Verta CARVER Etta Rowe PROFFITT Mini tree diagram
Thomas Leonard CARVER

Thomas Leonard CARVER1,5,2,3,4

22nd Apr 18861,2,3,4 - 7th Mar 19353,4

Life History

22nd Apr 1886

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4

20th May 1906

Married Etta Rowe PROFFITT in Cocke County, Tennessee.5,3

20th Jun 1912

Birth of daughter Verta CARVER in Tennessee.6,2,7,1

7th Mar 1935

Died in Cocke County, Tennessee.3,4

8th Mar 1935

Buried in Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee.3,4


  • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Leonard Carver and Arthur Carver $1200 Bond
    Leonard Carver requested license to marry Etta Proffitt, License issued 18 May 1906
    By R L Hickey, County Court Clerk
    Marriage ceremnony performed 20 May 1906 Cocke, Tennessee by James Gilliland J P
    Cocke County Marriage Book page 551

    A genealogy links to a WWI record for Etta's husband, in the name of Leonard Huges Carver.  The marriage record tell us Leonard married in 1906, yet when he registered for the WWI draft in 1917, he reported he was single.  But in the 1920 census, Leonard Carver is reported with his wife and children.  This must indicate that the genealogy that linked to this WWI record has chosen the wrong Leonard Carver.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Leonard Hughes Carver
    Residence Mount Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee
    Birth 16 Feb 1887 Wilson County, Tennessee
    Single, Farmer, Employed by H W Carver, Wilson County, Tennessee
    Claiming exemption from draft because of "rupture" [hernia?]
    Medium Height and Weght, Blue Eyes, Light Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917
    Signed L H Carver

    The Carver genealogy has a gravestone, in the same cemetery and matching the same style as Etta's, for another Leonard Carver, whose fullname is Thomas Leonard Carver.  This Leonard Carver was born in 1886 and died in 1935.  A social seccurity record matching the above Leonard Hughes Carver also is linked on the same genealogy.  This Leonard Carver did not die until 1877.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Leonard Carver
    Born11 Feb 1887
    Died May 1977
    Last Residence Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee 37087
    SSN 409-62-4609 issued Tennessee (1956)

    Thomas Leonard Carver
    Birth 22 Apr 1886 in Cocke County, TN
    Death 7 Mar 1935 in Cocke County, TN
    John Carver 1855 - 1926
    Margaret Benson 1859 - 1923
    Marriage 20 May 1906 Cocke County, TN to Etta Rowe Proffitt, Birth 14 May 1887 in Cocke County, TN, Death 7 Sep 1961 in Cocke County, TN
    Buried in Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, TN
    --  Carver Family,

    1920 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 15 January, Newport, District 49, page 20B,  Lacolun St, Hse #419, Fam #445
    Carver, Lenard Head  Owns F W 33 TN TN TN Laborer [abt 1886]
    Carver, Etta R Dau F W 32 TN TN TN [abt 1887]
    Carver, Guy L Son M W 12 TN TN TN [abt 1907]
    Carver, Vertie Q Son M W 8 TN TN TN [abt 1911]
    Carver, Walter Son M W 8mos TN TN TN [abt April 1919]

    1930 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 14 April, Newport, District 12, page 13A, 400 Belton Ave, Hse #287, Fam #312
    Carver, Leonard Head Owns $600 No radio M W 43 First married at age 20 TN NC TN Laborer
    Carver, Etta P Wife F W 42 First married at 19 TN TN TN
    Carver, Dessie Sister F W 33 Single TN NC TN
    Carver, Verta Dau F W 17 Single TN TN TN
    Carver, Walter Son M W 11 Single TN TN TN
    Carver, Darlene Wife F W 3 Single TN TN TN

    Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
    Thomas Leonard Carver
    Birth 22 Apr 1886 Tennessee
    Age 49, Death 7 Mar 1935 Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
    Burial 8 Mar 1935 Union Cemetery
    Occupation Laboror
    Father John Carver born Tennessee
    Mother Margret Benson born Tennessee
    Spouse's Name EttaProffitt


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