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Elizabeth Carter[1, 2]

Female Abt 1768 - Bef 1805  (~ 37 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Carter 
    Born Abt 1768  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1805  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14095  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 17 May 2017 

    Father Richard Carter,   b. Abt 1745, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1805, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Mrs. Richard Carter,   b. Abt 1745,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Miles Turpin,   b. Abt 1730, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Feb 1797  Halifax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Other known children are Mary and James Turpin.

    +1. Robert Newton Turpin,   b. 10 Jun 1821, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1893, Mariaville, Rock County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Elias Turpin,   b. Abt 1801
     3. Henry W. Turpin,   b. Abt 1817, Prob. Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Martha Turpin,   b. Abt 1807, Halifax County, Virginia or Caswell Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F518495032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Marriage Record
    Marriage Record
    John M. Turpin & Elizabeth Carter
    Virginia Chancery Record Halifax Co., Virginia 1804 Matter Thomas Powell vs. Mary Powell - Richard Carter gives deposition;  The signature of this Richard Carter matches the signature of the Marriage Record of his Daughter, Elizabeth to John Turpin.
    Virginia Chancery Record Halifax Co., Virginia 1804 Matter Thomas Powell vs. Mary Powell - Richard Carter gives deposition; The signature of this Richard Carter matches the signature of the Marriage Record of his Daughter, Elizabeth to John Turpin.

  • Notes 
    • Armistead Watlington signed as witness to the Marriage Record of Elizabeth Carter and John M. Turpin in Halifax Co., VA. These notes relate to the families associated with this Carter/Turpin family. Richard Carter is also shown on this document (marriage record)

      Susannah Coleman 1 (Thomas , Thomas , Robert ) was born on 16 Jan 1735/1736 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Virginia. She died ?.
      Susannah Coleman married Armistead Watlington Colonel 1 son of Paul Watlington and Elizabeth Armistead in 1756. Armistead was born on 27 Dec 1730. He died in 1807 in Halifax County, Virginia.
      John Coleman who appears in Halifax Co. 7 Oct 1760 as a grantee in a deed from William Thompson (DB3, p.
      27, Halifax Co.). Thompson was his brother-in-law. In a deed
      dated 14 Jul 1762, John was referred to as “John Coleman &
      Company”. (DB4, p. 38, Halifax Co.) John bought a large estate in the county near the small town of Clover and called his plantation “Woodlawn”. He was a member of the House of Delegates 1779-87 and member of the State Senate 1787-90.

      "John Coleman came to Halifax County before the American
      Revolution, and acquired considerable acreage in the county.
      Although little is known of his early life and education, he had a distinguished record of public service, holding office as commissioner and justice of the peace, county treasurer, and sheriff; he was vestryman of Antrim Parish and was named to a commission to hold a lottery to raise funds to build a church. He represented Halifax County in the Virginia House of Delegates during five terms between 1779 and 1787, and therefore served four terms in the state senate. In 1781 he was appointed commander of the county militia with the rank of colonel, and served during the Revolution. In the 1760`s he married Mary Embry, daughter of Colonel Henry Embry, Jr., of Lunenburg County, by whom he had two children, Henry and Elizabeth. The daughter married General John Baytop Scott. Colonel Coleman bought the Woodlawn estate as gift for his son." (1)
      (1) From The Magazine of Albermarle County History, Volume
      forty-four, 1986. Albermarle
      County Historical Society 220 Court
      Street Charlottesville, Virginia

      1. Col. Armistead Watlington was at the battle of Guillford and cared for the widows and children of his fallen men.
      2. Served at the Battle of Guilford CH, N.C., in the R W .
      He served as Col., in the Halifax County, Virginia Militia, resigning for health reasons before the war was over.

      In addition to the above there are many notes of Arminstead Watlington, Henry E. Coleman and John Coleman in the "Vestry Book of Antrim Parish Halifax County Virginia 1752-1817" as Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito - Reprinted by Iberian Publishing C., Athens, Ga., 1997

      3.Armistead Watlington, RW, born 12/27/1730 in Gloucester,Va., died 10/29/1803 in Halifax Co., Va., married 1750 Susannah Coleman, born between 1/16/1735-36 died 1818.

