Harriet Carpenter

3 February 1808–15 March 1883 (Age 75)
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Carpenter was born on 3 February 1808, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Carpenter, was 34 and her mother, Betsey Oatley, was 21. She married Eli Knox about 1828, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 March 1883, in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Knox
Harriet Carpenter
Marriage: about 1828
Joseph Carpenter Knox
Kilborn Knox
Kilborn Knox
Nancy Knox
Julia Knox
George Seymour Knox
Nancy Knox
Julia A Knox
Stephen W. Knox

Spouse and Children

about 1828
Massachusetts, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Carpenter


    Betsey Oatley




    Joseph Carpenter


    Marrian Carpenter



World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).2 Translation 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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Sources (3)

  • Harriet C Knox in household of George S Knox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Knox in household of Eli Knox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Knox in household of Eli Knox, "United States Census, 1850"

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