The Carson Family

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


Samuel Carson born about 1783


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 seventh child (fifth son) was Samuel.

Samuel Carson was born September 19, 1783 in Washington Co., Virginia and he died about 1847 in Rockcastle Co., Kentucky. About 1827, he married Mary Watson.



Samuel Carson relocated to Rockcastle County, Kentucky on land adjoining the land owned by Johnson Dysart, the son of James Dysart.

Patent #: 01294 Grantee: Carson, Samuel 
Grant Book & Pg: 4 168 Acreage: 105 
County: Rockcastle WaterCourse: Skeggs Cr. 
Survey Name: Carson, Samuel 
Survey Date: 12/15/1838 
Grant Date: 09/20/1839 




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.


Re: Ky Land Grants - CARSON
valeriethomps... Posted: 11 Jan 2007 1:45AM GMT 
In June of 2004 several ladies from the Pulaski County Historical Society and myself were visiting Rock Springs Cemetery in Rockcastle County. We discovered that there were several graves outside the fenced cemetery. The stones are broken and lying flat on the ground. Cattle are allowed to run in this pasture. Regardless we found the headstone of one Samuel Carson. Stone reads: "In Memory of Samuel Carson Born Sept 12, 1783 and died 1847"
Valerie Thompson


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