Charles Carter, supposedly of Essex Co., VA according to his Revolutionary War pension record, married and moved to Chesterfield County, Virginia c.1782.
He and his wife Catherine had the following children, all born in Chesterfield:
James M. (Madison?) Carter 10/7/1783
Samuel Carter 3/31/1785
Josiah Carter 8/27/1786
Thomas Carter 1/25/1788
Elizabeth Carter 6/15/1789
Polly Carter 12/23/1790
William Carter 5/23/1792
Armstead Carter 11/7/1793
Phoebe Carter 3/6/1796
Evans Carter 12/21/1797
The only other Carter whom I have come across around this time in Chesterfield are:
Armistead Carter, who is listed as the chancery documents from 1795 as the plaintiff in a suit against the executors of Ralph Hylton. This cannot be the son of the above mentioned Charles, since Charles' son would have been 2 years old. I do not know who he is, but the coincidence of Charles having a son Armstead, while an Armistead Carter is of adult age living in the same county seems remote. Perhaps Charles' brother? It seems that this Armstead Carter also made his will in Chesterfield that same year, 1795.
The other Carter is a William Carter. He is mentioned in the chancery documents in 1789 as the defendant against Onan Moody. Onan Moody was the illegitimate daughter (or son, not sure) of Frances Moody and Gerard Ellyson. Gerard's widow, Sarah (nee Crews), married William Carter in 1771. It was published in the Purdie and Dixon Gazette that she was 85 and he only 23! (Making William born in 1748). It also mentions that he is the son of John Carter of Henrico County. (This John Carter is the son of Theodrick Carter, the son of Giles Carter.) William had the following siblings:
1. Theodrick Carter m. Sally Eelbank in Lunenburg, VA in 1763
2. John Carter m. Anne
3. Frances Carter m. Robert Walton (son of Robert Walton and Mary Hughes, and brother to George Walton, signer of the Decl. of Ind.) in Charlotte County, VA
4. Sherwood Carter m. Frances
5. Jacob Carter m. Mary
I am not sure what happens to this William Carter, but I suspect he was widowed not long after (with a pocket full of cash). There are a couple of possibilities of which William Carter he is that turns up later in a different place.
1. William Carter married Mary Scott in Lunenburg County in 1779. He moves to Prince Edward County, where his will is found in 1812. (This seems likely, as then his brother Theodrick was married in the same county in 1763.)
2. William Carter married Jane Scott in Powhatan Co., VA in 1798.
3. William Carter married Sarah Overstreet in Goochland in 1773.
4. William Carter married Nancy Scott in Goochland in 1802.
Looking for information to tie either Armstead or William into Charles of Chesterfield.
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