Anna Carpenter

5 November 1798–1895 (Age 96)
Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Carpenter was born on 5 November 1798, in Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Caleb Carpenter Jr, was 38 and her mother, Silence Smith, was 41. She married Darius Carpenter on 9 November 1817. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. She died in 1895, at the age of 97.

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Darius Carpenter
Anna Carpenter
Marriage: 9 November 1817
Aurora Carpenter
Anna Carpenter
Electra Carpenter
Solon Carpenter
Electra Carpenter
Isadora Carpenter
Darius Alembert Carpenter

Spouse and Children

9 November 1817
Newman Congretional Church,Seekonk,Bristol,Massachusetts


    Aurora Carpenter


    Anna Carpenter


    Electra Carpenter


    Solon Carpenter


    Electra Carpenter


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Jedediah Carpenter


    Job Carpenter


    Amey Carpenter


    Eunice Carpenter



World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 13

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 27

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Anna Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna Carpenter in entry for John Allen, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Anna Carpenter, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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