Elizabeth Carson

10 August 1833–23 June 1901 (Age 67)
Carrollton, Pickens, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Carson was born on 10 August 1833, in Carrollton, Pickens, Alabama, United States, her father, Samuel Carson, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Jane Adair, was 22. She married David Lewis on 4 August 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 23 June 1901, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Otto Mortensen
1817–1912
Elizabeth Carson
1833–1901
Marriage: about 1862
Morten H Mortensen
1863–1868
Niels Otto Mortensen
1865–1943
Samuel Carson Mortensen
1867–1955
Olive Melissa Mortensen
1869–1947
Joseph Edgar Mortensen
1871–1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1862Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 6
    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.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 24
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: probably a habitational name from an unlocated place in southwestern Scotland called Acarson or Carsan. This surname was taken to Northern Ireland in the early 17th century. Alternatively, it may be a hybrid patronymic name composed of Irish cearr ‘left-handed’ + English son ‘son’.English: variant of Corston, a habitational name from one of the many places so called in Norfolk, Shropshire, Somerset, or Wiltshire.In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Kåsen (see Kasen ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Karson
    Kasen
    Corson
    Garson

    Story Highlight

    Life Summary by grandson Frank. O. Mortensen

    Elizabeth Carson Lewis Mortensen was born on August 10, 1833 in Pickins County, Alabama to Samuel Carson and Eliza Jane Adair. She and other members of the family were living in Mississippi in about …

    Sources (19)

    • Elizth Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Carson in entry for William D. Lewis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Mortensen in household of Yens Mortensen, "United States Census, 1870"

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