Indiana McCaslins

Horace Wilkins WeaverAge: 74 years18361911

Horace Wilkins Weaver
Birth August 3, 1836 30 21
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherCharles F Weaver
about 1842 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMary J Weaver
April 1846 (Age 9 years)
Census 1850 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherUriah Wilkins
October 2, 1853 (Age 17 years)
MarriageLydia A TuckerView this family
February 19, 1856 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
Luella Weaver
July 13, 1857 (Age 20 years)
Death of a wifeLydia A Tucker
April 3, 1859 (Age 22 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Death date also given as 19 Nov 1859 by Edward Chadwick.
Burial of a wifeLydia A Tucker
after April 3, 1859 (Age 22 years)
Note: Tucker Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32438693)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLucy ?(Wilkins)
January 22, 1860 (Age 23 years)
Census 1860 (Age 23 years)
MarriageLucy Ellen McCaslinView this family
October 28, 1866 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
Emma Butler Weaver
November 20, 1867 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
Frank Weaver
May 15, 1870 (Age 33 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1870 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
Eddie Mae Weaver
April 22, 1872 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherNoah Weaver
June 5, 1873 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a daughter
Ollie Myrtle Weaver
September 1874 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
Freddie Weaver
July 31, 1875 (Age 38 years)

Death of a sonFreddie Weaver
January 21, 1876 (Age 39 years)

Burial of a sonFreddie Weaver
after January 21, 1876 (Age 39 years)
Note: London Cemetery in Row 15, Section 1
Birth of a son
Infant Weaver
March 25, 1877 (Age 40 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Death of a sonInfant Weaver
March 25, 1877 (Age 40 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sonInfant Weaver
after March 25, 1877 (Age 40 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: London Cemetery in Row 15, Section 1 (Find A Grave Memorial# 54399703)
Death of a sisterAnzeline L Weaver
November 19, 1878 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a daughter
Daisy Alice (Allie D) Weaver
May 9, 1879 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJesse DuckworthLuella WeaverView this family
February 10, 1880 (Age 43 years)
Census 1880 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
Bertha E Weaver
January 1881 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Thomas EnsmingerEddie Mae WeaverView this family
October 8, 1890 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childFrank WeaverRose Olive StappView this family
February 10, 1892 (Age 55 years)
Death of a motherLucy Irene Wilkins
May 13, 1896 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterAdaline L Weaver
March 24, 1898 (Age 61 years)

Marriage of a childDavid SmithEmma Butler WeaverView this family
December 20, 1899 (Age 63 years)
Census 1900 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childFrank WeaverMary A TuckerView this family
January 2, 1907 (Age 70 years)
Death May 11, 1911 (Age 74 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after May 11, 1911
Source: Find a Grave
Note: London Cemetery in Row 15, Section 1 (Find A Grave Memorial# 54399683)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1832
3 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
22 months
6 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Family with Lydia A Tucker - View this family
Marriage: February 19, 1856, Johnson, Indiana
17 months
Family with Lucy Ellen McCaslin - View this family
Marriage: October 28, 1866, Johnson, Indiana
13 months
3 years
23 months
2 years
11 months
20 months
2 years
21 months


London Cemetery in Row 15, Section 1 (Find A Grave Memorial# 54399683)

