Carver Family

Family of William Franklin Carver and Lovie Jane Hatchett

William Franklin CARVER Born - 10 February 1852 Kentucky
Married - Lovey Jane HATCHETT 6 June 1876 ? Erath Co. Tx ?
Died - 15 January 1929 Chalk Mountain, Tx Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery
His Parents ?

Wife - Lovey Jane HATCHETT Born - 2 September 1849 Tennessee
Died - 4 July 1934 Willow, Oklahoma Greer Co
Buried - Chalk Mountain Cemetery Erath Co.
Her Father James Madison HATCHETT Her Mother Sarah Ann WAGSTER


1. Sarah Flossie Carver Born - 5 September 1878 Chalk Mountain, TX Erath Co
Married - Thomas Alfred HOWARD 6 November 1898 Somerville Co TX
Died - 29 September 1958 Fort Worth, TX
Buried - Mount Olivet Cemetery Fort Worth, TX

CHILDREN of Sarah Flossie Carver and Thomas A. Howard

Verna Lee Blanch b. 28 July 1899 Chalk Mountain, TX Erath Co
Finis Albert b. October 1900 Chalk Mountain, TX Erath Co
Florence Adalyn b. 13 August 1903 Chalk Mountain, TX Erath Co
Ray b. 7 October 1906 Chalk Mountain, TX Erath Co

2. Florence Carver Born - 1 October 1881 Chalk Mountain, TX
Married - Elisha Austin MARTIN 20 July 1904
Died - December 1977 Houston
Buried - Chalk Mountain Cemetery Erath Co. TX.

Elisha A. MARTIN Born – 29 October1881 Texas
Died – 27 April1962 Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery

CHILDREN of Florence Carver and Elisha A. Martin

Gladys Odena b. 17 June 1906 TX
Married Gaston Clark Mullins 31 December 1942
Died 22 March 1990 Houston, TX Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery Erath Co TX
Husband: Gaston Clark Mullins b. 21 April 1916 d. 16 March 1983 Houston
Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery
(Gladys birth, death and marriage came from cemetery marker in Chalk Mountain Cemetery)

John Austin b. 1907 d. 1980
Bruce Franklin b. 1908 d. 1990
Lanster T. C. b. 1913 d. ?
(Information on the three children above came from a post on Genforum by Bruce Martin, a son of Bruce Franklin Martin I assume. Post 391 on Carver Forum and Post 3567 on Martin Forum. Both posts in 1999)

3. Eula Bea Born - 21 May 1883 Chalk Mountain, TX
Married - Tollie E. UNDERWOOD around 1905/1906
Died - 1961 Buried Willow, Oklahoma Greer Co Willow Cemetery
Tollie E. Underwood d. 1973 Buried Willow, Oklahoma Greer Co Willow Cemetery
(Burial is on rootswebGreer Co OK)

Tollie Underwood parents:
James Henry Underwood and Kate Tandy
(The parents of Tollie are buried in Willow Cemetery, Creer Co OK)

CHILDREN of Eula Bea Carver and Tollie Underwood

One child of Eula Carver and Tollie Underwood is buried in Chalk Mountain Cemetery
The marker in the cemetery has the following:
Little Diner Underwood b. September 28, 1907 d. May 30, 1908
Daughter of T.E. and E.B. Underwood
Clarence C. born about 1908 TX
Ray born about 1910 NM
Lois born about 1912 TX
(The last three children are listed on the 1920 Beckham Co Oklahoma census with their parents and on the 1930 Greer Co Oklahoma Census Willow Township)

4. Bula Lee Carver Born - 21 May 1883 Chalk Mountain, TX
Married - Bulas C. WALKER possibly by 1902
(Bulas is still at home on the 1900 Erath Co Census)
Died - 5 November 1953 Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery

Bulas C. Walker Born - 22 July 1882
Died - 28 February 1962 Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery

CHILDREN of Bula Lee Carver and Bulas C. Walker

Eula Irene Walker b. 1903 married: Robert Lee Worrell d. 1944
Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery
Infant daughter Walker b. 19 November 1904 d. 7 December 1904
Buried Chalk Mountain Cemetery
Ethel born about 1908 Erath Co TX
Una born about 1911 Erath Co TX
Woodrow born about 1913 Erath Co TX
Wanda born about 1916 Erath Co TX
(Information on Eula Irene and husband comes from markers in Chalk Mountain Cemetery as does the information on infant daughter Walker. The other children are named on the 1910 to 1930 Erath Co TX census.)

