Ursula Carpenter

1838–Female
Parke, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ursula

When Ursula Carpenter was born in 1838, in Parke, Indiana, United States, her father, Jesse K Carpenter, was 43 and her mother, Mary Polly Beckwith, was 39. She lived in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Jesse K Carpenter
1795–1885
Mary Polly Beckwith
1799–1875
John Knight Carpenter
1820–1851
Elisha Beckwith Carpenter
1824–1911
Carpenter
1827–1840
Mary M. Carpenter
1829–1910
Andrew Carpenter
1832–
Elhanan W. Carpenter
1833–1909
Ursula Carpenter
1838–
Euphemia Celia Carpenter
1839–1917
Barzilla Knight Carpenter
1843–1864

Parents and Siblings

    Male1795–1885Male

    Mary Polly Beckwith

    Female1799–1875Female

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 32

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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 (1)

  • Ursula Carpenter in household of Jesse R Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"

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