William Carr

1817–1870 (Age 43)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

When William Carr was born in 1817, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Carr, was 21 and his mother, Esther Johnson, was 17. He died from 1860 to 1870, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Carr
1796–1871
Esther Johnson
1800–1877
William Carr
1817–1870
Daughter of Samuel Carr
1818–
Mathew E Carr
1819–1900
Sarah Jane Carr
1822–1870
Margaret Carr
1824–1908
Andrew Kerr
1826–1907
Susannah Carr
1827–1900
Hugh Kerr
1829–1871
Son of Samuel Carr
1832–
Esther Carr
1833–1889
Sam Carr
1835–1871
Mary J Carr
1837–1880
Harvey Carr
1842–1920
Rebecca Carr
1843–1880

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • William Kerr in household of Saml Kerr, "United States Census, 1860"

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