I have received several documents regarding the estate of William Carter of Chesterfield County, Virginia from 1822 - 1824.
By 1822, William was deceased, and his son, Henry L. Carter, along with Reuben Tankersley, were bound to settle his estate.
Also in 1824, in an inventory of William's estate, it shows Henry L. Carter was to pay Thomas B. Carter for work done on the closing of the estate (possibly Henry's brother).
In an inventory from 1822, it states that Henry L. Carter "furnished Nancy [?C.] Carter to purchase clothes and shoes required for T. Carter an infanct daughter of decedant." Is Nancy the widow of William?
I am assuming that this William Carter is the same William that marriedSarah Ellyson in 1771 in Henrico and lived in Chesterfield. However, if the press release of the time is to be believed, and William was 23 in 1771, he would have been 84 by 1822 (although he died before 1822). I question whether this press release was accurate, since it also mentions that Sarah Ellyson, the widow of Gerrard Ellyson, was 85 years old. In chancery documents I have received, Onan Moody, the illegitimate son of Gerrard Ellyson, sues William Carter for slaves, that were passed to the widow, Sarah, of Gerrard Ellyson; it states that "Sarah departed this life on the second day of March in the present year" - the document is from May 1789. If she was truly 85 in 1771, she would have died at 103! I suspect that the article in 1771 was written with cruel intentions.
Looking for ways to connect William, Nancy (wife), Henry L. (son?), and Thomas B. Carter (son), all in Chesterfield County.