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Mary O. "Polly" Carter[1, 2, 3]

Female Abt 1780 - 1868  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name Mary O. "Polly" Carter 
    Born Abt 1780  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1868  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8271  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 

    DNA Tests  2 people have linked a DNA test to Mary O. "Polly" Carter 

    Father Private Richard 'Tailor' dna Carter,   b. 18 Feb 1743, St Patricks, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1796, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Susannah Bigger,   b. Abt 1752, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1805, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1772  Prince Edward County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mastin J. dna Powell,   b. Abt 1783, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Bef 1800  Likely Caswell Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Powell,   b. Abt 1795, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1838, Caswell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +2. Carter Glass dna Powell,   b. 6 May 1800, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1857, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +3. Susannah 'Susan' Powell,   b. Abt 1804, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Mary Ann Powell,   b. Abt 1805, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. William Jefferson dna Powell,   b. 12 Dec 1807, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1882, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Bigger G. Powell,   b. 16 May 1809, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1883, Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Nancy Thomas Powell,   b. Abt 1814, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. John Bibb Powell,   b. Abt 1815, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1898, Will Date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     9. Harriett J. Powell,   b. Abt 1820, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F2761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    William J. Powell, s/o Mastin and Polly Carter Powell
    William J. Powell, s/o Mastin and Polly Carter Powell
    The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina 1885; The Powells of Caswell Co., NC and Halifax, Virginia  NOTE: This memoir is written by Louise Powell; and there is one misstatement 'Elizabeth Powell married her nephew, Jackson.  He was her Uncle, not her nephew.[mfe]
    The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina 1885; The Powells of Caswell Co., NC and Halifax, Virginia NOTE: This memoir is written by Louise Powell; and there is one misstatement "Elizabeth Powell married her nephew, Jackson. He was her Uncle, not her nephew.[mfe]
    CaswellCountyHeritage-1985.pdf
    Deductions Regarding the Estimated Age of Lemuel Carter
    Deductions Regarding the Estimated Age of Lemuel Carter
    The true age of Lemuel Carter Deceased 1861 Caswell County.pdf
    Land Record Person Co., NC Deed Book C/475; Mastin Powell a Legatee of Richard Carter by wife Polly Carter, Daughter of Richard Carter, decd. 4 Oct 1804; Richard died in 1797.
    Land Record Person Co., NC Deed Book C/475; Mastin Powell a Legatee of Richard Carter by wife Polly Carter, Daughter of Richard Carter, decd. 4 Oct 1804; Richard died in 1797.
    Mastin Powell Person Co NC Deeds Book C-p 475.gif
    Halifax Co., Virginia Accounts Current Carter Bonds Listed as Receivable to the Estate
    Halifax Co., Virginia Accounts Current Carter Bonds Listed as Receivable to the Estate
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    First Crossroads Baptist Church 1814-1989
    First Crossroads Baptist Church 1814-1989
    A History of First Crossroads Baptist Church in Turbeville Virginia.
    By Miss Willie Mae Solomon in 1988 to commemorate the one hundred seventy-fifth year of the Church's constitution.

    NOTE: This is a large (17 Meg) file. It make take a few minutes to view/download.

    Histories
    Chancery Matter John Carter, Mastin Powell and Wife [Mary 'Polly' Carter [d/o Richard 'Tailor' Carter], Polly Powell, wife, Polly Carter, Nancy Carter, infant, John Carter, Friend, Richard Carter, dec., Thomas Carter vs. Thomas Watkins, William Carter, Lemuel Carter, Samuel Carter
    Chancery Matter John Carter, Mastin Powell and Wife [Mary 'Polly' Carter [d/o Richard 'Tailor' Carter], Polly Powell, wife, Polly Carter, Nancy Carter, infant, John Carter, Friend, Richard Carter, dec., Thomas Carter vs. Thomas Watkins, William Carter, Lemuel Carter, Samuel Carter
    Tailor.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Mary Carter is the d/o Richard Carter; after her father's death, her mother married David Powell and Mary and David's son, Mastin Powell married soon thereafter.

