six "whole books" and some 
pieces. The furnishings of his home indicated that he had a fam- 
ily. He may have been the father of Charles Carter, who mar- 
ried Susannah Tapp, in Culpeper, Dec. 28, 1797; ]^Iary Carter. 
who married Daniel Zimmerman, Feb. 6, 1794; and of Sallie Car- 
ter, married Elliott Herndon, Dec. 10. 1791. A granddaugliter 
of Joseph Carter, of Spotsylvania, in a letter written in 1789 men- 
tions the above named Sally and Polly Carter, and speaks of them 
as cousins. Says that Elliot Herndon was very attentive to Sal- 

Descendants of Peter Carter of Lancaster 
County, Va. 

Peter, the ninth son of Capt. Thomas and Katharine Dale Car- 
ter, "was born near midnight 23"^ :May, 1688, & Baptzd on 3^- 
June. ^P. Edwin Conway, :\r. Tho : Dudley & ^P^ Ann Chown- 
ing standing." He died in 1721. 

Peter Carter and his brother Joseph, inherited their grandfather 
Dale's home plantation in St. Mary's parish, and on Jan. 22. 1712. 
they divided it accordang to his will, both "now being above the 
age of one and twenty year?." All the rest of the Carters lived 
in Christ Church parish. 

Peter Carter is said to have been married three times ; his first 
wife was his first cousin Catharine Rogers, to whom he was mar- 
ried Sept. 23. 1712. His last wife was named Margaret. Noth- 
ing is known of the second wife, if there was one. His widow, 
Margaret Carter, married Capt. Robert Galbraith on June 26, 
1722, less than a year after the death of Peter Carter. His v.ill 
made July 5, 1721, and probated Oct. 11, 1721, devised his home 
plantation to son Moses, and best bed and furniture to wife Marga- 
ret. Rest of the estate equally between wife Margaret, son Moses 
and daughter Margaret, children of "my now wife." and "my other 
two children Aaron and Catharine Carter." Wife and brothers 
Thomas and Henry executors. Appraisement amounted to £195. 
His funeral expenses were £2 .is .id. ; and Dr. Thomas Sandford's 
bill for medicine and attendance was £3 .4s .6d. 

1. Aaron Carter. 

2. Catharine Carter. 

3. Moses Carter. 

4. Margaret Carter. 

I. Aaron Carter, eldest son of Peter Carter, was probably a 
son of his first wife, Catharine Rogers. He probably became of 
age about 1738, as x\ug. 11. 1738, he gained a suit against his 
guardian, Robert Galbraith, who was also the husband of his step- 


mother, for six hundred pounds of tobacco, besides a crop of to- 
bacco and a crop of corn growing on his land and a negro man 
named Csesar. April ii, 1740, Aaron Carter sold to his uncle, 
Joseph Carter, 100 acres and improvements in St. Mary"s parish, 
giving possession in the old English manner "by the delivery of 
Turfe and twigg in the name and token of seizen of all land and 
premises within mentioned in the presence of Dale Carter, Wm. 
George, and Gawin Lowry." His wife ^Martha, signed a release 
deed on this date. 

Dec. 14. 1772, Aaron Carter's personal estate, amounting to 
£302.135, was devided between his widow and children. The 
widow, ]Martha Carter received three negroes, best bed in the 
large room, chest of drawers, large oval table, clothes press, flag 
chairs, etc. The five children each received one negro and a fifth 
part of the remainder. Martha Carter, widow, died in 17S2. 
Her inventory returned to court in June. 1782. Aaron and 3.1ar- 
tha Carter had issue : Katharine ; ^MoUy married Edwin Luns- 
ford, Nov. II, 1772; :Mildred; Elizabeth married Phillip Brooks, 
prior to Dec. 14, 1772, and Aaron Carter, Jr., under age in 1772. 
No further data of any of these. 

3. Moses Carter, youngest son of Peter Carter, of White 
Chapel parish, m.ade his will Jan. 3, 1740, probated A.pril 11, 
1740. He left a negro to his mother Margaret Galbraith, and his 
plantation to his brother Aaron Carter. Appraisement of his 
personal estate included a pair of silver shoe buckles and a pair 
of knee buckles. 

4. M.XRGARET Carter, youngest daughter of Peter Carter, is 
said to have married a ^Ir. Thornton — tradition in the Starke 
family descended from Tabitha Carter Starke. They had a 
daughter Prudence Thornton, who married Capt. John English, 
of King George county, and their daughter Sarah English mar- 
ried John Carter Starke, son of Tabitha Carter and Jeremiah 
Starke. See under the head of Starke. 

The Daughters of Capt. Thomas and 
Catharine Dale Carter 

Elizabeth Carter, the eldest daughter, married W'ilHam George, 
of Lancaster county, June 15, 1698. He died in 1710, leaving all 
his estate to wife and children, unnamed in will. She probably, 
married again. They probably were the ancestors of the Metho- 
dist Bishop George, of Lancaster. 

Katharine Carter, married John Lawson, June 16, 1703. The 
Carter MSS. of 1858, says she married a Mr. Tabb — probably a 
second marriage. 

Descendants of Joseph Carter, Youngest Son 
of Capt. Thomas and Catharine Carter 

Carters, Bronaughs, Beales, Herefords, ^Mitchells. Blackwell; 
Striblings, Starkes, Breckinridges, and others of Vir- 
ginia, West \'irginia, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio and 
other States. 

Joseph Carter, Gent, of ''Daleland," 

Lancaster County, Virginia, 

and His Descendants 

Josepli Carter, youngest son of Capt. Thomas and Katharine 
Dale Carter, '"owned a tine plantation called 'Daleland' near old 
White Chapel church, where he lived in considerable style." — 
Carter MSS., 1858. 

He was born "Friday, 28 Xov., 1690, & Christ"'^ at home on 
loth Dec^ M--. Rob^ Carter & M'. Joseph Ball Godfath^ & ^P. Ju- 
dith Carter Godmother." — Carter Prayer Book. 

According- to the will of Maj. Edward Dale, his grandsons 
Peter and Joseph Carter inherited his home plantation of some 
six hundred acres in St. Mary's White Chapel parish, a negro 
man servant each, and other personal property, when they ar- 
rived at the age of twenty-one years. In January, 1712, Peter 
and Joseph Carter being above the age of twenty-one years de- 
vided this plantation, and probably went to live on it, as ever 
after that he appeared in the records as Joseph Carter, "Planter"' 
or "Gent, of St. Mary's White Chapel parish." In 1724 he 
added to his farm a tract of 133 acres from John ^Marshall, and 
April II, 1740, a hundred acres from his nephew Aaron Carter, 
son of Peter Carter, possession of which was given in the old 
English fashion "by the delivery of Turfe and twigg in the 
name and token of seizen of all land and premises within men- 
tioned in the presence of Dale Carter, Wm. George, and Gawin 

Joseph Carter. Gent., had a grant for 147 acres in Lancaster 
county, Feb. 8, 1729; Sept. 26, 1726, he, with his brother, James 
had a grant for 1,137 acres in Stafford county, and 6^ acres in 
1724. Joseph Carter also owned other land in Lancaster and Staf- 
ford as shown by the disposition of it in his will, but I have no 
data of its purchase by him : it may have been land inherited from 
his father anrl grandfather, as he shared in their residuary es- 



tates. March 19. 1714, Joseph Carter purchased from John Pines, 
for £96 sterhng. a negro man named Punch, a negro woman named 
Nan, two beds and furniture, six leather chairs, a chest of draw- 
ers, and some kitchen utensils. This John Pines was probabiy 
either the father-in-law or brother-in-law of Joseph Carter, as 
the old Prayer Book says, that ''Joseph Carter & Ann Pines was 
married on 23 Dec, 1713." 

In 1729 and subsequently, Joseph Carter was a justice on the 
County bench of Lancaster: and Nov. 25, 1741, "Mr. Joseph Car- 
ter, Sherif" made oath before Mr. Edwin Conway as to the true 
return of a poll for the election of Burgesses. The fragmentary 
vestry book of St. IMary's parish shows that Joseph Carter was a 
member of the vestry of that parish from 1743 until his death 
in 1764, and in 1754 was one of the church wardens. 

Col. James Gordon, in his diary, under date of Aug. 11. 1761, 
says: "Mr. Hunt and old Mr. Joe Carter to dinner . . . Had much 
discourse with old Mr. Carter and gave him a book to read." 

Aug. 31, 1724, Rich'' Chichester, Esq. made a deed of gift to 
"Judith, the daughter of Mr. Joseph Carter" for a negro boy 
named "Gift." Mr. Chichester was probably Judith Carter\^ god- 
father and for that reason made her so valuable a present. In 
1734, Rich"* Chichester, Esq., made "my friend Joseph Carter" 
one of his executors and gave a mourning ring each, to his friends, 
Joseph Carter and his wife, Mrs. Anne Carter. 

Joseph Carter, Gent., of White Chapel parish. Lancaster, n-.ade 
his will, Jan. 12, 1764, which was probated Aug. 19, 1765. He 
gave his plantation in Stafford to son Jeremiah, and divided his 
lands in Lancaster between his sons Joseph, George and Henry. 
Gave son Joseph his Chariot and three horses, his watch and gold 
rings, etc. His negroes and other personal property equally to 
all children. Son, Joseph Carter and nephew. Dale Carter, execu- 
tors. Joseph and Ann Pines Carter had issue: 

1. Joseph Carter, Jr., died in Lancaster in 1771. 

2. George Carter, died in Lancaster in 1791. 

3. Henry Carter (youngest son) died in Lancaster after 1785. 

4. Jeremiah Carter, died in Stafford, Feb. 2, 1781. 

5. Judith Carter, no data. 

7^T^2 gexealogy of the carter easily 

6. Anne Carter, no data. 

7. Tabitha Carter, died in Stafford, Nov. 6, 1759. 

I. Joseph Carter was probably the eldest son of Joseph and 
Anne Pines Carter, of "Daleland." He lived in Stafford until 
after the death of his father, and was married both times in that 
county. Joseph Carter seems to have owned land in Staft'ord. 
Prince William, and Lancaster, for which I could find no deeds 
to him, owing to the gaps in the records ; part of it however, he 
had from his father and probably other portions came with his 
wives. Sept. 25, 1745. he had a grant for 400 acres in Prince 
William. Xov. 5, 1748, Joseph Carter, Gent., and wife Margaret, 
of Overwharton parish. Stafford, leased 172 acres of land in 
Dittengen parish, Prince William county, to John Delganie. On 
the margin of the record book in Prince William is a crudely drawn 
seal showing the head and shoulders of a talbot, which is a Car- 
ter crest. 

The Overwharton Register gives the marriages of Joseph Car- 
ter as follows : 

Joseph Carter and ]vlargaret Mason were married Xov. 2j, 
1746. Margaret Mason Carter died March 12, 1752, one day 
after the birth of her youngest daughter, and on Feb. 5, 1755, 
Joseph Carter was married to Lettice Lynton. Oct. 12, 1753. 
John Peyton gave bond as the guardian of Lettice Lynton, or- 
phan daughter of Anthony Lynton, Dec'd. 

Mason Excursus. 

The destruction of so many of the records of Stafford County makes it 
impossible to ever write a complete history of the Mason family of that 
county, from which in one line has sprung so many distinguished men. 

I am of the opinion that all the Masons of Stafford spring from. George 
Mason, who was born in Staffordshire, England, and appeared in Stafford 
County, Virgnia. about 1651. where he became a large land owner, colone^ 
of militia, etc., and died n 1686. His descendants through his son George, 
whose will was probated in Stafford, November 14, 1716, have been traced. 
and will be given later. From the circumstantial evidence of baptismal 
names I believe Margaret Mason Carter's ancestry to have been as follows : 

i?t generation — George Mason, the emigrant, died in Virginia in i6^b. 

2nd generation Mason, son of the emigrant. 



6. Anne Carter, no data. 

7. Tabitha Carter, died in Stafford, Xov. 6, 1759. 

I. Joseph Carter was probably the eldest son of Joseph and 
Anne Pines Carter, of "Daleland." He lived in Stafford until 
after the death o'f his father, and was married both times in that 
county. Joseph Carter seems to have owned land in Staft'ord. 
Prince William, and Lancaster, for which I could find no deeds 
to him, owing to the gaps in the records ; part of it however, he 
had from his father and probably other portions cam.e with his 
wives. Sept. 25, 1745, he had a grant for 400 acres in Prince 
William. Xov. 5, 1748, Joseph Carter, Gent., and wife Margaret, 
of Overwharton parish. Stafford, leased 172 acres of land in 
Dittengen parish, Prince William county, to John Delganie. On 
the margin of the record book in Prince William is a crudely drawn 
seal showing the head and shoulders of a talbot, which is a Car- 
ter crest. 

The Overwharton Register gives the marriages of Joseph Car- 
ter as follows : 

Joseph Carter and Margaret ]\Iason were married Xov. 2j, 
1746. Margaret Mason Carter died March 12, 1752, one day 
after the birth of her youngest daughter, and on Feb. 5, 1755, 
Joseph Carter was married to Lettice Lynton. Oct. 12, 1753. 
John Peyton gave bond as the guardian of Lettice Lynton, or- 
phan daughter of Anthony Lynton, Dec'd. 

Masox Excursus. 

The destruction of so many of the records of Stafford County makes it 
impossible to ever write a complete history of the Mason family of that 
county, from which in one line has sprung so many distinguished men. 

I am of the opinion that all the Masons of Stafford spring from George 
Mason, who was born in Staffordshire, England, and appeared in Stafford 
County, Virgnia, about 165 1, where he became a large land owner, colo^e^ 
of militia, etc., and died n 1686. His descendants through his son George, 
whose will was probated in Stafford, November 14, 1716, have been traced. 
and will be given later. From the circumstantial evidence of baptismal 
names I believe Margaret Mason Carter's ancestry to have been as follows: 

i=t generation — George Mason, the emigrant, died in \'irg!nia in 1686. 

2nd generation Mason, son of the emigrant. 

Master Otis Striclixg Yolxi 



I 3rd generation— George Mason, whose will, probated in Stafford, May 

I II, 171 1, names his wife Margaret, sons George. William. Lyman, and 

daughters Margaret and Mary Anne. George Mason (presumably the 
above George, Jr.,) died in Stafford, and his will, probated September 14. 
1715. names wife Mary as his executor and sole legatee, and mentions 
his sisters, Margaret Bennett and Anne French- This will indicates that 
he had no children. 

4th generation. — William Mason. I have no data of him other than 
above, but I think he very probably was the father of Margaret Mason 
Carter, as her daughter, Mary Anne Carter Bronaugh's descendants per- 
petuated the name of William instead of Lyman as they would have done 
had she been a daughter of the third son of George and Margaret Mason. 
Margaret Mason Carter's two daughters were named Margaret and Mary 
Anne, which I think strong presumptive evidence that she was closely con- 
nected with the family of George Mason who died in 171 1. The distin- 
guished branch of the Mason family have used the name of French as a 
baptiSTml name. May it not have come through the marriage of Mary 
Anne Mason, daughter of George Mason, who died in 171 1- If so it would 
strengthen my contention that all the Stafford County Masons are of the 
same stock. 

