When Thomas Lemmon Carpenter was born on 6 June 1847, his father, George Alexander Carpenter, was 55 and his mother, Eleanor Hayden, was 45. He married Amelia Bassford about 1877, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States in 1860 and District 2, Calvert, Maryland, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 March 1904, at the age of 56.
English (southern): occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).
Americanized form (translation into English) of German Zimmermann , French Charpentier , Italian Carpentieri , or cognates and equivalents in various other languages.
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