Biography of John Weld
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Weld, John, was born in Roxbury, Mass. (a suburb of Boston), in 1788, a son of Ebenezer Weld, who was a descendant of Captain Joseph Weld, who came to America in 1633 and settled in Roxbury. A brother of the latter, Rev. Thomas Weld, came to America in 1632, and was the first of the family to cross the ocean. He was settled over a church in Roxbury, and was a colleague and assistant of Father Eliot, the great Indian missionary. He returned to England in 1639. John first came to Western New York in 1815 to Cattaraugus county, returning however, after a short time to Roxbury. In 1816 he came to the town of Ridgeway, which was then in Genesee county, invested in land, set a man to clearing it up, and returned to Roxbury, where remained until 1819. In the latter year he married Sally Cook, widow of Benjamin Hall, and they came to the town of Ridgeway to reside Their children were: Sally Ann, who married Deacon James Summer; Lucy Maria. who married James S. Mccormick; Mary Rebecca, who married Albert Breed; Joseph Mayo, who married Caroline M. Hart; and John Milo, who married Fidelia E. Hart, sister of Caroline M. John Weld lived upon the farm he first bought until a few years before his death, when he went to reside with his daughter in Medina.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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