As there has been two intermarriages between the Carters and the other, 
or traced line of Masons, I will give it here- 

George Mason, of Staffordshire, England, came to Virginia about 1651 
and settled in Stafford County, where he owned large tracts of land and 
died in 1686. He had a son George Mason, 2nd, whose will was probated 
in Stafford, November 14, 1716. He w^as a large land owner, lieut-colonel 
of the county militia, etc., and had by his first wife, Mary, daughter of 
Col. Gerard Fowke of "Gunston Hall," Maryland, a son George Mason. 
3rd, born in 1690, died in Stafford in 1735. He was married in 1721 to 
Anne Thomson (second wife), daughter of Stevens Thomson of "HolIIn 
Hall," Staffordshire, son of Sir William Thomson, Knt., Alderman, etc. 
George and Anne Thomson Mason had issue: i, Rosa Enfield Mason, who 
married first. John Dinwiddle, brother of Gov. Dinwiddle, and second. Col. 
Jeremiah Bronaugh (born Feb. 25, 1703, died Nov. li, 1749), by whom 
she had a son John, who married Mary Anne Carter, daughter of Joseph 
and Margaret Mason Carter. 2, George Mason. 4th, born 1725. di^d 1792. 
author of the famous Virginia Bill of Rights, one of the chief miembers of 
the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1776, member of the Continental 
Congress 1777, the U. S. Constitutional Convention of 1787. etc. He mar- 
ried ist. Anne, daughter of Col. Wm. Eilbeck of Maryland, and 2nd, Sarah 
Brent. He had among others : Hon. John Mason, born 1764, died 1824. 
of "Analostan" and "Clermont." who married Ann Maria Murry, daugh- 
ter of Dr. James and Sarah Murry of Annapolis. They had issue among 



Other?: Hon. James Murry Zvlason. born 1798. died 1871. He was a grad- 
uate of William and Mary and the University of Pennsylvania, and prac- 
ticed law at Winchester, Va., iS20-"6i. He was a member of the Virginia 
Assembly, Presidential Elector in 1833, member of Congress and the 
U. S. Senate l847-'6i. President Davis sent him as one of the Confed- 
erate Ministers to England, etc. He married Eliza, daughter of Hon. 
Benjamin Chew, and had among others a son. Judge James M- Mason of 
Cha'rlestown. W. Va.. whose son. Thomas M. Mason, a large lumber ex- 
porter of Abingdon, Va., married Pauline White, daughter of Dr. Wm. 
White of "Fruit Hill," and his wife Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Hon. 
Dale Carter of Russell County. See Miss Rowland's "Life of George 
Mason of Gunston Hall," Hayden's "Virginia Genealogies," and Miss 
Hardy's "Colonial Families of the Southern States." 

Joseph Carter had issue as follows— dates are from the Over- 
wharton register: 
By first wife : 
8." Mary Anne, born Dec. 7, 1747. married Dr. John Brcnaugh. 

9. Margaret, born March 11, 1752, died Oct. 11, 1754- 
By second wife: 

10. Anthony, born Dec. 14, 1755, no data. 

11. Alexander, born June 16, 1758, no data. 

12. Joseph, born circa i76o-'65. 

13. Anne Pines, married Samuel Haynie about 1778. 

14. Sarah Ellen, either she or her sister Mary Page married a 
Mr. Chinn. 

15. Mary Page. 

Joseph Carter's will dated July i, 1769, was probated in Lan- 
caster, July 18, 1 77 1. He gave wife Lettice the use of half his 
estate; daughter Mary Anne Bronaugh forty shillings as her 
portion had already been given her; son Anthony a tract of land 
in Stafford and all his land in Lancaster; son Joseph his watcli 
and gold ring; Robert Brent, Esq., of Stafford, 250 acres in that 
county; residue of estate, equally to all children except eldest 
daughter. Wife, son Anthony, cousin Dale Carter, and friends 
Thomas and Matthew Myers, to be executors. His personal es- 
tate in Lancaster amounted to £464. 12s .3d., and included 14 ne- 
groes besides an excellent lot of furniture, a "parcel of book-. 
etc.; and on his Prince William plantation to £379.43., and m- 



eluded 9 negroes. In 1755. he deeded to his daughter Mary Anne, 
four negroes, probably servants that had come to him with he." 

April 24, 1 78 1, James Gordon, Henry Towles and Charles 
Rogers, allotted to "Air. Rodham Lunceford, who intermarried 
with the widow of I\Ir. Joseph Carter, Dec'd, her share of his 
estate,"' vizt. 13 negroes, and other personal property. They also 
allotted to Samuel Haynie who intermarried with Anne Pines 
Carter her share of her father's estate. }drs. Lettice Lynton Car- 
ter married Rodham Lunsford, Feb. 26, 1774, with her brother- 
in-law, Henry Carter as security. He was probably a widower, 
as in the census of 1782 Rodham Lunsford was the head of a 
family of ten whites and thirty blacks. 

The Broxaugh Family. 

Traditionally the Bronaughs of Virginia are descendants of "Paul 
Bruneau, Sieur de la Chabrosiere, who was born in La Rochelle and was 
a grandson of Jean Brunseau, counselor, and eminent citizen whose family 
obtained patents of nobility in the middle of the 17th century. Paul Bru- 
neau was accompanied in his flight to America by his nephew Henri Bru- 
neau. While in England they obtained letters of Naturalization on March 
20, 1636, and changed the spelling of the name to Bronaugh. Paul and 
Henry Bronaugh were instrumental in building the first Presbyterian 
Church in South Carolina." The family was settled in the Rappahannock 
country in the last years of the seventeenth century, where the first knoicn 
ancestor of the family of interest here was born. 

Jeremiah Bronaugh, born Feb. 25, 1702, settled in Stafford County. 
where he is said to have been a colonel of the militia, justice, vestryman, 
etc. He died here November 11, 1749. He was a son of a Jeremiah Bro- 
naugh who is said to have been settled in Stafford County, and nephew of 
William Bronaugh who died in Richmond County in 1718. Col. Jeremiah 
Bronaugh, Jr., married a Mrs- Rosa Enfield Mason Dinwiddle, widow of 
John EHnwiddie, brother of Governor Dinwiddle, and sister of the ,>tate-- 
man, George Mason of Gunston Hall. She was born in 1703 and died at 
Gunston Hall, November 22, 1761. For an account of their descendants see 
William and Mary Quarterly. Vol. XVH. Their youngest son, John Bro- 
naugh, i.. said to have been a physician. He was born January 15. 174?. 
in Staff'ord. and died in the same county, November 24, 1777- Sometime 
prior to July i. 1769 (date of Joseph Carter's will), John Bronaugh 
ried Anne Carter, daughter of Joseph and Margaret IMason Carter. 


Though John Bronaugh's home was in Stafford, he owned land 
in Loudoun and Fauquier, where his will was probated, !May 2-,, 
1778. It names two sons and two daughters, but some of the 
descendants say there was a third daughter, Anne Bronaugh, born 
after the death of her father. }*Irs. }^Iary Anne Carter Bronaugh 
died at the home of her son William Bronaugh on the Gt. Kanawha 
River, in Mason county about 1820-25. 

In the census of 1785, ^Mrs. ]\Iary Anne Bronaugh, of Stafford 
county, was given as the head of a family of eight white persons. 
This census did not enumerate the servants as did the previous 
ones. There is some controversy among the descendants of Dr. 
John and }^Iary Anne Carter Bronaugh as to the number of their 
children, but they seemi to have had six, one of whom was born 
after Dr. Bronaugh's death, and another died quite young. They 
were : 

16. Margaret Bronaugh, born in i767-'68, died after 1800. 

17. Mary }kIason Bronaugh, born Xov. 19, 1770, died Oct. 2, 

18. John Bronaugh, Jr., M. D., born about 1772, died after 1825. 

19. William Bronaugh, born about 1774, died in 1859. 

20. Martin Bronaugh, born about 1776, died young. 

21. Anne Carter Bronaugh, born in 1778, died after 1800. 

Carters of '"Daleland" — Beale Branch. 

16. Margaret Broxaugh, eldest daughter, was named for her 
grandmother, Margaret Mason, wife of Joseph Carter. When 
quite young she was married to Richard Eustace Beale, of Rich- 
mond county. There is a decided difference of opinion among the 
descendants of Dr. and Mary Anne Carter Bronaugh as to this 
marriage. Mrs. C. A. Renaker, Cynthiana, Ky., says that her 
father. Dr. A. J. Beale, always called }vlr. Robert Hereford, of 
Mason county, and his wife, ^.lary Mason Bronaugh, uncle and 
aunt and said that Mrs. Hereford was a sister of his grandmother 
Beale. ]\Iiss Cora Bronaugh, of St. Louis, a grand-daughter of 
William,, the second son of Dr. John and Z\Iary Anne Carter 
Bronaiirjh, says very positively that Margaret Bronaugh did not 
marry Richard Eeale, but was the second wife of Joseph Hale. 


Judge Thomas Harvey, Huntington, West \^a., a grandson of 
Joseph Hale, has the old Hale Bible, and says that his grand- 
father's second wife was Anne Carter Bronaugh, youngest daugh- 
ter of Dr. John and Mary Carter Bronaugh, and a first cousin of 
the first wife who was Margaret Bronaugh, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Margaret Alurdock Bronaugh. The evidence seeming to 
be in favor of the Bronaugh-Beale marriage, I have so consid- 
ered it. 

Beale Excursus. 

Richard Eustace Beale was the son of John Beale of Richmond County, 
and his wife Elizabeth Eustace, daughter of \Vm. Eustace of Wicomico 
Parish, Northumberland County, and his wife Ann Lee. daughter of Han- 
cock Lee. John Beaie's will was probated in Richmond County, August 
3, 1767, and names wife Elizabeth Eustace and children, Anne, Sarah, 
Winifred, Elizabeth, Charlotte, and only son Richard Eustace. He was a 
son of John and Elizabeth Fitzhugh Beale, and a grandson of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Tavernor Beale. 

Elizabeth Tavernor, born March 25, 1681, died March 29, 1729, was the 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Cole Tavernor of Richmond County. 
Thomas Beale was the son of Capt. Thomas Beale (2nd), born in 1648, 
died Oct. 16, 1679, at his home "Chestnut Hill." Richm.ond County, where 
his tomb is yet to be seen showing the Beale arms. These are the same 
as those of the Beale family of London, which are: "Sa- on a chevron 
between three griffin heads erased ar. three estoiles gu. Crest,— a uni- 
corn's head erased or. semee d'estoiles gu." 

Capt. Thomas Beale of "Chestnut Hill" was the son of Thomas and 
Alice Beale, who came to York County, Va., prior to Oct. 26, 1646, and 
settled on a plantation called "Mulberry Bend," where they are buried; 
and was married Feb. 27, 1672, in York County, to Anne, the daughter of 
Capt. Wm. Gooch, who was born in England in 1626. and died Oct. 25, 
1655, and is buried in the old York Church, whose ruins are near the old 
Moore house where Lord Cornwallis surrendered. Capt. Gooch was a 
member of the House of Burgesses in 1652 and 1654, and of the Council 
in 1655. 

Thomas Beale, Sr., the emigrant, was a member of the Council in 
1662, and a lieutenant-colonel of the York Militia. 

Richard Eustace Beale and Margaret Bronaugh had a son, 
Richard Tavernor Beale, who married first Hannah Wils'-m, 
daughter of John Wilson, who was born in Aug., 1749, and died. 
Aug. 31, 1823, and is buried on the old Beale farm in Ma~nn 


county. The slab over his grave bears the following inscription : 
"Here lies the body of John Wilson, who was an officer in the 
Revolution, a peaceable Citizen, and an honest man, who died 
Aug. 31 — 1823, in 74 year of his age." 

Richard T. Beale married, second, Margaret, daughter of James 
H. and Elizabeth James Seaton. 

He had issue by first marriage : 

22. John Beale, died in 1867. 

23. Anne Maria Beale, died in 1850, unmarried. 

24. William Beale, bom in 1820, died in Nov., 1872. 

25. David Beale, died in 1847. 

26. Richard Eustace Beale. died in 1873. 

2j. James Monroe Beale, born in 1829, died in 1903. 
Issue by second marriage : 

28. Andrew Jackson Beale, born Nov. 19, 1831, died Jan. 4, 

29. Sarah Beale, married Jesse Bassett. 

24. William Beale, of Mercer's Bottom, Mason county, \'a.. 
was married Dec. 29, 1852, to Lavinia Moore, born, 1834 — still 
living. They had issue : Wm. Clinton Beale, now dead ; ^Irs. 
Margaret Franklin, of New Orleans ; Charles Moore Beale. liv- 
ing now in Oklahoma ; Mrs. F. B. Reynolds, of New Orleans ; 
John M. Beale, a prominent merchant and business of Guyan- 
dotte, West Va., who married Margaret, daughter of Dr. A. B. 
and Elizabeth Thornburg ^^IcGuinnis ; Robert Wilson Beale. dead ; 
and Ella Augusta Beale, dead. 

26. Richard Eustace Beale, married Mary Ellen Moore, and 
had a daughter, Atlanta, who married a Mr. Gibbs and died in 
1887, and a son George Beale, living now at Paducah, Ky. 

27. James M. Beale, married Jane Wiley, and died at Area!;, 
111., in 1903, leaving a son and daughter. 

28. Andrew J. Beale, M. D., served during the war in the Con- 
federate army, and after the war for nearly half a century, at- 
tended to a large practice in and near Cynthiana. Ky. July 12, 
1856, he was married to Mrs. Mary A. Elliott, nee Tucker. Tliey 
have three daughters living: Mr-. C. A. Reniker, CMitliiana. Ky., 
Mrs. Lalla Grav. wife of Dr. Grav, of Fort Wortli, Texas, and 


Mary Beale, who is married and living at Paul's Valley, Okla- 
homa, but the name of her husband was not furnished me by any 
of my correspondents. 

Carters of "Dalelaxd" — Hereford Branch. 
17. M.\ry Mason Bronaugh. second daughter of Dr. John and 
Mary Anne Carter Bronaugh, of Stafford county, was married 
Dec. 7, 1790, to Robert Hereford, born in Loudoun county, Oct. 
8, 1769, died in Mason county in Jan. 1853. 

Hereford Excursus. • 

Robert Hereford was the son of John Hereford, born in 1725, died in 
Fairfax County, Va., in 1794. and his wife Margaret x\mmon, and grand- 
son of John Herriford, who came to Fairfax County from Hertfordshire, 
England. John, Sr.'s will was probated in Fairfax in I747. and John. Jr.'s 
in 1794. and names his children as follows: John (3). Wm., Tho;., Francis, 
Robert, Ann. Peggy, Kitty, and Elizabeth. 

Robert Hereford and his wife continued to live in Loudoun 
after their marriage until 1807, when they removed to a thou- 
sand acre farm that Mr. Hereford had purchased in 1805 from 
the lower end of the Mercer grant on the Ohio River, in Mason 
county. Here they lived in a hewn log house until 181 1, when 
Mr. Hereford's negro servants and a bricklayer imported from 
east of the mountains completed a two-story brick house, in which 
his great grandchildren are now living. This house is the oldest 
one now standing in the county, and is said to have been the first 
one completed of brick in Mason county, though it is claimed 
on the authority of old residents, that the brick house of John 
Miller, a neighbor of the Herefords, was completed a year earlier, 
on the farm known as Elwell. now owned by the Moores. Also 
in 181 1 another two-story brick house was built for Samuel Hen- 
derson on the Henderson grant, south of Kanawha at Point 
Pleasant, now owned by his great grandson. 

In writing of this old home the late Miss Ellen Neale, of "Ben 
Lomand," Mason county, to whose persistent efforts and kind- 
ness I am indebted for most of the interesting data that has been 
gathered of the descendants of Mary Anne Carter Bronaugh, 
Miss Xeale savs : 


"The old house of nearly a century past (she was writing in 
1905), though some changes have been necessary, is unique in 
one particular — it has been lived in by six generations and is 
still unfinished— walls not plastered and rough and pioneer like 
in many ways. The rooms were ceiled with walnut plank, and in 
one never whitewashed, shows plainly bare foot prints of many 
sizes. While the lumber was piled in the yard it must have been 
played over by children whose feet were wet with dew and stains 
of weeds. :Mrs. Hereford's mother (:Mrs. Mary Anne Carter 
Bronaugh), in the latter years of her life, would stay six months 
with this daughter, and then made comfortable in a pirogue, with 
feather bed, pillows, etc., would be rowed by servants up the Ohio 
and Kanawha Rivers to Buffalo, where her son William was 
living. This was repeated each year until her death, about 1820- 
1825. In the yard is an old-fashioned w^hite rose bush, set out 
in 1810 — some of the largest locust trees in all the country round— 
a beautiful walnut tree planted by one of the daughters in 1818. 
In the house are many relics— a tall hall clock and solid mahogany 
tables from England— a cherry bedstead with high posts beau- 
tifully carved in pine apple design — a wine buffet from Scot- 
land, old silver, etc., from old Virginia. The garret is a store- 
house of old papers of the family and those connected by mar- 
riage. Many were destroyed by mice, but others remain, some 
dating back to 1764. 

"Mr. Robert Hereford was a man of piety— true and sincere 
in his convictions of right and duty — a member of the Methodist 
Church, but not bigoted. On one occasion, when present at a 
communion service in a Baptist church, he advanced to the table. 
but was met by the preacher with: '"Hold on, Brother Hereford, 
this is our table." Mr. Hereford stepped back, replying, 'T beg 
pardon, I thought it was the Lord's." 

