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 Ezra Carpenter -- Pittsfield Township Pioneer

Ezra Carpenter was born at Attleborough, Mass. on 16 August 1776. He moved to Groton, Tompkins Co., N.Y., in 1803, and drew the first load of household goods ever brought into that town -- at a time when it was a wilderness, and heavily timbered. In 1826 he came to Michigan, arriving at Detroit on May 12, and in Pittsfield Township fifteen days later. He acquired land on sections 11 and 12, now called "Carpenter's Corners." He was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, of Ypsilanti, and a "standard bearer" in that body of Christians. He died on 17 February 1841, at 65 years of age.

Source: This brief entry was prepared by the Historical Committee of Pittsfield Township, which helped compile information for The History of Washtenaw County Michigan (Chas Chapman & Co., 1881). Members of the Historical Committee were Horace Carpenter, David Dupue and Randall Boss.

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