Samuel Carter was born in Thornton Hough, Cheshire, England on 22 June 1815, the youngest of seven children.
His parents were John Carter and Hannah Wright. He was baptised in Neston on 30 July 1815.
In 1836 he married Hannah Huntingdon, in Liverpool.
They had seven children, three of whom died in infancy.
In 1862 they sailed from Liverpool on the William Tapscott, arriving in New York on 16 July. They took with them three children.
Their eldest daughter, Eleanor Huntingdon Carter, was married to John Parry, abd they emmigrated later.
Three other children had already died in England.
They made the long overland trip to Utah by wagon train, travelling in the Henry W. Miller Company.
It set out on 5 or 8 August 1862, and arrived on 17-18 October 1862.
665 individuals and 60 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).
Samuel and his sons fought in the Blackhawk wars from May 1866 to October 1866, with the Utah Territory Militia.
Utah did not become a state until 1896.
Hannah died on 24 July 1876, in Springville, Utah.
Her maiden name lives on through many family members to whom it was given as a middle name.
She was 70 years old.
In 1879 Samuel married Sarah James in Springville, Utah.
The US Census of 1880 shows Samuel as a wheelwright.
Their daughter, Sarah Maud, was born on 18 April 1881.
Samuel died on 6 March 1888 in Springville, Utah county, Utah.
He is buried with Hannah, his first wife, in Springville City Cemetary.
"They bravely crossed the ocean wide,
And here they slumber, side by side.
This monumental marble stands
Twas tribute from their children's hands.
When all the storms of life have passed,
May we all meet in Heaven at last."