SAMUEL CLARK WEIR, a prosperous and successful farmer of Morris township, is the youngest in a family of seven children born to Samuel Clark and Annie (Parkinson) Weir. Samuel Clark Weir, Sr., was born in 1815, and in 1847 was married to Annie Parkinson, who was born in Washington county in 1823, daughter of Robert Parkinson, of Morris township. They had seven children, namely: Hallace, Robert A., Mary Ellen, Elizabeth Ann, Adam and a twin brother, unnamed, who both died soon after birth, and Samuel Clark. Of this family but two are living: Robert A., who married Inez Andrew and resides in Amwell township, and Samuel C., the subject of this sketch.
Samuel C. Weir was but an infant when his mother died, and he was reared by Zebulon Lindley, with whom he made his home until 1878. He was married in that, year to Eliza Jane Post, who was born March 13, 1855, a daughter of Munson Post, of Morris township, and to this union were born three children: Mary Elizabeth, born March 31, 1881; and twins, born March 2, 1891, who lived but a short time. Mr. Weir gives especial attention to stock raising, dealing principally in horses. He is a Democrat in politics, and in religion both he and Mrs. Weir are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Old Concord.
Text taken from page 1364 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed January 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published January 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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