The Carson Family

From Washington County, Virginia 
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
To Jellico, Tennessee
To Davie, Broward County, Florida


Elizabeth Carson, born about 1784


David Carson was born about 1741 (not documented) and died about 1803. He lived and worked as a surveyor in and around Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. He was active in religious affairs, community affairs, and the military. 

About 1765, he married Elizabeth Dysart who was born about 1745. Elizabeth Dysart is thought to be the grand-daughter of one of Samuel Dysart's brothers. [Samuel Dysart is the grandfather of James Dysart, the Long Hunter]. Their eighth child (third daughter) was Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Carson was born about 1784 in Washington Co., Virginia. On September 22, 1801 in Washington Co., Virginia, she married John Brown, Jr.




"1801-- September 22, John Brown, Jr., and George Palmer, surety. John Brown, Jr., and Elizabeth Carson, daughter of David Carson. Adam Palmer swears Elizabeth is of age. 'I, John Brown, Jr., son of John, do solemnly swear that from the best information I have received and from the records made in my father's books, that I am past the age of 21 years.'"
Source: Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia, Vol.2 by Lyman Chalkley. Marriage records of Washington Co, VA: 



Question: Is the John Brown, Jr. who married Elizabeth Carson related to the family of the Reverend John Brown, the pastor of the New Providence congregation in Augusta County, Virginia?

John Brown, Jr., the oldest son of Reverend Brown, was born September 12, 1757 in Staunton. He moved to Kentucky in 1782 and was three times elected a US Senator. He married a daughter of the Reverend John Mason of New York. He died August 28, 1837 at Frankford, Kentucky.
Source: Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, by Jos. A. Waddell, Second Edition,1902, Chapter 3, page 90.

1779 Oct. 20 John Brown, Jr. (son of the Reverend John Brown?) mentions his study of law under direction of the attorney-general in a letter to Col. William Preston.
Source: The Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts, by M M Quaife, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1915. Preston Manuscripts, page 125, 5QQ10.

In 1783, the Washington County Court approved John Brown to practice law. 
Source: Page 373 Summers “History of Southwest Virginia”

June 17, 1783, Washington County, Virginia Court, Present: John Kinkead, Joseph Black, Robert Campbell, Alexander Barnett, William Cowan
Ordered that Certificate issue for John Brown Esquire Attorney at Law to the Governor of North Carolina respecting his qualifications in this county.
Source: "Annals of Southwest Virginia" by Lewis Preston Summers, Page 1154



Settlement between David Craig and other heirs of David Carson
Dated June 19, 1809 in Lincoln County, Kentucky
Dated July 3, 1809 in Knox County, Kentucky, 
Dated August 16, 1809 in Washington County, Virginia
Recorded in Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 4, page 201.
David Craig of Washington Co, Virginia
William Craig and wife Mary of Knox County, Kentucky
William Carson and wife Eleanor of Lincoln County, Kentucky
Joseph Carson and wife Mary of Lincoln County, Kentucky
David Carson and wife Cynthia of Lincoln County, Kentucky
Samuel Carson of Lincoln County, Kentucky
Charles C Carson of Lincoln County, Kentucky
From David Craig, $1500
From other heirs, interest in land in Washington County, Virginia on a branch of the Middle Fork of the Holstein River. Same land as was granted to David Carson, deceased, by patent dated June 20, 1785. Bounded by: Collin Creely’s land, Thomas Montgomery’s line, Samuel Buchanan’s patent line, Robert Buchanan’s land, except for the 53 acres sold by David Carson to William Moore on March 20, 1792.

Question: What about Elizabeth Carson Brown?


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