William Lafayette Carlan

Male1838–23 February 1863

Brief Life History 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 "Mattie" 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 "Mattie" Rice
Marriage: 17 October 1856
Gabriel Atlanta Carlan
Mary Carlan
about 1859–
John Epperson Carlan

Sources (5)

  • William L Carlin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William I. Carland, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • William Lafayette Carlan, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1856Franklin, Georgia, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (12)

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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.

    about 1859

    Age NaN

    Historical Boundaries 1859: Banks, Georgia, United States

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin (see Carolan 2).

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

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