Isaac T. Lafaver and Mary Cooper

Most of the information on this page supplied by Mike La Favre, grandson of Floyd B. La Favre.

For information on possible ancestors of Isaac T. Lafaver, see this page.


Isaac T. Lafaver (aka: Ike)

Born:1801 in: Virginia
Sources: Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F.A. Battey & County, Publishers.1884, Page 366. And U.S. Census, Baker Twp., Morgan Co., IN, for 1860 and 1880 list state of birth as Virginia.
OR
Born: April 11, 18011 in Wayne County, Kentucky
Sources: Martinsville Republican Newspaper for Nov. 9, 1882. And U.S. Census, Baker Twp., Morgan Co., IN, for 1850 and 1870 list state of birth as Kentucky. Isaac's gravestone lists his birth date as April 11, 1801.
Note: Tax lists for Washington Co., VA list an Abraham Lefeaber (probably Isaac's father - Abraham Lefever, III) in 1796 and 1797, but not in 1798 and subsequent years. Lee County, VA tax list for 1797 lists an Abraham Lefavers, but not in 1795, 96, 98, 99, 1800, 01 or 02 (probably Isaac's grandfather). Deed Records of Hawkins County, TN. March 28, 1798: John Young of Hawkins Co., TN, to Abraham Lefever of Lee Co, VA, for 50 pounds, 100 acres of land in Hawkins Co. on the south side of Clinch River etc. Witnesses: Robert Koyle and Andrew Lefever.

The date when Isaac's father arrived in Wayne Co., KY would help establish where Isaac was born.

Died: March 24, 1890 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Martinsville Republican Newspaper Mar. 27, 1890 and date on Isaac Lafaver's gravestone in Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana

Buried In: Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Dale Drake, Baker Twp, Sodom Cemetery Listing From Morgan County Gen-Assit Database March 22,1997, "Electronic."

Census Info: 1830 and 1840 Morgan County, Indiana

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp., Morgan Co., Indiana
Isaac Lafaver, age 50, farmer, b. KY; Mary Lafaver, age 48, b. VA; Louisa Lafaver, age 20; Lavena Lafaver, age 18; Mary Lafaver, age 16; John W. Lafaver, age 15; Jacob Lafaver, age 14; James Lafaver, age 13; Abraham Lafaver, age 12; Nancy Lafaver, age 11; Isaac Lafaver, age 10; Catherine Lafaver, age 9. All children attended school except Mary, Lavena and Louisa. All children were born in IN. Real estate value $1800.

Census Info: 12 Jul 1860 Baker Twp., Morgan Co., Indiana
Isaac Lafever, age 57, farmer; Mary Lafever, age 50; Abraham Lafever, age 23, day laborer; Nancy E. Lafever, age 20; Isaac J. Lafever, age 18, day laborer; Catherine Lafever, age 12. Nancy, Isaac J. and Catharine attended school. Real estate $3000 personal property $400. Joel and Mary [Lafever] Williams are listed as next entry below Isaac on census page. [Comparing the 1850 and 1860 Census, there seems to be the suggestion that there were two Catharines (age 9 in 1850 and age 12 in 1860). If the age data are correct, then the first Catharine must have died around the time of the 1850 census.]

Census Info: 25 Aug 1870 Baker Twp., Morgan Co., Indiana
Isaac Lafever age 64; Mary Lafever, age 67; Nancy Lafever, age 23; Louisa Caywood, age 35; Charles Caywood, age 9; Jacob Caywood, age 7. Louisa and Mary can't write [Isaac could write as he is known to have written letters to family members]. Charles and Jacob attended school.

Census Info: 11 Jun 1880 Baker Twp., Morgan Co., Indiana
Isaac Lafaver, age 79, farmer, b. VA, parents b. VA.

Elected: Justice of the Peace
Source: Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. Page 366

Lived in Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana between. 1825 - 1890
Source: Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F.A. Battey & County., Publishers, 1884 Page 366. Isaac Lafaver's bio states he came to Morgan County in 1824.

Occupation between 1825 - 1890: Farmer in Morgan County, Indiana

Notes: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 1933 "Isaac Le Fevre was a prominent and successful farmer, a Justice of the Peace, and a Preacher of the M.E. Church"

Father: Abraham Lefever [III.]
Mother: Mary Magdelaine Brock

Married: October 23, 1823 in: Washington County, Indiana
Source: Isaac Lafaver's bio published in the Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F.A. Battey & County., Publishers, 1884 and Automated Archives, Inc Marriage Records. CD #2

Mary Cooper (aka: Polly)

Born: June 25, 1803 in: Virginia
Source: Date on Mary Cooper Lafaver's gravestone and 1870 US Census Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana. The 1870 US Census recorded Mary's birth location as West Virginia

Died: September 17, 1877 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Martinsville Republican Newspaper Sept 20, 1877 records Mary Cooper Lafaver's death date as Sept 13, 1877. Mary's gravestone in Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana says Sept. 17, 1877.