"Feeling the need of a house of worship in this frontier wilder- 
ness, he built a church on his farm, and in the churchyard sur- 
rounding it, he, his wife and Virginia Lewis Hereford (daugh.ter 
of Howell Lewis and granddaughter of Betty Washington Lewi> 
of Kenmore), and other members of his family are buried. Not 

vrKi^ ^. 

'Rural Retreat.'" Ma-^on County, iSic. 
(Built hv R. ben Hereford). 


a vestige of the building remains — only a grove of trees and a few 

Robert and Mary r^Iason Bronaugh Hereford had issue: 

31. William xA.nsley Hereford, born Aug. 27, 1791, died in 
Texas in Sept.. 1839. 

32. John Bronaugh Hereford, born June 11, 1794. 

33. Robert Ammon Hereford, born Feb. 18, 1796. 

34. Anna Maria Hereford, born in Feb., 1798. 

35. Elizabeth Page Hereford, born Jan. 29, 1800, died in 1872. 

36. Thomas Ammon Hereford, born ]March 18, 1802. 

37. Margaret ^^lason Hereford, born March 10, 1805, died 
July 19, 1 888. 

38. ]Mary Anne Hereford, born Jan. 21, 1807, died Nov. 27, 

39. Catharine Ellen Hereford, born Jan. 29. 1810. 

40. Francis Marion Hereford, born Jan. 25, 1814. 

The first six children were born in Loudoun county, the next 
two in Fauquier, and the last two in Mason. 

31. William Ansley Hereford, married Emily Chinn, of Fau- 
quier (related to the Ashbeys of that county), and had issue: 

41. Dr. John Robert Hereford, of St. Louis, v/ho married Mary 
Couszins, of a fine old French family of that city. 

42. Eliza Hereford, married Dr. Allen Sebrell, of Mason county. 

43. Mary Catharine Hereford, married her cousin, Dr. John 
Hereford Beale. 

44. Andrew Chinn Hereford, was a major in the Confederate 

45. Thomas Hereford. 

46. Emily Hereford, married a Mr. Brand and lived in Galena, 

32. JoHX Broxaugh Hereford, removed to Louisiana, where 
he was married in West Felisiana parish to Catharine Mary Stir- 
ling, born in 1786, daughter of Lewis and IMary Turnbull Stir- 
ling. Her father was United States quartermaster in the War of 
1812 at New Orleans, and was a son of Alexander Stirling who 



emigrated from Scotland to Point Coupee parish, La. John and 
Catharine Sterling Hereford had issue : 

47. Dr. Francis Robert Hereford, married Julia Lecoque. 

48. Sarah Turnbull Hereford. 

49. Lewis Stirling Hereford, married Elizabeth R. Percy. 

50. Anne Matilda Hereford, married Clarence Percey. 

51. John Bronaugh Hereford, Jr., married Elizabeth J. Rob- 

52. James Stirling Hereford, married, first, Adeline Harris; 
second, Jennie Chichester ; third, Mary Brewer. 

53. Catharine Mary Hereford, married Anthony Doherty. 

54. Isabella Semple Hereford, married, first, Demarct Haw- 
kins ; second, Rev. G. R. Upton. 

33. Robert Ammox Hereford, married Virginia Lewis, daugh- 
ter of Howell Lewis and his wife, Ellen Hackley Pollard, and 
grand-niece of General Washington. 

Lewis Excursus. 

Howell Lewis, born Dec. 12, 1771, was the youngest son of Co!. Field- 
ing Lewis of "Kenmore," near Fredericksburg, and his wife Betty Wash- 
ington, only sister of General Washington. Col. Lewis, born July 7, 1725, 
died in 1781, was a wealthy and prominent man in Virginia about the timo 
of the Revolution, and gave large sums of money toward the manufacture 
of cannon and small arms for the Continental troops. He was a son of 
Col- Lewis of "Warner Hall," Gloucester, who married about 1719 Fran- 
ces Fielding, only daughter of Henry Fielding of King and Queen County. 
Col- John Lewis was commissioned a colonel in Gloucester militia in 
1734, and was a member of the Council in i748-'5i. He was born March 
22, 1692, and died in 1754, and was a son of Col. John Lewis, Sr., mem- 
ber of the Council in 1715, born Nov. 30, 1669, died Nov. 14, 1725, and 
his wife Eliabeth Warner, born Nov. 24, 1672, died Feb. 5, 1720, daughter 
of Col. Augustine Warner of "Chesake" and "Warner Hall," the latter 
was at one time one of the largest and handsomest homes in coionia! 

Howell Lewis died in 1823 and the inventory of his estate in Mason 
County shows that he owned 27 servants in that county. 

Robert and \'irginia Lewis Hereford are buried at the oM 
Hereford place in Mason county. They liad issue: 



55. Robert Lewis Hereford, who was quite a "Beau Brummel" 
in his dress and appearance. He removed to the West and lived 
among the Indians, and paradoxical as it may seem, he married 
a halfbreed French and Indian squaw. He is said to have acted 
as an interpreter for General Custer in his Indian campaigns. 

56. Brooke Gwathmey Hereford, born Dec. 31, 183 1, died in 
April, 1899, married Miriam Hannan and removed to Ohio. 

56. Frances Hereford, married John Hall, of }vIason county, 
and lived at a handsome old place on the Ohio above Point 

57. Kate Bronaugh Hereford, married a Mr. Shroeder. 

58. Betty Washington Hereford. 

59. Lawrence Berry Hereford. 

34. Anxa }^Iaria Hereford, born in 1798, married Maj. John 
W. Beale, of Botetourt county, and died in St. Louis. He was a 
son of John Beale and his wife, ^vlargaret, daughter of Colonel 
George Skillern of the Revolution. 

Beale Excursus. 

John Beale, father of John W. Beale, was a son of Tavemor Beale. Jr., 
and his wife Elizetbeth Hite, daughter of Jacob Hite by his first wife 
Catharine O'Bannon of Dublin. Ireland. Tavernor BeaJe, Jr., was the 
4th child of Tavernor Beale, Sr., and his wife Frances Madison, daughter 
of Ambrose and Frances Taylor Madison. Frances ^Madison Beale mar- 
ried secondly the Jacob Hite mentioned above and removed to South 
Carolina, where she, with her husband and younger children, were mur- 
dered by the Indians. 

Tavernor Beale, Sr., was the third sen of Thomas Beale of Richm.ond 
County, and his wife Elizabeth Tavernor- See Beale notes elsewhere in 
this section. 

John W. Beale and Anna Maria Hereford had issue : 

60. Dr. John Hereford Beale, living in San Diego, Cal., ii. 
1909: He married his cousin, Mary Catharine Hereford, and had 
at least one daughter, Miss Emma Beale, of San Diego. 

61. Mary Margaret Beale, died in 1900, married Philip Wm. 
Hale, son of William Payne Hale and his wife, Eleanor Ham- 



son. They had issue: \Vm. Beale Hale, Howard Hale, Rober: 
Hale, Channing Hale, Anne Hale, of whom later ; Julia Hale, 

married Captain Ambrose ; George Robert Hale, 

married Anne Dunn, and lived at Baton Rouge, La., where he 
became a judge on the Louisiana bench ; Charles Hale and Thoma^ 
Hale. Anne Beale Hale, married, first, Theodore Wendall, born 
in April, 1S37, in Albany, New York, by whom she had issue 
two daughters — Eva ]NL Wendall, married Dr. William L. Barne?. 
and Margaret Romaine Wendall, unmarried. Mrs. Anne Bcale 
Wendall married, second, in 1890. Charles Rollins ^Miller, born 
in Cayuga county, Xew York, in 1834, and died in Adrian. ]\Iich.. 
Oct. 13, 1908. Dr. and Mrs. Wm. L. Barnes have one daughter, 
Dorothy Barnes, who in May, 1910, unveiled at Ionia, IMich, a 
tablet erected by the Daughters of the Revolution to the memory 
of Dexter colony, who were the original settlers in that city ; her 
father bcmg a grandson of Dr. Wm. B. Lincoln and Oliver Arnold, 
members of the colony in 1833. 

35. Elizabeth Page Hereford, named for her father's f i\ orite 
sister, Elizabeth Hereford, who married Gawin Page, born about 
1758, son of ]\Iann Page, of "Rosewell," and his second wife, 
Anne Corbin Tayloe, of "Mt. Airy,' inherited the old Hereford 
place in Mason county. She was married in 1828 to Dr. Mathew 
W'right Stribling, born at Berryville, \'a., in 1796, died in Fau- 
quier county in 1845. He was a son of Thomas and Betsey 
Snickers Stribling, of Clarke county, Va., and grandson of Talia- 
ferro and Elizabeth Wright Stribling. Dr. Stribling received a 
fine classical education in Virginia and his medical education a/ 
the Philadelphia Medical College. In 1817 he settled at Red 
House Shoals, on the Great Kanawha, to which place his father 
and brother had previously removed. In 1828 he was elected to 
the Virginia Assembly, and taking his bride they rode througli 
to Fauquier on horseback, where she remained with relatives 
while he v/ent on to Richmond. Two years later they returned to 
the Kanawha \^alley and settled in Charleston, and in 1835 removed 
to Point Pleasant. His health failing in 1845, they traveled again 
across the mountains, hoping the change would be beneficial, but 
he died and was buried in Fauquier county. It was said of Dr. 

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Stribling: "No one ever possessed a higher sense of honor, no 
one ever had warmer feelings of friendship, or was more free 
from vindictive feehngs — no more ardently affectionate son, hus- 
band or father." 

Dr. Mathew W. and Elizabeth Page Hereford Stribling had 
issue : 

62. Mary Caroline Striblixg, born in 1829 in Fauquier, mar- 
ried in 1858, a cousin, Junius Temple Hereford, of Charleston, 
and died at Atchinson, Kan., in 1872. Their only child, Fred- 
erick Stribling Hereford, died at Mercers Bottom, West Va., in 

63. Robert Mackey Stribling, M. D., was educated at 
Drevv-en College, Ky., and at the Cincinnati ]Medical College. He 
was a surgeon in the Confederate army, and after the war settled 
at Florrisant, St. Louis county, Mo., where he died unmarried 
in 1888. 

64. Otis Francis Stribling, born in 1836, the present owner 
of the old Hereford home in Mercers Bottom, was educated at 
Gallia Academy, and in the law department or Washington and 
Lee University at Lexington, Va. In 1869 he was married to 
Virginia Caroline Neale, daughter of William Presley Lewis 
Xeale, of "Ben Lomond," Mason county, and his wife, Catharine 
Beale Steenbergen, daughter of General Peter H. Steenbergen. 

Neale Excursus. 

William Presley Lewis Neale was the youngest son of William 
Presley Neale, who died in Fauquier County, Va., in 1808, at the 
age of twe.ity-seven, who at the age of nineteen ran away with 
and married his stepsister Nancy Maria Smith, who was but si.K- 
teen years old. She was a daughter of Lewis Smith and his wife 
Mary Nelson and granddaughter of John Smith and his wife Eliza 
Marshall, daughter of John Marshall of "The Forest." Wm. Presley 
Neale was a son of Richard ^^caie and his first wife Frances Underwood, 
daughter of Thomas and Ami Underwood of King George County, and 
was born in 1781, and married to Nancy Smith in 1801. Richard Neale, 
born 1734, married prior to July, 1767, was the youngest son of Presley 
and Margaret Ncale of Westmoreland County. Presley Neale was at one 


time a "'sub-sheriit" of that county, and died in 1749 in Fairfax, leaving 
a good estate. He was a son of Daniel Neale, who died in Westmoreland 
in 1713, and his wife Ursula Presley, daughter of Cil. \Vm. Presley, and 
sister of Capt. Peter Presley of "Northumberland House/' Northumber- 
land County. Daniel Neale was a son of Christopher Neale (born in 1644. 
died in 1651) of Northumberland County, and his wife Hannah Rodham, 
daughter of Matthew and Eliabeth Rodham. Christopher Neale was a 
son of Lieut. Daniel and Ellen Neale, who emigrated to Northumberland 
County prior to 1659. 

Otis F. and Virginia Caroline Stribling had issue: 
Matthew Weightman, born in 1871, married in 1897 Alary M. 
Hunter, daughter of Jefferson and }vlahala Carroll Hunter ; Catha- 
rine Beale Stribling, born in 1873, married in 1899 James A. 
Young, of Louisville, a son of Norborne and Sarah Harper Young, 
of Magnolia, Ark., and have one son, Otis Stribling Young; 
Elizabeth V. C. Stribling, born in 1875, died in 1902, and William 
Neale, born in 1877. 

36. Thomas Ammon Hereford, born in 1802, married ]\Iary 
Cumberland Wilson, born in 1806. died in 1835, daughter of 
James and ]Mary Prentice Wilson, and granddaughter of Cumber- 
land and Janet Allen Wilson, of Glasgow, Scotland. Thomas A. 
Hereford was the first postmaster below the Kanawha River in 
Mason county, which office bore his surname. They had issue : 

65. Dr. James Wilson Hereford, married Elizabeth Hayman. 

66. Robert Prentice Hereford, married, first, ]\Iorena Marilla 
Gowdy at Wheeling, Va., and second, a Miss Hereford, in Fresno 
county, Cal. 

67. Junius Temple Hereford, born in 1830, at Charleston, Va.. 
married his cousin, Mary Caroline Stribling. 

^j. Marg.aret INIa.son Hereford, born in 1805, married Alonzo 
Gushing, an attorney, born at Fredonia. X. Y., but a resident of 
Gallipolis, Ohio. They had no children. A portrait of Mrs. 
Gushing is at her old home in Mercers Bottom. 

38. Mary Axxe Hereford, born in 1807, married Captain 
Dempsey Cain, a wealthy planter in Mississippi, where they lived 
until the war. Captain Dempsey took his servants to Texas for 
safe keeping when the Federals got control of the Mississippi 

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River, and on the road home was robbed and murdered. His 
wife sought refuge with one of her brothers in Alabama, until 
after the war, when the plantation was sold at a great sacritice, 
and she came to Gallipolis to live with her sister, ]Mrs. Gushing. 
She left no issue. 

39. Catharine Ellex Hereford, born in 1810. married Dr. 
Daniel Couch, a prominent pioneer physician of ]\Iason county. 
who was born in Hanover county, Dec. 13, 1813, and died in 
Mason county at an advanced age. 

Couch Excursus. 

Dr. Daniel Couch was a son of Daniel Couch, Sr., born in Williams- 
burg, Va., April 19, 17S7, died at his home "Long Meadow," 3.1ason County, 
Dec. 5, 1824, and his wife Sarah Richardson, born in Hanover County, 
June 21, 1782. died at "Long Meadow" Nov. 16. 1852. They were married 
in Hanover, Jan. 29, 1807. Daniel Couch was a son of Samuel Couch, 
born Sept. 16, 1752, married in the old Swedes Church, Philadelphia, on 
Jan. 3, 1776, to Anne Quigg, born at Mt. Holly, New Jersey, Oct. 5, 1754. 
It is said that Samuel Couch owned at one time most of the land upon 
which West Philadelphia is built, but selling it in 1777, he removed to 
Virginia, where he purchased large tracts of land in Goochland, compris- 
ing the "Little Creek" and other farms, and a good many slaves, but 
later he became a strict Quaker and manumitted all of his servants. He 
had issue: Rebecca Webb, who married Anthony Robinson, seventh in 
descent from John Robinson of York County, who died in 1688, and 
a large family. 2nd, Daniel Couch, married Sarah Richardson and re- 
moved to the Kanawha Valley. 3rd, Anne Wolasten, born in 1786. mar- 
ried, Aug. 6, 1803, Christopher Anthony, a prominent attorney of Lynch- 
burg. 4th, Deborah, who was in the famous Richmond Theatre fire, and 
csc&ped with her brother-in-law, Mr. Robinson, by jumping from an upper 
widow. — Hay den's Virginia Genealogies. 

