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                Philip Clover and Sarah "Sally" Roll
 
Philip3Clover (Paul2, John Peter1 Clover.)

Philip Clover, born ca. 1778, probably in New Jersey. His son, Peter, survived until after the 1880 census and states that his father was born in NJ. Harriet Clover also says in 1880 that her father was born in New Jersey. The date is a guess from the birth of his oldest child in 1800. He died 4 March 1840 according to his estate papers.   Philip married Sarah Roll, born 14 July 1781, daughter of John Roll and Mary Frampton.  She survived Philip because his widow is one of his heirs in the estate papers. She disappeared between the 1850 and the 1860 censuses.  

The Roll Family

Sarah "Sally" Roll:
    Sally Roll was the daughter of John Roll Junior, born 12 January 1755, died 15 January 1816, buried in Old Seceder Cemetery.  
Will of John Roll from Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, copy sent by Carole Dehnal.  She says some material on John Roll gives him a child named Kitty Roll. In actual fact, her name was Hetty Roll. I have a copy of this will. Page 22 of the will book: John Roll Will: signed with mark, 15 January 1816.  Wife: Mary Roll.  Son: David Roll. Daughters: Sally Clover, Mary Bloom, Elizabeth Bell, Joanna Arthers, Nancy Fulton, Hannah Roll, Hetty Roll.  Witnesses: Nathan Clover, David Kilgore. {Note: Hannah Roll married Nathan Clover, son of Philip Clover and Mary Cooper.  Sally was married to Philip Clover, son of Paul Clover. Mary married William Bloom.]
    John Roll was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  According to the tombstone, he served as a private in Company 7, Battalion 8, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia. He married Mary Frampton, on 14 July 1781 according to Frampton papers.  

Thanks to Deb Ciroli for sending me a picture of the tombstone. 

John Roll Tombstone.



Census Records:


The House of Philip Clover and Sally Roll

Old Stone House

This picture is taken from page 12 of the booklet, Tear it Down or He must be a Damn Fool, by H. Ray Pop, Esq. He purchased the old house and completely remodeled it and wrote a small booklet about the experience.  He built an addition to the front.  He says that this was a penny postcard from the turn of the century.  I don't know when it was taken.  Probably the people in front of the house are not Clovers.  

Helene Smith, George Swetnam, Guidebook to Historic Western Pennsylvania, (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980), 139.
Clover House (stone) was built between 1818 and 1820 by Philip Clover, jr (1776-1880) a blacksmith.This house in the 1870s was a hideout for the notorious horse thief, "Hoss" Sebastian. In the 1920s, it was a speakeasy.  In more recent years, it was purchased by H. Ray Pope.  Location Off State Road 66 at junction of State Road 1007 and State Road 1009, (Reidsburg and Strattanville Road.)

Thanks to Deb Ciroli for sending all of this information on his house.  


Estate Papers

Clover Family Exchange
Vol. 6 Issue 1 July 1991 typed by Pat Vaseska
A Petition to Partition (Clarion, Pennsylvania)
    In the matter of the petition of Peter Clover & James T. Hoover, heirs of Philip Clover dec’d.  for partition of Real estate.
    August Tern 1842:
    And now “to wit” Aug. 3, 1842.  The petition of Peter Clover & James T. Hoover, heirs of Philip Clover dec’d. was presented setting forth that Philip Clover, late of Clarion Twp.  Clarion County
 died intestate on the 4th day of March A.D. 1840 – leaving surviving him a widow and ten children “towit” John R. Clover—Peter Clover—Levi G. Clover—Elizabeth intermarried with James T. Hoover—Harriet Clover—Cynthia intermarried with Stephen McLaferty—Seth Clover—Rhody Clover—Harrison Clover-- & Ann Clover.
        The said Philip Clover died intestate seized in his demise as of fee of and the following real estate:  Seventy six acres of land being in two parts “to wit” one part thereof at the East end of the borough of Clarion bounded by lands of Christian Myers on the North, Levi G. Clover & James T. Hoover on the South and by vacant land and Isaac Corbett on the East --- the other part being at the west end of said borough bounded by lands of Levi G. Clover and James T. Hoover on the South, on the West by the Clarion River – on the North by the heirs of Lory & Christian Myers on the North, the said decedent died intestate interested in the one third of said land which held as tenant in common with Peter Clover & James T. Hoover.  Your petitioners therefore prays your honor to decree an inquest to make partition of the premises aforesaid to and among the parties interested therein in such manner and in such proportion as by the laws of this Commonwealth is directed.  If such partition can be made without prejudice or spoiling the whole but if such partition cannot be made thereof then to value & appraise the same and further to enquire and ascertain whether the said real estate with the appurtenances will conveniently accommodate more than one of the children of said intestate and if so how many of said children will conveniently accommodate and make report of their proceedings to the next general Orphans Court 3rd August 1842 awarded—27th October 1842 Exit writ of Partition.
    January 11th 1842. I do hereby order the within writ to be stayed without execution.
                           (Signed)  Peter Clover
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Clarion County,     SS
    I, Darl H. Callen, Clerk of Orphan’s Court in an for the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and compared copy of the same as is recorded in Orphan’s County Docket A, page 62.  Witness my hand and seal this 12th day of March 1852, A.D.  /s/ Darl H.  Callen Clerk of Orphans Court.



