William Lewis Carter

about 1814–about 1870 (Age 56)
Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Lewis

When William Lewis Carter was born about 1814, in Champaign, Ohio, United States, his father, Levi Carter, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsy Edgar, was 34. He married Matilda Ann Nash on 24 January 1839, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Paradise, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died about 1870, in Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Campground Cemetery, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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William Lewis Carter
Matilda Ann Nash
Marriage: 24 January 1839
Ellen Jane Carter
Martha Carter
James Harvey Carter
Lemuel Taylor Carter
John A Carter
Martha Elizabeth Carter
George Carter
Joseph B Carter

Spouse and Children

24 January 1839
Coles, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi Carter


    Elizabeth Betsy Edgar




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • William Carter in household of Lemuel Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Carter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Carter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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