John Carver1

b. 1789, d. before 1840
Father*Cornilius Carver1 b. b 1765
Mother*Sally Goodman1
Birth*1789John Carver was born about 1789 in Virginia.1
Relationship Note*Although not all researchers agree, we feel certain that John Carver and Jonathan Carver were two separate people. We believe they were from the same family, with very possibly the same parents. Their estimated years of birth are so close, they may have even been twins. John married Susannah Elmore in 1809 and died before the 1840 census, and Jonathan married Betsey Rainey in 1812 and died in 1858. It appears that Jonathan began using the name "John" after the other John's death.2,3,4,5
Marriage*9 October 1809He married first Susannah Elmore, daughter of John Elmore and Nancy Anne Rippey, on 9 October 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky.2,1
Death*before 1840He probably died in his mid to late 40s in Barren County, Kentucky, before 1840, when his wife was enumerated, with no adult male, as the head of her household on the 1840 census.3,6

Family

Susannah Elmore b. 1 Apr 1788, d. 1850
Children1.Cornelius Carver6 b. 1827
2.Mary Carver6 b. 1829
3.Elizabeth Carver6 b. 1833
4.John Carver6 b. 1834

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; “Carver Analysis”, an analysis of the family of Cornelius Carver dated 1983, Barren County, Kentucky, prepared by Lois Grider Black; originally shared by cczink on 12 August 2009, viewed on 8 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/80007743/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 9 October 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of John Carver and Susannah Elmore. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  3. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Susannah Carver, Year: 1840; Census Place: Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 103; Page: 159; Family History Library Film: 0007823. Hereinafter cited as 1840 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 July 1812 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Jonathan Carver and Betsey Rainey.
  5. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, probate of the estate of John Carver, died intestate, opened on 18 January 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, Elisha Carver appointed executor with John P. Carver Surety, referencing Administrator Bonds, 1848-1869, Mixed Probate Records, 1799-1884, Kentucky. County Court (Barren County), Barren, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Susannah Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 377a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

John Carver1

b. 1834
Father*John Carver1 b. 1789, d. b 1840
Mother*Susannah Elmore1 b. 1 Apr 1788, d. 1850
Birth*1834John Carver was born about 1834 in Kentucky.1
(Son) Census US 185019 September 1850John was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 19 September 1850 in the household of his widowed mother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 16 years old and working as a farmer.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Susannah Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 377a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

John M. Carver1,2

b. 1812, d. 1836
Father*William Carver1 b. 1790, d. b Aug 1828
Mother*Charlotte Lee1 b. 1787
Birth*1812John M. Carver was born about 1812 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*21 May 1828He married Margaret Woodcock on 21 May 1828 in Barren County, Kentucky.3
Death*1836He may have died about 1836, probably in Kentucky at about age 25. He had died before the 1840 census was taken, as his widow, Margaret Carver, was enumerated with her five children and was the only adult in her household.2

Family

Margaret Woodcock b. 1808, d. 1892
Children1.Mary Frances Carver4 b. 21 Oct 1829, d. 17 Apr 1890
2.Thomas W. Carver5,2 b. 15 Aug 1831, d. 19 Sep 1915
3.Ellender J. Carver4 b. 1833
4.Olivia Carver4 b. 1835

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; “William Carver Census Analysis”, page 2 of a two- page report dated 1983, Barren County, Kentucky, prepared by Lois Grider Black; originally shared by cczink on 12 August 2009, viewed on 8 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/34626012/…
    . Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LV6C-SW1. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP9B-13L
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Margaret Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 353b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L5V7-BSF

John P. Carver1

b. 14 March 1830, d. 14 March 1900
Father*Jonathan Carver1 b. 1789, d. Jan 1858
Mother*Betsey Rainey1 b. 1789
Birth*14 March 1830John P. Carver was born on 14 March 1830 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationHis full name was John Patterson Carver.2
(Son) Census US 185028 September 1850John was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 28 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 19 years old and worked as a farmer.1
Marriage*13 July 1851He married Mary Frances Carver, daughter of John M. Carver and Margaret Woodcock, in 13 July 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky. They were 1st cousins 1 time removed, and were married by the Reverend Seth Bradshaw.3,2,4
(Party to Bond) Probate18 January 1858John joined as Surety when his brother, Elisha Carver, was appointed Executor on 18 January 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, for the estate of their father who had died intestate.5
(Husband) Death17 April 1890John became a widower when Mary Frances (Carver) Carver died on 17 April 1890 at age 60.4
Death*14 March 1900He died on 14 March 1900 in Austin, Barren County, Kentucky, at age 702
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Mount Olivet Baptist Church and Cemetery, Austin.2,4

Family

Mary Frances Carver b. 21 Oct 1829, d. 17 Apr 1890

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Elizabeth Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 388a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Patterson Carver, Memorial# 69688568. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of John P. Carver and Mary F. Carver on 13 July 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, citing FHL Film# 209767, Digital# 5552462, image# 118 of 346. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Frances (Elmore) Carver, Memorial# 69688598, although our research indicates her maiden name was Carver, and not Elmore, and her married name was Carver as well.
  5. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, probate of the estate of John Carver, died intestate, opened on 18 January 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, Elisha Carver appointed executor with John P. Carver Surety, referencing Administrator Bonds, 1848-1869, Mixed Probate Records, 1799-1884, Kentucky. County Court (Barren County), Barren, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.

John T. Carver1

b. 1843
Father*James Carver1 b. 1818
Mother*Malinda Bridges1 b. 1822, d. 1855
Birth*1843John T. Carver was born about 1843 in Kentucky.1
(Son) Death1855His mother died about 1855, probably in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 32.2,3

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Malinda Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 388a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John S. and Tarlice Elmore, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Franklin and Harriett Berry, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 950.

Jonathan Carver1,2

b. 1789, d. January 1858
Father*Cornilius Carver2 b. b 1765
Mother*Sally Goodman2
Birth*1789Jonathan Carver was born about 1789 in Virginia.2,3
Relationship Note*Although not all researchers agree, we feel certain that Jonathan Carver and John Carver were two separate people. We believe they were from the same family, with very possibly the same parents. Their estimated years of birth are so close, they may have even been twins. John married Susannah Elmore in 1809 and died before the 1840 census, and Jonathan married Betsey Rainey in 1812 and died in 1858. It appears that Jonathan began using the name "John" after the other John's death.4,5,1,6
Marriage16 July 1812He married Betsey Rainey on 16 July 1812 in Barren County, Kentucky. They were married by Lewis Byram.7,8
Land Records*November 1822William and John Carver purchased an estimated 160 acres of land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, for $320 in November 1822 from Benjamin W. Clarke, it being the balance of a 500 Acres Survey patented to Benjamin W. Clarke, after George R. Clarke, in 1800. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into this ___ day of November 1822 between Benjamin W. Clarke of the one part and William and John Carver of the other, all of Barren County, Kentucky, Witnesseth that said Benjamin W. Clarke, for and in consideration of the sum of $320 in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has bargained and sold, and by these presents does bargain, sell, alien and convey unto the said William and John Carver a certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the County of Barren and State of Kentucky on Snells or Peters Creek, containing by estimation 160 acres, be the same more or less, it being the balance of a 500 Acres Survey patented to Benjamin W. Clarke, after George R. Clarke, bearing date the 3rd day of June in the year of our Lord 1800, beginning and running as follows, to wit:

Beginning at a beech and elm, corner Moore and Burton, thence with their line North 70 poles to the beech on the south bank of said Peters Creek, thence up the Creek with its meanders 58½ poles to a beech on the south side of said Creek, thence crossing the Creek North 25 degrees West 30 poles to a white oak on said Moore and Burton’s line, thence North 3½ West 54 poles to a beech on the Original line, thence with the Original line North 82 West to a large beech and dogwood (beech dead), beginning corner of the Original Survey, thence South 8 degrees West 224 poles to a white oak, poplar and beech on a ridge, thence South 82 degrees East to the beginning, with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To have and to hold unto the said William and John Carver, and their heirs forever, and the said Benjamin W. Clarke, for himself and his heirs doth covenant to warrant and defend the title of said tract or parcel of land against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever. The true intent and meaning of this Conveyance is to invest William and John Carver with the balance of a 500 Acre Survey as described within, not heretofore deeded and conveyed away by said Benjamin W. Clarke. In testimony whereof the said Benjamin W. Clarke hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and date first above written.

Benjamin W. Clarke signed and sealed his name, and the signature of his wife, Frances Clark, was sealed with her X mark, in the presence of William B. Cook and Everard Clarke, who signed their names as witnesses. The deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 1 February 1823.9
Land Records*August 1828John Carver and his wife, Elizabeth Carver, sold 75 acres of land, more or less, on Barren County, Kentucky, to John's brother, Elisha Carver, in August 1828. The deed identified the land as part of the land that had been purchased by John, jointly with his brother, William, from Benjamin W. Clark in 1823. Our transcription of the 1828 deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into this ___ day of August 1828 by and between John Carver and Elizabeth Carver, his wife, of the County of Barren and State of Kentucky of the one part and Elisha Carver of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Carver and Elizabeth his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of $118 current money to them in hand paid by the said Elisha Carver at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have bargained, granted, sold and delivered, and do by these presents bargain, grant, sell and deliver unto the said Elisha Carver one certain tract or parcel of land being part of the tract conveyed from Benjamin W. Clark and wife unto John and William Carver and bounded as follows, viz: Beginning at a beech and sugar tree on the South side of Peters or Snells Creek, corner to Jesse Buley, running down the Creek N 43 W 44 poles to two small poplars within the fence on the bank of the creek, thence S 50 W 37 poles to a sugar tree S 83 W 73 poles to two beeches in Chapline’s line with the same S __ poles to a white oak, poplar and beech on a ridge, thence S 82 E __ poles to a beech and elm formerly Burton and Moore’s corner, thence N 70 poles to the beginning, supposed to contain 75 acres be the same more or less. To have and to hold the said land and premises with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. And the said John Carver and Elizabeth his wife doth covenant and agree that they will forever warrant and defend a good and lawful right and title in fee simple of said land and premises unto the said Elisha Carver, his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the same day and year first in the indenture written.

