Carper, Joseph a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Pendleton County, Va., in 1789. He passed his early years on a farm; received a very limited education; was converted in his youth; but spent his early manhood in the army. His religious convictions returning, however, he received license to preach, and in 1816 entered the Baltimore Conference. In 1819 he was transferred to the Ohio Conference. Between 1837 and 1840 Mr. Carper held a local relation. He then reentered the effective ranks and served until 1848 when he again located, but continued to preach until 1855, when he became superannuated. He died Aug. 27.1867. Mr. Carper was capable of great physical endurance; had a strong, clear voice; a logical, rhetorical, practical mind; a pathetic manner of delivery; an ardent spirit, and a soul full of devotion. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1867, p. 257.