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Amira Carpenter

Female 1800 - 1839


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  • Born  Jul 1800  Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  20 Oct 1839  Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA, -Wisner Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4149  markhamchest
    Last Modified  8 Apr 2018 

    Father  Mathew Carpenter,   b. 26 Sep 1759, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1839, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine Mathews,   b. 1764, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1830, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1391  Group Sheet

    Family  Robert H Thompson,   b. 1790, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Jan 1819  Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1477  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Amira (Carpenter) Thompson was an upstate New York poet whose published works included pieces suitable for dramatic performance. She grew up in Tioga County near the present city of Elmira, New York. Her father was General Matthew Carpenter, an early settler of the area. Her one volume of poetry, The Lyre of Tioga, was published in 1829 in Geneva, New York, under her full married name of Mrs. Amira Thompson. The book included poetry praising the virtues of the landscape and village scenes of Tioga County. According to the preface to the volume, much of the poetry had been published previously as incidental pieces in the United States and abroad under the author's pseudonym 'Victoria.' A sacred drama based on the Book of Esther is also included in the volume, although the production history of this play is unfortunately unknown. Additional details on the author are unavailable in standard biographical references from the period.
      [source] Proquest Biographies, 2006.

      . . . The Street that runs out of Baldwin parallel to the canal was open commons till after 1830. About half a dozen houses were built in that or the following year, one of which was occupied by Thomas Pattinson, butcher, the father of the junior, who is so enterprising and useful a citizen. . . Robert Thompson lived in another. He owned the first dray that was ever introduced into the village, and had all the business for several years. His wife Mrs. Amira Thompson, was the village poetess, and wrote a good many poems which were afterwards collected and published . . .
      [source] taken from a series of articles, under the heading "Forty Years Ago", published in the Elmira Gazette (Elmira, New York), in 1868. Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice.

      Burials in the Wisner Cemetery (or Baptist Burying Ground) in Elmira New York:
      Amira Thompson; 1801; 20 October 1839; 38y 2m; Wife of RH Thompson.
      Amira Horton Thompson; 20 November 1832; 11 March 1834; 1y 3m 19d; Daughter of Robert H and Amira Thompson (remains removed to Woodlawn by City of Elmira, 1876)
      [source] from Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice; http://www.joycetice.com/cemc/wisner01.htm

      Notes for Amira Carpenter; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.