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Carpenter Family



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Adeline Carpenter Ashley
Adeline Dunn Carpenter Ashley

Henry Addison Carpenter
Henry Addison Carpenter
(Marlboro VT, May 1866)

Henry Addison Carpenter
Henry Addison Carpenter
(Nebraska City, circa 1874)


Samuel Carpenter (1798-1854) was born and educated in Rohde Island. He moved to Massachusetts and married Sarah Bradeen (1806-1857) of "Waterboro, Maine" in Dedham, Norfolk Co. in 1830. Within five years they had settled as farmers in Windham Co., Vermont. Sarah Bradeen's life before her marriage remains a mystery.

Samuel Carpenter (John, Richard, John, John, William, James, John, William, William, William, Samuel, James, Stephen, Peter, Abel) was a descendant of a John Carpenter the member of Parliament in 1323. Samuel's g-g-g-g-grandfather, William who emigrated to America with his parents on the ship "Bevis" in 1638. "William was admitted a freeman of Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1640." "He was deputy of the general court from Weymouth in 1641-43." "With others he received permission from the general court to buy a track to land eight miles square of the Indians, which became the settlement of Rehoboth." He later moved to Rehoboth, Massachusetts (now Rhode Island) where he held the position of Constable in 1641.

Samuel was one of twelve children of Abel Carpenter (1766-1862) and was the second oldest of Abel's first wife, J. Martin. His siblings included Gershom, Humphrey, Cromwell, Palmer, Nancy, Patience, Polly, Nancy and Martha. The others died young.

Samuel and Sarah Bradeen Carpenter had seven known children but only three are believed to have survived past early adulthood. Julia Ann Carpenter (1831-1868) who married Leonard Brown (1821-1888) a farmer and they remained in Windham Co., Vermont; Adeline Dunn Carpenter (1835-1907) who married William David Ashley (1834-1912); they moved to Otoe Co., Nebraska as farmers and later moved moved back to William Ashley's native Hampden Co., Massachusetts; Henry Addison Carpenter (1840-1925) married Cordelia V. Worden (1845-    ); after serving with the Vermont Volunteers in the Civil War, he became a respected farmer and teacher in Newfane, Windham Co., Vermont

Sarah Bradeen Carpenter is buried in South Wardsboro Cemetery, Windham Co., Vermont along with her children Julia, John Mills & James Madison Carpenter. While Samuel died in 1854 in Newfane, his burial location appears to be undocumented.

Primary Source:  William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial (Volume III, 3rd Series) (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915).


"Carpenter" transcription from William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial (Volume III, 3rd Series) (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915).

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