R. E. Carpenter, farmer, P.O. West Canaan. The subject of this sketch was born in Canaan Township, Madison County, July 14, 1850; he is a son of Wesley and Sarah (Smith) Carpenter, natives of Ohio. He owns 170 acres of land in Canaan Township, one mile south of Amity, on the lower pike. He was born and raised on this farm and has two sisters, viz.: Mary Amanda, and Irena, wife of John Stalbird; Mary makes her brother's house her home. Our subject's father's sister was Mrs. Dr. Jane McCloud. Mr. Carpenter is a Republican in politics.

 

From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]