Wilson Weaver


Wilson Weaver

North Carolina, USA
Death Aug 1881 (aged 92–93)
Burial Rosston, Nevada County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 124622287 View Source
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PVT East TN Militia War of 1812 of Capt. Jesse Cole's Co. Married to Eliza Austin in 23 Mar 1869 in Hempstead County, AR, (note probably not only marriage). Marked with a United States Daughters of 1812 marker Nov. 1, 1959.

From the USD 1812 National Newsletter Vol. 34 #4 Mar 1960: "The highlight of their meeting was the report by Miss Effie Combs of the dedication and program of the bronze marker in memory of Wilson Weaver, who was a Tennessee volunteer and fought with General Andrew Jackson at New Orleans on January 8, 1815.

The program was held at Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Prescott on Sunday, November 1st, 1959. The invocation was given by Horace Kennedy, a descendant, and the history of the Weaver Family by Sam Dickinson, also a descendant. Two great-great-granddaughters, Melissa Merrick of Nashville and Margaret Harris of Hot Springs, unveiled the marker. Miss Virginia Buxton of Nashville, Arkansas, Chairman of 1812 Markers, introduced the girls and she also made a short talk. Relatives and 1812 Chapter members later enjoyed a tea at the home of Mrs. Dickinson in Prescott. Mrs. Lottie Weaver Branch and Mrs. William Merrick and daughter assisted.

Wilson Weaver was born in 1788 and died August 4, 1881. He came to Arkansas in 1826, and received bounty land for his services. He was a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, organized at Mount Moriah March 22, 1857. In 1872 a Methodist church was organized and both used this same building and continue to do so to this day. The first County Court met in this church building May 8, 1871. Virginia Belcher Brock, State President"

By 2019, the original U.S.D. 1812 marker was no longer at his gravesite, and the Arkansas Society U.S.D. 1812 along with the General Society War of 1812, placed a new marker designating him as a Veteran of the War of 1812.


Wilson Weaver
Died August 2, 1881
Aged 93 yrs 6 ms & 16 ds

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