Joseph Oliver Carter: The Founder of the Carter Family in Hawaii, with a Brief Genealogy

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Genealogical Committee of the Hawaiian Historical Society, 1915 - Hawaii - 34 pages
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It was very interesting to learn more about my 3rd great grandfather, Joseph Oliver Carter and his life in Hawaii.
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Page 4 - ... Little else is known of his career up to his marriage on November 24, 1833, in Honolulu, to Miss Hannah Trufant Lord, who was born on December 25, 1809, in the town of Hallowell, Me. Mrs. Robert Lewers, the captain's only daughter, tells the story of this romance as follows: While visiting relatives in Boston who had already picked out the girl for him to marry, Captain Carter met in Maine Miss Lord, and as such stories always go, he immediately fell in love with her in spite of all the relatives....
Page 5 - Carter paid the King one hundred dollars for the premises on which he built his residence. This was a wooden house of some pretension for those days, with its four-sided sloping roof and platform at the apex. It was one of those shipped out from Boston. Its location was in the most fashionable part of the village, in the center of the residential section on the Waikiki corner of Garden Lane and Beretania Street, and in after years became known as the "Mansion House.
Page 32 - ... Layman, b. Aug. 2, 1905, Seattle. (59) V. ? (Baby), b. Sept. 7, 1914, Seattle. (60) Residence Seattle, Wash. (27) MARY ETHEL KEALOHA II (4), b. Nov. 25, 1874. M. (?) at Honolulu, to Fred Waterhouse. He b (?) son of (?) and (?) Heb (?) andd (?) Sheb (?) 3 Children (61-63): I (?) (61) II (?) (62) HI (?) (63) (28) FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE II (4), b. Mar. 23, 1877; unm. (29) WILLIAM HENRY LEWERS II (7), b. Apr. 10, 1868; unm. (30) HARRIET LAYMAN LEWERS II (7), b. Dec. 26, 1869. M. at St. Andrew's, Honolulu,...
Page 13 - ... painting showing a round, smooth-faced, blue-eyed, kindly man of middle age, and is in the possession of the writer. The third is a daguerreo-type of a much older man. It may be that this is the likeness which Captain Carter sent to HA Peirce, for the latter writes from Boston, October 28th, 1843: "Jo! Ma conscience ! ! What a figure you sent me — you look like the man what won the fight. Dudoit has given a capital likeness of what you was when I last saw you. ... I sent your letter and the...
Page 15 - ... both for industry, church and state. The above is written with the hope that it will stimulate others to add to the meager information concerning Captain Carter here collected, and thus preserve to posterity as much as it is now possible to save of the history of the founder of the Carter family in Hawaii. The writer solicits letters giving information that has come in the way of others, as well as those containing corrections. JOSEPH OLIVER CARTER 1802-1850. JUST why the Carters should be entitled...
Page 15 - He saw the flag of England raised and lowered in 1843, and the flag of France flying over the Fort in 1849. He was a contemporary of many whose names are common in the early history of Hawaii, such as Snow, Reynolds, Dowsett, Rooke, Brinsmade, French, Ricord, Wyllie, Lee Bishop, Bingham, Judd, Monsarrat, Armstrong, Richards, Castle, Hall and many others. He was a spectator to the splendid struggle by the Kingdom for recognition among the nations of the world, finally accomplished in 1844.
Page 15 - Consuls, which reached its full strength in 1 836, to establish extra territorially and to ignore the local laws. He probably was subscriber to the first English newspaper, published in 1836, and he no doubt read with interest the "Spectator," a quarterly printed by an association of gentlemen during 1 838 and 1839. Possibly he did not agree with the temperance advocates, who secured their first license law in 1 838.
Page 15 - He saw the start of the Hawaiian Government as an entity separate and distinct from the King, the inception of its finances, and the beginning of its executive departments. He witnessed the publication of the Edict of Toleration in 1 838, by which religious freedom was obtained, and the Declaration of Rights in 1 839, as well as the first written Constitution of 1840.
Page 18 - Genealogy" (1909) shows that there is no proof that the Woburn Carters were the descendants of those from Garston Manor, but that they are from the Carters of Suffolk County, England, and he gives us as evidence extracts from the will of James Carter, dated September 8, 1655, who died at Hinderclay, Suffolk County, England, in which mention is made of a Thomas Carter in New England. In this genealogy the Carter arms are given with St. Catherine wheels and greyhound. Again there are those who believe...
Page 10 - Consul-General for Hawaii. Their sixth child, a daughter, Catherine Rebecca, was born on February 24, 1844, at their Honolulu residence. On March 13, 1844, the brig "Delaware," Captain Carter, is reported as having sailed for Valparaiso. She arrived February 1st from Guayaquil. The "Delaware" returned from Valparaiso September 1 st, forty-three days out, with merchandise for C. Brewer & Co. On October 14th of 1844 the ship "Delaware...

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