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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


THOMAS J. CARPENTER, farmer, P. O. Rutan, was born in Gilmore Township, this county, January 1, 1858.  He is a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Carpenter (nee Stewart).  His father was born in New York and his mother in Greene County, Penn., where they were married and have since made their home.  Thomas J. Carpenter was twice married; first, January 11, 1879, to Belle Grove, who was born in Center Township, June 14, 1860, and is a daughter of William and Rebecca (Shaw) Grove.  By this marriage Mr. Carpenter is the father of one child—W. E. Carpenter.  Mrs. Carpenter departed this life October 7, 1883.  Mr. Carpenter’s second wife was Jessie L. Supler, whom he married September 23, 1885.  She was born September 16, 1865, and is a daughter of Martin and Lizzie R. (Goodwin) Supler, who reside in Richhill Township.  Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter have one child—Floyd M.  Mr. Carpenter was engaged in merchandising until twenty-two years of age, at which time he began farming, in which he was engaged as a business ever since.  He owns 112 acres of land, where he lives with his family.  He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  His deceased wife was a member of the Christian Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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