Group 3 - Descendants of William Carpenter-98-
Father of William Carpenter-584 (b. abt 1605)


16379. Jacob Carpenter

Jacob Carpenter Compact Disc #136 Pin #1252920

West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970
Groom: Jacob Carpenter  
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Bride: Sarah E Green  
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Marriage Type: Marriage  
Marriage Date: 1844  
Marriage Place: Braxton, West Virginia, United States  
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Film Number: 573806  
Digital Folder Number: 4130680  
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Source: County Records
SEE ALSO: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53980-1  
System Origin: WestVirginia-ODM  
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CENSUS: 1870 US Census - See image: RIN 39245 Jacob Carpenter 1870.jpg
On a prior census page or two is 3 Carpenters John S. and sons James and John.
See related image: RIN 54959 James A Carpenter 1870.jpg

CENSUS:  1880 United States Census
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Jacob CARPENTER   Self   M   Male   W   56   VA   Farmer   VA   VA
Sarah CARPENTER   Wife   M   Female   W   57   VA   Keeping House   VA   VA
Mary J. CARPENTER   Dau   S   Female   W   33   VA   At Home   VA   VA
Elam CARPENTER   Son   M   Male   W   22   VA   Farm Laborer   VA   VA
Sarah E. CARPENTER   DauL   M   Female   W   24   VA   At Home   VA   VA
Enos CARPENTER   Son   S   Male   W   20   VA   Farm Laborer   VA   VA
John CARPENTER   Son   S   Male   W   17   VA   Farm Laborer   VA   VA
Jemima CARPENTER   Dau   S   Female   W   15   WV   At Home   VA   VA
Francena CARPENTER   Dau   S   Female   W   13   WV   At Home   VA   VA
Virginia CARPENTER   Dau   S   Female   W   8   WV   At Home   VA   VA
Source Information:
 Census Place Glade, Webster, West Virginia
 Family History Library Film   1255415
 NA Film Number   T9-1415
 Page Number   408A

Sarah Elizabeth Green

Father: Robert GREEN  (AFN:8FDW-PQ)
Mother: Rachel PERRINE  (AFN:8FDW-QW)

25681. Robert F. Carpenter

CENSUS: 1870 US Census - See image: RIN 39245 Jacob Carpenter 1870.jpg
On same page as father.  Spouse, but no children listed.

25684. Nancy C. Carpenter

Nancy C. (19) Carpenter was born 3 January 1850 and married John  Reynolds.

25685. Amanda M. Carpenter

Amanda M. (19) Carpenter was born 27 April 1853 and married Edgar  Hollister.

25686. Lucinda C. Carpenter

Lucinda C. (19) Carpenter was born 16 June 1855 (twin) and married (given
name unknown) Weese.

25687. Almerinda Carpenter

Almerinda (19) Carpenter was born 16 June 1855 (twin) and married  Blackwell

25688. Elam Carpenter

Elam (19) Carpenter was born 20 June 1857 and married Sarah E. Givens  in

Sarah F. or E. Givens

Sarah E. in the 1880 US Census with father-in-law.

25690. John C. Carpenter

John C. (19) Carpenter was born 28 April 1862 and married Mary E. Givens in 1884.

25691. Jemima A. Carpenter

Jemima (19) Carpenter was born 20 June 1865 and married Luther Knight.

25692. Francina E. Carpenter

Francina (19) Carpenter was born 26 April 1867 and married Elzie Skidmore.

25693. S. Virginia Carpenter

S. Virginia (19) Carpenter was born 9 October 1872 and married Jerry  Hickman.

16380. Benjamin Carpenter

SEE: Braxton Co. History & Centeral Wv. Sutton, pp 360-361

25697. Roxanna Carpenter

NAME: Roxanna or Rosanna.

