William Richard Carter

22 May 1748–22 September 1840 (Age 92)
Chester,Pennsylvania

The Life of William Richard

William Richard Carter was born on 22 May 1748. He married Margaret Jury before 1777. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 September 1840, in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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William Richard Carter
1748–1840
Margaret Jury
1753–1796
Marriage: before 1777
Jesse Carter
1783–1871

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1777
<Chester,Pa>
children

(1)

    Jesse Carter

    Male1783–1871Male

World Events (6)

1776

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 28

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 52

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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  • William Richard Carter, "Find A Grave Index"

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