Facts and Events
Acquisition of Land in Frederick County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2:
- H-282: Nathaniel Cartmill of Frederick County, 168 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. John Baylis. Adj. his patent on N.E. side of Opeckon, David Glass, mouth of Dry Branch, Benjamin Smith, 7 April 1753. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 67].
- M-29: Nathaniel Cartmell of Frederick County, 130 acres adj. his land under North Mountain on Opeckon in said County. Surv. Mr. William Baylis. Adj. William Chambers. 28 Aug. 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 144].
- M-30: Nathaniel Cartmell of Frederick County, 225 acres on Opeckon in said County. Surv. Mr. Thomas Rutherford. Adj. William Chambers, Cartmell's land, John Backett, 30 Aug. 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 144].
Information on Nathaniel Cartmill
Generation No. 8
128. Nathaniel Cartmill II, born 1690 in DE?; died 1765 in (Frederick) VA. He was the son of 256.
Nathaniel Cartmill and 257. Dorothy Poole.
Notes for Nathaniel Cartmill II:
dates circa. May have md. Elizabeth Froman.
Nathaniel Cartmill bought 200 ac. in 1747 (of 850 ac. at head of S. br. of Opeckon, eastern foot of Little North Mtn), of Nathaniel Thomas. Wit: Martin Cartmill, Wm. Glover, Jos. Lupton.
- Children of Nathaniel Cartmill II are:
- i. John Cartmill29, died 1773 in (Augusta) VA.
- ii. Thomas Cartmill, born 1720 in NJ or DE/Delaware; died 1780.
- iii. Nathaniel Cartmill III, born 1725 in (Frederick) VA; died October 06, 1795 in (Frederick) VA; married Sarah Russell; born 1728 in Frederick Co., Virginia; died May 1815 in Frederick Co., Virginia.
- iv. Henry Cartmill30, born 1716 in PA?; died 1786 in (Botetourt) VA; married Mary Looney; born in
It has long been assumed that Henry Cartmill and John were brothers, and this has been confirmed by DNA samples, from tests of living descendants of these men. Record research in Chester Co. PA has revealed little and it has not been determined whether Henry and John were born there or immigrated from Britain in the early 1700s. A DNA test of a living Nathaniel Cartmell descendant has confirmed a 99% probability that all three of these early settlers have a common ancestor in England somewhere around 1600 to 1650. Since Nathaniel arrived 30 years before the appearance of John and Henry, it is quite possible that he was an Uncle, or even possibly the grandfather of Henry and John. At the same time there is no evidence that the family of Nathaniel was in any way associated with the families of John and Henry even though they lived in close proximity to each other in the 1700s. Nonetheless a relationship did exist, based on DNA samples.