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PATRIOT Capt. Samuel Carter

PATRIOT Capt. Samuel Carter[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1754 - 1830  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Samuel Carter 
    Title PATRIOT 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born Abt 1754  Prince Edward Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1830  Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • The May 4, 1830 issue of the Richmond Gazette carried the following notice of Samuel's death:

      Died, on the 29 ult. at his residence in Prince Edward county, Capt. Samuel Carter, in the 76th year of his age. The disease which terminated his existence was of long standing and grievous; but he bore it with the utmost patience, and met death with a firmness that had characterized him throughout his long and useful life. It cannot be necessary to lay before the public a particular detail of the useful part he acted, during an arduous struggle for Liberty and Independence: let it suffice to say, he embarked in the cause of freedom at the earliest period of our conflict with the Mother County, and his zeal never abated or tired in its defence. He was in the battles at Germantown, Long Island, Brandywine, and, in short, most of the hard-fought actions to the North, in which he distinguished himself as an undaunted, intrepid officer and soldier. His conduct and services after peace was established proved his ardent attachment to pure republican principles, and is worthy of all praise. He was soon called to fill, and did then also distinguish himself by a most happy, judicious exercise of his superior, natural, mental endowments. No one knew man better than Capt. Carter; and no one did, or can excel him in the possession of those rare qualities, which so pre-eminently fits man for usefulness to his fellow man. As a man, he was scrupulously just-- His hospitality was proverbial, and his charity, which was exercised for charity's sake, knew no bounds. As a husband and a father, he was affectionate and tender, almost to a fault-- As a master, he was kind and humane; and his superior he has not left behind him.
    Person ID I13911  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 

    Father Theodorick3 dna Carter, Jr.,   b. Abt 1697, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Anne Waddill,   b. Abt 1713, New Kent County, Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Prob. Prince Edward Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1732  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Hobsons of Halifax Co., Va.

