Wednesday, November 24, 2010

William Carson

  • William Carson
  • Born: November 24, 1745 Downs, Ireland
  • Died: October 14, 1824 Mifflin, Pennsylvania
  • Related through: Dan's grandmother Elvira Wilde Langford

William Carson was born on Nov. 24, 1745 to Aaron Carson and Bridgette Fleming in County Downs, Ireland. The family left the southern part of Ireland and arrived in the British Colonies, settling in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.
William married Ruth Sherman of Oak Ridge, Shelby, Pennsylvania on Dec. 20, 1770. They settled in Mifflin County, Penn., where their first child Elizabeth was born. They had two more children, John Carson and Polly Ann (Mary) Carson before the American Revolution began. William enlisted and fought under General George Washington, in the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. He stayed in the army for the duration of the war.

He returned to his family after the war. They had six more children. The youngest was our ancestor George. Both William and Ruth stayed in Mifflin, where he died on Oct. 14, 1824.

Thanks to John Pratt for providing this history on his family history website.

1 comment:

  1. He was only in the army from 1776-1778 and was discharged at Valley Forge on January 1778 (See Rev War file S40803)