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Spencer dna Carter[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1783 - 1861  (77 years)


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  • Name Spencer dna Carter 
    • yDNA Kit # 18747 - R1b - 08 [R-Z273]
      [pcarter AT email.unc.edu]
    Born 11 Sep 1783  Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jul 1861  Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Spencer Carter died about the year 1861 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jane Soyars, in Pittsylvania County. Her home was burned later, and the family Bible and other records destroyed.
      Of the 17 children of James Soyars; 2 married into the Thomas Carter lines; and another married into the Giles Carters; daughter of Spencer Carter and Verlinda Lucas Carter m. Thomas Oakes Soyars. Spencer Carter died in their home in Danville, Virginia.
    Person ID I67772  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Richard 'Gunsmith' Carter
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2021 

    DNA Tests  3 people have linked a DNA test to Spencer dna Carter 

    Father Richard 'Gunsmith' dna Carter,   b. Abt 1730, 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 ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Frances Walters,   b. Abt 1736, Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 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
    Family ID F518494803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Verlinda Lucas,   b. Abt 1787, Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1850, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1804  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Richard A. dna Carter,   b. Abt 1805, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1877, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     2. John Carter,   b. Abt 1807, Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Alexander dna Carter,   b. 14 May 1807, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1884, Rockingham Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Thompson dna Carter,   b. 8 Aug 1808, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1857, Madison Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +5. Mary Jane Carter,   b. 8 Dec 1809, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1888, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. George T. 'of Danville' Carter,   b. 17 Feb 1813, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1889, Autauga Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. Mary Susan dna Carter,   b. 8 May 1816, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1888, Troup Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +8. 'Alfred' M. Carter,   b. Abt 1824, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1883, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F518494824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Halifax Co., Virginia 1800 Tax List - Carters
    Halifax Co., Virginia 1800 Tax List - Carters
    TheVaGeneaologist-v26n04.pdf
    1860 Pittsylvania Co., VA Ringgold Census Showing Thomas O. Soyars, Jane Soyars [nee Carter], Thomas O Soyars, Jr.
    1860 Pittsylvania Co., VA Ringgold Census Showing Thomas O. Soyars, Jane Soyars [nee Carter], Thomas O Soyars, Jr.
    cen15369-67763-15361-67772Soyars-Carter1860.jpg
    Benjamin Terry and Spencer Carter Shown on Census
    Benjamin Terry and Spencer Carter Shown on Census
    15348&67772CenSpencerCarter.jpg
    Spencer Carter Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Census
    Spencer Carter Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Census
    cen67772 Spencer Carter.jpg
    Albermarle Co., Virginia Census 1785 Carters With Same Page Numbers Shows Relationships
    Albermarle Co., Virginia Census 1785 Carters With Same Page Numbers Shows Relationships
    All-Carters-1785-in-Albemarle-VA.jpg
    1820 Census, Caroline Co., Virginia Spencer Carter and his cousins
    1820 Census, Caroline Co., Virginia Spencer Carter and his cousins
    Census1820CarolineCo.-SpencerCarter&othr.jpg
    1830 Census Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Southern District Shows Spencer Carter, Thomas T. Williams, John Vaughan, Archer Walters, Alexander Walters, Hugh Fallen, Lewis Reynolds Benjamin Terry, Jr., Frances Richardson, Wiley Morefield, and others.
    1830 Census Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Southern District Shows Spencer Carter, Thomas T. Williams, John Vaughan, Archer Walters, Alexander Walters, Hugh Fallen, Lewis Reynolds Benjamin Terry, Jr., Frances Richardson, Wiley Morefield, and others.
    cen1830PittsVASpencerCarter67772.jpg
    1850 Virginia Census Pittsylvania County; Showing Spencer Carter with son James Alfred, daughter-in-law, Mary and one year old grandson, Robert.
    1850 Virginia Census Pittsylvania County; Showing Spencer Carter with son James Alfred, daughter-in-law, Mary and one year old grandson, Robert.
    cen1850PittsVASpencerCarter.jpg
    Zimmerman Research on the Walters Family
Descendants of William Walters
    Zimmerman Research on the Walters Family Descendants of William Walters
    Walters_Zimmerman.pdf