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In the 1850 US Federal Census for Nineveh, Johnson, Indiana, 44-year-old laborer Noah F and 35-year-old Lucy J Weaver have in their household their children, 18-year-old Adaline L, 16-year-old Anzeline L, 14-year-old Horace W, 8-year-old Charles F, and 5-year-old Mary J. Adaline, Anzeline and Horace were all born in Vermont, Charles in Ohio and Mary in Indiana, indicating that the family moved from Vermont to Ohio before 1842, and from Ohio to Indiana before April 1846.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Nineveh, Johnson, Indiana, 24-year-old widower Horace Weaver and his 3-year-old daughter Luella are living with some of his deceased wife Lydia A Tucker's relatives, 37-year-old Margaret, 36-year-old Daniel U, 7-year-old May and 6-year-old Sarah Tucker.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 33-year-old Horace W Weaver is a farmer with $4,950 worth of real estate and $1,000 worth of personal property. He and his 29-year-old wife, Lucy [McCaslin] Weaver have in their household 12-year-old Louella [Luella, Horace and his first wife Lydia's daughter], their children, 2-year-old Emma and one month old Frank, and Horace's parents, 64-year-old Noah F and 55-year-old Lucy I Weaver.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 42-year-old farmer Horace Weaver and his 39-year-old Lucy have in their household their children 12-year-old Emma B, 10-year-old Frank, 8-year-old Eddie May, 6-year-old Ollie Myrtle, and 1-year-old Daisie A.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Moral, Shelby, Indiana, 63-year-old Horace Weaver owns his farmstead but has a mortgage on it. He and his 59-year-old wife Lucy E [McCaslin] Weaver have been married 30 years. They have eight children, but only six are living. In their household are two of their daughters, 25-year-old Ollie M and 21-year-old Allie [Alice], Horace's widowed sister 54-year-old Mary Fox, and 27-year-old Charles McGuire, the hired hand. Their 30-year-old son Frank Weaver and his family are living on the next farmstead. Four farmsteads away, their oldest daughter 32-year-old Emma B (Weaver) Smith is living with her husband, 35-year-old David Smith and his parents.

Horace Weaver from History of Shelby County, Indiana, by Edward H. Chadwick, B.A., assisted by well known local talent, 1909, pages 832-833. Transcribed by Kathy Ridlen

A search of the records of old Vermont will show that the Weavers were at the front during the days that tried men's souls, in the exciting times of the "Green Mountain Boys," and participated in many of the stirring incidents of the great revolution. Frederick Weaver served as a soldier during the war of Independence, and shared with his brethren the undying glories of Bunker Hill. He married Mary, daughter of Catherine Morse, who gained fame as the commander of an ocean vessel and was a descendant of the Morse of colonial fame. They left a son, Noah F. Weaver, who was born in Vermont June 7, 1800, and was married to Lucy G. Wilkins, June 22, 1831. The parents of Mrs. Weaver were Uriah and Lucy (Green) Wilkins, the latter a descendant of Nathaniel Green, of Revolutionary fame. The Wilkinses were natives of New Hampshire, but were married in Vermont, where Lucy was born February 28, 1815. In 1853 they emigrated to Ohio, two years later removed to Bartholomew county, Indiana, and still later went to Jasper county, where the old pioneer died October 2, 1853. After his death his widow removed to White county, where she died January 22, 1860. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Weaver were Anzeline, deceased; Horace, and Charles F. Mrs. Weaver died at the home of her son Horace, in Moral township, and Mr. Weaver died at his home in Johnson county.

 Horace Weaver, surviving son of this pioneer couple, was born at Manchester, Bennington county, Vermont, August 13, 1836. When he had finished his nineteenth year he began work for himself as a farm laborer, continued in this line for two years, and then became a renter. The Civil war shirred the Weaver blood just as a previous call, many decades before, had set his ancestors in motion to help their country in time of need. So, on April 21, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Seventh Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and his company was the first to leave Johnson county for the three months' service. After a few days at Camp Morton, the regiment was ordered to West Virginia and took part in the campaign, which culminated in the battle of Phillipi, the first Union victory of the war. Other engagements were at Laurel Hill, Cheat River and Garrick's Ford. After finishing its term of enlistment, the command was mustered out in August, and Mr. Weaver returned to Johnson county. In a short time he enlisted in Company G, Third Indiana Cavalry, and with this command participated in many of the bloodiest engagements of the war. He was with Sherman during the memorable campaign of 1864, and after the fall of Atlanta, his company was consolidated with the Eighth Indiana, but happening to be on a detached duty Mr. Weaver was not transferred. He served as a scout at the headquarters of General Kilpatrick, and took part in much dangerous work, until March 9, 1865, when on the march through North Carolina he, with about two hundred of his comrades, was surprised by the enemy near Solomon's Grove, near Fayetteville and taken to Richmond, Virginia. After confinement for several days in various prisons, including one night at Libby, they were paroled and sent to Camp Chase, at Columbus, Ohio. June 18, 1865 he was honorably discharged and made his way direct to his old home in Johnson county. He engaged for some time in farming, but eventually moved to Shelby county, and bought the farm in Moral township, where he has since made his home.

