Information on the Peter J Carter family
Caroline County Virginia Court Records, 1742-1833 and Marriages, 1782-1810 by William Lindsay Hopkins; page 15:
Carter, James, his administrator, John Carter vs James Carter, et al
John Carter states that his father-in-law, James Carter, died intestate and that he was appointed the administrator. James Carter’s widow died in 1821 and left 5 slaves to be divided among 15 heirs viz James Carter, Patsy Carter, Joseph Carter, John P Carter, Polly Carter, Elizabeth Carter, guardian of Peter Carter, Harriet Carter, William Carter, James Carter, Maria Carter and Philip Carter, infants of Philip Carter, decd; James Reynolds, McKenzie Reynolds and Nancy Reynolds, children of Thomas Reynolds and Lucy Reynolds. 11 Feb 1822
Estate of James Carter, decd., 1808-1809. Rachel Carter, widow, her share and rest in nine equal shares to John Carter Sr, James Carter, John Carter Jr., Joseph Carter, Philip Carter, Joseph James, Patsy Carter, orphans of Leonard Carter (Thomas Carter, Jack Carter, Sally Carter, Bestsy Carter, James Carter and Lucy Carter) and orphans of Thomas Reynolds (James, McKenzie and Nancy Reynolds) March 1810
Joseph Carter and Ellenor Carter his wife, Frances Carter widow of William Carter, decd., Elizabeth Carter widow of Philip Carter and administrator of his estate sue for division of the James Carter estate.
Carter, Rachel, widow of James Carter, decd., et al vs John Carter and Nancy his wife, et al
Rachel Carter, widow of James Carter, decd., James Carter, John Carter, Joseph Carter, Patty Carter, Polly Carter and Philip Carter, children of the said James Carter, decd., and Thomas, Jack and Sally Carter, children of Leonard Carter, decd., who was the son of the said James Carter, decd., against John Carter and Nancy Carter his wife, which said Nancy is the daughter and which said John Carter is the administrator of the said James Carter, decd., and Betsy, James and Lucy Carter infant children of the above named Leonard Carter, decd., and James, Mckenzie and Nancy Reynolds, infant children of Thomas Reynolds and Lucy Reynolds his wife, now deceased. Jan 1809
1815 Directory of Virginia Land Owners Caroline County by Roger G Ward
Peter Jefferson Carter’s family:
Philip 15 miles East of the court house at Bowling Green, Caroline Co, VA
Elizabeth 16 E “ “ “
James 15 E “ “ “
John 15E “ “ “
William estate, widow, dower 16 East “ “ “
Philip 10E “ “ “
John P Carter 10NE “ “
Robert Royston 14 miles NE of the court house at Bowling Green, Caroline Co, VA
Robert Royston (father of Jane Wiatt Royston who was the mother of Sarah E Marable) Jane Wiatt Royston Marable inherited 200 acres from her Father after his death in 1816
You can see from the above information that Peter J Carter lived near Sarah E Marable
Other Carters who are listed as living in Caroline county and owning land in 1815:
Hannah Carter 9 miles West of the courthouse
Benjamin Carter 11 miles West of the courthouse
Charles Carter estate 22 miles SW of the courthouse
Marriages of Caroline Co, VA 1777-1852 compiled by Therese A Fisher
Peter J Carter married Sarah E Marable Feb 8, 1830 Caroline Co, VA( William Saunders Bonded)
Marriage date of the parents of Peter J Carter:
Philip Carter married Betsy Carter Dec 13, 1803 Caroline Co, VA (William Carter Bonded)
Philip Carter married Betsy Carter Dec 14, 1803—John Sorrel minister and CMB—actual wedding date
Grandparents of Peter J Carter were James and Rachal Carter—see above Chancery suit
Land Grants given to the Carter family in Caroline Co, VA
1726 Honorable John Carter, secretary of Colony at Williamsburg 4,740 acres on North Anna above the Carr Grant—Colonial Caroline written by Thomas Elliott Campbell page 303—this land would border Hanover Co, VA—probably where Peter J Carter moved the family
