Descendants of George Caven

Notes


12. Samuel Scott Caven

Had 4 children; died age 56.
Listed as #ADA, p.14 1989 Caven Gen.
Purchase land in Mason Co., IL in 1851.
"Survived by his wife, Rebecfa, and brother Milton J Caven, who was the administrator of his estate."
In 1868 other Cavens farming in Mason Co were: Smauel, John A Jr, William McKinney, Wilson Shannon and Milton J. James McQuillen farmed in Mason Co prior to this time.
Named after his grandfather.

FamilySearch Ancestral File 4.19 lists date of death as 1888 and shows other information listed.

Sealing to parents comes from Ordinance Index (OI) Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002 birth Dec1823, Of,,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott.

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 14 indicates his middle name was Scott..


Ellen Blain

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 14, and 1989, p. 14, which also lists a last name of Blane.


56. John Caven

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1989, p. 14.


58. David Caven

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1989, p. 21.


Rebecca Rosebrough

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1989, p. 14, which indicates her father born in Kentucky and mother bron in Ohio.


13. Elizabeth Magaw Caven

Moved to Mason City, IL after her marriage. They setlled in Pa. Twp, Mason Co., IL in 1853.
Caven Gen #ADB.
Named after her father's mother.
Died the day after her son James Caven was born; she was 39 yrs old.

Information per FamilySearch Ancestral File 4.19

Ordinance information per Ordinance Index (OI) Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002 birth 18 Jan 1826,,Miami,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott.

Information also per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH, 1989, p. 22.


John Harrison Mathers

Listed in 1880 Census as a farmer in Mason City, Mason Co., IL with second wife, Martha J., and children Eugene, R. Tinsy, John C, Lucy S, George B and Effy A.
Obit states he died at his home on Morgan and Walnut Sts. He was one of the most influential citizens and an old pioneer of Mason County. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 48 yrs. He was the president of the old First National Bank for 15 yrs. He came to Illiinois in 1853. His early days were spent in farming and blacksmithing. He had 7 children by his first wife and 2 by his second.

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 17. Information also per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH, 1989, p. 22, which indicates he settled in Section 29, Pennsylvania Township, Mason County in 1853. He prospered there purchasing land and in banking.

Middle name information from 25 March 2003 letter from Grace Daura Mathers Solomonson to Barbara Kloeker Crabtree.


66. David Franklin Mathers

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 21, and information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH, 1989, p. 28..


67. James Milton Mathers

Another researcher (Kutch) states that the baby also died with the mother and the two are buried in the Fletcher Presbyeterian Cem in Miami Co., OH?)

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 21, and information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH, 1989, p. 28..


69. Clarence MATHERS

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 29, which indicates he is buried in Leveldale Cemetery in Pennsylvania Township, Mason County, Illinois.


14. George Baxter Caven

Surveyor and teacher in IL before marriage. Returned to Ohio to farm. Held the first Caven reunion at his farm 2 miles NW of Fletcher on July 5, 1900. He owned John A Caven's original 160 acres which was deeded 26 Nov 1812. The farm is located on N. Casstown-Sidney Rd in Brown Twp. He farmed the home farm and as each of his brothers and sisters wished to sell, he bought their interest in their father's land. Samuel's share was acquired in 1854, and Mary Jane and Elivira's in 1871. George was an elder and trustee of the Fletcher Presbyterian Church. His middle name may have come from a Presbyterian minister in Virginia who performed the marriages of some of the children of George Caven. George and Elizabeth named several of their children after ministers and people they admired. This minister became a prominent person and Pres of William & Mary College in VA. George B is listed in the 1875 and 1894 Miami Co Atlas as owning 160 acres in the NW quarter of Sec 31 (John Arnett Caven's original patent deed.) The land was passed down through his children John F and Melissa J. It has in turn been passed down through their children and 180 yrs later in 1992 it is still owned by Caven descendants Tom Morrow and Howard F Caven.
Listed in 1880 census as a farmer living in Brown Twp, Miami Co., OH. with wife Catharine and daughter Ruth I.

