Name: William Carpenter
Birth: 1730 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia,
Death: ABT 1800 in Virginia
Burial: Mt. Holly, Gaston County, Virginia
The family was originally English with William CARPENTER and son Jonathan and and family removing from the Shenandoah Valley, near Winchester, Virginia to the Tuckaseegee Ford on the Catawba River near present Mt. Holly in Gaston County. They arrived about 1800 and William died and was buried near Mt. Holly. Jonathan removed to Rutherford County. His first residence was in Rutherfordton where he operated a hotel. He later residence "10 miles S. E. on the Island Ford. He and his wife were buried in the graveyard near the Seaboard Depot railroad.
Carpenters A Plenty
Robert C. Carpenter, of Bessemer City, NC 28016
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 82-83269
Published by Gateway Press, Inc., 111 Water St., Baltimore, MD 1982
Sources provided by Erick Montgomery
Executive Director, Historic Augusta, Inc.
LEFT THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY ABOUT 1800 WITH SON JONATHAN AND GRANDSON KINCHEN. TO CATAWBA RIVER AREA, LINCOLN COUNTY.
The following is a copy (sic) of the letter written to Horace Lee
Carpenter by Jonathan Beatty Carpenter:
January 29, 1914
Mr. H. L. Carpenter
My dear Kinsman:
I am now the oldest of our family of Carpenters, seventy-five years old the 14th of last June, and realizing that I have not long to live will give you as best I can the chronology of our family as I learned it from my father and grandmother Carpenter and such records as I have been able to get information from.
William and his son, Jonathan and grandson Kinchen were citizens of Shenandoah Valley at or near Winchester, VA., and came to North Carolina about the year 1800 and settled near Tuckaseege Ford of the Catawba River in Lincoln Country where William died.
The children of Jonathan Carpenter are as follows: Kinchen, Harbard (who migrated to Kentucky after 1803), Mary the wife of Andrew Eaves, Fannie the wife of George McDaniel, Millie the wife of George Doggett (known as Cat Ham), the wife of -------- Atkins, the wife of William Sutton, and Willie who was never married.
From deeds recorded in Registrar of Deeds Office in 1803--Rutherford County, N.C., Arthur Clark sold to Harbert Carpenter 300 acres of land on Puzzle Creek, and the same year, Harbert sold the same land to Jonathan his father. In the years 1804-05, Jonathan sold the same lands in three tracts to Arnos Wall, Anthony Enloe, and Richard Head. This land was probably near Bostic Yard of the C. C. and O. Railroad.
Jonathan then moved to Rutherfordton and kept hotel for awhile on the Hamilton Corner south east of the old Court House. He then moved with his family 10 miles S.E. on the Island Ford where the Trouts now live.
He died here before the year 1833. 1 fix the date because my father had often told me that he was at his grandmother's the night the stars fell. He was converted when an old man at Richardson's Camp Grounds where Providence Church now stands, and joined the Methodist Church. I received this information from the late John Gilkey. He was buried in the grave yard at the Seaboard Depot railroad where his wife was buried perhaps as late as 1843 and I have some faint recollections of going to her home with my Grandmother Carpenter when I was about 2 years old. We lived only about three-fourths of a mile from the Trout place (1840-41).
In 1804 my grandfather, Kinchen Carpenter, bought from Peter Fisher, agent for the Coxe Speculation Company, 110 acres of land described as lying on both sides of the great road leading to Eaves which embraced what is the Seaboard Depot and which he sold in 1811 to Garland Dickerson (Maternal great grandfather of children of K.J. and Maggie Carrier Carpenter). The price paid by Dickerson for the land and improvements was $206.00 as appears in Register of Deeds Office, Rutherford County. On this land was a two-story log house between Depot and R. L. Taylor's present residence. My father has often told me that he was born in that house and date of his birth was 22 December 1809.
