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The Official Website for:
The Cater/Decatur Family Organization and
The John & Hannah Knight Libby Carter Family Organization
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This website was originally designed to provide information about the ancestors and descendants of my father, Wayne Henry Carter (1923-1979), and my mother, Mary Mirah Jones (1924-2010).

It has since been expanded to include the ancestors and descendants of our Carter progenitor, Richard Cater 1st (1598-1611-1677-1679).

These descendants and ancestors include the families of John Carter and Hannah Knight Libby who settled in the Great Salt Lake Valley in the 1850s.

All descendants directly related to anyone in these families or through marriage are welcome!





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Latest Updates:

November 20, 2019 The following are the latest family members on this site to have have been added, reviewed and/or recently updated.

ROBBINS, Isaac Rogers
CARTER, Joseph Levi
CARTER, John Russell
POWELL, Eliza Mack
BRIDGES, Robert A
FOY, Rhoda Marie
JAMESON, Hyrum Smith
ROBBINS, Wilmoth Norma
ROBBINS, Stanley John
ROBBINS, George Sylvester
ROBBINS, Elfonda
ROBBINS, Mary Arminta
ROBBINS, Kenneth
ROBBINS, Alvin Hyrum
JAMESON, Mary Arminta 'Minnie'
ROBBINS, Alvin Carter
SLACK, Jane
COMBS, Joseph L
COMBS, Job
FAWBUSH, William
DOOLEY, William Phillip
DOOLEY, Gideon Louis
YORK, Aaron Mereon Jr.
DOOLEY, Mary Jane 'Polly'
YORK, Floyd LeRoy
TRIPP, Pearl Edith
TRIPP, Mary Jane Elizabeth
TRIPP, Hugh Henry
TRIPP, Ernest Albert
TRIPP, Dorothy
TRIPP, Dora
MARSHALL, Burral
MADSEN, Alma Theodore 'Ted' Jr.
STEAD, Louis Amos
KINYON, Mabelle Gertrude
BOYLE, James Claybourne 'Jim'
HENRY, Barbara Elaine
CARTER, Betsey Johannah
CARTER, Martha Melissa
CARTER, Eda
CARTER, Amanda Celestine
MARTIN, Betsy Joyce
MARTIN, Eddie Dixon
MARTIN, Delbert Jimmy
MORGAN, Mae Belle
MARTIN, Donald Lynn
BOYLE, Alice May
MARTIN, Joy Lynn
DODGE, Blanche
BOYLE, Levan Henry
SHILL, Alice Ann
BOYLE, Elmer Edwin
OVERWEG, Catherine Matilda
BOYLE, Floyd Lyman
BOYLE, Denise Eileen
PARKER, Eileen May
BOYLE, Raymond Carter
BOYLE, Hershel Donald
BOYLE, Jay Levan
BALLARD, Rupert Frank
BOYLE, Sarah Virginia
CARTER, Sarah Ellen
BOYLE, Edwin Henry
SANFORD, George Dewey
CARTER, Byron Albert
LEAVITT, Maxine
CARTER, Albert Newby
LUDLOW, Jennie
CATOR, Arthur John Locke 'Bob'
WENTWORTH, William Clifton
WENTWORTH, Charles E
PLACE, Carrie L
WENTWORTH, Ruth Lydia
WENTWORTH, Gladys M
WENTWORTH, Homer Roger
WENTWORTH, Robert J
WENTWORTH, Roscoe Charles
WENTWORTH, Delbert Roscoe
FARNHAM, Arvilla
WENTWORTH, Charles H
WITHAM, Mary Eliza 'Mammie'
GRANT, Jerusha
MORRISON, Olive A
WITHAM, Ira
Lydia A
PLACE, William B
WITHAM, Mariette E
WITHAM, Samuel Everett T
WITHAM, Ira L
WEST, Nell Maud
WEST, Mary Janet 'Nettie'
WEST, George Daniel
WALKER, Cassa Ann 'Cassie'
CARTER, Richard Lyle 'Dick'
CAPANNA, Michele
HARDING, Wilmoth
SORENSON, William
SORENSON, Cecil H
SORENSON, Barbara
LARSON, John Allen


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Cater-Decatur Family Organization:


Ephraim Cater
(1800-1887)

Richard Cater 1st was born in Devon, England in the early 17th century and immigrated to the New Hampshire region of the New World. His history shows that he was an early settler of Bloody Point along with his daughter, Elizabeth and his son, Richard 2nd. Ephraim Cater (1800-1887) was the son of John Cater III (1775-1863). The Cater-Decatur Family Organization was created by the children of John CATER 3rd. Ephraim Cater was the son of John Cater 3rd (1775-1863), John Cater 2nd (1737-1801), John Cater 1st (1712-1777), Edward Cater (c1675-bef1732) and Richard Cater 2nd. The first official reunion was held on September 26, 1876 and was voted to be a permanent organization by those attending. Today, it is the longest continuing family organization in existence.







Lost & Found:

Pam Jesperson submitted the above photograph labeled "Fanny Carter" and is trying to obtain a more positive identification.
If anyone can help please contact myself, Pam or Bob Givens. Thank you.

John & Hannah Knight Libby Carter Family Organization:


Hannah Knight Libby
(1800-1887)

John Carter (1768-1852) and his wife, Hannah Knight Libby (1786-1867) left their homes in in Maine and New Hampshire during the mid-1800s and began traveling westward that eventually spread over much of the Southwest. However, their story of migration is rooted in the great migration of the Latter-Day Saints to their final settlement in the Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah Territory. During their travels westward they arrived in Kirtland Ohio, then the headquarters of the LDS Church. Fleeing from intense persecution they were forced to leave for Far West, Missouri. In February 1839, again under persecution, they left for Nauvoo, Illinois and again in February 1846, they had to leave for Kanesville, Iowa where Richard Harrison Carter (1820-1848) answered the call for the Mormon Battalion. The family remained in Kanesville until 1851 having been delayed in departing earlier by helping the Church leaders prepare the emigrant trains for the long journey ahead, finally arriving in Great Salt Lake City, UT Territory on June 20, 1851. In the early 1870s, John “H” Carter traded his property in Provo which consisted of an adobe house, two log houses, a blacksmith shop, a barn, and several cords of wood, for eighty-five acres of land north and west of Provo, later to be known as Carterville. Through hard work and determination his efforts to make Carterville a thriving community were successful. Over the years, Carterville has been incorporated into the city of Orem and no longer exists today. Our website is named after and in honor of his noble efforts.