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    Johnstown Tribune, 14 Mar 1909, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Johnstown Tribune; Mar 14, 1909

Last of the Children of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cover Expired in Walnut Grove Today

In the death of Amos Cover, who expired at his home in Walnut Grove at an early hour this morning, the Johnstown community loses one of its best and most highly respected residents. His death was due to general debility. Amos Cover was born November 15, 1817 on Cover Hill, Conemaugh Township, this county, and is the last of thirteen children of Adam and Mary Bashore Cover to pass away. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cover were among the early settlers in this vicinity and many of their descendants are still living here. Two of their children died in infancy and those who grew to maturity were Alexander, Mrs. Sarah Hildebrand, Mrs. Caroline Horner, Samuel, William, Amos, Mrs. Mary Fite, Daniel, Jacob, Mrs. Elizabeth Sharp and Mrs. Lucinda Horner. Adam Cover died in 1856 and his wife in 1867.

Amos Cover spent his boyhood days on his father's farm near where Theodore Cover resides. He helped to clear much of the land where Daisytown is situated, that having been part of the Cover place. In 1843 Amos Cover and Susan Good were united in marriage and moved to East Taylor Township where Amos resided until three years ago when he moved to Walnut Grove. Mrs. Sarah Good Cover died many years ago and some time later Amos Cover was married to Sarah Varner who survives him.

A daughter, Lucinda Cover was born to Amos and Susan Good Cover. She became the wife of Levi Leidy and died in East Taylor Township in January 1883. The following grandchildren survive: John Leidy, of Economy, who arrived in Johnstown last night; Harry, of East Taylor Township; Howard, Amos, Blair, and George Leidy, all of Jackson Township.

The funeral will take place Thursday forenoon, services will be held at Wesley Chapel in East Taylor Township by the Rev. Albert Berkey, of the Church of the Brethren and the remains will be laid to rest in the chapel cemetery. In politics, Mr. Cover was a republican and in religion a communicant of the Church of the Brethren. He attended a number of sessions of the General Conference.

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