S.W. CARPENTER, miller, Dix, was born in Knox Co., KY on January
5, 1812, son of Benjamin and Melia (Shook) CARPENTER. Her father,
William Shook, was a native of Germany, and her mother an Englishwoman.
Both died in Bedford Co., Tenn. Our subject's father was engaged in boating
on the Mississippi River at the time of his death, but his family resided
in Indiana at the time. His widow then removed to Tenn. with her family
to her people, where they resided until January 1830 when they came to
Jefferson Co., where she died. She was the mother of seven children, only
two of whom still survive--our subject and Jesse W., now of Texas. Our
subject has made this county his home since 1830. Till about 1860, he had
given his entire attention to farming. He then, in partnership with his
son William R., purchased their present mill, which they have run to do
custom grinding. He also MAXEY has a farm of seventy-seven acres which
he oversees. March 7, 1833 he was married to Lucinda O.
STOCKTON. She was born in Illinois, daughter of Robert and Phoebe
STOCKTON. Twelve children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. CARPENTER,
nine of whom still survive--Phoebe C.MAXEY, Robert W., William R., Margaret
Spiller, Mary L. Frost, Jemima M. Beagle, Sarah T. Williams, Helen
M. METZENTHIN, and Isaac D. Mr. and Mrs. CARPENTER are members
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he has been since he was sixteen
years of age. In politics, he is Democratic, and for about 40 years has
acted as Justice of the Peace. For eight years he was Associate Justice
of the county. He is one of the few survivors of the Black Hawk war.
Submitted by: J.B.Hinson