Person:Perry Weaver (1)

Perry A. Weaver
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Name Perry A. Weaver
Gender Male
Birth? 13 Mar 1832 Lancaster,Fairfield,Ohio
Marriage 12 Aug 1855 Kosciusko, Indiana, United Statesto Catherine Graham
Residence 1910 Tippecanoe, Kosciusko, Indiana, United Stateswith Catherine Graham

From the History of Kosciusko County, pages 500-501

P. A. Weaver, farmer, Tippecanoe Township, has forty-eight acres of land on the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 35. He came from Logan County, Ohio, in September, 1848, with his parents, three brothers and five sisters, two of the sisters being married and living in Kosciusko County. He was born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, March 13, 1832, and when a boy his parents removed to Logan County, residing there about thirteen years. The father then exchanged his land for a piece of wild land, upon which the family settled and where the father died. The mother still lives on that land. The father built a two-story log house, 20x24 feet, and since that time it has received an addition. He died in April, 1858, and is buried in McNeal Cemetery. He was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, November 1, 1798. His parents died when he was a small boy, and he was reared by an uncle, who apprenticed him to learn the cabinet-maker's trade. When he was sixteen years old he enlisted in the war of 1812. After he came from the war, he was married to Mary Clark, who was born in 1798, in Pennsylvania. Her father, Horatio Clark, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and of English ancestry. Our subject was in the war of 1812, and his grandfather was in the war of the Revolution. His mother receives a pension for her husband's services. He was reared principally in Logan County, and there received the most of his education, although he attended school three winters after he came to Tippecanoe Township. He was married August 12, 1855, to Miss Catherine Graham, who was born in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, July 20, 1838. When she was a year old her parents brought her to this county, settling upon the farm now owned by William Swartz. Her father entered the land in 1844. The country was very new and wild, and they reached their farm by Indian trails. They traveled with tow teams and two wagons, bringing with them a yoke of oxen, cows, and a few hogs. They brought five children with them, and five were born after they came to this county. The family lived under the wagon-covers until the father had erected a log cabin. It was one-story, and 16x18 feet. Deer were plenty, and wolves howled around their cabin so that they were obliged to housed their sheep for protection. Mrs. Weaver is a daughter of Hezekiah and Jane (Beezley) Graham. Her father was born in 1801, and when a young man came to Clarke County, Ohio, where he married and lived until five children were born. He died November 18, 1857, and is buried in Beezley Cemetery, in Noble County. The mother was born in Clarke County June 11, 1811, and was reared and married in that county. She is still living in Washington Township, with her son, Ernest E. Graham. Both parents were Christians, being members of the Free-will Baptist church. Mr. Waver's father was a member of the New Light church; his mother a Methodist. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver have had four children- William L., born January 17, 1860, died the following April, and is buried in the Beezley Cemetery; Emma J., born August 2, 1862, is the wife of George Anderson; Mary E. A., born December 12, 1864, is the wife of Herbert Marks; Lillie B., born December 9, 1873, died October 26, 1885, and is buried in the Minzie Cemetery. Mr. Weaver is a Republican in politics, as was his father and his wife's father. Himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church. September 30, 1864, Mr. Weaver enlisted in Company C, Thirteenth Indiana Infantry, and his first service was at Fort Fisher. He was engaged in both efforts to take that place. In February, 1865, he went to Wilmington, thence to Goldsboro, and to General Sherman's army at Raleigh, the right being under General Schofield. The regiment was discharged at Goldsboro, North Carolina, September 5, 1865, but was paid off at Indianapolis. He then returned to his home and family. His youngest child was born during his absence. Hezekiah Graham first came to this county in 1836 or 1837, entered his land and lived here with his wife and children. He remained here a year, when, the crops bing poor, he became discouraged and returned to Clarke County. A year later he returned to his farm in this county.