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Re: Elizabeth Smith who married Abney Mays
Posted by: Charles Andrews (ID *****0031) Date: January 05, 2013 at 14:42:01
In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth Smith who married Abney Mays by Gregory Heidingsfelder of 1560

Gregory,
I believe Aaron Weaver of Mine Creek and Jonathan Wever were of two separate families. Aaron's last name in records is usually spelled with an a to rhyme with receiver. Aaron Weaver is one of the early settlers to the area of Mine Creek in what became Edgefield District. Aaron Weaver's first land grant was surveyed in 1767 and granted in 1773. He was on the 1779 jury list. Aaron married a daughter of John Douglas and had several children including a son named Jehu Weaver. All his children are fairly well known from available records. According to John Chapman in his History of Edgefield, Aaron Weaver was killed on or near Mine Creek by Tories when they were abandoning the fort at Ninety Six in 1781. His estate we probated in 1782.

Jonathan Wever, whose family did not use an "a" in their name and said it rhymes with never, probably first married a daughter of Rhydon Grigsby. The records are confusing, but a careful review will support his first wife being Rosa Grigsby. Jonathan Wever was born about 1770 and died 24 May 1841. He first appears in Edgefield records about 1800. He was a very wealthy man. He had an adult son, John R. Wever, and about severn minor children at the time of his death. Each guardian had to post a surity bond of $100,000, and this was in 1841!


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