William Lafayette Carlan

1838–23 February 1863 (Age 25)
Banks, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Lafayette

When William Lafayette Carlan was born in 1838, in Banks, Georgia, United States, his father, John Bartly Carlan, was 23 and his mother, Susan Elizabeth Andrews, was 23. He married Martha Ann Rice on 17 October 1856, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 February 1863, in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States.

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William Lafayette Carlan
Martha Ann Rice
Marriage: 17 October 1856
Gabriel Atlanta Carlan
Mary Carlan
John Epperson Carlan

Spouse and Children

17 October 1856
Franklin, Georgia, United States


    Gabriel Atlanta Carlan


    Mary Carlan



Parents and Siblings

    John Bartly Carlan


    Susan Elizabeth Andrews




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World Events (5)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 0

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1859: Banks, Georgia, United States

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin ( see Carlin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William L Carlin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Carlan in entry for Carlan, John F, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"
  • William I. Carland, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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