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    Daniel Weaver, farmer; P. O. 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 Samantha, John U. S. G. and Rhoda Margaretta.

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