[MDL note:] Maria Pardington b. Aug 1842 in Cheltenham, Eng. d. 20 Jan 1913 Bryan, Williams Co., OH (DC Vol 988 #6227). She was the daughter of William and Eliza (Slatter) Pardington of Cheltenham, England and of Trenton, MI. She married 24 Dec 1861 in Trenton Richard H. Carter b. June 25, 1829 in Manchester, England d. 18 Nov 1914 in Toledo, OH (DC Vol 1502 #61680). They had children: Metta, Rose, and Rolland "Rollie." Maria's parents William and Eliza (Slatter) Pardington married 24 Oct 1816 at Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucester, England. They immigrated from Gloucester, arriving 14 May 1850 in New York aboard the "Barque Solway" with children Thomas (William Thomas), Eliza, Rayner Stephens, Kate, John Henry, Maria (Mariah?), Mary Ann, and Maria (Mariah). Of their sons: William Thomas m. 12 Nov 1855 Caroline M. Dowswell (also of Cheltenham) and was a grocer in the Detroit area; John Henry m. 29 Dec 1860 Sarah Ann Knapp and served Co. B of the MI 24th Infanty "the Iron Brigade" and died at Gettysburgh; Rayner Stevens became a Methodist Episcopal minister m. 4 Sep 1861 Eliza Jane Corey. Of their daughters: Eliza m. 10 Jan 1856 Asa W Ransom who was a vessel captain; of Kate little is knwon; Mary Ann of whom little is known; and Maria(h) subject of the present page.

"New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists." Ancestry.com
Ship: Barque Solway, arriving NY Harbor 14 May 1850 #344 from Gloucester,England
Film: M237_87 Family ID: 3269615 (National Archives)

William Pardington 44MaleGrocerEnglandUnited States
Eliza Pardington 44Fem.WifeEnglandUnited States
Thomas Pardington
[William Thomas]
25MaleGrocerEnglandUnited States
Eliza Pardington 21Fem.SpinsterEnglandUnited States
Raynor Pardington
[Rayner Stevens]
15MaleGrocerEnglandUnited States
Kate Pardington 14Fem.ChildEnglandUnited States
John Pardington
[John Henry]
13MaleChildEnglandUnited States
Mary Ann Pardington 11Fem.ChildEnglandUnited States
11Fem.ChildEnglandUnited States

1850 Census: Census Place: Monguagon Twp. (Trenton), Wayne, MI; P21 IMAGE
Date: 19 Jul 1850
William Pardington 45 M farmer $1000 England
Eliza       "      45 F              England [neé Slatter]
William T[homas]"  23 M              England
Eliza         "    22 F              England
Rena [Rayner] "    15 M              England
Kate          "    14 F              England
John H[enry]  "    13 M              England
Mary A[nn]    "    12 F              England
Maria         "    11 F              England
Sarah Slatte[r]    50 F              England (sister-in-law)?

1870 Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; P: 182; Image: 365
20 Aug 1870, Bryan, Pulaski Twp., Williams Co., OH; P 16
Carter, Richard 35 M W Painter       Eng
Carter, Maria   26 F W keeping house Eng
Carter, Mettie  05 F W at home       OH
Carter, Rosa    03 F W at home       OH
1880 Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T9_1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 636D; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0134.
3 Jun 1880, The Village of Bryan, Williams Co., OH; ED#12 P12D.
Carter, Richard W M 50 Head m painter          Eng Eng Eng
-----,  Mariah  W F 37 Wife m keeping house    Eng Eng Eng
-----,  Metta   W F 15 Dau  s attending school OH  Eng Eng
-----,  Rosa    W F 12 Dau  s attending school OH  Eng Eng
-----,  Rolland W M 03 Son  s                  OH  Eng Eng
1900 Census Year: 1900; Census Place: Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623 1332; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 111. Image
7 Jun 1900, Bryan City, Williams Co., OH; ED#111 P4A
82/84 corner of East Bryan and Cherry St
Carter, Richard H. head W M 25 Jun 1829 70 m 38 Eng Eng Eng 1831 61 painter carriage
Carter, Maria      wife W F    Aug 1842 57 m 38 Eng Eng Eng 1850 50 (3 child/3 alive)
Carter, Metta      dau  W F    Oct 1864 35 s    OH  Eng Eng         Artist, sick  mos not employed 9
Carter, Rosa       dau  W f    Jul 1867 32 s    OH  Eng Eng         School Teacher sick 7
1910 Census
1910 Toledo, Lucas Co., OH; ED#82 P4A image
46/102  2121 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH
Carter, Rose Head F W 42 s Ohio Eng Eng Teacher, Public School

