|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1769|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1847|
Nathan Carter was born in Gloucester Co, NJ. He married Abigail Chew on 14 May 1791 and had 7 children. After her death, he married Drusilla Step and had 1 child. After her death, he married Rebecca Leonard and had 12 more children. He was an early settler of Bartholomew Co, In. Before coming to Bartholomew Co, he settled in Clermont Co, Ohio. According to his land grant from President James Monroe on 10th Dec 1821 he purchased 160 acres in Bartholomew Co, IN.
One acre of ground given by Nathan & Elizabeth Carter for Carter's Chapel Church, June 25, 1836 where many of the Carters are buried in the cemetery that is between the roads on highway 31 north of town.
Carter's Chapel was the first Methodist Church in Bartholomew County. It was located in Columbus Township on the crossroads at Lowell Station, north of Columbus, Indiana. It was organized in 1821 by Rev. James Garner. In the beginning the meetings were held at the houses of Nathan Carter, Samuel Mounts and others. The first church building was log, apparently located west of the graveyard. On the same approximate site in the 40's a small frame church was built, which served the congregation until 1870, when a brick edifice 40 x 45 was erected at a cost of about $2,200, which was dedicated in 1871 by Revs. Sampson Tincher and Joseph Cotton.
The brick church was hit by a cyclon in July 1914, apparently the west gable and south half of the roof was damaged. The church was apparently removed soon thereafter.
For many years this was attached to the Columbus Circuit and afterward to the Taylorsville circuit.
John Styles Carter (1817 - 1873)*
Elizabeth L. Carter Perry (1818 - 1906)*
Jesse Leonard Carter (1821 - 1824)*
Created by: Shirley West
Record added: Jan 25, 2009
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