      6163Halifax ob p 14-282 original1790HalifaxHobson
      Benjaminroad handsDouble CreekBenjamin Hobson surveyor of
      Lower Double Creek to Toby Ck, hands Thomas Boyd, Robert Shotwell, James Sureik, John Johns, Presley Dodson, Elisha Dodson, William Watkins, William Couch, Adam Blount, John Lawson, Henry Cook, John Cook, William Claiborne, Joseph Kirby, Richard Kirby, William Boyd, Henry Wall, Mary Carter, Theo Carter Jr, Henry Hobson, Benjamin Hobson, John More, Jonathan Davis, Jesse Davis, William Jordan
      6163Halifax ob p 14-282 original1790HalifaxHobson
      Benjaminroad handsDouble CreekBenjamin Hobson surveyor of
      Lower Double Creek to Toby Ck, hands Thomas Boyd, Robert Shotwell, James Sureik, John Johns, Presley Dodson, Elisha Dodson, William Watkins, William Couch, Adam Blount, John Lawson, Henry Cook, John Cook, William Claiborne,
      Joseph Kirby, Richard Kirby, William Boyd, Henry Wall, Mary Carter, Theo Carter Jr, Henry Hobson, Benjamin Hobson, John More, Jonathan Davis, Jesse Davis, William Jordan 173Halifax Will Book 2, 1783 - 1792 1789Halifax April 28 1789HobsonBenjaminappraiserInventory of
      Thomas Lawson estate with Benjamin Hobson and Samuel Gordon
      4549Halifax deed bk 13-461784Halifax7-JunHobsonHenry
      witnessDanFrom Francis Watkins and Agnes, his wife, of the Co of Prince Edward to William Hobson of the Co of Cumberland for 400# about 366 acres on Dan River in H it being part of a larger tract which was formerly deeded by Hugh Moor to John Watson and by the same Watson to Francis
      WAtkins. The 366 acres is bounded by Carter's line. Signed Frances Watkins. Wit P Carrington, John Bates, William Terry, Drury Vaughan, Henry Hobson, Mathaniel Barksdale Recorded July 15 1784
      4553Halifax deed bk 16-597 1796Halifax10-AprHobsonHenry
      linesDan James Carter of H to Beverley Barksdale of H for 250# about 212 acres in H on the N side of Dan River and bounded by Henry Hobson, the bank of the Dan, William Boyd. Signed James Carter. Wit Henry Cook,
      Champness Terry, Jarrott W. Cook, John Tuck, James Chalmers, ARmistead
      Moore, Alexander Moore, John Echols, Rec June 27 1796
      6163Halifax ob p 14-282 original1790HalifaxHobson
      Henryroad handsDouble CreekBenjamin Hobson surveyor of Lower
      Double Creek to Toby Ck, hands Thomas Boyd, Robert Shotwell, James Sureik,
      John Johns, Presley Dodson, Elisha Dodson, William Watkins, William Couch,
      Adam Blount, John Lawson, Henry Cook, John Cook, William Claiborne, Joseph
      Kirby, Richard Kirby, William Boyd, Henry Wall, Mary Carter, Theo Carter Jr,
      Henry Hobson, Benjamin Hobson, John More, Jonathan Davis, Jesse Davis,
      William Jordan
      10157Ct Ord Bk 1756-17621761Cumberland25-MayHobsonJohn
      securityWyke and Glaister Hunnicutt plt vs Willliam Bradley
      def in case John Hobson, Wiliam Hobson, Josiah Thompson and Robert Moore
      special bail for the def.
      10178Court Ord Bk 1762-17641762Cumberland27-SepHobsonJohn
      defWyke and Glaister Hunnicutt plt vs John Hobson, Wiliam
      Hobson, Josiah Thompson, Robert Moore on a writ of scire facias. Paid Oct
      26th.
      10219Court Ord Bk 1749-17561754Cumberland25-MarHobsonJohn
      witJohn Moore and Wiliam Hudgins jr was recorded, wit Thomas
      Tabb, William Hobson and John Hobson
      2062Robin Wilis ldb 13-1661778Lunenburg13-SepHobsonJohn
      linesMichael McKie and wife Susannah to Robert Estes - see item
      2066Robin Willis ldb 13-2991779Lunenburg29-AugHobsonJohn
      sellerReedy CkJohn Hobson of Dinwiddie Co to Robert Estes, 5
      shillings [gift deed price], 45A on Horsepen Br. of Reedy Creek on Blackwell
      and Longís line. Wits Joseph Hightower, John Smithson, Benjamin Estes, Jr.
      8636Lunenburg Willl Book 1 by TLC1761Lunenburg18-Sep
      HobsonJohnwitnessWill of William Traylor, son Joel dark bay
      horse when 21, son William land and plantation whereon I now dwell, daughte
      Mary Hood 1 shilling sterling, daughter Ann Moore 1 shilling sterling,
      children and wife Mary, Joel, William Isabella, Agness and Elizabeth land
      called the fleets if I have any right to it to be equally divided among
      them. Wife Mary rst of my estate during her life to maintain my young
