Edward Colver1

Name-SpellingsAnother spelling of the COLVER surname found in our research was Culver. The original spelling of the name, and therefore the "correct" spelling, was COLVER. In early New England, where the name was spelled CULVER, it was usually the spelling used by persons not members of the family, especially in the copying of records or preparing indexes. As members of the family moved away from Massachusetts to Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and beyond, CULVER became more common with later generations. For the most part, after the fifth generation, COLVER had been replaced by CULVER.2
Marriage*19 September 1638He married Ann Ellice, daughter of Joseph Ellice and Ann ______, on 19 September 1638 in First Church, Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Their marriage was the second entered in the records of the First Church of Dedham, which probably at that time consisted of a small congregation meeting in the houses of the members. The Reverend John Allyn was the pastor, having been ordained shortly before performing the Colver marriage.3,4

Family

Ann Ellice
Children1.John Colver+5 b. 15 Apr 1640, d. b 2 Dec 1732
2.Joshua Colver5 b. 12 Jan 1642/43
3.Samuel Colver5 b. 9 Jan 1644/45
4.Joseph Colver5 b. 20 Sep 1646
5.Gershom Colver5 b. 3 Dec 1648
6.Daughter Colver5 d. 21 Jan 1650
7.Hannah Colver+5 b. 11 Apr 1652, d. 1733
8.Edward Colver Jr.5 b. c 1654
9.Ephraim Colver+5 b. c 1656, d. 11 Mar 1709

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910). Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Colver-Culver (The correct spelling), pages 18-19.
  3. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, First Generation, pages 39-44.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 126. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3.

Edward Colver Jr.1

b. circa 1654
Father*Edward Colver2
Mother*Ann Ellice2
Birth*circa 1654Edward Colver Jr. was born on circa 1654 in Pequot, New London County, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Elizabeth Colver1,2

b. 10 February 1826, d. 13 July 1895
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Thomas Colver1,2,3 d. 26 Oct 1852
Mother*Rachel Heaton1,2,3 b. 3 Apr 1780, d. 21 Jan 1864
Birth*10 February 1826Elizabeth Colver was born in Pennsylvania on 10 February 1826.2,1,4,5
Marriage*1849She married Joseph Gist, son of Cornelius Howard Gist and Clara Reinecker, in 1849.3,1
Census 1850*17 August 1850Elizabeth and Joseph Gist appeared on the 17 August 1850 census in District 4, Brooke County, Virginia, in the household of his mother Clara Gist. Joseph, age 34, was a farmer with real estate valued at $7,875. Joshua Gist, age 32 and an M.D., appeared as the Head in the neighboring household with real estate also valued at exactly $7,875, leading us to believe that he was likely Joseph's brother. Also listed with Joseph and Elizabeth, who was age 24, were their infant daughter Louisa Gist, age 1/12, another Clara Gist, age 15, and two male laborers. The younger Clara, while believed to have been a relative, was probably too old to have been a daughter of either Joseph or Joshua, and too young to have been their sister. Her relationship to the extended Gist family has not yet been determined.4
Census 1870*25 June 1870Elizabeth and Joseph Gist appeared on the 1870 census taken on 25 June 1870 in Wellsburg Post Office, Buffalo Township, Brooke County, West Virginia. Joseph, age 50, was a farmer with real estate valued at $64,000 and personal property at $7,180 and Elizabeth, age 44, was keeping house. Five of their children resided with the couple in 1870. Samuel was age 19, Rachel 16, Joshua 14, Mary 9, and young Joseph was 5. Two others, both born in Pennsylvania, also lived in the household. Maria Westlake was age 20, and Robert Patterson was 12.6
(Wife) Death22 November 1892Elizabeth became a widow when Joseph Gist died on 22 November 1892.3,7
Death*13 July 1895She died on 13 July 1895 at age 695
Burial* and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Brooke County.5

Family

Joseph Gist b. 12 Mar 1820, d. 22 Nov 1892
Children1.Louisa Gist4 b. Jul 1850
2.Samuel Gist6 b. c 1851
3.Rachel Gist6 b. c 1854
4.Joshua Gist6 b. c 1856
5.Mary Gist3 b. c 1861
6.Joseph Gist6 b. 1865

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S1385] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, Volumes 55-56, National Member# 54001-56000, downloaded from Google Books, Volumes 55-56 (Washington, D.C.: press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1920-1921), National Member# 54964, Volume 55, page 422. Hereinafter cited as DAR Lineage Books, Volumes 55-56.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Clara Gist, District 4, Brooke County, Virginia; Roll: M432_937; Page: 256A; Image: 172. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Colver) Gist, Memorial# 135933443. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Gist, Buffalo, Brooke, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 486A; Image: 329; Family History Library Film: 553184. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1386] West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, referencing Family History Library Film# 869830. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Deaths Index 1853-1973.

