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Robert James Carden Sr. (1702 - 1785)

Robert James Carden Sr.
Born in Fauquier County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1740 in Goochland, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 83 in Goochland County, Virginia, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Dec 2009
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He was born about 1702 In Fauquier County, Virginia and his parents were Mary Ann (Parker) and John Carden.

Robert James Carden married about 1730 in Virginia to Phyllis Woolbank. [1] and they had about fifteen children.

He served as a Second Lieutenant during the American Revolutionary War. [2]

In 1783 he resided in Powhatan County, Virginia, USA. [3]

He passed away on 16 Jun 1785 in Goochland County, Virginia and was buried at Carden Cemetery in Coffee County, Tennessee, USA. [4]


  1. John Carden (1740–1824)
  2. Robert Carden (1742–1848) (an executor of his Will)
  3. Mary "Molly" Carden (1749–1806)
  4. Larkin Carden (1750–1789)
  5. Reuben Henry Carden (1750–1824) (an executor of his Will)
  6. James Carden (1756–1842)
  7. Jesse Carden (1760–1842)
  8. Elizabeth "Betty" Carden (1764–1774) [5]
  9. Leonard Ansel Carden (1764–1823)
  10. Sally Carden (1765–1806) [6]
  11. Patty Carden, b: 1768 [7]
  12. Fannie Carden (1770–1774) [8]
  13. Leodocea Dicey Carden (1770–1785)
  14. Archer Carden (1773–1799). [9]


In the name of God Amen, I, Robert Carden of Goochland County and the Parish of St.James Northam being sick of body but of sound and perfect sence and memory thanks to the Almighty God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life and that it is appointed for all men once to die do make constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit ...

Imprimus: My will and desire is that all my lawful debts should be paid first convenient after my decease.

Item: My will and desire is tat all my estate real and personal, I lend to my beloved wife Phillis, during her natural life of widowhood; after her marriage or decease, my will and desire is that all my estate real and personal be equally divided amongst all my children, share and share alike to wit: John, Molly, Larkin, Robert, James, Jesse, Leonard, Sally, Dicey, Patty, Archer; to have an equal share with each other.

Lastly I constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Robert Cardin, Reuben Cardin, Executors, to this my last Will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this fourth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty five.

signed: Robert Carden (seal)
signed sealed published and delivered in presents of ...
John Salmon
William Crutchfield
Benjamin Ferguson. [10]

At a Court held for Goochland County, the 18th day of May 1785; this writing was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto, to be the last Will and testament of Robert Cardin, deeased, which was thereupon admitted to the record. Teste: G. Payne, CGC.

Inventory presented on 17 Oct 1785 by John Perkins, Henry Mullins and Wm. Brent.


  1. U.S. and International Marriage Records 1560-1900; on Ancestry Record 7836 #203002; m: 1720 VA for Robert Carden; b: 1700; spouse: Phyliss Woolbank; b: 1730
  2. United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors 1775-1783 on FamilySearch database with images ( : 15 Dec 2020) citing various published state rosters of USA; FHL#102229256; for Robert McCadden, military service: 05 May 1777 USA
  3. Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index 1607-1890 on Ancestry Record 3578 #33674550 citing VA Early Census Index Database; 1783 Tax list p59; for Robert Carden; res: 1783 Powhatan County, VA
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #74551441 for Robert James Carden, Sr., b: 1702; d: 16 Jun 1785; buried: Carden Cemetery, Coffee County, Tennessee, USA
  5. Virginia Births and Christenings 1584-1917 on FamilySearch database ( : 28 Jan 2020) with Robert Cairden in entry for daughter, Betty Cairden 1764
  6. Virginia Births and Christenings 1584-1917 on FamilySearch database ( : 28 Jan 2020) with Robert Cairden in entry for daughter, Sally Cairden, 1765
  7. Virginia Births and Christenings 1584-1917 on FamilySearch database ( : 28 Jan 2020) with Robert Cairden in entry for daughter, Patty Cairden 1768
  8. Virginia Births and Christenings 1584-1917 on FamilySearch database ( : 28 Jan 2020) with Robert Cairden in entry for daughter, Fanny Cairden, 1770
  9. Virginia Births and Christenings 1584-1917 on FamilySearch database ( : 28 Jan 2020) with Rob. Cairden in entry for son, Archie Cairden, 1773
  10. Goochland County, Virginia Will book#14 p157; for Will of Robert Cardin; dated: 04 Jan 1785; court: 16 Jun 1785

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Carden-963 and Carden-7 appear to represent the same person because: dups with same parents and same spouse and same children
posted by N Gauthier
This person appears to be a duplicate of (Carden-7). They are listed as brothers in the profile, which they are not. I initiated a merge. Please review and merge into Carden-7. As it was created prior to this record. Also, it appears as if the associated family members may have been duplicated as well.
posted on Carden-963 (merged) by Chris Carden
edited by Chris Carden
Fauquier County was established on May 1, 1759, from Prince William County. Robert Carden born 1700-1702 was not born in Fauquier.
posted by Della (Ford) Nash

Rejected matches › James Garden (abt.1704-1784)

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