New London County
|Death: ||Dec., 1760|
New Jersey, USA
Grandson of Edward Colver 1610 (or 1600)- 1685. Son of John Colver 1640-1725.
Like his father, John was a leader of the Rogerine community in CT after the death of John Rogers in 1721. Suffering oppression and imprisonment on account of religious beliefs, in 1734 John brought with him to Schooley's Mountain New Jersey a religious group totaling 21 persons including many family members and their spouses. At that time they settled on the East side of the mountain near a previously established community of Rogerines alongside Lake Hoptacong.
After 3 years the group removed to Monmouth County, Barnegat Bay area, for a period of 11 years. Returning to Schooley's Mountain in about 1749 the Colvers purchased land and settled on the Western side of Schooley's Mountain. In the local area they became known as "Culverites", presumably because of some difference in religious practice from the other Rogerine group.
John and Sarah's daughter, Esther, with her husband John Waterhouse (Watrous) remained with the Rogerines in CT where they were leaders in their community. In later years they were succeeded in their CT Rogerene leadership by their son Timothy and grandson Timothy Jr.
John Colver's gravestone was reported still standing in 1948 by Leslie Powell Dryden.
Sarah Long Collver (1673 - 1756)*
Mercy Colver Burrows*
Esther Culver Waterhouse*
John Colver (1700 - 1733)*
Timothy Culver (1701 - 1800)*
Thomas Colver (1704 - 1786)*
Robert Colver (1713 - 1783)*
Colver Family Burial Ground
New Jersey, USA
Created by: E. Everett
Record added: Apr 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50563381