Sawyer Carter

Male14 April 1807–6 June 1873

Brief Life History of Sawyer

When Sawyer Carter was born on 14 April 1807, in Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abel Carter, was 28 and his mother, Betsey Billings, was 24. He had at least 9 sons and 3 daughters with Nancy Shadduck. He lived in Albany, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 6 June 1873, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Sawyer Carter
Nancy Shadduck
Rufus S Carter
Emeline Carter
Adeline S. Carter
George R. Carter
Edgar A. Carter
Henry Charles Carter
James S. Carter
Harriet Adelia Carter
Oscar Ward Carter
Francis Marion Carter
Charles Adam Carter
Milton A Carter

Sources (18)

  • Sawyer Carter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sawyer Carter, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sawyer in entry for Milton Carter, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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Children (12)

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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