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Reubin Henry Carden Sr. (1745 - 1824)

Reubin Henry Carden Sr.
Born in Goochland County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at about age 79 in Barren County, Kentucky, USAmap
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Rueben Henry and his twin brother Larkin were born about 1745 in Goochland County, Virginia and were the sons of Phyllis (Woolbank) and Robert James Carden, Sr.

Reubin Henry Carden was married by Wm. Douglas on 27 Jun 1771 in Goochland County, Virginia to Ann(e) Massey or Massie. Their children were born in Goochland County, Virginia.

On 31 Oct 1787 he purchased from Henry Wood, for 50 pounds, a tract of land with 19.5 acres on the Branches of upper Little Lickinghole Creek, near Three Chopt Road, in Goochland County, Virginia, USA. [1]

On 03 February 1789, they sold their land to Daniel Brodhead ...

This indenture made this third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine between Lucy Wood, Henry Wood, Reuben Carden & Ann, his wife, & John Mechie on the one part and Daniel Brodhead, of the other part.
At a Court held for Goochland County on the 15th day of June 1789, this deed of Indenture of bargain and sale from Lucy Wood, Henry Wood & John Michie to Daniel Brodhead, Jr. was presented in Court & acknowledged by the said Henry Wood & John Michie to be their acts & deeds, which was thereupon admitted to record as to them.
Testes: Wm. Miller, DC G. [2]

On 19 Nov 1804 Reuben and his wife, Ann, sold 1/12th part of land of Robert Carden, deceased. [3]

He moved from Virginia to Kentucky, USA.

He passed away on 28 Nov 1824 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA. [4]


  1. David Carden, b: 24 Nov 1772; christened: 28 Feb 1773 by Rev. Douglas
  2. Thomas Carden, b: 20 Oct 1774; christened: 25 Nov 1774 by Rev. Douglas
  3. Mary "Polly" Carden, b: 22 Feb 1776; christened: 07 Apr 1776 by Rev. Douglas
  4. Nancy "Anna" Carden, b: 28 Apr 1782; christened: 26 Apr 1783 by Rev. Douglas
  5. Martha "Patsey" A. Carden, b: 1786
  6. James Carden, b:14 Nov 1787
  7. Charles Carden, b: 1793
  8. Elizabeth Carden, b: c1796
  9. Dicey Carden, b: c1797
  10. Reuben Henry Carden, Jr., b: 11 Sep 1798.


  1. Goochland County, Virginia Deed book#14 p523; recorded: 17 Dec 1787
  2. Goochland County, Virginia Deed & Will book#15 p256
  3. Goochland County, Virginia Deed book#19 p355
  4. Barren County, Kentucky Will book#2 p395; dated: 18 Nov 1820; proven: 18 Nov 1824; inventory: 20 Dec 1824; executors: sons James & David
  • 1820/Aug/07 USA Census of Barren County, Kentucky; citing NARA#M33_17; image#18; p6; for Reuben Carden @45+ & wife@45+ & 2M@26-44 & 1M@16-25 & 2F@16-25 & 1M slave @26-44; agriculture: 4; total=8

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Carden-990 and Carden-6 appear to represent the same person because: dups with same parents and same siblings
posted by N Gauthier

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