Betsey E. Carter

Brief Life History of Betsey E.

When Betsey E. Carter was born in 1832, in Bristol, Lincoln, Maine, United States, her father, William H. Carter, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Ann Hatch, was 23. She married John G. Butman Jr. on 7 November 1850, in Bristol, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 9 May 1874, in Bristol, Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Chamberlain Cemetery, Round Pond, Bristol, Lincoln, Maine, United States.

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John G. Butman Jr.
Betsey E. Carter
Marriage: 7 November 1850
Capt. William George Butman
Aaron H. Butman
Sarah E. Butman
Almira Butman
Joseph L. Butman
Josephine Butman
John D. Butman
Frederick S. Butman
Sanford S. Butman

Sources (12)

  • Betsey Butnam in household of John Butnam, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mrs. Camilla A. Law, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Betsey E Carter Butman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.


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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). 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 derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: shortened form of McCarter .

Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

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

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