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Sarah Elizabeth Van Gundy Carver
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Birth: Sep., 1840
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1856
Neosho Rapids
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

Sarah Carver
One of those uncalled for events that very frequently occur in a newly settled country, and for which, in many cases, no redress can be obtained, was the death of Mrs. Sarah Carver, in August or September, 1856. At the time of her death Mrs. Carver was only seventeen years of age, and a bride of but one year. At this time the neighborhood, with but a few exceptions, was composed of the Pro-slavery element. Late in the evening of the day of the tragedy, a party of ten or twelve men, supposed to be Free-state men from Topeka, arrived at the house of C. Carver, one and one- half miles west of where Neosho Rapids now stands, and demanded admittance. Mr. Carver and his wife having retired, Mr. Carver refused to let them in, and they commenced breaking the door down. Carver then got down his somewhat disused rifle, and, while loading it, one of the outside party thrust his revolver through one of the numerous cracks between the logs, and fired twice, both shots taking effect in the body of Mrs. Carver, who was still in bed. The shots were fatal, and her death occurred the next day. After firing the shots, the door was broken in, and ruffians ordered Carver out, but seeing they had already gone too far, their main object being plunder, they left without further violence, and went to the house of Dr. Gregg, three-fourths of a mile distant, and told him to attend the woman they had shot.Mrs Carvers burial site was known only to the Husband, Christian Carver Father, David Van Gundy and few others. 
Family links: 
  David Van Gundy (1819 - 1895)
  Isabel Taylor Van Gundy (1817 - 1867)
  Christopher Carver (1826 - 1907)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Van Gundy Carver (1840 - 1856)
  William Franklin Van Gundy (1841 - 1921)**
  John Crawford Van Gundy (1846 - 1929)*
  Joseph Taylor Van Gundy (1848 - 1912)*
  Malissa Jane Van Gundy Dailey (1857 - 1947)*
  Eli Van Gundy (1874 - ____)**
  Hugh Van Gundy (1878 - 1910)**
  Lee Van Gundy (1883 - ____)**
*Calculated relationship
Created by: GDG
Record added: Nov 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23045507
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Van Gundy</i> Carver
Added by: GDG
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 Added: Dec. 20, 2007

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