Daniel Weaver Sr of Pendleton Dist., Sc



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Daniel Weaver Sr of Pendleton Dist., SC
Genealogy report prepared by

Robert Edwards

104 Montreal Lane

Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

May 1, 2001

© 2001 Robert Edwards

(See Copyright notice at end of document)
Generation No. 1
1. Daniel3 Weaver (Thomas2, Samuel1) was born Abt 1732 in Virginia, and died after May 1800 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina?. He married (1) Anna Stout? Abt 1751 in Virginia?. She was born Abt 1733 in Virginia?, and died after 1781 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina?. He married (2) (unknown) after 1781(?)
Notes for Daniel Weaver:

Readers of this report must keep in mind that the genealogical conclusions shown here about Daniel Weaver and his immediate family are based on very meager proof. Most of this family's genealogy is based on circumstantial evidence and strong family tradition. The purpose of this report is to provide the foundation for a search for better evidence through a presentation of clues and known facts.


In this report, which is based on the theory of Martha Heinemann regarding interpretation of a crucial 1831 Power of Attorney, we make these assumptions:
1. Daniel Weaver was apparently married at least twice as one strong family tradition indicates Peter, Sarah and Nancy were brothers and sisters with no mention of other siblings, while another says Frances, Samuel, David, Peter, Lucy, Daniel (Jr), and John are siblings with no mention of Sarah and Nancy.
2. Daniel's son Samuel often lived in the same locale as another Samuel Weaver, who was likely a distant relative. When locals needed to differentiate between the two they used the terms, "Big Samuel" or "Senior" for the former, "Little Samuel" or "Junior" for latter. (According to descendants of "Big Samuel," he was in fact a large man well over six feet tall.) "Little Samuel" had a brother John who married "Big Samuel's" sister Frances. Both "Little Samuel" and his brother John (and wife Frances) ultimately settled in White Co., Tennessee. Both Samuels as well as this John served in the American Revolutionary War (ARW).
3. In this report we assume three stepdaughters of Daniel Weaver: Lucy (Weaver) Lee, wife of Robert Lee; Sarah (Weaver) Hinkle, wife of John Hinkle; and Nancy (Weaver) Loden, wife of John? Loden.

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The LDS IGI has a record of a sealing for Daniel Weaver of Virginia, b 27 Nov 1733 in Virginia, a son of Thomas Weaver and the husband of Anna Stout. Efforts to substantiate the information of this sealing were not successful.

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The "Bedford Co. Power of Attorney" (see below) lists an 1800 grant to the father of the children named in the document, hence we assume that Daniel died after the date of the grant.

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James Weaver, John Weaver and Thomas Weaver are found on a 1764 tithe list for Cornwall Parish, Halifax Co., VA, (Now Charlotte Co., VA.) [The IGI (above) lists James and John as two sons of Thomas Weaver. James Weaver is a well documented early resident of Charlotte Co., Va.]

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Weaver records in Surry Co., NC

(This information is from Martha Heinemann)


Court Minutes, Vol I & II, 1768-1789. 13Feb1782. William Weaver to be overseer of road in room of Michael Reynolds.
1782 Tax List. Thomas Weaver, 300A on Deep Cr.
Deed Bk B, p 342. 13 Oct 1783. Grant to Thomas Weaver, 300A near Hudspeth's old store; road leads from Shallowford to Mulberry Fields; crossing Fishes Cr.
1782 Tax List. William Weaver, 100A (no location given).
Deed Bk E, p183. 13 Oct 1783. NC grant to Jacob Sulley 135A, NE corner of his survey adj Jacob Camperlin and Daniel Weaver.
Deed Bk C, pp100-101. 13 Sep 1784. Thomas Weaver to John Blalock, 300A described above. Thos. Weaver (mark). Wit: Samuel Arnold and John Wallace.
Deed Bk C, p251. 27 Nov 1784. John Blalock to Thomas Everton. Land described above. Says it was where Thomas did dwell.
Deed Bk C, p422. 06 aug 1785. William (x) Weaver witnessed deed of Solomon Nelson to John McKinney.
06 Aug 1785. Witness: William Weaver, Arrarat Riv.
Deed Bk E, p229. 16 Feb 1792. Mortgage Deed of Jacob Weaver to Aaron Speer, Sr. 300A on McFees Cr.
Deed Bk F, p26. 04 May 1795. Grant to Gottlieb Shoker adj. Weaver.
Deed Bk F, p107. 28 Apr 1793. Jacob Weaver to John McMickle, Jr. 300A on McFees Cr.
Deed Bk F, p111. 11 Feb 1794?. Aaron Speer, Sr to Jacob Weaver. 300A on McFees Br.
Deed Bk F, p205. 24 Dec 1795. Grant to Thomas Weaver. 300A adj Kell.

