JAMES W. CARVER, hotel proprietor, P.O. Uhlertown. The ancestors of this gentleman came from England with Penn in 1682. James Carver, the father of James W., was born in this county and was for many years a constable in NOCKAMIXON township. He was a boatman and was drowned in the Delaware in 1837, when but 40 years of age. His wife, Margaret Snyder, a native of this township, was of German descent. They had one son, James W. After the death of Mr. Carver she married Thomas Purdy, by whom she had one son, who died in 1887. She died in 1880, when she was 81 years old. James W. Carver was born October 3, 1836, in NOCKAMIXON township.
He followed teaching for twelve years, boating on the Delaware and Lehigh canal in the summers. After his marriage he farmed for several years in this township, when he went to Headquarters and kept hotel there for two years, and was two years in the legislature. In 1877 he removed to his present place in the hotel at the end of the Frenchtown bridge. January 26, 1862, he married Adeline, daughter of John Rufe, of this township, who died in October, 1872, leaving four children: Maggie, who died when 18 years old; Herman and Minnie, living with their father, and Ella, who died in infancy. On September 25, 1873, Mr. Carver married Mary, daughter of Franklin Laubenstein, of this township. She was born in October, 1853. They had six children: James, who died in infancy; and Addie, Harry, Clara, Minnie and Mamie, who live with their parents. Mr. Carver has filled many of the township offices, and was for five years justice of the peace, giving up that position when elected to the legislature in 1874. In 1876 he was again elected, serving four years. Since that time he has served continuously as school director. He is a member of Lodge No. 245, A.Y.M., of Doylestown; Tinicum Tribe, No. 168, I.O.R.M., Home Lodge, No. 195, K. of P,, of New Jersey; and has represented the two latter bodies in the Grand Lodge. He is a stirring, energetic man, and has much influence in his township. Battle's History of Bucks County
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