NAME: Rebecca Fuller Carter
BIRTH DATE: 1766
BIRTH PLACE: Carmel, New York
EDUCATION: Learned to read and write as a child in Litchfield, Connecticut
FAMILY BACKGROUND: Married Lorenzo Carter in Rutland, Vermont April 28, 1789. Their children were: Alonzo (b. 1-6-1790); Laura (b. 3-3-1792); Henry (1796); Polly (Mary) (10-8-1798); Rebecca (1800); Mercy (4-3-1804); Betsy.
DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A pioneer woman, hers was the first permanent white family to settle in Cleveland, Ohio. She saw Cleveland grow from 7 people in a wilderness to 500 people in 1825 before the opening of the Ohio Canal. Her home was the center of community activity -- a trading post, school, church, jail, and general meeting place.
DATE OF DEATH: October 19, 1827
PLACE OF DEATH: Cleveland, Ohio. She is buried in the Erie Street Cemetery.
PORTRAYED BY: Helenmary Ball
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