Rev. J. W. Carter (1819 – )

Rev. J. W. Carter, clergyman, Macedonia, was born in Clermont County, Ohio, November 25, 1819; his father, John S. Carter, was born in Gloucester County, N. J., December 30, 1787, was married in the same county, and emigrated to Ohio in 1810, where he followed farming, and carpentering till his death, which occurred October 15, 1856. Subject’s mother, Ann (Ware) Carter, was born in Gloucester County, N. J., May 16, 1791; she was the mother of eight children, of whom five are living; she died April 2, 1840. Mr. Carter was educated in the common schools of Ohio, where he taught several years, then entered the Bethel Academy, where he graduated in 1848, then he pursued the study of theology under the direction of the Presbytery of Sangamon, of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He labored within the bounds of that Presbytery till coming to Iowa in 1871, when he settled in Macedonia Township, Pottawattamie County, where he organized a church in old Macedonia in April, 1871. Mr. Carter continues as pastor of this church, and he also organized a church in May, 1875, at Wheeler’s Grove, in Grove Township, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. Mr. Carter now lives in Macedonia; he has been a Republican from the first organization of the party. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Carter married Miss Malinda Sargent, in Ohio, August 30, 1842; she was born in Kentucky December 1, 1816; her father, John Sargent, died in 1852, at the age of about eighty-five years; her mother, Mary (Lamb) Sargent, died in 1818, when Mrs. Carter was about two years old. Mr. and Mrs. Carter have had eight children, of whom five are living – Mary E., Joseph E., John E., Soma and Eva. Mr. Carter’s life has been an active one, and he is a very worthy gentleman.”

Source:  The 1882 History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, posted at Pottawattamie Co. GenWeb Archives, Joyce Hickman Date: 9/16/2008

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