The signatures of both John and Elizabeth Carver were sealed with their X marks in the presence of James Frazier and Hardin Davis, who signed their names as witnesses. The deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky in January 1830.10
(Father) Marriage Bond13 March 1837A marriage bond in the sum of £50 was issued to James Carver and his father, Jonathan Carver, in Barren County, Kentucky, on 13 March 1837, obligating them to the marriage intended between James Carver and Malinda Bridges, for which a license had been issued.11
(Bride's Father) Marriage Bond17 August 1847Betsey and Jonathan Carver signed their consent for the marriage between their daughter Mary Carver to John S. Elmore, and a marriage bond was issued to John S. Elmore and Eli Carver, Mary's older brother, on 17 August 1847 in Barren County, Kentucky, obligating them to the marriage which was intended to be shortly solemnized.12
Census US 1850*28 September 1850Elizabeth and Jonathan Carver were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 28 September 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. John was 62 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300, and Elizabeth was 61 years of age. Neither John nor Elizabeth could read or write. Their son, John P., who was 19 years old and worked as a farmer, was enumerated with his parents in 1850. Two of the parents' additional sons, James Carver and Elisha Carver, with their wives and children, were enumerated in adjacent households to John and Elizabeth, on the same census page.3
Death*January 1858He died intestate, probably in early January 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 69.6
Probate*18 January 1858His estate was opened for probate on 18 January 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, with his son, Elisha, appointed Executor, and his son, John, joining as Surety.6

Family

Betsey Rainey b. 1789
Children1.James Carver+13 b. 1818
2.Elisha Carver+12 b. 1822
3.Mary Carver+12 b. 1829
4.John P. Carver3 b. 14 Mar 1830, d. 14 Mar 1900

Citations

  1. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 July 1812 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Jonathan Carver and Betsey Rainey. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  2. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; “Carver Analysis”, an analysis of the family of Cornelius Carver dated 1983, Barren County, Kentucky, prepared by Lois Grider Black; originally shared by cczink on 12 August 2009, viewed on 8 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/80007743/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Elizabeth Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 388a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 9 October 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of John Carver and Susannah Elmore.
  5. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Susannah Carver, Year: 1840; Census Place: Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 103; Page: 159; Family History Library Film: 0007823. Hereinafter cited as 1840 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, probate of the estate of John Carver, died intestate, opened on 18 January 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, Elisha Carver appointed executor with John P. Carver Surety, referencing Administrator Bonds, 1848-1869, Mixed Probate Records, 1799-1884, Kentucky. County Court (Barren County), Barren, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  7. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of Jonathan Carver and Betsy Rainey on 16 July 1812 in Barren County, Kentucky, by Lewis Byram, citing FHL Film# 209749, Digital# 5552446, image# 50 of 1358. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  8. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage date transcribed by Ancestry as 26 July 1812 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Jonathan Carver and Betsey Rainey.
  9. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Volume J, pages 366-367, image# 198 of 541, 1823 Deed, Benjamin W. and Frances Clarke to William and John Carver; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  10. [S2249] Kentucky. Circuit Court (Barren County), Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931. Microfilm of originals in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index. FHL catalog warns that years are mixed and instructs to look up name in index, find bundle number, and look through bundle number until name is found: Film# 218713, Digital# 8685854, Case# 1472 filed 10 February 1846, Martin and Emily J. Wood vs. other heirs of Elisha Carver (1801-1842), image# 172-208 of 765, deed dated August 1828, recorded January 1830, John and Elizabeth Carver to Elisha Carver, image# 181-182 of 765; on 144 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931 (Barren County, Kentucky Circuit Court).
  11. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond dated 13 March 1837 in Barren County, Kentucky, for the intended marriage between James Carver and Malinda Bridges; originally shared by MargitAtkinson64 on 29 October 2012, viewed on 11 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/82757848/….
  12. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued on 17 August 1847 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to John Elmore and Eli Carver obligating them to the marriage intended to be shortly solemnized between John Elmore and Mary Carver, her parents, John and Elizabeth Carver, signing their consent for the marriage, citing FHL Film# 000209756. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  13. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Malinda Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 388a.

Joseph Carver1

b. circa 1700, d. 24 September 1778
Father*Eleazer Carver2
Mother*Experience __?__2
Birth*circa 1700Joseph Carver was born circa 1700 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*4 May 1725He married Elizabeth Snow, daughter of Benjamin Snow and Elizabeth Alden, on 4 May 1725 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*24 September 1778He died on 24 September 1778 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1

Family

Elizabeth Snow b. 5 May 1705, d. 6 Jul 1755
Children1.Joseph Carver1 b. 23 Mar 1727, d. 23 Dec 1786
2.Benjamin Carver1 b. 28 Feb 1728/29, d. 1 Mar 1804
3.Elizabeth Carver+1 b. 10 Sep 1731, d. a 28 Jun 1773
4.Abiezer Carver1 b. 14 Sep 1734, d. 31 Aug 1755
5.Sarah Carver1 b. 14 Feb 1736/37, d. 1 Mar 1806
6.Experience Carver1 b. 2 May 1739, d. 21 Feb 1816
7.Robert Carver+1 b. 2 Jun 1742
8.Rebecca Carver1 b. 28 Sep 1744

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Carver, pages 129-130. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Joseph Carver1

b. 23 March 1727, d. 23 December 1786
Father*Joseph Carver1 b. c 1700, d. 24 Sep 1778
Mother*Elizabeth Snow1 b. 5 May 1705, d. 6 Jul 1755
Birth*23 March 1727Joseph Carver was born on 23 March 1727 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*25 December 1746He married Sarah Hartwell on 25 December 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*23 December 1786He died on 23 December 1786 in Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 59.1

Family

Sarah Hartwell b. c 1724, d. 27 Jun 1817

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Joseph Ann Carver1

b. 20 February 1845
Father*James Carver1 b. 1818
Mother*Malinda Bridges1 b. 1822, d. 1855
Birth*20 February 1845Joseph Ann Carver was born on 20 February 1845 in Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Jo Ann.2
(Daughter) Death1855Her mother died about 1855, probably in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 32.3,4
Marriage*She married James B. Williams, son of Thomas Williams and Mariah Carver.5,2

Family

James B. Williams b. 15 Dec 1838, d. 28 Aug 1894

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Malinda Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 388a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jo Ann (Carver) Williams, Memorial# 58126751. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John S. and Tarlice Elmore, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Franklin and Harriett Berry, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 950.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James B. Williams, Memorial# 100932052.

Lucy Carver1,2

b. 1826
Father*Elisha Carver1 b. 1801, d. 5 Sep 1842
Mother*Tempy Bullington1 d. b 3 Jan 1840
Birth*1826Lucy Carver was born about 1826 in Kentucky.2
Marriage*She married James Carver, son of William Carver and Charlotte Lee. They were 1st cousins.1,2
(Child) Land Records21 June 1845An indenture was made and entered into on 21 June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner who had been appointed by the Barren Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, of the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, regarding a suit that had been brought by the Powells against Louisa Carver and the infant children of Elisha Carver, deceased. We note that only six of the children, Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Martha Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver, were named, and that James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, also infant children of Elisha Carver, were not. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into the 21st day of June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, on the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, Witnesseth that whereas by a decree of the Barren Circuit Court, ordered at the June Term 1845 in a suit between the said Powells, Complainants, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, William Garnett was appointed a Commissioner and directed to convey to the Complainants by deed with general warranties all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, to wit: Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Martha Carver, Elizabeth Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver have in and to the tract of land in the suit and exhibit mentioned. Said land is described in the exhibit filed in said cause to be bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory, thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning, containing 43 acres more or less.

Now, in consideration of the premises, and for the further consideration of $86 acknowledged in said exhibit, to have been paid to the ancestor of said infant defendants, I William Garnett as Commissioner on the part of said infant defendants, do hereby convey to the Complainants, all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, Emily Carver, etc., have in and to the above-described land, to the Powells, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold the same free from the claim or claims of the said infant Carvers and all other persons. In witness whereof, I as Commissioner, do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky in July 1845.3
(2nd Daughter) Court Action10 February 1846Lucy and her husband, James Carver, were named as defendants, along with her siblings and other heirs of her father, in a lawsuit filed by her sister and brother-in-law, Emily Jane and Martin Wood.

Case# 1472 was filed on 10 February 1846 in the Circuit Court at Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, whereby Martin Wood and Emily Jane his wife, who had been married on 13 September 1845 by Henry Lee in Barren County, stated that Emily Jane was the daughter and one of the heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that said Carver was possessed of a tract of land lying in Barren County on the waters of Peters Creek containing 280 acres, and that Carver at the time of his death had legal title to the land, and that he died intestate.