Dr. Daniel Couch read medicine with Dr. Shaw at Point 
Pleasant, and later took a course of lectures at Transylvania 
University, Ky., before he settled down to practice in Mason. 
Dr. and Mrs. Couch had issue: 

68. Mary Couch, died unmarried. 

69. Edward Couch, removed to Atchison, Kan., where he mar- 
ried Parmee Abell, and had ijsue: Hallie, married a Mr. Ingra- 
ham and removed to Texas, and a son, Harrv. 


town of Buffalo, Puinam county, then in Alason county, which 
is still owned by his descendants. IVIason county was named for 
George .Mason" of '-Gunston Hall," a brother of William Bron- 
augh's grandmother, Simpha Rosa Alason Bronaugh. This countv 
with a long frontage along the Ohio and divided by the Great 
Kanawha and with an average elevation of less than six hundred 
feet above sea level, had most of its choice lands in the Ohio 
and Kanawha \'alleys granted to General Washington. General 
Andrew Lewis, General Hugh Mercer, ^lajor Peter Hogg, Cap- 
tain John Henderson. Major Andrew \\'agoner, and a few other 
more or less prominent Mrginians. From 1790 to 1825 these 
grants were divided into farms of from three hundred to a 
thousand acres each and in most instances settled on by the rela- 
tives or friends of the original grantees, so that today is to be 
found in Mason county the blood and names of Washington, Ball, 
Hogg, Lewis, Thornton, Henderson, Waggoner, Beale. Neale! 
Miller, Clendenin, Bronaugh, Hereford, Steenbergen, George^ 
Eastham and other well known families of the mother State. 

William Bronaugh was married twice, first, on Aug. 14, 1799, i" 
King George county, to ^vlaria Fitzhugh, daughter of Colonel 
William and Hannah Fitzhugh, of "^larmion," in that county. 

Fitzhugh Excursus. 
Col. William Fitzhugh of Marmion. born April 13, 1725, died in 1791, 
is thought to have been the Wm. Fitzhugh who was a major of the Staf- 
ford militia in 1752. and member of the House of Burgesses in i748-'5i. 
He was the eldest son of Maj. John Fitzhugh of Stafiford, who married. 
about 1719, Barbara McCarty, daughter of Daniel' McCarty of Westmore- 
land, who was Speaker of the House of Burgesses, etc.. and died Jan. 21. 
1733- Maj. John was the youngest son of Col. William Fitzhugh. the dis- 
tinguished^ lawyer, merchant, and planter who emigrated from Bedford- 
shire to Virginia about 1670, where he purchased large tracts of land and 
lived in great style. For extensive account of this family see Virginia 
Historical Magazine, Vols. VH and VHI. 

William Bronaugh and Maria Fitzhugh had issue one daughter, 
Maria, who is said to have died unmarried. Wm. Bronaugh 
married, second, in 1805, ^lary Catharine Pope Peyton, fourth 
child of Yelverton and Elizabeth Heath Peyton, of Stafford 


81. Christopher Cohinibus, born Julv ii, 1808, died Julv 9, 

82. Ludwell Lee. born Sept. 8. 1810. 

83. Thomas Jefferson, born in 1S12. 

84. Addison Carter, born in 1814. 
84. Virginia, born in 18 17. 

86. Belle, born 18 19, died in 1875. 

Sy. William Yelverton, born in 1821. 

S8. Warren Carter, born in 1824. died in infancy. 

89. Catharine Pope Peyton, born in 1827. 

80. Mary Anne Bronaugh, married in 1822, William Black- 
well, said to have been a nephew of General John Blackwell, of 
Fauquier county. He died in 1827. and in 1830 she married David 
C. Harrison, by whom she had no issue. By the first marriage 
there was : 

90. Catharine Blackwell, born in 1823. died in 1S48. 

91. John William Blackwell, born in 1825, died in 1879. 

Blackwell Excursus. 

If, as stated in Hayden's "Virginia Genealogies." William Blackwell, 
husband of Mary Anne Bronaugh, was a nephew of General John Black- 
well, then he must have been a son of George Steptoe Blackwell, born in 
i753< living in 1787, who is said to have married and had several children. 
as the sons of all the other brothers of General John are known. Miss 
Stella Pickett Hardy has kindly gi\en me data of this family. 

George Steptoe Blackwell, born in 1753, was a son of Joseph Blackwell 
of Northumberland County, and his wife Lucy Steptoe, (laughter of John 
and Elizabeth Eustace Steptoe of Lancaster County. Joseph Blackwell, 
born July 9, 1715, at '"Walnut Lodge," Northumberland, died in Fau- 
quier between April 26, and June 25, 1787. He was a second lieutenant 
for two years in the 3rd Va. Regt. in the Revolution, and was the second 
son of Samuel and Margery Downing Blackwell of "Walnut Lodge," 
Northumberland. Samuel Blackwell, born Sept. 23. 1680, died in 1732, 
vestryman, justice, etc.. m.arried. circa, 1709, Margery, daughter of William 
Downing, was the son of Joseph Blackwell, the emigrant to Northumber- 
land County prior to 1680. 

90. Catii.vrixe Blackwell, married in 1850. Rev. Samuel 
Wiatt. a Baptist minister, and had issue: a. John David Wiatt, 


died in the Confederate army; b. Mary Anne, died infant ; c. Fran- 
cis Wiatt, married a Mr. Dabney; d. William Edmund Wiatt, 
married Louisa Slaughter and had issue: W'm. Slaughter Wiatt, 
married Nov. ii, 1904, Emma Moore,, of Boston; Charles Wiatt; 
Frances Wiatt, married Rev. Arthur Darrow, a Baptist missionary 
in India ; Walter Wiatt, a Baptist missionary in India, married 
Maud Darrow on Sept. 7, 1904; Katharine Wiatt, married in 
Oct., 1908, Dr. X. J. Lynott, of East St. Louis ; Margaret Wiatt, 
Neoma Wiatt and Ruth Wiatt. 

91. John William Blackwell, married in 1845 Sarah E. 
Jones and had issue 2vlarie. John Wm., George H., Lucy, married 
Saunders, Chas. H., Edward, Elizabeh. 

81. Christopher Columbus Broxaugh. was married in 1S39 
at Warrenton, Va., to his cousin, Mary Anne Elizabeth Waters 
(born 1820), daughter of William and INIary Samuel Heath Peyton 
Waters. Mr. Bronaugh was a lawyer and a year after his mar- 
riage removed from. Mason county to Henry county, Mo., where 
he was admitted to the bar. He was on the bench for ten years in 
Missouri, and in addition to his law practice, owned and managed 
a. large farm in Henry county. They had issue : 

92. Eugenia Bronaugh, born in 1842, married Aug. 15, 1867, 
John a Bushnell, a merchant of Calhoun, !vIo., born in Harrison- 
burg, Va., in 1830, died in 1876 in ^Missouri and had issue : Horace 
B. and John Adams Bushnell. 

93. William Yelverton Bronaugh, born in 1843, ^^^^ infant. 

94. Frederick Peyton Bronaugh, was a captain in the Confed- 
erate army. In 1867 he was married to Helen Myers, of Boone- 
ville, ]Mo., and lived on his farm "Steep Hill,'' near that place. 
They had issue: Frederick Lewis, born in 1872; William Hamp- 
ton, in 1874; Christopher C, in 1877; Henry Peyton, in 1S79; 
Francis Eugene, in 1882, and John Bushnell, in 1885. 

95. Warren Carter Bronaugh, born in 1846, was in a Con- 
federate regiment from Parsons, Mo. In 1885 he married Eva 
Blankerbaker and lives at Bronaugh, near Clinton, Mo. He is 
a stockman and has ranches in Texas and Missouri. 

96. Carrie Maria Bronaugh, born in 1848. 

Capt. John Henderson. Sr., of The Revolution. 

Col. John Henderson, Jr.. of The War i8iJ. 

Mrs. John Henderson, Jr., nee Elizabeth Stndghill. 
(1 776- 1 846) 

Mrs. [ohn Miller, tk^:- Sallie Henderson. 

Henderson House, at mouth of the Great Kanawha, 
Henderson Arms 

(See page 191-) 



97. Samuel Heath Peyton Bronaugh, is a lawyer and on the 
bench in Concho county, Texas. 

98. Thomas Jefterson Bronaugh, born in 1853, died in 1878. 

99. Francis William Bronaugh, born in 1857, unmarried. 

100. Cora Bronaugh, born in 1859, lives at 5095 Cabanne 
Avenue, St. Louis. 

loi. Mary Bronaugh, born in i860, married a Mr. French. 

82. LuDWELL Lee BrOxXaugh, born in 1810, inherited the old 
home place on Kanawha, where he was born and died. During 
the war he was imprisoned at Wheeling as a Southern sympa- 
thizer for six months. May 8, 1835, he was married to Sarah 
Allen, born in 1818, daughter of David Allen, of Fauquier county. 
They had issue eight children : 

102. Sarah Catharine Bronaugh, born in 1837, married Jan. 14, 
1864, Charles Thomas Fife, of Putnam county, and has issue : 
William Edwin, married Retta Xash ; ]Mary Elizabeth; Thomas 
Lee ; Sarah R., married James B. Morgan, Jr. ; Houston Estill, 
married Xannie A. Row, of Orange county, Va. ; Robert Garnett 
married Amanda '\l. Yeager, of Orange county, and Anna Katha- 

103. Charles Eastham Bronaugh, born in 184O, was in Company 
A, Thirty-sixth \'irginia Infantry, C. S. A., and died of typhoid 
fever in hospital at Lewisburg in 1861. 

104. Edwin Addison Bronaugh, born in 1843, ^^'^s in the 
Thirty-sixth Virginia Regiment, C. S. A. 

105. William Daniel Bronaugh, d. s. p. 

106. Robert Warren Bronaugh, d. s. p. • 

107. Mary Elizabeth Bronaugh, d. s. p. 

108. Lewis Ludwell Bronaugh, born in 1855, married Sarah 
Dulaney and had a son, Charles Lewis Bronaugh. 

109. Frances Edith Bronaugh, married Charles A. Lo\'e, of 
Cabell county, and had issue Edwin, Edith and Grace. All '.lied 

83. Tiio.\[AS Jefferson Bron'augh, born in 1812, was married 
Oct. 18, 1832, at •'Fordell,"' Mason county, to Xancy Henderson, 
born Xov. 11. iSi i, died Feb. i, 18S6, seventh daughter of Colouci 


John Henderson. Colonel Henderson was colonel of the lo^th 
Virginia Regiment of Militia, part of whom saw service in the 
War of 1812; member of the Virginia Assembly, high sheriff, 
justice of the first court, etc.. of Mason county. See Henderson 
Excursus in a preceding section of this work. 

About 1840- 1842 Mr. Bronaugh removed his family to a large 
farm he owned in Henry county, Missouri, near Calhoun. Tliev 
had issue: 

no. John William Bronaugh, AI. D.. born in 1834, married in 
1862 Georgia R. Knox, of Shawnee :\Iound, Mo., and had issue. 
Francis, Marshall, Preston and John. 

111. :Mary Catharine Bronaugh, born in 1836, married in 1874 
Henry T. Redford, a Henry county farmer, and had issue: Emma, 
Maiy, James B. and Henry Lee. 

112. James Henderson Bronaugh, :M. D.. born in 1838. married 
in 1868 Leona C. Knox, and had issue: Bessie, Lilly, John and 

113. Christopher Columbus Bronaugh, farmer Henrv county, 

114. David Harrison Bronaugh, born 1843, removed to Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

115. Thomas J. Bronaugh. Jr., born 1845, died prior to 1888. 

116. Emily Elizabeth Bronaugh, born in 1847, died prior to 

84. Addisox C.\rter Broxaugh, born in 1814, married Susa 
Travers Peyton and had four children, all of whom died i 

85. Virginia Broxaugh. born in 181 7, married Dr. Edward 
Chilton, son of Mark Anthony and Eloise Blackwell Chilton, of 
Missouri, and grandson of General John Blackwell and his wife, 
Agatha Anne Conway Eustace. 

Chiltox Excursus. 
Mark Anthony Cliilton was tlie fourth son of Charles Chilton. 
of "Hereford."' Prince William county, and his w'fe, Elizabeth 
Blackwell, born 1742. daughter of Joseph and Lucy Steproe Black- 


vvell, of Fauquier. Charles Chilton, born in 1741, was a signer 
of the Westmoi-eland Protest against the Stamp Act in 1765. and 
was a son of Thomas and Jemima Cooke Chilton, of "Currioman," 
Westmoreland county. Thomas Chilton, born in 1699. died in 
^775' "^vas the son of John Chilton, whose tomb at ''Currioman" 
shows that he died July 11, 1726. See Colonial Families of the 
Southern States. 

Dr. Edward and \'irginia Bronaugh Chilton had issue: 
Ellen Chilton, married John Thornton, of Clinton, Mo., and had 
son, Edward Thornton. 

Catharine Chilton, married James Vickers, of Montrose. Mo., 
and died in 1882, without issue. 

86. Belle Broxaugh, born in 1819, married in 1845 Douglas 
A. Tucker, had a son, John E. Tucker, who was married in 18S0. 
and has son, James D., and daughter, Elizabeth Tucker. 

8/. William Yelvertox Broxaugh, born in 1821. was a 
captain in the Confederate army, and died in service in 1863. 
He married Martha Newman, of Natches, Miss., and had issue: 
Yelverton Peyton, Margaret. Jennie. Mary, Gertrude and William. 

89. Catharine Pope Peyton Bronaugh, born in 1827. was 
married in 1849 to Jacob Hutton Tucker, born in 1809 in Hamp- 
shire county, Va., died in 1856 in Cooper county. Mo. She mar- 
ried, second, in i860, William K. Ruffner. 

Issue first marriage : Fannie Tucker, married in 1872 James E. 
Watson and has son, Edwin. 

Issue second marriage: Elizabeth, William H., :\Iary Chilton 
and Owen Ernest Ruffner. 

21. Anne Carter Bronaugh, born in 1778, after the death 
of her father. Dr. John Bronaugh, of Stafford county, married 
Dec. 19, 1799. Joseph Hale, just a year and seven days after 
the death of his first wife, who was her first cousin, Margaret 
Bronaugh, daughter of Captain William and Margaret Murdock 
Bronaugh. Joseph Hale, born Dec. 19, 1770, died March 2:^. 
1825- 1826 and is buried at the old Harvey place, a few miles 
lower down the Kanawha than the Bronaugh farm. He had 



no issue by the second wife, but had two daughters by his first 
wife, whom he married Oct. 26, 1791. These were always spoken 
of as children of the second wife, Anne Carter Bronaugh Hale. 
They were : 

Sarah Smith Hale, born Oct. 28, 1793, died Oct. 5, 1850. 

Mary Daniphan Hale, born Feb. 17, 1798, died ]May 17. 1819. 

Sarah Smith Hale, married June 29. 1809, Dr. Henry Bowyer 
Harvey, who settled at the old Hale place on the Kanawha, now 
known as the Harvey farm, below Buffalo. They had issue twelve 
children, who, though not of the Carter blood, are, because of 
their intimate connection and relationship to their step-grand- 
mother, Anne Carter Bronaugh, given here. They were : 

Mary Margaret, born Dec. 7, 181 1, died Oct. 4, 1824, married 
Peter E. Hogg. 

Robert Trigg Harvey, born June 14, 1814, died Jan. 5, 1896, 
married Annie M. Hope. 

Joseph Hale Harvey, born July 3, 1816, married Louise Destre- 
han, died May 19, 1882. 

Martha Anne Harvey, born Aug. 7, 1819, died June, 1893, mar- 
ried P. A. C. Kemper. 

Magdalen Louise Harvey, born July 26, 1820, died unmarried. 

Lewis Henry Harvey, born June 6, 1822, died Jan. 19, 1825. 

Sarah Frances Harvey, born ^lay 14, 1824, died Oct. 11, 1891, 
married Geo. W. Carper. 

James Craine Bronaugh Harvey, ^L D., born Nov. 21, 1826, 
died Jan. 4, 1862, married a ]Miss Miller. 

George William Harvey, born April 29, 1829, died unmarried 
in 1851. 

Henry Bowyer Harv^ey, born May 11, 1831, died April 4, 1S92. 
married Sallie A. Fort. 

Caroline Maria Harvey, born Jan. 30, 1831, married first a Mr. 
Pettie, second Rev. Mr. Weightman. 

Henry Lewis Harvey, born Sept. 4, 1836, died Aug. 2. 1841. 

Carters of "Dalelaxd" .\xd '"Xutsworth." 

