Although one person gave me his name as William Thomas Carpenter, another descendant has his name as William Palistine Carpenter. His tombstone definitely has the middle initial "P".
1870 Census. Valley Twp, Madison Co AR, P.O. Saint Paul
1880 Census. Hilburn Twp, Madison Co, AR, Hh 284
1900 Census. Morgan Twp, Franklin Co AR, Hh 82
William Palestine CARPENTER and Ala Belinda STEPHENS were married on 28 December 1862 in Jackson County, Kentucky. Ala Belinda STEPHENS35 was born on 5 August 1846 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. She died in 1907 at the age of 61 in Cass, Franklin County, Arkansas.
Parents were Solomon Stephens and Margaret Seabourn. Another desendant has her name as Ala Martha. Her marriage bond has Aley Stephens.
William Palestine CARPENTER and Ala Belinda STEPHENS had the following children: