Mary Ann (Polly) Carter (1789-? ), Bedford County, Virginia

1789

MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER born in Bedford County, VA

The marriage record (1807)

JOHN JOHNSON JR, son of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA WATKINS, married MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER, daughter of Patriot JOHN CARTER and FRANCES DEPRIEST (?): Married December  21 1807, JOHN CARTER surety.

1810

ELIZABETH ANN JOHNSON, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON JR and MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER, born.

1812/13

JOHN JOHNSON, JR dies in War of 1812.

The second marriage (1817)

Henry Miles

MARY ANN (CARTER) JOHNSON, widow of JOHN JOHNSON JR. Married November 22, 1817, John Oxley surety, married by John Ayers.

Her daughter’s marriage record (1830):

JOSEPH BURNETT son of Williamson Burnett and PRISCILLA CARTER

ELIZABETH JOHNSON daughter of JOHN JOHNSON JR and MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER. Married on 20 December 1830 in Bedford, Virginia.

Source: General  Index to Marriage Registers – Bedford, Virginia, from 1754.

The release of Mary Ann (Carter) Miles’ Dower (1834)

Surveyed and plotted for MARY Miles (widow of JOHN JOHNSON, dec’d) as follows (Viz)

Beginning at pointing(?) on Wm Preston?’s Line thence of S 39 E 113 poles to Hickory thence S 48 W 54? poles to pointing near Branch thence N 35 W 100 __ poles To pointing on road thence N 39 E 78 poles to the Beginning containing 54 acres.

John N____?, 15th April 1834

[WHB personally searched the Bedford County will books and obtained a photocopy of the disposition of the widow’s dowry.]

Agreeable to an order Bedford January Court 1834. To us ___ we have this day alloted Mary Miles Late MARY JOHNSON her Dower in the real Estate of her Dec’d husband JOHN JOHNSON which will more fully appear by the above, plot and Certificate all of which is Respecfuly Reported Given under hands this 15 day of April 1834. Lewis Wingfiled, William Preston, Louis C. Arthur.

The ___ were employed one day each.

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