Dominicus Carter

Dominicus Carter (1806-1884) was born 21 Jun. 1884 in Newry, Oxford Co., Maine. He was the son of John Carter and Hannah Knight Libby. He married Lydia Smith on 21 May 1828; widowed 23 Oct. 1838. He married Sylvia Meachum on 23 Mar. 1839 in Sangamon Co., Illinois; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized in 1832. He accompanied Wilford Woodruff to Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts in 1848 and remained with him for several months. He died 2 Feb. 1884 in Provo, Utah Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Dominicus Carter (KNCH-VGT), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 15 Feb. 2022). Dominicus Carter, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/dominicus-carter, accessed 15 Feb. 2022). "Newry, Maine, Town and Vital Records, 1805-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org, accessed 15 Feb. 2022); Dominicus Carter, 21 Jun. 1806, Newry, Oxford, Maine; citing Newry, Maine, "Town records 1805-1846," image 100; microfilm 11589. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org, accessed 15 Feb. 2022); John Carter and Hanna Knight Libby, 2 Mar. 1806, Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine; citing Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, multiple sources, image 454; microfilm 7724807. “Lydia Smith Carter” (1809-1838), memorial no. 35088993; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 21 Feb. 2022). "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Feb. 2022); Dominicus Carter and Sylvia Mecham, 23 Mar. 1839, Sangamon Co., Illinois, certificate 2129; citing “Sangamon County, Illinois Marriage Licenses, 5 Apr. 1821-24 Jun. 1874,” images 1129-1130; DGS 7747487. "Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835-1846," database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 21 Feb. 2022); Dominicus Carter, baptism, 1832; citing Harvey B. Black, 1996. "Utah, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1800-1985," database with images, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 18 Mar. 2022); Dominicus Carter, died 2 Feb. 1884, Provo, Utah Co., Utah, file no. 110, image 1364/1687; citing “Utah, County, District and Probate Courts.”

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  • Page 20

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. In 1848, after my return to Winter Quarters from our pioneer journey, I was appointed by the Presidency of the Church to take my family and go to Boston, to gather up the remnant of the Latter-day Saints and lead them to the valleys of the mountains. While on my way east I put my carriage into the yard of one of the brethren in Indiana, and Brother Orson Hyde set his wagon by the side ...
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    Lorenzo Snow spoke to the people first & was followed by president Young. Brother Snow spoke upon the subject of obeying council & following their leaders without inquiring why they are called to do it Dominicus Carter Preached to the people in the Afternoon a Discourse upon the subject of the potter with his clay & vessels of honor & dishonor he spoke well. He was followed by J. C. Wright. He bore testimony that the Lord has been with this people from the ...
    Dates:
    January 7, 1856 January 8, 1856 January 9, 1856
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    of the fox that went to a hen coop to cketch some chickens the owner had had put a cord from the platform to a Bell ove[r]head so as soon as the platform was tuched the bell would ring as soon as the fox jumped onto the platform the bell rung & away the fox run with all his might but on looking behind him he saw nothing so he went back to the coop & examined to see what the matter was He touched the cord with his foot & it rung but did ...
    Dates:
    January 14, 1856 January 15, 1856 January 16, 1856
  • Page 12

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    July 13, 1855 ~ Friday 13th The conference opened at Provo this morning by Prayer & the People were addressed by President Brigham Young in the fore part of the day & followed by H. C Kimball in the afternoon by J. M. Grant & Samuel Richards in the afternoon July 14, 1855 ~ Saturday 14th President Young, Joseph Young, E. T. Benson & Brother
    Dates:
    July 13, 1855 July 14, 1855 July 15, 1855 July 16, 1855 July 17, 1855 July 21, 1855 July 22, 1855 July 23, 1855 July 28, 1855 July 29, 1855
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    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    August 8, 1867 ~ Thursday Aug 8, 1867. I met at the Prayer room at 8 oclok & I Anointed Edson Whipple & 4 living & 1 dead wife then held another Meeting & Anointed Deminicas Carter & 6 wives making 13 anointing in one day I went home & had an ague chill August 9, 1867 ~ Friday 89. I met at the prayer room & G. A. Smith Anointed James Baldwin & 2 wives ...
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    August 8, 1867 August 9, 1867 August 10, 1867 August 11, 1867 August 12, 1867 August 13, 1867 August 14, 1867
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 23, 1849 ~ Tuesday 223rd I was sick through the day Br Cory & Another Brother called to see me He had made Arangements to on board of a ship & start in few days for the gold diggins He goes He says to get gold as He is A poor man to move his family to zion He has Asked no council from me upon the subject but goes upon his own hook January 24, 1849 ~ Wednesday 24th [FIGURES] I recieved three letters from
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    January 23, 1849 January 24, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Ours As Brothers that his People should not steal from our People if any of them did let him know it And He would Punish them And stop it. the Brethren told him they did not want his men to steal from the calafornians for we were at peace with them. Walker replyed my men {[illegible]} hate the spanyards And will steal from them And I cannot help it Brothers Daniel Browett, Allen And Cox were all killed by A Band of Diggers in ...
    Dates:
    January 25, 1849 January 26, 1849 January 27, 1849 January 28, 1849 January 29, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    in the valley were anxious for a Territorial Government & were about to send Mr Bernhisel to congress for that purpose, the saints were prospering at the salt Lake [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder Orson Pratt & gave him an account of the signs of the times in this country the ravages by mobs, fire, water Cholera Indian wars &c &c Br Sanderson called upon me & spent the night Allexander Badlam was taken sick like ...
    Dates:
    June 10, 1849 June 11, 1849 June 12, 1849 June 13, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 12, 1850 ~ Saturday Jan 12th 1850 [FIGURE] I wrote 7 letter to J. Livingston, J. Luce T. Cartwright D. Turner, S. Wells D. Carter and J. Townsend I recieved two letter from [FIGURE] S. Wells & S. Tuttle January 13, 1850 ~ Sunday 13th Sunday I Preached in Cambridgeport January 14, 1850 ~ Monday 14th [FIGURES] I ...
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    January 24, 1849 January 12, 1850 January 13, 1850 January 14, 1850 January 15, 1850 January 16, 1850 January 17, 1850 January 18, 1850 January 19, 1850 January 20, 1850 January 21, 1850 January 22, 1850 January 23, 1850 January 25, 1850 January 26, 1850 January 27, 1850 January 28, 1850 January 29, 1850
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    June 1, 1848 ~ Thursday June 1st I spent the day at home June 2, 1848 ~ Friday 2nd In company with O. Hyde E. T. Benson H. Miller, Scofield Daily, Hickman, & others I rode out to the Horn to see Presidents Young Kimball & the Camp of Israel, we found all had crossed the Horn Lorenzo Snow, & Zera Pulsipher captains ...
    Dates:
    June 1, 1848 June 2, 1848 June 3, 1848 June 4, 1848 June 5, 1848 June 8, 1848 June 9, 1848 June 10, 1848 June 11, 1848 June 12, 1848 June 13, 1848 June 14, 1848