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In correspondence with Martha Heinemann, Brent Holcomb reported that SC records contain mention of Samuel Weaver Jr and Sr purchasing items at the Henry Robertson estate sale of 1787.

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Pendleton Co. SC land transactions:
4 Sep 1786. Alexander Eddins to James Davis (Long) for £100, 100A along both sides of the Wollono, part of a 21 Jan 1785 grant of 250A to Alexander Eddins. 100A tract includes the mouth of a small creek where purchaser is building a tub mill. Wit. Samuel Weaver, Samuel Weaver [sic, two Samuel Weavers], Jo. Whitner. Oath. Samuel Weever [sic], 14 Feb 1790. Rec. 12 Feb 1791, Wm. Halbert, JP. Pendleton Dist (Anderson Co.) SC Deed Bk A, p 262-264. (LDS film 22838)
10 Oct 1786. Grant to Samuel Weaver Sr, 223A on both sides of Weaver Cr of Woolonoo for £5.4½. V14, p272.
5 Feb 1787. Grant #256 to Samuel Weaver, 100A on a fork of Woolenoi for £2.6.8. V16, p450.
1787. Grant to Daniel Weaver, 143A on Hawks Creek of Saluda R.
2 Mar 1789. Grant to Samuel Weaver Jr, 100A surveyed 10 Oct 1786 on both sides of Weavers Creek. Bounded on N & E by Samuel Weaver's land. V76, p75.
4 Mar 1796. Grant to Daniel Weaver, 110½A on Wolleynon Cr. V40, p372.
4 Apr 1796. Grant to Daniel Weaver, 74A on Wolleynon Cr. V40, p412.

29 Dec 1797. Daniel Weaver to David Weaver, 110A on Wolleynoy Creek, a tract granted to Daniel Weaver in 1796. Wit. John Hawks and Zepheniah Roberts. Oath John Hawk and Zephaniah Robert [sic] [no date]. Rec. 12 Oct 1802. Pendleton Dist (Anderson Co.) SC Deed Bk G, p172. (LDS film 22838)


14 Feb 1797. William Reed to Peter Weaver (no consideration), 100A in the NE corner of a 319A [sic] tract laid out [by/for] John Adams and Robert Wilson. Wit. David Weaver and Nathaniel Reed. Oath. David Weaver, 6 Mar 1802. Rec. 8 Mar 1802 by Colin Campbell JP. Pendleton Dist (Anderson Co.) SC Deed Book G, p15. (LDS film 22839)
3 Jan 1798. John Hawks to Peter Weaver for £5, 100A of a 390A [sic] tract granted to John Hawks on 22 Nov 1797. Wit. Nathaniel Reed and Colin Campbell. Oath. Nathaniel Reed, 3 Feb 1798. Rec. 8 Mar 1802 by William Reed JP. Pendleton Dist (Anderson Co.) SC Deed Book G, p10 (LDS film 22839)
6 Jul 1801. Grant to Daniel Weaver, 13½A on Hawks Cr. V47, p385.

8 Apr 1802. William Reed to John Leathers, 136A on both sides of Weaver Cr of Woolenoy Cr. Bounded by Samuel Weaver and Hunter. Land granted Reed by Wm. Moultrie, Jul 1793 (Deed Bk G, No. 5, p381). Sign: Wm. Reed, Violet Reed. Wit: Nathl Reed (oath 28 Aug 1805), Abel Anderson. Deed Bk H, p208.


23 Apr 1804. Peter Weaver of Walton Georgia to Nathaniel Reed. 200A. Land of a tract surveyed by Wm. Reed and a tract surveyed by Peter Weaver himself in partnership with John Hawk and conveyed to Weaver by Hawk. The property adjacent to a tract of James Brown. Wit. Daniel Blyth, Jno. Sturndon, 17 Jun 1804.

