Mercy ( Lucy) Carter

22 December 1791–29 January 1860 (Age 68)
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mercy ( Lucy)

When Mercy ( Lucy) Carter was born on 22 December 1791, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Elihu Carter, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Hopkins, was 24. She married John Ephraim Howd on 17 February 1819, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 29 January 1860, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

John Ephraim Howd
Mercy ( Lucy) Carter
Marriage: 17 February 1819
Benjamin Howd
John Howd
Martha E. Howd
Samuel Howd
Nelson Howd

Spouse and Children

17 February 1819
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States




    John Howd


    Martha E. Howd


    Samuel Howd


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 11

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 21

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

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)

  • Mercy Howd, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mercy Carter, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mercy in entry for Nelson Howd, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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