Biography of Thomas M. Carter (dates unknown )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 517.

Thomas M. CARTER, a prominent ex-county official, was born in the "Old Dominion", and came with his parents to Missouri in 1830, locating first in St. Charles County, and in 1852 in Lincoln County. He was engaged in the hotel business in the latter place until 1861, when he enlisted in the Confederate service as private, but was soon chosen captain, and before the close of the war rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was wounded at Elkhorn, Vicksburg and Franklin. At the close of the war he returned home, and in 1868 purchased the farm on which he now lives, consisting of 160 acres. He also gives considerable attention to stock raising. He is a Democrat, politically, and from 1873 to 1877, served the people of Lincoln County as sheriff, and made an efficient and trustworthy officer. He was married in 1855 to Alabama, daughter of Col. Frank HENRY, and by her is the father of two sons and two daughters. Mr. CARTER was a soldier in the Mexican War about fifteen months, and his parents, C. L. and Mary (SAWYERS) CARTER, were both Virginians. The father was a saddler by trade, but in later years followed the occupation of farming and tobacco manufacturing. Both died in St. Charles County, Mo.

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