|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1854|
|Death: ||Apr., 1934|
For fifteen years Franklin A. Deweese has resided upon the farm in Staunton township, which is now his home, and has there engaged in the raising of garden and hothouse vegetables for the market. His entire life has been spent in Miami county. He was born on the farm where Ed Rusk now lives, his natal day being September 19, 1854, and is a representative of one of the old Virginia families. His grandfather, Joshua Deweese, was born in the latter state December 4, 1796, and having arrived at years of maturity wedded Mary Girard, who was the first white female child born in Miami county, her birth occurring April 21, 1800. Their marriage occurred in June, 1818, and unto them were born fifteen children: Samuel W., born July 14, 1819; Bertha, born February 1, 1821; Sarah, April 27, 1822; Catherine, February 16, 1824; Henry G., January 8, 1826; George W., January 1, 1828; Rachel, July 7, 1829; John, February 10, 1831 ; Joshua, September 1, 1832; Joseph, May 30, 1834; Thomas, May 5, 1839; Mary A., who died in infancy; Mary A., the second of the name, born July 18, 1849; and James, who was born November 9, 1853, and died during the war.
When Franklin Deweese was a lad of twelve years he accompanied his parents on their removal to what became known as the old De Freese farm, in Staunton township, and there he was reared to manhood, devoting his time and energies to the work of the farm through the summer months, while in the winter season he pursued his education in the common schools. On attaining his majority he began operating a stone quarry on his father's farm, and was thus employed for two years, after which he removed to Shelby county, where he followed farming one year. He then came to Staun-ton township and rented his father's farm for five years. In 1885 he removed to the place where he now makes his home. He has five acres of land, which is devoted to the raising of garden products. He has two green houses, one 72X20 feet, the other 44x16 feet. He raises lettuce in his hothouses and places upon the market some of the finest specimens of garden vegetables raised in this part of the county. He has made a close study of the business to which he gives his attention and thoroughly understands the needs of the different plants. His close attention to his business, his careful management and his enterprise have resulted in bringing to him a good income.
Mr. Deweese was married, November 29, 1879 to Miss Nettie Small, who was born February 24, 1859, and is the daughter of David and Ellen (Conklin) Small. David B. Small was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, November 3, 1832, and was six months old when brought to Miami county. The mother was born in New Jersey December 7, 1836, and came to Miami county when three years of age. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Deweese has been blessed with five children: Lester, born March 26, 1882; Clyde, born July 10, 1884; Mattie, born July 16, 1887; Elwood, born July 26, 1890; and May, born May 25, 1892. The family circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death. The parents are members of the Christian church, and Mr. Deweese gives his political support to the Republican party. He has served as superintendent of the Troy and Piqua pike for sixteen years, and is interested in everything pertaining to the substantial improvement and upbuilding of the county.
Nettie Frances Small DeWeese (1859 - 1949)*
Clyde E DeWeese (1884 - 1978)*
Mattie E. DeWeese Shroyer (1887 - 1980)*
Note: buriede 4/4/1934 age 79 born Ohio
Forest Hill Union Cemetery
Created by: Pamela Holeton
Record added: Jan 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13078013
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Franklin Alonzo DeWeese according to my records September 19,1854 Sauton Twp.,Miami Co.,OH died April 4,1934 Miami Co.OH married November 20,1879 to Nettie Frances Small. s/o Henry Gerard DeWeese & Lucy Ann (Estey) DeWeese|
Dora E Niceschwander Isaacks
Added: Jul. 12, 2006