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William Carter

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ledbury, Herefordshire England
Death: Died in St George, UT, USA
Place of Burial: Saint George, Washington County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Carter and Sarah Carter
Husband of Harriet Temperance Carter and Ellen Carter
Father of Samuel Utley Carter; Isabella Pixton; Willard Utley Carter; Jacob Utley Carter; Henry Lafayette Carter and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Thomas; James Parker Carter; Thomas Carter; Sarah Parker Carter; Mary Ann Carter and 1 other

Occupation: 1880
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
Last Updated:

About William Carter

"...Carter, William – (7th Ten) Born Feb. 12, 1821, in Ledbury, England, to Thomas and Sarah Parker Carter. He learned glass blowing and blacksmithing as a youth. Working at a blacksmith shop, he heard the singing and preaching of Mormon missionaries, and was baptized on Dec. 27, 1840. He traveled to Nauvoo, Ill., in 1841 and assisted in the building of the Nauvoo Temple. He married Elizabeth Benbow on Dec. 5, 1843. He is credited by Wilford Woodruff with being the first to plow the land near City Creek and the first to turn water from the stream to flood the land. He served in the bishopric of the Fourteenth Ward for a time, and in 1858 sold his horse to answer a call to serve a mission in Quebec, Canada. He used the proceeds from the horse sale to buy a handcart with which he traveled the continent eastward. He served in Quebec only briefly, being recalled because of the crisis precipitated by Johnston's army. He later settled in the St. George, Utah, area and reared a large family. He died there June 22, 1896, at age 74..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html -------------------- The book William Carter: First Plowman In Utah: 1821-896: His Ancestors & Descendants by Shanna S. Jones is available online for free in PDF form (large file) at

[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH21,42378]

and includes stories, photos and lots of genealogy --------------------

  • Census: 1880 - Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
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William Carter's Timeline

1821
February 12, 1821
Ledbury, Herefordshire England
March 11, 1821
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
1843
December 5, 1843
Age 22
1852
June 29, 1852
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1853
November 27, 1853
Age 32
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1854
September 22, 1854
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1857
March 10, 1857
Age 36
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1859
August 19, 1859
Age 38
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1865
June 26, 1865
Age 44
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, United States
1867
1867
Age 45
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States