Buried In: Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Letter dated Sept. 22, 1877 from Isaac Lafaver to his son Isaac J Lafaver.

Census Info: 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana

Notes: Martinsville Republican Sept. 20, 1877. Death Reported by J. A. Lewis, undertaker Sept 13th- Mrs. Isaac Lafaver, of Baker township, aged 78 years.

Father: Michael Cooper
Mother: Mary Griffin

 

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From the Martinsville Republican for Nov. 9, 1882
From Sodom -- Some of the pioneers of Morgan County live down here in Baker Township. Uncle Ike Lafavre was
born on the Cumberland River in Kentucky, April 11th, 1801. His father was an old Revolutionary soldier who sold
his farm to his grandfather, the late John Simpson, in 1813. When Ike was 12 years old, he emigrated to the Indiana
Territory and settled in what is now Washington County, where he lived until the year 1826. He then moved to
Lamb's Bottom.
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The Martinsville Republican February 8, 1883
Old people of Baker Township, Morgan County: POLLY MILLER and IKE LAFAVER, and JIMMY McDANIEL,
JEFF FARR and LUCY HODGES, all between 70 and 90 years of age.
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Martinsville Republican March 27, 1890
Isaac Lafaver, of Baker township, one of the oldest citizens and pioneers of the county, died Monday aged 89 years.
He was stricken with paralysis several weeks ago, and owing to age and feeble condition of health he could not
withstand the shock. Mr. Lafaver was a man universally respected and esteemed, and his funeral yesterday was
largely attended.
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Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor.
Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1884. MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP PAGE 366
ISAAC LAFAVER was born in Virginia in 1801. He is the third of the eight children of Abraham and Mary (Brock)
Lafaver, natives of Virginia, the former of French and the latter of Dutch descent. Isaac was reared on a farm. His
parents moved to Wayne County, Ky., about 1806, where he attended the primitive schools of that time. About the
year 1816, his parents moved to this State and settled in Washington County, where they entered 300, and cleared
100 acres thereof. About 1823, they came to this county, entered land in this township, where Abraham Lafaver
died in 1840. October 23, 1823, Isaac married Mary, daughter of Michael Cooper, a soldier of the Revolution. To
this union were born nine children--John, Jacob, James, Isaac, Mary, Louisa, Nancy, Lovina and Abraham
(deceased). In 1824, our subject came to this county, entered eighty acres on White River bottoms, and forty where
he now resides. To this, he has added 100 acres, since purchased. This land is well stocked, cultivated and
improved, with good orchards. In 1826, Mr. Lafaver moved to this township. He has been a worthily successful
man; has served nine years as Justice of the Peace, and is a Democrat, having given his first vote for Gen. Jackson.
He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as was his wife, who died in 1880, aged seventy-five years.
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Isaac and Mary Lafaver had eleven children. Ten of the children grew to adulthood living on the family farm in
Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana. When the Civil War broke out all of the Lafaver children except John
Wesley Lafaver were living at home or in the surrounding area. When the call for Indiana recruits went out all of
Isaac's sons and daughter's future husbands except Lovina and Mary signed up. Here is what information I have
been able to find on the boys.
Louisa Lafaver's husband Jacob Caywood enlisted at Marion County, Indiana on Jan. 1, 1864. His unit was the
One Hundred and Twenty- first Regiment Company L 9th Indiana Cavalry. Jacob died on January 22, 1865 in
Louisville, Kentucky. He is buried in Hindustan Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Lovina Lafaver's oldest son John Marion Weaver enlisted in the 32nd Indiana Volunteers. Isaac J. Weaver
enlisted in Company H, 33rd Reg't Indiana Infantry. He served a full three years and attainted the rank of
Corporal.
Jacob C. and Isaac J.Lafaver enlisted at Monroe County, Indiana in Company B 67th Indiana Volunteers on
August 19, 1862. They were transferred to the 24th Indiana Infantry on Dec. 21, 1864. Both were mustered out on
July 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas.
Abraham E. Lafaver enlisted in Company H, 33rd Reg't Indiana Infantry on Sept. 16, 1861. He served three full
years and was mustered out a full Corporal.
Nancy Lafaver's future husband Lewis Goble served three years with Company H, 33rd Reg't Indiana Infantry.
Catherine Lafaver's future husband Peter Clavel Miller served three years with Company H, 33rd Reg't Indiana
Infantry.
James Lafaver is a bit of a mystery. There was a James Lafever who served with Company F 27th Indiana
Infantry. This is the spelling James used for his last name in later years. This James enlisted on Sept. 12, 1861 in the
27th but no hometown is given.
There were many nephews of Isaac's from the community who also served in Company H, 33rd Reg't Indiana
Infantry.


Isaac and Mary's CHILDREN


Louisa Lafaver

Born: August 09, 1824 in: Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331. US Census for 1850 lists age as 20 = 1830; US Census for 1870 lists age as 35 = 1835. US Census for 1900 lists birth date as Aug 1824.