Ephraim Colver1

b. circa 1656, d. 11 March 1709
Father*Edward Colver2
Mother*Ann Ellice2
Birth*circa 1656Ephraim Colver was born on circa 1656 in Pequot, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*before 20 September 1687He married Mary Packer, daughter of John Packer and Elizabeth Friend, shortly before 20 September 1687 in New London County, Connecticut.3
Death*11 March 1709He died in Groton, New London County, probably on 11 March 1709.4,5

Family

Mary Packer d. 11 Feb 1728
Child1.Lydia Colver+3 d. b 6 Mar 1786

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): pages 139-140. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  4. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 130, noting the date of his death as 11 March 1709.
  5. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", pages 139-140, noting the date of his death as before 10 April 1716 when administration on his estate was granted to his widow Mary, and also stating that his son Ephraim sold on 28 January 1715/16 the right that had belonged to his father for 80 acres laid out to him in Voluntown.

Ephraim Colver1

d. before 8 March 1786
Father*Thomas Colver1 d. b 27 Sep 1786
Mother*Lydia Colver1 d. b 6 Mar 1786
Birth*Ephraim Colver was probably born at Schooley's Mountain, Morris County, New Jersey.1
Marriage* The name of Ephraim's wife is not known, nor is the place or the date of their marriage.1
(Father-Possible) BirthEphraim Colver, who had a son Thomas born about the right time, may have been the father of the Thomas Colver who would marry Rachel Heaton.1
Death*before 8 March 1786He died in New Jersey before 8 March 1786, the date his father wrote his will identifying Ephraim as deceased.1
Probate*1787He had died intestate, and his estate was probated in 1787 in Morris County, New Jersey.2

Family

Child1.Thomas Colver+1 d. 26 Oct 1852

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  2. [S1314] New Jersey Secretary of State, Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Digitized copy of a microreproduction of original published: New Jersey : Secretary of State, 1912 in 3 volumes. The wills indexed are now filed at the New Jersey State Archives. Contents: Volume 1. Atlantic - Essex counties -- Volume 2. Gloucester - Monmouth counties -- Volume 3. Morris - Warren counties, unrecorded wills, prerogative wills. Addenda. Names are arranged alphabetically under each county. (New Jersey: New Jersey Secretary of State, 1912), Volume 3, Morris County, page 1031, Ephraim Colver, #674-N, Book 29, page 472, Intestate 1787. Hereinafter cited as Index of wills, inventories, etc., prior to 1901 (New Jersey).

Ephraim Colver1

Father*Simon Colver1 b. 7 Apr 1745, d. 1828
Mother*(?) Jemima Tuttle1 b. 30 Jun 1752
Birth*Ephraim Colver was born in New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 300. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.

Esther Colver1

b. 5 June 1698
Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Baptism*5 June 1698Esther Colver was baptized on 5 June 1698 at First Church, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."

Gershom Colver1

b. 3 December 1648
Father*Edward Colver2
Mother*Ann Ellice2
Baptism*3 December 1648Gershom Colver was baptized on 3 December 1648 at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hannah Colver1

b. 11 April 1652, d. 1733
Father*Edward Colver2
Mother*Ann Ellice2
Baptism*11 April 1652Hannah Colver was baptized on 11 April 1652 at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*14 December 1670She married John Burrows on 14 December 1670 in New London, Connecticut.3,4
(Wife) Death1715/16Hannah became a widow when John Burrows died in 1715/16.3
Death*1733She died in 1733 in Groton, Connecticut.3

Family

John Burrows d. 1715/16
Children1.Mary Burrows+3,5 b. 14 Dec 1672
2.Robert Burrows6 b. 9 Sep 1681

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): pages 136-137. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  4. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 310, their surname spelled "Burroughs". Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  5. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, page 310.
  6. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 137.

Hannah Colver1

Father*John Colver1 b. 15 Apr 1640, d. b 2 Dec 1732
Mother*Mercy Clark1 b. c 1644

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 133. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."

