Carver, Conrad Gansefort

Submitted by Theresa Davids on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 10:04

Conrad Gansefort Carver, deceased merchant, was born in Richfield, Otsego Co. NY, March 31, 1800, and was a son of Joseph and Abigail (Rounds) Carver. The former was born in Otsego Co. NY, April 16, 1769, and married Abigail Rounds, October 5, 1788. She was born in Maine, July 4, 1768, and reared a family of several children. They died, respectively, June 8, 1815, and August 1, 1847. Conrad G. grew to manhood in his native county, came to Sharon in 1829 and began merchandising and milling, and subsequently followed contracting on the canal. He was one of the pioneers in the development of the coal fields of the Shenango Valley, being a contemporary of Gen. Curtis and George Boyce in that business, and was among the first to ship coat by canal to Erie. He was also engaged for a time in manufacturing and continued in the coal business until a few years prior to his death, which occurred September 2, 1874. He was the third postmaster of Sharon, and served from 1841 to 1845. he was married in Sharon, August 6, 1833, to Miss Terressa, daughter of Samuel Quinby, one of the pioneers of Sharon. Mrs. Carver was born in Warren, Ohio, April 7, 1808 and is the mother of two children, Joseph L. and Conrad Q., both residents of Sharon. Politically Mr. Carver was an old line Whig, and afterward a Republican. He was one of the most enterprising citizens of the town, and did a great deal toward its growth and prosperity. He laid out Carver's Addition to Sharon on the East Hill, and was known and recognized as an energetic, pushing business man. He came to Sharon when it was in its infancy and lived to see it developed into one of the most flourishing towns of the valley. he was a man of undoubted integrity, straightforward principles and unsullied reputation, and none stood higher in that respect and confidence of his fellow citizens.

History of Mercer Co. PA It's Past and Present, Volume II, Brown, Runk and Co. Publishers - 1888 p.719
Submitted by Theresa Davids

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