From Stephentown Genealogy: Roots & More
Written by Tina Ordone
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.
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:
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.)
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
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)
Louisa Marie 11/29/1778 – 12/17/1844 m. Calvin P. Carpenter d/o Theresa Bull & Brig. Gen. Caleb Carr
Lucy 12/7/1778 – 10/19/1857 78y m. Solomon d/o Margare Gillette & Elijah Goodrich
Ellenora Carpenter 11/26/1841 – 10/19/1863 21y m. Howard J. Horton d/o Mary Ann Browning & Philander Carpenter
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
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)
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
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