Followed by Quit Claim of J. B. Reid of rights to the estate of his father, Nathaniel Reid, deceased, in favor of of Stephan C. Reid. 20 Oct 1842. [No witness] Rec. 5 Apr 1848 by W. A. Keith. Pickens Co., SC Deed Bk F-1, p85. (LDS film 22840).


23 Sep 1807 William Blythe of KY (power of attorney from the Ky. Samuel Weaver?) to David Weaver for $40, 114A on both sides of Weaver Cr. Deed Bk I, p250.
28 Sep 1807. David Weaver to Clement Fennel. 60A of 110½A, land of a grant to Daniel Weaver on 25 Mar 1796. Pendleton Dist (Anderson Co.) SC Deed Bk I, p129. (LDS film 22840)
17 Dec 1839. Peter Weaver with power of attorney from his brothers and sisters' guardians (John Weaver, Daniel Weaver, Frederick Bolinger, David Weaver, John Weaver Sr, and Samuel Weaver) to Wm. M. Jones & Edley H. Jones. 230A (m/l) on Hawks Cr., being three tracts originally granted to Daniel Weaver: 13½ granted 13 Jun 1800, 143 on 18 Oct 1787, and 74 on 25 Jan 1793, except that part ina 1785 grant to John M. McCrosky. Wit. Joel Jones , John Keith 17Dec 1839. Rec. 16 Mar 1840, Wm. Southestand J. P. Pickens Co., SC Book D-1, page 205-6. (LDS film 24271)
8 Oct 1841. Benjamin Chastain to Gabriel Benson. 300A (m/l) granted to Benjamin Chastain on 3 Jan 1814. Tracts adjacent to Joshua Roper, Cornelius Keith and the "Waggon Road." Follows, in part, Wm. Reid's "old survey." These tracts originally granted to Samuel Weaver Jr and Sr on Weaver Cr. Wit: Wm. Sadler, Joshua (hm) Roper. Pickens Co. Deed Book B-1 p. 13-14 (LDS film 24270)

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The 1790 Pendleton Dist., SC census records contain these entries for Weavers:

Daniel Weaver: 2m 16&up, 2m under 16, 2f

Samuel Weaver: 1m 16&up, 2m under 16, 4f

Samuel Weaver: 2m 16&up, 2m under16, 2f

John Weaver: 1m 16&up, 2m under 16, 3f
Here is a guess at what these statistics could reflect:

Daniel Weaver (b. 1733?) and David or Peter (b. 1767/1772), Daniel (Jr) and John (Jr) (both born about 1780). The females could be Daniel's spouse and daughter Lucy(?)


"Big" Samuel Weaver (b. 1755), Hezakiah (b. 1784) and Daniel (b. 1791). The females could be Mary (Bollinger) Weaver, Elizabeth (b 1788), and perhaps Daniel Weaver Sr's stepdaughters Sarah and Nancy(?)
"Little" Samuel Weaver (b. 1759) and an unknown adult male, Elijah David Weaver (b. 1785), Jacob Weaver (b. 1788), Samuel's wife Nancy (Hutson) Weaver and another unknown female (mother of Samuel or Nancy?).
John Weaver (b. 1762), Jesse Weaver (b. 1786), Benjamin Weaver (b. 1788), Samuel's wife Frances Weaver (b. 1753), and daughters Polly Weaver (b. 1787), and Sally Weaver (b. 1790). This is certainly "Little" Samuel's brother John Weaver.
In the 1790 census, Daniel Weaver and Samuel Weaver (with 1 adult male) are adjacent, followed by Mary Robertson (widow of Henry Robertson?). Samuel Weaver (with 2 adult males) is down 10 households from this group. Frederick Bolinger is the third household after this second Samuel. John Weaver is the ninth household after Frederick Bolinger. William Reed (purchaser of some of the Weaver land) is adjacent to Zepheniah Roberts. These are both in the vicinity of John Chastain, Alexander Eden, George Hutson and Capt. Micaiah Clark.

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Pendleton Co., SC 1800 census:

Daniel Weaver, age over 45, wife or daughter? 26-45, son? 16-26 (John Jr.?)