20 Apr 1910 Bryan Village, Pulaski Twp., Williams, OH; ED#129 P5A image
123/121   221 E Bryan
Carter, Ritchard (sic) head M W 81 m1 48     ENG ENG ENG 1829 NA  one income
Carter, Maria          wife F W 62 m1 48 3/3 ENG ENG ENG 1850
Carter, Metta          dau  F W 43 s         OH  ENG ENG          artist
Carter, Rose           dau  F W 41 s         OH  ENG ENG          school teacher, public school

28 Apr 1910 Detroit, MI; ED#250 P9B image
Carter, Roland A   head M W
184/192   19 Hosmer Ave, Detroit, MI
Carter, Roland A (sic) head M W 33 m1 8     OH  ENG ENG barber
Carter, Nellie         wife F W 32 m1 8 3/3 ENG ENG ENG
Carter, Richard        son  M W 04 s        MI  OH  ENG
Carter, Elizabeth      dau  F W 02 s        MI  OH  ENG
Carter, Dorothy L      dau  F W 1/12        MI  OH  ENG
1920 Census
8 Jan 1920, Holly Twp., Oakland, MI; ED#169 P9A image
223/241    Washington Ave, Holly Twp., Oakland, MI
Carter, Rolland A    head O M W 42 m OH  ENG ENG barber
Carter, Nellie J     wife   F W 41 m ENG ENG ENG
Carter, Richard O    son    M W 14 s MI  OH  ENG
Carter, Elizabeth A  dau    F W 11 s MI  OH  ENG
Carter, Dorotha L    dau    F W 09 s MI  OH  ENG

10 Jan 1920, Pulaski Twp., Williams Co., OH; ED#161 P10A image
265/276     223 E Bryan
Carter, Metta        head O F W 59 s OH OH (sic) OH (sic) none
1930 Census
9 Apr 1930, Pulaski Twp., Williams Co., OH; ED#14 P8B image
202/207    221 E. Bryan St.
Carter, Rose  F W 62 OH ENG ENG none
Carter, Metta F W 65 OH ENG ENG none

10 Apr 1930, Detroit, Wayne, MI; ED#661 P16A image
260/36  8945 Agnes Ave., Detroit, MI
Cunningham, Betty Head F W 22 m 21 MI OH ENG none
Carter, Richard   Bro  M W 24 s    MI OH ENG stockkeeper, ball bearing mfg
Carter, Dorothy   Sis  F W 20 s    MI OH ENG stenographer, insurance co.

"Richard Carter Dead; Born In England 1829." The Bryan Democrat (24 Nov 1914) P8.

Richard Carter Dead; Born In England 1829

Richard H. Carter died in Toledo November 18, 1914, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. He was born in Manchester, England, June 25, 1829, and when a mere infant he was brought by his parents to this country. They settled in Peen Yan, N. Y., where they remained five years, coming overland thence to Toledo which was then only a small town.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mariah Pardington December 24, 1861, at Trenton, Mich., who departed this life about two years ago [20 Jan 1913]. To this union were born three children [Metta, Rosa, and Rolland], all of whom are left to mourn the death of their father.

He united with the First Presbyterian church of Bryan on profession of faith in Christ, February 21, 1868 under the ministry of Rev. D. K. Richardson. He served his church as an active member of the board of trustees for 25 years, and a few years ago on account of his valuable and self sacrificing service, he was made trustee emeritus for life.

He had a keen sense of humor and was a kind and courteous christian gentleman of the old school. he was the last of a large family to be taken, and most of his intimate friends have gone on before him. After a long and useful life he has responded to the call of heaven and entered into his rest.

A short funeral service was held at the family residence, corner of Bryan and Cherry streets, Friday evening, his pastor, Rev. E. S. Marshall, officiating. The burial took place [21 Nov 1914] Saturday morning in Fountain Grove cemetery.

"Richard Carter." The Bryan Press (26 Nov 1914).

Richard Carter

Richard Carter died in Toledo last Wednesday, November 18 1914, after a long illness. He was in his eighty-sixth year and for many years was one of the well known citizens of Bryan. He was born in Manchester, England, n the 25th of June 1829 and came to America while an infant. His parents came to Toledo after stopping five ears in New York state and settled in the Ohio city when it was a small town.

