The Carson Family

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

 

Joseph Carson, born July 2, 1777

 

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 fifth child (third son) was Joseph.

Joseph Carson, born July 2, 1777 in Abingdon Washington Co., Virginia and died March 2, 1815 in Mt Vernon, Rockcastle Co., Kentucky. 

On March 30, 1797 in Abingdon, Washington Co., Virginia, Joseph Carson married Mary A. Evans, daughter of John Evans and Ruth Rowe.

Mary Evans was born November 16, 1776 in Maryland and died March 02, 1864 in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 

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Carson, Joseph married Evans, Mary: 30 March 1797 Source: Marriage Register Washington County, VA Courthouse, Abingdon, Virginia

Letter from Washington Co., Virginia Historical Society. Rev Edward Crawford married Joseph Carson to Mary (Polly) Evans March 30, 1797. Mary was the daughter of John I Evans of Virginia. (Ref: WB5:15 in 1821 speaks of Polly Carson in Kentucky.)

 

From Bible dated 1816 and owned by Mrs. Jeff Holman of Brodhead Kentucky, nee Lina Coffey, daughter of Ruth Carson Coffey and grand daughter of Preacher David Carson b. 1798.
Page I
This is the first written page of record in the Carson Bible _____________ Rock Castle Co. Kentucky
Joseph and Mary Carson was married March the 29th 1797.

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Washington County, VA Survey records abstracts 1781-1797 Submitted to the USGenWeb archives and copyrighted by Rhonda Robertson 
Page 405 John Evans - 1 Halfacre & 10 poles - treasury warrant #2029 - on the waters of Holstein River - beginning on the north side of a spring branch, corner to Thomas Montgomery’s land - dividing at the head between Montgomery & Evans - between David Carson, Thomas Montgomery and Evans - October 5, 1793

Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Land Office Grants No. 33, 1795-1796, p. 233 (Reel 99). Evans, John. grantee. 31 July 1795. 1/2 acre and 10 po. on the waters of Holstein River adjoining Thomas Montgomery &c. Washington County

Brief of Deeds Washington County Record of Deeds No 1
Page 327, January 14, 1794, Andrew Henderson and Agnes his wife of Jefferson County, Kentucky for 95 pounds sold to John Evans 160 acres on the Middle Fork of the Holston River.
Source: "Annals of Southwest Virginia" by Lewis Preston Summers, Page 1301


Evans, John. grantee. 
26 January 1801. 
40 acres on the south side of the middle fork of Holstein adjoining Montgomery’s land. Washington County 
Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Land Office Grants No. 48, 1801-1802, p. 35 (Reel 114). 

 

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Abstracts of Washington County VA Will Book No 2, 1791 – 1812 (Part I:1791-1801) by Jack Hockett, 2002.
Page 310. On Jan 2, 1802, Thomas Burns and Zachariah Ridgway submitted a statement to the court (witnessed by Matthew Buchanan, Davd Craig, and Saml Fulton) that said they were mistaken when they spread a report that Robert Evans, the son of John Evans, acted carnally with a mare.

 

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Two sons of David Carson (William and David, Jr) and James Dysart first appear on the Lincoln County, Kentucky tax list in 1803 (in the area that would later be Rockcastle County). 

In 1804 William, Joseph, and David Jr, are listed on the Lincoln County, Kentucky tax list (in the area that would later be Rockcastle County). 

In 1804 Joseph Carson bought some property in Lincoln County (in the area that would later be Rockcastle County) from Joshua Wilson, who had bought it from Valentine Harmon.

 

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“Rockcastle Roots” (August 1992) is the second part of John Lair’s “Rockcastle Recollections.” The first volume was a history of Rockcastle County, Kentucky. This volume covers the history of individual Rockcastle County families. Some of our families are included:

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Joseph Carson and Mary Evans had ten children:

1. (Preacher) David Carson was born February 04, 1798 in Washington County, Virginia and died December 15, 1876 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. On June 16, 1819 in Washington County, Virginia, he married Catherine Lawrence, the daughter of William Lawrence (Lawrence, William Pvt. VA militia; 11 June 1834; $58.76; age at time of application, 70; on Rockcastle County, Kentucky pension roll) and Sarah Booth, and brother of Tartulus Lawrence. Catherine Lawrence was born on June 16, 1801 in Washington Co., Virginia and died May 11, 1882 in either Rockcastle County or Lincoln County, Kentucky. Her grandfather, John Lawrence, served in the militia during the Revolution. Also, John Lawrence organized the First Baptist Church at Pawling, Dutchess Co., NY in 1770, and served as the Pastor until 1785. After this John Lawrence went to live with his son, William Lawrence, in Montgomery Co., Virginia, where he died in 1801.

