Contributed by Walter S. & Maxine C. Gabennesch
Pension Voucher Final Payment: Names the eight children of William Carver. William Carver was the son of William Braswell/Carver and the grandson of Richard Braswell II and Ann Carver.
State of North Carolina
I John McLaurin Jr. Clerk of the Court of Pleas and quarter sessions for the County of Cumberland: do hereby certify that it has been proven to the satisfaction to the court now in session ---------that William Carver late of this county. Died on the 29th of March 1836 leaving no Widow that he was the owner of the certificate append No.—23299-------------- dated at the War Office 24 Dec. 1833------------
I further certify that it has been satisfactorily proven to the said court that the said William Carver left Eight children, to wit Lisy – Peggy – David – Brasille – Clary – inter married with William R. Carver, John, James and Nelly. That three to wit David, Brasil and Clary wife of William R. Carver all of lawful age now reside in the county and have Executed the annexed, power of attorney that five to wit Lisy – Peggy – John – James and Nelly removed many years ago to the western Country parts unknown that diligent inquiry has been made by writing to ascertain their residence and that the exertions have been unsuccessful.
I also certify that James Kirkpatrick Esq. before whom the power of Attorney is executed & the acknowledgment made is an action Justice of the peace in and for this county & that the signature purporting to be his is genuine.
In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and annexed my Seal of office this 9th day of September 1837. John McLaurin Jr, clk.
Know all men by these presents that we David Carver, Brasil Carver & Clary Carver Children of William Carver a pensioner of the United States & William R Carver husband of Clary Carver do hereby constitute and appoint Jonathan Evans Esquire our True and Lawful attorney for us and in our name to receive from the agent for paying Pensions in North Carolina, the arrears of Pension due to us—as the offspring of Said William Carver. Witness our hands & seal this 9th day of September 1837.
Witness Jas. Kirkpatrick David Carver
His Brazel Carver
James + Carver Her
Mark Clary + Carver
William R Carver
Maxine and I found John and James Carver, the two who went west. Nelly was in Columbia SC and got wind of the money. Nelly contacted the family lawyer Jonathan Evans a cousin and a direct ancestor of William C. Fields III. She got her share. We have some of the letters Nelly wrote to Jonathan Evans, they are very hard to read.
Clary (Clarissa) Carver was married to her second cousin William R Carver who descends from Robert Braswell/Carver through his son Isom. This is another one of Maxine’s Carver lines.
Walter & Maxine Gabennesch,
John & James Carver, brothers and sons of William Carver 1753 – 1836; great grandsons of Richard Braswell II and Ann Carver.
James Carver was one of the two youngest sons of William Carver born Bladen Co. NC 1753. The brothers James and John Carver were the great grandsons of Richard Braswell II and Ann Carver.
James Carver served as a Private in Capt. William Lord's Co. of Riflemen, Company C, Rowland's 4 Reg't North Carolina Detached Militia in the War of 1812. He was mustered in on 19 July 1813 and discharged on 19 August 1813. He received $8.53and1/2 cents for his time served. Record in NC Archives.
James Carver reenlisted in the Army of the United States on the 31st day of August 1814 to serve five years. He served as a private in Capt. Jas. McGunnigles Company United States Regiment of Riflemen.
The Certificate of Discharge states: "Said James Carver was born in Cumberland County in the state of North Carolina is twenty six years of age, five feet eight inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair and by occupation when enlisted, a farmer. Given at Fort Osage this 9th day of August 1819 to take effect on the thirty first day of August 1819". This would indicate that he was born before the month of
August in the year of 1793.
Fort Osage Missouri was established in 1808 as the first US Fort built in the new Louisiana Purchase.
Meriwether Lewis built it for trading furs with the Osage Indians. The fort was abandon in 1822.
James Carver received a Land Bounty Grant of 160 acres in Arkansas. He and his brother John applied for this Land Bounty on the same day, November 27, 1820. This would indicate that they met and went to apply together. The brothers were issued consecutive Land Bounty Numbers John #23039 and James #23040. The 160 acres of each were adjoining. James, on May 22, 1858 traded his original 160 acres of land for another 160 acres in Missouri. These brothers Carver served in the same Capt. Jas. Mcgunnigles Company United States Regiment of Riflemen.
