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Jay County Indiana Biographies


John H. WEAVER, one of Jay county's well known octogenarians, formerly and for years a resident of Greene township, now living with his son, George WEAVER, in Jefferson township, rural mail route No. I out of Portland, is a "Buckeye" by birth, but has been a resident of this county for more than forty years. Mr. WEAVER was born in Greene county, Ohio, May 16, 1838, and is a son of George and Hannah (FOUT) WEAVER, who were the parents of six children, those besides the subject of this sketch having been Christian, James, Robert, Mary Alice, and Frank. George WEAVER, the father, was a, Virginian by birth, but was but a lad when he accompanied his parents to Ohio, the family settling in Greene county, where he grew to manhood and where he established his home, becoming the owner of a well kept farm of 100 acres, on which place he spent his last days, one of the substantial members of the community in which he lived. On that farm John H. WEAVER grew to manhood and remained until his marriage in his twenty-second year, after which he began farming for himself. He remained in his home county until he was forty years of age, or until 1877, when he disposed of his interests in Ohio and moved with his family over into Indiana and settled on a farm of 160 acres which belonged to his wife in Greene township, this county, the township which was so largely made up of Greene county, Ohio, people and which was named in honor of the home county of those early settlers. Mr. WEAVER later bought twenty-five acres in Jefferson township and on that farm made his home for twenty-five years, or until his retirement and removal to the home of his son, George, a substantial farmer of Jefferson township, where he is now living in the eighty-fourth year of his age. Mr. WEAVER is a Democrat and has ever given a good citizen's attention to local civic affairs, but has not been a seeker after public office. It was on May 10, 1860, that John H. WEAVER was united in marriage to Hannah E. IRELAND, who also was born in Ohio. Of the children born to this union four are still living, George S., Jacob, Frank and Mina, the latter of whom married Melvin STRATTON and has five children, Clarence, Nellie, Forest, Mabel and Hazel. George S. WEAVER married Lillie FROST and has two children, John and Ellen. Jacob WEAVER married Eva COLTER and has four children, Clay, Fay, Lila and Maude.

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