Peter Wilson Conover

Brief Life History of Peter Wilson

When Peter Wilson Conover was born on 19 September 1807, in Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky, United States, his father, Peter Covenhoven, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Combs, was 37. He married Eveline B. Golden on 14 February 1827, in Golden, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1853. He died on 20 September 1892, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Peter Wilson Conover
Mary Jane McCarrel
Marriage: 10 November 1850
Mary Eliza Conover
Hannah Louise Conover
Peter Wilson Conover Jr.
Hamner Jesse Conover
William Combs Conover
Joseph Conover
Martha Jane Conover
Alsetta Harriet Conover
Alveretta Henrietta Conover
Ida Viola Conover
Ella May Conover
Ada Francella Conover
Robert Francis Conover

Sources (53)

  • Peter W Conover in household of Rodney D Swagg, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter W Cownover, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Peter W Cownover, "United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Couwenhoven, a habitational name from the farmhouse Couwenhoven in Hoogland, Utrecht.

History: Wolfert Gerritsz. (van Couwenhoven), settled in 1624–25 as one of the first immigrants from Amersfoort to New-Netherland. By the time the descendants of original Dutch settlers on Long Island had reached western PA, the name Couwenhoven had evolved into Conover.

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

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Biographical Sketch of Peter Wilson Conover by his daughter Martha Conover Gillespie

Peter Wilson Conover was of Dutch descent. His great-grandfather came to America in the days of William Penn. He was the son of Peter and Hannah Combs Conover, and was born near Princeton Woodford C …

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