Christopher Carver

Christopher Carver, farmer, York Township, was born in this county February, 1819. He is the son of John Carver, one of the early settlers of this county. He grew to manhood on the farm with his father, who died of cholera in 1832. He got his start in chopping cord wood, spending two months in the South in that business. He bought his first land, twenty-two acres, here, about 1846-47, and to this he added by hard labor till he made it 230 acres, two-thirds of which he has paid for twice. He also lost by fire a barn valued at $3,000. He married Hannah Stephens, a native of New York, daughter of Jonathan and Phoebe Stevens. She came here when young with her parents. By this union six children were born: Aaron, Emma, Anna, Ella, William and Louie. Mr. C. owned and operated the first separator in this county; is a man of liberality, and has always tried to do his duty as a citizen. He takes little interest in politics, voting for the best man.