Joseph Carpenter II1
M, b. 1660, d. circa 1690
|Father||Joseph Carpenter b. 1635, d. b 9 Jul 1684|
|Mother||Hannah Carpenter b. 3 Apr 1640, d. b 8 Jun 1673|
Joseph was born in 1660 in Pawtuxet, Providence County, Rhode Island. Joseph married Anne Thornycraft, daughter of Thomas Thornycraft, circa 1684. Joseph inherited the estate of his father after his death and took over the operation of the mills. He appears to have kept togetherwhat his father had acquired, caring on the business of the mill as well as the plantation. There is a vague tradition that he lost his life in endeavoring to save the mill during a flood which carried away the mill and the adjoining buildings. Around 1667, he resided at Musketa Cove, Hempstead, Queens Co., L.I., New York. Joseph departed this life at Musketa Cove, Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. "There is a vague tradition that he lost his life in endeavoring to save the mill property during a freshet which carried away the mill dam and the adjoining buildings." His death occurred between the 9th of September 1687, and 169o. In 1692/93, the Hempstead Town records mention Joseph Carpenter deceased.
- [S38] Daniel Hoogland Carpenter, History & Genealogy of the Carpenter Family In America From the Settlement at Providence, R. I. 1637 - 1901
, pages 43-44 - no. 10 Joseph Carpenter, the eldest son of Joseph2 and Hannah (Carpenter) Carpenter, was born at Pawtuxet, R. I., about 166o. There is just enough in the record to show that he was " the eldest son," and inherited the estate and title of his father. An occasional reference in transfers of property, his payment of "quit rent" in 1687, mention of the birth of his son,-- these constitute about all that we know of him. He appears to have kept together what his father acquired, carrying on the business of the mill and plantation. There is a vague tradition that he lost his life in endeavoring to save the mill property during a freshet which carried away the mill dam and the adjoining buildings. His decease occurred between September 9, 1687, and 169o. There is an uncertainty as to the name of his wife. That it was Ann or Anne we know, and were early led to believe that she was daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Weekes) Simkins, but in the absence of any affirmative proof thereof we now think she was daughter of Thomas Thornycraft, and sister to William Thornycraft. Children. no. 19 JOSEPH, born October 16, 1685; no. 20 THOMAS, born August 15, 1687; By inference he was 7osepb, junior, Nov. 9, 1674. (See deed to Moses Mudge, p. 41. )
He was co-administrator with his stepmother on the estate of his father July 9, 1684. (Vide Colonial Records at Albany.); He had a share of land at Matinecock, 1685, and on May 13, 1686, buys a parcel of land from John and Tamsen Williams. (Vide Oyster Bay Records, vol. 2, p. 319. ); "New York, Sept. 9, 1687. Received of Joseph Carpenter for and in behalf of ye toune of Oyster Bay for Quit Rents due by ye said Toune, Three Lambs, pay for quit rent for three years to ye z5th of March last past, I say received by me. Pe V. Cortlandt." (Vide Oyster Bay Records, vol. B, p. 5.);The record of the birth of his son Joseph is in vol. B of Oyster Bay records, p. 2, on which page are deeds of 1687, etc. ; also on pp. 299, 209, 314, are mentions of Joseph Carpenter deceased, 1692-93 ; also mentions in Musketa Cove Records by Robert Coles.; pages 67-68.