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About William Thomas 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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@R-2138835020@ 1880 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited 1,6742::0

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Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint George, Washington, Utah; Roll: 1339; Family History Film: 1255339; Page: 345A; Enumeration District: 093 1,6742::14065094

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Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint George, Washington, Utah; Roll: 1339; Family History Film: 1255339; Page: 345A; Enumeration District: 093 1,6742::14065094

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Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint George, Washington, Utah; Roll: 1339; Family History Film: 1255339; Page: 345A; Enumeration District: 093 1,6742::14065094

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William Thomas Carter's Timeline

1821
February 12, 1821
Ledbury, Herefordshire England
March 11, 1821
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
1852
June 29, 1852
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, United States
June 29, 1852
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1853
1853
Age 31
Utah Territory
1854
September 22, 1854
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1855
1855
Age 33
Utah Territory