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Will of Henry Carter (1761-1843)
1- Will of Henry Carter
(1761-1843), written in Stokes County NC
January 19, 1837 (click image of will (1) above to enlarge.
2- Reverse side of the will. The will appears to have been written on an ordinary piece of paper (note creases on the paper).
3- Signature detail from the above will.
The following is a text version of the will:
Will of Henry Carter, 1837, Stokes County, NC
In the name of God Amen I Henry Carter of Stokes County and State of North Carolina
being far advanced in years but in sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same,
and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all
men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and
form, to wit, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Carter all the property of
every description I now own during her natural life, and at her death to be Equally
divided between John N. Carter, Nancy Payne, Mary Payne's children, Winston Carter,
Anderson Carter and George W. Carter, my Sons and Daughters the above named and their
heirs forever, and lastly I hereby make and appoint my sons Anderson & George W. Carter
my whole and sole Executors to this my last will and Testament in witness whereof. I
the said Henry Carter have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the
19th day of January 1837.
Signed, sealed, published, Henry Carter SEAL
and declared to be my last
Will and Testament in
presence of us
+ W. A. Mitchell
Stokes County Wills NC
Henry Carter 1837
Note 1.) Henry Carter passed away 28 FEB 1843 in Stokes County, North Carolina
Other information concerning Henry Carter:
(Stokes Co. NC Minutes of Court of P & QS, December 1828, C. R. 090.301.13)
On 13 March 1829, Henry Carter resides in Stokes Co., and 67 years of age, made the following declaration to obtain the provisions made by act of Congress on 18 March 1818:
He was enlisted by Capt. John Marks in September 1779 in Albemarle Co., VA, for an 18 month term in the 2nd Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Haws. Capt. Marks resigned and his place was taken by Capt. John Anderson in the same Continental line unit. He was discharged at Salisbury, NC after serving the full 18 months by Maj. Jones. He was present at the battles of Guilford Courthouse, Camden, Eutaw Springs, and Ninety Six. His service is proved by the certificates of "two respected revolutionary soldiers" Isaac Bullin and Samuel Burchett.
One mare $20
One Colt 10
6 head of cattle 20
6 head of sheep 6
"My occupation is a farmer without ability to pursue it...I have a wife and one daughter living with me, both unable to get their living. I had in my possession on the 18th of March 1818, and not now owned by me, a tract of land which I sold for $400.00 to my sons George W. Carter and Anderson & Winston Carter...George is in Illinois and Anderson in Virginia..."
13 March 1829- Winston Carter maketh oath he & his bros. Geo. & Anderson bought above land as stated.
s/Andrew Bowman, J. P.
CARTER, Henry [Data from Betty J. Camin, “Rev. War Pension Applications at the NC Archives,” No. Car. Gen. Soc. J. v. XI (Aug. 1985), p. 170, abstract of Stokes Co., NC, Minutes of Court of P & QS, Dec. 1828, C.R. 090.301.13.]
Declaration of Henry Carter (age 67) -- Stokes Co., NC, Mar. 13, 1829 -- He enlisted in Sept. 1779 in Albemarle Co., VA, for 18 months under Capt. John Marks and Col. Haws, and later Capt. John Anderson, in 2d VA Regt., Continental Line. Discharged at Salisbury, NC, after 18 months. Present at battles of Guilford Courthouse, Camden, Eutaw Springs, and Ninety-Six.
Certificates of Rev. soldiers Isaac Bullin and Samuel Burchett.
Property schedule. Mentions wife and one daughter living with him and son George W. Carter in Illinois and Anderson Carter in VA.
On 19 April 1825, Henry Carter vouched for Isaac Bullin's Revolutionary War Pension application. Bulluin fought along with Carter at the battles of Guilford Courthouse, Eutaw Springs, and Ninety Six. In 1825 both men reside in Stokes County, North Carolina.
The Stokes Co. NC, Minutes of Superior Court, April 1825, C. R. # 090.311.2 state:
"Henry Carter Esquire, an old Revolutionary Soldier, a man of Respectability and varasity...made Oath that he Served a Greater part of the above time with the above named declarant Isaac Bullin...
/s/ Henry Carter
Marriage info from: MARRIAGES OF ALBEMARLE COUNTY AND CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
1781-1929 By William L. Norford
Other sources from: THE EDWARD PLEASANT VALENTINE PAPERS VOL I
Rev War pension application papers
Father: Barnett Carter b: 1737 in Middlesex Co., Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Turman b: 1737 in Middlesex Co., VA
Marriage 1 Sarah White b: 1768
- Married: 13 DEC 1785 in Albermarle Co. VA
- John N. Carter b: in VA
- Elizabeth Carter b: 28 DEC 1788 in VA
- Mary Polly Carter b: 1790
- Nancy Carter b: 21 MAR 1794
- Winston Carter b: 15 FEB 1798 in Virginia
- Anderson Carter b: 6 APR 1801 in VA
- George Washington Carter b: 1804
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4- Photo of the marriage certificate of Henry Gattis Shelton (1880-1976) and Martha Ann Mabe (1886-19??). They were married on July 22, 1900 at the residence of John Mabe, in Snow Creek Township; Stokes County, North Carolina
5- Photo of the marriage certificate of Robert Obediah Hawkins (1865-1935) and Sarah Eliza Rhodes (1870-1951). They were married on November 20, 1890 at the Austin and Mathilda Rhodes residence in Peters Creek Township; Stokes County, North Carolina
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