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Louisa Lafaver, age 20 (living with her parents)

Census Info: 14 Jun 1860 Centre South Part, Marion, Indiana
Jacob H. Caywood, age 45; Louisa Caywood, age 33; Sarah A. Caywood, age 20; Angeletta Caywood, age 16, Charles Caywood, age 7 months; David McFall, age 30; Charles McFall, age 3. Jacob b. VA, Louisa b. IN, Sarah and Angeletta b. KY, remaining three b. IN. [Charles is Louisa's child, Sarah and Angeletta are not]. For Jacob, no value given for real estate, personal property $200. Jacob can read and write (Louisa can't). David McFall real estate value $1400, personal property $500.

Census Info: 25 Aug 1870 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Louisa Caywood, age 35, Charles Caywood, age 9, Jacob Caywood, age 7, (Louisa and children living with her parents).

Census Info: 17 Jun 1880 Washington, Monroe, Indiana
Louisa Kaywood, age 55, widowed, keeping house; Charles Kaywood, age 19, son, works on farm; Jacob Kaywood, age 17, son, laborer. Both men are single. Jacob attended school. Charles and Jacob b. IN, father b. TN mother b. IN. Louisa b. IN father b. TN mother b. VA. Louisa can't read or write. Louisa's entry is two below Lovina Weaver, her sister, on the census page..

Census Info: 9 Jun 1900 Washington, Monroe, Indiana
Louisa Kaywood, widowed, age 75, born Aug 1824, mother of 3 children, 2 living. Louisa b. IN father b. KY mother b. VA. She can't read or write. She owns her own house, free of mortgage (property is listed as a house, not farm). The next entry above Louisa on the census page is George M. Weaver. His relationship is not clear (see 1900 census entries for Lovina below).

Married: September 01, 1853 in: Monroe County, Indiana
Spouse: Henry James

Married: May 31, 1855 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Spouse: Jacob H. Caywood
Source: Morgan County, Indiana Marriage Record volume #2 1850-1920


Notes:

Louisa Lafaver and her two children, Jacob and Charles, were living with Isaac Lafaver in 1870. In 1880 Louisa and children were neighbors of her sister Lovina Weaver in Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana. Louisa was recorded on the 1900 Census living alone in Washington Twp, Monroe County. She also reported that she had three children and two were living.
Source: 1870 Census Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana and 1880-1900 Census Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana.


In 1883 Louisa was drawing a Civil War widows pension of $ 8.00 a month.
Source: Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical By Charles Blanchard Page78


Lovina Lafaver

Born: January 01, 1826 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331. Note Lovina gave her birth date as Jan. 1827 on the 1900 Census. US Census for 1850 lists age as 18 = 1832.

Died: Aft. 1900 in: Indiana

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Lavena Lafaver, age 18 (living with her parents)

Census Info: 16 Jun 1860 Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana
George Weaver, age 37, farmer; Lavina Weaver, age 32; John M. Weaver, age 16, laborer; Isaac J. Weaver, age 15; Abraham Weaver, age 14; Mary E. Weaver, age 12; Wesley Weaver, age 8; Joseph Weaver, age 6; James M. Weaver, age 4; Cyntha J. Weaver, age 2. George b. VA, all others b. IN. Real estate $1000, personal property $597. George and Lavina can read and write (the can't read and write column is not checked). None of the children attended school. Entry just above George's on census sheet is Henry W. Miller, age 24 and Rachel Miller, age 22. Living with Henry and Rachel is Elizabeth Weaver, age 68. She owns $1200 in real estate and $287 personal property. Elizabeth was b. in VA.

Census Info: 4 Jun 1870 Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana
George Weaver, age 47, farmer; Savina Weaver, age 41, keeping house; Absalom S. Weaver, age 22, farmer; Wesley Weaver, age 19; Joseph Weaver, age 16; Cyntha J. Weaver, age 10; George B. Weaver, age 8; Thomas F. Weaver, age 6. George Sr. was b Virginia west, all others b. IN. George's real estate $8000 and personal property $1000. Absalom has $200 personal property. George, Lovina and Absalom can read and write. Wesley, Joseph, Cyntha, George B. and Thomas F. attended school.

George McClelland Weaver died June 27, 1877

Census Info: 17 Jun 1880 Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana
Lavina Weaver, age 52, widowed; Joseph Weaver, age 24; George B. M. Weaver, age 18; Thomas F. Weaver, age 15. All three males are sons of Lavina and are single. Thomas attended school. Lavina can read but can't write.

