William H. Carson

8 Jan 1818 - 25 Dec 1901

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William H. Carson

8 Jan 1818 - 25 Dec 1901
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Grave site information of William H. Carson (8 Jan 1818 - 25 Dec 1901) at Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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William H. Carson

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Fairfield Cemetery

1620 N
Fairfield, Utah, Utah
United States
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June 8, 2012
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Kevin L. Rider

May 19, 2012

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William Carson and Corillia Egbert

Contributor: smithc Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

William’s education was limited, but was sufficient to enable him to transact business intelligently, and that was quite an acquisition in those days for a framer’s boy on the frontier. In religion his father was a Presbyterian and his mother was a Quaker. The family was converted to Mormonism through the preaching of Elder David Whitehead. He was baptized and confirmed by Elder Wheeler of Missouri in 1833. That same year they were expelled with their co-religionist by mob violence from Jackson County, and for the next five years lived in Clay County prior to making their home in Caldwell County, when they were again driven with their people into Illinois. In Adams County of the State, where they remained for about twelve years. About the time of the removal to Illinois, William H. Carson then twenty-one years of age, married Corilla Egbert, who made him a faithful and devoted wife. She was the mother of seven children, six of whom were born before they moved to Utah where they moved to join the main body of the church. Early in the spring of 1851, they set out for the Salt Lake Valley, with a comfortable ox team outfit and the usual stock of supplies for a journey across the plains. The Mormon emigrant train in which they traveled from the frontier was under the direction of Captain Harry Walton. There were sixty wagons, divided into sections of ten and one of the ten Mr. Carson was the captain. William and Corilla were sealed for time and all eternity in the president’s wagon on the way to Salt Lake. William was also sealed to his second wife, Triphne Ursula Goddard, he also married Emily McMind for time that same day Sept 16, 1858 (Also that day, Emily was sealed to her first husband who recently died). William eventually took a fourth wife, Julia Ann Cook on the 4 April 1882. Along the way to Utah the wagon train was over run by a stampede of buffalo, killing two women. Captain Carson’s team of oxen was the only one that did not run away at that time. He controlled his oxen by means of rope lines, which he had taken the precaution to arrange. The Carson’s arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in September, and settled in South Cottonwood, ten miles south of Salt Lake City.

Life timeline of William H. Carson

1818
William H. Carson was born on 8 Jan 1818
William H. Carson was 8 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
William H. Carson was 14 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William H. Carson was 22 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William H. Carson was 42 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William H. Carson was 43 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
William H. Carson was 62 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William H. Carson was 66 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
William H. Carson was 78 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
William H. Carson died on 25 Dec 1901 at the age of 84
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