Phebe E. Carpenter was the daughter of Elijah and Abigail (Pratt) Carpenter. She was born on 12 May 1826 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. She married John Hathaway on 24 Nov 1844 in Thompson, Connecticut. They had a daughter Lizzie F. Hathaway in 1846, and she married John W. Groat. John was not in the 1850 census. Phebe remarried Andrew Angell on 18 Apr 1857 in Scituate, Rhode Island.