Merritt C Carpenter was a harness maker from New York State. I have not been able to find his parents yet but I have a good lead. I am just looking for backing information. I have been able to track Harriet's family back to the 1300s. Her family was living in Sussex County, New Jersey by the time of her birth. Her branch of my mother's family that is related to my father's side of the family.
I have started entering grave sites on Find A Grave to help other people in their family tree research. I also fulfill photo request when I can, because I know the photos of family members' gravestone are I connection with those family members.