  • Notes 
    • DAR Patriot Lookup:
      http://services.dar.org/members/dar_research/search_descendants/?action=list&MyPrimary_Seqn=1001401&MyLineageCount=1&Control_Min_Seqn=1001401

      John Spencer Carter born on 15 Aug 1831 at Halifax Co VA
      died at Halifax Co VA on 1 - May - 1901 and his ( 1st ) wife
      Sarah Judith Walters born on 29 - Aug - 1828 at VA died at Halifax Co VA on 20 - Mar - 1891 married on 25 Jan 1853

      5.
      The Said John Spencer Carter was the child of Richard Carter born on c 1808 at VA died at Halifax Co VA on 11 Jun 1877 and his ( 1st ) wife Elizabeth Sheppard born on (c) 1813 at VA died at Halifax Co VA on 28 - Oct - 1863 married on 24 - Oct - 1830 married at Halifax Co VA

      6.
      The Said Richard Carter was the child of Spencer Carter born on - - at _ died at Pittsylvania Co VA on - - 1858 and his ( 1st ) wife Verlinda Lucas born on (c) - - 1781 at Caroline VA died at VA on (p)-1808 married on 18 Dec 1804
      married at Halifax Co VA

      7.
      The Said Verlinda Lucas was the child of James Lucas born on - - 1760 at MD died at Halifax Co VA on - - 1820 and his ( 1st ) wife Ruth Holmes Lewis born on - - 1760 at Prince Georges Co MD died at Halifax Co VA on (c) - - 1825 married on 20 - Aug - 1780
    • 1830 Virginia Census Pittsylvania Co.
      Spencer Carter lives next door to Josiah Atkinson; and Thomas Williams on the other side; Berryman Terry Jr., Archibald Walters, Alexander Walters,
    • Spencer Carter is NOT linked by DNA to the Giles Carter Lines of Halifax Co. He is found in Halifax, upon his marriage to Verlinda Lucas. He is also found in Albermarle on the 1785 Federal Census. He is the s/o Frances Walters, d/o William. Frances Walters married Richard Carter and 2nd James Lucas. The known dna for Giles Carter Descendants is NOT a match to other descendants of Giles, nor the Goochland Carters, nor the Robert 'King' Carters. These descendants of Richard 'Gunsmith' Carter is R1b-08; descendants of Giles2, s/o Giles are R1a-02. Richard 'Gunsmith' Carter's parentage is still a question.
    • Spencer Carter married Verlinda Lucas on December 18, 1804, in Halifax, Virginia. His DOB is estimated as 1783; He died on July 10, 1861, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, having lived a long life.

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] The Virginia Genealogist.
      THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST Volume 26 No.4 Jan-Mar 1982
      British Mercantile Claims for Richard Carter
      Halifax County 1800 Tax List
      Richard Carter [Jr.]
      Theoderick Carter
      William Junr. Carter
      Lemuel Carter
      William, son of The.

      Frances Carter
      Spencer Carter
      James Carter


    2. [S170] Family Tree DNA, https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/carter/about/results.
      Family Tree DNA
      Mary Eggleston
      Keith Carter
      I am working on Group R1b - 08 with several connections in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties. If you can add any information I would appreciate it. The connections would be to the brothers Spencer Carter, Thompson Carter or John [Charles] Ewell Carter. Spencer Carter is definitely not of the Thomas Carter of Barford line.
      Contact: Tommy Carter [mtba777 AT aol.com] Y-DNA Kit # 22975 (R1b-08) Big Y test completed

