Location: Prince William, Virginia, United States
Surnames/tags: slavery black_heritage
In 1830, Benjamin inherited the Carter plantation, 5,000 acres in Prince William County, Virginia. At the time, the land was a portion of the "Cancer Plantation," a section named for the Zodiac signs by Robert Carter.
- It is possible that he fathered a child, William Chinn with a slave. This is according to William Chinn's daughter, Dr. May Chinn
- From the New York Times: "William Chinn never told his daughter, but she suspects that he was the son of one of the plantation's owners by a slave woman. In 1945, nine years after her father's death, Dr. Chinn was visited by a white man who said that his name, too, was Chinn..... The visitor scolded her: “Why didn't you notify me that my relative had died?” Dr. Chinn remembers that the same man had once paid a call on her father, and it seems likely that the two men were half‐brothers."
- according to the family history outlined below, it's possible the father was Bartholomew Chinn.
Quote from Carter Chinn History, I just separated into bullet points:. "*On December 6, 1796, another daughter, Sarah Fairfax (1773-1829), who was married to Dr. John Yates Chinn, (1770-1830), also inherited part of the Cancer farm.
- Dr. Chinn was an MD graduate of St. George and St. Thomas Hospital in London, England.....
- Living at Dr. Chinn's family's estate Edge Hill, in Richmond County, they had five children:
- Bartholomew Carter Chinn ( -1852), born at Nomini Hall in Lancaster County, her father's home,
- Sarah ( - ),
- Priscilla (1825- ),
- Benjamin Tasker Chinn (1807-1886) born at Edge Hill in Richmond County
- Sophia Elizabeth (1807-1851) born in Fairfax County.
- Sarah Fairfax inherited 730 acres of the Cancer farm at Bull Run along with 2,140 acres in Fairfax County across the Bull Run."
1850 Slave Schedule
 le: Gender Age Male 70 Female 55 Female 27 Female 14 Male 12 Male 4 Female 2 Female 6/12 Female 15 Male 20
1860 Slave Schedule
- Male, 60
- Female, 60
- Male, 23
- Female, 22
- Male, 5
- Male, 3/12
- ↑ "Ben Lomond Historic Site Brings Civil War Sights and Sounds to Life," prince william living, August 31, 2017
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ben Lomond Manor House: The Carter/Chinn History. Accessed 4 Feb 2022. Live Link and Archived Link
- ↑ Davis, George. “A HEALING HAND IN HARLEM.” The New York Times, April 22, 1979, sec. Archives. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/22/archives/a-healing-hand-in-harlem.html.
- ↑ "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HRWP-7C3Z : 15 February 2020), Benjamin T Chinn in entry for MM9.1.1/MVD3-128:, 1850.
- ↑ "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W2XR-ZKPZ : 16 October 2019), Benjamin T Chinn, 1860.
- "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M41T-BMH : 11 November 2020), Benjamin T Chinn, 1860.