25704. Virginia Carpenter

Virginia (19) Carpenter married William Perkins.  Virginia appears in the
Mowrey Book, and was not entered in the orginal family file for Benjamin and

25705. French Carpenter

French (19) Carpenter died 15 February 1890 of fever (age and birthdate
undiscovered)  French appears in the Mowrey Book, and was not entered in the
orginal file of the family of Benjamin and Elizabeth Carpenter.

16381. Jesse Carpenter

Gilmer county VA became Gilmer county, WV shortly after his death.
Jesse Carpenter and James A. Rogers were killed by a group of alleged
confederate guerrillas on the night of 7 Nov. 1861. Clayburn Pierson reported
"The victims were James Rogers, a peaceful and respected citizen, and Solomon
Carpenter, his neighbor.  The murders were a band of low characters claiming to
be rebel soldiers led by Perry Connolly of bush wack fame.  The murderers came
to the homes of these inocent men in the dead hours of the night; their wives
were absent from home waiting on a sick woman.  These fiends dragged their
victims out of their beds and away from their children, took them a short
distance, bound them back to back, and riddled their bodies with bullets."
Jesse apparently was listed as Solomon in the above report.
James Rogers and Jesse Carpenter were listed as neighbors in the 1860 Clay
county, VA (now WV) census.

25706. Allen Braden Carpenter

NAME: First and middle names may be reversed.

16382. William J. "Squirrley Bill" Carpenter

NAME: Known as "Squirrley Bill."