Irene Colver1

b. 1780
Father*Simon Colver1 b. 7 Apr 1745, d. 1828
Mother*(?) Jemima Tuttle1 b. 30 Jun 1752
Birth*1780Irene Colver was born in 1780 in New Jersey.1
Marriage*10 August 1797She married Jacob Guest on 10 August 1797.1

Family

Jacob Guest

Citations

  1. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 300. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.

Jabez Colver1

b. 5 August 1674
Father*John Colver1 b. 15 Apr 1640, d. b 2 Dec 1732
Mother*Mercy Clark1 b. c 1644
Birth*5 August 1674Jabez Colver was born on 5 August 1674 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1
(Brother) RelocationJabez moved In the early 1730s with his brother John and his family from the New London area of Connecticut to New Jersey with a group of Rogerenes. The group, which totaled 21 in all, included other members of the Culver's extended family. They settled on the west side of Schooley's Mountain, Morris County, and were the earliest group of settlers in that part of Morris County for whom there is any record.2,3,4
Relocation*1735 About 1735, three years after the death of their father, John and Jabez Colver moved their families away from Schooley's Mountain.2

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Third Generation, page 61. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61.
  3. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 174. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Rogerenes (also known as the Rogerens Quakers or Rogerines) was a religious sect founded in 1674 by John Rogers (1648–1721) in New London, Connecticut. Rogers was imprisoned and spent some years there. He was influenced by the Seventh Day Baptists and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opposed the Established Puritan church. Rogerenes initially held to a Seventh Day (Saturday) Sabbath, but over the years began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. Increasingly they adopted a Pacifist stance, including war tax resistance, which further brought them the ridicule of the larger community. Some of the Rogerenes left Connecticut and migrated to New Jersey settling in parts of present-day Morris County. One such group settled in what is now the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey near Lake Rogerine, then known as Mountain Pond in about 1700. Another smaller group of Rogerenes in about 1734 settled on the eastern side of Schooley's Mountain near present-day Hackettstown, New Jersey. Rogerene worship services continued through the early 20th century in Connecticut. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

James Colver1

b. 13 January 1679
Father*John Colver1 b. 15 Apr 1640, d. b 2 Dec 1732
Mother*Mercy Clark1 b. c 1644
Birth*13 January 1679James Colver was born on 13 January 1679 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Second Generation, page 48. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 132. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."

John Colver1

b. 15 April 1640, d. before 2 December 1732
Father*Edward Colver2
Mother*Ann Ellice2
Birth*15 April 1640John Colver was born on 15 April 1640 in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony,1
Baptism19 September 1641 and was baptized on 19 September 1641 at First Church, Dedham.1
Name-SpellingsAnother spelling of the COLVER surname found in our research was Culver. The original spelling of the name, and therefore the "correct" spelling, was COLVER. In early New England, where the name was spelled CULVER, it was usually the spelling used by persons not members of the family, especially in the copying of records or preparing indexes. As members of the family moved away from Massachusetts to Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and beyond, CULVER became more common with later generations. For the most part, after the fifth generation, COLVER had been replaced by CULVER.3
Marriage*before 8 August 1665He married Mercy Clark, daughter of James Clark, in New London, Connecticut, before 8 August 1665, the date John and his wife "Marcye" sold land "given us" by John's father.4,5,6
Death*before 2 December 1732He died before 2 December 1732 when his will was filed at Black River, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.7,8

Family

Mercy Clark b. c 1644
Children1.John Colver+9 b. c 1672, d. 1760
2.Jabez Colver10 b. 5 Aug 1674
3.Abigail Colver11 b. 13 Nov 1676
4.James Colver11 b. 13 Jan 1679
5.Sarah Colver11 b. 17 Mar 1681/82
6.David Colver11 b. 1684
7.Hannah Colver12
8.Mercy Colver12

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Colver-Culver (The correct spelling), pages 18-19.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 196. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Second Generation, pages 47-55, incorrectly identifying John's wife as "Mary Winthrop", eldest daughter of Governor John Winthrop, and then stating the author was not satisfied from the evidence that his statement was correct.
  6. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 131. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  7. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61.
  8. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", pages 130-133, noting his death in Groton, Connecticut in 1725.
  9. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Second Generation, pages 47-55.
  10. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, page 61.
  11. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Second Generation, page 48.
  12. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 133.

