Person Sheet

Name Maj. Richard Henry Carter39
Birth 21 Apr 1817, Fauqier Co, VA39,3
Birth Memo Meadow Grove
Death 7 Apr 1880, Panama City, Panama39,3 Age: 62
Burial Warrenton, Fauquier Co, VA3
Father Edward Carter (~1789-1845)
Mother Frances Toy Scott (~1799-1864)
Misc. Notes
Built house "Glen Welby" about 1840 when he married.

Raised and equipped a company for the Confederate Army and was one of General Armistead's staff.
Took part in "First Manassas" and "Ball's Bluff". Capt in the 8th VA Inf. Volunteers. In the summer of 1862 he recieved a staff appointment with the rank of Major and as Inspector upon the staff of Gen. Lee. He was present at the surrender at Appomatox

Owned "Meadow Grove" and "Locust Grove," but managed them for his unmarried sisters. The war left many maiden ladies who had lost any chance of marriage as a result of the horrendous casualty rate.

Carter was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and the two once -prosperous farms could not produce enough to support the Carter ladies, who lived in their crumbling house in genteel poverty. (quoted from HIGH IN OLD VIRGINIA'S PIEDMONT by John K. Gott)

Died in Panama as he was U.S. Consul to Panama at that time.3
1 Mary Welby DeButts39
Birth 181939
Death 188039
Marriage 25 Apr 1837, Loudon Co., VA3
Children Fanny
Sophia D.
Selinia D.
James A.
Debutts J.
Mary W.
Marianna (Maryana) H.
Last Modified 31 Jan 1999 Created 16 Jun 2005 by Reunion for Macintosh

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