John Trover was born about 1760 in PA. He later lived in VA where his children were born and about 1812 moved to KY. On the 1830 Census of Christian Co, KY, he is listed as age 70-80 years old, having a female slave aged 36-55 living in his household. On this census he is listed under the name of TRIVER. John died in Hopkinsville, KY, May 7, 1832. His will is posted in Christian Co, KY. His children are Wm. Smith Trover b. March 4, 1801 marrying Elizabeth Overshiner on Dec. 6, 1825; Caty; Elizabeth b. abt 1797 marrying Wm. Stephen Sisney on July 18, 1816; Margaret "Peggy" b. abt 1804 marrying Edward Shanklin on June 19, 1821; and possibly a son David Trover. David is not listed in his will, so this may exlude him as a son. Also David is not listed in the family Bible.