William C. Carter

WILLIAM C. CARTER, a prominent farmer and, stock-raiser, residing in Giles County, Tenn., son of Joshua and Mary Carter, whose natal State was North Carolina. They were married about 1827, and became the parents of five children; Jane, Joshua H., William C., John N. and Jacob D. The father died in 1878, and his wife in 1859. Our subject is the third of their children and was educated in the common schools of Giles County. He assisted at farm work in early life, and in 1867 settled on the farm where he now resides. He owns 400 acres of valuable and well improved land, and of late years has devoted his time to breeding and developing fine stock, in which he has been more than ordinarily successful. In 1867 the nuptials of his marriage with Sarah J. Simmons were celebrated, and to their union have been born two children: David P. and John W. Mr. and Mrs. Carter are members of the Presbyterian Church, and he is a supporter of Democratic principles. Mrs. Carter's parents are Merrill and Jane Simmons, of Giles County.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County