County History Articles

Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County, Pennsylvania (Condit, Ohio: J. A. Caldwell, 1877), 8.

HISTORY OF THE EARLIEST SETTLEMENT OF CLARION COUNTY,
TOGETHER WITH A SLIGHT NOTICE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
BY JUDGE PETER CLOVER.
The first settlers of Clarion Township, together with their occupations.
Philip Clover was a tanner and shoemaker; John Love, a weaver; John Corbett, a surveyor; Philip Clover, Jr., a blacksmith;
       The first child that was born in the county was Mary Guthrie, and the second was Thomas Young.  The house where he was born stood under the shade of the old Oak Tree near the residence of William Young, between Strattanville and Clarion.  A lithographic view of the same can be seen in the atlas.  The first couple married was William Bloom and Mary Roll, in 1802.[sic??? if so, this was his second marriage.  See article in Co hist, chidren born in 1780s and 1790.]  The next was Robert Wilson and Sarah McConnell, in 1803.  The first death was that of James McFadden in Clarion Township.  The next was an infant son of Philip and Sarah Clover, named Paul.  The above occurred in 1802.

   Children of Philip Clover and Sarah Roll:
1.    John Roll Clover born 30 June 1800, died 1880, married (first) Hannah Young, (second) Sarah Milligan, (third) Mrs. Susannah Smith. [Frampton]
    The IGI says that John R. Clover was born 13 June 1800, died 20 July 1880, married 1 January 1824, Hannah [no last name given].  Hannah was born 20 June 1800, died 31 May 1838. Only three of their children were listed in the IGI: Eli Clover born 26 September 1824, died 5 October 1825; Robert Tacket Clover, born 16 July 1826, died 14 February 1832; Nancy Jane Clover, born 5 June 1828, died 1 August 1850. The other children were noted but without names. I do not know who sent this information in nor do I know the source.
Patricia M. Steele, Who, When, and Where, Volume II, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, Newspaper Items, 1834-1837, 1854- 1889
page 40: Newspaper dated 28 July 1880.  On 20 July 1880, at Reidsburg, death of John Clover, of Clarion County, brother of Judge ------- Clover of Corsica. [Corsica is in Jefferson County. Judge Peter Clover was his brother.]
[Clarion County, Pennsylvania Will Book C: 222, FHL 1315279
John R. Clover Will signed 29 March 1880, Proven 14 August 1880. Wife: Susannah Clover. No relationship stated: Susannah Cribbs, daughter of Matilda Jones.  His children or their heirs: Samuel M. Clover, Eliza E. English, Emily A. Porter, heirs of Letticia Graham, heirs of Nancy J. McCoy. Executors: Wm C. Young, Philip Jones. Witnesses: WC Young,  CH McDowell.]

Children of John R. Clover
a) Samuel M. Clover, born ca. 1837, married Caroline P. Sloan, born 16 May 1843. She was the daughter of Samuel Sloan and Eliza Gibson Sloan.  Clarion Historical Society, PA, Clar. Dem. Marr., 30 Jan 1869, Posted by Ed Book <edbook@clarion-net.com> 
CLOVER, Mr. S. M. m: SLOAN, Miss C. P. on 26 Jan 1869. According to the probate index of Clarion County, Samuel M. Clover died 2 January 1885, Caroline Clover was his administrator. According to the same index, Caroline died 24 August 1886 and her administrator was S. G. Sloan.
  • 1870 Clarion County, Pennsylvania Monroe Township NARA M593 roll 1326 page 537: Samuel M. Clover 38 PA $2000/1470; Caroline 26 PA; Laura 8/12 born Nov PA
  • 1880 Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1117; Page: 72D; ED 65: Samuel M. Clover 47 PA PA PA; Caroline Clover 36 PA PA PA
    Laura E. Clover dau 10 PA; Elsie Clover dau 4 PA; Emmett E. Clover son 2 PA; Harriet Clover 66 aunt PA NJ PA
b) John Roll Clover jr [I don't[ know the source of this.  He is not in the estate records and not in the census.]
c) Eliza Ellen Clover, born 1837, married James T. English 
Lida English, died 9 October 1902, aged 65, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. She was marked as a male but her parents were named Clover. These dates agree with the tombstone. [Lida English,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania death certificates, 1870-1905, https://www.familysearch.org] 
Patricia Steele, Tombstone Hoppin', Cemetery Inscriptions of Jefferson County, Pennylvania, Volume 1, (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publishing, 1980), 106.
Buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Eldred Township next to Harriet Clover.
James T. English 1834-1912, Eliza E. English, wife, 1837-1902 I have mislaid my material on Eliza English.  If you know this family, please contact me.
d) Emily Adeline Clover married ? Porter
e) Letitia Milligan Clover born 1845




