Biographical Sketch of Luther Carpenter
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Carpenter, Luther, Ferrisburgh, was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1795. He was a farmer in early life, but retired in 1872. He represented his town in 1836 and ’37, and also held many of the town offices. He was married on December 7, 1836, to Lydia Ann Davis. They have had two children born to them, only one of whom is now living, Eliza A. (born March 29, 1838; married Daniel Collins in 1856). Mrs. Lydia Ann was a daughter of William and Mercy (Taft) Davis. William was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1772, and his wife Mercy was born in 1782. They settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., with their parents about 1785. Luther Carpenter was a son of Benjamin and Lucy (Hatch) Carpenter. Benjamin Carpenter was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1769, and settled in East Ferrisburgh, Vt., about 1792. He died in September, 1842, on the farm where he settled. Lucy was born in 1768 and died in 1851. They had a family of six children, two sons and four daughters, two of whom are now living — Luther, born in 1795, and Lucy, born in 1797 (now Mrs. Thompson).