Hannah Cordelia Carter

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About Hannah Cordelia Carter


Hannah Cordelia MECHAM - was born in November 1829 in St. Lawrence, Jefferson Co, NY. She died on 3 April 1847 at the age of 17 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.

Father: Joseph Meacham b: 1 FEB 1806 in Thornton, Grafton, NH. Mother: Hannah Ladd Tyler b: 10 FEB 1808 in Lawrence, S. Lawrence, NY

Spouse: William Furlsbury CARTER Sr. -. Hannah Cordelia MECHAM - and William Furlsbury CARTER Sr. - were married on 31 January 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.

Hannah Cordelia Mecham married William Furlsbury Carter on January 31, 1847.

Information from "Life History of Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy Written by Herself," (1865), typescript copy, Special collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU, Provo, Utah.

The second winter here, on the 25, of February, 1849, my seventh son was born. We called him Helon Henry, a name to be long remembered, but now he is dead and gone before me and has left a large family. In the fall before the birth of this child, there was a circumstance that cast gloom over our settlement. William Carter married a young and beautiful girl by the name of Meekham. One afternoon she went home one mile to see her mother. She did not return the next day, and so they went over to her mother's where they discovered that she had net even been the day before. Therefore they instituted a search. There was a stream of water to cross on the way she should have gone. Above the bridge a short distance, they found her shawl and bonnet on the bank, and in the stream they found her dead body, drowned. No one ever knew why she committed this deed, for she seemed all right when she left. My husband helped to take her body out of the water, and she was buried by the side of my boy. Dominicus Carter also buried a wife there, and before we left this place there was quite a little burying ground."

Died April 3, 1847 in Kanesville (now Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

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Hannah Cordelia Carter's Timeline

October 15, 1829
St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York, United States
April 3, 1847
Age 17
Kanesville (now Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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