The Carson Family
Washington County, Virginia
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Liberty Hall, near Lodi, VA
David Carson (1741 – 1803) in 1772 settled in an area now known as Liberty Hall near Lodi in Washington County, Virginia. His land was on a branch of the Middle Fork of the Holston River. According to the plots prepared by Bob Ford, the current location of the Rock
Spring Presbyterian Church is on the eastern edge of the David Carson Land.
From there, the property runs west along Rock Spring Road and a small stream that flows into the Middle Fork of the Holston River. The western end of the property was near McGee Lane.
Photo # 2 In 1784, the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church was organized. In 1820, Robert Edmondson and Matthew Brown deeded to the church the land that the church is now on. (Source: Page 610 Summers “History of Southwest Virginia”) The indenture dated March 20, 1792 between David Carson and his wife Elizabeth of the one part and William Moore of the other part for the fifty-three acres on a branch of the middle fork of the Holstein River, same granted by patent to David Carson June 20, 1785, mentions: rock spring, meeting house, grave yard, John Evans land, David Carson land, James Snodgrass line, Robert Buchanan land. (Source: Deed Book 1, page 240, Washington County, Virginia, 1792)
Photo # 3 Standing in front of the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church (intersection of Rock Spring Road/route 803 and Liberty Hall Road/old route 91) looking toward the old Liberty Hall school.
Photo # 4 Standing in front of the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church looking north. This is the land that David and Elizabeth Carson sold to William Moore.
Photo # 5 Standing in front of the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church looking west along Rock Spring Road/route 803.
Photo # 6 Standing at the intersection of Rock Spring Road/route 803 and McGee Lane/route734 looking east along Rock Spring Road/route 803.
Photo # 7 Standing on McGee Lane/route734 looking east toward the old Liberty Hall school. (I believe that in 1819, Thomas McGee married Ruth Evans, daughter of John I Evans and Ruth Rowe.)
Photo # 8 View from Rock Spring Road/route 803 between the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church and McGee Lane/route734.
Photo # 9 View from Rock Spring Road/route 803 between the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church and McGee Lane/route734.
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