Carter Descendents

Historic Christ Church & Museum has conducted research into Carter descendants for over four decades. In 1982, we published A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman, based on the original Carter family tree drawn by Robert Randolph Carter. This book is no longer in print.

Our current databases focus on the known descendants of Robert “King” Carter (1663–1732) and Thomas Carter (ca.1630–1700). Thomas lived in Christ Church Parish but was not related to Robert.

More than 39,000 persons have been recorded; approximately two-thirds are direct descendants while the remainder married into the Carter line.

If you are a descendant of Robert or Thomas Carter and can contribute genealogical information, please email material or questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If possible include birth, marriage, and death dates; places of birth, residence, or burial; spouse and children's names; and other relevant information, as well as supporting documentation. Material may also be sent via US mail to:

Carter Descendants Database FHCC 
P.O. Box 24 
Irvington, Virginia 22480

Please note that while we can search our database to verify a connection for names and/or documentation, Historic Christ Church & Museum is not a genealogical research institution and does not conduct genealogical research for the public.

Our Carter Descendant databases are by no means comprehensive, and we look forward to learning of unrecorded descendants of Robert and Thomas Carter. We would also like to note that there are many lines of Virginia Carters who have no connection to Robert and John Carter of Corotoman or Thomas Carter.