Ithiel Carter, a native of Scotland, married an English girl named Louisa Deming, emigrated to America, and settled at Hartford, Connecticut. During the revolution Mr. Carter enlisted in the American army, and fought for the rights of his adopted country. He had only two children, Cyrus and Orion. Cyrus came to St. Charles in 1822, as a clock peddler, and sold to Benjamin Emmons, Sr., the first patent clock ever sold west of the Mississippi river, the price being $40. Mr. Carter was married, first in 1838, to the widow Derang, whose maiden name was Harriet Moore. His second wife was the widow of Samuel W. Williams, whose maiden name was Martha Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Mary M. Wooldbridge of Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Biographical Sketch of Ithiel Carter
MLA Source Citation:Bryan, William Smith A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions. Bryan Brand & Company. 1876. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 17 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/missouri/biographical-sketch-of-ithiel-carter.htm - Last updated on Mar 10th, 2012
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