Thomas Carter, eldest son of Capt. Thomas and Arabella Carter; born about 1696, lived and died at or near the old home on Corotoman River. He was married about I720-I725 to Joana Miller; said to have been of a Maryland family, though there was a Miller family at that time in Lancaster, but the Lancaster marriage bonds do not contain his name. This Thomas Carter's descendants have perpetuated the Williamson-Ball names of Jesse, Juduthan, Rawleigh and Williamson more than any other branch of Arabella Williamson Carter's descendants. Sept. 28, 1730 he was granted 200 acres of land in that part of Goochland county that in 1748 became Cumberland county, and four years later another grant for 400 acres. Thomas Carter of Christ Church parish, Lancaster made his will April 17, 1735, probated July 9, 1735. He left all his estate to wife Joana, and after her death to his two sons, Jesse and Thomas Carter. He asked that no appraisement of his personal estate be made, but an inventory shows that he left a good lot of household goods, books, a gold ring, four negroes and seven sets of brick moulds, which shows that bricks were made in that part of Virginia. Joan Carter did not long survive her husband as on May 3, 1737, Mr. Thomas James was appointed guardian of Jesse and Thomas Carter, orphans of Thomas and Joan Carter. Jesse Carter was of age prior to March 10, 1748, as on that date the court made a final settlement with him for his share of the estates of his father, Thomas Carter, and his grandfather, Capt. Thomas Carter, Jr. Thomas Carter IV was not of age until Nov. 27, I755 but Feb. 21, 1752, the court decided in his favor a suit against his guardian, Mr. Thomas James for his share of his father's and grandfather's estate. He then chose his brother Jesse as his guardian, and Aug. I7, 1753, Jesse Carter as guardian of his brother, Thomas returned to court an account for the services of two negroes belonging to Thomas. Thomas and Joana Carter had two sons named Thomas, as often happened in colonial days. The elder of these, born before his grandfather made his will, April 24, 1728, died about 1733-'34, and when another son was born Nov. 27, 1734, he was also christened Thomas. 9. Jesse Carter, born circa 1724-1725, died in Pittsylvania in Nov. 1811. 10. Thomas Carter, born Nov. 27, 1734, died in Pttsylvania, July 15, 1817. DAR Patriot Index CARTER, JESSE SR [Full Ancestor Record] Ancestor #: A019954 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: (CIRCA) 1728 LANCASTER CO VIRGINIA Death: (ANTE) 16 Dec 1811 PITTSYLVANIA CO VIRGINIA Service Source: THE VA GENEALOGIST, VOL 27, #3, JULY-SEPT 1983, P 194 Service Description: 1) SIGNED OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, POWHATAN CO, 19 SEPT 1777 http://danielsfamilytree.com/bio.php?id=30711&cs=brown&lang=english
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Ref: The Historical Register by Edwin Charles Hill and a book by Joseph Lyon Miller, M.D.
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