Gile - Carter Connection
I am a descendant of Robert Carter of Cartersville, Cumberland County, Virginia.In his Will dated 15 September 1753, Robert Carter named a grandson Giles Carter.Because of the name Giles Carter, a lot of people have jumped to the conclusion that there was a connection between my Carter family and Giles Carter, Sr. of Henrico County, Virginia (married to Hannah).This is a claim that I dispute.
The Y-DNA of my Carter family is known, it is "Q", Scandinavian (Norman Vikings), not Native American.I have been trying to identify the Y-DNA of Giles Carter of Henrico County, Virginia to show that they were a separate Carter family.I don't have it locked down yet but currently my best guess is that Giles Carter of Henrico was "R1a".
The Giles Carter (grandson of Robert Carter) from my Carter family moved to Guilford County, North Carolina.I think the source of his name Giles was from the marriage of a Giles woman into my Carter family but I have not been able to identify this hypothetical Giles woman.
My Carter family had connections with a Webb family and there was a Webb-Bybee marriage and also a Bybee-Giles marriage so I know there was a Giles family in the area.John Bybee married Miss Giles, daughter of Martin Giles and Anna Carey.
My Carter family is a Y-DNA match with a descendant of Alexander Carter, Sr. of Chester County, South Carolina.Alexander had a son, Reuben Carter, who married Martha Giles, daughter of William Giles and Ann Booker.The actress Dixie Carter who played Julia Sugarbaker on the TV show "Designing Women" was a descendant of Reuben Carter and Martha Giles.
My Carter family is also a Y-DNA match with a Carter family in Laurens County, Georgia who had a Giles Carter in their family.
I have not been able to make the connection between these three Carter families but they are all Y-DNA "Q" and they all have connections to the name Giles so I think there must be a connection in there somewhere.
In your research of Giles families, have you encountered a marriage of a Giles woman to a Carter man who might be related to my Carter family?