William M Carr

Brief Life History of William M

When William M Carr was born in 1822, in Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas White Carr, was 35 and his mother, Dianna Dicey Martin, was 26. He married Eliza Hanagan on 26 January 1843, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Kanawha, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Boone, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 6 April 1864, in Andersonville, Sumter, Georgia, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Macon, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William M Carr
1822–1864
Mahala Crawford
1823–
Marriage: 1852
Mary Francis Carr
1853–1896
William P. Carr
1854–1924
Felix M Carr
1856–

Sources (23)

  • William M Carr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William M Carr, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • William M. Carr, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’, explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname, Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop, otherwise unknown.

Irish: in Galway, a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire, see Keary .

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

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