Person:Zophar Carpenter (1)

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Dr. Zophar Carpenter
d.06 February 1798 Garrard County, Kentucky
m. 20 July 1727
  1. Jacob Carpenterabt 1728 - 1811
  2. Dr. Zophar Carpenterabt 1730 - 1798
  3. Zeno Carpenterabt 1732 -
  4. Beyzuilla Carpenterabt 1734 -
  5. Bethuel Carpenterabt 1736 -
  6. Jairas Carpenterabt 1738 -
  7. Ruphas Carpenterabt 1740 -
  8. Mary Carpenterabt 1742 -
  • HDr. Zophar Carpenterabt 1730 - 1798
  • WMary Davisabt 1735 - 1832
m. 1757
  1. Elizabeth Carpenterabt 1758 - 1837
  2. Rachel Carpenterest 1760-1772 -
  3. Leah Carpenterest 1760-1772 -
  4. Zenith Carpenterabt 1773 - abt 1830
  5. Mary Carpenter1776 - 1835
  6. Rufus Carpenter1778 - 1846
  7. Robert Carpenter1783 - 1865
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Name Dr. Zophar Carpenter
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1730 Cedar Swamp,Musketa Cove, Suffolk County, New York
Marriage 1757 Virginiato Mary Davis
Death? 06 February 1798 Garrard County, Kentucky

Zophar Carpenter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:


  • Zophar Carpenter acquired 135 acres on the NW side Jackson's River (near the "Cowpasture"). ["A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia", By Oren F. Morton, B., Lit. Dayton, Virginia, J. K. Reubush Company 1923].


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Zophar Carpenter sold 130 acres on north side Jackson's River in 1789 to Michael Mallow for £275. ["A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia", By Oren F. Morton, B., Lit. Dayton, Virginia, J. K. Reubush Company 1923].


Records of Zophar Carpenter in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - Following paper in package marked 1755-56-57--it is apparently a fragment --on the back is written:
"A Copy. JOHN RANDOLPH, C. H. B."
Paid in Northampton:
To the County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7070
To:
Paid in Hampshire, in part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
Paid in Lunenburg, in part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770
To Robt. Brackenridge, Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 680
To David Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
To John Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
To Geo. Robinson, Geo. Rowland, Geo. Horbinson, James Humphries, Matthew Sheddon, Mr. Moore, Jeremiah Green, Philip Watkins, John McAfee, Andrew Gaughagan, Peter Farr and George Duck,
each 140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1680


Paid in Brunswick to the County, in part . . . . . . . . . . 3195
To Wm. Hugart, John Hamilton, Samuel Hamilton, Robert Gillaspy, George Douther, James Burnsides, Jos. Milehan, John Lewis, John (____), James Jackson, James Miller, David Howell. Robt. Gillaspey, Corporal Samuel McMary, Eldad Reade, Topher Carpenter, Henry Lawless, Robt. Gay, John Stevenson, John Weems, John Taylor, Wm. Kinkead, John Kinkead, James Clements, James McKnight, Wm. Mann, Thomas McMullin,
each 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8100
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1766. - (340) Joseph Carpenter, Sr., and Wm. Whooley appointed road surveyors from Fort Defiance to Handley's Mill, with these workers and their tithables: Peter Wright, Solomon, Thomas, Nathaniel Carpenter, John Umphries, Thos. Carpenter, Zopher Carpenter, Ezekiel Johnston, Edward and John McMullin, James Williams, Joseph Leeper, John Fieler, William Christian and Peter Whooley, Wm. McMurry, Thos. Wright, Rob. Galesby, Pat. Corrigan and Joseph Carpenter, Jr.
  • Page 37.--19th August, 1767. Archd. Clendenning's estate settlement, by Ann Clendenning. recorded--Paid Ash Claftrock, John Clendenning, Wm. Galespie, Zopher Carpenter, James Furguson, David Galloway, James Millican, Robt. Galespie, Geo. Roberts, Benj. Kimsey, John Bailer, John Jeremiah; paid by Jeremiah Seeley.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1768 (C). - Zaphar Carpenter, Dr., to Israel Christian.--1765, 21st December. To 3 dues harps, 1/6.

Information on Zophar Carpenter

Zophar moved from NY to VA, near Covington as early as 1755 when Zophar's name is on a list of delinquents in the tax levies of Augusta Co. Joseph Carpenter, possibly Zophar's uncle, had settled this area on the Jackson River in the late 1740's. "There were evidently four Carpenter settlements, all circa the early 1750's and within thirty-five or so miles of each other. Fort Carpenter, so-called, was on the river. It was occupied by Joseph and his family- children, mostly grown and married before coming to Virginia.. . Solomon Carpenter had a homestead at Low Moor; Zophar Carpenter at Mallow [Station] and Nicholas Carpenter at White Sulphur Springs."

During the French and Indian Wars Zophar was a drummer in Capt. Dickenson's Company in 1756. He purchased 135 acres on the northwest side of the Jackson River in 1763 and 50 acres on the James River in 1767.

Zophar was in court often. He is mentioned with Thomas and Solomon Carpenter several times, but it is not known how they are related.

Nov 1768 due to indebtedness to Israel Christian incurred in Dec 1765 for one shilling six pence for three Jews Harps. Botetourt County Order Book I, 1770-1772, p. 49: Zophar Carpenter accused of unlawfully keeping Moses Watkins' wife. Book II 1772-3, p. 44. Michael Kelly versus Zophar Carpenter for assault, trespass and battery. July 14, 1773. Zophar Carpenter appointed surveyor of road from Fort Defiance and the tithables who usually wrought thereon to attend him.

In 1789 Michael Mallow bought of Zophar Carpenter and Mary , his wife, and David Glasburn and Elizabeth, his wife, 130 acres on the north side of the Jackson River for 275 pounds. Zophar and Mary moved with the younger children to Garrard Co. KY by 1791. He owned 300 acres there which he divided between his three sons in his will. Mary may have been of Irish descent, since daughter Elizabeth is referred to as "Irish".

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