William V. Covert was born in Mercer County, Ky., April 8, 1810, and died in Johnson County, Ind., October 24, 1859. He was the son of John Covert, a son of Isaac Covert, who was a native of Pennsylvania, of German lineage. Isaac was an early settler of Kentucky, emigrating from Pennsylvania to that state. He was the progenitor of the following offspring: John, Simon, Daniel, Cornelius, Jane, Martha and Lamy. John Covert, one of his sons, was an early pioneer settler of Johnson County, locating in the county prior to 1830. He was born September 1, 1782, and died April 4, 1867. William V. Covert, his son, was united in marriage with Margaret Bergen, in Johnson County, February 20, 1834. Margaret Bergen was a native of Kentucky, and was born September 19, 1815, and died in this county December 28, 1885. To the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Covert these children have been born: John T., Sarah A., deceased, Peter G., William D. The sons are citizens of Union Township, and are farmers by occupation. February 11, 1869, Peter G. was united in marriage with Mary E. Vannuys, a native of this county, born March 23, 1836. The above union was blessed with the birth of one child, Paul. The father, mother and son are members of the Presbyterian Church at Hopewell. The mother united with the church June 8, 1852, the father April 20, 1856, and the son in 1884. William D. Covert, like his brother, is a progressive and representative citizen, and has devoted most of his life to farming. he and his brother, Peter G., have, for several years, been associated together in the business of undertaking, which, together with the farming, has honored both brothers in the gaining of wealth, and by their industry and perseverance they have reached prosperity, and enjoy the esteem of their neighbors. William D. is also a member of the Presbyterian Church at Hopewell.

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Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 875.