CARVER

 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

 

Abstracts of Bucks County Land Records for 1684-1723 and 1711-1749 no John Carver
Abstracts of Bucks County Wills 1685-1785,   The only John Carver in the time frame was a witness in Warwick and Bensalem.
 
Wrightstown Monthly Meeting shows a John Carver , son of John Carver, yeoman, of Byberry Tp., Philadelphia Co., m. 22nd day of 5th mnth, 1771, Mary Buckman, dau of Joseph Buckman , of Newtown, Bucks County

 

 

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