Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Carter

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(updated 24 December 2013)

Welcome to the Carter genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

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In the 1800 census of Mount Desert was a Thomas Carter (male, 45 and over) and two other members of his household: a female 16–26 and a female 45 and over, presumably his wife and daughter. This family was absent from subsequent censuses, and the first permanent Carter residents, John Carter and family (see below), were reported in 1850 in Mount Desert.

   

Andrew J. Carter
   (son of John Carter and Mary S. [...])
   b. 15 March 1835   Maine
   m. Clara C. [...]
            b. 10 August 1839   Maine
            d. 13 September 1897
                  bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 20 October 1909
         bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Frank M. Carter   b. July 1861   Maine   -   m. 17 y. as of 1900 census   Eunice L. [...]   -   d. 26 July 1907   -   bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Mary E. Carter   b. age 7 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Lemuel N. Carter   b. 14 October 1866   Maine   -   d. 30 October 1899   -   bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Nettie J. Carter   b. age 2 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Clara B. Carter   b. age 8 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Lulu A. Carter   b. February 1876   Maine
   Harry O. Carter   b. April 1880   Maine   -   m. Blanche Merchant   -   d. 1923   -   bur. probably [see documentation and notes] in Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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Andrew J. Carter
   (son of Joseph P. Carter and Mercy J. [...])
   b. 31 March 1865   Mount Desert, Maine
   m. 10 y. as of 1900 census
         Laura E. [...]
               b. May 1866   Maine
               d. 1920
                     bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 13 March 1947
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   William F. Carter   b. April 1891   Maine   -   d. 1902   -   bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Lewis C. Carter   b. age 7 y. as of 1900 census   Maine   -   m. 6 July 1932   Gertrude E. Hubbard
   Frances Adelle Carter   b. March 1897   Maine   -   m. 28 August 1926   John E. Hamblen   -   d. 1 November 1982   Bangor, Maine   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Mary Carter   b. age 2 y. as of 1910 census   Maine   -   m. 22 June 1929   George W. Hersey Jr.

documentation and notes

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Cecil P. Carter
   (son of John A. Carter and Josephine A. Gordon)
   b. 1900   Maine
   m. (1) 12 December 1923
               Edythe M. [...]
                     b. 1903
                     d. 1926
                           bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
         (2) 1 January 1927
               Ida Laura Lasell
                     b. 1907   Maine
                     d. 21 May 1996   Bar Harbor, Maine
                           bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 22 December 1981   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children by Ida Laura [...]:
   Everett Carter   b. age 12 y. as of 1940 census   Maine
   Dwight Bronson Carter   b. 31 July 1935   Maine   -   m. 1 November 1959   Alice G. Moore   -   d. 28 April 2001   Mount Desert, Maine   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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Charles I. Carter
   (son of Joseph P. Carter and Mercy J. [...])
   b. 1862   Maine
   m. Annie [...]
            b. 1868   Maine
            d. 1924
                  bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1943
         bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

adopted child:
   John H. Carter   b. 1902   Maine   -   m. 16 October 1926   Nettie M. Coffin   -   d. 17 June 1989   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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Donald M. Carter
   (son of [...])
   m. 9 August 1941
         Glenice Mitchell
               (dau. of Everett L. Mitchell and Nora E. Lunt)
               b. 25 September 1924   Tremont, Maine
               d. 9 August 2013   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   John M. Carter
   Charles E. Carter   m. Susan [...]

documentation and notes

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Dwight Bronson Carter
   (son of Cecil P. Carter and Ida Laura [...])
   b. 31 July 1935
   m. 1 November 1959
         Alice G. Moore
   d. 28 April 2001   Mount Desert, Maine
         bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Jennifer Lee Carter   b. 28 June 1963   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   d. 16 October 2004   Bangor, Maine
   Katrina L. Carter   m. Mark L. Middleton

