John Rainey Carter

Male6 February 1813–

Brief Life History of John Rainey

When John Rainey Carter was born on 6 February 1813, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Zimri Carter, was 39 and his mother, Mary Crosson, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Zimri Carter
1773–1843
Mary Crosson
1773–1845
Jane Jennie Carter
1797–
Cornelius Carter
1799–
Thomas Carter
1800–1866
Elizabeth Carter
1802–
James Carter
1803–
William Carter
1806–1845
Robert Carter
1808–1828
Richard Carter
1810–1841
John Rainey Carter
1813–
Henry Newton Carter
1815–

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 9

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

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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