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Carpenter/Porter
Posted by: Jim Carpenter (ID *****9535) Date: January 03, 2006 at 20:43:43
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Looking for any information on John Carpenter born about 1802 New York.

I don't have any information on John's parent's or his Wife.
John Carpenter later migrated to Indiana. Listed in Fayette County, IN. John had 2 Children that I know of. Dennis Carpenter born 1832 Fayette County, IN. - Jane Carpenter born 1837 Fayette County, IN.
John and Children then migrated to Scott County, Iowa. In 1856 Dennis married Lucinda Porter (Scott County, Iowa)
Dennis and Lucinda later moved onto Cedar and Guthrie Counties in Iowa.Jane became a School teacher and I can find nothing on Jane after 1860 Scott County records.
After 1870 Jasper County Census Records I can find no more on John Carpenter.
John Carpenter was in Jasper County Iowa (Independence) for at least 10 years.
1860 Jasper County records shows Lucy Carpenter Porter living in the same household as my John Carpenter. Lucy was the Daughter to Lyman Carpenter.
Through DNA testing we believe our Carpenter line connects to the Rehoboth Carpenter line.

I'm thinking that there is a chance that John Parents may past away.

In the 1860 census records (Guthrie County) Dennis shows Father to be from New York and Mother to be from Ohio.
Then Dennis in the 1900 Census Records (Latan, Box Butte Nebraska) shows his Mother to be from New York?
Not much to go on.
John Carpenter is in the 1840-1870 census records with a Porter Family. There seemed to be a close connect with these families other than the fact that Dennis married John and Rosanna Porter's Daughter Lucinda.

Jim Carpenter


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