Daniel Weaver Jr: age 16-26, spouse 16-26

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A Power of Attorney was prepared in 1831 by David Weaver of Bedford Co. (TN) to brother Peter Weaver and apparently agreed to by his brothers and his sister's husbands: Samuel Weaver, John Weaver [Sr] (husband of Frances Weaver) , David Weaver, Frederick Bolinger (husband of Elizabeth [Weaver] Bolinger), David Weaver, Daniel Weaver [Jr] and John Weaver [Jr]. The document authorizes their brother, Peter Weaver, to sell their father's land in Pickens Co.,SC (formerly Pendleton Dist.). In the salutation of the document, David addresses his "brothers and sisters," hence we conclude that two of the males named appear be virtue of coverture. Because of the order of the names in the deed, we assume that the ages of the males are Samuel, John (husband of Frances), David, Frederick Bolinger (husband of Elizabeth), (Peter), John and Daniel (Jr). We are at a loss to explain why Lucy (Weaver) Lee is omitted from the document. A possible explanation is that her husband had already died by 1831, hence she would not have claim to the estate.

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Letter from David Weaver & others to Peter Weaver

State of Tennessee Bedford County June 19, 1831 Dear affectinat brothers & Sisters we are all well throu the good mercy of God to us ward & wee hope these lines may find you all well. wee have nothing sharing to right to you wee therefore want you to fix some way that wee may sell our Father’s land for it is a lying there doing no good to none of us wee therefor give you leave to set our names to a power of Attorney to Brother Peter and if it seems best to you give us power to set your names & we will make it whereunto wee put our names this from David Weaver & Frederick Bolinger & John Weaver & Daniel Weaver to Samuel Weaver & John Weaver.

David Weaver

Frederick Bolinger

Recorded the 16 day of March 1840 John (X) Weaver

and examined by me Daniel (X) Weaver

W. L. Keith C. C. & R. M. B. John (X) Weaver Sinor (sic)

Book D-1 page 205, Pickens Co., SC.

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The absence of the signature of Samuel Weaver from the power of attorney is troubling. However, this is possibly (likely?) a clerical error, as the deed from Peter Weaver to the Joneses immediately follows the power of attorney with names of the heirs (and in an order that seems to list the signatories from youngest to oldest), ending with Samuel Weaver. Thus it seems reasonable to assume that Samuel's name probably appeared last in the list of names in the power of attorney and was simply omitted in error.

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Peter Weaver to Wm. M. Jones & Edley H. Jones

The State of South Carolina, Pickens District

Know all men by these presents that we John Weaver, Daniel Weaver, Fredrick Bolinger, David Weaver, John Weaver Senr, Samuel Weaver by me Peter Weaver for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty five Dollars to me Peter Weaver in hand paid by Wm. M. Jones and Edly [sic] H. Jones of the State and District aforementioned Have granted bargained sold and released and by these presants do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Joneses All that plantation Tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the State and District aforesaid and on Hawks Creek waters of Saluda River containing Two hundred and thirty Acres be the same more or less and composed of three several tracts hereafter mentioned to wit: One tract of thirteen acres and ½ Granted to Daniel Weaver 13 Jun 1800. One other tract of one hundred and Forty three Acres granted to Daniel Weaver 18th Oct 1787. One other tract of Seventy four Acres Granted to Daniel Weaver 25th January 1793 [sic] the lines course, buildings and boundaries which are fully represented in the plats in the said Grants annexeded with the exceptions of so much as one in the bounds of a survay granted to John M. McCrosky in 1786. Together with all the members hereditaments rites and appertances to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Joneses their heirs and assigns forever. And I do bind myself that is Peter Weaver my heirs, executors and Administrators to warrant and defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Joneses ther (sic) heirs and assigns against myself my heirs and assigns every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal the seventeenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.

Test Joel Jones , John Keith. Peter Weaver {seal}
State of South Carolina Pickens District

Personally came before me Wm. Southestand one of the Justices of the Peace for said District. Joel Jones being duly sworn sayeth on oath that he saw Peter Weaver sign and acknowledge the within Conveyance and John Keith is a subscribing witness with himself sworn to and subscribed before me this 17 December 1839 - Joel Jones

Wm. Southestand J. P. Recorded the 16 day of March 1840 . . .

Book D-1 page 205-6 Pickens, SC


[The copy of the Pickens Co. property transfer reads "25th January 1793" for the 74A grant. However, SC grant records show "4 Apr 1796. Grant to Daniel Weaver, 74A on Wolleynon Cr. V40, p412." We assume that the date of the grant is the correct rather than the date in the deed.]
(George Keith Jr, nephew of the John Keith of this document, was born in Pickens Co., SC in 1820 and was an early resident of Hall Co. Georgia. George Keith Jr was a witness to Peter Weaver's will. W. L. Keith (William Lafoon Keith) is George Sr's brother. According to Martha Heinemann, the Keith's were in Surry Co., NC before coming to Pendleton Dist.)

