In 1729 Thomas Carraway, with other members of his father's family, came from Princess Anne Co. VA to settle along the lower Neuse River in Craven Co. NC (it was then Craven Precinct).
In 1767 James Clayton of Hyde (but originally of Kent Co. DE) acquired property along the Lower Broad Creek, near the mouth of the Neuse. Claytons and Carraways had adjacent property on the north side of the Lower Broad.
Solomon Edwards died in 1766 and his widow, Mary became administrator of his estate. She married James Clayton soon after, and he was appointed guardian of Edwards' four orphan children. In 1771 Clayton was appointed administator of the estate of Acenah Edwards, decd, presumably another one of Solomon's children. His bond was signed by James Carraway. This was the earliest association I have found between the two families, although they may have been associated at an earlier date in Hyde Co. The same year James Carraway's son, Joseph, married James Clayton's step-daughter, Sarah Edwards.
In 1769 Joseph Brooks patented 500a in Craven Co. on the east side of Trent Creek, easternmost branch.
In 1774 James Clayton, blacksmith purchased 250 acres on the south
side of Bay River and east side of Trent Creek, "being half of Joseph
Brooks' patent for 500 acres of 5 May 1769.
Three years later Nathaniel Carraway, son of Thomas Carraway, bought 75 acres "part of William Brooks patent for 300 acres at the head of Trent Cr".
In 1788 Joseph Brooks married Elizabeth Carraway, sister of Nathaniel and daughter of Thomas. Bond signed by Joshua Carraway and witnessed by Asa Bryan. Joshua was the nephew of Elizabeth.
In 1792 the grandson of James Clayton, another James Clayton, was to marry Sarah, the daughter of Nathaniel Carraway.
Joseph Carraway, son of James, owned property on the north side of the Lower Broad Creek. It was adjacent to the estate of James Clayton, the stepfather of his wife, Sarah Edwards. Many conveyances and other legal instruments of the time carried the names of both men.
The 1783 will of James Clayton indicates that his home plantation was adjacent to William Clayton, Joseph Carraway and Joseph Good. His exors were "my son William Clayton and my friends William Carraway Esqr and Joseph Good" (Presumably this is the William Carraway whose will was also made in 1783.)
In 1792 two children of Nathaniel Carraway married Claytons: Sarah married James Clayton, son of William Clayton. Her brother, Nathaniel, Jr. married Mary Clayton, most likely James Clayton's sister. (There is a slight possibility that the latter marriage was between Nathaniel, Sr. and Mary Clayton, the widow of James elder. They both died 3 years later.)
The older Mary Clayton, widow of James (elder) made a will in 1795. In it she left her modest estate among other people to grandsons Gideon and Henery Carroway and Mary Carroway. Also to grandson Steven Delamar and to Wm Clayton. And to her daughter, Eunie Clayton, who soon married James Cannon and eventually followed the other Claytons to Georgia. (One branch of the Carraways in Craven Co. also belonged to the Cannon family, but most of these soon moved up the river into Dobbs and Wayne Counties.) Mary made Jesse Lester, husband of her deceased daughter Elizabeth Clayton, her executor. The will was witnessed by James Clayton (grandson of the original James who had come to Craven in 1767) and Griffen Hammontree and proved in the Dec. term in 1795.
[Many other cousins and friends have also provided material to the writer for this compilation. They are too numerous to mention, but special gratitude goes to Lewis McCloud, Thomas H Carraway, Sr. and the late Bill Sparrow. ]
[No attempt is made here to give a comprehensive account of the Carraway family, but only the 18th century Carraways who lived in Craven County, with the focus on the family of Sarah Clayton the writer's ggg grandmother. Other material will be added as it becomes available. The career of Sarah Clayton may be pursued at the Clayton file.]
On Dec. 15, 1654 a petition was presented to the Lower Norfolk Court by 24 citizens praying that "some speedy Course may be taken to procure an able Minister..."(Cf Virginia Antiquities Vol 3, page 29)
Among the signers were John Carraway, Richard Foster, Lancaster Lovett and Edward Cannon. Foster was Carraway's father-in-law. His grandson, also John Carraway, married Elizabeth Cannon. Lancaster Lovett was the husband of Mary Carraway, the sister of John Carraway II.
