I am not a Carter researcher so I am hoping that you can help me out. My interest is in the Bennett family of southeaster Pittsylvania County, Va who arrived there about 1769. In the late 1790s, a person named Travis Bennett starts showing up in the records. He is absolutely associated with these Bennetts, but he does not fit in anywhere. This week, a descendant received results from a 37 marker yDNA test. It is not a match with this Bennett line. However, it is a perfect 37 marker match with descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter.
I have found the following record which names an orphan, Travis Carter, son of Richard. He looks to be the right age to be Travis Bennett. I am thinking maybe the Bennetts took in the orphan, Travis Carter. I should note that Carters do appear around the Bennetts on tax lists. I would be very interested in your thoughts. Do you know what became of the orphan Travis Carter?
Deed Book 9
Page 226 Jan 2, 1792 between Matthew Tanner and Wm White, Overseers of the Poor of Pittsylvania Co to John Spencer of Pittsylvania Co. The Pittsylvania Co Court, last Dec, ordered that the overseers should bind out Travis Carter, orphan of Richard Carter, decd. The overseers aforesaid, in obedience to that order, have bound out Travis Carter as an apprentice to said Spencer until Oct 20, 1794. Carter will be taught the trade of bricklayer. Signed: John Spencer, Matthew Tanner, Wm White. Wit: Robert Walters. Recorded Jun 18, 1792
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