William Carpenter was called "Squirrley Bill".  William's  exploits are
legendary around Braxton Co. West Virginia. Brady Randolph,  Historian
and longtime county newspaper editor, sid of  William.  William built
long dugouts, made form a single tree, flat boat builder and operator,
raftsman and waterdog fisherman. He was the most inveterate, persistent
and uncompromising fisherman ever known in the Valley of Elk. His canoes
got a dollar a foot.
Braxton Co. WV. Sutton  History pg. 360-361-362-363-364
William Carpenter, now living at the advanced age of 94, son of Solomon,
who was the first child born in the county. His birth place was under a
cliff of rocks. William is a granson of Jeremiah & Elizabeth Mann
Carpenter, the first white settler in the county, and a great grand son
of William Carpenter, who was killed by the Indians on Jacksons River in
1764 [Jacksons River, Botetourt Co. Va.].
    Uncle Billy, as he is familiarly called, has spent the long years of
his life on the Elk river, and has doubtless caught more fish and game on
this beautiful stream than any man living, and is still able to enjoy his
favorite sport. He is a citizen of Sutton and is universally respected.
    The massacre of Benjamin Carpenter and his wife occurred in the
spring of 1792, though Withers memoirs record it as late as 1793, and
William Doddrill places the date as early as 1784, eight years before its
actual occurrence. The account which he gives of the pursuit of the
Indians after the murder of Benjamin Carpenter must have been the account
of the time that Hughs and others trailed the Indians and came up with
them when one of their number was killed on the Hughs river. The two
Indians who found Carpenter and killed Benjamin, made their escape
without being pursued. The summer of 1792 was the last Indian raid in
central West Virignia except a party that made a raid in the Tygerts
Valley as late perhaps as 1794.
    Of this interesting pioneer family, more than a passing notice
should be given. As early as 1790 or perhaps a year or two earlier,
Jeremiah and Benjamin Carpenter settled on the Elk river near the mouth
of the Holly. Their mother and a brother named Enos live with them.
Jeremiah settled on what is known as the Samuel Skidmore botton, and
Benjamin's cabin stood inthe bottom just below the mouth of the Holly.
Their father's name was William, and he was killed at the Big Bend on
Jacksons river by the Indians , and his son Jeremiah was taken prisoner
and remained with the Indians from his ninth to his eighteenth year. He
together with three of his brothers became soldiers in the Revolutionary
    Their settlement must have been but a few years prior to 1792 as
this is the date of the Indian raid in which his brother Benjamin and his
wife were killed; and either at this time or perhaps a raid that was made
a few months later, he and his family made their escape to a cliff of
rocks, and within their stay there his son, Solomon was born, being the
first white child born in the county.
[NOTE: from this compilier. Land Office  Patent & Grants of Virginia
records show Jeremiah Carpenter, 25 Apr. 1789 Harrison Co. Va. 180 acres
on Elk River beginning and aobut two and a half miles above the mouthof
Halley Creek. Grants NO. 19. p. 393 Augusta Co. Va. land records.  on 24
Apr. 1789 Harr. Co. Va. 99 acres on Halley Creek and branch of Elk River.
Grants No. 20 p. 351; 24 Apr. 1789 Harr. Co. Va. 161 acres on Elk river
adjoining below another survey of his. Grants No. 19, p. 391; 24 Apr.
1789 Harr. Co. Va. 49 acres on Elk river. Grants No. 19. p. 388]
    Many incidents are related of this pioneer family by their
descendants and the older people who have heard the story of their
    William Carpenter, familiarly known as "Squirrely Bill" who resides
at Sutton, is in his 90th. year, [ NOTE by compilier, he lived to be
almost 100 yrs of age.] and is a son of Solomon Carpenter. He relates
that his great ucnle, Benjamin Carpenter who, with his wife was killed at
the mouth of the Holley, was dressing a deer skin on the bank of the
river just at the mouth of the Holly when he wass fired upon. It seems
from his story and others of the Carpenter family, that there were two
Indians, a large and a small Indian, and that the lrge one was unarmed
and the smaller Indian fired the shot, but missed. At that time Carpenter
jumped and ran for his gun, but the large Indian reached the house first
and secured Carpenter's gun, and was in the house when Carpenter entered
the door. He fired and Carpenter fell outside, then the Indians
tomahawked and scalped Mrs. Carpenter who was delicate and lying on the
bed. They had no children. The Indians set fire to the cabin and left.
Mrs. Carpenter had suffiecient strength to crawl out in the yard. Only a
few hours afer this occurrence, Amos Carpenter came home. It seems that
he had been either to the West Fork Settlements or to Fork Lick on
horseback and was returning with some meat. Mrs. Carpenter said to him
"The Indians have killed poor Ben and me," and he put her on the horse
before him and started to go across the Elk just at he head of the
island, and while he was crossing the river she died she he laid her body
on some logs in a drift heap. He then hastened on tho his brother Jerry's
who lived above on the Skidmore bottom.
    William Carpenter also relates that Benjamin Carpenter's mother was
at his house helping to burn some logs in a clearing, and that she was
not discovered by the Indians. She saw them however, and also witnessed
the shooting of her son Benjamin. She had one of her children with her,
and she took the child and went up the river to give notice of the
presence of the Indians. They then went back tothe settlement and Jerry,
his younger brother Jesse and a man by the name of Schoolcraft, came back
and buried Benjamin and his wife. Withers fixes this date as being in the
early spring, and this is carried out by traditional testimony. Benjamin
had fallen so near the building that his body was nearly consumed by the
fire. The Indians carried away his gun, also the coat in which he was
    William Carpenter says that later another raid was made by the
Indians and they are the ones who burned Jerry Carpenter's house and
barn, partly dstroyed an apple tree and cut down some green corn; also
that this was the time his granfatehr and uncle Amos went to the cliff
where his father was born. Withers mentions only one Indian raid.
    Thomas, Jeremiah and Solomon were privates in Capt. John Lewis's
Botetourt County Regiment. Joseph Carpenter was a solider and drew a
pension but it is not stated in what command he served. Thus we see that
four brothers served their country as soldiers in the Rev. War., and were
