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Carpenter

My earliest known Carpenter ancestor was Samuel Carpenter, who married Jean Hundley January 6, 1797 in Amelia County, VA. They were in Nottoway County, VA, in 1810 and Mecklenburg County, VA before 1815. He married Nancy Stone, daughter of Elijah Stone November 1, 1815 Mecklenburg County, VA., and died about 1818.

    Children of Samuel Carpenter and Jean Hundley were:
  • Sally Carpenter, m. John Stone February 22, 1816. D. before 1818, one child Jane Stone
  • William W. Carpenter, b. abt. 1800, VA, m. Rebecca Bland January 22, 1817 In Mecklenburg Co, VA, moved to Wilson County, TN, More information on William W. Carpenter
  • Jesse Carpenter, living alone in 1820 Mecklenburg County Census, no further information
  • Jane T. Carpenter m. Charles L. Jeffries May 13, 1824 Mecklenburg Co, VA
  • Martha Carpenter (no further information)
  • Elizabeth Carpenter (no further information)
    Child of Samuel Carpenter and Nancy Stone
  • Samuel Carpenter, born about 1817, d. 1880. buried in the Carpenter Cemetery in Martins Branch, Putnam County, WV.He was living in Mercer County, WV in 1850,
    m. #1 Martha,
      had daughter Mary J, who married March 12, 1867 Silas J. Bird, son of Thomas & Emily Bird
    Samuel m. #2 August 17, 1864 Nancy J. Bird 27, daughter of John and Asenath Bird. Samuel listed his birthplace as Mecklenburg County, VA, and parents as Samuel and Nancy Carpenter
    Children of this marriage were
    • Callie Cenath (b) 1865 (d) 1924
    • Minerva Ann Carpenter(b) 1868 (d) 1934
    • Elizabeth "Betty" C. Carpenter(b) 8/8/1871 (d) 3/27/1951
    • Hugh Carpenter(b) 1874 (d)1960
    • Asa Carpenter (b) 11/11/1877 (d) 1/17/1970
After the death of Samuel Carpenter, Nancy married Obediah Hatchell They moved to Mercer County, KY and had more children. Unknown where her son, Samuel, spent his childhood.


William W. Carpenter and Rebecca Bland moved to Wilson County, TN sometime after 1820. She is believed to have died after 1840 in Wilson County. He married Ellen Ozment April 19, 1847, Wilson Co, TN, moved to Illinois before 1850, was divorced August 1850, and married Mrs. Lucinda Gray 25 Nov 1853, Jefferson Co, IL, died after 1860.
The following are believed to be children of William W. Carpenter and Rebecca Bland


The following are believed to fit into the family somewhere, but exact relationship is unknown. They are the right ages to fit into the above family, but there are no sons listed in this age group in the 1840 census, and this family does have a younger son named John

Oliver Carpenter, b. about 1825, m. Frances Vivrett, February 28, 1855, Wilson County, TN, daughter of William D. Vivrett and Nancy Hickman, living in Rutherford County in 1870.

John C. Carpenter, b. about 1826, m. Amanda Vivrett, January 19, 1848, Wilson County, TN.

Children of Samuel H. Carpenter and Mary Ann Vivrett

Children of Samuel H. Carpenter and Jane Ricketts

  • Marcus Carpenter, b. 1868, m. married Etta Brown October 08, 1895 in Wilson County, TN.
  • Mason M. Carpenter, b. 1869, (may have moved to Texas)
  • Docia .D. Carpenter, b. February 1872 in Wilson County, TN. She married Oscar F. Underwood December 24, 1896 in Wilson County, TN.
  • Walter Hiram Carpenter, b. abt. 1875 in Wilson County, TN, m. Evelyn Josephine Lannom August 5, 1894 in Wilson County, TN., moved to Texas between 1900 and 1910, d. November 20, 1912 in Red River County, TX, b. Stones Chapel Cemetery, Cherry Community, Red River County, TX.
  • J.P Carpenter b. abt. 1878 (no further information)
  • Carl.D. Carpenter b. 1879. In the 1910 Census he was still in Wilson County, thirty years old and single.
  • Burness S. Carpenter, b. 1882
  • Mattie J. Carpenter, b. May 29, 1886, d. Feb 2, 1981 m. Ed Ligon, b. May 29, 1886, d. Jul 9, 1951, in Wilson County, TN


If anyone has any information to add on this particular family I would love to hear from you.



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Sunday, 13-Aug-2000 16:12:09 MDT