Thanks for your response and for such an early response.You are correct in stating that I was not suggesting a Goochland connection between Capt. Thomas Carter descendants and my Bayes/Bays family -- but simply inquring.
I had always believed that offspring and descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter were early migrants from eastern Virginia to western Virginia.
So far as I know, the data furnished by you in this posting is correct.
The best authority on Capt. Thomas Carter descendants is not on the internet, but I am fairly close to to him and his wife, also a good researcher.As to our Bays family, Anne Hudson Bays was the best.If she reached a conclusion you could "take it to the bank".We will be forever indebted to her.