Washington Carson

18 April 1830–22 February 1856 (Age 25)
Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Washington

When Washington Carson was born on 18 April 1830, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, George Carson, was 35 and his mother, Ann Hough, was 35. He married Emily Anne McMinds on 26 November 1854, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Decatur Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 22 February 1856, in Lake Shore, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Washington Carson
Emily Anne McMinds
Marriage: 26 November 1854
Julia Ann Carson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1854Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 6
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 9
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    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

    The deaths of George and Washington Carson

    THE TINTIC WAR AND THE DEATHS OF GEORGE AND WASHINGTON CARSON Lynn R. Carson (June 9, 1979) PREFACE This booklet about the deaths of George and Washington Car …

    Sources (34)

    • Washington Carson in household of George Carson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Washington Carson in household of George Carson, '1850 United States Federal Census' on MyHeritage
    • Washington Carson, "Utah, Cemetery Abstracts"

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