12. Joseph Carter, HL, born about 1760 '65. son of Joseph 
Carter, H., and his second wife Lettice Linton, married and set- 


tied in Lancaster, where he died in 181 5. He is said to have been 
married twice, and he may have been the Joseph Carter who mar- 
ried Sarah Chilton in June, 1783. His will shows his last v.ite 
to have been Frances Everett. This will, probated in Lancaster 
Dec. 18, 1815, left a good estate to wife Frances Everett Carter, 
and his eiglit children, and desired that his wife should educate 
the younger children in "as liberal a manner" as he had the three 
older ones. Sons Joseph Addison and Warren to be executors. 
They and a daughter Mary were probably the three older chil- 
dren and the issue by his first marriage. He had issue: 

118. Joseph Addison Carter, died prior to 1843. 

119. Warren Carter. Xo data. 

120. Mary Carter. Xo data. 

121. William Henry Carter. 

122. John Miller Carter. X'o data. 

123. Robert Carter. Xo data. '■ 

124. Alexander Carter. Xo data. 

125. Frances Carter. Xo data. 

118. Joseph Addisox C.\rter (Joseph Carter IV.) owned a 
plantation in Lancaster called "X'utsworth," which, judging by 
the name, probably belonged originally to his wife's father. Dr. 
Xutt. A bill of sale in Westmoreland county, dated Aug. 2, 1830, 
shows that Joseph Addison Carter was "Deputy ^Marshall of John 
Standard, Marshall for the Superior Court of Chancery for Fred- 
ericksburg Dist." From Hayden's Virginia Genealogies it is 
learned that Joseph Addison Carter married Eliza Chinn Xutt. 
daughter of a Dr. Xutt and his wife Elizabeth Chinn, born Sept. 
27, 1774, daughter of John and Sarah Chinn. 

Chinx, Ball and Yates E.xcursus. 

John Chinn, born in 1739, died Feb. 7, 1791, vestryman Christ Church, 
i769-'84. church warden 1769, 1775 and 1783. married. March 16. 1765. 
Sarah Yates, born 1742, died 1794, daughter of Rev. Bartholomew Yates. 
John Chinn was a son of Joseph Chinn, died Jan. 28, 1784. High SheritT 
of Lancaster i730-'34, Justice 1734, Burgess 1748, I75-. and 1754. vestry- 
man Christ Church i739-'5i, married. May 2, 1727, Elizabeth Ball. Joseph 
Chinn was the eldest son of Raleigh Chinn, vestryman 1739. died in Aug. 
1741, and his wife Either Ball, born in 1685, died in May, 1751. daughter 


of Col. Joseph Ball of "Epping Forest," and his first wife Elizabeth Rom- 
ney. Col. Ball, born May 24, 1649 in England, died in June, 171 1, was a 
son of the emigrants Col. William Ball and his wife Hannah Atherold of 
'"Millenbeck" (said to have been named for two daughters, Mildred and 
Rebecca, who died prior to their father). Col. Joseph Ball was an officer 
in the Lancaster militia, vestryman, etc., but is chiefly distinguished as the 
grandfather of General Washington. 

Raleigh Chinn is thought to have been a son of John Chynn, Planter 
of Moratico, Lancaster. Bishop Meade says: "From Raleigh Chinn de- 
scend those model males and females of that name who have served to 
give character to our country." 

Rev. Bartholomew Yates, born 1677. died July 26, 1734. father of Sarah 
Chinn, was graduated from Brazenose College, Oxford. Oct. 12, 169S, was 
ordained and licensed to preach in Virginia in 1700; and rector of 
Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, for thirty years, having succeeded his 
father. Rev. Robert Yates in this parish in 1704. He v;as married to 
Sarah Mickelborough, September 14, 1704. 

Joseph Addison Carter died prior to Xov. 20, 1843. a.-^ shown 
by the will of "Eliza Chinn Carter, widows of Joseph Addison 
Carter," probated on that day. She left all her estate to educate 
and provide for her three younger children, as the others had been 
better educated, etc.. in their father's lifetime. Her daughter Eu- 
genia prayed the court for an appeal from this. Son Addison L. 
executor. Jos. and Eliza Carter had issue : 

126. Margaret Elizabeth Yates Carter, married John B. Bran- 
ham and had four children. 

127. Adelina Somerville Carter, married W. L. G. Mitchell. 

128. Roselina Althea Carter, married a Mr. Smart. 

129. Eugenia Carter, mentioned above. 

130. Addison Lombard Carter, married Mary Jones and had 
one child. The Richmond County records show that Addison L. 
Carter of Lancaster purchased on March 20, 1852, from Wm. E. 
Hill 464 acres of land in Richmond, and on the 27th of the month 
834 acres from John P. Armstrong. April 6, 1852, Addison L. 
Carter and wife Mary sold 88 r acres to Wm. M. Jackson and 
Thos. A. Watson, of Boston, j.Iass. 

121. William Hexry C.\rter. son of Joseph and Frances Car- 
ter, was married Feb. 22, 1831, to Harriet Ball, born Feb. 14, 1814, 



daughter of Hilkiah and Harriett Ball, who were married Nov. 
II, 1811. 

Ball Excursus. 

Hilkiah Ball, born in 1-S6. died Jan. 5, 1S32. was a son of George and 
Jane Ball, and his wife was a daughter of David Ball. George Ball was 
the eldest son of Capt. David Ball, born 1737, died in 181 1, vestryman 
Wiccomco Parish 1770, and his wife Hannah Haynie, and was grand-on 
of Capt. George Ball, died in Sept., 1770, justice of Northumberland I753. 
sheriff 1757, vestryman 1770, etc., who married on June 14. 1736 Anne Tay- 
lor, daughter of Elizabeth Taylor of Lanca-ter. He was a son of Cant. 
George Ball, Sr., of Wicomico, Northumberland, born 168 — , died 1746. 
who was a son of Capt. William Ball of Lancaster, born Jan. 2, 1641, died 
Sept. 30, 1694. justice 16S0, Burgess 1685, captain militia 1672, etc. and 
his wife ^largaret Downman. See "Virginia Genealogies." 

Wm. H. and Harriet Ball Carter had issue: 

131. Joseph Addison Carter, born in June, 1832. 

132. William Henry Carter, born April 29, 1835. 

134. Frances Everett and Robert Warren Carter, twins, born 
April 8, 1838. 

135. Virginia Page Carter, born March 22, 1840. 

136. John Miller Carter, born in Nov., 1842. 

137. Mary Jane Carter, born June 30, 1845. 

When Rev. Mr. Hayden was writing in 1891 Frances Everett 
was the only member of this family living. 

It will be noticed that the descendants of Mary Anne Carter 
Bronaugh in Mason county, and of her half brother Joseph Carter 
in Lancaster, have handed down the similar names of Addison 
and Warren. 

127. Adelina Somerville Carter, married William Lawrence 
Gunnion Mitchell, son of William Ball Mitchell and his wife Mar- 
garet Downman, born ^^larch 31, 1786, daughter of Joseph Ball 
Downman of "Moratico" and his wife Olivia Payne, daughter of 
Capt. Wm. Payne of Warnick. England. Jos. Ball Downman was 
a great grandson of Col. Joseph Ball of "Epping Forest," Lan- 

W. L. G. Mitchell and A. S. Carter had issue : 

138. Wilhelmina, married Henry X. Harrison. 

139. Somerville, married a Miss Thornton. 


140. Lombard, married a :\riss Fitziiugh. 
141- Robert. 

142. Margaret. 

143. Lawrence. 

144- Adelina. 

145- Eliza. 

146. William Ball. 

147- Hampton. 

148- John Chinn, born March 6. 1868. died in 1869. 
CARTERS OF D.\LELAX[>— George Carter Branch. 

2. George Carter, son of Joseph and Ann Pines Carter, wa. 
born, lived and died in White Chapel Parish. Lancaster. In t^e 
census of 1783 he was the head of a family of five white per^.^n, 
and twenty-one servants. 

Feb. 24, 1791, "George Carter of White Chapel Parish. G^mk - 
made his will, in which he speaks of being "very old - It wa^ 
probated Dec. 19, 1791. He left his entire estate to wife Ellen 
for the remainder of her life, after which the home plantation and 
thirteen negroes to son Joseph Carter ; one negro to granddauohter 
Katy Chmn Carter: daughter Jane Berrv. wife of George B"er^^■ 
having had her portion, was to have now but two negroes her 
choice of beds, and a large walnut table; daughter Ellen Phillips 
to have nine negroes, a desk, second choice of beds, and if =he 
died without issue her share was to revert to the children of her 
brother and sister. 

Joseph Carter is said to have married a Miss Chinn and had a 
family of girls— Carter MSS. Xo further data. 

Jane Carter married George Berry in Jan.. 1783, and was living 
in ^orthumberland County in 1784, at which time she had one 
child. Xo further data of either of the daughters of Geor-e and 
Ellen Carter. '"^ 

Carters of Dalelaxi^Hexrv Carter Braxch. 
3- Hexry Cartfr. youngest son of Joseph and Anne Pine- 
Carter, owned a g.ood plantation in White Chapel Parish where 
he died some time afrer 1785. He was a captain in the French 
and Indian War-Starke note^. Aug. 9. 175S he wa. marri.d to 
Hannah Chilton in Lancaster County, said to have been a daughter 
of William. Chilton, Sr. (Carter MSS.) 


The Chiltons of Lancaster. 
The Chilton family of Lancaster was settled in that county at an early 
date, and doubtless were more or less closely connected with the family 
of Westmoreland Chiltons. The Lancaster Chiltons have been more or 
less prominent in the county affairs since prior to the Revolution, and the 
present clerk of the county is a member of that family. Unfortunately 
I did not know of tliis Carter-Chilton connection when in Lancaster, else 
would have made abstracts of the Chilton wills. I remember to have seen 
among the original papers of the eighteenth century, one signed by a Wm. 
Chilton, and bearing a seal with a coat-of-arms. which, as well as I re- 
member, was similar to those borne by the Westmoreland Chiltons. which 
are: Arms,— Argent a chevron gules within a bordure, gobonated or. and 
az. Crest,— A griffin passant sable bazantee. Motto,— Terra et mare. 

(From old seal owned by Miss Stella Pickett Hardy, Batesville. Ark.) 
The census of 1783 shows that William Chilton. Sr., and his wife were 
living alone, and owned seventeen servants. Wm. Chikon. Jr., was the 
head of a family of six. and eight servants. George Carter and Henry 
Carter probably lived near the Chiltons, as their names appear together 
in the census report. 

Henry Carter in 1783 had 8 white persons and 16 colored 
servants in family. The author of the Carter :MSS. in speaking 
of Henry Carter, says: "I remember the old gentleman very well. 
He had eight or ten children, Joseph, John, William, Henry, Robert 
and several daughters. John died in this county about forty years 
ago, leaving several children and a good estate. He had a son 
Rawley by his first wife, who was a daughter of George Conway, 
whose widow married Spencer Carter, and a son Robert and three 
or four other children by his last wife, who, I think, was a Miss 
George. The other sons moved away." I have no further data 
of Henry Carter's descendants except through his son John Car- 
ter, Xo. 149. 

149. JoHX Carter (Henry, Jos., Thos.) was married on Jan. 
22, 1795, by Rev. B. Phillips to Grace Ball Conway, daughter of 
George and Anne Downman Conway. 

CoNw.w, Downman E.xcursus. 

George Conway, born in 1744, died prior to 1792, was a son of George 

Conway. Sr., died in May. 1754, and his wife Anne Heath, born May 9, 

1721, daughter of Samuel Heath. George Conv.-ay, Sr., was a son of Col. 


Edwin Conway, born in i68r, died Oct. 3. 1763, and his wife Anne Ball 
daughter of Col. Joseph Ball and Elizabeth Romney. and half sister of the 
mother of General Washington. Colonel Edwin Conway was a .on of 
Edwin Conway and Sarah Fleete, and his son-in-law, Col. James Gordon. 
said, "was a man of very great parts." He was a member of the House 
of Burgesses 1710 to 1742, except in 1720; vestryman of Christ Church 
and St. Mary's 1739- '63, etc. 

Grace Ball Conway Carter's mother. Anne Downman. born Sept. 20 
1748, was a daughter of Travers and Grace Ball Downman. Traver^ 
Downman. born .Mar. 16, 1726. married Dec. 23, 1748. to Grace Ball 
daughter of Capt. George Ball and his wife Grace Waddv of Wiccomi-n 
Northumberland County. See Hayden's Virginia Genealogies. 

John Carter and Grace Ball Conwav had an onlv son. Ralei-h 
Downman Carter, of whom later. This wife died and he married 
Carmm George ( ?), by whom he had issue sons Robert. Job.n and 
Joseph, named in his will, and possibly others. He made his will 
Dec. 23, 1821, probated Mar. 18, 1S22. He gave to son Raleigh 
Carter seven negroes he had already loaned him and gave wi^e 
Carmin Carter the use of all lands and personal propertv, including 
fourteen negroes named in the will "for the support and education 
of my three young children, Robert. John and Joseph Carter." 

Raleigh Downman Carter married a .Miss Hughlett, of Xorih- 
umberland County, and had among other children, Tascoe Conway 
Carter, eldest son, who married Marv Elizabeth Lee Harvev ; "her 
mother was Susan Lee of Cobbs Hall, the Colonial home of 
Charles Lee, first cos. to Gen. R. E. Lee of Armv of Xorthern \'ir- 
ginia. This is about all that I can tell. I was raised at Col)bs 
Hall by my uncle Lewis Giles Harvey"— Capt. William Harvex" 
Carter, of Wiccomico Church, Northumberland Countv, son of 
Tascoe Conway Carter and M. E. L. Harvey Carter. 

Starke Family. 
^ 7- Taeitha Carter, daughter of Jos. and Ann Pines Carter of 
''Daleland," born circa 1722-^24. died in Stafford Xov. 6. 17-9. 
She was married in 1741 to William Lowry and settled in Staff oVd 
County, where he died in 1745, leaving two children: 

150. Judith Lowry, born Feb. 13, 1742. 

151. George Lowry, born Xov. 24. 1744. 

Xo further data of them except that both were living Xov. 8. 
1757, when their stepfather, Jeremiah Starke rendered an account 
as guardian of their estate. 


Jan. 29. 1747, Mrs. Tabitha Carter Lowry was married to Jere- 
miah Starke, second son of James and Elizabeth Thornton Starke, 
who came to StatTord County, \'a., in 1717. He is said to have 
been a lawyer and to have had brothers Archibald, Daniel and 
Jeremiah, who also came to America. 

Jeremiah Starke is said to have been born about 1726 in Staf- 
ford, and to have been in the \'irginia troops against the French 
and Indians when he was wounded by an Indian arrow in tlie arm 
so badly that it was necessary to amputate the arm. After the 
death of Tabitha Carter Lowry Starke, Jeremiah Starke married a 
]Mary Elizabeth Green or Guinn, by whom he had several children. 
He and all of his sons are said to have served in the War of the 
Revolution. He died in Stafford in 1805. -"^ branch of the family 
in Tennessee has an old silver snuff box that bears the date 1744. 
and the motto, ''fortiornin fortia facta'' the motto of the Starke 
family arms, and is said to have belonged to James Starke. 

Jeremiah and Tabitha Carter Starke had issue : 

152. John Carter Starke, born Nov. 16, 1748. 

153. Henry Carter Starke, born in i750-"5i. 

154. Mary Starke, born ]May 19, 1753. 

155. Robert Starke, born in 1755. 

152. John Carter Starke, born in 1748. died in 1814, in Sum- 
ner County, Tenn. He is said to have been a lawyer and farmer, 
and to have served four years in the latter part of the Revolution. 
Removed to Tennessee between 1790 and 1800. Jan. 4, 1769. 
John Carter Starke v.-as married to Sarah English (or Inglish), 
born July 2t„ 1749, died in 1820. She was a daughter of Capt. 
John English and his wife Prudence Thornton of King George 
County. "Sarah English's grandmother on the Thornton side 
was Margaret Carter, own cousin of Tabitha Carter Starke. Col. 
Thornton, own uncle to Aunt Charlotte, wrote to John Starke of 
lands in 1800. When he came out he brought Jackson to see him, 
with whom he had served." If it be true that Margaret Carter 
Thornton was a first cousin of Tabitha Carter, she must have been 
the daughter of Peter Carter, who died in Lancaster in 172 1 by 
his second wife, as Peter's daughter Margaret was the only Mar- 
garet in that generation. 


John Carter Starke was a strong Baptist, and established the 
first Baptist church on Drake's Creek. Sumner County. Tenn.. of 
which he was clerk. He had issue by his wife Sarah English : 

156. ^lehethlen Starke, born in 1770. 