According to data obtained from IGI by Carmen A. Jensen George Baxter Caven and Cartherine Simmons were sealed together 28 Jun 1973 MT and 29 Mar 1963 IF.

The following entry is found at page 478 of "History of Miami County, Ohio 1880:

"G.B. Caven, retired farmer; P.O. Fletcher; was born March 18, 1828, on the farm he now owns in Sec. 31; he is a son of John A. Caven, one of the early settlers of this county, who was born in Rockbridge Co., VA., in 1789, where he grew to manhood and in 1811, emigrated to Miami Co.; he entered the farm now owned by George B., which was in a very wild state. In 1821, he married Elizabeth Scott, who was born in Mason Co., Ky., in 1801; they both lived and died in this township. The grandparents of George B. were of Irish birth, and died in Spring Creek Township, she about 1828-30, their son following in 1838. G.B. remained at home and nobly assisted to clear and improve the farm; he received as good an education as could be obtained in his boyhood days. In 1849, he began life for himself, and has since by habits of industry and good management bought and hired lands, until he now owns 250 acres of fine land in this county, of which 160 lie in and above said section, whereon he has erected good, substantial farm buildings. His attention for the past few years has been partially directed to the culture of bees. Oct. 14, 1852, his marriage with Catherine Simmons was celebrated; she was born in this county, in 1829; their children were five in number of whom all are now living, viz: Mary E., now Mrs. G. W. Sanders; and Ruth I. Mrs. Caven is a descendent of the Simmons family, whose biography will appear in some other part of this volume."

According to handwritten notes of Martha Ann Anderson Chrisman taken from Leonard Hill's scrapbook: "George B. Caven grew to manhood in Brown Township, inherited a large portion of the family estate and erected the present comfortable farm dwellings and other buildings and at the time of his death he owned 430 A. of land. He lived on the farm until within a short time of his demise, which occurred after he had retired to Fletcher. He was a Democrat in his political opinions, and acceptably served in numerous township offices, for 21 consecutive years, being a trustee of Brown Township. He lived into honored age, dying Feb. 1909 within 6 weeks of his 81st birthday. He married Catherine Simmons, and they had 5 children born to them as follows: Alice A. wife of Willis Hill, John F., Jane, deceased, who was the wife of R. C. Morrow, Mary E. who is the wife of George W. Sanders, of Fletcher, and Ruth is deceased."

According to further handwritten notes of Martha Ann Anderson Chrisman taken from Leonard Hill's scrapbook:

"Old Wooden Ditch Found on Brown Township Farm. Who might have built this ditch and when? Howard F. Caven, born 1921, as far as we know is the only person in Brown Township who owns and farms land that has always been in the same family name since entered from the U.S. Government. His great, great grandfather, John A. Caven, acquired it in 1812. He died in 1850 and his son George B. Caven bought the whole quarter section as undivided shares from his eight brothers and sisters from 1854-1871. History of schoolhouse in Spring Creek Township given in 1848 George B. Caven taught the school for the term of 3 months, one month by subscription, and 2 months to be paid from the school fund for which they agreed to pay him $15.00 per month."

Ordinance information per Ordinance Index Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002 with birth 18 Mar 1828,,Miami,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott. OI also has another entry for George Baxter Caven born 18 Mar 1828, Fletcher,Miami,Ohio, baptized 14 Jan 1961 (no temple listed), endowed 19 Apr 1961 IFALL, sealed to parents Pre-1970[names and relationships of others stated in source].

There is a picture of G. B. Caven in The County of Miami Ohio 1875-1894 atlas under Brown Township at p. 95.

