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Thomas Carpenter

Also Known As: "The Immigrant", "Ancient Planter"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Death: Died in Tennessee
Place of Burial: The Great Mound Nikwasi, Franklin, NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert 'of Marden' Carpenter and Susan Pasmere Carpenter
Husband of Pride Carpenter; Pride Shawnee "Cornstalk" Chalakatha and Pride Chalakahatha
Father of Pasmere Carpenter; Chief Amatoya of Chota C Moytoy and Amatoya Moytoy, I, of Tellico

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About Thomas Passmere "Corn Planter" Carpenter

Thomas Pasmere Carpenter called Cornplanter was born in 1607 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England and died in 1675 in Running Water Village, Tennessee. He was buried in The Great Mound, Nikwasi, Franklin, North Carolina.

Parents:

Married:

  1. betw 1634-1635 in Stinking River, Shawnee Nation, Virginia British colony to Pride Shawnee (b 1615 in Shawnee Nation, VA and died 1679 in Running Water Village , Tennessee).

Children:

  1. Trader Carpenter born betw 1635-1640. As an adult, he was named Amatoya Moytoy.
  2. Pasmere Carpenter

Notes

Twenty year old Thomas Pasmere Carpenter came to Jamestown, Virginia from England in 1627, living in a cave near the Shawnee. Thomas was called "Cornplanter" by the Shawnee, derived from their sign language that matched as near as possible to the work of a carpenter. He married a Shawnee woman named "Pride" and bore a son between 1635-1640 named Trader Carpenter, who as an adult, was named Amatoya Moytoy.

Thomas Pasmere Carpenter .... was descended from the noble Anglo-Norman family of Vicomte Guillaume de Melun le Carpentier. Thus, Moytoy's European lineage can be traced to the Frankish Duke Ansegisel of Metz Meroving, Peppin II, and Charles Martel. This ancestry also makes the Cherokee Moytoys cousins to the Carpenter Earl of Tyrconnell, and thus related to the current British royal family.

The Carpenter family of Devonshire & Plymouth England were small sailing ship owners, many of which were leased out to the East India Trading Company, an affiliation dating to the formation of that company December 31, 1600. Documented ownership of fifteen different ships owned by the Carpenter family, those of which were involved with moving furs between the Gulf Ports & Glasgow, or Dublin, and trade goods for North America. These ships usually made stops both directions at Barbados where the family had banking connections set up. These ships were small and fast, often able to make the crossing from Scotland and Ireland in less than thirty days. They were shallow draft ships, capable of handling shallow water ports with ease. The first documented trip made by Thomas Pasmere Carpenter occurred April 1640, sailing from Maryland to Barbados aboard the Hopewell, and returning on the Crispian in September 1640. He made another trip in March 1659 departing Charleston South Carolina aboard the Barbados Merchant, returning on the Concord in August 1659.

Events

  • 1607 birth, Plymouth Devonshire England
  • child birth, ♂ Moytoy I Chota (of Tainesi (Cherokee)) [Moytoy]
  • 1627 immigration, Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1628 census, Virginia Early Census: 1628, Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1635 other, Shipping Trade Info: Fur
  • 1675 death, Running Water Village, Tennessee
  • 1675 burial, The Great Mound, Nikwasi, Franklin, North Carolina

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Sources

  1. Immigration: 1627, Jamestown, Virginia. Name: THOMAS CARPENTER : -- Source Publication Code: 275 Annotation: Comprehensive listing of early immigrants, in various arrangements to assist the researcher. Pages 1-189 contain passenger lists; pages 193-295 are indexes. Source Bibliography: BANKS, CHARLES EDWARD. Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650. Edited, indexed and published by Elijah Ellsworth Brownell. Philadelphia: Bertram Press, 1937. 295p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1957. Repr. 1987.
  2. Virginia Census: 1628, Jamestown, Virginia. THOMAS CARPENTER State: VA County: Virginia Colony Township: Virginia Year: 1607
  3. Virginia Land Lease: 20 Sep 1628, James City County, Virginia. Title Marshall, Robert : 10 acres within the island of James City adjoing the land of Mary Bayly, THOMAS PASMERE CARPENTER. Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 92 (Reel 1). Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. ; Publication 20 September 1628.Subject - Personal Marshall, Robert. grantee. Bayly, Mary CARPENTER, THOMAS PASMERE.
  4. Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office। The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
  • The "lease" granted to THOMAS PASMERE CARPENTER was abandoned when Carpenter went to live with the Indians mid 1628. The lease was then passed to Robert Marshall 20 September 1628. Source of Documentation . Jamestown Records, Virginia Archives, Virginia Land Grants.
  1. Fur Trade - Shipping Info: 1635. The CARPENTER family of Devonshire & Plymouth England was small sailing ship owners, many of which were leased out to the East India Trading Company, an affiliation dating to the formation of that company December 31, 1600. We have documented ownership of fifteen different ships owned by the CARPENTER family, those of which were involved with moving furs between the Gulf Ports & Glasgow, or Dublin, and trade goods for North America. These ships usually made stops both directions at Barbados where the family had banking connections set up. We have also proved THOMAS PASMERE, TRADER, and TRADER TOM CARPENTER made regular trips to Barbados, and on occasion to Glasglow, and Dublin aboard these ships. These ships were small and fast, often able to make the crossing from Scotland and Ireland in less than thirty days. They were shallow draft ships, capable of handling shallow water ports with ease.
  2. The first documented trip made by THOMAS PASMERE CARPENTER occurred April 1640, sailing from Maryland to Barbados aboard the Hopewell, and returning on the Crispian in September 1640. He made another trip in March 1659 departing Charleston South Carolina aboard the Barbados Merchant, returning on the Concord in August 1659.

