Biography of Adam F. Carpenter
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Carpenter, Adam F., Morristown, was born at Russia, Herkimer county, N. Y., September 18, 1817. His father moved to Morristown in 1824. He came on September 18, 1831, learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, worked at same until April. 1839, when he went to Charleston, W. Va., from there through Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia to Tallahassee and Jacksonville, Fla., from there to Charleston, S. C., then to New York city and home. He resumed work at his trade until 3uly, 1862, when he enlisted in Co. B, 142d Regiment, N. Y. Volunteer Infantry, and served three years in the Army of the Potomac in front of Petersburg and Richmond, Va., at Fort Fisher, Wilmington and Raleigh, N. C., where the regiment was mustered out and sent home by way of City Point, Va., and New York city. After the war he resumed work at his trade and followed it several years. He is now unable to do hard work by reason of sun strokes and fever while in the service, and loss of sight of right eye and deafness since, He was postmaster under President Fillmore and is now president of the village, also of school board, and has been adjutant of G. A. R. post No. 415, department of New York. Mr. Carpenter married Ellen J. Griffiths on May 3, 1842. They have five children, Willis F., Henry C., Charlotta A., Emily C. and Alice C. He is in his seventy seventh year and his wife in her seventy third.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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