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Solomon CARPENTER
Mary COTTEN
Husband:  Solomon CARPENTER
Birth:  1801/2, NC
Occupation:  farmer
Father possiblyAlexander CARPENTER
Marriage:  ca. 1825
Mother:  Mary "Polly" COTTEN
Birth:  1804/5, Chatham Co., NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Gabriel COTTEN
Mother:  Milley __?_
Children born in Chatham Co., NC:
  1?  Avent CARPENTER, b. 1824; d. bef. 1830
  2.  John CARPENTER [twin], b. 1825/6
  3.  Elizabeth CARPENTER [twin], b. 1825/6
  4.  William CARPENTER, b. 1826/7
  5.  Nathan CARPENTER [twin], b. 1829/30
  6.  James CARPENTER [twin], b. 1829/30
  7.  Thomas CARPENTER, b. 1833/4
  8.  Robert T. CARPENTER, b. 1835/6 or 15 Dec 1834; d. 25 Aug 1962
  9.  Mary CARPENTER, b. 1836/7
10.  [Albert] Elbert CARPENTER, b. 1840/1
11.  [Wyatt] Wiatt CARPENTER, b. 1843/4
12.  Isaac CARPENTER, b. 1845/6
13.  Richard CARPENTER, b. Sep 1849
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

2.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #71-72 of 140; official enumeration date 1 Jun 1830; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NC Chatham Co. Pittsboro Roll M19_119 p. 425 Ln. 15 Solomon Carpenter 400 010 - 100 010 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = James (b. 1829/30)
= Nathan (b. 1829/30)
= William (b. 1826/7)
= John (b. 1825/6)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Solomon (b. 1801/2) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1825/6)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1804/5)

3.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #112-113 of 132; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NC Chatham Co. Roll 357 pp. 191B-192A Ln. 8 Solomon Carpenter 114 001 - 101 001 no slaves 0500000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Robert (b. 1835/6)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Thomas (b. 1833/4)
4 males 10-14 1825-1830 = James (b. 1829/30)
= Nathan (b. 1829/30)
= William (b. 1826/7)
= John (b. 1825/6)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Solomon (b. 1801/2)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Mary (b. 1836/7)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1825/6)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1804/5)
5 persons employed in agriculture

4.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 124):  Lower Regiment, Chatham Co., NC, Roll M432_624, p. 443A, 7/7, enumerated 5 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Solomon Carpenter 48 M   Farmer 100 NC
Mary Carpenter 45 F       "
John Carpenter 24 M   Labourer   "
Elizabeth Carpenter 24 F       "
William Carpenter 23 M   Labourer   "
Nathan Carpenter 20 M   Labourer   "
James Carpenter 20 M   Labourer   "
Thomas Carpenter 16 M       "
Robert Carpenter 14 M       "
Mary Carpenter 13 F       "
Elbert Carpenter  9 M       "
Wiatt Carpenter  6 M       "
Isaac Carpenter  4 M       "
Richard Carpenter 8/12 M       "
The enumerator indicates that John & Elizabeth are twins, and so are Nathan and James.

5a.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

5b.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #61 of 149):  Eastern Dist., Chatham Co., NC, Roll M653_892, p. 31A/61, PN 54, 1/9, enumerated 27 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jas Cotten 34 M   Farmer 300 300  
Arrabella " 25 F   Dom      
Bennett   " 12 M          
Sina      " 10 F          
Martha    "  4 F          
Sarona    "  2 F          
Robert Carpenter 25 M   Labrer      
James COTTEN is Mary (COTTEN) CARPENTER's first cousin.

6.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

.  LDS.  Family Search:  Ancestral File (online at familysearch.org):  found, but no significant new information.

.  LDS.  Family Search:  Pedigree Resouce File (online at familysearch.org):  found.  Shows identity and parents of Solomon's wife, Mary.  Inserts a son, Avent (b. 1824), in the list of children. 

.  LDS.  Family Search:  Family Trees (online at familysearch.org).

Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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