Two other signers of the petition deserve our scrutiny: Edward Hall and Thomas Ivey. Both of these surnames were later associated with Carraway in Craven Co. Study of the records reveal quite a number of other families living with the Carraways jointly in Princess Anne Co. VA and Craven Co. NC.
The first Carraway in this country was said to be Jon or John. He is reported by some to have arrived in VA in the 1630's.
In 1642 Christopher Boyce patented 2000 acres at Peankatanke R. for transporting many settlers, among them Jon Carraway, Jon Williams, Edmund Porter, Jr. and Sr. and John Porter Jr. and Sr, Elizabeth Flowerdieu, Thomas Kemp and John Nemmo. (Most of these people settled in Lower Norfolk Co. near the Elizabeth River.
Another authority puts it at 1644:
1644 John Sydney, gent., patented 200 acres in Lower Norfolk on north side of E. Branch of Elizabeth River for the transportation of four persons:
John Carraway, John Clarke, Ann Robinson and Elizabeth Flowerdieu.
John was thought to have been born ca 1619 in York, Yorkshire, England (other authorities say Lacock, England), and died ca 1669 in Lower Norfolk Co. He lived in what later became Princess Anne VA and married Anne Foster Williams(on) (1620-92), widow of Roger Williamson, in 1650 in Lower Norfolk Co., VA. Only one son survived from this union, John Carraway II. (In 1667 Bartholomew Hoskins of Princess Anne, but now resident of Currituck, NC sold a slave to "John Carraway, Sr., husband of Step-Daughter Anne Foster Williamson Carraway".)
In 1652 John Carrowaye witnessed the will of William Moseley Elder. The will mentions a tract of land Moseley bought of George Kempe.
The known children of John Carraway (I) were:
1. Elizabeth b. 1651; md William Nichols in 1671.
2. Mary b. 1657; md Lancaster Lovett in 1677.
3. John 1652-1728
John Carraway 2 (ca 1652-1728) lived in Princess Anne Co. About 1674 he married Ann Kemp, daughter of George Kemp and Mary Lovett (other authorities say Mary Hutchinson).
In the will of Thomas JEFFERSON, grandfather to "The Thomas JEFFERSON", Ann (KEMPE) CARRAWAY, wife of John, II, was to receive one pound sterling for the purchase of a mourning ring, a common custom of those days for a grandfather. John and Ann may have named their fifth son after him. (This by courtesy of Carraway researcher Lewis McCloud.)
The children of John and Anne Kemp Carraway were John, Richard, James, Ann, Elizabeth, William, Thomas, Mary and Dinah.
John 3 (1675-1719); died in VA.
Richard died in 1710 in VA.
James died in 1761 in Princess Anne. (Other authorities say this James went to Craven with brothers Thomas and William.)
Ann and Elizabeth are both said to have a married a Whitehurst. (Some sources say that Elizabeth Ann was a single daughter) A Whitehurst was an early settler in Craven Co. NC.
Mary married John Lovett
The other three children: William, Thomas and Dinah (wife of Benedictus Horsington) went to Craven Co. NC, shortly after the death of their father. Between 1729 and 1732 they acquired land, largely on the north shore of the Neuse River below New Bern (in what later became Pamlico Co.) and also disposed of property they had in Princess Ann.
1716 In Deed Book 3 of Princess Anne Co. on p 35 John Carroway
Sr. and wife Ann made a deed of gift of 100 acres each to sons
Thomas, William and James at Bowin's River
witnesses: Richard Corbet and Mary Canon
This Mary Cannon was perhaps the mother-in-law of John Carraway III.
John 2 had a sister, Mary who married Lancaster Lovett in 1677 and had a number of children. It seems likely they, or at least some of them may also have moved to NC. (In 1728 John Lovett, Cordwinder and Lance Lovett were sharing 160 acres on the west side of Adams Cr, evidenced by a deed witnessed by Randal Lovett. Adams Creek is on the south side of the Neuse.)
(In 1733 in Princess Anne James Carraway acquired 67 acres "on the Western Shore called Labour in Vain". This property was adjacent to a 500 acre tract patented in 1658 by Lancaster Lovett.
Children of John and Anne Carraway included:
1. In 1729 William Carraway and his wife Anne, daughter of William
Moore were living in North Carolina and sold her share of her father's
estate in Princess Anne to John Fentress. (Was Anne Moore Carraway related
to the John Moore who lived on the Lower Broad Cr. in 1729?)
