ADAM G. WEAVER. The great-grandfather of our subject, also named Adam Weaver, came from Germany, with his son John, at an early period, and locating in Washington county, Penn., bought the land which is just below the present home of Adam G., and there spent the remainder of his life. His son, John, purchased a farm of 400 acres on Fish Pot run, in East Bethlehem township, a mile west of Fredericktown. He had received a limited education, but was a man of general information. In 1788 he married Catherine, a daughter of Martin Spohn, and the following children were born to them: Adam (deceased), Mrs. Sarah Michner, Jacob (deceased), Martin, Daniel (deceased), Mrs. Elizabeth Ault (deceased), Mrs. Catherine Huffman, Mrs. Mary Smith (deceased), John (deceased), Joseph (deceased) and Margaret. Mrs. Weaver was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church. Mr. Weaver died in 1816, and Mrs. Weaver in 1866.
Adam Weaver was born in May, 1791, in East Bethlehem township, this county, and there lived all his life. He was educated in the schools of the period, and when about twenty-three years of age, bought a ninety acre farm in East Bethlehem, and began to work upon it. He was very successful, and added to the land as the business prospered. In 1810 he married Elizabeth Black, and she bore him eight children, viz.: Mary (deceased), John (deceased), Daniel (deceased), Mrs. Elizabeth Mechner, Jacob, Solomon, Sarah and Adam G. Mr. Weaver voted an independent ticket, selecting the best man, without regard to party. He was a member of the M. E. Church, while his wife belonged to the Bible Christian Society; she died in 1836, and was followed by her husband January 17, 1857.
Adam G. Weaver was born in East Bethlehem township, October 8, 1828, and remained upon the farm until twenty-two years of age. He received a limited education at the common schools, but has by general reading acquired much valuable knowledge, and improved his mind. After he became of age he went to Indiana, where he engaged in agriculture, remained there a year, and on his return worked a farm belonging to an uncle, about two years. On February 16, 1854, he married Cynthia, daughter of James and Charlotte Hill, of West Bethlehem township, and worked on Mr. Hillís farm five years, at the end of which time (1859), he purchased his present place of 170 acres of prime land. The following children were the result of his marriage with Miss Hill: James C., born August 8, 1856; Sarah E., born March 22, 1859; Clarence E., born January 1, 1863; and Mary J., born September 17, 1865. Sarah E. is the wife of James C. Addleman, and Mary J. married Michael Menchy. Mrs. Cynthia Hill died June 29, 1869. On June 26, 1873, Mr. Weaver was married to Elizabeth, daughter of James and Catherine Wherry, and the following children were born to this union: Adam E., born June 19, 1874; Elizabeth C., born September 3, 1876; Francis A., born March 21, 1879; John T., born January 8, 1882; and Charles E., born April 3, 1884. Mr. Weaver has always been a Republican, a zealous worker for the interests of his party. He is a member of the M. E. Church.
Text taken from page 654 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed May 1997 by Laura M. Thomas of Enfield, CT as part of the Beers Project.
Published May 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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