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Clarinda (#47084310)
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Bio Photo I was born in Manchester, Connecticut. I went to college and married in New York City. I moved to Chappaqua, Westchester County, New York and lived there for over twenty years.
I now live in the Asheville, North Carolina area.
My Mother was born in Monkton/Charlotte, Vermont. The farm was located in both towns.
My Father was a city boy, born in Providence, Rhode Island. They met and married in Hartford, Connecticut.
I am a Genealogy enthusiast and Find A Grave has been an enormous help to me.
I love walking in old cemeteries. In Manchester, East Cemetery, was a favorite walk for my Mother and I. Lots of history from the Cheney Silk Mills Family, little enclaves of private cemeteries walled in with wonderful hedges and plantings. Both my parents are now buried there.
I have two adult children, a son in Asheville and a daughter in Los Angeles.
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Charity Carpenter
I'm not sure if the gravestone is the original or a replacement. It was at the bottom of the cemetery's hill...and may be sheltered from our sometimes harsh New England winters by other stones. I don't alter any gravestones..I take them as I see them...went back today in the afternoon to get better sunlight on it so it is more legible !! Let me know if you have any other gravestones that you are looking for in eastern Connecticut.
Glad to help,
Added by Sara on Jul 14, 2011 3:59 PM
Charity Carpenter
I have a former photo request for Old Willington Hill Cemetery Willington CT...for a Charity Carpenter memorial #10312401. I'm not sure if you still want the request and are related to her...but wanted you to know I found the gravestone and photographed it.
Added by Sara on Jul 14, 2011 2:01 PM
Peter Fisk
RE: Charity Carpenter
We've concluded, after fairly extensive research, that Charity's father was the Allen Carpenter who was born in Rehohoth, Mass., on 27 Feb 1761, removed to Connecticut when a teenager, served in the Connecticut Line during the war, and removed to Vermont after the war and later spent his last years in Cortland County New York. His Revolutionary War papers document those facts about Allen Carpenter who was born in Rehoboth. There's a gap of several years in those records, and that gap coincides very nicely with an Allen Carpenter who was married to a woman named Jemime and bore several children in Montpelier, including a Charity. (Those birth records are online.) Then a few years later an Allen Carpenter about the same age is living in Ferrisburg, and Jesse Ball marries a Charity Carpenter and buys a farmstead right next door to Allen, with Allen as a witness on the land-purchase document. We can find no records of any other Allen or Charity Carpenter who would fit this timeline. So, while not 100% proven, we
have deemed the evidence conclusive that this i sth esame Allen Carpenter throughout the timeline.

In our timeline, we think Allen married three times: first to Jemime, who apparently died circa 1803; second to Electa Bittet of 30 Sep 1804; and third to a widow named Betsy (Peck) Farnsworth between 1808 and 1820.

In Allen's war pension file, he stated in 1820 that there were two children in his household: Sampson Farnsworth, age 12, his wife's son from her previous (widowed) marriage; and 13-year-old daughter Lucia Carpenter. Presumably this is from his previous marriage.

So, if Clarinda is Allen's daughter, that raises the question of why she wasn't living with him in 1820. She would have been only 11 years old at that time. Did you find evidence that she was daughter of Allen? (There was at least one other Carpenter family living in the vicinity at that time.)

Charity Carpenter
I have Clarinda Carpenter Higbee,GGGGrandmother, in the North Ferrisburgh Cemetery. Her Father is Allen Carpenter. Possible half sister to Charity.
Do you have anymore info on Allen?
Added by Peter Fisk on Jun 04, 2011 11:59 AM
Linda O'Neil
RE: Skilton Photo
When I went to fulfill your request for George Skilton, I discovered that this Skilton family stone also includes wife Helen, and also the surname SCHREINER inscribed on the reverse side of the stone. I thought you might be interested.
Added by Linda O'Neil on May 31, 2011 2:04 PM
T Northcutt
Hazel Simpson Summey
I only have the year of her death, 1998. I hope the actual death date is on the gravestone.

Thank you for your help!

Tonie Northcutt
Added by T Northcutt on May 17, 2011 1:24 PM
Mud Creek Cemetery
Many thanks for visiting my Aunt Blanche's grave and sharing the marker photo of her and her husband, Henry Brookshire. I'm so happy to see it! Thank you so much!

Added by KindredWhispers on Feb 28, 2011 11:14 AM
East Point Historical Society.
Doc Tucker.
Hi Clarinda, thanks for claiming Dr. Tucker, I saw the message here from the other graver. I think I found where he MIGHT actually be. Meanwhile, I have asked for a transfer so that we can correct it.
Added by East Point Historical Soc... on Nov 29, 2010 6:55 PM
Robert Tucker - Oak Grove Cemetery Flat Rock
Hello Clarinda,
I didn't check Find A Grave before going to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in East Flat Rock this AM so I didn't know u had already claimed the request for a pix of Dr Tucker's g.s. That being said I was unable to find his gravemaker. It isn't a very big cemetery, and it's all open ground, and it has btwn 100-150 graves. You may want to contact the church (828-693-8372) to confirm whether Dr Tucker is buried there. If it's not the right Oak Grove cemetery I'd be interested in knowing where in Flat Rock it is. According to a Find A Grave memorial page obituary of someone buried in Oak Grove, Jackson Funeral home handled that particular burial. I called Jackson and they gave me directions to this cemetery. Anyway, good luck.

Saluda, NC
Added by G47 on Nov 29, 2010 11:34 AM
Wallace Higbee
Thank you so much for your information,It was a big help.
Added by sophie on Aug 11, 2010 4:33 PM

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