the most daring and skillful Indian fighters that ever ventured to the
wilds of central West Virginia.
    Mrs. Carpenter said that first thing which went into Solomon's mouth
was bear's meat and sweet patatoes. There must have been a second raid as
the circumstances would seem to bear out, hence it must have been later
in the season as sweet patatoes do not mature before the latter part of
August in that secion, and the time could not have been much later than
July or August as Jeremiah Carpenter buried his brother's body and that
of his wife in bark coffins, and they could hardly obtain bark after the
season named.
    The Carpenters must have settled on the Elk a few years before this
occurrence as they had some land cleard and some property. "Jerry" had
planted some apple trees. The Indians cut a limb from one of the trees,
but the tree lived and bore a red apple. It was called the Indian tree,
and was living until a few years ago.
    "Jerry" Carpenter and his wife are buried at the Skidmore cemetery
not far from where his cabin used to stand. Mrs. Delia Coger, a
granddaughter of Capt. John Skidmore, was born and reared on the Elk
river where she now resied and is aat thtis time over ninety years of
age. She says after the masscre of the Carpenter family that his brother
placed their bodies in bark which was peeled from the timber, and buried
them on the island in the Elk just at which ahs since been washed away.
About twent-one years ago, the Holly River Lumber and Coal Company built
a large band saw mill not far from
where Carpenter's cabin stood. William Gum and others who were putting
down the ofundation for the boilers or engine house, say they removed the
head sotnes from two graves, and digging down about two feet into the
earth which appeared to be loose they placed a cement foundation there.
In speaking again to Mrs. Coger in reference tot he matter, she still
contended that Benjamin Carpenter and his wife were buried on the island,
and that the graves discovered by the workmen were a part of the John
Mollohan cemetery, but this graveyard is a mile or so above the mouth of
the Holly. William Carpenter says that his great uncle Benjamin and his
wife were buried where the Palmer mill now stands tand that he has often
seen their graves, which doubless is correct.
    It is said that either at the time of the massacre or a later period
of that season, Jeremiah took his family and went to a cliff of rocks,
there watching the Indians burn his house and destroy his property. The
cliff of rocks as pointed out is opposite the mouth of Baker's run on the
north side of the Elk, and is situated near the top of the mountain
overlooking the valley of the Elk for some distance. He an dhis famly
then made their way to a camp under a cliff of rocks near the head of
Camp Run, a branch of Laurel creek, about four miles above his residence
at what is now known as the Skidmore bottom. Camp run is remarkable
rough, and near the head are cliffs that look to be over a hundred feet
high, with gulches and broken stone below, making the whole mass stand
above the tallest pines which skirt the water's edge. It is on the top of
this mass of rock, a few yards back from its pricipitous edges, where the
famous Carpenter camp was, there being a large projecting rock which
formed a room about 25x30 feet and 8 feet high. Between this cmp and the
edge of the cliff is a public road. It is related that Jeremiah
Carpenter, and his family waaded up Laurel creek and Camp run to avoid
making any sign by which they might be tracked by the Indians.
    Joseph Carpenter, son of Solomon, relates that his great uncle
Solomon and his wife went tothe rocks with his grandfather, and that when
his father was born he was named for his uncle Solomon. At the time of
the Indian raid, there was a child in the Carpenter family named Libby, a
granddaughter of old Mrs. Carpenter, mother of the Carpenter family. Mrs.
Carpenter, as stated before, was burning some brush on the point between
the Eld and the Holly, just across the Holly from Benjamin's cabin. She
discovered the Indians and started up the river to notify the family. The
child Libby being too small to make her escape by flight, was placed in a
hollow stump and told to be quiet. When Jeremiah saw his mother coming,
he knew there was trouble. He returned for the child. She lived to be a
woman, and her daughter married  a man named Andrew Ware. Withers speaks
of a Carpenter being killed by the Indians on the Little Kanwaha river.
He may have been a relative of this family. There remains a doubt as to
the time that Jeremiah Carpenter fled to the rock cliffs, but the best
impression seems to be when the massacre occurred, at which time the
others fled to the settlement on the West Fork.
    In April, 1792, Willialm Kipet and a Mr. Neal's son were killed up
the LIttle Kanawha river by the Indians. As this was on the Indian trail
leading to the upper settlements, it is probable that this murder  was
committed by the same band that killed Benjamin Carpenter and his family.
That was the last
raid made by the red men in central West Virginia. Both murders occurred
in the same month and year, unless it be true that a later raid to the
Carpenter settlement was made in the austumn of that year, which is most
probable and is borne out by well authenticated traditional history.
    Solomon Carpenter had four brothers, Joseph who was killed while
logging near Addison; Amos and Jeremish, both of whom moved to the West
Fork of the Little Kanawha and died there; and John who died on Camp run
near the cliff under which his brother Solomon was born.
    Solomon Carpenter ws the father of seven sons and three daughters
viz: Thomas, John, Jacob, Benjamin, William J., Solomon, Joseph,
Caroline, Mary and Elizabeth.
    There is a daring adventure toldof Solomon Carpenter's wife, Betsy.
She tied the children tot he bed post, and went for the cows across the
Elk river. In her absence the river raised, and she was unable to
re-cross. Her husband being away, and the home being liable to attack by
the Indians, she determined to risk her life by swimming across the
river.. Being unable to swim herself, she drove the cows in, caught the
bull by the tail, wrapped the switch around her hands, plunged into the
swollen Elk and crossed in safety. One of her daughters named Betsy
married John P. HOsey.
    The presnet and future generations that enjoy the blessings of
civilization, with all of its immunities and advantages, and the security
to life and property, will never be fully able to appreciate the
hardships, the great endurance, the personal sacrifice and valient daring
of the early pioneers who forged the way to civilization a land of
savagery and privation.

