Descendants of

LB. Christian Garver (ca. 1735-1798)

The family of LB Christian Garver ( -1798) is presented by Lois Garver (1987), Melchora Garver (1942), and E.E. Garver (1903). See also Bell (1898), J.T. Garver (1897) and Keller (1889). There is considerable disagreement among these sources. Barbara N. Sharp, of 3223 W. 18th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402, is currently revising and preparing a detailed genealogy of this family. The compilation below is based on Sharp's work, who should be consulted for additional details.

LB1 Leonard Garver (b. ca. 1755) was not included on the will of Elizabeth Garver (b. 1747; d. Jan. 18, 1826), in Md. Liber O, Folio 183, 1802, with 17 children (Bell, 1898). Keller (1889) listed him as a son of Christian Garver, but perhaps confused him with [Gc] Leonard Gerber (b. ca. 1745, Berks Co.; d. May 6, 1786 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, wp Sept. 1786, NC).

LB2 John Garver (b. ca. 1755); see outline of descendants in Keller (1889).

LB3 Martin Garver (b. Mar. 23, 1760; d. Apr. 1850, Ragersville, Ohio) settled in the Shenandoah Valley; see Sharp for descendants.[SEE J. RUSE].

LB4 Christian Garver (b. Nov. 1, 1761, Maryland; d. Sept. 30, 1847, bu. Fayette Co.) was the ancestor of the Illinois Garvers. He m. Catharine Miller (b. May 25, 1773; d. Mar. 24, 1852). She came to Ohio about 1848 with her son-in-law Peter Gault, died at his residence a few years thereafter and is buried in Congress Cemetery; 10 children:

LB41 David L. Garver.

LB42 Christian Garver (b. Sept. 13, 1797, Washington Co., Md.; d. Sept. 30, 1874, Congress Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio).

LB43 Rev. Joseph Garver (b. Sept. 13, 1799, Washington Co., Md.; d. 1881, Ohio).

LB44 Mary Garver (b. Nov. 20, 1801, Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co, Pa.) m. David Kesler.

LB45 John Garver.

LB46 Catharine Garver (b. Oct. 3, 1806, Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co, Pa.) m. John Robinson.

LB47 Jonathon Garver (b. Feb. 21, 1809, Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co, Pa.; d. 1860, Homer, Licking Co., Ohio).

LB48 Samuel Garver (b. May 3, 1811, Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co, Pa.; d. Ohio).

LB49 Susannah Garver (b. Apr. 23, 1814, Bullskin Twp., Fayette Co, Pa.; d. June 1852, Congress Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio) m. Peter Gault.

LB4a Martin Garver (b. Feb. 12, 1817, Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co., Pa.)

LB5 Mary Garver m. Abraham Schmutz.

LB6 Nancy Garver m. Yost Gardner.

LB7 Fanny Garver m. Martin Stockman.

LB8 Polly Garver m. Jacob Funk.

LB9 Barbara Garver.

LBa David Garver (b. Oct. 28, 1776; d. 1839) m. Katharine Stouffer; he was the ancestor of the Ohio Garvers, compiled by Kenneth Rennie. David was mentioned in the settlement of his father's estate, and after 1798 moved to Westmoreland Co., Pa. In 1818 he moved to Tyrone Twp., Fayette Co., Pa. His will was probated in 1840 and named his 4 children: one was LBa[4?] Samuel Garver (b. Mar. 16, 1804; d. Mar. 8, 1880), who m. Catharine Freed. Their son was LBa[41?] Jacob Freed Garver (b. Apr. 10, 1843; d. June 30, 1869). See Lois Garver (1987) for additional family; also Sharp.

LBb Elizabeth Garver m. ca. 1800 Ludwig Snider; see additional detail in Sharp.

LBc Hester Garver (b. 1767) m. Jacob Harshman (b. 1765; d. 1812); 8 children, see Sharp.

LBd Eve Garver (b. ca. 1770) m. John Oswald; 6 children, see Sharp.

LBe Catharine Garver m. Michael Summers.

LBf Abraham Garver (b. 1777; d. 1857, Bethel Twp., Clark Co., Ohio) m. ca. 1810 Elizabeth Rice; 6 children; see Sharp, also Chapman: Clark and Greene Co., Ohio (1890).

LBg Isaac Garver (b. Oct. 10, 1779; d. Mar. 12, 1826) m. Ann Snively (Schneble) (b. 1780; d. 1863) and owned the old Garver homestead near Leitersburg. He was the ancestor of the Texas Garvers and had 4 children: LBg1 Susanna Garver m. Henry Hoffman; LBg2 Joseph Garver m. Mary Holmes, 6 children; LBg3 Benjamin Garver (b. Jan. 19, 1805; d. Jan. 25, 1836) m. (1) Elizabeth Martin, 3 children, m (2) Barbara Burger, 8 children; LBg4 Isaac Garver (b. Nov. 12, 1811; d. Apr. 13, 1888) m. Fannie Newcomer. See Lois Garver, 1987, for additional family.

LBh Jacob Garver (b. Feb. 20, 1782, Washington Co., Maryland; d. Oct. 4, 1859), of Leitersburg, Md., m. twice.

LBi Samuel Garver located at Scottsdale, Pa; 8 children, see Sharp; his grandson was Luther M. Garver of Wichita, Kan. in the 1920s.

LBj Sara Garver (b. 1784, Washington Co., Maryland; d. Mar. 20, 1843) m. John Newcomer.

LBk Betsy (Elizabeth) Garver (b. ca. 1796, Washington Co., Maryland).


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