Samuel Carter

8 September 1840–1850 (Age 9)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Carter was born on 8 September 1840, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Harrison Carter, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Runnels Sweat, was 22. He died in 1850, in Plains, Madera, California, United States, at the age of 10, and was buried in Plains, Madera, California, United States.

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John Harrison Carter
Elizabeth Runnels Sweat
Samuel Carter
Maryette Carter
Lorenzo Carter
John Hirum Carter
Harrison Mastin Carter
Dominicus Carter
William James Carter
Aaron Tad Carter
Verenus Carter

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World Events (5)

Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 8
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1848 · The California Gold Rush
Age 8
On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). 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 derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Irish: shortened form of McCarter .Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel Carter - birth: 8 September 1840; Maine, United States
  • 1840 U.S. Census, population schedule: Samuel Carter
  • Samuel Carter, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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