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Abraham Freer Carling

Abraham Freer Carling

Male 1837 - 1912  (74 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has no ancestors but more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Abraham Freer Carling 
    Birth 19 Aug 1837  Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) 9 Oct 1866  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 2 Jan 1912  Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 4 Jan 1912  Fillmore Cemetery, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17474  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2022 

    Family Ann Elizabeth Ashman,   b. 20 Dec 1845, Islington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Oct 1929, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years) 
    Marriage 28 Sep 1862  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Carling,   b. 5 Sep 1863, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Jan 1945, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)
    +2. Ann Elizabeth Carling,   b. 23 May 1865, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Mar 1925, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years)
     3. Abraham Freer Carling,   b. 26 Mar 1867, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Jul 1949, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
     4. Sarah Ellen Carling,   b. 29 Jun 1869, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Jul 1911, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years)
    +5. Emeline Carling,   b. 16 Sep 1870, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Jul 1911, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)
    +6. George Carling,   b. 9 Jul 1873, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Mar 1945, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
     7. Joseph Carling,   b. 1 Jun 1875, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Nov 1963, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years)
     8. Franklin Carling,   b. 30 Mar 1877, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Oct 1963, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
     9. Harriet Carling,   b. 21 Mar 1879, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Mar 1957 (Age 77 years)
     10. Edward Ashman Carling,   b. 2 Feb 1881, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Jan 1890, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 8 years)
     11. Ernest Carling,   b. 4 Sep 1882, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Oct 1955, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)
     12. Katherine Keaton Carling,   b. 23 Apr 1884, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Sep 1939, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years)
     13. Isabel Carling,   b. 6 Feb 1886, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Jun 1978, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 92 years)
     14. Elmer Carling,   b. 3 Jun 1887, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 May 1954, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)
     15. Lehi Carling,   b. 28 Sep 1889, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Oct 1890 (Age 1 year)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 19 Aug 1837 - Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 28 Sep 1862 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 9 Oct 1866 - EHOUS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 2 Jan 1912 - Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 4 Jan 1912 - Fillmore Cemetery, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • ABRAHAM FREER CARLING
      (wife, Ann Elizabeth Ashman Carling)

      By
      Marilyn Brunson, 1936, and Dora C. Robinson, 1949, granddaughters
      And from his own notes

      Abraham Freer Carling was born August 19, 1837, in Poughkeepsie, Duchess County, New York to John and Emeline Keaton Carling. He was raised with four brothers and two sisters.
      When he was three, the family moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where they joined the L.D.S. Church. About this time Abraham’s mother died and a few years later his father married Ann Green Dutson, a widow. They had two children, Frances Caleb and Joseph M. Abraham joined the Nauvoo Legion and became handy with rifle and sword. Here also, he saw and heard the Prophet Joseph Smith many times.
      In 1845 the family moved to Winter Quarters where Abraham was baptized in the Missouri River. Here he worked at farming, gardening and herding cows. Often, whole herding cows, the Indians would steal his dinner and try to pick his pocket.
      At the age of fifteen he and his father crossed the plains with the Henry Miller Company along with Apostle Orson Hyde. Near the Black Hills they met a tribe of 4000 Sioux Indians who seemed to rise up out of the earth. The three chiefs leading the Indians met Captain Miller. He requested that the Indians be ordered to the side of the road so as not to stampede the two-mile long train. The Indians obeyed this request at once, and as the train moved by the chiefs, [the] Mormons gave cups of sugar and flour and loaves of bread to them in appreciation for the Indian’s good behavior. These Sioux were on their way to Laramie to receive their Annuity from the government.
      On the way, Abraham saw thousands of buffalo, a few of which were killed by members of the train and used for food.
      The Saints arrived in Provo in 1852, and in 1853 the Indian War commenced. George A. Smith was Captain of the Army. He called for volunteers who were under age promising them the same rights granted to the regulars. In the fall of 1953 Abraham’s company was sent to Fillmore to strengthen that post because of the many U.S. Surveyors who were slain near Gunnison on the Sevier River. In 1855 Abraham’s father, a member of the Legislature, died leaving Abraham to take care of his stepmother and her family.
      The family moved to Fillmore and then went to Deseret where Abraham helped survey and helped put in the first dam and head gate. From here, in 1862, he was called on a mission to bring emigrants across the plains. He had put $1000 into the Deseret Dam, and lost it all when the dam went out.
      While on this mission Abraham met Ann Elizabeth Ashman, who rode in the third wagon behind him. They got acquainted and would meet around the campfires at night with the other Saints. They were married when they reached Salt Lake City in 1862 by Bishop Edward Hunter. They raised fifteen children, thirteen of which reached maturity. The children’s names were John, Ann Elizabeth, Abraham Freer, Sarah Ellen, Emeline, George, Joseph, Frank, Harriet, Edward, Ernest, Catherine Keaton, Isabella, Elmer, and Lehi. This big family all married and settled in Fillmore and contributed to the town in both social and civic affairs.
      Abraham had a severe fever when he was seventeen and lost all his hair. He had several wigs, one of which was made from his wife’s hair. While going to church one day a whirlwind came up and took his wig far into the air. This was great sport for the children who saw it!
      Abraham proved to be a faithful father and husband. As an exceptional butcher he always provided them with fresh meat. He raised a splendid garden and fruit orchard. He also made brooms and candles. He aided in building the Old State Caption Building. Abraham was a staunch Church member and a full tithe payer. He was a deacon, a High Priest and head teacher under Bishop Anderson for six years. He never missed his church duties, no matter what the weather.
      Three or four years before he died, Abraham had a stroke, which left him without speech. He died of heart trouble January 2, at age 74.




































