Allen Byrd Carter

Male15 November 1851–8 January 1896

Brief Life History of Allen Byrd

When Allen Byrd Carter was born on 15 November 1851, in Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel Carter, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Mullins, was 41. He married Harriett Catherine Hughes on 9 February 1871, in Election Precinct 5 Henry, Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Terrell, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Beat 2 Chipola, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 8 January 1896, in Walton, Florida, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in De Funiak Springs, Walton, Florida, United States.

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Allen Byrd Carter
Harriett Catherine Hughes
Marriage: 9 February 1871
Daniel Washington Carter
James R Carter
Charlie Carter
Ninnie Carter
Troy Lee Carter

Sources (36)

  • Allen Carter in household of Samuel Carter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Allen Byrd Carter - birth: 15 November 1851; ,,Alabama, United States
  • Allen B. Carter, "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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  • Marriage
    9 February 1871Election Precinct 5 Henry, Pickens, Alabama, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Terrell, Georgia, United States


    Age 10

    Florida has had 6 Constitutions since it became a state. The first Constitution was drafted in Saint Joseph, now known as Port St. Joe. Presently Florida is governed by the Constitution of 1968.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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