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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Rozilla (Richards) Carter

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


ROZILLA (RICHARDS) CARTER was born in Norwichfolk, Me., January 1, 1827, and was educated in the public schools of Norwichfolk, in which town she was married, December 4, 1846, to Hiram A. CARTER, who was sborn in Brunswick, Me., April 25, 1820.  In 1852 Mr. and Mrs. Carter moved to Massachusetts, and after living there five years, removed to Fairfield City, Iowa, where Mr. Carter followed merchandising for six years.  Then moving to Mattoon, Ill., he engaged in the grain business there for thirteen years and also in handling lumber.  Later Mr. Carter bought two farms in Texas, besides some town real estate, and spent a short time at Gainesville in that State, where he died July 15, 1886.  After his death Mrs. Carter spent some time, near her brother, who is most tenderly attached to her and desired her to be where he could watch over her welfare.  At present (1905) Mrs. Carter is living in Boston, Mass.  The parents of Mrs. Carter were jesse and Susan (MCNELLY) RICHARDS, who came from the East in 1872, and located in Champaign, where they resided until their death.

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