      ANN ELIZABETH ASHMAN CARLING
      By
      Dora Robison, granddaughter, 1946

      Ann Elizabeth Ashman was born in London, England December 20, 1837, to John and Ann Wilde Ashman. She was the oldest of five children. Her father was a mason by trade and a Methodist minister converted to Mormonism. For a long time after his conversion, his wife was bitterly opposed to it, but finally consented for his sake.
      At the age of six Ann and her sisters had to work in the Lace Factory. When she was sixteen her father decided to send her to America. John felt if he could send one of his children first, then his wife would want to go. Ann was sent in the charge of Reuben McBride, a Utah missionary who was laboring in England. It was agreed that she should stay with his folks until her parents could come, as they were without means to make the trip at the time.
      This was a very serious decision for Ann. One night as she lay in her bed, she saw two lights and an open book (The Book of Mormon). She had never seen one quite like it. Right then Ann decided she should go.
      Ann Elizabeth left England on Waster Sunday, 1862, on John Boyd’s ship under the direction of James T. Brown with 700 other Saints. After six weeks they arrived in New York. She joined the Henry Miller Company going to Utah and met one of the teamsters, Abraham Freer Carling. He liked this little English girl very much, and asked her to marry him when they reached Salt Lake City. Ann decided if she got married, she would then have a home for her people when they could come. Ann and Abraham were married September 28, 1862 in Salt Lake City. Abraham paid her $40 immigration fee and they went to Fillmore to make their home.
      After two years a small inheritance from an uncle was left to Ann’s parents. The money was used for all of them to come to America. When they arrived in Fillmore, Ann and Abraham were living in a one-room log cabin in the northwest end of town. They had one son, John. Soon after their arrival her parents began to build a home across the street on land Abraham had purchased for them. Hr father built a rock house, which was a two-story building with a porch on the east side. It was considered a very beautiful home at that time and still stands in Fillmore.
      In later years Ann and Abraham built them a two-room log house. Many parties were held there. They were members of Fillmore’s first choir and remained members for forty years. Ann received a blessing for her constant choir work, which said she would always have a representative of her family in the Fillmore Choir. They lived their religion in every way, the one big thing they had strived for all their lives.
      Their family consisted of fifteen children. Edward and Lehi died in their teens of a fever. The rest grew up and married in Fillmore. Ann and Abraham lived all their married lives on the lot where they raised their family. Their trials were many with this large family, but they never missed paying their tithes and always had family prayer.
      Abraham died in 1912 leaving Ann to carry one. Ann died October 3, 1921 at the age of 83, a true Christian mother.

      Biography obtained from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Fillmore, Utah, Territorial Statehouse Museum.