Son of Daniel Carter, sr. was born in Montgomery Township, on the old homestead in section twenty-eight, March 18, 1815. He was the first white child born in the Township. It has been heretofore stated, on what should have been good authority, that the first white child born in Montgomery Township was Lorin Andrews, but this is a mistake, as he was not born until 1819, four years later than David Carter. Sarah Carter was born in 1816, and William Sheets in the early part of 1819, so that Lorin Andrews was the fourth instead of the first child born in the Township.
Daniel Carter Sr. was born in Baltimore county Maryland, December 25, 1776, and was married in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Ann Snyder. They came to Ohio in 1806, and she died in the blockhouse at Jeromeville in 1813, leaving eight children: John, William, Daniel, Rachel, Elizabeth, James, George, and Anna. Mr. Carter subsequently married Ruth Warner, March 9, 1814. She came with her parents to Mohican Township in 1810 or 1811. Seven more children were the result of this marriage, David, Sarah, Mary, Samuel, Miranda, Milton, and Charles. David Carter attended the subscription schools of the time, a few terms at the district schools, and one term at the Norwalk seminary, after which he became a teacher for one term. On December 26, 1837, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Griffith, of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, by whom he has had three children, all of whom died in infancy.
Mr. Carter was first Lieutenant in a volunteer infantry company in 1841, and held that office some seven years. He was afterwards sergeant-major of the regiment, and finally became quartermaster. He was for some three years aid-de-camp to General Meredith, who commanded the First brigade of the Eleventh division of Ohio militia, of Richland County, in which capacity he served until the brigade was divided. In 1861 he volunteered as a private soldier in company I, of the Sixty- fourth Ohio volunteer infantry, in which he served until March 1862, when he was ordered home on a discharge furlough, and was never ordered back to his regiment, nor was he discharged. Mr. Carter and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he abides by the doctrines of Andrew Jackson. He now lives on the old homestead, within a few rods of the place where stood the old log cabin in which he was born. He has never known any home other than this.