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Stephentown’s Carpenter Cemetery



The Carpenter Cemetery is one of the many family cemeteries that can be found in and around Stephentown. This cemetery was used from 1776-1906. There are 60 people buried in this burying ground. I have never been there, so I don’t know what the present condition of it is. Possibly someone will visit, and take pictures and let us know how it being kept up.

This is a transcription, taken from the Rensselaer County Cemetery Records, which was put together by Don and Clare Ratz of Cemetery Sleuths. Their work, which can be found at Rensselaer County Cemetery Records. The database includes cemeteries from all over Rensselaer County, and has more than 93,000 names. If you find dates or names that differ from your own records, please go to the Renssealer County site and report the differences. They have the ability to make the changes on the main database. Let me know as well, so that I can change what is found here.

The Carpenter Cemetery is located in Stephentown as follows: .4 mile south from Provost Road on Route 22. It is to the left and about 150’ from the road. Has an iron fence surrounding it.

I have included epitaphs for some of these folks. They come from “Epitaphs In The Only Stephentown On Earth”, by Elizabeth W. McClave. I believe that this book is still available from the Stephentown Historical Society. It is reasonably priced and a valuable resource.

Among those buried here are:

CARPENTER

Almira 4/2/1802-8/19/1803 1y11m d/o Lucy & Solomon
Asenath d. 10/9/1841 7m d/o Eliza M. Louisa & Calvin P. Carpenter
Asenath d. 9/20/1841 61y m. Benjamin Carpenter d/o Rachel Johnson Pardee & Calvin Pardee
Benjamin 8/28/1776 – 12/13/1830 54y m. Asenath s/o Sarah Greenman & Joseph Carpenter
Calvin Pardee 9/9/1802 – 4/19/1883 m. Louisa Marie Carr s/o Asenath Pardee & Benjamin Carpenter
Caroline 9/11/1812 – 6/2/1845 32y m. Edwin A. Carpenter d/o Zilpha Goodrich Carr & Spencer Carr
Charlotte Pierce d. 12/31/1867 56y m. Sylvanus Carpenter
Deborah Greenman d. 6/3/1818 86y m. Samuel d/o Sarah Clarke Greenman & Sylvanus Carpenter
Deborah Martin d. 10/12/1796 34y d/o Sarah Greenman & Joseph Carpenter
Elvira B. 1842 – 5/19/1906 m. Sylvanus Carpenter d/o Gennett Bennett
Emma L. d. 12/2/1841 5m5d d/o Sarah Ann & Benjamin F. Carpenter
Ernest Kittell 11/6/1886 – 12/20/1891 4y s/o Mary L. Kittell & George Hazard Carpenter
Eudora L. d. 10/29/1846 2y7m4d d/o Sarah Ann & Benjamin Carpenter
Experience d. 2/6/1804 47y m. Thomas Greenman Carpenter d/o Deborah & Samuel Carpenter
Fanny Lucy d. 6/12/1886 11y d/o Elvira & Sylvanus Carpenter
Henry Pierce 6/4/1839 – 1/21/1852 12y Charlotte & Sylvanus Carpenter (only child)
Henry L. d. 11/7/1827 13y s/o Asenath & Benjamin Carpenter
John Henry 1838 – 1862 s/o Louisa & Calvin Carpenter
Jonathan G. 6/28/1807 – 7/31/1881 74y1m3d d/o Lydia Greenman & Joseph Carpenter, Jr.
Joseph 6/22/1736 – 8/29/1796 61y m. Sarah s/o Deborah & Solomon Carpenter
Joseph, Jr. 8/21/1763 – 9/28/1848 86y m. Lydia Greenman d/o Sarah Greenman & Joseph
Libbie (Mary Elizabeth) 12/27/1879 – 8/21/1890 7m d/o Mary L. & George H. Carpenter
Lucy Elizabeth 4/23/1831 – 8/31/1833 2y4m d/o Mary A. & Philander Carpenter
Lydia d. 4/9/1830 34y d/o Lydia & Joseph Carpenter
Mercy 5/1/1774 – 9/24/1864 90y m. Deacon Sylvanus Carpenter d/o Margare Gillett Goodrich & Elijah Goodrich
Nancy d. 6/17/1851 76y
Philander 1/21/1804 – 3/6/1869 65y m. Mary Ann Browning s/o Lucy Goodrich & Solomon Carpenter
Polly B. 6/20/1794 – 4/4/1869 74y7m15d m. Joshua Babcock Maxon d/o Mercia & Deacon Sylvanus Carpenter
Samuel 4/4/1733 – 3/20/1813 78y m. Deborah s/o Deborah & Solomon Carpenter
Sarah d. 9/15/1843 43y
Sarah d. 9/23/1820 87y m. Joseph Carpenter d/o Sarah Clarke Greenman & Sylvanus Carpenter
Sarah Amanda no dates
Sarah Douglas 9/19/1758 – 9/21/1796 38y m. Jasper Crandall d/o Sarah & Joseph Carpenter
Jasper Crandall 4/25/1757 – 2/10/1848 s/o Thankful Willett & Ebenezer Crandall
(This entry is listed under CARPENTER, but I question whether his last name was Carpenter, as his parents are listed as CRANDALL. Therefore, I have listed him separately, and will wait to see if someone can help me with this.)
Sarah Margaret 5/19/1818 – 2/16/1883 d/o Lucy Goodrich & Solomon Carpenter
Siderio G. d. 8/16/1826 28y s/o Asenath & Benjamin Carpenter
Siderio Gouverneur d. 3/4/1852 26y5m s/o Louisa M. Carr & Calvin Pardee Carpenter
Solomon 2/7/1774 – 11/23/1834 60y m. Lucy s/o Sarah Greenman & Joseph Carpenter
Susannah d. 2/17/1829 76y m. Mr. Knowles d/o Sarah & Joseph
Susannah 1/23/1770 – 4/26/1776 6y d/o Sarah & Joseph
Sylvanus 2/27/1768 – 4/7/1847 79y m. Mercy s/o Sarah Greenman & Joseph Carpenter
Sylvanus 11/27/1810 – 5/1/1889 78y m. Charlotte Pierce s/o Lucy Goodrich & Solomon Carpenter
Sylvanus Greenman d. 1/28/1801 21y s/o Lucy Goodrich & Solomon
Thomas Greenman 5/9/1757 – 1/30/1834 76y m. Experience s/o Sarah & Joseph
William d. 4/8/1800 1m s/o Nancy & Greenman Carpenter
Infant dau. d. 1/18/1798 3m d/o Greenman Carpenter
Infant son d. 12/20/1891 s/o Mary L. & George H. Carpenter
Infant d. 8/21/1880 7m child of Mary L. & George H. Carpenter
Infant dau. d. 7/29/1800 1d d/o Experience & Thomas G. Carpenter
Infant son d. 11/3/1871 s/o E.C. & Sylvanus Carpenter