The following newpaper obituary is from Charlotte Fergus Caven's scrapbook:

"CAVEN The venerable George Caven died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Fletcher. He had been failing for some time because of the infirmities of old age but his last illness was of only two weeks' duration. Mr. Caven was eighty years, ten months and nine days of age. He was born in Brown township, near Fletcher, and lived all his life in that township. Until about two years ago he lived upon the farm where he was born. He followed the occupation of a farmer through all the active years of his life retiring only two years ago when he removed to Fletcher and established his home there. He is survived by one son and two daughters, his wife dying just seven weeks ago Tuesday. The surviving children are John Caven, Mrs. Willis Hill and Mrs. G. W. Sanders. Three brothers and two sisters are living in Kansas. For many years Mr. Caven was an elder in the Fletcher Presbyterian church. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at one-thirty at the Caven home in Fletcher. The service was conducted by the Rev. Montgomery May, pastor of Gettsburg. Interment will be in Fletcher cemetery."


Catherine Simmons

Seed of Simon at Haner Center History Room in Troy, Ohio contains write up on
Caven family. It indicates that the Caven Family migrated from Ireland shortly
before 1789 and settled in Virginia, Rockbridge County.

Newspaper article in Charlotte Fergus Caven scrapbook:

"Mrs. Catherine Caven, wife of George B. Caven, died very suddenly December 22 at her home in Fletcher. She was seventy-nine years of age and was born in Brown township and lived on a farm all her life up to the time her husband retired from farming and they moved to Fletcher to live. Her maiden name was Simmons. She was the daughter of Peter and Elisabeth Simmons. She is survived by her husband, one son and two daughters, John Caven of Brown township; Mrs. G. W. Sanders of Orange township, and Mrs. W. S. Hill, of Springcreek township. Her death was attributed to heart trouble. She got up in the morning in her usual health and before doing anything about the house fell to the floor and expired. She united with the Presbyterian church of Fletcher in 1851 and lived a consistent member all her life. The funeral was held December 24. Interment in Fletcher cemetery."


73. Ruth Ida Caven

Living with parents in 1880 Ohio census.

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 49.


15. John Arnett Caven

Teacher and farmer. Had 2 children. Aged 81 yrs at his death.
Caven Family Record #ADD.
His first four children died in their first year of life. Of his nine children only two survived beyond their first birthday. Genetic disorder? They had two sets of twins.
Listed in the 1880 census as a farmer living in Neosho, Coffey Co., KS, with wife Ann M and 2 children Ruth E, John A. Also, Fred Palmer "son" (error?) 13 pb NY (parents bp NY, NY) and Sidney Ashley "other" (male) 13 pb NY.

Information per FamilySearch Ancestral File 4.19

Ordinance informatin per Ordinance Index (OI) Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002, birth 17 Mar 1830, Of,Miami,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott.

He was a teacher and a farmer. Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 49.


Anne Marie Winans

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 49.
Caven record gives birth as 26 Sep 1835, IA.
Her obit states her birthday as 24 Sep 1835 at Fletcher, Ohio. She was aged 69 yrs, 6 mos, 21 days. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church in girlhood. She had nine children; only 2 survive: Mrs Charles Wingett and John A Caven. The Cavens were old settlers in Coffey County coming here in 1870 and making their home in the Big Creek neighborhood until recently when they moved to Burlington. Mrs Caven's funeral was held at the home on Juniatta Street Staturday afternoon in charge of Rev Prugh of the Presbyterian church. Mrs Caven was a woman of high character and it was a pleasure to know her.


75. William H. Caven

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 37.


76. Wilson Shannon Caven

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 49.


77. Ella Caven

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 49.


78. Margaret W. Caven

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 37.


80. George Baxter Caven

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 37.


82. Cory W. Caven

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 50.


83. Anna Maria Caven

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 50.


16. William McKinney Caven

Moved quite a bit, but after 1870 lived on a farm near Burlington, KS. Age 80 yrs at his death.
Went to Kansas from Illinois in 1857, and filed a claim along the Verdigris River in Wilson County among the Osage Indians, trading with them for a time. He then returned to Mason Co., IL. In 1860 he sold his interest in the home farm in Ohio, and the next year went with a wagon train to Salt Lake City. One account says that he went to the gold mines in Idaho. Another, that he and his brothers, John Arnett and James M., along with Isaac Landis, a boy raised in the Caven family, went to the Idaho gold fields near Shoshone Falls from Illinois in 1864. (This is the story that Richard Putnam remembered hearing about his gr-grandfather James M Caven who found enough gold along the Snake River to buy his farm in Ohio.) William again returned to Illinois, but in 1870 along with his sisters, Mary Jane and Elvira, he went to Kansas again and this time to stay. There he wed and raised his family on a farm a few miles southwest of Burlington.
He had four daughters and three sons. Two of the daughters were twins.
Listed in 1880 census as a farmer living in Neosho, Coffey Co., KS with wife Mary and 3 children Amelia G, James M and William M. Also E Mac Chycarthy farm laborer (30).

