Sarah Carter

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Carter was born in 1803, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, Churchill Carter Sr, was 57 and her mother, Leah Moultrey, was 46. She married James Knight McCollum in 1819, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died in 1858, in Hubbertville, Fayette, Alabama, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Hubbertville Church Of Christ Cemetery, Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Knight McCollum
Sarah Carter
Marriage: 1819
Nancy Caroline McCollum
Allen McCollum
Leah Catherine McCollum
Newman Theodore McCollum
Henry Carter McCollum
Joseph E McCollum
James Madison McCollum
Regina A. McCollum
Charner James McCollum
Ann Elizabeth McCollum
Sarah Frances McCollum

Sources (8)

  • Sarah Mccollum in household of Jesse Mccollum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Carter - Published information: birth-name: Sarah Carter
  • Sarah Carter McCollum, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


Historical Boundaries: 1814: Mississippi Territory, United States 1817: Alabama Territory, United States 1818: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States 1824: Fayette, Alabama, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: shortened form of McCarter .

Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

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

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