Major Henry Everett Carter was born on September 5, 1829 and died on March 10, 1882. His birthplace was listed as "fairview," Prince William Country, VA. He married Catherine Ann Golden on February 17, 1833. Catherine was born in Dunnington's Rest, MD (Charles County). They had least 3 children including William Golden, Catherine Penelope, and Margaret Nelson. Catherine, Henry's wife, died in Washington, DC at the age of 101 on December 25, 1934.
Land Transfer History
Henry's father Henry's grandfather, Phillip Carter purchased the land from Westly Cole on November 21, 1834 and it was divided into nine small lots. The Carter land was subdivided into five separate tracts of land prior to the government purchase. Carter cemetery was listed as 5,625 square feet when the federal government purchased the land in October of 1935. G. Raymond Ratcliffe owned the 53 acres with the cemetery on it. For this lot and another 53 acres Mr. Ratcliffe received $440.00 from the government ($4.00 per acre).
Local resident, Harvey Watson, remembers Major Carter's large headstone being carried to this site with a cart pulled by six mules on a sled in the snow. There are at least 13 graves in the cemetery and only one is inscribed. Carter's headstone is the largest in the park.
Last updated: August 10, 2019