Surnames in bio: CARTER-JOSSELLLYN-GAY-CHAPMAN-
He was born in Muskingum Co., OH April 7, 1825, the son of Isaac G. and Harriet (Josselyn) Carter, who were both natives of Waldo Co., ME who went to Muskingum Co., OH when quite young and were married Dec. 16, 1819 in Perry Co., OH.
Isaac G. Carter was the son of Isaac P. Carter and Joanna Gay, and was was born Sept. 6, 1797. His wife was born Jan. 9, 1802 and was the daughter of Joshua and Sarah (Chapman) Josselyn.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter had a family of 10 sons, the first of whom died in infancy. Ira J. resided on the old homestead in Grant Co., IN; Howard, our subject,was third in birth order; Joseph is a farmer in Grant Co., IN; Elijah is a blacksmith in Jonesboro, Grant Co., IN; John H. is a merchant of New Cumberland, Grant Co., IN; Albert died at
age two; Lewis is a farmer in Grant Co., IN; Oliver died at age 24, and Alfred died in infancy. The 7 oldest were born in Muskingum Co., OH, and the next three in Grant Co., Indiana.
Howard married Eleanor Lyon on Feb. 18, 1851. She was born in Ohio Jan. 22, 1831, in Guernsey Co. They had 9 children: Nancy M., b. Grant Co., IN in 1852 and married William H. Snell; Sarah J. was born 1853 and married John Seberg of NE; harriet J. was born 1855, and died 1870; Leroy P. was born 1857 and resides in Minnesota; Rhoda C. was born 1858 and married Frank Tallman, of KS; M. Alice was born 1860 and resides at home; William E. was born 1862,
and died 1887; George H. was born 1865, and Eva I. born in 1867 and married Alfred H. Anderson.
Portrait and Biographical Album
Henry County, Iowa
Acme Publishing Company, 1888
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