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.
Powhatan b. June 17, 1545 d. April, 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