A Classification of American Wealth
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   The Carters of Corotoman - richest dynasty of Virginia  

fourth generation of Carters, who lived at the time of the American Revolution, the wealthiest and most influent were Charles Carter (1732-1806) of Corotoman and Shirley, his only brother Edward Carter (1734-1792) who resided at Blenheim in Albemarle county and their cousin Robert Carter III - "the Councillor", sole heir to Robert Carter of Nomini Hall. Both by their fathers' prominent positions in the family and thanks to few siblings, their estates were of the most extensive. Of Robert "Councillor" Carter we know ...


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