John Colver1

b. circa 1672, d. 1760
Father*John Colver2 b. 15 Apr 1640, d. b 2 Dec 1732
Mother*Mercy Clark3,4,5 b. c 1644
Birth*circa 1672John Colver was born in New London, New London County, Connecticut, circa 1672.5,6,7,8
Name-SpellingsAnother spelling of the COLVER surname found in our research was Culver. The original spelling of the name, and therefore the "correct" spelling, was COLVER. In early New England, where the name was spelled CULVER, it was usually the spelling used by persons not members of the family, especially in the copying of records or preparing indexes. As members of the family moved away from Massachusetts to Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and beyond, CULVER became more common with later generations. For the most part, after the fifth generation, COLVER had been replaced by CULVER.9
Marriage*He married Sarah Long, daughter of Thomas Long and Sarah Wilcox, probably in New London, Connecticut.1,3,5
Baptism30 June 1695John was baptized as an adult with his sister Abigail on 30 June 1695 at First Church, Stonington, New London County.10
(Brother-in-Law) EstateAfter his sister-in-law Jerusha died on 11 January 1722/23, her brothers William Long and David Ensign Jr. were granted Administration of her estate in Hartford County. Distribution to Jerusha's brothers and sisters was ordered, which included John's wife Sarah Colver. Also in the probate file was a demand from John for 10s for reimbursement of money he had loaned to Jerusha, and also for wool and the combing of it.5
Religion*26 July 1725Sarah and John Colver were members of the Rogerenes, a small religious sect that originated in the vicinity of New London, Connecticut before the year 1700. They strongly opposed the established Puritan church, and initially held to a Seventh Day, Saturday, Sabbath. Over the years, however, they began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship, which they expressed disruptively and aggressively, often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. On Sunday, 26 July 1725, a party of eight Rogerenes, which included John Colver and his wife Sarah Colver, who was called their "singing sister," were arrested and committed to prison for traveling on the Sabbath. They were tried the next day and said they were going to Lebanon at the request of Mary (Colver) Mann, the Culver's daughter, who had requested to be baptized by the Society. She was baptized after they arrived in Lebanon, and a few days later they baptized her brother-in-law, Elisha Mann.11,12
Relocation*In the early 1730s, Sarah and John Colver moved with at least some of their children from the New London area of Connecticut to New Jersey with a group of Rogerenes. The group, which totaled 21 in all, included their daughter Sarah and her husband, Ephraim Tuttle, John's brother Jabez Colver and other members of the Culver's extended family. They settled on the west side of Schooley's Mountain, Morris County, and were the earliest group of settlers in that part of Morris County for whom there is any record.13,1,14
Relocation*1735 About 1735, three years after the death of their father, John and Jabez Colver moved their families away from Schooley's Mountain13
Relocation*1746 and about eleven years later Sarah and John Colver returned to Schooley's Mountain with their sons Thomas and Robert.13
(Husband) Death1756John became a widower when Sarah (Long) Colver died in 1756.15,16
Death*1760He died in 1760 at Schooley's Mountain13
Burial* and was buried in the Culver Burying Ground located on the farm of his son Robert at Schooley's Mountain.13

Family

Sarah Long b. c 1673, d. 1756
Children1.Sarah Colver+1
2.Mary Colver+17
3.Esther Colver18 b. 5 Jun 1698
4.John Colver18 b. 21 Jul 1700, d. b 20 Aug 1733
5.Thankful Colver18 b. 2 Aug 1702
6.Thomas Colver+13 d. b 27 Sep 1786
7.Timothy Colver10
8.Samuel Colver19,20
9.Robert Colver13 b. 10 Jun 1713, d. 7 Jan 1783

