Thank you for your reply. First let me ask you if you are a Carpenter descendant and if so do you belong to the Carpenter DNA group. I am a Carpenter female but had my male cousin get the DNA for the group and he came in with a 25 marker match with 17 other Carpenter people and we are working to find the ancestor in Amherst VA. It is either Bemj, Thomas probably. My ancestor is Jesse Carpenter who married Polly A Sidwell in Cumberland Co Ky. The Sidwell and Carpener families lived next door in Cumberland Co. Jesse later moved to Jackson Co AL and then to St. francis Co Ark and the Carpenters remained there in Indpenednce and Pike -Montgomery Co.A John Carpener who probably a brother of Jesse moved this way also. My email address firstname.lastname@example.org . It is easier to discuss and send attachments.James C Carpenter of Cumblerland Co Ky is probably related to my Jesse..I suspect a brother.