Census Info: 5 Jun 1900 Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana
McClellan Weaver, head, age 37, widowed, farmer, born May 1863; Virgil Weaver, son, age 3, born Feb 1897; Luvina Weaver, mother, widowed, age 73, born Jan 1827, 11 children, 8 children living; Joseph Weaver, brother, farm laborer, single, age 46, born Sep 1853; Arminta Weaver, niece, servant, age 17, born Oct 1882. McClellan b. IN father b. VA mother b. IN; Virgil b. IN; Luvina b. IN father b. KY mother b. VA; Joseph b. IN father b. VA mother b. IN; Arminta b. IN parents b. IN. McClellan owns his farm free of mortgage. Lavina can't read or write, all others except Virgil can read and write. Next entry above McClellan on the census sheet is Wesly Weaver, age 48 and wife Harriette (with one son and one daughter).

Census Info: 9 Jun 1900 Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana
George M. Weaver, age 35; Flora B. Weaver, age 24; Maggie E. Weaver, age 5; Fossy M. Weaver, age 1
Note: this George is apparently not the son of Lovina but likely a relative. This George is listed next to Louisa Kaywood (Lovina's sister) in the census.

Lived In: Baker Twp Morgan County & Monroe County, Indiana

Married: May 28, 1843 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Spouse: George McClelland Weaver
Source: Ron Baldwin's records of marriage's preformed at the Sodom Church and Indiana State Library Genealogy Database

Marriage Notes
George and Lovina were married by Jacob B. Lafaver at the old Sodom Church located on the Lafaver homestead
in Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana.

Notes
In 1900 Lovina was living with her son George McClelland Weaver. Also in the home was Joseph Weaver a older
brother of George. Lovina reported to the census taker that she had eleven children and eight were still living.



Mary E. Lafaver

Born: November 16, 1830 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331 gives Mary's birth date as November 26, 1827. Mary's headstone in Sodom Cemetery says Nov. 16, 1830. US Census for 1850 lists age 16 = 1833 (assuming enumerated that year before her birthday)

Died: July 16, 1897 in: Indiana
Source: Dale Drake, Baker Twp, Sodom Cemetery Listing From Morgan County Gen-Assit Database March 22,1997, "Electronic."

Buried In: Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Dale Drake, Baker Twp, Sodom Cemetery Listing From Morgan County Gen-Assit Database March 22,1997, "Electronic."

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Mary Lafaver, age 16 (living with her parents)

Census Info: 12 Jul 1860 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Joel Williams, age 30, day laborer, b. KY; Mary Williams, age 25, b. IN; Jefferson Williams, age 4, b. IN; Elizabeth Williams, age 1, b. IN. No value listed for real estate, $150 personal property. Joel and Mary can read and write. Joel is listed just after his father-in-law on census sheet.

Census Info: 23 Aug 1870 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Joel Williams, age 44, farmer, b. TN; Mary Williams, age 39, keeping house, b. IN; Jefferson Williams, age 13, farm laborer, b. IN; Elizabeth Williams, age 11, b. IN; Harrison Williams, age 9, b. IN; Jane Williams, age 7, b. IN; Florence Williams, age 3, b. IN. Joel and Mary can read and write. All children except Florence attended school. Joel is 2 entries below his brother-in-law, Jacob Lafever, on the census sheet.

Census Info: 8 Jun 1880 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Joel Williams, age 54, farmer; Mary Williams, age 48, keeping house; Jefferson Williams, age 23, farmer; Elizabeth Williams, age 21; James H. Williams, age 18, farm work; Jane Williams, age 16, Florence Williams, age 12. Joel, Mary, Jefferson and James can read and write (Elizabeth can't). Jane and Florence attended school.

Census Info: 12 Jun 1900 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana
Lafyett Myers, age 34, farmer, b. Jan 1866; Jane Myers, age 37, wife, b. Nov 1862; Charley Myers, age 14, son, b. Mar 1886; Dessie Myers, age 12, daughter, b. Oct 1887; Bertie Myers, age 10, son, b. Sep 1889; Minter Myers, age 8 son, b. May 1892; Joel Williams, widowed, farmer, age 74, born Apr 1826. All can read and write except Minter. Joel b. KY, parents b. NC; Lafyett b. IN, parents b. IN; Jane b. IN father b. KY mother b. IN; others b. IN

Married: Date Unknown
Spouse: Joel Williams

John Wesley Lafaver

Born: August 06, 1834 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Source: John Lafaver's gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa says he was born Aug. 6, 1834. George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331 gives his birth date as Aug. 6, 1830. US Census for 1850 lists age as 15 = 1835. US Census for 1900 lists birth date as Aug 1832.

Died: July 07, 1923 in: Iowa
Source: Date on John Lafaver's gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa

Buried In: Columbia Cemetery sect c row 5 #8, Marion County, Iowa
Source: IaGenWeb Project Index to Marion County, Iowa Cemetery Records.

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
John W. Lafaver, age 15 (living with his parents)

Census Info: 2 Apr 1850 Ray, Morgan, Indiana
Sarah E. Gregory, age 15, b. IN (living with W. S. Gregory, age 41 and Anna Gregory, age 48). Sarah's older siblings, John (20) and Enoch (18) were born in NC. Sarah was first child born in IN.