2. Ruth Carson was born September 05, 1799 in either Virginia and died February 14, 1884 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky (Headstone in Lawrence-Proctor Cemetery, Quail, Kentucky, from Rockcastle Co., Cemetery Records, P. 161, "Ruthy Lawrence, Sep. 5, 1799 - Feb. 14, 1884." Located next to Tartulas Lawrence). About 1822, she married Tartulus Lawrence, son of William Lawrence (Lawrence, William Pvt. VA militia; 11 June 1834; $58.76; age at time of application, 70; on Rockcastle County, Kentucky pension roll) and Sarah Booth, and sister of Catherine Lawrence. Tartulus was born on December 31, 1797 in either Washington County or Montgomery County, Virginia and died June 07, 1876 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky (Headstone in Lawrence-Proctor Cemetery, Quail, Kentucky, from Rockcastle Co., Cemetery Records, P. 161, "Tartulas Lawrence, Dec. 31, 1797 - Jun. 7, 1876." Located next to Ruthy Carson).  His grandfather, John Lawrence, served in the militia during the Revolution. Also, John Lawrence organized the First Baptist Church at Pawling, Dutchess Co., NY in 1770, and served as the Pastor until 1785. After this John Lawrence went to live with his son, William Lawrence, in Montgomery Co., Virginia, where he died in 1801.

3. Mary Carson was born November 12, 1800 in Virginia and died January 1867 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky (Lawrence/Proctor Cemetery, Quail, Rockcastle Co., Kentucky).

4. Elizabeth C. Carson was born January 31, 1802 Virginia and died sometime after 1885 probably in Savannah, Missouri. She married David Butcher who was born about 1803 in Virginia and died sometime after 1885 probably in Savannah, Missouri. (Census: 19 SEP 1850 pg 48, House #356, Family #356, Southern District, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Census: 28 JUN 1860 pg 21, sheet 70, House #510, Family #495, Rochester Twsp, P.O. Rochester, Andrew County, Missouri. Census: 27 JUL 1870 pg 19-261,sheet 19, House #151, Family #154, Nodaway Twsp, P.O. Fillmore, Andrew County, Missouri. Census: 1880 Andrew County, Missouri; David Butcher, age 77, VA; Betsey C. Butcher, age 78, VA.)

5. Polly Carson was born April 12, 1804 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died July 19, 1892 in Mt Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. (Mary Carson b. 12 Apr. 1804 Pulaski Co. KY, died 19 Jul 1892 Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Rockcastle Co. KY Tombstone reads: Mary Proctor "Aunt Pop" Parents were Joseph Carson, Sr. and Mary Polly Evans. Source: Rockcastle County Historical Society)
She married Joseph B. Proctor who was born about 1800 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died sometime before 1885.

6. (Judge) John Evans Carson was born March 28, 1806 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died April 23, 1876 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky. He first married on May 23, 1839 in Kentucky Marcinda W. Fish, the daughter of James Shelby Fish and Sarah Lake Roberts. Marcinda was born on August 14, 1813 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky and died August 12, 1853 in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. He second married on June 13, 1857 in Lincoln County, Kentucky Almina Fish, the daughter of John Fish and Mary Hiatt. Almina was born November 14, 1816 in Lincoln County, Kentucky and died May 12, 1868 Crab Orchard, Kentucky.

7. Cynthia Carson was born September 14, 1808 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died sometime after 1885 probably Atchison, Kansas. She married a Mr. Moore, who was born about 1805 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died prior to 1880.

8. Emily Carson was born January 13, 1811 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died sometime after 1885 in Stewartsville, Clinton Co., Missouri. About 1837 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky she married James Everett, the son of Henry Everett. James was born about 1815 in North Carolina.

9. Joseph Carson, Jr. was born on December 12, 1812 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died in 1893 in Savannah, Missouri. In Kentucky, he first married Margaret Montgomery who was born about 1815 in Kentucky and died prior to 1860. In Missouri, he second married Sophia Moran who was born Oct 27, 1822 in Madison County, Kentucky. Sophia Moran was the daughter of Elizabeth (Holeman) Moran and the granddaughter of Joseph Holeman and Elizabeth Wilson. (See Holemans in Madison Co., Ky)

10. Margaret Carson was born September 02, 1815 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and died on July 19, 1865. About 1846 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky she married Vincent Pointer. Vincent was born September 26, 1826 in Kentucky and died September 01, 1902 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. After Margaret died, Vincent married Charity Ann Owens, the widow of Jesse Preston.

