Robert  Carter III

Robert Carter III (1728 - 1804)

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Robert "Councillor Carter" Carter III
Born in Nomini Hall, Westmoreland Co, Vamap
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Died in Nomini Hall, Westmoreland Co, Vamap
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Biography

Robert Carter III, often referred to as Councillor Robert Carter, was born February 9, 1728[1], the child of Robert Carter and Priscilla Bladen Churchill. He was born into the Tidewater gentry, the highest circles of Virginia’s Colonial aristocracy.


Founding Fathers, First Emancipator
August 1st, 1791, Robert “Councillor” Carter III, one of the wealthiest slave-owners in all of American history; set in motion The Deed of Gift- the single largest act of liberation in American history prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. On September 5, 1791 he filed the “deed” with the Northumberland County courthouse, manumitting 452 slaves. It is said to be the largest emancipation by an individual person in the United States before 1860. [2]



See also:

  • Historic Christ Church: Carter Descendents [[1]] .



Sources

  1. http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/carter_robert_1728-1804#start_entry
  2. Levy, Andrew. The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves. New York: Random House, 2005.


Acknowledgements

WikiTree profile Carter-1808 created by Fontaine Wiatt through the import of Tribal Pages 0004.ged on 25 March 2011. See the Changes page for the details of edits.

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    On 2 Aug 2016 at 10:44 GMT Gigi (Ward) Tanksley wrote:

    I was interested in this man. I found information about his spouse and more personal things about him at this link. Interesting man!

    https://www.history.org/almanack/people/bios/biorcarter.cfm

    On 31 Jul 2016 at 01:44 GMT Elisa Mayfield wrote:

    August 1st, 1791, Robert “Councillor” Carter III, one of the wealthiest slave-owners in all of American history; set in motion The Deed of Gift- the single largest act of liberation in American history prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. On September 5, 1791 he filed the “deed” with the Northumberland County courthouse, manumitting 452 slaves. It is said to be the largest emancipation by an individual person in the United States before 1860. (http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Carter_Robert_1728-1804)



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