      children then to be equally divided among three youngest daughters. Exec
      wife, desire for no appraisement, wit John Hobson, David Deardon, William
      Clift, signed Sept 18 1761, probated Feb 2 1762, John Hobson security.
      2062Robin Wilis ldb 13-1661778Lunenburg13-SepHobson
      JosephlinesMichael McKie and wife Susannah to Robert Estes -
      see item
      4713DB 14 pg 801787Halifax27-FebHobsonNwitness
      County Line ckGeorge Canaldy of Caswell Co NC to Phillip Thomas of the co
      and st aforesaid for 25# about 167 acres in H on he east side of the Country
      Line Cr and bounded by the country line of Va, William Moore, John Lewis
      Byrd. Signed George (x) Canaldy. Wit - H. Haralson, James Moore, John
      Canally, John Coleman, N Hobson, William Powell, Edmond King, recorded Apr ?
      2021Robin Wilis ldb 12-1911772Lunenburg14-MayHobson
      NicholaswitnessFalls CrElisha Estes, Sr. of Lunenburg to
      William Hatchett - see item
      2056Robin Willis ldb 13-921778Lunenburg9-MarHobson
      NicholasbuyerCouches CkRobert and Elisha, execs estate of
      Robert Estes, Sr., decíd, to Nicholas Hobson, all of Lunenburg, £170, 170A
      on Couches Cr. Signed Robert Estes, Elisha Estes (check again)
      2057Robin Willis dlb 13-931778Lunenburg10-MarHobson
      NicholassellerCouches CkSame tract conveyed by Robert &
      Elisha Estes as exors of fatherís will, 170A on Couches Creek, from Nicholas
      Hobson to Elisha Estes, both of Lunenburg, for £5. (check again)
      8326Mormon church contributed records1778Lunenburg
      9-MarHobsonNicholasbuyerCrouches CreekIndenture between
      Robert and Elisha Estes, executors of Robert Estes, the elder, decd, and
      Nicholas Hobson 170 acres on Crouches Creek
      8327Mormon church contributed records1778Lunenburg
      10-MarHobsonNicholassellerCrouches CreekConvey to Hobson to
      Elisha Estes
      8430Mormon Contributed Records1777Hobson
      NicholasCaptWilliam Estes in Capt. Nicholas Hobson's co,
      6th Va regt of Cont. Forces, commanded by Lt. Col. James Hendricks
      10157Ct Ord Bk 1756-17621761Cumberland25-MayHobson
      WilliamsecurityWyke and Glaister Hunnicutt plt vs Willliam
      Bradley def in case John Hobson, Wiliam Hobson, Josiah Thompson and Robert
      Moore special bail for the def.
      10178Court Ord Bk 1762-17641762Cumberland27-SepHobson
      WilliamdefWyke and Glaister Hunnicutt plt vs John Hobson,
      Wiliam Hobson, Josiah Thompson, Robert Moore on a writ of scire facias.
      Paid Oct 26th.
      10219Court Ord Bk 1749-17561754Cumberland25-MarHobson
      WilliamwitJohn Moore and Wiliam Hudgins jr was recorded, wit
      Thomas Tabb, William Hobson and John Hobson
      4549Halifax deed bk 13-461784Halifax7-JunHobsonWilliam
      buyerDanFrom Francis Watkins and Agnes, his wife, of the Co of
      Prince Edward to William Hobson of the Co of Cumberland for 400# about 366
      acres on Dan River in H it being part of a larger tract which was formerly
      deeded by Hugh Moor to John Watson and by the same Watson to Francis
      WAtkins. The 366 acres is bounded by Carter's line. Signed Frances
      Watkins. Wit P Carrington, John Bates, William Terry, Drury Vaughan, Henry
      Hobson, Mathaniel Barksdale Recorded July 15 1784
    Family ID F4361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Elizabeth McRobert,   b. Est 1754, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Jan 1798  Prince Edward County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Edward A. Carter,   b. Abt 1798, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. William M. Carter,   b. Abt 1799, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret E. Carter,   b. Abt 1800, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F4381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Clark Bibb,   b. Abt 1765, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1791, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1800  Charlotte Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F5841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Soldiers of the American Revolution
    Soldiers of the American Revolution
    RevolutionSoldiersPatriots.jpg

