George Carson

17 July 1794–20 December 1851 (Age 57)
Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Carson was born on 17 July 1794, in Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Carson, was 48 and his mother, Ruth Sherman, was 47. He married Ann Hough on 17 February 1817, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He registered for military service in 1851. He died on 20 December 1851, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Carson
Ann Hough
Marriage: 17 February 1817
William Huff Carson
John Carson Sr
Jonathan Carson
Elizabeth Ann Carson
Thomas E Carson
George Carson, Jr.
David Carson
Washington Carson
Mary Ann Carson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1817Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 9
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 18
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    George and Ann Hough Carson Chronological History

    GEORGE AND ANN HOUGH CARSON CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY June 27, 1794: Ann Hough was born in Milford Township of the Tuscarora Valley, Mifflin County, which is now part of Juniata County. She and her …

    Sources (55)

    • George Carson, "United States Census, 1830"
    • George Carson in entry for David H. Carson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • George Carson, "United States Census, 1840"

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