Ruth (2Jacob, 1Diah) Waters of Licking Co OH
Ruth Waters was born 8/25/1819 in Loudoun Co VA. Her exact date of birth is confirmed from her tombstone. Place of birth as Virginia is confirmed from the 1850 Licking Co OH Census. Ruth's family could possibly be related to Jacob Waters, a Revolutionary War veteran who is buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery. However, this connection is not confirmed.
Ruth migrated to Licking Co OH sometime before 1839 in the company of the Augustus Sanford family; as cited in her obituary. Why would Ruth leave her family in Virginia and migrate to Ohio? The well documented divorce of Eleanor McGathen Bagent and her husband Jacob may provide the answer. In about 8/1836, Eleanor and two of her children moved in with Ruth's father, Jacob Waters. Perhaps there were too many women in one house?
On 4/28/1839 in Licking Co OH, Ruth married George Weaver b. 10/18/1812 in Shenandoah Co VA. And, George and Ruth are found enumerated in the 1840 through 1880 Licking Co OH Censuses.
Ruth died 9/30/1895 in Licking Co OH. Both she and George are buried in Marple Cemetery, Licking Co OH. Her obituary was written
Mrs. Ruth Weaver
Died on Monday morning, September 30th, at the family residence four miles south of Utica and near St. Louisville, of paralysis. Ruth, wife of George Weaver. She was aged 76 years.
Mrs. Weaver, whose maiden name was Waters, was born in Loudoun county, VA, and came to this county in early life, with the family of Augustus Sanford. She was married to George Weaver several years more than a half-century ago, and to them were born eleven children. Seven of them survive their mother. They are: Silas, Addison, Charles, and Benjamin, prosperous farmers of this section: W. H. professor of music in the Zanesville schools, Mrs. E. W. Scott of Homer, and Mrs. H. M. Coulter of near Newark. The deceased has been a member of the M. E. church at Chatham for a number of years.
Funeral services were held at the family residence at ten o'clock, yesterday morning, conducted by Rev. Siferd of Newark, and internment was made in the Marple graveyard. Her five sons and her son-in-law served as pall bearers.
"The Utica Herald," Utica, Ohio, no page number or date.
Born 8/25/1819 Loudoun Co VA
2/16/1833 Loudoun Co VA Probate: [Full Text]
Elias Stream & Mary Ann, his wife, Plaintiffs agt Elizabeth Waters, Ruth Waters, Rachel Waters & Eliza Ann Waters, Defendants
Migrated by 1839 with family to Licking Co OH
Married 4/28/1839 in Licking Co OH to George Weaver b. 10/18/1812 Shenandoah Co VA
Died 9/30/1895 Licking Co OH
Buried in Marple Cemetery, Licking Co OH