2. Paul Clover, born ca. 1802, died 1802. [Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County, Pennsylvania (Condit, Ohio: J. A. Caldwell, 1877), 8]
"The first death was that of James McFadden in Clarion Township.  The next was an infant son of Philip and Sarah Clover, named Paul.  The above occurred in 1802."


3. Peter Clover, born 29 March 1804, died 8 October 1887, married Sophia Dorothea Groce, born 8 November 1805, died 7 November 1892, interred Corsica, Pennsylvania. [These dates are from Frampton. Note that the newspaper item below has a different death date.]
Patricia Steele, Tombstone Hoppin', Cemetery Inscriptions of Jefferson County, Pennylvania, Volume 1, (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publishing, 1980), 130. Buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery which is located along Rt. 322, at West edge of Corsica.  Cemetery is actually in Clarion County, but is included in the book because of its proximity.

Thanks to Russ Arndts for the following picture of the tombstone.  It has no dates on it. 
Hon. Peter Clover, Sophia Clover wife, Jennie L.  Clover

Tombstone Judge Peter Clover

Patricia M. Steele, Who, When, and Where, Volume II, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, Newspaper Items, 1834-1837, 1854- 1889
page 64: Newspaper dated 1 May 1884. At Corsica, death of the Honorable Peter Clover.

            Children: Breston Clover, born 1833; Elizabeth Groce Clover, born 1833; James Hoover Clover; Jennie Lucinda Clover, Annetta Clover; Levi S. Clover,

The following information was sent to me by Cathy Gruben.  It is out of the Ancestral File and was contributed by Marie Hassell.
Annetta Clover, daughter of Peter Clover, born 25 December 1850[sic], Clarion, Pennsylvania, died 5 February 1917, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She married Alsyneus Judson King, 4 July 1872, Clarion, Pennsylvania. He was son of Albert F. King and Hester A. Jenkins. [note: if this is actually the right Annetta, she was born ca. 1843 per the 1850 and 1860 censuses. Her children are in the Ancestral File.]

Kenneth and Joan Hanson, Marriages from Venango County Sources, (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press), 88-89. 26 February 1889 at Brookville, by Rev. J. J. Kerr:
Clover, James H., over 40, from Reynoldsville, PA, hotel keeper, born in Clarion County, son of Peter Clover and -------, and Annie Fulton, over 30 years, from Brookville, first marriage on 27 March 1871, divorced on 19 December 1887, dau of Carroll, John E. and ------
Patricia Steele, Tombstone Hoppin', Cemetery Inscriptions of Jefferson County, Pennylvania, Volume 1, (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publishing, 1980), page 18.
Buried in New Brookville Cemetery, Brookville Borough:
James H. Clover 1842-1907; Annie Clover 1852-1929.

Elizabeth Clover and DeWitt Corbett

The following information on another descendant of William Corbett and Sarah Clover was sent to me by Thelma M. Kifer, 1763 S. E. 155th St, Summerfield, FL 34491-3878.  Elizabeth was born in 1833 and died in 1920, buried in Pisgah Cemetery, Cosica, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.  See findagrave.com site for a picture of her tombstone.

