The Family Bible of Daniel Carpenter


From The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments together with the Apocrypha
translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by the special command of his majesty King James I of England.

Printed and Published by M. Carey, No 12 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 1813


Daniel Carpenter, son of Benjamin and Mary Carpenter
Born the 9th day of Oct 1745
Died 3 May 1853

Zayde Perlee, daughter of Edmond and Zayde Perlee
Born Friday Jan 10
th 1783
Died 5 April 1853

Daniel Carpenter & Zayde Perlee were married Thursday, the 6
th of January in the year 1814

Zada Winans & Edmond Perlee (Major General) Aug 15, 1779

Benjamin Carpenter & Tamma E. Huntting were married Oct 29
th 1840

Edmond P.L. Carpenter & Frances E. Hoag were married Nov 26
th 1844

Samuel P. Carpenter & Hannah Huntting were married Aug 27
th 1846


Samuel P. Carpenter son of Daniel and Zayde Carpenter
Born Friday Dec the 1
st 1814
Died March 17
th 1886

Benjamin Carpenter son of Daniel and Zayde Carpenter
Born Tuesday Feb 27
th 1817
Died 1856

Edmond Carpenter son of Daniel and Zayde Carpenter
Born Tuesday May the 26
th 1818
Died Sept 22, 1906
Note:Newspaper obituary found in this Bible states Edmond PerLee Carpenter was born in the Smithfield section of Amenia and died in Amenia. He "followed the vocation of a farmer. "He was a man of sterling integrity and high character and very much respected - In early manhood he joined the Smithfield Presbyterian Church and was for many years a ruling elder in that church in whose affairs he ever bore a leading part. Always taking a great interest in public affairs, he kept up an intelligent observation of current events even up to the last years of his advanced age. He was a strong republican and a good citizen, a man greatly esteemed by a wide circle of friends."

Zayde Eliza Carpenter daughter of Daniel and Zayde Carpenter
Born Thursday 11 May 1820
Died Feb 27
th 1891

Note from the bible's current owner:
This is one of three family bibles I received after my father's sister, Amanda Frances Haviland McCaw, died. She had been living in her father's house in Millville, NJ and he (Virgil Haviland) had apparently inherited all of them from his father, Girard P. Haviland.

Daniel Carpenter is my 3 great grandfather. According to the History of Dutchess Co by J. H. Smith, p 442 and the Commemorative Biographical Record, p 21 his grandfather, Daniel Carpenter, for whom he apparently was named, came to Dutchess Co. from Long Island in 1752. He and his wife, Sarah Hall, lived in Crum Elbow, Hyde Park until his death in 1777. They had 6 children, one of whom, Benjamin, b. 11 July 1749, d. 17 Jan 1837, was the father of the owner of this bible.

Benjamin lived in Crum Elbow on land given him by his father. He later purchased land in Stanford, where he died in 1837. He was a Patriot and was persecuted by the Tories for raising a company for the Colonial army. His home was robbed 3 times and on other occasions he was saved by his "immense greyhound". He married, 9 September 1773, Mary Pugsley, daughter of Samuel Pugsley of Westchester. They had 8 children.

Their son, Daniel, owner of this family bible, resided in Amenia. He and his wife, Zayde PerLee Carpenter are buried in the Smithfield Burying Ground.

Their son, Benjamin, and Tamma E. Huntting, had a daughter, Amanda Carpenter. Amanda married my great grandfather, Girard P. Haviland. See Girard P. Haviland family bible.

Ann Haviland Amadori

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