The Carson Family
From Washington County,
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
To Jellico, Tennessee
To Davie, Broward County, Florida
William Carson, born about 1776
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 fourth child (second son) was William.
William Carson was born about 1776 in Washington Co., Virginia and died in May
of 1818 in Rockcastle Co., Kentucky. On July 30, 1801 in Washington County, Virginia William Carson married Eleanor Dysart, the daughter of
(Colonel in Revolutionary War) and Nancy Agnes Beattie.
Deputy sheriffs in Washington County: in 1782 James Craig; in 1786, Robert Craig, John Craig, and
William Craig; in 1791, Hiram Craig; in 1792, William
Carson; and in 1797
Source: Page 831 Summers “History of Southwest Virginia”
Washington County Personal Property and Land Book 1792
Upper District: List of David Carson
Name of Tithable # of White County Levys # of Slaves
Carson, Samuel 2 0
Carson, William 1 0
Carson, David 1 0
[Note: I believe David Carson is the David Carson who died 1803. The William Carson may be his son who was born about 1776. I believe the Samuel Carson is the Samuel Carson who was the father of David, born April 15, 1774 who married Mary DeBusk and Samuel, born about 1777 who married Katherine Margaret DeBusk.]
Brief of Deeds Washington County Record of Deeds
Page 349, September 3, 1793, Power of Attorney, James Boles of Knox County, Territory South of the Ohio, to David Carson. Witnesses: Wm Carson, Wm Hutchison.
Page 350, August 19, 1794, David Carson, attorney in fact for James Boles of Knox County, Territory South of the Ohio, to James Snodgrass, for 105 pounds 207 acres on the north side of the Middle Fork of the Holston River.
Page 351, August 19, 1794, David Carson, attorney in fact for James Boles to Archibald McCullough, 220 acres more or less on the north side of the Middle Fork of the Holston River.
Page 352, August 19, 1794, David Carson, attorney in fact for James Boles to Archibald McGinnis, for 40 pounds 130 acres on the north side of the Middle Fork of the Holston River.
Source: "Annals of Southwest Virginia" by Lewis Preston Summers, Page 1303
Washington County Personal Property and Land Book 1798
Upper District: List of James Duffey
Name of Tithable White County Levys Slaves Horses Acres
Carson, David, Sr 2 0 4 430
Carson, David, Jr 1 0 0
Carson, Wm 1 0 1
[Note: This shows that David Carson, Sr., has 430 acres. David, Jr. could be either David Jr., son of the David who died 1803, or David, the son of Samuel. This is the last tax list in Washington County for William Carson.]
Abstracts of Washington County VA Will Book No 2, 1791 – 1812 (Part I:1791-1801) by Jack
Page 177. On April 28, 1798 William Carson took the Oath of Office to be a deputy surveyor from Justice of the peace James Dysart. On June 21, 1798, the Washington County Court ordered that it be recorded.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I." JUDGMENTS.
Major John Hays vs. James McClung--William Carson, Robert Davis and Temple Davis are, 8th September, 1798, about to remove out of this district, and perhaps out of the State.
Brief of Deeds Washington County Record of Deeds No 1
Page 321, April 8, 1799, John Gold to Andrew Colvill, for $400.00, Lots Nos 13, 19, and 20 in Town of Abingdon. Witnesses: Clalbourne Watkins, H. Dixon, Wm Carson, Andrew Russell, John Craig
Source: "Annals of Southwest Virginia" by Lewis Preston Summers, Page 1340
Database: Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
Groom: WILLIAM CARSON
Bride: ELENOR DESSART
Marriage Date: 30 July 1801
Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DELINQUENTS. ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.
Insolvents and Delinquents, 1801: George Argenbright, removed to Tennessee; Joseph Blackwood, to Kentucky; Wm. Carson, to Kentucky; Wm. Clark (att'y), to Amherst; Michael Campbell, to Kentucky; Solomon Cloyd, to Kentucky; Wm. Donaldson, to Tennessee; John Deary, to Shenando; Thos. Frazer, to Kenhawa; Frederick Hawk, to Kentucky; Frederick Myers, to Tennessee; Henry Myers, to Tennessee; Wm. and James Poage, to Kentucky; George Right, to Kentucky; Joseph Smith, to Tennessee; Sam'l Stuart, to Tennessee; Thos. Spears, to Kentucky; John Weaver, to Tennessee; Searight Woods, to Tennessee; Hugh Woods, to Tennessee.
Agreement between David Carson and
dated September 30, 1802, and recorded in Deed Book 3, page 643.
Apparently, David Carson offered a tract of land and in return David Craig offered a tract of land plus $200. However, David Craig would not have to pay the $200 until 80 acres of the Carson land had its title cleared.
Carson land bounded by: Thomas Montgomery, Richard Montgomery, John Dennison (?), William Moore, and David Craig.
Craig land: known as Kerrs Place, adjoining James Thompson, Meeks, and Hustons. (Note: This is land that was acquired by David Craig's brother Robert in 1787 and willed to David in 1794 when Robert died.)
Witnesses: Samuel Meek and William Carson
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).
From Lincoln Co., Kentucky Records - Volume III
January 9, 1804 Book page 147, Samuel Langdon claims 235 acres of vacant land, agreeably to the act of the General Assembly, and satisfactory proof being made that he has actually settled and improved the said land, a certificate is granted him for the 235 acres adjoining Samuel Ayre's survey of 683 3/4 acres, in line of William Carson, near a branch on the west side of Skaggs Creek.