Census Info: 11 Jul 1860 Washington, Marion, Iowa
John Lafeevers, age 26, b. IN; Sarah E. Lafeevers, age 25, b. IN; Jas F. Lafeevers, age 2, b. IA; Mary A. Lafeevers, age 10 months, b. IA.

Census Info: 18 Aug 1870 Cedar, Monroe, Iowa
John Lafever, age 28, b. IN; Sarah Lafever, age 35, b. IN; James Lafever, age 12, b. IA; Mary Lafever, age 10, b. IA; Jane Lafever, age 7, b. IA; Ellen Lafever, age 6, b. IA; Rachel Lafever, age 1, b. IA. No value listed for real estate, $600 personal property. Children did not attend school.

Census Info: 17 Jul 1880 Washington, Marion, Iowa
John W. Lafaver, age 44, farmer; Sarah Lafaver, wife, age 42; James H. [James F.] Lafaver, son, age 21; Mary Lafaver, daughter, age 17; Jennie Lafaver, daughter, age 15; Dale Lafaver, son, age 2. John and Sarah b. IN, children b. IA. Mary and Jennie attending school. John's parents b. VA, Sarah's parents b. NC

Census Info: 15 Jun 1900 Washington, Marion, Iowa
John W. Lefever, age 67, married, farmer, born Aug 1832, married 44 years, married 1856; Sarie E. Lefever, age 65, wife, born Jan 1835; Millard S. Bickford, grandson, age 2 (birth date not legible on digital copy of census). Millard's age is smudged and he may be older since census says he is in school. John b. IN, father b. VA mother b. IN; Sarie b. IN father b. NC mother b. VA; Millard b. IA parents b. IA. John and Sarie can read and write.

Census Info: 20 Apr 1910 Washington, Marion, Iowa
John W. Lafavor, age 78; Sarah E. Lafavor, age 75. John and Sarah married 54 years. John b. IN father b. VA mother b. IN; Sarah b. IN father b. NC mother b. VA. John and Sarah can read and write. John owns his farm free of mortgage. Sarah has 7 children, 5 living.

Lived in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa 1914

Military service: Bet. August 1863 - December 1864 Company A 33rd Indiana Infantry
Source: The History of Marion County Iowa By Union Historical Company Birdsall, Williams and Company 1881 Page 776

Occupation: School Teacher & Farmer
Source: The History of Marion County, Iowa Page 776

Married: March 16, 1856 in: Marion County, Iowa
Spouse: Sarah E. Gregory
Source: Dodd, Jordan. Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900. Orem, UT: Liahona Research, 2000. Taken from: Marion County, Iowa Marriage Register, 1851-1900 County Court Records located at Knoxville, Iowa & Family History Library microfilm # 1019714-1019717

Notes:"John Wesley Lafaver was one of the early settlers of Iowa."
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family chart Copyright 1933
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The History of Marion County Iowa
By Union Historical Company
Birdsall, Williams and Company 1881
Page 776
LAFAVER J.W.—Farmer, Sec. 34, P.O. Columbia. Is a native of Morgan County, Indiana, and was born in August, 1835. Was there raised on a farm and educated at Greencastle, Indiana. When eighteen years of age he commenced teaching school, and followed it for two years. Came to this country and settled at Gosport in 1855, and resided there until 1860, when he returned to Indiana. He enlisted in company A, Thirty-Third Indiana infantry in August, 1863, and took part in the battles of Johnsonville, Nashville and others. He was mustered out in December, 1864, at
Nashville, Tennessee. Came home to Indiana and returned to Marion county in the fall of 1866. He married Miss Sarah Gregory in 1857, at Gosport. She is a native of Indiana. Their family consists of six children: James F., Mary, Jane, Ellen, Rachel and Joseph D. Himself and wife are members of the M.E. Church of Columbia.
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March 1923
Newspaper Unknown
STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS
John W. LaFavre Became Victim on Monday
Word came from Purdy on Monday, that the venerable John W. LaFavre has sustained a stroke of paralysis and was in a very critical condition at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.E. Pierson. They had sent for all the children, so there seems to be a doubt about his even temporary recovery. Mrs. Jennie Anderson, of this city, went up on the evening train, Monday evening. and the others are expected today. As Mr. LaFavre is now 89 years of age the chances are against him, but it is hoped the attack is but of a temporary nature.


Jacob C. Lafaver

Born: February 07, 1833 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Jacob's family bible. George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331 lists date as Feb. 7, 1832, US Census for 1870 and Iowa State Census for 1885 are consistent with a birth year of 1833. US Census for 1850 lists age as 14 = 1836.