Elisha Carver left a widow, Louisa Carver, and the following children: Lucy Carver, since intermarried with James Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Marthy Ann Carver, James L. Carver, John Carver, Mary T. Carver, and Sarah F. Carver, who with Emily Jane (Carver) Wood, were his only children and legal representatives. The six last named, except Emily, being infants under 21 years of age.

Martin and Emily stated that the land was rapidly deteriorating in value, and would in a few years be seriously and irreparably damaged by exhausting the arable land, and cutting and destroying the timber.

They stated that the land could not be advantageously divided as the share of each of the heirs would be less than $100, and that it would be to the advantage of all to sell the land and divide the proceeds.

An amendment to the above bill stated that James Jameson, Sheriff of Barren County, was appointed by the Barron County court to administer the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that H. P. Curd, Deputy Sheriff for Jameson, acted as Administrator. The Plaintiffs asked that Curd be made a Defendant to the suit, and made to state the amount of the estate that had come into his hands.

In another amendment dated 21 March 1846, the Complainants stated that they understood that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, had some claim, or pretended claim, on the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased. For the purpose of contesting all things in this suit, they asked the court to make them and John G. Rogers, who had been appointed Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, defendants to their suit and any other bills therein, and that they answer.

Charlotte Carver’s response was filed on 26 June 1846, stating that Elisha Carver’s estate was indebted to her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, in the amount of $38 each, for a total of $76. Mr. Curd, representing Charlotte, explained the indebtedness. He stated that Charlotte was the Administratrix of her deceased husband, William Carver's, estate, and that Elisha Carver was her security. Elisha became uneasy, and by way of making him safe, she sold to him her dower interest in the tract of land on which her husband lived and died, for and in consideration of his assuming to pay to Susan (Carver) Woodcock, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver the sum of $38 each being the amount of their respective interests in the estate of William Carver, their father. Elisha Carver thereafter paid Susan Woodcock her $38, but never paid Joel Y. or Catherine their parts. Curd stated that Charlotte claimed nothing for herself out of the estate of Elisha Carver, just what he owed her children.

H. P. Curd's testimony was filed on 21 March 1845, in which he admitted that Elisha Carver departed his life intestate and that by an order of the court he, Curd, as deputy for James Jameson, Sheriff, was qualified to administer the estate, which he did. He sold the personal property, settled the debts, and had in his possession $59.55 belonging to the estate. He testified that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine, were claiming a debt of said estate amounting to $76., which she was alleging was the amount of the balance of the price agreed to be paid by Elisha for the tract of land. Curd claimed to know nothing of his own knowledge of the justness of the claim, and stated that if the claim was justly due and owing that so much of said tract of land be ordered and decreed sold as would pay the balance of $76, first deducting the amount he had in his possession, and allowing him his reasonable costs in defending the suit, including an attorney’s fee.

Testimony by attorney John G. Rogers, representing James Carver and Lucy Carver his wife, was filed on 15 June 1846. They admitted that Emily Wood was a daughter of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that he died intestate, that the heirs and legal representatives listed in the suit were correct, and that Lucy was one of the heirs and a child of Elisha Carver, deceased.

They denied that it would be to their interest to have the said land sold and the proceeds divided. They thought it would be better, and desired, that the land should be divided between the heirs, and that their portions be allotted to them even if the rest were to be sold.

The testimony of John G. Rogers, then testifying on his own behalf, was filed on 24 June 1846. He stated he was the Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, the children of Charlotte Carver, and essentially made the same statements to the court that Charlotte had made. That Charlotte Carver was the wife of William Carver, and that her children were Susan Woodcock, Joel Y., and Catherine Carver. In addition, he told of the arrangement between Charlotte and Elisha Carver regarding her selling Elisha her dower interest in the land, that Elisha had paid Susan, and doubtless would have paid Joel Y. and Catherine if he had lived. He said Elisha died a short time thereafter.

Four deeds were submitted to the court as evidence in the court case:

John and Elizabeth Carver his wife, deed dated August 1828, sold to Elisha Carver for $118, one tract of land containing 75 acres on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of the tract conveyed by Benjamin W. Clark and his wife unto John and William Carver.

Jesse Bewley and Mary his wife, deed dated 2 August 1831, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, one tract of land on Peters Creek in Barren County, Kentucky, being the tract of land whereon Carver then lived, and the appurtenances thereon.

Ann D. Shirley of the Borough of Norfolk, State of Virginia, by George M. Pryer, her attorney-in-fact, deed dated 17 August 1833, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, 200 acres of land situated on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of a 1,333 1/3-acre survey patented to the heirs of Robert Tompkins, deceased, by patent dated 1 March 1800.


Charlotte Carver, deed dated 20 November 1841, sold to Elisha Carver for $150, and relinquished all her right of dower, her interest in a certain tract of land on Peters Creek owned by her husband William Carver, to have and to hold during her life.

Alexander L. Devasher was deposed on 17 September 1846 and asked about the current condition of Elisha Carver’s land which was believed to be occupied at the time by James Carver, one of the defendants in the case. In response to questions, Devasher stated he lived about two miles from James Carver, who he thought lived on the land upon which Elisha Carver lived and died. He said there were two or three different surveys, but it was all the same tract, and he thought James Carver had lived on the land for about three years.

Devasher was asked if he knew of James Carver, the defendant, having cut a great deal of salable timber off the land and sold it, and if Devasher had or had not bought timber from James Carver which came off the land. His response was that Carver had cut a right smart amount, such as board timber, rail timber, etc., but didn’t know much about the property lines and didn’t know whether they came off Elisha Carver’s land or not. He didn’t know of any that had been sold, except what he had heard. He said he had bought some rails from him, but didn’t know whether they came off that land or not.

Asked whether James Carver owned any other land in that neighborhood off of which he could have gotten the board and rail timber etc. he had mentioned, Devasher said James Carver didn’t own any other land except his interest in Elisha Carver’s tract of land.

Asked whether he knew if that land had been much injured and was not worth near as much since James Carver first went upon it to live, Devasher responded that he knew the place had gone to rack, and was not in as good repair as when Elisha Carver died.

Asked whether he knew or did not know that the land was not so valuable now for timber as when James Carver went on it, Devasher stated that if all the timber that had been cut was on the land, it would not be so valuable, but he didn’t know if all the timber was from that land. He didn’t know where the property line was.

Asked if he knew or did not know that James Carver had taken down a house and hauled it to the woods and there permitted the logs to rot, Devasher said they hauled a house out, it was said for Tom Williams to live in, but he didn’t know who the head manager was or anything about it. The logs, he reconned, were lying there yet, and he didn’t know anything about them. He had not seen them since.

Asked if he had not recently contracted with James Carver for a parcel of rails which were either on the land or to be made from the land, Devasher said he and Carver had been talking about trading for some rails, which he reconned were on the land, but they had not traded yet.

Another neighbor, Benjamin Littrell, was also deposed on 17 September 1846. He was asked if he knew or did not know of James Carver, one of the defendants in the case, having cut a great deal of valuable timber off of the land on which he was then living and upon which Elisha Carver died. He responded that there had been a right smart cut there, but he didn’t know that he cut it all. He had heard it said that he cut it, but he never saw him at it. He didn’t know that there was a great deal of valuable timber. There was some board timber, and some for plank, and some for hogsheads, cut off.

Asked if he knew or did not know that the place was much less valuable now than when James Carver went upon it, Littrell responded that he would not give as much for it as it was right smartly out of repair.

Asked how much he would say, or if he knew, to what extent the place had been injured, he said he hardly knew but at a rough guess would suppose, taking everything into consideration, that it had been injured something like $100.

Asked if he would please state, if he knew, in what way James Carver had been living on the land. Had he paid rent for it or not? Littrell responded that he couldn’t tell. He understood that Carver was to pay rent the first year, but how they had managed since he didn’t know.

Asked if he had bought timber from James Carver, the defendant, which grew upon the land, or knew of him selling to any other person, Littrell said he had never bought any from him himself, but understood that he had sold some plank and hogshead timber, which was said to have come off the land.

Asked if he knew if Carver, the defendant, had ever paid any rent for the said land, he said no. I don’t know that he ever has.

Note: No legal resolution, judgment or disposition of the suit was found in the court's case documents, although several deeds have been found in the records of Barren County, Kentucky that indicate that some actions to benefit Elisha's minor children were ordered by the Circuit Court, and some other deeds were found regarding various sales of pieces of his property by his heirs.4,1
Land Records*11 December 1847 On 11 December 1847, James and Lucy Carver sold land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, to John T. Rogers for $200. The land was identified as having been in the possession of Lucy's father, Elisha Carver, at the time of his death, and the deed specified that the interest in the land intended to be sold was both the interest that had descended to Lucy from her father, as well as the interest sold to James by his brother-in-law, Martin Wood, and his wife, Emily Jane, who was Lucy's sister. The sale also included all of the interest James and Lucy might be entitled to in the Dower land of Louisa Carver, widow of Ellisha Carver and Lucy's stepmother, after Louisa's death. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture dated the 11th day of December 1847 is made and entered into between James Carver and Lucy Carver his wife of Barren County, Kentucky, of the first part and John T. Rogers of said county of the second part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of $200 in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the parties of the first part have bargained and sold and do by these presents bargain, sell, align and convey unto the said John T. Rogers and his heirs forever, all the right, title and interest that they have in a tract of land composed of three surveys which belonged to and was in the possession of Elisha Carver at the time of his death, and which lies adjoining the lands of John Lewis, Obadiah Britt and Samuel Whitney on Peters Creek in Barren County, Kentucky, together with all its appurtenances, to have and to hold unto the said Rogers and his heirs forever. The interest in said land hereby intended to be conveyed is the interest that descended to the said Lucy from her deceased father Elisha Carver and the interest in said land sold by Martin Wood and his wife Emily Jane, late Emily Jane Carver, to said James Carver and described in the deed from said Wood and wife to said James Carver. Also all the interest that the parties of the first part are or may be entitled in and to the Dower land of Louisa Carver, widow of said Elisha Carver, after the death of said Widow. To have and to hold said interests unto the said Rogers and his heirs forever from all claims whatever and the parties of the first part covenant to forever warrant a good and valid title to the same unto the said Rogers and his heirs forever, free from all claims whatever. In testimony where of the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals this the day and year above written.