1726—Robert Carter, formerly of Lancaster Co, in his will of 1726 devised to his eldest son John Carter, Esq of Shirley in Charles City County and secretary of the colony at Williamsburg, a tract 0f 2,000 acres known as Peumansend. John Carter in his will of 1742 bequeathed the same tract to his eldest son Charles Carter (nephew of Charles Carter of Cleve, King George Co, one of the seven trustees of Port Royal)—Hidden Village written by Ralph Emmett Fall; page 21—this is probably the land Peter J Carter grew up on. The Peumansend area is where my Roystons lived
Death of Some Carters in Caroline Co, VA noted in Colonial Caroline by Thomas Elliott
Charles Carter died 1768----administrator of his estate was Edmund Pendleton and William Parker
George Carter died 1773—administrator of his estate was Joseph Carter
William Carter died Dec 1795—administrators were James Carter and John Carter—Caroline County,
Virginia Court Records Probate and other Records from the Court Order & Minute books 1781-1799
Compiled by Kimberly Curtis Campbell; page 54 and 60—I am pretty sure this is the family of Peter
Carter—see 1815 land records above, eg. William Carter estate and John Carter
More concerning Charles and William Carter noted in Colonial Caroline by Thomas Elliott
At the same session the grand jury returned presentments against Charles Carter of King George, a
grandson of “King” Carter, for not keeping the road in repair across the milldam he owned in St Mary’s
Parish……March 1768—(my notes—this paragraph clearly shows that Charles Carter
did not live in the county, but still kept the family land grant given to him by his father John
in Peumansend, Caroline Co, VA—Mark Royston)
In 1768 Charles Carter is shown to have owned 6 grist mills in Peumansend
Caroline Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution; page 373 of Colonial Caroline
William Carter is listed as a combatant
Slander and Assault and Battery; page 462 of Colonial Caroline
1744-William Carter v Thomas Fortune
History of Caroline County, Virginia by Marshall Wingfield:
The Carter Family; Page 411
According to the Carter MSS of 1858, by Colonel Norborne Sutton, which are liberally quoted in the book—The Descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter—by Dr. Joseph Lyon Miller, of Thomas W. Va., the first Carter to settle in Caroline was John Carter, son of Thomas of Lancaster. He married on November 21, 1798, to Frances Ball, eldest daughter of Col. Joseph Ball, and a sister of Mary, the mother of Washington. Upon his marriage to Miss Ball he settled in territory which became Caroline county in 1727, and here his youthful bride died on September 3d of the following year. He married 2nd a Miss Payne, by whom he had several daughters. Upon her death he married 3rd on January 4, 1714, to Miss Margaret Todd, daughter of Wm. Todd, of “Toddsbury” Gloucester County. By this third marriage he had issue: John Carter II, James, Robert and William.
John Carter II, of “Nomini Hall” was born in 1715 in that part of King and Queen which in 1727 became Caroline, and was a captain in the Revolutionary War. He married 1st Elizabeth Armistead, b. 1716, daughter of Francis and Sarah Armistead, of Richmond County, and had issue: William, John III, Robert, Mrs. Hillman, Mrs. Nancy Bayliss, Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Sarah Sutton, who was the grandmother of Col Norborne Sutton. John Carter II, m. the second time to Hannah Chew, daughter of John Chew, Justice of the Peace in Spotsylvania county, and Margaret Beverly, of “Newlands” Spotsylvania. By this second marriage he had issue: Mary, Lucy, Margaret, Judith, Elizabeth and Robert. Seven of his daughters and two of his sons left descendants in Caroline, King and Queen and King William Counties.
Skipped 5 paragraphs concerning the Sarah Carter family, daughter of John Carter II. She married William Sutton
William Carter, who was named for his grandfather William Todd, settle on the family estate in Caroline. His name appears in the old Order Books of Caroline in connection with various suits between 1745 and 1770. Norborne Suttons’s MSS of the Carters of Spotsylvania states that William Carter left descendants in Caroline.