157. Prudence Starke. 

158. Charlotte Starke. 

159. Thornton Starke. 

160. Jeremiah Starke. 

161. Alexander Starke, born in 1780. 

162. Tomat Starke. 

163. Elizabeth Starke. 

164. John Starke, born in 1788 in Stafford County, Va. 

161. Alexander Starke, born in Stafford County, died in 1862 
in Sumner County, Tenn. He married ^vlargaret, daughter of 
John and Frances Coleman Waters and had issue : 

165. Coleman Starke. 

166. John Starke. 

167. Henry Carter Starke. 

168. Alexander Starke. 

169. Margaret Starke. 

170. Mehethlen Starke. 

171. Elizabeth Starke. 

172. Sarah Starke. 

173. Frances Starke. 

164. John Starke, born in Stafford County May 8, 1788. died 
in Sumner County, Tenn., in 1862. He was married Sept. 6, 1812, 
to ^largaret Primm, born Oct. i, 1787, daughter of Capt. John 
Prim.m and his wife Elizabeth Langhead Hansbrough. 

Primm Excursus. ; 

The Primms of Virginia are said to belong to the ancient French 
family of De la Pryme. That in 1725 Abraham De la Pryme removed 
from France and settled in the Isle of Man. and twenty-five years later 
his son John emigrated to Virginia, where in deference to the then ex- 
isting prejudice against French names, the De la was dropped and spell- 
ing changed to its present form. This John Primm had four sons,— 
William, James, Thomas, and John. 


John Primm, born in Stafford County, Va., May 17, 1750, died in St. 
Clair County, III., March 12, 1837, where he had moved his family in 1803. 
He is said to have been an officer in the Virginia troops in the ilevolu- 
tion, and to have been present at the surrender of Yorktown in 1781- 

Oct. 9. 1777, he was married to Elizabeth Langhead Hansbrough, born 
Jan. 5. 1761, died Nov. 25, 1832. They haa issue seventeen children: Wil- 
liam, born Sept. 14, 1778; John, born July 25, 1783; Thomas, born May 11, 
1782; James, born Sept. 10. 17S3; Peter, born April 25, 1785, married 
Marie Angelique Le Roux D'Esneval of St. Louis, and was the father of 
Judge Wilson Primm; Daniel, born June 2^. 17S6; Peggy, born Oct. I, 
1787, married John Starke, Oct. i, 1812, and lived and died at Springfield, 
Tenn-; Enoch, born Dec. 15, 1788; Elijah, born March 8, 1790; Silas, born 
Jan. 6, 1792: Elizabeth, born May 26, 1793; Parmenas. born Oct. 26, 1794; 
Joseph, born Sept. 8, 1795; Levi, born June 11. 1797 '. Aram, born July 
28, 1799; Lydia, born Jan. 31, 1801 ; Mary, born July 31, 1804. 

John Starke and his wife Margaret Primm had issue : 

174. James Starke, born Jan 15, 1814. 

175. Elizabeth Starke, born Jan. 30, 1815. 

176. Lydia Starke, born April 14, 1816- 

177. Joseph Carter Starke, born Dec. 30, 1817. 

178. Louisa Starke, born May 30, 1819. 

179. Sarah Anne Starke, born Sept. 11, 1820. 

180. Mary ^L Starke, born Dec. 25, 182 1. 

181. Evelina Starke, born April 18, 1823. 

182. John Primm Starke, born Aug. 19, 1824. 

183. Margaret ^l. Starke, born April 19, 1826, died July 28, 


184. Catharine K. Starke, born Jan. 16, 1828. 

Joseph Carter Starke had a daughter who married Mr. William 
Clark Breckenridge, secretary and treasurer of the Phoenix Plan- 
ing Mill Co., of St. Louis, and died in 1902, leaving one daughter, 
Lamiza Baird Breckenridge. Most of the above data of the 
Starke and Primm families was furnished by Mr. Breckenridge. 

Jeremiah Carter Br-vnch. 

4. Jeremiah Carter, son of Joseph and Ann Pines Carter of 
"Daleland," born in Lancaster July 8, 1720, died in Stafford Feb. 
2, 1781. His Bible records show that he was married to Ann 
Harriion Oct. 4, 1746. She u-a^ born Jan. 5, 1728. and died ^larch 


18, 17-8, and may have been a daughter of Luel and Hannah Har- 
rison (daughter of John Footman, .Gent.) of Cople Parish, West- 
moreland County. 

Feb. 7, 1747, Jeremiah Carter, Planter, of Cople Parish, West- 
moreland County, mortgaged to Henry Lee, Esq., a one hundred 
acre plantation purchased from Luel Harrison and Hannah his 
wife, daughter of "John Footman. Gent., Dec'd," adjoining the 
plantation of Col. Lsaac Allerton ; five negro slaves; 12 head of 
cattle : 32 head of hogs : 4 feather beds and furniture, a dozen 
chairs, a desk, and two oval tables, to secure the payment of a debt 
of £ro3.2s. ^lay 11. 1752, Jeremiah Carter of Stattord County 
and wife Ann sold this plantation to John Crabb. 

May 10, 1755, Jeremiah Carter and brother Joseph Carter of 
Stafford petitioned the House of Burgesses for pay for taking up 
a runaway slave. 

Jan. 10, 1757, they sold to Thomas Xewman some land they 
owned together. 

Feb. 6, 1756, Jere Carter, Planter, of Overwharton Parish, Staf- 
ford, hired three negro servants to Richard Graham, Merchant of 
Dumfries, for one year for £20. 

July 20, 1759, '-Joseph Carter, Gent.," of W^hite Chapel Parish, 
Lancaster, deeded a negro to Anne Carter, daughter of his son 
Jeremiah Carter of Stafford, and in his will probated in 1765 left 
to son Jeremiah 400 acres of land in Stafford. 

The old Jeremiah Carter house is yet standing about two miles 
from the Stafford Courthouse. It is surrounded by some fine old 
trees in a good sized yard and is a two-story and attic frame build- 
ing, and formerly had a two-story wing at the back, as shown by 
the doors in the upper and lower halls. At each end of the main 
building is a huge hewn stone chimney, and at one side of the 
yard is another that evidently belonged to a detached kitchen. Over 
the front and back hall doors are beautifully latticed transoms. A 
pre-nuptial contract recorded in 1844, shows that a Jeremiah Car- 
ter married Elizabeth Wamsley. daughter of Benj. C. Wamslev. 
He is supposed to have been the son of Jeremiah Carter. Sr.'s -on 
Joseph who was living in Stafford at the old home with a wife 
and one child in 17S5. 


The Carter MSS. in speaking of Joseph Carter of "Daleland" 
and his children, says : "'Jeremiah Carter married a Miss Harrison 
and settled in Stafford. About thirty years ago I had to attend 
court in Stafford and stopped for a night with a ^Mr. Jeremiah 
Carter who lived at a nice place about 2 miles from the C. H. He 
owned a good plantation and a good many servants. Mr. Carter 
told me that his place was settled by his grandfather Jeremiah 
Carter from Lancaster County about 1750, and showed me the old 
gent's Bible, which was about a hundred years old and very 
curious I noted down in my pocket book some of the dates in it. 
Jeremiah Carter born 8th July, 1720. Betsy Ann Harrison was 
born i8th Jan'y, 1728. Jere Carter and Ann Harrison was mar- 
ried on 4th Octo'r, 1746. Jeremiah Carter, Sen. departed this 
life Feb'y 2nd., 1781. Ann Carter, Sen., Departed this Life iStli 
March, 1778. They had ten children, but I did not copy their 
dates in full. Jeremiah 1748, Ann 1750, Katharine 1753, Henry 
1755, Tabitha 1757, Joseph 1759, Robert 1761, Benj'n 1763, Wil- 
liam 1769. Mr. Carter told me the girls never married. Some of 
the sons died young. Jere Jun. married a Miss Brent and left no 
surviving children. Henry went to a western county and married. 
Joseph married a Miss Sally Edwards and were my host's parents. 
William married a Miss Jenkins and moved co the southern part 
of the state when Mr. Carter was a boy. Mr. Carter cared little 
about the fam.ily pedigree and knows nothing of his uncles' fami- 

185. Jeremiah Carter, Jr., born in 1748. 

186. Anne Carter, born in 1750, died unmarried in Stafford m 

187. Catharine Carter, born Jan. 28,1753, was living unmarried 
in 1791. 

188. Henry Carter, born in Sept., 1755, probably Henry of Fair- 
fax in 1782. 

189. Tabitha Carter, born Dec. ir, 1757, died unmarried. 

190. Joseph Carter, born in 1759, had a son Jeremiah, living in 

191. Robert Carter, born in 1761. Xo other data. 


192. Benjamin Carter, living in 1790 when he was summoned 
to court. 

193. IVilliajii Carter, born in 1769, died in Logan Co., Ohio in 
1833. ( ?) 

193. William Carter, son of Jeremiah and Anne Harrison 
Carter, is supposed to have been the William Carter, who appeared 
in Bedford County, \'a., prior to i8(X), and from thence removed 
to Logan County, Ohio, in 1830. where he died in 1833, though 
William Carter of Bedford may have been a son of John Carier 
of that county, who was a son of John and :Mary Butler Carter 
of Stafford. The evidence is only circumstantial, but points 
strongly to a Jeremiah Carter origin. It is as follows : 

Jeremiah Carter of Stafford had a son William, born in xjfx). 
who married a Miss Joikins and removed to the southern part of 
the state. This Wm. Carter had a sister and aunt named Tabitha. 
William Carter, who died in Logan County, Ohio, in 1833. "''-^^^ 
born about i769-"70. He had a son Jenkins, born in Bedford 
County about 1794, and a daughter Tabitha born about 1798. The 
only wife of Wm. Carter of Bedford County known to his de- 
scendants was named ]\Iary Wade, and some branches of their 
descendants knew nothing of a son Jenkins. It is thought that 
probably Wm. Carter was married twice, and that the first wife. 
Miss Jenkins, had but one or two children, and as Jenkins Carter 
went to Louisiana, where he died in 1832, he was lost sight of by 
his half brothers and sisters in Ohio. 

William Carter of Bedford County married (2?) Mary Wade. 
of French descent, born about 1768, died in 1848 in Logan county. 
Ohio. He was a millwright by trade as well as a farmer, and in 
the summer of 1832 removed with his family and the families of 
his married children to Logan County, Ohio, where he purchased 
land near the town of Rushylvania. 

He gave the land for the Rushylvania cemetery and was th.e 
first person buried in it, as he died in the early spring of 1833. 

A tradition in the family says that Mary Wade's parents were 
people of considerable means, and when she married Wm. Carter 
they gave her a servant v/oman. but Wm. Carter having puritanical 
ideas, freed her. Later Mary'.^ parents feeling sorry for her wit'n 



increasing family and duties gave her another servant girl, who 
was al5o freed by William Carter. This incensed the Wades so 
that they disinherited their daughter and refused to have any- 
thing more to do with her husband. This rift between the two 
families and his hatred of slavery decided Wm. Carter to emigrate 
to Ohio, but he had considerable difficulty in persuading his mar- 
ried children to leave the blue hills and beautiful valleys of Bed- 
ford for the level prairies of Ohio. Mary Wade is said to have 
shared her husband's abolition ideas, and to have been a devout 
member of the ^lethodist church. William Carter had issue a> 
follows : 

194. Jenkins Carter, born circa 1795, was a Methodist ^^linister 
and died in Louisiana prior to 1832. 

195. Lucy Carter, born about 1796. 

196. Tabitha Carter, born in 1798. 

197. William Carter, born July 28, 1800, died in 1850. 

198. Robert Stewart Carter, born July 28, 1800, died Feb. 12, 

199. Joseph Carter, was a manufacturer of fine hats in Phila- 
delphia when last heard of. 

200. Benjamin Carter, 

201. Charlotte Carter. 

202. Margaret Carter. 

203. Edward L. Carter. 

204. Sarah Otey Carter. . . 

205. Elizabeth Carter. 

195. Lucy Carter, married Xathan Bales in Virginia and re- 
moved to Logan County, Ohio, in 1832. They had issue : John ; 
Tabitha. married a Zimmerman ; ^Margaret, married an Archer ; 
Beryl ; Jenkins ; and Sarah. 

196. Tabitha Carter, married Xov. 25, 1816, in Bedford 
County John Watson, Jr., by Rev. Josiah Morton. They removed 
to Ohio in 1832, and are buried at Rushylvania. They had issue: 
Mary; William; and ]\Iaria. Fulton Hughes, a grandson of 
Tabitha Carter Watson, lives at Ridge way, Ohio. 


197. William Carter (twin of R. S. C), married Rebecca 
Palmer in Virginia and removed to Ohio in 1832 and later to 
Arkansas, where he died in 1S50, after which his family returned 
to Logan County. They had issue : 

I. John W. Carter. 

II. Caroline Carter. 

III. Charles E. Carter. 

I\\ Tabitha Carter, married Robert Henderson. 

V. Susan Carter, married Michael Stewart and live in Urbana. 
111. They have issue: Annabelle, married Charles Freeman: Lil- 
lie; Charles; Cora, married Frank Flaltman ; Xora, married a Mr. 
Dunn ; and Osie. married a 'Mr. Dunn. 

\T. Matthew Carter. 

VII. Martin Carter, married Eva Cary. and lives at Urbana. III. 
Has issue: William; Bessie; Ella: and Fay. 

\TH. Mary Carter, married Peter Funk and lives at r.ellfon- 
taine, Ohio. They have issue : Charles, married Anna Freeman : 
Alice ; Arthur, married ^^linnie Xeer ; Emma, married James 
Niven ; and Fred. 

IX. Anna Carter, married Benjamin Meredith and had issue: 
Jonah, married Effie Emery ; Rebecca ; Owen, married Lena Dick- 
inson ; Esther, married Harry Jamison. 

X. William Carter, Jr., married Ella Buckley and had issue : 
John. Cleo, Giles, Mary, Marion and Robert. All live at Bellfon- 

198. Robert Stewart Carter. As the data of this branch of 
the faily is so much more extensive than of any of the others, it 
will be given last. 

200. Benjamin Carter removed to Rushylvania with his father 
and was one of the first merchants of that place. About 1856 he 
removed his family to Greenup, 111. 

2CI. Charlotte Carter, married July 29, 1829. Henry Grisson 
in Bedford Co.. \'a., and removed to Ohio in 1832, and later re- 

\ . moved to Illinois, where her descendants live. 

iO-. .Targaret Carter, married Robert Elliott of Ohio. 

geneAlDgy of the carter family 


had issue: Martha, Lucy, married a 'Mr. Andrews, and two sons. 
All of Logan County. 

203. Edward L. Carter, born in X'irginia, died in i860 in 
Logan Co., Ohio. He was a farmer, teacher and lawyer. Mar- 
ried Betsy Sutherland and had issue: 

L Cynthia Anne Carter, married Wm. Long. 

IL Henry Milton Carter, married Anne Mullen, and had issue: 
Minnie, married Wesley Peterson of Bellfontaine, Ohio : and 
Leora, married E. Dodson, a lumberman of Columbus, Ohio. 

HL Tabitha Carter, married ^Michael Long. 

IV. John Carter lives with his brother, Edward L. Carter, Jr., 
in Sacramento, Cal. 

V. Edward L. Carter, married Charlotte Davis and had issue: 
Frank and ^^'illiam. 

VL Harvey Sutherland Carter, married Margaret 3.1yers and 
lives at Bellfontaine, Ohio. Has issue : George, Ethel, Clara. 
VH. Lillian Carter, died in early girlhood. 

204. Sarah Otey Carter, born Feb. 10, 1812, was v/el! edu- 
cated and for a number of years a teacher. She married George 
W. Kearnes in Logan County, Ohio, about 1842, and died Aug. i, 
1880. They had issue : 

L Jacob D. Kearnes, born Feb. 9. 1845. 

n. Sarah Jane Kearnes, born July 16, 1846. 

HL Robert Kearnes. born July 9, 1848. 

IV. Daniel Kearnes, -born in 1850. 

V. George Kearnes. born in 1852. 

II. Sarah Jane Kearnes, married in March, 1874, Lee Winner 
and lives at Wes't ^Mansfield, Ohio. They have is>ue: Ree 
Kearnes Winner, born Feb. 28. 1875, married a Mr. Hill: and 
Glee H. Winner, born Aug. 22, 1882, married a Mr. Brewer. 

I am indebted to yir:-,. Sarah J. Winner and Dr. Blanche M. 
Haines for the data given of the Carters of Bedford County. \'a., 
and Logan County, Ohio. 