      There was an Armistead Watlington who witnessed a division of property for Sarah Ann Foushee and her appointing an atty. in fact she (was) empowered for the act. Halifax Deed Book 9, page 257 in 1773/1774.

      In the book " A History of Halifax County Virginia by Wirt Johnson Carrington 1969 p. 345 -- WILLS -- WATLlNGTON ] 803 NOV. 2 -- Will of Armstead (Armistead) Watlington. Sons, Paul, John and Thos. A. Watlington. Son John also served in the ARevolution (ohn was a Captain in the American Revolution)

      "I confirm to my daughter Betsy (Elizabeth) Bartsdale & c."
      " I confirm to my daughter, Fanny Boyd. wife of Joshua Boyd) &c."
      " I confirm to John Thompson, William Thompson and Elizabeth Thompson (children of my daughter, Polly Terry, by her first husband, William Thompson, ) &c."

      " I lend to my said daughter Polly Terry, and her husband, William Terry ."
      " I give to my wife, Susanna in lieu of her dower, &c."
      If Polly and William Terry have no children, their part is to go to Polly's children by her husband, William Thompson.

      Executors: William Thompson, Henry E. Coleman and John B. Scott.
      Witnesses: Patsy Scott, SALLY CARTER, Polly C. Scott, John B. Scott and Clement Read.

      4. Judy, Paul Watlington's sister Elizabeth married Peter Barksdale, Paul's daughter Elizabeth married William T. Terry s/o Nathaniel and Ann Thompson Terry. To confuse things further Paul"s wife was Mary Thompson,d/o John Thompson, Paul's sister Mary Watlington m/1 William Thompson s/o John Thompson m/2 another older William Terry son of Wm and Susannah Thompson Terry. Wm & Nathaniel Terry were brothers, sons Of Nathaniel and Sarah Royal Terry, their wives Susannah and Ann were sisters d/o William and Rachel Coleman Thompson. William and John Thompson were brothers and Rachel Coleman his wife was a sister to Susanna Coleman the wife of Armistead Watlington. Are you confused yet? The court records for Halifax are excellent, and can prove everything that I've stated.

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Historical Societies,
      Watlington Family Papers
      Rockingham Co. Historical Collections
      Gerald B. James Library
      Rockingham Community College
      P. O. Box 38
      Wentworth, NC 27375
      Watlington Family Papers
      Accession No.: 84-040
      1 box
      The family papers were stored in a tin box at the Watlington homeplace in Caswell County until Mary Lily Watlington became concerned about their future preservation. In 1995, she contacted Rockingham Community College about the possibility of donating the papers to the Rockingham County Historical Collections. It was agreed that she would donate the original papers in exchange for copies. The original papers are stored in the closed collections and copies are in the family files for public use.
      Inclusive Dates: 1765 - 1948
      Subject Headings: Adelphi Society Agriculture?Caswell County (N.C.) Agriculture

      Rockingham County (N. C.)
      Caswell County (N. C.)

      Caswell County Philanthropic Society
      Powell, Anna Watlington, 1834-1914
      Richardson, Mary Watlington, 1827-1903
      Richardson, Robert Payne, Sr., 1820-1909
      Rockingham County (N. C.)

      Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, 1762-1844
      Watlington, James, 1797-1885
      Watlington, James Scott, 1836-1904
      Watlington, Jane Scott, 1795-1863
      Watlington, John Francis, Sr., 1871-1937
      Watlington family--Genealogy Items Separated:
      1 large horsehair buggy or lap blanket, labeled
      Chase. Gold, brown and teal pattern, with black on the reverse 1 quilt, handmade, crazy quilt pattern, multi-colored Related Collections:
      R. P. Richardson Collection 80-010
      Richardson - Millner Collection 95-033
      Preferred Citation:
      Watlington Family Papers .84-040. Rockingham Co.
      Historical Collections, Gerald B. James Library, Rockingham Community College.
      Descriptive Note:
      Family Sketch:
      The Watlington Family Papers cover the period 1765
      - 1948, but mainly relate to James Watlington (1797-1885) and his son James S. Watlington (1836-
      1904). Both of these men lived in Caswell County, but there were a number of ties with Reidsville and Rockingham County through marriage and business connections.
      The oldest document in this collection is a Caswell County deed dated 1765 to Joseph Scott who was the grandfather of James S. Watlington.
      The collection includes deeds, bonds, tax receipts, store accounts and receipts, papers concerning farming operations, and other miscellaneous papers dating from the 1830s to the early 1900s.
      The collection also contains some personal correspondence dating from the late 19th century through 1948 when the widow of James S. Watlington died. Two unusual documents in the collection are the constitution of the Caswell County Adelphi Society dating from the early 1800s, and a membership list of the Caswell County
      Philanthropic Society dated 1811.
      The Watlington Family of Caswell County were planters and owners of large tracts of agricultural lands in both Caswell and Rockingham counties.
      In March 1826 James Watlington (1797-1885)married Jane Scott (1795-1863), the daughter of Joseph Scott (1768-1835) and Elizabeth Wilson Scott (1762
      -1844). ?Col.? Joseph Scott purchased much of the present Watlington homeplace between 1765 and 1797 and later most of his property passed into the hands of his daughter Jane Scott Watlington and her husband James. James was a well - known planter and slave owner in Caswell County and it was probably he who remodeled and overbuilt an early 19th century house into the present 2-story
      Watlington homeplace. The house, located on US 158 between the crossroads at Caswell and the Rockingham County line, is an excellent example of the Greek Revival style dwellings built in Caswell County during the boom era of 1850-1860. The house is in one of the most beautiful settings in Caswell County, being surrounded by cedar trees over a century old. Many of the original dependencies still stand on the grounds of the home including the kitchen, smokehouse, ice house, corn crib and stables.
      James Watlington and wife Jane had four daughters; Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Anna and one surviving son James Scott Watlington. The daughter Mary (1827-1903) became the second wife of Robert P. Richardson (1820-1909) a prominent Reidsville merchant, land owner and tobacco manufacturer. Their children, all leading citizens of Reidsville, were: Marion R. Watt; R. P. Richardson, Jr.; Ed E. Richardson and Anna R. Redd. James and Jane Scott Watlington?s daughter Anna (1834-1914) married a Reidsville physician, E. M. Powell, on 8 January 1857.
      The Powells lived on the eastern outskirts of Reidsville where they owned a 1,200 acre plantation. The Powells had no children, but Mrs. Powell raised her nephew John Francis Watlington, Sr. who later inherited the Powell homeplace then consisting of 672 acres of land. James and Jane Watlington?s only surviving son was James Scott
      Watlington who was born 28 August 1836. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1858. On 5 March 1862 he enlisted in Company C of the 41st Regiment of North Carolina State Troops and served in this unit for two years.
      Following the war he concentrated his attention to improving his farm and making it one of the most productive in the state of North Carolina.
      James S. Watlington married Ella F. Redd, a member of an old Henry County, Virginia family, on 21 September 1870 and the couple?s son John Francis Watlington, Sr. was born on 6 September
      1871. Ella Watlington died on 9 December 1871 and was buried at the Wright-Richardson family cemetery in Reidsville. Three-month-old John F. was taken by his paternal aunt Mrs. Anna Powell
      and raised as her own son. John F. Watlington attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He began his professional career in 1892 as a bookkeeper by the Bank of Reidsville. In 1920 he became the
