Biography of E. A. Carpenter

E. A. Carpenter, son of Thomas and Ann C., was born in Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, June 25, 1828. His father was a native of Florida, Montgomery County, New York, and was born September 30, 1796, and followed farming for a living. He married Miss Ann Wright, of De Wainesburg, Montgomery county, November 13, 1919. Twelve children were born to them, six of whom still live. In march, 1820, he emigrated to Antwerp, and settled on the farm now owned by his son, E. A. Mr. Carpenter and wife were members of the Protestant Methodist church. He died October 31, 1873. His widow still lives on the old farm with her son, E. A. Mr. E. A. Carpenter remained at home until he was twenty-eight years of age, when he purchased the farm now owned by Charles Render, and built all the buildings on the same. He remained there some fourteen years, sold out, and then bought the “old home,” on which he built all the fine buildings, and they are among the best farm-buildings in the town. He married Miss Polly Ingalls, of Le Ray, March 9, 1852. She was born September 13, 1930. Four children born. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Antwerp, and he is one of the most liberal supporters of the same. In politics a Republican. 1)Durant, Samuel W; Peirce, H. B. (Henry B.) History of Jefferson County, New York. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & co. 1878.

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1. Durant, Samuel W; Peirce, H. B. (Henry B.) History of Jefferson County, New York. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & co. 1878.
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