Biography of Edward Diver

Diver, Edward, p. o. East Pembroke, N. Y., was born in Henrietta, Monroe county, N. Y., February 4, 1819, educated in the district schools and came to the town of Darien, Genesee county, N. Y., with his father, in his fourteenth year. He was a carpenter and joiner and has been one of the most successful farmers in Genesee county. December 18, 1844, Mr. Diver married Nancy Bushman of his native place and went to reside in Alabama, where he remained until 1867. They had two children: Mary E., and Adelbert E. Mary B. married Henry V. Phelps; they had six children: Atta N., Lena, Frank, Irene, Edward B. and Daisy who resides with her grandfather. Adelbert E. married Frances Boughton of the town of Batavia; they had two children: Edward B. and Nora I. who married Charles McHafl of Henrietta, N. Y. Mrs. Phelps died November 19, 1883. Mrs. Diver died March 8, 1898. Mr. Diver's father, Calvin Diver, was born in Vermont in 1794, and came to this State when twenty-one years old. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 at Buffalo. About the year 1816 he married Cynthia Knox of his native State; they had nine children who grew to maturity: Cynthia M., Edward, Bingham, Willard, Oliver M., Almira, Erin, John M. and Ward D. Mr. Diver died February 12, 1875, and his wife October 13, 1873. Edward Diver was justice of the peace in Alabama four years, also collector; he has also been justice of the peace in Pembroke for three years, where he has resided since 1867. In his political choice he is a sound Democrat.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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