1.  DeWitt C. Corbett born 2 July 1831, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, died 8 July 1885.  He married 14 March 1855, Elizabeth Clover who was born 21 August 1833, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Samuel Corbett and Ruth Kirkpatrick.
        Children of DeWitt Corbett and Elizabeth Clover
i.    Alvin H Corbett born 18 December 1855, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, married Sadie Coykendall, 8 February 1885.
ii.    Annie M. Corbett, born 1 March 1858, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, married 4 January 1881, A. J. Frazier, born 3 August 1846.
iii.    Parker Blood Corbett born 13 July 1860, married 25 October 1893, Myrta Simpson, born 9 February 1871.
iv.    Jennie Corbett, born 28 February 1862, married C. M. Orcutt, 21 January 1885, born 16 June 1862.
v.    Emma G Corbett, 9 May 1864, married 17 October 1895, W. C. Moore. He was born 25 July 1862.
vi.    Maude R. Corbett, 17 July 1871, married 15 June 1909, C. A. Knepshield, born 22 November 1882.
vii.     Mary Millicent Corbett, born 21 November 1873; married 17 October 1900, M. K. Miller, born 22 December 1872.
viii.     Catherine C Corbett, born 30 September 1877.
The following is according to Thelma:
DeWitt
3 Corbett (Samuel2 Todd Corbett, William1 Corbet and Sarah Clover see 6:2:2) [Sarah Clover was d/o John Peter Clover.]
Elizabeth Groce
5 Clover (Peter4, Philip3, Paul2, John Peter1 Clover.)



4. Levi G. Clover, born ca. 1806, married Jennie Barclay
  Children: David Clover, unnamed daughter, Bessie Clover, Mary A. Clover.
Patricia M. Steele, Who, When, and Where, Volume II, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, Newspaper Items, 1834-1837, 1854- 1889, page 8. 28 April 1859, The Jeffersonian Newspaper, On 21 April 1859, at Forest House, Claion, death of General Levi G. Clover in 53 year. Born in Clarion County, held the office of Prothonotary was Associate Judge and was Brigadier General of this Bridgade at the time it was composed of Armstrong, Indiana, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.        

Kenneth and Joan Hanson, Marriages from Venango County Sources, (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press),163.
Joseph J. Esq. of Vinton County, Ohio, to Mary A. Clover, daughter of General Levi G. Clover of Clarion County, on 18 November[1858] at the home of the Honorable James Miles near Girard.  VS. 24 November 1858.
Patricia Steele, Tombstone Hoppin', Cemetery Inscriptions of Jefferson County, Pennylvania, Volume 1, (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publishing, 1980), 3.
Buried in Old Brookville Cemetery, in Brookville Borough:
Sarah C. Clover infant, daughter of Levi G. and Eliza, died 17 March 1837, aged 6 months.
Eliza Clover, wife of Levi G., died 10 February 1838, aged 28 years.

[Clarion County, Pennsylvania Will Book A: 268, FHL 1315278 [Levi was the son of Philip Clover and Sarah Roll, see the will of John Roll above.]  Levi G. Clover Will signed 28 August 1854, Daughter: Mary A. Clover. Executor, The Hon. Thomas White of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Witnesses: HT Coffey, TJ Coffey. 17 May 1859, Thomas White renounced the executor ship of this will of General Levi G. Clover. ]


5. Elizabeth Clover, born 23 December 1811, married James Powell Hoover
            Children: Alpheus M. Hoover, born 1831; Jane Hoover, born 1832; Christian Myers Hoover, born 1834; Thomas Benton Hoover, born 1836; Sarah Clover Hoover, born 1838; Jas. Bartholomew Hoover, born 1843; Samuel Hoover, born 1845; Mary Elizabeth Hoover, born 1847.

1850 Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_832; Page: 148B James P Hoover 48 PA merchant; Elizabeth Hoover 38 PA; Alpheus Hoover 19 PA laborer; C Myers Hoover 16 PA; Thos B Hoover 14 PA; Sarah C Hoover 11 PA; James B Hoover 7 PA; Mary Hoover 3 PA; Nancy B Hoover 22 PA



6. Cynthia Clover, born 1814, married Stephen McLafferty. She is supposed to have died in Clearfield Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Clover Family Exchange Vol. 5 Issue 2, November 1989, typed by Pat Vaseska
Lineage of Cynthia Ann Vandergrift and Mary Melinda Vandergrift Ettle
[Think of this as a pedigree chart and the different numbers are generations back. I have put a corrected ancestor list below.  Somehow Philip Clover who married Sarah Roll was omitted from the article in the Clover Family Exchange. ]

[Mary Melinda8 Vandergrif, (Peter McLafferty7 Vandergrift, Fred Vandergrift married Harriet Ann6 McLafferty, Peter Clover5 McLafferty, Stephen McLafferty married Cynthia4 Clover, Philip3 Clover, Paul 2 Clover, John Peter Clover1 of New Jersey. ]

    Their lineage:
1a.  Mary Melinda Vandergrift b. 16 Oct. 1942 in Torrance, CA; m. 18 Apr. 1964 to Robert Erwin Ettle, b. 19 June 1939 in Ridgeway, PA.  Their children are Page Andrea Ettle, b. in Hawaii, and Brooke Alison Ettle, b. in MD.
1b.  Cynthia Ann Vandergrift b.?  , m. Hilaire Luke Beuselinck, two sons Luke Vincent Beuselinck and Peter Lorne Beuselinck.

