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Below is a family biography included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published by Weakley, Harraman & Co. in 1885.  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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CHARLES CARPENTER, farmer, Posey Township, was born in Boone County, Ky., in 1838. He is a son of Asahel and Ann F. (Bates) Carpenter, natives of Massachusetts. His parents left Massachusetts in an early day, and later came to this State, where their family was chiefly reared. Their children were Matilda, Clark, Horace E., Walter, Mehitable, Wooster, Edward, Francis, Richard, Cheney, Elizabeth, Alice and Clara. The parents are still living in Center Square, Ind., this county. Our subject grew up on the farm in this county, and married, in 1862, Lucretia Van Dorin, daughter of Charles Van Dorin, and they have four children: Mary, Eddie, Maggie and Lottie. After his marriage Mr. C. rented land till about 1878, and then purchased his present farm of eighty acres, where he has since engaged in agricultural pursuits. Mr. and Mrs. C. and eldest daughter are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 215 biographies included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published in 1885 by Weakley, Harraman & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Switzerland County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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