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Elizabeth Lillie[1]

Female Est 1805 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Elizabeth Lillie 
    Born Est 1805  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I15897  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Thomas Carter of Barford
    Last Modified 1 May 2016 

    Family Jesse Thomas of Thomas Carter,   b. 30 Nov 1770, Cumberland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Last Modified 1 May 2016 
    Family ID F5608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S109] Daniels Family Tree,
      Re: Christopher Lawson Carter of Pittsylvania Author: Keith Carter Date: 16 Oct 2006 3:54 AM GMT
      In Reply to: Christopher Lawson Carter of Pittsylvania by: Dick & Daniel Zieman

      Thank you for your reply, I've had direct contact with two descendents of Christopher Lawson Carter of Green Rock, both of whom trace their lines back to the era when CL (or "Kit") as he was known to his ranching contemporaries lived in Palo Pinto county Texas. I am a direct descendant of Thomas IV of Green Rock's first born son, Jesse Thomas Carter. I must say that the information you have about him on your website is completely wrong. He is often confused with a son of his uncle, Thomas IV's brother Jesse for whom he was named. There is a pattern that carried on for generations of naming children for one's siblings that has certainly clouded the research challenge. I have information received from Dr Thomas Goggin of Georgia, another descendant of Jesse, that verifies the lineage. I'm currently suffering some computer challenges, but when I'm back in business, I'd be happy to share my GED files with you.
      Regards, Keith

      Descendants of Thomas Carter III of Lancaster

      Thomas Carter, eldest son of Capt. Thomas and Arabella Carter; born about 1696, lived and died at or near the old home on Corotoman River. He was married about I720-I725 to Joana Miller; said to have been of a Maryland family, though there was a Miller family at that time in Lancaster, but the Lancaster marriage bonds do not contain
      his name. This Thomas Carter's descendants have perpetuated the Williamson-Ball names of Jesse, Juduthan, Rawleigh and Williamson more than any other branch of Arabella Williamson Carter's descendants. Sept. 28, 1730 he was granted 200 acres of land in that part of Goochland county that in 1748 became Cumberland county, and four
      years later another grant for 400 acres. Thomas Carter of Christ Church parish, Lancaster made his will April 17, 1735, probated July 9, 1735. He left all his estate to wife Joana, and after her death to his two sons, Jesse and Thomas Carter. He asked that no appraisement of his personal estate be made, but an inventory shows that he left a good lot of household goods, books, a gold ring, four negroes and seven sets of
      brick moulds, which shows that bricks were made in that part of Virginia. Joan Carter did not long survive her husband as on May 3, 1737, Mr. Thomas James was appointed guardian of Jesse and Thomas Carter, orphans of Thomas and Joan Carter. Jesse Carter was of age prior to March 10, 1748, as on that date the court made a final settlement with him for his share of the estates of his father, Thomas Carter, and his grandfather, Capt. Thomas Carter, Jr. Thomas Carter IV was not of age until Nov. 27, I755 but Feb. 21, 1752, the court decided in his favor a suit against his guardian, Mr. Thomas James for his share of his father's and grandfather's estate. He then chose his brother Jesse as his guardian, and Aug. I7, 1753, Jesse Carter as guardian of his brother, Thomas returned to court an account for the services of two negroes belonging to Thomas. Thomas and Joana [Miller] Carter had two sons named Thomas, as often happened in colonial days. The elder of these, born before his grandfather made his will, April 24, 1728, died about 1733-'34, and when another son was born Nov. 27,
      1734, he was also christened Thomas.
      9. Jesse Carter, born circa 1724-1725, died in Pittsylvania in Nov. 1811.
      10. Thomas Carter, born Nov. 27, 1734, died in Pittsylvania, July 15, 1817.

      THOMAS CARTER (Thos.(3), Thos.(2), Thos.(1)), born at "Barford," Lancaster county, Nov. 27, 1734, died at "Greenrock," Pittsylvania, July 15, I8I7. In I760 he sold his land in Lancaster and removed with his brother, Jessee to the land
      they had inherited from their father, in Cumberland county. Here Thomas Carter
      married, July 10, 1764, Winifred Hobson, eldest daughter of Adcock and Joana Lawson Hobson. She was born July 15, I745 in Northumberland county, and died Dec. 3, I831, in Pittsylvania.

