John Card

Male7 September 1808–2 October 1868

Brief Life History of John

When John Card was born on 7 September 1808, in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, his father, Joel Card Jr, was 26 and his mother, Margery Freeze, was 22. He married Almira Sparks on 2 October 1830, in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 October 1868, in Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 60.

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John Card
Almira Sparks
Marriage: 2 October 1830
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Sweetsic Card
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John F. Card
John E. Card
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Sources (31)

  • John Card, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Card, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • John Card, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1830Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

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


    Age 12

    Maine is the 23rd state.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 17

    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 (Kent and Sussex): perhaps from Middle English carde ‘card’, an implement for teasing wool for spinning (from medieval Latin cardus) and therefore short for Carder or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wool carders. Alternatively, from Middle English carde ‘playing card’ (Old French carte), also ‘kind of fabric’ (medieval Latin carda), which could have been a nickname given to a card player or a metonymic occupational name for maker and seller of the fabric.

    Irish: shortened form of McCard .

    French: from a shortened form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard .

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

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