2. Benedict Horsington, the husband of Dinah Carraway, acquired 275 acres on the north shore of the Neuse and Powells Cr., prior to
3. Thomas Carraway's acquisition of the adjoining 275 acres.
4. John Carraway III, son of John II, may have died in Princess Anne, but his son John IV appears to have gone to Craven Co. with his wife, Margaret Keeling.
John 3 (ca 1675-1719) md Elizabeth Cannon ca 1695. She was the daughter
of Edward and Elizabeth Martin Cannon. In 1719 John's
will was proved in Prince Anne Co. It mentions children:
Edward (ca 1698-1723)
John (ca 1700-ca1776) (Dobbs Co. NC)
Thomas (ca 1704-91) (Wayne Co., NC)
Elizabeth (ca 1707)
Ann (ca 1709)
Sarah (ca 1712)
exors: sons John and Edward
John 4 married Margaret Keeling, daughter of Thomas Keeling and Elizabeth Lovett--most likely a Carraway cousin. (Recall that Ann Kemp Carraway's mother was Mary Lovett, and Mary Carraway, John 2's sister, married Lancaster Lovett.)
John and Margaret were in Craven County with the other Carraways, but moved inland to areas which eventually became Dobbs and Wayne Counties. (Some of the Keelings came with them to North Carolina.) They had settled first and spent a few years on Powell's Creek, which became Smith Creek on the north shore of the Neuse. Their daughter Elizabeth married Aaron Smith (the Smiths eventually went to South Carolina).
In 1742 they sold Hickory Point, a tract of 800 acres to John Wilson on the north side of Powells Cr. Richard Lovett witnessed a receipt for 700 lbs, and the deed was witnessed by West, Carney and Thomas Nelson. The same year John and Mary Carraway sold to John Wilson 800a n side of Neuse, n side of Powells Creek where Richard Smith lived, patented 1724 by Richard Smith; witnessess John Carney and Wm Nelson (Sounds like John and Margaret Keeling Carraway)
In 1745 John Carraway made a deed of gift to Aaron Smith, his son-in-law (Book 3; page 80), and the same year he patented 200 acres in Craven about a mile above Green's path on the south prong of Swifts Creek and the north side of sd creek adj east side of a reedy branch.
In 1750 John Carroway's house was mentioned in a deed of 80 acres to John Kendricks. The deed was north of Thomas Carraway's land and south of Valentine Bowers'. The description continued on the upper side of a small gut next to the dwelling house of John Carroway.
Sons of John and Margaret Carraway, who were said to have been born
in Craven Co:
Thomas b. ca 1729
John b. ca 1735, moved to Darlington Co. SC
Adam b. ca 1737, moved to Wayne Co. NC
Bedreadon b ca 1742, moved to Cumberland Co. NC
In 1745 Samuel Stilwell sold to William Carraway 640 acres on the bay side next to Bear River, called Gales Bay, patented 1 May 1714 by Christoper Gale, who gave land to daughter Elizabeth Gale Clayton, who gave it to her daughter Sarah Clayton who married the said Samuel Stilwell. (Elizabeth was a Perquimans Co. Clayton, probably unrelated to James Clayton of Craven Co.)
(In 1767 John Carruthers (Was this the husband of Patti Carraway?) purchased two tracts from John Moore on the Lower Broad and almost immediately sold them to James Clayton for the same price. It thus appears he was acting as agent for one or both. Was this John Moore part of the family of Ann Moore, who had married William Carraway? one tract was on the N side of Lower Broad, and the other on the south side of the head of Lower Broad, said to be John Moore's 1730 patent.)
Children of William Carraway and Ann Moore are:
1. Sarah Carraway, born (ante 1740) in Craven County, North Carolina; died in Craven County, North Carolina. Sarah married Thomas Delamar ca 1770. Among their descendants were son, Francis Delamar, and grandson Churchill Delamar, who married Polly Clayton, daughter of Rev. James Clayton.
2 James Carraway, (1713-73) (See below.)
3. Arthur Carraway, born in Craven County, North Carolina; died in Craven County, North Carolina. He had a son William, mentioned in the will of his uncle, William Carraway, Jr.