2.  Peter McLafferty Vanderrgrift*, b. 5 Apr. 1917 in Pennsboro, WV; m. 16 Jan. 1942 to Margaret Carolyn Mathewson, b. 7 Feb. 1922 in Wichita, KS.

3a  Fred Vandergrift b. 2 Jan.1876 in Lawrence Co, PA; m. 21 Nov. 1905 to Harriet Anna McLafferty, b. 27 Nov. 1882 in Rosepoint, PA. 
3b. John Webster Mathewson, Jr. b.  23 Apr. 1901 in KS, d. 29 Mar. 1936 in CA; m. 11 Dec. 1920 to Helen Marcella Bradford, b. 6 Feb. 1902.

4.  George Vandergrift b. Bucks Co., PA; m. Addie Lahenge Haught b. Fayette Co., PA.
4a. Peter Clover McLafferty b. 26 Dec. 1839, Clarion Co., PA, d. 22 Feb. 1922 New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA; m. 26 July 1870 to Mary E. McKissick, b. 23 June 1852 Clarion Co., PA, d. 12 Dec. 1915 New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA.

John Webster Mathewson b. 1 Nov. 1875 in Scotland, d. 1946 in CA; m. Nellie May Bourne, b. 21 Oct. 1876 in KS, d. 1962 in CA.

Malcolm S. Bradford b. 1864 – 65? Baltimore, MD, d. 1909 in KS; m. Edna E. Chapman, b. 1864 – 65?, d. 1940 in CA.

5.  Stephen McLafferty b. 1809; m. Cynthia Clover, b. 1814 – 15 Clarion County, PA.
Henry McKissick b. 1810, d. 1883; m. Mary Wallace, b. 1811, d. 1885.

David Mathewson m. Margaret Stewart, b. 1859 in Scotland, d. 1932 in Canada.
James W. Bourne m. Fanny Bridger.
James Thomas Bradford b. 31 Jan. 1840, d. 1918; m. ??? Blackiston.

6.  Paul Clover b. ca 1750 in Cloverhill, NJ?, d. 1820 [sic-he died in 1812] of cancer of the lip Curwensville, Clearfield, PA; m. (2) Nancy Metler, b. 1768 – 69, d 1840 in Clinton, Vermillion, IN.

7.  John Peter Clover b. Germany, d. 1766 Cloverhill, NJ; m.  Catherine (Sharp), b. Germany.

Mary Vandergrift Ettle is a breeder of American Morgan Horses.  She sent a copy of the equine pedigree for one of her colts showing his name to be “Peter Clover”.  She named him before she realized she was using one of her own family names.  It’s those Clover genes coming out where you least expect them.

*Note: “Vandergrift” is the correct spelling of the family name.  A mistake was made on the birth certificate of Peter McClafferty Vandergrift, by spelling the name with the extra “r”.  The error was never corrected.



7. Harriet Clover, born 1815. Note that Harriet is in the household next to Sarah Clover in the 1850 census.  
Patricia Steele, Tombstone Hoppin', Cemetery Inscriptions of Jefferson County, Pennylvania, Volume 1, (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publishing, 1980), 106.
Buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Eldred Township: Harriet Clover 1814-1902



8. Seth Clover, born ca. 1817, Pennsylvania, died 1894, married Elizabeth Burkholder, born ca. 1824, died 21 March 1868, Lawence, Kansas. 
Oklahoma Obituary Index, Seth Clover (General)  Obit: Vinita Indian Chieftain  11/22/1894 page  3 column  2

Patricia M. Steele,
Who, When, and Where, Volume II, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, Newspaper Items, 1834-1837, 1854- 1889, page 25. Obituary: Newspaper unknown, dated 15 April 1868, Died 21 March 1868, at Lawrence, Kansas, at the home of her son in law, Major Beach, death of Mrs. Elizabeth Clover, formerly of Clarion, wife of General Seth Clover.   
            Children: Burke Clover, Olive Clover, son unnamed
[Clarion County, Pennsylvania Will Book A: 14-15 Samuel Burkholder of Strattonville. Signed with a mark 24 January 1843. Proven 9 February 1843. Wife, Sophia. Son: John. Daughters: Elizabeth Clover, eldest daughter; Matilda, youngest daughter. Executor: John R. Stratton. Guardian of Matilda: John Keatty, Esquire. Witnesses: John R. Stratton, John Keatty, Joseph S. Stratton. ]  

