Gardiner Carpenter

Brief Life History of Gardiner

When Gardiner Carpenter was born on 3 July 1788, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Carpenter, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Greenman, was 22. He married Sophia Burdick on 11 September 1814, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 11 March 1849, in Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 60.

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Gardiner Carpenter
Sophia Burdick
Marriage: 11 September 1814
Russell Gardiner Carpenter
Drucilla M. Carpenter
Joseph Fay Carpenter
Lydia Carpenter
Stephen V. Carpenter
Hannah Stillman Carpenter
Curtis D. Carpenter

Sources (2)

  • Gardner Carpenter in entry for S. V. Carpenter and S. J. Kissing, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Burdick Genealogy

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1789 · The United States Constitution

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Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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