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From: MRS GINA M REASONER< >
Subject: MICHAEL WEAVER FAMILY HISTORY
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 00:51:14, -0500


Ohio The cross road of our nation
Records & Pioneer Families
October-December 1963
Volume IV No. IV
Published by Esther Weygandt Powell - NO COPYRIGHT

MICHAEL WEAVER FAMILY HISTORY
Maryland-Pennsylvania-Ohio-Illinois
Compiled by Olive R. Imhof, Pittsburg, PA
and
John F. Fisher, Danville, IL

MICHAEL WEAVER was born near Hagerstown,Maryland, August 18th,
1778, of Scotch parents. He was the youngest child. His mother remarried
after his father's death and moved to North Carolina. In 1789 when eleven
years old Michael left home and returned to Hagerstown. An older sister
married and lived in Kentucky. Michael married Maria Spessert (Spessard),
daughter of Michael Spessard and his wife Christiann Spessard (maiden name
unknown), of Chewsville, Maryland, where they are buried in the old
cemetery across the road from the homestead. The house beside the cemetery
occupied by Kieffer Speasard at the time of my visit, a descendant of
Maria's brother John Spessard, was once of United Brethren Church.
(Scharff's History of Western Maryland has a record of their graves.)
The family formerly lived in Keedysville, formerly called
Centerville, on the old road leading to Boonesboro. The new road cuts
through the center of Michael Spessard's lane which divided his property
from that of David Hess.
From old family letters I know that the Michael Weavers lived in
what is now Lawrence County, Pennsylvania a short time, near his sister
Elizabeth Spessard Reynolds. Then they went to Kentucky and from there to
Clermont County, Ohio. Their last Ohio residence was in Brown County, Ohio
where they lived for ten years, moving from there in 1828 to Vermilion
County, Illinois. The old farm back in Brown County was sold for a County
home and was little changed seventy-five years later when a descendant
visited it.
Maria (Mary) Weaver and Michael Weaver are buried in Weaver
Cemetery near Indianola, Illinois, which ground Michael Weaver donated in 1836.
All information on the Weaver Family after leaving Pennsylvania was
furnished by John F. Fisher, Danville, IL.
For anyone desiring information on the Spessard line, there is a
Spessard Genealogy compiled by Howard Lehman Spessard, Hagerstwon, MD. The
Spessard Genealogy states that the old family Bible was taken west by one
of the married daughters. Mr. Fisher (contributor) wrote that the page of
vital statistics in their family Bible was carried away by a pet crow which
destroyed it. It is not in the possession of the Reynolds Family nor of the
third sister Christianna Jane Sterrett of Erie, PA. It is likely that
Catherine Weaver, 1st wife of Peter Spessard, brother of Maria, was a
sister of Michael Weaver which accounts for his return there after his
mother remarried and moved to North Carolina.

MICHAEL WEAVER b. August 18, 1778; d. November 17, 1875
MARIA SPESSARD WEAVER b. October 18, 1780; d. August 4, 1870

CHILDREN
-Sarah Weaver b. January 16, 1804 m. Samuel Baum
-John Weaver b. June 15, 1807 m. Mary Baum
-Mary Weaver b. January 25, 1811 m. Benjamin Baum
-Jane Weaver b. May 17, 1813 m. David P. Fisher
-Elijah Weaver b. April 18, 1817 m. Elizabeth Busey
-Catherine Weaver b. June 8, 1818 m. Charles Baum b. 1815
-Clara Weaver b. September 29, 1820 m. Isaac Fisher
-Nancy Weaver b. September 16, 1822 m. John Cole
-Louisa Weaver b. February 11, 1827 m. James Gaines

Jane Weaver was fifteen when the family left Ohio and Catherine about ten.
There were two other children, David, probably born between 1804 and 1807,
and Betsy probably born between 1807 and 1811. Both died. Betsy was drowned
in Bullskin Creek, Ohio.