[
The source of the following is not known.  It came from a book of biographical clippings at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.  Paola is in Miami County, Kansas which is just south of Kansas City on the Missouri border. The clipping is slightly faint and the numbers are not absolutely clear. The index card at the  society library read: Biographical Sketches, 1883. Call number BB Clippings Volume 1, page 40
Gen. Seth Clover, who lives on his farm one mile north of town, came to Paola in 1859 as the Indian agent for the Wea, Kaskaskia, Peoria, Miami, and Piankeshaw tribes, and held that position until 1861, when he was succeeded by G. A. Colton.  Gen. Clover has been a land owner in this county ever since that time, has himself been residing in Pennsylvania during most of the time since 1862.  He returned to this county about a year ago to improve his farm and will make his future home here.  Time has dealt kindly with Gen. Clover, who looks in his sixty-fifth year to be only forty-five and he is good for many years yet in which to enjoy the fruits of one of the best farms of this section. ] 

The Library of Congress
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875
Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, Volume 10  Page 338 of 748
Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, 1855-1858
TUESDAY, March 9, 1858.
Page 338
The following messages were received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Henry, his secretary:
To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate Seth Clover, of Pennsylvania, to be agent for the Weas, Piankeshaws, Kaskaskias, Miamies, and other Indians, vice Maxwell McCaslin, removed.
JAMES BUCHANAN.
Washington, March 3, 1858.
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llej&fileName=010/llej010.db&recNum=339&itemLink=D?hlaw:29:./temp/~ammem_ZRdt::%230100340&linkText=1

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
Senate Executive Journal --FRIDAY, March 7, 1862.
Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, 1861-1862
FRIDAY, March 7, 1862.
Page 156
The following messages were received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Nicolay, his secretary:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Washington, March, 6 1862.
War Department, March 6, 1862.

The following messages were received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Nicolay, his secretary:
To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit herewith, for the constitutional action of the Senate thereon, a treaty concluded at Paola, Kansas, on the 18th day of August, between Seth Clover, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the delegates of the united tribes of Kaskia and Peoria, Piankeshaw and Wea Indians.

I also transmit a communication of the Secretary of the Interior, of the 6th instant, and accompanying papers from the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in relation to the subject.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. [From]

Washington, D. C., March 7, 1862.
The message was read.
        The treaty between Seth Clover, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the delegates of the united tribes of Kaskia and Peoria, Piankeshaws and Wea Indians, concluded at Paola, Kansas, August 6, 1860, was read the first time.
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hlaw:16:./temp/~ammem_ZRdt::

History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania. (Chicago, 1886. )(132, 588, 516p.):371
Borough of Carlisle Seth Clover
Mr. Bratton was a prominent candidate for the responsible office of canal [commissioner] and came within a few votes of securing the nomination bj the Democratic State Convention. He had carried the Southern tier of counties (Perry, Fulton, Franklin, Cumberland, Adam- and York) without missing a delegate, but Simon Cameron (then a Democrat and a delegate to the convention) was hostile to Mr Bratton and w orked hard for bis defeat. Seth Clover was nominated by a trifling majority. 
I can't tell the date of this but it looks like before 1867.

Newspaper article on General Seth Clover
The Intelligencer and Journal, then edited by George Sanderson, was the regular organ of the Democratic party
in Lancaster County. It was a weekly publication, and at  that time a vigorous and exciting campaign for the State
election in October was in progress. Col. William Bigler of Clearfield County was the Democratic nominee for Governor;
General Seth Clover of Clarion County for Canal Commissioner, and for Judges of the Supreme Court the first ticket
presented by the Democratic party under the new elective system bore the illustrious names of Jeremiah S. Black, Somer-
set; James Campbell, Philadelphia; Ellis Lewis, Lancaster; John B. Gibson, Cumberland, and Walter H. Lowrie,
Allegheny.
http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/christiana/chapter8.htm






9.  Rhoda Clover, born 1820, married Samuel H. Lucas. Frampton says that she married a Mr. Lucas, at one time a cigar manufacturer at Pittsburgh, but afterward ran a line of boats and was finally drowned.
Patricia Steele, Tombstone Hoppin', Cemetery Inscriptions of Jefferson County, Pennylvania, Volume 1, (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publishing, 1980), 3.
Buried in Old Brookville Cemetery, in Brookville Borough next to wife and child of Levi, her brother, so this is probably her child.
H. Clover Lucas, 2 June 1847- 31 August 1849.