Citations

  1. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 174. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  2. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Second Generation, pages 47-55. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 196. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Second Generation, pages 47-55, incorrectly identifying John's wife as "Mary Winthrop", eldest daughter of Governor John Winthrop, and then stating the author was not satisfied from the evidence that his statement was correct.
  5. [S1394] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Culver and Winthrop", The American Genealogist, Volume 22, pages 107-110 (July 1945). Hereinafter cited as "Culver and Winthrop."
  6. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61, noting his birth date as about 1674.
  7. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Second Generation, pages 47-55, noting his birth date as about 1672.
  8. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 132, noting his year of birth as c 1670. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  9. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Colver-Culver (The correct spelling), pages 18-19.
  10. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", pages 140-143.
  11. [S1395] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich, Connecticut: from its possession by the Indians, to the year 1866, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Hartford, Connecticut: published by the author, Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1866), Chapter XIX, The Rogerene Episode, pages 290-292. Hereinafter cited as History of Norwich, Connecticut, to 1866.
  12. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Rogerenes (also known as the Rogerens Quakers or Rogerines) were a religious sect founded in 1674 by John Rogers (1648–1721) in New London, Connecticut. Rogers was imprisoned and spent some years there. He was influenced by the Seventh Day Baptists and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opposed the Established Puritan church. Rogerenes initially held to a Seventh Day (Saturday) Sabbath, but over the years began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. Increasingly they adopted a Pacifist stance, including war tax resistance, which further brought them the ridicule of the larger community. Some of the Rogerenes left Connecticut and migrated to New Jersey settling in parts of present-day Morris County. One such group settled in what is now the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey near Lake Rogerine, then known as Mountain Pond in about 1700. Another smaller group of Rogerenes in about 1734 settled on the eastern side of Schooley's Mountain near present-day Hackettstown, New Jersey. Rogerene worship services continued through the early 20th century in Connecticut. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  13. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61.
  14. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Rogerenes (also known as the Rogerens Quakers or Rogerines) was a religious sect founded in 1674 by John Rogers (1648–1721) in New London, Connecticut. Rogers was imprisoned and spent some years there. He was influenced by the Seventh Day Baptists and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opposed the Established Puritan church. Rogerenes initially held to a Seventh Day (Saturday) Sabbath, but over the years began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. Increasingly they adopted a Pacifist stance, including war tax resistance, which further brought them the ridicule of the larger community. Some of the Rogerenes left Connecticut and migrated to New Jersey settling in parts of present-day Morris County. One such group settled in what is now the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey near Lake Rogerine, then known as Mountain Pond in about 1700. Another smaller group of Rogerenes in about 1734 settled on the eastern side of Schooley's Mountain near present-day Hackettstown, New Jersey. Rogerene worship services continued through the early 20th century in Connecticut.
  15. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Second Generation, footnote, page 48, noting her death in 1766 at age 83.
  16. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", pages 140-143, noting her death in 1756 with the explanation that the inscription on her gravestone was read in 1938 by the Inscriptions Committee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. Then, in 1948, Mr. Wood, author of Colver-Culver Genealogy, found the stone in poor condition and read the year as 1766. "It should be noted, however, that this would place her birth in 1683, whereas her parents were divorced in 1681; also that John Culver's first child was baptized in 1696, and we have no reason to suppose that he had an earlier wife."
  17. [S1395] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich, Connecticut, to 1866, Chapter XIX, footnote, page 292.
  18. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142.
  19. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61, noting Samuel as a child of John Colver.
  20. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 143, reporting he had found no history for Samuel, a son of John Colver.

John Colver1

b. 21 July 1700, d. before 20 August 1733
Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Baptism*21 July 1700John Colver was baptized on 21 July 1700 at First Church, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Freelove Lamb, daughter of Isaac Lamb, probably in Groton, New London County.1
Relocation*John and his brother Thomas Colver were believed to have traveled to Black River, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in advance of the relocation of their parents and other family members. John's young children and his wife, who was expecting their third child, probably remained in Connecticut, and Thomas, who had already sold his Connecticut property, probably took his wife and family with him to New Jersey.1
Death*before 20 August 1733He died at Black River, New Jersey, before 20 August 1733, when his will was proved. He would have been about 33 years of age.1

Family

Freelove Lamb

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."

Joseph Colver1

b. 20 September 1646
Father*Edward Colver2
Mother*Ann Ellice2
Baptism*20 September 1646Joseph Colver was baptized on 20 September 1646 at First Church, Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Joshua Colver1

b. 12 January 1642/43
Father*Edward Colver1
Mother*Ann Ellice1
Birth*12 January 1642/43Joshua Colver was born on 12 January 1642/43 in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony,1,2
Baptism29 January 1642/43 and was baptized on 29 January 1642/43 at First Church, Dedham.2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.

Lydia Colver1

d. before 6 March 1786
Father*Ephraim Colver1 b. c 1656, d. 11 Mar 1709
Mother*Mary Packer1 d. 11 Feb 1728
Birth*Lydia Colver was probably born in New London or Groton, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*She married Thomas Colver, her first cousin one time removed, son of John Colver and Sarah Long, probably in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.2,3
Land Records*29 April 1728Thomas Colver and his wife Lydia sold the land set to Lydia from her father Ephraim Colver's estate on 29 April 1728.2
Death*before 6 March 1786She probably died in New Jersey before 6 March 1786, the date her husband wrote his will and she was not mentioned.4