205. Elizabeth Carter, born in Bedford County, \'a.. died at 
Rushylvania, Ohio. Married Richard Thompson and had issue: 

I. Hugh Alexander Tho-npson. 



II. Edmund Thompson, married and had issue: Mary, and 
Edmund, Jr. 

III. Nicholas Thompson, married and had issue: Anna and 

Hugh Alexander Thompson, married March 25, 1859, Ellen 
Painter and had issue : Edmund P., Alfred R., Elizabeth, married 
Geo. Sells, and Robert L. Thompson. 

198. Robert Stewart Carter, twin of William, born July 28. 
1800, in Bedford County, A'a., died in Logan County. Ohio, Feb. 
12, 1842. He was a teacher and farmer, and he and his children 
have been identified with the pioneer life and development of the 
richest lands of Ohio, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. "Untimely 
graves mark the progress of these early pioneers." Oct. 2^. 1825, 
he was married in Bedford County to Evaline Ellis Cheatwood. 
born April 24, 1804. died June 10. 1881. at Hamburg, la., daughter 
of William and Nancy (Cottrell) Cheatwood, and through her 
mother possessed Huguenot blood. "She was a woman of much 
force of character and high ideals. Her sons-in-law have borne 
testimony to her excellence." They had issue : 

206. George Washington Carter, born Aug. 25, 1826, died April 
14, 1891. 

207. Elizabeth Jane Carter, born April 15, 1829, died at the 
age of 7. 

208. Mary Anne Carter, born April 21, 1831, died Dec. 26, iijoo. 

209. James Madison Carter, born June 2/, 1833, died }vlar. 2=,, 

210. Robert Trent Carter, born Aug. 23, 1835, died April 30, 

211. [Martha Louisa Carter, born Mar. 3, 1838, died Nov. 8, 

212. Anne Eliza Carter, born April 18, 1840, died ^lar. 14, 1869. 

213. John Edward Carter, born Mar. 8, 1842, died Sept. 26, 

206. George W. Carter, married March 27, 185 1, at Gallipoli-. 
Oh-;-, Mary Evans, born in Wales Dec. 19, 1835, died Feb. 16, 
19-?'!. at York, Neb. They ha'l issue: 


I. Sarah Anne Carter, born July 25, 1852, died Oct. 11. 1853. 

II. Emma Isadora Carter, born Sept. 7, 1854, married Oscar 
R. Jones and lives at York, Nebraska. Xo issue. 

III. Louie C. Carter, born May 14, 1857, married Dec. 2^, 1887. 
Paris Conlee of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and has a daughter }^Iabel, 
who married a Mr. Falk. 

IV. Eva R. Carter, born March 25, 1865, married Aug. 6, 1887, 
J. O. Sprague, Ottumwa, Iowa, and had issue : Orion, Earl, Emma, 
and Lillian. 

V. John \'. Carter, born Aug. 4, 1869, married Belle Kern and 
lives at Council Bluffs, Iowa. They have issue: Roland, Mildred, 

208. ]Mary Anxe Carter, married ]May 20, 1847, Jacob Cot- 
trell at Gallipolis, Ohio, and had issue : 

I. Cecelia Cottrell, born Feb. 3, 1849, died Nov. 18. 185 1. 

II. Rocetha Cottrell, born June 10, 1851, died July 5. 1902. nt 
York, Nebraska. Married INIarch 11, 1871, Oscar R. Jones, wlio 
after her death married her cousin Emma Carter. They had i>- 
sue : Orville, Bertha C, and Lloyd. Orville Jones has two daugh- 
ters, Roetha and Ruth. Bertha Jones married a Mr. Stayley and 
has issue: Winifred, Elroy, Edison, and Oscar. Lloyd Jones is a 
graduate and former instructor of the University of Nebraska, and 
is now connected with the Bureau of Standards at Washington. 

.III. Truman Cottrell, born Aug. ii, 1854. married Mar. 31. 
1881. Anne Caplinger and lives now at the old Caplinger home- 
stead in Taylor Co., Iowa. They had issue : James Cottrell. mar- 
ried Lula Beach in 1906. 

IV. Robert Ancil Cottrell, born July 11, 1865, lives at Des 
Moines. Iowa. 

V. Frank Lloyd Cottrell, born Feb. 23, 1868, lives near York. 
Nebraska, on a farm. Has two children. Lloyd and Lois. 

VI. Ellsworth Moore Cottrell, born Aug. 10, 1871. 

209. jA.NfF.s ^NIadisox Carter, married May 17, 1876, Elizabeth 
Gelvin and had issue: Robert N., born 1884, died in i()oy\ Dora 
B., born in 1882. married John L. Carr and died in 1910: .\nna E., 
born in i8Sn, married in 1908 Edwin Gilder of Omaha: and Ethei 


S. Carter, born in 1892, married in 191 1 Frank Reeves of York, 

210. Robert Trent Carter, enlisted at the beginning of the 
war in Co. H, 1 19th lU. Vols., and died at the siege of Vicksburg,. 
Miss., April 30, 1864. He was unmarried. 

211. Martha L. Carter, was educated at private schools at 
Elmwood and Prairie City, 111., and later taua^iii for a number of 
years in several different counties in Illinois. She was married 
Oct. 4, 1870, to Dr. George R. ^^loore, whose first wife was her 
sister Anne Eliza Carter, and died thirteen months later of tuber- 
culosis at Lincoln, Xeb., whither they had gone for her health. 

212. Axxe Eliza Carter, born in Logan County, Ohio, April 
18, 1840, died at Blandinsville, 111., March 14, 1869. She was 
married Sept. 8, 1859, at Fulton, 111., to Dr. George R. Mcnorc. 
born Feb. 19, 1835, in Chester Co., Pa., died Dec. 21, 1910. at 
Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, Xeb. She was educated at Elmwood. 
111., and taught school in Fulton and ^^IcDonough Counties. She 
was small of stature, dainty and graceful, and a friend says: '"She 
reminded her of a bird in the swiftness and grace of her move- 
ments; that her manners were polished, and that she possessed 
unusual natural courtesy, high ideals, and abundant good sense." 
She is buried at Bushnell, 111., where her husband and sister lie 
beside her. 

Dr. Moore was a son of Sharpless and Rachel Roberts ]\Ioore, 
and a descendant of old Quaker families near Philadelphia. \\\\o 

\ had come to Pennsylvania with Penn and Logan. Among thcni 

\ were the Roberts. Doyles. Sharpless, Watsons, Kinseys and Fell-. 
He was educated at Ercildoun Academy, Pa., and had a course of 
lectures at Jefferson ^Medical College. In 1857 he removed to 
Illinois, but did not practice medicine there, instead was a mer- 
chant and teacher. In 1880 he settled at Oxford Junction, Io\va. 
where he practiced medicine and for a number of years was tiie 

j Division Surgeon of the Chicago, }vlilwaukee and St. Paul R. R. 

I They had issue one daughter : 

Blanche Moore, born Dec. 21, 1865. in Xew Castle County. 
Delaware. She was graduate^l from the Woman's Hospital Me<;i- 


cal College of Chicago in 18S6. Served as interne in the Mary 
Thompson Hospital of Chicago in 1887. She married May 15, 
1890, Dr. Thomas J. Haines, born June 5, 1853. in Logan County, 
Ohio, son of John Hunter and Lydia Hole Haines. 

Dr. T. J. Haines is a graduate of the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, Chicago, and was interne at Cook Co. Hospital in 18S9. 
They are members of several medical societies, and live at Three 
Rivers, ^lichigan. Xo issue. 

213. John Edward Carter, born March 12, 1842. in Shelby 
Co., Ohio, died Sept. 26, 1882, at York, Xeb. At the beginning 
of the war he enlisted in Co. H. 119th 111. \'ols., and served until 
Aug. 26, 1865, participating in six battles; under date of Xov. 20. 
1864, he wrote his sister Anna, saying: "Since the 26th of Jan- 
uary we have marched nineteen hundred miles, to say nothing of 
the thousands of miles we have traveled by river and railroad. . . 
Those who read the history of this war will see that we have done 
m.ore marching than any other troops in the service, since Jan. 
26th."' After the war he removed to the west and built the first 
house in Lincoln. Xebraska. He was of a lively disposition and 
fond of a joke. Sept. 26, 1867, he married ^lartha E. Eastin, 
born June 17, 1849, i" Kentucky, burned to death at Los Angeles, 
Cal., Dec. 4, 1909. They had issue one son: 

Robert Ellsworth Carter, born March 18, 1869, at Bardolph, 111. 
Married April 15, 1906, Ardella S. Storm. He is president of the 
Beacon Light Co., of Los Angeles, California. 

Some Virginia Carters in the Revolution 

Since the MSS. of the first part of this book was sent to the 
printer, the Roster of the \'irginia Soldiers in the Revokition. men- 
tioned in the Preface, has been issued by the \'irginia State 
Library. This vakiable hst contains the names of more than 
thirty-five thousand \'irgin:a soldiers and sailors who saw service 
in the War of the Revolution, and is compiled from all the known 
sources available to th.e compilers ; the United States Goverr.nieiU 
having refused the State the privilege of cop}-ing the rolls and 
other records of \'irginia soldiers, preserved at Washington. 

There are one hundred and ninety-three entries in the name of 
Carter, under thirty-nine different baptismal names. Some of t!ie 
entries taken from different sources were known to refer to the 
same person; others gave no means of distinguishing between dif- 
ferent men of the same name; but allowing for these duplicate re- 
cords, there v/as probably not less than a hundred \'irginia Carters 
in the Revolution, as shown by this roster. The commoner bap- 
tismal names being represented by several different men under 
each, as for example in one list that I examind I found three 
separate Henry Carters. 

If your ancestor's name appears among those given below, you 
may obtain, for a reasonable fee, a certified copy of record of 
service either from the \'irginia State Librarian, or Mr. W . G. 
Standard, Secretary of the \'irginia Historical Society. Richmond, 
Va. If your revolutionary ancestor does not appear in this list. 
you may be able to find some record of his service in the Pension 
Office or War Department, Washington, D. C. 

In the case of th.ose who petitioned the Legislature for a pen- 
sion or settlement of their claim, the county of their re:-idence i- 
shown. I will give their names and county without gi\ing the 
number of times each appears in the records. In the case of t!ie 
others, where there is no marks of identification I give th.e num!:!cr 


of diftereni records in which that name appears, which in regard 
to some of the commoner names probably means there were nearly 
that many different men of the same name. 

Carter Xa.mes Appearing ix the \'irginia List. 

Carter, Charles, of Goochland Co., 1792. 

Carter. George, of "Shirle}-," i779-"8o. 

Carter, Halsey, of Buckingham Co., 1835. 

Carter, James, of Northampton Co., 1S35. 

Carter, James ]\[., of Tslecklenburg Co.. 1835. 

Carter, Jesse, of Buckingham Co., 1795. 

Carter. John, of Bedford Co., 1835. 

Carter, John, of Caroline Co., 1835. 

Carter, John, of Plalifax Co., 1781. 

Carter. John, of Cabell Co.. 1828. 

Carter, Joseph, of Xorfolk Co., 1835. 

Carter, Poval. Prince Edward Co., 1835. 

Carter, Samuel, of Prince Edward Co. 

Carter, Thomas, of Lancaster Co., 1835. 

Carter, Thomas, of Shenandoah Co., 1838. 

Carter, Thonias (Assistant Surgeon), Brunswick Co.. i 

Carter, Thomas (Surgeon). 

Carter, William. (Surgeon), James City Co.. 1791. 

Carter, William, of King William Co., i779-"8o. 

Carter, William, of Henrico. 

Carter, William, of Patrick Co., 1835. 

Carter, William, of Monroe Co., 1835. 

Carter, William. 2nd., of Patrick Co., 1835. 

Carter, Abednego. 

Carter, Barnabas (3). 

Carter, Caleb. 

Carter, Dale (2). 

Carter, David. 

Carter, Francis (Xavy). 

Carter, Henry (9). 

Carter, J. C. (barrack m.) 


Carter, Capt. John (probably Capt. John of CaroHne-Spotsyl- 

Carter, John (19). 

Carter, Armistead (2). 

Carter, Benjamin. 

Carter, Charles, Col. 

Carter, Charles, private. 

Carter, Edward. 

Carter, George (Xavy). 

Carter, Hnddleston. 

Carter, Hudilsee. 

Carter, Capt. John Champe (of the "King Carter" family). 

Carter, John Jar ret (barrack m.). 

Carter, John, Xavy (7). 

Carter, Jesse (of Pittsylvania- died in Caswell Co., \ C in 

Carter, Job (probably of Amherst). 

Carter, Lt. Lemuel. 

Carter, Alesh. 

Carter, Obediah (4). 

Carter, Phillip (3). 

Carter, Robert (5). 

Carter, Towns. 

Carter, Capt. William. 

Carter, Wiyjam (18). 

Carter, James (4). 

Carter, Joseph, (6). 

Carter, Landon. 

Carter, Levy. 

Carter, Xicholas (3). 

Carter, Peter. 

Carter, Richard (3). 

Carter, Samuel (2). 

Carter, Thomas (Cornet). 

Carter, Thomas (10). 

Carter, William P. 

In the li^t of Revolutionary war soldiers published by Mr. W 



Armstrong Crozier in the \'irginia Records Quarterly, I notice 
two not given in the \'irginia State Library list, viz. : John Carter, 
Dec'd, Richard Carter, heir at law. Nov. 4. 17S4, Sergeant Conti- 
nental Line 3 years ; and Hy. Carter, private Coniinental Line for 
3 years. 

A Partial List of \'irgixia Carters in Service in the 
War of 1812. 

The following- names were noted in a hurried search through a 
volume of Militia Rolls of the War of 1812 published by the 
State of Virginia. A careful search would probably disclc>e 
other Carter names. Those familiar with the old militia organi- 
zation may be able to give the names of the counties by the num- 
bers of the regiments given. The volume., which was publi>iied 
in 1852, gives the length of service, certificates of which probably 
can be obtained from the State Librarian or ^[r. Stanard fur a 
reasonable fee. 

92nd Regiment, Lancaster County. — Xine Carters, as follows : 
Raleigh, John, Humphrey, Nicholas. Charles, George. George (in 
Capt. Kirk's Co.), Thomas (Capt. Brent's Co.), Thomas (Capt. 
Kirk's Co.). 

30th Regiment. Caroline County. — Seven Carters, as follows:, James B., \'icman. Joseph. Spencer ^L, Philip, and Charles. 

33rd Regiment, Henrico County. — Six Carters, all of whom 
probably belonged ot the Gi'e- Carter f?milv: Mos^, Charles G.-,- 
\\"illiam, Theodorick, Dandridge, and Joseph G. 

Carter's Cavalry, Pittsylvania County. — Capt. Edward Carter. 
Serg. Rawley W. Carter, Serg. Christopher L. Carter and Private 
Jesse Carter, all sons of Thomas Carter of "Greenrock." 

69th Regiment, Halifax County. — Theodorick Carter. 

64th Regiment, Henry County. — Walker Carter. 

22nd Regiment, Mecklenburg County. — John P. Carter and 
Little B. Carter. 

The following regiments have no county given : 

4th Regim.ent.— Robert W. Carter, Zachary Carter. 

6th Regiment. — John Carter. 

nth Regiment. — Francis Carter. 


i6th Regiment. — Seven Carters, as follows : Adcock. James, Sr., 
James. Jr., John. Corp. John S., Thomas, and William. 

19th Regiment. — Four Carters, as follows: Charles, John, Jo- 
seph, and two Georges. 

25th Regiment. — Lewis Carter. 

36th Regiment. — James, David, and William Carter, each name 
appearing twice. 

37th Regiment. — James R. Carter. 

41st Regiment. — Daniel Carter. 

52nd Regiment. — Edward Carter. 

65th Regiment. — Stephen Carter. 

71st Regiment. — William and Champion Carter. 

74th Regiment. — Thomas Carter. 

iioth Regiment. — Phillip Carter. 

I nth Regiment. — John and Abner Carter. 

115th Regiment, Warwick County. — Thomas C. Carter. 

Capt. Robert Carter's Troop of Cavalry. — Capt. Robert W. Car- 
ter and Lt. David L. ^l. Carter. 

The Davis Family of Wilkinson County, 

Since the MSS. of the Carter genealogy was sent to the printer, 
data has been received of two Davis famiHes that settled in Mis- 
sissippi from Kentucky in the first quarter of last century, said 
to have been from Todd or Christian County, Kentucky, but the 
records of these counties fail to show any mention of them. Cir- 
cumstantial evidence indicates strongly that one of them was a 
branch of the Davis family of '■Broadfield,'" Spotsylvania County, 
Virginia, and the other a near connection of that family. 

