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Margaret Dozier Bostick[1, 2]

Female 1839 - Aft 1900  (62 years)


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  • Name Margaret Dozier Bostick 
    Born 1839  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1900 
    Person ID I68001  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2016 

    Family Thomas Townes Carter,   b. 18 Apr 1830, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1900, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 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)
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    Halifax County, Virginia Index to Devisees and Heirs
    Halifax County, Virginia Index to Devisees and Heirs
    _HalifaxIndxDevisees-Heirs-Carters2.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Will.
      Will of Thomas T. Carter names Wife, M. D. Carter. Names Children Silas R. Carter, Sam and James Carter Unnamed Sisters of his Sons.

    2. [S61] United States Census, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/census/1860/1860misc.txt.
      HH 48 Ann O. Carter 75 [Wife of Nathaniel]
      Sallie R. Carter 46
      HH 49 Samuel Carter [unoccupied]
      HH 50. Thomas F. Carter 30
      Margaret B. Carter 22
      William L. Carter 4
      Thomas F. Carter l