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Charles Worth CARTWRIGHT

Charles Worth CARTWRIGHT

Male 1789 - 1873  (84 years)

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  • Name Charles Worth CARTWRIGHT  [1
    • Charles' middle name from his maternal grandmother Demaris Worth.
    Born 02 Jan 1789  [2
    • Old date of birth 2 Jan 1789 equals new date of birth 2 Jan 1790 recorded in Barney
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1859  25 Hancock Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Charles grand mansion was one of the earlier homes built on John Hancock's original estate above the new State House on Beacon Hill. When George moved out, Charles' daughters Eliza (spinster) and Annie (with husband Leonard Sheldon) moved in.
    Census 23 Jan 1860  25 Hancock Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Sheldon household includes: Leonard (32), wife Annie (36), father-in-law Charles Cartwright (70), sister-in law Eliza H. Cartwright (40), and Charles' grandson Charles E. Cartwright (21). Charles is President of an insurance company.
    Census 10 Jun 1870  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Cartwright household includes: Charles (80), daughter Eliza H. (54), son-in-law Leonard Sheldon (42) & Leonard's son Frederick C. (9). Charles is a retired merchant.
    Event-Misc 16 May 1873 
    • In a codicil to his will || he had recently bought a house and furniture for his granddaughter Ann Eliza Richardson at a cost of $8,500 ($149K in 2002 dollars). The codicil required that an annuity of $600 ($10,500) previously identified in the will for Ann be reduced accordingly.
    Event-Misc 21 Jul 1873 
    • In a codicil to his will || increased the annuity for his granddaughter Sarah W. Galucia from $600 to $1,200 ($10,500 to $21,000). His actions might have been based on the birth of twins Melvin and Milton to Sarah eight months earlier. Milton was a sickly child and died less than a year later.
    Died 12 Aug 1873  1552 Washington Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Died at his home at age 84 after a sickness of one week. At the time, he was being cared for by his son-in-law Leonard R. Sheldon and 13 year old grandson Fred C. Sheldon. Leonard's wife and Charles' daughter, Annie (Cartwright) Sheldon, had died seven years earlier (1866).
    Buried 14 Aug 1873  Forest Hills Cemetery, Lot 2220, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 10
    • Following a funeral at his home, he was interred in the Cartwright catacomb tomb on Rock Maple Avenue. The Cartwright family tomb, tucked into a ledge of puddingston, was built by Charles in 1867 and is the first of its kind constructed at Forest Hills.
    Person ID I40  Cartwright
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2012 

    Father John CARTWRIGHT,   b. 18 Sep 1752,   d. 26 Apr 1837, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary STARBUCK,   b. 18 Aug 1757, Nantucket, Nantucket Cty, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1839, Nantucket, Nantucket Cty, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1776  Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

    Family Susan HAYDEN,   b. 13 Nov 1791, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1826, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1811  Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Marriage between 4th cousins. Their common ancestors are James Coffin (1640- ) and Mary Severance.
    Children 
     1. John William CARTWRIGHT, Sr.,   b. 08 Sep 1812, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1870, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Charles W. CARTWRIGHT, Jr.,   b. 08 Sep 1814,   d. 10 Aug 1830, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     3. Eliza H. CARTWRIGHT,   b. 29 Nov 1816,   d. 27 Aug 1872  (Age 55 years)
     4. Susan Hayden CARTWRIGHT,   b. 10 Oct 1819,   d. 12 Oct 1891, Sewanee, Franlkin Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Edward S. CARTWRIGHT,   b. 30 Mar 1821, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George B. CARTWRIGHT, Sr.,   b. 30 Oct 1822, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1883, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Annie M. CARTWRIGHT,   b. 10 Feb 1824,   d. 01 Nov 1866, 1058 Washington Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     8. Frederick H. CARTWRIGHT,   b. 10 Feb 1824,   d. 16 Feb 1858  (Age 34 years)
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles Worth Cartwright 1789-1873
    Charles Worth Cartwright 1789-1873
    About 1870 (age 81)
    Charles Worth Cartwright 1789-1873
    Charles Worth Cartwright 1789-1873
    About 1840 (age 51)

    Headstones
    Cartwright: Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Maple Avenue, Lot 2220
    Cartwright: Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Maple Avenue, Lot 2220
    Forest Hills Cemetery, consecrated in 1848 and one of America's most lovely rural garden cemeteries, has been designated an historic landmark by the National Register of Historic Places. It is a unique Boston cultural resource and historic site with its 250 acres offering the public a magnificent arboretum, open air museum, and tranquil sanctuary just minutes from downtown Boston. The Cartwright catacomb tomb, pictured here, was built by Charles W. Cartwright (1790-1873) in 1867 and is the first of its kind constructed at Forest Hills.

    As the designated representative for the Cartwright catacomb tomb, I have met with the Chairman of the Forest Hills Cemetery Association to discuss much needed renovations. The 19 crypts inside are mounted in a brownstone frame that is deteriorating slowly. As the brownstone absorbs moisture, it swells, flakes off, and the frame releases the marble crypt faces to drop onto the floor and break I have seen some of our ancestors up close and personal. We have finally agreed on the scope of a project that will correct the problems and extend the tomb's life another 100 years or so. However, Forest Hills is only responsible for one third of the restoration costs.

    Note the number of our Roots & Relatives that repose in final silence in this lovely setting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Freeman Family Records, Family Bible Births.

    2. [S3] Cartwright/Weld Family Bible, (2006), Marriages pg 3; Charles W. Cartwright data.
      Old date of birth 2 Jan 1789 equals new date of birth 2 Jan 1790 recorded in Barney

    3. [S20] City Directory, Distant Cousin.Com /Directories/MA/Boston/1860/Image/076.jpg.

    4. [S31] Mapping Boston, Norman B. Leventhal, (First MIT Press, MIT - Canbridge, MA 02142, 2001), Page 190, Beacon Hiil.

    5. [S42] 1860 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd 11, pg 121, roll 524, img 122, hse 691, fam 794; Charles W. Cartwright household data accessed 17 Jan 2008.

    6. [S43] 1870 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd 11, pg 117, roll 647, img 237, hse 173, fam 189; Charles W. Cartwright household data accessed 17 Jan 2008.

    7. [S11] Obituary, Boston Transcript 13 Aug 1873.

    8. [S1] Freeman Family Records.

    9. [S40] Forest Hills Cemetery, Charles Worth Cartwright, Cartwright tomb, lot 2220; transcribed by David Freeman, September 2001..

    10. [S16] Garden of Memories, Wilson, Susan, (Forest Hills Educational Trust, 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, May 1998), Cartwright Catacomb Tomb Pg 52.

    11. [S111] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, Compiler: David Jordan (Liahona Research), (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005), Nantucket County, Nantucket, FHL #0823704; John Cartwright accessed Jul 2004.

    12. [S5] Cartwright Kindred Chart, Compiler: Charles W. Cartwright, (1840 & updated 1940/1990).



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