OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS

A Part of Genealogy Express
 

Welcome to
Greene County, Ohio
History & Genealogy


BIOGRAPHIES
Transcribed by Sharon Wick

Source:
HISTORY of GREENE COUNTY, OHIO
Embracing the
Organization of the County, Its Division into Townships,
Sketches of Local Interest Gleaned from the Pioneers from
1803 to 1840, together with a
Roster of the Soldiers of the Revolution and the War of 1812,
who were Residing in the County.
Also,
A Roster of Ten Thousand of the Early Settlers from 1803 to 1840.
By George F. Robinson.
- ILLUSTRATED -
Published:
Chicago
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company.
1902.
 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

< CLICK HERE to RETURN to 1902 TABLE OF CONTENTS >
< CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO LIST OF BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES >
 
` CHRISTIAN S. WEAVER.  That so many of her native sons have continued their residence in Greene county, is an indication that this portion of the state affords good opportunities for business advancement.  Mr. Weaver  is among those who, born here, have always lived within the borders of the county and by the exercise of good business ability and sound judgment, he has advanced to a position among the successful agriculturists of his community.  He was born in Caesarscreek township, Jan. 29, 1840, his parents being George and Hannah (Fout) Weaver, who were natives of Virginia and became early settlers of this locality.  In their family were seven children, of whom six are yet living, as follows: John H., a resident of Indiana; Christian S.; James H., who makes his home in Illinois; Robert, of Caesarscreek township; Mary the widow of Joseph Whitington, of the same township; and Frank, who resides in Bellbrook.
     To the district schools near his home Christian S. Weaver is indebted for the educational privileges which he enjoyed in his youth and which fitted him for life's practical duties.  He was married on the 23d of March, 1866, the lady of his choice being Miss Mary Power, a native of Caesarscreek township and a daughter of Alfred and Susan (Burrell) Powers.  Her father was born in Clinton county, Ohio, and during his early boyhood came to Greene county, where he met and married Miss Burrell. whose birth here occurred.  They
had six children: Allen, who resides in Tennessee; Mrs. Weaver; Aniel, a resident of Caesarscreek township; Ellen, the wife of Harvey Humston, of Xenia, Ohio; Harland, now deceased; and Eli, a resident of Dayton, Ohio.
     Mr. and Mrs. Weaver began their domestic life upon a farm adjoining their present home, and when a number of years had passed came to the place which is now their residence.  Their home is one of the largest and most attractive in this portion of the county; the farm comprises one hundred and sixty-four acres of rich land and each spring the fields give promise of golden harvests.  In the pastures are found good grades of stock and upon the place are all modern equipments and accessories which facilitate farm work and result in bringing a greater financial return.  Industry and enterprise have ever been numbered among the sterling characteristics of Mr. Weaver, who is accounted one of the leading agriculturists of central Ohio.
     The home of our subject and his wife has been blessed with eleven children Charles, who married Sylvia Turner, and resides in Caesarscreek township; Alfred, of New Jasper township, who married Ida Thomas and has two children, Floyd and Cleavill; Samuel, a resident of Missouri; Harland, who married Luella Smith and with their daughter Elma resides in Caesarscreek township; Lodema, deceased; Ann and Effa, twins, the former the wife of Walker Fugat, of Clinton county, by whom she has two childrenóRalph and Fred, while Etta is the wife of Jasper Thomas of Jefferson township and has one child, Myrtle; Wilbur, Bud, Walter and Clara all at home.
     Mr. Weaver espoused the cause of the Democracy and his fellow townsmen, recognizing his worth and ability, have several times elected him to the office of township trustee.  Though always a man of activity, he is thoroughly domestic in his tastes and is not identified with any clubs or societies.  To every enterprise calculated to advance the prosperity of Greene county he gives his strong endorsement and is accounted one of its popular citizens.
Source: History of Greene County, Ohio by George F. Robinson, Publ. 1902 - Page 684
  VOLCAH E. WEAVER.    Volcah E. Weaver was born in New Burlington, Clinton county Ohio, Oct. 2, 1842, and was reared at the place of his birth.   He was one of three children born unto Samuel and Anna (Ellis) Weaver.
     The paternal grandfather was Abraham Weaver.  The father was born and reared in Virginia and died in Greene county, Ohio, in 1874.  He followed his trade, that of a tailor, throughout the years of his manhood and was a highly respected and worthy resident of this portion of the state.  He left two sisters at the time of his death beside his immediate family.  His wife died on the 7th of May, 1890.
     In the common schools of the neighborhood Volcah E. Weaver pursued his education, becoming familiar with branches of learning that fitted him for the transaction of business.  He has been identified with the farming interests of the county since he attained the age of seventeen years, and now conducts a farm of five hundred acres of valuable land.  This, however, is largely superintended by his son, while Mr. Weaver is practically living retired.  His business interests have been so well conducted that he has become one of the wealthy residents of Greene county.  He is a man of keen discrimination, of unfaltering industry and strong purpose, and has ever carried forward to successful completion whatever he has undertaken.  His foresight and sound judgment have enabled him to make judicious investments which have returned to him a good income.  In his farming methods he has always been progressive and enterprising, adopting the latest improved methods of practical value and keeping his farm under excellent condition its neat and thrifty appearance indicating his wise and careful supervision.
     On the 3d of October, 1877, Mr. Weaver was united in marriage to Miss Belle Peterson, daughter of Abraham Peterson, of Clinton county, Ohio, who in that locality was engaged in farming on an extensive scale.  Three children have been born until our subject and his wife; Charles A., who at the age of twenty-three years is assisting in the operation of his father's farm; Laura E., a young lady of nineteen years; Anna, a little maiden of six summers.  The family have a very pleasant home at No. 513 South Detroit street, where Mr. Weaver has resided since 1899.  The son is a member of Xenia Lodge, F. & A. M., in which he is now holding office.  Mr. Weaver gives his political support to the Republican party, and he and his family are supporters of the Reformed church, of which Mrs. Weaver is a member.  He is widely known throughout this portion of the state not only because of his extensive agricultural interests, but also on account of the qualities of manhood which have won for him high regard.
Source: History of Greene County, Ohio by George F. Robinson, Publ. 1902 - Page 525

NOTES:
 

 
CLICK HERE to RETURN to
GREENE COUNTY, OHIO
INDEX PAGE
CLICK HERE to RETURN to
OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS
INDEX PAGE
FREE GENEALOGY RESEARCH is My MISSION
GENEALOGY EXPRESS
This Webpage has been created by Sharon Wick exclusively for Genealogy Express  ©2008
Submitters retain all copyrights