      president of the bank and served in that position until his death on 28 December 1937.
      In September 1907 Mr. Watlington married Frances Byers who was born on 7 August 1884 in Cooperstown, Pennsylvania. The Watlingtons had three children: Frances Watlington (Wilson); Ellen
      Booth Watlington (Wellman) and John F. Watlington, Jr. Mrs. Watlington continued to reside at the Powell-Watlington homeplace until her death on 2 March 1972. John F. Watlington, Jr. is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and began his banking career with Wachovia Bank in 1933. He served as CEO of Wachovia from 1956 until his retirement in late 1976. John?s sister, Frances W. Wilson, continued to reside at the Powell-Watlington homeplace until the spring of 1981. In 1993 the Schlegal Corporation became the owner of 60 acres of the
      Watlington farm which included the family home.
      James Scott Watlington (father of John F. Watlington, Sr.) continued to reside on his Caswell County farm and remained a widower for nearly eleven years. On 28 November 1882 he
      married Mary Carolyn Blackwell of Caswell County. Three children were born to this marriage: Mary J. Watlington (Robertson) of Danville, VA; James Bracken Watlington who married Lucy King; and Annie Watlington (Matton) of Winston-Salem, NC.
      In early 1904 James S. Watlington, now in declining health, went to St. Augustine, Florida in the futile hopes of recovering his health.
      He died at St. Augustine on 21 February 1904 and was buried in Greenview Cemetery in Reidsville. The Reidsville newspaper Webster?s Weekly
      25 February 1904 noted in his obituary that:
      While his home was in Caswell, his interests were largely in this county, and he was a frequent visitor to our town. He was a successful planter and a man of influence in his section. Of commanding presence and genial manners, he attracted attention in any circle in which he chanced to be.
      His stalwart form, strong face and white locks combined to give him an impressive appearance and his familiar figure will be missed.
      His widow Mary C. Watlington died on 10 May 1948.
      James Bracken Watlington, the only son of James S. and Mary C. Blackwell Watlington, was born 5 December 1888. He graduated from Reidsville High School and attended Homer Military School in Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He also studied farming at North Carolina State College. As the only son in the family he became the owner and operator of the Watlington farm in Caswell and resided there until his death on 25 February 1953 at age 64. He and his wife, Lucy King, were the parents of four daughters: Ms. Mary Lilly Watlington; Mrs. James G. Reed; Mrs. John Justice; and Mrs. Carolyn Fagan. Mrs. Lucy King Watlington died in September 1983 at age 92.
      A member of the family still resides at the Watlington homeplace which has been occupied by descendants of James Watlington since he built the antebellum dwelling.
      Carter, Robert Wray, Jr. ?History of the Powell-Watlington House and Its Occupants, Reidsville, North Carolina.? 1981, typescript on file in the Historical Collections Room at Rockingham Community College, James Library.
      (This history appeared in the 19 August 1993
      issue of the Reidsville Review.)
      , personal papers. Little-Stokes, Ruth.
      An Inventory of the Historic Architecture Caswell County, North Carolina . Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, 1979, p. 98.
      North Carolina: Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth
      . New York: American Historical Society, 1928, Volume III, pp. 242-43. (Sketch of James Francis Watlington, Sr.) Reidsville Review, 23 February 1953 (J. Bracken Watlington obituary), 3 March 1972 (Mrs. John F. Watlington, Sr. obituary), 15 October 1976 (data on John F. Watlington, Jr.), 22 September 1983 (Mrs. Lucy Watlington obituary).
      (R. P.) Richardson Bible and Family Tree.
      (James and Jane Scott) Watlington Family Bible.
      Watlington Family Papers, Rockingham County Historical Collections Room, James Library, Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, North Carolina.
      Webster?s Weekly , 25 February 1904 (J. S. Watlington obituary).
      Robert W. Carter, Jr.
      Historical Consultant
      Rockingham Community College
      20 September 1995

    2. [S160] Correspondence.
      We know that an Elizabeth Carter married John M. Turpin. The Elizabeth Carter who married John M. Turpin is probably a decade younger, than Noel Waddill's wife, Elizabeth Carter. Signature of Richard Carter on the chancery record for James Powell and Polly [Turpin], matches the signature on the marriage bond.

    3. [S18] Family Search, LDS,
      Virginia Marriages 1785-1940
      John Turpin + Elizabeth Carter
      27 Feb 1797 Halifax, Virginia

      8 March 1797 Turpin, John E. Carter