Bailey Carter (1743 - c.1811) MP

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Birthplace: Spotsylvania, Virginia
Death: Died in Montgomery, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Shoemaker, soldier, farmer
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Bailey Carter

Bailey Carter was born c.August 1743 in either Spotsyvlania County or Halifax County, Virginia. We know that he lived in Spotsylvania Co; then Buckingham Co; then Henry Co by 1766; his property became Franklin Co in 1786; then he moved to or his land became Montgomery Co in 1798 where he died after Feb. 1811. His son John remained there and his property became Floyd Co, in 1831.

Bailey married Nancy Bartlett about 1764. Two proven children (their descendants joined the DAR and submitted information about Bailey) of Bailey Carter are John Carter (he married Francis "Fanny" McCutcheon or McCutchen in 1795) and Jane Carter (she married Dr. Archibald Hubbard Napier, sometimes spelled Napper, in 1808). A third child was daughter Frankie.

According to the DAR application for Bailey, he was the son of John Carter, Jr., and wife Elizabeth Armistead. A descendant of Bailey's claims in a web tree that his DNA is a match with a descendant of William Carter and Mary Goodloe. Other sources claim his father was Benjamin Carter of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Descendants of Bailey Carter have participated in the Carter Family Y-DNA project. Bailey is from the Haplogroup R1ba2. No descendants of the William Carter who married Mary Goodloe have participated in this study yet, nor any descendants of a Benjamin Carter. For now, we will go with the DAR application information. The application for Bailey was approved by the DAR and assigned the number A133083. His service during the American Revolution was providing supplies to the troops.

Bailey Carter's name is often found in land transactions, census records and other legal documents. He was apprenticed to John Waller, Jr., to be a shoemaker in his early teens. While serving this apprenticeship, he was taught to read and write. On July 27, 1780, he made an oath that he served as a soldier in 1762 in Col. Adam Stephen's company, in Henry County, Virginia. He had not yet completed his apprenticeship when he enlisted, so he would only have been about age 19.

Children of Bailey Carter and wife Nancy:

  • Frances "Frankie" Carter, 1767-1860, married (1) unknown Crisp (2) Rowland Salmons, Sr.
  • John Carter, married Frances "Fanny" McCutcheon or McCutchen
  • Jane Carter, married Dr. Archibald Hubbard Napier or Napper.

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Bailey Carter's Timeline

1743
August, 1743
Spotsylvania, Virginia
1764
1764
Age 20
Virginia, United States
1767
1767
Age 23
Virginia, United States
1768
1768
Age 24
1791
1791
Age 47
1811
1811
Age 67
Montgomery, Virginia, United States