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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Family Time Line

John Card
1808–1868
Almira Sparks
1810–1861
Marriage: 2 October 1830
John Lethiel Sweetster Card
1831–1915
Sweetsic Card
1832–
Frank Card
1834–
Lander Card
1838–
John F. Card
1833–1875
John E. Card
1835–
Samuel G. Card
1837–1912
Leander Card
1842–1902
Rebecca Evaline Card
1856–1912

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)

    1812

    Age 4

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

    1820

    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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