Information per FamilySearch Ancestral File 4.19

Ordinance information per Ordinance Index (OI) Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002 birth 27 Feb 1833, Fletcher,Miami,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott.

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 50:
"Mr. William Caven came to Kansas from Illinois in 1857, and filed a claim along the Verdigris River in Wilson County among the Osage Indians, trading with them for a period. He went back to Illinois. In 1860 he sold out his interest in the home farm in Ohio, then in 1861, he went with a wagon train to Salt Lake City Utah. One account says he went from Utah to the Idaho gold mines. Other accounts say that the three brothers, William, Arnett, and James, together with Isaac Landis, a boy raised in the Caven family, went to the Idaho gold fields near Shoshone Falls from Illinois in 1864. Again, Mr. William Caven went back to Illinois, and then in 1870 in company with his sisters, Mary Jane and Elvira, went to Kansas and this time to stay. Here he raised his family on a farm a few miles southwest of Burlington."

Obituary in Lottie Fergus Caven Album:

"Death of Wm Cavin.

Wm M. Cavin died at his home south of this city Monday night at ten o'clock. He had been severly ill for a long time. Many of his relatives and children were with him to the end. His remains will be laid to rest in the Sclichter cemetery. The time of interment and other funeral arrangements will not be decided upon until word is received from relatives in Ohio, his boyhood home. Mr Cavin was born in Ohio, Feb. 27, 1833. Came west in 1857 and spent many years in the mountains and this county, finally settling on the farm in 1870 where he lived continually until his death. In 1873 he was married to Mary Sclichter who bore him seven children, who with six of the children survive him."


Mary Theresa Schlichter

Both parents were born in Baden (Germany?)

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 38.

Obituary summary: Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home on North Big Creek. Burial was in the Schlichter Cemetery overlooking the banks of the beaautiful Neosho Valley. The family burial ground is one of the oldest in the county. The pallbearers were six nephews: Grover and John Wiley, Roy Caven of Neodesha, Frank Kokeley of Chanute, Harry Cokeley and C.W. Schlichter. ..she passed away at her home near Burlington, Kansas at 4:15 a.m. March 20, 1934, at the age of 81 yrs and 10 days. She was the daughter of Lorenz and Margaret Schlichter. In the spring of 1857 (age 4 yrs) she left with her parents, sisters and brothers for Minnesota, driving an ox team. They were confronted with a blizzard which turned their course southward, coming to Neosho Twp., locating on a farm southeast of Burlington, Kansas, where she grew to womanhood. She was the second of a family of ten children, only two of who surve her (Rosa Cokeley and CA Schlichter). She had eight children. She was a member of the Big Creek Presbyterian Church. She was a lover of nature and had a deep respect for the needs and wants of others.


84. Elizabeth M. Caven

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 38.


87. William McKinney Caven

Farmer by Burlington, KS

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 40.


90. Lewis Lorenz Caven

Farmer in LeRoy, KS

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 40.

Obituary from Lottie Fergus Caven Album:

"LEWIS CAVEN DIES THIS AFTERNOON

Lewis Caven, who hasn't been well for several years, died at 1:10 o'clock this afternoon, Monday, September 16, 1957 at the home southwest of Burlington. His sister, Mrs. Ada Caven Glass of Marysville has been here a week helping care for him and Mr. and Mrs. Kinney Caven of Burlington have been there the past few days. Mr. Caven, who was 67 years old, had spent his entire life on the old Caven home in No. 10 district. Mr. and Mrs. Caven had farmed the place for a number of years. Besides his wife he leaves a brother, Kinney Caven of Burlington and two sisters, Mrs. Gertie Caven White of Union, Ore., and Mrs. Ada Caven Glass of Marysville. Funeral arrangements had not been made at press time."

