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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Amos Morrill Carter was born in Caledonia County, Vt., May 29, 1837, and is the son of Jeremiah and Emaline (Hull) Carter, both natives of Vermont. In 1853 the father removed to Arkansas, and settled in Sebastian County, where Amos M. grew to manhood. In 1864 the latter came to Missouri, and there spent four years, two each in Greene and Christian Counties. In 1809 our subject returned to Arkansas, and here remained until 1875, when he sold out his farm in that State, moved to Newton County, Mo., and here purchased eighty acres of land, to which he has since added 120, making in all 200 acres. While in Sebastian County, Ark., Mr. Carter married Miss Evaline J. Morrow, daughter of Benjamin F. and Eliza (Ward) Morrow, natives of Tennessee, and this union has been blessed by four sons and six daughters: Eliza Emaline (wife of Benjamin Duvall, and a graduate of Peirce City Baptist College), Mary Angeline (also a graduate of Peirce City Baptist College, and a school teacher), Eugene S. Grant (who died in Arkansas); Jerome, Pinky, Minnie May, Carlie, Amy and Bernice. Mr. Carter was a justice of the peace while in Arkansas, has served on the school board in his district for seven years, and is a good citizen.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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