10. Ann Clover.  I don't really know for sure if this is her, but in the Clarion County, Pennsylvania estate index, there is an entry for an Ann Clover, died 1 November 1841.  The administrator was Peter Clover. This is in the index but I don't have a volume or page number.



11. Harrison Clover, born 1822, married Mary Elizabeth Williams.  Frampton says that he was a blacksmith and embued with enormous physical strength. She married second Joel Ferrington according to the 1880 census.
Patricia Steele,  Who, When, and Where, Volume II, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, Newspaper Items, 1834-1837, 1854- 1889, page 8: The Jeffersonian Newspaper, 17 November 1859.  9 November 1859, at Brookville, death of Harrison Clover, of severe and protracted illness, aged 37 years, 5 months and 6 days, son of Philip Clover.  Harrison was born near Strattonville.
Newspaper Clipping from the Jefferson County Genealogical Society sent to me by Mark Lussky, typed for us by Carol Cox.
   DIED.—In this borough, on the 9th  inst., after a severe and protracted illness. HARRISON CLOVER, aged 37 years 5 months and 6 days.
   The deceased had been a citizen of our Borough for a number of years, and at one time was a pride and ornament to society; he was a son of Philip Clover, and was born a short distance from Strattanville.  He was a man, possessed of an iron constitution, a robust frame, and in his rough exterior encompassed a warm and tender heart  He was capable of enduring almost any hardship, and had he taken proper care of himself, he might have lived to a good old age.—Endowed by his creator with more than ordinary abilities, both mental and physical, could he have withstood the temptation of the poisoned glass he must have occupied a position in society higher than those who shunned him because of his misfortune.  He was his own worst enemy, and the damning cup, which is now sought with pleasure by hundreds of others, caused his destruction, and the grave receives him before the meridian of life has been reached.  Let us bury his imperfections beneath the sod, and while we sympathise with the afflicted wife and five orphan children, who have been left to buffet the storms of a cold uncharitable world, we should guide our steps that the wily monster may not seize upon us and cause gloom and sorrow where light and happiness now exist.

            Children: Rhoda Ann Clover, born 1847; Richard Elmer Clover, born 1852; Harry Clover; Sarah Florence Clover, 1857; Seth Clover.    
Obituary of Seth Clover, 20 February 1907, newspaper unknown. Seth Clover dies: Richard Clover, [on] Thursday, received word that his brother, Seth, who had been spending the winter in California, had died suddenly at Los Angeles. The deceased, who was one of the best known citizens in Erie, was forty-seven years of age and had for the past eleven years been engaged in the hotel business at that place.  he was well know and greatly liked in Punxautawny, [Jefferson County], having spent a part of each year with his brother, Richard, at the Pantall Hotel.  His death leaves Richard Clover of this place, and Mrs. G. G. Dempsey of Springborough, the only living members of the family.  The remains have been shipped to Erie and Mr. Clover left Monday for that place.  It will probably take five or six days for the body to cross the continent.

From Mark Lussky:
Seth Clover was in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.  Wikipedia describes him as a shooting marksman. Seth won shooting contests in Pittsburgh per the New York Times. He organized shooting contests in Freedonia, New York and operated a hotel, the Morton House, in Erie, Pa. per Sporting Life.
Thanks to Mark Lussky for sending me this picture.  It says Seth Clover. The background suggests that it was Seth son of Harrison Clover, not his uncle.  It was probably taken when he was in Buffalo Bill's show. 
According to the article on Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show on wikipedia, Seth was one of the hot shot shooters.

Seth

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
RICHARD E CLOVER, a well-known resident of Punxsutawney, and one of the proprietors of the "Hotel Pantall," a leading hostelry of that thriving town, was born December 8, 1850, at Brookville, Jefferson county, and although a large portion of his early life was spent elsewhere, the attractions of this section served to draw him back to it in later years.
   Harrison Clover, the father of our subject, was a native of Clarion county, Penn., and was a remarkable man, possessing decided mechanical genius, and also being endowed with enormous physical strength, greater than that of any other man of his day in his locality.  By occupation he was a blacksmith.  His wife, whose maiden name was Mary Williams, is still living in the enjoyment of excellent health, residing at Erie, Penn.  He died in 1859.
   As Richard E. Clover was but a child when his father died, he was taken to Allegheny county, this state, and reared by an aunt, receiving a fair education.  He is an excellent bookkeeper, and previous to engaging in the hotel business had done much clerical work as occasion offered.  He also spent several years in the oil region in western Pennsylvania, during the excitement over the discovery of that product.  Mr. Clover has an amiable and accomplished wife, formerly Miss Annie Edelblute, and is prominent socially as a member of the Punxsutawney Club.  He is interested in the political questions of the day, though not as an office seeker, and he is an adherent to the Democratic party.

