This cemetery is located in Fairmount Township Section # 26 Range 8 E. T 23 N. The Jesse Holloway farm was the southwest 1/2 of the southwest 1/4 of Section #26. In the 1990 Plat book there is still a G. Holloway on part of this land. But at this time I am unable to determine exactly where this monument is. Fairmount News 29 Oct. 1932 pg. 4 "Fairmount Oct. 19. One hundred years ago, John Weston, one of the first settlers of Fairmount Township, built a cabin on what is now the Jesse Holloway farm, two miles east of this city, to which he brought his wife and children. One year later while walking in the woods near the cabin with a woman companion, Mrs. Weston saw what appeared to be a bright light in the sky. She interpreted this as an omen, foretelling her own death within a short time, and told her companion that she wanted to buried on the top of a ridge, constituting the only high ground in that vicinity, and even went so far as to designate the exact spot for her grave. In just a day to the year Mrs. Weston died, and was buried on the ridge on the eastern border of what is now known as the 'Prairie', in a casket which consisted of a large log split with the center chopped out sufficiently to contain the body. A vault was constructed in the ground, to which the log casket was consigned and across the top of this vault, handhewn clapboards were placed to provide the lid of the crude rough log. Yesterday W.J. Lewis, David G. Lewis, of this city and J.A. Lewis, living east of town, went to the lonely grave on the Holloway farm, erecting a marker, suitably lettered, to the memory of their great aunt, who for years has slept above what at one time was an arm of Lake Galatia, several miles northeast. All of the above historical facts came down to these men through family tradition, and the erection of the marker for Mrs. Weston, is a culmination of a plan which they had in mind for some time. The marker, constructed of cement, is a sturdy design and so erected that it is expected to remain in place indefinately. It is said that nearby in after years, some six or seven other bodies of pioneers were interred near Mrs. Weston, but all trace of them have been lost in the intervening period." The monument was erected 16 October 1932. Mrs. Nellie Weston was the wife of John Weston, and she was a sister to David Lewis, Jr.
NOTE: Because so very little is known about the Westons, I would like to add the following information, donated by a fellow genealogist, Lou in Indiana. For those who have the Lewis genealogy, LEWIS FAMILY GATHERING, PA-TN-IN TERR, (see p. 96), you might be interested in the following. In clearing out my Lewis files, I came across some preliminary research forwarded to me some years ago, before AOL, concerning John Weston & Eleanor "Nellie" Lewis who married, 1 Sept 1819, Franklin Co. IN > poss. Hancock Co IN>Grant Co IN>Conway Co Ark. John Weston b. ca. 1795 Carter Co TN, d. 26 April 1845 Conway Co Ark Eleanor Lewis b. 5 May 1797 Sullivan Co TN, d. 22 Oct 1836 Fairmount, Grant Co IN, bur. Weston Cem. Eleanor (Lewis) Weston was the daughter of David Lewis of Franklin Co IN. David was a brother to George Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, Mary Lewis (husb. John Barber) & Eleanor Lewis (husb. Moses Barber) of Dearborn Co. IN. The eldest child of John & Eleanor Weston was David Weston. David Weston b. 9 July 1820 Franklin or Hancock Co IN d. 19 Dec 1875 Champoeg OR m. 27 Jan 1852 St Paul OR Terr. Mary Sinclair b. Fall 1842 Ft George (Astoria) OR Terr d. 21 Jan 1884 Champoeg, OR dau of Thomas Sinclair/St Clair & Ellen Cullallcin Ellen Cullallcin was the dau of (Call-cino Che-wa-ca-pa) Chief Cowhicalas of the Chinook Tribe. There was no supporting evidence included. Anyone interested in any further possible info that may turn up in my files as I sort, should e-mail me privately to be put on a mailing list. Put in the subject line, WESTON, only. I will be responding if I find further info. Have a good day. Lou in Indiana
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