Family

Thomas Colver d. b 27 Sep 1786
Children1.Thomas Colver Jr.5 b. c 1728
2.Amos Colver3
3._______ Colver+3 d. b 6 Mar 1786
4.Simon Colver+6 b. 7 Apr 1745, d. 1828
5.Ephraim Colver+3 d. b 8 Mar 1786
6.Thomas Colver Jr.5 b. 1747
7.Lydia Colver3

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): pages 139-140. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 139.
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142.
  4. [S1398] Geni, a MyHeritage Company, online at www.geni.com, Will of Thomas Colver Sr. at http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Colver/…, believed to be a fairly accurate transcription of his will, noting date as 6 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as Geni.com.
  5. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Fourth Generation, page 73. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  6. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", pages 140-143.

Lydia Colver1

Father*Thomas Colver1 d. b 27 Sep 1786
Mother*Lydia Colver1 d. b 6 Mar 1786
Birth*Lydia Colver was born in New Jersey.1
(Daughter) Will6 March 1786Lydia Colver was named as a beneficiary in the will of her father dated 6 March 1786 in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey. He bequeathed to his daughter Lydia, the 15 acres she had already received and where she had formally lived. Her father's will included bequeaths to his other children and grandchildren, and then directed that his moveable estate, both goods and chattels, be equally divided between his three sons, Amos, Thomas and Simon. Thomas and his brother Simon were named as their father's executors.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, noting the date of his will as 8 March 1786.
  3. [S1398] Geni, a MyHeritage Company, online at www.geni.com, Will of Thomas Colver Sr. at http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Colver/…, believed to be a fairly accurate transcription of his will, noting date as 6 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as Geni.com.
  4. [S1314] New Jersey Secretary of State, Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Digitized copy of a microreproduction of original published: New Jersey : Secretary of State, 1912 in 3 volumes. The wills indexed are now filed at the New Jersey State Archives. Contents: Volume 1. Atlantic - Essex counties -- Volume 2. Gloucester - Monmouth counties -- Volume 3. Morris - Warren counties, unrecorded wills, prerogative wills. Addenda. Names are arranged alphabetically under each county. (New Jersey: New Jersey Secretary of State, 1912), Volume 3, Morris County, page 1031, Thomas Colver Sr., #649-N, Book 28, page 484, Will-1786, Inventory-1786. Hereinafter cited as Index of wills, inventories, etc., prior to 1901 (New Jersey).

Mary Colver1

Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Birth*Mary was probably born in New London, New London County, Connecticut,1
Baptism5 April 1696 and was baptized as Mercy Colver on 5 April 1696 at First Church, Stonington.2
Marriage*23 July 1719She married Richard Mann, son of Richard Mann and Elizabeth Sutton, on 23 July 1719.3
(Daughter) Religion26 July 1725Mary's parents were members of the Rogerenes, a small religious sect that originated in the vicinity of New London, Connecticut before the year 1700. They strongly opposed the established Puritan church, and initially held to a Seventh Day, Saturday, Sabbath. Over the years, however, they began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship, which they expressed disruptively and aggressively, often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. On Sunday, 26 July 1725, a party of eight Rogerenes, which included John Colver and his wife Sarah Colver, who was called their "singing sister," were arrested and committed to prison for traveling on the Sabbath. They were tried the next day and said they were going to Lebanon at the request of Mary (Colver) Mann, the Culver's daughter, who had requested to be baptized by the Society. She was baptized after they arrived in Lebanon, and a few days later they baptized her brother-in-law, Elisha Mann.4,5