My grandfather Kinchen and Anna Baber were probably married in 1807. She would have been 22 years if I am correct. To this union were born the following children: James Hines who married Cynthia Dickson (Wilson) daughter of Robert K and Nancy Wilson, Jonathan Arthur who, married first Massey Travis Lee. His second wife was Mary Butler. Elizabeth who married James Barfield, Milly Ann who married Asa Tate, Kinchen Tennessee who married first Juda Suttle and second wife Louisa Davis, Minerva who married Thomas Glass, William Worley who married Nancy Suttle and an infant whose name I forgot.
After my grandfather, Kinchen Carpenter, sold his land he moved to Tennessee and he and J. H. and J. A- worked in the coaling grounds of the furnaces in Cocke and other counties. Sometime about 1830 he came back to N. C. and settled in Yancey County where he died and was buried 4 or 5 miles from Bald Creek Church. After his death my grandmother and the family came back to Rutherford County. After her youngest son William married and moved with his father-in-law Joseph Suttle to Walker County, Georgia, she broke up housekeeping and went to the home of her son Jonathan Arthur Carpenter. However, she spent part time in the homes of J. H., K T., and Aunt Tate. She died at the home of Uncle J. A. Carpenter and was buried at Providence Church Cemetery (Rutherford County) aged 101 years, 5 months, and 3 days.
My Grandmother was the daughter of William Baber born in Bedford County, Va., but reared on the west side of Second Broad River opposite the Bostic Yards of the C. C. and 0. Railroad on the plantation later known as Hamilton's Quarter to which place she moved when she was about 15 years old, making date 1800. Great grandfather Baber raised a large family; Some of the names I have forgotten. Besides my Grandmother Anna, the following, John who married _ and moved to Ringold, Ga. His family moved West and he came back and lived and died at his son Barney's. James lived near Sunshine and raised a large family, all girls (4) marrying Biggerstaffs, one marrying William Long and one William DePriest and one Calton. William, Jr., married and lives on 2nd. Broad River south and joining his father's place. He had but 2 children as far as I remember; Juda who married Walter McArthur and the other who married Edward Toms. Sarah married a Crook, who lived and died on the Hamilton Corner in Rutherfordton. Her second husband was Rev. James Arthur and I think both of them died and were buried at Fingerville, S.C. Jennie married William Green and moved to Marietta, Ga. She died and was buried there as was Great-Grandmother, wife of William Baber. Also William Baber was buried there.
The following are the burial places of some of our ancestors: William Carpenter near Mount Holly, N. C., Jonathan Carpenter and his wife near Seaboard Depot (small cemetery) Rutherfordton, Kinchen Carpenter near
Ball Creek, Yancey County, N.C ., Anna Carpenter Providence Church Cemetery, James H. Carpenter Floyds Creek Church, Jonathan Arthur and two wives Providence Church Cemetery, K. T. Carpenter and second wife Floyds Creek Church, second wife of K. T., Baxter grave yard. Millie Ann Tate and husband Providence Church cemetery, Elizabeth Barfield Tennessee, William W. Carpenter and wife Donagan Church, Whitfield County, Ga. William Baber and wife Marietta, Ga., William Green and wife Marietta, Ga., John Baber Union Church, Rutherford County, James Baber and wife Sunshine, Rutherford County.
In the foregoing I have told you many things that I know and the balance my recollections of what Grandmother and others have told me. I have largely omitted dates but taking known dates, Grandfather William must have been born about 1730, Jonathan 1755, Kinchen 1780. That is guess work but we like figuring.
May God bless you and may your boys grow up loving the name of their
father and his father's name back to William of Winchester, Virginia.
Jonathan Beatty Carpenter
Mary Wilhoit b: 1732 in Culpepper, Orange County, Virginia
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: William Carpenter
Birth Year: 1730
Spouse Name: Mary Wilhoit
Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1735
Number Pages: 1
- Jonathon Arthur Carpenter b: ABT 1755 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia