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Weir - John

Source: Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain County, Indiana (Chapman Brothers, 1893) p 356

John WEIR, member of a pioneer family of Montgomery County has for many years been engaged in farming in Ripley Township and has improved one of its most desirable farms pleasantly located on Sec. 30. He was born in Ky in 1820 and is a son of Alexander and Margaret CROUT (sic - Krout) Weir, who were married in the Blue Grass State. His paternal grandfather was Robert Weir. His parents had 11 children. Robert, the oldest son was born in Ky in 1810 came to this county with his father in 1828, engaged in shoe making and died in 1882. James Weir, a farmer was born in 1826 and was but a child when he came to this county with his father. Alexander and Michael (twins) were born in Ky in 1828 and were farmers. Henry was born May 25, 1831 and is a farmer residing on the old homestead. He married Elizabeth Herel. Daniel was born Sept 19, 1834, in Union Township and died at age 8. Elizabeth was born in Ky in 1812, married Jacob Fruits and died in California. Anna was born in KY in Feb 1, 1815, married John Stonebraker a farmer and died in this county. Catherine was born in KY in 1817 and married Lawson Moore, a farmer in Union Twp. Margaret was born in Ky in 1823 and is now dead. John Weir was a poor boy without other capital with which to start in life then strength, health, industrious habits and a good comprehension of farming in all its branches. But these sufficed for him to make his way in the world and today he is comfortably well off, with a beautiful farm of 175 acres of excellent land in good condition and amply supplied with good buildings and all the necessary machinery for carrying on agriculture after the best methods. The farm is well stocked with standard breeds of cattle, horses and hogs and various kinds of grain are raised on it each year. Mr. W. is a member of the Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association, his sons, who reside at home, also belong and he always encourages every movement that will in any way benefit his class or advance the interests of agriculture. Politically, he is a Democrat, tried and true and is well posted in all that pertains to his party. He has served his township as Passive Supervisor and is in every way a good citizen. In the year 1844, Mr. Weir and Miss Susanna Stonebraker were married at their present home by Squire Truax. Their pleasant wedded life has been blessed by the birth of 7 children: 4 daughters and 3 sons. Alexander, a farmer was born in 1845 and in early manhood married Salome Stonebraker. Margaret, who was born in 1850, married Samuel D. Denman, a carpenter of Paxton, ill. Marcy C was born in 1851 married Mr. Barnet and died in their home in Waynetown, leaving one child who is living with its Grandfather Weir. Sarah Ann was born in 1854, married Alexander Rush, a farmer of Missouri and died June 1, 1891. Robert, a farmer living at home with his parents was born in 1858. John, also living at home was born June 2, 1861 and Susannah was born May 14, 1864 and is now dead. - transcibed by kbz

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