Family

Richard Mann b. 10 Mar 1694
Child1.Esther Mann3 b. 18 Dec 1721

Citations

  1. [S1395] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich, Connecticut: from its possession by the Indians, to the year 1866, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Hartford, Connecticut: published by the author, Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1866), Chapter XIX, footnote, page 292. Hereinafter cited as History of Norwich, Connecticut, to 1866.
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  3. [S1250] George S. Mann, Mann memorial, a record of the Mann family in America : genealogy of the descendants of Richard Mann of Scituate, Mass., preceded by English family records, and an account of the Wrentham, Rehoboth, Boston, Lexington, Virginia and other branches of the Manns who settled in this country, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of David Clapp & Son, 1884), Richard Man and his Descendants, page 65. Hereinafter cited as Mann memorial, a record of the Mann family in America.
  4. [S1395] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich, Connecticut, to 1866, Chapter XIX, The Rogerene Episode, pages 290-292.
  5. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Rogerenes (also known as the Rogerens Quakers or Rogerines) were a religious sect founded in 1674 by John Rogers (1648–1721) in New London, Connecticut. Rogers was imprisoned and spent some years there. He was influenced by the Seventh Day Baptists and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opposed the Established Puritan church. Rogerenes initially held to a Seventh Day (Saturday) Sabbath, but over the years began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. Increasingly they adopted a Pacifist stance, including war tax resistance, which further brought them the ridicule of the larger community. Some of the Rogerenes left Connecticut and migrated to New Jersey settling in parts of present-day Morris County. One such group settled in what is now the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey near Lake Rogerine, then known as Mountain Pond in about 1700. Another smaller group of Rogerenes in about 1734 settled on the eastern side of Schooley's Mountain near present-day Hackettstown, New Jersey. Rogerene worship services continued through the early 20th century in Connecticut. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Mercy Colver1

Father*John Colver1 b. 15 Apr 1640, d. b 2 Dec 1732
Mother*Mercy Clark1 b. c 1644
Birth*Mercy Colver was born in New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*6 April 1712She married her first cousin Robert Burrows, son of John Burrows and Hannah Colver, on 6 April 1712 in Groton, New London County.2,3

Family

Robert Burrows b. 9 Sep 1681

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 133. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 137.
  3. [S550] Connecticut vital records (Jacquelyn L. Ricker), The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut : based on the Barbour Collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Publishing Co., c2006), Available now directly from computers located in the FHL, page 3621, her name transcribed as "Mary". Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of Connecticut vital records.

Robert Colver1,2

b. 10 June 1713, d. 7 January 1783
Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Birth*10 June 1713Robert Colver was born on 10 June 1713 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.1,2,3
(Son) Relocation1735 About 1735, three years after the death of his grandfather, Robert's parents moved the family away from Schooley's Mountain1
(Son) Relocation1746 and about eleven years later Sarah and John Colver returned to Schooley's Mountain with their sons Thomas and Robert.1
Death*7 January 1783He died on 7 January 1783 at Schooley's Mountain, Morris County, New Jersey, at age 69.4,5

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Third Generation, pages 59-61. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Fourth Generation, pages 73-74.
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 143. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  4. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Fourth Generation, pages 73-74, reporting his date of death as 7 May 1783.
  5. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 143, noting his date of death as 7 January 1783.

Samuel Colver1,2

b. circa 1810, d. 1877
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Thomas Colver1,2 d. 26 Oct 1852
Mother*Rachel Heaton1,2 b. 3 Apr 1780, d. 21 Jan 1864
Birth*circa 1810Samuel Colver was born in Pennsylvania circa 1810, based upon his reported age on the 1870 census.3,1,4
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the COLVER surname found in our research was CULVER.1
Occupation*He was a medical doctor.1,4
Census 1870*9 July 1870Samuel Colver appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was 60 years of age and a physician. His real estate was valued at $1,000 and his personal estate at $6,000.4
Death*1877He died unmarried in 1877, probably in Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,3

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 292. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Innkeeper, Rebeca Bumgardner, Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1348; Page: 280B; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552847. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Samuel Colver1

b. 9 January 1644/45
Father*Edward Colver2
Mother*Ann Ellice2
Birth*9 January 1644/45Samuel Colver was born on 9 January 1644/45 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Baptism29 January 1644/45 and was baptized on 29 January 1644/45 at First Church, Dedham.1

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), First Generation, pages 39-44. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Samuel Colver1

Father-Possible*John Colver2,3 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother-Possible*Sarah Long2,3 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Birth*Samuel Colver was probably born in New London, New London County, Connecticut.2,3

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Third Generation, pages 59-61. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61, noting Samuel as a child of John Colver.
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 143, reporting he had found no history for Samuel, a son of John Colver. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."

Sarah Colver1

Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Birth*Sarah Colver was probably born in New London, New London County, Connecticut,1,2
Baptism23 August 1696 and was baptized on 23 August 1696 at First Church, Stonington.3
Marriage*She married first Ephraim Tuttle, son of John Tuttle and Mary Burrows, in Connecticut.1
(Daughter) RelocationSarah, with her husband Ephraim and their children, moved In the early 1730s with Sarah's parents, Sarah and John Colver, from the New London area of Connecticut to New Jersey with a group of Rogerenes. The group, which totaled 21 in all, included Sarah's uncle, Jabez Colver, and other members of the Culver's extended family. They settled on the west side of Schooley's Mountain, Morris County, and were the earliest group of settlers in that part of Morris County for whom there is any record.2,1,4
(Wife) Deathbefore 1738Sarah became a widow when Ephraim Tuttle died, probably in the mid 1730s.1
Marriage*1738She may have married second, as his second wife, Richard Mann, son of Richard Mann and Elizabeth Sutton, by 1738 in New Jersey. Tuttle-Tuthill Lines reported that Sarah married second ______Mann, "probably Richard", so it's possible that her second husband was first the husband of her sister Mary.1

