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Josiah Carter came from Lancaster, Mass., in 1803, being at that time sixteen years of age. His father, Joseph, was a shoemaker and he was brought up to the trade, which he carried on until 1818. He then bought a farm and devoted his after life to that. He was a lieutenant in the artillery. He married Betsey E. Foster and reared a family of four children, all now living. His sons, Josiah E., and Charles C., have always resided here and for fortynine years have carried on the carriage business together. Charles C. married Sarah C. Tyler, of Chesterfield, and has two sons and two daughters. He has been town treasurer and held other offices of trust. Josiah E. has twice married, first, to Isabinda Ingalls, acid second, Sarah A. Fay, and has one son, Albert E., of Winchendon, Mass. Josiah E. was town representative in 1861 and 1862, and has been town treasurer several years.