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Capt John Weir, Sr
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Birth: May 4, 1777, Ireland
Death: Feb. 28, 1869

War of 1812 Veteran


In 1819, Mr. WEIR moved to this county with wagons, bringing his family, which them consisted of his wife and five children. He settled upon the present WEIR farm, which then had a few acres cleared and a small log cabin upon it. His neighbors were few, and his surroundings were all of the wildest description. At the time of his settlement, there were only four farms upon the old road between Freeport and Butler. But, entering upon the work before him with bravery, his diligent industry soon bore fruit, and his toil was rewarded abundantly. Mr. WEIR was widely known and everywhere esteemed for his integrity and uprightness. He was also prominent both in civil and military affairs, and active in promoting every public interest. Until he was sixty years old, he served as Captain of militia. He was an earnest supporter of schools and churches, and was largely influential in advancing the prosperity of both. Being elected one of the first School Directors in this township, he labored assiduously to get schools established upon a permanent basis, and to increase their utility. Capt. WEIR was a useful citizen. He died in 1870, at the advanced age of ninety-five. Mrs. WEIR died in 1864, aged seventy-five. We mention each of their children in the order of age. John now resides in Pittsburgh; William died in Freeport; Elizabeth (MURRAY), lives in Minnesota; Mary (CALLAN) in Freeport; Margaret (MARTIN), died at Oil City; Sophia (MORRIS) resides in Freeport; Alfred D. in Buffalo Township; and Jane (BAIRD), in Freeport.

-From History of Butler Co., PA, R. C. Brown Co., Publishers,1883, page 257 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jane Roney Weir (____ - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  William Weir (____ - 1876)*
  John Weir (1806 - 1897)*
  Elizabeth Weir Murray (1813 - 1897)*
  Mary Weir Callen (1815 - 1902)*
  Sophia D. Weir Morris Boyd (1821 - 1907)*
  Alfred D. Weir (1823 - 1894)*
  Jane Weir Baird (1826 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CAPT. JOHN WEIR
DIED
Feb. 28, 1869
In the 94th Year
of his age
Veteran of the War 1812
 
Burial:
Freeport Cemetery
Freeport
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: C-3
 
Maintained by: Me
Originally Created by: A&R
Record added: Mar 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49979058
Capt John Weir, Sr
Added by: A&R
 
Capt John Weir, Sr
Added by: A&R
 
Capt John Weir, Sr
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- A&R
 Added: Mar. 20, 2010
 
 
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