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Mary (Carber) Hord (abt. 1702 - aft. 1756)

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Mary Hord formerly Carber aka Dickinson
Born about in King William, King William, Colony of Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Sister of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Essex County, Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Virginia Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2017
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Mary Carber 1st married Thomas Cooper Dickinson. She married 2nd Ambrose Hord son of John Hord and grandson of Thomas Hord the "Immigrant". Thomas Cooper Dickinson and Mary Carber only had one surviving child before Thomas died and that is Thomas Cooper Dickinson, the only Dickinson mentioned in the will of Mary's mother "Hannah Upshaw.

Will of Hannah Upshaw

March 20, 1743 - Essex Co., VA
Mary Hord late Mary Dickenson aged 42 years or there abts, came into Court this day and made oath that Thomas Cooper Dickenson was her son born in lawful wedlock, etc and Thos. Cooper Dickenson deceased was his father. John Upshaw age 28, swears he has always known Thomas Cooper Dickinson since his infancy and he was always known as the son of Thomas Cooper Dickenson and Mary his wife.
Thomas Cooper Dickenson, attorney, born c. 1695 and died in Essex Co. on January 18, 1728.

20 March 1749 - Essex County, Virginia Will Book 8, page 302.
Received of William Upshaw full Satisfaction for all dues and demands due from him to my wife Mary as he Marrying my wives Mother the Widdow and Executrix of my wives father James Carber, Deceast and do hereby Acquitt and Discharge him the said Upshaw from all Gifts or Legceseys which are or may hereafter become due to me or my wife Mary by any of the ways aforesaid. Witness our hands and seals this Ninth day of February, 1718. Thomas Cooper Dickinson and Mary N. Dickinson; James Rennolds Jun and Thomas Sthreshley. Recorded in Essex Court, March 20, 1749.

No other child was ever mentioned in any record as being the child of Thomas Cooper Dickinson/Dickenson and Mary Carber.


  • Genealogies of Virginia Families From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume 31. Republished: Genealogical Publishing Com, 1 Jan 1982. Page: 251. Mary's husband Thomas is the Author of her mothers pre marriage agreement to William Upshaw

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Will of Hannah Upshaw
Will of Hannah Upshaw


On 19 Mar 2018 at 23:56 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Carber-8 and Carber-5 appear to represent the same person because: same husband, same/similar dates

Mary is 19 degrees from Kay Sands, 18 degrees from Grant Wood and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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