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The Carpers in the Census Records

 

Virginia in 1720: A Reconstructed Census by T. L. C. Genealogy has no Carper listings.

Virginia in 1740: A Reconstructed Census by T. L. C. Genealogy has no Carper listings.

Virginia in 1760: A Reconstructed Census by T. L. C. Genealogy has no Carper listings.

Heads of Families, Virginia, Frederick Co.

1782

Carper, John    2 (White)

*This is the only Carper listed in Virginia in the Records of the State Enumerations: 1782 to 1785

 

Frederick County Personal Property Tax-List B (pp. 507-8)

1787

1-White Males 16-21   2-Blacks above 16       3-Blacks under 16        4-Horses etc.   5-Cattle

                                                            1          2          3          4          5

Carper,            Phillip, Jr.         self       0          0          0          4          6

Carper,            William             self       0          0          0          2          2

Carper,            John                 self       0          0          0          2          4

Carper,            Phillip               self       0          0          0          5          10

Carper Fredk.        Phillip Carper

 

1810 VA Census-Montgomery County

All Carper Listings

Carper, John

Males               2, under 10;                  1, 10-16;                     1, over 45

Females            3, under 10;                  1, 10-16;                     1, 16-25;          1, 26-45

 

Carper, Frederick

Males               1, under 10;                  1, 16-26

Females            1, under 10;                  1, 16-26

 

Carper, William

Males               3, under 10;                  1, 26-45

Females            1, 16-26

 

1820 VA Census-Montgomery County

All Carper Listings

Carper, John Sr.

Males               2, 16-26;          1, 45+

Females            2, 10-16;          1, 16-26;          1, 45+

 

Carper, Frederick

Males               2, under 10;      1, 10-16;          1, 26-45

Females            3, under 10;      1, 10-16;          1, 26-45

 

Carper, William

Males               3, under 10       2, 10-16;          1, 26-45

Females            2, under 10       1, 26-45

 

 

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1830 VA Census-Montgomery County

All Carper Listings

Carper, John, Jr.

Males               1, 20-30

Females            3, under 5;        1, 20-30

 

Carper, John, Sr.

Males               1, 15-20;          1, 40-50;          1, 70-80

Females            1, 15-20;          1, 60-70

 

Carper, Frederick

Males               1, 10-15;          1, 15-20;          1, 20-30;          1, 40-50

Females            2, under 5         1, 5-10;            1, 10-15;          2, 15-20;          1, 40-50

 

Carper, Henry

Males               2, under 5;        1, 30-40

Females            1, under 5;        1, 5-10             1, 15-20;          1, 20-30;          1, 40-50

 

Carper, William

Males               1, under 5;        2, 5-10;            1, 15-20;          2, 20-30;          1, 40-50

Females            1, under 5         1, 5-10;            2, 15-20;          1, 30-40

 

1840 VA Census-Pulaski County

All Carper Listings

John Carper, Jr.

Male                1, under 5;        1, 15-20;          1, 30-40;          1, 70-80

            (John Carper Sen. 80 Revolutionary War Pensioner)

Female             2, under 5;        2, 5-10;            2, 10-15;          1, 30-40;     1, 70-80

 

Thompson Carper

Males               1, 20-30

 

Isaac Carper

Male                1, 20-30

Female             1, 20-30

 

1840 VA Census-Montgomery County

All Carper Listings

Carper, Ann

Males               1, 5-10;            1, 10-15;          1, 15-20;          2, 20-30

Females            1, 5-10;1          1, 10-15;          1, 15-20;          1, 40-50

 

 

1850 VA Census-Montgomery County

All Carper Listings

173 Carper, Russell                  33                    Merchant                      $200

            Malinda                        22

            Hampton                      6

            Cyens               (M)      4

            Beverley           (M)      2

            George W. Slusser       15

            Barney Zoll                   30                    Merchant

            Charlotte Tosh              45

            Jacob Shanks               30                    Laborer

 

374  Carper, Ann                     52

Mary                            22

            William             21

            Charles                         20

 

1850 VA Census-Pulaski County

All Carper Listings

295/303

Carper, Isaac               42                    Farmer

Hannah             32       

            Amanda             6

            John T.               5

            Robert M. C.     3

            Mary A.             2

                                      2/12

 

321/330

Carper, Jacob              26                    Laborer

            Margaret          28

            James H.            3

            Floyd                 1

 

 

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There is an excellent biographical entry on John Carper in Early Adventurers on The Western Waters, Vol. II  p. 259, by Mary B. Kegley.  