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A tradition handed down in the cousin Samuel Weaver's family (people from Laurel Co., Ky.) concerns a "Family Register" (written about 1890, but supposedly a copy of earlier material) naming the spouse and "brothers and sisters" of Samuel:

Mary Bollinger, born June 26, 1764

Frances Weaver, September 17, 1752

Samuel Weaver, November 26, 1755

David Weaver, August 10, 1767

Betsy Weaver, August 6, 1770

Peter Weaver, September 22, 1772

Lucy Weaver, October 11, 1774

John Weaver, May 14, 1779

(and later in the register)

Daniel Weaver, May 10, 1741
The "John Weaver" item in this list appears to refer to the same John Weaver (Jr) of the power of attorney and the date, May 14, 1779, appears to be consistent with a birth date for John Weaver Jr. Researcher Joy Gallagher suggests that the last item may have been miscopied and should read Daniel Weaver, May 10, 1781. This would then be an appropriate date for the Franklin Co. Tenn. Daniel Weaver.

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Children of Daniel Weaver and Anna Stout? are:



+ 2 i. Frances4 Weaver, born 17 Sep 1752; died after 1850 in White Co., Tennessee.

+ 3 ii. Samuel Weaver, born 25 Nov 1755 in Cumberland County, Virginia; died 14 Nov 1842 in Laurel Co., Kentucky.

+ 4 iii. David Adam Weaver, born 10 Aug 1767 in Virginia; died Abt 1853 in Bedford Co., Tennessee.

+ 5 iv. Elizabeth (Betsy) Weaver, born 6 Aug 1770; died 1850 in Madison Co., Arkansas.

+ 6 v. Peter Weaver, born 22 Sep 1772 in Virginia; died 12 Jun 1850 in Hall Co., Georgia.

+ 7 vi. John Weaver, born 14 May 1779 in Virginia?; died Jan 1873 in Coffee Co., Tennessee.

+ 8 vii. Daniel Weaver, born 10 May 1781 in Virginia; died 1864 in Franklin Co., Tennessee.

Generation No. 2
2. Frances4 Weaver (Daniel3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born 17 Sep 1752, and died after 1850 in White Co., Tennessee. She married John Weaver 20 Jan 1783 in Pendleton Dist, South Carolina. He was born 31 Mar 1762 in Camden Parish (Henry Co.), Virginia?, and died 3 Oct 1845 in White Co., Tennessee.
Notes for John Weaver:

This John Weaver was called "John Weaver Sr" in the power of attorney created to dispose of his wife's father's land in SC. He is (apparently) a signatory in the power of attorney by reason of coverture.

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The 1790 Pendleton Dist., SC census records contain these entries for Weavers:

Daniel Weaver: 2m 16&up, 2m under 16, 2f

Samuel Weaver: 1m 16&up, 2m under 16, 4f

Samuel Weaver: 2m 16&up, 2m under16, 2f

John Weaver: 1m 16&up, 2m under 16, 3f


Here is a guess at what these statistics could reflect:

Daniel Weaver (b. 1733?) and David or Peter (b. 1767/1772), Daniel (Jr) and John (Jr) (both born about 1780). The females could be Daniel's spouse and daughter Lucy(?)


"Big" Samuel Weaver (b. 1755), Hezakiah (b. 1784) and Daniel (b. 1791). The females could be Mary (Bollinger) Weaver, Elizabeth (b 1788), and perhaps Daniel Weaver Sr's stepdaughters Sarah and Nancy(?)
"Little" Samuel Weaver (b. 1759) and an unknown adult male, Elijah David Weaver (b. 1785), Benjamin Weaver (b. 1788), Samuel's wife Nancy (Hutson) Weaver and another unknown female (mother of Samuel or Nancy?).
John Weaver (b. 1762), Jesse Weaver (b. 1786), Benjamin Weaver (b. 1788), Samuel's wife Frances Weaver (b. 1753), and daughters Polly Weaver (b. 1787), and Sally Weaver (b. 1790). This is certainly "Little" Samuel's brother John Weaver.
In the 1790 census, Daniel Weaver and Samuel Weaver (with 1 adult male) are adjacent, followed by Mary Robertson (widow of Henry Robertson?). Samuel Weaver (with 2 adult males) is down 10 households from this group. Frederick Bolinger is the third household after this second Samuel. John Weaver is the ninth household after Frederick Bolinger. William Reed (purchaser of some of the Weaver land) is adjacent to Zepheniah Roberts. These are both in the vicinity of John Chastain, Alexander Eden, George Hutson and Capt. Micaiah Clark.