Died: July 22, 1896 in: Lucas County, Iowa
Source: Date on Jacob Lafaver's gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa and History of Union County by George Ide 1908

Buried In: Columbia Cemetery Sec C, Row 20, #6 , Marion County, Iowa
Census Info: 1850 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Jacob Lafaver, age 14 (living with his parents)

Census Info: 12 Jul 1860 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Jacob Lafever, age 23, farmer; Elizabeth Lafever, age 22; Jefferson Lafever, age 5; Mary J. Lafever, age 3; Sarah C. Lafever, age 1; Dawson Denny, age 21, day laborer. All b. in IN. Jacob's real estate $1200 personal property $400.

Census Info: 23 Aug 1870 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Jacob Lafever, age 37, farmer; Elizabeth Lafever, age 33; Jefferson Lafever, age 15, farm laborer; Mary Lafever, age 13; Sarah Lafever, age 11; James Lafever, age 9; John Lafever, age 7; Grant Lafever, age 2. Real estate $5000 personal property 2000. All b. in IN.

[can't locate a US Census entry for 1880]

Census Info: 1885 Pleasant, Lucas, Iowa
Jacob C. Lafevre, age 52; Elisabeth Lafevre, age 34; James M .Lafevre, age 22; Garant Lafevre, age 16; Clifford Lafevre, age 14; Thomas Lafevre, age 11; Charles Lafevre, age 9; Zoarah Kelsey, age 12
Note: living on land: township 73, range 20, section 4, SE & SW quarters

Military service: Bet. August 19, 1862 - July 19, 1865 Served with Company B 67th & 24th Indiana Volunteers
Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana Roster Published by Holloway

Notes: Jacob C. and his brother, Isaac J., served with Company B 67th Indiana Volunteers. They enlisted at Monroe County, Indiana. Jacob and Isaac were both transferred to Company F. 24th Regiment in Dec. 1864. They were mustered out on July 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas.

Occupation: Farmer

Married: November 18, 1854 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Spouse: Elizabeth Farr
Source: Jefferson Farr's Family Bible and Index to Marriage Record 1850 to 1920 Inclusive Volume 1, Part 1 Letters A to G, Morgan County, Indiana

Married: August 17, 1880 in: Marion County, Iowa
Spouse: Elizabeth Florence Anderson


James Lafaver

Born: May 28, 1834 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331. US Census for 1850 lists age as 13 = 1837.

Died: Abt. 1920
Source: James Lafaver along with many of his siblings, is listed in Morgan County, Indiana court records dated May 13, 1891 as a defendant involved in a dispute over his father's estate.

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
James Lafaver, age 13 (living with his parents)

Census Info: 25 Jul 1870 Penn, Sullivan, Missouri
James Lefevre, age 34, farmer, b. IN; Cynthia Lefever, age 24, keeping house, b. IL; Clara E. Lefevre, age 3, b. MO; George L. Lefevre, age 1, b. MO. James and Cynthia can read and write. Real estate $1440 personal property $350.

Census Info: 22 Jun 1880 Penn, Sullivan, Missouri
James Lafever, age 43, farmer, widower; Clara Lafever, age 13, daughter; George Lafever, age 10, son; Rhoda Lafever, age 8, daughter; W. Everett Lafever, age 5, son. James b. IN father b. KY mother b. VA. All children b. MO father b. IN mother b. MO

Census Info: 23 Jun 1900 Morris, Sullivan, Missouri
Henry Purden, age 35; Laura Purden, age 33; Lula M. Purden, age 13; Eva Purden, age 9 months; James Lafever, age 66, boarder, widowed, no occupation listed, b. IN father b. KY mother b. VA

Occupation: Farmer in Sullivan County, Missouri

Married: April 08, 1866 in: Sullivan County, Missouri
Spouse: Cynthia Hunsaker
Source: Early Marriages of Sullivan County, Missouri. Records provided by Steven Pfeiffer via the Sullivan County Homepage.


Abraham E. Lafaver

Born: March 09, 1836 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331 gives date as Sep 1836. US Census for 1850 lists age as 12 = 1838.

Died: July 23, 1865 in: Morgan County, Indiana (conflicts with military service dates)
George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331 says he was killed by a horse

Buried In: Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Abraham Lafaver, age 12 (living with his parents)

Census Info: 12 Jul 1860 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Abraham Lafever, age 23 (living with his parents)

Military service: Bet. September 16, 1861 - September 19, 1864 Corporal with the Company H, 33rd Reg't Indiana Infantry
Source: U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles (ancestry.com)


Notes: Abraham's cousins, Daniel and Samuel Lafaver and brother in law, Lewis Goble, also served in Company H, 33rd Reg't Indiana Infantry. Dr. Eli Whitaker ( Mrs. Samuel Lafaver's older brother) was the surgeon for the 33rd Reg't Indiana Infantry. Their Captain was James E. Burton who also was from Morgan County, Indiana.



Nancy E. Lafaver

Born: October 31, 1838 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: 1900 Federal Census Washington Twp, Monroe County, Indiana and George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331. US Census for 1850 lists age as 11 = 1838 (assuming enumeration before her birthday that year).