1762 Arthur Carraway witnessed the deed of Elizabeth West, spinster of Craven to James Carraway of 500a recorded to the patent, adj land formerly that of Chas Flipton (Shipton?) 4 345 1746 Carraway Wm fm West, John 11 9 1762 Carraway James to West Eliz
In 1767 Arthur Carraway received a gift from his father William Carraway
Deed Book 14 Page 153:
1767 Carraway Arthur Carraway Wm deed of gift
I William Carraway of co. of Beaufort for tender regard and fatherly affection to my son Arthur n side of Neuse and w side of Dawson's creek to Franklin corner s side of deep run branch to a pine near the cross roads to Ackeses? line along line of ackeses 390a part of patent granted to Joseph Crispin April 1767 and by deed from Crispin to Wm carraway dated 14 july 1767. wits James Carraway, Thomas Delamar and John Carruthers
3. William Carraway , Jr., born in Craven County, North Carolina; died in Craven County, North Carolina. He married Mary in Craven County, North Carolina. This would appear to be the William who died 1783 in Craven Co. 7 135 1752 Carraway Wm Jr. frm Carraway, Wm
In 1783 son William Clayton and friends William Carraway, Esq and Joseph
Good were the executors of the Craven Co. will of James Clayton. The same
year William Carraway, Esq, also had a will.
to nephew Thomas Delamar 1 negro boy
to sister Patty Carruthers 1 negro
to Reese Sparrow 1 negro
to Churche Nelson 1 negro
to neices Mary, Sarah, Flaky and Anna Bryan 1 negro each
exors wife Mary and Francis Delamar, son of Tho Delamar
wits Francis Sparrow Henry Tillman Phierly Bexley
From this will we learn that William Carraway, Esq. had a sister, Patty Carruthers, and presumably a sister, Sarah Delamar, and perhaps another sister who married a Nelson and another who married a Dawson. Or brother, Arthur may have had a daughter who married a Dawson. There are many possibilities.
In 1757 James Carraway, Reuben Parker,and William Carraway obtained
a 300 acre patent on the east side of Pamlico Rd in Craven Co. It was adj.
to John Nelson
(Hofman 1735-64 1043 Pat Book 2 p. 169)
In 1771 James Carraway and Christopher Dawson cosigned a bond for James Clayton to qualify as admin of Acenah Edwards, decd. James' son, Joseph, married James Clayton's step daughter, Sarah Edwards about that time.
1773 Will of James Carraway:
Enoch inherited 100 acres on the Bay River.
Joseph married Sarah Edwards, step daughter of James Clayton
Nancy md Fipps
Fanny married John Nelson (1783 Wm Esq left negro to Church Nelson)
1777 Will of Gideon Carraway:
wife Mary most of property
sister Nancy Fipps 30 lbs.
sister Fanny Carraway my big chest
exors: friends Joshua Fulcher and Thomas Delamar
witness James and William Clayton and Francis Delamar
1807 Will of Joseph Carraway
wife Sarah use of home plantation and "the plantation where Henry lives" and 6 negroes during her widowhood.
son Gideon the plantation I bought of Dawson Bryan. (Gideon married Susannah, daughter of Paul and Ann Jennett Sparrow.)
daughter Fanny Nelson 5 negroes (This is Frances, wife of John Sedgewick Nelson; he was the son of Capt John Nelson; see the Nelson file of my cousin Gail Swain at Nelson Patchwork.
son Henry 3 negroes
son Gideon 8 negroes and plantation I bought from William Fulcher on Pierces Cr.
son Gideon plantation where I live at my wife's death
exors wife and sons Henry and Gideon
witnesses Thomas Sparrow, Jr. and Thomas Parsons, Jr.
1810 will of Sarah Carraway
son Henry a negro girl until my grandson Charles Carraways comes to 21
daughter Fanny Nelson negro man Jacob
granddaughter Polly Nelson negro woman
granddaughter Ester Nelson two negroes
son Gideon Carraway negro boy and all unmentioned property
exors son Henry Carraway and son-in-law John Nelson
witnesses .... Eliza (illegible)
Thomas, son of John 2 and Ann Carraway acquired property at various points in the area of Craven that became Pamlico. (Pamlico is largely a peninsular of Pamlico Bay, with the Bay River estuary on the north and the estuary of the Neuse on the south. The Carraways took up land largely in this area, although some purchases were made on the south shore of the Neuse.) Thomas acquired large holdings of land along the north shore of the Neuse River not far from the point at which it became Pamlico Sound.
