Braxton, Carter b. September 10, 1736 d. October 10, 1797 Declaration of Independence Signer. Born in Newington, Virginia, he was the son of a wealthy planter. He was named for his grandfather, Robert Carter, who was nicknamed "King Carter" because he owned 42 plantations. Carter Braxton's mother died at his birth, and when he was 13 years old, his father died. He attended the College of William and Mary, but dropped out after one year to marry Judith Robinson, who died two years later, in 1756, giving birth to their second child. A few years...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Chericoke, Carter Family Estate*, King William, King William County, Virginia, USA Plot: [unmarked] *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Douglas, Beverly Browne b. December 21, 1822 d. December 22, 1878 US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1844 and opened a law practice in King William County, Virginia. He was a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1850 and a member of the State Senate, 1852 to 1865. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army as First Lieutenant in Lee's Rangers and was successively promoted to Major of the Fifth Virginia Cavalry. In 1875, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses and served until his death. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Zoar Family Cemetery, Aylett, King William County, Virginia, USA
Powhatan b. 1550 d. 1618 Powhatan Chief. Born Wahunsenacawk of the Pamunkey people. He was probably the son of the founder of the Powhatan Federation, historically known as Luis Valasco, a one time captive of the Spanish. The Federation suffered huge losses, including extinction of some bands after the introduction of European diseases, and under Wahunsenacawk, the Federation was apparently reorganized and included the Powhatans, the Arrohatecks, the Appamattucks, the Pamunkeys, the Mattaponis, the Chiskiacks, and the...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Pamunkey Indian Reservation, King William, King William County, Virginia, USA Plot: Next to the railroad tracks