Biography of John Carpenter
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Carpenter, John, was born in Schodack, on the old homestead, August 15, 1786. He was a son of Walter and Mary (Huyck) Carpenter, he born November 4, 1753, and died November 4, 1800, who came from Long Island to Schodack previous to the Revolutionary War, and bought the farm now owned by two grandsons, Isaac and Lucas S. Carpenter. The grandfather furnished a substitute for the Revolutionary war. He was born in 1740 and died February 25, 1816 John Carpenter was a farmer and was justice for a number of years. He was a Mason and a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87. In 1806 he was married, and died in 1849. He was a lieutenant in the State militia, appointed by Daniel Tompkins, April 10, 1811, and was appointed ensign, April 26, 1807. To Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter were born seven children: Walter, born November 26, 1807, and died April 4, 18S8; Mary A., born May 26, 1S09, and died January 20, 1813; Joel, born June 5, 1812, and died December 17, 1870; Mary A., born March 11, 1814, and died September 9, 1870; Elizabeth B., born August 6, 1817, and died March 2, 1836; Isaac, born February 17, 1821. He was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools, is a farmer by occupation, and with his brother Lucas owns the homestead of 160 acres of land. He was justice for a number of years, and was at one time a member of the I. O. O. F. In 185S he was married to Caroline Van Dyke of Schodack, by whom three children have been born: Mary L., died at the age of six years; De Witt, born October 25, 1866, and is a farmer on the homestead; and Mary, born September 12, 1869, and also resides on the homestead. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Board of Supervisors in 1875 and 1883 Lucas S. was born November 10, 1822, and was educated in the 'common schools. He is a farmer by occupation. November 15, 1854, he was first married to Eizabeth Kittle, of Schodack, by whow three children have been born: Chester, born August 28, 1855, and is now on the farm; Anna M., born October 7, 1862, and died April 17, 1863; and Jennie B., a twin sister, died May 26, 1863. The family is of English descent. The house on the farm was partly built previous to the Revolutionary war. There have been a number of arrow heads and other relics found on the farm.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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