James Edward Carpenter

Brief Life History of James Edward

When James Edward Carpenter was born on 8 April 1827, in Wallingford, Fleming, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Carpenter, was 22 and his mother, Mary Francis Jones, was 23. He married Derinda Jordan on 10 January 1850, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Poplar Plains, Fleming, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 March 1877, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Carpenter, Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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James Edward Carpenter
Cynthia Jane Jordan
Marriage: 18 October 1855
Delila Alice Carpenter
Jerrett J. Carpenter
Charley Carpenter
Dorcus Ann Carpenter
Harriett Edna Carpenter
Jo Agatha Carpenter
Joseph Carpenter
Oda C Carpenter
James Accus Carpenter

Sources (35)

  • James E Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911
  • Jas. E. Carpenter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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