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.
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
Wayne County, NY
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