Samuel Davis, father of President Jefferson Davis, removed 
with his large family from Christian County, Kentucky, to the 
same county in Mississippi as the others, and about the same time, 
which probably accounts for the idea that all three came from, the 
same county in Kentucky. Like other branches of the "Broad- 
field" family, the Mississippi Davises have a "tradition" of very 
distant kinship to the Confederate President; but as no records 
have been found that even remotely indicate it, and those who 
have the traditions cannot give the slightest suggestion of the 
connecting link, no credence has been given to the idea of the two 
families being connected. 

The other families were those of Fielding Davis, Sr., supposed 
to have been the son of James Davis, Jr., of "Broadfield,"' 'See 
Davis family elsewhere in this book.) and Austen Jeter Davis, 
whom his granddaughter says was a distant cousin of the Fielding 
Davis family. ]\[rs. Annie H. Hamilton. San Antonio, Texas (a 
grand-niece of Mrs. Austen J. Davis) thinks that the heads of the 
two families were first cousins, but Mrs. Susan Hampton Davis 
Holly, Brunswick Landing, Miss, (granddaughter of Austen J. 
Davis), is most probably correct and the two famiilies were more 
remotely connected. She owns the old Bible of her branch of the 
Davis family, but as she is away from home for the summer its 
data cannot he obtained until toiD late for this publication. The 


family Bible and other papers of the Fielding Davis familv were 
most unfortunately destroyed in the burning of the home of Mrs. 
Mary Davis Loving in the seventies. 

Upon their removal from Kentucky the Austen Jeter Davis 
family settled in Wilkinson County, Miss., while the Fielding 
Davis family settled in another county, which has not yet been 
located ; however, Col. Fielding Davis. Jr., in 1824 purchased land 
and also settled in Wilkinson county, wliere a year later he 
ried his distant cousin, ^Mary A. Davis, daughter of Austen Jeter 
Davis and his wife Susannah Hampton Davis. Mrs. Ida Loving 
Turner, a granddaughter of Col. Fielding Davis, has collected 
from various sources the data upon which the following account 
of him is based : 

The connection of the Fielding Davis family of ^Mississippi witli 
that of James Davis, Jr., of "Broadfield." is summed up as follows : 
1st. The Mississippi Davises have a tradition of Virginia origin 
with a sojourn of a few years in Kentucky. The Woodfortl 
County, Ky., descendants of Thomas Davis, who went from 
"Broadfield" to Kentucky in 1788, say that the sons of his brother 
James Davis, Jr.. of "Broadfield," also removed to Kentucky after 
the death of their father in 1792, and a letter from Polly Davis, 
sister of Thomas and James, written in 1790, says that her brother 
James and his sons were thinking strongly of removing to Ken- 
tucky. The Spotsylvania records show that they did remove from 
that county after the death of James Davis in 1792, who had a son 
Fielding of about the same age that the head of the ^Mississippi 
family must have been. 

2nd. The baptismal name of Fielding has been a favorite in the 
Mississippi family just as it has been in all the branches of the 
"Broadfield"' Davis family of which we have data. It came into 
the Davis family through the marriage of Thomas Davis and 
Sarah Fielding, the parents of James Davis, Sr., of "Broadfield," 
in 1717, and has been much thought of as a name for the sons 
since then. So far as my observations go of other Davis fam.ilies 
to be found in tlie X'irginia County records, and they are pretty 
nearly as numerous as the ubiquitous Smith, the name Fielding 
has never been used bv anv other Davis familv. 



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Mrs. Marv Davis Luvimj. 
Col. Fielding Davis 


3rd. There is a most striking resemblance between different 
members of the Mississippi Davis family and those of Woodford 
County, Kentucky ; notably between Col. Fielding Davis of Wilk- 
inson County, Miss., and Thos. Jelf of Woodford County, Ky., 
whose grandfathers were brothers if the families were connected, 
as is believed. The strong resemblance not only of their separate 
features, but also of the expression of their entire faces, may be 
seen by comparing the reproductions of old daguerotypes of thein. 
xA.nd descriptions of the mental and social peculiarities and char- 
acteristics of the two families as given by aged members of each 
show the same striking similarity as do their features. 

The Acstex Jeter Davis Family. 

This family does not properly belong in a genealogy of the 
Carter family, but owing to its close connection v.ith the Fielding 
Davis family of Mississippi, which is supposed to be descended 
from r^Iary Elizabeth Carter Davis of "Broadfield." Spotsylvania 
County, \'a., some notice of it is given. 

Soon after settling in Wilkinson County, Austen Jeter Davi^ 
married Susannah Hampton, daughter of Col. Henry Hampton, 
who had settled in that county from South Carolina. He was an 
officer in the Revolution, son of Anthon) and Elizabeth Preston 
Ham.pton, and grandson of John and Margaret Wade Hanipt .n. 
of Fairfax County, \"irginia. 

One of the Polly Davis letters mentions that her nephew, the 
eldest son of her brother Benjamin, had married in 1790 a Mi-s 
Hampton, daughter of John Hampton, Jr., of Fairfax. At first 
it was thought that they may have been the Austen Jeter and 
Susan Hampton Davis of Mississippi, but it is now known to lie 
merely a coincidence. The first names of the couple mentionerl 
in the letter are not known. 

Austen Jeter Davi? (his name appears in the Wilkinson County 
records as Austen, but is said to have been Andrew, by his grand- 
daughter. Mrs. Holly). ?n'I \\\< vife Susannah Hampton, had i-- 
sue six daughters and one son, as follows: r. Susan, married a 
Mr. Smith and had sons James and Hampton: 2. A dap',d'tcr 
married a Mr. Lewis: 7. .-\niie. born in 180S, died in 1S26, mar- 


ried Gen. \V. L. Brandon of "Arcoli," Wilkinson Co., Miss., and 
had two sons who died in infancy ; 4. Mary A., born in 18 10. mar- 
ried Sept. 15, 1825, her kinsman. Col. Fielding Davis, of Wilkin- 
son County, and died without surviving issue ; 5. Ellen, married 
in 1825 Robert Percy of Natchez and had issue : Dr. Robert, 
Thomas, Christine, and Hampton Percy; 6. Rosa, married Robert 
Emmett Brandon and died shortly after the birth of a son, who 
died in infancy : 7. Henry Hampton Davis of Brunswick Land- 
ing, who married his adopted si>ter Letitia Berry of Tennessee and 
had issue: Henry Hampton, Jr.. died unmarried in 191 1; Sue 
Hampton, married Wm. Holly ; ^Margaret, married Wm. Wood, 
and Lee Davis, all of Brunswick Landing. ^liss. 

The Fielding D.wis Family. 

Fielding Davis, born ijjo-'j^ in Spotsylvania, \'irginia, is 
thought to have died in ^^lississippi some time after 1802. He was 
living in Kentucky when his son Fielding, Jr., was born in 180 1, 
but died prior to 1824. The tombstone of his wife, Sabrina Davis, 
owing to some unknown reason, is at "Arcoli.'' the Brandon plan- 
tation in Mississippi, though it is known that she is not buried 
there. The inscription on it is as follows : 

Sacred to the Memory of 


Died March 17, 1817. Aged 47. 

Here where the silent marble seems to weep, 

Lies a fond mother and faithful friend. 

On whose kind heart did all the virtues keep their 

sacred seat 
And with each other blend. 
On ways of Christian Charity she stood 
And then resigned her pious Soul to God. 

Fielding and Sabrina Davis had issue two children known to 
the present generation, and possibly others. If the county of his 
residence in Mississippi can be located, doubtless his will may be 
found among the records and the names of all his children ascer- 
tained ; it v.ould also settle beyond a doubt his baptismal name. 



A number of old people in Mississippi who knew his son Col. 
Fielding Davis of Wilkinson County, .say the father and son bore 
the same name. The known issue of Fielding and Sabrina Davis 
was a son and a daughter, as follows : 

1st. Phoeby Davis, born circa 1793-95, married in i8o8-'o9 Wil- 
liam Ferguson, a wealthy planter of Warren County. Mississippi, 
whose home was on the ^Mississippi River below Vicksburg. They 
had issue one son, Thomas Ferguson, born Jan. 25, 1810, died 
Aug. 15, 1838, and is buried on the plantation. He married Caro- 
line Downs and died without issue. She married Benson Blake 
and had a son, H. L. Blake, who now owns the old Ferguson 
place, known at present as "Blakely." 

2nd. Fielding Davis, Jr., born in Kentucky in 1801, died in 
New Orleans Oct. 29, 1859, and is buried at Natchez, the home of 
his third wife. He was a wealthy and prominent planter in lower 
Mississippi in the quarter of a century preceding the Civil War. 
His plantation was called "Altop." From 1824 until 1850 he 
appears frequently in the deed records of Wilkinson County, as he 
bought and sold a good deal of land in that county. 

Fielding Davis was a colonel in the Mississippi militia, sheriff 
of Wilkinson county in i829-'34, member of the State Legislature 
from Issaquena County in the fifties, and U. S. ^Marshal under 
President Zachary Taylor, who was a personal friend of Col. 
Davis. He was a ^lason and joined Asylum Lodge, No. 6T), 
Woodville, Miss., by demit, Aug. 3, 1844, but the lodge from 
whence he came does not appear in the records. 

About 1850 Col. Davis purchased a large river plantation in 
Issaquena known as "Dunbarton," upon which he had fifty-two 
servants (county records) ; during the "reconstruction days" this 
plantation was sold for state and levee taxes to some "people by 
the name of Jeffards, who came in there with the Carpet Bag 

Though quite the opposite of a "quarrelsome man," Col. Field- 
ing Davis was in three separate duels, in each of which he killed 
his opponent ; they were with a ^Mr. Lee. a lawyer, who attacked 
Col. Davis with a sword cane : Dr. Moore. Mr. Lee's brother-in- 
law ; and a Mr. Leigh, the eldest son of Benjamin Watkin? Leigh, 


of Virginia. Bearing upon Col. Davis' conduct in these duels are 
the following extracts from letters written by men who knew him : 

John F. Jenkins, Esq., Clerk of the Chancery Court, Adams 
County, Miss., says : 

^ "Col. Davis was as peaceable a man as could be found, and en- 
joyed a reputation for an amiable temper and affectionate dispo- 
sition both to friends and relatives, but the fashion of the times 
and day in which he lived embroiled him in three different duels 
I in which he killed his opponents ; but no blame ever attached to 

I him among his friends or the public generally, because it was 

j generally conceded that he was forced into these unfortunate 

; affairs." 

I Samuel W. Brandon, Esq., New Orleans, son of Gen. W. L. 

\ Brandon, says : 

j "Mr. Foster, who married a sister of Col. Davis' wife, was a 

.| member of the grand jury that found an indictment against a Mr. 

I Lee, a young lawyer, for gambling at cards. When Mr. Foster 

I entered Mr. Lee's office he was told that it was no place for an 

j mformant. Mr. Foster resented the insult and was assaulted by 

; Lee. For rhis act Lee was denounced by Davis. Lee advanced 

on Davis with a drawn sword cane, warned not to advance, con- 
tinued to do so, and was shot and killed by a pistol ball fired by 
Davis. Dr. Moore, a brother-in-law of Lee, was for some cause 
challenged by Fielding Davis. The weapons were 'Yeagers' or 
Mississippi ritles. My father, Gen. Brandon, was Davis' second. 
On the way to the duelling grounds Col. Davis announced hi.> in- 
tention of tiring into the air. My father remonstrated, saying. 
'Don't you see by the terms of the duel Mr. Moore intends to kill 
you?' The terms referred to were, after the word 'fire' there was 
no time l:rr:it or count of one. two, three, but each could continue 
to fire at will. Then Col. Davis said. 'I will kill him at the word 
"fire," ' which he did, striking him just above the left hip and 
severing the femoral artery." 

j The duel v.ich Mr. Leigh is mentioned in Mr. Henry S. Footc's 

"Bench and Bar of the Southwest," but the details of the affair 
have not been furnished me. 



Mr. Brandon also says of Col. Davis: "He was a gentleman of 
the old school. I never saw him wear other than a ruffled bosom 
shirt. He was not only genial, but jovial. He was full of life 
and a great practical joker, but when he gave offense was prompt 
to make 'intent cordial,' so much so that he was regarded as 
timid ; but when occasion demanded he was glorious." 

Mrs. H. T. Sharp, Whitaker. Miss., says of him: "Col. Fielding 
Davis was a valued friend of my father and mother. His planta- 
tion was not far from theirs, and after they left the county he and 
his family returned to pay his old friends a visit. I was then a 
child, but I remember distinctly the splendid figure of Col. Davis 
and his genial and polished manners. With him and Mrs. Davis 
were their daughter, Rosa, then the widow of a Mr. Mason, who 
was Attorney General of Mississippi during his life, and the son 
of Col. and Mrs. Davis — Zachary Taylor, a handsome, spirited 
boy much younger than his sister." 

Other acquaintances give much the same description of him. 

Col. Davis was married three times, as follows : 

1st. On Sept. 15, 1825, to his cousin, Mary Davis, daughter of 
Jeter and Susan Hampton Davis, who died without surviving 
issue; he then married about 1831 Dorinda Robinson, of Missis- 
sippi, who died in 1833 leaving an only child — Mary Davis, born 
in Woodville, Miss., June 29, 1833, died in Ft. Worth, Texas, 
March 15, i88r. It is only through this daughter that Col. Davis 
has descendants living at this time. His third wife was Lucinda 
Newnran, of Natchez, sister of Samuel B. Newman, a prominent 
and v.ealthy Mississippi planter and merchant. By this marriage 
there were two children: ist. Rosa Davis (died about 1865), 
whom Mr. John F. Jenkins says was "the most beautiful woman 
I ever saw." She married first about 185 1 -'52 a Mr. Mason, At- 
torney General of Mississippi, who died shortly afterward with- 
out issue. She then married Charles Balfour, of Natchez, and 
had one daughter. Rosebud Balfour, who died unmarried. 2nd. 
Zachary Taylor Davis, who died about 1870 without issue. 

Mary Davis, daughter of Col. Fielding Davis and his second 
wife, Dorinda Robinson, was married in 185 1 to Christopher B. 


Loving, who died of yellow fever in Carroll County, Mississippi. 
October 29, 185;, leaving three daughters, as follows: 

1. Fielding Davis Loving, born April 30, 1853, in Greenwood, 
Miss., died Feb. 13, 1902, in Kansas City, Mo. 

2. Elizabeth Watson Loving, born Dec. 6, 1854, in Corrollton, 
Miss., died in Xew York city, April 5, 1900. 

3. Ida Bennett Loving, born March 2S, 1858, in Carrollton. 
Miss. Living at Ft. Worth, Texas. 

1. Fielding Davis Loving, married in 1871 David Crawford at 
Carrollton, Miss. He died at Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1877. They 
had issue one child: Ruby Crawford, born in 1872, who married 
Edward W. Temple in 1889 and had issue : Marv Davis Tcmplt;, 
born in 1891, and Frank Ball Temple, born in iSq6. 

2. Elizabeth Watson Loving, married ist in Sept., 1S76. Gen. 
J. J. Byrne, U. S. A., who was killed by Indians in Quitman Can- 
yon, Texas, Aug. 10, 1880. They had issue, Ida DeLacy Byrne, 
born Sept. 9, 1877, died in June, 1879. In June, 1S83. ^Irs. Bvrne 
married Max Elser and had issue: Frank Ball El^ir, born June 
9, 1885, married Dec. 28, 1910; Rebecca Elsbrey ^Uk of Cranford, 
N. J., and has issue a son, Robert Fielding Elser, born Dec. 11. 
1911 ; and Max Elser, Jr., born June 10, 1S90. 

3. Ida Bennett Loving, married May 5, 1874. John W. Turner, 
who died in 1892 at Alonterey, Mexico. They had issue two 
daughters: Alma Loving Turner, born in 1876, married Dec. 14, 
1900, John Phelps, of Baltim.ore, Md., and has issue: Katharine 
Fielding Phelps, born Mar. 29, 1905, and Alma Eleanor Phelps, 
born Sept. 6, 1907, and Fielding Davis Turner, born Oct. 29, 1879, 
married Josiah Brown Chase, of Boston, Mass., Dec. 14, 1901, and 
has issue: Elizabeth Loving Chase, born Sept. 29, 1902.