Excerpts from Miller, Campbell, _The descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of "Barford", Lancaster County, Virginia, 1652-1912_.
Joseph Carter, second son of Thomas and Arabella Williamson Carter, born in 1696-1697 at "Barford," Lancaster, died in April 1751, in Spotsylvania. .... He lived in his native county until 1738, when he removed to Spotsylvania, where he had a grant of 215 acres of land, to which he added 89 acres in 1739, one hundred acres in 1749, another hundred in 1749, and a hundred and ninety in 1750.
From 1724-1725 until 1738, Jos. Carter was Tobacco Inspector at the port of Corotoman; and from correspondence relative to the manner in which he performed his duty, we get the only insight we have of his character, from which we may draw the conclusion that he was a man who had a strength of caracter and purpose sufficient to do his duty as he saw it, even in the face of strong opposition and unpopularity.
In 1719 Joseph Carter married Catharine Stevens, daughter of James Stevens, of King and Queen county .... Joseph Carter, of St. George's parish, Spotsylvania, made his will Feb. 19, 1750, probated May 7, 1751. .... Catharine Carter was still living in 1771, when she made a deed to her son, John Carter.
Joseph Lyon Miller, Effie Shelton Campbell, The descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of "Barford", Lancaster County, Virginia, 1652-1912: with genealogical notes of many of the allied families. J. L. Miller, 1912. pp. 152 - 154. Available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=sj45AAAAMAAJ .
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