Family 1

Ephraim Tuttle b. 24 Apr 1690, d. b 1738
Children1.Ephraim Tuttle+5
2.Abigail Tuttle b. c 1733

Family 2

Richard Mann b. 10 Mar 1694

Citations

  1. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 174. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  2. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Third Generation, pages 59-61. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Rogerenes (also known as the Rogerens Quakers or Rogerines) was a religious sect founded in 1674 by John Rogers (1648–1721) in New London, Connecticut. Rogers was imprisoned and spent some years there. He was influenced by the Seventh Day Baptists and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opposed the Established Puritan church. Rogerenes initially held to a Seventh Day (Saturday) Sabbath, but over the years began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. Increasingly they adopted a Pacifist stance, including war tax resistance, which further brought them the ridicule of the larger community. Some of the Rogerenes left Connecticut and migrated to New Jersey settling in parts of present-day Morris County. One such group settled in what is now the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey near Lake Rogerine, then known as Mountain Pond in about 1700. Another smaller group of Rogerenes in about 1734 settled on the eastern side of Schooley's Mountain near present-day Hackettstown, New Jersey. Rogerene worship services continued through the early 20th century in Connecticut. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  5. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, pages 174-175.

Sarah Colver1

b. 17 March 1681/82
Father*John Colver1 b. 15 Apr 1640, d. b 2 Dec 1732
Mother*Mercy Clark1 b. c 1644
Birth*17 March 1681/82Sarah Colver was born on 17 March 1681/82 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Second Generation, page 48. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): pages 130-133. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."

Simon Colver1

b. 7 April 1745, d. 1828
Father*Thomas Colver1 d. b 27 Sep 1786
Mother*Lydia Colver2 d. b 6 Mar 1786
Birth*7 April 1745Simon Colver was born on 7 April 1745, probably at Schooley's Mountain, Morris County, New Jersey.1,3
Marriage*He married (?) Jemima Tuttle, daughter of Ephraim Tuttle and _______ Colver, in New Jersey.4,3
(Son) Will6 March 1786Simon Colver was named as a beneficiary in the will of his father dated 6 March 1786 in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey. He left the real estate, where he then lived, to be divided into three equal parts and distributed to his sons, Amos and Simon, and to his grandson Thomas, the son of his deceased son Ephraim. His father's will included bequeaths to his other children and grandchildren, and then directed that his moveable estate, both goods and chattels, be equally divided between his three sons, Amos, Thomas and Simon. Thomas and his brother Simon were named as their father's executors.5,6,7
Death*1828He died in 1828.4

Family

(?) Jemima Tuttle b. 30 Jun 1752
Children1.Ephraim Colver4
2.Irene Colver4 b. 1780

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Fourth Generation, page 73. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): pages 140-143. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142.
  4. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 300. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  5. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, noting the date of his will as 8 March 1786.
  6. [S1398] Geni, a MyHeritage Company, online at www.geni.com, Will of Thomas Colver Sr. at http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Colver/…, believed to be a fairly accurate transcription of his will, noting date as 6 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as Geni.com.
  7. [S1314] New Jersey Secretary of State, Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Digitized copy of a microreproduction of original published: New Jersey : Secretary of State, 1912 in 3 volumes. The wills indexed are now filed at the New Jersey State Archives. Contents: Volume 1. Atlantic - Essex counties -- Volume 2. Gloucester - Monmouth counties -- Volume 3. Morris - Warren counties, unrecorded wills, prerogative wills. Addenda. Names are arranged alphabetically under each county. (New Jersey: New Jersey Secretary of State, 1912), Volume 3, Morris County, page 1031, Thomas Colver Sr., #649-N, Book 28, page 484, Will-1786, Inventory-1786. Hereinafter cited as Index of wills, inventories, etc., prior to 1901 (New Jersey).

Thankful Colver1

b. 2 August 1702
Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Baptism*2 August 1702Thankful Colver was baptized on 2 August 1702 at First Church, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."