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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


THOMAS M. CARPENTER, physician, Deep Valley, Penn., was born in Greene County, January 14, 1843, and is a son of William and Agnes (Derbin) Carpenter.  His father, who is a blacksmith by trade, was born in New Jersey, but now resides on a farm in Jackson Township.  His mother was a native of Morgantown, W. Va.  His grandfather, James Carpenter, was among the earliest farmers of Richhill Township, this county.  His father was twice married, and Dr. Carpenter is the oldest child of the first wife.  He was reared on his father’s farm, obtaining his earliest education in the district school.  He studied medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., and is now in active practice as a physician.  Dr. Carpenter is a close student, and endeavors to keep himself posted in matters pertaining to his profession.  He was united in marriage, April 5, 1865, with Miss Margaret J. White, whose parents were of English and Irish origin.  Mrs. Carpenter’s father, Stephen White, was the first man to build and settle in Deep Valley.  Dr. and Mrs. Carpenter are the parents of the following named children: Emma, William, Virginia, James, Stephen, Sarah (deceased), Harriet and Jordan.  Winfield Burdine, the youngest child was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter when only nine days old.  The Doctor is a Democrat, and a member of the Greene County Medical Society.  He and wife belong to the Methodist Protestant 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: 13 January 2008

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