      Adcock Hobson is supposed to have been a grandson of Thomas Hobson who was clerk of Northumberland for the long period of fifty-two years-1664 to 1716. July 30, 1741, Adcock Hobson married in Richmond County, Joana, eldest daughter of John and Mary Lawson, born March 17, 1721, and had issue: John born Oct. 31, I742; Winifred,
      born July 15, 1745; Thomas born Jan. 11, I746; William, b. Sept. 7, 1748; Caleb, born July 15, I751- all born in Northumberland; and Lawson, Lucy, Edward and Elizabeth, born in Richmond and Cumberland counties. Joana Lawson Hobson's mother, Mary Lawson, died July 16, 1740, and her father's will was prob. in Richmond County, Feb. 2, I761. They had issue: Christopher Lawson, whose will, prob. in Sept. 1772, names wife
      Sarah and children John, Betty Digges, Epaphroditus, Joana, Katy and Lucy; Elizabeth,
      born Feb. 17, 1719, wife of a Mr. Barber in 1758; Joana, wife of Adcock Hobson, and Catharine, wife of Isaac White, twins born March 17, 1721; Lucy, born March 3, I733 married George Booker after I758. The parentage of John Lawson of Richmond County, but the names of his children and grandchildren show positively that he was a member of the Lawson family of Lancaster County which is descended from Rowland Lawson, the elder of three brothers-Rowland, Richard, and Epaphroditus-who came to Virginia prior to 1637, when Epaphroditus Lawson had a grant of 1,400 acres of land for their transportation. Between 1649-1656 they had large grants of land in Lancaster and Gloucester counties. Richard settled in Gloucester, and died prior to 1662. He was probably the ancestor of the Middlesex Lawsons. Epaphroditus and Rowland settled in Lancaster; the former died in Lancaster in 1652, and seems to have left but one child a daughter, who married Robert Davis. Roland Lawson was a justice of the Lancaster court, I652-1656. His will, probated May 8, I661 names wife Letitia (named in the head rights in 1637) and children: Rowland, Jr., a justice of Lancaster, 1684, died in I706, leaving sons Rowland 3rd (died 1717), Henry and John; Elizabeth; Henry; and John who died prior to 1703, leaving sons John Jr., and Epaphrotitus and daughter Elizabeth. Rowland Lawson II?s will in I706 bears a seal showing a chevron between three martlets. Burke gives the
      arms of the Lawsons of Brough Hall, Yorkshire, and of Cramington, Northumberland, as'Arg. a chevron, between three martlets sable. See Mr. W. G. Stanard's interesting notes of the Lawsons in Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. IV. After their marriage Thomas and Winifred Hobson Carter lived in Cumberland county until 1783, when he purchased 467 acres of land in Pittsylvania known as "Green Rock." Here he built a log house, and in 1787 a frame house, which was considered very fine at that time, part of which is yet standing. In 1797-1798 and 1802 Thomas Carter, Sr., had grants for 1,193 acres of land in Pittsylvania. In the census of 1782 there were ten white members of his family and seven servants. His great, great granddaughter, Mrs. N. E. Clement, Chatham, Va., has given me great assistance in collecting data of this family. She tells an interesting story, as follows: "Winifred Hobson Carter became converted to Methodism in Cumberland county, but found no Methodist church in Pittsylvania. She knew Bishop Asbury and wrote him to stop at her house in his journeyings north and south. At his coming she notified the people of the county, who gathered at her home to hear the bishop preach. Bishop Asbury was a man of low statue, so in order to address the crowd, called for something to stand on. The most convenient thing at the time was one of Thomas Carter's liquor cases. They are stoutly built covered with leather and lined with velvet and are now owned by Mr. Scott Carter, Chatham, Va. The bishop preached from the liquor case and Thomas afterwards teased his wife so much that before another visit from the bishop she had a small pulpit built in her parlor." Later Thomas Carter gave a piece of land called the "Bold Spring Tract" for the erection of the first Methodist church in Pittsylvania. Thomas Carter's will, dated Sept. 16, I803 probated Aug. 18, I8I7, divided a good estate between wife and children. The personal estate included books, a large set of
      pink rose china, two sets of large silver spoons and six sets of small ones, besides a good lot of furniture, negroes, etc.

      Thomas Carter's old Bible, now owned (1911) by Mr. Hill Carter Linthicum, a prominent architect of Durham, N. C. records the following children:
      51. Joana Carter, born Aug. 15, 1766, died in July, 1809.
      52. Elizabeth Carter, born June 21, 1768, married her first cousin Thos. C. Carter, son
      of Jesse Carter, of "Oakland."
      61. Jesse Carter, eldest son (omitted above), born Nov. 30, 1770, married a Mrs. Elizabeth Lillie, and had sons, William, Robert and Henry Clay Carter.
      53. Sarah Carter, born Feb. 17, 1773, died Dec. 25, I805.
      54. Edward Carter, born March 8, 1775, died Sept. I8, I843.
      55. Thomas Carter, Jr., born March 8, 1777, died in Oct I852.
      56. Jeduthan Carter, born March 22, I779.
      57. Lawson Hobson Carter, born June 13, I781.
      58. Christopher Lawson Carter, born Feb. 7, 1784, died Oct. 7, 1860.
      59. Dale Miller Carter, born March 17, I786, died Sept. 8, 1796.
      60. Raleigh Williamson Carter, born Feb. 8, I788, died Oct. 18, 1847.


      The Rawley Williamson Carter in question here is the nephew of Rawley Williamson Carter (1788-1847) the s/o Jesse Thomas Carter (1770-1833) oldest son of Thomas IV. I am a direct descendent of said Rawley Williamson Carter and his wife Loulla Baily born 1857 in the area of Rome GA. RW no. 2 born ca. 1800 marries Loulla Bailey born 1857???