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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
Carpenter

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1363-1364 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

John and Hester Carpenter were residents of Rensselaer county, New York. John was a well-to-do farmer and a member of the Methodist church. They died and were buried at Pittstown, New York. Children: Felix, Daniel, Delia and Augustus.

(II) Daniel, son of John and Hester Carpenter, was born in Rensselaer county, New York, and became a prosperous farmer of the town of Pittstown, where he died in 1879. He married (first) Hannah Finny, one child, Jennie. He married (second) Amelia A. Wetzell and had sons: George W. and Daniel.

(III) George Wetzell, son of Daniel and Amelia A. (Wetzell) Carpenter, was born in Pittstown, Rensselaer county, New York, April 12, 1859, died November 15, 1889. He was educated in the public schools and at Lansingburg Academy. He engaged in farming and was getting well established in business when he met his death from a kick received from one of his own horses. He was a rising young farmer and during his brief life of thirty years had become well known for uprightness and steady business habits. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a Republican. He married, January 8, 1880, Emma M. Snyder, born November 25, 1859, daughter of Christopher (2) and Caroline (Penoyar) Snyder, whose children were:

  1. Charles Henry, died a young man;
  2. Elbert;
  3. George C., married Mary Collins, child, Edith, married Leland Johnson;
  4. Emma M., married George W. Carpenter.

Christopher (2) was a son of Christopher (1) and Hester (Stover) Snyder. Christopher (2) Snyder was educated in the district schools and became a wealthy farmer, owning three hundred acres of land with flax and saw mills. For fifty years he was treasurer of the Methodist Episcopal church and for twenty-five years was chorister. He was a leader in both church and town. Politically he was a Republican. He married (first) Emeline M. Snyder, one child, Christopher, died in infancy. He married (second) Caroline Penoyar and had four children, previously noted. Children of George W. and Emma M. Carpenter:

  1. Jennie, born May 11, 1882, married, August 21, 1907, Harry W. Stover, professor of languages;
    1. child, Albert Stover, born August 18, 1909.
  2. Caroline A., born May 24, 1886; married, October 4, 1905, Frank C. Lamb; children:
    1. Carl W., born June 23, 1906, and
    2. Melissa M., born March 22, 1910.

Mrs. Emma M. (Snyder) Carpenter survives her husband and resides in the village of Valley Falls, New York.

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