Carpenter, farmer, Posey Township, was born in Boone County, Ky., in
1838. He is a son
of Asahel and Ann F. (Bates) Carpenter, natives of Massachusetts. His
parents left Massachusetts
in an early day, and later came to this State, where their family was
chiefly reared. Their
children were Matilda, Clark, Horace E., Walter, Mehitable, Wooster,
Edward, Francis, Richard,
Cheney, Elizabeth, Alice and Clara. The parents are still living in
Center Square, Ind., this county. Our subject grew up on
the farm in this county, and married, in 1862, Lucretia Van Dorin, daughter of Charles Van
Dorin, and they have four children: Mary, Eddie, Maggie and Lottie. After his marriage, Mr.
C. rented land till about 1878, and then purchased his present farm of eighty acres, where he has
since engaged in agricultural pursuits. Mr. and Mrs. C. and eldest daughter are members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church.