4.090 Harrison McCARVER

Male 1816 - Aft 1860  (45 years)


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  • Name Harrison McCARVER 
    Title 4.090 
    Born 1816  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Harrison McCarver (age 4) presumed in household of father, John McCarver 
    Died After 1860  Harrison County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.90

      I have little information on Harrison McCarver but there is a court case re: James W. Locke vs. Robert White et als. concerning a boundary line dispute in June 1843 at the Chancery Court, Jackson Co., TN, where Harrison McCarver made a deposition and his statement included the fact that his brother-in-law was Marshal Anderson (i.e. David Marshall Anderson who was married to Margaret A. McCarver). The Chancery Court minutes also noted that Harrison was aged about 27 years. I believe that this information establishes that Harrison McCarver was born 1816 and is one of the missing sons listed age under 10 years on the 1820 TN census for John McCarver's household.

      Tracing Harrison's movements is difficult but as his wife, Sarah, was born about 1817 in Alabama, it seems likely that he met and married her in Alabama and where he also served in the Alabama Volunteers during the Florida Indian Wars (1835-42) for which he was awarded a Land Grant of 80 acres in Natchitoches, Louisiana, on 28 Sept. 1850.

      Harrison McCarver's name is first listed on the 1840 census for Jackson Co., TN, and there appears to be more than one family living in the household, which makes it difficult to extract any details. There is then evidence on the county records to establish that Harrison was living in Jackson County up to February 1848 but by the 1850 TN census, his wife Sarah McCarver and four children are listed there but Harrison is missing and it is likely that he had travelled to Louisiana to check out the land that he had been awarded.

      On 1 Sept. 1853, Harrison added to his land holding of 79.7 acres by purchasing a further 54 acres in Natchitoches, by which time he would have been reunited with his family. It would appear that shortly after this purchase, Harrison decided to sell up his land in Louisiana and move to Port Caddo, Harrison Co., TX, where he bought 100 acres of land and was on the Tax records there from 1854 to 1860.
    • References:

      William McCarver Website
    Person ID I3775  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2009 

    Father John McCARVER,   b. 03 Apr 1786, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Margaret DARWIN,   b. Abt 1785, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, Perry County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1808  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • marriage place probable but not certain
    Family ID F1176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah,   b. 1817, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1874, Harrison County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1837  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage place uncertain.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth McCARVER,   b. 1839
     2. John McCARVER,   b. 1843
     3. James McCARVER,   b. 1845
    +4. Samuel Green McCARVER,   b. 1847, Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     5. Alvarado R. McCARVER,   b. 1862
    Last Modified 11 May 2009 
    Family ID F1455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1816 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Harrison McCarver (age 4) presumed in household of father, John McCarver - 1820 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1837 - Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - After 1860 - Harrison County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S81] CEN: 1820 TN Jackson.