Biographical Sketch of Harry W. Carter

Carter, Harry W., New Haven, was born in the town of Monkton, Addison county, Vt., on May 4, 1813, where he resided until 1869, when he moved to New Haven, on the farm on which he now resides. He was married on April 4, 1842, to Eliza Beers, who was a daughter of Elnathan B. and Sally (Capron) Beers, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. They have had one child born to them, Ovanda C., now Mrs. George Russell, who also has one child, Leroy. Harry W. was a son of Solomon C. and Lawrence (Peck) Carter; had a family of four children by his first wife, Almira B., Harry W., Phebe, and Fanny, and one child by his second wife, who was Harriette Barnes, who is now Mrs. I. M. Knowles. Harry W.’s paternal grandfather was a native of Kent, Conn., and an early settler in Monkton, Vt. He had a family of seven children, Solomon C., Fanny, Thalia, Harry, Curtis, Thomas, and William Chapman, William Wallace, Middlebury, was born in Malone, Franklin county, N. Y. His parents were Harry L. and Orpha (Ketcham) Chapman. He was educated in the common schools and at the academy at Malone, N. Y. He came to Rutland, Vt., in 1872, and there engaged in quarrying and farming, remaining there until 1879, when lie came to Middlebury, Vt., where he leased the Eureka flouring mills, and which he now conducts in a successful manner. He was elected selectman in 1882, ’83 and 1884, and in 1884 was also a member of the Legislature. He has recently leased the Star Mills in Middlebury, which he now proposes to conduct also. He was married in 1880 to Miss Emma Wilson, of Benson, Rutland county, Vt. He is a self-made man, having no start whatever in life.



Addison County VT,

Smith, H. P. History of Addison County Vermont: With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men And Pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & co., 1886.

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