Anna Carpenter

9 November 1810–1 November 1892 (Age 82)
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Carpenter was born on 9 November 1810, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, her father, Daniel Carpenter, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Pasour, was 18. She married Solomon Hovis on 15 September 1831. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ironton Township, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 1 November 1892, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dallas, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Hovis
Anna Carpenter
Marriage: 15 September 1831
Susannah Ann Hovis
Pvt Daniel Hovis
Pvt John Jacob Hovis
Elizabeth Hovis
Mary C. Hovis
Malachi Hovis
Michael R Hovis

Spouse and Children

15 September 1831


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 20

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Anna Hovis in household of Michael Hovis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Annie Hovis in household of Melchi Hovis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Annie Carpnter in entry for Elizabeth Cloninger, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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