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Pvt William Marion “Bill” Carter

Pvt William Marion “Bill” Carter

Polk County, Tennessee, USA
Death 29 May 1922 (aged 77)
Long Creek, Grant County, Oregon, USA
Burial Long Creek, Grant County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 31641872 · View Source
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w#1-Eliza Hudson Carter, mar. 1867, 3 children: Benjamin "Ben" A., Sarah E., and James S. Carter; w#2-Perniece Blackwell Carter, 10 children: Mary M. Carter Davis, Cora "Maud" Carter Jordan (died 12 Feb 1961 Umatilla Co., Oregon), Samuel B. "Sam", Charles C. "Charlie", Carrie Alice Carter Scroggins, John L., William "Will/Chicken Bill" Jr., Della Leona "Dell" Carter Sorenson (died 5 Jan 1963 in Union Co., Oregon), Nellie "Nell" Carter Foss, and Jennie "Esther" Carter Gibbs.

The Children of John Blackwell:
"During the Civil War, Bill Carter was a private in the Union Army, in Company E, 4th Arkansas Cavalry, under Colonel Moore and General Runnels. In 1872 Bill Carter's wife Eliza Hudson died of childbirth complications, leaving him with three small children: Benjamin 1868, Sarah 1869, James 1872. Bill Carter apparently knew the Blackwells through the Hudsons. So the story goes, Bill met Perniece Blackwell in the peanut patch and they were married on 11 December 1872, when Perniece was age sixteen."

Wm. Carter Former Resident of Canyon
City Dies at Home Near
Long Creek

William Carter died at his home near Long Creek, May 29th. Was a former resident of Canyon and well known throughout Grant county. The following sketch of his life is given in the Oregon history.

Among the properous and progressive stockmen and agriculturists that have wrought with assiduity and energy in the worthy enterprise of subding the wilds of the frontier and augmenting the wealth of Grant county while they have carved for themselves homes and names in this substantial community of wide-awake and leading citizens, especial mention should be made of the gentlemen whose name initiates this paragraph and who has manifested both industry and integrity in the battle of life, where in he has been eminently successful and has set forth an examplary line of conduct.

In Polk county, Tennessee, on October 1, 1844, there was born to S. B. and Barthenia Carter, the subject of this sketch, William M. Carter. At the age of seven years he went with his parents to Montgomery county, Arkansas, and worked on a farm with his father until the spring of 1863. Then came the call of patriotism for his heart was with the cause, and he enlisted in Company G, Fourth Arkansas Calvary, volunteers, under Colonel Moore and General Runnels. His fate was to be called to and fro largely in the state of Arkansas, where he participated in many skirmishes and endured all the hardships of war with its suffering and danger. At the close of hostilities he was mustered out at Little Rock and is now a member of the G. A. R. at Hamilton. From the military ranks he went to Newton county, Arkansas, and entered the ranks of its agricultural populations, where he continued until 1875, when he prepared teams and crossed the plains to Grant county, settling at Canyon City, where he remained until 1878 and then removed to his present place, which is three miles east of Long Creek, and took up farming and stock-raising. Success has attended his efforts from the beginnning and he is now the proprietor of seven hundred acres of good land, well improved. He has a confortable home and good barns and orchards, while the ranch is in a high state of cultivation.

In 1867, Mr. Carter and Miss Eliza Hudson were married and to them were born three children: Benjamin F., Sarah E. and James S. In Newton county, Arkansas, in 1872, Mrs. Carter was taken from her family and husband by death.

On December 11, 1873, Mr. Carter and Miss Pernice P., daughter of C. C. and Jennie Blackwell, were married and to them have been born ten children: Mary M., Cora Maud, Samuel B., Charles, Carrie A., John L., William, Leona Dell, Nellie, Jennie Esther.

Mr. Carter is one of the most sucessful and enterprising stockmen of the county is respected and esteemed by all, having ever displayed thos characteristics that are the associates of typical manhood and the bulwarks of substantial citizenship.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 31641872
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William Marion “Bill” Carter (1 Oct 1844–29 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31641872, citing Long Creek Cemetery, Long Creek, Grant County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Pam R. (contributor 46923349) .