Descendants of George Weaver
of the Palatinate of the Rhine

Weaver

Generation #1

Hans George Weber of the Palatinate of the Rhine (Conjecture) [Other Research].

Research Note:
Evidence to support selection of this George Weaver as the progenitor of this family comes from the arrival date of the ship Brothers on 9/30/1754.
Jacob Blessing arrived at Philadelphia on the same day. Jacob would later become the father-in-law of Hans George's son, George.
Did the young Hans George become acquainted with Jacob when they arrived at Philadelphia? And, did they migrate together to Virginia?

Hans George Weaver was born in 1737 in the Palatinate of the Rhine (Germany). Conditions in the lands which would become Germany forced these ethnic Germans out of their homes and on the dangerous path to America. On 9/30/1754 Hans George immigrated aboard the Brothers to Philadelphia at age 17. And, George settled among the ethnic German Palatinates in Pennsylvania. [Palatinate Immigration]

In about 1761 in Lancaster Co PA, Hans George married Mary Weaver b. c. 1743 in Pennsylvania. In 1761 George Weber is first found in Lancaster Co PA where he became a naturalized citizen on 22 March. Of note, naturalization was a prerequisite for new immigrants to become eligible to purchase land.

By 4/1775 George and Mary migrated to Dunmore (now Shenandoah) Co VA where George patented 163a. in the New Market area just south of Hawkinstown VA. George and Mary were Lutherans and probably attended Old Bethel Ford Lutheran Church just north of Hawkinstown VA.

Shenandoah Co VA was a key crossroad in early westward migration. Lying along a natural path between the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies, the Shenandoah River emptied north out of the Valley of Virginia into the Potomac River. In the early 1700s as European settlers expanded civilization westward, they followed this path south and west out of central Pennsylvania. In the vicinity of Winchester, Frederick Co VA, the road split. The original Indian path led south and west to the Carolinas and Georgia. And, the new road led north and west into Ohio. It was at this junction where the Weaver Family is believed to have split with some members staying in Virginia and son Michael and others migrating north and west into Ohio. [The Great Wagon Road]

George  is enumerated in the 1782 Tax List for Shenandoah Co VA. In the 1789 Tax List, George and John Weaver are found enumerated together. George is next found in the 1810 Shenandoah Co Census. The last record we have for George is his 12/13/1815 will, recorded in Shenandoah Co VA, where he lists his children. The will was probated on 2/13/1816, so we have a reference for his date of death. George is believed to be buried by the river in the non-extant Old Bethel Ford Lutheran Cemetery. Reportedly, this cemetery was obscured by stacks of "saw logs" and no tombstones remain.

After George's death, Mary continued to live on the homestead with son Michael as stipulated in George's will. In 1827 Mary migrated in the company of Michael and his family to Licking Co OH. In 1831 Mary died at age 88 or 98 and is buried next to son Michael in Marple Cemetery, Newton Twp.

Mary Weaver
died May 14th 1831
in the 98th (?) year of
her age
Brothers
Captain: Wm Muir
From: Rotterdam By Way of: Cowes
Arrival: Philadelphia, 30 Sep 1754
7 Roman Catholics, 23 Mennonites, 250 Souls. 210 Freights.
101 Qualified. From the Palatinate & Mentz.
Hans Georg Weber, 17
PENNSYLVANIA PERSONS NATURALIZED--1761
George Weber Lanc Co 22 Mar
Northern Neck Grants, p. 346:
10 April 1775. George Weaver was granted 163 acres on the drains of the North River of Shenandoah [vic Basye VA], adjoining Joseph Hawkins &c.
Weaver, George & John
# White males tithable   2  
# Black males over 16   0
# Black males 12 - 16   0
# Horses   4
Gabriel Sager sold Johann Jacob Barb 200a. along Stony Creek.
Wit: George Weaver
Weaver
# White males tithable   3   George
# Black males over 16   0  
# Black males 12 - 16   0  
# Horses   3  
Males  Born
After
# Weaver  Females Born
After
# Weaver
45+   1 George 45+   1 Mary
25-44 1765 2 George
John
25-44 1765 0  
18-25 1785 1 Martin 18-25 1785 2 Mary
Magdalina
10-15 1795 0   10-15 1795 0  
to-10 1800 1 Unknown to-10 1800 1 Unknown

At a court continued and held for the County of Shenandoah on Tuesday the 13th day of February, 1816. The last will and testament of George Weaver decíd was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Isaac Samuels, John Morgan, and Benjamin Hawkins witness thereto. . .Teste S. Williams.

Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    Children

Note: We know some of the birth order of the children from George Weaver's 1815 Shenandoah Co VA will. Upon the death of their mother, son Michael is to pay monies to the other children "beginning with George and taking them as they stand in order, down to Martin."

    1. George Weaver

Note: This is not the George Weber of Rockingham Co VA who married Barbara, christened children at Peaked Mountain Lutheran Church, and cited as providing services to the Revolution from Rockingham Co VA. That George Weaver is most probably the person buried with wife Barbara at Rural Retreat, Wythe Co VA.

Shenandoah Co VA Will Book E, pp. 213-216:
Document #7; Account of sale held by Michael Meyer and John Meyer, Admins. of the estate of Henry Meyer decd. on the 30th day of December 1797.
George Weaver
: one pr of Stilliards
George Weaver: one Skillet

12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
5th It is my will and desire that after the death of my wife, my said son Michael shall pay to my other children as follows, to wit, to my son George the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia.
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    2. John Weaver

Weaver, George & John
# White males tithable   2  
# Black males over 16   0
# Black males 12 - 16   0
# Horses   4
Frederick County, VA Deed Book 23 Pages 262, 263 & 264.
GANDER to WEAVER Deed 4th Day of September 1792
Between Peter GANDER and his wife Barbara & John WEAVER 100 Pounds Tract of land lying in Frederick County, Virginia and one the drain of Cedar Creek. Property lines on: Isaac BOWMAN, Isaac HITE, Jacob SPERRY. 33 Acres that was granted to Peter GANDER by Beverly RANDOLPH, late Governor of Virginia by a patent dated 29th June 1789.

