Biography of H. D. Carpenter
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Carpenter, H. D., Norfolk, was born in Orange, Orange county, Vt., December 7, 1810. His father was Jesse Carpenter, a native of Plainfield, N H. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He went to Corinth, Orange county, Vt., with his parents when a boy. His parents were Jesse and Pereis Carpenter, and they had ten children, seven sons and three daughters, of whom Jesse was the oldest, Mr. Carpenter married in Vermont Catherine Taplin, a native of Corinth. Mr. Carpenter and wife have had five sons and five daughters. He came to Lawrence, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., in 1834, located on a farm and there spent most of his days, but died in Norfolk, March 18, 1863, and his wife June 22, 1866. Mr. Carpenter was always a Democrat in politics. He and wife were members of the Freewill Baptist church. H. D., Carpenter was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of Lawrence, and studied English literature, mathematics and civil engineering, Mr. Carpenter has always been a great reader, and has a very fine library. He married in 1846 Mary J. Jones, a native of Willsborough, Essex county, N. Y., by whom he has had two clnldren; Mary A., deceased, and Nettle C., deceased wife of A. C. Danforth, a Methodist minister of Fort Covington, N. Y. Mr. Carpenter went to California in 1852 and engaged in mining, and there remained until 1855, when he returned to Norfolk and settled on the farm he now owns. He has 220 acres of land devoted to dairying, keeping twenty six cows. Mr. Carpenter is a Democrat in politics, was assessor of the town fifteen years, and is now serving his fifth term as justice of the peace. He was supervisor of the town one year. Mr. Carpenter is a member of the Norfolk Grange, No. 541. He is a member of the M. E. church of Norfolk, and Mrs. Carpenter was also a member of the same church. She died October 13, 1880.

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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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