Sarah Douglas 9/19/1758 – 9/21/1796 38y m. Jasper Crandall d/o Sarah & Joseph Carpenter
Jasper Crandall 4/25/1757 – 2/10/1848 s/o Thankful Willett & Ebenezer Crandall
(This entry is listed under CARPENTER, but I question whether his last name was Carpenter, as his parents are listed as CRANDALL. Therefore, I have listed him separately, and will wait to see if someone can help me with this.)

Hello,

I can help with the above thanks to Rev. War pension records. The Crandall genealogy has the wrong information and I submitted the following to the Crandall Family Assoc. many years ago and they published it in their newsletter.

Below is the family of Jasper Crandall, son of Ebenezer & Thankful (VILATE aka Willett) Crandall.

Sarah Carpenter was the daughter of Joseph & Sarah (Greenman) Carpenter. I have no idea where the name "Douglas" came from but it has to be a typo. This is the inscription: "In memory of Sarah, wife of Jasper Crandal, and dau. of Joseph & Sarah Carpenter, who d. Sept. 21, 1796 in the 30th year of her age."

Regards,
Susan Irish Nahas
Whatc2004@aol.com



Descendants of Jasper Crandall

1 Jasper Crandall b: September 25, 1754 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island d: March 15, 1844 in DeRuyter, Madison, New York Burial: Brookfield Rural Cemetery #40
. +Sarah Carpenter b: September 18, 1758 in Rhode Island d: September 21, 1796 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Burial: Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York
.... 2 Mary Crandall b: Abt. 1787 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York d: February 21, 1848 in Brookfield, Madison, New York
....... +Job Spencer b: April 28, 1775 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island m: Abt. 1808 d: April 30, 1858 in Sangerfield, Oneida, New York
.... 2 Elizabeth Crandall b: Abt. 1788 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York d: August 25, 1840 in Persia, Cattaraugus, New York
....... +Silas Burdick
.... 2 Lucy Crandall b: January 08, 1790 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York d: August 18, 1872 in Farina, Fayette, Illinois
....... +Jeremiah Greene b: March 28, 1784 m: Abt. 1814 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York d: October 13, 1862 in Hebron, Potter, Pennsylvania
*2nd Wife of Jasper Crandall:
. +Sarah Clarke b: October 15, 1765 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island m: Abt. 1800 in , Rensselaer, New York d: February 10, 1848 in Brookfield, Madison, New York Burial: Brookfield, Madison, New York
.... 2 Jared Crandall b: 1801 in , Rensselaer, New York d: February 09, 1879 in DeRuyter, Madison, New York
....... +Lydia Champlin b: November 18, 1800 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island
.... 2 Amy Crandall b: June 03, 1803 d: October 17, 1877 in St. Charles, Kane, Illinois
....... +Ethan Clarke b: May 10, 1800 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island d: May 03, 1872 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois
.... 2 Sabrina Crandall b: 1805 d: July 14, 1889 in Brookfield, Madison, New York
....... +Thomas Keith b: 1803 d: July 29, 1862 in Brookfield, Madison, New York