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Appears on the 1797 Grainger (later Claiborne) Co., TN "List of Insolvents Living within the Indian Boundary for the year 1797: Elijah Chisum, James Chisum, John Weaver, Joseph Weaver, Samuel Weaver, Samuel Weaver (2nd time), George Yoakham appear on this list.

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Appears on the 1799 Grainger (later Claiborne) Co., TN tax list, which includes

Peter Ausemus, Wm Bowman, David Cain, Evan Doutherd (Douthit), Henry Hunter, James Vanbibber, John Vanbibber, Peter Vanbibber, Samuel Weaver, Sr, Joseph Weaver, Samuel Weaver, Jr., John Weaver, and George Yoakum.

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Appears on the White Co., 1811-1814 tax lists:

Capt Wm Ridge's Co. (taken by Benjamin Weaver)

..., Puck Hutson, George Hudson, ...Joseph Weaver, Samuel Weaver, Sr., John Weaver, ..., Benjamin Weaver, John Yoakum.

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In an article in "The Heritage of White County," Mary Hill Luna, a descendant of John Weaver, stated that he lived in the White Oak Flat area, which lies to the west of Board Valley, on Weaver Mountain in the extreme northern part of White County.

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Rev War Veteran (Pen App R11239) Application date: 10 Oct 1832

John Weaver at age 16 entered service from Washington Co. NC/TN for a three month tour against the Cherokees as a volunteer in July, 1778 under Captain Jacob Brown; James Sevier, son of Col. John Sevier was the Ensign. They started from the "Overhill Towns" but their stock of provisions ran out and they abandoned their objective. He was discharged at Indian Creek near "Bald Mountain" after six weeks.

His second tour was also for three months in 1778, which was entirely served out. He volunteered in a company of spies (only 48 men) commanded by Captain James Moore. The Lieutenant was named Hubbard, afterwards Colonel Hubbard. The Ensign was Francis Bird. Acted as spies between the mouth of the Nolichucky River (which empties into the French Broad) and Bays Mountain, a distance of forty miles. Their orders were to travel it once a week. No battle or skirmish, and they took only four prisoners which were afterward exchanged for prisoners the Indians had taken. Received a regular or written discharge. The Company was dismissed on Lick Creek at a place called the "Swan Ponds."

His third tour was as a substitute for Daniel Dulany for three months in 1781. The three months were served plus two months over. The Captain was Thomas Wall, William Murphy was the Ensign. Marched against the Cherokees, captured the "Echota Towns." From there they marched to towns on Shoemake Creek, which empties into the Eastanallee River. Burned some towns and killed seven Indians. Returned by way of the Coose Wattee River and burned/destroyed some more towns. Then to the three forks of the Hiwassee where a treaty signing with the Indians was held. Then to the Little Tennesse, down to its mouth, and ascended the Big Tennessee to Echota for another treaty signing. Sent spies to Chicamogga towns to ascertain willingness to treaty, but found no hope.

No one to vouch for his services except for "a Samuel Weaver," who was then in Clay Co., Ky. - but he (John Weaver) "is poor, old, infirm, and afflicted and cannot obtain the testimony."

1. He was born on 31 Mar 1762 near Campden, South Carolina.

2. He now has no record of his age. He had one - a bible- but he thinks it was thrown out or lost while his youngest child had it, going to school.

3. When called into service, each time he lived in Washington County (NC/TN). Since the revolution he removed to Lawrence Dist., SC, then to Pendleton, SC, then Buncomb Co., NC, then Claiborne Co., TN, then to White Co., TN where he now resides and has resided for about 26 years. (moved to White Co. in 1806).

