Weaver was born in Sussex Co., VA, in 1768, son of Richard and Betty Cotton. Weaver migrated to Wilkes Co., GA, prior to 1800, probably by way of North Carolina, and to Coweta Co. about 1830, settling near Moreland.
William and Weaver were twins. Weaver was christened according to the Albermarle Parish Register, on 7/31/1768 but William isn't mentioned. Assumption is that William died at birth.
About 1790: Marriage to Millie Robertson.
Weaver and Millie had three children.
Millie died in GA in about 1803-1805.
1793 Tax List for Wilkes Co., NS, Grisham District, lists a Weaver Cotton.
The census records show him in North Carolina in 1800 and in 1810.
8/3/1806: Marriage in Kettle Creek, Wilkes Co., GA, to Sarah Elizabeth Evans Bennett.
Weaver and Sarah had seven children.
1820 Wilkes County, GA, Page 186:
1 male - to age 10 (Travis);
2 males - 10-16 (Eli);
1 male - 16-18;
3 males - 18-26 (Henry & Cary);
1 male - 45 plus (Weaver);
3 females - to age 10 (Sarah & Nancy);
2 females - 10-16 (Rachael);
1 female - 26-45 (Mary).
In the third land lottery drawing in 1820, Weaver received some land in Wilkes County on Kittle Creek, where he was residing at the time.
1830 Federal Census for Wilkes Co., GA, Page 315, Line #11:
Males- 5 thru 9 - 2 (Weaver b. 1822 & Bennett b. 1824);
Males- 10 thru 14 - 1 (Travis b. 1815);
Males- 60 thru 69 - 1 (Weaver b. 1768);
Females- 10 thru 14 - 1 (Sarah b. 1815);
Females- 40 thru 49 - 1 (Sarah b. 1787).
Kittle Creek played a vital role in the War for Independence, and in the Civil War.
Coweta Co. Court records reveal, in part:
April 14, 1836
Cary Cotton and Sarah Cotton, Administrators will sell perishable property of Weaver Cotton, deceased, of 2nd District, Coweta Co. on 5th May.
This means Weaver died prior to April 14, 1836.
Will - 12/31/1837, Coweta Co., GA.