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John J. Carpenter
Cox Creek Twp.

John J. Carpenter is a native of Lycoming County, Pa., born May 1, 1824, and was a son of John Carpenter and Mary, nee Campbell, likewise natives of the old Keystone. His father died in 1865, his mother in 1846. His educational advantages were very limited, and he is chiefly self-educated. He came to Clayton County in 1854, and engaged in farming here until 1862, when he enlisted in Company B., Twenty-first Iowa Volunteers, under Captain W. D. Crook. He served three years and was honorably discharged on July 24, 1865. He returned to Clayton County and bought the farm he now owns, consisting of 168 acres of rich land, upon which he has made many excellent improvements. In 1846 he was married to Mary Marshall, whose parents, William and Catharine (Shook) Marshall, were natives of Pennsylvania. Seven children have been born unto them, viz; William M., born Jan. 30, 1848; John M., Feb 28, 1850; Ambrose, April 13, 1852; Alexander C., April 19, 1854; Mary Catherine, born March 23, 1856, married Sylvester O. Marshall, and resides in Lodomillo Towhship; James L., born Dec. 22, 1858, and Susannah, March 26, 1861. The boys are all married except Ambrose. Mr. Carpenter has held nearly all of the township offices, and has discharged their respective duties faithfully and well. In politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 739-740
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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