Another obituary: Services are held for Lewis Lorenz Caven. Services were held Friday afternoon at the Caven home southwest of Burlington where he was born and were conducted by Rev Castles of the Gridley Methodist Church. He spent his entire life on this farm. Lewis was the youngest of eight children and attended the country school at District No 10. During the time there were services at the Big Creek Presbyterian church, he attended regularly. Later he attended the services at the Crotty Methodist Church. On June 24, 1945, he married Florence Simmermon of Topeka. Uncle Lewis was loved by his nieces and nephews and by all who knew him. He was always thoughtful of others and ready to help wherever help was needed. He never complained and always had a cheery greeting for his many friends.


17. James McQuillen Caven

James McQuillen was named after his uncle who married his father's sister, Sarah Caven, and owned the farm adjacent to John and Elizabeth in Brown Twp.

Eric Putnam has his gr-gr-grandfather, James M. Caven's 1868 black wedding suit. Bertha Caven Wyatt gave the wedding suit to Richard Caven Putnam who in turn passed it down to his son, Eric, who is currently in possession of the suit. The suit was in Bertha Caven Wyatt's large old steamer trunk (ca 1890) which Eric restored in 1978. It appears that James M was a tall and slender man. He got married two years after he returned to Ohio from Idaho.

According to his obituary, "James Caven, for many years a prominent resident of Orange Twp, died at his home in Fletcher Tuesday evening at 6:45 the effects of a stroked of paralysis suffered over a week ago. At that time he was sitting on his front porch when the stroke came upon him while he was apparaently in the best of health. He was born near the Miami/Shelby County line in 1836. He lived at home with his father until his father died, then he remained with his mother until 1855 when he went to Illinois where he lived until 1864. He then went to Idaho to try his luck at the gold mines in that state. In 1866 he returned to Miami County where he married Anetta Sayers in 1868. They raised a family of five children, one of whom, Samuel, died 19 yrs ago. He is surved by his wife and four children, William, James and Harley who live in this vicinity, and Mrs Charles M Wyatt of Dayton. In 1874 they settle on land in Orange Twp, Shelby Co., on land entered by James Harrow in 1819. He resided in Orange Twp for 30 yrs and about four years ago he moved to Fletcher, since which time he lived a retired life."

His home was on Bulle Rd in Orange Twp, Shelby Co., Ohio. He purchased a 158 acres from Russell and Elizabeth Hamilton for $6500 on Jan 27, 1874. Some of the land was sold off. Ninety acres was passed down to his son, Harley, who was born and died on the home farm in 1951. Ninety acres of the land is currently owned by Harley's grandson, Jim Burress. James and Annettie also owned other land. After their death, 90 acres in Perry Twp in Shelby Co was passed down to their grandsons, Richard and Donald Putnam. Eric now owns his father's half of this land.

According to one account, James M went west from Illinois with his two brothers, Arnett and William, and Isaac Landis, a boy raised in the Caven family to search for gold in Idaho near Shashone Falls. He used this gold to buy his farm in Ohio and to make the wedding band for his wife Annettie Sayers. At the 100th Caven reunion, his descendant Kathryn Caven Daum Middleton brought the ring to show the Caven family. Vic Caven also brought the double barrel rifle that James M took out west. An expert who examined the rifle thought it had been made around 1750 at Fort Pickawillaney in Piqua, based on the markings on the butt. Samuel Sayers had his picture taken with the gun. According to a story passed down to Richard Caven Putnam, they found gold near "Idaho Falls along the Snake River". On his way back to Ohio, James M was capured by the Indians. During his capture he developed a sore throat which the Indians treated by applying a poultice to his nectk. The poultice left scars and that is why John always wore a beard. He eventually escaped from the Indians and returned to Ohio in 1866.

