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Caroline County, Virginia, USA

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  • Mary Burrus (1694 - aft.1755)
    Evidence needed to support as daughter of Benjamin Ii Bibb & Nancy Bibb Biography Jacob Burrus was the son of John Burrus, Jr. He spelled his name both Burroughs and Burras in his will. He was pro...
  • Jacob Burrus, Sr. (1681 - 1755)
    Biography Jacob Burrus was the son of John Burrus, Jr. He spelled his name Burroughs and Burras {see will, below}, both accepted variations of the name. He was probably born in King William County in t...
  • Susannah Thornton (1732 - 1795)
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  • Sarah Ann Thornton (1733 - 1762)
  • Anthony Thornton, Gent., of ‘Ormesby’ (1727 - bef.1783)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A200971 From page 281 of The Buckners of Virginia and the Allied Families of Strother and Ashby By Howard Randolph Bayne

Caroline County is a United States county located in the eastern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The northern boundary of the county borders on the Rappahannock River, notably at the historic town of Port Royal. The Caroline county seat is Bowling Green.

Caroline County was established in 1728 and was named in honor of the British queen Caroline of Ansbach. Developed in the colonial and antebellum years for tobacco and later mixed crops, worked by generations of enslaved blacks, such agriculture gradually became less important. In the 20th century it was known for thoroughbred horse farms. It is the birthplace of the renowned racehorse Secretariat, winner of the 1973 Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

As of the 2020 census, the county population was 30,887. It has doubled in the last fifty years. Caroline is now considered part of the Greater Richmond Region and benefited by suburban and related development.

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