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Carpenter, Joseph Hatten, 1861-1964



  • Existence: 1861 - 1964

Biographical History

Joseph Hatten Carpenter (1961-1964) was a clerk for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lived in Utah.

Joseph Hatten Carpenter was born on April 4, 1861 at Devonport, Devonshire, England to Robert Wright Carpenter and Elizabeth Link Hatten. After completing his studies he worked for a large mercantile firm in London, and in 1886 decided to help settle Australia. The following year he voyaged to San Francisco with the intention of living in California, but he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ended up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he worked in the Salt Lake County recorder's office. He then served a three-year mission in Samoa. Upon returning home, he moved to Manti, Utah and obtained employment as city recorder for Manti, then at the Manti City Bank, where he worked for sixteen years. In March 1911, Joseph quit his job to become a full-time recorder in the Manti Temple. He also actively participated in the Genealogical Society of Utah. In 1953, at the age of ninety-three, he retired as temple recorder but continued to conduct genealogical research. He died at home in Manti, Utah on December 10, 1964.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Carpenter family histories

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239283747]
Identifier: MSS SC 1507
Scope and Contents This collection contains separate transcribed copies of the Carpenter Family. The first document, by J. Hatten Carpenter, describes the origin of the last name "Carpenter." The author begins the family history starting in 1200 in France and England. He then continues with the ancestry of the Carpenter family, who emigrated from England to the United States. The second copy is a sketch biography of Margarett McCullough. The sketch contains a transcript of Erastus Snow Carpenter's letter about...
Dates: Other: 1963-1970

George E. Carpenter letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324631]
Identifier: MSS SC 2534
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters all written to George Carpenter's brother, Joseph Carpenter of Manti, Utah. Two of the items were written while George was serving on a mission for the Mormon Church in the Samoan Islands. George writes about his family and his difficulties in finding work. He also complains about the Mormons, "as to the fearfully bloodthirsty Mormons ..."

Dates: 1892-1898

Joseph Hatten Carpenter diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 349
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries, notes, account books, correspondence, and a translation of the Book of Mormon into the Samoan language. Carpenter writes about his mission for the Mormon Church in Samoa and about his activities as a resident of Manti. Late in life, Carpenter moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a printed copy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. Carpenter also writes about his early life and his travels to northern Germany and France in 1884 and 1885.

Dates: 1884-1961

Joseph Hatten Carpenter letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045300]
Identifier: MSS 1202
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters written while Carpenter was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Samoan Islands. Carpenter describes his activities.

Dates: 1890-1893

Joseph Hatten Carpenter letters received

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324565]
Identifier: MSS SC 2532
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters sent to Carpenter from friends and family members. The items deal largely with personal matters.

Dates: 1869-1896

Richard T. Haag letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324573]
Identifier: MSS SC 2533
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters written in both English and German dated 21 Oct. and 6 Nov. 1888. Haag writes to Joseph Carpenter of Manti, Utah. Haag responds to letters from Carpenter and agrees to write half of the content of his letters in German.

Dates: 1888 October 21; 1888 November 6

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Letters 4
Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Samoan Islands -- History 3
Manti (Utah) -- History 3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2
Home and Family 2