Dorthea Carter

1764–
Monongahela, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dorthea

When Dorthea Carter was born in 1764, in Monongahela, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Carter HDG1, was 41 and her mother, Hannah Dorcus Cope HDG, was 40.

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Family Time Line

John Carter HDG1
1723–1770
Hannah Dorcus Cope HDG
1724–1817
Jane Carter
1747–1822
Samuel Carter
1749–1836
James Carter
1751–1795
Hannah Cope Carter
1754–1851
John Carter HDG2
1755–1805
Enos Carter
1758–1760
Dorthea Carter
1764–
Rebekah Ann Carter
1770–1836

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1776

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 12

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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