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The Putney Historical Society, Putney, Vermont, has this Bible.  As we are paring our holdings at this time, we are offering this Bible to any family members that would take it and care for it.  The family info contained in it has been transcribed and is posted below.  If this is your family please contact me.  Ruth Barton @


CARPENTER Family Bible, The Cottage Bible, Hartford CT, 1834, Vol II

Jerome CARPENTER  and Mabel GROVER
were married in Coventry, Conn. Sept 9th 1816
Henry CARPENTER and Harriett S. GRAVES
was married Sept. 26, 1867 Married in Brooklyn, L. I.
Harriett S. GRAVES Born Oct. 26, 1846
Sheldon B[?] CARPENTER born
August 25th 1817 on Monday about noon
Julia A. CARPENTER born
May 11th 1820 on Thursday about seven in the morning
Henry G. CARPENTER born
April 15th 1823 on Tuesday about 2 clock in the morning
John J. CARPENTER born March
21st 1869 on Sunday night at twenty minutes to eleven
Mabel CARPENTER born
August 8th 1873 on Friday about 1/2 past one in the morning
George S. CARPENTER born July 3, 1882
Monday about 1/2 past eight in the morning
Jerome CARPENTER died
in Coventry, Conn. Aug 20th 1863 at 4 O'clock morning
aged 72 years 1 month and 29 days
Mabel CARPENTER died June
the 7, 1878 Aged 80 years 3 months and ten days.  She died quarter
past  nine in the morning on a Fryday
Mabel CARPENTER  Died Jan
29? 1876 Aged 2 years and Six months She died in Coventry Conn
John POWELL  Died June 2 Aged 23 years and nine
months he died in Hartford 1873
Theron POWELL died in Hartford, Conn Dec the 3, 1878
In the 52 year of his age
Sheldon B. CARPENTER died in
Coventry, Conn. April 26, 1897 Aged 74 years and 11 days
Gulia A. JABBOUT  [Julia A. TALBOT]
Died in Coventry the 11 of March 1901 Aged 80 and 9 month
Harriet S. CARPENTER died in Coventry,  Conn Sept 16, 1910
Ashpel GROVER Died the 6 Day of Dec in the 78 year of his age he died in Coventry, Conn in 1874
Transcribed by Ruth Barton, Dummerston VT on 27 May 2005

Jerome Carpenter b. 6 or 21 June 1791 in Coventry CT; d. 20 Aug 1863 Coventry CT
    married Mabel Grover 9 Sep 1816 Coventry CT, b. ca1798, d. 7 Jun 1878
    Census: 1850, 1860, 1870 Coventry CT

    Children of Jerome Carpenter and Mabel Grover:
      i.    Sheldon B. Carpenter, b. 25 Aug 1817 Coventry CT, d. 26 Apr 1897 Coventry CT
                married Isabelle __??__, b. England
                Census: 1870, 1880 Brooklyn NY

     ii.    Julia A. Carpenter, b. 11 May 1820 Coventry CT, d. 11 Mar 1901
                married (1) Theron Powell.  Theron Powell, b. [NY], d. 3 Dec 1878
                Children of Theron Powell and Julia A. Carpenter:
                a)    John Powell, d. 2 Jun 1873, age 23 yrs 9 mos Hartford CT
                married (2) James Talbot
                Census: 1850, 1860 Coventry CT; 1870 Hartford CT; 1880 Coventry CT; 1900 Coventry CT

    iii.    Henry Grover Carpenter, b. 15 Apr 1823 Coventry CT
                married Harriet S. Graves, 26 Sep 1867 Brooklyn NY.  Harriet b. 26 Oct 1846, d. 16 Sep 1910 Coventry CT
                Children of Henry G. Carpenter and Harriet S. Graves:
                a)    John J. Carpenter, b. 21 Mar 1869
                b)    Mabel Carpenter, b. 8 Aug 1873, d. 29? Jan 1876
                c)    George S. Carpenter, b. 3 Jul 1882
                Census: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Coventry CT