John Wesley Carpenter

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About John Wesley Carpenter

    They moved from Iowa to Papillion, Neb., when Aunt Ada was seven months old.  As you can see by the birthplaces, they kept moving farther west.  They came to the farm north of Munden in December, 1900.  My mom said they left the farm north of Mina on Dec. 1 and came out here in covered wagon.  It took two days to make the 65 miles, which was good time.  
    Grandpa and three older boys had brought everything they could before.  The last trip they all came and brought all the rest.  Only Grandpa and the boys had seen the place before the rest came.  House was only 14 years old.
  Opal Faye Jenkins Eiseman wrote this letter to Marjie in 1986.  Guess she got information from her mother.  I know they were to Mina and Oketo, Kansas one time looking at the old houses.
                        Harold C.

Notes for John Wesley Carpenter:

In the 1880 U. S. Census26-year-old John Carpenter is listed with his wife, 23-year-old Melissa, and their daughter, 2-year-old ada. John's occupation is listed as Farmer. Also listed in the John Carpenter household is 20-year-old Charles Ward listed as other relation with a birthplace of New York. His occupation is listed as Farm Laborer.

According to Melissa Sampson Carpenter's obituary, in 1879 John and Melissa moved from Iowa to Nebraska and in 1882 they moved to Marshall County, Kansas where they lived until December 1900 when they moved to Republic County, Kansas. Melissa resided in Republic County until her death.

According to daughter Ada Cora Carpenter's obituary, in 1879 the family moved to Sarpy County, Nebraska, and in 1881 moved to Richardson County, Nebraska. In 1882 they moved to Marshall County, Kansas where the family resided until December 6, 1900 when they moved to a farm three miles north of Munden, Republic County, Kansas. Ada lived there 35 years until she moved to Narka, Republic County, Kansas on March 2, 1936.

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John Wesley Carpenter's Timeline

1854
April 8, 1854
Green, Indiana, United States
1878
March 3, 1878
Mitchellville, Polk, Iowa
1881
August 23, 1881
Verdon, Richardson, Colorado
1883
August 9, 1883
near Oketo, Marshall, Kansas
1885
December 8, 1885
Summerfield, Marshall, Kansas
1888
January 31, 1888
near Oketo, Marshall, Kansas
1890
May 6, 1890
near Oketo, Marshall, Kansas
1892
November 4, 1892
East of old town of Mina, Marshall, Kansas
1895
April 4, 1895
Summerfield, Marshall, Kansas