The signatures of both James Carver and Lucy Carver were sealed with their marks, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 11 December 1847.5

Family

James Carver b. 1822
Children1.James W. Carver2 b. 1845, d. Apr 1860
2.Samuel Carver2 b. 1849
3.Henry W. Carver6 b. 1856
4.Elizabeth Carver6 b. 1859

Citations

  1. [S2249] Kentucky. Circuit Court (Barren County), Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931. Microfilm of originals in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index. FHL catalog warns that years are mixed and instructs to look up name in index, find bundle number, and look through bundle number until name is found: Film# 218713, Digital# 8685854, Case# 1472 filed 10 February 1846, Martin and Emily J. Wood vs. other heirs of Elisha Carver (1801-1842), image# 172-208 of 765; on 144 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931 (Barren County, Kentucky Circuit Court).
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James D. and Lucy Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 409-410, image# 209-210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, regarding Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against Louisa Carver and the children of Elisha Carver, deceased; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  4. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; Martin and Emily Jane (Carver) Wood vs. the Heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, Equity Case# 1472, filed 10 February 1846, abstracted, five pages copied by Gladys B. Wilson in 1975 at the Barren County Court House, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 11 August 2009, viewed on 29 August 2021, online beginning at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/18383251/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  5. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Volume S, page 208, image# 430 of 601, James and Lucy Carver to John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lucy Carver, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 971. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Mariah Carver1

b. October 1821
Father*William Carver1,2 b. 1790, d. b Aug 1828
Mother*Charlotte Lee1 b. 1787
Birth*October 1821Mariah Carver was born about October 1821 in Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*She married Thomas Williams.3,2
(Wife) Death10 January 1899Mariah became a widow when Thomas Williams froze to death on 10 January 1899 at about age 81.3

Family

Thomas Williams b. 1818, d. 10 Jan 1899
Children1.James B. Williams2,4 b. 15 Dec 1838, d. 28 Aug 1894
2.Mary J. Williams5 b. 1844
3.Malissa A. Williams5 b. 1846
4.Benjamin Williams6 b. 1848
5.Charlotte F. Williams7 b. 1849
6.John Williams5 b. 1852
7.Phoebe J. Williams7 b. 1854
8.Kitty Ann Williams+5 b. 4 Aug 1855, d. 25 Oct 1874
9.William Williams5 b. 1858
10.Alice N. Williams+7 b. 1861, d. b 5 Oct 1895
11.Thomas Williams7 b. 1869

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; “William Carver Census Analysis”, page 2 of a two- page report dated 1983, Barren County, Kentucky, prepared by Lois Grider Black; originally shared by cczink on 12 August 2009, viewed on 8 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/34626012/…
    . Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mariah (Carver) Williams, Memorial# 112415783. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Williams, Memorial# 112415702.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James B. Williams, Memorial# 100932052.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Mariah Williams, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M653_354; Page: 950; Family History Library Film: 803354. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Maria Williams, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Mariah Williams, (transcribed as "Lewis" by Ancestry), Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Marthy Ann Carver1

Father*Elisha Carver1 b. 1801, d. 5 Sep 1842
Mother*Tempy Bullington1 d. b 3 Jan 1840
(Child) Land Records21 June 1845An indenture was made and entered into on 21 June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner who had been appointed by the Barren Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, of the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, regarding a suit that had been brought by the Powells against Louisa Carver and the infant children of Elisha Carver, deceased. We note that only six of the children, Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Martha Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver, were named, and that James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, also infant children of Elisha Carver, were not. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into the 21st day of June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, on the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, Witnesseth that whereas by a decree of the Barren Circuit Court, ordered at the June Term 1845 in a suit between the said Powells, Complainants, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, William Garnett was appointed a Commissioner and directed to convey to the Complainants by deed with general warranties all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, to wit: Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Martha Carver, Elizabeth Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver have in and to the tract of land in the suit and exhibit mentioned. Said land is described in the exhibit filed in said cause to be bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory, thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning, containing 43 acres more or less.

Now, in consideration of the premises, and for the further consideration of $86 acknowledged in said exhibit, to have been paid to the ancestor of said infant defendants, I William Garnett as Commissioner on the part of said infant defendants, do hereby convey to the Complainants, all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, Emily Carver, etc., have in and to the above-described land, to the Powells, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold the same free from the claim or claims of the said infant Carvers and all other persons. In witness whereof, I as Commissioner, do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky in July 1845.2
(4th Daughter) Court Action10 February 1846Marthy Ann was named as a defendant, along with her siblings and other heirs of her father, in a lawsuit filed by her sister and brother-in-law, Emily Jane and Martin Wood.

Case# 1472 was filed on 10 February 1846 in the Circuit Court at Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, whereby Martin Wood and Emily Jane his wife, who had been married on 13 September 1845 by Henry Lee in Barren County, stated that Emily Jane was the daughter and one of the heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that said Carver was possessed of a tract of land lying in Barren County on the waters of Peters Creek containing 280 acres, and that Carver at the time of his death had legal title to the land, and that he died intestate.

Elisha Carver left a widow, Louisa Carver, and the following children: Lucy Carver, since intermarried with James Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Marthy Ann Carver, James L. Carver, John Carver, Mary T. Carver, and Sarah F. Carver, who with Emily Jane (Carver) Wood, were his only children and legal representatives. The six last named, except Emily, being infants under 21 years of age.

Martin and Emily stated that the land was rapidly deteriorating in value, and would in a few years be seriously and irreparably damaged by exhausting the arable land, and cutting and destroying the timber.

They stated that the land could not be advantageously divided as the share of each of the heirs would be less than $100, and that it would be to the advantage of all to sell the land and divide the proceeds.

An amendment to the above bill stated that James Jameson, Sheriff of Barren County, was appointed by the Barron County court to administer the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that H. P. Curd, Deputy Sheriff for Jameson, acted as Administrator. The Plaintiffs asked that Curd be made a Defendant to the suit, and made to state the amount of the estate that had come into his hands.

In another amendment dated 21 March 1846, the Complainants stated that they understood that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, had some claim, or pretended claim, on the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased. For the purpose of contesting all things in this suit, they asked the court to make them and John G. Rogers, who had been appointed Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, defendants to their suit and any other bills therein, and that they answer.

Charlotte Carver’s response was filed on 26 June 1846, stating that Elisha Carver’s estate was indebted to her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, in the amount of $38 each, for a total of $76. Mr. Curd, representing Charlotte, explained the indebtedness. He stated that Charlotte was the Administratrix of her deceased husband, William Carver's, estate, and that Elisha Carver was her security. Elisha became uneasy, and by way of making him safe, she sold to him her dower interest in the tract of land on which her husband lived and died, for and in consideration of his assuming to pay to Susan (Carver) Woodcock, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver the sum of $38 each being the amount of their respective interests in the estate of William Carver, their father. Elisha Carver thereafter paid Susan Woodcock her $38, but never paid Joel Y. or Catherine their parts. Curd stated that Charlotte claimed nothing for herself out of the estate of Elisha Carver, just what he owed her children.

H. P. Curd's testimony was filed on 21 March 1845, in which he admitted that Elisha Carver departed his life intestate and that by an order of the court he, Curd, as deputy for James Jameson, Sheriff, was qualified to administer the estate, which he did. He sold the personal property, settled the debts, and had in his possession $59.55 belonging to the estate. He testified that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine, were claiming a debt of said estate amounting to $76., which she was alleging was the amount of the balance of the price agreed to be paid by Elisha for the tract of land. Curd claimed to know nothing of his own knowledge of the justness of the claim, and stated that if the claim was justly due and owing that so much of said tract of land be ordered and decreed sold as would pay the balance of $76, first deducting the amount he had in his possession, and allowing him his reasonable costs in defending the suit, including an attorney’s fee.

Testimony by attorney John G. Rogers, representing James Carver and Lucy Carver his wife, was filed on 15 June 1846. They admitted that Emily Wood was a daughter of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that he died intestate, that the heirs and legal representatives listed in the suit were correct, and that Lucy was one of the heirs and a child of Elisha Carver, deceased.

They denied that it would be to their interest to have the said land sold and the proceeds divided. They thought it would be better, and desired, that the land should be divided between the heirs, and that their portions be allotted to them even if the rest were to be sold.

