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Re: HARRIS Family - VA,Fairfax

Hi :)

> My family was freed by Robert Carter III. I am trying
> to find out what plantation they were living on.

.1 Robert "King" CARTER, I n=04 Aug 1663 d=04 Aug 1732
res=VA,Lancaster-Co,Corotoman-plantation
m1=abt.1688 Judith ARMISTEAD
m2=abt.1701 Elizabeth=Betty LANDON-WILLIS

..2b Robert CARTER, II n=1704 d=1732
res=VA,Westmoreland-Co,Nomini-Plantation
liason#1=Mary (slave)
m2=abt.1725 Priscila CHURCHILL

...3a Will or "Baptist Billy" n=1723-1725 (slave)
1774 res=Bull Run
1788-1791 res=VA,Loudoun-Co,Leesburg,Leo-Plantation
(known as Oatlands Plantation since 1804)
1794/06/24 Possibly emancipated by deed proved in VA,Westmoreland-Co Court.

...3b Robert CARTER, III n=abt.1728 d=1804 m=02 Apr 1754 Frances Ann TASKER
Between 1791 to 1820 he freed about 500 slaves.
He lived at VA,Westmoreland-Co,Nomini=Nomony-Hall-Plantation but
owned at least 18 plantations in several Tidewater Virginia counties.
The 500 slaves he owned were distributed & assigned to work on these plantations
which included:
VA,Westmoreland-Co,Nomini-Hall-Plantation
VA,Westmoreland-Co,Coles-Point-Plantation
VA,Westmoreland-Co,Old-Ordinary-Plantation
VA,Westmoreland-Co,Forrest-Quarter
Mitchell’s Plantation
& his 12 plantations which were named for the Zodiac:
VA,Frederick-Co,Virgo-Plantation
VA,Frederick-Co,Libra-Plantation
VA,Frederick-Co,Scorpio-Plantation
VA,Frederick-Co,Sagittarius-Plantation
VA,Frederick-Co,Capricorn-Plantation
VA,Frederick-Co,Aquarius-Plantation
VA,Prince-William-Co,Cancer-Plantation ?
VA,Richmond-Co,Cancer-Plantation ?
VA,Westmoreland-Co,Aries-Plantation
VA,Westmoreland-Co,Taurus-Plantation
VA,Westmoreland-Co,Gemini-Plantation
VA,Pisces-Plantation (one source said he had 2 named Cancer
but failed to identify the location of Pisces) &
VA,Loudoun-Co,Leesburg,Leo-Plantation (renamed Oatlands-Plantation in 1804 by his
son George CARTER & is now home to the Oatlands Plantation museum.

Some other plantations that were owned by members of the CARTER family were:
VA,Fairfax-Co,Hillwood-Plantation
VA,Fairfax-Co,Mountain-View-Plantation
VA,Prince-William-Co,Sudley-Plantation
VA,King-George-Co,Sabine-Hall-Plantation
VA,Charles-City-Co,Shirley-Plantation
VA,Prince-William-Co,Portici-Plantation
VA,Cleve-Plantation.

Some sources:
* "From Calabar to Carter's-Grove" by Lorena WALSH of Williamsburg;

* "The First Emancipator" by Professor Andrew LEVY;

* "Flushed with Notions of Freedom: Growth & Emancipation of a Virginia Slave Community 1732-1812" by John Randolph BARDEN, PhD., Department of History, Duke University & available at ;

* Descendant & historian Henry Robert BURKE who sometimes posts on this AfriGeneas list ;

* CARTER family ;

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Can you please tell me who were your
HARRIS family members who were freed by CARTER ?

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NICOLE


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