Early Carders in the Virginia Records

This information is based on the early records. Many dates and relationships are questionable and are educated guesses based on the information that is available. Where the date or relationship is not actually known, the word PROBABLY or POSSIBLY is used. I am just attempting to make educated assumptions based on the records, and nothing using the words PROBABLY or POSSIBLY should be used as factual information. These are only probabilities or possibilities, but cannot be proven.

First Generation:

  • John Carder, probably born before 1650, came to Virginia about 1670 or before. He is on a list of tithables for Lancaster County, Virginia in 1670.
  • James Carder, probably born 1655 or before, came to Virginia in 1674. He was a passenger with Mr. Richard Whitehead, who came to Virginia in 1674 and purchased 2000 acres of land in Rappahannock and New Kent Counties.

Second Generation:

  • Uriah Carder, probably born before 1685, married Sarah _____. They had at least two children, Anne, born 5 May 1705, and Sara, born in 1706. These two daughters were baptized at Christ Church in Middlesex County, Virginia.

Third Generation:

  • John Carder, probably born about 1705-1710. He lived in the great fork of the Rappahannock River. He was engaged in keeping the church at St. Markís Parish clean in 1731. In 1734 he bought 100 acres of land from Augustine Smith. He sold this land in 1773. It is likely that he is the same John Carder who died about 1783 and left a widow named Mary and a son George.
  • Ann Carder, born 1705, daughter of Uriah and Sarah Carder.
  • Sara Carder, born 1707, daughter of Uriah and Sarah Carder.

Fourth Generation:

  • John Carder, Jr, probably born 1730 - 1740. The only mention of him is as a witness to the will of Roger Oxford of Culpeper County in 1759. He may be the John Carder who bought land in Hampshire County in 1767 and was living in Greene County, Tennessee by 1789. He may also be the same John Carder with whom Frances Carder set up her son John Carder as an apprentice millwright in 1785.
  • William Carder, probably born 1730-1740. He moved to Hampshire County, West Virginia before 1777. He was probably the first of the Carders to leave Culpeper County and migrate westward.
  • Uriah Carder, probably born about 1730-1740. This is based on the fact that a Uriah Carder was paid in 1763 by the estate of Susanna Cole. This is probably not the same Uriah Carder born 1685 or before, because he would have been about 80 years old in 1763. This is probably the same Uriah Carder listed in the 1782 and later tax lists of Culpeper County and who died in Harrison County, W.Va. in 1820.
  • George Carder, probably born about 1745-1750. He was probably a son of John and Mary Carder.  He bought 424 acres of land in Hampshire County, W.Va in 1801 and died there in 1831. It is possible that he did not make a permanent residence in Hampshire County until about 1804, because his first wife Elizabeth still lived in Culpeper in 1802 and there were still three adult males in the George Carder household in 1803, but only two in 1804. He married a lady named Mary Ann, also known as Anna before 1810. This is probably the Anne Hume who married a George Carder in Culpeper County in 1806. He had sons George, Jr. John, and William.
  • James Carder, probably born 1740-1755, listed as a purchaser of the estate of Henry Thredkill in Culpeper County in 1775.

Fifth Generation:

  • Sanford Carder (1760-1845), son of William and Sarah Carder. His descendants are traced in this book. He left Hampshire County about 1790 and lived in Kentucky for a few years, then in Fayette County, Ohio.
  • William Carder (1762-1839), son of William and Sarah Carder. His descendants are traced in this book. He lived most of his adult life in Harrison County, W.Va.
  • Abbott Carder (about 1770 - about 1845), son of William and Sarah Carder. His descendants are traced in this book. He lived in Hampshire County, W.Va.
  • George Carder son of William and Sarah Carder. This is probably the George Carder who appears in the Ohio records about 1805. If so, he was born about 1777 and died about 1849.
  • John Carder, born about 1767, died about 1850, married Mary "Molly" Shingleton. He bought land in Hampshire County, West Virginia in 1801 from George Carder, who was probably a close relative. He moved to Harrison County, W. Va. about 1807, where he died in 1850. His descendants are traced in this book. This is possibly the John Carder, son of John and Frances Carder, who was an apprentice millwright to another John Carder from 1783 to 1788. James Carder, born about 1766-1770, lived in Culpeper County, Va. His descendants are traced in this book.
  • Martha "Patty" Carder, sister of John Carder (1767-1850), born in Culpeper County.  She had two sons by Frederick Duncan, and then married William Bennett in 1792 in Culpeper County.  She moved to Harrison County (now Taylor County, WV) and died there in 1850.
  • Uriah Carder, probably born about 1750-1760, lived in Culpeper County until about 1811. He appears on the 1810 census, but does not appear on any tax lists from 1811 forward. He died in Harrison County, W.Va. in 1820. His heirs were Milly, Mary, Susannah, William S., Fanny, and Lucy.