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A photo (taken 1885) received from the Rockcastle County Historical Society shows the "Brother and sisters of Preacher David."
* # 1. Joseph Carson born 1812; died Savannah, Missouri (73 years old)
* # 2. Mr. James Everett Clinton County, Missouri
* # 4. Mrs. James Everett (Emily born 1811) (74 years old)
* # 3. Mr. David Butcher Savannah, Missouri
* # 7. Mrs. David Butcher (Betsy born 1802) (83 years old)
* # 5. Mrs. Cynthia More (born 1808) Atcheson, Kansas (77 years old)
* # 6. Mrs. Polly Proctor (born 1804) Crab Orchard, Kentucky (81 years old)

 

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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.
Participants:
David Craig of Washington Co, Virginia
and
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
Consideration:
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.

 

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1810 Federal Census, Rockcastle County, Kentucky: Carson, Joseph; White males 0-9 one; White males 10-15 one; White males 26-44 one; White females 0-9 three; White females 10-15 one; White females 26-44 one.

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The Kentucky Land Grants 1782 – 1924 By Willard Rouse Jillson, 1925
Kentucky Land Warrants (under a 1815 piece of legislation vacant land east of the Tennessee River was sold for $20 per 100 acres). The purchaser received a receipt from the State Treasurer, then received a land office warrant, then found and surveyed the land, and then received a land patent.

Carson, Polly 100 acres, Book L, page 91, survey 7-17-1822, Rockcastle Co., Skeggs Cr

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Carson, John 
State: Kentucky Year: 1850 
County: Rockcastle Roll: M432_217 
Township: Southern District 
Enumerator: Jen W. Brooks August 28, 1850

Dwelling 74, Household 74, Line 28
John Carson   age 44    Born Ky    Farmer    $1000 real estate
Marcinda       age 27     Born Ky
James            age 9                       school
Sarah             age 10                     school
Joseph           age 8                       school
John               age 7                      school
Polly A.          age 4                      school
Zechereh        age 3
George           age 1

Dwelling 75, Household 75, Line 37
Vincent Pointer        age 28      Born Ky        Farmer
         Margaret         age 34      Born Ky
Mary Carson         age 72      Born MD

Household 107
James Proctor        age 74        Born Va
Mary Proctor         age 45        Born Ky


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Name: Mary Proctor 
Age in 1860: 56 
Birthplace: Kentucky 
Home in 1860: Mount Vernon, Rockcastle, Kentucky 
Gender: Female 
Roll: M653_393 
Year: 1860 
Head of Household: Mary Proctor 

Name: Mary Carson 
Age in 1860: 87 
Birthplace: Maryland 
Home in 1860: Mount Vernon, Rockcastle, Kentucky 
Gender: Female 
Roll: M653_393 
Year: 1860 
Head of Household: Mary Proctor 
[Note: this is her mother, Mary A. Evans Carson]


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1880 United States Census 
Census Place District 96, Rockcastle, Kentucky 
Polley PROCTOR Self W Female W 75 KY Weaver VA VA 
David POINTER Nephew S Male W 25 KY Laborer KY KY 
Note: This is Mary Carson Proctor and David Carson Pointer (son of her sister, Margaret Carson, and Vincent Pointer)

1880 United States Census 
Census Place Walnut, Atchison, Kansas 
John A. MOORE   Self   Male W 40 KY Farmer VA KY 
Cynthia MOORE Mother W Female W 73 KY Keeping House VA MD 
Emily MOORE  Sister S Female W 31 MO At Home VA KY 

Note: This is Cynthia Carson Moore and her children.

1880 United States Census 
Census Place Platte, Clinton, Missouri 
James EVERETT Self M Male W 66 NC Farmer E.VA NC 
Emely EVERETT Wife M Female W 68 KY Keeps House WV MD 
Mary T. EVERETT Dau S Female W 42 KY Unemployed NC KY 
William H. LOVELAND Other W Male W 45 OH Physician --- --- 

Note: This is Emily Carson Everett.

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Joseph Carson died March 2, 1815 and his wife Mary Evans died March 2, 1864. They are buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, which is located in the town of Mt Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

 

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