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Dr. Cassius Carter


Alexandria Gazette – 11 February 1851
                Dr. Cassius Carter, having settled in Brentsville, respectfully offers his services to the citizens of the village, and the surrounding country.  Office, that formerly occupied by the late Dr. John Gray.
                Brentsville, Feb 11—eo8t

 1850 Fairfax County Census

Alexandria Gazette – 3 November 1855
                FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM LAND FOR SALE.—I will offer for sale at public auction, at Fairfax Court House, on Monday, the 17th of December next, that being Court day, the following tracts of land, viz:
                No. 1. Being a part of PORTICI, the residence of the late Alfred Ball, deceased.  This tract contains one hundred and twenty-eighth acres, lying on Bull Run, in the County of Fairfax, 3 ½ miles west of Centreville, half a mile from the Warrenton and Alexandria Turnpike, and within a few miles of Tudor Hall Station, on the Orange and Alexandria Rail Road.  It has an abundance of woodland, and is capable of being made a first rate little farm.
                No. 2. Also, a part of PORTICI, containing one hundred and twenty-two acres, and lying in Prince William County, immediately between PORTICI and BEN LOMOND, the residence of Thomas and Andrew Pringle.
                No. 3. Lies on Sandy Run in Fairfax County, about six miles northwest of the Village of Occoquan, and adjoins the lands of Ashford and others.  It contains two hundred acres, well supplied with wood and water, and is inferior to no land in the country in its natural qualities.  I will sell either or all of these tracts at private sale.  Terms easy, and made known on the day of sale.  Address Groveton, Prince William Co., Va.
                C. Carter – Prince William Co., Va., nov 3-eotf

Alexandria Gazette – 6 November 1855
                Dr. James Vowles (successor to Dr. Cassius Carter) having located at Brentsville, Prince William County, Va., respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of the village and vicinity.
                Brentsville, nov1-eo31

Daily National Intelligencer – 9 August 1856
                Died recently, in Orange county, Virginia, in the thirty first year of his age, Dr. Cassius Carter, of Prince William.
                The deceased had been united in marriage but a few hours to an accomplished young lady when, amid the innocent festivities common to such occasions, he was arrested by the hand of death.  The mysterious dispensation filled many hearts with the sincerest grief.
                The deceased was a young man of great promise, fine talents, inflexible morals, and ardent piety, and beloved by an extensive circle of relatives.  He had quite recently settled as a practitioner of medicine at Brentsville, Prince William, where he commanded an extensive practice.  His kindness to the poor, especially in sickness, was untiring and disinterested.  He was an ornament to society and a most useful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In lamenting his death his friends derive profound consolation from the fact that he was duly prepared for an exchange of worlds, and he the expressed the most perfect acquiescence in the Divine will.  Our loss was his gain.

Alexandria Gazette – 4 October 1856
                PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY. I will sell at public auction, on Wednesday, 8th of October next (if fair, if not, the next fair day thereafter) at Mountain View Fairfax Co., residence of the late Dr. Carter, the following property viz: 10 head of horses, 32 head of cattle, 12 of them beef, 2 yoke Oxen, 15 head of pen Hogs, and a lot of Mutton.  Also about 400 bushels of oats, 100 bushels old corn, and the growing crops on 80 acres.  A large and splendid lot of hay, straw, &c.  All the farming utensils, consisting of wagons, carts, plows, a new fan cornsheller, a new and improved wheat reaper.  The  household and kitchen furniture and various articles unmentioned.       
                A credit of nine months with bond and  good security will be given on all purchases, except the fat cattle, for which a credit of 30 days, will be given.  For all sums under $10, the cash will be required.
                W. H. Thornton, Adm'r of Cassius Carter
                N.B.-All persons having claims against the estate of Cassius Carter, and all indebted to said estate, are requested to come forward and settle the same.
                W. H. Thornton, Adm'r of Cassius Carter – Prince Wm. Co. Va., sept 20 – etos

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