Amanda Carter

1870–14 January 1955 (Age 85)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Carter was born in 1870, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Wylie Carter, was 42 and her mother, Polly E Whitehead, was 32. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Thomas Bransford Dixon. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 7, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 14 January 1955, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85.

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Thomas Bransford Dixon
Amanda Carter
Hugh Carter
Thomas Bradford Dixon Jr
Andy Herman Carter
Haskell A Carter
Beatrice Dixon

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Bransford Dixon





Parents and Siblings



    Bransford Carter


    James William Carter


    Rhoda M Carter


    Dorthula Carter



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Manda Carter in household of James Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda Carter in household of James Carter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda Carter in entry for Hugh Carter, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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