Died: July 20, 1914 in: Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Indiana Progress Administration, County Health Office Mooresville, Indiana Book. Book H-14 Page 47

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Nancy Lafaver, age 11 (living with her parents)

Census Info: 12 Jul 1860 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana Page 75
Nancy E. Lafever, age 20 (living with her parents)

Census Info: 25 Aug 1870 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Nancy Lafever, age 23 (living with her parents)

Census Info: 4 Jun 1880 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Lewis Goble, age 43, farmer, b. IN; Nancy Goble, age 40, wife, keeping house, b. IN; Franklin J. Goble, age 2, b. IN

Census Info: 8 Jun 1900 Washington, Monroe, Indiana
Nancy Goble, age 61, widowed, born Oct 1838; Frank J. Goble, age 22, single, born Feb 1878, farmer. Nancy owns her farm free of mortgage. Nancy and Frank can read and write. Nancy b. IN father b. KY mother b. VA. Frank b. IN.

Married: April 07, 1874 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Spouse: Lewis Goble
Source: Indiana Index to Marriage Records A-G Book 1 Vol 1 1850-1920.


Isaac J. Lafaver


Born: December 11, 1840 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Date on Isaac J. Lafaver's headstone in Pleasantville Cemetery, near Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri and George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331 US Census for 1850 lists age as 10 = 1839 (assuming enumeration before his birthday that year). US Census for 1900 lists birthday as Dec 1840.

Died: June 28, 1905 in: Sullivan County, Missouri
Source: Date on Isaac J. Lafaver's headstone in Pleasantville Cemetery, near Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Buried In: Pleasantville Cemetery, near Green City, Sullivan County., Missouri
Source: Albert C. Pace, Index to Pleasantville Cemetery.

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Isaac Lafaver, age 10 (living with his parents)

Census Info: 31 Oct. 1850 Delaware, Ripley, Indiana
John H. Huntington, age 26, farmer, b. OH; Catharine J. Huntington, age 30, b. KY; William Wallace Johnson, age 10, b. IN; Diantha Huntington, age 1, b. IN.

Census Info: 12 Jul 1860 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Isaac J. Lafever, age 18 (living with his parents)

Census Info: 23 Jun 1880 Union, Sullivan, Missouri
Isaac Lafavre, age 35, farmer; Diantha Lafavre, wife, age 30; Frank Lafavre, son, age 10; Frederic Lafavre, son, age 8; Marietta Lafavre, daughter, age 6. All three children attended school. Isaac b. IN father b. KY [mother not listed]; Diantha b. IN father b. IN mother b. KY; Frank b. MO, Fred and Etta b. IN.

Census Info: 13 Jun 1900 Union, Sullivan, Missouri
I. J. Lafaver, age 59, born Dec 1840, married 1869, married 31 years; Diantha Lafaver, wife, age 51, b. May 1849; Daisy A. Lafaver, daughter, age 14, b. Jul 1885 in MO; Walter S. Lafaver, son, age 12, b. Dec 1887 in MO. Diantha had 5 children, all living. Isaac b. IN father b. KY mother b. KY; Diantha b. IN father b. KY mother b. IN. No occupation listed for I. J. All four can read and write. Isaac owns his farm free of mortgage.

Military service: Bet. August 19, 1862 - July 19, 1865 Served with Company B 67th Regt. Indiana Infantry (an 1890 Veterans Schedule: enlisted July 23, 1862; discharged July 16, 1865; 24th Indiana Infantry)
Occupation: Farmer in Sullivan County, Missouri
Source: 1880 Census for Sullivan County, Missouri and Civil War Records.

Married: April 25, 1869 in: Sullivan County, Missouri
Spouse: Diantha Mae Huntington
Source: Early Marriages of Sullivan County, Missouri. Records provided by Steven Pfeiffer via the Sullivan County Homepage.

Notes: In 1876 when the Lafaver wagon train moved west from Morgan County, Indiana, Isaac was the wagon master. His brother Jacob C. and family stopped in southern Iowa. Isaac continued on to Sullivan County, Missouri and settled
in Union Twp near his Uncle Daniel Lafavers farm. Isaac and Diantha had lived in this area earlier before returning to Morgan County to help Isaac's father with his farm.

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Recollections of Frank Lafaver [Isaac J. and Diantha's oldest boy]
Transcribed by Dale Lafaver May 1998 [Dale is Frank's son]

I was born in sullivan County, Mo. near Owasco. At the age of six months I and my mother went to Indiana, near Gosport, on a farm owned by my grandfather. My father had gone there a short time before. We lived there several years. My brother and sister was born there. On October 16, 1876 we loaded several covered wagons and went to Knoxville, Iowa. My uncle and his family went with us [Jacob C.and Elizabeth Lafaver]. We stayed untill March [they may have stayed at John Wesley Lafaver's farm]. A heavey snow fell the day we started to iowa and was still on when we left in march. We had a cold trip and it was slow traveling. One of our horses died in Bloomington, Ill. We got another one and made the rest of the trip.

