Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 3/1/1811 - 2/17/1813
Death Date: 3/8/1842
Carpenter’s place and date of birth are unknown. Carpenter married Ann Meagher, daughter of Richard Meagher, on December 19, 1813 in Boston, Massachusetts. They had a son named William R. Carpenter. He was Roman Catholic. Around 1818, he lived in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1842, he lived in Norfolk, Virginia.
Carpenter enlisted in 1811.
Jacob Carpenter joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on March 1, 1811. In 1812, he was assigned to gun no. 14, 1st Captain as a part of the third division, gun deck. After February 17, 1813, he was discharged.
Battles and Engagements
Carpenter participated in the battle with HMS Guerriere and received $42.62 ½ in prize money. He also participated in the battle with HMS Java and received $42.30 in prize money.
After 1818, Carpenter was a general laborer in Boston, Massachusetts. He died on March 8, 1842. The place and cause of death are unknown.