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
Emily Anne McMinds
Marriage: 16 September 1858
Washington Carson
Susan Carson
Jonathan Huff Carson
Mary Emily Carson
Jacob Carson
Isaac Carson
Mariah Ann Carson
James Carson
Louis Greeley Carson
Henry Carson
Wiley Carson
Albert Franklin Carson
Edith Jane Carson

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

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    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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