    Documents
    Giles 6
    Giles 6
    A History of the Carter Family"
    Compiled and edited by the
    American Genealogical Research Institute
    Washington DC 20001
    Copyright 1972
    Library of Congress Card Catalog #: 75-187586
    Identifies two Giles Carters as separate individuals, probably related.
    Giles 5
    Giles 5
    A History of the Carter Family"
    Compiled and edited by the
    American Genealogical Research Institute
    Washington DC 20001
    Copyright 1972
    Library of Congress Card Catalog #: 75-187586
    Identifies two Giles Carters as separate individuals, probably related.
    Samuel Carter Estate
Prince Edward Co., Virginia
Chancery Cause
1831
    Samuel Carter Estate Prince Edward Co., Virginia Chancery Cause 1831
    13911Sam Carter Chancery 1831-1.pdf
    Samuel Carter Estate Chancery 1831
Prince Edward Co., Virginia
    Samuel Carter Estate Chancery 1831 Prince Edward Co., Virginia
    13911Samuel Carter EstateChancery 1831-2.pdf
    Samuel Carter Estate Prince Edward Co., Virginia Chancery Cause 1831: Names of 39 Slaves of Samuel Carter
    Samuel Carter Estate Prince Edward Co., Virginia Chancery Cause 1831: Names of 39 Slaves of Samuel Carter
    13911Sam Carter Chancery 1831-3.pdf
    Receipt for Purchase of Still by Theodorick Carter and Waddill Carter from Caldwell; Supplied Brandy for RWA donated by Richard Carter, son of Theodorick and Ann Waddill Carter; Family members fought over this Still and it's profits for generations.
    Receipt for Purchase of Still by Theodorick Carter and Waddill Carter from Caldwell; Supplied Brandy for RWA donated by Richard Carter, son of Theodorick and Ann Waddill Carter; Family members fought over this Still and it's profits for generations.
    Rec't Still Carter to Caldwell.pdf
    Chancery Cause Prince Edward Co., VA, Samuel Carter vs. Mildred Lewis [Wade]; ownership of Still and profits 1808
    Chancery Cause Prince Edward Co., VA, Samuel Carter vs. Mildred Lewis [Wade]; ownership of Still and profits 1808
    Carter Still Dispute Settled 1808.pdf
    Chancery Cause Prince Edward Co., VA, Samuel Carter vs. Mildred Lewis [Wade]; ownership of Still and profits 1808
    Chancery Cause Prince Edward Co., VA, Samuel Carter vs. Mildred Lewis [Wade]; ownership of Still and profits 1808
    Chancery Carter-Lewis Bigger.jpg
    Will of Theodorick Carter II
    Will of Theodorick Carter II
    Theodorick Carter II Will.pdf
    Will of Theodorick Carter II Pg 3
    Will of Theodorick Carter II Pg 3
    Theodorick Carter II - Will Pg 3.pdf
    Transcription of Will of Theordorick Carter II
    Transcription of Will of Theordorick Carter II
    Theodorick Carter II - Will Transcription.pdf
    THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST Volume 8, No. 3 1964
    THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST Volume 8, No. 3 1964
    VA-Genealogist-V08-N03.pdf
    THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY Volume XXXV Year Ending December 31, 1927
    THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY Volume XXXV Year Ending December 31, 1927
    VaMagazine-Dec-1914 Vol XXII.pdf
    THE WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY Volume 1, Series 2, 1921
REVOLUTIONARY OFFICERS OF VIRGINIA  Samuel Carter, Capt 1st Regiment Age 70; William Price, 1st Virginia Regiment, Lieutenant and Phillip Holcomb, Maj in State Service at Sur. York.
    THE WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY Volume 1, Series 2, 1921 REVOLUTIONARY OFFICERS OF VIRGINIA Samuel Carter, Capt 1st Regiment Age 70; William Price, 1st Virginia Regiment, Lieutenant and Phillip Holcomb, Maj in State Service at Sur. York.
    WmAndMaryQuarterly_1921.pdf
    CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS FROM JANUARY 1, 1808, TO DECEMBER 31, 1835
    CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS FROM JANUARY 1, 1808, TO DECEMBER 31, 1835
    CalendarOfVaStatePapers_1808-1835.pdf
    CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS FROM January 1, 1799, to December 31, 1807
    CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS FROM January 1, 1799, to December 31, 1807
    CalendarOfVaStatePapers_1799-1807.pdf
    CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS FROM May 16, 1795, to December 31, 1798
    CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS FROM May 16, 1795, to December 31, 1798
    CalendarOfVaStatePapers_1795-1798.pdf
    Chancery Record Charlotte County, Virginia; Samuel Carter and Susannah Bibb, identified Samuel Carter as Captain Samuel Carter by the attached letter to him from Hillery Moseley, Executor
    Chancery Record Charlotte County, Virginia; Samuel Carter and Susannah Bibb, identified Samuel Carter as Captain Samuel Carter by the attached letter to him from Hillery Moseley, Executor
    13911BibbCarterChancerycharCo11800.pdf
    Chancery Record of John Bibb's Estate; Samuel Carter and Susannah, his wife; Branch H. Bibb, Thomas Bibb, John Bibb
    Chancery Record of John Bibb's Estate; Samuel Carter and Susannah, his wife; Branch H. Bibb, Thomas Bibb, John Bibb
    037_1821_026_0002.pdf
    Charlotte Co., Virginia Chancery Record of Samuel Carter [Capt.] and Susannah Bibb Carter, d/o John Bibb; Regarding his wife's part in the estate of her father.
    Charlotte Co., Virginia Chancery Record of Samuel Carter [Capt.] and Susannah Bibb Carter, d/o John Bibb; Regarding his wife's part in the estate of her father.
    Sam&SusannaBibbCarter-02 (2).jpg
    Charlotte Co., Virginia Chancery Record of Samuel Carter [Capt.] and Susannah Bibb Carter, d/o John Bibb regarding his wife's part in the estate of her father.
    Charlotte Co., Virginia Chancery Record of Samuel Carter [Capt.] and Susannah Bibb Carter, d/o John Bibb regarding his wife's part in the estate of her father.
    Sam&SusannaBibbCarter-02 (3.jpg
    Charlotte Co., VA Chancery Record Statement of Walthall Holcombe, Executor of the Estate of John Bibb with Hillery Moseley
    Charlotte Co., VA Chancery Record Statement of Walthall Holcombe, Executor of the Estate of John Bibb with Hillery Moseley
    3Sam&SusannaBibbCarter-02.jpg
    Itemized Sales of the Personal Estate of John Bibb, Dec'd.
    Itemized Sales of the Personal Estate of John Bibb, Dec'd.
    Sam&SusannaBibbCarter.jpg
    Waddill Carter Will Pg 1
    Waddill Carter Will Pg 1
    WaddillCarterWillPg1.jpg
    Waddill Carter Will Page 2
    Waddill Carter Will Page 2
    WaddillCarterWillPg2.jpg
    Albermarle Co., Virginia Census 1785 Carters With Same Page Numbers Shows Relationships
    Albermarle Co., Virginia Census 1785 Carters With Same Page Numbers Shows Relationships
    All-Carters-1785-in-Albemarle-VA.jpg
    Marriage Bond Nancy Carter, d/o Waddill Carter, dec'd. and John Boisseau; Samuel Carter, the Captain, brother of Waddill, is Bondsman with John Boisseau; Additionally Nancy is described as a Spinster. [over 21?]
    Marriage Bond Nancy Carter, d/o Waddill Carter, dec'd. and John Boisseau; Samuel Carter, the Captain, brother of Waddill, is Bondsman with John Boisseau; Additionally Nancy is described as a Spinster. [over 21?]
    5205Boisseau-Carter13911.jpg
    1785 Virginia Census Prince Edward County and Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    1785 Virginia Census Prince Edward County and Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    1785Cenpec-pitts.pdf
    Census Virginia 1783-5, Early Virginia Residents
    Census Virginia 1783-5, Early Virginia Residents
    1783-5 Va Census.pdf

