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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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George W. Carpenter, farmer and dealer in stock, was born near Pisgah, Cooper Co., Mo., November 27, 1843, and is the son of Samuel and Sally (Langley) Carpenter, former of whom was a native of Kentucky and moved to Missouri, where he married. The grandfather, Samuel Carpenter, was a black-smith by trade. The subject of this sketch was reared to his father’s business, that of farming, and followed this occupation until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the Missouri State Guard and served six months, after which he returned to farming in Cooper County and Pettis County, Mo. While in the latter county he married Miss Hettie Ann Pulley, a native of Missouri, whose parents were natives of the same State. In 1870 Mr. Carpenter came to Newtonia Township, where he purchased his present farm, and where he has remained ever since. He now owns 580 acres, located in four different farms. To his marriage were born four sons and two daughters: Jennie Lee, Robert S., William T., James O., Annie M. and Richard H. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are worthy members of the Baptist Church, and he has frequently been a member of the school board of his district. He is quite extensively engaged in the rearing of Short-horn Durham cattle.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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