1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Inter-State Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois, 1881



Page 942

PLATT S. CARTER, SR., was born in Warren, Litchfield county, Connecticut, June 29, 1815. He worked on a farm and attended school until twenty-one years of age, then came to Waverly, Morgan county, Illinois. In the fall of 1836, he worked in Waverly, Illinois, one year, then went to Sangamon county, and entered a farm of two hundred and forty acres, three-fourths of a mile west of Auburn; lived on that farm twelve years, then bought a farm of five hundred and sixty acres in Loami township, where he now resides. Was married to Flora M. Carter, who was born in Warren, Litchfield county, Connecticut, July 25, 1815. She was a daughter of Adoniram, born in Warren, Eonnecticut. He was a member of the Congregational Church, a farmer, and in politics an old-line Whig. Died September, 1842. His wife, Arilla Sackett, born in Warren Connecticut, was a member of the Congregational Church, and was the mother of five children, three living, viz.: Flora M., Patty and Homer S. Carter. The father of Platt S. Carter, Colonel Dan Carter, was born in Warren, Connecticut. He was in the War of 1812. His wife, Lucinda Starr, born in Warren, Connecticut, was a descendant of a family who emigrated to the United States in 1668. She was a member of the Congregational Church, and mother of twelve children, viz.: Mrs. Emily Hopkins, Geo. Carter, Mrs. Jane Starr, Mrs. Lucy Tanner, Platt S. Carter, Dan S. Carter, Darius Carter, Miles Carter, Mrs. Arza Wetton, Frederick SW. Carter, sarah Carter and Samuel W. Carter. Mr. and Mrs. Platt S. Carter are members of the Congregational Church, at Waverly, Illinois, and have a family of four children, viz.: Adoniram, Darius, Lucinda A., and Platt S., Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Platt S. Carter were married at Warren, Litchfield county, Connecticut, July 25, 1839. Mr. Carter has a farm of five hundred and sixty acres. He was in the standing militia of the country from 1833 to 1836; has been supervisor four years and school director eighteen or twenty years. In politics, he is a Republican.


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