 February 26, 1857, Mr. Weaver married Lidia A., daughter of Clark and Margaret (Forsythe) Tucker, who died November 15, 1859, leaving one child, Luella, who is the wife of Jesse M. Duckworth, of Johnson county, October 28, 1867, Mr. Weaver married Lucy E., daughter of James and Elizabeth (Carr) McCasting [sic, McCaslin], of Johnson county. The children of this union were Emma, wife of David Smith, who has one child, Melba, and resides at Shelbyville. Frank, a widower with four children, Clarence, Cecil, Paul and Dorris, is a resident of Moral township. Eddie married an Ensminger and lives in Van Buren township. Allie, wife of Harry Schlosser, resides in Moral township and has one child, Earl. Bertha, wife of Arthur Hasler, of Hancock county, has three children, Gerald, Ralph and Margaret. Ollie, the other daughter of the family, is attending school. Mr. Weaver and wife are members of the Baptist church, of which he is a trustee and deacon. He was made a Mason in 1866 and holds membership in the lodge at Franklin. He is a charter member and past chancellor of Moral Lodge, Knights of Pythias, at London. Until the post was discontinued at Palestine he was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic at that place and for several years was its commander. He has been a staunch Republican all his life and for a while was a member of the Republican County Central Committee. There was none more patriotic than the Weaver family during the early days of the country. Mr. Weaver's father, Charles F. Weaver, served as a soldier in the Eighty-first Indiana Regiment. Eight of his cousins in one family and four in another were members of the Grand Army which, after four years of unexampled hardship, succeeded in saving and restoring the Union. Mr. Weaver himself has long been recognized as one of the best farmers and most substantial citizens of the county.

Last Will and Testament of Horace Weaver I Horace Weaver of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana make and publish as my last Will and Testament.

  1. At my death I will devise and bequeath to my wife Lucy E. Weaver all my property real, personal and mixed of every kind and character for the term of her natural life only.

  2. At the death of my wife all my property and its accumulations and acretions shall be sold and reduced to cash and dividied equally with all of my children after charging my daughter Luella Duckworth with an advancements of eight hundred dollars $800 and all my other children being made equal with her in the distribytion of my estate.

  3. If any child shall die leaving a child or children then such child or children shall take the share of their deceased parent.

  4. If any child shall die without children then their share shall go to their brothers and sisters.

  5. I nominate and appoint Frank Weaver and Jesse Duckworth as Executors to execute and carry out the provisions of this will. January 7th 1902.

Horace Weaver (seal)

Signed and acknowledged by the testator to be his last Will and Testament in our presence and signed by us as attesting witnesses in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other he further says that the enterlianations (?) [interpolations] of the name of Lucy E. Weaver in said Will was made before same was signed by said Horace Weaver or attested by us. January 7th, 1902. Louis Hoover. K. M. Hord

State of Indiana. Shelby County. SS: Be it remembered that on the 20th day of May 1911. K. M. Hord one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Horace Weaver late of said County deceased, personally appeared before Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court upon his oath, declared and testified as follows, that is to say that on the 7th day of January 1902. he saw the said Horace Weaver sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testamant; and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Horace Weaver, declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament; and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time, at the request of the said Horace Weaver and with his consent attested and subscribed by, he said K. M. Hord & Louis Hoover in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Horace Weaver was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing, as aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty one years of age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes and further deponent says not.

Kendall W. Hord.

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Kendall W. Horal(*) before me, Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, the 20th day of May, 1911. In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed myself and affixed the seal of said Court. Otto L. Coyle, Clerk

Shelby Circuit Court State of Indiana Shelby County, SS: I Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Horace Weaver, has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the Testimony of Kendall M. Horal(*), one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete recording of said Will and of the testmony of the said Kendall M. Hord is proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6" at pages 27-28-29 of the second of Wills of said County. In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Shelbyville this 20" day of May, 1911. Otto L. Coyle, Clerk Circuit Court, Shelby County
Transcribed by Pat Lorentzen