      0 Spencer Carter b Bet. 1776 -1777 VA d 11 Jul 1861 in Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Verlinda Lucas b Bet. 1787 - 1788; m 18 Dec 1804 Halifax Co VA d Apr 1850 in Pittsylvania Co VA

      1 Thompson Carter b 08 Aug 1808 in Pittsylvania Co VA, d 05 May 1857 in Madison Co TN
      + Nancy W. Yancey b 06 Apr 1805 in Halifax Co VA; m 03 Jan 1831 in Halifax Co VA d 12 Nov 1858 in Madison Co TN

      2 Thompson Carter b 08 Aug 1808 in Pittsylvania Co VA, d 05 May 1857 in Madison Co TN
      + Nancy W. Yancey b 06 Apr 1805 in Halifax Co VA; m 03 Jan 1831 in Halifax Co VA d 12 Nov 1858 in Madison Co TN

      3 William Y. (ancey) Carter b 24 May 1837 in Halifax Co VA or Madison Co TN d 29 May 1864 in Madison Co TN
      + Mary Ann Lackey b 16 Jan 1838 in Madison Co TN; m 12 Mar 1859 in Madison Co TN d 14 Apr 1870 in Henry Co TN

      4 William Thomas A. (lexander) Carter b Jan 1861 in Medon, Madison Co TN d 19 Aug 1936 in Jackson, Madison Co TN
      + Mary Alexander Spencer b 24 Mar 1857 in Probably McNairy Co TN; m 24 Jan 1884 in Jackson, Madison Co TN d 25 Mar 1948 in Jackson, Madison Co TN

      5 Lee Mitchell Carter Sr. b 17 Oct 1886 in Jackson, Madison Co TN, d 18 Jun 1966 in Greenville, Washington Co MS
      + Bertha Eliza Turner b 31 Aug 1893 in Belzoni, Washington Co MS; m 07 Sep 1921 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co MS d 18 Jan 1981 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co MS

      6 Lee Mitchell Carter Jr. b 05 Oct 1922 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co MS d 07 Jun 1998 in At Home, Sulphur Springs Community, Jefferson Co AR
      + Billie Roxine Tomlinson - Private

      7 William Tomlinson Carter b Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co AR
      Like Richard Hulan likes this Richard Hulan

      1 Recent New Member
      Contact: Frank Carter [fgcarter1 AT gmail.com] yDNA Kit # 194790 Group R1b - 08

      0 Spencer Carter b 13 Mar 1776 VA d 10 Jul 1861 Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Verlinda Virginia Lucas b 1781; m 18 Dec 1804 Halifax Co VA

      1 Alexander Carter b 1819 VA d 1858 NC
      + Martha Ann Lyon b 10 May 1820 Pittsylvania Co VA; m 30 May 1840 Pittsylvania Co VA d 13 Feb 1885 Rockingham Co NC

      2 William Spencer Carter b 31 May 1841 Pittsylvania Co VA d 14 Jun 1896 Rockingham Co NC
      + Cornelia Lea Guerrant b 16 Feb 1845 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC; m 05 Sep 1863 Rockingham Co NC d 10 Mar 1926 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC

      3 James Horace Carter b 14 Apr 1867 Oregonville, Rockingham Co NC d 20 Apr 1941 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC
      + Bessie Borum b 10 Apr 1880 Keysville, VA; m 25 Oct 1905 Rockingham Co d 1967 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC

      4 Frank Guerrant Carter b 13 Dec 1914 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC d 15 Mar 1999 Wilmington, New Hanover Co NC
      + Dura B. Shelton ? Private
      5 Frank G. Carter - Private

    3. [S61] United States Census, 1860 Pittsylvania Co., VA Ringgold Line 20.
      Thomas Soyars 50, Jane 50, Thomas 9, John 7, Spencer Carter 84

    4. [S61] United States Census, 1830 VA Census Pittsylvania County.
      Name Spencer Carter
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State) Pittsylvania, Virginia
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 10 2
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23 1
      Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20 11
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 3
      Total Free White Persons 15
      Total Slaves 4
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) 19

