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E. M. Cheaver, M.D.



E.M. Cheaver, M.D., Quercus Grove, was born in Jennings County, Ind., March 31, 1826. He is a son of Joshua C. and Chloe P. (Pettis) Cheaver, natives of Vermont, where they married and in 1815 came to this State. His parents first located in Jennings County and soon after removed to Jefferson County, subsequently moving to the southern part of the State. Dr. Cheaver grew to maturity with his parents, going to the southern part of the State when twenty years of age. His father was a teacher in the seminary at South Hanover, and there our subject was educated. He studied medicine with A.B. McCrillis and Dr. Rifeneric, of Jasper, Dubois Co., Ind., in all three years. He began practice in Perry County in 1846, in partnership with William McMahon, and two years later came to this county, where he has since been engaged in his profession, having a wide field of labor. He was married, October 26, 1847, to Mary E. McNutt, daughter of William McNutt, one of the oldest settlers of this county. By this union there are three children, viz.: Sarah A., wife of Joel D. Davis; Louella, wife of Charles Dibble, Jr., and Edgar E. Dr. Cheaver is a member of the F. & A.M. He and Mrs. Cheaver are members of the Presbyterian Church.