William Carson

Wife: Ruth Sherman
Nine children, the youngest of whom wasGeorge Carson
Father: Aaron Carson
Mother: Bridgette Fleming
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General George Washington
William Carson was born on Nov. 24, 1745 to Aaron and Bridgette Fleming Carson in County Downs, Ireland. The family left the southern part of Ireland and arrived in the British Colonies, settling in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

The Battle of Long Island
William married Ruth Sherman of Oak Ridge, Shelby, Ireland 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 born to them. The youngest was our ancestor George. Both William and Ruth stayed in Mifflin, where he died on Oct. 14, 1824.