Friday, October 26, 2018

52 Ancestors - Week 249: #374 Daniel Carpenter (1712-after 1763) of Rhode Island

Daniel Carpenter (1712-after 1763)  is #374 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #375 Renewed Smith (1717-after 1763) in 1733 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter, #187 Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????) who married #186 Stephen Hazard (1730-1804)  in about 1760. 
*   their daughter #93 Mary Hazard (1765-1857) who married  #92 Joseph Oatley (1756 - 1815)  in 1781.
*  their son #46 Jonathan Oatley (1791-1872), who married #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865) in 1813.
*  their daughter #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864), who married  #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                        Daniel Carpenter[1–5]    

*  Sex:                           Male    

*  Father:                       Solomon Carpenter (1677-1750)    
*  Mother:                     Elizabeth Tefft (1687-1750)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                        28 December 1712, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1–2]    

*  Distribution:             18 October 1750 (age 37), father's will proved; South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[4]    

*  Death:                       after 1763 (after about age 51), South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States    
*  Burial:                       after 1763 (after about age 51), Daniel Carpenter Lot, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[5]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                  Renewed Smith (1717-1766)    
*  Marriage 1:               29 April 1733 (age 20), North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1,3]    
*  Child 1:                    Jeremiah Carpenter (1734-1808)    
*  Child 2:                    Sarah Carpenter (1736-1800)    
*  Child 3:                    Jonathan Carpenter (1739-    )    
*  Child 4:                    Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-    )    
*  Child 5:                    Daniel Carpenter (1744-1823)    
*  Child 6:                    Renewed Carpenter (1746-1810)    
*  Child 7:                    Margaret Carpenter (1749-1800)    
*  Child 8:                    Mercy Carpenter (1752-    )    
*  Child 9:                    Hannah Carpenter (1754-1810)    
*  Child 10:                  James Carpenter (1756-1824)    
*  Child 11:                  Mary Carpenter (1759-1823)    
*  Child 12:                  Stephen Carpenter (1763-1835)  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Information about this family was obtained from the book A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America by Amos B. Carpenter, published in Amherst, Mass., by Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, in 1898[1].  It is apparent that the author obtained vital records information from the town records.  There is little biographical information about this family in the book.

Daniel Carpenter (1712-????) was the third son and fourth child (of six) of Solomon and Elizabeth (Tefft) Carpenter.  He was born 28 December 1712 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island[1-2].  The family may have lived on land near the Solomon Carpenter Lot cemetery on south Road in south Kingstown.

Daniel was married to Renewed Smith on 29 April 1733 in North Kingstown by Justice Daniel Coggeshall[1.3].  Renewed was the daughter of Ephraim and Margaret (Pearce) Smith.   They had at twelve children, all registered in the South Kingstown town records:

*  Jeremiah Carpenter (1734-1808), married 1754 Abigail Sheldon (1734-????).
*  Sarah Carpenter (1735-1800), married 1752 Nathaniel Gardner (1735-????).
*  Jonathan Carpenter (1739-????), married 1760 Marion Lock (1740-????).
*  Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????), married 1760 Stephen Hazard (1730-1804).
*  Daniel Carpenter (1744-1823), married 1762 Susannah Congdon (1748-1818).
*  Renewed Carpenter (1746-1810), married 1764 Benjamin Stanton (1740-1787).
*  Margaret Carpenter (1749-1800), married 1768 Robert Rodman (1745-1806)
*  Mercy Carpenter (1752-????).
*  Hannah Carpenter (1754-1810), married 1774 George Armstrong (1752-????).
*  James Carpenter (1756-1824), married 1778 Anna Rodman (1757-1832).
*  Mary Carpenter (1759-1832), married 1783 Joseph Knowles (1760-1810).
*  Stephen Carpenter (1763-1835), married 1787 Susannah Champlin (1764-????).

Daniel's father, Solomon Carpenter, wrote his will on 30 April 1750, and it was proved in South Kingstown, Rhode Island on 18 October 1750[4].  In his will, Solomon bequeathed the following to his son Daniel Carpenter:

"And as to the rest and Residue of my Estate both Real and Personal be it of what Kind or Nature soever or Where soever the Same is or may be found I do Give Demise and Bequeath the same unto my well beloved Son Daniel Carpenter to him and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever.  He also named his "Well beloved Son Daniel Carpenter my whole and Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament..."

There was no inventory or distribution so it is unknown what real and personal estate was received by Daniel.

A Daniel Carpenter was listed in South Kingstown in the 1777 Military Census for Rhode Island, but it is unknown if this was the present Daniel Carpenter - it may have been his son.  There are three entries for a Daniel Carpenter in the 1782 Tax List for South Kingstown, one is listed as Junior, another as "Un."  It is unknown if one of them was the present Daniel Carpenter.

Daniel Carpenter's death date is not known with certainty.  The last known record is the birth of his last child in 1763.  Some online family trees say his death date was 29 July 1784.

Daniel and his wife are probably buried in the Daniel Carpenter Lot cemetery on Gooseberry Road in South Kingstown.  The Find A Grave memorial notes that the stones are unmarked, and the memorial provides no death date[5].

There are no probate records for Daniel Carpenter in the South Kingstown town probate records.  

1. Amos B. Carpenter, A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America (Amherst, Mass. : Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1898), page 81 (Solomon Carpenter sketch) and page 141 (Daniel Carpenter sketch).

2. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, Volume 5, "Washington County Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 40, (image 160 of 523), Daniel Carpenter birth entry.

3. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, Volume 5, "Washington County Births, Marriages, Deaths," North Kingstown Marriages, page 13 (image 22 of 523), Daniel Carpenter and Renewed ---- entry.

4. South Kingston (R.I.) Town Clerk, "Town Council Records, 1704-1943,"  (South Kingston, R.I.), on 8 microfilm reels (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah),  Volume 4, Pages 318-320, Solomon Carpenter will (accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,931,834).

5. Find A Grave, indexed database and digital image,  (, Daniel Carpenter Lot (South Kingstown, R.I.), Daniel Carpenter memorial #25051189.


NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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