Brick Wall: Rebecca (Carpenter) Prentice b 1813 in KY - Who are her parents? [closed]

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Rebecca Carpenter (possibly Fry, Frey, Frye) is the spouse of Caswell Prentice. She was born in Kentucky and died in Oklahoma Territory just prior to statehood. Her maiden name is in question as the death certificate for two of her daughters are the only documentation including this information. However, the two death certificates do not agree on the name.  She appears on the 1850, 1860 and 1900 census.  Missing are the 1870 and 1880 census, and neither her husband or youngest children are located during those dates as well.  Who are the parents of Rebecca?  Could her maiden name be Zimmerman (German for Carpenter) or Fry, Frey, Frye?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thank you.

WikiTree profile: Rebecca Prentice
closed with the note: DNA evidence links to Peter Fry as her father, see profile for details.
in Genealogy Help by Ronald Prentice G2G6 (8.8k points)
closed by Ronald Prentice

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Don't overlook the surnames Carpentier, Prentiss

by Anonymous Stine G2G Rookie (230 points)
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Familysearch.org (FS) has the following information

Rebecca Fry – Rebecca Carpenter FS ID LCZV-VXZ born 6 June 1813 Kentucky, United States died 23 February 1905 Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United StatesBurial 1905 Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States

Spouse Caswell Prentice FS ID LCZV-VHJ born 1810 Madison, Kentucky, United States died before 1900

Her parents

Father Peter Frey FS ID LHTD-5DH born about 1780 Virginia, United States died about 1830 Kentucky, United States,

Mother Nancy Johnson FS ID LH1J-4G1 born about 1785 United States died after 1830

 A bit confusing this information

Check Familysearch.org for full information

Cheers Ross Geissmann
by Ross Geissmann G2G6 Mach 2 (21.5k points)
Thank you!
Family search indicates that her maiden name is not clear, as she is listed as Carpenter in some sources and Fry in others.   I am not sure how you can be confident that her maiden name is Frye/Fry......

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