James L. Carter

23 October 1833–2 July 1859 (Age 25)
Hendricks Co., Indiana

The Life of James L.

When James L. Carter was born on 23 October 1833, his father, Enoch Carter, was 35 and his mother, Asenath Kendal, was 29. He lived in Guilford Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 2 July 1859, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Carter
1798–1862
Asenath Kendal
1804–
Hiram Carter
1826–1826
Jessie Carter
1826–1826
Lydia Carter
1827–1906
William B Carter
1830–1857
James L. Carter
1833–1859
Elvira Lydia Carter
1836–1925
Sarah Carter
1839–1864

Parents and Siblings

    Enoch Carter

    Male1798–1862Male

    Female1804–Female

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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 8

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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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Sources (1)

  • James L Carter in household of Enoch Carter, "United States Census, 1850"

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