Sarah Fabyan Carter

Sarah Fabyan Carter (1775-1845) was born 8 Apr. 1775 in Limerick, York Co., Maine. She was the daughter of Joshua Fabyan and Sarah Brackett. She married Ezra Carter Jr. on 2 Sep. 1797 in Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine, and they had twelve children, including Phebe Whittemore Carter, who married Wilford Woodruff. She died 24 Jul. 1845 in Scarborough.

Footnotes

Sarah Fabyan (MJ7Y-84P), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 Feb. 2021). Sarah Fabyan Carter, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/sarah-fabyan-carter, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Scarborough (Maine), Town Clerk, “Town and Vital Records, 1681-1893 (1908): Town Records, vol. 1-2 (transcript), vol. 3 (original), 1681-1840: Includes Births, Marriages, Intentions of Marriage, and Deaths All Prior to 1816,” p. 423, Ezra Carter and Salla Fabyan, 2 Sep. 1797; Office of the Town Clerk in Scarborough and the Main Historical Society of Portland, ME; microfilm 12221, DGS 7724807, image 476/693. “Sarah Fabyan Carter,” Dustan Cemetery, Scarborough, Cumberland Co., ME; Find A Grave, 26 Aug. 2010, memorial no. 57741689 (https://findagrave.com, accessed 18 Feb. 2021).

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  • Page 207

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    November 7, 1840 ~ Saturday Nov 7th [FIGURE] I wrote a full letter to Br Ilus F Carter in answer to his, we wrote one to R Rushton & one to whittaker we recieved one letter from R Rushton & also a pamphlet from William Hewet in oposition to Elder G. A. Smith November 8, 1840 ~ Sunday 8th Sunday we preached in the afternoon & evening & broke bread unto the ...
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    November 7, 1840 November 8, 1840 November 9, 1840
  • Page 208

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    November 10, 1840 ~ Tuesday 10th I took the parting hand with Elder G A. Smit[h] who started for Birmingham so I am now left alone again [FIGURE] I finished writing the letter to Father & Mother Carter & mailed it I wrote lengthy & answered sister Foss Letter. I wrote a letter [FIGURE] to Elder W. Richards. I preached at 8 oclock at the Academy November 11, 1840 ~ ...
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    November 10, 1840 November 11, 1840 November 12, 1840 November 13, 1840
  • Page 61

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    past and gone and at times it seemed as though all earth & hell were combined to crush her troubled soul I began to cry unto God that she might be supported under these & all other trials. & I soon found that the same spirit which had inspired her to imbrace the fullness of the gospel & forsake her friends & go a journey of 1000 miles to enjoy the society of the saints & had united her heart & hand with my own & caused her to accom- pany me to the Islands of the ...
  • Page 66

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    October 1, 1838 ~ Monday Oct 1st It is unusally warm for the season. I conveyed Sister Rhoda Scamans home in a waggon we are still waiting in great anxiety for the camp to arive. O how slow they moove 10 miles October 2, 1838 ~ Tuesday 2nd Elder Townsend has this morning started for the east to look up the camp of the saints to see whare they are & what they are about that they do not get along [FIGURE] I wrote a letter ...
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    October 1, 1838 October 2, 1838 October 3, 1838 October 4, 1838
  • Page 114

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    November 1, 1841 ~ Monday NOV 1st I was sick & confined to my bed through the day. The City Counci l met for business, I was not able to attend November 2, 1841 ~ Tuesday 2nd I was still sick & confined to the house Br Hodson assisted me in some tempo ral business November 3, 1841 ~ Wednesday 3rd I am some better able to do some business November 4, 1841 ~ Thursday 4th I am gaining in strength it ...
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    November 1, 1841 November 2, 1841 November 3, 1841 November 4, 1841 November 5, 1841 November 6, 1841 November 7, 1841
  • Page 135

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    September 13, 1843 ~ Tuesday 13 I furnished the Editor of the American with an account of the accident. [FIGURE] I visited Br Ezra Carter & his family I wrote 2 letters one to the Editor of the Boston Bee giving an account of the accident & one to Elder Taylor with an account of the accident & sent him 10 subscribers for the papers & wrote a few words to Phebe. I had an interview with Aunt
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    September 12, 1843
  • Page 136

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    September 14, 1843 ~ Thursday 13 14th I arose refreshed by sleep took Breakfast with Mother, Mary & Rhoda Foss then got into a waggon with Fabyan, & rode to sister Foss whare I saw Elizabeth, then Rode to Br Luther Scammans, saw Luther & the children & Mother Scammans but Rhoda was out, but she soon come in & the manner she shooked ...
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    September 14, 1843 September 15, 1843
  • Page 137

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    Sept 15 Chamber whare Phebe has spent so many days with me, but it was vacant the want there, it was gloomy. I turned away. I went to see the bark mill or New wind mill they had built it is not large enough & it dont do well. Fabyan gave me soul leather for two pair of shoes for myself & Phebe & Willy & upper leather, to take home I walked out in the orchard no apples ripe, seasons growing ...
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    September 16, 1843
  • Page 138

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    well & sends her love to willy I spent the eve- ning conversing with Fabyan & Rhoda & Mother about Mormonism the principles of it the gather[in]g &c they seem to understand it putty well Mother says if we follow the good spirit of the Blessed Jesus we will do well. The two Scam- mans & Fabyan are saints in Principle Arthur thinks it would be a good time to build up a church here. we had prayers together ...
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    September 17, 1843
  • Page 139

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    day work. He sends his respets to Phebe. I walked part of the way home with Father I talked of taking Rhoda Foss home with me Father said it would be well if I was a mind to do it. I am quite at a stand dont know what Phebe will say about it. I returned to sister Foss & spent the night I conversed with her during the evening & Blessed her she is strong in ...
    Dates:
    September 18, 1843