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Marilynn Howard


Marilynn wrote:
About Mary J. Spicer Weaver, wife of James Sanford Weaver:

Wayne County Press
Thursday, March 20, 1913
Page 7
Old Peoples Column

Autobiographical sketch
written by  Mary J. Weaver

Mary J. Weaver, nee Spicer, Sims, Illinois - “Was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, December 5, 1838, moved with my parents to Illinois in 1853. We moved in a little log cabin 10x18 feet.  There were 10 grown people and 3 small children so you know we had a lot of room.  We moved  right into the woods, only 5 acres cleared.  There were lots of deer then. My brother killed one and wounded one and got them both the same
day. I was married to John S. Weaver, December 5, 1858. I am the mother of 5 children all living, 26 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. My husband died 25 years ago. He was a soldier in Co. I 78 Regiment, Illinois Infantry.  Have spun wool, cotton and tow. I hold to the Baptist church having joined 50 years ago.  I am the only one left of a family of nine children, keeping house and doing the work for three.”

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