Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tioga Co., NY, Probate In Genesee Co., MI, Deed For Norman Carpenter

Genesee Co., Michigan, Deeds
Liber "107", Page 245
Recorded: 5 April 1881
Norman L. Carpenter
Eliza Carpenter, et al
People, State of New York, County of Tioga, Surrogate's Court....On 24 July 1865...
Last Will & Testament of Norman Carpenter, late of Town of Candor, County of Tioga, State of New York....

13 May 1865
Eliza Carpenter, sole executrix...appeared in open court...widow, heir-at-law and next of kin....respective place of ....appear..Village of Owego in Said County..
10 July attend probate

Norman Carpenter, Town of Candor, County of Tioga and State of New York...
Wife, Eliza A.;
2nd Martha Ann Hayden
Sister Lurania Carpenter an she remains unmarried
Witnesses: Truman and Romanda Woodford
Candor, Tioga County, NY

Norman L. Carpenter is enumerated as "Normal" in the 1850 Census taken in Candor, Tioga, NY.

The Banker's magazine (published in 1864) lists Norman L. Carpenter as the President of The First National Bank of Candor, Tioga, NY.

In 1860:
1860 NY Tioga, Candor
Carpenter, M.L. (sic; should be N. L.), 42, speculator, b. CT
", Eliza A., 40, b. NY
Wheeler, Ira, 23, laborer, b. NY
Hayden, Martha, 21, housework, b. NY

Eliza is a widow in the 1870 Census - Norman Carpenter died May 4, 1865, at age 51 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery (per this site). Eliza Carpenter died August 24, 1893 and is also buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Candor, Tioga, NY. Urania Carpenter who is also buried in Maple Grove Cemetery is probably Norman Carpenter's unmarried sister who was named in his Last Will & Testament. Urania Carpenter died May 9, 1862, at age 44.

1870 NY Tioga, Candor
Carpenter, Eliza A., 51, b. NY
Wheeler, Ira E., 27, b. NY, farmer
Hayden, Martha, 24, domestic servant
Haskins, E. Smith, 16, at school

1880 Census NY Tioga, Candor
Eliza CARPENTER Self W W 61 NY Keeps House NY NY
Next Door:
Ira E. WHEELER Self M W 44 NY Farmer NY NY
Rhoda E. Wife M W 37 NY NY NY
Eliza L. Dau S W 7 NY NY NY

Eliza is listed as the widow of Norman Carpenter in the 1887-8 Candor, NY, Directory, found here.

There was a Urana Carpenter living with Bemsley (or Bensley) Carpenter in Lake Co., Ohio in 1850 when the census was taken. She was born in Connecticut (as was Norman who may be her brother). Bemsley Carpenter died in 1853 and his (2nd) wife, Olive, died in March of 1850. They were "of" Sandisfield, Massachusetts per this website. According to this family tree, Bemsley Carpenter did have a son named Norman.

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