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Conover Garret Bonum

GARRET BONUM CONOVER, farmer, P.O. Titusville, was born September 26, 1818, in Hunterdon County, N.J.; son of Garret A. and Sarah Conover, who came to Rome Township, this county, November 8, 1832. This place was then a wilderness, and they began at once to clear and develop their farm. After living useful lives they passed to their final reward, honored by all who knew them. They were parents of twelve children; one son, Ralph, was a soldier in the Eighteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and was killed on the Potomac at Brandy Station. Our subject, the sixth in the family, married, June 5, 1845, Eliza Ann Thompson, born January, 1820, in Oil Creek Township, this county, daughter of John Thompson. By this union were born Mary E., wife of Mr. Phue; John G.; George B., Justice of the Peace, this township; Emma J., wife of Mr. Jones, of Coshocton, Ohio; Fannie; Melvina, a successful teacher at Grand Valley, Warren Co., Penn.; Katie and Libbie. They also raised Elliott E., son of Ralph Conover. After their marriage they settled where they now live. Mr. Conover has acquired a fine farm of 150 acres of well-improved land besides giving a good start in life to his children, who are all useful and intelligent members of society. He was formerly a Democrat in politics, but is now an advocate of prohibition. Our subject and his wife are believers in the Universalist doctrine, but most of their children belong to the United Presbyterian Church.


 

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