History of Shelby County, Ohio, Second Edition 1968, page 176 under the heading JAMES CAVEN:
"James, the sixth of the family [of the union of John A. Caven and Elizabeth Scott] was born in 1836. He lived at home with his father until he died; then remained with his mother until 1855, when he went to Illinois, where he lived until 1864. Then he went to try his luck in the gold mines of Idaho. In 1866 he returned to Miami County, when in 1868 he married Miss Annetta Sayers. They have raised a family of four children, whose names and date of birth are as follows: William, born 1871; James, born 1873; Samuel, born 1875; and Harley, born 1877. In 1874 they settled in Shelby County, on the land entered by John Morrow in the year 1819. The patent has the signature of James Monroe, President of the United States. Of the ancestors of Mrs. Caven we know nothing, except of her father and mother. Her father, Samuel Sayers, was born in Miami County in 1810. In his father's family there were seventeen children. and all grew to man and womanhood, and all married, except one daughter, who died at the age of 17 years. Mr. Sayers was killed in 1877 by the running away of a team of horses. Mrs. Sayers still survives, and is living on the old homestead in Miami County."

Places per FamilySearch Ancestral File 4.19

Ordinance information per Ordinance Index (OI) Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002 birth 14 Feb 1836, Of,Miami,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott.

The following information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 50: Born in Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio. Farmed in Orange Township, Shelby County, Ohio and retired to Fletcher, Ohio.

The following Information is per conversation among Richard Allen Worthington, Janet Sausanne Hetzler Worthington and James Joseph Chrisman 5 Sep 2002: When James McQuillen Caven went to the West he suffered some type of affliction involving his neck. The Indians made a polace for his around his neck. This resulted in scars to his neck and thereafter he wore a long beard to cover these scars. The Cavens who returned from the seach for gold bought several farms with their findings.


Annettie Sims Sayers

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 53.

The following newspaper article is from Charlotte Fergus Caven's scrapbook:

"CAVEN Funeral services for Mrs. Arnetta Caven, who passed away at her home at Fletcher early Thursday morning, will be held at the home at that place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Fletcher. Mrs. Caven had been ill since Christmas when she suffered a stroke of paralysis. She was seventy nine years of age and until she moved to Fletcher twenty three years ago was one of the best known and respected residents of Orange township. Her husband James Caven died eighteen years ago. Four children survive her - Wm. M. and James S. Caven, of Conover, Harley Caven, of near Sidney, and Mrs. Bertha Wyatt, of Dayton. An active member of the Fletcher Presbyterian church and a friend of the whole community, her death, although expected, comes as a severe blow to friends and relatives."


96. Bertha M. Caven

In 1913 lived in Detroit, MI.
No children.
We have restored her old chest and have it upstairs in our hallway.

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 59. Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, 1973, p. 44.


Charles E. Wyatt

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven Miami Co., OH., Revised, 1989, p. 59.

Obituary notices from Charlotte Fergus Caven's album:

"Charlie Wyatt Dies at Dayton, Ohio

Relatives have received word of the death of Charlie Wyatt of Dayton, Ohio, on May 5, 1952 from a heart attack. His wife was Bertha Caven and a sister to Harley Caven, who died December 24, 1951 at Sidney, Ohio. All were shocked to hear of his passing. It has been 14 years since they were in Kansas."

"Charles E. Wyatt

Charles E. Wyatt, 78, a retired paint and varnish salesman, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday at his residence, 1026 1/2 Lexington av., after a long illness. A native of Shelby county, he had been a Dayton resident 52 years. He was a member of Mystic lodge F&AM, Scottish Rite and Antioch Shrine. Surviving are his wife, Bertha M.; a sister, Mrs. Laura E. Holbert of California; and a brother, Rubin S. of Flint, Michigan. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Charles W. Moore funeral home, 2206 E. Third st., by The Rev. Laura E. J. Holloway. Cremation will follow."

