Whipple Carpenter

8 August 1797–after 25 July 1852 (Age 54)
Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Whipple

When Whipple Carpenter was born on 8 August 1797, in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Wanton Carpenter, was 19 and his mother, Elisabeth Shippee, was 24. He married Elizabeth Mercer True on 1 February 1824, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Platte Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died after 25 July 1852, in Andrew, Missouri, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States.

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Whipple Carpenter
Elizabeth Mercer True
Marriage: 1 February 1824
Thomas C. Carpenter
Susan Ann Carpenter
Mary Jane Carpenter
Lewis Whipple Carpenter
Elizabeth Carpenter
Milton Carpenter
George Carpenter
Charles W. Carpenter
John W. Carpenter

Spouse and Children

1 February 1824
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 15

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

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)

  • Whipple Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Whipple Carpenter, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Whipple Carpenter, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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