|WEAVER Family Notes|
|Philip Joseph Weber came to America at age 30 and settled in Virginia in 1717. According to church records he was accompanied on his voyage by wife, Susanna Klaar (Clore), age 25, Hans Dietrich, age 7, and Sophia, age 4. Joseph Weaver died soon after his arrival in Virginia and Susanna Weaver married Jocob Crigler and from that union came two sons Nicholas and Christopher. She was later married to a Nicholas Yager.
[Source: Note _1302 in a series on the Germanna Colonies]
|Peter (Hans Dieterich) Weaver purchased his first land in Virginia from William Rush in 1734. In 1735 he obtained a 400 acre land grant near the Robinson River. This land record listed his name as Peter Weaver. He purchased land from George Moyer in 1746.
Peter was appointed guardian of Michael Clore in 1751. [Source: Note_1303 in a series on the Germanna Colonies] Peter was married to Elizabeth (some say Louisa Elizabeth Volck, verification is necessary) and from this union came eight children.
Peter Weaver's will was probated at Brumfield Parish, Culpeper, VA, August 18, 1763. [Source: Library of Virginia, Will Book A, 1749-1770]
Listed in this will are his wife Elizabeth; all their son's and daughter's: John Weaver, Mathias Weaver, Peter Weaver, Barbara Carpenter, Elizabeth Christler, Margaret Weaver, Catharine Weaver, and Hannah Weaver. His sons John and Mathias were named executors.
Excerpts: First, I commend my soul to God that gave it wishing and surely believing that through the merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full remission and forgiveness of all my sins, my body I commit to the earth....I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Weaver my houses and plantation and all the remainder of my estate whatsoever, that is to say, negroes, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, household goods of all sorts....
|Peter Weaver, Jr., brother of Mathias Weaver, was a PVT in the militia called the Culpeper Minute Men of CulpeperCounty, Virgina (SAR). John Marshall, future Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was an officer in this unit.
Mathias Weaver was born between 1732-34 and married Eizabeth Finks born in 1755-56. From this union came ten children. Mathias is said to have been drafted into the Culpeper Minute Men in 1781 (have been unable to confirm). Mathias left a will (Will Book "H", page 277).
Mathias Weaver, Jr. was born October 23, 1772 in Madison (Culpeper) Co., Virginia and died October 27, 1829. He married Eleanor Wayland, born January 6, 1773 of same county and died May 2, 1855 in Preble, Ohio. From this union came eleven children.
|Alfred Weaver, Sr. was born in the Culpeper, Virginia area in 1814. The son of Mathias and Eleanor Wayland Weaver. He married Louisa Kirtley, born about 1818, in Culpeper September 11, 1832.. Children listed in the 1850 Census, Lewistown, Fulton County, IL are Elizabeth, Abram, Thomas, James, Alfred, Ann E., and Robert. Louisa died in 1869. Alfred later married Martha J. Pitman on April 16, 1871. Martha died December 28, 1910. Martha was the daughter of Andrew J. Shields and Margaret Reed. She was first married to Wesley Pittman. Alfred passed away March 7, 1899.|
|Alfred J. Weaver, Jr. was born near Lewistown, IL, February 17, 1841, and passed away at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, IL., December 28, 1918 at the age of 77 years. He married Mary Elizabeth Feagans at Lewistown on January 1, 1871. To this union, seven children were born: Mrs. Gertie Blanchard, Mrs. Hattie Price, Mrs. Ellen Alden, Mrs. Myrtle Copeland, Mrs. Jennie Campbell, Jessie, and Arthur. They made their home in Oak Grove and bought property in Prairie City for the seven years prior to Mary's death. He gave his heart to Christ and lived a faithful Christian life. He served in Co, D, 132 IL Infantry in the Civil War. He was buried in Prairie City Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth (Feagans) Weaver was born in Ohio March 31, 1854 and passed away at her home in Prairie City, December 8, 1915, at the age of 61. Her father died when she was one and half years old. For unknown reasons, she was placed in the home of her aunt, Elizabeth (Kendall) Berry around 1860. Her mother, Lucinda, died in 1913. Mary gave her life to Christ early in life, joining the Baptist church. She had one brother James Feagans of Monmouth and seven half brothers and sisters. She was buried in the Prairie City Cemetery. (See Feagans Family Notes)
Eleanor Corrella Alden daughter of Alfred and Mary Weaver (Alden Family Notes).
|Special thank you to Shirley Slover|