We arrived in Sullivan County in March, 1877, and lived one year on the J. A. Ammerman place then we moved to the Comstock place now owned by Ralph Curl. In March 1881 we moved on a farm now owned by my oldest son Vollie. My father had bought it of J. R. Hensley.

I bought eighty acres of land 3/4 mile north of my father's home. In October, 1894 I was married to Ida Zoe Hill. We built a house there and lived in it untill 1908; then moved to the farm where we now reside, known as the henry compton place. we have seven children, four of them are married. Vollie married Grace Dewitt, Lee married Helen Hardinger, Gertie is now Mrs. Issac Pickens and Ester is Mrs Charles Walker. Rex, Carl and Glenn are still at home. All of our children live close to us except Lee and family. Lee is a carpenter and lives in Kansas City.

We also have two of my brother's children, Ruth and Ruby La Faver. They have been with us four years. My brother, Walter, died during the "flu epidemic in the year 1918. My sister, Daisy Campbell, died in 1927 in a hospital at Kirksville, Mo. and left Four children: Harold, Lela,Bernard and Norma. Fred La Faver and Etta Andrews are living. My father passed away June 28, 1905, and my mother in December, 1920. In the fall of 1904 we started in the faith at Sticklerville at meetings held by Rev. Faucette and the only regret is that we haven't lived closer to our master. as I am writing this, I am thinking of my early school mates and only one, resides in the district at this writting, except my sister and myself. Etta is the wife of Milton Andrews. Fred La Faver married Margaret Porter and live in Oklahoma.

Denzel and Ida Mae La Faver, son and daughter of Lee and Helen La Faver were enroled at Comstock during their first school days. Also the older children of Charles and Ester La Faver Walker.
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Obituary
Isaac LaFever Dies
Mr Isaac Lafever an old and respected citizen of near Mystic died last evening of cancer. Mr Lafever has been a sufferer from this disease for about two years and had taken treatments from different specialist without relief.


Sarah Ann Lafaver

Born: March 26, 1846 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Date on Sarah Lafaver's gravestone in Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana and George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331.

Died: November 26, 1850 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Date on Sarah Lafaver's gravestone in Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana. Sarah's name was not included under her father for the US 1850 Census enumerated on September 26, 1850.

Buried In: Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Dale Drake, Baker Twp, Sodom Cemetery Listing From Morgan County Gen-Assit Database March 22,1997, "Electronic."


Catherine Elizabeth Lafaver

Born: March 18, 1849 in: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 19331. US Census for 1850 lists age as 9 = 1841. However, the age might have been an error, which should have been recorded as 9/12 or 9 months old. US Census for 1860 lists age as 12 = 1848.

Died: April 18, 1885 in: Washington County, Arkansas
Source: Date on Catherine Elizabeth Lafaver Miller's Headstone in Round Mountain Cemetery, Washington County, Arkansas

Buried In: Round Mountain Cemetery, Washington County, Arkansas
Source: Arkansas GenWeb Project Roots Web.com Cemetery Listing provided by Kenneth Dunlop Copyright 2001.

Census Info: 26 Sep 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Catharine Lafaver, age 9 (living with parents - note however this may have been a sister of Catherine's by the same name who could have died shortly after this census - the ages of 9 in 1850 and 12 in 1860 do not match well - also note that Catharine was listed as attending school both in 1850 and 1860. If her age in 1850 was really 9 months, then she would not be attending school)

Census Info: 12 Jul 1860 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Catharine Lafever, age 12 (living with parents)

Census Info: 14 Jun 1880 Richland, Washington, Arkansas
Peter Miller, age 38, farmer; Catherine Miller, wife, keeping house, age 32; Henry Miller, age 12, son; Franklin Miller, age 11, son; Elcy Miller, age 9, daughter; Edward Miller, age 6, son; Minnie Miller, age 3, daughter. Henry, Franklin and Elcy attended school. Peter b. IN parents b. NC; Catherine b. IN parents b. VA. Henry b. IN. Remaining 4 children b. Kansas. [Therefore, it appears they moved from Indiana to Kansas about 1869-69, assuming the state of birth for last 4 children is correct. This does seem somewhat suspect as this is a relatively early date for entry to Kansas. If true, they were probably located near the eastern border of Kansas. Washington County, Arkansas is located in the northwest corner of the state, which is about 70 miles from the southeast corner of Kansas.]

Married: January 23, 1865 in: Morgan County, Indiana
Spouse: Peter Clavel Miller
Source: Indiana Index to Marriage Records H-O Book 1 Vol 2 1850-1920 Morgan County, Indiana.


1. Genealogical Chart of Isaac Le Fevre, a Huguenot of France, who Settled in Virginia by George N. Lefevre, published in 1933.


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