I have already responded to Carla by Email, but for the record I need to post a reply here. Often we find more than one person with the same name living in the same area and time frame. What we have here, is two different people with the same name. The person I referred to is very well documented as well as his Caryswood Plantation. That doesn’t mean that there was not another home of the same name elsewhere. As far as the marriage goes, one cannot always find records, but I have transcribed the Page Family bible and that extraction is provided in the last paragraph, but first a little bit of information on this couple and their life.
Elizabeth Coupland Nicholas was born in 1834 at Auburn Plantation, Cumberland County, Virginia. She was the daughter of John Scott Nicholas of Seven Islands Plantation & Ann Harrison Trent of Auburn Plantation. Elizabeth married Edward Trent Page in 1854 at her father’s home at Seven Island s. Edward was the son of John Cary Page & Mary Anna Trent of Union Hill Plantation. Edward was given land and money by his father to build a brand new home for his bride. When it was completed he went to Seven Islands to marry her and bring her back to their new home, which he named Half-Way Branch. Later he renamed it Caryswood Plantation.
From the Library of Virginia:
Title Page, Edward Trent.
Gen. note Born: May 20, 1833, "Locust Grove", Cumberland County.
Note Sheet: 51.
Note No. of lines: 6.
Other Format: Also available on microfilm. S. Bassett French Biographical Sketches. 4 reels.
Biog./Hist. Note Samuel Bassett French (1820-1898), attorney, judge, Confederate officer, editor, and public servant, was a Norfolk native who resided in Richmond and Chesterfield County. Between 1890 and 1897, in preparation for a planned biographical dictionary to be called Annals of Prominent Virginians of the XIX Century, French compiled biographical information on over 14,000 men, often obtaining information from the subject himself or his immediate family. This collection consists of French’s handwritten notes.
Related Work Part of the index to the handwritten biographical sketches compiled by S. Bassett French between 1890 and 1897. This collection is housed in the Archives of the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Page, Edward Trent.
Added Entry French, Samuel Bassett, 1820-1898. Samuel Bassett French collection.
Added Entry Library of Virginia. Archives.
Added Title: S. Bassett French biographical sketches.
System Number 001283601
Following is my transcription from the handwritten record, DLT 04 Jan 2008. [Start of Document] Page, Edward Trent born 5th son and youngest child of John C. [Page] of Union Hill, at Locust Grove" Cumberland Co. May 20, 1833, ed. u. of Va 1851-52, named his estate "Halfway Branch" Cumberland Co. [End of Document]
My transcription of the Page Family Bible Record, 1854-1968, from the digital image located at the Library of Virginia, System Number 000487602, Call Number 27039, bible printed in 1869. This information relates to the Page Family of Buckingham County, Virginia and their connection to the Trent family. Transcribed by Don Trent on February 1, 2006. Edward T. [Trent] Page & Bettie C. Nicholas were married at the Seven Islands, Buckingham Co. Va, on the 28th of Febry 1854