Carpenter Family

This information concerns four generations of the Carpenter family.
1700-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series (* * *) of asterisks.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge (◊) symbol.
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

   Thomas Owen born: (about 1740) in Moore County, NC
married: Catherine Shamberger (about 1759) in Bear Creek, Moore County, NC
children: Jonathan [_?_] [Margaret Cagle], Solomon [ ], Dennis [ ], Owen [Sarah Rachel Smith],
Temple [Hannah Newton], Adam [Matilda Sheffield], infant male
died: (1780) in Moore County, NC
buried: Shamberger Cemetery, Montgomery County, NC
census: On the 1790 census, Solomon, Temple, Owen, and Jonathan Carpenter were in Montgomery County, NC; on the 1800 census, an Owen Carpenter (age 16-26) and a female (over age 45) were in Moore County, NC
note: Thomas and his youngest son were shot by British soldiers during the American Revolution.

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   Jonathan
(children of Thomas Owen Carpenter and Catherine Shamberger)
born: (about 1760) in NC
married: (a) _?_ ( ) in
               (b) Margaret Cagle ( ) in
children: (a)
               (b) son, daughter, Temperance [Ephraim Presley Rucker], daughter
died: (about 1832)
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) in Montgomery County, NC; on the 1830 census, he may have been (age 60-70) in Copiah County, MS
note: Temperance Carpenter married Ephriam Presley Rucker (March 23, 1832) in Copiah County, MS. On the 1850 census, she was (age 35) with her husband in Attala County, MS.
   Solomon born: (about 1763) in NC
married: _?_ ( ) in
children: Asa, Nathan
died: ( )
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) in Montgomery County, NC;
note:
   Dennis born: (about 1765) in NC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: (about 1837)
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he may have been (over age 16) with his parents in Moore County, NC; on the 1810 census, he was (age 26-45) in Edgefield County, SC; on the 1820 census, he was (age ) in Lawrence County, MS;
note:
   Owen born: (about 1767) in NC
married: Sarah Rachel Smith ( ) in
children: William [Susan _?_], John [Easter Kennedy], Nancy [Cothran], Catherine [Nathan Kennedy], Owen [Edna Guess], Nathan [Nellie Case], Dennis [Matilda Sharp], Henry [Cynthia _?_], Mary [Case], Malinda [Henson Scroggins], Green [Delaney Minyard]
died: (about 1828)
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) in Montgomery County, NC;
note:
   Temple born: (about 1769) in Moore County, NC
married: Hannah Newton (about 1790) in Montgomery County, NC
children: Solomon [Mary Smith] [Nancy Hudnall] [Mary Ann Howell], William G. [Mary _?_],
John Calvin [Frances _?_], Owen Martin [Catherine Howell], Mary Jane [Everett Smith], Owen Sutherland [Edna Elizabeth Guess], Elizabeth [Moses Guess] [Tyre O'Neal], Margaret [Thomas Pate], Emory Matthew [Jane Cunningham] [Elizabeth Wooten], Amanda [Bartlett B. James], Sarah Jane [Bartlett B. James]
died: (September 12, 1839) in Copiah County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) in Montgomery County, NC; on the 1820 census, he was (over age 45) in Lawrence County, MS; on the 1830 census, he was (age 50-60) in Copiah County, MS; on the 1840 census, his widow was (age 60-70) in Copiah County, MS; on the 1850 census, his widow was (age 77) in Copiah Couny, MS
note: His will (dated May 15, 1839) was recorded (October 22, 1839) in Copiah County, MS. His wife was the daughter of Meloney Melton and Nicholas Newton. She died (February 21, 1864) in Copiah County, MS.
   Adam born: (July 2, 1771) in NC
married: Matilda Sheffield (about 1794) in NC
children: John [Hebsabeth Cooper], William [Sarah _?_], Isham [Ellen _?_], Dennis [Elizabeth Whitlock]
died: (October 3, 1851) in Edgefield County, SC
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he may have been (over age 16) with his parents in Moore County, NC; on the 1800 census, he was age (16-26) with his wife (age 16-26) in Moore County, NC; on the 1810 census, he was (age 26-45) with his wife (age 26-45) in Edgefield County, SC; on the 1820 census, he was (over age 45) with his wife (age 26-45) in Edgefield County, SC; on the 1830 census, he was (age 50-60) with his wife in Edgefield County, SC; on the 1840 census, he was (age ) with his wife in Edgefield County, SC; on the 1850 census, he was (age 80) with his wife (age 72) in Edgefield County, SC
note: His wife was the daughter of Hannah Melton and John Sheffield Sr. Adam moved to Chesterfield County, SC, about 1802.
   infant male born: (1780) in Montgomery County, NC
married: no
children: no
died: (1780) in Montgomery County, NC
buried: Shamberger Cemetery, Montgomery County, NC
census:
note:

