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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Family Time Line

Abraham Freer Carling
1837–1912
Ann Elizabeth Ashman
1845–1929
Marriage: 28 September 1862
John Carling
1863–1945
Ann Elizabeth Carling
1865–1925
Abraham Freer Carling Jr.
1867–1949
Sarah Ellen Carling
1869–1911
Emeline Carling
1870–1911
George Carling
1873–1945
Joseph Carling
1875–1963
Franklin Carling
1877–1963
Harriet Carling
1879–1957
Edward Ashman Carling
1881–1890
Ernest Carling
1882–1955
Katherine Keaton Carling
1884–1939
Isabel Carling
1886–1978
Elmer Carling
1887–1954
Lehi Carling
1889–1890

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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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.
    1846
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Karling
    Carl

    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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