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Confederate Soldier Thomas Townes Carter[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1830 - 1900  (70 years)


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  • Name Thomas Townes Carter 
    Title Confederate Soldier 
    Born 18 Apr 1830  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    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 
    Person ID I67941  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2021 

    Father Nathaniel Carter,   b. 2 Aug 1775, Lunenburg, Virginia [Later Halifax] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1833, Halifax Co., Virginia [now Pittsylvania] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Ann Oliver Stevens,   b. 7 May 1785, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1864, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1803  Halifax County, Virginia (MB1/51) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F5458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Dozier Bostick,   b. 1839, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1855  Halifax County, Virginia (MB3/3) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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.

    Children 
    +1. Thomas Townes Carter, Jr.,   b. Abt 1859, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1910  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Ann Oliver Carter,   b. 2 Dec 1863, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1956, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +3. Silas Robert SAR Carter,   b. 17 Aug 1866, Halifax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1932, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. James Frank Carter,   b. 21 Aug 1875, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1963, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Baker Carter,   b. 7 Feb 1880, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1962, South Boston, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F22731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Will of Thomas T. Carter
    Will of Thomas T. Carter
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    Death Certificate-Elizabeth Wooding (nee Carter)
    Death Certificate-Elizabeth Wooding (nee Carter)
    delizabethwooding.jpg
    Halifax Co., Virginia WB28/404 Will of Ann O. Carter
    Halifax Co., Virginia WB28/404 Will of Ann O. Carter
    wb28-403-404.pdf
    Will of Ann O. Carter 1st Page
    Will of Ann O. Carter 1st Page
    wb28-403.jpg
    Will of Ann Oliver Carter Page 2
    Will of Ann Oliver Carter Page 2
    wb28-404.jpg
    Tombstone Application for Thomas Townes Carter
    Tombstone Application for Thomas Townes Carter
    thomastownescarter1.jpg
    Halifax County, Virginia Index to Devisees and Heirs
    Halifax County, Virginia Index to Devisees and Heirs
    _HalifaxIndxDevisees-Heirs-Carters2.pdf

  • Notes 
    • The Will of Thomas T. Carter written 14 Oct 1900 and recorded 26 Dec 1900 names children Willie, Sr. and Thomas T. Carter as having received their portions of the estate. Names children Silas R. to receive $100 paid to him. Also menitons sons Sam and James to work the farm and take care of their Mother and Sisters. No security given and no appraisement to be done. Names Wife as M. D. Carter [Margaret Dosier].

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Will.
      Will of Thomas T. Carter

    2. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2233582&GRid=21810976&.
      Thomas Townes Carter b. 18 Apr 1830 d. 26 Nov 1900
      Gracie Walker Kaywood - Unknown
      Elsie Carter Ridgeway - Unknown

      also buried in this cemetery

      Thomas Townes Carter
      Birth 18 Apr 1830, Halifax County, Virginia
      Death 26 Nov 1900, Halifax County, Virginia
      Burial: Carter-Wooding Family Cemetery
      Halifax County, Virginia


      Thomas Carter was a Sergeant in Co A, 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry. He married Margaret Dozier Bostick c24 Feb 1855 in Halifax Co.

      Children
      James Frank Carter, 1875?1963



    3. [S48] Ancestry Link, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/449910/person/-2081493125/facts.
      Source Citation for LDS - James S Beck & John Kent Cabaniss
      Citation Information
      Source Information
      Title
      LDS - James S Beck & John Kent Cabaniss
      Note
      NAME Family History Library ADDR 35 N West Temple Street CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
      Publisher
      (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998



    4. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5B5-59K.
      Thomas T. Carter-Margaret D. Bostick

    5. [S40] Will, Mother, Ann Oliver Carter (nee Stephens).

    6. [S61] United States Census, http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4206370_00007?backurl=%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d8054%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=4206370_00064.
      1850 Virginia, Halifax, Northern District
      Ann O. Carter 65, Sarah B. Carter 36,
      Thomas T. Carter 20. Hh 455/438

    7. [S52] Halifax Co., VA Marriages Index, Nathaniel Carter and Ann Oliver Stevens.
      MB1/51 Halifax County County Virginia Clerk