||John R. Carpenter
John R. Carpenter, one of the pioneers of Michigan, was born in Tioga Co., N. Y., April 30, 1807, and is the son of Samuel and Mary Carpenter. The family removed from Tioga County to Genesee County; and in 1828 they removed to Lenawee Co., Mich. In the spring of 1860, Mr. Carpenter came with part of his family to Newaygo Co., and entered 160 acres on section 31, Dayton Township. He has disposed of 120 acres, and now owns 40, of which about 20 are under cultivation.
Sept. 4, 1830, he was married in Lenawee County to Amanda Bassett, a native of New York State. This couple have been the parents of 13 children, six of whom survive, and with three of their children they reside on the old homestead.
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