Rebecca Fuller Carter
Here was a pioneer who saw Cleveland's wilderness grow from 7 people to 500 people by 1825. Her's was the first white family to permanently settle in Cleveland. Her home was the center of community activities, serving as a trading post, inn, shcool, church, jail and general meeting place. She was born in Carmel, New York in 1766 and died October 19, 1827 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rebecca, unlike most pioneer women, learned as a child to read and write in Litchfield, Connecticut. Rebecca married Lorenzo Carter in Rutland, Vermont on April 28, 1789. Together, they had seven children, two sons and five daughters.