    5. [S61] United States Census, 1840 United States Federal Census, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
      1840 United States Federal Census
      Name Spencer Carter
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia
      Birth Year abt 1780
      Age 60
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59 1
      Slaves - Males - Under 10 2
      Slaves - Females - Under 10 2
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23 2
      Persons Employed in Agriculture 4
      White Persons - Insane and Idiots at Private Charge 4
      Free White Persons - Under 20 4
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 1
      Total Free White Persons 8
      Total Slaves 6
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves 14

    6. [S61] United States Census, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/census/1850/southern/1-478.txt.
      449 Thomas O. Sawyers 41 planter
      Jane 40
      Jane 81

    7. [S170] Family Tree DNA, https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/carter/about/results.
      R1b - 08 [R-Z273]
      Contact: Paul Carter [pcarter AT email.unc.edu] yDNA Kit # 18747

      0 Spencer Carter b 1776 VA d 10 July 1861 Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Verlinda Lucas b abt 1788 Halifax Co VA; m 18 Dec 1804 Halifax Co VA d Apr 1850 Pittsylvania Co VA

      1 Richard E. Carter b abt 1805 Halifax Co VA d 11 Jun 1877 Halifax Co VA
      + Mary Elizabeth Sheppard b 1813 Halifax Co VA; m 12 Oct 1830 Halifax Co VA d 28 Oct 1863 Halifax Co VA

      2 Phillip Vass Carter b 15 Oct 1845 Halifax Co VA d 12 Jun 1920 Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Margaret Woody b 1851 Virginia; m abt 1871 d bef 1910

      3 William 'Willie' Vass Carter b 07 Nov 1872 VA d 04 Sep 1929 Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Sallie Lou Collie b 09 Apr 1870; m 31 Jan 1892 Caswell Co NC d 30 Sep 1932 Pittsylvania Co VA

      4 Claude Daniel Carter b 01 Oct 1901 VA d 21 Oct 1972 Danville, Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Gertrude Mae Echols b 26 Apr 1904 Pittsylvania Co VA; m 30 Nov 1922 Pittsylvania Co VA d 16 Aug 1953 Danville, Pittsylvania Co VA

      5 Clyde Ray Carter - Private
      + Ruth Eleanor Caldron - Private

      6 Paul Daniel Carter - Private
      Note: *Headstone marker shows 13 Oct 1845 birth date for P. V. Carter.


      Contact: Tommy Carter [mtba777 AT aol.com] Y-DNA and Family Finder Kit # 22975 Group R1b-08

      0 Spencer Carter b Bet. 1776 -1777 VA d 11 Jul 1861 in Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Verlinda Lucas b Bet. 1787 - 1788 VA; m 18 Dec 1804 Halifax Co VA d Apr 1850 in Pittsylvania Co VA

      1 Thompson Carter b 08 Aug 1808 in Pittsylvania Co VA d 05 May 1857 in Madison Co TN
      + Nancy W. Yancey b 06 Apr 1805 in Halifax Co VA; m 03 Jan 1831 in Halifax Co VA d 12 Nov 1858 in Madison Co TN

      2 William Y. (ancey) Carter b 24 May 1837 in Halifax Co VA or Madison Co TN d 29 May 1864 in Madison Co TN
      + Mary Ann Lackey b 16 Jan 1838 in Madison Co TN; m 12 Mar 1859 in Madison Co TN d 14 Apr 1870 in Henry Co TN

      3 William Thomas A. (lexander) Carter b Jan 1861 in Medon, Madison Co TN d 19 Aug 1936 in Jackson, Madison Co TN
      + Mary Alexander Spencer b 24 Mar 1857 in prob McNairy Co TN; m 24 Jan 1884 in Jackson, Madison Co TN d 25 Mar 1948 in Jackson, Madison Co TN

