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Thomas Carpenter
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1790
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1869
Fulton County
Indiana, USA

Thomas Carpenter was born 20 December 1790, Clarksburg, Harrison County, Virginia (Now West Virginia). He died on 25 February 1869, Fulton County, Indiana. He is buried in Gilead Cemetery, Gilead, Miami County, Indiana. Find A Grave Memorial# 66572399

Below is what I have on my 4th Great-Grandfather.

Thomas was 9 months old when his father, Captain Johann Nicholas Carpenter (he went by the name of Nicholas Carpenter), was killed by Tecumseh's Indians, near the Ohio River in what is now West Virginia and now known as carpenter's Run. We do not know at what time Thomas left Virginia, but he was as a young man a resident of Logan County, Ohio near Bell fountain. It was probably here that all of his children were born. At least some of his brothers and sisters were also residents of Logan County. We have no record of any of them coming to Fulton County Indiana, unless possibly Barbara who married Abel Clems (aka Clemans, Clemmons), and this is uncertain that she was ever in Fulton County. Thomas Carpenter's sister, Barbara mentioned above was murdered, (as well as all her children) on 10 November 1805, by her husband Abel. Abel was tried and hung for the murders in 1806, near Morgantown, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Sometime near 1843 Townsend Evans deeded 80 acres of land -but this was not the main home place. We also find the same 80 acres deeded to his son William 5-17-1844, Who in turn deeded it to Benjamin on 5-17-1849, his youngest brother. It was located sec 29, twp 30, Range 5.
Thomas bought one of the long rifles which Walter Carpenter once owned. He said he wanted to hand it down to the youngest son as he himself was the youngest and they were the ones who never got anything from home, and so the gun has been passed down and helped to keep the family history alive.

Thomas is also remembered as a great bee-hunter. Mentioned twice in the history of Akron, In (Fulton Co) by Brundize.

researcher this line: Richard Dutton -- richarddutton@localhost
Sources : AFN: 8HBP-NN and Pike family records from HElen Utter Pike / Quaker records.

Thomas carpenter 1790-1869
Thomas Carpenter was born in or near the edge of Clarksburg, Va. (now W.VA) Harrison County Dec. 20, 1790. He did die in Fulton County, on Feb 25, 1869 at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 5 days. He married Meacy Cleavenger sometime near 1814. She was born 10 March 1795 and died in Fulton county In 27 Feb 1846. they are both buried in the cemetary at the north edge of the village of Gilead, Ind
Thomas was but 9 months old when his father was killed by Indians, on 4 Oct 1791, near the Ohio River in what is now W. Va and now known as Carpenter's Run.

Deed Book, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia) Oct 2, 1805
Isaac and Elizabeth Clemens and Thomas and Meacy Carpenter moved west to Logan County, Ohio by 1808, and were neighbors
Thomas emigrated with 2 of his older brothers to Champaign Co., OH. He went to Fulton Co., IN in 1840. He was deeded 80 acres of land in the SE part of Henry Twp. in 1843. In 1857 he deed this land to his son Benjamin for $900. Another source gives date of birth as 04 Oct 1791
1820 census Logan County, Ohio lists three children, 3 males, one female under 10. (Residing in household was Thomas' sister, Nancy Ann Carpenter)
1830 census, Lake Twp, Logan County, Ohio
1840 census, Miami County, Indiana
1850 census, Fulton County, Indiana, lists him as 60 years old, and worth $1600. (In the household was Simon Harsh, age 19, son-in-law husband of daughter Malinda, and Simon's brother, William Harsh, age 12)

Thomas Carpenter is listed in the 1820 census of Lake Township, Logan County, OH. Listed are:
Boys--3 less than 10, 1 26-45; Girls--1 less than 10, 1 26-45 and 1
person in agriculture. He is also listed in the 1830 census of Logan
County, Ohio. Listed are: Boys--1 less than 5, 2 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 40-50;
Girls--2 5-10, 1 30-40.

Carpenter, Thomas
State: Indiana Year: 1850
County: Fulton Roll: M432_146
Township: Henry Twp Page: 409
Image: 496

Carpenter, Thomas 60 b. Va
Nancy 49 b. Oh (2nd wife)
Simeon Harsh 19 b. Oh (son-in-law)
malinda 17 b. Oh (daughter)
William 12 b. Oh (Simeon's brother)

1860 census: Akron, Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana
page 237
Carpenter Joseph 75 b. Va
Anna 58 b. Pa
Thomas 71 b. VA.

THOMAS CARPENTER FAMILY by Walter F. Carpenter (page 115) of Fulton County Folks Vol 2
Thomas came to Fulton County, Indiana in 1840. Townsend Evans deeded him 80 acres of land in the SE part of Henry Township in 1843. In 1857, Thomas deeded the same 80 acres to his son Benjamin. He received $900 for it or @11.25 an acre, as shown in the deed book in the courthouse in Rochester. Thomas was married in Urbana, Ohio to meacy Clevenger April 26, 1814.

Thomas and Meacy lived shortly after their marriage in Belfountain, Logan County, Ohio. We do not know the exact date when Thomas Carpenter left Va. and came to Ohio. We do know from a court record in Deed Book No 5, harrison County, Va. Oct 2, 1805, that Thomas was there then.
Thomas is listed in the census of Logan Co., Oh for 1820. He and Meacy were married at that time, of course,. and had 4 children (3 males and 1 female), under 10 years of age. He is also listed in Logan County in 1830. We find him listed in 1840 in Miami Co., Ind and Meacy died 2-27-1846 in Fulton Co. at the age of 51. She is buried in the Gilead cemetery, Miami Co., Ind. In the 1850 census of Fulton Co., Thomas is listed as 60 years old and his work at $1600 which was quite a sum in 1850.

Father: Nicholas CARPENTER b: ABT 1743 in Maryland
Mother: Mary WOLF b: UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Meacy CLEVENGER b: 10 MAY 1795
Married: 26 APR 1814 in Urbana, Ohio 1
William CARPENTER b: 15 MAR 1815 in Bellfountaine, Logan County, Ohio
Joseph CARPENTER b: 1819 in Bellfountaine, Logan County, Ohio
Lucinda Ann CARPENTER b: 11 FEB 1822 in Bellfountaine, Logan County, Ohio
Emily Catharine CARPENTER b: 1825 in Bellfountaine, Logan County, Ohio
Benjamin CARPENTER b: 13 APR 1830 in Bellfountaine, Logan County, Ohio
Melinda CARPENTER b: BET 1832 AND 1833 in Bellfountaine, Logan County, Ohio

Title: Fulton County Folks, volume 2
Call Number:
Media: Book
Text: Thomas Carpenter Family page 115

Thomas Carpenter and family found in the 1820 Census, Ohio
Series: M33 Roll: 90 Page: 78 (Lake Township, Logan County, Ohio)
Family links: 
  Meacey Clevenger Carpenter (1795 - 1846)*
  Joseph W Carpenter (1819 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Gilead Cemetery
Miami County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Thomas Ebling
Originally Created by: Susan Pratt Habermann
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
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Thomas Carpenter
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Thomas Carpenter
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