JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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S.W. CARPENTER
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 


 
 
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