St. Clair County Biographies
				From the 1883 

		    History of St. Clair County MO.

                  National Historical Co.

				John T. Carver

			Submitted by: David Tucker

 JOHN T. CARVER was born in Carter County, Kentucky, on 
November 4, 1830, his parents being Morgan and Harriet Carver, nee 
Pierce. The former was born in Albermarle County, Virginia, in 1755, 
and was a farmer by occupation. Shortly after his marriage he 
emigrated to Kentucky in 1828, and in 1863 died in Carter County at 
the advanced age of 108 years. John T. was the fourth child of a 
family of fourteen. In 1860 he was united in marriage with Miss 
Ameseta Peters, of Virginia birth. Just previous to the late civil war 
he came to this county, and during that conflict, on account of his 
party principles, which were Democratic, he was twice threatened with 
lynch law. Mr. and Mrs. Carver have had sixteen children: Alice 
Gertrude, Fannie Belle, George, Ella, John Morgan, Emma Dora, William 
Worth, James T., Emma Sarah, Charles Edward, Laura Elizabeth, Harry, 
Sylva, Thomas F., Joseph D. and Ameseta. Two of these died while 
young. Mr. C. is a member of the United Brethren Church, of Mt. 
Carmel. He owns 168 acres of land on King's Prairie, and is 
extensively engaged in the raising of stock.