Clinton County Patriot William Carter was honored Sunday with a grave marking ceremony in Bunnell Cemetery.
Captain Harmon Aughe Chapter, NSDAR held the ceremony in conjunction with the William Henry Harrison SAR Chapter from Tippecanoe County.
William Richard Carter was born on Sunday May 22,1748 in Chester County,Pennsylvania. He served in the Revolutionary war as a Private under Captain John Raison and Colonel Thomas Hawkley in Pennsylvania. He enrolled again as a Teamster from Pennsylvania under Wagonmaster Owen Thomas.
Carter applied for a pension in May 1834 in Clinton County,Indiana where he was considered a pioneer of the county. He testified that at some point after the war he moved to Loudon County, Virginia and remained there 30-40 years before moving to Ohio and then to Indiana. He married Julia Jury Carter, While in Virginia their son, Jesse Carter was born in 1783 and is also burried at Bunnell Cemetery.
William Carter died here in Clinton County, Indiana on Monday, September 21, 1840 at the age of 92 years, 3 months, and 30 days.
Program ceremony Sunday:
Call to order, Kevin Cullen, President, Wm Henry
Harrison, In SAR
Invocation, Mark A.Smith, Chaplain, Wm Henry Harrison, IN, SAR.
Pledge of Allegiance, Anne Hemmelwright, Capt. Harmon Aughe Chapter, NSDAR
National Anthem, Clinton Central Varsity Choir, Alex Jackson, Director.
Posting of Colors, SAR Color Guard with help of Clinton Central FFA Chapter.
SAR Pledge, Pat Cave, Duneland, IN. SAR.
The American Creed, Sherry Stowers, Harmon Aughe Chapt. IN. SAR.
Welcome and opening remarks, Kevin Cullen,Pres.,Wm Henry Harrison, In SAR.
Special guests, Della Logan,Capt. Harmon Aughe Chapter NSDAR, Elaine Sholty, IN DAR Vice Regent, America 250th,
East Central Div. Vice Chair. Cheryl Ball,IN DAR Historian, Lisa Miller, VP. American Legion Post 12, Ladies Aux., Opal Bower, President
American Legion Post 12, Ladies Aux.
Floral Tributes Jacob Vink, President, IN SAR Patrick Cave, Dist 2 VP, IN SAR, William Behnke, John Martin, IN SAR, Cheryl Ball, Tippecanoe River-Wythougan Chapter, NSDAR, Deborah Frantz, State Chaplain, IN
Society, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
Taps Jerry Shore, Clinton County Honor Guard
Benediction Sherry Stowers, Vice Regent, Capt. Harmon
Aughe Chapt. NSDAR.
Event Greeter Renita Watkins, Capt.,Harmon Aughe
The Capt. Harmon Aughe Chapter wishes to thank Bill and Sonya Miller, Goodwin Funeral Home, Miss Anne Himmelwright, Clinton Central HS FFA and Clinton Central HS Varsity Choir.
Financial Contribution- Christopher W. Moberg, VPG, North Central District. SAR
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