Patricia M. Steele, Who, When, and Where, Volume II, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, Newspaper Items, 1834-1837, 1854- 1889, page 99. Newspaper dated 25 January 1887.  On 18 January 1887, marriage of R. E. Clover and Miss Anna G. Edelbute, by Rev. C. J. Shrimpton.
Patricia Steele, Tombstone Hoppin', Cemetery Inscriptions of Jefferson County, Pennylvania, Volume 1, (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publishing, 1980), 13.
Buried in New Brookville Cemetery, in Brookville Borough:
Richard E. Clover 1850 -1921; Annie E. Clover, 1860-1912.
        Obituary of Richard E. Clover: 1 December 1921, newspaper unknown, Richard E. Clover died here following protracted illness.   "Uncle Dick" Succumbs at Age of 72 Years, Whole Community Mourns. The death of Richard E. Clover, in the Punxsutawney hospital yesterday, following an illness covering a period of several years brought to a close the career of one of the most beloved and highly respected citizens of Jefferson County.  Mr. Clover was 72 years of age. " Dick" as he was called by all who knew him, was born in Brookville 72 years ago, a son of Harry and Mary Williams Clover.  When a youth he went to Allegheny where he received his education in the public schools.  On reaching manhood he returned to Brookville and was made cashier at the bank of R. Arthurs, the first bank established in the county seat and retained this position until the bank went out of business.  Following this he went into the lumber business and was superintendent for Wainwright and Barnett, big lumber dealers of Brookville and remained with them until their lumber holdings were cut.  On 19 January 1888, he was married to Miss Anna Edelblute, of Brookville, who died in 1912, without issue.  
Obituary of Mrs. R. E. Clover 14 October 1912, newspaper unknown: Death Lays Claim to One of Town's Best Loved Women.  Burial will be in Brookville. Death claimed for its own at midnight one of the most esteemed and best loved women of Punxautawny, when Mrs. Anna G. Clover, the wife of Richard E. Clover suddenly succumbed to an attack of heart disease at the Pantell Hotel. The news of her death quickly circulated though the hour was late, and by her friends throughout the county the word was received with such sadness as it is doubtful the death of any other woman in the county would have caused.
        Yesterday, she had been in most excellent spirits and apparently in unusual health.  She had returned to Punxsutawny from Brookville by auto, arriving here about 8:30.  During the trip she was the life of the party and kept the others laughing at her sallies. With her husband, she retired to her room about 11 o'clock and before disrobing played several selections on the graphaphone.  After she had disrobed and retired, she asked her husband to play a favorite selection from the "Red Mill' and this at her request was repeated several times.
        A few minutes before 12, Mr. Clover shut off the machine and sat down upon the edge of the bed.  He spoke to his wife and she did not respond.  he glanced quickly at her and saw that she was struggling for her breath. Alarmed, he called to the room two of the dining room girls of the hotel who roomed nearby. They responded quickly and as one of them gathered Mrs.. Clover in her arms, she gasped and was still.  A physician was summoned and five minutes later was at the beside by life was extinct.
        ........her husband the joint proprietor of the Pantall hotel with her brother.....   
        Born in Brookville, on 18 November 1860, the daughter of Nathan G. and Rosetta Edelblute, she grew to womanhood there and 25 years ago was united in marriage to Richard E. Clover. A short time after[ward] she came to Punxsutawney with her husband and had resided here ever since.  Her mother died several years ago and her father last June.  She is survived by her husband and the following brothers and sister, Owen of Reynoldsville, Frank of Coalport, Mrs Ada Pearsall, of Brookville, Harry of Punxsutawney.
Kenneth and Joan Hanson, Marriages from Venango County Sources, (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press), 53. 19 January 1888 at Brookville, by Rev. C. J. Shrimpton: Richard E. Clover, aged 37, from Bookville, bookkeeper, born in Brookville, son of Harry and Mary Clover.  He married Annie G. Edelblute, aged 27, from Brookville, born in Brookville, daughter of W. G. and Rosetta Edelblute.




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