Descendants of John Carpenter-152988
of North Carolina and Alabama

Carpenters' Encyclopedia of Carpenters - 2022 Update

Descendants of John Carpenter-152988 born about 1750 to 1758 of North Carolina and who supposedly died in Madison County, Alabama have mixed and confused descendants.

Some claim this line is Irish and some claim in is French and most others are unsure. Most agree that this line started in North Carolina. And those descendants reported in this report are mostly from Northern Alabama.

Depending on the various internet genealogies, John Carpenter may have had a handful of children or upwards towards 50. Confusing, speculation, unsure and too many "I found it on the internet" describe this line.

BUT, based on Y-DNA testing we can relatively confirm three lineages that descend from O. Willis Carpenter, maybe O for Owen, that come together and there is a reasonable belief in their combined lineage. See image below.

Three descendants has Y-DNA tested and are part of Group 21 genetically having the Haplogroup base of "R-M269." This Haplogroup used to be called the "Western Atlantic Modal Haplogroup" and it is the most common male Haplogroup in Western Europe.

These Y-DNA testers have a Y-DNA genetic profile or fingerprint is unique from other Carpenter and Zimmerman groups within the Carpenter Cousins Y-DNA Project.

The Carpenter Cousins web project is an effort to update and correct Carpenter/Zimmerman and related names.
Y-DNA testing allows the Carpenter Cousins Y-DNA Project to tell the genetic difference between this group and many others.

The number after the surname is a record information number (RIN) from the Carpenter Cousins Project master genealogical database. See: The Carpenter Cousins Project

See much more at the Carpenter Cousins web page at: - The Carpenter Cousins Project is part of the Guild of One Name Studies.

This file does contain mistakes. This despite many efforts to correct such. Verification is always needed of any data.
Generally speaking, the better the documentation, the better the data is. Please read the notes.

NOTE: Names and relationships have been retained for those living, but other details have been removed for privacy.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a working research file and contains emails, notes and comments by researchers on this line. Their contributions are cited in the notes.

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Prepared by:

John R Carpenter
La Mesa, CA USA - The Carpenter Cousins Project

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