From Lincoln Co., Kentucky Records - Volume III April 13, 1807
p. 396, the County of Lincoln, exclusive of the town of Stanford, lacking three Justices of the Peace and the County Court of the number allowed by law, and a majority of all the Justices being present, it is recommended to the Governor that John Withers and Luke Robertson in the neighborhood of Danville, William Carson and James Dysart on Skaggs Creek, and Benjamin Duncan and Walter Taylor on Dicks River, are proper persons for the offices, one of each to be appointed.
Settlement between David Craig and other heirs of
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.
1810 Federal Census, Rockcastle County, Kentucky:
Carson, (Judge) Wm.; White male 0-9 one; White male 26-44 two; White females 16-25 one; Slaves three.
Dysart, Col. J.S. ; White male 16-25 one; White male 45+ one;
White female 16-25 one; White female 45+ one; Slaves five
Roll of Capt. James Dyametto's Co.-War of 1812
Author: Sandra Hurt Norris Date: 13 Jul 2004 5:48 PM GMT
This company was formed in Madison Co (Kentucky) and served under Col. Wm. Dudley's Rgt. It was at "Dudley's Defeat" at Ft. Meigs, OH. Mustered in March 12, 1813 - Mustered Out Sept. 12, 1813.
James Dyametto - Capt.
Christopher Irvine - Lt.
Joel Ham - Ensign
Robert R. Wright - 1st Sgt
James Marshall - 2nd Sgt
James Harris - 3rd Sgt
Levi Jones - 4th Sgt
Richard Simpson - 1st Cpl
Abraham Young - 2nd Cpl
Hiram B. Weathers - 3rd Cpl
John Morton - 4th Cpl
Amos Antrobus, John Bennett, Samuel Bentley, William Blackwell, Isaac Bingham, Robert Boggs, Squire Boone, William W. C. Bowles, David Bratton, Nicholas Brown, Robert Burks, Henry Burras, Hezekiah Burton, Alexander Carter, Samuel Carter, Robert Clarke, Allen Coates, Benjamin Coonrad, Abner Z. Daniel, John Daniel, Amos Deathridge, Fielding Duncan, John Kastess, William Ford, John P. Gentry, William Golden, Jesse Grubbs, John Hamilton, James Hampton, Thomas Harris, Samuel Hatton, William Highland, John Hodges, James Howard, Nathaniel Jackson, Mosias Jones, Matthew Johnson, John Kidwell, David King, William R. Letcher, Josiah Sineton, Turner Linch, John Logsdon, Matthew P. Lowry, South Mallott, William Maxwell, John McMichlon, John Milliean, Benjamin Million, Rodney Million, John Mills, George Morton, Sampson Nations, Isaac Newman, Joseph Nicholas, Nathan H. Oldham, John Plowman, Daniel Purcel, Lemon Searcy, Haslen Shiffet, William Skinner, John R. Taulson, Peter Thomas, James Timberlake, John Tincher, A. Vallandingham, Coleman Walker, William Watson, Joseph White, William B. Wilkerson, James Winn, Benjamin Woodruff, Daniel Woodruff, John Woodruff,
James Alexander, Peter Berry, Levi Bonnie, William Carson, Joseph Comstock, John D. Dale, William Daniel, James DeJarnett, John Fincher, Jarrard Fure, James Holeman, Clement Howard, Joseph Hubbard, James Jones, William Kenney, Samuel Martin, Charles Moore, William Ochiltree, James, Parish, Ephraim Porter, Abnew W. Quinn, John Ridgeway, David Ruth, Samuel Searcy, Robert Self, Daniel Tolson, Lynch Turner, John Turner.
Paroled by Enemy May 5, 1813:
Daniel Bradford, Fielding Combs, Alexander Dunlap, Joshua Hawks, Henry Hook, William Hogan, Thomas Moore, Daniel Smith, John Tadlock, John F. True, George Villers, Simon Waters.
Escaped to Ft. Meigs, May 5, 1813:
Major J. Harrison, Thomas MItchell, Henry Shinglebower, Isaac Vanoe, Robert Warden.
Missing May 5, 1813:
Richmond Cudden, James Maxwell
Died June 20, 1813: James Hamm
Taken off by Indians: David Viner
Extracted from KY Adjutant's Report
The Kentucky Land Grants 1782 – 1924 By Willard Rouse Jillson, 1925
Grants South of Green River (Also known as “Headright Claims” were based on 1795 legislation. When Virginia controlled the land in Kentucky south of the Green River, it was reserved for soldiers. After 1797, the state of Kentucky opened this land to any person over age 21 with a family. Settlers were eligible for 100 to 200 acres after they lived on the land for one year.)
Carson, Wm 77.5 acres, Book 16, page 434, survey 12-8-1814, Rockcastle Co., no watercourse
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, William 50 acres, Book K, page 160, survey ?-17-1822, Rockcastle Co., Skeggs Cr
1815 VA landowners directory of Washington Co. VA:
"William Carson, of Rockcastle County, Kentucky; South Fork Holstein Rv. 10SE"
William Carson served as the Representative of Rockcastle County, Kentucky from 1816 to 1826.
On October 15, 1821, Governor John Adair and the Thirtieth General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky appointed Johnston Dysart and John B Dysart (two of the sons of Colonel James Dysart and Nancy Agnes Beattie) and their brother-in-law, William Carson (son of David Carson and Elizabeth Dysart) as trustees to establish the Rockcastle Academy, a seminary in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
Kentucky Obituaries 1787 – 1854 By G. Glenn Cliff
Page 16 1818
William Carson, of Lexington, Died May, 1818. The Reporter (Lexington, Ky) June 3
Page 60 Mrs. Eleanor Carson, consort of William Carson, of Rockcastle County, died July 1830. The Reporter (Lexington, Ky) July 28.
William Carson and Eleanor Dysart had no children and left their estate to their nephew, William Campbell Carson, the son of Charles Campbell Carson and Elizabeth Dysart.
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