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Pvt Ephraim Carpenter
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1753
Rehoboth
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1814
West Fairlee
Orange County
Vermont, USA

Ephraim was the 3rd of 7 children (2nd son) born of Eliphalet Carpenter (1721-1801) and his wife Freelove Chase. Ephrain's siblings were: Amos (b. 1748), Hannah (1751-1854), Eliphalet (b. 1757), Remember (1762-1802), Hannah (1765-1777), and Comfort (b. 1771).

Ephraim served as a Corporal for 8 days in the Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, Militia Company under the joint command of Captain Nathaniel Carpenter and Captain Isaac Burr which marched on the Lexington alarm of April 19, 1775.

Ephraim served as a Private for 1 month and 20 days (August 12 to October 1, 1776) in a Company commanded by Captain Isaac Hodges of Norton. This Company was drafted from the towns of Rehoboth, Attleborough, Norton, Mansfield and Easton for the defence of Boston and stationed at Dorchester Heights. They marched on August 12th to join Colonel Ebenezer Francis's Regiment. For the march from camp to home, he was credit with a travel allowance for 2 days (35 miles). About 2 months later, Ephraim served as a Private 16 days with Captain Nathaniel Carpenter's Company, Colonel Thomas Carpenter's Regiment, marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, Rhode Island on the alarm of December 8, 1776.

On July 27, 1780, Ephraim enlisted as a Private in Captain Jabez Bullock's 10th (Rehoboth) Company, Colonel Thomas Carpenter's 1st Bristol County Regiment called out for service under Major General William Heath of the Continental Army at Tiverton, Rhode Island on an alarm. Ephraim's service in Captain Bullock's Company lasted 5 days until July 31st when he was reported discharged, he was, however, the following day, August 1, 1780, engaged in a Company commanded by Lieutenant Samuel Brown also of Rehoboth and in the same Regiment at Tiverton. This last engagement lasted 9 days until discharged, August 8, 1780.

Ephraim married, May 7, 1789, Sarah Titus by whom he had 8 children (4 sons and 4 daughters): Freelove (b. 1791), Sally (b. 1793), Eliphalet (b. 1796), Ephraim (b. 1798), Obed (b. 1800), Hannah (b. 1801), Comfort (b. 1803), and Lydia (b. 1804).

References:

(1) "A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America Brought Down from Their English Ancestor, John Carpenter, 1303, with many Biographical Notes of Descendants and Allied Families." by Amos B. Carpenter, 1898, pages 73, 121, 122 and 232

(2) "Massachusetts Soldier and Sailors of the Revolutionary War." by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Vol. II Pages 682 and 795; Vol. III Pages 117, 118 and 123; and Vol. VIII pages 37 and 38
 
 
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 Parents:
  Eliphalet Carpenter (____ - 1801)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Titus Carpenter (1764 - 1839)*
 
 Children:
  Eliphalet Carpenter (1796 - 1870)*
 
 Sibling:
  Remember Carpenter (____ - 1802)*
  Ephraim Carpenter (1753 - 1814)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

EPHRAIM CARPENTER,
Died
Sept. 7, 1814.
AE. 61.
 
Burial:
South Fairlee Cemetery
Fairlee
Orange County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: VTSSAR
Originally Created by: Chazmanbsr
Record added: Nov 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80852757
Pvt Ephraim Carpenter
Added by: Chazmanbsr
 
 
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