Biography of Edwin C. Weaver
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Weaver, Edwin C., was born in Lansingburgh, January 2, 1852. He was educated in the public schools and Lansingburgh Academy, and has always carried on the meat business in a first class order. June 3, 1875, he was married to Susan Taylor, of Troy, by whom five children have been born: Edwin N., George M., and Clarence; two died, Emma K. and Chester H. Mr. Weaver's father, Nicholas was born December 12, 1796. He was a boatman by occupation, first as cook, then as deck hand, and then as captain. He was a boat owner and dealt largely in lumber in company with his brother Charles. They had lumber yards in Montgomery, Jefferson and Rutger streets, in New York city. He married twice; first, February 7, 1831, to Harriet Homan of Long Island, by whom four children were born: James H., Caroline, Albert, and Homan. Mrs. Weaver died in 1836. For his second wife, on May 21, 1838, he married Phebe A. Homan, a sister of his first wife, by whom seven children have been born: Harrison, Frederick, Hattie A., Charles N., Edwin C., Filmore and Louise. He was a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 58, F. & A. M., for fifty eight years, was made a Royal Arch Mason in Apollo Chapter No. 48 of Troy in 1838. He was a charter member of Phoenix Chapter No. 133 R. A. M. He died June 20, 1878. His father, Lewis, was born February 25, 1769. He married Elizabeth Derrick, by whom nine children were born: Elizabeth, Margaret, Helen, Nicholas, William, Henry, Charles. No. 1, deceased; and Charles, No. 2, who survives at this day. John M. Weaver died April 12, 1861. The ancestry of the family is Dutch on both sides.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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