SARAH WEAVER and SAMUEL BAUM were married in Ohio and had eight children
who lived. Two died in infancy.
-Oliver P. Baum m. Helen McClenathan
-Elizabeth Baum m. William Sandusky
-Susan Baum m. Thomas R. Rice
-Catherine Baum m. Martin Pugh
-Charles W. Baum m. Jennie Craig
-Samuel W. Baum m. Della F. Steward (sister of Josephine)
-William - unmarried
-Angie - unmarried

OLIVE P. BAUM and HELEN McCLENATHAN BAUM had:
-Herbert L. Baum

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH BAUM and WILLIAM SANDUSKY
-Callie Sandusky
-Adda Sandusky
-Rochester Sandusky
-Nellie Sandusky

CHILDREN OF SUSAN BAUM and THOMAS R. RICE
-Minnie Rice
-Charles F. Rice

CHILDREN OF CATHERINE BAUM and MARTIN PUGH
-Libby Pugh
-Wilmetta Pugh
-Maud Pugh
-Winnie Pugh
-Lulu Pugh
-Helen Pugh

CHILDREN OF CHARLES W. BAUM and JENNIE CRAIG BAUM
-Dr. Ernest Baum
-Frank Baum
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CHILDREN OF JOHN WEAVER SR. and MARY BAUM WEAVER, sister of Samuel Baum.
They were married in Ohio about 1826 or 187. They had 12 children. Went to
Illinois about 1830 and to Emporia, Kansas, 1858.
-Louisa Weaver m. James Keith in Illinois
-Mary Weaver m. Thomas Gilkey in Illinois; Farmer
-Susan Weaver m. Furmin Gilkey in IL, moved to Winfield, KS 1881
-Sade Weaver m. Allen Varner; Separated; She returned to Emporia, KS
-Charles Weaver - no marriage record
-John Weaver Jr. -had 2 or more daughters in Emporia, KS
-Michael Weaver m. ? had children
-Elijah Weaver m. Lola Neikirk; Merchant in Indianola 1871
-Clara Weaver m. Dr. Moore; Drug store owner and doctor
-Nelson Weaver m. Gertrude Adams of Danville, Illinois
-James Weaver - no information
-Jane Weaver m. Mr. Soton. Died shortly after

CHILDREN OF LOUISA WEAVER and JAMES KEITH: unknown

CHILDREN OF MARY WEAVER and THOMAS GILKEY
-John Gilkey m. Sallie Cooper
-Cora Gilkey m. Harry Hamilton

CHILDREN OF SUSAN WEAVER and FURMIN GILKEY
-Albert Gilkey m. Artlisa McMillan
-Margaret Gilkey died 1881
-Frank Gilkey -unmarried
-Charles F. Gilkey m. a Kansas girl

CHILDREN OF SADE WEAVER and ALLEN VARNER: All died in infancy

CHILDREN OF JOHN WEAVER JR. - Had daughters who wrote to Cora Gilkey
Hamilton for name of their grandfather John Weaver's wife.

CHILDREN OF ELIJAH WEAVER and LOLA NEIKIRK WEAVER: One child died in
infancy. He returned to Emporia, Kansas about 1876. Business failed.

CHILDREN OF CLARA WEAVER and DR. MOORE
-Ida Moore

CHILDREN OF NELSON WEAVER and GERTRUDE ADAMS WEAVER
-Florine Weaver
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CHILDREN OF MARY (POLLY) WEAVER and BENJAMIN BAUM, (cousin of Samuel and
Mary Baum). Lived in Illinois, then sold farm and moved to Autumn, Iowa. 6 Children:
-Susan Baum m. Ivy Mendenhall
-Michael Baum -believed married
-Mary Baum m. John Larrance. Lived near Indianola
-Frank Baum
-Daniel Baum
-Marion Baum - Married, no children

CHILDREN OF MARY BAUM and JOHN LARRANCE
-Ellen Larrance
-Frank Larrance
-Henry Larrance
-Rose Larrance
-Cass Larrance
-Cephas Larrance
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CHILDREN OF JANE WEAVER and DAVID P. FISHER. Jane was the last of the
original 9 children to die. She was 94 in may 1907. Died July 1907. Mind
remarkably clear to end. Made home with Michael Fisher. Visited around.
-Michael Fisher m. Maryette Baum (daughter of Dr. John W. Baum, brother of
Samuel Baum). 3 children
-John W. Fisher m. Lucinda Dye. 8 children
-Mary Fisher m. William Alonzo Hill. 2 children
-George G. Fisher m. Cynthia A. Ross. 9 children
-Lucinda Fisher m. Lowel C. Green. 7 children

