This gentleman, a prosperous and prominent citizen of Summersville, whose name has been identified with many  useful and important business ventures of his portion of the county, is a New Yorker by birth, having been born in Cayuga County, in that State, in June, 1829. His early life was passed, as are those of most of New York’s favored sons, in attending school, and at a later date, the academy. Achieving a good education at those seminaries of learning, he started for California in January, 1849.  He came to San Francisco via Panama, arriving July 2nd, and stopping in the Bay City but a short time, when the mining fever drew him to the American River, but soon leaving there he wooed the goddess Fortune for a while in Trinity County, but unsuccessfully.  Returning to Sacramento to winter, he again sought the Trinity mines in the spring of ‘50, beginning in the lumber business and also being con­nected with gold mining.  He remained in Trinity  until 1858, when he came to Tuolumne and opened a store at Long Gulch, continuing so occupied until 1860, when he removed to Summersville, and establishing himself in the same business, remaining there up to the present time.  In addition to his mercantile interests, Mr. Carter farms a quarter section of land with good success.  The gentleman married Miss Sarah J. Crossett. in 1865, at the town of Sonora, having by her five children, viz .  George B., Ida E., W. B, F. R., and Ada E.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882.