John Charles III

28 September 1685–about 1739 (Age 53)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Charles III was born on 28 September 1685, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Charles, was 44 and his mother, Abigail Wells, was 19. He married Elizabeth Swetman on 10 March 1708, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1739, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

John Charles III
1685–1739
Elizabeth Swetman
1687–1739
Marriage: 10 March 1708
Charles
1709–1709
Jonathan Charles
1718–
Elizabeth Charles
1711–1743
John Charles IV
1713–1798
Abraham Charles
1716–1804
Aaron Charles
1724–1802

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1708
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
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Name Meaning

1 French, Welsh, and English: from the French form of the Germanic personal name Carl ‘man’ (which was Latinized as Carolus). In France the personal name was popular from an early date, due to the fame of the Emperor Charlemagne ( ?742–814 ; Latin name Carolus Magnus, i.e. Charles the Great). The Old French form Charles was briefly introduced to England by the Normans, but was rare during the main period of surname formation. It was introduced more successfully to Scotland in the 16th century by the Stuarts, who had strong ties with France, and was brought by them to England in the 17th century. Its frequency as a Welsh surname is attributable to the late date of Welsh surname formation. Old English Ceorl ‘peasant’ is also found as a byname, but the resulting Middle English form, Charl, with a patronymic in -s, if it existed at all, would have been absorbed by the French form introduced by the Normans. Compare Carl . English variants pronounced with initial k- for the most part reflect the cognate Old Norse personal name Karl, Karli.2 Swedish: ornamental form of a Frenchified form of the Old Norse personal name Karl.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Charles Charles in entry for Stillborn Charles, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Jno. Charles in entry for Stillborn Charles, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • John Charles, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"

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