We have not been able to find any census records of this James Carver in Missouri. He does not appear on any census record index in Arkansas that I have seen. Illinois Census records do not show this James Carver. James Carver and whatever family he may have had fades into time after May 22, 1858.
John Carver was one of the two youngest sons of William Carver born Bladen Co. North Carolina 1753. The brothers John and James Carver were the great grandsons of Richard Braswell II and Ann Carver.
John Carver enlisted in the Army of the United States 31 August 1814 at Fayettevile, North Carolina to serve for a duration of 5 years. He served as a private in Capt. Jas. McGunnigles Company United States Regiment of Riflemen. He was discharged in Franklin, Missouri 5 July 1819. The certificate of Discharge states: "Said John Carver was born in Cumberland County the State of North Carolina is 27 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, dark complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer at the time of enlistment. Given at Fort Osage to take effect on the fifth day of July 1819". This would mean he was born in 1792.
Fort Osage Missouri was established in 1808 as the first U. S. Fort built in the new Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis built it for trading furs with the Osage Indians. The fort was abandoned in 1822.
John Carver received a 160-acre Land Bounty in Arkansas on November 27, 1820 for his service in the Army. The land patent number was 23039. I believe, for whatever reason, the age on his discharge is in error.
Affidavit 4 January 1851, Jefferson Co., Mo. age 57 years.
Affidavit 25 April 1855, Jefferson Co., Mo. age 61 years.
The Jefferson Co. Missouri Federal Census which was enumerated, at his household #1056, on October 31, 1850 he states his age as 56 years. Other census information shows he was a farmer and had real estate valued a $1000.
Based on the above information, which is consistent, we would say he was born between November 1, 1794 and January 4, 1795.
There is a conflict in the date of his marriage to Jane Jones. His pension application says he married her March of 1814 in Missouri. Other information gathered by Betty Kirkland-Schladensky says they married in 1819. He did not enlist in the Army at Fayetteville North Carolina. until July of 1814. The 1850 census states that Jane Jones Carver was born in the state of Kentucky in 1797. The 1819 marriage date seems most likely.
John and his brother James enlisted and served their five-year term together in the same Regiment of Rifles of the Army of the United States.
It is interesting to note that the information on the 1850 Missouri Federal Census shows that John's two oldest children shown on this census (I believe there were children older than these two) were born in the state of Illinois. This information would indicate that John and family were residents of Illinois until about 1832 or 1833. We have found John on the 1830 Illinois census.
By Walter S. & Maxine Gabennesch
January 10, 2000
Maxine and I found James and John by searching the Bureau of Land Management Records that are online. The records there showed in what US Army unit they served and where. By taking those records we were able to contact the D. C. Archives for further information. To us it is just amazing that the two brothers from North Carolina served for five years in the regular army of the USA so early in time. On top of that to be at Fort Osage so soon after Lewis and Clark’s Expedition is extraordinary and hard for us to imagine. I served in the US Army from June of 1953 through July of 1957 and I thought that was tough. The last three of those years were with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
DOCUMENTS FROM THE FILES OF:
(including the will of William Braswell Carver & REV WAR
pension request of his son William Carver in adjacent posts.)
Walter S. & Maxine C. Gabennesch
PROVEN 8th GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF
REVEREND ROBERT BRACEWELL
ISLE OF WIGHT CO. VA
PROVEN 7th GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF
RICHARD BRASWELL I & WIFE SARAH OF
ISLE OF WIGHT CO. VA
PROVEN 6th GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF
RICHARD BRASWELL II AND ANN CARVER
BOTH BORN ISLE OF WIGHT CO. VA
BOTH DIED INTESTATE BLADEN CO. NC
PROVEN 5th GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF
ROBERT BRASWELL/CARVER AND
THE ONLY SURVIVING SONS OF
RICHARD BRASWELL II AND ANN CARVER