Biography of Dewitt Carpenter
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Carpenter, Dewitt, son of Artemas and Nancy Carpenter, was born in the town of German Flats, Herkimer county, June 4, 1848, and moved with his parents into the eastern part of the town of Orwell in the winter of 1849, which at that time was a wilderness. His boyhood days were spent with his father in clearing land, and, when he could be spared from home, attending the district school. At the age of fifteen years he entered the U. S. service as a member of Co. G, 24th Regt. N. Y. Vol.Cavalry and served until the close of the war. On the 12th of September, 1867, he married Abby A. Stevens, daughter of Ezra and Hulda Stevens. His family consists of Flora, born September 8, 1868; Charles, born October 15, 1871; Cora B., born July 30, 1873; Ralph, born August 17, 1879; Lilly, born June 24, 1883. Mr. Carenter is a Republican in politics, and has for many years been prominently connected in all matters of interest to his town, in which he has served as a justice of the peace for several years. He has also been supervisor for the last five years. He lives on a farm in the eastern part of the town. He also has an office and does a large business in prosecuting all manner of claims against the United States.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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