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Frances Walters[1]

Female Abt 1736 - Aft 1803  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Frances Walters 
    • I expect she is Mary Frances; she names her daughter so.
    Born Abt 1736  Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1803  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Her marriage to James Lucas
    Person ID I17167  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico, Descendants of Richard 'Gunsmith' Carter
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2019 

    DNA Tests  5 people have linked a DNA test to Frances Walters 

    Father William Walters,   b. Abt 1720, Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susannah McBee/Magby/Mocobee/Mocaboy/McGehee/McGregor,   b. Est 1720, Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Richard 'Gunsmith' Carter,   b. Abt 1720, Henrico Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1787, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married
    • NOTE: The name Ewell is passed down this line for several generations. It is even misspelled as Yewel in one case. This is further evidence of Frances Walters identity.

      Marriages of Pittsylvania County: Lucy Carter + Oliver Hall [Bondsman Spencer Carter] 9 Dec 1818
    Children 
     1. Richard of Henrico (S) Carter,   b. Est 1755, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Presley Carter,   b. Abt 1762, Albermarle Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1840, Jefferson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +3. Mary Frances [dna] Carter,   b. Abt 1755, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820, Halifax, Virginia or Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Levin Carter,   b. Abt 1771, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Travis Carter,   b. 20 Oct 1773, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Charles Ewell dar Carter,   b. 2 Oct 1775, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1854, Grayson Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Carter,   b. Abt 1778, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1857, Green County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +8. Spencer dna Carter,   b. 11 Sep 1783, Caroline Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1861, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F518494803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Lucas,   b. 1760, Prince George Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 7 May 1803  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F6115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Halifax Census 1810 Dionitia Carter (nee Townes) and Frances Carter, (nee Walters) in adjacent households and John Cook several households away.
    Halifax Census 1810 Dionitia Carter (nee Townes) and Frances Carter, (nee Walters) in adjacent households and John Cook several households away.
    1810CensusHalifaxVA15506DionitiaCarter(neTownes).jpg
    Zimmerman Research on the Walters Family
Descendants of William Walters
    Zimmerman Research on the Walters Family Descendants of William Walters
    Walters_Zimmerman.pdf
    Carters in Pittsylvania Co. Virginia; Nealys; McClanahan; Terrys; Jefferson; Clays; Walters and others
    Carters in Pittsylvania Co. Virginia; Nealys; McClanahan; Terrys; Jefferson; Clays; Walters and others
    Pittsylvania Co. DB 1-2-3-CARTERS.pdf

  • Notes 
    • By proving who she is NOT, Frances Walters, wife of the Gunsmith. She is not Frances Neal; the Neals located in this part of Halifax are of the 'Beaverpond of Amelia Neals' The d/o William and Martha Neal married Samuel Carter. His daughter, Louisiana Franklin, married Thomas David Neal of the same family of Beaverpond Neals. So there was an association between the Carters and these Neals; but not to the Gunsmith, and certainly not to the Daniel Neales.

      I also considered the Watkins of Chickhomany Creek and Swift Creek; location of Giles families very early, but no found connection to the Gunsmith.

      Some member of the Walters family is shown singed, [witness] on every document signed by Richard and George and Frances Carter. [denotes a family member]

      The Walters are documented with 4 Magby wives. Why else would Richard Elijah Carter, s/o Spencer Carter name one of his children with the middle name Magby, if his grandmother, Francis Carter is not a Magby. [The Magbys are Scottish immigrants who travel from Charles Co., MD]

      This preponderance of circumstantial evidence and thorough research into the families around her, has led me to conclude Frances Walters married Richard Gunsmith Carter and after his death, James Lucas. She is the daughter of William Walters and Susannah Magby [Mockbee, etc]

      Son, Charles Ewell Carter marries back into the Walters.

      Dna matches for Stephanie Pletcher and Philip Carter, both descendants suggest the ancestor, Richard Carter, Gunsmith is of the Giles Carter lines.
    • Son, Charles Ewell Carter names daughter Lucy Walters Carter; his wife Kesiah Walters, and Frances Carter (nee Walters) are relatives. Moreover, after studying this family for many years and observing the naming patterns employed by them, I have concluded that Frances Walters [wife of Richard Carter, Gunsmith] is very likely the granddaughter of Immigrant, Charles Ewell. The name Ewell is passed down for several generations among her descendants, as is the Magby name for her grandmother, Susannah Magby.
    • Frances Carter, Widow of Richard GS Carter married James Lucas, the father of her son's wife [Spencer Carter, m. Verlinda Lucas, d/o James.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      We have now proven the lines of several of the children of Frances and Richard Carter; they prove both DNA and a paper trail, to the Giles Carter lines of Colonial Virginia and Halifax, not the Barford lines as purported in the Books. I have concluded her identity is that of Walters who lived alongside the Richard Carters. Walters documentation with witnesses of Richard and George to their deeds, include Walters who sign as witness to Richard Carter's inventory and other land deeds. No single document identifies Frances, but a preponderance of circumstantial evidence is found among the individuals who would be her siblings. The name Spencer is found among these families, as is Ewell. Further development of these lines will probably reveal other names of her children who are derived from her Walters relatives.

    2. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate, http://genealogytrails.com/vir/halifax/marriages3.html.
      James Lucas + Frances Carter (nee Walters)
      Spencer, her youngest child is now 20 years old and planning his own wedding to Verlinda Lucas [18 Dec 1804] He has probably established his own residence, when his mother remarried the year before.