Biography of Richard Carter
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





RICHARD CARTER was born in Wellsville, Ohio, June 9, 1850, son of John A. and Mary D. (Connel) Carter, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively; his parents settled in Marion County in 1852, rearing a family of six children, our subject being the eldest; he obtained a good education in the district schools, and graduated at the Pittsburgh Commercial College in 1871; he was engaged five years as a commercial traveler, and, in 1876 came to Ohio, where he was married January 25, 1877, to Miss Kate Bryant, daughter of Isaac and Maria (Fisher) Bryant, and distant relative of the poet; her parents were natives of New Jersey and New York respectively; came to Ohio where they were married about 1844. They came to this county in 1848, and entered land where Mr. Carter now resides, at the time of Mr. Bryant's death owning 2,300 acres; his children now living are Catharifle, John Q., Charles and Jennie (twins), and Frank B. The deceased are Isaac, Frederick, Ann and Maria. Mr. and Mrs. Carter have one child, May B., born November 27, 1877. Mrs. Carter was born January 10, 1851. She inherited her present home of 320 acres, which her husband has now well stocked. Mr. Carter is a Republican, and both himself and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Bryant, mother of Mrs. Carter, was left a widow with six children, whom she reared and educated. She is now a resident of Bucyrus; her brother, John A. Fisher, was a Mexican soldier; also a soldier of the late war during the entire struggle, lying in Libby Prison about eighteen months; he is now a resident of Kansas, nearly blind, having lost an eye by a gunshot during the last of his service.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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