DANIEL WEAVER, farmer; P. 0. West Charleston; is a son of Peter Weaver, who came from Virginia to this State
in an early day; Dayton then contained only two houses, and Friend Town, afterward called West Charleston, consisted
of one house; he was one of the founders of the present town, and, in this vicinity he entered a very large tract
of land; at one time he owned 600 acres, but, at the death of his wife, divided it among his children, reserving
for himself a good portion of the town lots and 40 acres adjoining He afterward married Jane Ross, with whom he
had three children - Robert, Susan and Daniel. Mr. Weaver was born July 5, 1823, in West Charleston, where he remained
until 17 years old; at that time he commenced the wagon maker's trade with his brother, serving an apprenticeship
of five years; he worked at wagon making off and on for nine years, and also followed grafting; having started
in life with nothing but good health, energy and an honest purpose to succeed in all his undertakings, he made
use of every honorable effort to gain a livelihood; in this he has been successful; for he now owns 80 acres of
land in Sec. 8 of Bethel Township, on which he has made some additional improvements, and has a desirable home.
In 1846, May 20, he married Rhoda P. Mott, a daughter of Maj. Mott, of Connecticut, one of the Revolutionary soldiers;
she was born in Franklin, Warren Co., Ohio, Aug. 11, 1826; the fruits of this marriage are ten children - Peter
S., Mary L., Sarah J., Phebe A. (deceased), Eunice A. (deceased), Lydia M., Daniel Lincoln, Emma Semantha, John
U. S. G. and Rhoda Margaretta.
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Miamin County, Ohio Biographies
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