The testimony of John G. Rogers, then testifying on his own behalf, was filed on 24 June 1846. He stated he was the Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, the children of Charlotte Carver, and essentially made the same statements to the court that Charlotte had made. That Charlotte Carver was the wife of William Carver, and that her children were Susan Woodcock, Joel Y., and Catherine Carver. In addition, he told of the arrangement between Charlotte and Elisha Carver regarding her selling Elisha her dower interest in the land, that Elisha had paid Susan, and doubtless would have paid Joel Y. and Catherine if he had lived. He said Elisha died a short time thereafter.

Four deeds were submitted to the court as evidence in the court case:

John and Elizabeth Carver his wife, deed dated August 1828, sold to Elisha Carver for $118, one tract of land containing 75 acres on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of the tract conveyed by Benjamin W. Clark and his wife unto John and William Carver.

Jesse Bewley and Mary his wife, deed dated 2 August 1831, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, one tract of land on Peters Creek in Barren County, Kentucky, being the tract of land whereon Carver then lived, and the appurtenances thereon.

Ann D. Shirley of the Borough of Norfolk, State of Virginia, by George M. Pryer, her attorney-in-fact, deed dated 17 August 1833, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, 200 acres of land situated on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of a 1,333 1/3-acre survey patented to the heirs of Robert Tompkins, deceased, by patent dated 1 March 1800.


Charlotte Carver, deed dated 20 November 1841, sold to Elisha Carver for $150, and relinquished all her right of dower, her interest in a certain tract of land on Peters Creek owned by her husband William Carver, to have and to hold during her life.

Alexander L. Devasher was deposed on 17 September 1846 and asked about the current condition of Elisha Carver’s land which was believed to be occupied at the time by James Carver, one of the defendants in the case. In response to questions, Devasher stated he lived about two miles from James Carver, who he thought lived on the land upon which Elisha Carver lived and died. He said there were two or three different surveys, but it was all the same tract, and he thought James Carver had lived on the land for about three years.

Devasher was asked if he knew of James Carver, the defendant, having cut a great deal of salable timber off the land and sold it, and if Devasher had or had not bought timber from James Carver which came off the land. His response was that Carver had cut a right smart amount, such as board timber, rail timber, etc., but didn’t know much about the property lines and didn’t know whether they came off Elisha Carver’s land or not. He didn’t know of any that had been sold, except what he had heard. He said he had bought some rails from him, but didn’t know whether they came off that land or not.

Asked whether James Carver owned any other land in that neighborhood off of which he could have gotten the board and rail timber etc. he had mentioned, Devasher said James Carver didn’t own any other land except his interest in Elisha Carver’s tract of land.

Asked whether he knew if that land had been much injured and was not worth near as much since James Carver first went upon it to live, Devasher responded that he knew the place had gone to rack, and was not in as good repair as when Elisha Carver died.

Asked whether he knew or did not know that the land was not so valuable now for timber as when James Carver went on it, Devasher stated that if all the timber that had been cut was on the land, it would not be so valuable, but he didn’t know if all the timber was from that land. He didn’t know where the property line was.

Asked if he knew or did not know that James Carver had taken down a house and hauled it to the woods and there permitted the logs to rot, Devasher said they hauled a house out, it was said for Tom Williams to live in, but he didn’t know who the head manager was or anything about it. The logs, he reconned, were lying there yet, and he didn’t know anything about them. He had not seen them since.

Asked if he had not recently contracted with James Carver for a parcel of rails which were either on the land or to be made from the land, Devasher said he and Carver had been talking about trading for some rails, which he reconned were on the land, but they had not traded yet.

Another neighbor, Benjamin Littrell, was also deposed on 17 September 1846. He was asked if he knew or did not know of James Carver, one of the defendants in the case, having cut a great deal of valuable timber off of the land on which he was then living and upon which Elisha Carver died. He responded that there had been a right smart cut there, but he didn’t know that he cut it all. He had heard it said that he cut it, but he never saw him at it. He didn’t know that there was a great deal of valuable timber. There was some board timber, and some for plank, and some for hogsheads, cut off.

Asked if he knew or did not know that the place was much less valuable now than when James Carver went upon it, Littrell responded that he would not give as much for it as it was right smartly out of repair.

Asked how much he would say, or if he knew, to what extent the place had been injured, he said he hardly knew but at a rough guess would suppose, taking everything into consideration, that it had been injured something like $100.

Asked if he would please state, if he knew, in what way James Carver had been living on the land. Had he paid rent for it or not? Littrell responded that he couldn’t tell. He understood that Carver was to pay rent the first year, but how they had managed since he didn’t know.

Asked if he had bought timber from James Carver, the defendant, which grew upon the land, or knew of him selling to any other person, Littrell said he had never bought any from him himself, but understood that he had sold some plank and hogshead timber, which was said to have come off the land.

Asked if he knew if Carver, the defendant, had ever paid any rent for the said land, he said no. I don’t know that he ever has.

Note: No legal resolution, judgment or disposition of the suit was found in the court's case documents, although several deeds have been found in the records of Barren County, Kentucky that indicate that some actions to benefit Elisha's minor children were ordered by the Circuit Court, and some other deeds were found regarding various sales of pieces of his property by his heirs.3,1
(Child) Land RecordsSeptember 1850The Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, during the court's term in September 1850, in the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth Carver, Martha Ann Carver, James L. Carver and Mary T. Carver, the minor children of Elisha Carver, deceased, against Louisa Carver, Elisha's widow, and John T. Rogers, defendants, found for the defendants. Gorin was directed by the Court to convey, on behalf of the children, their interest, exclusive of the widow's Dower, in the land in the Bill to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree. Our transcription of the directive's resulting conveyance of property follows:

This indenture witnesseth that, whereas the Barren Circuit Court at the September Term 1850 in the case of J. W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers, made an order directing James W. Gorin to convey the interest of said Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) in and to the land in the Bill and decree to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree aforesaid, for and on the part of the infant Wards aforesaid. Said land is described in a survey, that was filed in the case, that was made by James Scrivner on the 25th and 26th February 1848 as surveyed when the Dower of said Louisa Carver was assigned to her.

Beginning at two poplars on the south bank of Peters Creek and Corner to Samuel Whitney’s, thence with Whitney’s line S 47 W, S 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, thence S 20½ W (S 18 W) to a large poplar, thence S 6 E 54 poles to two beeches and a poplar on a branch, thence up the branch S 55 W 54 poles to a poplar and beech, thence S 6 E 61 poles to a hickory and two beeches near a road, thence S 58½ E 50 poles to a hickory and two beech stumps in a clearing, thence N 81 E 176 poles to a small white oak, beech and dogwood on Graham’s line, thence N 23½ W 39 poles to a beech and sugar tree, N 53 E 27 poles to two beeches, N 20 E 26 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 48 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a stake above the head of a spring, N 37 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, corner to Obadiah Britt Jr. on the bank of the Creek, thence down the Creek with its meanderings to the beginning, containing 248 acres nearly.

The Dower is bounded as follows: Beginning at two poplars, corner of Samuel Whitney, on the bank of Peters Creek, thence S 57 W, 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, Whitney’s corner, thence S 48 ½ E 134 poles to a poplar, beech and ash on the hill side, S 60 E 84 poles to two beeches on a ridge and corner to the whole tract, N 20 E 56 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 44 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a beech (down) at the head of a spring, N 32 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, Britt’s corner, on the Creek, thence with the Creek to the beginning, containing 76 acres.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I James W. Gorin, Commissioner, do hereby on the part of said infants, convey their interests in the above-described land (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) to John T. Rogers and agree, on the part of said infants, forever to warrant and defend the title in the interest aforesaid to said bounds to said John T. Rogers his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of all persons claiming under them, but this warrant is only to extend to the assets descended to said infants from their father.

The order was given under the hand and seal of James W. Gorin as Commissioner on the 9th day of October 1851, and was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 24 March 1852.4

Citations

  1. [S2249] Kentucky. Circuit Court (Barren County), Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931. Microfilm of originals in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index. FHL catalog warns that years are mixed and instructs to look up name in index, find bundle number, and look through bundle number until name is found: Film# 218713, Digital# 8685854, Case# 1472 filed 10 February 1846, Martin and Emily J. Wood vs. other heirs of Elisha Carver (1801-1842), image# 172-208 of 765; on 144 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931 (Barren County, Kentucky Circuit Court).
  2. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 409-410, image# 209-210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, regarding Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against Louisa Carver and the children of Elisha Carver, deceased; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  3. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; Martin and Emily Jane (Carver) Wood vs. the Heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, Equity Case# 1472, filed 10 February 1846, abstracted, five pages copied by Gladys B. Wilson in 1975 at the Barren County Court House, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 11 August 2009, viewed on 29 August 2021, online beginning at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/18383251/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  4. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Volume U, pages 82-83, image# 340 of 579, result of resolution in Barren Circuit Court in September 1850 of the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for minor Carver children, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.