Play of a Fiddle: Traditional Music, Dance, and Folklore in West Virginia by
Gerald Milnes, printed at the University Press of Kentucky, Jan 13, 2015 - Music - 264 pages.
Chapter 3 - The Carpenter Legacy
"Squirrely Bill" is listed on page 37 as the grandfather of Ernie Carpenter the subject.

25716. Eunice Carpenter

Eunice (19) Carpenter was born 19 December 1859.

25717. Mary Caroline Carpenter

Mary Caroline (19) Carpenter born 16 February 1865, died April 1867

25719. Malissa Carpenter

Malissa (19) Carpenter was born circa 1873.

25720. Amanda Carpenter

Amanda (19) Carpenter was born in June of 1874

25721. Thomas Jackson Carpenter

Thomas Jackson (19) Carpenter was born 17 June 1876

25723. Joseph Hosey

Joseph A. Hosey was born circa 1826.

25725. Mary J. Hosey

Mary J. Hosey was born circa 1832, is not found in John P. and Elizabeth
Hosey's household in 1860 and, presumeably, was married before that date.

25727. Felix B. Hosey

Felix B. Hosey was born circa 1842 and married Caroline (maiden name
unknown) about 1869.

16388. Joshua Miller

CHILDREN: Many children belong to other wives.  Nancy and Joshua probably
belong to Nancy Wolfe.

Samantha Runyan

NAME: Runion or Runyan.

25730. James or Joshua Miller

NAME: James or Joshua.  Quite possible there was a James & and Joshua but from
different mothers of the father.

George G. Green

George G. Green age 23 a widower, b. Bath Co. Va.

25736. Joshua or James Miller

NAME: James or Joshua.  Quite possible there was a James & and Joshua but from
different mothers of the father.

16389. Basil Miller

Basil Miller, died age 49 yr. on 15 Sep 1865 Roane Co. wife named was

Elizabeth or Lisa Tanner

NAME: spelliing varies from Lisa to Liza, but first name was Elizabeth.
!BIRTH: 1829 more likely.  However 1821 shows up in another record.

Richard W. or A. Wine

NAME: Middle initial A. in one file and W. in another.

25742. Samuel Wine

Samuel Wine was born circa 1848, died about 1927 and married Sidney
McMullen (born around 1853, died about 1930, daughter of Matthew and Sarah
(maiden name unknown) McMullen).

