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Carter, Dominicus, 1806-1884



  • Existence: 1806-1884

biographical statement


WikiTree, via WWW, April 2, 2014 (born on June 21, 1806, in Scarbourough, Maine; parents John Carter and Hannah Knight Libby; married Lydia Smith on May 11, 1828 and they had eight children together; Carter and Smith moved to Kirtland; baptized in 1834; Smith and their two-year-old daughter both died during the move from Ohio to Missouri in 1838; in the same year, Carter married Sophronia Babcock; moved with Babcock to Illinois where he was ordained as a a high priest by Isaac Morley in 1841; six more wives: Sylvia Meacham, Mary Durfee, Caroline Hubbard, Elizabeth Brown, Polly Miner, and Frances Nash; approximately fifty-one children; worked as a blacksmith throughout his life; in Salt Lake Valley in June 1851; opened and managed the Lion House, the first hotel in Provo; served on the Provo City Council; probate judge in 1852; early 1880s, apprehended by the federal government and imprisoned for practicing polygamy, which had recently been outlawed; released after a few months; died on February 2, 1884 in Provo, Utah.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 184
Scope and Contents Typewritten biographies and an autobiography. The items relate incidents in the lives of various family members. The autobiography is by Tamma Durfee Miner who writes about her conversion to the Mormon Church; experiences as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; migration to Utah; and settling in Springville, Utah.
Dates: approximately 1880-1950

Book F, 1856-1857

Identifier: MSS 3905
Scope and Contents Materials include one bound record book containing records for deeds of consecration to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including the transfer of two female African slaves. The documents say African Servant Girls. These were recorded by Lucius N. Scovil, county recorder, and Dominicus Carter, probate judge. Dated December 26, 1856-January 29, 1857.
Dates: 1856-1857

Book G (volume 2), 1857-1864

Identifier: MSS 3905
Scope and Contents Materials inlcude one bound record book containing deeds of consecration to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, deeds of transfer, and land survey certificates. They were recorded by Lucius N. Scovil and Dominicus Carter, the county recorder and probate judge, respectively. Dated January 29, 2857-April 20, 1864.
Dates: 1857-1864

William Mickle Whipple family collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1935
Scope and Contents Genealogies, patriarchal blessings, correspondence, and certificates. The materials deal with family matters both in Utah and Arizona, the association of family members with the Mormon Church, and social issues.
Dates: approximately 1870-1900