Willis Carpenter born NC and Elizabeth(Betsy) Ross Carpenter b Tn. (Carpenters of Madison County New Hope Alabama) Their first son: 1. James M. (Madison Sr)b 1814 Tn m Amelia Cook 8-7-1838. They sold their property in Al 10-8-1840 & moved first to Mo, then to Arkansas. Children 1A. Francis Elinore b Mo 1841 m William Morrison 4-26-1863. 2A. James Madison Jr. b Ar 8-10-1845 Married Margaret E.T.?? (their children per 1880 census, John Willis age 10. James Elbert age 9, Martha E. age 7,& Mary Belle age 4. 3A. Rachel b Ar 1846. (Amelia likely died in childbirth with Rachel) James M. Sr. married 2nd to Mary Bone 4-8-1849 in Fannin Co. Texas Their children: 4B. Malvina b 1850 Tx m Johnson Bassham 3-15-1870 5B. Nancy b Tx 1852 6B. Stephen b 1854 Tx 7B. Parmelia b 1855 Tx. m John Woodson 4-11-1876 8B. Mary b 1858 Tx. m _____? VanDerhoof. The 1880 census shows James as widower, children 9B. Thomas son age 12 10.B Alverado son age 8. Mary VanDerhoof dau age 21, Charles VanDerhoof g-son age 5. There was a Thomas Hurst age 32 living with James & his family.