Person:Joseph Carpenter (45)

Joseph Carpenter
d.bef. 29 April 1829 Bath County, Virginia
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Carpenter
Gender Male
Birth? 1746 County Kent, England
Marriage 1783 prob. Virginiato Martha Wiley
Death? bef. 29 April 1829 Bath County, Virginia

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


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Estate Records of Joseph Carpenter

  • Pg. 337, Inventory - Joseph Carpenter.
Submitted Apr. 29, 1829 by Henry Given, John Cleek, Sr., Benjamin Potts.
tools, farm implements, saddle, 9 geese, corn, straw, hay oats.

[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 145].

  • Pg. 351, Sale of estate of Joseph Carpenter, Apr. 29, 1829, John Eakle, adm.
Buyers: William Pritt, David Lockridge, John Eakle, Samuel Carpenter, Bob Carpenter and Mrs. Carpenter.

[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 145-146].

  • Pg. 41, Settlement of estate of Joseph Carpenter, Aug. 9, 1830, John Eakle, adm.
Debits and credits: D. Fultz, Benjamin Potts, John Cleek and Henry Given, appraisers.

[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:

  • Vol. 2 - Pullins vs. Pullins--O. S. 299; N. S. 106--Bill, 23d November, 1809. Patent, 14th June, 1783, to Loftis Pullin, 400 acres by survey, 28th March, 1782, in Bullpasture, joining his home tract on the Crabb Run. Thomas Smith married a daughter of John Pullin. Jonathan Pullins was a son of Loftis Pullin, Sr. Bill by Loftus Pullins, son of John Pullins. John's children were, viz: Orator, William, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Smith; Eleanor, Jane and Nancy Pullins. Thos., Wm., Elr., Jane and Nancy are infants. Samuel and Thomas, Sr., Pullins were brothers of John Pullins. These three were sons of Loftus Pullins, Sr. Deed, 7th April, 1800, by Loftus Pullin and Ann Jinne, his wife, of Bath County to John Pullins, 300 acres on Crab Run, part of 400 acres patented to Loftus. Recorded in Bath, April, 1800. 12th August, 1819, James Stuart, aged 61, deposes, he was in the country 20-30 years ago. He was raised in the neighborhood. He and Thomas and Samuel Pullins are sisters' children. 14th August, 1819, James Hicklin, aged 57, deposes, was raised in neighborhood. 14th August, 1819, Joseph Carpenter, aged 73, deposes, he came to L. Pullins' house in 1773 and lived with him 7 or 8 years. John Pullins married a daughter of Wm. Benson. 14th August, 1819, John Hicklin, aged 91, deposes. (Note: record establishes Joseph Carpenter's birthdate in 1746).

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)"