25744. Jeremiah Wine

Jeremiah Wine was born around 1852 and married 3 November 1875 to
Margaret Waldeck (daughter of Marcellus and Debrey (maiden name unknown)
Waldeck, born circa 1857).

25748. Henderick Miller

Hendrick was adopted by Richard W. Wine (b. 1827) and Nancy Miller (b.
Hedrick Hardman Miller was born circa 1840, married Martha (maiden name
unknown) and died about 1930. (Nancy Miller's first two sons were
illigitimate.)  This last per the Mowrey book.

PARENTS: Biological parents are: Samuel C. MILLER Jr. 25 Apr 1796
of ,Greenbrier,VA. AND  Rebecca CARPENTER 1 Apr 1793 ,Braxton,VA.

25749. Hezekiah Miller

Hezekiah was adopted by Richard W. Wine (b. 1827) and Nancy Miller (b.
Hezekiah Miller was born about 1845, died around 1916 and married 22
April 1866 Jemima Vandale. (born circa 1841, daughter of John and Zeriah
Vandale).  This last per the Mowrey book.

PARENTS: Biological parents are: Samuel C. MILLER Jr. 25 Apr 1796
of ,Greenbrier,VA. AND  Rebecca CARPENTER 1 Apr 1793 ,Braxton,VA.

25750. "Bunk" Wine

"Bunk" Wine? was born circa 1862.

25751. Angeline Wine

Angeline Wine was born around 1865 and married Minter J. Tanner 1  March 1887.
Minter was a son of Jesse and Lucinda (Gandee) Raines Tanner.

Minter Tanner

Minter Jackson Tanner was born 24 August 1862, died 3 June 1951 and  married 1
March 1887 Angeline Wine (daughter of Richard W. and Nancy (Miller)  Wine) and
2nd 3 April 1912 Ada Mae Perrill.

Confusion agin occurs in this marriage.  The Mowrey book shows this marriage
with 5 children, as entered in this record, but, the first birth, Richard
DeWitt is in 1914.  It is unlikely that Minter and Angeline were married in
1887, and had no children untill 1914!  However, Minter may have gone away for
that length of time, or whatever?

25752. S. Jane Wine

S. Jane Wine was born about 1867

25753. Lee Wine

Lee Wine was born circa 1869.

16391. Jeremiah Miller


Frances Hardman

Roane county, VA later became Roane county, WV.

16392. Samuel Miller


25758. Louisa Miller

Louisa Miller was born circa 1844 and was twice married . Her second  marriage
was in Roane County 15 December 1898 to Utter Bryant, a widower, who  was born
about 1844 in Wirt County. Her first husband's name is undiscovered.

25760. Cordelia "Gypsy" Miller

Cordelia"Gypsy" Miller was born about 1848 in Jackson County, dies 25  January
1926 in Roane County and married in Roane County 8 September 1867 to  Edmond S.
Phillips (son of Levi and Mary Phillips , born 1839 in Barbour County)

25762. Angeline Miller

Angeline Miller was born circa 1871 and married 9 October to William A.
Bowyer in Roane County.

25763. Orlando L. Miller

Orlanda L. Miller was born about 1877.

25764. Ibney J. Miller

Ibney J. Miller was born in July of 1879.

25773. Rebecca Ann Board

Rebecca Ann Board was born 9 January 1838, died 10 November 1926 and
married 9 September 1853 James A. Roberts (born 10 October 1835 in Barbour
County, West Virginia, died 13 September 1922 in Portland, Oregon, son of
William A. and Elizabeth (England) Roberts).

25774. Margaret Jane Board

Margaret Jane Board was born 1840, died 1916 and married 9 January 1855
Daniel Roberts.

25775. William A. Board

William A. Board was born circa 1841 and served as a Confederate soldier  in
the Civil War. No other information is found on William A. Board.