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   Solomon
(children of Temple Carpenter and Hannah Newton)
born: (about 1794) in GA
married: (a) Mary Smith (about 1812) in MS
               (b) Nancy Hudnell (January 9, 1823) in Lawrence County, MS
               (c) Mary Ann Elizabeth Howell (December 6, 1835) in MS
children: (a) Owen [Rebecca_?_], Elizabeth, Martin M. [Martha Ann Moffett], and Patterson [Louisa _?_] [Angeline _?_]
               (b) William Jasper, John Newton [Malinda Kennedy], Jane, Julia, and Adaline
               (c) Impatient and Thomas
died: (September 12, 1839) in Copiah County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, his sons Owen (age 39), Patterson (age 38), Martin (age 33) and John Newton (age 28) were with their wives in Franklin County, AR; on the 1860 census, they were with their wives in Franklin County, AR; on the 1870 census, they were in Franklin County, AR;
note: Solomon Carpenter was stabbed repeatedly and shot while in the custody of the Sheriff, after leaving the courthouse where he had been convicted of the murder of Colonel Thomas Keller, his third wife's lover.
   William G. born: (about 1796) in NC
married: Mary _?_ ( ) in
children: Martin, Amanda, Seleta, Leonard, Templeton, Parthenia, Samuel, Emily
died:
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 40-50) with his wife in Franklin County, AR; on the 1860 census, he was (age 64) with his wife in Polk County, AR;
note:
   John Calvin born: (about 1797) in SC
married: Frances _?_ (about 1815) in GA?
children: John Templeton [Melinda DeWitt], Mary, Rebecca J., Solomon,
Phoebe [John King DeGraffenreid], Oliver Hazard Perry, R. (male), Hannah [John B. Pope], William, John, Sarah Frances [William L. Parrish] [George Washington Pope]
died: (April 25, 1853) in Grayson County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, he was (age 16-26) with his wife in Lawrence County, MS; on the 1830 census, he was (age ) in Copiah County, MS; on the 1840 census, he was age (40-50) with his wife in Franklin County, AR; on the 1850 census, he was (age 53) with his wife in Grayson County, TX
note: His brothers Owen and William also appear on the 1840 census in Franklin County, AR.
   Owen Martin born: (October 17, 1798) in
married: (a) Permela Hudnall (September 20, 1824) in Lawrence County, MS
               (b) Catherine Howell (October 22, 1827) in
children: (a) David
               (b) Melissa, Calvin Temple, Robert, Narcissa, Edwin R., Minerva C.,, Mahulda, Mary Jane, William H., George W., Francis Temple, Martin L.
died: (October 21, 1874) in Yalobusha County, MS
buried:
census:
note: His first wife was the daughter of Elizabeth Blackwell and Jesse Hudnall.
   Mary Jane born: (about 1800) in
married: Everett Smith (July 26, 1821) in Lawrence County, MS
children: James Madison [Margaret Narcissa Moffett] [Mary Peachie Paralee Tigner], Patterson [Nancy _?_], Mariah [ ], Addison T. [California Haynes Lee], Stephen M. [ ], Catherine [Jonathan Patterson], Commodore Perry [ ]
died: (1870) in Prairie, Franklin County, AR
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 30-40) with her husband in Franklin County, AR; on the 1850 census, she was (age 49) with her husband in Franklin County, AR; on the 1860 census, she was (age 60) a widow in Franklin County, AR
note:
   Owen Sutherland born: (about 1802) in
married: Edna Elizabeth Guess (November 14, 1823) in Copiah County, MS
children: Moses, Owen Sutherland Jr, General Morgan [Mary Alice Williams], Solomon
died:
buried:
census:
note: His wife was the daughter of Mary Walker and Morgan Guess.
   Elizabeth born: (about 1804) in Franklin County, GA
married: (a) Moses Guess (January 20, 1824) in Lawrence County, MS
               (b) Tyre O'Neal (October 27, 1827) in Copiah County, MS
children: (a) William
               (b) Margaret Adeline [Jesse Planter Cagle], Malvina A. [John Scott]
died: (1839) in Copiah County, MS
buried:
census: on the 1830 census, she was (age ) in Copiah County, MS;
note:
   Margaret born: (about 1806) in Franklin County, GA
married: Thomas Pate ( ) in
children: William, Mary, Sarah, Martin, J. Edwin
died: (about 1839) in Van Buren County, AR
buried:
census: on the 1830 census, she was (age 20-30) with her husband on Copiah County, MS;
note:
   Emory Matthew born: (January 7, 1810) in Franklin County, GA
married: (a) Jane Cunningham (about 1830) in Copiah County, MS
               (b) Elizabeth Wooten (July 3, 1879) in Leake County, MS
children: Franklin Green [Mary J. Guess], James Madison [Sarah Elizabeth Cagle] [Fannie Louise Murrah], Eveline, Amelia Ann [George Washington Hudspeth], Franklin A., Melissa Emaline, Joel Hamilton [ ], Francis Martin, John Warren, Mary Victoria [William Anderson James], William Marion, Emily Florence, Amanda Josephine
               (b)
died: (January 8, 1890) in Leake County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 20-30) with his wife in Copiah County, MS; on the 1870 census, he was (age 60) with his wife in Leake County, MS; on the 1880 census, he was (age 70) with his second wife in Leake County, MS
note:
   Amanda born: (about 1812) in Franklin County, GA
married: Bartlett B. James (April 28, 1831) in Copiah County, MS
children: Hugh [Cynthia Farmer]
died: (about 1834) in Copiah County, MS
buried:
census: on the 1830 census, she was (age 15-20) with her parents in Copiah County, MS;
note:
   Sarah born: (about 1817) in GA
married: Bartlett B. James (January 7, 1837) in Copiah County, MS
children: Andrew Jackson [Emma E. Ashley] [Mary J. Childs], William Anderson [Mary Victoria Carpenter], John Jefferson [Frances Elizabeth Faulkner], Mary, Jasper Newton [A. Mariah Marshall], George Washington [D. Alice Fuell], Thomas Jefferson, Sarah Jane [William Thomas Fugler], Bartlett B. Jr
died: (about 1880) in Copiah County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, she was (age 43) with her husband in Copiah County, MS;
note:

