The earliest record of Benjamin's father George being in Spotsylvania Co. is 1728 (witness to a deed; assuming it's the correct George Carter). As Benjamin's birth date is estimated to be a few years before this, it is uncertain if they were in Spotsylvania or still in Middlesex when he was born. Some indication may be discerned from the lack of a birth record for Benjamin in the Christ Church Parish Register unlike his 4 older siblings.
Children named in Benjamin's will are sons Churchill, John, and Henry, and daughters Mourning, Elizabeth, Frankey, Salley, Unice, and Unity.
1. Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and ProbateRecords, 1639-1850
Date: Dec 5, 1749
Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
Record ID: 44042
Book Page: D
Property: 25 a., whereon sd. George Carter's son Benjamin now liveth,etc., part of the tract whereon sd. George dwells, etc., etc.
Remarks: George Carter of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Elizabeth, his wife, to John Pain of same Par. and county. £12 10s. curr. 25a., wheron sd. George Carter's son Benjamin now liveth, etc., part of the tract whereon sd. George dwells, etc., etc 5 Dec 1749.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
2. Benjamin Carter moved from Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to what is now Chester County, South Carolina, in 1766, receiving his first land grant from King George III 150 acres on Caney Fork of Sandy River, bearing date of Feb 19, 1767. Benjamin Carter received an additional grant for 400 acres on Bowers Mill branch of Sandy River on Aug 23, 1774.
Benjamin Carter enlisted in the Patriot Army on Apr 1, 1777, andserved in the Third Regiment. In 1778, Benjamin Carter served under Capt. George Lidell, and in 1779, served under Capt. John C. Smith and Col Thomson. Benjamin Carter was severely wounded in the battle at Stono under Capt Richard Brown and Col Thomson of the Third Regiment. Benjamin Carter was discharged on Dec 31, 1781.
This person was created through the import of Tribal Pages 0004.ged on 25 March 2011.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Benjamin by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Benjamin: