Showing posts with label War of 1812. Show all posts
Showing posts with label War of 1812. Show all posts

Monday, February 18, 2013

Military Monday – Joseph Carpenter (War of 1812)


Joseph Carpenter's gravestone (click to enlarge)
Joseph Carpenter is my 3X great grandfather.  He was the grandson of Col. Thomas Carpenter (1733 – 1807) who served in the Revolutionary War.  Joseph was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts on September 8, 1789.   He married Nancy Mason Bullock there on February 21, 1813 and together they had 14 children.  Joseph and Nancy resided in Rehoboth until Joseph was 40 years old and they then moved to Attleboro, Massachusetts.  Their son, Samuel Carpenter, is my 2X great grandfather.  Samuel served n the Civil War.

The ABC, at p. 430, states as follows with regard to Joseph and Nancy:

[Joseph] was a pensioner in the war of 1812, also a member of the Bunker Hill Monument association and much interested in public affairs; a man of strict integrity and much respected.  His wife was a woman of rare sweetness of nature and of self-sacrificing devotion to her family for many years; a constant attendant and member of the Congregational church.  Their house was noted for their generous liberality.  They celebrated their golden wedding in 1863. 

After 67 years of marriage, Nancy and Joseph died within six months of one another:  Nancy died on May 4, 1880; Joseph died on November 12, 1880 at age 91.

Joseph Carpenter's obituary (click to enlarge)
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My lineage from Thomas Carpenter and his grandson, Joseph Carpenter:

     Thomas Carpenter (1733-1807) m. Elizabeth Moulton (1736- 1804)

     James Carpenter ((1767-1812) m. Lucy Bliss (1769-1817)

     Joseph Carpenter (1789 - 1880) m. Nancy Mason Bullock (1793-1880)

     Samuel Carpenter (1828 - 1904) m. Ruth Ann Miller (1828-1893)

     Samuel Eber Carpenter (1853-1929) m. Sarah Etta Freeman (1858-1945)

     Everett Shearman Carpenter (1891-1962) m. Ruth Eaton Cooke (1897-1979)
     [my grandparents]
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Photo of Joseph Carpenter's gravestone post on Find-A-Grave by Susan on March 26, 2009.
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Copyright 2013, John D. Tew
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