HISTORY OF MACOUPIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY,
AND

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.

Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia 1879

Page 156

AARON F. CARTER (Deceased)- A former resident of Bunker Hill, was born at Madison, Morris county, New Jersey, September 20th, 1808; he was raised in New Jersey. April 29th, 1832, he married Sarah B. Smalley, who was born near Plainfield, New Jersey, December 7th, 1810. In 1840 he and his wife emigrated to Illinois, reaching Jerseyville the spring of that year, and the next fall settling in Bunker Hill township, Macoupin county. He imporved several farms in the neighborhood of Bunker Hill and Woodburn; at one time was post-master at Woodburn; moved to the town of Bunker Hill about 1856, and in 1859 to the location where he died, and where his widow now resides, east of Bunker Hill. He died October 25th, 1870. He was a man of considerable energy and great industry, and did much to improve the county, having brought into cultivation a number of farms. He experienced religion in 1843, and was an active and zealous member of the Methodist church. He was superintendent of Sunday schools at Jerseyviille, Woodburn, and Bunker Hill, and was an exhorter and class leader. He was always willing to do what he could to advance the cause of Christianity, and frequently addressed large assemblies at revival meetings and other religious occasions. An illustion of his former resident is shown on another page.


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