Skipped paragraph of the George Carter family of Caroline County, VA
Skipped paragraph of the Owen and Griffin Carter family of Essex, and later Caroline Co, VA
John Carter, of “Nomini Hall” inherited “North Wales” an estate of nearly ten thousand acres lying along Pamunkey and North Anna Rivers, on the southern border of Caroline. This land had been granted to one of his ancestors some time before by the British Crown, and the estate remained in possession of the Carter family for nearly two centuries, passing into other hands in 1896. The original manor house, a very imposing structure of early colonial type, was burned many years ago, but a number of the houses of the “quarters” and the overseers house, are still standing.
The Carters of “North Wales” were connected with the Todd, Chew, Bell, Sutton, Chapman, Lewis, Pendleton, Taylor and Lee families. It is said General Lee visited “North Wales” shortly before his death. The plantation is now owned by Messrs. Frederick and Adolph Usinger, of Milwaukee.
It appears that the present Carter families of Caroline are descended from William Carter, son of John Carter and Margaret Todd. Philip Carter, grandson of William Carter, m. a Miss Hackney in 1807 and had issue four sons and one daughter. His son Peter Carter married Sarah Hill and settled at “Mt. Gideon’ near “North Wales,” and had issue: Edward, Hill, James and Mattie. (This paragraph appears to be garbled. See paragraph below taken from “the Descendants of Capt Thomas Carter of “Barford: Lancaster Co, Va with genealogical notes of many allied families by Miller, Joseph Lyon; published in 1912—my notes—Mark Royston)
John Carter, Armistead Carter, Captain John Carter, of Caroline, served in the War of the Revolution. And in the War of 1812 the 30th Regiment, from Caroline, had seven Carters on its roll, namely: James Carter, James B Carter, Vicman Carter, Joseph Carter, Spencer M. Carter, Philip Carter and Charles Carter. The voters list for 1923 shows that Caroline had forty-one white voters bearing the name of Carter.
Skipped last paragraph concerning the history of the granting of the Coat of Arms to the Carter family
The Descendants of Capt Thomas Carter of “Barford: Lancaster Co, Va with genealogical notes of many allied families by Miller, Joseph Lyon; published in 1912
Philip Carter, who married Betsy Carter, Dec 14, 1803, was probably a younger son or grand son of William Carter, and is supposed to have been the same Philip Cater who married about 1807 a Miss Hackney. They are the ancestors of the present Carters in Caroline, and had issue:
11William Catter born circa 1808
12. Peter Carter, born in 1810
13. James Carter, born in 1812, died 1885
13. Maria Cater, born about 1814, died unmarried.
15. Phillip Cater, born about 1816
11. William Cater, removed to Alabama, where he married a half-breed Indian girl, and had one son, Ross Carter, who was graduated from the University of Virginia at the age of twenty, and died shortly afterward.
12. Peter Cater, married Sarah….., and settled in Hanover county. They had issue: Edward, Hill (must be Robert Hill Carter), James and Mattie who married a Mr. Brock and lives at Ashland, VA
Residences of the Carters:
People, Post Offices and Communities in Caroline County, Virginia 1727-1969 by Ralph Emmett Fall; page 148
Mount Gideons where Peter Carter lived:
Haley’s Corner—Shown as “Needwood” on 1968 maps, Haleys Corner was formerly located on the 1951 map, Virginia Department of Hiways, in Reedy Church District, intersection of Rts 2-301 and 602……..J.C. Haley Jr. became the owner of “Mt. Gideon” which is a lovely home just below “The Grove”, south of Haleys Corner.
People, Post Offices and Communities in Caroline County, Virginia 1727-1969 by Ralph Emmett Fall; page 151
North Wales—a Carter Residence
Hart Corner—In Reedy Church District, intersection of Rts 602 and 652, about 4 ½ miles west of Rts 2-301, close to the North Anna River. Just west of the intersection, close to the Hanover County line, is the “Meadow” owned in 1968 by Christopher Tompkins Chenery who also maintained a home at Pelham Manor, New York. The 22 Room, 3 story frame dwelling was erected in 1805-1808 by Dr Charles Morris, a physician born and reared at Taylor’s Creek in the upper section of Hanover County. Dr Morris purchased 3,837 acres (the western part of “North Wales” plantation) from some of the “King” Carter family, and came to live at “The Meadow” with his bride, the former Miss Emily Taylor…………