Our ancestor, James Carpenter, is the lost ancestor, otherwise, the top most common ancestor of the Carpenter Family and we use his name as the title for the website. This paper, “Who was James Carpenter?” is a research guide. We start with his biography.
Family genealogists like Roger Carpenter depended on the documentation to learn what he could about the Carpenter family. Sooner or later, we are all met by delightful little roadblocks in following the paper trail of our ancestors in the Carpenter family. One roadblock for our family genealogists, Roger Carpenter, was that of James Carpenter.