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    Robert Weaver, wagon manufacturer, Tippecanoe City was born in 1818 in Bethel Township, where he passed half his life, and with the exception of a five-years residence in Dayton, Ohio, he has lived a life-time in this county; Peter Weaver, his father, was a native of Maryland, and one of the pioneers of Miami Co., locating in Bethel Township several years previous to the present century his mother, Jane Ross, a native of Pennsylvania, came down the Ohio with her parents, by flat-boat, soon after the Northwest Territory was opened up to civilization; they pioneered their way up to the present site of Franklin Co., where they entered land under Symmes' purchase; the Rosses were pioneers of this county, and are noted for their adventures with the Indians, one Taff being a captive among them for twenty-seven years. Peter Weaver was married twice, and had three sons and one daughter by the first, and two sons and one daughter by the second union; our subject was the oldest child of the second marriage; at the age of 11, he was apprenticed to the trade of coverlet weaver, and served a term of seven, and one half years: then he learned the trade of wagon and cradle maker, which he has since continued, a period of forty-one years; he is now located on Second, between Main and Dow streets, Tippecanoe City, where he has been for three years. He enjoys the reputation of a first-class workman, and is a much respected citizen. His political inclinations are with the Republican party, with which he has been identified since its organization. He was married Jan. 9, 1843, to Antimus Fitton, of English descent, and a native of Cincinnati; of the four sons and six daughters born to this union, three sons and one daughter are dead. We find the spirit of patriotism strongly manifested in the Weaver family. Peter, the father, was a Revolutionary soldier, and two of his sons, by first marriage, John and Peter, were soldiers in the war of 1812; Milton, a son of our subject, enlisted when quite a boy in the late war, as a member of the 74th O. V. I.; he enlisted in October, 1861; in September, 1864, he fell dead, pierced by the enemy's bullet, while at his post of duty as color-bearer of regiment, in the battle of Jonesboro, Tenn.

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