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Frank M. Carter
   (son of Andrew J. Carter and Clara C. [...])
   b. July 1861   Maine
   m. 17 y. as of 1900 census
         Eunice L. [...]
               b. May 1855   Maine
               d. 26 July 1907
                     bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 26 July 1907
         bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   infant son Carter   d. before 1900 census   -   bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Maud F. Carter   b. 1886   -   d. 1893   -   bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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Fred L. Carter
   (son of [...])
   b. 1874
   m. Helen L. Johnson
            b. 1888
            d. 6 June 1990   Bangor, Maine
                  bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1945
         bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   infant son Carter   [b. and?] d. 18 September 1923   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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John Carter
   (son of [...])
   b. age 89 y., 11 m., 8 d. at death   Maine
   m. Mary S. [...]
            b. age 88 y., 7 m., 6 d. at death   Maine
            d. 18 October 1889
                  bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 11 March 1890
         bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Israel S. Carter   b. age 25 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Joseph P. Carter   b. 1829   Maine   -   m. Mercy J. [...]   -   d. 1897   -   bur. Center Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Andrew J. Carter   b. 15 March 1835   Maine   -   m. Clara C. [...]   -   d. 20 October 1909   -   bur. Carter Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Reuben W. Carter   b. May 1839   Maine   -   m. 38 y. as of 1900 census   Charlotte Catherine [...]   -   d. 1935   -   bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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John A. Carter
   (son of Reuben W. Carter and Charlotte Catherine [...])
   b. 1864   Beech Hill, Mount Desert, Maine
   m. 27 May 1894
         Josephine A. Gordon
               b. 1878
               d. 1944
                     bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 17 February 1939
         bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   John F. Carter   b. 1895   -   m. 17 June 1918   Elsie Sido   -   d. 1944   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Raymond M. Carter   b. 11 November 1896   -   m. 17 October 1925   Hazel E. Rich   -   d. 30 August 1963   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Cecil P. Carter   b. 1900   Maine   -   m. (1) 12 December 1923   Edythe M. Damon;   (2) 1 January 1927   Ida Laura Lasell   -   d. 22 December 1981   Bar Harbor   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Earl L. Carter   b. 1905   -   m. 21 December 1932   Lottie MacLochlan   -   d. 13 May 1976   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Almeda A. Carter   b. 1908   -   m. Basil A. Lynch   -   d. 27 March 1994   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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Joseph P. Carter
   (son of John Carter and Mary S. [...])
   b. 1829   Maine
   m. Mercy J. [...]
            b. 1832
            d. 1905
                  bur. Center Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 1897
         bur. Center Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Joseph P. Carter Jr.   b. 19 March 1857   Maine   -   m. Dora [...]   -   d. 7 May 1918   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Benjamin F. Carter   b. age 9 y. as of 1870 census   Maine   -   m. 26 December 1882   Mount Desert, Maine   Sophronia Walls
   Charles I. Carter   b. 1862   Maine   -   m. Annie [...]   -   d. 1943   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Andrew J. Carter   b. 31 March 1865   Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. 10 y. as of 1900 census   Laura E. [...]   -   d. 13 March 1947   -   bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Robert F. Carter   b. March 1870   Maine

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Lester P. Carter
   (son of [...])
   b. October 1870   Maine
   m. (1) 10 y. as of 1900 census
               Ella F. [...]
                     b. [November 1866 or 1865?]
                     d. 1902
                           bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
         (2) 4 December 1907
               Lue Orchard
                     b. 1877   Canada
                     d. 1958
                           bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1933
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children by Ella F. [...]:
   William S. Carter   b. December 1889   Maine
   Bert[ell?] S. Carter   b. [March?] 189[...?]   Maine
   Earle [...] Carter   b. July 1893   Maine
   Horace [L.?] Carter   b. May 1896   Maine
   Florence [...] Carter   b. December 1899   Maine
child by Lue [...]:
   Lester P. Carter Jr.   b. 1910   -   d. 1969   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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Reuben W. Carter
   (son of John Carter and Mary S. [...])
   b. May 1839   Maine
   m. 38 y. as of 1900 census
         Charlotte Catherine [...]
               b. May 1843   Maine
               d. 1901
                     bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 1935
         bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   John A. Carter   b. 1864   Beech Hill, Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. 27 May 1894   Josephine A. Gordon   -   d. 17 February 1939   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Reuben Herbert Carter   b. April 1865   Maine   -   m. Susie A. [...]   -   d. 1958   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   [Frances E. or Dora?] Carter   b. age 1 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Cora B. Carter   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Mercy Carter   b. age 5 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Louis Roland Carter   b. September 1878   Maine

documentation and notes

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Seth E. Carter
   (son of [...])
   b. 1902
   m. 5 March 1930
         Mercedes Lillian Reynolds
               b. 1914
               d. 9 May 2001   Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Otter Creek Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 16 May 1969   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Otter Creek Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Earl Reynolds Carter   b. 8 May [1933 or 1932?]   -   d. 1 November 1956   Eastport, Maine   -   bur. Otter Creek Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Clyde Carter
   Charlotte Carter
   Sheila M. Carter   m. 4 November 1949   Nelson R. Sennett
   Charlene E. Carter   m. 22 June 1952   Freeman S. Hilton

documentation and notes

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Willis B. Carter
   (son of [...])
   b. 1877
   m. 10 May 1900
         Lucy L. Dow
               b. 1872
               d. 1934
                     bur. Center Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. [...]
         [bur. Center Cemetery   Tremont, Maine ?]

children:
   Audrey J. Carter   b. 1901   -   d. 1903   -   bur. Center Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Almond D. Carter   b. age 17 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   Elsie B. Carter   b. age 15 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   Bertha D. Carter   b. age 13 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   Dorothy D. Carter   b. age 12 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   Walter R. Carter   b. age 6 y. as of 1930 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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