ELIHU CARTER, one of the surviving sons of Joshua Carter, was born in Jefferson county, March 7, 1823. After spending a youth of industry on the farm he naturally adopted argiculture as his calling, and beginning independently in 1848, has achieved a creditable place among the worthy and responsible people of the county. He was married in 1848 to Rebecca U. Barkhurst, daughter of Isaac Barkhurst of this county and have had nine children: Hiantha, who is the wife of Thomas Marchbank, and has one child, Eva M.; Matilda V., who married Robert Baker, and died June 9, 1883, aged thirty-two years; Isaac B.; Henry C., died March 31, 1889 aged thirty-three; Ida B., died November 22, 1884, aged twenty-three years; William S., married to Mary H. Marchbank; John W., Mary E., and Ruth A. Mrs. Carter died April 13, 1889, aged sixty-three years. She was an exemplary and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which Mr. Carter and several of the children are members. In politics Mr. Carter is a republican.
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