14 April 2009

Carpenter Family of Atlas Twp., Genesee Co., MI

In 1850, Revolutionary War veteran George Carpenter was 88 years old and living in Atlas Twp., Genesee County, Michigan, with his son William, per the census:

1850 MI Census, Genesee, Atlas Twp.
William Carpenter, 45, b. NY
Roena, 43, b. VT
Jacob, 16, b. NY
Mary E., 12, b. MI
Julia, 10, b. MI
William, 6, b. MI
Amos, 4, b. MI
Parmelia, 10/12, b. MI
George Carpenter, 88, b. NY

Miriam, at AnceStories, who compiles Atlas Township data, provided an entry for George Carpenter at FindAGrave, who was buried in the Goodrich Cemetery.

The Carpenter family was profiled in the "History of Genesee County, Michigan, found here.

Jacob Denton Carpenter, the eldest child of William Carpenter & Loraina (Pierce) Carpenter, married Mary E. Hosler. Jacob was a soldier in the Civil War, Company B., First Engineers & Mechanics. They're buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Genesee Co., Michigan.

An earlier blog featured William James Carpenter (son of William & Loraina Carpenter) and his wife, Catherine (Kate) Colwell and can be found here.

The youngest child of Jacob Denton & Mary (Hosler) Carpenter, Loran Dell Carpenter, married my grandmother's half-sister, Ellen Johnston. Their daughter Lorraine, married Hugh Clement, who was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, son of James & Mary (Coulson) Clement, in September 1925. The Hugh Clement family moved to California some time after they were enumerated in the 1930 census.

1930 MI Census Genesee Co., Flint
Clement, Hugh M., 25, married age 21, Can Can Can
" , Lorraine, 23, married age 19
" , Bruce, 4
" Harvey, 3
CARPENTER, Audrey, sister-in-law, 18, MI MI __

Audrey, daughter of Loran Dell & Ellen (Johnston) Carpenter, married 1st Arthur Elie in 1952 and 2nd Loren Crooks, date unknown. She had no children.

Uncle Dell & Aunt Ellen Carpenter are buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

These are just a few of the many "Carpenter" pieces.

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