      4 Lee Mitchell Carter Sr. b 17 Oct 1886 in Jackson, Madison Co TN d 18 Jun 1966 in Greenville, Washington Co MS
      + Bertha Eliza Turner b 31 Aug 1893 in Belzoni, Washington Co MS; m 07 Sep 1921 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co MS d 18 Jan 1981 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co MS

      5 Lee Mitchell Carter Jr. b 05 Oct 1922 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co MS, d 07 Jun 1998 in At Home, Sulphur Springs Community, Jefferson Co AR
      + Billie Roxine Tomlinson - Private

      6 William Tomlinson Carter b Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co AR


      Contact: Frank Carter [fgcarter1 AT gmail.com] yDNA Kit # 194790 Group R1b - 08

      0 Spencer Carter b 13 Mar 1776 VA d 10 Jul 1861 Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Verlinda Virginia Lucas b 1781; m 18 Dec 1804 Halifax Co VA

      1 Alexander Carter b 1819 VA d 1858 NC
      + Martha Ann Lyon b 10 May 1820 Pittsylvania Co VA; m 30 May 1840 Pittsylvania Co VA d 13 Feb 1885 Rockingham Co NC

      2 William Spencer Carter b 31 May 1841 Pittsylvania Co VA d 14 Jun 1896 Rockingham Co NC
      + Cornelia Lea Guerrant b 16 Feb 1845 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC; m 05 Sep 1863 Rockingham Co NC d 10 Mar 1926 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC

      3 James Horace Carter b 14 Apr 1867 Oregonville, Rockingham Co NC d 20 Apr 1941 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC
      + Bessie Borum b 10 Apr 1880 Keysville, VA; m 25 Oct 1905 Rockingham Co d 1967 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC

      4 Frank Guerrant Carter b 13 Dec 1914 Ruffin, Rockingham Co NC d 15 Mar 1999 Wilmington, New Hanover Co NC
      + Dura B. Shelton ?? Private

      5 Frank G. Carter - Private


      Contact: Richard Hulan [rhulan@verizon.net] yDNA, Big Y, mtDNA and Family Finder Kit # 195834

      0 Spencer Carter b 1776 VA d 10 July 1861 Pittsylvania Co VA
      + Verlinda Virginia Lucas b abt 1788 Halifax Co VA; m 18 Dec 1804 Halifax Co VA d Apr 1850 Pittsylvania Co VA

      1 Mary Susan Carter b 08 May 1816 Halifax Co VA d 13 Jan 1888 Troup Co GA
      + John Richardson Anderson b 07 Jan 1807 Pittsylvania Co VA; m 23 Feb 1835 Pittsylvania Co VA d 16 Nov 1886 West Point, Troup Co GA

      2 Frances Eliza Anderson 12 Feb 1853 West Point, GA d 26 Apr 1910 Hogansville, GA
      + Alonzo Frank Trimble b 12 Dec 1848 Troup Co GA; m 03 Nov 1871 d 12 Nov 1931 Hogansville, Troup Co GA

      3 Jessie Ruth Trimble b 08 Jun 1889 Troup Co GA d 22 Dec 1922 Ridgetop, TN
      + Joshua Edgar Huffman b 12 Jun 1879 Bedford Co TN; m 21 Apr 1909 d 21 Feb 1955 Shelbyville, Bedford Co TN

      4 Polly Anne Huffman b 21 Feb 1914 Shelbyville TN d 24 May 1998 Murfreesboro, TN
      + Lee Roy Snyder Hulan b 10 Mar 1910 Shelbyville, TN; m 31 Dec 1934 d 18 May 1991 Murfreesboro, TN

      5 Richard Hulan - Private
      Note: Richard Hulan is one of the FTDNA administrators for the R-DF27 haplogroup project. Since this is an entirely female line of descent, the mtDNA haplogroup result of Dr. Hulan (T2f3) is also that of Verlinda Lucas Carter, and her mother