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Note for:   John Sr. Ward,   1729 - ABT. 1793         Index
     Date:   ABT. 1793
     Place:   Stake Cem., Amberson Valley, Cumberland Co., PA


Note for:   Mary Campbell or Holmes,   ABT. 1730 - 1798         Index
     Date:   ABT. 1798
     Place:   Stake Cem., Amberson Valley, Cumberland Co., PA


Note for:   John Carpenter,   1737 - 1806         Index
From DAR Vol. 1
John Carpenter served in the Revolutionary War from Virginia as a Quatermaster Sgt. of State Garrison Rgt., under George Washington. He served for three years, discharged in 1781. He is buried near Parrie Chapel Church in Coshocton County, Ohio.

From Beverly Jean Aytes-Bowhall, Deer Lodge, TN
In a letter dated 2/3/1989 written by Elaine Bonner, sent to Beverly Bowhall, Mrs Bonner stated that "John Carpenter and his two brothers came to America about 1750 from Hampshire, England is thought that John's brothers went east to Baltimore. John enlisted in 1755 at age 19 years, 5'2" tall in (Military) 1755". Elaine also states that an ancestor received TITLE in Ireland in 1647.

From "Stories Of Guernsey County Ohio, History of an Average Ohio County" By William G. Wolfe
Publlished by the Author Cambridge, Ohio 1943 pages 873 - 875
"At the western Edge of the unincorporated village of Londonderry, crossed by the William Penn highway, is the quarter section of land entered by Edward Carpenter and family, the first settlers of what is now Londonderry township. The history of the Carpenter family is an eventful one, and is closely connected with the early history of Eastern Ohio. John Carpenter, who was the first of this Carpenter family in America, was born in England. He came to Virginia between 1750 and 1760 and settled on a plantation near the home of George Washington. He fought with Washington in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Near the close of the latter Washington sent him west of the Alleghenies to assist the settlers in fighting the Indians who had become allies of the British. Here he became an associate of Lewis Wetzel, the Zanes and other famous frontiersmen. His adventures would fill a volume. He was a short-legged, heavy-set man. Washington once said of him that as he could not run fast, the British or Indians would eventually get him. But, Carpenter was not the kind of man who would run from an enemy; he would rather stand and fight.
Of Nancy, his wife, two stories have been told. It was said that a French settlement was raided by Indians and every inhabitant massacred except one baby girl who was overlooked. She was discovered a short time afterwards by some English soldiers who came upon the scene, and taken to Virginia where she was reared. Who her parents were was never learned. She was named Nancy, the only name she bore until she reached young womanhood and married John Carpenter, about the year 1770.
According to another story John Carpenter was a member of a party on an expediation against the Indians in Western Virginia. They came to a burinig cabin which Indians had just left. Rushing into the cabin Carpenter found a young woman lying on a bed, her face covered in blood from a tomahawk wound. Her husband had been killed. Carpenter bore her from the cabin. She recovered and became the wife of her deliverer.
John Carpenter was amongst the first, if not the very first white man to settle west of the Ohio River. His cabin was located at the mouth of Short creek, below the present site of Steubenville. It was afterwards strenghted and known as Carpenter's fort. Carpenter started to Fort Pitt one day with two pack horses to obtain a supply of salt for the fort at the mouth of Short creek. He was captured by Indians and taken to their town which was Sandusky. He afterwards recalled that they passed through the present day Londonderry township and turned north to the Moravian Indian town of Gnadenhutten. Here they traded Carpenter's clothing for Indian garb. The Moravians were peaceful Christian Indians. Carpenter's disappearance gave rise to the belief in the settlement that he had been killed by Indians. When some soldiers visited the Moravian town later and discovered his clothing there they felt certain that this had been his fate, and that the Moravian Indians were the ......

Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Coshocton County, Ohio
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Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Coshocton County, Ohio:

John CARPENTER: Served from VA Quartermaster Sgt. of State
Garrison Rgt. Served 3 years. Discharged 1781. Buried near
Prairie Chapel Church.

Hey Cousins On, it lists revolutionary war vets in Jefferson county Ohio. Under the listing for John Carpenter it lists his name as John Warren Carpenter, Says he had served in "Braddock's war" in the Virginia Riflemen and been appointed a Captain by Washington. Says he built Carpenters Fort in 1780, so its
our guy.