Nelson Carter


NELSON CARTER, the oldest family member living was born in jefferson county December 18, 1820. He has spent his life on the farm and is esteemed as a valuable citizen. March 1, 1849 he was married to Mary E. Barkhurst by whom he had for children: Theodore C., who married Margaret Williams (who died December 24, 1887) and has four children; Margaret F., died November 1881 and was wife of I. K. McCue and mother of four children; Viola S. wife of George McCue and mother of three children; and Albert S. The mother having been a true member of the Methodist Episcopal church from girlhood. In 1879, Mr. Carter was married to Sarah A., daughter of Josiah and Mary Glover. Albert S. Carter, youngest son of the above, was born in Jefferson county, June 29, 1858. He was engaged in farming until 1887 when he removed to Martin's Ferry and became a partner with McCue Brothers in the livery business. After eight months he disposed of his interest there and came to Mt. Pleasant where he and George W. Tweedy bought a stable of McCue Bros., and now run two stables, one here and one at Martin's Ferry. They have prospered well in business. Mr. Carter was married January 2, 1883 to Missouri M., daughter of William and Eliza (Soroule) Marshall. Mr. Marshall was one of the prominent citizens of Jefferson county, was an able teacher was deputy auditor for several years, and surveyor of the county. Both he and his wife died of consumption, he June 2, 1876 at the age of fifty-one and she July 29, 1876 aged forty-one. Their children were Anna A., connected with the orphan's home, at Lebanon: Wilbur S., an attorney of Dayton, Ohio; Maria M., deceased; Missouri M., Sumner S., Robert R. and Herbert H. Mr. Carter is a republican in politics and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. They have had one daughter, Anna Blanche, who died October 22, 1887 at the age of four years.

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