CHILDREN OF MICHAEL FISHER and MARYETTE BAUM
-John F. Fisher m. Maud Songer. He b. April 24, 1865.
-Maud S. Fisher m. Joseph J. Sidell of Sidell, Illinois-named for his
father who gave land for the town.
-Eva L. Fisher m. Harvey J. Sconce, near Sidell, Illinois

CHILDREN OF JOHN F. FISHER and MAUD SONGER FISHER
-Georgia Fisher - unmarried. Dietitian U.S. Veterans Hospital, Los Angeles
-Bertha Nell Fisher - died aged four months

CHILDREN OF MAUD S. FISHER SIDELL and JOSEPH J. SIDELL
-Rosalie Sidell m. Walter Huffman
-Zelda Sidell - unmarried, deceased
-Freda m. H.H. Garth, Charlottesville, VA. A daughter m. a Rhodes.

CHILDREN OF EVA L. FISHER and HARVEY J. SCONCE
-Frances Sconce m. Ray A. Washburn, Chicago, deceased
-Louise Sconce m. Alastair Macdonald
-James S. m. Dorothy Ogilvie

CHILDREN OF ROSALIE SIDELL and WALTER HUFFMAN
-Robert S. Huffman - Aviation pilot, South Pacific
-James D. Huffman - Sidell High School 1954

CHILDREN OF FREDA SIDELL and H.H. GARTH
-Patricia Garth m. Meredith Watkins Rhodes
-Louise Garth m. Herbert Graham Tull

CHILDREN OF FRANCES SCONCE and RAY WASHBURN
-Malissa Washburn m. William Thomas Lott

CHILDREN OF LOUISE SCONCE and ALASTAIR MACDONAD, Aloy, W.VA
-Frances Macdonald

CHILDREN OF JOHN W. FISHER and LUCINDA DYE FISHER
-Everett Fisher -deceased
-Charles U. Fisher - deceased
-Ollie Fisher - deceased
-Edward M. Fisher - deceased
-Armada Fisher m. A.D. Miller. She is deceased
-Mattie Fisher - died young. About age 8
-Josephine Fisher - living 1854
-Jacob G. Fisher - deceased

CHILDREN OF MARY FISHER and WILLIAM ALONZO HILL
-Nora Hill m. John Cooper - she is deceased
-Jennie Hill m. Edward Gaines

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. FISHER and CYNTHIA A. ROSS FISHER
-Ethel Fisher - deceased
-Mary (May) Fisher - deceased
-Nora Fisher - of Falls City, Nebraska
-Chester Fisher
-Lester Fisher - of Christman, Illinois
-Grace Fisher - deceased
-Goldie Fisher - of Falls City, Nebraska
-Otis Fisher - of Nebraska
-Lulu Fisher - deceased

CHILDREN OF LUCINDA FISHER and LOWEL C. GREEN
-Fred Green - deceased
-Fay Green - deceased
-Mary J. Green - deceased
-David Green - deceased
-Mildred Green - deceased
-Lowel C. Green Jr - Living 1954
-Maud Green - Living 1954
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CHILDREN OF ELIJAH WEAVER and ELIZABETH BUSEY WEAVER. The Buseys were
prominent in Urbana, Illinois. Two children of Elijah died.
-Vanison Weaver m. Cyrena Schultz 5 children
-Malissa Weaver m. Amos Barker 2 children
-Jane Weaver m. Abe Berget 2 children
-John Weaver m. Nancy Custer no children
-Areatha Weaver - Believed she d. in 1876
-Nettie m. Sam Gunder, Nettie deceased, 1 child
-Charlie died young

CHILDREN OF VANISON WEAVER and CYRENA SCHULTZ WEAVER
-Russell F. Weaver lived in or near Laguna Beach, CA
-Moulton D. Weaver deceased
-Ona Weaver
-William Weaver deceased
-Otie Weaver

CHILDREN OF MALISSA WEAVER and AMOS BARKER. Both deceased.
-Maud Barker m. Newton Burroughs. Lives Fairmont
-Ollie Barker m. Arthur Gunder. Lives Fairmont

CHILDREN OF JANE WEAVER and ABE BERGET
-Pearl Burget, Fairmont
-Newton Burget, near Fairmont

