Biography of Orville Carpenter
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Carpenter, Orville, was born in Sodus in 1820, and is a son of Silas Carpenter, whose father came from Germany and settled at Oppenheim, Rensselaer county. In 1812 Silas Carpenter removed to Wayne county and settled in Marion, where he purchased a tract of land. He soon removed to Sodus, settling north of the Ridge and a year or two later took up a farm south of the Ridge, where he spent the remainder of his life. He married Phoebe, daughter of Edward Penny, a Revolutionary soldier, and their children were Asahel, who settled in Pennsylvania; Edward, who removed to Michigan early in life; Minerva, who married Nelson Winston and settled in Pennsylvania; Robert settled in Sodus and is a farmer. He married Betsey Brown; Charles settled on the homestead and was a farmer. He married Bathia Skinkle; Harriet married Charles Allen of Sodus; Phoebe married a Mr. Skidmore and settled in Michigan; Cornelia married a Mr. Johnson and also settled in Michigan. Orville Carpenter settled in Sodus where he has always lived. He has held the office of poormaster, has been for over forty years a member of the Christian Church of Marion. and is a member of the Sodus Grange. He married Emeline, daughter of Samuel Snyder of Sodus, and they had two children Francis E. and Mary, Mrs. James Town of Sodus.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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