"Charles Wyatt Dies in Dayton

Charles E. Wyatt, 78, of 1026 1/2 Lexington avenue, Dayton, a native of Shelby county, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday in his home. He had resided in Dayton for 52 years. A retired paint and varnish salesman, he is survived by his wife, Bertha; one sister, Mrs. Laura Holbert, in California; and a brother, Rubin S. Wyatt, of Flint, Michigan. Mr. Wyatt was a life member of Mystic lodge 405, F&AM, and the Scottish Rite and also belonged to Antioch temple, all in Dayton. Funeral services will be helf at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Charles W. Moore funeral home, 2206 Third street, Dayton. Cremation


18. Milton J. Caven

Farmer in IL, KS and Miss. Had 3 children. Died at age 75 yrs.
Listed in the 1880 census as a farmer living in Pennsylvania Twp, Mason Co., IL with wife Ann R and 2 children Eveline and Otho A. Also mother in law Sarah Allen.
Tha family appears to be in Okolona, MS, by 1898 (son Otha). Left IL for KS after 1880.

Per FamilySearch Ancestral File 4.19

Ordinance information per Ordinance Index (OI) Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002 birth 1 Oct 1838,,Miami,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott.

Information from The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH. (1989), pg. 59, indicates Milton was born October 1, 1838 in Brown Township, Miami County, OH and he died June 1, 1914 at Okolona, Mississippi and that he farmed in Illinois, Kansas and Mississippi.


Ann Rebecca Allen

Listed as Ann R in 1880 census.


97. William Elmer Caven

Information perThe Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH. (1989), pg. 59.


Rebecca ALLEN

Information perThe Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH. (1989), pg. 59.


20. Elvira Gertrude Caven

Had 7 children. Died on a farm near Burlington, KS at age 71 yrs.

Per FamilySearch Ancestral File 4.19

Ordinance information per Ordinance Index (OI) Version 1.02 retrieved July 5, 2002 birth 3 Nove 1845, Of,Miami,Ohio, father-John Arnett Caven, mother-Elizabeth Scott.


John Wiley

Farmer near Burlington.

Information per family group record in possession of James Joseph Chrisman for John A. Caven.


109. Grover Caven Wiley

Grover was a farmer and road worker.
The Wileys had no biological children; however, they took Tommy Martin into their home 22 Jun 1925 at age 6 yrs and raised him as one of their own. Tommy married Lucille Young in 1946 and they had nine children.

Information per The Genealogical Record of George and Elizabeth Caven, Miami Co., OH, 1989, p. 67.


Melissa Morrow

They had no biological children, however, they took Tommy Martin (b 1919) into their home on Jun 22, 1925 and riased him as one of their own.


22. Sarah Jane Caven

She had a number of children, one of whom married Anthony O'Toole of Piqua. A daughter, Katherine, died in Cincinnati in 1948 at age 85. The following grandchildren were known to be living in Springfield, OH in 1948: Mrs Sarah Griffin, Mrs Sadie Jones, Mamie Harris, Thomas Halley, George Mason and Robert Mason. Mrs Clara Hennessey lived in Chicago.

Not sure if her mother was Hester or Keturah. Most probably Hester because of her age.


113. Keturah Caven

In 1947 she was living in Vancouver, WA and was about 90 yrs old.


George Washington Russell

George (son of Vinnedge and Mary Weeks Russell) was a farmer who lived 3 miles east of Piqua on 110 acres of the family farm on which he was born. He owned 285 acres in all. The Russells had been Methodist but joined the Springcreek Baptist Church where George was a deacon.. The old log house in which George was born set far back by a woods. It was a four room house covered with clap boards, two rooms downstairs and a stairway leading to two bedrooms up. The kitchen was a lean-to on the south side. The house was torn down when the present brick house was built (after 1870). The Russell children attended Gooseville school, situated at the fork of Garbry Rd and Piqua-Urbana Pike, their home being a half mile away. The Russell family is descended from the line of English royalty.

Ref:1982 History of Miami Co., Ohio published by the Miami Co Historical Society, Irene Miller, editor.
1880 Beers History of Miami County, p. 515


118. Flora Russell

Flora was married on the same day as her grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary