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David Collver
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1844
Death: May 22, 1849

A Cenotaph for a young child David Collver who died in a terrible accident. The family story relates he was crushed under the wheels of his family's wagon during their move West from Ohio towards Southwest Michigan (Cass County per 1850 Census). He was buried by the side of the road, and the Family Bible provides this commentary:

"David Collver was born
in October the 22 - 1844"
"Age four years and
seven months old"
"David Collver Died
May the 22 AD 1849
Mcleen Township New Berlin
Shelby County Ohio"

In those days Fort Loramie, Ohio was called New Berlin. The roadside site and geographic location of the Furrow Cemetery strongly resemble both the family story and the Bible inscription. And, because Furrow Cemetery already had an earlier 1842 burial it may have been an obvious and appropriate site for David Collver's burial.

Family links: 
  Amos Collver (1814 - 1885)
  Martha Alford Collver (1823 - 1903)
  David Collver (1844 - 1849)
  Elizabeth Collver Hutcheson (1848 - 1923)*
  Jackson Melvin Collver Culver (1851 - 1938)*
  Joseph M. Collver (1854 - 1895)*
  Clariaca Hannah Collver Knapp (1855 - 1938)*
  Minerva Jane Collver Steffey (1859 - 1944)*
  Anna A. Collver Everett (1861 - 1904)*
  Mathilda Grace Collver Brunette (1864 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Furrow Cemetery
Fort Loramie
Shelby County
Ohio, USA
Created by: E. Everett
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49153232
David Collver
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Added by: Joan Shoffner
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Fly with the angels David!
- Rosalie H. Kaufman
 Added: Apr. 7, 2011
Blessed are the innocent that sleep in the Lord.
 Added: Mar. 10, 2010

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