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.