  • Notes 


    • GILES CARTER OF VIRGINIA

      Eggleston, Ryland Randolph. Edniimd Harrison, Richard Tenable, John Epperson. Francis Eppes, Henry Skipwith, Bidler Claiboiu-ne, Samuel Carter, James Wade and other gentlemen were appointed trustees for clearing, improving and extending the navigation of the Appomatox River from Banister's Mills as far up the same as they may judge it practicable, so as to have a sufficient depth and width of water to navigate boats, batteaus or canoes capable of carrying eight hogsheads of tobacco." SAMUEL CARTER who was named as one of the trustees was a son of Theodrick (Second) and Anne Carter.

    • http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26808201/person/1996042212/media/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid|pgNum

      Samuel distinguished himself in the military, in politics, and as a businessman. A member of the 1st Virginia Regiment during the Revolutionary War, he and seven other officers were granted the honor of personally welcoming the Marquis de Lafayette during the great soldier and statesman's visit to Richmond in October, 1824 (Richmond Enquirer, October 29, 1824, page3). Samuel at various times held the county offices of sheriff, magistrate, and coroner; in 1805-1806 he represented Prince Edward County in the Virginia Assembly. In the late 1790s he was a trustee of a company which improved navigation on the Appomattox River. Later, he became a charter trustee of the Junction Canal Company. In 1825 the company constructed a canal which linked the Appomattox and Little Roanoke rivers. John Wood's map of Prince Edward County shows Samuel's mill at the mid-point of this canal.
    • That Patriot Samuel Carter is the son of Ann Waddill and the husband of Elizabeth McRobert is proven by his associations with his brothers, Waddill, and his Chancery Suit in Prince Edward for his share of his Father's Still [purchased by Theodorick3 and his son, Waddill. He is also the elder of the two, closely related Samuel's. The Samuel Carter who is the owner of Carter's Tavern is the son of Theodorick4 and his wife, Judith Cunningham. This Samuel Carter, Married Elizabeth H. Neal 8 Sep 1812 in Halifax Co., VA. [Original marriage record shows Elizabeth H. Bibb as she is a Widow, and whose mother is Martha Neal and Bondsman or Security as Wm. Neale Jr.] His 2nd wife, Betsy M. Holcomb is the Widow of John H. Holcomb, and names her Holcomb sons in her will of 1844. The Margaret B. Carter who witnesses her Will, is identified as her Sister-in-law. It should also be noted that the Household of Samuel Carter and Betsy included the orphan of his nephew, William and Mary Hobson, as well as the Holcomb orphans. Additionally, Samuel 'Tavern Keeper' identifies his brother as Alexander Carter.
    • Theodrick Carter, II and Anne Waddill were the parents of Nancy Waddill Carter. Anne Waddill was baptized January 24, 1713, according to the register of St. Peter's parish, which encompassed New Kent County. Her parents were William and Sarah Dennis Waddill. William was elected vestryman of St. Peter's, on June 1, 1704, and served in this capacity for at least thirty-five years. The author James Branch Cabell, a descendant of John Waddill, discussed the Waddills in his book "The Majors and Their Marriages." Theodrick Carter and Anne Waddill lived for a time in New Kent County. According to the register of St. Peter's parish, their first child John was baptized on October 30, 1737. Theodrick appeared in the Amelia County tithables list of June 10, 1747 in John Nash's district (this area became part of Prince Edward County in 1754); he is absent from the list Nash compiled for the same district on June 10, 1745. He must therefore have migrated from New Kent County to present-day Prince Edward County sometime between these two dates. Nancy was born June 15, 1749, probably at her father's estate "Hickory Hill" (also known as "Hickory Grove"). According to tradition, the house was built around 1750; however, it may have been built three years earlier, since we know that Theodrick was living in John Nash's tax district on June 10, 1747. John Wood's 1820 map of Prince Edward County shows the location of Hickory Hill. Two miles west of Hampden-Sydney College is the notation "Capt. Carter's." Captain Carter was Samuel Carter, Nancy's brother. Samuel inherited Hickory Hill from his father in 1777. Destroyed by fire in 1933, Hickory Hill was described four years later in the Works Projects Administration survey of Prince Edward County homes: [Hickory Hill] was not a show place except for its splendid boxwood and cedar hedge and lovely gardens. It was a plain frame house, or rather two houses connected by a little square room. The first of these traditions says it was built in 1750, a story and a half with small rooms except for one large reception room, which was beautifully paneled, and with one side of carved oak. The other part of the house was built by William H. Venable, when he bought the plantation in 1853 from Edward Carter [Samuel's son]. Mr. Venable built a large, square, two-story frame building, with large rooms and ample halls. The many outbuildings around the mansion house made the place quite a little settlement. The large grove of hickories flanking it on the south gave the place its name.
    • Samuel Carter (-1830) gave support to the Army during the Revolution. He represented Prince Edward County in the Virginia House of Delegates (1805-6).

