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Abel Carpenter

Abel Carpenter - Brattleboro VT (1884)

Abel Carpenter was one of the earliest settlers in the western part of the town. He came from Rhode Island in 1785 and located upon a farm on road 19. He was twice married, reared twelve children, and died August 8, 1862. His son Humphrey carried on the old farm until his death, May 17, 1883, the house now standing thereon having been built by Abel in 1800. Humphrey married Almira Joy and reared four children, two of whom, Andrew D. and Ida, are now living on the old homestead with their mother. James Carpenter, a cousin of Abel, located on road 33 at an early date, upon the farm now owned by Clark Stark. He reared a large family of children but the family removed to Ohio many years ago.

Hamilton Child, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windham County, VT, 1724-1884 (Syracuse, New York : The Journal Office, 1884), Town of Brattleboro, page 144