Mary Carver1

b. 28 August 1748, d. 2 December 1811
Father*Eleazer Carver Jr.2 b. 6 Dec 1724, d. 15 May 1755
Mother*Hepzibah Perkins2 b. 15 Feb 1719/20, d. 12 Apr 1800
Birth*28 August 1748Mary Carver was born on 28 August 1748 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*3 December 1767She married Seth Alden, son of Seth Alden and Mehitable Carver, on 3 December 1767 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*2 December 1811She died on 2 December 1811 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 63.1

Family

Seth Alden b. 22 Mar 1741, d. 29 Aug 1775

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Carver, pages 129-130. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Mary Carver1,2

b. 1829
Father*Jonathan Carver1 b. 1789, d. Jan 1858
Mother*Betsey Rainey1 b. 1789
Birth*1829Mary Carver was born about 1829 in Kentucky.3
Name VariationHer full name was Mary Tarlice Carver.4
Name VariationShe was called Polly5
Name Variation and also used her middle name Tarlice.4
Marriage Bond17 August 1847A marriage bond was issued to John S. Elmore and Eli Carver in Barren County, Kentucky, on 17 August 1847, obligating them to the marriage intended to be shortly solemnized between John S. Elmore and Mary Carver. Eli Carver was Mary's older brother, and their parents, Betsey and Jonathan Carver, signed their consent for the marriage.1
Marriage*19 August 1847She married John S. Elmore on 19 August 1847 in Barren County, Kentucky.5,2,1
Census US 1850*28 September 1850Polly and John S. Elmore were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 28 September 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. John was 26 years of age and a farmer, and Polly was age 21 and could neither read nor write. They were enumerated with their young son, William J., who was one year old.3
Census US 1860*1 August 1860Tarlice and John S. Elmore were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 1 August 1860 in District 2, Glasgow Post Office, Barren County, Kentucky. John was 37 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $800 and a personal estate valued at $400, and Tarlice was 32 years of age and unable to read or write. They were enumerated with their five children and two of their nieces. The couple's children, William J., Hayden W. and Elizabeth were ages 12, 10 and 7 years, respectively, and all had attended school within the census year; and Thomas J. and Lucy C. were ages 5 and 2 years, respectively. The couple's nieces, Mary E. Carver and Tilda A. Carver, were two of the daughters of Tarlice's brother and his wife, James and R:Sister-in-Law, who were both deceased. Mary Carver was 19 years old, and Tilda A. was age 6.4

Family

John S. Elmore b. 1824
Children1.William J. Elmore3 b. 1849
2.Hayden W. Elmore6,4 b. 20 Aug 1850
3.Elizabeth Elmore+5 b. 25 May 1853, d. 5 Oct 1931
4.Thomas J. Elmore7,4 b. 18 Dec 1855
5.Lucy C. Elmore8,4 b. 4 Aug 1858

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued on 17 August 1847 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to John Elmore and Eli Carver obligating them to the marriage intended to be shortly solemnized between John Elmore and Mary Carver, her parents, John and Elizabeth Carver, signing their consent for the marriage, citing FHL Film# 000209756. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 19 August 1847 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of John Elmore and Mary Carver, citing FHL Film# 000209756.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Polly Elmore, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John S. and Tarlice Elmore, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Elmore) Wheeler, Memorial# 59810552. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hayden W Elmore, Memorial# 59808211.
  7. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Thomas J Elmore on 18 December 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, son of John S Elmore and Mary Carver. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911.
  8. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Lucy C Elmore on 4 August 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, daughter of John S Elmore and Polly Carver.

Mary Carver1

b. 1829
Father*John Carver1 b. 1789, d. b 1840
Mother*Susannah Elmore1 b. 1 Apr 1788, d. 1850
Birth*1829Mary Carver was born about 1829 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 185019 September 1850Mary was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 19 September 1850 in the household of her widowed mother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 21 years old and unable to read or write.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Susannah Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 377a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Mary E. Carver1

b. 1842
Father*James Carver1 b. 1818
Mother*Malinda Bridges1 b. 1822, d. 1855
Birth*1842Mary E. Carver was born about 1842 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Death1855Her mother died about 1855, probably in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 32.2,3
(Daughter) DeathHer father, in his early 40s, had probably also died before the 1860 census was taken, when Mary and her siblings were enumerated in different households of various friends and relatives.3,2,4
(Niece) Census US 18601 August 1860Mary E. Carver was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 1 August 1860 in the household of her aunt and uncle, Tarlice and John S. Elmore, in District 2, Glasgow Post Office, Barren County, Kentucky. Mary was 19 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Malinda Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 388a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John S. and Tarlice Elmore, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Franklin and Harriett Berry, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 950.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. C. and C. A. Dickerson, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 904.

Mary Frances Carver1

b. 21 October 1829, d. 17 April 1890
Father*John M. Carver2 b. 1812, d. 1836
Mother*Margaret Woodcock2 b. 1808, d. 1892
Birth*21 October 1829Mary Frances Carver was born on 21 October 1829 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky.2,1
Marriage*13 July 1851She married John P. Carver, son of Jonathan Carver and Betsey Rainey, in 13 July 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky. They were 1st cousins 1 time removed, and were married by the Reverend Seth Bradshaw.3,4,1
Death*17 April 1890She died on 17 April 1890 in Austin, Barren County, Kentucky, at age 601
Burial* and was buried in Mount Olivet Baptist Church and Cemetery, Austin.1

Family

John P. Carver b. 14 Mar 1830, d. 14 Mar 1900

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Frances (Elmore) Carver, Memorial# 69688598, although our research indicates her maiden name was Carver, and not Elmore, and her married name was Carver as well. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Margaret Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 353b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of John P. Carver and Mary F. Carver on 13 July 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, citing FHL Film# 209767, Digital# 5552462, image# 118 of 346. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Patterson Carver, Memorial# 69688568.

Mary T. Carver1

b. 18 October 1841, d. 22 November 1938
Father*Elisha Carver2 b. 1801, d. 5 Sep 1842
Mother*Louisa Harrison3,2 b. 14 Oct 1819, d. 8 Jul 1906
Birth*18 October 1841Mary T. Carver was born on 18 October 1841 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Mary Tom Carver.2
(Child) Land Records21 June 1845An indenture was made and entered into on 21 June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner who had been appointed by the Barren Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, of the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, regarding a suit that had been brought by the Powells against Louisa Carver and the infant children of Elisha Carver, deceased. We note that only six of the children, Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Martha Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver, were named, and that James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, also infant children of Elisha Carver, were not. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into the 21st day of June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, on the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, Witnesseth that whereas by a decree of the Barren Circuit Court, ordered at the June Term 1845 in a suit between the said Powells, Complainants, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, William Garnett was appointed a Commissioner and directed to convey to the Complainants by deed with general warranties all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, to wit: Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Martha Carver, Elizabeth Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver have in and to the tract of land in the suit and exhibit mentioned. Said land is described in the exhibit filed in said cause to be bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory, thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning, containing 43 acres more or less.

Now, in consideration of the premises, and for the further consideration of $86 acknowledged in said exhibit, to have been paid to the ancestor of said infant defendants, I William Garnett as Commissioner on the part of said infant defendants, do hereby convey to the Complainants, all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, Emily Carver, etc., have in and to the above-described land, to the Powells, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold the same free from the claim or claims of the said infant Carvers and all other persons. In witness whereof, I as Commissioner, do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky in July 1845.4
(6th Daughter) Court Action10 February 1846Mary T. was named as a defendant, along with her siblings and other heirs of her father, in a lawsuit filed by her sister and brother-in-law, Emily Jane and Martin Wood.

Case# 1472 was filed on 10 February 1846 in the Circuit Court at Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, whereby Martin Wood and Emily Jane his wife, who had been married on 13 September 1845 by Henry Lee in Barren County, stated that Emily Jane was the daughter and one of the heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that said Carver was possessed of a tract of land lying in Barren County on the waters of Peters Creek containing 280 acres, and that Carver at the time of his death had legal title to the land, and that he died intestate.

Elisha Carver left a widow, Louisa Carver, and the following children: Lucy Carver, since intermarried with James Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Marthy Ann Carver, James L. Carver, John Carver, Mary T. Carver, and Sarah F. Carver, who with Emily Jane (Carver) Wood, were his only children and legal representatives. The six last named, except Emily, being infants under 21 years of age.

Martin and Emily stated that the land was rapidly deteriorating in value, and would in a few years be seriously and irreparably damaged by exhausting the arable land, and cutting and destroying the timber.

They stated that the land could not be advantageously divided as the share of each of the heirs would be less than $100, and that it would be to the advantage of all to sell the land and divide the proceeds.

An amendment to the above bill stated that James Jameson, Sheriff of Barren County, was appointed by the Barron County court to administer the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that H. P. Curd, Deputy Sheriff for Jameson, acted as Administrator. The Plaintiffs asked that Curd be made a Defendant to the suit, and made to state the amount of the estate that had come into his hands.

In another amendment dated 21 March 1846, the Complainants stated that they understood that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, had some claim, or pretended claim, on the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased. For the purpose of contesting all things in this suit, they asked the court to make them and John G. Rogers, who had been appointed Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, defendants to their suit and any other bills therein, and that they answer.

Charlotte Carver’s response was filed on 26 June 1846, stating that Elisha Carver’s estate was indebted to her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, in the amount of $38 each, for a total of $76. Mr. Curd, representing Charlotte, explained the indebtedness. He stated that Charlotte was the Administratrix of her deceased husband, William Carver's, estate, and that Elisha Carver was her security. Elisha became uneasy, and by way of making him safe, she sold to him her dower interest in the tract of land on which her husband lived and died, for and in consideration of his assuming to pay to Susan (Carver) Woodcock, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver the sum of $38 each being the amount of their respective interests in the estate of William Carver, their father. Elisha Carver thereafter paid Susan Woodcock her $38, but never paid Joel Y. or Catherine their parts. Curd stated that Charlotte claimed nothing for herself out of the estate of Elisha Carver, just what he owed her children.

