Augustus Carter


AUGUSTUS CARTER, of Smithfield township, Jefferson county, Ohio, was born near the place where he now resides, December 17, 1826. Joshua A. Carter, his father was born November 6, 1794 in Baltimore county, Maryland, moving to Ohio in 1812 with his father who located in section 9, Smithfield township. He had few advantages for schooling, his early education being confined to the common schools. He settled on the farm upon which his son Augustus now lives, in 1827 living there until his death, December 27, 1873. He was an active membner of the Methodist Episcopal church for sixty-two years, of which he was a trustee and class-leader for many years. His death was mourned by a host of friends, who honored him for his integrity and irreproachable character. April 4, 1816, he was joined in marriage to Sarah Evans. Her birth took place February 9, 1793; after a life of usefulness she passed to her reward September 10, 1868. Their marriage was blessed by the birth of five sons and four daughters, they are: Permelia, Hyantha C. (Standiford), Mary (Scott), Ira and William, deceased, and Nelson, Elihu, Augustus and Sarah (Standiford) living. Augustus Carter's parenternal grandparents were Henry and Mary E. Carter. They were natives of Maryland. They had four children, all of them now dead, they were: Joshua, Thomas, William, and Elizabeth (Cook). The maternal grandparents were Cadwalader and Sarah (Cadwalader) Evans. These children were born to them: Evan, James, John Ashur and Permelia (Carter); these are all deceased. Mr. Carter, like many boys of his day, could attend school only during the winter, being obliged to work on the farm in the summer. Having carried on his education in this manner until twenty years old, he began farming, and has continued in that business ever since. He has come to be known as one of the progressive, reliable farmers and wool growers of Jefferson county, He married Ruth Tipton, November 5, 1856. She was the daughter of William and Rebecca Tipton and was born June 4, 1824 and died November 20, 1883. His second wife was Mary A. Host, whom he married November 12, 1885. Her birth occurred May 30, 1862. John , born September 24, 1835, in Jefferson county, Ohio and Ruth A. (McMillan) Host, born August 1837, were her parents. Their children are: Jennie (Ely); William, Mary A. (Carter), Samuel, Homer, Bell, Marion, Maggie, Minnie, and Eva. Mrs. Carter's paternal grandparents were,Samuel, born December 18, 1800 died November 4, 1889 and Janie Host. Four children came of this marriage: Henry, James, John and Louisa (Becket). The maternal grandparents were; John and Janie (King) McMillan. They had ten children, six of them are dead; those living are Robert, Margaret (Gamble), Matilda and Ruth A. Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Carter are the parents of two children, Ruth A. and Cora A. Both Mr. Carter and wife are acceptable communicants of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which Mr. Carter has held several offices, being at present a steward of the same. He is a staunch republican, and a member of the I. O. O. F.

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