Facts and Events
Joseph Carpenter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate Records of Joseph Carpenter
[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 145].
[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 145-146].
[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 151].
Records of Joseph Carpenter in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Joseph Carpenter
From Bicentennial History of Bath County, Virginia, 1991, pg. 150:
Joseph Carpenter was born circa 1746. He came from Kent County, England and first appears in this country in 1773, living with Loftus Pullins in Augusta County, VA. In 1776 he served in the Revolutionary War under Captain David Gwin. In 1778, Joseph was one of the 127 men who signed a petition asking for a new county to be formed. ... In 1782, he received a grant fo 375 acres in the Little Valley, on the south fork of Wilson's Mill Run, abranch of the Jackson River. In 1783, he married Martha Wiley, daughter of Robert and Hester Wiley. They had the following thirteen children: JOHN; M.NANCY; JANE; ROBERT; REBECCA; MARY; ELIZABETH; MARTHA; WILLIAM; SARAH W.; MARGARET; SAMUEL AND SUSANNA W. CARPENTER. ....JOSEPH was appointed constable in Bath County in 1805. ... JOSEPH died about April 29, 1829. On that date, in the Bath County records, is an appraisal of his personal property, stating he is deceased."
I believe he [JOSEPH] is buried in the small family cemetery, located on the land he was granted. I have stood by this cemetery and felt great love and respect for my ancestor, JOSEPH CARPENTER. (Submitted by Judith A. Mays)"