Carpenter, William a Lutheran minister, was born near Madison, Va., May 20,1762. He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war up to its close. While there he felt called to preach. He took a course of theology, and was licensed, by the Synod of Pennsylvania, in 1787. His first field of labor was in Madison County, Va., where he continued twenty-six years. He removed to the West in 1813, and entered upon his second and last charge in Boone County, Ky. Here he preached for twenty years, and died Feb. 18,1833. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 9, 1, 84.