H. P. Curd's testimony was filed on 21 March 1845, in which he admitted that Elisha Carver departed his life intestate and that by an order of the court he, Curd, as deputy for James Jameson, Sheriff, was qualified to administer the estate, which he did. He sold the personal property, settled the debts, and had in his possession $59.55 belonging to the estate. He testified that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine, were claiming a debt of said estate amounting to $76., which she was alleging was the amount of the balance of the price agreed to be paid by Elisha for the tract of land. Curd claimed to know nothing of his own knowledge of the justness of the claim, and stated that if the claim was justly due and owing that so much of said tract of land be ordered and decreed sold as would pay the balance of $76, first deducting the amount he had in his possession, and allowing him his reasonable costs in defending the suit, including an attorney’s fee.

Testimony by attorney John G. Rogers, representing James Carver and Lucy Carver his wife, was filed on 15 June 1846. They admitted that Emily Wood was a daughter of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that he died intestate, that the heirs and legal representatives listed in the suit were correct, and that Lucy was one of the heirs and a child of Elisha Carver, deceased.

They denied that it would be to their interest to have the said land sold and the proceeds divided. They thought it would be better, and desired, that the land should be divided between the heirs, and that their portions be allotted to them even if the rest were to be sold.

The testimony of John G. Rogers, then testifying on his own behalf, was filed on 24 June 1846. He stated he was the Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, the children of Charlotte Carver, and essentially made the same statements to the court that Charlotte had made. That Charlotte Carver was the wife of William Carver, and that her children were Susan Woodcock, Joel Y., and Catherine Carver. In addition, he told of the arrangement between Charlotte and Elisha Carver regarding her selling Elisha her dower interest in the land, that Elisha had paid Susan, and doubtless would have paid Joel Y. and Catherine if he had lived. He said Elisha died a short time thereafter.

Four deeds were submitted to the court as evidence in the court case:

John and Elizabeth Carver his wife, deed dated August 1828, sold to Elisha Carver for $118, one tract of land containing 75 acres on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of the tract conveyed by Benjamin W. Clark and his wife unto John and William Carver.

Jesse Bewley and Mary his wife, deed dated 2 August 1831, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, one tract of land on Peters Creek in Barren County, Kentucky, being the tract of land whereon Carver then lived, and the appurtenances thereon.

Ann D. Shirley of the Borough of Norfolk, State of Virginia, by George M. Pryer, her attorney-in-fact, deed dated 17 August 1833, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, 200 acres of land situated on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of a 1,333 1/3-acre survey patented to the heirs of Robert Tompkins, deceased, by patent dated 1 March 1800.


Charlotte Carver, deed dated 20 November 1841, sold to Elisha Carver for $150, and relinquished all her right of dower, her interest in a certain tract of land on Peters Creek owned by her husband William Carver, to have and to hold during her life.

Alexander L. Devasher was deposed on 17 September 1846 and asked about the current condition of Elisha Carver’s land which was believed to be occupied at the time by James Carver, one of the defendants in the case. In response to questions, Devasher stated he lived about two miles from James Carver, who he thought lived on the land upon which Elisha Carver lived and died. He said there were two or three different surveys, but it was all the same tract, and he thought James Carver had lived on the land for about three years.

Devasher was asked if he knew of James Carver, the defendant, having cut a great deal of salable timber off the land and sold it, and if Devasher had or had not bought timber from James Carver which came off the land. His response was that Carver had cut a right smart amount, such as board timber, rail timber, etc., but didn’t know much about the property lines and didn’t know whether they came off Elisha Carver’s land or not. He didn’t know of any that had been sold, except what he had heard. He said he had bought some rails from him, but didn’t know whether they came off that land or not.

Asked whether James Carver owned any other land in that neighborhood off of which he could have gotten the board and rail timber etc. he had mentioned, Devasher said James Carver didn’t own any other land except his interest in Elisha Carver’s tract of land.

Asked whether he knew if that land had been much injured and was not worth near as much since James Carver first went upon it to live, Devasher responded that he knew the place had gone to rack, and was not in as good repair as when Elisha Carver died.

Asked whether he knew or did not know that the land was not so valuable now for timber as when James Carver went on it, Devasher stated that if all the timber that had been cut was on the land, it would not be so valuable, but he didn’t know if all the timber was from that land. He didn’t know where the property line was.

Asked if he knew or did not know that James Carver had taken down a house and hauled it to the woods and there permitted the logs to rot, Devasher said they hauled a house out, it was said for Tom Williams to live in, but he didn’t know who the head manager was or anything about it. The logs, he reconned, were lying there yet, and he didn’t know anything about them. He had not seen them since.

Asked if he had not recently contracted with James Carver for a parcel of rails which were either on the land or to be made from the land, Devasher said he and Carver had been talking about trading for some rails, which he reconned were on the land, but they had not traded yet.

Another neighbor, Benjamin Littrell, was also deposed on 17 September 1846. He was asked if he knew or did not know of James Carver, one of the defendants in the case, having cut a great deal of valuable timber off of the land on which he was then living and upon which Elisha Carver died. He responded that there had been a right smart cut there, but he didn’t know that he cut it all. He had heard it said that he cut it, but he never saw him at it. He didn’t know that there was a great deal of valuable timber. There was some board timber, and some for plank, and some for hogsheads, cut off.

Asked if he knew or did not know that the place was much less valuable now than when James Carver went upon it, Littrell responded that he would not give as much for it as it was right smartly out of repair.

Asked how much he would say, or if he knew, to what extent the place had been injured, he said he hardly knew but at a rough guess would suppose, taking everything into consideration, that it had been injured something like $100.

Asked if he would please state, if he knew, in what way James Carver had been living on the land. Had he paid rent for it or not? Littrell responded that he couldn’t tell. He understood that Carver was to pay rent the first year, but how they had managed since he didn’t know.

Asked if he had bought timber from James Carver, the defendant, which grew upon the land, or knew of him selling to any other person, Littrell said he had never bought any from him himself, but understood that he had sold some plank and hogshead timber, which was said to have come off the land.

Asked if he knew if Carver, the defendant, had ever paid any rent for the said land, he said no. I don’t know that he ever has.

Note: No legal resolution, judgment or disposition of the suit was found in the court's case documents, although several deeds have been found in the records of Barren County, Kentucky that indicate that some actions to benefit Elisha's minor children were ordered by the Circuit Court, and some other deeds were found regarding various sales of pieces of his property by his heirs.5,6
(Child) Land RecordsSeptember 1850The Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, during the court's term in September 1850, in the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth Carver, Martha Ann Carver, James L. Carver and Mary T. Carver, the minor children of Elisha Carver, deceased, against Louisa Carver, Elisha's widow, and John T. Rogers, defendants, found for the defendants. Gorin was directed by the Court to convey, on behalf of the children, their interest, exclusive of the widow's Dower, in the land in the Bill to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree. Our transcription of the directive's resulting conveyance of property follows:

This indenture witnesseth that, whereas the Barren Circuit Court at the September Term 1850 in the case of J. W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers, made an order directing James W. Gorin to convey the interest of said Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) in and to the land in the Bill and decree to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree aforesaid, for and on the part of the infant Wards aforesaid. Said land is described in a survey, that was filed in the case, that was made by James Scrivner on the 25th and 26th February 1848 as surveyed when the Dower of said Louisa Carver was assigned to her.

Beginning at two poplars on the south bank of Peters Creek and Corner to Samuel Whitney’s, thence with Whitney’s line S 47 W, S 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, thence S 20½ W (S 18 W) to a large poplar, thence S 6 E 54 poles to two beeches and a poplar on a branch, thence up the branch S 55 W 54 poles to a poplar and beech, thence S 6 E 61 poles to a hickory and two beeches near a road, thence S 58½ E 50 poles to a hickory and two beech stumps in a clearing, thence N 81 E 176 poles to a small white oak, beech and dogwood on Graham’s line, thence N 23½ W 39 poles to a beech and sugar tree, N 53 E 27 poles to two beeches, N 20 E 26 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 48 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a stake above the head of a spring, N 37 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, corner to Obadiah Britt Jr. on the bank of the Creek, thence down the Creek with its meanderings to the beginning, containing 248 acres nearly.

The Dower is bounded as follows: Beginning at two poplars, corner of Samuel Whitney, on the bank of Peters Creek, thence S 57 W, 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, Whitney’s corner, thence S 48 ½ E 134 poles to a poplar, beech and ash on the hill side, S 60 E 84 poles to two beeches on a ridge and corner to the whole tract, N 20 E 56 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 44 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a beech (down) at the head of a spring, N 32 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, Britt’s corner, on the Creek, thence with the Creek to the beginning, containing 76 acres.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I James W. Gorin, Commissioner, do hereby on the part of said infants, convey their interests in the above-described land (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) to John T. Rogers and agree, on the part of said infants, forever to warrant and defend the title in the interest aforesaid to said bounds to said John T. Rogers his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of all persons claiming under them, but this warrant is only to extend to the assets descended to said infants from their father.