      Early ancestors of Louise Powell Butler My great-great-great-grandparents on my gg grandfathers' side were Mastin Powell and Mary called "Polly" Carter. He was a settler, tavern keeper, owner of a race track and slaves. They resided about 8 miles below Milton, NC on Powell Creek, Halifax Co., VA now Turberville. They had nine children:
      1. Carter, 5/6/1800-10/26/1857, married Sarah Bates Moore,
      1/31/1804-10/21/1877, 6/22/1822;
      2. Elizabeth married Gerald Powell, her uncle, 12/24/1816;
      3. Biggers married Gillie Lipscomb, 6/16/1829;
      4. John Bibb married Nancy Carter;
      5. Nancy T. married Richard Carter;
      6. Mary Ann married Green Carter;
      7. William Jefferson married Elizabeth Allen Carter;
      8. Susan married Jackson "Jack" [Jarrell] her nephew;[he was her uncle]
      9. Harriett I. married, 1st Joseph Yarbrough and, 2nd, Henry Laws. Most of their children settled in and around
      Caswell County, NC and Danville, VA Source: Information
      from Uncle Walter B. Powell, Great Aunt Fleetwood Powell,
      Stanfield Family Bible, paper written by Charlie Stanfield
      to Uncle Walter B. Powell and wills.
      > > > >
      > > > > END of EXTRACTION

      !ALT NAME:Details: The Heritage of Caswell County,
      North Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at
      228 (Article #248, "Rebe, Details: The Heritage of
      Caswell County, North Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow,
      Editor (1985) at 228 (Article #248, "Rebe

      !DEATH:Details: The Heritage of Caswell County, North
      Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 228
      (Article #248, "Rebe, Details: The Heritage of Caswell
      County, North Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor
      (1985)
    • Estate of Mastin Powell, 1848 - Halifax Co. VA


      Abstracts of the Probate Records of the Estate of Mastin Powell
      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 157-158,
      November Court 1848

      Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Martson Powell

      Dated 14 December 1848; inventory by George P. Richardson, James Edwards,
      Edward Moore
      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 171-172,

      December Court 1848
      The Estate of Marston Powell, deceased in account with Isaac Satterfield
      list of various expenses to include:
      To cash paid Mary Powell keeping Daphne $120
      To cash paid William J. Powell $24.31
      To cash paid Richard H. Carter $9.48
      To cash paid Biggers Powell $9.48
      To cash paid Mastin Powell Jr. $4.45 [Note: This could be "Martin" not
      "Mastin"]

      and at the end on 31 October 1848 a list that looks mostly like a distribution of proceeds to heirs:
      To cash paid Carter Powell $574.60
      To cash paid Harriet Yarbrough $579.60
      To cash paid Green Carter $549.60
      To cash paid Elizabeth Powell $494.60
      To cash paid Richard H. Carter $529.60
      To cash paid Carter Powell $6.59
      To cash paid Armistead Moore $19.19
      To cash paid Biggers Powell $114.60
      To cash paid William J. Powell $128.60
      To cash paid Susan Powell $614.60

      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 130-134,
      October Court 1848
      Account of the sale of Mastin Powell, deceased the 24th of November 1846
      William J. Powell purchases:
      one lot staves $2.50
      368 feet plank @0.35 $1.28
      Negro girl Lucy $170.00
      Negro child Nicholas $111.50
      Negro girl Margaret $275.00
      1 black pointed heifer $3.70
      1 small calf $1.70
      1 lot potatoe seed, 1 loom $1.25
      1 writing desk $0.50
      Purchasers are:
      Richard Carter Sr.
      Carter Powell
      William J. Powell
      Edward Moore
      Richard Oliver Sr.
      Biggers Powell
      Thomas Owen
      Miss Susan Powell
      Mrs. Harriet Yarbrough
      William Farmer
      Biggers Carter
      John F. Lawson
      Turner Carter
      Phillip P. Vass
      Albert and John Satterfield, executors
      Mrs. Elizabeth Powell
      Samuel Carter
      Alberty Satterfield
      Alexander Cunningham
      William Hamblett
      Turner D. White
      Mark M. Stanfield
      William J Carter
      James Edwards
      William C. Cumbee
      Aley Austin
      Clement Lipscomb
      Armistead Moore
      Charles H. Mosley
      John N.? Satterfield
      Edward Bass
      Greensby Carter
      Isaac Satterfield
      Mrs. Mary Powell
      Nathaniel Watkins

