Jacob Halsey Carpenter

28 February 1818–27 January 1891 (Age 72)
Yates, New York, United States

The Life of Jacob Halsey

When Jacob Halsey Carpenter was born on 28 February 1818, in Yates, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Halsey Carpenter, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Raplee, was 16. He married Harriet D Trim about 1846, in Cambridge Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 January 1891, in Wayland, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Robbins Cemetery, Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Jacob Halsey Carpenter
Harriet D Trim
Marriage: about 1846
Phoebe Anne Carpenter
Sarah Elizabeth Carpenter
Joseph S. Carpenter
Ellen Augusta Carpenter
John E Carpenter
George Carpenter

Spouse and Children

about 1846
Cambridge Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 28

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

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Georgetown Township, Ottawa, Michigan, 1880 Census
  • Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, 1850 Census
  • Hudson Township, Lenawee, Michigan, 1860 Census

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