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Lorenzo Carter
Birth: 1767
Death: Feb. 8, 1814

Western Frontiersman. Cleveland's first permanent settler, community leader and tavern keeper. Until April 1800 the Carter Family were the only white family in Cleveland. They built a log cabin on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River, whihc was used as an inn, with a garret, and as a jail. Cleveland's first wedding and first social dance took place in his home. He constructed the first tavern in the city, built the 30-ton schooner "The Zephyr" (a trading vessel), built the first frame house in Cleveland and constructed the first log warehouse in the city in 1810. (bio by: Joyce) 
Family links: 
  Eleazer Carter (1740 - 1777)
  Rebecca Fuller Carter (1766 - 1827)*
  Alonzo Carter (1790 - 1871)*
  Rebecca Carter (1800 - 1803)*
*Calculated relationship
Erie Street Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.49708, -81.68352
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22547
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My sixth great grandfather.
- memento mori
 Added: Oct. 8, 2016
Cleveland's 1st permanent settler, father of 9 children, he moved his family from Vermont in 1796. He built the first ship, "The Zephyr" a 30-ton schooner; was a tavern owner, constable and a Major in the Ohio Militia.
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016

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 Added: Apr. 22, 2015
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