1. THOMAS CARPENTER was born September 30, 1796 in Florida, Montgomery County, New York, and followed farming for a living. 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 at 77 years of age. He is buried in Hillside Cemetery. His widow still lives on the old farm with her son, E. A.

He married November 13, 1819.

Miss ANN WRIGHT, of De Wainesburg [Duanesburg?], Montgomery county. She died 13 Mar 1879 at 79y 9m and is buried in Hillside Cemetery with her husband. Twelve children were born to them, six of whom still live.

One of their children:

            2          i E. A. CARPENTER

2. E. A. CARPENTER, was the son of THOMAS CARPENTER and ANN WRIGHT. He was born 1828 and died in 1910 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery. 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 he is a Republican. 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 March 9, 1852

Miss POLLY M. INGALLS of Le Ray. She was born September 13, 1830 and died in 1900. She is buried with her husband in Hillside Cemetery. They had four children.

(Jefferson County History, L. H. Evarts, 1878)           

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