Saturday, April 3, 2010

Martha Jane Slover

She is on my grandma Louise's Williams side.

Elbert Slover was born about 1826 in Arkansas and died in a mining accident in California. He was married about 1848 in Arkansas to Kitura Jay. They had one child, James Slover, born about 1846. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Lafferty and they had one child, John Slover, who was born about 1849.
Elbert was the son of James Ira Slover, whose father was Isaac Slover. Isaac was born in 1777 in Fort Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and married March 20, 1800 in Logan County, KY to Margaret "Peggy" Lowder. Peggy was born about 1779 and died about 1817 in Indiana. Peggy died at the birth of twin sons, Enos and Enoch in Indiana. Isaac moved away and took the older children with him. He left the twins with his brother, James in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. By 1820 Isaac was living in Washington County "on the Grand River, two miles below the Saline," but in 1824 with a group of hunters and trappers, he was in Taos. Continuing westward he lived finally in California, where he was killed by a grizzly bear and buried at the base of the mountain that bears his name near San Bernadino, California. He died 15 October 1854 and was buried twice. His final resting place was Mansa Cemetery. Isaac's parents were John Slover who was born in 1755 in Augusta District Virginia. He died 03 May 1813 in South Union, Logan County, KY. His wife, Nelly, was born about 1757.
When Isaac's twins were ten years old, their Uncle James died and one of the older brothers went to Indiana to bring them to join the family. They are listed in the tax lists in 1837 to 1839 which was found in the Madison County Genealogist, Vol. 3:2:p 39.
With news of gold in California, quite a group from Madison County, Arkansas went there, including Isaac's sons John, Enoch and James with James's sons, Elbert and Alfred and a son-in-law, John Jackson. An explosion in the mines killed all of them except Enoch and John Jackson, who was blinded by the accident. Going by boat from San Francisco, Enoch and Jackson, left for home. They were shipwrecked off the coast of Mexico and Enoch led Jackson home.
The family Bible of Jacob Binks Lafferty states: "Elbert Slover, father of James and E. B. Slover departed this life 30 October 1850; his brother Alfred Slover departed this life 16 December 1850, both in California.
Descendants of Isaac and Peggy Lowder: Clarissa Slover, b. 1802; md. Thomas H. Lenant; John Slover, d. 1851 in CA; he was md. to Sarah Ann Stone who died about 1833 leaving two children, Isaac brought up by an uncle Samuel Slover and went to Texas and Jane who married Jesse Danner or Dunner; James Ira Slover, d. in 1851 in California; md. Viola and lived in War Eagle Township in 1840, Kings River Township in 1850. James' children were Elbert, Alfred, Louisa, John, Wesley C. and Benjamin Hugh. Elbert's wife, Elizabeth Lafferty was married after his death to a Maples and a Staggs. Alfred married about 1848 in Arkansas Ann Catherine Tate. Ann married a second time about 1835 James G. Maples, brother of the Maples Elizabeth Lafferty married. Alfred and Ann had Janey Lew, born 1849 in Kinston, AR; d. 1933 Ft. Benton Montana; md. Bailey M. Boyd. Louisa Slover, the third child of James, was married to John Jackson, who was blinded in the California mining accident.
John Slover, the fourth child of James, nothing is known. Wesley C. Slover, the fifth child of James, was born in 1840 in Arkansas; served in the 12th Texas Calvary in Civil War and was killed in action. He married Mattie Gage, who was born in Oklahoma. Their child was: Wesley Calvin, b. Feb 21, 1864 in Texas and died 1959 in Visalia, California. He married Martha Sweat.
Benjamin Hugh Slover, the sixth child of James, was born about 1847 in Arkansas and died 1908 in Everton, AR. He married in 1867 Margaret E. Dugger. He was postmaster at Harrison, Dugger, Rally Hill and Everton, Arkansas.
The other children of Isaac and Peggy Lowder Slover were: Samuel Slover, b. 1811; d. 1873 in Parker county, TX; married in Arkansas Emaline Choate of Cherokee descent. He was a proprietor of a dry goods store at Beals Station. Margaret Slover was born 1816 and married E. P. Lenningham and lived in Kings River, Madison County, AR. Enoch Slover was born 10 Oct 1816 went to California, but returned leading John Jackson home. His first marriage was to Mary McConnell; second marriage Pauline Scotts. His children with Mary Martha were Martha Jane Slover, born 1840 in Arkansas; md. William C. Robinson in 1834 in Arkansas. Lived in Bowen Township in 1860 and Kings River Township in 1880. Some of their children went to Montana. James Slover was born 1842 in Arkansas and married 1865 in Huntsville, AR to Susan Chapple. He served in the 1st AR Vol. in the Civil War. William Slover, b. 1845 in Madison County, d. 1932 in Napa, California. Never married.
Children of Enoch and Pauline: Mary Slover, b. 1852; Elbert C. Slover, b. 1853 in AR. He was a rancher in Fergus, Montana and
Enos, the twin son of Isaac's, did not go with the Slover group, but did go to Oregon in 1851. He died in 1867 in Oregon City, OR.
He first married about 1834 in AR Lucinda Ennis, b. 1819-1840 AR; 2m. about 1843 Ann Martha Mc Clellan, cousin of first wife.
Ann died in childbirth on trip to Oregon in 1851; 3 md. Jan 1854 in OR to Mary Jane Spencer, b. 1818-1878 OR.
Children of Enos and Lucinda: Jasper Daniel, b. 1835 Huntsville, AR; d. 1909 Oregon City, OR; Margaret Ann, b. 1837 Washington County, AR; md. 1855 to Elijah Weddell in OR.
Children of Enos and Ann Martha: Elias, b. 1844 Washington Co, AR; d. 1921 OR; Martha Jane, b. 1847 AR; d. 1903 OR; md. John Wilson.
Children of Enos and Mary Jane: Susanna Maria, b. 1854 in OR; md. William McFarland and Joseph B. Price; Mary Emily, b. 1856 OR; md. Perry Smith and Edgar Reed; Enos Harrison, b. 1857-1862 in OR; Enoch Alfred, b. 1859 OR; d. 1937 Los Angeles, CA; md. Mrs. Laura Rounds; no children; Amanda Jane, b. 1862 OR; md. Charles H. Fry; Charles Taylor, b. 1864 OR; md. Martha Fry.

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