|Ezra A. Carpenter
|EZRA A. CARPENTER, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Wellsville, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1836, removing nineteen years later to Jones County, Iowa, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He came to Franklin County in June, 1864, and located on his present farm, in Franklin Township. He owns 160 acres, all improved, cultivates eighty acres, and raises considerable live stock. He has a fine residence, and an orchard and grove of about ten acres. Mr. Carpenter was married in Jones County, Iowa, in 1862, to Susan Battorf, a native of Ohio. They have a family of seven children.
Source: Extracted from Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, Illinois
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