Decatur County Journal
August 7, l890

DIED--Of cancer on the face, at his home in Eden Township, on the
morning and was buried in the afternoon of July 28th, in the Gammon
Cemetery.  MR. JOHN L. CLAVER, aged 74 years, 7 months and 5 days.

MR. CLAVER was born in Davis County, North Carolina, December 23, l8l5.
When l9 years old he emigrated with his parents to Putnam County,
Indiana.  At the age of l8 years he united with the Christian Church.

When 23 years old he was united in marriage to ELIZABETH PRIEST, by whom
he had two daughters, NANCY and AMANDA; his wife, ELIZABETH, died July
22, l843, and AMANDA soon followed, but NANCY still lives.

On July 22, l844, MR. CLAVER married MISS LEE C. CHASTAIN, who still
survives him.  To this union were born nine children, six girls and
three boys.  Two of the boys died while young and were buried in the
Gammon Cemetery; the other boy, MILES, is still single and lives on the
farm with his mother.  The daughters are all married.

MR. CLAVER and family moved to Decatur County in the fall of l856 and
lived on the farm of MR. LEVI CHASTAIN, and in the spring of l858 they
settled on the farm on which he lived until his death.  At the time of
his death he had eight children, thirty-four grandchildren and eleven
great grandchildren.

MR. CLAVER was a very hard working, industrious man, a good citizen,
highly respected as a neighbor and thankful to his friends and neighbors
for their kind attention and assistance in his long and severe
affliction.  In his last sickness he became submissive to the Divine
Will and ready to go when God was pleased to call him.

The funeral services were conducted by the writer, in the grove near the
residence of the deceased, assisted by a large number of the friends and
neighbors who followed him to his last resting place.

                             Respectfully, THOMAS WALLER
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NOTE: Gammon Cemetery is actually Meek Cemetery in Eden Township. It may have been called Gammon Cemetery because the land was once owned by William Eaton Gammon.