Biography of Thomas Weld
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Weld, Thomas, the head of the Weld family, active in the settlement of the northern part of Ridgeway, was born in Pomfret, Connecticut, December 31, 1771. When six or seven years old he removed with his family, John Weld, to Reading Vt. There he married Lorana Learens, and became the father of nine children, born as follows: John, January 27, 1795; Elisha, September 26, 1796; Thomas, November 5, 1798; Jacob L., November 5, 1798; Ezra, July 28, 1800; Sally, October 24, 1801; Andrew, August 6, 1804; Elias, September 5, 1806; Marson, October 8, 1808; Maria, October 2, 1812. One of the twins, Thomas, died when a child. In 1817 Mr. Weld, with his family, came to Ridgeway and settled on lot nine, townshi.p fifteen, range four, one mile south of the present village of Lyndonville. Mrs. Weld died in 1819. A son, Ezra, and a daughter, Sally, wife of Rodney Clark, died in 1826. Mr. Weld died November 18, 1852. John, the eldest son of Thomas Weld, married Weltha Bigelow in Reading, Vt., in 1830. A few years later he caEne with his wife and two children to Ridgeway where he remained until 1843, when he removed to Wisconsin. He died in 1884' John's oldest son, John Wallace Weld, married Nancy E., eldest daughter of Elisha Weld. He was living in Ridgeway at the opening of the civil war. He enlisted in the autumn of 1861, and served through the war as an officer in the 1st New York Artillery. He now resides in Whitewater, Wis. This branch of the family is represented in Orleans county by Irving Wallace Weld, son of John Wallace, in the fourth generation; in the fifth by Wallace Irving son of Irving Wallace, and his wife, Alice Barry Weld; Elisha, second son of Thomas Weld, married Laura Parker in 1821; he died in 1876, Mrs. Weld in 1892. Three daughters, Mrs. H. G. Scott, Cynthia U. and Lucy A. Weld of Lyndonville, survive them. Jacob L. Weld married Velina Parker; she died in 1878, he in 1884. Their descendants are Asel Parker Weld, who enlisted in the army, and Thomas Weld, both of Ridgeway. In the third generation are Ward W. and Roy, sons of Asel P. Weld, Irma and Monk, daughter and son of Thomas Weld. Andrew Weld married Roxy Stockwell; she died in 1839, he in 1888. Their eldest son, Albert died in 1857. A daughter. May Darwin Fuller, of Medina, and two sons, John, of Medina, and Andrew S., of North Dakota, survive. Further descendants in this line are John Leon Weld, of Rochester, son of John Weld, and his two sons, Lawrence Peters and Louis Cheeseboro Weld; also Bert Weld, son of Andrew S. Weld. Andrew Weld married for his second wife Clarissa Root, who died in 1866. For his third wife Mrs. Susan Downs, who survives him. Elias Weld married Cynthia Elmer. She died in 1840, he in 1874. Their children are Wellington Weld and Mrs. Warren Ensign, of Medina. Elias Weld married for his second wife Harriet Harding. She died in 1865. His third wife, Mrs. Martha Gilman, survives him. Marson Weld married Sarah Tanner. He died in 1878. His widow and three children, Esther, Marson and William, reside at the homestead, just south of Ridgeway Corners. Maria, the youngest of Thomas Weld's children, married Adonijah Elmer. She died in West Virginia in 1889.

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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