We have not validated these four ships were owned by the CARPENTER family. Ownership of the following ships documented as being owned by the CARPENTER family of Devonshire & Plymouth England:

Dorcas 75 tonnes 1665-1671--- Flying Eagle 120 tonnes 1670-1677 --- Delight 100 tonnes 1678-1682--- Jonas Frigate 80 tonnes 1681-1686--- Tonqueen 130 tonnes 1681-94--- Emerald 103 tonnes 1685-1692--- Pearl 80 tonnes 1685-1694--- Mocha Frigate 150 tonnes 1694-1706--- Sedgwick 100 tonnes 1696-1711--- Advice Frigate 130 tonnes 1700-1702--- Success 180 tonnes 1710-1716--- Arabia Merchant 140 tonnes 1701-1708--- Hester 250 tonnes 1710-1715--- Indian Frigate 130 tonnes 1705-1721--- Goodfellow 140 tonnes 1720-1727---

  1. Chronology: 1674, Running Water Village, Tennessee. Chronology: Tennessee, Running Water Village. THOMAS PASMERE CARPENTER was an early immigrant to Jamestown Virginia, and was awarded a 10-acre lease in Jamestown City County early 1628. By 20 September 1628, he had abandoned the lease when it was re-granted to Robert Marshall. THOMAS PASMERE CARPENTER was then 21 years old. THOMAS PASMERE CARPENTER had left Jamestown to live with the Indians, and married a Shawnee woman by 1630 at age 23. He had one son who survived ...
  2. TRADER CARPENTER b. 1635, who along with his wife and father's family was driven out of the Virginia area to an area further south by the Iroquois 1660. The Cherokee allowed one group of Shawnee to locate in South Carolina to act as a buffer between the Cherokee and Catawba. At this precise time the Cherokee were known to have at least 63 independent "towns." The Carpenter group were told by the Cherokee leaders they could move deeper into the Cumberland Basin of Tennessee where the Shawnee settled and began building villages.
  3. The first village built by THOMAS and TRADER CARPENTER was Running Water ... The erudite CARPENTERS were master traders and soon had a thriving business trading with all Natives without any problems, they were respected and trusted members of local tribal societies. They regularly transported furs to the Natural Shallow ports located at rivers ending in the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama and Georgia for export, in return providing much needed supplies to the Natives. They had established banking connections in Barbados, and in London.
  4. THOMAS PASMERE CARPENTER died at Running Water Village about 1675, and had two children that we know about, TRADER CARPENTER, and PASMERE CARPENTER. PASMERE married the grandfather of CORNSTALK HOKOLESQUA (Shawnee) about 1660. CORNSTALK'S father, AKULUSSKA married Shawnee Woman about 1681. TRADER CARPENTER had several sons and daughters, but we have not been able to document but one, a son by name TRADER TOM CARPENTER b. about 1660.
  5. 5। 1. MOYTOY I (TRADER) CARPENTER SEE BELOW
  • 5. 2. PASMERE CARPENTER b 1637 in Shawnee Nation, Virgina. d 1696 in Shawnee Nation, Pennsylvania. md HOKOLESQUA Shawnee-Metis in 1662 in Running River Village. b 1630 in Shawnee Nation, Virgina. d 1681 in Shawnee Nation

-------------------- Immigrated 1627 to Jamestown; on 1628 Census -------------------- Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy) Carpenter (Ancient Planter) Click to view Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy) Carpenter (Ancient Planter) in the family tree View timeline for this person's branch of the family tree

Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy) was born in 1607. Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy)'s father was Robert CONFLICT Carpenter and his mother was Susan Pasmere Passmore Jeffery. His paternal grandparents were William Carpenter and Abigail; his maternal grandparents are John Jeffery and Joan Pasmere (Passmore??). He was an only child. He died at the age of 68 in 1675 in Running Water Village. -------------------- Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy) Carpenter (Ancient Planter) Click to view Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy) Carpenter (Ancient Planter) in the family tree View timeline for this person's branch of the family tree Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy) was born in 1607. Thomas Pasmere Passmore (father of MoyToy)'s father was Robert CONFLICT Carpenter and his mother was Susan Pasmere Passmore Jeffery. His paternal grandparents were William Carpenter and Abigail; his maternal grandparents are John Jeffery and Joan Pasmere (Passmore??). He was an only child. He died at the age of 68 in 1675 in Running Water Village.

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Thomas Passmere "Corn Planter" Carpenter's Timeline

1607
1607
Plymouth, Devon, England
1634
1634
Age 27
Stinking River, Shawnee Nation, Virginia
1637
1637
Age 30
Shawnee Nation, Virginia
1640
1640
Age 33
1649
1649
Age 42
Shawnee, Frederick, Virginia

Chota, Little Tennessee River, USA

1675
1675
Age 68
Tennessee
????
????
Franklin, NC, USA