He was married to Mariah Pardington on the 24th of December 1861 at Trenton, Mich., and three children came to them, two daughters Misses Metta and Rose and one son, Rolland, who is liing in Detroit. Mrs. Carter passed away about two years ago [20 Jan 1913], but the children all remain to cherish his memory.

He was for many years a member of the Presbyterian church and much of the time an official of that organization.

Funeral services wer held at his home in Bryan Friday evening [20 Nov 1914], his pastor the Rev. E. S. Marshll officiating, and the burial in Fountain Grove cemetery was private Saturday morning [21 Nov 1914].

Mr. Carter was a man who lived his life and enjoyed it. He had a keen sense of humor and was without a touch of thos unpleasant qualities that weigh down many people. He made friends and retained them and in is active years was a useful citizen.

"Metta Carter Dies." The Bryan Democrat (8 Feb 1932) P4:C1.


Miss Metta Carter, 67, died last Friday night [5 Feb 1932] at the hospital in Toledo after a long illness. She is survived by one sister Rose, brother Rolland of Vassar, Mich. Services were held in the Deck funeral home [8 Feb 1932] Monday morning, Rev. J. E. Zimmerman in charge. Burial in Fountain Grove cemetery.

"Metta Carter." The Bryan Press (11 Feb 1932) P6.


Miss Metta Cater died February 5 [1932] in a hospital in Toledo where she went for treatment a short time ago. She had been in failing health for a long time, and the end was inevitable but a source of sorrow to her family and friends.

She lived her life in Bryan, and had the friendship and love of the community. Miss Carter was gifted in an artistic way and did much excellent work in painting, drawing and illustrating, but indifferent health kept her from making full use of her genius. She was a woman of keen intellect, had a fine sense fo humor and lived an intellectual life.

Funeral services were held at Deck's funeral home [8 Feb 1932] Monday morning, the srrvice in charge of Rev. J. E. Zimmerman and interent was in Fountain Grove cemetery. She is survived by a sister, Miss Rose Carter of Bryan and a brother Rol. of Vassar, Mich. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carter passed on several years ago [he 18 Nov 1914, she 20 Jan 1913].

"Miss Rose Carter, Old Resident, Dies Wednesday." The Bryan Democrat (11 Apr 1946) P1.

Miss Rose Carter, Old Resident, Dies Wednesday

Miss Rose Carter, 79, passed away at her home here Wednesday [10 Apr 1946]. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Arthur J. Hall will be held in the Krill Funeral Home [12 Apr 1946] Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with interment in Fountain Grove cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Rolland of Grosse Pointe, Mich., a nephew, Richard Carter, also of Grosse Pointe and a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Wright of Linchburg, Ohio

Miss Carter was a teacher in Toledo schools for about 40 years, retiring from Glenwood school about 18 years ago [abt. 1928] to care for her sister, Meta [Metta] Carter, who since preceded her [in death 5 Feb 1932].

"Miss Rose Carter." The Bryan Press (18 Apr 1946) P10.


Services for Miss Rose Carter, 79, were held [12 Apr 1946] Friday afternoon in the Krill funeral home with Dr. Arthur J. Hall, pastor of the First English Lutheran church, officiating. Burial was in Fountain Grove.

Miss Carter was of one of Bryan's well known [well-known] families in the early days of the community and was born here July 26, 1867, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carter, who came form England. For 40 years [abt. 1888-1928] she taught in Jefferson, Charry and Glenwood schools in Toledo until she retired form Glenwood school to take care of her sister, Metta Carter, who preceeded her in death [5 Feb 1932]. Miss Rose Carter died at 5 p. m. Wednesday [10 Apr 1946] in her home, 221 East Bryan street. She leaves a brother, Rolland, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., and a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Wright of Linchburg [Lynchburg?], Ohio.

"Rollie Carter, 72, Killed In Accident." The Bryan Times (7 Apr 1949), P9:C8. (www.williamsco.lib.oh.us).

Rollie Carter, 72,
Killed In Accident

Rollie A. Carter, 72, of Vassar Mich., was killed in an auto accident near Vassar. The accident occured when the Carter car crashed into a car driven by Afton E. Croyer and his wife, Marie, of Midland, Mich., both being injured.

Mr. Carter, a barber, spent his early life in Bryan and was a brother of Rose and Meta [Metta] Carter, living at the family home on the corner of East Bryan and Cherry Sts. Several years ago he spent the winter here with his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Wright and family.

Marshall Davies Lloyd