Samuel Carpenter, son of William and Abigail Carpenter, who came from England on the Bevis in 1638, m. May 25,1660 Sarah Redway, dau. of James Redway. Samuel Carpenter d. Feb. 20, 1682. Children: James b. Apr. 12, 1668. (p. 148-152) 
James, son of Samuel Carpenter, was born April 12, 1668; died April 27, 1738; married June 26, 1690, Dorothy Bliss, born January 27, 1668; died October 28, 1694-5; m. 2nd, April 15, 1695, Grace Palmer.
Children born at Rehoboth:
James b. July 13, 1691.
Jacob b. Dec. 30, 1692.
Children by second wife:
Dorothy b. October 7, 1695.
Stephen b. June 7, 1696; d. Feb. 16, 1778; m. 1st Oct. 8, 1721-2 Martha Hunt; who died May 13, 1741; m. 2nd April 2, 1744, Jane Thurston.
Jonathan Bliss, son of Thomas Bliss, was born in England about 1625; d. 1687; married 1648-9, Miriam Harmon. Children: Dorothy b. January 17, 1668. (p. 1824)
Jonah or Jonas Palmer, son of Walter and Ann Palmer; m. first May 3, I655, Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Grissell/Griswold of Charlestown; she d. feb. 11, 1692-2. Children: Grace b. October 1, 1668. (p. 1032)
CARPENTER, James, April 12, 1668. (v. 1 p. 6)
BLISS, Dorothy Jan. 27, 1668. (v. 1 p. 5) (Jonathan)
PALMER, Grace Oct. 1, 1668. (v.1 p. 13) (Jonah)
James of James and Dorothy July 13 1691. ( v.1 p. 80)
Jacob Dec. 20, 1692. (v..1 p. 80)
Dorothy Oct. 7, 1694. (v. 1 p. 80)
Stephen June 7, 1696. (v.1 p. 80)
Rachal of James and Grace 2d wife Oct. 25, 1698. (v.1 p. 80)
Lydia April 30, 1700. (v.1 p. 80)
Gearsham Nov. 1, 1702. (v.1 p. 80)
Ebenezer July 21, 1708. (v.1 p. 80)
Joanna July 7, 1713. (v.1 p. 80)
CARPENTER, James and Dorothy Bliss, June 26, 1690. (v. 1 p. 49)
PALMER, Grace and James Carpenter, April 15, 1695. (v.1 p. 95)
CARPENTER, Dorothy, wife of James, Oct. 28, 1694. (v. 1 p. 91)
CARPENTER, James April 27, 1738. (v.2 p. 246)
Carpenter, Jacob of James March 11, 1715. (v. 1 p. 162)
New England Marriages:
CARPENTER, James and 1st w. Dorothy BLISS ( 1668- ); 26 Jun 1690; Rehoboth (p. 135)
CARPENTER, James ( 1668 - ) and 2nd w. Grace PALMER (1668- ); 15 Apr 1695; Rehoboth. (p. 135)
Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
↑ My Children's Ancestors: Data Concerning about Four Hundred New England Ancestors of the Children of Roselle Theodore Cross and His Wife Emma Asenath (Bridgman) Cross by Roselle Theodore Cross Champlin Press, 1913
↑ New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 3 by William Richard Cutter Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914
↑ New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 4 by William Richard Cutter Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914
↑ Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 3 by William Richard Cutter Lewis historical publishing Company, 1910
↑ Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896: Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths James Newell Arnold
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1897
↑ New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley
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