CHILDREN OF NETTIE WEAVER and SAM GUNDER
-Jean Gunder -living 1954
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CHILDREN OF CATHERINE WEAVER and CHARLES BAUM (brother of Samuel Baum)
-Celestine Baum m. Tip Hunt. no children, deceased
-Jasper N. Baum m. Josephine Steward (sister of Della)
-Cyrus Chas. Baum m. Emma Gilkey, 1 child, both deceased
-Alvah Jacob Baum, Margaret Rowand 2 children
-Gideon T. Baum m. Clara Lucas 3 children
-George Baum m. Jennie Rawlings 2 children, George deceased
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CHILDREN OF JASPER N. BAUM and JOSEPHINE STEWARD BAUM (both deceased)
-Blanche Baum deceased
-Georgia Baum living 1954
-Weaver Baum living 1954 twin of Gale
-Gale Baum deceased twin of Weaver
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CHILDREN OF CYRUS CHARLES BAUM and EMMA GILKEY BAUM
-Lela Baum -living

CHILDREN OF ALVAH J. BAUM and MARGARET HOWARD BAUM
-George R. Baum deceased
-Mrs. W.T. Burke deceased

CHILDREN OF GIDEON T. BAUM and CLARA LUCAS BAUM. Clara deceased
-Lulu Baum living
-Dr. Earl Baum living in 1957. Naples, FL
-Elmo G. Baum living at old homestead, Indianola, IL 1957

CHILDREN OF GEORGE BAUM and JENNIE RAWLINGs BAUM. George deceased
-Opal Baum living 1954
-Willis Baum living 1954
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CHILDREN OF LUCRETIA FISHER and MR. PYNE
-Walter F. Pyne, millionaire oil man, Laguna Beach, CA -living
-Forest Pyne deceased
-Cecil Pyne deceased
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CHILDREN OF NANCY WEAVER and JOHN COLE
-Henry J. Cole m. Anna Louise Nealy 3 children

CHILDREN OF HENRY J. COLE and ANNA LOUISE NEALY COLE
-Florecne Cole deceased
-Harry J. Cole
-Gertrude Cole
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CHILDREN OF LOUISA WEAVER and JAMES GAINES
-George Gaines m. Calla O'Hair no children-sister of Frank T. O'Hair,
member of Congress, ILL
-Mary Gaines m. J. Russell Grace 5 children
-Rosa Gaines m. Isaac Woodyard 5 children
James Gaines was very wealthy. He had a forty or fifty room house, 4
stories high. Administrator of Grandfather Weaver's estate. Grandfather
Weaver gave land to his children during his lifetime, but had considerable
money. Louisa may have had her mother's German bible. Possibly in the house
which is in possession of J. Russell Grace family. Mary Gaines went to live
in her parents home when her father died.

CHILDREN OF MARY GAINES and J. RUSSELL GRACE
-Inez Grace
-Earl Grace died in infancy
-Pearl Grace
-J. Roscoe Grace -May have the German Bible
-Hallie Grace

CHILDREN OF ROSA GAINES and ISAAC WOODYARD
-Fred Woodyard
-Maud Woodyard twin of Mabel
-Mabel Woodyard twin of Maud
-Lewis Woodyard
-Mary Woodyard

Copies of the Spessard Genealogy by H.L. Spessard are in the D.A.R.
Library, Washington D.C. and Maryland Historical Society Library in
Baltimore, MD.

The name of Michael Weaver's father is unknown. There is no indication in
this genealogy that Michael Weaver's father was named Henry but it is
possible that Henry S. Weaver born ca 1780 was a brother of Michael and
that the initial could have stood for Spessard, as there is a definite
connection between the Weavers an Spessards in Washington Co., MD. A John
Weaver built the old Spessard home at Keedysville which is of stone, said
to have been the same John Weaver who built stone bridges over the
Antietam. A Catherine Weaver, in all probability a sister of Michael
Weaver, married Peter Spessard, eldest son of Michael and Christiann
Spessard, parents of Maria Spessard who married Michael Weaver.

Gideon Baum lived to be over 97 years old and his mind was always clear as
a bell. He informed his son Dr. Earl L. Baum that none other of the Weaver
family were buried around Indianola except Michael Weaver and his heirs.

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