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  Was born in Steuben county, N.Y., May 25, 1838, and was a son of Wm. and Mary (Perkins) Carpenter, deceased. He was married Nov. 7, 1867, to Julia A. Hull, who was born in Huron county, O., Nov. 8, 1848; her father, Ira Hull, is living, but her mother, Hester (Jump), is
deceased. When Pres. Lincoln issued a call for troops to defend the Nation's cause, his patriotic love for freedom actuated him to enlist and he was enrolled Oct. 30, 1861, as a private at White Pigeon, Mich., in Co. D, 1st Mich. Art., 1st Brig., 3d Div., 14th A.C. Sept. 20, 1863, he was wounded at Chicamauga, and was confined in hospital two months suffering with smallpox. He took part in the Siege of Corinth, the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chicamauga, Lookout
Mt., Missionary Ridge and others equally important. He was honorably discharged Nov. 11, 1864, at Nashville, Tenn. His brother William was in the late service. Comrade Carpenter has been pathmaster three years; he is Com. of Hackett Post; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Bronson, Mich.
CLEAVLAND, CHARLES E.:   The gentleman above mentioned, who was an old-time resident of Nance county, Nebraska, owned and occupied a comfortable home in Belgrade, and was a substantial and worthy citizen of his Community.   Charles E. Cleavland is a native of Michigan, born in Branch county, September 16, 1845, and was the youngest of three children born to Solomon and Mary Cleavland, the former dying when Charles was a babe two weeks old. The mother moved to Ionia county with her little family, and then to Cass county, Michigan, in 1851, where our subject grew up and was educated. He was married in Jackson county, on April 11, 1866, to Victoria J. Smith, and the young couple followed farming in Michigan for a number of years. Three children were born of the marriage: Anna Jane, now the widow of Frank Hodges; Milton, of Liverpool. Texas, and Ellen M., who died in California when seven months old.  On May 14. 1883, Mr. Cleavland landed in Nance county, Nebraska, settled on a pre-emption claim, and started in the farming and stock raising business, being joined by his children several years later. He later engaged in the poultry business making a success of it.   Mr. Cleavland is a veteran of the civil war, enlisting in Company A, Twelfth Michigan Infantry, on January 25, 1862, and was discharged from service three years later to the exact date, at Duval's Bluff, Arkansas. During his career its a soldier he took active part in the battle of Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, was at the Siege of Vickshurg and fall of that city, also in numerous minor battles and skirmishes.  On September 7, 1885, Mr. Cleavland was married the second time, to Miss Rachel Gibson, the ceremony taking place in Nance county. During the early years Mr. Cleavland served as justice of the peace in Nance county, and had the distinction of being the first to hold that office in Branch township. In the fall of 1909, Mr. Cleavland sold his property in Belgrade and. moved to Liverpool, Texas, where he remained until February, 1911, then going to Stephens, Arkansas, where he had previously purchased a farm, and on which he now lives.   (Source: Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska, Alden Publishing Co., 1912)
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