Col. Thomas Carpenter III House
Col. Thomas Carpenter III
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|Added to NRHP||June 6, 1983|
Thomas Carpenter was born October 24, 1733 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died April 26, 1807 in Rehoboth. He married on December 26, 1754, Elizabeth Moulton (born 1736 Bristol County, Massachusetts, died May 17, 1804 in Rehoboth) and they moved into the newly built house now on 77 Bay State Road before it was fully finished in September 1755. On December 22, 1755 their first daughter Elizabeth was born in their new home.
By August 1776 they would have twelve children born in the now historic house. Unfortunately, several children would also die within the walls of their home. These were an unknown child in 1759, Sarah in 1775 who was age 15, William in 1763 as an infant, James in 1764 as an infant, and Nathan in 1772 who died as an infant. Another Nathan, age 12½, in 1789 may have died due to an accident outside the house. Those children who reached maturity were Elizabeth (born 1755), Thomas (born 1758), Stephen (born 1765), James (born 1767), Rebecca (born 1769), and Peter (born 1772).
Colonel Thomas Carpenter was the son of Thomas Carpenter (born 1692 and died 1779 in Rehoboth) and Mary Barstow (born about 1696 and died 1783 in Rehoboth) and he was the great great grandson of the William Carpenter the immigrant who was born in England in 1605 of the Rehoboth Carpenter family).
Two other Carpenter houses still stand in Rehoboth:
- Christopher Carpenter House
- Carpenter House (Rehoboth, Massachusetts)
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Bristol County, Massachusetts
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Carpenter, Amos B. A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America, a.k.a. "The Carpenter Memorial", Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, Amherst, Mass., 1898, reprinted and duplicated by many organizations in print, CD, and DVD formats. Note: This 900-plus page tome was remarkable for its day, but many corrections has been made in the genealogies it contains over the last century. The best compiled corrections to this work and related lines is in the "Carpenters' Encyclopedia of Carpenters 2009", data DVD format. Subject is number 775 on page 136 and 137 in the Carpenter Memorial with his family on page 255 and 256 (# 279).
- Carpenters' Encyclopedia of Carpenters 2009 (DVD format). Thomas Carpenter is listed as RIN 20748.