CARPENTERS A PLENTY
by Robert C. Carpenter
The book traces the Carpenter families of Lincoln and Gaston Counties. Efforts were made to trace descendants into other areas including westward migrations. Many descendants are found in Catawba, Rutherford, and Cleveland Counties, NC. The Carpenters were originally German with the surname Zimmermann. The family arrived into America in 1732 on the Pink Plaisance. They settled in Lancaster County, PA from their arrival until the early to middle 1750's when they began settling in North Carolina. Most of the Zimmermanns settled near the present boundary line between Gaston and Lincoln County near present Long Shoals. Proof has not yet surfaced to indicate how these early settlers are related to one another.
The following Zimmermanns/Carpenters are traced:
Hans Zimerman, arrived on the Pink Plaisance.
Christian Zimmerman, signed with CZ mark, lived in present Gaston County between Crouse and Cherryville.
Jacob Zimerman lived near Long Shoals.
Peter Zimmerman lived near Long Shoals and according to family tradition was brother or half brother of Jacob Zimmerman.
Johannes Zimmermann is the only proven son of Hans Zimmerman of the Pink Plaisance and lived in present Gaston County between Long and High Shoals.
Ann Zimmerman married Jacob Ramsour and lived north of Lincolnton.
Samuel Karbender lived at Carpenter's Knob in present Cleveland County before removing to Barren County, KY.
Joseph Zimmerman lived at Carpenter's Knob and died there.
In addition to these families an Allied Family Section includes the following family sketches:
Mosteller, Rudisill, Roberts, Beam, Linhardt, Harrelson, Hovis, Weaver, John Crouse, McClurg-McLurd, Boshaar, Bashore, Pasour, Payseur family, Cloninger, Eaker, Plonk, Froneberger, Huffstetler.
Plenty, by Robert C. Carpenter
Published by Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD
printed 1982 and reprinted 1993. 1,120 pages fully indexed.
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319 Long Shoals Road
Bessemer City, NC 28016