Shenandoah Co VA Will Book E, pp. 213-216:
Document #7; Account of sale held by Michael Meyer and John Meyer, Admins. of the estate of Henry Meyer decd. on the 30th day of December 1797.
John Weaver
: Two Cutting knifes

12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
7th To my son John Weaver one hundred dollars and no more.
Felix PETERSON grew to manís estate in this county, spending nearly his entire life on Caesarís Creek, where his father had located in his boyhood. He married Mary S. WEAVER [b. c. 1818], who is yet living. She belongs to the Reformed Church and is a most estimable woman. 

Her parents, John [b. c. 1789] and Martha (MCCOOLE) WEAVER, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively, came to Greene County in 1823, settling six miles south of Xenia on a farm of one hundred and thirteen acres. There the father died in 1848, leaving a widow and nine children to mourn his loss. 

He was the oldest son of John WEAVER SR. [b. c. 1767], who married Mary SENSENEY [Note], the other members of the family circle being Jacob, David, Christian, Isaac, George, and a son who died young. This family lived for a time in Pennsylvania whence they moved to Virginia and afterward came to this State. 

The family of Mr. and Mrs. Felix PETERSON comprised seven sons and daughters, the subject of this sketch being the youngest and the others bearing the names of Martha, Lewis, Catherine, James, John and Harper.

    Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio, Chapman Bros., Chicago, Copyright 1890.

Note: Circumstantial evidence links this John Weaver to George Weaver of Shenandoah Co VA:

  • Migration pattern--Pennsylvania to Virginia to Ohio
  • Married Mary Senseney possibly a descendant of the Sensenig Family of Lancaster Co PA
  • Son David born 10/8/1792 Frederick Co VA
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    3. Rosina Weaver

12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
6th To my daughter Rosina Myers one hundred pounds current money of Virginia.
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    4. Elizabeth Weaver

Note: The family name has many permutations: Gerlinger, Gorlinger, Kerlinger, Herlinger, Gadlinger and Gaslinger.

Shenandoah Co VA Marriage Bond issued, 17 Aug 1792, Elizabeth Weaver, daughter of George, was married to Johannas GADLINGER.
Reformed Zion-Pine Reformed Church Record (1788-1827), p 21:
Johannas Gerlinger & Elizabeth had a son, Jacob, born 26 Sep 1797; baptized 7 Oct 1798. Godparents were the parents themselves.

Shenandoah Co VA Will Book E, pp. 213-216:
Document #7; Account of sale held by Michael Meyer and John Meyer, Admins. of the estate of Henry Meyer decd. on the 30th day of December 1797.
John Gerlinger: Two mawl rings & one hammer
John Gerlinger: Medicine Bottles etc.

Shenandoah Co VA Will Book E, pp. 391-392:
Document #8; 1797 Dr The Estate of Henry Moyer decd. In accord. With John Moyer & Michael Moyer, Execs.
1799 April 9. #6 To cash paid John Kerlinger for appraising the Estate

Reformed Zion-Pine Reformed Church Record (1788-1827), p 24:
Johannas Gorlinger & Elizabeth had a daughter, Elizabeth, 31 May 1800; baptized 10 Aug 1800. Godparents for the baptism were, George Weber & Anna Maria.
Reformed Zion-Pine Reformed Church Record (1788-1827), p 25:
Johannas Gerglinger had a son, Johan George born 4 Dec 1802; baptized 12 June 1803. Godparents for the baptism were, George Weber & wife.
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    5. Jacob Weaver

VIRGINIA HISTORIC MARRIAGE REGISTER, SHENANDOAH CO, MARRIAGE BONDS, 1772-1850:
Polly and Jacob Weaver. 13 Octo 1805
12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
4th My said son Michael is to pay to my son Jacob Weaver the sum of five hundred dollars agreeable to a contract made between them two.
BIRTHS RECORDS LUTHERAN ZION-PINE CHURCH
STONY CREEK [Edinburg VA] 1786-1827
Johannes; June 3 1816; Jacob Weber & Catharina
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    6. Christian Weaver

Will Abstract, Will Book I, page 518 Shenandoah Co VA:
The abstract of this will lists wife Mary and son Christian among others.
Christian is the son of George (~1730) & Mary (~1735)
John is the son of Christian (b. ~1775) and Sarah Goodnight; m. 10/17/1808 Shenandoah Co VA
12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
9th To my son Christian Weaver two acres of land, the same on which Christian now lives, and twenty pounds current money.
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    7. Mary Weaver

12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
10th To [my daughter?] Mary Hickle (wife of George Hickle) the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia.
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    8. Madelena "Barbara" Weaver

12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
11th To my daughter Magdalina the sum of one hundred dollars current money of Virginia.
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

    9. Michael Weaver b. 1785 in Shenandoah Co VA

    10. Martin Weaver

12/13/1815 Will of George Weaver:
12th To my son Martin Weaver the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia.
Shenandoah County. At Rules held in the Clerks Office of said county on the first Monday in November 1829.
Michael Weaver {Complainant}
against
George Weaver, John Weaver, Christian Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Martin Weaver, Rosina Myers late Rosina Weaver, John Gaslinger & Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Weaver, George Hickle & Mary his wife late Mary Weaver, Joseph Gore & Madelena his wife late Madelena Weaver, Israel Allen. {Defendants}

Generation #2

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