On this date in our family history . . . the 14th day of September . . . in the year 1692 . . . Captain John Carter dies in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts . . . this John Carter is a 10th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . his epitaph as well as the following biographical information is found recorded in the "Transcript of epitaphs in Woburn first and second burial grounds" . . .
Capt. John Carter, an early inhabitant of Woburn, subscribed the "town orders," 1640; styled ensign, 1653, and lieutenant, 1664; was captain in 1675, the time of Philip's War; was selectman 1664, and 1672 to 1679; commissioner "to end small causes," 1664, 1674; and commissioner "of the rate, 1653, 1648, and 1668. Ensign, 1651; lieutenant, 1664; captain, 1672. Ordered that Lieut. John Carter be captain, 1672. (See Colony Records.) His first wife, Elizabeth, died 1691 (epitaph 3). He married second, Elizabeth Groce, 1691. (Vide notice of his family, Sewall's History, 578, and further of him, ibid., 38, 39, 79, 112.)