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Family: Confederate Soldier Thomas Townes Carter / Margaret Dozier Bostick (F22731)

m. 24 Feb 1855


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  • Father | Male
    Confederate Soldier Thomas Townes Carter

    Born  18 Apr 1830  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Nov 1900  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Carter Family Cemetery, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  24 Feb 1855  Halifax County, Virginia (MB3/3) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Nathaniel Carter | F5458 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ann Oliver Stevens | F5458 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Margaret Dozier Bostick

    Born  1839  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1900   
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Male
    + Thomas Townes Carter, Jr.

    Born  Abt 1859  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 1910   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Ella Wilcox 'Birdie' Wooding | F5466 
    Married  10 Nov 1891  Wildwood, Straightstone, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Ann Oliver Carter

    Born  2 Dec 1863  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 May 1956  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Carter-Wooding Family Cemetry Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + Silas Robert SAR Carter

    Born  17 Aug 1866  Halifax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Aug 1932  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Straightstone Baptist Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Elizabeth Bolling Gilliam SAR Wooding | F5890 
    Married  1889-1890  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Alice L. Wooding | F5889 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Male
    James Frank Carter

    Born  21 Aug 1875  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Jan 1963  Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    St. Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Halifax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Elizabeth Baker CarterChild 5 | Female
    + Elizabeth Baker Carter

    Born  7 Feb 1880  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Nov 1962  South Boston, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Family Cemetery, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Robert Henry 'Rob' Wooding | F5468 
    Married     

  • Notes 
    • Nat Wooding on Facebook
      Re: Harry Wooding, Mayor of Danville, VA
      A familiar name (Harry). I recently found a newspaper clipping saved by my father. It told of how Harry nearly burned down the then new office building by dumping the contents of his corn cob pipe in a wastebasket. My great grandfather, Thomas Townes Carter was in Co. A, 53rd VA and was wounded and captured at Cemetary Ridge.
      Nat Wooding where was Thomas born?
      Across the Bannister from Halifax. He is buried in the family cemetery there on the farm. He had a flesh wound in his left arm and was taken to a hospital in eastern PA near where my mother lived as a child. He was later exchanged at City Point and went back into service. His musket was never surrendered and one of my uncles hunted with it as a boy. I have seen it fired.
      Nat Wooding oh I found him! He did go through Forts McHenry and Delaware then he was sent to Chester Hospital in Pennsylvania and was paroled 8/17/63. He was back on duty by 10/31/63, I believe.
      He was extremely fortunate - an inch or so to the left and he would have lost his left arm. An inch or so to the right and it would have been a chest wound. According to my father, one of his brothers said that when he was hit, he put his hand inside his coat and found the bullet and threw it away and then realized what he had done. I have the sleave with the bullet hole.
      Yup. Someone in the family labeled it. It may be of fabric woven at home. I've seen one other reference to people of that era saving artifacts: I once saw an interview between Fred Rogers and George Patton's daughter. She described how after her father was posted to Washingon, she and her mother went to pay the appropriate social visit to MacArthur's mother who was serving as his hostess since he was then divorced. They were greeted by an ancient lady and each of the women recounted their heritage and whom had served in what army. Mrs. MacArthur had a servant fetch a "jewelry box the size of a child's coffin" from which Mrs. M. extracted a broach in which was set a piece of the skull of one of her father or some other Yankee male. Getting back to the sleeve, I'm rather amazed that the tears (back and front) are still relatively small and that it survived. Of course, it was not like he could get a pass and go to Walmart and pick up a replacement.