GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES From the William and Mary
College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. I. Baltimore, MD:
Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982. Page 657.
"Thomas Carter (Peter (3), Thomas (2)) removed from Fauquier to
Rye Cove, Clinch River, in what is now Scott county, in 1773,
with his first cousins Dale and John Carter, sons of Charles
Carter of Amherst. On March 26, 1774, they all had surveys for
land -- Thomas for 197 acres in Rye Cove, and on March 31, 1783,
he had another survey for 1420 acres to include his improvements
. From 1774 till 1784 he was one of the overseers of the road in
Washington county; and when his home fell in the new county of
Russell he was a justice of the first court of that county. May
9, 1786, and a lieutenant in the militia. In 1788 he represented
Russell in the Constitutional Convention of that year, and is
said to have been several times in the Legislature. His will,
probated in Russell October 25, 1803, left a third of all estate
to wife Elizabeth for life, and after her death the slaves in
her portion to go to son Charles,
who was to have 2/3 of the remainder of them and other personal
estate. The rest of the slaves and personal estate to go to
daughter Rosamond Dickenson. Sons John and Morgan, and daughters
Phoeby Jones and Sarah Taylor had already had their shares.
Grandson Thomas Morgan Carter to have the home place of 1300
acres. Of the descendants of Thomas Carter I (Dr. Jos. L.
Miller) have but little data. John died in 1804, leaving freedom
to his servants and the rest of his estate to his sister Sarah.
Morgan Carter, who in early life had been captured by the
Indians and held in captivity in western New York for eighteen
months, died in 1813 intestate with wife Ursula as
administratrix. He is said to have left no issue. Charles Carter
may have been the Charles Carter who died in Mason Co., in 1816
with son Presley executor - Presley being a family name in the
family of his uncle Joseph Carter. Rosamond Dickenson is said to
have been an ancestress of the late Col. James B. Dickenson, of
Scott County. Thomas Morgan Carter, the grandson, was doubtless
a son of an older son of Thomas Carter, who had died prior to
his father. He had a wife Matilda, and died about 1828. He is
said to have left issue a son William, and probably others."
The principality of Orange, (just North of Avignon, in the
Province of Languedoc, and now in the Department of Vaucluse),
enclave belonging to the House of Nassau, at one time had 4,000
Huguenots with 60 ministers. On 23 Oct 1685, it was occupied
militarily by the Count of Grignan, lieutenant-general of the
King in Provence.
The pastors fled again, or were imprisoned at Lyon, the two
churches were destroyed, and the people, threatened with
"dragonnades" (repression with billeting of troops in the
homes), were converted "en masse" from protestantism.
(Garrisson, p. 261)
Marriage 1 Elizabeth (UNKNOWN) Married: 1736 in Prince George's
2 Jeremiah RILEY b: Abt 1738 + Tabitha (UNKNOWN)
2 John RILEY, JR. (II) + Rachel (UNKNOWN)
2 Elizabeth (?) RILEY
2 Johnson Michael RILEY b: 1743
2 William Wellman RILEY b: 20 Dec 1745 d: Oct 1816 + Catherine
?.b Abt 1813
2 James RILEY b: Abt 1747