EPITAPHS

Asenath Carpenter 1779-1841

“Sleep on thou sainted one
-.-
So Jesus slept, God’s dying Son
Passed thro’ the grave, and blessed the bed;
Then rest, dear spirit, till from his throne,
The morning break, and pierce the shade”

Benjamin Carpenter 1776-1830

“And what is life, tis but an hour
Those moments fade at every breath
E’en man in all his pride of power
Must bow before the tyrant Death
Thou hast all seasons for thine own oh! Death
And life’s idle throbbing cease
And pain is lulled to rest”

Experience Carpenter 1776-1804

“In memory of Experience Carpenter, wife of Thomas G. Carpenter, and daughter of Samuel & Deborah Carpenter, who died Feb. 6, 1804 in the 48th year of her age and left her husband and eight children to lament the loss of a kind mother and a partner in life”

Henry L. Carpenter 1814-1827

“Weep not for the dead
Who tranquilly repose
Their spark of life is fled
But with it all their woes
-.-
His days were numbered in his youth”

Henry Pierce Carpenter 1840-1852

“So fades the lovely blooming flower
-.-
Though my son will not return
To me yet I shall go to him” J. Polk

Lucy Goodrich Carpenter 1778-1857

“She always made home happy”

Mary Ann Browning Carpenter 1805-1876

(at top of gravestone is a hand pointing up)
“Mother at rest”

Philander C. Carpenter 1804-1869

“Enter thou unto the joy of thy Lord”

Samuel Carpenter 1733-1813

“This monument is erected by Thomas C. Carpenter”

Siderio G. Carpenter 1798-1826

“Dear Spirit
Tis not the sculptur’d stone
Can speak thy worth
-.-
His sun went down at noon”

Thomas Greenman Carpenter 1757-1834

“Jesus the first in reserection
Prepaire the hope for mortal man
Than we through faith in his salvation
Might rise in triumph ore the tomb”
(words spelled as they appear)

CARR

Louisa Marie 11/29/1778 – 12/17/1844 m. Calvin P. Carpenter d/o Theresa Bull & Brig. Gen. Caleb Carr

GOODRICH

Lucy 12/7/1778 – 10/19/1857 78y m. Solomon d/o Margare Gillette & Elijah Goodrich

HORTON

Ellenora Carpenter 11/26/1841 – 10/19/1863 21y m. Howard J. Horton d/o Mary Ann Browning & Philander Carpenter

MAXON

Henry Duane Maxon 1864-1864
Deacon Joshua Babcock Maxon 188-1865
Mercia Content Maxon 1831-1854
Sylvanus C. 10/20/1813 – 2/15/1814 3m16d s/o Polly Maxon & Joshua Maxon


EPITAPHS

Henry Duane Maxon 1864-1864

“Thy little form entombed must lie
No mother sing thy lullaby
Yet the good shepherd
Watch will keep
O’er such as thee
Sleep baby sleep”

Deacon Joshua Babcock Maxson 1788-1865

“There is rest in Heaven
Rest for the weary, rest for those
Who weep
When tempest driven
They gladly lay aside earth’s
Cares and sleep”

Mercia Content Maxon 1831-1854

“Dearest sister thou has left us
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But tis God that hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
Then with joy we hope to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed”

Sylvanus Maxon 1814-1814

“Sleep on dear babe
Thy rest persue
For shortly we
(Last line below ground)
(words spelled as they appear)


SATTERLEE

Catharine E. Carpenter 8/17/1834 – 8/2/1858 24y m. William Satterlee d/o Mary Ann Browning & Philander Carpenter
Henry C. 7/21/1858 – 6/22/1859 10m28d s/o Catharine & William

EPITAPHS

Catharine E. Satterlee 1834-1858

“Not dead but gone before”

Henry C. Satterlee 1858-1859

“A rose that bloomed
On earth to die
Has bloomed again
In yonder sky”

The following pictures were taken by my friend, Larry Gallup, who lives in Stephentown. Thank you so much Larry for taking these and for all your other help. Tina