      Samuel's will executed 17 Dec 1829, probated 18 May 1830, Pr. Edw. Co., VA; Witnesses: J. Michaux, J. W. Franklin, R. Booker, James Madison; Executors: sons William M. & Edward A., & son-in-law John P. Mittauer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] DevinTimber-David Devin, http://devintimber.org/getperson.php?personID=I67982&tree=dt001.
      5 Samuel Carter 1731 - 1829 b: Bet. 1731 - 1758 d: 1829 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia
      .. Elizabeth McRobert
      .............. 6 William M. Carter
      ............... 6 Edward A. Carter
      ............... 6 Margaret E. Carter
      Margaret E. Carter
      Margaret E. Mittauer
      Born ca. 1784-- Prince Edward Co VA


    2. [S187] Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=147-1808-011.
      LVA Chancery Suit Prince Edward Co., Virginia: Index # 1808-011 Plaintiff Samuel Carter, Defendant Exx of Waddill Carter:[Executor of Waddill's Will is his wife, Mildred] Surnames involved in this action: Anderson, Bigger, Booker, Carter, Clarke, Clements, Davenport, Foster, Lewis, Ligon, Love, McRoberts, Price, Smith, Thompson, Womack:
      Suit involves profits received from one-half ownership in still producing brandy. Some of the individuals are named relatives.

    3. [S120] Court Records.
      CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS January 1, 1808 to December 31, 1835 Preserved in the Captiol at Richmond Volume X Richmond 1892
      April 20 1808 GOVAS STORS TO THE GOVERNOR
      Recommends Samuel Carter as a Turnkey at the Penitentiary ABM. DOUGLASS TO THE GOVERNOR
      INFORMING OF HIS APPOINTMENT OF SAMUEL CARTER AS DEPUTY KEEPER AT THE PENITENTIARY ...

    4. [S201] Recorded Death Record.
      DEATH NOTICES FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA NEWSPAPER 1821-1840 Published by The Virginia Genealogical Society Special Publication number 9 [found at Bassett Historical Center 3964 Fairystone Park Hwy. Bassett, Virginia 24055

      Died, age 76, at his res. in Prince Edward Co. on 29 April, Capt. Samuel Carter, a Soldier of the Revolution. RC, 8 May 1830, p.3

    5. [S85] Virginia Chancery Records, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=037-1821-026.
      1821 Chancery John Bibb, Branch H. Bibb vs. Walthal Holcombe Exr of John Bibb
      Susannah Bibb Carter is alive in 1821

    6. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~eazier1/Virginia/PrEdwCoVAMgTo1850-Bride.htm.
      CARTER, Samuel McROBERT, Elizabth 11 Jan 1798

    7. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate.
      Samuel Carter & Susanna Bibb 7/31/1800
      Charlotte, VA Marriages:

    8. [S85] Virginia Chancery Records, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=037-1815-013.
      Chancery Record of Defendants Susanna Bibb, Josiah Moseley, Robt Wooding, Samuel Carter, William P. Daniel regarding possession of slaves and other property from the Bibb estate.