4. For first and second tours he volunteered. For the third tour he was a substitute for Daniel Dulany.

He furnishes a true account of his children as of Dec 1, 1800:

Polly Weaver, b Dec 19, 1783

Jessee Weaver. b March 7, 1786

Benjamin Weaver, b. Nov 5 1788

Sally Weaver, b. Nov 9, 1790

John Weaver, b Nov 18 1792

Crecy Weaver, b Apr 13 1795

Samuel Weaver, b Feb 26 1798

Frances Weaver Weaver, b Aug 18, 1800
Although the pension application states "Campden, SC" it is likely this is a clerical error - and probably should have read "Camden Parish, Virginia."
The form of the children's names "Frances Weaver Weaver" (the only one in the list having a middle name) is a strong hint that John's wife Frances' maiden name was also "Weaver."

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The Samuel Weaver living in Clay Co., Ky. is apparently the "Laurel Co., Ky." Samuel Weaver. Laurel Co., Ky. was formed in 1827, mostly from Knox Co., but included a small part of western Clay Co.

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The Jacob Brown mentioned in John Weaver's 1778 tour of duty is apparently Jacob R. Brown, formerly of Virginia, but after the ARW a Justice of the Peace in Newberry Co., SC. Jacob Brown was a captain at the Battle of King's Mountain. Jacob R. Brown's name appears in an official capacity in several Pendleton Dist. land transactions.

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In Feb, 1850, Frances Weaver, age 95, applied for an ARW widow's pension. She stated she married John Weaver in SC on 20 January, 1783 and that John Weaver died 3 Oct 1845. Affidavit: Samuel Weaver, brother of John Weaver, on 6 Feb 1850 stated that he witnessed the marriage of his brother John Weaver and Frances Weaver. Second affidavit: Benjamin Weaver.

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In the 1850 census, Frances Weaver (age 93) is shown in the household of Benjamin Weaver (62), Polly (55), Vance M. Brown (20), Amy (22). Benjamin born in SC; Polly in TN.

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From Mrs J. A. Stephen, Box 134, Sealy, Tex.:

"Halifax, July 25, 1783. Journal of the proceeding of the commission appointed by Act of Assembly passed May 1783 to liquidate and finally settle accounts of the Officers and soldiers of the continental Line of the State of NC. Allowed Jno Weaver, soldier for pay and deficiency of clothing to Jan 1, 1782 including interest to 1783: 171/9/11." From the NC Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol 2, p 23 folio 2.

(Although the War Department placed this item with John Weaver of White Co., the NC record probably belongs to another NC ARW veteran, John Weaver of Halifax Co.)

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Index of Revolutionary War Service Records:

John Weaver, served as private in the 10th NC Regt.

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Tennesseans in the Revolution

North Carolina Rev War Accts for lands taken in NC

12 Jun 1782 to 15 Aug 1783 - Land Office in Hillsboro, Orange Co., NC

by Penelope John Allan, 1 October 1935

(Showing only those paid by Bledsoe, Carter or Williams to Washington & Sullivan Co. soldiers, 1781-1783)

(Numbers are the volume, page and volio in the NC record)

(Partial listing ...)

Delany, Dan I-14-2, Dan'l V-100-2, Jas I-59-4, John I-1-4 I-13-2, Jos XII-50-2, Will XII-20-4

Denton Jona I-43-a, Abraham I-90-2, John I-7-4 I-20-2, Sam'l I-63-4, Samuel I-7-2(2) I-2-4 I-20-2 I-23-4, Thomas I-20-2

Hudson, Geo I-23-2, I-57-2, Nancy XII-18-4

Weaver Chris'n I-6-4, Fred'k I-24-2, John I-82-4, Sam'l I-57-2 I-82-2, Samuel I-82-4

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In the Weaver-Hickman graveyard on Cherry Creek, White Co., TN:

John Weaver, Pvt. Brown's Co. Rev War, 3 Oct 1845.

Samuel D.P. Weaver, 26 Feb 1798-1 June 1850.

Annie Weaver, wife of Samuel D.P. Weaver and daughter of

Benj. & Judith Hickman 9 Feb 1794-23 July 1884 age 70 y 5m.14d.

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Living in Washington Co., NC/TN in 1776-1781

Pendleton Dist., SC 1783 (marriage to Frances)

Pendleton Co., SC 1790 census? HH over 16; 2 sons under 16; spouse plus 2 daughters

Living in Grainger/Claiborne Co in 1797-1799

White Co. 1812 tax list

White Co., TN 1820 Census: HH 50-60 with spouse 60-70

White Co., TN 1830 Census: HH 60-70 with spouse 70-80

White Co., TN 1840 Census: HH 70-80 with spouse 80-90

Children of Frances Weaver and John Weaver are:


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