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Samuel C. Carter, a farmer of Loudon township, was born here October 19, 1840, son of Clark and Eunice (Elliott) Carter. His grandfather, Samuel Carter, who was born in Loudon, married Rachel French, also of this township. The father, born January 18, 1812, and a farmer by occupation, married Eunice Elliott. She was born October 11, 1817, daughter of Samuel Elliott, a farmer and shoemaker of Loudon. Clark Carter died June 22, 1880. His widow now resides with their son Wyman on the homestead. Their other children were: Samuel C., the first-born; Clara Ann, who died at the age of two and one-half years; and Clara, born in October, 1860, who married A. Jenkins, a farmer and a butcher of Barnstead, N.H.
Samuel C. Carter was about thirty years old when he took charge of the old farm. On September 29, 1891, he married Ann Augusta French, of Loudon, who was born May 2, 1841. The grandparents of Mrs. Carter were Joshua and Sally (Sargent) French. Joshua French died in 1842. His son, Daniel S. French, a farmer and a cooper by trade, was twice married, first on September 12, 1833, to Ann Neal, of Loudon. She died November 19, 1839, at the age of twenty-eight, leaving two children, namely: Vienna Jane, born June 21, 1834, who died October 27, 1854; and Juliette, born December 19, 1835, who married Benjamin F. Maxfield, and now resides in Loudon. The second marriage of Mr. French was contracted July 19, 1840, with Mrs. Mary Haynes, the widow of Calvin Haynes, whom she married April 27, 1837. She was born in Concord, May 11, 1808, daughter of Samuel Haynes, of Greenland, N.H., and his wife, Hannah (Bachelder) Haynes, of Loudon. Mrs. Carter is the only child of Mr. French’s second wife.
After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Carter occupied the Stevens farm for about two years, and carried on the store and post-office. In 1894 they removed to their present home, known as the David French farm, which contains about ninety acres of land. Mr. Carter devotes his entire attention to general farming. He is a Democrat in politics. Mrs. Carter is a member of the Free Will Baptist church at the Centre, and takes an active interest in church work.