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Biography of John A. Carpenter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Robert Carpenter, of Greenwich, R. I., the great-grandfather of John A. Carpenter, on the 26th of October, 1755, married Charity Roberts, of Warwick, in the same state. Their children were: Christopher, John, Phebe and Marcy. John of this number, who resided in West Greenwich, married Sarah Stone, and had children: Christopher, Phebe, Patience, Robert and Amos. The last-named and youngest of these children, Amos, on the 19th of June, 1813, married Mary, daughter of Joseph Bailey, of West Greenwich. Their children were: Maria, Sarah C., Marcy S., Patience S., Olive B., George W., John A., Charles B. and Mary E., of whom five are deceased. John Anthony, the second son, was born June 23d, 1828, in West Greenwich, and at the age of eight years removed to Putnam, then Pomfret, where he pursued his studies at the district school, and meanwhile until 1846 assisted his father in the work of the farm. He then engaged in teaching in the schools of Putnam and vicinity, the intervals when not thus occupied being employed as before, on his father’s farm. In 1857 he entered the office of the Morse Mills Company as accountant, paymaster and manager of the merchandise department, and remained thus occupied until 1866, when he was elected cashier of the First National Bank of Putnam,...

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Nathaniel Carpenter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now NATHANIEL CARPENTER was b. in Pomfret, Conn., July 18, 1756; m. June 20, 1775, Elfreda Dresser, a sister of Huldah Dresser, who m. Lieut. Eleazer Jackson, b. Oct. 16, 1759. They settled in Cornish about 1775 and remained till after the close of the century. They then rem. to Strafford, Vt., and a little later to Hanover, where they finally settled on a farm three fourths of a mile south of the college on the river road, where he d. Oct. 15, 1829. Elfreda d. May 11, 1840, in Strafford, Vt. The census of 1790 says the family at that time in Cornish consisted of himself and three sons under sixteen, and his wife and two daus. Children, all b. in Cornish: 1. ORINDA, b. Sept. 7, 1779; m. Dec. 24, 1796, Thomas L. Haskell of Strafford, Vt.; rem. to Hanover about 1814 and spent the rest of their lives. She d. April 18, 1852. He d. March 13, 1856, aged 83. Twelve children. 2. NABBY, b. Sept. 15, 1781. 3. HARVEY MARCH, b. March 12, 1784. 4. JOHN, b. March 25, 1787. 5. THOMAS DRESSER, b. May 9,...

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