William Huff Carson

8 January 1818–25 December 1901 (Age 83)
Wayne Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Huff

When William Huff Carson was born on 8 January 1818, in Wayne Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Carson, was 23 and his mother, Ann Hough, was 23. He married Corilla Egbert on 25 December 1837, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 25 December 1901, in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Huff Carson
1818–1901
Emily Anne McMinds
1828–1878
Marriage: 16 September 1858
Washington Carson
1858–1872
Susan Carson
1859–1862
Jonathan Huff Carson
1859–1862
Mary Emily Carson
1860–1923
Jacob Carson
1862–1862
Isaac Carson
1862–1862
Mariah Ann Carson
1863–1922
James Carson
1865–1867
Louis Greeley Carson
1867–
Henry Carson
1869–1940
Wiley Carson
1871–1879
Albert Franklin Carson
1873–1947
Edith Jane Carson
1876–1918

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 September 1858Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1827
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 23
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    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

    William Carson and Corillia Egbert

    William’s education was limited, but was sufficient to enable him to transact business intelligently, and that was quite an acquisition in those days for a framer’s boy on the frontier. In rel …

    Sources (57)

    • William Carson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Carson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
    • William Carson in entry for Mary Emily Daw, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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