Do you know if this Mary that John married could have been a Tolley girl? I have been looking for a marriage betweeen a Tolley girl and a Jon Carpenter for sometime now. The dates seem right. Mary would have been in Rockbridge county, Virginia in 1805 if this is her.
A John Carpenter of this same time period contested a will in 1806 claiming to be a heir of one CHRISTOPHER Tolley. He asked tha tthe will be put aside. His motion was denied. Just why was he claiming to be a heir to Christopher Tolley unless he had married a Tolley girl?