5. Sidney Madison Carver Born - 21 November 1885 Chalk Mountain, Tx
Married – Eula Lee UNDERWOOD possibly 1911 Erath Co ? TX
Died - 7 December 1966 Willow, Oklahoma Greer Co
Buried – Willow Cemetery Willow, Oklahoma Greer Co.

( Sidney’s parents are not listed on any of the 1900 Somerville, Hood or
Erath Co. TX Census. The 1880 Somerville Co TX census list William Franklin Carver and wife, Lovie Jane Hatchett Carver with their first child, Sarah Flossie Carver. William Carver and wife, Lovie Jane are on the 1910 Erath Co Census with Sidney, their son.. By 1910 all the Carver’s children are married except Sidney. He is listed as age 24. His parents are on the 1920 Somerville Co TX Census. Sidney and wife Eula Lee are on the Beckham Co Oklahoma census for 1920. They are also on the Greer Co Oklahoma Census for 1930 with their three children.

CHILDREN of Sidney Madison Carver and Eula Lee Underwood
Rex J born about 1913 TX
Selma born about 1916 TX
Sidney M. (Pete) born about 1924 OK d. 1978
Buried Willow Cemetery Willow, OK Greer Co

The excerpts below was taken from the following source:

History of Texas with Biographical Mention of Many Texas Families of Central Texas
Printed by The Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago, Ill 1896

The following is primarily about the Stigler family but has ties to the Hatchett family.

T. L. Stigler went to Tennessee in 1870 and married in 1872. “In 1876, accompanied by his family, he came to Texas and took up his abode in Erath county....In 1882 he bought eighty acres of his present farm, the place upon which he has since maintained his home....
This is all valley land and is located between the mountains of Duffau and Paluxy. “

“Mr. Stigler married Miss Kiddie A. Hatchett, a native of Tennessee, her birth having occurred in the year 1855. She is the daughter of James M. and Sarah (Wasley) Hatchett, both natives of Tennesee, and both died and buried there.” (Note: the maiden name of Sarah should be Wagster. Nancy Howard)

“Mr. Hatchett was by trade a tanner and ran a tanery in early life, but later settled down to the quiet pursuits of the farm. Both he and his wife were members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Their family comprised nine children, of whom five came to Texas, two of the five now being residents of Oklahoma: John, of Oklahoma; Joel, middle Tennessee, Frederick, deceased; Hulda, wife of R. L. Stanly, Tennessee; Mary, wife of Thomas Clippo, is deseased; Lovey J., wife of F. Carvery; Sarah, wife of John Moore, Oklahoma; Kiddie, wife of Mr. Stigler; and James C., Grayson county Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Stigler have had ten children to bless their home, eight of whom are yet living, viz.: Molly A., wife of John Haley; James Earl, a school-teacher by profession; and the others, all at home, are John C., Myrtle M., Nora B., Malla Floyd, Lonnie and Harvey.

Both our subject and his wife are stanch members of the Christian Church.”

The following is from a posted message on GenForum November 13, 1998 #40
by a Melba Sue Hatchett Green

James Madison Hatchett b. 1812 Bedford TN d. April 1866 Obion Co. TN. James was a farmer and belonged to the Primitive Baptist Church and lived in Tiptonvill and Union City, TN before moving to Carroll Co. MO 1859. Married Sarah Wagster.
John Crittenden Hatchett 9 Feb, 1838
Joe Hale Hatchett
Frederick E. Hatchett
Senthilia Hatchett
Mary Elizabeth Hatchett
Mahulda Winston Hatchett
Lovie Jane Hatchett
Sarah H. Hatchett
Kitty Adalaide Hatchett
Clytus James Hatchett

Verna Howard told me of the following siblings of Lovey Jane Hatchett were: Clite, Crid, Sarah, Kiddie and Mary. According to Verna, Clite lived in Oklahoma, Crid lived in Chalk Mountain, Sarah married a Moore. Not sure how accurate this is but could be useful to start this family line.

This aunt also told a story of William Carver being in Tennessee and meeting Lovie Jane
Hatchett. They fell in love according to the story and William came with Lovie Jane and her siblings to Erath County Texas where he married her. I need to find the marriage record in Erath County Courthouse, if possible or see if it has been transcribed in a book in our library. William Franklin CARVER had sister named Lucy perhaps other siblings.
Verna Howard couldn’t recall other family of William F. Carver.

Submitted by Nancy Howard

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