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Carman - William



Source: H.W. Beckwith History, Montgomery County, Indiana, p 459

William N. CARMAN, farmer and stock raiser, Ladoga, is a member of an extensive family in Long Island. His ancestors landed in New England 250 years ago. His grandfather, Joseph Carman emigrated from NJ to Ky, and located where Louisville now is, at a time in its history when there was but a few pole tents in the district. On his way from NJ he stopped, however, a couple of years in Va. Soon after reaching Ky he was murdered by the Indians, near Bedford in what is now Tremble Co. It was supposed by his relatives that he had had some difficulty with one of the tribe, and that they for revenge killed him. His body was cut in pieces and hung upon a tree by the most savage and bloodthirsty of the tribe, indicating complete and satisfactory revenge. William, N, son of Isaac & Mary (HUGHS) Carman, was born in Shelby County, KY Nov 26, 1827, where his father had previously settled and entered a farm of 250 acres. Mr. Carman's mother died of Asiatic cholera when he was but 6 years of age and at the age of 7 he emigrated with his father to Montgomery County, where he has since resided. Jan 25, 1849, he was united in marriage with Miss Ann, daughter of John and Mary (ASHBY) HARRISON, prominent families of Montgomery County's History. She was born in Clark Twp, in 1832, and is the mother of 3 children: Priscila A, wife of John F. ZIMMERMAN; Benjamin F and Sllie F. Mr. C. is the owner of a beautiful farm of 407 acres. - typed by kbz

Note:  Name often found as Carmine
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