The order was given under the hand and seal of James W. Gorin as Commissioner on the 9th day of October 1851, and was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 24 March 1852.7
Marriage*24 October 1862She married Nelson Britt, son of Obadiah Britt Jr. and Jane L. Powell, on 24 October 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,8,2,9
(Daughter-in-Law) Census US 18709 September 1870Mary T. was enumerated with her husband and their four children on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in the household of her husband's parents, Jane and Obadiah Britt, in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Mary, who assisted with the housekeeping, was 29 years of age, and her husband, Nelson, was a farmer with real estate valued at $500. The couple's children, James, William I., and Alice J., were ages 7, 5 and 3 years, respectively, and baby Luther S. was one year old.10
(Wife) Death12 January 1903Mary became a widow when Nelson Britt died on 12 January 1903 at age 61.1,9
Death*22 November 1938She died on 22 November 1938 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 971,11,2
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Powell Cemetery, Barren County.2,9

Family

Nelson Britt b. 24 May 1841, d. 12 Jan 1903
Children1.James T. Britt12 b. 1 Aug 1862
2.William Isaac Britt13,14 b. 2 Apr 1865, d. 4 Sep 1948
3.Alice Jane Britt15 b. 6 Jun 1867
4.Luther S. Britt16 b. 8 Jul 1869

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Tom (Carver) Britt, Memorial# 114350717. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa (Harrison) Carver, Memorial# 114351052.
  4. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 409-410, image# 209-210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, regarding Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against Louisa Carver and the children of Elisha Carver, deceased; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  5. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; Martin and Emily Jane (Carver) Wood vs. the Heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, Equity Case# 1472, filed 10 February 1846, abstracted, five pages copied by Gladys B. Wilson in 1975 at the Barren County Court House, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 11 August 2009, viewed on 29 August 2021, online beginning at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/18383251/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  6. [S2249] Kentucky. Circuit Court (Barren County), Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931. Microfilm of originals in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index. FHL catalog warns that years are mixed and instructs to look up name in index, find bundle number, and look through bundle number until name is found: Film# 218713, Digital# 8685854, Case# 1472 filed 10 February 1846, Martin and Emily J. Wood vs. other heirs of Elisha Carver (1801-1842), image# 172-208 of 765; on 144 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931 (Barren County, Kentucky Circuit Court).
  7. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Volume U, pages 82-83, image# 340 of 579, result of resolution in Barren Circuit Court in September 1850 of the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for minor Carver children, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  8. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 24 October 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Nelson Britt, age 20, and Mary T Carver, also age 20, citing FHL Film# 000216816. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nelson “Nels” Britt, Memorial# 114350749.
  10. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Mary T Britt on 22 November 1938 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, born on 18 October 1841 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to Elisha Carver and Louise Harrison, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James T. “Jim Tobe” Britt, Memorial# 114350540.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Isaac “Dink” Britt, Memorial# 53176600.
  14. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Isaac Britt on 4 September 1948 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born on 2 April 1865 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to Nelson Britt and Mary Carver, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice Jane (Britt) Carver, Memorial# 114350939.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Luther S Britt, Memorial# 64988020.

Matilda A. Carver1

b. 1854
Father*James Carver2 b. 1818
Mother*Malinda Bridges2 b. 1822, d. 1855
Birth*1854Matilda A. Carver was born about 1854 in Kentucky.2
(Daughter) Death1855Her mother died about 1855, probably in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 32.2,3
Name VariationHer full name was Matilda Ann Carver.4
Name VariationShe was called Tilda.2
(Daughter) DeathHer father, in his early 40s, had probably also died before the 1860 census was taken, when Tilda and her siblings were enumerated in different households of various friends and relatives.3,2,5
(Niece) Census US 18601 August 1860Tilda A. Carver was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 1 August 1860 in the household of her aunt and uncle, Tarlice and John S. Elmore, in District 2, Glasgow Post Office, Barren County, Kentucky. Tilda was 6 years old.2
Marriage Bond26 October 1868A marriage bond was issued in the sum of $100 to Obadiah Bewley and his father, Jesse Bewley, on 26 October 1868 in Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the marriage intended to be solemnized between Obadiah Bewley and Matilda A. Carver.4
Marriage*October 1868She married Obadiah Bewley, son of Jesse Bewley and Caroline Evaline Wood, on October 1868 in Glasgow, Barren County.1

Family

Obadiah Bewley b. 1851

Citations

  1. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage in October 1868 of Obadiah Bewley and Matilda A. Carver in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, citing FHL Film# 209767, Digital# 005552462, image# 197 of 346. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John S. and Tarlice Elmore, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Franklin and Harriett Berry, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 950.
  4. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage bond issued on 26 October 1868 to Obadiah Bewley and Jesse Bewley in Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the marriage intended to be solemnized between Obadiah Bewley and Matilda Ann Carver, citing FHL Film# 209766, Digital# 005552461, image# 156 of 514.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. C. and C. A. Dickerson, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 904.

Mehitable Carver1,2

b. circa 1706, d. 14 February 1757
Father*Eleazer Carver2
Mother*Experience __?__2
Birth*circa 1706Mehitable Carver was born circa 1706 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*1 January 1739She married Seth Alden, son of Joseph Alden and Hannah Dunham, on 1 January 1739.1
Death*14 February 1757She died on 14 February 1757 in Bridgewater1,3
Burial* and was buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The inscription on her gravestone included "in her 52d y."3

Family

Seth Alden b. 6 Jul 1710, d. 6 Sep 1784
Children1.Oliver Alden+1 b. 6 Aug 1740, d. 29 Sep 1825
2.Seth Alden1 b. 22 Mar 1741, d. 29 Aug 1775
3.Caleb Alden1 b. 8 Apr 1744, d. 20 Aug 1747
4.Joseph Alden1 b. 16 Aug 1747, d. 8 Apr 1803

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Carver, pages 129-130. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Deaths, Volume II, page 425 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nancy C. Carver1

b. 1848
Father*James Carver1 b. 1818
Mother*Malinda Bridges1 b. 1822, d. 1855
Birth*1848Nancy C. Carver was born about 1848 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Death1855Her mother died about 1855, probably in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 32.2,3

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Malinda Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 388a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John S. and Tarlice Elmore, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Franklin and Harriett Berry, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 950.

Nettie Carver1

b. February 1900
Father*Daniel E. Carver1 b. 1870, d. b 28 May 1904
Mother*Ida Dell Wheeler1 b. 24 Aug 1873, d. 25 Jan 1955
Birth*February 1900Nettie Carver was born in February 1900 in Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel E. and Ida D. Carver, (their surname transcribed as "Carry" and "Canes" by Ancestry"), Year: 1900; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 17; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240507. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Olivia Carver1

b. 1835
Father*John M. Carver1 b. 1812, d. 1836
Mother*Margaret Woodcock1 b. 1808, d. 1892
Birth*1835Olivia Carver was born about 1835 in Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Margaret Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 353b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Polly Carver1

b. 1800
Father*Cornilius Carver1 b. b 1765
Mother*Sally Goodman1
Birth*1800Polly Carver was possibly born about 1800.1

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; “Carver Analysis”, an analysis of the family of Cornelius Carver dated 1983, Barren County, Kentucky, prepared by Lois Grider Black; originally shared by cczink on 12 August 2009, viewed on 8 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/80007743/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.

Rebecca Carver1

b. 28 September 1744
Father*Joseph Carver1 b. c 1700, d. 24 Sep 1778
Mother*Elizabeth Snow1 b. 5 May 1705, d. 6 Jul 1755
Birth*28 September 1744Rebecca Carver was born on 28 September 1744 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Reuben Carver1

b. 1798
Father*Cornilius Carver1 b. b 1765
Mother*Sally Goodman1
Birth*1798Reuben Carver was born about 1798.1

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; “Carver Analysis”, an analysis of the family of Cornelius Carver dated 1983, Barren County, Kentucky, prepared by Lois Grider Black; originally shared by cczink on 12 August 2009, viewed on 8 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/80007743/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.

Robert Carver1

b. 2 June 1742
Father*Joseph Carver1 b. c 1700, d. 24 Sep 1778
Mother*Elizabeth Snow1 b. 5 May 1705, d. 6 Jul 1755
Birth*2 June 1742Robert Carver was born on 2 June 1742 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*15 November 1778He married Lydia Grafton on 15 November 1778 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.1

Family

Lydia Grafton b. c 1757
Children1.Isaac Carver1 b. 22 Jan 1782
2.John Carver1 b. 1783

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Robert Carver1

b. circa 1594
Birth*circa 1594Robert Carver was born circa 1594.1
Marriage*He married Christian __?__.1
(Husband) DeathRobert became a widower when Christian (__?__) Carver died in 1658.1
Death*He died at age 861
Burial*April 1680 and was buried in April 1680 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony.1

Family

Christian __?__
Child1.John Carver+1 b. c 1636/37, d. 23 Jun 1679

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Samuel Carver1

b. 1849
Father*James Carver1 b. 1822
Mother*Lucy Carver1 b. 1826
Birth*1849Samuel Carver was born about 1849 in Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James D. and Lucy Carver, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Samuel Carver1

b. 1813
Father*William Carver1 b. 1790, d. b Aug 1828
Mother*Charlotte Lee1 b. 1787
Birth*1813Samuel Carver was born about 1813 in Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; “William Carver Census Analysis”, page 2 of a two- page report dated 1983, Barren County, Kentucky, prepared by Lois Grider Black; originally shared by cczink on 12 August 2009, viewed on 8 September 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/34626012/…
    . Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.