A series of creeks flow more or less southward into the river where it is actually a wide estuary. Beginning with the Upper Broad, which forms the boundary between present day Craven and Pamlico counties and going east toward the sound one meets the mouths of Goose Cr., Beard Cr., Dawson's Cr., Greens Cr with its northern fork, Kershaw Cr., Smith Cr., Whitaker Cr., Pierce (sometimes Pearce) Cr., and finally the Lower Broad. Most of these creeks are named after early settlers who took up land along the north shore of the river.
It is difficult to ascertain where Thomas Carraway and his siblings and children located because they acquired land at various parts of the Pamlico peninsular. However study of the deeds does give some clues. Thomas had a good bit of the north shore between the Upper Broad and Beard Cr. on both sides of Goose Cr. A couple of miles east of the mouth of Goose Cr a present day Geological Survey map of the area shows a small indentation named Carraway Bay. This is surely one of the points that Thomas Carraway owned.
Between 1729 and 1751 Thomas Carraway acquired some 1500 acres on the
north shore of the Neuse:
275 acres from Edmund Pearce, probably down around Pierce's Cr.,
130 acres above Dawson's Cr.,
179 acres at the head of Cashaw's Cr.
a patent for 379 acres (location unknown to this writer),
260a at head of Trent and Bare.
150 acres on the upper side of Woodward's Gut, and
460 acres between the Upper Broad and Goose Cr. (beginning about 2 miles above 'Carraway Bay'). 0
125a in the ne fork of Powells Creek.
At some point the family came into possession of land on the Lower Broad where lived families whom the Carraways were intimately associated with, particularly the Brooks, Bryans, Delamars, and Claytons. The 275 acre tract he got from Edmund Pearce in 1729 may have been near the Lower Broad. (There were a number of Thomas Carraways in Craven County through the 18th century, and it is not always easy to identify which one is concerned with a particular conveyance.)
Thomas' birth is estimated at 1689. He married a girl named Mary. His
Amy Carraway, m. Collins, Bef 1769. (Thomas Collins?)
Mary Carraway, m. Saunders, Bef 1769.
Elizabeth Carraway, m. Joseph Brooks before 1769 (ref. McCloud)
John Carraway, d. 1789 in Craven Co., NC.
Nathaniel Carraway, d. 1795, Craven Co., NC.
Richard Carraway, d. 1777, Craven Co., NC.
William Carraway, said to have died in Princess Anne Co., VA.
Dinah Carraway, d. in N.C. md Horsington
Little is known by the present writer about most of Thomas' children, although he has made a closer study of Nathaniel Carraway, father of Sarah Carraway Clayton (see below).
Thomas is thought to be the oldest son of Thomas. There are deeds which refer to Thomas, Sr and Thomas, Jr. and study of these deeds may give some insight into the identity of the various Thomas Carraways in Craven Co.
In 1750 Thomas Carraway was listed in the militia company of Capt Shearard
In 1758 Thomas Sr. conveyed to son Thomas Jr. the 130 acres which he had acquired from Randolph Fisher in 1729. It was said to be above Dawson's Creek and between the land of Thomas Pierson and Valentine Bowers, both decd. >br> In 1767 Arthur Carraway, Thomas Sr.'s nephew received as a gift 390 acres at more or less the same place, the west side of Dawson's Creek. His father, William Carraway of Beaufort, had just purchased this property from Joseph Crispin.
In 1770 Thomas Carraway Jr. purchased land at head of Trent and Smith
Creeks from William Brooks:
Wm Brooks and Thomas Carraway Jr for 15 pds, between head of Trent and Smith Creeks 50a, part of William Brooks patent dated 22 Dec 1768 beg John Howard, to John Mills line now Smith Sparrow's line, along to William Carraway's line to John Howards line and to beg.
wits: Wm Carraway Thomas Collins John Carraway Jr
Note that Thomas Collins was likely the husband of Amy Carraway, another of Thomas Carraway Sr's children.
1767 Carraway Arthur from Carraway Wm deed of gift:
I William Carraway of Co. of Beaufort for tender regard and fatherly affection to my son Arthur the north side of neuse and w side of Dawson's creek to Franklin corner s side of deep run branch to a pine near the cross roads to ackeses? line along line of Ackeses 390a part of patent granted to Joseph Crispin April 1767 and by deed from Crispin to Wm Carraway dated 14 july 1767.
wits James Carraway, Thomas Delamar and John Carruthers
Witnesses were James Carraway and William Bryan.
