From: Seymour D. Carpenter, Genealogical Notes of the Carpenter Family (Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Jornal Co., printers, 1907.
Samuel Leas Carpenter (D18) Westmoreland County 1835-1837 (D16) Westmoreland County 1837-1839
Samuel Leas Carpenter born June 10, 1795, York County, Pennsylvania, son of Daniel and Mary Leas Carpenter; schoolteacher, county surveyor, sheriff, associate judge; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1835-1839; married, Keziah Jane Irwin, 1819, children, Samuel Carpenter, Mariah Carpenter, Keziah Carpenter, Lavina Carpenter, Ann Carpenter; died, November 9, 1876 (aged 81) Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 18th district, Westmoreland County, 1835-1837.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Westmoreland County, 1837-1839.
The Cambria Freeman (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania) Friday, November 24, 1876, Page 3.