Abraham Freer Carling

19 August 1837–2 January 1912 (Age 74)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham Freer

When Abraham Freer Carling was born on 19 August 1837, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, John Carling, was 36 and his mother, Emeline Keaton, was 30. He married Ann Elizabeth Ashman on 28 September 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1847 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1852. In 1860, at the age of 32, his occupation is listed as builder in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 2 January 1912, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Abraham Freer Carling
Ann Elizabeth Ashman
Marriage: 28 September 1862
John Carling
Ann Elizabeth Carling
Abraham Freer Carling Jr.
Sarah Ellen Carling
Emeline Carling
George Carling
Joseph Carling
Franklin Carling
Harriet Carling
Edward Ashman Carling
Ernest Carling
Katherine Keaton Carling
Isabel Carling
Elmer Carling
Lehi Carling

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  • Marriage
    28 September 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 2
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 24
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Durham): nickname probably from Middle English carling ‘old woman’ (Old Norse kerling).Swedish: from the personal name Carl + the suffix -ing ‘belonging to’. Compare Karling .Possibly also an Americanized form of German Karling , Garling or Gerling .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Ann Elizabeth Ashman Carling (1845-1929) by her daughter, Isabel Carling Brunson

    It must have been a cold day in London, England, on the twentieth day of December, in the year eighteen and forty-five, when the age old stork made his long expected visit to the home of John and Ann …

    Sources (46)

    • Abram Carlin in household of Jno Powell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • A F Carling in entry for Ernest Carling and Lizzie Floy Henry, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Abraham Carling in entry for Harriet Critchley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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