John Henry Carver

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Carver was born on 25 October 1792, in Carmel, New York, United States, his father, Timothy Carver Jr., was 38 and his mother, Phoebe Baldwin, was 37. He married Sarah Ann Clemmins on 6 July 1816, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Harrison Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States in 1840 and Boone Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 10 March 1871, in Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Carver Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Carver
1792–1871
Mary Ann "Polly" Wilson
1792–1831
Marriage: 15 December 1822
Lorenzo Carver
1816–1874
Mehetabel Carver
1825–1856
Barnabas Carver
1818–1889
Loring Carver
1821–1901
Rebecca Wilson Carver
1824–1889
Phebe Carver
1826–1899
Mehetible Carver
1828–1863
Elmira Carver
1833–

Sources (11)

  • John Carver in household of George Carver, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Henry Carver - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: John Henry Carver
  • John Carver, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English kerver ‘one who cuts or carves (something)’, especially wood, hence ‘carpenter’ but within that trade more specifically and commonly ‘sculptor of wooden images’; perhaps occasionally ‘sculptor in stone’.

Americanized form of German Garber , Gerber , or Körber (see Koerber ).

History: John Carver (c. 1576–1621), one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, was the first governor of Plymouth Plantation. He was born in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, England. Emigrating to the Netherlands in 1609, he joined the Pilgrims at Leyden.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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