John Carraway, son of Thomas, is said to have lived and died in Craven Co., married Margaret Stewart, about whose family much is known, and died ca 1789, naming three sons: Thomas, John, and Edward.
Thomas, son of John, son of Thomas, was born ca 1751. He married Catherine S. Stuart (likely a family connection of Margaret Carraway). He served in the Battalion of Col. John Patton during the Revolution. His son Thomas (1783-1842) married Rebecca Carey (1784-1865). Their son, Daniel Thomas Carraway (1933-98) married Sarah Bennett and served in the Confederate Army as a major. Their son John Bennett Carraway, lived in New Bern and had three children: William E. Carraway, Gertrude Sprague, and Rose Brooks. (Isn't it interesting that 5 generations after Thomas's sister Elizabeth had married a Brooks, his ggg granddaughter also married a Brooks.)
Going back to Thomas Carraway's siblings:
Dinah Carraway, daughter of John and Ann Kemp Carraway was born ca 1691. She married Horsington ca 1710 and had four daughters: Elizabeth, Dinah, Mary and Sarah. They lived, at least for a time on the Neuse near the other Carraways. (In at least one deed the name was spelled Herrington.)
The birth date of Nathaniel Carraway, son of Thomas and Mary Carraway is not precisely known. At any rate he was one of a large family, many if not all of whom were born in Prince Anne Co. VA before 1929 when their parents moved down into Carolina.
Very little is known about Thomas' son, Nathaniel, aside from the names of his parents, his siblings, his wife, and his children. (These appear largely in his father's will, proved 1769, and his own, proved 1795.) Of his wife we only have the name, Mary. Nathaniel's will provides most of the information that we have:
It begins with the usual elaborate religious 'boilerplate' common in
that day. It then continues with various items:
In a codicil Nathaniel said that he had survived until 7 Jan. 1795.
He gave son Joshua a desk, daughter Elizabeth a loom, and all his slaves
to his three daughters. (1788 Sarah Brooks md Joshua Carraway in Craven.)
The same year Nathaniel's estate account was audited by Alex Carruthers,
Francis Delamar, and Chisih? Pittman. Some time later it was examined by
Francis Delamar and Alex and John Carruthers. (Most of these people were
probably members of the Carraway extended family.)
In 1792 Sarah Carraway married James Clayton, son of William Clayton
of the Lower Broad Creek area. The same year Nathaniel Carraway married
Mary Clayton. (The identity of this second marriage in 1792 is uncertain.
Very likely it was Sarah's brother marrying James' sister.)
Information about the descendants of Sarah Carraway Clayton may be found
in the Clayton file.
Additions, comments, criticism, corrections, questions or whatever are
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wife Mary: use of his property for her natural life or widowhood.
son-in-law Joshua Ballance: "all I've given him".
son Joshua: 1 feather bed, 1 cow and calf, 4 head sheep, etc.
son Nathaniel: 75 acres in the swamp; 1 feather bed, etc.
daughter Sarah Clayton: 1 cow and calf, 1 feather bed, etc.
daughter Elizabeth Carraway: 1 feather bed, etc.
daughter Mary Carraway: 1 feather bed, etc.
sons Levi and Demsi to get home plantation.
exors: wife Mary, sons Joshua and Nathaniel
witnesses: Thomas Sparrow, Joseph Burney, Rounds (?) Munford
For other Princess Anne and Craven families look at Related Families
In a codicil Nathaniel said that he had survived until 7 Jan. 1795. He gave son Joshua a desk, daughter Elizabeth a loom, and all his slaves to his three daughters. (1788 Sarah Brooks md Joshua Carraway in Craven.)
The same year Nathaniel's estate account was audited by Alex Carruthers, Francis Delamar, and Chisih? Pittman. Some time later it was examined by Francis Delamar and Alex and John Carruthers. (Most of these people were probably members of the Carraway extended family.)
In 1792 Sarah Carraway married James Clayton, son of William Clayton of the Lower Broad Creek area. The same year Nathaniel Carraway married Mary Clayton. (The identity of this second marriage in 1792 is uncertain. Very likely it was Sarah's brother marrying James' sister.)
Information about the descendants of Sarah Carraway Clayton may be found in the Clayton file.
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