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Charles Scott Carrington
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1820
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1891
Halifax County
Virginia, USA

Charles was born at "Mildendo" and died there 71 years later. He was educated at Hampden-Sydney College, studied under the Hon. Thomas Stanhope Flournoy and became a practicing lawyer in Halifax County and Richmond. As such, he was appointed the President of the James River & Kanawha Canal Company to which he devoted much of his time and fortune. During the southern states war for independence he was appointed a Major with the responsibility to secure loans from the citizens on behalf of the county so that the county might equip and clothe its soldiers. He and his wife, Susan McDowell, whom he married in 12/8/1852, had 5 children only one of which, Sarah, bore children. Charles tribulations regarding the failure of the canal company, the purchase of his siblings shares of "Mildendo" and war loans left him with enormous debts towards the end of his life. He resigned as president of the canal company in 1876 and returned to "Mildendo" where his brother, Dr. William Fontaine Carrington, was managing the property. Dr. Carrington left in 1882 with his second wife to start anew in Hot Springs, AK while Charles stayed on struggling to save their ancestral home. On Christmas Day 1891, mired in debt and legal wrangling, Charles died intestate and was buried in an unmarked grave in the "Mildendo" Coles/Carrington Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  William Allen Carrington (1796 - 1829)
  Sarah Embra Scott Carrington (1800 - 1872)
  Susan Smith Preston McDowell Carrington (1832 - 1909)
  Charles Scott Carrington (1856 - 1896)*
  James McDowel Carrington (1859 - 1923)*
  Sarah Scott Carrington Currell (1863 - 1940)*
  Charles Scott Carrington (1820 - 1891)
  William Fontaine Carrington (1822 - 1883)*
  Catherine Lightfoot Carrington Thompson (1825 - 1893)*
  Mildred Lightfoot Carrington Venable (1825 - 1845)*
  Paul Sydenham Carrington (1827 - 1896)*
  Willie Ann Carrington (1829 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
There is no marker. Mr Kell who visited Charles as a boy & later owned the home recorded that Charles was buried "next to the ladies" (Elizabeth V Carrington & Sarah Venable)
Note: Private property- Not open to the public
Coles - Carrington - Mildendo Cemetery
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Jim Hutcheson
Record added: Jul 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72829619

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