Thomas Carpenter

October 1795–5 October 1882 (Age 87)
Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Carpenter was born in October 1795, in Gallia, Ohio, United States as the son of Jesse Carpenter and Juda Carpenter. He married Sarah Wright in 1823. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spencer, Roane, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 5 October 1882, at the age of 87.

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Thomas Carpenter
Sarah Wright
Marriage: 1823
Joseph Carpenter
Elizabeth Carpenter
Dusky Carpenter
John A Carpenter
Eliza Carpenter
James Carpenter

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Wright




    Joseph Carpenter




    Elizabeth Carpenter


    Dusky Carpenter


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Carpenter


    Juda Carpenter




World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 8

On March 1st, 1803, the First General Assembly of the State of Ohio met at Chillicothe, about three months after the State was admitted into the Union. One of the first acts of the new legislature was the creation of eight new counties, of which Gallia was one of the first, from a vast territory known as Washington county, “Territory of the United States, North-west of the river Ohio,” which then comprised a tract covering nearly half of the present area of the State, and including what is now divided into nearly forty separate counties. “Gallia,” the ancient name of France, was given it in honor of the French settlers, who for nearly thirteen years had been located at Gallipolis, within its borders, and it was made a separate and distinct county April 30, 1803. It originally included the lands comprising the present counties of Gallia, Jackson, the greater part of Lawrence, about three-fourths of Meigs and a part of Vinton county, [...].
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Thomas Carpenter in household of James Carpenter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas in entry for James Carpenter and Rachel K..., "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • Carpenter History by Paul Mowrey

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