Other fifth or sixth generation Carders listed in the early records:

  • William Carder, born about 1772, son of George Carder of Culpeper and Hampshire Counties, bought land in Hampshire County in 1816.
  • George Carder, Jr (1776-1828),  son of George Carder of Culpeper and Hampshire Counties.  He moved to Hampshire County, WV about 1806.
  • Benjamin Carder, born about 1775-1780, appeared in the Culpeper County tax lists from 1798 to 1811. He married Polly Carder in 1796. This is possibly the Benjamin Carder who was in the Missouri census of 1840 and 1850.
  • Jacob Carder, born about 1776, he appeared in the Culpeper County records from 1799 to 1804. He apparently moved to Harrison County, W.Va. by 1811, and he had 100 acres there in 1817 and was still there in 1828. In 1850, he is listed in the Wood County, W.Va. census, a retired farmer, age 74, with his wife Sarah and grandson Joseph. He is listed in the 1860 census of Harrison County, W.Va, age 85, living with George Lawson Carder (1827-1912), a grandson of James Carder (born about 1766-1770).
  • Lawrence Carder, born about 1786, listed in the Culpeper County tax lists of 1803 and 1804. He moved to Harrison County, W.Va. about 1805 and married Jenny Wiseman there in 1806. He is listed in the land records of Harrison County in 1817, 1818, and 1819. Jacob and Burgess Carder lived nearby.
  • Armstead Carder, born about 1770-1775, near the Culpeper County Courthouse. He moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina, before 1803, when his son George was born there. He moved about 1816 to Wayne County, Indiana. He died in Clarke County, Indiana in 1839. There were also other Carder families living in Pendleton District, S.C. about the same time that Armstead Carder was there. Although these other families have not been traced back to Culpeper County, Virginia, they probably all came to South Carolina from Virginia, since they lived near each other and their names appear on some documents together.
  • Burkett Carder, born about 1784, married Nancy Hawkins in 1805 in Culpeper County. He is listed in the 1810 census of Madison County, Va. He is listed in the 1820 census of Jefferson County, Kentucky. A John Carder is also listed in the 1820 census of Jefferson County, Kentucky. He is listed in the 1830 census of Brownville Township, Oldham County, Kentucky. Living near him were John Carder and Franklin Carder.
  • French Carder, son of Martha "Patty" Carder and Frederick Duncan, lived in Hampshire County in 1810, born about 1787 in Culpeper County. He moved about 1810 to the part of Harrison County, WV, that became Taylor County and died there in 1816. He was a schoolteacher.  His brother Burgess Carderís name was listed on his estate inventory.
  • Burgess Carder, son of Martha "Patty" Carder and Frederick Duncan, owned land in Harrison Co, WV, near Lawrence and Jacob Carder in 1819.  He moved to Ohio about 1820.
  • Elizabeth Carder (1767-1821), married Thomas Rand (1746-1825), Rev. War Veteran of Virginia. Her family moved to Indiana in the early 1800s and is well documented.  She is probably very closely related to George Carder of Culpeper and Hampshire Counties, and Mary Carder of Culpeper County, because Thomas Rand was a witness to a 1785 deed in which Mary Carder deeded some personal property to her son George Carder.

It appears from the records that most of the Carder families began to move away from Culpeper County in the early 1800s. Most of them went to Hampshire and Harrison Counties in West Virginia.

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