John Weatherington, one of the old settlers of Nashua Township, located on his farm of 155 acres, on section 36, where he is passing the allotment of his days in peace and quiet, is respected and honored by those who know him. John Weatherington was born in Columbus, Hamilton Co., Ohio, March 1, 1808. His parents, Isaac and Ann (Hornbaker) Weatherington, were natives of Virginia, the father of Scotch and the mother of German descent. They were married in Virginia, from which state they removed to Ohio in 1807, and there the father died. The mother of our subject came to this county and died in November, 1867, in Lafayette Township. Their children were 12 in number, seven daughters, and five sons.
John Weatherington grew to manhood in his native county and received such education as was to be acquired at that time and in the community in which he resided. He was married August 7, 1834, to Nancy Drummond, who was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa, October 12, 1815. She is a daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Lutzenhizer) Drummond, natives of Pennsylvania, the father of Irish and the mother of German descent. They were married in Pennsylvania and removed to Ohio in 1821, locating in Licking County, where they lived nine years. They then removed to Franklin County, and there resided until 1838, when they came to Lafayette Township. The mother died there in 1866, and the father in Pine Rock Township, in September 1880. They had 11 children, six daughters and five sons, and the old folk were both members of the Christian Church. Mr. Drummond was Postmaster of Lafayette which office he held for several years.
After his marriage, Mr. Weatherington engaged in agricultural pursuits in his native county, and in 1838 came here and located on section 8, Lafayette Township, where he entered 160 acres of land. He resided there, engaged in his vocation as a farmer until 1870, when he sold it and purchased a place on which he now lives. In politics he is a Democrat and cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. W. have had ten children-Aldrich, Sarah A., Mary A., Isaac (deseased), Andrew J., Adeline, Emily, Jane, Lewis Cass, and Alice A.
When Mr. Weatherington first came to this county he purchased wheat enough for seed and paid therefore $1 per bushel. It was unthreshed and he tramped it out with horses. He went to Chicago by team, camping out on the way, and while there purchased 12 barrels of salt, leaving only three barrels in the (then) village. Chicago was his market for many years and he made several trips to and from that place. He also made three trips to Milwaukee and he claims that Milligan Hunt and himself shipped the first pork that was ever shipped into Chicago over the Northwestern Railway from what is Oak Park, the terminus of that road.
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