Carter Braxton

Carter Braxton (1736-1797) was born 10 Sep. 1736 in Newington, King and Queen Co., Virginia, British Colonial America. He was the son of George Braxton and Mary Carter. He married Judith Robinson on 16 Jul. 1755 in Middlesex Co., Virginia, British Colonial America; widowed 30 Dec. 1757. He married Elizabeth Corbin on 15 May 1761 in Virginia, British Colonial America. He died 10 Oct. 1797 in Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.


Carter Braxton (LTD9-366), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed 25 Mar. 2022). Carter Braxton, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 25 Mar. 2022). Alonzo Thomas Dill, Carter Braxton, Virginia Signer (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1983). "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (, accessed 26 Mar. 2022); Carter Braxton and Judith Robinson, 16 Jul. 1755, Middlesex Co., Virginia, British Colonial America, p. 9; citing Middlesex Co., Virginia, Virginia State Library, Archives Branch, “Register of marriages, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1740-1854,” image 60/231; microfilm 7579010.

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  • Page 272

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

    August 21, 1877 ~ Tuesday Aug 21, 1877 I Wilford Woodruff went to the Temple of the Lord this morning and was Baptized for 100 persons who were dead including the signers of the Declaration of Independance all except John Hancock and [William Floyd] I was Baptized for the following names [FIGURES] [FIGURE] William Hooper Benjamin Franklin Joseph Hewes John Morton John Penn George Cliymer Button ...
    August 21, 1877