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   John Templeton
(children of John Calvin Carpenter and Frances _?_)
born: (about 1816) in GA
married: Melinda (Dalinda) DeWitt ( ) in
children: Robert, Victoria DeWitt [Hiram Tilman Parr], Sarah Frances [Andrew Jackson Clark], John J. ◊ and Oliver H. ◊, Amanda [Henry S. Holbrook] [George C. Gordon]
died: (after 1900) in Gonzales County, TX?
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 15-20) with his parents in Copiah County,MS; on the 1840 census, he was (age 20-30) in Franklin County, AR; on the 1850 census, he was (age 34) with his wife in Franklin County, AR; on the 1860 census, he was (age 46) with his wife in Franklin County, AR; on the 1870 census, he was (age 56) with his wife in Gonzales County, TX; , and 1880 census, he was (age 64) a widower in Gonzales County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 86) with his widowed daughter Amanda Holbrook Gordon in Gonzales County, TX; on the 1910 census, his widowed daughters Amanda (age 55) and Sarah Frances (age 64) were living together in Gonzales County, TX
note:
   Mary born: (about 1819) in GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Rebecca J. born: (about 1821) in MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: on the 1850 census, she was (age 19) with her parents in Grayson County, TX;
note:
   Solomon born: (about 1823) in MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Phoebe born: (about 1824) in MS
married: John King DeGraffenreid (about 1847) in Franklin County, AR
children: Eudora, James Theodore, Lenora, Solon, Frances, Elmyra, Agnes, Euzora, Angeline, Barkley
died: (about 1868) in Grayson County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, she was (age 10-15) with her parents in Copiah County, MS; on the 1840 census she was (age 15-20) with her parents in Franklin County, AR; on the 1850 census, she was (age 22) with her husband in Franklin County, AR; on the 1860 census, she was (age 36) in Grayson County, TX; on the 1870 census, her husband (age 54) was with his second wife in Grayson County, TX
note: Her husband married Martha Clark Lankford Morris (February 15, 1869) in Grayson County, TX.
   Oliver Hazard Perry born: (about 1829) in MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 21) with his parents in Grayson County, TX;
note:
   Robert born: (about 1830) in MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Hannah born: (November 1831) in MS
married: John B. Pope (before 1860) in TX
children: John E., Oliver, John B., Mary L., A. Sidney
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 16) with her parents in Grayson County, TX; on the 1860 census, she was (age 28) with her husband in Grayson County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was (age 38) with her husband and brother-in-law in Grayson County, TX; on the, 1880 census, she was (age 48) with her husband in Grayson County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was (age 68) with her husband in Grayson, County, TX; on the 1910 census, she was (age 78) widowed in Grayson County, TX
note: Some census records show her husband as John M. Pope. Her brother-in-law, George Washington Pope, was on the 1870 census in Grayson County, TX, with her sister's daughter Amma Hannah. Her husband was the son of Mary Murphey and Watkins Pope.
   William born: (about 1835) in MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 15) with his parents in Grayson County, TX;
note:
   John born: (about 1838) in AR
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 12) with his parents in Grayson County, TX; on the 1860 census, he was (age 25) in the household of John D. Lankford (age 42) in Grayson County, TX;
note:
   Sarah Frances
(Fanny)
born: (1841) in AR
married: (a) William L. Parrish (April 30, 1854) in Franklin County, AR
               (b) George Washington Pope (1865) in Grayson County, TX
children: (a) William J.
               (b) Amma Hannah [Thomas McClelon Atkins]
died: (after April 2, 1869) in Grayson County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 9) with her parents in Grayson County, TX; on the 1860 census, she was (age 19) with her first husband in Fannin County, TX; on the 1870 census, her second husband was (age 30) widowed in Grayson County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age ) with his second wife in Grayson County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 62) with his second wife in Grayson County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 72) with his second wife in Grayson County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 82) with his second wife in Grayson County, TX
note: Her husband married (September 21, 1871) Elizabeth Henrietta Wilkins, widow of (m. August 21, 1864) Edwin R. Bush, in Grayson County, TX. Her husband was the son of Mary Murphey and Watkins Pope. He is buried in the Vittitoe Cemetery, Kentucky Town, Grayson County, TX.

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