William Thomas Carrell

18 September 1819–5 April 1892 (Age 72)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Thomas

When William Thomas Carrell was born on 18 September 1819, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Carroll II, was 27 and his mother, Nephania Hodge, was 25. He married Dorothy Pectol on 15 January 1843, in Madison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860 and Star Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 5 April 1892, in Caineville, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Caineville Cemetery, Caineville, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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William Thomas Carrell
Dorothy Pectol
Marriage: 15 January 1843
Sarah Jane Carrell
Lewiza Jane Carrell
Mary Ann Carrell
George William Carrell
James Thomas Carrell
John Franklin Carrell
Dorothy Ann Carrell
Henry Ellis Carrell
Elizabeth Jemima Carrell
Eliza Maria Carrell
Rosannah Carrell

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  • Marriage
    15 January 1843Madison, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 16
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Quarrell, either a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a quarry (Middle English quarrel), synonymous with Quarry , or a nickname from Middle English, Old French quarel, quarrel, carrel, denoting a short, heavy, square-headed bolt for a cross-bow, arbalest, or siege engine; this use might have had an occupational connotation, for someone who made or used quarrels, or it may have been used figuratively for a thickset or stout person. In Devon and Hampshire the name Quarrell survived as Carol and Car(r)oll. In Yorkshire and Durham from the late 18th century onward the name became indistinguishable from Carroll and its variants, borne by Irish migrants.English (of Norman origin): perhaps also a Norman French habitational name from Carelles in Mayenne (France), early recorded as Quarrel. Compare Carrel . No medieval bearers have been found in England to confirm this origin.Irish: altered form of Carroll .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • W. Carroll in entry for Sarah Miller, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Wm Carl, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William T. Carrell in entry for John Franklin Carrell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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