      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #23 pages 268-269,
      July Court 1851
      The Estate of Marstin Powell in account Current with Isaac Satterfield administrator:
      [This list includes several distributions of equal amounts of money to what appears to be the heirs:]
      Dec 8, 1848 William J. Powell $40.00
      Dec 8, 1848 Harriet Yarbrough $40.00
      Dec 8, 1848 Susan Powell $40.00
      Dec 15, 1848 Greenberry Carter $40.00
      Dec 18, 1848 Richard H. Carter $40.00
      Dec 18, 1848 Carter Powell $40.00
      Dec 18, 1848 Carter Powell, adm. $40.00
      Dec 20, 1848 Biggers Powell $40.00

      In Sept-Oct 1849, $45.83 is distributed to the same list.
      In March 1850, $52.91 is distributed to the same list.

      Submitted by Steve Carson

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Genealogy. com.
      Mary 'Polly' Carter, d/o Richard and Susannah Bigger Carter, married Mastin Powell. At least we think he married her, but no record has been found to my knowledge. They did, however, live together for many years, until death separated them. Polly must have been about 15 or 16 when her father, Richard, died and her mother Susannah married his great friend, David Powell. It is whispered that David, whose wife, Mary Epps Powell, had died, felt sorry for his friend's wife and married her. His [David's] children were, obviously very happy with their new step-siblings, as 4 of Richard Carter's children married David Powell's children, their then, step-siblings. Polly, one of the elder girls, it is said, 'ran away' with Mastin Powell. Thomas married Mary Powell, Lemuel married Martha 'Patsy' Powell and Richard Jr. married Nancy T. Powell. Census records verify these relationships. In the 1850 Census for Halifax, Virginia, Mary Carter Powell is found in the household of her granddaughter, Sarah Frances Powell who has recently married William T. Edwards and produced the first grandchild for Mastin and Polly. William has gone off to war and will die soon. Sarah 'Sally' will marry next, his brother, Addison Lafayette Edwards. Sarah Frances and Addison are my great grandparents. [mfe]


    2. [S120] Court Records, Accounts Current Richard Carter Bonds of Estate.
      Following bonds and accounts which are held subject to the further order of the court...:
      Lemuel Carter & Barnett Turner bond for $4.4.
      Hartwell Gresham bond $4.49
      Thomas Carter bond for $10.86
      George G. Yancey bond for $4.55
      David Poyner bond for $.00
      Thos Carter, David Powell & Mastin Powell bond for 12/[this entry is questionable; it could be Bond for 1 Y]
      Thomas Stanfield bond for $3.25
      Same bond for 13 wight Richmond or Manchester not posted Totl of the Expenses 1814
      Mrs. Wm. Carter -acct for $2.99
      Signed G. [George] Reves

    3. [S120] Court Records.
      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 130-134,
      October Court 1848
      Account of the sale of Mastin Powell, deceased the 24th of November 1846
      William J. Powell purchases:
      one lot staves $2.50
      368 feet plank @0.35 $1.28
      Negro girl Lucy $170.00
      Negro child Nicholas $111.50
      Negro girl Margaret $275.00
      1 black pointed heifer $3.70
      1 small calf $1.70
      1 lot potatoe seed, 1 loom $1.25
      1 writing desk $0.50
      Purchasers are:
      Richard Carter Sr.
      Carter Powell
      William J. Powell
      Edward Moore
      Richard Oliver Sr.
      Biggers Powell
      Thomas Owen
      Miss Susan Powell
      Mrs. Harriet Yarbrough
      William Farmer
      Biggers Carter
      John F. Lawson
      Turner Carter
      Phillip P. Vass
      Albert and John Satterfield, executors
      Mrs. Elizabeth Powell
      Samuel Carter
      Alberty Satterfield
      Alexander Cunningham
      William Hamblett
      Turner D. White
      Mark M. Stanfield
      William J Carter
      James Edwards
      William C. Cumbee
      Aley Austin
      Clement Lipscomb
      Armistead Moore
      Charles H. Mosley
      John N.? Satterfield
      Edward Bass
      Greensby Carter
      Isaac Satterfield
      Mrs. Mary Powell
      Nathaniel Watkins