Sawyer Carter

14 April 1807–1873 (Age 65)
Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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 Iowa, United States in 1870. He died in 1873, at the age of 66.

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

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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

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). 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 originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sawyer Carter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sawyer Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sawyer Carter, "United States Census, 1850"

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