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Alexander CARRICO
Martha Jane EDWARDS
Husband:  Alexander CARRICO / CARICO
Birth:  1811, Grayson Co., VA
Death (said to have been murdered by a neighbor in a dispute over some pigs):  29 Jul 1856, Wise Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Joseph CARRICO
Mother:  Martha SWEENEY
Marriage:  19 Jan 1832, Grayson Co., VA
Wife:  Martha Jane EDWARDS
Birth:  1808/9, NC
Death:  10 Jul 1899, Wise Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John EDWARDS
Mother:  Mary E. __?__

Parents said to be, but are not:
Father:  Henry EDWARDS
Mother:  Letitia RICHARDSON

Children:
born in the Western District, Grayson Co., VA:
  1.  Joseph Montgomery "Gum" CARRICO, b. 1832/3 [not Oct 1836]
  2.  (Daughter A) CARRICO, b. 1832-35
  3.  Matilda Jane CARRICO, b. 1835/6
  4.  Sarah Catherine CARRICO, b. 1836/7 or 11 May 1836
  5.  Elizabeth Caroline "Libby" CARRICO, b. 1838/9
  6.  Mary Ann CARRICO, b. 1840/1
  7.  Weldon Mumford CARRICO, b. Jun 1842

born in Washington Co., VA:
  8.  William Alexander CARRICO, b. 18 Jun 1849
  9.  Samuel Lafayette CARRICO, b. 5 Dec 1851 
10.  John Wesley CARRICO, b. 1855/6

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Virginia

Sources:

1a.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray.  1995.  Marriage Index:  MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915 (Broderbund CD-4):
Carrico, Alexander Edwards, Martha 19 Jul 1821 Grayson Co. VA

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Carico, Alexander Edwards, Martha 07 Jan 1832 Grayson Co.
Cario, Alexander Edwards, Martha J. 19 Jan 1832 Grayson Co.
Carrico, Alexander Edwards, Martha 19 Jan 1832 Grayson Co.

2a.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the Grayson Co., VA, pages are missing, as are their index entries.

2b.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Carrico, Alexander VA Grayson Co. Western Dist. p. 316

2c.  1840 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #29-30 of 52; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 VA Grayson Co. Western Dist. Roll 556 pp. 316a-316b [315B-316A] Ln. 20 Alexander Carrico 010 010 - 310 010 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Joseph (b. 1832/3)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Alexander (b. 1811)
3 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Elizabeth (b. 1838/9)
= Sarah (b. 1836/7)
= Matilda (b. 1835/6)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Martha (b. 1808/9)
1 person employed in agriculture

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #274 of 289):  Dist. 67, Washington Co., VA, Roll M432_980, p. 204B, 1987/1987, enumerated 7 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Alexandria Carico 39 M   Farmer   Virginia
Martha        " 41 F       "
Joseph        " 17 M   "   "
Matilda       " 14 F       "
Sarah         " 13 F       "
Libby         " 11 F       "
Mary          "  9 F       "
Meldon        "  7 M       "
William       "  1 M       "

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 112):  Wise [County] Court House P.O., Wise Co., VA, Roll M653_1384, p. 268, PN 4, 21/21, enumerated 8 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Josep. M Carrico 26 M   Farmer 400 212 Virginia
Martha J Carrico 49 F   Housekeeper     NC
Mary A 18 F   Seamstress     Virginia
Weldon M 16 M         Do
William A 11 M         Do
Samuel L  6 M         Do
John W  4 M         Do
Listed next to Martha's brother, John D. EDWARDS.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 25):  Guest's Station P.O., Lipps Twp., Wise Co., VA, Roll M593_1682, p. 352A, PN 7, 53/53, enumerated 18 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Carrico Martha 56 F W Keeping house 200   North Carolina
_______ Samuel L 17 M W Farm laborer     Virginia
_______ John W 14 M W At Home     "

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24+26 of 29):  Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA, Roll T9_1394, pp. 327D+328B, PN 26, SD 5, ED 104, enumerated 22 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
180 180 Carrico William W M 31       /   Farmer       VA VA VA
    _______ Sarah E W F 30   Wife   /   Keeping house   / / VA VA VA
    _______ Jane W F 11   Dau /       /     VA VA VA
    _______ James W M  9   Son /             VA VA VA
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    _______ Alexander W M  7   Son /       / / / VA VA VA
    _______ Tabitha W F  5   Dau /         / / VA VA VA
    _______ Juily? W F  3   Dau /       / / / VA VA VA
    _______ Isaac W M  2   Son /             VA VA VA
    _______ Nancy W F ?/12 F Dau /         / / VA VA VA
    _______ Martha W F 62   Mother     / Keeping house       VA VA VA
A page from the new Dickenson County was interleaved, out of order, between the two pages of this entry.  This appears to be a binding error on the part of NARA, not enumerator error.

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Genealogy Report from descendant.

10.  Archive of the EDWARDS-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

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