 

 

John Carper's Pension Records for his service in the Revolutionary War

CARPER, John.       S.37825. 

1 Nov. 1830. Montgomery Co., Va. John (X) Carper of said county, aged 73, declares he enlisted for one year in the fall of 1780 in the company of Capt. Samuel Gilkinson in the regiment of Col. Campbell (who fell at Eutaw Springs) and continued to serve in the same corps, which after the death of Col. Campbell was commanded by Col. Hause, until 1782 when he was discharged at Salisbury, S.C. Although he enlisted for only one year, he continued in service more than three years. He was in the battles of Eutaw Springs and Camden.

He owns eighteen head of horned cattle about twenty head of hogs and twentyfive sheep, valued at $267.00.

His family consists of himself and an aged wife. He lives on rented ground as tenant at will.

20 Oct. 1830. Montgomery Co., Va. Samuel Caddall declares John Carper served with him as a private in Capt. Oldham's company in Col. Haw's regiment until the battle of Eutaw Springs. After that battle Col. Haws and Col. Campbell's regiments, which were much cut up in the battle, were consolidated and the regiment was placed under Maj. Snead. John Carper served all of 1781, part of 1780 and part of 1782. He was a good soldier and always in his place. He is now poor and lives on rented ground.

30 Oct. 1830. Montgomery Co., Va. John Carper declares he did not apply sooner because he did not know the law entitled him to anything until Saml. Caddall and Henry Wysor told him.

30 Oct. 1830. Montgomery Co., Va.. Jacob (X) Anderson declares John Carper was a drafted soldier for three months and they were mess mates in the army to the north. When he returned to his native county (Frederick) in Virginia he again enlisted in 1780 and did not return for twentytwo months at the least. Carper is now poor and lives on rented land.

Thomas Stewart, administrator of John Carper, was paid pension to 18 Feb. 1841.

John Carper of Montgomery Co., Va., private in the company of Capt. Gilkinson in the regiment of Col. Hause in the Virginia line for three years from 1778 to 1782, was placed on the Virginia pension roll at $8 per month from 25 June 1831 under the Acts of 1818 and 1820. Certificate 20339 was issued 25 June 1831.

 

VIRGINIA SERVICE OF JOHN CARPER    S   37825        

            It appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, No S 37825, that John Carper was born in Frederick County Virginia date not stated

            He enlisted in the fall of 1780 and was a private in Captain Samuel Gilkison's and Capt. Oldham's companies, Colonels Campbell's and Hawes' Virginia regiment. He was in the battles of Camden and Eutaw springs, and served until 1782.

            He also served 3 months at another time, date and names of' officers are not given.

            He was allowed pension on his application executed November 1, 1830 age 73 and a resident of MONTGOMERY COUNTY VIRGINIA.           

            In 1830 he referred to his aged wife, but did not give her name or age.

            Soldier died February 18 1841.

            There are no further data as to his family.

            Name and address of one person writing in to the Archives for information about this soldier was Dec 15 1930, Miss Luella Graham, 337 Brown St, Akron Ohio.  And another in 1929 was Florence Carper, 320 So Kensington Ave, LaGrange, Illinois and another was Elmer E Foss, San Jose PO Carrier 45 California.

 

 

 

Will Abstracts

Pulaski County

Carper, John. Will pro. July 1845. Names children Frederick, Henry: leaving to each of them "One draw of my pension money."

 

Pulaski Virginia-Will Book #1 (p. 11)

Page 89                        WILL OF JOHN CARPER                             March 28, 1842

                        Sons:    Frederick, Henry, John

                        Witnesses: Richard Guthrie and Amos Spear

                        Presented: July 10, 1845

                                    Teste:   Lynch A. Currin, DC

 

 

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