|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1782|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1836|
William Fitzhugh Carter b. 16 Aug 1782, Sudley, Prince William Co., VA, d. 27 Aug 1836, Mountain View, Fairfax Co., VA, m. 5 Mar 1807, Elizabeth Lucy Ball b. 16 Aug 1791, Nomini Hall, Westmoreland Co., VA, d. Jan 1855, Mountain View, Fairfax Co., VA, (daughter of Capt. Spencer Mottrom and Elizabeth Landon (Carter) Ball).
The Taliaferro/Carter Family Cemetery is located on the grounds of the Fairfax National Country club (formerly ceder Crest Country club), 16850 Sudley Road, not far from the Fairfax/Loudon County line. The cemetery is associated with "Sudley House," which one stood about 240 yards west of the cemetery, near where the clubhouse stands today, and "Mountain View Farm," which was built about on half mile away both Carter family homes.
Sudley House was built circe 1760 on the Carter family's Bull Run tract of over 41,000 acres in Prince William and Fairfax Counties, according to a 1972 Historic American buildings Survey Inventory filed on Mountain View Farm. Originally an overseer's house, Mountain Veiw was built circa 1755, and was inherited by William Fitzhugh Carter (1782-1836), son of John K Carter of sudley. The Carters were descendants of Robert "King" Carter of Corotoman.
William fitzhugh Carter married Lucy Ball, according to a 20 March 1935 Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Survey made by A B Carter of Fairfax, Virginia. "They raised a large family, five sons and six daughters... and in the family cemetery the names of all the family but two are found, although some of them died in distant states."
In his WPA report, Mr. Carter describes the scene at Mountain View; "The location of this house suggests its name. This farm contains six hundred acres of land and a large area of gradually to the banks of Bull Run, and from its crest in the evening or early morning, one gets a view of the Blu Ridge Mountains, so gorgeious, that once seen, is never to be forgotten."
Today the cemetery lies in the woods just east of the first tee of the golf course. The six gravestones and six footstones are surrounded by the remains of a stone wall. The ground inside the outside of the wall is covered with a thick carpet of periwinkle. Many depressions, indicating the presence of unmarked burials, can be discerned throught e periwinkle. A few fieldstones can be seen around the site. The cemetery was surveyed in 1940, circa 1940, 1968, 1983, and 1996.
The 1940 surveyor noted, "This is a large burying ground, but many of the stones have been carried away and put to other uses, and many of those that remain are too broken to read the inscription." some of the beautiful marble headstones in the cemetery are decorated with a weeping willow motif. These gravestones are of the same design as those found in the Ball Family Cemetery which is associated with "Old Portici" in Prince William County, Virginia, according to information in the cemetery file in the Virginia Room, Fairfax City Regional Library.
See this article on cemetery by Fairfax Co Cemetery Preservation Project FCCPA Tailarerro/Carter Cemetery
They had 6 sons and 6 daughters:
William Fitzhugh Carter had 12 Children.6 Girls and 6 Boys Virginia Genealogies on Lucy Elizabeth Ball
Jan 16, 2013 - from Dal Mallory:
son of John Fitzhugh and Janet Hamilton Carter
9/211/2014 birth year changed to 1792 per obit.
Elizabeth Lucy Ball Carter (1791 - 1855)
John Spencer Carter (1807 - 1825)*
Elizabeth Carter Birch (1811 - 1897)*
Louisa Fitzhugh Carter Taliaferro (1815 - 1876)*
Cassius Carter (1825 - 1856)*
Mary Adeline Carter Thornton (1831 - 1876)*
gravestone read in 1940; not seen since. Footstone W F C remains.
Carter Family Cemetery
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: Aug 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75664435